What rifles were used during the Battle of Fort Donelson?


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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