Jack W. Melton, Jr. is the foremost respected authority on Civil War artillery and is known for his historical accuracy. He has co-authored four books on the American Civil War, Field Artillery Ordnance 1861-1865, Melton & Pawl’s Guide to Civil War Artillery Projectiles, In The Line Of Fire
and Confederate Bowie Knives.
He has consulted on another nineteen military artifact reference books which topics include accoutrements, uniforms and equipment, edged weapons, Bowie knives, belt buckles, firearms and artillery. He created CivilWarArtillery.com, the largest website of its kind in the world. He has been an active collector of Civil War-World War II and military artifacts since 1974 and his expertise is sought out by enthusiasts around the world to identify, document, appraise and photograph their antique military collectibles.
He is a professional photographer with thousands of stock military artifact photographs published and almost one hundred Civil War magazine and book covers to his credit. He graduated with honors from the Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta after completing their Professional Photography Program. His work combines fully integrated, cutting edge photographic and computer equipment to achieve state of the art imagery. Freelance photographer for Civil War Times, America's Civil War, Man at Arms for the Gun and Sword Collector
and other nationally award winning Civil War magazines, a contract photographer for the Atlanta History Center and for the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. He is a member of the prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors, Life member of The Company of Military Historians, Ohio Valley Military Society, Past-President 2012-2013 of the respected Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, and received his appraisal accreditation from The International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
My Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jackmelton?_mSplash=1
Jack has provided photographic and/or consulting assistance to:BooksEyewitness to Civil War and America’s Lost Treasures
— National GeographicPhotography and the American Civil War
— by the Metropolitan Museum of ArtGeorgia's Confederate Sons, Volume ICivil War Cartridge Boxes
— by Paul JohnsonConfederate Belt Buckles and Plates
— by Steve Mullinax & Michael O'DonnellAmerican Military Belt Plates
— by Michael O'DonnellLouis Froelich: Arms-Maker to the Confederacy
— by John W. McAden, Jr. and Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.Confederate Bowie Knives
— by Jack Melton, Josh Phillips and John SextonAffordable Shotguns 1875-1945
— by Nick NilesMelton & Pawl's Guide to Civil War Artillery Projectiles
— by Jack W. Melton, Jr. and Lawrence E. PawlField Artillery Ordnance 1861-1865
— by Jack W. Melton, Jr. and Lawrence E. PawlMagazinesArtillerymanGeorgia BackroadsCivil War TimesAmerica’s Civil WarGarden & GunMan at Arms Gun & Sword CollectorSoutheastern Antiquing and CollectingPublishers
The New York Times
The Civil War Trust
The Weider History Group
Thomas Publications, Inc.
McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers
Mowbray Publishing, Inc.
Potomac Publishing Co.
SlapDash Publishing, LLC
University of West Georgia PressMuseums, Auction Houses, Catalogs
Atlanta History Center
James D. Julia, Inc. Auctioneers
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sealaska Heritage Institute, Juneau, Alaska
Old Courthouse Museum, Winchester, Virginia
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
U.S. National Park Service — Gettysburg, Vicksburg and Kennesaw MountainTelevision Programs
History Channel — Mythbusters, American Pickers
PBS — History Detectives
Discovery Channel — Auction Kings