The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army ... Prepared under the Direction of Col. J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, and Approved by the Secretary of War ... First edition. Confederate States Army.
The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army ... Prepared under the Direction of Col. J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, and Approved by the Secretary of War ... First edition
The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army ... Prepared under the Direction of Col. J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, and Approved by the Secretary of War ... First edition
The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army ... Prepared under the Direction of Col. J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, and Approved by the Secretary of War ... First edition
The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army ... Prepared under the Direction of Col. J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, and Approved by the Secretary of War ... First edition
Unusually nice in publisher's cloth binding

The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Officers of the Confederate States Army ... Prepared under the Direction of Col. J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, and Approved by the Secretary of War ... First edition

Charleston [ South Carolina ]: Evans & Cogswell, No. 3 Broad Street 1863. First Edition. [9], 10-546, [2-blank] pages + 33 plates. 8vo. 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Publisher's light purple cloth with embossed Ordnace Department blindstamp. Sun faded to light brown at the spine. Gilt titling on spine "ORDNANCE MANUAL | 1863". Page 131 blank (as apparently in all copies). Light spotting to the binding, expert repair to headband of spine. Some scuffing to the foreedge of the pageblock. Indecipherable name inked on front pastedown (best guess is George A. Snider, Savanna Ga). A remarkably clean copy in the original cloth. Very Good. Cloth. [27524]


"This manual is adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance Manual of the United States service of 1861, prepared under the immediate direction of Major Laidley. The material of the two services is, of course, nearly identical, differing only in the shape of the new Columbiads and the Rifle Guns, and the addition to our service of the Mountain Rifle of 2.25 inch. It may be added that the labor of Ordnance officers now in the service of the Confederates States, has contributed to this new edition of the United States Manual. Ordnance Office, Richmond VA 1862." (the Preface)

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