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The Guns of 1864

It’s worth remembering, in¬†this sesquicentennial year of the war, that in 1864, as the May issue of the¬†American Rifleman magazine puts it “more and more repeating rifles—[seven-shot] Spencers and ‘sixteen shooter’ Henrys—made their way into Union units. “The South was … Continue reading

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Battles: First Deep Bottom

On Saturday, the 23rd of July, Kershaw’s Division and the 13th Regiment were called out of the Petersburg trenches by General Lee. They left at 6:30 a.m., according to the First Corps Diary in the Official Records, and may have … Continue reading

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