Civil War Cannons
Guns Civil War
Civil War Weapons
Civil War cannons made a thunderous sound they packed a huge punch but...they didn't really hurt a whole lot of people.
Sure you wouldn't want to walk in front of a cannon as its lanyard is about to be pulled by a wild eyed screaming rebel, but generally speaking the average civil war infantryman wasn't in a whole lot of danger by getting hit by an artillery shell.
There are three main types of artillery pieces. Howitzers, Mortars, and Guns.
Howitzers and Mortars were used to lob shells on top of the enemy.
Guns were used to fire straight at your opponents.
There were many types of guns during the Civil War but the most widely used type was the Napoleon. It was a smooth bore gun that was very popular on both sides of the conflict.
Jul 21, 2013
Civil War Generals, Generals of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War people
Civil War Generals were one of the most important factors that determined the outcome of battles during the Civil War
Jul 08, 2013
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Jul 23, 2011
USS Galena, Ironclad, Battle of Ironclads
The USS Galena was one of the most impressive ironclad ships during the Civil War. In the Civil War, sea-superiority was of high importance.
Feb 18, 2010
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Nov 09, 2009
Brass Band, Civil War Music, Civil War Bands
The brass band of the Civil War played a very important role for both armies. They played at recruitment rallies and their music often helped to encourage young men to enlist.
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