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Stan Hutson

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  1. I have read other accounts similar to this.  One of those "vague memory" sorta of things.  A Confederate soldier buying an expensive "sporting rifle", and being allowed to carry it in battle rather than being issued a musket.  I am sure this Sharps carbine was not the only one carried on the field that day.  But, yes, obtaining ammunition would have been difficult.  If you have to obtain and carry your own, once your run out on the battlefield, you are just carrying a paperweight at that point.  One would not find Sharps carbine ammunition just laying around at Shiloh.

    It would be interesting to know how many different weapons were used at Shiloh!.

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