This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ... old-time slow match which ignited the priming-powder had given way to the grooved wheel with serrated edges, rotating against a flint, and ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ... old-time slow match which ignited the priming-powder had given way to the grooved wheel with serrated edges, rotating against a flint, and this in turn passed out of use when the flint was fastened into the jaws of the cock and sprung against the steel hammer or cover-plate of the flash-pan. Each man when possible had at least two flints,1 and also a wooden "driver" or " snapper," which was substituted for the flint at the time of exercise to prevent unnecessary wear of the stone. A good flint would fire sixty rounds before it had to be repaired, but the habit of snapping the lock was so prevalent that few flints did so much 1 Journals of Congress, July 15, 1775. 2 Minutes Bucks County Committee of Safety; in Pennsylvania Archives, 2d series, vol. 15, p. 354. 3Journals Provincial Congress of Massachusetts (Lincoln), p. 526. service.8 Flints were not easily obtained and workmen who could shape them were few. When "a vein of prodigious fine black flint stone" was discovered upon Mount Independence (near Ticonderoga) in 1776, the commanding officers of regiments were ordered to inquire if there were among their soldiers any old countrymen who understood the hammering of flints.3 1 A. Lewis's Orderly Book, p. 29. 2 Washington's Orderly Book, May 2I, 1776; in his Writings (Ford), vol. 4, p. 100. General Greene, in his orders May 29, 1776, directed as a penalty for snapping locks two days and nights confinement on bread and water. (Long Island Historical Society Memoirs, vol. 3, pt. 2, p. 14.) 3Lieutenant E. Elmer's Journal; in New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings, vol. 3 (1849), p. 41. Musket, powder-horn, bullet-flask, and buck-shot pouch carried in the Revolution (lent to the Bostonian Society by George B. Dexter, Esq.). Dru...
Good. 1964 Hardcover illus., facsims. xiii, 258 p. Former Library book. "Published in 1902. Reprinted in 1964." Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very good. White spined PB with black lettering. copyright date is 1997. 258p. as new. For quick service, please consider Expedited shipping since standard delivery may range from 4-18 business days. Thank you.
Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Reprint of 1902 edition. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. White DJ is very good with light age soiling. Large price clip. "Militaria 20120415" Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1976. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
1976. A good ex-library hardcover book with typical library markings. An occasional smudge or mark, otherwise clean pages. Moderate cover wear. Mylar covered dust jacket. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.
Illustrated. Fair. No Jacket. 8.25x5.5 inches. 258 indexed pages. White and red, drawing illustrated cover with black lettering. White and red spine with black lettering. Page 33 is stained and affects the surrounding pages, creased spine, edgewear, rubbing, and soil. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Whether France or Washington or the patriot army contributed most to bring about the peace of Paris in 1783 is of little moment. France and Washington long ago had their due; it has been the purpose of these pages to give the private soldier under Washington whatever share in the victory was his by right of the danger, privation, and toil that he endured.
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