Fascinating article. Thanks for sharing.@Craig L Barry ....we need your help on this, please. You co-wrote an article about the M1841:
In that article, you stated:
In 1864 as more and more regiments turned in their still serviceable US 1841 rifles for the Union Army’s standard versions of the US .58 rifle-musket, increasing numbers of them went into storage at either the various Arsenals or storage depots. Already by February 1864, their number had risen from 5,900 in December to 8,700. By February of 1864, 650 were stored at the New York Arsenal, 1,582 at the St. Louis Arsenal, 1,740 at Vancouver, and 2,186 at Washington Arsenal. By June of 1864, only about a dozen units were reporting US 1841s in their possession. In addition, with the Civil War’s end in April of 1865 in the eastern theater, it was reported that Union troops took home officially at least, 146 Whitneyville, 11 Windsor, and 15 Harpers Ferry produced US 1841s for use as hunting rifles or perhaps souvenirs.
Yet no 1841s show up in the Ordnance records noted in posts #8 and #9....I am a bit confused, can you please explain?
Also Craig, do you have information on any Pennsylvania regiments that used the M1841s? Any references you can point to for me to scour through?