What was the most common Small Arms in Atlanta Campaign for the Union and Confederate?

Bob777

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Does anyone know what is the most common Small Arm in Atlanta Campaign for the Union and Confederate?
 

FedericoFCavada

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While I do not "know" for certain, my hunch or sense would be that .58 and .577 caliber rifle muskets likely predominated. Of course, these western troops often had a much more motley assortment. I would think the most common rifle to both armies, U.S. Federals and CS troops would be the British P53 Enfield, while U.S. troops would have had a lot of Springfield 1861s. The Austrian arms would have been prevalent in both armies as well.

Certainly there are some real differences that would be discernible looking at late war cavalry? The Federals would have had many repeaters by then, in addition to a near uniformity of breech loaders.
 
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