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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 17, 1861

Augusta Newspaper Reported on New Rifles

The Daily Constitutionalist of Augusta published a brief item on a local infantry company receiving some new rifles.

The Mississippi Rifles. The Walker Light Infantry, of this city, we understand, are much satisfied with their new arms - the Mississippi rifles. These rifles are well finished, handsomely ornamented, and are said to be very efficacious at long range. We presume that members of the Walker Light Infantry will exhibit this rifle to the members of other companies, who feel an interest in the matter.