Gunpowder In The 1800's

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The 1800s in North America saw large weaponry changes, particularly for rifles, pistols, and bombs from the days of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the end of the Civil War. There is a slight disagreement on exactly when gunpowder and the weapons using it first were discovered, though most agree it was the Chinese. In the 900 's, Chinese alchemists accidentally discovered gunpowder instead of the intended elixir of immortality.
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