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The best gun in the world : George Woodward Morse and the South Carolina State Military Works

Author: Robert S Seigler
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A thoroughly researched account of weapons innovation and industrialization during the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seigler, Robert S.
Best gun in the world.
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017008085
Named Person: George Woodward Morse; George Woodward Morse
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Seigler
ISBN: 9781611177930 1611177936
OCLC Number: 974912910
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 279 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""The Best Gun in the World""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""CHAPTER 1. George Woodward Morse""; ""CHAPTER 2. ;s Early Patents""; ""CHAPTER 3. Nathan M. Muzzy""; ""CHAPTER 4. War Department Evaluations, ""CHAPTER 5. Springfield Armory""; ""CHAPTER 6. s New Carbine, 1860""; ""CHAPTER 7. Morse in Late 1860 and Early 1861""; ""CHAPTER 8. Harpers Ferry, Nashville, and Atlanta""; ""CHAPTER 9. South Carolina State Military Works and David Lopez Jr""; ""CHAPTER 10. 1862"" ""CHAPTER 11. Morse Comes to South Carolina""""CHAPTER 12. Labor""; ""CHAPTER 13. 1863""; ""CHAPTER 14. Resignation and Successor""; ""CHAPTER 15. Morseâ#x80;#x99;s Brass-frame Carbine""; ""CHAPTER 16. Sale of the State Works""; ""CHAPTER 17. Late 1863 and 1864""; ""CHAPTER 18. 1865""; ""CHAPTER 19. State Military Works and Lopez, Postwar""; ""CHAPTER 20. Postwar Patent Petitions and Lawsuits""; ""CHAPTER 21. Final Productivity""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix 1. Inventory of Machinery, Tools, and Stock of Tennessee Armory, Atlanta, March 1862"" ""Appendix 2. Surviving Morse Firearms Listed by Serial Number""""Appendix 3. List of Slave Workers""; ""Appendix 4. List of White Employees""; ""Appendix 5. Total Production of Morseâ#x80;#x99;s Firearms""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""
Responsibility: Robert S. Seigler.

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