. . . The Spencer Repeating Rifle

The Decisive factor in the North winning the Civil War

Can you imagine having a large army coming at you and you have one shot with your rifle.  In order to shoot again you have to stop, reload and then prepare to shoot.  It was pretty well equal on the Civil War 1860's battlefield . . . Until . . .  the repeating rifle was invented and mass produced.

This activity will introduce the man who invented the repeating rifle and how it happened.

Answer all the questions on the Activity Sheet concerning this activity.


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