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Round Ball to Rimfire: A History of Civil War Small Arms Ammunition, Part One

by Thomas, Dean S.
Publisher: Thomas Publications
Retail Price: $40.00 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2002
ISBN: 157747015X

This is a look at the evolution of small arms munitions beginning in the 1850s and going through the Civil War. Dean S. Thomas provides details on the events that led to the preference of elongated expanding balls by the American military, and information on federal munitions production and regulations. Thomas offers several charts, photos, and illustrations.

review of Round Ball to Rimfire: A History of Civil War Small Arms Ammunition, Part One, by Thomas, Dean S., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2002).