An introduction to Muzzle-loading Land Artillery in the United States. C 1969, 128 page hard cover in jacket showing light use. Skilled scholarship, masterful storytelling, and detailed illustrations create this first comprehensive history of the 1539 to 1865 heady days when mounted guns were used in the field, seacoast, siege, and garrison warfare....the treasured cannon, the elite cannoneers, the battles lost and won, their part in shaping the past. With 57 pages picturing the cannon themselves, their ammunition, implements, and instruments - including detailed cannon and carriage plans for model makers - in technically unique plates by Peter F. Copeland, Donald W. Holst, and Robert L Klinger. Free shipping.