Also, important to say is that the Bermuda Hundred was a campaign not just one small battle or skirmish. so exact knowledge of times the Gatling was used in that campaign is not known to us.Gatling Gun:
Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling designed the Gatling gun in 1861 and patented his design in 1862. Originally, it was a field weapon which used multiple rotating barrels turned by a hand crank and fired loose metal cartridge ammunition using a gravity feed hopper system. The main innovation of the gun was the gravity feed system, which allowed even unskilled handlers to achieve a rate of fire of 200 rounds per minute.
The conservatism of the Union army chief of ordinance and the unreliability of early models of the gun frustrated efforts to sell it to the U.S. Army. But Gatling soon improved on the original six-barrel, .58 calibre version of the gun, which fired 350 rounds a minute, by designing a ten-barrel, .30 calibre model, which fired 400 rounds a minute. General Benjamin Butler bought 13 guns and employed them at Bermuda Hundred in 1863. However, the gun proved ineffective and the Gatling gun was not used for the rest of the Civil War.
Richard Gatling continued improving his gun even though the original model was turned down during the War Between the States. The U.S. Army adopted the Gatling gun in 1866, and it remained standard until it was replaced in the early twentieth century by the Maxim single-barrel machine gun.
The Gatling gun was a historical weapon... for your information there were more Gatling guns present during the ACW then Withworth Cannons. Scholars agree that only 12 Witworths were present in America during ACW. one piece made its fame on the Confederate side. When it come to Union it is only known that two of them were used in the defense of Washington and never ever fired a shot. where the other nine were it is not known. so, following that same logic, we should remove Withworth as well...
like i said its an easy fix for anyone who doesnt want it in game.
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