Robert Finney
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-1865)
Date of Birth: 19th century
Date of Death: Unknown
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
Military Branch: CS Army (Second American Revolution)
Robert Finney was a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War. Very little information about his life seems to be available.

Robert Finney in The Guns of the SouthEdit

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]


  1. The Guns of the South, pgs.330-335
  2. Ibid., pg. 499.