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Model 1861 Rifle
Model 1861 was the standard rifle-musket used throughout the war. The Model 1861 was a modification of the Model 1855 rifle-musket. The basic change to rifle was the elimination of the patch box and the Maynard tape primer. By making these changes, both manufacturing costs and production times were...
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Firearms, Military equipment , Union objects
Remington New Model Army Revolver
Remington New Model Army revolver. This .44 caliber revolver competed with Colt’s M1860 as the most popular handgun of the war. Over 100,000, were purchased by the Army, Navy, and various state militias.
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms, Military equipment
Richmond  Musket
This musket was fitted with a British Enfield barrel.
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Confederate objects, Firearms, Military equipment
Sharps Carbine
As a boy of five, John Brown witnessed a slave his own age being beaten with a fire shovel. He vowed to become a foe of slavery. By the mid 1800s, Brown was fulfilling his vow. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 allowed the two territories to decide the issue of slavery by a popular ballot. The fight...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Sharps Rifle
This type of rifle was carried by the 5th New York Zouaves.
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Firearms, Military equipment , Union objects
Spencer Carbine
The Spencer carbine was one of the most popular firearms of the Civil War. Issued late in 1863, the Spencer carbine had a demoralizing effect on the Confederate soldiers. General James Wilson wrote, “There is no doubt that the Spencer carbine is the best firearm put into the hands of the soldier...
Conflict: Civil War
Category(s): Firearms, Military equipment , Union objects
Spiller & Burr Pistol
This type of Spiller & Burr revolver is based on the Whitney revolver. Spiller & Burr had to use brass for the frame. They used iron which they twisted in an ingenious process, for the cylinder. the Whitney’s cylinder had been steel. They were only able to produce about 1,500 revolvers while Whitney...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Firearms, Military equipment
Tarpley Breech-loading Carbine
On Valentine’s Day, 1863, Jere H. Tarpley was given a Confederate States of America patent on a breech-loading carbine. The carbines were in production for about a year at J. F. Garrett and Comapany in North Carolina. Only a few hunderd were made. The Tarpley carbine had a major flaw. It did...
Conflict: 
Civil War
Category(s): 
Confederate objects, Firearms

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