A glance at some of what you’ll see at The Starkville Civil War Arsenal
The ambulance was a common sight in the field artillery batteries of the American Civil War.
Mortars made of wood were first used during the Civil War at the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863. For more information go to the Featured Images page.
The Wheeling Ambulance can transport up to eleven in a sitting position or two men laying down.
The caisson has been used to bury veterans from the Mexican War and the Civil War. One of the Civil War veterans was Arnold Becker, a member of the submarine crew from the H.L. Hunley.
Livestock was a vital component of the artillery so space is dedicated for the artillery harness and the roll of horses and mules.
The Visitors Center is where the programs of various artillery-related topics take place along with the introductory slide show on artillery rolling stock.
The 100-plus horses in a battery had to be shod every 5-6 weeks so the battery forge was a crucial piece of equipment.
The roll of the artificer and all his tools that supported the battery are emphasized at the Starkville Civil War Arsenal.
One of the programs visitors to the arsenal can choose to hear is the anatomy, maintenance and repair of a Civil War wheel.
The unsung hero of the American Civil War is the supply or baggage wagon. A baggage wagon could transport one ton of hay which was consumed in one day by the livestock of a six-gun battery.
All of the different sized gun carriages used during the Civil War are represented at the Starkville Civil War Arsenal. In order from left to right they are: the No. 1, the No. 1 modified, the No. 2, and the No. 3 gun carriage.
The Battery wagon is the backbone of all the maintenance work that was done to keep the artillery rolling.