U.S. Civil War Was Incredibly Bloody. These 5 Weapons Were It's Most Lethal
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Kyle Mizokami

American Civil War,

The deadliest weapons of the age hadn’t been invented yet, but that didn't stop the death toll from reaching into the hundreds of thousands.

Here's What You Need to Remember: The predecessor of modern day multi-barreled machine guns and cannon, the Gatling Gun was invented in 1861 by Dr. Richard Gatling, a physician living in Indiana. Gatling allegedly created the gun under the naive assumption that making a single man—the Gatling gun operator—so lethal might...

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