Brooke Rifle

The Brooke rifle was a type of rifled, muzzle-loading naval and coast defense gun designed by John Mercer Brooke, an officer in the Confederate States Navy. They were produced by plants in Richmond, Virginia and Selma, Alabama between 1861 and 1865 during the American Civil War. They served afloat on Confederate ships and ashore in coast defense batteries manned by the Confederate States Army.

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Online Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_rifle

Image Sources:
Brooke Rifle. Digital image. Wikipedia. Web. 25 May 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke_rifle.