Considered one of the first "modern" and "industrial" wars, the American Civil War saw a wealth of new technology and weapons come onto the battlefield. Advances during the conflict included a transition from muzzle-loading rifles to repeating breech-loaders, as well as the rise of armored, iron-hulled ships. This gallery will provide an overview of some of the weapons that made the Civil War America's bloodiest conflict.
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|Model 1861 Colt Navy Revolver||Commerce Raiders - CSS Alabama||Model 1853 Enfield Rifle||Gatling Gun|
|USS Kearsarge||USS Monitor & the Ironclads||The 12-pounder Napoleon||3-inch Ordnance Rifle|
|Parrott Rifle||Spencer Rifle/Carbine||Sharps Rifle||Model 1861 Springfield|
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