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Gabriel Rains and the Confederate Torpedo Bureau

Author: W Davis Waters; Joseph Irving Brown
Publisher: El Dorado Hills, CA : Savas Beatie, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the remarkable story of Gabriel J. Rains, a Confederate Brigadier General who was more than a military officer--he was a scientist appointed to develop explosives.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waters, W. Davis (William Davis), 1947-
Gabriel Rains and the Confederate Torpedo Bureau.
El Dorado Hills, CA : Savas Beatie, [2017]
(OCoLC)959035280
Named Person: Gabriel James Rains; Gabriel James Rains
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Davis Waters; Joseph Irving Brown
ISBN: 9781940669700 1940669707
OCLC Number: 1011357014
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; DEDICATION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PREFACE; GLOSSARY; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; CHAPTER I: EARLY MILITARY SERVICE AND YORKTOWN; CHAPTER II: THE ROAD TO RICHMOND; CHAPTER III: CONSCRIPTION and EXPERIMENTATION; CHAPTER IV: SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT; CHAPTER V: "THESE SHELLS ARE NOW APPRECIATED"; CHAPTER VI: EPILOGUE --
The AIKEN YEARS; CHAPTER VII: NATIONAL DEFENSE PERFECTED BY LAND AND SEA; APPENDIX A: LIST OF MEN IN CHARLESTON'S TORPEDO SERVICE; APPENDIX B: RAINS LETTER TO JEFFERSON DAVIS ABOUT SINKING OF THE TECUMSEH. APPENDIX C: REPORT OF JOHN MAXWELL ON CITY POINT EXPLOSION AND ENDORSEMENTS BY MCDANIEL AND RAINSAPPENDIX D: RAINS LETTER TO W.T. WALTHAL FOR USE BY JEFFERSON DAVIS FOR RISE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT; APPENDIX E: TORPEDOES; APPENDIX F: A LIST OF VESSELS SUNK BY TORPEDOES; APPENDIX G: RAINS FAMILY EVACUATES RICHMOND; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
Responsibility: W. Davis Waters and Joseph I. Brown.

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