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These iron balls would help to fill a canister, which, when shot from a cannon, resulted in a devastating shotgun-like effect. They were recovered during the 1990 survey and excavation at the Mine Creek Battlefield by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists and crew. The site was the location where on October 25, 1864 Union and Confederate forces fought one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War. The shot was cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact.

Date: 1864

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Item Number: 455841
Call Number: 14LN337
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455841

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