Four generations of infantry weapons, 1815-1914

 

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Napoleonic Brown Bess

American Civil War muzzle loading rifle

Franco-Prussian War Chassepot

WWI SMLE.

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Why were there no tanks in the Civil War? Because nobody needed them, that’s why

There’s an interesting counter-factual blog post making rounds since the middle of the month.  The question is posed – why were there no tanks in the Civil War? The author of the piece,…

Source: Why were there no tanks in the Civil War? Because nobody needed them, that’s why