FC: Isaiah Gatimu Civil war weapons
1: + | The weapons at the time of the civil war were based on the musket which has limited range and accuracy,It doesn't inflict much damage if shot at a range of more than 100 yards
2: edged weapons
3: Bayonets, sabers, swords, short swords, cutlasses, bowie knives, and pikes were edged weapons. They inflicted few casualties
4: Rifled cannon
5: They were effective in knocking down fortifications and played roles at Vicksburg and Atlanta. Almost all were muzzleloaders. The ammunition was solid shot, grape, cannister, shell and chain shot. The canister is like a grape shot with a scattered projectile.