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  1. Civil War Technology http://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Artillery-Civil-War-001.htm

  2. Telegraph http://w1tp.com/perkcol.htm

  3. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/january/telegraph.htmhttp://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/january/telegraph.htm

  4. Telegraph office http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/CivilWar/Communication.htm

  5. Telegraph wagon http://www.civilwarhome.com/telegraph.htm

  6. Railroads http://updatecenter.britannica.com/art?assemblyId=8341&type=A

  7. http://wigwags.wordpress.com/2008/01/19/

  8. http://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Soldiers-railroad-cannon-small.htmhttp://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Soldiers-railroad-cannon-small.htm

  9. http://www.anselm.edu/academic/history/hdubrulle/WarandRevolutionhttp://www.anselm.edu/academic/history/hdubrulle/WarandRevolution

  10. Small arms • Many different types of guns were used in the war. • Muskets • Old muskets were not accurate so having long lines of soldiers was not a problem • New muskets were much more accurate. • Rifles – muskets with rifled (grooved) barrels • Example: Whitworth Rifle • Very Accurate • Telescopic lens • Handguns • Example – Colt Revolver • Often used by cavalry

  11. Rifled musket http://www.marstar.ca/gf-armisport/ArmiSport-Civil-War-US-rifles.shtm

  12. http://scottsvillemuseum.com/forkids/Museum_in_a_Trunk/minieball.htmhttp://scottsvillemuseum.com/forkids/Museum_in_a_Trunk/minieball.htm

  13. Accuracy of Smoothbore Muskets vs. Rifle-muskets http://www.littlestregular.com/blog/2007_02_01_archive.html

  14. Repeating rifles http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/gabrmetz/gabr001b.htm

  15. http://www.ironoutlaw.com/html/weapons.html

  16. Edged weapons • Included weapons such as bayonets, sabers, swords, Bowie knives, and lances. • Bayonet – sharp tip at the end of a rifle • Saber – cavalry swords • These weapons were used only when hand-to-hand combat was engaged in.

  17. Rifled Cannon http://www.andrewspages.dial.pipex.com

  18. http://www.georgia.gov/00/photo_article/ http://www.answers.com/topic/rifling?cat=technology http://www.aeragon.com/03/03-31.html

  19. Fort Pulaski, Georgia.The accuracy and range of the rifled cannon rendered brick fortifications obsolete. http://www.georgia.gov/00/photo_article/

  20. Artillery Amunition • Fuses • Shell wrapped around a fuse • Paper fuse - The paper fuse could be cut to burn for the desired time. • Paper fuses were common but often unreliable and easily damaged by moisture • Solid shot • Used against long range fixed targets such as forts • Grape shot • Consisted of two or more balls connected by a chain • Looked like grapes • Used mostly in naval battles to knock down masts and rigging

  21. Iron Clad ships • Ironclad ships were used to fight and more importantly for a naval blockade • Blockade - Set up of ships used to block off ports and cut off supplies • Examples: • USS Monitor • Usually consisted of a crew around 7 • CSS Virginia (Former USS Merrimac) • Slightly bigger, consisted of a crew around 8

  22. http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/navalbattles1800s/ig/Civil-War-Navies/USS-Cairo.htmhttp://militaryhistory.about.com/od/navalbattles1800s/ig/Civil-War-Navies/USS-Cairo.htm

  23. http://www.britannica.com/ebc/art-13043/In-the-first-battle-of-ironclad-warships-the-Confederate-Virginiahttp://www.britannica.com/ebc/art-13043/In-the-first-battle-of-ironclad-warships-the-Confederate-Virginia

  24. Submarines http://news.webshots.com/photo/1195793651015913979KyvkEV

  25. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/sub-history3.htmhttp://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/sub-history3.htm

  26. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1861/november/submarine.htmhttp://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1861/november/submarine.htm

  27. Balloons http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1861/october/civil-war-balloons.htm

  28. http://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Professor-military-Virginia-balloon.htmhttp://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Professor-military-Virginia-balloon.htm

  29. http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/CivilWar/Communication.htmhttp://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/CivilWar/Communication.htm

  30. Photography http://howardlanham.tripod.com/photography.html

  31. http://howardlanham.tripod.com/photography.html

  32. http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/civilwar/display.asp?id=362&subj=civilwarhttp://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/civilwar/display.asp?id=362&subj=civilwar http://www.littlestregular.com/blog/labels/civil%20war%20photographs.html

  33. Civil War photographer Matthew Brady was accused of arranging scenes for dramatic impact http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/gettysburg/dead-at-gettysburg.htm

  34. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/antietam-dead.htm