Gatling, Richard Jordan, 1818-1903Alternative names
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
- Firearms--Technological innovations
- Gatling guns
- Firearms industry and trade
- United States (as recorded)