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    tactics came different weapons, and each weapon had its positives and negatives. Wars usually require weapons, soldiers, and tactics; with war comes threats and reasons for fighting. Some of the weapons used in the war were flintlock muskets, rifles, bayonets, hanger swords, and hunting swords(Linda Alchin). The primary gun of the Revolutionary War was the flintlock musket(The World Book encyclopedia). They were not very effective; the firing distance was very short and only ⅕ of the shots fired hit the enemy(Linda Alchin). Bayonets were typically fitted to the barrel of the musket, therefore giving the gun a form of defense and offense(Linda Alchin). They could also be taken off the gun to be used in one on one combat(Linda Alchin). Rifles were more accurate than muskets, they had longer barrels, and were primarily used by experienced shooters(Linda Alchin). Linda Alchin states, “a Hanger Sword or cutlass is a short, broad sabre or slashing sword, with a straight or slightly curved blade sharpened on the cutting edge and was used by Infantrymen”(Linda Alchin). Hunting swords had a short blade and were used with only one hand(Linda Alchin).…

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    that would prove very successful. Even though gunpowder weaponry exploded during this time it did not completely replace the old technology. Swords would continue to develop, but were more common for nobles than for infantry. Swords were a must have weapon for hand to hand combat. In 1580, German engineers developed two handed swords. These swords were heavier and stronger than anything before. They were made of steel and could pierce armor. In certain armies or elite units swords were a…

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    Weapons Used In The 1600s

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    flintlock, bayonet and your typical rifle. These were a form of protection for many. Flintlock’s come in all shapes and sizes, like the pistol, musket, and the rifle, this gun has some minor setbacks. The gun had a lot of false fires and continuously needed to be cleaned so it wouldn’t cause harm. Bayonets were great for short distance military uses to attack enemies from behind or when they charged. Rifles have been around for a long time they just have gotten more advanced since then, this…

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    The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom began after King David Kalakaua signed the Reciprocity treaty, with America and becomes a step closer to being more dependent on America. A group of foreigners slowly took over Hawaii’s government too because they wanted to make more money from their own sugar businesses and wanted the americans to contain more power in the islands. Kalakaua was even forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution by the Annexationist Club, also referred to as the Committee of…

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    Introduction On the second day of July 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was assigned to the far left of the Union line at the critical position of Little Round Top. With no other available options or ammunition, the 20th Battalion of Maine executed a bayonet charge led by Chamberlain at Confederate General John B. Hood’s approaching troops. Chamberlain’s act of courageousness and stoutheartedness led to the retreat of Hood’s men, the successful…

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    Von Steuben's Analysis

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    the opportunity seemed suitable. Rifle units were effective at long range killing but ineffective to bayonet assaults.…

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    The British strategy at first was to contain revolutionary sentiment in Massachusetts. They tried it and it didn’t work so they were coming up with another strategy. Then someone came up with a new one. They said for them to capture New York, where many loyalists lived, so they could use it as a base. The British launched another plan and it was designed to split the New England off from the rest of the colonies. their battle of Saratoga was a crucial turning Point. There was another British…

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    snowballs. The soldiers had this coming due to their blatant disrespect and disregard of the town’s inhabitants. As snowballs were being thrown at soldiers, more soldiers rushed in for back up, but they went through the crowd by pushing and hitting people with their bayonets. Not only were people being pushed with bayonets, they were also attacked by bayonets. The people who were attacked had their backs to the soldiers and did not provoke them at all. During all of this chaos, Captain Preston,…

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    World War 1 Weapons Essay

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    Webbing equipment was a common thing to wear into battle because of how useful it was. It was a lightweight vest that could carry anything from tools and food to weapons and ammunition.“The S.M.L.E. rifle was a shorter rifle than its predecessor so a longer bayonet was needed, the first pattern 1907 bayonet featured a Hook quillons on the cross guard by the time of the battle of the Somme the hook quillon had been removed” (1 ). the springfield rifle and the mauser C96 were both common weapons…

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    While the Army does not train recruits on either of those things. The main reason the Army does not train water survival to recruits is because they are primarily a land force, and water survival training is taught to certain units and special operations. Bayonet training is still taught to Marines because it’s of their heritage, the Army discontinued bayonet training during the year 2010. While the Marine Corps is kind of a land force in current wars, they are still an…

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