The Development of Technological Processes at the Springfield Armory
From the War of 1812 until the American Civil War, the Springfield Armory led a manufacturing revolution in the United States. Click here to learn how the manufacturing of arms went from a craft to an industrial process using interchangeable parts. See how the "Armory Practice" was extended to private manufacturers and gained the Springfield Armory international recognition. Finally, find out how more efficient arms contributed to preserving the Union during the Civil War.