Depending on what the Civil War artillery aficionado is looking for, this book may be for you. If you are looking for an encyclopedia type categorization of artillery uniforms with color plates to use as a basis for designing your own uniform, you're not going to find it here. If you are looking for a listing of various types of artillery used during that time period, you're not going to find it here. It is, however, full of period photographs of various men in uniform, but few list the units they are assigned to. It is organized chronologically, so if you are looking for a particular unit, good luck finding it. There is no chapter organization, indexing or cross referencing. If you are a collector who must have every book written on the subject of artillery, add this to your collection. Otherwise, there are many others out there that would be better suited to your needs.