What weapons did the union soldiers use?
- Springfield muzzleloader percussion cap rifle with expanding 0.68 caliber Minni Ball.
- Springfield bayonet.
- Colt Revolvers.
- Springfield carbine (for calvary troops).
- Various cannon.
- Solid cannon shot.
- Hollow exploding cannon shot.
- Grape cannon shot.
- Chain cannon shot.
- Various knives.
- Limited numbers of lever action repeating rifles.
- Limited numbers of "coffee mill" handcranked machine guns.
- Very small quantity of early Gatling guns were used for a limited time, then ordnance pulled them for "wasting ammo". Gatling then left to sell in Europe.
- Observation balloons.
- Iron clad ships.
- Many more, Lincoln loved weapons inventors (although ordnance hated them).
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Pistols: Colt 1911 Smith & Wesson Model 1917 (not a standard issue, but used anyways) Bolt Action Rifles: Springfield Model 1903 (used mainly as a sniper rifle after Garand was issued) Semi-Automatic Rifles: M1 Garand (M1-E7 Garand had scope and flash suppressor) M1 Carbine (M1A1 had folding stock a…nd pistol grip for paratroopers) Submachine Guns: Thompson M1A1 Thompson M1928A1 (Tommy Gun) M3A1 'Greasegun' M2 Carbine (considered an SMG because it fires a pistol cartridge) Rocket Launchers: M1 2.36 inch Bazooka Light and Heavy Machine Guns: M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) M1917 .30cal Water Cooled Machine Gun (too many models to differentiate) M1919 .30cal Air Cooled Machine Gun (too many models to differentiate) Browning M2HB 'Ma Deuce' Flamethrowers: M1A1 M2-2 Grenades: M2 'Pineapple' MKA3 Concussion AN-M8 Smoke AN-M14 Incendiary M15 White Phosphorous M9 Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade M17A1 Fragmentation Rifle Grenade Answer The US combatatant used many and various weapons. They had the standard bayonet or knife issued that served both as a utility tool and a close combat weapon. Officers and NCOs were issued 45 caliber Colts, although some airmen had revolvers. The M-1 Garand semi-auto rifle was the most prevalent weapon. Many NCOs and squad leaders carried the Thompson SMG. The most common version (issued from 1942 on) was not like the Chicago piano from gangster movies. The forward hand grip had been removed, plus a wooden stock had been added around the barrel. This would accept either 20- or 30-round stick magazines. Early war (M1928) Thompsons also accepted 50, 100, or 200 round drum magazines. Each squad was also to have a BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle). This weapon was big but was a fully automatic weapon that could lay down suppressive fire. It had some serious stopping power. In addition to this, there was the flame thrower, which saw more action in the Pacific theater. Hand grenades were another weapon issued to combat troops. Also when assaulting bunkers or other fixed emplacements, they would satchel charges. .30 and .50 caliber MG teams (2-3 men: 1 firer, 1-2 loaders/carriers) might be attached to rifle platoons as needed, along with the mortar teams. As for other items, some servicemen would use enemy weapons, but most collected these (and just about anything else that was not riveted down) as trophies. (MORE)
Answer . \nThey used tanks, rifles, machine guns and way more different kinds of hand guns, so many that I cant name them all
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nKilled in action: 110,000\n. \nTotal dead: 360,000\n. \nWounded: 275,200. Battle casualties totaled about 140,400. Another 224,000 non combat deaths are recorded for about 364,000 Union deaths. Approximately 360,000 Union troops died during the American Civil War.
Flint-lock pistols, muskets and smooth-bore rifles, all using black powder. Cannons on horse-drawn caissons. Swords and bayonets and submarines called turtles. muskets and guns.
The weapons used by the US military in the 1830s were rifledmuskets. They also had cannon that did not use rifling.
One of the weapons used by the Soviet Union and the U.S. were the H bomb and the A bomb. Which were nuclear bombs. However, these bombs were not used to attack the other as there was no fighting during the cold war.
If they were infantry soldiers they used the KAR 98 rifle or perhaps the MG 34 or FG 42 machine guns
Rifled Muskets were the most commonly used weapons by both Unionand Confederate forces. These rifles were muzzle loaded and in mostcases were loaded with a lead musket ball and gun powder.
Someone who served in the Union army, that is, the Northern part of the United States that stayed loyal, not the Confederates.
