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This ammunition was recovered from the Mine Creek Battlefield site in Linn County during a survey and excavation in 1990 by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists and crew. On October 25, 1864, Union and Confederate forces met at the site and fought one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War. Shown here are three different types of ammunition. The larger round ball is grapeshot and was fired along with a number of similar sized balls from a cannon. The shorter round nosed one is a .70 caliber bullet with a concave or hollow base. The longer one is a Sharps .45 caliber bullet.

Date: 1864

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Ammunition from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, 14LN337 - 1

Item Number: 443134
Call Number: 14LN337-556; -982; -1122
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443134

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