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 Posted: Mon Nov 26th, 2012 05:15 pm
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Thanks TD for that link. That was a pretty good look at the situation. Like it said though....the Union regiments that bought their own rifles didn't run into any ammo problems.

But Ripley may have been right on the wasting of ammo. My ancestors regiment that used them was at Hoover Gap. Each man in the regiment fired off 140 rds yet there was only 300 Confederate casualties. Thats a lot of ammo going down range with no results. Although it probably did keep the Confederates heads down with all that firepower.

I've noticed an anti-Wikipedia attitude also and I'm not sure why there is one.

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