The Civil War is one of the most studied topics in American history.  However, knowledge of carbines —their advancements in arms technology and their influence on wartime economics and politics—have been excluded from much of the Civil War’s historiography. The story of the carbine does not begin at the battlefield, rather a soldier's preference is only one aspect of these interesting machines.  Men, Machine, and the Carbine:  Arming the Union through Innovation, Genius, and Agency presents information and analysis on carbines used by the Union in the Civil War. This website examines the technology that went into carbine production and demonstrates what their development and procurement reveal to us about the technological, political, and economic nature of the Civil War.



This website was created as the final product of research conducted to obtain departmental honors with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the Ohio University History Department



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