What were Civil War cannons made of?
Field howitzer calibers used in the Civil War were 12-pounder (4.62 inch bore), 24-pounder (5.82 inch bore), and 32-pounder (6.41 inch bore). Most of the howitzers used in the war were bronze, with notable exceptions of some of Confederate manufacture.
What is a Napoleon cannon?
The most famous cannon of the civil war was the Napoleon cannon. It was developed in France and used by both the Confederate and the Union armies. It's full name was the 12-pounder Field Gun, Model 1857, but most people just called it "the Napoleon".
What is a Civil War cannon ball made of?
Shot of this type can come in all sizes and are usually made of cast-iron or brass.
What gun was used in the Civil War?
ContentThe Enfield 1853 rifled musket was used by both the North and the South in the American Civil War, and was the second most widely used infantry weapon in the war. This Austrian gun was the third-most common musket and was imported by both sides. It fired the same .58 caliber Minie ball as the Enfield and Springfield.
How long did Civil War last?
The civil war lasted for 4 years (from April 12, 1861 to April 9, 1865), last surrender Nov 6, 1865 aboard the CSS Shenandoah in England.
What were the main causes of the Civil War?
Fear that arose among Southern whites after the 1831 Nat Turner Rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, the expansion of slavery into the new territories, the animosity between the Anglo Settlers in the Southern Midwest and Federal Government due to the lack of protection offered by the Garrison Act of 1793 and the economic stress caused by heavy tariffs placed on the Southern Textile Industry by Northern Industrialists.
How did the Civil War start?
On 12th of April, 1861, Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter held by the Union soldiers. This was the beginning of the civil war.
How did the Civil War end?
On 9th of April, 1865, Confederate General, Robert Lee surrendered to Union forces at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. This was how the civil war ended
Why do we reenact?
It is through the art form of living history that we, as descendants of those who endured that fearful period of time, can hope to retell the story in an accurate and factual way to the present generations of Americans to their children and again to their children. Finally, one of the most important reasons for reenacting is to support battlefield preservation. More and more "living history" events are donating a portion of their proceeds to help save sacred space from the jaws of developers and other societal encroachment. This participation by event producers in the  effort to save these lands bring the reenactor even closer to the past and to the land.