Re: 1st Minnesota/ Model 1855 Weapons issue?
Joseph E. Johnston, in his inspection tour of forts in Texas and New Mexico in 1859-60, noted that many of the 1855 rifle muskets of Harpers Ferry manufacture had rear sight screws that were set too deep, and interfered with loading. He was very displeased.
Can't some of our good friends send us some tobacco? We intend to "hang up our stockings." if they can't send tobacco, please send us the seed, and we will commence preparing the ground; for we mean to defend this place till h-ll freezes over, and then fight the Yankees on the ice.
Private Co. A, Cook's Reg't, Galveston Island.