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 Posted: Sun Mar 27th, 2011 05:26 pm
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I've been reading Grant's Memoirs and just wrapped up the part on Vicksburg falling.  Page 384 he talks about how the western Yank armies were armed with converted flint lock muskets.  That the Rebs had the newest,  best rifles and upon the surrender of Vicksburg the Yanks swapped their rifles with captured Reb rifles.  My question is when did the Springfield 1861 become the sole rifle of the Union infantry?

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