July 30, 2019

The adoption of new, deadlier weaponry during the American Civil War inevitably led to the mass infliction of atrocious wounds. One of these new weapons was the Minié ball, a French-designed bullet that greatly increased the accuracy, rate of fire, and wounding power o...

February 17, 2019

Supplying ammunition to the armies of the Civil War must have been a truly Herculean task. The average infantryman was issued 40 to 80 rifle cartridges, with hundreds of rounds per man more in reserve- and that’s just the infantry! This being said, the arsenals of the...

January 25, 2017

Hello, fellow history enthusiasts! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jon Swain, I'm the proprietor of The Jefferson Arsenal. I'd like to take a bit of time to welcome you to the page, and tell you a little about myself and the business that I run. 

I was bor...

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