RARE Confederate Civil War Minie Ball Label Original Extremely Scarce . The Confederate Arsenal and Armory in Columbus, Georgia was one of many "laboratories" established by the Confederacy throughout the south to manufacture ammunition, artillery shells, weapons, and other devices needed to wage war.
During the civil war, several of my family spent a months salary -(then fifty dollars), to buy the Henry rifle. The rifle's ability to repeat shot is credited with their survival against great odds while "holding the fort" at the Battle for Allatoona Pass Ga.. Although not considered a major battle this one was one of the bloodiest and most intense as it was for a million worth of rations on a supply train. Oct. 5, 1864, five days after the Battle of Atlanta.