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The Dahlgren Gun. It was also called "the soda pop gun" and was invented by soon to be Admiral John A. Dahlgren.
 
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The answer is the Dahlgren Gun developed by Union Admiral John A. Dahlgren was called soda-water bottle as its shape was bottle-like.

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The smooth-bore cannon, invented by Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, was, from its shape, familiarly known as the "soda-water bottle."
 
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John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
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(source) Born 13 Nov 1809; died 12 Jul 1870.
American inventor of the smooth-bore cannon that was, from its shape, familiarly known as the "soda-water bottle." The shape resulted from a design in which the thickness of metal was varied to match the differences in internal pressure occurring when the cannon was fired. The pressures were determined by boring holes in the walls of the gun and inserting as gauges such objects as pistons or musket balls. He developed the weapons primarily for use on small boats that patrolled the waterways. His iron smoothbores were adopted in 1850 (9-inch gun) and 1851 (11-inch gun). Although designed for use against wooden ships, the iron-clad Monitor class ships carried two of these guns in their turrets, which were replaced by the 15-inch Dahlgrens in 1862.

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The "soda-water bottle" cannon was a large caliber smoothbore piece commonly known as the Dahlgren gun in honor of its inventor, Adm. John A. Dahlgren, USN.
 
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John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
Born 13 Nov 1809; died 12 Jul 1870.

American inventor of the smooth-bore cannon that was, from its shape, familiarly known as the "soda-water bottle." The shape resulted from a design in which the thickness of metal was varied to match the differences in internal pressure occurring when the cannon was fired. The pressures were determined by boring holes in the walls of the gun and inserting as gauges such objects as pistons or musket balls. He developed the weapons primarily for use on small boats that patrolled the waterways. His iron smoothbores were adopted in 1850 (9-inch gun) and 1851 (11-inch gun). Although designed for use against wooden ships, the iron-clad Monitor class ships carried two of these guns in their turrets, which were replaced by the 15-inch Dahlgrens in 1862.
 
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John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren invented the smooth-bore Dahlgren cannon. The shape resulted from a design in which the thickness of metal was varied to match the differences in internal pressure occurring when the cannon was fired.
 

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Yesterday's Question: What Civil War naval cannon was nicknamed the "soda-water bottle" and by who was it invented? The Dahlgren Gun invented by Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren

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A reward of $100,000 was offered in the mistaken belief that Davis had masterminded the assassination of Lincoln.
 
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