Today in History:

Weapons


There were many changes to the armament and science of war warfare that occurred during the American Civil War. In this section you will find information about then new weapons, such as Iron Clad ships, the Gatling Gun, Observation Balloons, repeating rifles, and the submarine. You will also find information about the older weapons, or weaponry modified during the war, such as the Mini√© Ball.

Cannonballs Surface

More than 150 years after the war, Civil War era cannonballs have surfaced on Folly Beach in South Carolina.  Why?  Hurricane Dorian.  This is not the first time this has occurred on this beach.  Learn more here.

Cannonballs Surface

More than 150 years after the war, Civil War era cannonballs have surfaced on Folly Beach in South Carolina.  Why?  Hurricane Dorian.  This is not the first time this has occurred on this beach.  Learn more here.