Never for want of powder : the Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia

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  • Creator C.L. Bragg ... [and others]
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [2007] ©2007
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 318 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 37 cm
  • ISBNs 1570036578, 9781570036576
  • OCLC ocm71004163

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-311) and index.

Contents

  • An urgent and critical need : the Confederacy's gunpowder crisis -- Character is destiny : George Washington Rains -- The best powder mill in the world : Rains and his mission -- An incredible task : the construction of the Confederate Powder Works -- The production process, part 1 : refining, mixing, and incorporating the ingredients -- The production process, part 2 : "finishing" the powder -- The production process, part 3 : quality control and safety -- The finished product : an overview of production at the Powder Works -- From powder to projectile : the production of ammunition in Augusta -- The architect of the Powder Works : C. Shaler Smith -- Architects, engineers, and mechanics : the professional men of the Powder Works -- Artillerist, inventor, and military storekeeper : Major Isadore P. Girardey -- A tempting target : the role of the Confederate Powder Works in the defense of Augusta -- The tall grand obelisk alone remains : the Confederate Powder Works after the war
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