RESOURCE:

Spencer Carbine

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2010

The Spencer carbine was one of the most popular firearms of the Civil War. Issued late in 1863, it had a demoralizing effect on Confederate soldiers. Smaller and lighter than other guns, it could fire a magazine of seven copper rimfire cartridges in 30 seconds.


Instructional Strategies

Related Artifact

related artifact Fused Minie Balls

These two minie balls from opposing sides met head-on during fierce fighting at the Battle of Fre...

Related book

Bull Run

Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human f...

Read More