Most carried a muzzle loading rifle and bayonet. Cavalry soldiers might carry a pistol and sword, possibly a short barreled rifle (carbine)
the union army used many knives and guns, but the most popular were the following: Sabers (sword carried by cavalries on their belts), breechloader, and the muzzleloader (both are rifles), Hope this answer helps.
The strategy proposed by Welles likewise rested on the assumption that there were large numbers of Unionists in the South, simply waiting for indications of Northern support to declare themselves. "Instead of halting on the borders, building entrenchments, and repelling indiscriminately and treating… as Rebels--enemies--all, Union as well as disunion, men . . . we should," Welles wrote,". . . penetrate their territory, nourish and protect the Union sentiment, and create and strengthen a national feeling counter to Secession.. . . Instead of holding back, we should be aggressive and enter their territory," Welles added. Both strategies were based on an overestimation of the strength of Union sentiment. Moreover, Welles's strategy ignored the fact that invasion of an enemy's territory invariably arouses the most intense hostility on the part of those invaded. (MORE)
In New France people used weapons as protection. They used different types of muskets such as: Light hunting muskets Flintlock muskets Muskets with bayonets They also used swords, pikes, hatchets, halbards, throwing-axes, and tomahawks.
The basic weapons of the Roman soldier were the sword, dagger and javelin. The shield, although mainly a protective device, could also be used as a pushing weapon. The specialty weapons of the Roman army were the siege towers, catapults, balistae, and flaming arrows. The navy also had a weapon calle…d "the claw" which was a type of grappling hook invented by Marcus Agrippa, which was wrapped in material impossible for the enemy to cut. The main weapons of the Roman soldier were the: Gladius- Double edged short sword (blade between 18-20 inches) Pugio- Double edged dagger Pilum- It was a sort of javelin that had a weight at the end of the wood shaft... and a long metal head... with the actual tip being relatively small.. The Pilum was actually designed to puncture an enemy shield and then the metal head would bend, thereby making sure that the enemy couldn't remove the weapon from their shield, and rendering the protective object useless. Scutum Shield- A curved tower shield designed to be able to create shield walls with other shields rather effectively. Yes this is also a weapon due to the fact that any shield can be used to bash a man's head in. Of course there were other weapons... but your average militis carried these. (MORE)
The most widely used guns were Springfield and Enfield infantryrifles. They were single shot, loaded through the muzzle, andpercussion fired. Both armies used them because they wererelatively cheap and plentiful. Revolvers and carbines were used bythe cavalry. Breech loading and repeating rifles and… carbines, andcased ammunition were also in use but did not become standard untilafter the war. They also made extensive use of artillery. (MORE)
Weapons that beat the South. Mainly guns and swords . The Union and Confederacy used much the same weapons: . Muzzle loading rifles with bayonets, using a paper cartridge containing black powder and a 58 caliber lead expanding Minie-Ball bullet. The design both used was developed before the war… at the Springfield Armory. . Various swords, knives, etc. . Muzzle loading smooth bore cannon. . Cannon balls, explosive shells, grape shot, chain shot, etc. . Horses. . Railroads. . Wooden ships. . Iron clad ships. . etc. The Union also tried briefly each of the following but quit using them after a short period for various reasons: . Hot air observation balloons. . Breach loading repeating rifles (Henry, Spencer, Sharp, etc.). . An early predecessor of the Gatling gun, called the Coffee Mill gun. . etc. None of these contributed to winning the war, as they were withdrawn so quickly. (MORE)
The soldiers of Northern U.S. They fought for freedom of all men alike and the idea of the U.S. (Basically some of them didn't care about the slaves they just wanted the U.S. to be a whole again)
In the Civil War conflict fought at Gettysburg in 1863, the Union(just as the Confederate) forces made use of almost all of theweapons available to ground troops in the era. A wide variety ofcannon were employed by the Union defenders, as were both musketsand rifles and pistol weapons of numerous ki…nds, with the carbinesof the Union cavalry being one particularly effective hand-heldweapon during the battle. Various bladed weapons, especiallycavalry sabers but including knives wielded by foot-soldiers, werealso employed. (MORE)
US automobile companies manufactured the Patton (M48A3) tanks, M41 light tanks, and M551 Sheridan Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicles (today called light tanks). Civilian boat companies built the Swift Boats, Alpha Boats, and PBR's for the Riverine forces. And gun companies manufactured… the new M16 assault rifles, machine guns, pistols, etc. Ammunition companies manufactured the bombs, artillery shells, and small arms ammo. Helicopter companies, such as Bell, Sikorsky, Hughes, etc. built the choppers; and the jets were built by airplane companies, such as McDonnell-Douglas, North American, Lockheed, Chance-Vought, Boeing (B-52's), etc. (MORE)
the Confederate infintary mostly used fayetville rifles, and even civilian rifles such as shotguns and hunting rifles. IMPROVEMENT After the early stage of war, Confederate infantry were increasingly equipped with British Enfield rifles.
