Rifled  Musket and Minnie Ball <ul><li>Techniques and Workings </li></ul>
Need <ul><li>Soldiers wanted a combination of weaponry </li></ul><ul><li>Could fire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Far </li></ul><...
Advantages and Disadvantages <ul><li>Fast firing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Not accurate enough for  war </li></ul><ul><li>Max...
Minie Ball an Rifled Musket <ul><li>Combination of Henry rifle and flintlock musket </li></ul><ul><li>Minnie “ball” had ri...
Old Technique <ul><li>Old Napoleonic style did not work with new guns </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleonic style: Linear charges t...
New Technique <ul><li>Offense tried to attack from behind army, but this did not work in Battle of Gettysburg </li></ul><u...
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Rifled Musket And Minie Ball

  1. 1. Rifled Musket and Minnie Ball <ul><li>Techniques and Workings </li></ul>
  2. 2. Need <ul><li>Soldiers wanted a combination of weaponry </li></ul><ul><li>Could fire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Far </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to load fast enough to be effective in war combat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rifle could fire accurate, musket could fire fast. </li></ul>Battle with Muskets
  3. 3. Advantages and Disadvantages <ul><li>Fast firing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Not accurate enough for war </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum shot: 400yd, effective shot >100yd </li></ul>Musket rifle <ul><li>Slow firing rate .6 as fast as musket </li></ul><ul><li>Much buildup in muzzle </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate up to <400yd. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Minie Ball an Rifled Musket <ul><li>Combination of Henry rifle and flintlock musket </li></ul><ul><li>Minnie “ball” had ridges on the end that would expand when shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed for tight fit while traveling through barrel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bullet was able to spin because of grooves in barrel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Made it more arrow dynamic when in the air </li></ul></ul></ul>Minie Ball
  5. 5. Old Technique <ul><li>Old Napoleonic style did not work with new guns </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleonic style: Linear charges to opposing side and fast calvary raids, defend with canister fire: effective >400yd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rifled muskets were able to do damage from farther away, canister fire not effective </li></ul></ul>Napoleonic style
  6. 6. New Technique <ul><li>Offense tried to attack from behind army, but this did not work in Battle of Gettysburg </li></ul><ul><li>Cover technique: attack in small groups, some cover, some shoot; fight in more covered territories and make cover from earth </li></ul><ul><li>Battle worked much better with new cover style </li></ul>Battle with rifled Rifled Muskets

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