1861

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    Muzzleldrs Question for the Model 1861 & 1863 Springfield experts

    I believe I have read that the trigger guard assembly for these is the same as used on the Model 1873 Trapdoor rifles. Can anyone confirm ? Thanks
  2. T

    Muzzleldrs Springfield Model 1861 parts interchange

    I keep finding reference to some sort of chart by the Springfield Armory that lists what parts interchange from which models. The problem is that I have been searching for hours on here and on Google and can't not find the actual chart. Please help..
  3. Johnny_Reb_1865

    Virginia Milita Uniform 1861

    Here is an unidentified fellow who served with the Virginia State Milita wearing a regulation frockcoat. (I think he may have been an officer but I'm not sure correct me if I'm wrong) What would the enlisted men of the Virginia Milita have worn? Frockcoats or shell jackets? Can someone...
  4. Johnny_Reb_1865

    21st Regiment Virginia State Milita 1861 Impression Help

    Can any of you guys point me to the right place to get a coat and trousers for my Virginia Milita Impression? I found the regulations for the uniform but I'm not sure where I could get one or if I'd have to have it made...
  5. ratwod

    Discussion Newspapers for January 9--1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, & 1865

    9 Jan 1860: The New Orleans Gazeteer: The usual reply that comes from the Black Republican press is, that the Northern people do not sympathize with the Abolitionists, who make war upon the South, but with the Republicans whose doctrines are not injurious to Southern rights. To this we answer...
  6. DanSBHawk

    Pillow goaded Polk to take Columbus in 1861

    I'm beginning to think that Gideon Pillow was a Union plant into the CS forces, because everywhere he was involved was a disaster for the Confederates. Its commonly accepted that Polk made a mistake in occupying Columbus KY in early September 1861, because it appeared to violate Kentucky's...
  7. L

    Battle of the Head of the Passes, Oct 12 1861

    As I have posted elsewhere, I am writing a book about a naval officer from northern NY state who reported to Annapolis five days before John Brown was hung at Charles Town, just outside Harpers Ferry. As a third class midshipmen, two days after the Academy was relocated to Newport RI SecNav...
  8. C

    Discussion $1861. Reward offered for damaged, missing 10-pdr. Parrott rifle

    In Virginia, USA: contact me via PM
  9. 16thVA

    Henrietta B. Lee letter on a slave in Hedgesville fight 1861

    I've seen several of Mrs. Lee's letters selling on Ebay the past few weeks, though I was interested in them I don't have the spare change to indulge. This one has an unusual content and I thought it would interest a few people here. Unfortunately, there is a sheet missing so the story stops...
  10. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At First Manassas, July 21, 1861

    Union & Confederate Artillery Pieces Participating At First Manassas TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 16 28.0% 6 10.9% 22 19.6% (R)...
  11. R

    In 1861, What Two Questions About Secession Would You Ask?

    In 1861, What Two Questions About Secession Would You Ask? I doubt there is not a one of us who has not imagined having a conversation with the men who started the Civil War. Why they seceded & way then? Would be my two questions. As it is, somebody asked them that way back then. The first...
  12. S

    ENDED Civil War 1861 Letter Army of the Potomac Centreville Virginia Special Order

    Civil war 1861 letter special order. Please review pictures. This letter has historical significance. It was appraised at an auction house for $600-$900. Open to offers. Thanks for looking.
  13. W. Caldwell-37thNC-Cmpk

    Discussion Oct 16th 1859 to Apr 12th 1861. John Browns raid all the way to Sumter.

    The period between John Brown's raid and the beggining of the war has always fascinated me. The secession of the states, the politcal manuvering, the fact everyone was on edge. I want to know more and I'm wondering if people can help me. Here are some events I feel people aren't familar with...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    Alexandria's Marshall House, Another Story Behind The Picture

    Marshall House, Alexandria, scene of the death of Zouave/Lincoln's Sprinfield friend Elmer Ellsworth- and maybe a whole, ' nother story about that flag. Unclear is why so many are gathered in front of the Marshall House and why the photographer's showed up- wagon parked nearby. Snipped from...
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    Muzzleldrs Need help authenticating 1861 Springfield

    Have an 1861 marked Springfield, wondering if anyone can help authenticate. The eagle is barely visible and there are “U” marks on the bands that secure the barrel to the stock.
  16. Eleanor Rose

    The Philippi Covered Bridge

    The city of Philippi, WV was the site of the first land battle of the Civil War on June 3, 1861. Built in 1852, the city’s covered bridge was heavily utilized by both armies during the Civil War. During the battle, Union troops took control of the bridge on the Tygart Valley River and used it as...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Discussion July 4th, 1861, " Never Was It So Imperiled As It Is Now ", Freedom Celebrated

    " What our flag means ", from LoC. Within the context of the ACW it's almost startling seeing all of us together emblazoned on our most cherished symbol. Through time it's been discarded by some, usurped by others and used as a weapon against each other during various upheavals, strife and...
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    First Bull Run Bull Run 1861 And A Missing Piece Of A Story, Help Please?

    The McClean House, Beauregard's HQ at Bull Run 1861. Civilian prisoners claimed as political prisoners were brought here before being sent on to Liggon's Prison, Richmond. The Henry House, Stone House, Sudley Church, Grigsby House and a few others remain well known at least in name. Does anyone...
  19. JPK Huson 1863

    Who Needs A Blockade? The Confederacy's May 1861 ' No Dolls And Toys ' Act

    From Frank Leslie's, Blockade runner Wando, first named " Let Her Rip " was finally captured by Union forced in 1864. " About 8 o'clock she opened on her at long range with the 100-pounder rifle and forward 30-pounder, and continued firing until 10:30 -- firing 98 shells -when the Wando...
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