24th Battalion HQ Broodseinde Ridge 5 October 1917. The 24th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Originally raised in 1915 for service during World War I as part of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, it was attached to the 6th Brigade, 2nd Division and served during the Gallipoli campaign and in the trenches of the Western Front in France and Belgium.
Civil War Weapons: Produced in 1861 and 1862 at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, the Springfield rifle used coiled grooves inside the barrel that spun a .58 caliber Minie Ball accurately up to 400 yards. Rifles such as the Springfield and Enfield changed warfare forever by restricting movement and forcing soldiers to dig into the ground for cover.