Reference Section


The following reference books and materials are suggested reading material. Many items in this website are often refered to by the author's name. The following is a list of those authors and their works.


Accoutrement Plates   |   Swords & Firearms   |   Uniform Buttons

Relics & Excavated   |   Cavalry & Horse   |   Uniforms & Headgear

Insignia & Accoutrements   |   Artillery & Ordnance   |   Miscellaneous




    Accoutrement Plates

  • Plates And Buckles Of The American Military 1795-1874 - Sydney C. Kerksis

  • Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates - Dr. Lon W. Keim

  • Accoutrement Plates North and South 1861 - 1865 - William Gavin

  • Confederate Belt Buckles And Plates - Steve E. Mullinax

  • American Military Belt Plates - Michael J. O'Donnel & J. Duncan Campbell



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    Swords & Firearms

  • The American Sword 1775-1945 - Harold L. Peterson

  • United States Military Small Arms 1816-1865 - Robert M. Reilly

  • American Swords and Sword Makers - Richard H. Bezdek

  • Confederate Edged Weapons - William A. Albaugh III

  • A Photographic Supplement Of Confederate Swords - William A. Albaugh III

  • Confederate Handguns, Concerning The Guns, The Men... - William A. Albaugh III, Hugh Benet & Edward N. Simmons

  • Confederate Arms - William A. Albaugh III & Edward N. Simmons

  • American Socket Bayonets And Scabbards - Robert M. Reilly

  • The British Soldier's Firearm : From Smoothbore to Smallbore 1850-1864 - Cecil H. Roads

  • British Soldier’s Firearms 1650 - 1850 - Howard L. Blackmore

  • Firepower from Abroad: The Confederate Enfield and The LeMat Revolver - Wiley Sword

  • American Socket Bayonets 1717-1873 - Donald B. Webster, Jr.

  • U.S. Military Firearms 1776 - 1956 - Major James E. Hicks

  • Colt Percussion Accoutrements 1834 -1873 - Robin J. Rapley

  • Colt Firearms From 1836 - James E. Serven

  • Flayderman's Guide To Antique American Firearms - 7th Edition - Norm Flayderman

  • Historic American Swords - Howard R. Crouch



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    Uniform Buttons

  • Record Of American Uniform And Historical Buttons: Bicentennnial Edition - Alphaeus H. Albert

  • Uniform Buttons Of The United States 1776-1865 - Warren K. Tice

  • A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks - Warren K. Tice

  • Price Guide To Uniform Buttons Of The United States - Warren K. Tice

  • Civil War Collector's Guide To Albert's Button Book - Daniel J. Binder

  • American Military Button Makers And Dealers: Their Backmarks & Dates - William F. McGuinn & Bruce S. Bazelon

  • Uniform Buttons American Armed Forces, 1784-1948 - David F. Johnson

  • United States Military Buttons Of The Land Services, 1787-1902 - Martin A. Wyckoff



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    Relics & Excavated

  • Excavated Artifacts from Battlefield and Campsites of the Civil War, 1861-1865 - Stanley Phillips

  • Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Volumes 1-5 - Francis A. Lord

  • Civil War Relics Of The Western Campaigns 1861-1865 - Charles S. Harris

  • The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics - Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell

  • Civil War Artifacts: A Guide For The Historian - Howard R. Crouch



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    Cavalry & Horse

  • The American Military Saddle, 1776-1945 - R. Stephen Dorsey & Kenneth L. McPheeters

  • Confederate Saddles & Horse Equipment - Ken R. Knopp

  • United States Military Saddles, 1812-1943 - Randy Steffen

  • The Horse Soldier, Vols. 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Randy Steffen

  • Historic Southern Saddles - G. Craig Caba

  • Bible Of Bridle Bits - LeRoy C. Haug & Dr. Gerhard A. Malm

  • Bits And Bridles, An Encyclopedia - Dr. Gerhard A. Malm

  • Historic American Spurs - Howard R. Crouch



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    Uniforms & Headgear

  • United States Army Headgear 1855-1902 - Edgar M. Howell

  • Uniforms Of The Civil War - Dr. Francis A. Lord

  • Civil War Uniforms - Phillip Katcher



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    Insignia & Accoutrements

  • American Military Belts & Related Equipment - R. Stephen Dorsey

  • Civil War Cartridge Boxes Of The U.S. Infantryman - Paul A. Johnson

  • Civil War Corps Badges & Other Related Awards, Badges, Medals of the Period - Stanley Phillips

  • American Military Insignia 1800-1851 - J. Duncan Campbell & Edgar Howell

  • Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms - William K Emerson

  • Civil War Canteens - Stephen W. Sylvia & Michael J. O'Donnell



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    Artillery & Ordnance

  • Field Artillery Projectiles Of The American Civil War - Thomas S. Dickey & Peter C. George

  • Heavy Artillery Projectiles Of The Civil War 1861-1865 - Sydney C. Kerksis & Thomas S. Dickey

  • Introduction To Field Artillery Ordnance 1861-1865 - Jack W. Melton and Lawrence E. Pawl

  • Guide to Civil War Artillery Projectiles - Jack W. Melton and Lawrence E. Pawl

  • Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery, With Supplement - W. Reid McKee & M.E. Mason, Jr.



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    Miscellaneous

  • Military Goods Dealers And Makers 1785-1915 - Bruce S. Bazelon & William F. McGuinn

  • Echoes Of Glory, Arms and Equipment of the Union & Confederate Army - 3 volume set from Time-Life

  • Illustrated Catalog of Civil War Military Goods - Schuyler, Hartley and Graham

  • Comprehensive Catalog Of Confederate Money - Grover C. Criswell

  • Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment, Vols. 1, 2 & 3 - Dr. Gordon Dammann

  • Civil War Collectors Price Guide, 10th Edition - North South Trader Magazine



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