Civil war weapons
Civil War Cannon summary:
There were many types of cannons used in the
the civil war
the 6-pounder Gun, M1857 12-pounder "Napoleon", 12-pounder Howitzer, 24-pounder Howitzer, 10-pounder Parrott rifle, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, and the 20-pounder Parrott rifle. One of the more important technological advances at the time of the Civil War was the ability mass produce rifled barrel field artillery, increasing their accuracy and range. Smoothbore cannon were still used, falling into two categories, guns and howitzers, for firing at higher trajectories and shorter ranges.
Civil War Rifles
Rifles used in the
include the Springfield rifle, the Lorenz rifle, the Colt revolving rifle, the Smith carbine, the Spencer repeating rifle, the Burnside carbine, the Tarpley carbine, the Whitworth rifle.
Civil War Pistols
Rifles used in the
include the Colt model 1860, the Colt Dragoon Revolver, the Remington 1858, the Smith & Wesson Model 1, the Starr revolver, and the Elgin Cutlass pistol.
Civil War Bullets
Bullets used in the Civil War include the .58 or .69 caliber Minie Ball, the .58 caliber Gardner, the .577 caliber Enfield, the .52 caliber Sharps, The .69 caliber Round Shot, The .58 caliber Williams Cleaner, and The .44 caliber Colt Army.
Minie Ball summary:
The Minié ball, or Minie ball, is a type of bullet used extensively in the American Civil War. The muzzleloading rifle bullet was named after its codeveloper, ClaudeÉtienne Minié Made of soft lead, it was slightly smaller than the intended gun bore, making it easy to load in combat Its design dramatically increased both range and accuracy Designed with two to four grooves and a coneshaped cavity, it was made to expand under the pressure to increase muzzle velocity
When fired, the expanding gas deformed the bullet and engaged the barrel's rifling, providing spin for better accuracy and longer range
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