New Weapons of War
Weapons of Devastation
Hand Held Guns and Swords
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.
Springfield model 1860
Used by the Confederate Infantry
The Spencer Carbine
The Spencer Carbine was used by the Union Infantry
The Mini Ball
This newly though bullet design was named after the co-developer, Claude-Etienne Minie.
Elgin Cutlass Pistol
A new innovation of the time were a pistol and a knife were used as one tool.
The Colt Pistol
A Union Soldier standing next too an Infantry Cannon
Union Sword used by Union Generals
Has an engraving on the side that says US
Confederate Sword Used by Confederate Generals
Has an engraving on the side that says CSA