The Cold Mountain WHICH INCLUDES Many Civil War-Era Weapons
includes reference to many Civil War-period weapons. Some are
standard-issue field arms, including the Springfield and Enfield
rifles, and the Colt army and navy revolvers. Others are rare,
specialty items, just like the strong LeMat pistol or Whitworth sniper
rifle. The question is certainly, why these particulars out of your hundreds of
devices that produced a battlefield appearance through the war? There must
get something between them that pertains to the story and its own mood.
All of the weapons,
tremendously varied though they will be, have a very important factor in common:
effectiveness. When used correctly, they excelled in fight over
a great many other widely-used firearms, specifically smoothbore muzzle-loading
The most mentioned
weapon in Chilly Mountain can be Inman s LeMat revolver. Invented in 1856
by Jean Alexander Francois Le Mat, his pistol started to be the most famous
foreign pistol through the battle (Weapons of the Civil Battle n.p.). The
LeMat s was a remarkably deadly weapon in its period. Not merely was it
a nine-chambered .40 calibre revolver, but it addittionally had a secondary
.63 calibre barrel that fired either 18 or 20-gauge buckshot. Some
models even acquired fittings for a full-size shotgun barrel (ibid.).
Around three thousand of the pistols had been delivered to the Confederacy,
being used especially by generals J. E. B. Stuart and P. T.
Another pistol that
receives repeated focus in Cold Mountain may be the Colt revolver.
The Colt Army variant was desired by Union forces, as the Navy
model was popular in the South. The brands of the pistols usually do not
always denote the forces these were found in. The Union