Newly introduced by the critically acclaimed civil war historian james m. Commemorative landscapes of north carolina confederate. Buy a cheap copy of confederates book by thomas keneally. They hired him in 1855 to come to england and he set up their enfield rifle factory. The lee enfield rifle has proven itself as the finest battle rifle of all time. Each was there for different reasons, staying, some running with many never returning home. Both of these markings are also cited in the confederate enfield by captain steven w. Click to read more about confederates by thomas keneally. Original documents are not produced from the strongrooms after 4. Nathan bedford forrest dead confederates, a civil war. The armory had to finish up a british contract and a small order from the state of massachusetts before starting on the southern order. Compare book prices on to buy books from the lowest price among top online book retailers. Basingstoke and district association basingstoke, hampshire. This book examines the specific markings found on british pattern 1853 riflemuskets and short rifle derivatives purchased by the confederacy.
The enfield rifle musket the southern contract by tony beck. Three years in the confederate horse artillery by george. Confederate unitscavalry west virginia the other history. Payne was a confederate ordnance officer stationed at the port of wilmington 186365. If the author was to expand it to around 300 pages and pack it with information and pictures, then it would be a landmark study of the confederate enfields. Steve knotts book, the confederate enfield is an absolute must have for anyone interested in the american civil war. The most widely used was the british pattern 1853 enfield riflemusket because it was accurate and well made. The leeenfield is one of the 20th centurys most recognisable and longestserving military rifles. The experience was not black and white but very thought provoking. Please also note the excerpt taken from the payne papers on page 143 from the 2nd edition of firepower from abroad. Viewer inspector cartouches, supplier logos, property marks, and. I was in cape breton this wekend visting my father and we decided to go through the family gun collection. I am trying to find information on two markings on my confederateimported pattern 1851 enfield minie rifle. This is a terrific book and i love the richdetailed photographs that are printed throughout the work.
Founded in 1973, nstcw is the first and finest periodical dedicated to the collectors, relic hunters, researchers. This is the absolute definitive work by this legendary author. Confederate 1853 pattern enfields best reference book. Inspired by the true story of oskar schindlers courageous rescue of more than one thousand jews during the holocaust, the book was adapted into a film directed by steven spielberg, which won the 1993 academy award for best picture. Enfield war veteran and historian passes away enfield. Egerton grenville bagot 18561937 antiquarian book dealer, antiquary and. By late 1861, london armoury guns were being shipped to the.
It is conclusive evidence that the confederate js anchor inspector mark was done by. Personally speaking, to find a confederate enfield in this condition is not something we encounter on the market very often. This can be seen by the increase in the use of sniping by the taliban. In the photo, you will note that that the on may 2, 1864, theblockade runner s. A century of leemetford and leeenfield rifles and carbines. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Infinitely readable and absorbing, bruce cattons the civil war is one of the bestselling, most widely read general histories of the war available in a single volume. The best novel of the civil war since the red badge of courage newsweek as the civil war tears america apart, general.
No other firearm has served for so long at home and abroad with such a proud record. It saw combat from the boer war onwards, and thousands are still in use today. The leeenfield by ian skennerton hardcover signed by. They are easily the most commonly encountered weapon on the modern civil war reena. This book along with volume i will be the definitive reference on british. The enfield 1853 riflemusket was used by both the north and the south in the american civil war, and was the second most widely used infantry weapon in the war, surpassed only by the springfield model 1861 rifled musket. For some reason, a considerable percentage of these guns show up with their rear sights missing and a button tipped ramrod, which is more than likely an arsenal or depot replacement. I think its a canadian military cavalry carbine mk1. It is simply a supercrisp rifle with great markings and an. Soldiers recollections of the rifle are overwhelmingly affectionate. Ep bond confederate enfield copied off an original from.
The new rifling was designed at the royal small arms factory enfield and subsequently named, enfield rifling. Hes frequently featured in the secular trinity of confederate heroes, alongside lee and jackson. Neese is the author of three years in the confederate horse artillery 5. Minie delivered 168 cases of enfield rifles marked ch. Hampshire archives and local studies the national archives. Confederate m rifle enfield the m rifle enfield musket is one of the civil wars better known rare guns.
