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Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861

Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861

Date
1861-12-13
Description
A letter from Dr. E. B. Ridley to Florida Governor John Milton proposing the building of a battery of multiple-barreled guns that would be able to fire 122,880 1/2 oz. projectiles. No reply survives to this fascinating proposal, but until the end of the war, single shot, muzzle loading shoulder arms and cannon remained the staple weapon of Confederate soldiers.
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s577_b001_f14_10Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861TextCivil war
Military weapons
Artillery
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