Civil War Project
By: Calin London
-Ironclads are made of 100% real iron
-First battle that included Ironclads was the Battle of Hampton Roads
- Once the Ironclad was invented all wooden ships were obsolete
- The ironclad had a iron ram in the front of it to ram ships
Civil War Battlefield Medicine
- A mixture of alcohol and gunpowder was often prescribed for snakebite victims during the war.
- At the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Union had only 40 surgeons to tend to 7,000 wounded men. It took 24 hours for a wounded soldier who had been brought to a hospital to receive his first examination by a surgeon.
-After the Doctor sawed off the patients body part(s) the Doctor put alcohol on it and it BURNED!
- When the Doctor / Nurse was sawing off or cutting off the patient / soldier's body part(s) off they gave them beer / alcohol to try to calm / sooth them while there body part(s) were being chopped off.
The Battle of Gettysburg
- There were 51,000 casualties at the War of Gettysburg
- The Battle of Gettysburg was costly on a scale that is hard to imagine today. Almost as many soldiers died in combat at the Battle of Gettysburg than during the entire Vietnam Conflict. Almost as many Soldiers were killed, wounded or declared missing from the Battle of Gettysburg than during the entire Vietnam Conflict. A soldier in the civil war had about a 1 in 4 chance surviving.
- The Battle of Gettysburg saw the opposing armies using a variety of weapons. Bayonets, swords and revolvers were used, but the primary infantry weapon was the single-shot, muzzle-loading, rifled musket, measuring 4.7 feet long and weighing a little more than 9 pounds.
- General Robert E. Lee brought his whole army to fight in the Battle of Gettysburg