Spencer Repeating Rifles in the Civil War
Answer the Questions with short answers with
information from the website link.
1. Who was the General that was ordered by President Lincoln to
order 10,000 Spencer Repeater Rifles? General Ripley, Chief of
2. What state was Christopher Spencer born and raised?
a Connecticut Yankee
3. Why was the Spencer Repeater Rifle so important to our winning
of the Civil War? Check Here
4. The Spencer "Repeater" Rifle invention was nearly stopped by
President Lincoln personally. Tell us why Lincoln had big questions
about the rifle?
5. A sad part of our history was the war with our Natiave Americans
in the West. It is an important part of our history, and the Winchester
73 repeater rifle had a big part in it. Tell us why the repeater was
so important in the old West.
6. Match the Spencer Repeater Parts:
Civil War Weapons & Inventions Learning Activity Page