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Requa, Josephus

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Requa, Josephus   Rochester New YOrk 1849 1853 (1862 ?)


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Apprentice of William Billinghurst. He changed professions to become a successful Dentist in the Civil War. In 1862 he and Billinghurst invented the Billinghurs-Requa battery gun (Platoon battery gun) which was used in the war. This machine gun predates the Gatling. It was a 25 rifle barreled gun which could shoot 175 shots per minute.

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