From the Pittsburgh Steelers: Singer, Nimick, and Company 3-inch Rifles

OK, so they had rifled steel cannons in the Civil War. How about an example of one? If you’ve visited Gettysburg recently, you’ve probably walked by this one on the way to the theater. This may look like a typical 3-inch Ordnance Rifle. But there is a significant difference. This rifle is not from PhoenixContinue reading “From the Pittsburgh Steelers: Singer, Nimick, and Company 3-inch Rifles”

“Fremont and the Union!”

Well that’s what Major Charles Zagonyi said his 160 bodyguard troopers yelled as they made one heck of a charge into a force of defiant rebels outside Springfield, Missouri on this day (October 25) in 1861.  His initial report read: I report respectfully that yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock I met in Springfield about 2,000Continue reading ““Fremont and the Union!””