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Caption U.S. Bridesburg Rifle
Object Name Rifle, Field
Object ID IL1991.38.2
Description Bridesburg Civil War rifle. Marked "U.S. Bridgesburg" and "1864" on lock plate. Above the Bridesburg mark is an eagle mark. This was a contract weapon made by the Bridesburg Arsenal in 1864. It was used as a standard infantry weapon by Union Forces during the Civil War.
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1864
Dimensions L-56 inches
Search Terms Guns and equipment
Civil War
Subjects Rifles
Civil War
Condition Good