Manufacturer: Royal Small Arms Factory (Enfield)
Where made: near London, England
Year(s) made: 1856-
This Carbine is among the many weapons imported from 1861-65 to meet the heavy demand of the War. As for the rifle-musket, the .58 caliber bullet used by both Union and Confederate forces was interchangeable with the .577 Enfield. Also known as a "Saddlering" Carbine because of the ring and bar mounting hardware on it's left side (see offsite photo).
Employment at Sharpsburg
Common in many Federal and Confederate Cavalry units.
.577 or .58 caliber bullet (minie ball)
Overall: 34 inches; Barrel: 21 inches
The photo above is of a privately owned and probably Confederate-issued carbine sold at auction in the US in October 2005.