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A War without Rifles by James N. Gibson
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read April 2017.

This is a first-rate study of the 1792 Militia Act (which remained on the books until 1903, as I recall) and its functioning (or lack thereof) between enactment and the close of the War of 1812. The title is taken from the repeated government efforts to discourage use of rifles (good for hunting but slow to reload in combat) in favor of smooth bore muskets.
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April, 2017 – Started Reading
April, 2017 – Finished Reading
July 18, 2017 – Shelved

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