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Mississippians have lengthy came upon the necessity for an arsenal of fascinating, deadly, and ingenious guns. local americans, frontier outlaws, antebellum duelists, experts and protestors within the civil rights fight, and present-day hunters have used guns to outlive, to strengthen motives, or to levy societal control.In guns of Mississippi, Kevin Dougherty examines the jobs guns have performed in twelve levels of kingdom background. Dougherty not just bargains technical history for those units, yet he additionally provides a brand new manner of figuring out the state's history-through the context and improvement of its guns. Chapters within the publication convey the tale of Mississippi's guns modern with a dialogue of the trendy naval shipbuilders at the Coast and interviews with hunters prepared to go on family members traditions.As Mississippi improved from a carefully populated wasteland to a dependent smooth society, administration of weaponry grew to become one of many major standards for setting up centralized legislation and order. Indians, outlaws, runaway slaves, secessionists, and evening riders have all posed demanding situations to the customarily better-armed authorities.Today, guns unite Mississippians within the well known hobby of searching deer, turkey, dove, rabbit, or even undergo. within the state's social and cultural personality, a shared lore and data of searching crosses age, racial, and monetary strains. guns, as soon as used for mere survival, have reworked into tools masterfully crafted for these harvesting the state's plentiful video game.

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Since the smaller bullets required less powder to propel them, gunsmiths found they could increase the length of the barrels, and the traditional Jaeger design gave way to slimmer, round barrels of 42 to 46 inches. This modification gave the rifle a muzzle-heavy feel that allowed steady offhand, or unsupported, shooting. At the same time, the extended sight radius improved aiming. Because the barrel was made of soft iron, when it became worn, the owner could take it back to the gunsmith, who would “fresh it out” by M I L I T I A S, O U T L AW S, A N D K E N T U C KY R I F L E S 35 Kentucky rifles were a highly prized item among both hunters and soldiers in the Mississippi Territory.

5 Although these supplies were token at best, the enemy was even less well equipped, and technology gave the Americans a marked advantage over the Creeks in both the number and quality of weapons. Of critical importance was the Kentucky rifle, a weapon that was rapidly becoming a mainstay of the American frontier. 30 M I L I T I A S, O U T L AW S, A N D K E N T U C KY R I F L E S TE R R I TO R IA L MI LITIA One of the first orders of business for Winthrop Sergeant, Mississippi’s first governor, and William Claiborne, his successor, was to organize a militia to protect the fledging territory.

The white army is strong,” he admitted. Acknowledging the weapons differential, he noted, “They have guns, where most of our warriors are armed with only bow and arrow. ” Instead of attacking, Weatherford decided to take advantage of his strong position and defend his ground. ” Weatherford used the few rifles he had judiciously. He positioned a large group of warriors armed with rifles behind the bank of a stream that emptied into Holy Ground Creek. A smaller group took up positions behind a fallen tree that adjoined the bank, and other warriors concealed themselves as best they could.

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