New Weapons of War
Unusual and harmful weapons of the Civil War
The model of the hand gernades was the Union-issued Ketchum Gernade. This gernade came in 1, 3, and 5 pound models. This weapon would be ignited with a deadly supply of gunpowder.
Rocket launchers made few appearances on Civil War battlefields. Many confederate forces experimented with Congreve rockets. These Weapon resembled large bottle rockets. This was a metal tube that fired seven and 10-inch-long spin stabilized rockets up to 2,000 yards.
Landmindes are also known as "torpedoes". This weapon was mostly a confederate weapon. It was originally invented by General Gabriel J. Rains. This explosive was typically iron rigged stuffed with gun powder.
Civil war inventions
- repeating rifle
- minnie bullet