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Fused Minie Balls

Fused Minie Balls

Catalog #: 237846    Accession #: 45871
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 1.5" H x 0.75" W x 1.5" D

Physical Description

Lead minie balls, fused upon impact.

Specific History

These two minie balls from opposing sides met head-on during fierce fighting at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862.


Country: United States
State: Virginia
War: Civil War
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