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.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)