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Civil War Weapons and Technology

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Civil War Weapons and Technology
FONTS
Welcome to the Armory!
Part 1 of the Presentation
By: Abelson Abueg
Ooooh, Civil War Technology!
Part 2 of the Presentation
Citations
Advanced Artillery (Cannons)
Ironclads
Submarines
Civil War Rifles
Civil War Handguns
Civil War Swords and Sabers
The Minnie Ball
Naval Mines and Torpedoes
The Gatling Gun
The Ketchum Hand Grenade
Telegraphs
Aerial Reconnaissance
Railroads
Trains
Steam Engine
Cameras
Cotton Gin
The Mechanical Reaper
The End
The most designated weapon during the Civil War.
The improvements of these rifles are:
Added bullet spin to improved firing range and accuracy.
Improved reloading speed (Breech-loading technology).
The Minie Ball were a huge impact on improving the rifles during the Civil War which improved reloading speed, range, and accuracy.
Carbines are allowed to fire 6-7 rounds before reloading.
List of some known Civil War Rifles and Carbines:
The Springfield Rifle (1)
The Enfield Rifle (2)
The Lorenz Muskets (3)
The Whitfield Rifle (4)
The Sharps Rifle (5)
The Spencer Rifle (6)
The Burnside Carbine (7)
The Colt Revolving Carbine (8)
Extensively used during the Civil War.
Mainly made out of lead.
The design allowed both improved accuracy and range.
It has been widely accepted throughout the war because of how catastrophic the casualties were.
They were not widely used during the War.
They were mainly issued to Calvary Men and Officers.
The improvements were that they can fire more than one shot at a time. (Known as Revolvers)
List of some specific Civil War handguns:
The Colt Army 1860 Revolver (1)
The Colt 1861 Navy (2)
The Colt Dragoon (3)
The Colt 1851 Navy (4)
The 1858 Remington (5)
The LeMat Revolver (6)
The Beaumont-Adams Revolver (7)
There's nothing new about the swords and sabers.
They became ineffective in the war and would be used for close combat only.
Mainly issued to cavalrymen and officers.
Swords were also used just for show, as gifts, and it is an emblem for rank.
Here are some specific Swords and Sabers:
1851 Pattern Basket Hilted Broadsword (1)
Civil War U.S. Cavalry Sabre (2)
U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber (3)
Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber (4)
The First Ironclad battle was between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862
They were first made by the Confederates while the Union still used wooden ships.
The First Union Ironclad was the USS Monitor and it had the world's first rotating turret.
USS Monitor VS CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862.
The First Submarine was made from the Confederates.
They built small steamed power submarines called "Davids" (Yes, its named after David from the Holy Bible).
One of these were first used on the North in Charleston, SC against the USS New Ironsides by using a 65 pound spar torpedoes which disabled the ship.
The first submarine to ever sink a ship was the 40-foot-long Hunley, which sunk the USS Housatonic in Charleston, SC on Feb. 16, 1864.
The First Union Submarine was the Alligator, at first it had many errors, but the problem was solved later.
The Alligator was launched into battle on1862.
Naval Mines were developed by the Confederates.
They were used to counter the Union's Naval Blockades in the Southern Ports.
Later, Torpedoes were developed by the Confederates and they were effective against the Union.
The success of the development of these mines led to land mines and hand grenades that would be used in future wars.
The Artillery during the Civil War had improved in range, power, and reloading speeds.
The Fuzes had been improved in Artillery cannons which helped improved firing speed.
Here are some specific common Artillery Cannons manufactured:
Model 1841 6-Pounder (Gun) (1)
1841 Model 1841 6-Pounder (Howitzer) (2)
Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon (3)
Model 1861 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (4)
The Gatling Gun was invented by Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling in 1861.
It was one of the most successful rapid firing weapon.
Gatling's reason to design such a devastating weapon is to end war quickly and the weapon also made the war even more deadlier.
The Gatling Gun was not extensively used in the war.
Only a couple of Union Army Officers purchased the weapon for $1,000 each.
Only two of those guns were use in Petersburg in 1864, defending against the Confederates, and worked effectively against them.
The Gatling Gun can fire at 200 RPM (Rounds Per Minute)
Invented by William F. Ketchum.
The Grenade was hand thrown and it has a wooden fin to make sure that it lands nose first in order to detonate which made the weapon inefficient.
Union forces who used the hand grenade in their attacks at Port Hudson had realize the limitations of the weapon.Many had failed to detonate and the Confederates usually throw them back at the Union forces.
The Confederates developed a method to counter these grenades; They would rig blankets to catch the grenades, basically making them pretty much useless.
The Earliest Cameras were developed during the 1800's meaning that photography existed before the Civil War. (Cough, Cough, Photography existed in Manifest Destiny.)
The Civil War was the First Major War to ever have photographic records.
The newest technology in photography during this time was the wet-plate photography developed in 1861.
Wet-plate Photography >
http://www.civilwar.org/photos/3d-photography-special/photography-and-the-civil-war.html
Invented by Samuel Morse in 1844
During the war, 15,000 miles of telegraph cables were laid out for military purposes.
There are also mobile telegraph wagons who gather information from behind the frontlines.
Telegraphs became a news source of the war which gave a new conflict for the Government, which is... How to deal with media.
The Civil War was the first war to use railroads for military purposes.
They play a vital role during the war because the enables transporting troops and supplies.
The North had a superior advantage against the South because the North had more than 2x more railroads than the South.
This powered many vehicles and machinery during the war.
Played a major role in the Industrial Revolution and still in use during the war.
The Steam Engine was used in the war in Ironclads, Trains, Submarines, etc.

