THE IRON MISTRESS
She speaks with authority and when she does – the debate is over. With a firing rate of 800 rounds per minute this weapon could decimate an enemy in seconds. The mere sight of a gatling gun caused many foe to surrender.
The “Gatling Gun” (invented by Richard J. Gatling during the Civil War) saw little use during the war between the states. It was however, used extensively in almost every Indian campaign west of the Mississippi. In fact, General George A. Custer had two at his disposal to take to the Little Bighorn. He left them behind because they slowed him down.