The U.S. Springfield and the British-made Enfield were the two basic firearms of the Civil War period. Both muzzleloaders had a similar .58 caliber bore, so ammunition was interchangeable. With practice, each weapon could be loaded and fired ten times in five minutes.
Although the Springfield was more dependable and easier to use, some soldiers believed the Enfield had a slight edge in accuracy.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 39.416′ N, 97° 31.845′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue (County Road 5) 1˝ miles south of 118th Street. Located 500 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave, Eden SD 57232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard House (here, next to this marker); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (a few steps from this marker);
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Last updated on December 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.