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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 03:21 pm
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Southern Son-

  Primitive grenades were used by both sides.

 

eHistory's Civil War Newsletter Issue 06/19/2002

HistoryNet ยป Grenade!: The Little-Known Weapon of the Civil War

Civil War Artillery Projectile Replicas - Catalog  (See #s 37-40)



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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 04:34 pm
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Texas Defender gave a couple informative links. Yes they were used w/ dubious success. At Vicksburg they were used heavily w/ some being thrown back and forth between the trenches. I cannot recall anywhere else where they were used in any real numbers. Of note Vicksburg is also the last known battle where anyone ever used a catapult, about knee high and it was used to lob "unmentionables" into the CS works. Bored soldiers are dangerous.



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Starting at Ft. Sumter, there were grenades. However, they were so heavy as to be mostly unusable. When they were used, they were more likely to have been rolled down hill.

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Dixie Gunworks in Union City, TN sells inert replicas of the Ketchum grenade, just as an FYI.



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