Civil War Weapons Technology Essay

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Weapon Technology during Civil War
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Thesis Statement: Weapon technology during the Civil War is very primal in comparison to the weapons of today , but it was a major advancement in getting to that point.

I.New Weapons Technology a.Rifled Musket Weapon b.The Minie Ball and Repeaters c.Gatling Guns
II.Balloons and Submarines a.Advantages b.Disadvantages c.Significance in the Civil War
III. Old Weapon Technology a.Swords b.Muskets c.Bayonets
IV.How it Shaped the Civil War a.Casualties b.Damage c.Battles

Concluding Statement: The Civil War was a very sad point in American History, but it revolutionized our weapon technology and our attack strategy.

Weapon Technology during the Civil War Weapon technology during the Civil War is very primal in comparison to the weapons of today, but it was a major advancement in getting to that point. We saw a lot of new technology in the Civil War. We also used our old and trusty weapons too. With the advances it revolutionized how we go to war today. It caused more damage, and it also caused more casualties. It changed our strategies in fighting. The Civil War is nicknamed the “Modern War”. Most of these weapons are still used today.

The first weapon I will be talking
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