New Weapons of War

Unusual and harmful weapons of the Civil War

Machine Guns

The Gatling gun was the first successful machine gun invented. It was invented by Dr. Robert Gatling. The Union Army was the first to use this machine gun. There are many differnt types of machine guns but during the Civil War was the Colt revolvers and Springfield muskets are Civil War's most popular firearm.


A Bayonet is a sharpened piece of steel, they would stick it in on the muzzle of their rifles. The bayonet made few appearance during war. Example, Battle of Gettysburg when General Joshua Chamberlain ordered his men to fixed his Bayonet and charge.

Civil war inventions

  • repeating rifle
  • submarine
  • railroads
  • minnie bullet