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Small Arms at Gettysburg: Infantry and Cavalry Weapons in America's Greatest Battle

The Battle of Gettysburg (1-3 July, 1863), has become one of the most analysed battles in military history, but until now there has never been a detailed examination of the actual firearms used.The battle was a watershed, with weapons technologies representing past, present, and future - sabres, smoothbore rifles, and breechloaders - in action alongside each other for the first and last time."Small Arms at Gettysburg" is a comprehensive and fascinating examination of the individual weapons used during the battle - muskets, rifle-muskets, carbines, repeaters, sharpshooter arms, and swords - providing a detailed history as well as looking at how their deployment during the battle affected its outcome.

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