Guns of the Civil War

"Featuring guns photographed by Dennis Adler from the Mike Clark/Collector's Firearms Collection; the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection; and the Dennis LeVett Collection, with additional photography provided by the Rock Island Auction Company ...

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Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760339718

Category: History

Page: 352

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"Featuring guns photographed by Dennis Adler from the Mike Clark/Collector's Firearms Collection; the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection; and the Dennis LeVett Collection, with additional photography provided by the Rock Island Auction Company Archives."

Civil War Weapons

FIREARMS. Civil War reenactors armed with muskets. The average age of. B. efore the Civil War, battles were fought with flintlock smoothbore muskets. The inside of the barrel was smooth. Gunpowder was first poured into the barrel.

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Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781614785811

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The American Civil War continues to be one of the most significant events in US history. In this title, readers will examine the weapons_large and small_used by both Union and Confederate forces in the war. Engaging text introduces readers to the new ironclad ships and submarines built for battle and the roles they played in military campaigns. Chapters also highlight common personal weapons, such as swords, guns, and bayonets, and the development of bombs, mines, and cannons that were implemented into battle tactics. Additionally, readers will explore the impact of newer technologies such as railroads and telegraphs during the war. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman

“General Blunt's Account of His Civil War Experiences” in the Kansas Historical Quarterly, May 1932, Vol. 1 No. 3: 211–65. Coates, Earl J. & John D. McAulay (1996). Civil War Sharps Carbines and Rifles. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publishing ...

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Author: John Walter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472842213

Category: History

Page: 80

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During the American Civil War, the mounted soldiers fighting on both sides of the conflict carried a wide array of weapons, from sabers and lances to carbines, revolvers, and other firearms. Though some sections of the cavalry placed their trust in the sabre, the advent of viable breechloading carbines -- especially repeaters such as the Spencer -- was to transform warfare within little more than a decade of General Lee's final surrender at Appomattox. However, output struggled to keep up with unprecedented demands on manufacturing technology and distribution in areas where communication was difficult and in states whose primary aim was to equip their own men rather than contribute to the arming of Federal or Confederate regiments. In addition, the almost unparalleled losses of men and equipment ensured that almost any firearm, effectual or not, was pressed into service. Consequently, the sheer variety of weaponry carried reflected the mounted soldiers' various roles in different theatres of operation, but also the availability -- or otherwise -- of weapons, notably on the Confederate side. Fully illustrated, this study assesses the effectiveness of the many different weapons arming the Civil War cavalryman and analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the decisions made after 1865 concerning the armament of the US cavalry.

Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War

Thus, while firearms technology had moved forward with almost indecent speed, the same could not be said of military tactics, which remained firmly rooted in the 18th century. The American Civil War was to change that irrevocably.

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Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472815934

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

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At the outset of the American Civil War, the Union Army's sharpshooters were initially equipped with the M1855 Colt revolving rifle, but it was prone to malfunction. Instead, the North's sharpshooters preferred the Sharps rifle, an innovative breech-loading weapon capable of firing up to ten shots per minute – more than three times the rate of fire offered by the standard-issue Springfield .58-caliber rifled musket. Other Union sharpshooters were equipped with the standard-issue Springfield rifled musket or the .56-56-caliber Spencer Repeating Rifle. Conversely, the Confederacy favoured the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifled musket for its sharpshooters and also imported from Britain the Whitworth Rifle, a .45-caliber, single-shot, muzzle-loading weapon distinguished by its use of a twisted hexagonal barrel. Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this is the engrossing story of the innovative rifles that saw combat in the hands of sharpshooters on both sides during the Civil War.

The Civil War

The accuracy of Civil War weapons resulted in numerous casualties if commanders sent their men out to battle on open ground. Therefore, an important part of both Northern and Southern military strategy was the use of elements of the ...

