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Richard Jordan Gatling and the Gatling gun

Date: 1865 - 1993 | Identifier: 0692-s3-ss2-b15-fh
One image of Richard Jordan Gatling and three images of the Gatling gun from the book Gatling : a photographic remembrance by E. Frank Stephenson, Jr. (Meherrin River Press, [1993]). Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling, native of Hertford County, N.C., invented the Gatling gun in 1865. An inventor of mostly agricultural devices, Gatling conceived the idea of making a machine gun that would largely remove the necessity of large armies in the hope of putting an end to war. more...