American Civil War Bullets

Contributed by Albert Morton

American Civil War Bullets

The Bullets were found in the fields around Franklin,Tennesee. Franklin was the site of one of the major battles of the American Civil War, it took place on Nov. 30, 1864, the battle became a Union (Northern) Army victory but the cost was 8,587 casualties; 6,261 were Confederate soldiers. The bullets are ".58 calibre" for the "Springfield Musket", this weapon was used mainly by the Union troops and was far superior to the weapons used by the Confederate Army. The bullets that I have were not fired and as such it is fair to assume that they must have been dropped from the Bullet-Pouch of a Union soldier during the battle.

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