Thanks Tom. I, too, have the book and it was already
consulted for the values I presented earlier.
Additional confirmation for the Irish, secondary
source for the North Carolinians.
--- RoteBaron <RoteBaron@...
> The book "My Sons Were Faithful And They Fought" by
> Bilby & O'Neill contains an article by William Goble
> entitled "Irish Brigade Ordnance at Antietam".
> Here is some of the text from that 5-page article
> pertinent to Dean's request:
> At Antietam.."Only the Yankees of the 29th
> Massachusetts were equipped with modern Pattern 1853
> British Enfield rifle muskets. The Irishmen of the
> 63rd, 69th, and 88th New York carried United States
> Model 1842 smoothbore muskets, arms that, except for
> their percussion ignition, had changed little since
> the Napoleonic Wars."
> "The North Carolinians occupying the lane were, like
> the Irish, largely armed with smoothbore muskets.
> When the war began North Carolina Governor John W.
> Ellis seized the United States arsenal at
> Fayetteville and obtained enough weapons to arm
> thirty regiments. Most of these confiscated guns
> were Model 1842 smoothbore muskets or percussion
> conversions of flintlock smoothbores. By the fall of
> 1862, most North Carolina regiments had a company or
> two equipped with rifled arms, but, on the whole,
> the Tarheels defending the Sunken Lane were armed,
> like their Irish opponents, with smoothbores."
> Tom Shay
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: G E Mayers
> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 7:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Irish Bde and
> Anderson's NC Bde Weapons
> Dear Dean;
> Thanks for your email with the information. I will
> get back to
> you further on this as I have to check some
> sources here. Might
> be a few days.
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
> To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage,
> adoption, or even
> on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any
> state in the
> Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a
> benediction from
> the Almighty God. --Anonymous
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dean_essig" <dean_essig@...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 8:33 AM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Irish Bde and Anderson's
> NC Bde Weapons
> Hi Gerry!
> This is what I have:
> (The only small arms categories here are either
> rifled or
> smoothbore, the detail of which
> exact kind or model is beyond my needs.) "Hard"
> means the data
> has been confirmed by
> how level sources (ordinance quarterlies, state
> records, or
> multiple secondaries). Some of
> these units might be mixes (the Texans are very
> problematic that
> way), so I had to go with
> predominant type.
> 29 Mass: Rifle--hard
> 63 NY: Smoothbore--hard
> 69 NY: Smoothbore--hard
> 88NY: Smoothbore--hard
> 2 NC: Smoothbore
> 4 NC: Smoothbore--hard
> 14 NC: Smoothbore
> 30 NC: Rifle
> As you can see, most of the types in Anderson's
> Bde are still
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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