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Civil War Weapons (1861-1865)


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