This title includes engaging Civil War commentary, history and anecdotes with 1,000 colour images and more than 2,500 price listings of equipment produced for or used by the armed forces of the United States and Confederate States between 1861 and 1865. The book is split into categories, which contain a 'Collecting Hints' section, which lists pros and cons of collecting items in that category. It also ranks each category for availability, price, and likelihood of encountering fakes and reproductions.
Russell E. Lewis is an anthropologist, collector, lawyer and college professor at Ferris State University. Well versed in history-, war-, and outdoors-related collectibles, he is an avid sporting and fishing lure collector.