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Looking back in the 1800's and learning the weapons used in battle are very important and to consider the improvement of technology and the way changes were made to improve safety, accuracy, and efficiently. Understanding the way the equipment worked, and how dangerous it could've been for the person with the weapon as well as the person being targeted. Also, how did the nations get in contact with the weapons? Through trade or were they hand made? To be able to compare which nations had the better equipment and was that the reason we that certain nation won, or was it just luck? 

In these 10 slides I will describe the piece from the civil or revolutionary war and its importance to the war and the history behind certain artifacts. 

British Pattern 1853 Rifle

National Museum of American History

Confederate Naval Officers Sword

National Museum of American History

Ambrotype of a Confederate Soldier

National Museum of American History

Model 1861 U.S. Rifle Musket

National Museum of American History

United States M1 Rifle

National Museum of American History

Civil Warriors (fm. portfolio Sharpshooters 76)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Civil War Centennial Award Medal

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Saber Bayonet for the Confederate Cook & Brother Rifle

National Museum of American History