Question by  HappyBoater (29)

Was there a cannon round containing exploding balls during the Civil War?


Answer by  princesa (73)

Yes, and cannons were a popular weapon for both sides to use during the conflict. Exploding balls created a considerable amount of damage to the opposing side.


Answer by  Ranger305 (96)

The exploding cannonball, the invention is credited to a British officer named Henry Shrapnel, was fully developed by 1804. It's quite possible they were used in the Civil War.

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