Arming the Fleet: U.S. Navy Ordnance in the Muzzle-Loading Era

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Naval Institute Press, 1989 - 308 pages
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This reference provides a history of U.S. naval cannon from American Revolution through the Civil War. The extensive appendices are filled with useful data. Read full review


From the Introduction of Cannon at Sea to the American
Fighting the Guns aboard Ship
Founders and the Casting of Cannon

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Spencer C. Tucker is Professor and holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History at Virginia Military Institute. He served as a captain in Army Intelligence in 1966-67 and is the author of several books on military history, including Injured Honor: The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair of June 22,
1807. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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