The Confederate Morse Carbine by Peter Schiffers
The Confederate Morse Carbine: Myth vs. Reality by Peter Schiffers
One of the rarest longarms of the Civil War and the first American firearm to use centerfire ammunition. This book covers the first accurate account of the Morse carbine’s production figures and manufacturing dates, as well as a full history of the armory in South Carolina where they were produced, refuting claims that they were produced in Atlanta! Also includes details about which South Carolina units were issued these unique carbines and why.
- 8.5″ x 11″
- 212 pages
- 418 color photos
“If you are interested in the story of the Morse Carbine, or even the story of the Confederate ordnance manufacturing during the Civil War, then I highly recommend this book to you. It is also worth having on the shelf if you have an interest in South Carolina mounted units of the Civil War, as much of the research provided in the book is not available in any other printed source, and certainly not all together in one place.” Tim Prince, Civil War News, February 2018