Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part Four A Contribution to the History of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau
By Dean S. Thomas
328 pages, 8.5 x 11, Hardcover
The text sets the stage for the organization of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau and the emergence of Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, who was one of the few federal ordnance officers to resign his post and join with the "rebellion." But Gorgas could not run the Bureau alone and the addition of John W. Mallet as Superintendent of Laboratories was destined to bring order out of the chaos. Over 650 Confederate bullet specimens, photos, and other illustrations.
Inventory Number: BOO 038