May 28, 2024

Honoring Our Confederate Heritage & Virtues

presented by US Patriot Flags

These 5 innovative Civil War weapons changed combat forever

Although the civil war was largely fought with old tactics and weapons, it was also a time of weapon innovation. For example the repeating rifle and the Gatling gun allowed for faster and more sustainable rates of fire. Other inventions that changed the war included Iron clad ships, submarines, and hand grenades.

Key Takeaways:

  • American civil war inspired the invention of better weaponry such as introduction of the percussion cap and the cartridge to the musket which made reloading easier and quicker.
  • The gatlin gun provided high yield output and was the first automatic weapon we see with he machine gun today, along with the hand grenade which made ass destruction through explosion a game changer.
  • The submarine and ships made out of iron equipped with turrets rendered wooden sails ships extinct.

“”developed arms that would revolutionize the way militaries fight for centuries.””