they used rifles,swords,and cannons the union had less weapons then the north but still won b/c the north surrenderd
a fear that they both would be destroyed in nuclear war. That is called Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
colt .45 pistol. M1 Garand. M1 carbine. M1A1 Thomson. .30 cal machine gun. BAR light machine gun. .50 cal heavy machine gun. bozooka. 40mm, 75mm, 80mm motar. garnades. banenette
They used sub machine guns, sniper rifles, rifles, pistols, anti tank weapons, and machine rifles. Examples: The Thompson, BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle), M1A1 Carbine, etc....
They still use normal guns and knives, but on the smaller scale. Lower calibur weapons, but still full size.
Tank, airplane, machine gun, flame thrower, poison gas, submarine were all new weapons in WW 1 .
The morning star was a spiked ball attached to a chain attached to a stick or hand piece, this weapon was used to knock a soldier off his horse and usually the morning star alone didn't kill them but do a good amount of damage to their armor and could give concussion. The crossbow was easier for une…ducated soldiers to learn, but took a while to load and not as accurate as the long bow, famously used by the skilled Welsh soldiers. Sending many arrows at a high arch increased the chances of hitting their target. The bill hook was adapted from a farming tool, it was a pointed piece of sharp metal on a long stick that soldiers fought one on one with in the bloodiest battles, either on foot or horse back. Many weapons as the morning star and bill hook just knocked the soldier off their horses and the dagger was used to finish a wounded or confused soldier off. (All soldier had daggers but only knights had swords.) (MORE)
Nearly 19,000 men were killed by bullets (small arms), with a second cause of death (nearly 8,000 men) being shrapnel from artillery, grenades, mortars, rockets, etc.
1. The standard grunt rifle was the M14 service rifle, later replaced by the M16 jungle rifle (also known as the assault rifle). The standard sidearm was the .45 automatic pistol, model 1911 (made by various contractors, not always Colt). The standard machinegun was the belt fed M60 7.62mm NATO (….308 Winchester) & the Browning .50 caliber. 2. Helicopters: Sioux; CH21 Shawnee; CH34 Choctaw/Sea Horse; CH46 Sea Knight; CH47 Chinook; CH-53 Sea Stallion/Jolly Green Giant; OH-6 Cayuse; OH-58 Kiowa; UH-1 Iroquois (Huey); 3. Jets: F-100 Super Sabre; F-101 Voodoo; F-102 Delta Dagger; F-104 Starfighter; F-105 Thunderchief; A-1 Skyraider (propeller driven dive bomber); A-4 Skyhawk; A-6 Intruder; A-7 Corsair II; F-4 Phantom II; F-8 Crusader. 4. Bombers: B-57 Canberra medium bomber; B-52 Stratofortress (SAC bomber-Strategic Air Command). 5. Reconnaissance aircraft: U-2 spyplane; SR-71 Blackbird 6. Artillery Spotting/Scouting airplanes: O-1 Bird Dog; O-2 Skymaster; OV-10 Bronco; Mohawk. 7. Aerial GUNSHIPS: DC-3 (C-47) Puff the Magic Dragon; CH-119 Flying Boxcar; AC-130 Spectre. 8. Warships: Battleship USS New Jersey; Cruisers; Destroyers; Aircraft Carriers. 9. Riverine Boats: Swift Boats (PCF-Patrol Craft Fast); PBR's (Patrol Craft River); Alpha Boats (ASPB-Assault Support Patrol Boats); Monitors. 10. Armor: M48 Patton medium gun tanks; M551 Sheridan light tanks (official designation: Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicles); M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks; M50 Ontos; M42 Dusters. 11. Artillery: 105mm howitzers; 155mm howitzers; 155mm Self Propelled guns; 175mm self propelled guns; 8 inch self propelled guns. 81mm & 4.2 inch mortars. 90mm & 106mm recoilless rifles. 12. North Vietnamese Army/Air Force (Chicom-USSR supplied): T-54/55 medium tanks; PT76 Amphibious light tanks; artillery; SAMs; Patrol Boats; Jets-MiG21s from the USSR; MiG17 from Chicom/USSR; MiG19 from Chicom. AK-47s primarily form Chicom. (MORE)
Edged . Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword. Model 1832 Dragoon Saber. Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber. Model 1840 Army Noncommissioned Officers' Sword. Model 1840 Cavalry Saber. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber. M1860 Cutlass. Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword. Mameluke sword. … Bowie knife Handguns . Colt Army Model 1860. Colt M1861 Navy. Colt 1851 Navy Revolver. Colt Dragoon Revolver. Remington Model 1858. Smith & Wesson Model 1. Starr revolver. Beaumont-Adams Revolver. Rifles Springfield Model 1861 Pattern 1853 Enfield Pattern 1861 Enfield Musketoon Lorenz Rifle M1841 Mississippi Rifle Fayetteville rifle Richmond Rifle Whitworth rifle Sharps rifle Colt revolving rifle Burnside carbine Tarpley carbine Smith carbine Henry rifle Winchester Rifle Spencer repeating rifle M1819 Hall rifle. Kerrs Patent Revolver. LeMat Revolver. Lefaucheux M1858. Elgin Cutlass pistol. (MORE)
