New Weapons of War

Weapons of Devastation

Hand Held Guns and Swords

The most popular weapons of the civil war where the Springfield Rifle, the Lorenz Rifle, and the Colt Revolving rifle.


The Smith Carbine, Colt Revolving Rifle, Spencer Repeating Rifle, Burnside Carbine, Tarpley Carbine, and the Whitworth Rifle were used on both side of the war.


The Civil War also had sidearms or pistols that were used mostly by Commanding Officers and higher ranking officers. Some examples of the pistols were the Colt model 1860, the Colt Dragoon Revolver, the Remington 1858, the Smith and Wesson model 1, the Starr revolver, and the Elgin Cutlass Pistol.


The Civil War also had swords and sabers that higher officers had. A popular sword included the model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword, Model 1832 Dragoon Saber, Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber, and the Model 1840 Army non-commissioned Officers sword.


The mini ball was a more bullet like shaped pellet that could travel faster and shoot more with more accuracy, could rip though tissue and shatter bone causing internal bleeding.


Hand Grenades were a century old weapon of war and were described as two inches in diameter and was lighted by a short fuse and was casted aat the feet of the enemy infantries feet and would decimate the soldiers with the shrapnel of the canister.


Cannons were also used for defending fort during raids and for open field combat, the cannon shot a 10 lb-24 lb ball of metal and sometimes had a fuse in them so they would blow up causing even greater damage.

By: Tyson Marvin