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 Posted: Fri Jul 31st, 2009 05:20 am
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Perhaps the opposite question should be asked: what weapons were used to best effectiveness?

What most people don't know is that the Confeds sank more US ships through the use of torpedoes (mines) than in battles. They also planted them in roads and used them as IEDs.

One of the major reasons the war was so bloody was because gunfire was so effective at ca. 300 yds, making defensive positions very strong. But a new book has come out that shows that shot actually arced over troops and came down at a distance which made rifle fire somewhat more survivable, athough it's not clear troops experienced it that way.

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