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Showing posts with label Civil War cannon. Show all posts

8 November 2012

American Civil War: Big Cannon, Barges




The American Civil War brought the first use of large weaponry on the battle field. These included large cannons! We can see from the photo that it took 4-5 men to operate and fire these things. The effects of these and the improved guns the soldiers used would often lead to battlefields with a large amount of casualties on both sides.


African-American refugees on a barge which contains their household belongings.
1865.