Excellent Miles Greenwood Altered M1812 type 4

Excellent Miles Greenwood Altered M1812 type 4

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     Miles Greenwood established the Eagle Ironworks in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1832. The firm primarily focused on manufacturing various common iron items such as "Stoves, Hollow Ware,

Sad Irons, Dog Irons, Wagon Boxes, Plow Moulds, and some other ordinary articles". By 1861 the firm was the second largest ironwords in the "western" United States. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Greenwood threw his full capacity behind the Union War effort, first manufacturing anchors for pontoon bridges, and then by altering longarms for both the Federal Government and the State of Ohio.

    The first musket alterations Greenwood was contracted to perform were on contract for the State of Ohio. Greenwood agreed to alter to percussion and rifle Ohio's stocks of flintlock muskets, as well as rifle Model 1842 muskets the State owned for $1.25 per musket. In addition to rifling the arms, Greenwood was to install long range rear