Ambrose E. Burnside resigned from the Army in 1853 to manufacture his carbine. He joined the Bristol Firearms Company of Bristol, Rhode Island. More than 43 cavalry regiments were equipped with this weapon during the Civil War. At the outbreak of the war Burnside rejoined the service, ultimately becoming one of the more maligned generals of the war.
Drawing of Improvement in Breech Loading Firearms, 03/25/1856
Night firing of 155mm rifle. Guam, July 29, 1944.
From the General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927-1981.
June 24 - Lone female sharpshooter at the Old Time Rifleman’s Meet
OLD TIME RIFLEMAN’S MEET, JUNE 24, 1973, IS HELD ON THE GREENFIELD VILLAGE GREEN ADJOINING THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM OF DEARBORN. CRINOLINED CONTESTANT, THE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF HER SEX, FIRES OFF HER RIFLE IN THE SHOOTING MATCH.
This photo was taken by Joe Clark as part of the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.
Geronimo is born on June 16, 1829
This photo’s caption is “Geronimo (Goyathlay), a Chiricahua Apache; full-length, knelling with rifle, 1887”