Minie Ball. Bullet invented by the frenchman Claude Minie and used widely during the American Civil War. It's slow speed and soft lead manufacture led to it shattering bone upon impact and causing infection.

Minie Ball. Bullet invented by the frenchman Claude Minie and used widely during the American Civil War. It's slow speed and soft lead manufacture led to it shattering bone upon impact and causing infection.

After the battle, a Gettysburg resident found this note on the back of a valentine: “July 2nd, 1863. Mr. Yankee: Your house is not torn up at all, compared with the way your Soldier did at Fredericksburg. I only killed one goose + took one pair stocking. Rebel.”

After the battle, a Gettysburg resident found this note on the back of a valentine: “July 2nd, 1863. Mr. Yankee: Your house is not torn up at all, compared with the way your Soldier did at Fredericksburg. I only killed one goose + took one pair stocking. Rebel.”

Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of 10, served in the 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In 1863, he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He  is the still considered to be the youngest non-commissioned officer in United States history.

Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of 10, served in the 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In 1863, he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He is the still considered to be the youngest non-commissioned officer in United States history.

.54 Burnside Cartridge  Description: This .54 Burnside Carbine bullet is in great shape but the cartridge has cracked towards the bottom. The hull is still full of powder and is crushed on the end.  Measures:    L 2"  Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

.54 Burnside Cartridge Description: This .54 Burnside Carbine bullet is in great shape but the cartridge has cracked towards the bottom. The hull is still full of powder and is crushed on the end. Measures: L 2" Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

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