Richard Jordan Gatling and the Gatling gun

Richard Jordan Gatling and the Gatling gun
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.
Original Format
43cm x 54cm
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Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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