Civil War Military Technology

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Civil War Military Technology
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Long range cannons
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The Union “Dictator” had
a range of up to 2 miles &
could be transported by rail
Why was this weapon an
advantage for the Union
Army?
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Gave the Union army
greater range & destructive
power
Civil War Military Technology
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Rapid fire guns
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Gatling Gun was a large rapid fire (machine gun)
Why was this weapon an advantage for the Union
Army?
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Allowed for rapid fire, destruction of enemy troops
Civil War Military Technology
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Ironclad Ships
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Ships clad with iron
protected soldiers &
were difficult to
damage
How did ironclad
technology forever
change naval warfare?
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It made wooden ships
obsolete
Iron clad ships helped
the union blockade
southern ports
Civil War Medical Technology
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Anesthetics
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allowed surgeons to
operate with MUCH
less pain for patients
Prosthetics
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Artificial limbs
helped war victims
get a sense of
normalcy
Civil War Medical Technology
Civil War Medical Technology
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Large Bone Saw
Civil War Medical Technology
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Small Bone Saw
Civil War Medical Technology
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Chain Saw
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For bones that were
difficult to reach
Civil War Medical Technology
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Skull Drill
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Brain surgery, relieve
pressure in head
wounds
Civil War Medical Technology
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Muscle cutters
Civil War Medical Technology
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Skull Cutter
Civil War Medical Technology
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Bladder Puncture
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Relieve pressure/fluids
from the body cavity
Civil War Medical Technology
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Civil War battle
field ambulance
Transport
wounded from
the battlefield to
the field hospital

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