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What weapons were first used in the Civil War?

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Answered 2009-03-04 14:06:25

Electrically detonated mines (called torpedos at the time) Submarine Repeating rifles (Spencer and Henry) Breech Loaded Artillery (Whitworth) Rifled Artillery (Parrot) Rimfire case ammuntion (Spencer and Henry (Later Winchester)and Smith and Wesson) Gatling machine guns Iron Armored ships (Iron Clads and Monitors) Rotating Gun turrets (Monitors) Nitroglycerine Hydrogen Observation Balloons Conical bullets (Minie Balls)

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