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    Red Polo Shirt no longer wanted my agreement. He wanted my understanding. As he spoke, I tried to avoid his gaze. I tried to zone him out. To focus on the weight of the musket in my hand and heat of the bright sun rays on my face. “I am not a racist,” he said again. And again. And again. There was a long bayonet at the end of my musket, a triangular fifteen inches of sharpened steel. My right arm grew sorer by the minute as I looked him in the eye. Silent as the grave. Unnerved by my silence, he left. He left uncomfortable but unchanged, he walked the quarter mile or so back to the parking lot visitors used to avoid the admission fee. In his car, I imagine he mulled our interaction in his car on his journey home. I believe he got past his unease. I believe he some means to justify my silence as some proof as his worldview. Maybe he told himself I was shocked into silence by his brilliant challenge of my liberal brainwashing. Maybe he decided I agreed with me completely, but couldn’t say…

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    Throughout the war smoothbore muskets were the armament of the troops of the line. The rifle and the musket were quite different. At 100 yards the best musketeers could hit a man only about four shots out of every ten. In contrast, expert riflemen, could kill a man every shot at 100 yards, and do good execution at twice that range. The chief limitations on the use of riflemen were the scarcity of expert shots and the fact that the rifle was not made to carry a bayonet. Even with their…

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    Many different weapons were used in the Revolutionary War. Each side of the war preferred different tactics. With different 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…

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    Rifles Rifles replaced muskets in battle. It has a longer range(about 1,000 yards) and it is more accurate than a musket. The Union and Confederacy both used rifles in battle. Some of the rifles they used were the Spencer carbine (a rifle that could fire multiple times before reloading) and the Smith carbine(not used as much after the invention of the Spencer carbine and the Shapes rifle). Reloading a rifle took a long time to reload. So in 1848, Claude Minié, a French army officer, invented…

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    It was cold and ordinary evening on March 5, 1770, when I was walking down King street with my friend Henry. As were walking past the Custom House a young wig maker's apprentice walked up to a British soldier and insulted him because he had not payed for a wig. Another British soldier had walked out and scolded the young boy for disrespecting a British soldier. The boy exchanged insults with the soldier so he pulled out his musket and struck the boy on the side of the head. A stream of chills…

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    1. Horses and guns gave warfare more advancement. Horses enable the Shoshonis to travel to trade places faster than before. The Shoshonis also fights while riding on the horses. Guns target the enemies if it is shot at close distance. The Shoshonis and Blackfeet fight differently than before. Before the use of horses and guns, they used spears and running to attack their enemies. Now it is all about using horses and firearms to attack the opponents. 2. The tribe that have more guns and…

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    And many were thought to have worn red uniforms, but they could have easily been clothed in civilian garments. The Revolutionaries mostly wore clothes that they would wear when they go hunting. Most of these soldiers were well armed with small bore rifled muskets made by german gunsmiths in Pennsylvania. The Revolutionaries’ hunting rifles were much more accurate than the smooth bore muskets that the Tories fought with, americancivilwarforum.com adds. A hunting rifle was so accurate that is…

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    Charleville flintlock Musket, the Brown Bess, the invention of the rifling, and the Kentucky Rifle. The first rifle that was used in the early war was the matchlock musket. The matchlock musket was used until 1775, but still used by…

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    conflict at a faster rate. In the 19th century Warfare was changed tremendously with the development of the musket, the rifle, and the machine-gun as they increased the effectiveness of previous weaponry, changed in design, and increased the death toll. To begin, a musket is muzzle-loaded smooth firearm that is fired from the shoulder.…

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    being made and used around the world. In today’s wars, precision weapons are a normal thing, which have made wars much cheaper and quicker. The development of precision weapons has changed the outcomes of many wars throughout history. Before the development of precision weapons, wars were long and protracted, which led to soldiers getting very fatigued. The weapons used before the development of “real” precision weapons were often very long and quite inaccurate. Soldiers had to be quite close…

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