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This edition features
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CONTENTS
THE ERA OF ARTILLERY
The Ancient Engines of War
Gunpowder Comes to Europe
The Bombards
Sixteenth Century Cannon
The Seventeenth Century and Gustavus Adolphus
The Eighteenth Century
United States Guns of the Early 1800's
Rifling
The War Between the States
The Change into Modern Artillery

GUNPOWDER
Primers
Modern Use of Black Powder

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CANNON
The Early Smoothbore Cannon
Smoothbores of the Later Period
Garrison and Ship Guns
Siege Cannon
Field Cannon
Howitzers
Mortars
Petards

PROJECTILES
Solid Shot
Explosive Shells
Fuzes
Scatter Projectiles
Incendiaries and Chemical Projectiles
Fixed Ammunition
Rockets

TOOLS
THE PRACTICE OF GUNNERY
GLOSSARY
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

About the Author
ALBERT MANUCY was Historian Southeastern National Monuments

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