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    The Henry had a rate of fire of roughly twenty-eight rounds per minute.  With a sixteen-round magazine, the Henry could put out around ten rounds per minute in the heat of battle.  Conversely, the rifled muskets carried by the Confederates could be fired about once per minute in battle.  This massive firepower advantage became even more pronounced during the close-range shootout around the Carter House, which became so packed with men that there was hardly room to complete the complex procedure of reloading a musket. 

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    The Henry had a rate of fire of roughly twenty-eight rounds per minute.  With a sixteen-round magazine, the Henry could put out around ten rounds per minute in the heat of battle.  Conversely, the rifled muskets carried by the Confederates could be fired about once per minute in battle.  This massive firepower advantage became even more pronounced during the close-range shootout around the Carter House, which became so packed with men that there was hardly room to complete the complex procedure of reloading a musket. 

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