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    • Artillery shell

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Vicksburg National Military Park (Miss.); Artillery (Weaponry)
    • Artillery shell found at Vicksburg Battlefield. This hollow ball was filled with gun powder and designed to explode.
    • Artillery shell

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies;Vicksburg National Military Park (Miss.); Artillery (Weaponry)
    • Artillery shell found at Vicksburg Battlefield. This shell was typical ammunition for a rifled cannon.
    • Burnside rifle with a patent breechloading carbine

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Rifles; Arms & armament
    • Breechloaders had a higher rate of fire than traditional muskets, but were initially rejected by the U. S. army because of belief that they would waste ammunition. They gained general acceptance late in the Civil War and had an immediate impact on...
    • Cannonball

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Vicksburg National Military Park (Miss.); Cannon balls
    • Cannonball found at Vicksburg Battlefield. This cannonball was typical ammunition for use in smoothbore cannons.
    • A Group of Union dead

    • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Pictorial works; Battle casualties; Soldiers--American--1860-1870; Dead persons; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Arms & armament
    • Dead soldiers lying on the ground. Caption: "This photograph was taken July 4, 1863 in the 'wheatfield' at Gettysburg. These men were killed by one discharge of 'cannister' and lie here just as they fell, but the hot sun has caused the bodies to...
    • Hall's 1819 Model breechloading rifle

    • Hall's rifle; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
    • Hall's 1819 Model breechloading rifle was converted to percussion by U.S. Arsenal. Breechloaders had a higher rate of fire than traditional muskets, but were initially rejected by the U. S. army because of belief that they would waste ammunition. ...
    • Nathaniel P. Banks Letter

    • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894--Correspondence; Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; United...
    • In this letter to Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs, General Banks explains the necessity for both land and water transportation in the invasion of Louisiana's interior. Describing the materials he has acquired, Banks asks permission to build...
    • Cannonball

    • Cannonballs--1860-1870; Chalmette Unit, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (La.); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
    • Six pounder cannonball found at Chalmette Battlefield.
    • Cannon

    • Cannons; New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Fort St. John (La.)
    • This cannon was originally mounted at Fort St. John (Spanish Fort) and used in American defenses at Battle of New Orleans and in 1862 against Farragut's fleet.
    • Colt pistol

    • Colt firearms; Taylor, Richard, 1826-1879--Relics; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Handguns--United States
    • This Colt pistol belonged to General Richard Taylor, C. S. A.
    • Australian rifled musket

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Rifles--Australia; Confederate States of America
    • This musket was imported for use by the Confederacy.
    • Saddle

    • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893--Relics; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Saddles
    • This saddle was used by General P. G. T. Beauregard during the Civil War.
    • Shotgun

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Shotguns--United States; Arms & armament
    • This shotgun was custom-built in New Orleans for Samuel McCrutchon. Although primarily a hunting weapon, many personal shotguns were used by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
    • Snare drum

    • Drums; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; Musical instruments
    • This snare drum was used by the Federal 43rd Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

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