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How did the use of repeating rifles change the American Civil War?

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06/01/2013

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The repeating rifles did not change significantly the American Civil War, because only a relative little number of units had been armed with them.

As a matter of fact, the Union government feared an excessive waste of ammunition and favoured instead the use of the muzzle loading rifled muskets, which "forced" the soldiers take an accurate aim before shooting.