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Whitworth rifles

Even Queen Victoria could hit the bulls eye from 400 yards with an English Whitworth sniper rifle. So a Rebel sharpshooter—apparently firing one with a telescope sight on it from the Bleak House tower—would have had no trouble killing Gen. … Continue reading

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