Chatham's Civil War Carbines Located

By Herman E. Melton

Former Pittsylvania County resident and Civil War buff, Will Melton of Middlebury, VT, has notified The Packet of his visit to the Springfield Armory, a National Park Service facility at Springfield, Massachusetts. He viewed four (4) Confederate Army carbines that were manufactured by Bilharz, Hall & Co. at their gun factory in Chatham during the Civil War. The printed museum guide lists them thusly:

The Packet says “Thanks, Will” and recommends a visit to the Springfield Armory to any member who happens to be in that area. It will afford some insight into some items that represent Pittsylvania's contribution to the Confederate war effort.


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Books by Herman Melton

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Pittsylvania's Eighteenth-Century Grist Mills

Pittsylvania's Eighteenth-Century Grist Mills

Pittsylvania's Nineteenth-Century Grist Mills

Pittsylvania's Nineteenth-Century Grist Mills

Thirty-Nine Lashes, Well Laid On

Thirty-Nine Lashes, Well Laid On


Pittsylvania County's Historic Courthouse

Pittsylvania County's Historic Courthouse



Other Books Concerning Pittsylvania County History

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History of Pittsylvania County, VA

Clement: History of Pittsylvania County

Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past

Fitzgerald: Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past

Eighteenth Century Landmarks of Pittsylvania County, VA

Hurt: Eighteenth Century Landmarks of Pittsylvania County


An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Hurt: An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County

Footprints from the Old Survey Books

Dodson: Footprints from the Old Survey Books

Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina (Dover)

Byrd: Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina


Tales About People in a Small Town

Jones: Tales About People in a Small Town



Herman Melton's online articles are posted by Mitchells Publications and the Sims-Mitchell House as part of an effort to document Pittsylvania County, Chatham, and Danville, Virginia.