Weapons of the Revolutionary War – It wasn’t swords obviously?

Question:
I was wondering what weapons that they used in revolutionary war and how they worked. We studied about the War in history class a few days back and I was wondering how the weapons of that time were. They were probably most rifles and revolvers, I am assuming. If anyone has a site or wants to explain that would be great.

Thanks,

Rachael


Answer: Hey Rachael,

Well I found a site that explains it well, but if you want a more personal lesson I found a bit easier to go to one of those old forts where one of the guides there can explain how the weapons work and you’ll be able to see them in person. It is mostly muskets which are like rifles and swords were used in close quarters (there were also blades mounted underneath your rifle). If you are near the New York area you can check out Fort Ticonderoga

Tina

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