Trains played a major role in transportation during the civil war.
The South were the first to use trains for their advantage during the war. (Transporting Supplies, Soldiers, etc.)
Trains were also used as baits for artillery.
Trains were also armed and they can provide Artillery Support.
There were also Armored Trains and they were called Ironclad Trains.
They were mainly hot air balloons used as Aerial Reconnaissance.
The Balloon Corp. were established by Pres. Lincoln. (The Union Side)
Balloon Operators would use telegraphs to tell the Commanders whats going on on the battlefield.
It was invented by Eli Whitney.
It separates the seeds from the cotton.
In the South, Slaves usually take the seeds out of the cotton.
The Cotton Gin basically made slavery less useful.

Invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831.
It automatically cut, threshed and bundled grain while being pulled through a field by horses which less farmers to harvest crops which is perfect for the North.
This invention would also make slavery less useful.
"Abraham Lincoln and the Telegraph." Abraham Lincoln and the Telegraph. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
Received information about the usage of the Telegraph during the war.
"AmericanCivilWar.com." Civil War Submarines. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
Received information about submarines in the Civil War
Civil War Artillery. Digital image. Civil War Artillery. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"Civil War Ships." , Civil War Marines, Hunley, Civil War Ironclad Ships, USS Monitor. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"Civil War Swords and Civil War Sabers by Medieval Collectibles." RSS Product. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
Gave me images of some Civil War swords and sabers.
"Civil War Technology." , Civil War Weapons, Civil War Railroads, Ironclads. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"The Civil War!" ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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"Civil War Torpedo and Civil War Mine." Http://thomaslegion.net/. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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"Civil War Weapons." The CivilWarcom. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"Civil War Weapons." History Net: Where History Comes Alive. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.
Gave me information about weapons used during the Civil War.
ConnecticutHistory.org. Digital image. ConnecticutHistoryorg Eli Whitney Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. <http://connecticuthistory.org/people/eli-whitney/>.
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Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.
Got Images and Information about Photography during the War.
Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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Cyrus McCormick. Digital image. Cyrus McCormick. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2014.
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"Feature Civil War Innovations." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"Gatling Gun." American Civil War Stories. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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" ." Handguns of the Civil War, by Kerry Barlow. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"H-Net Reviews." H-Net Reviews. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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"How the Cotton Gin Started the Civil War." - ASME. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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"Industrial Revolution." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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Ironclad Trains. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. <http://www.firstmdus.net/Rail cars.htm>.
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"The Mechanical Reaper - Civil War!" Civil War! N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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PRE-1881 TELEGRAPH EQUIPMENT - TELEGRAPH & SCI INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS. Digital image. PRE-1881 TELEGRAPH EQUIPMENT - TELEGRAPH & SCI INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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Professor Lowe Flies High in Falls Church, Virginia. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. <http://civilwarwashingtondc1861-1865.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html>.
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"Railroad's Critical Role in the Civil War." History Net Where History Comes Alive World US History Online Railroads Critical Role in the Civil War Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.
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Railroads. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. <http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/j/a/jal5056/Economic contributions.html>.
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United States Military Railroad System during the Civil War. Digital image. United States Military Railroad System during the Civil War. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. <http://www.alincolnlearning.us/Military_Railroad.html>.
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"VirtualMuseum." Civil War Virtual Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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Westfield. Digital image. Westfield. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
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https://docs.google.com/a/students.pittschools.org/document/d/1y37YLOVjaAu8RDQLnzlrfRFM5I9v5JZplTvb-rAIhO0/edit
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