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Confederate torpedoes : two illustrated 19th century works with new appendices and photographs

Author: Gabriel James Rains; Peter Smith Michie; Herbert M Schiller
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the Civil War, the Confederacy developed "torpedoes." Includes General Gabriel J. Rains' (Confederate Torpedo Bureau director), manual for both land and water mines. Captain Peter S. Michie in Notes Explaining Rebel Torpedoes and Ordnance documents from the Federal perspective. Detailed accounting of vessels sunk or damaged by Confederate torpedoes and numerous photographs of existing specimens are  Read more...
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Named Person: Gabriel James Rains; Peter Smith Michie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel James Rains; Peter Smith Michie; Herbert M Schiller
ISBN: 9780786463329 0786463325
OCLC Number: 681482733
Description: xi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Gabriel J. Rains. Torpedoe book --
pt. 2. Peter S. Michie. Notes explaining rebel torpedoes and ordnance as shown in plates no. 1 to 21 inclusive.
Responsibility: Gabriel J. Rains and Peter S. Michie ; edited by Herbert M. Schiller.

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"During the Civil War, the Confederacy developed "torpedoes." Includes General Gabriel J. Rains' (Confederate Torpedo Bureau director), manual for both land and water mines. Captain Peter S. Michie in Notes Explaining Rebel Torpedoes and Ordnance documents from the Federal perspective. Detailed accounting of vessels sunk or damaged by Confederate torpedoes and numerous photographs of existing specimens are included"--Provided by publisher.

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