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    The American Civil War divided the United States clearly along a single defined line, pitting brother against brother and involving a myriad of weapon types.





    The American Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American history with military casualties totaling over 1.5 million and another million in civilian and slave casualties. Despite the focus on slavery, not one event tied to the issue caused the war. Its first shots were fired at Fort Sumter and the Confederates held the fort well into the war's final weeks - such was its symbol to both sides. The war, in fact, began when southern elements took over Union-held forts in the South as well as important naval bases and arsenals. This ultimately forced President Lincoln to act and war proved all but inevitable.


    After four long years, the conflict ended in a Union victory but the wounds sown by the war would run for many generations as the South was reintegrated back into the Union. Today, the American Civil War period still stands as a chapter of history that fascinates, horrifies and educates.

      Union (North)



      Small Arms
      Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech Rifle
      Bridesburg Model 1861 Rifled Musket
      Bridesburg Model 1863 Rifled Musket
      Burnside Carbine
      Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Revolver
      Colt Model 1848 Dragoon Revolver
      Colt Model 1849 Pocker Revolver
      Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver
      Colt Model 1855 Root Revolver
      Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine
      Colt Model 1860 New Army Revolver
      Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver
      Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy Revolver
      Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver
      Colt Special Model 1861 Musket
      Cooper Pocket Revolver
      Cosmopolitan Carbine
      Deringer Pocket Pistol
      Deringer Model 1842 Navy Pistol
      Lamson Lever-Action Carbine
      Enfield Pattern 1853 Cavalry Carbine
      Enfield Pattern 1853 Rifled Musket
      Enfield Pattern 1856 Rifled-Musket
      Gallager Model 1863 Carbine
      Gatling Model 1861 Gun
      Harpers Ferry / Springfield Model 1795 Musket
      Harpers Ferry Model 1803 Rifle
      Harpers Ferry Model 1819 / Hall Rifle
      Harpers Ferry Model 1841 / Hall Rifle
      Harpers Ferry Model 1841 / Mississippi Rifle
      Harpers Ferry Model 1855 Rifled-Musket
      Henry model 1860 Lever-Action Rifle
      J.F. Brown Target / Sniper Rifle
      Lefaucheux 20-Shot Revolver
      Lefaucheux Model 1854 Revolver
      Lindsay Model 1860 Twin-Shot Revolver
      Lindsay Model 1863 Twin-Shot Musket
      Mannlicher Model 1854/1862 (Lorenz) Rifle
      Manhattan Navy Revolver
      Massachusetts Arms Grenne Carbine
      Massachusetts Arms Maynard Carbine
      Massachusetts Arms Dragoon (Wesson & Leavitt)
      Merrill Model 1863 Carbine
      Metropolitan Navy Model 1864 Revolver
      Miller Model 1861 Rifle
      Model 1861 Ketchum Hand Grenade
      Model 1866 Peabody Carbine
      Palmer Model 1865 Bolt-Action Carbine
      Phoenix Arms Gibbs Carbine
      Remington Model 1816 (Maynard) Rifle
      Remington Model 1841 / Mississippi Rifle
      Remington Model 1858 Army Revolver
      Remington Model 1861 Army Revolver
      Remington Model 1861 Navy Revolver
      Remington-Beals 1st Model Revolver
      Remington-Beals 2nd Model Revolver
      Remington-Beals 3rd Model Revolver
      Remington-Rider New Model Double-Action Revolver
      Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Carbine
      Sharps Model 1852 Saddle Ring Carbine
      Smith & Wesson Model 2 Revolver
      Spencer Lever-Action Rifle / Carbine
      Springfield Model 1861 Rifled-Musket
      Starr Model 1858/1863 Revolver
      Stocking Model 1850 Pepperbox
      Warner Carbine
      Whitney Model 1861 Revolver


      Artillery
      Model 1811 Columbiad Heavy Cannon
      Model 1819 Mortar
      Model 1841 12-Pounder Howitzer
      Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
      Model 1841 8-inch Siege Mortar
      Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun
      Model 1861 10-Pounder Parrott Field Gun
      Rodman Gun 20-inch Heavy Cannon


      Warships & Submarines
      USS Benton Ironclad River Gunboat
      USS Brooklyn Sloop-of-War
      USS Cairo Ironclad Gunboat
      USS Constellation Sloop-of-War
      USS Dunderberg Ironclad
      USS Hartford Sloop-of-War
      USS Kearsarge Sloop-of-War
      USS Keokuk Ironclad
      USS Lafayette Ironclad Ram
      USS Miami Sidewheel Gunboat
      USS Miantonomoh Ironclad Monitor
      USS Monitor Ironclad Gunboat
      USS Mound City Ironclad Gunboat
      USS Onondaga River Monitor
      USS Powhatan Sidewheel Steamer
      USS Roanoke Ironclad
      USS Vermont Ship-of-the-Line
      USS Wabash Frigate
      Confederacy (South)



      Small Arms
      Bridesburg Model 1861 Rifled Musket
      Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Revolver
      Colt Model 1848 Dragoon Revolver
      Colt Model 1849 Pocker Revolver
      Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver
      Colt Model 1860 New Army Revolver
      Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver
      Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy Revolver
      Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver
      Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver
      Cook & Brother Carbine Musket
      Deringer Pocket Pistol
      Dickson Rifle
      Enfield Pattern 1853 Cavalry Carbine
      Enfield Pattern 1853 Rifled Musket
      Enfield Pattern 1856 Rifled-Musket
      Fayetteville Model 1862 Rifled-Musket
      Harpers Ferry Model 1819 / Hall Rifle
      Harpers Ferry Model 1841 / Mississippi Rifle
      Harpers Ferry Model 1855 Rifled-Musket
      LeMat 'Grape Shot' Revolver
      Mannlicher Model 1854/1862 (Lorenz) Rifle
      Massachusetts Arms Maynard Carbine
      Merrill Model 1863 Carbine
      Model 1861 Ketchum Hand Grenade
      Remington Model 1816 (Maynard) Rifle
      Remington Model 1858 Army Revolver
      Remington Model 1861 Army Revolver
      Remington Model 1861 Navy Revolver
      Remington-Beals 1st Model Revolver
      Remington-Beals 2nd Model Revolver
      Remington-Beals 3rd Model Revolver
      Richmond Armory Model 1855 / Richmond Rifle
      Sharps Model 1852 Saddle Ring Carbine
      Spencer Lever-Action Rifle / Carbine
      Springfield Model 1861 Rifled-Musket
      Stocking Model 1850 Pepperbox
      Tarpley Carbine
      Whitworth Rifle


      Artillery
      Model 1811 Columbiad Heavy Cannon
      Model 1819 Mortar
      Model 1841 12-Pounder Howitzer
      Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun
      Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun
      Model 1861 10-Pounder Parrott Field Gun
      Rodman Gun 20-inch Heavy Cannon


      Warships & Submarines
      CSS Alabama
      CSS Albemarle Ironclad Ram
      CSS Atlanta Ironclad
      CSS Fredericksburg Ironclad
      CSS Georgia Ironclad Gunboat
      CSS Hunley Submarine
      CSS Louisiana Ironclad
      CSS Mississippi Ironclad
      CSS Missouri Ironclad
      CSS Shenandoah Commerce Raider
      CSS Tennessee Ironclad Ram
      CSS Virginia Ironclad
      CSS Stonewall Ironclad