The Type 1861 "Springfield" rifle-musket used during the American Civil War, was nicknamed the "Springfield" after the city it was manufactured in. It is mentioned on a plaque in the Museum of Technology.
Springfield is mentioned only in Fallout 3.
- Museum of Technology placard: "The Type 1861 'Springfield' Rifle-Musket was the standard weapon for the infantry soldier in the American Civil War. It was a muzzle-loaded weapon which fired a .58 caliber 'Minie Ball' using percussion caps instead of the traditional flintlock. Almost a million of these weapons were manufactured for the soldiers during the war."