Gatling, Richard Jordan, 1818-1903

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Birth 1818-09-12
Death 1903-02-26

Biographical notes:

Richard J. Gatling was the inventor of the Gatling gun.

From the description of Richard J. Gatling papers, 1888. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 50597982

A native of North Carolina, Gatling moved to Indianapolis in 1854. In 1862 he invented and patented his first Gatling Gun, and with Oliver P. Morton's help obtained a government contract. Gatling moved to Hartford, Conn. in the mid-1860s, and his company was sold to Colt 10 years later.

From the description of Collection, 1865-1896. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 33477371

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Subjects:

  • Firearms--Technological innovations
  • Gatling guns
  • Firearms industry and trade
  • Inventors

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