Cannon repeater rifles hand guns flame throwers armored ships subs a form of early machine gun hot air balloons No... Flame-throwers were invented for use by the German Army during World War One. Maybe around 1917(ish)... Not used in the United States civil War.
They were used solely as laborers until the formation of the 54th Massachusetts. After the 54th suffered heavy casualties at Fort Wagner, over 100,000 Black troops volunteered and served as actual soldiers in the Union Army. 40,000 died serving the Union as soldiers.
Now I'm puzzled - I went through most of those years in the RAF and don't remember the Soviet Union ever using any atomic bomb.
A short sword for combat, a small dagger for close combat, and aspear for throwing at enemies that were far away.
Soldiers used a variety. For the Allies, they Mostly used: M1A1 Thompson Mosin Nagant The Axis: MP40 Kar98k
because the other soldiers at the other end had weapons and if neither of the side had weapons there would be no war [MAYBE A FIST FIGHT] but yeah.
they used hand guns but they used haversacks and canvas bags but the USA rocks
The Union soldiers were mostly volunteers early in the war, but thedraft was used heavily by the end of the war. The draft officiallybegan in the summer of 1863. Some of the larger cities experienced draft riots. This occurred inNew York, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Hundreds (perhapsup to… 2000) died in these riots. One way these cities dealt withthe riots was to use immigration. Immigrant families receivedimmediate citizenship if one male would volunteer for the war.Thousands of Irish and German families came to the US to take upthis offer. The riots in New York City comprised the largest insurrection in UShistory. Sadly they were racist and 11 Black men were hanged and aBlack orphanage was burned. Lincoln was forced to send 20,000 troops from Gettysburg and usedcannons to end the riots. (MORE)
1. Collective bargaining: In this method, representatives of the union and employees will meet to negotiate or deliberate on issues affecting the workers. 2. Work to rule: This involves the slowing down of rate of work by the worker. They will come to work but the rate of work will be slowed down …by the workers. 3. Picket lines: This involves the workers staying at the entrance of the factory and refusing to work. 4. Threat to strike: The workers' union gives ultimatum to the employer that they will embark on strike if their demands are not met on time. 5. Strike: The workers will stay away completely from work. This is the ultimate weapon and sincerely will greatly affect the labor and hence production (MORE)
The Nazi light infantry arsenal included as the standard rifle the Mauser Model 1898, in 7.92MM. (Usually rounded off to 8MM). This was the identical rifle with which Germany had fought WWI. In WWII though the most often used version was the 98k, the carbine, which was some six inches shorter than t…he rifle, and had a turned down bolt handle. The Germans developed a replacement for the Model 98, the Sturm Gewehr 1943, which was the first operational assault rifle. It was the inspiration for the Russian AK 47, though the Russians deny it. Not a great many of these were made so most German soldiers finished the war with the Model 98k. Each German soldier also usually had to carry a number of ammunition belts for their machine guns, with which they were lavishly provided. These were excellent weapons, the Model 1934 being the first. It had an extremely high rate of fire, and took a lot of skilled machining to manufacture. So the Germans made a simplified version, the Model 1942, which required less to manufacture and had the rate of fire lowered. One innovation of these weapons was a quick-change barrel, which could be swapped out for a fresh one when the first became overheated from rapid firing and was on the verge of warping out of shape. German machine gun crews were provided with an asbestos glove, like a large oven mitt, to make these barrel changes. So excellent was this gun that it was largely copied by the US as the Model 1960 (M 60) light machine gun, which was the standard US light machine gun until very recent years. The German submachine gun was the Schmeisser Model 1938 ( a redesign for simplification was the Model 1940), in 9MM, the same cartidge as German pistols used. It had a 32-round stick magazine, and was called by Allied soldiers a "burp gun", for the sound it made when fired. Pistols included Lugers and Walthers. The German stick grenade was also identical with the WWI model. US soldiers called it a "potato masher". It looked like a soup can with a wooden handle attached to the bottom sticking straight down. This handle was a great idea, it gave better leverage for throwing them farther. The explosive charge was also larger than US grenades. (MORE)
