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Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate…

Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia (2007)

by C. L. Bragg, Gordon A. Blaker, Sephanie A. T. Jacobe, Charles D. Ross, Theodore P. Savas

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Lavishly illustrated with seventy-four color plates and fifty black-and-white photographs and drawings, Never for Want of Powder tells the story of a world-class munitions factory constructed by the Confederacy in 1861, the only large-scale permanent building project undertaken by a government often characterized as lacking modern industrial values. In this comprehensive examination of the powder works, five scholars--a historian, physicist, curator, architectural historian, and biographer--bring their combined expertise to the task of chronicling gunpowder production during the Civil War. In doing so, they make a major contribution to understanding the history of wartime technology and Confederate ingenuity.… (more)



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Blaker, Gordon A.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobe, Sephanie A. T.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Ross, Charles D.main authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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