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Civil War

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M Luu

on 11 May 2010

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Transcript of Civil War

The Civil War A Presentation by: Michael Carlisi, Michael Luu, and Kevin Moseni Ironclad Ships Railroads Interchangable Parts Cameras Muskets vs. Rifles Minie Ball Gatling Gun Torpedoes Submarines Locomotives Telegraphs Both weapons varied in several things
such as accuracy, rate of fire, and uses Rifle: several hundred yards
Musket: 40-50 yards Rifle: Hunting
Musket: Military Rifle: one shot for every three minutes
Musket: Three shots for every minute Since the rifle has been upgraded throughout the years,
the musket has been deemed obsolete Limited uses during the Civil War Invented by Richard Gatling Invented by Claude Etienne Minie Concial shape, increasing range Smaller than the usual bullet Shape made it aerodynamic Torpedoes acted like contact mines Mostly used by the Confederates E.C. Singer developed the first torpedo Set to explode after an alotted time Steam propelled warships with armor Two types of ironclads: Casemate and a Monitor Casemate Ironclad Monitor Ironclad
-Eli Whitney is credited with the invention of the musket that could be manufactured with interchangeable parts -the idea of interchangeable parts is that parts are to be made identical, so when one part is broken, a new one could replace it. The idea is still practiced today Clumbersome
Gave an accurate record of history Matthew Brady improved communications Field Commanders able to
communicated quicker record keeping 2/3 of the railroads in the north North's railroads more organized Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 Fall and Spring of 1864 Railroad Gauges In 1803, Samuel Homfray invented steam engine First steam locomotive used on 1804 Locomovtives and railroads allowed for transportation of supplies of troops in the Civil War Submarines first used in the Civil War Confederate submarines powered by steam Union submarines powered by oars,
and later screw propellers Operated by a hand crank Railroads today help with transportation and communication More advanced today Torpedoes are still used today
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