US Civil War
War and Military History

What were three military advancements used in the US Civil War?


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1) Rifled bullets came into widespread use, replacing muskets. 2) Ironclad ships were used in battle for the first time against each other. There had been ironclad ships but they never faced another ironclad before the US Civil War. 3) It was the first war in which armies and supplies were moved by train. There were others: submarine, observation balloons, repeating weapons, telegraph.