Civil War Army Swords by John Thillmann
Civil War Army Swords: A Study of U.S. Army Swords from 1832–1865 by John H. Thillmann
Covers all swords carried by officers or enlisted men in the U.S. Army from the 1830s until the end of the Civil War. Handy tables list measurements and features. Over 2,000 detailed photos show correct markings, blade etchings, grip wrappings. Every single known manufacturer and every sword type is covered.
- Hardcover with dustjacket
- 8.5″ x 11″
- 608 pages
- 2,000+ photos
- 16-page color section
Civil War Army Swords covers all swords carried by officers or enlisted men in the United States army from the 1830s until the end of the Civil War. Hundreds of handy tables list measurements and features you need to know. Identify fakes and rebuilds before you make that costly mistake! Over 2,000 detailed photographs show you the correct markings, blade etchings, grip wrappings and other small details usually left out of the pictures in sword books! Every single known manufacturer and every sword type is covered.
When combined with the author’s first book, Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, this amazing reference guide completes the story of United States swords from the period of about 1830 through the end of the United States Civil War. Includes all sword types, whether for enlisted men or officers. Also includes the best coverage of American presentation swords ever to appear in print.
Over 2,000 photographs!
“A remarkable achievement…an incalculable wealth of remarkable new information…an authoritative bounty of knowledge on American swords…certain to be the most often cited reference in its field.”
~ Norm Flayderman (author of the world renowned Flayderman’s Guide…)