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Ballard Carbine

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Title:
Ballard Carbine
Date: 
1862-1865
Medium: 
Wood, steel, iron
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 22 1/8 in. ( 56.2 cm ) Overall: 37 1/2 in. ( 95.2 cm )
Date End: 
1 865
Description: 
Wood, steel, and iron percussion carbine; part round, part octagon barrel, iron furniture; stamped marks on receiver and breech end of barrel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Madden
Object Number: 
1934.127a
Gallery Label: 
Nearly all of the Ballard carbines made by Ball & Williams were manufactured under Civil War military contracts. The state of Kentucky bough nearly 4,000 carbines to arm its cavalry, and New York bought 500 carbines in September, 1863. According to accession records, this carbine was used during the war by John Madden of the 1st Cavalry, New York State Militia.
Date Begin: 
1862
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group