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A Canadian may have invented the Civil War’s best fieldpiece ll sorts of new weapons were developed during the Civil War. Breechloading rifles, repeating rifles, and metal-cased ammunition all made their mark on battlefields. But such innovations were not limited to small arms. One inventor in particular, Norman Wiard, developed a number of cannons and [...]

Norman Wiard’s Unique Cannon: A Canadian may have invented the Civil War’s best fieldpiece

Fort Sumter in Charleston SC harbor after its capture.  Damage is showing damage from the Rebel bombardment of over 3000 shells.  The Rebel "Stars and Bars" is flying.  - April 14, 1861. www.historyplace.com

Fort Sumter South Carolina in April under the Confederate flag. The first shots of the Civil War rang out here on April 1861 as Confederate batteries opened fire, bombarding the Union fort for 34 hrs. On April Union forces surrendered.

Women were not allowed to help with the Civil War unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed.

Women in the civil war were not allowed unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war. anything-civil-war-era

Lincoln County, Tennessee Confederate Widow Pension Files

Civil War Artillery - 3 in Ordnance Rifle; the first successful cast iron cannon. This is a famous photo of the cannon that fired the first artillery round at The Battle of Gettysburg. Excellent quality photo too.

Colorized Version of Three captured Confederate soldiers, likely from Louisiana, pose for Mathew Brady on Seminary Ridge following the Battle of Gettysburg.

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color This photo by Mathew Brady, the most famous Civil War photographer, portrays three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, Pa. in This shot was a favorite of famed author Shelby Foote.

Walch pocket model 10 shot

Walch pocket model 10 shot

American Civil War Guns. This was the Le Matt Pistol which the confederates used mostly.

This was the Le Matt Pistol which the confederates used mostly.

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