Richard Jordan Gatling

The Gatling Gun Inventor

Richard Gatling: The Inventor of the Gatling Gun

Richard Gatling was born on September 12, 1818.During the Civil War, he invented the Gatling Gun. He had a lot more inventions like a screw propeller for steam boats. The gun helped a lot with the Civil War. Instead of having to reload after every shot you could take several shots before reloading. It used electrical energy instead of mechanical energy. He died on February 26, 1903.