Yes, but not always. Ammo amongst remaining members of the unit will be redistributed first. When that's no longer a feasible option, then the unit will resort to captured enemy equipment.
They did use guns of couse but i am still doing some more research to see what else they used so i will let ya'll know ASAP!
As in World War 2 and all wars in the past 250 years: Normally it is not possible to keep weapons dry, while in the field in combat operations. Weapons often got wet & dirty. It was always essential that the soldiers cleaned & lubricated their weapons on a regular basis. The weapons should be cleane…d after firing them, especially the bolt & barrel. Powder residue builds up in the gun barrel of all pistols, rifles, machine guns, tanks guns, mortars, artillery, etc. These barrels and the internal workings have to be kept clean & free of water or debris. Every soldier is issued a cleaning kit for their specific weapon. It requires extensive training for soldiers to do these things well. It is the responsibility of sergeants and officers to inspect these weapons for proper maintenance often during the course of combat operations. (MORE)
At the start of the war they used anything they could get.Companies of 100 men were formed in every county in the south, andproceeded to the biggest town in the area until ten companies werecollected, making a regiment. Many brought their old hunting rifleor shotgun from home. Regiments oftentimes t…raveled after formationto the state capital to be issued uniforms and weapons. These mightbe anything that could mount a bayonet, which was what made amilitary rifle. One type available in quantity was the old US Model1812 Musket, sometimes converted from a flintlock to percussion caplock. These were not the current US Army issue but numbers of themremained in armories. Sometimes, in addition to having the lockchanged to percussion caps, the barrel might have had riflinggrooves cut into it. As originally made they were smoothboreflintlocks, .75 caliber and fired a one ounce ball. To adddestructive force to his massive but very inaccurate projectile,sometimes the cartridges for the Model 1812 included the huge balland three large buckshot in front of that, making an effectsomething like a shotgun when fired - which was just as well sinceaiming the thing was usually futile. One of my ancestors was in aregiment where one company got the 1841 Mississippi rifle, anexcellent weapon in .44 caliber, but the other nine companies gotthe old smoothbore flintlocks. It was the same throughout theConfederate field armies, creating a nightmare for supply andordnance officers, with the multiplicity of weapons requiringammunition in different calibers. The Confederacy had agentsscouring Europe in 1861, buying any military weapons surplus theycould get, from Belgium, Austria, all over. A soldier was supposedto get "a stand of arms", which was a rifle, a bayonet to fit it,and a pouch to hold his percussion caps, and possibly a largerpouch to hold his cartridges. The cartridges were powder andprojectile rolled up in paper. All Confederate weapons were muzzleloaders. The soldier bit off the powder end of the cartridge,poured the powder down the barrel, used the paper for waddingbetween the powder and the bullet, and rammed it down with theramrod mounted below the barrel of his weapon. Then a percussioncap on the nipple, and it was ready to fire. But the preferred weapon was the Model 1856 Enfield, of Englishdesign and manufacture, in .577 caliber. By 1863 most Rebels had anEnfield, which was an excellent, accurate rifle-musket. Supplies ofthem were were imported, and a few small armories were set up inthe south that actually manufactured Enfields. Few examples ofthese native-made Enfields survive today, and they're worth afortune. It used percussion caps, and had a rifled barrel, givinggreat range and accuracy. The usual ammunition was the minie ball.In a pinch captured Yankee ammunition could be used, because theYankees used the Springfield, in .58 caliber. So the Yankee bulletswere .003 inches - three one-thousandths of an inch bigger, butthey could usually be rammed home and fired. At busy times of heavyfiring, as in a big battle, the black powder used in the Civil Warwould build up residue after each firing on the inside of thebarrel, and this added to the difficulty of getting themicroscopically larger Yankee bullets down the barrel. (MORE)
They had handheld weapons, for foot soldiers. One such weapon is the Khopesh, a curved usually bronze sword used for close combat. Another is the spear (the hacking and slashing kind is called a halberd) used for throwing, thrusting, and longer range reach. Then they had projectile weapons such as b…ows and slings, used for the longest range combat. (MORE)
American soldiers used the M1 Garand rifle, the M1 Carbine, the BAR rifle, the Thompson Machine Gun, the Colt M1911 pistol, the M3 'grease gun' and the M1903 Springfield sniper rifle.
