The New Technology of the Civil War
Some of the New Technologies
This tiny piece of metal is a bullet. What makes this bullet so deadly are the grooves in make it spin when it is shot out of the barrel. Because it spins, it now has a longer range and is more accurate.
These used to be normal steamboats but were covered with iron to protect its fragile wooden sides from the devastating canon balls. The first battle between to of these during the Civil War resulted in a stalemate.
During warfare, the faster you can communicate with your soldiers, the more successful you will. Lincoln realized this and used the telegraph alot. He sent direct orders to his troops through this device. The South didn't really see the potential of the telegraph so they didn't use it
Transportation and Espionage
Railroads and Hot Air Baloons
Railroads were used to a great extent in the Civil War, mostly by the North. Lincoln converted these metal tracks into a war machine. With traintrack all around the North, Licoln saw a way to transport food, supplies, and fresh troops on the battle field.
Hot Air Baloons, a new technology at this time, were used to send spies into the skies so that they could spy on the enemy. Once agaain the North used this war more than the South did.