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CANNON TYPES & THE DAHLGREN CANNON--
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Before reading about John Dahlgren, a knowledge of military armaments
will help in understanding the mind and invention of Dahlgren "soda
bottles." There were several cannons, rifles and mortars.
Go to Civilwaracademy.com for a listing of
Civil War large cannons.
Examples of Civil War Artillery including:
and the Dahlgren.
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were the big guns mounted on river rafts, large boats and in the
ironclads were used to destroy forts, sink enemy ships, and bombard land
sites such as in sieges. There were siege trains for both Union and
Confederate forces. Siege guns included large cannons and mortars.
Read about siege guns and mortars and compile facts.
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Tredegar Iron Works and
West Point Foundery were where the
iron cannons and the iron sheets for ironclad ships were cast. The
northern states had the industry including iron works and foundries, and
the south had plantations for cotton. With the Blockade, the south
could not make cannons and ironclad ships. Visit sites for each for
information about each. Compile facts about each of the northern
factories and make a presentation by computer or a poster.
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was invented by Rear Admiral John Dahlgren.
Go to "The Sound of Guns Civil War" site for
A History of the Dahlgren cannon is also at
"The Sound of Guns Civil War: site.
Go to Famous Guns and Cannons Site
Check the U.S. Navy Civil War Sesquicentennial Blog Site for a Series of
Use "New Technologies
of the Civil War" for Information
You can record your answers in a Navy Form each
part of the activity
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