- The Gatling gun was the first easily usable, and reliable machine gun to first get a taste of action in the civil war.
- the basic design to the gatling gun is still used in modern military.
- The inventor of the gatling gun was Richard Gatling he was a no novice inventor.
- The machine gun could fire up to 150-200 rounds per minute.
The double Barrel Cannon
- The cannon was roughly 13 inches wide and 4 feet 8 inches in length.
- After the civil war ended the city of Athens sold the Double Barrel Cannon.
- While attempting to test the cannon the chain broke and each ball took its's own course one ball hit a nearby cabin and destroyed the chimney. The other veered off and struck a cow killing it instantly.
- The two cannon balls were connected by roughly ten feet of chain.
Civil War Submarine
- Submarines are considered practically illegal
- A submarine practically looked like a large enclosed row boat that used twelve oarsmen's for propulsion.
- During a test Run for the Hunley with its inventor inside during a mock attack the skipper failed to pull out of the dive and Hunley drove first into the sea floor. Due to water pressure Hunley and his crew could not escape.
- In 1623 Correllious Drebbel believed to create the very first working submarine.
- The ironclad warship wasn't invented during the civil war.
- in 1592 Korean royal navy launched what some believed was the first iron clad.
- Known as a turtle ship because of its rounded "shell" it protected the crew and the deck was covered with iron spikes to repeal borders.
- The ironclads were some of the first ships to be armored with metal and propelled by steam engines and not just wind.