Introduction /Development: A new species of weapon is born /Use: The Gatling at war /Impact: 'A terrible gun which shoots all day' /Conclusion /Glossary/ Bibliography /Index
The Gatling gun ushered in a new era of rapid-fire weaponry during the Civil War, and went on to see combat service as far afield as Zululand, Texas, and Cuba. An authority on the weapon tells its story here, employing specially commissioned full-colour artwork, gripping first-hand accounts, and expert analysis.
Peter Smithurst worked for several years at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, where he was a Senior Curator of Firearms and is now retired as Curator Emeritus. He has been elected a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and is the author of The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille.