Missouri Union militia during the Civil War
An interesting historical find. A roster of (I would gather) State-issued militia weapons. The militia traditionaly turned out with whatever they had, but given the supply problems created by the Civil War, it looks as if State governments issued militiamen whatever they could find.
Austrian, British, Prussian and US muskets, smoothbore and rifled, in a variety of calibers, shotguns both single and double barrel, Burnside cavalry carbines, 800+ "squirrel guns," and one so obscure I'd never heard of it, the Delvigne or Garibaldi musket (so named although it was an Austrian design). Data on that arm here.
I've heard that the Confederacy made several thousand pikes due to lack of firearms-manufacturing. They never actually used them, though.
Posted by: Alcibiades McZombie at January 30, 2008 09:23 PM
Too late to file an Amicus brief for Miller with this stuff?
Posted by: Robert at January 31, 2008 03:03 AM