The Civil War 150 is an immersive online experience, featuring infographics, historian picks and topical information, that highlights the 150 people, places, events and technology that defined America's greatest conflict. The interactive commemorates the Civil War's 150th Anniversary, and utilizes six thematic infographics to create an even more engaging "who knew?" experience:
Five Deadliest Battles – Nearly a quarter of a million men were killed or wounded during the five bloodiest clashes of the Civil War. Find out what happened at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Court House and the Wilderness.
Who They Were – Some wore blue and some wore gray, but the 3 million soldiers who fought in the Civil War had more in common than you might expect.
West Point Warriors – Almost 900 West Point alums served in the Civil War—in fact, they faced off against each other in 55 of the war's 60 major battles.
Paying for the War – Costing $146 billion in today's money, the Civil War saw rampant inflation—9000% in the South by the end of the war—and the first U.S. income tax.
Weapons of War – The Napoleon field gun, the minie ball, the Spencer repeating rifle, the telegraph and the railroad all helped to turn the tide of battle and changed the face of warfare forever.
How They Died – One in four soldiers—620,000 people—died as a result of the Civil War. That's 2 percent of the population—6.14 million people in today's terms.
Civil War 150
Civil War 150
Civil War 150Interactive
Civil War Tech
Civil War TechVideo Clip (2:17)
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The Civil War saw the rise of major technological advances in warfare.
The Evolution of Battlefield Guns
The Evolution of Battlefield GunsVideo Clip (1:25)
Video Clip (1:25)
Over the course of several hundred years, guns have undergone changes that have made them more efficient and effective.
Jet-Mounted Gatling Gun
Jet-Mounted Gatling GunVideo Clip (1:45)
Video Clip (1:45)
Observe the staggering power of the hand-driven Gatling machine gun when combined with a high-power aircraft.
America and the Civil War
America and the Civil WarVideo Clip (4:04)
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Discover how the bloodiest war in American history transformed the face of the nation.
Colt Machine Gun: 'Potato Digger'
Colt Machine Gun: 'Potato Digger'Video Clip (2:40)
Video Clip (2:40)
In this spud-tacular clip from "Mail Call" R. Lee Ermey shows off the 1895 Colt machine gun, also known as the "potato digger".
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Civil War: Artifacts
Civil War: Artifacts(9 Photos)
Explore Civil War artifacts, from medical kits and personal hygiene items, to carbines and currency.
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