List of Confederate arms manufacturers

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This is a list of Confederate arms manufacturers. The Confederate States of America was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by eleven Southern states that had declared their secession from the United States. The Confederate States Army was the army of the Confederate States of America while the Confederacy existed during the American Civil War. Companies appearing in this list were manufacturers of arms within the confederate states.

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Company Location Founded Products Output & Production Numbers
Alexander, John & Co Charleston, South Carolina
Athens Steam Company Athens, Georgia experimental Double-barreled cannon
Atlanta Machine Works Atlanta, Georgia 1848 Ordnance, rifled cannons
Bellona Arsenal Midlothian, Virginia 1810 Artillery
Cameron & Company Charleston, South Carolina
Cameron, Taylor, & Johnson Charleston, South Carolina
Churchill & Sons Columbiana, Alabama Artillery
Confederate States Armory Kenansville, North Carolina 1863 Various edged weapons, lances and equipment 3,700 lance spears, 6,500 bayonets, 11,700 cavalry sabers,
2,700 officers sabers, 600 naval cutlasses,
800 artillery cutlasses[1]
Congaree Foundry Columbia, South Carolina
Cook & Brother Athens, Georgia Various rifles, bayonets 3,800-4,000 rifles
J. M. Eason Bros. Charleston, South Carolina
GA State Armory Milledgeville, Georgia 1863 Rifles, cartridges, artillery equipment
Griswold & Gunnison Griswoldsville, Georgia 1862 Produced a variant of the Colt 1851 Navy Revolver 3,700 Griswold & Gunnison revolvers[2]
Montgomery Arsenal Montgomery, Alabama 1861 Rifles (1864)
Murdoch Morrison Gun Factory Laurel Hill, North Carolina[disambiguation needed] Rifles
Noble Bros. & Co Rome, Alabama 1855 Various artillery pieces, artillery equipment
Palmetto Iron Works Columbia, South Carolina 1850 Model 1842 musket with bayonets, M1841 Mississippi Rifle, M1842 dragoon pistol, M1840 Cavalry saber, M1840 light artillery sabers, 10-inch shells, various small arms and ordnance
George W. Morse Greenville, South Carolina
Richmond Armory
(VA Manufactory of Arms)
Richmond, Virginia 1861 (1798) Variants of the Richmond rifle 31,000 rifles
5,400 carbines
1,350 short rifles
S. C. Robinson Arms Manufactory Richmond, Virginia Produced a variant of the M1859 Sharps carbine ca. 3,000 Sharps carbines
Selma Naval Foundry & Ironworks
(Selma Arsenal & Gun Works)
Selma, Alabama 1861 Iron plating, Brooke rifled cannon, ironclad ships over 70 Brooke rifles
Shelby Iron Company Shelby, Alabama 1842 Iron plating
SC State Military Works Greenville, South Carolina 1861
Tarpley, Garrett & Co
(Confederate Arms Factory)
Greensboro, North Carolina Tarpley carbine ca. 400 Tarpley carbines
Tredegar Iron Works Richmond, Virginia 1841 Various artillery pieces including the Brooke rifle, iron plating ca. 1,100 artillery pieces


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