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1. Levi Short applied for Patent Application #38424 for a solidified form of this item which shares its name with an incendiary weapon used by the Byzantine Empire. What is it called?
2. What was the name given to the 8-in., 200 pound Army Parrot Rifle located near Morris Island, SC which fired only 35 or 36 shots between August 22 and 23 1863 before it ceased to be used?
3. "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" Just what was Admiral Farragut referring to?
4. Which weapon was invented by a former army lieutenant of Scottish origin who would go on to become governor of the smallest state by area?
5. With names like Ketchum and Excelsior, what weapon, that sounds like it should be carried by modern infantry troops rather than Civil War soldiers, was best used in repelling assaults on fortified positions?
6. What 13-in. seacoast mortar used during the Siege of Petersburg sounds like it took its name from a Charlie Chaplin movie?
7. The French names for this weapon was Canon obusier de 12 and Canon de l'Empereur, but what name was it known by in the US that sounds like someone born on Corsica?
8. Quaker Guns were the last surviving remnant of a minor 1820 skirmish in New England called the Great Quaker War.
9. What was the Dry Land, or simply Land, Merrimack?
10. Which North Carolina born dentist invented a weapon that they believed could lead to fewer people killed in battle?
11. Which future commanding general and 1864 Presidential candidate translated a bayonet exercise manual translated from French while a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers?
12. What was the shape of the Minié ball?
13. The term "sword bayonet" meant to thrust a sword like a bayonet.
14. Which of these was not a step in firing a rifled musket?
15. If you saw an artilleryman loading something that looked like a metal can into a cannon, what might they be loading?
16. This type of artillery round sounds like a fruit that comes in bunches used to make jelly, wine, or juice. ________shot.
17. The .36 caliber Colt M1851 Peacemaker and the .36 caliber M1861 Peacemaker were the most favored handgun among officers in the North.
18. What was the antiquated weapon that gave the 6th Pennsylvania Calvary its famous nickname?
19. According to William H. Price, the average price of a musket was equal to what?
20. How many guns made up the USS Monitor's armament?
21. You have been tasked with arming a brand new ironclad. Which of these would you most likely NOT consider for the armament?
22. Lincoln received patent US6469A for his design of a cavalry broadsword.
23. Why is are Springfield muskets called Springfield?
24. Which of these was called by Confederate soldiers "that Yankee rifle you load on Sunday and fire all week"?
25. Berdan's Sharpshooters are one of the better known sharpshooter units of the war. How were they originally armed?
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