These two minie balls from opposing sides met head-on during fierce fighting at the Battle of Fre
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources, 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.