Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufg. Co
Where made: Hartford, CT, USA
Year(s) made: 1859-1863
A Breech loading, .54 caliber weapon, the cavalry carbine was shorter and lighter than it's infantry counterpart. Approximately 115,000 of these carbines were made during the Civil War, and they were very popular with the troopers because of their reliability and resistance to fouling and jamming.
Employment at Sharpsburg
Many Federal cavalrymen were equipped with this weapon.
Caliber .54 bullet
Overall: 39 inches; Barrel: 22 inches