What were some inventions during the Civil War?
Land mines, fixed ammunition, repeating rifles, boots designed to fit a certain foot, the morse telegraph, iron clad ships, steam powered warships, and submarines to name a few
The US Civil War is called a modern war (the first, in fact) because the soldiers used modern machine guns for one of the first times. Other new inventions used during the war, although none were widespread, included Submarines, Zepplins, and Ironclad ships. The Civil War was also the first war to feature total mobilization of both sides, as each directed all of its production towards the war effort.