Throwback Thursday: Rifles of the Civil War

What we know for sure is that the Union was preserved and, as a result, America has since grown to become one of the world’s superpowers.

Throwback Thursday: Guns of 1861

One hundred fifty years ago, the United States was a country rapidly splitting in two, with both North and South quickly moving to acquire arms for the inevitable conflict. Both the Union and the Confederacy had only the tools of the past war immediately available as they first came to conflict.


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