Robert Finney
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-1865)
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: Confederate States Army (American Civil War)
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Occupation: Soldier
Captain Robert Finney was superintendent of the Confederate arsenal in Augusta, Georgia in January 1864 when his superior Colonel George W. Rains received a request from General Robert E. Lee to analyze and duplicate the powder in a new carbine, the AK-47. While Rains devoted his energies to the new powder, he assigned Finney the task of developing a method of reloading spent brass cartridges with black powder and lead bullets.[1] This Finney succeeded in doing and his results were presented to General Lee in the spring of 1865.[2]

Literary commentEdit

While Finney was historical, the administrators have not acquired enough information about him for an OTL description.


  1. The Guns of the South, pgs.330-335
  2. Id., at 499.

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