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Weapons of the Civil War

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on 18 May 2016

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Hand Held Weapons
Mameluke Sword - Used by Marine officers
Bowie Knife - Often Carried by Confederates instead of bayonets
Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword - The regulation officer's sword, though in practice most officers used cavalry sabers.
Bayonets - Used on the end of weapons
Rifles
Springfield: Model 1861-Most widely used rifle in the Civil War
Colt Revolving Rifle-Disliked by all the troops, this is because it had a tendency to discharge all of its cartridges at once
Sharps Rifle-It was a popular rifle between the cavalry, used by both armies
Ammuniton
The French army officer Claude-Etienne Minié invented the bullet in 1849. The Minié bullet, proved lethally accurate over relatively long distances. After the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, both Union and Confederate soldiers used the “minnie” bullet (as they called it) in their muzzle-loading rifles.
Ketchum Grenade
Made of Cast iron with fins made from cardboard
They had to land on the nose to detonate
They didn't work very well
Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weapons_in_the_American_Civil_War
Handguns
Remingiton: 1858 model-Common handgun used across both sides
Smith & Wesson: Model 1 & 2-Alternative to the Colt and Remingiton that fired brass cartridges
Starr Revolver- Double action revolver used briefly in the west.
Cannons
The 3 inch Rifle- Most widely used in the civil war
12 pounder Napolean- was the most popular smooth bore cannon used during the war
Howitzers- Short barrel cannons used for firing explosives
Weapons of the Civil War
By: Aiden, Jaxon and Tae
http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/minie-ball
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketchum_Grenade
12 pound napolean
3 inch ordinance rifle
Howitzer
https://www.google.com/search?q=civil+war+handguns&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS693US693&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=799&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPz_nXguTMAhUE1oMKHc4CAfsQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=zrh7hyG9V__CfM%3A
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