Originally Posted by Frozen Tex
The US Civil War? Then those weren't "muskets", they were firing muzzle-loading rifles. A musket is a smooth-bore muzzle-loader, and not accurate beyond 50 - 80 yards. They were only effective as mass-volley fire weapons at close range.
In the Napoleonic Wars, in 1808 (?) Rifleman Tom Plunkett of the British Army's 95th Rifle Regiment killed a French general at ~800 yards during the retreat to Corunna in Portugal. Using a flintlock Baker rifle.
my bad, both are reffered to as muskets