Double-Barrel shot guns.
We have always expressed the opinion that there was no weapon as valuable for close fighting as the double-barrel shot gun. The truth of this conviction was fully established by the battle at Fort Donelson
, where the greatest havoc of the field is said to have been effected by this kind of weapon.
We believe there is no lack of double-barrel shot guns in the Southern States
If it be objected to them that they are not so effective as other weapons at long distances, we reply that the soldiers of the South
are not going to fight at long distances hereafter.
However much we may desire to keep the Yankees
at a distance in time of peace, we must bring them to close quarters in time of war, if we ever expect to equalize their advantage of numbers.