David Einhorn wrote:
Basically, except for Willamsburg.all the museum shops within driving distance, as well as Gettysburg are mid-1800s. Since that time period is the American Civil War, researching equipment, clothing and period technology became, for me, unavoidable. I started building the wheeled Civil War "Traveling Forge" just to have something to do, I had no expectation of actually finishing it. I just pulled out my copy of the government's measured drawings and specifications and started making parts and stacking them in the corner.... for my own entertainment. I certainly learned a lot making all sorts of parts, especially the wheels. Two different people have told me that they used the information in my book to reactivate historic museum shops, one shop a blacksmith shop, and the other shop a wheelwright shop. I could have named the book, Mid-19th Century Blacksmithing and Wheelwrighting" but figured the title of "Civil War" would be easier to find when using a search engine. ..... and after all, where is one going to go for their costume for a mid-1800s historic blacksmith shop..... They will go to suppliers of the U.S. Civil War living history type folks.
Is the name of your book "Civil War Blacksmithing" by David Einhorn? Where can I buy one?