B stuart, commanding general of the army of northern virginias cavalry, to arm his men and in late 1862 he asked that his troops rifles be exchanged for the artillery carbines that were in the hands of the infantry. It was the second most widely used weapon of the civil war. Conditionwise, this musket is in attic condition that grades to nra antique fine. Afghans rediscover the leeenfield by james dunnigan january 22, 2009. Wipe clean printed color cover with high quality card color dust jacket. Money spent on reference books is repaid many times over in the savings when you do not buy a faked or otherwise. The enfield riflemusket was preferred by confederate sharpshooters, including south carolina sgt. For decades, historians and arms collectors have been debating the origins of these american enfields to determine who made them. It is full of info more then i could have hope for. Civil war overviews by brett schulte on july 21, 2008 8 comments this is the first of hopefully many blog entries for beginning civil war readers about civil war books they might like to read. Three years in the confederate horse artillery ebook written by george michael neese. It was adopted by the british army in 1895 and only replaced by the l1a1 slr in 1957. In fact, there is a closeup of the lockplate area of this rifle pictured in the book on page 102 of the book.
Confederate sharpshooter berry benson and his enfield. A 48star american flag is carved into the other side, along with. A confederate flag is carved into the marble one one side of the center column. Long overshadowed by appomattox, this event was equally important in ending the war, and. The confederate enfield new revised edition horse soldier. An exceptional book through a group of confederate soldiers and friends this book brings the war alive. All firearms are sold as collectors items only we do not accept responsibility as to the shooting safety or reliability of any antique firearm. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read three years in the confederate horse artillery. This monograph examines the specific markings found on british pattern 1853 riflemuskets. The leeenfield is the ultimate account of a centurys development and issue of the leemetford and leeenfield series. He was made the head of all the armories in december, 1861 serving the confederacy, that produced enfields but without the royal small arms manufactory marking. It could be nd or even on if viewed from the opposite direction. However, a later reissue refurbishment is a possibility. In the last year, nato units in southern afghanistan estimate there has been a 25 percent increase in sniping incidents.
The gun is typical of the confederate enfields that were actually issued and saw battle usage. With the confederate order, almost all of the better quality contractors in london were committed to the southern cause. Milligan i told you i was ill a live tribute, spike milligan, harry enfield, kathy burke. The adventures and experiences of a woman in hospitals, camps and battlefields. A book given to emma by an itinerant peddler told the tale of a young woman. The stock has nearly all of its original varnish with perfect wood to metal fit. Drawing upon more than 200 eyewitness accounts, this work chronicles the largest troop surrender of the civil war, at greensboroone of the most confusing, frustrating and tensionfilled events of the war.
The enfield pattern 1853 riflemusket also known as the pattern 1853 enfield, p53 enfield, and enfield riflemusket was a. After the war, edmonds wrote about her wartime adventures, including her several missions as a spy behind confederate lines, in her memoir titled, nurse and spy in the union army. Metford rifling was what i would describe as softer or undulating rifling, where as by comparison, the newer enfield rifling was what you see today, a. Schiffer publishing suppliers to the confederacy volume ii.
The lee enfield rifle by major e g b reynolds abebooks. I am trying to figure out as much as i can about this one right now. The british enfield riflemusket played a significant role in the civil war. Nathan bedford forrest is always a popular subject in confederate heritage, but thats never been more true than it is today. The leemetford, leeenfield, smle and no 4 series rifles and carbines, 1880 to the present by skennerton, ian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Knottingley and owthorne tithes knottingley, yorkshire. American rifleman english enfields in confederate service. A classic confederate imported enfield rifled musket in. Both sides imported large quantities of european firearms to assist them in arming their troops. Iii was approved as a wartime expediency on 2nd january, 1916, both b.308 279 1405 404 177 134 15 749 1544 1367 732 283 1199 848 1527 256 1020 80 797 143 1552 1314 833 1419 691 368 671 747 88 412 1256 1292 1256 354 279 637 1424 175 816 341 635 804