Swords of the American Civil War
By (author) Richard H. Bezdek
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Swords of the American Civil War by Richard H. Bezdek
Book DescriptionMany books have explored in depth the firearms, uniforms and paraphernalia carried by combatants in the American Civil War, but the swords carried by Union and Confederate enlisted men and officers have never been completely examined in print - until now. Swords of the American Civil War is a complete photographic survey of all the swords - Union and Confederate - used in the Civil War. It contains more than 700 magnificent photographs showing every type and style of sword, including more than 300 Union and Confederate regulation swords, 45 swords presented to Union and Confederate generals, 40 Union and Confederate presentation-grade swords, 60 Union and Confederate swords engraved with the owners' names, and 150 Union and Confederate identified presentation swords along with the presentee's Civil War records. A fantastic chapter on the Civil War activities of Gen. George Armstrong Custer includes more than 30 never-before-published photos of Custer's presentation sword, dress uniform and personal equipment captured by Confederate cavalry at the Battle of Trevilian Station. The appendix provides additional little-known details on the fate of Custer's personal effects. This book is an essential reference for all collectors, historians, researchers and students of this fascinating and ill-covered subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581606119
(280mm x 216mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard H. Bezdek
American Swordmakers, Paperback (January 2010)
American Swordmakers is the definitive reference volume to American swords from Colonial times to the present. In addition to the men, companies, and government facilities that made swords, this reference also contains a huge amount of data on the makers of dirks, naval and infantry pikes, cavalry lances, halberds, tomahawks, and bayonets.
Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland, Paperback (September 2008)
Over the course of 25 years, Richard H. Bezdek has gathered an enormous amount of historical information on the swords and sword makers of England and Scotland. This monumental book, the largest ever published on the topic, is the culmination of his research.
German Swords and Sword Makers, Paperback (January 2000)
German swordsmiths have always been famous for their production of high-quality swords, making the swords themselves highly sought by collectors. Equally important to the knowledgeable collector are the histories of the men who designed, manufactured and sold these prized weapons.
Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812, Hardback (October 1999)» View all books by Richard H. Bezdek
Swords of the War of 1812 era are highly collectable and extremely valuable today. This fascinating book is filled with little-known historical data about the men, companies and government arsenals that made, sold, stockpiled and issued swords during this often overlooked period in American armaments production.
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Author Biography - Richard H. Bezdek
Richard H. Bezdek has been collecting English and Scottish swords for more than 25 years. He has become a leading authority on the history of edged weapons in the United States as well as a highly sought after sword appraiser. Visit Richard at his web site.
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