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|Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 12:51 pm||
The source below goes into great detail about the history and specifications of the 1862 Model of the Gatling Gun. Near the end is an eyewitness account of a Signal Corps officer named Gustave S. Dana. It describes the gun (or guns) being fired at Confederates in Virginia in the spring of 1864, apparently after the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, and apparently under the direction of General Butler himself. (And, it seems, during an agreed upon truce).
Also included in the source below is an account in the INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL describing another incident of the use of the Gatling Gun in combat at around the same time. The correspondent who wrote the story is not named. No date for the action is given.
Springfield Armory Museum - Collection Record
And more on COL Dana:
Col Gustave S Dana (1839 - 1916) - Find A Grave Memorial
Last edited on Mon Jan 28th, 2013 03:44 pm by Texas Defender