By Martin Pegler,Johnny Shumate,Alan Gilliland
Conversely, the Confederacy favoured the trend 1853 Enfield rifled musket for its sharpshooters and in addition imported from Britain the Whitworth Rifle, a .45-caliber, single-shot, muzzle-loading weapon distinctive through its use of a twisted hexagonal barrel. that includes especially commissioned paintings, this is often the engrossing tale of the cutting edge rifles that observed wrestle within the arms of sharpshooters on either side in the course of the Civil War.
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Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War: Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth (Weapon) by Martin Pegler,Johnny Shumate,Alan Gilliland