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Anthony Sydnor Barksdale (1841–1923) of Charlotte County posed with his rifle for this ambrotype (ambrotypes are reversed photos), taken in 1861 when Barksdale was twenty. He served as a private in the 14th Virginia Infantry Regiment and later transferred to Edward R. Young’s battery in Mosely’s Battalion. Captured in Petersburg in 1865, he was a prisoner of war at Point Lookout for several months. (Virginia Historical Society photo.)
(Top) Confederate "Sharps" carbine by S.C. Robinson, a direct copy of the U.S. Sharps model. Lockplate and top of barrel read "S.C. Robinson, Arms Manufactory, Richmond, VA 1862." (Bottom) Whitney "Mississippi" rifle made by Eli Whitney in 1851, U.S. Model 1841, U.S. percussion rifle in unaltered, original configuration. (Virginia Historical Society photo)

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