Tallassee Carbine

Description (Brief):

This .58-caliber carbine was closley patterned after the British Enfield carbine. It was made in Tallassee, Alabama in 1864 with equipment moved from Richmond, Virginia. Approximately 500 were manufactured but were made too late to be used in the war.

Associated Date: 1864

Maker: Tallassee Armory

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Alabama, TallasseeUnited States: Confederate States of America

Subject: FirearmsRelated Event: Civil War

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Credit Line: U.S. Military Service Institute

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.32711Catalog Number: 32711Accession Number: 69413Serial Number: 119

Object Name: carbinecarbine, percussionOther Terms: carbine; Firearms; Percussion Fire; .58 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa

Measurements: overall: 40 1/2 in; 102.87 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1e63-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_414580

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