FC: The Civil War Weaponry
1: My scrapbook is about Civil War weaponry
2: North wanted to outlaw slavery, but relied on the South for cotton
3: South depended on slavery for growing and sorting cotton.
4: Infantry tactics at the time of the Civil War were based on the use of the smoothbore musket, a weapon of limited range and accuracy. But the Civil War musket was rifled, which made shoot farther and more accurate.
5: The Double-Barrel Cannon never fired successfully and all requests for funding on the cannon were denied.
6: Six-Shooters were invented during Westward expansion and were good for close quarter combat and were used when the two sides got close enough. Otherwise the rifles were the only thing that shot far enough.
7: In the time of the Civil War, there wasn't much protection against the long-range rifles and they did a lot of damage on contact, fatal most of the time.
8: Minié Balls were originally for faster reloading. Later on, they were used for stable flight and would expand to the bore of the barrel when shot.
9: The new weapons in the Civil War era helped both sides in the war. This technology still exists in most guns today. They caused a lot of deaths from long range and killed most things it hit. The weapons were big thing in the Civil War and changed a lot of strategies. If this wasn't around in the Civil War, there might have been more or less casualties depending on how the strategies were.
10: "Civil War Weapons" http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarweapons.htm "Minié Balls" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini%C3%A9_ball "America: The Story of Us" http://www.history.com/videos/america-the-story-of-us-civil-war#america-the story of us-civil-war