Try going to gunboards.com or surplusrifle.com. Both have forums where you can post pictures of your firearms and ask for help identifying them. The people on both sites are very knowlegeable about antique military weaponry. If nothing else, I'm sure they can point you in the right direction from there. Good luck. -Jimpie
both side wanted the musket.
The type of gun used in the civil war was the almost infamous MUSKET!
Library, book store, gun shop, gun shows. oldguns.net
Its the trigger.
Mortar, cannon, musket, pike.
Information about the reconstruction of the States after the American Civil War can be found on a website called Essortment. The local library would also have a selection of books about the Civil War that would have details about the reconstruction efforts.
A musket, pike, mortar and cannon.
As the US Civil War entered its fifth year in 1865, most infantrymen were no longer using the old style musket type rifles of the past. By the war's end, most soldiers were using either the '58 Springfield or the 577 Enfield rifle musket.
what you have is a converted civil war 58 cal. musket. After the civil war those muskets were converted to 50/70 cal (trapdoor) center fire rifles. Later the 45/70 (trapdoor) came into being. Value depends on overall condition of the rifle................
The battlefields of the US Civil War were booming from artillery shots and rifle and musket shots. There was smoke and shouting among the soldiers and the galloping cavalry horses.
Musket Mississippi Marching
They drilled and and marched a lot. The muskets upgraded to musket-rifles which were much better.
sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/ is a good site with many links to additional sources or you can use a search engine of your choice to find information on the American Civil War . ~ Look to the related link below .
This war would be known as the Civil War. To find out more information on this specific war, check out the related links.
Muskets were known not to be reliable. It is said that it is rare for a musket to hit the exact area it was aiming at, but rather hit a different enemy near by the one that the musketeer was aiming at.
During the Civil War Vermont soldiers fought with the Union "The North" If you want more information on Vermont in the Civil War www.vermontcivilwar.org During the Civil War Vermont soldiers fought with the Union "The North" If you want more information on Vermont in the Civil War www.vermontcivilwar.org
The rifled musket and Minié ball.
If your referring to the "muzzle loading" musket/rifle; the US Army's last offical use of that weapon was the US Civil War. In 1866 the US Army adapted the metallic cartridge 50-70 single shot rifle. Then in 1873, the US Army got rid of the 50-70 and adapted the 45-70 Government cartridge. Both sides used the musket/rifle in the Civil War. A muzzle loading musket could be either smooth bore or rifled. However, generally speaking, whenever a man used the term "musket", it was usually presumed to be a smooth bored weapon.
It was the 1st battle of the Civil War