Wednesday, April 16, 2014

American Civil War Fact Nineteen

There were 37,574 discarded rifles collected after the Battle of Gettysburg and then shipped back to Washington D.C. where they were inspected and reissued. Approximately 24.000 were documented as being still loaded: 6,000 with one round in the barrel, 12,000 had two rounds in the barrel and 6,000 had three to 10 rounds in the barrel. One was listed as loaded to the top with 23 rounds in the barrel.

American Civil War page

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