Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 10 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:

...he bullet acted as a stopper to hold the powder in place until the piece was closed. The next improvement in ammunition was the introduction of the metallic cartridge-case. This was invented in France , and was first used by troops in our Civil War. It contained all the components of the ammunition in a case that protected them from the weather, and thus prevented the deterioration of the powder. ...
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France (France) 17,744 8 0 0 0 user votes
France (Idaho, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes

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