Gatling, Richard Jordan, 1818-1903

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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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referencedIn Busby, Lester M. Research Materials, 1960s. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Gatling Gun Company. Gatling Gun Company papers : reports, invoices, and letters, 1883-1897, bulk 1884-1885. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Harrison Veterans of 1840. Record book, 1888-1899. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Gatling, Richard Jordan, 1818-1903. Richard J. Gatling papers, 1888. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Gatling, Richard Jordan, 1818-1903. Papers, 1880, 1898. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Gatling, Richard Jordan, 1818-1903. Collection, 1865-1896. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Balch, Edwin Swift, 1856-1927,. Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906). Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Remsburg, George J. George J. Remsburg papers, 1891-1941. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Love, John, 1820-1881. Papers, 1837-1886. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn "The steam-boat comes to Norfolk Harbow", concerning steamboat and allied transportation, stagecoaches, taverns, etc. [manuscript] ca. 1947. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Busby, Lester M. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Denver, James William, 1817-1892. person
associatedWith Gatling family. family
associatedWith Gatling Gun Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison Veterans of 1840. corporateBody
associatedWith Love, John, 1820-1881. person
associatedWith Nobel, Alfred Bernhard, 1833-1896. person
associatedWith Remsburg, George J. person
correspondedWith Wachschlager, Laura M. person
associatedWith Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. person
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Firearms--Technological innovations
Gatling guns
Firearms industry and trade


Birth 1818-09-12

Death 1903-02-26



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