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Use Of Weapons In The Civil War

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During the American Civil War, the Union utilized a wide variety of weapons. This included large weapons that had to be pushed, such as cannons, to small knives that hung from the soldier’s belt. Solders carried pistols, muskets, rifles and repeating weapons. During time period new technologies were made.

Many different rifles were used in the Civil War. The Burnside carbine, Springfield rifle, Colt revolver rifle, Lorenz rifle, Smith carbine, Tarpley carbine, Spencer repeating rifle, and Whitworth rifle were rifles all used in the war between the North and South.

A rifle musket used by both the Union and the Confederates was the 1853 Enfield Rifle
Musket (or .577 Enfield) which was the standard-issue for British troops. Imported from England,
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