Springfield Model 1861 w/ Bayonet (left), standard weapon issued to Union infantry

[Derringer gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

The most widely used infantry weapon in the Civil War. It was used in both the Union and Confederate armies and was praised for its range, accuracy, and reliability.

Proof that carrying a Bible with you is a good idea: Civil War Prayer Book which stopped a Bullet at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N. C. and saved the life of Private Edward R. Graton, Co. C, 25th Regt. Mass. while it was tucked inside his uniform coat breast pocket.

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Invented in 1861 by Richard J. Gatling and based on a seed-planter that would revolutionize agriculture. It was a hand crank operated weapon which rotated six .58 caliber barrels around a central shaft.It was capable of continuous fire at a rate of 600 rounds per minute. The bullets were gravity fed from a hopper and each barrel fired 100 rounds per minute. The gun did not have tendency to heat up like an Agar gun which only had one barrel, because the barrels alternated firing.

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Civil War Brothers in Arms Two | PrintCollection Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each others' mouths. Created between 1861 and 1865 as a ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 6.5 x 7.5 cm (case) Photograph shows uniform of soldier on right with blue chevrons of an Infantry Sergeant.

US Marine lets loose with his M1918 Browning Auto Rifle somewhere in the Pacific. Chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge, the M1918 was the light auto weapon at platoon level that was supposed to be deployed in a "walking fire" mode -- blasting from the hip. In practice, the M1918 was mostly fired with the help of its bipod or like a conventional rifle, provided the shooter could withstand the recoil.

Selection of Pistols: Variety of Civil War handguns including a Pepperbox (top) and on the far right a Model Colt .36 navy Revolver. (Photo Credit: Tria Giovan/CORBIS)

1:18 German Infantry Weapons Guide I I did this for some of the modern weapons, thought you guys would enjoy a German WWII version as well: http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?t=9499

American Revolutionary War muskets. Would give anything to have one of these above my mantle

You realize these guns are in someone's closet now?? This GI was obviously collecting German weapons to take (?) back home. His loot includes 3 MP-40 sub machine guns and two MG-34 machine guns.

On exhibit at The Gettysburg Museum of History. A Civil War Colt Army Revolver left on the kitchen table of the Pfeffer Farm during the battle of Gettysburg. The Pfeffer family fled with their animals like many farmers in Gettysburg to keep the horses from being taken by the Confederates. When they returned they found their farm looted and ransacked. On their table was this working pistol left by the fleeing soldiers. This gun has been in the hands of the Pfeffer decedents ever since. The cu...

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The Colt 1860 Army Model .44 caliber, became the standard weapon of the Union Calvary during the Civil War and, was used by gunfighters and lawmen alike, including the Texas Rangers. Reproductions have been popular with many cap-and-ball black powder competitors in cowboy action shooting. Pictured is the Cimarron/Uberti version. The cylinder roll is engraved with a scene that commemorated the defeat of the Mexican Fleet by the Texas Navy at the battle of Compeche in 1843.

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Stonewall Jackson: Confederate General. Not easy to summarize. Recognized as one of the best tacticians in U.S. history. Shot by his own men, who confused him for a Union cavalry officer. His death served as a huge blow to morale to the South, and led to one less highly skilled general.