When a union tries to organize a shop, management quickly starts a propaganda and intimidation campaign. They tell employees that union promises are empty and tell them how lucky they are to be with the company. And management is not above threatening employees to scare them from signing onto the un…ion. (MORE)
They usually outnumbered the enemy, being recruited from a biggerpopulation. They were better equipped, as the North was able to manufacturemany war supplies, and free to import others. They could be deployed quicker, because the North had a muchgreater railroad mileage. And most importantly, Unio…n soldiers were better fed. (MORE)
Very minimally. Firstly, it was against regulation, though very a high ranking individual, such as General George Patton, could get away with sporting his own ivory handled pistols. He never shot anybody with them though. Few men who went into the military would have had any weapon better than those… issued to the troops. The M1 Garand rifle was the best standard rifle of any army in the war. Everybody else had a WWI design bolt action rifle, while the M1 was a semi automatic holding eight rounds, very accurate. For a time in the 20s Thompson Submachine guns were sold commercially. You could buy one at Sears for $300. But that was a tremendous amount of money. I can assure you that no one showed up at boot camp, among all the 16 million Americans who served, lugging their Tommy Gun from home. Mostly the personal weapons would have been pistols, and carrying one would have been more for the psychological comfort it provided, as pistols are seldom much use in combat. Some guys probably also tried to take along a knife. Those who might conceivably actually USE a knife as a weapon, Rangers and Paratroopers and Commandos and such, were issued excellent fighting knives, such as a Fairbairn or K-Bar, and were taught to use them, so extra knives were again mostly bravado and to reinforce the sense of personal well being. Its a little understood fact that the number of men who actually used firearms of the "light infantry arsenal" in WWII, which is to say riflemen, the foot soldiers of the infantry, were not very numerous. They had all they could carry. When new units were sent into combat the men were staggering along under seventy to eighty pounds of equipment - everything from a shelter half (half a pup tent) to an overcoat and a raincoat, extra socks, boxes of rations, first aid kit, entrenching tool, 200 rounds of ammo for his primary weapon, a few hand grenades. Those who survived the first contact with the enemy swiftly learned to discard most of this otherwise excellent and useful equipment if they wanted to stay alive. A soldier kept his helmet and helmet liner, possibly his overcoat, or raincoat after cutting it to waist length, his canteen, first aid kit and entrenching tool. That, plus ammunition and grenades was ample for a man needing to be able to run and move fast. Any extra weight was a life threatening burden. Unless a personal weapon used the same ammo available - .45 ACP, .30-06 ("thirty longs") or .30 caliber carbine ("thirty shorts") no resupply would be possible. An uncle of mine "liberated" a beautiful Baretta double barrel over-and-under 12 gauge in Italy. He carried it several days, intending, somehow, to get it home and give it to his father. They got into a hot spot in a village and he laid it down on a rock wall, and had to leave it there. Its probably still there today, in some villagers closet. (MORE)
The confederacy used some, but mostly in menial and support jobs.The Union had many more black soldiers, and many of them werefighting soldiers. Moreover, the (white) commander of the firstblack regiment had forced the Government to put black soldiers onequal pay with the white soldiers.