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Author: Patricia D. Netzley

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737746358

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

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Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War pitted brother against brother and resulted in the deaths of well over 600,000 soldiers. This encyclopedia provides information about a variety of topics related to the war and its aftermath, including political issues, generals, battles and campaigns, armies, weapons and ammunition, naval vessels, medical treatments, and aspects of daily life in the military and on the home front.

Technology and the Civil War

... but it did not keep up with the technology of firearms. Because most breech-loaded cannons were undependable and more difficult to maneuver than muzzle-loaded cannons, almost all Civil War cannons were muzzle loaded.

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Author: Shane Mountjoy

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604130379

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Describes the developing technologies explored and implemented during the Civil War, including exploding shells, hot air balloons, anesthesia, land mines, submarines, and the telegraph.

The Battlefields of the Civil War

BIBLIOGRAPHY Further reading to the Appendix subjects LOCATIONS OF MAJOR CIVIL WAR COLLECTIONS WITH 63 COLOR ... Claud E. , The Whitney Firearms Garofalo , Robert and Elrod , Mark , A Pictorial History of Civil War Era Musical ...

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Author: William C. Davis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806128828

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Battlefields of the Civil War tells the stories of thirteen of the most important battles, including First Manassas, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. William C. Davis not only describes the events and outcomes of those great engagements, but also delves into the characters of the army commanders, revealing in many cases just how much their personalities influenced the actions of their subordinates - and ultimately the outcome of the battles themselves. Rounding out the narrative are 35 full-page color photograph spreads of Civil War artifacts (including flags, uniforms, artillery projectiles, and arms), 28 color paintings of soldiers in various regiment uniforms, and 166 historical photographs.

Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman

Fully illustrated, this study assesses the effectiveness of the many different weapons arming the Civil War cavalryman and analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the decisions made after 1865 concerning the armament of the US cavalry.

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Author: John Walter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472842244

Category: History

Page: 80

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During the American Civil War, the mounted soldiers fighting on both sides of the conflict carried a wide array of weapons, from sabers and lances to carbines, revolvers, and other firearms. Though some sections of the cavalry placed their trust in the sabre, the advent of viable breechloading carbines -- especially repeaters such as the Spencer -- was to transform warfare within little more than a decade of General Lee's final surrender at Appomattox. However, output struggled to keep up with unprecedented demands on manufacturing technology and distribution in areas where communication was difficult and in states whose primary aim was to equip their own men rather than contribute to the arming of Federal or Confederate regiments. In addition, the almost unparalleled losses of men and equipment ensured that almost any firearm, effectual or not, was pressed into service. Consequently, the sheer variety of weaponry carried reflected the mounted soldiers' various roles in different theatres of operation, but also the availability -- or otherwise -- of weapons, notably on the Confederate side. Fully illustrated, this study assesses the effectiveness of the many different weapons arming the Civil War cavalryman and analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the decisions made after 1865 concerning the armament of the US cavalry.

The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War

All Civil War–era black power firearms fired bullets at a relatively low velocity. The standard Civil War–era rifle musket fired a 510-grain bullet with a 60-grain powder charge, producing a muzzle velocity of 963 feet per second.

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Author: Gerald L. Earley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453023

Category: History

Page: 253

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The Second United States Sharpshooters was a hodgepodge regiment, composed of companies raised in several New England states. The regiment was trained for a specific mission and armed with specially ordered breech-loading target rifles. This book covers the origin, recruitment, training, and battle record of the regiment and features 32 photographs, four battlefield maps, and a regimental roster.

The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference

The Burton minié balls were used by Union and Confederate troops throughout the war. Civil War soldiers used a wide variety of small arms, primarily single- shot muzzle-loading smoothbore muskets (and including, in the first year of the ...

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Author: Margaret E. Wagner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439148846

Category: History

Page: 976

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A resource compiled by a panel of expert advisors and arranged by topic covers all aspects of the Civil War and is augmented by dozens of maps, more than 100 photos and informative tables and lists. Reprint.