عنوان مقاله [English]
American Civil War was a four-year war (1861–65) between the United States and eleven Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. The present research benefits from a descriptive-analytical method. The data were collected through library sources in order to answer the question that “what new military technologies were used during this war and how they were used? The research claims that the new military technology, developed for the first time, was one of the most important features of the American Civil War and played an important role in shaping the course of the war. The Northern states were also able to change the course of the war in their favor due to further development of technology. The results show that machine guns, automatic rifles, armored warships, submarines, railroads, telegraphs, and balloons were among the most important military technologies used during the war. Although both sides took steps to build new weapons of war, the northern states were more successful, and new weapons and technologies helped them win the war.