What rifles were used during the Battle of Fort Donelson?
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During the Civil War, the Union and Confederacy used a variety of muzzle loading rifles. These ranged from older rifled muskets imported from Europe to newer rifled cap and ball rifles that were becoming increasing common during this era.
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The two most common rifles used during the battle were the 58. Springfield rifle used by the Union and the Enfield Pattern 1853 used by the...
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The sound of cannon fire fills the air, and the scent of gunpowder hangs in the breeze. The life of a Confederate soldier during the Civil War was filled with experiences like this, and many more. In this lesson, you will learn all about the lives of Confederate soldiers.