Does anyone know what a Quitman rifle is? I am looking over the formation of the of the Smith-Quitman Rifles of Jackson, Mississippi in 1861. The Nelson had just arrived with munitions of war in New Orleans. The Nelson had brought the munitions of war from Liverpool in March of 1861 with... "...three cases and one cask containing Quitman rifles with sword bayonets, one six-pounder gun, 50 rounds of shot, 12 rounds of canister shat and 12 canisters..." So what was meant by "Quitman rifles"? I did a web search and did not find much except the Smith-Quitman Rifles of Jackson Mississippi and nothing about what a Quitman rifle was.