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Posted 4 years ago

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Driewer
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Some Civil war relics! The button is a union button. With a shield on the eagles chest, The back reads "Extra Quality"

The bullets are for the most part unkown.

Id like to know more about these! Must have been dropped trying to load?

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  1. Driewer Driewer, 4 years ago
    Oh Cool! Must have all been misses. I wonder how the button ended up?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Dropped or miss-- they show no indication of an impact.
  3. Driewer Driewer, 4 years ago
    Cool! Thanks for the info guys! You think that button just rotted off a body?
  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    The button most likely fell off of a uniform.

    It is a typical dug camp find.
  5. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    The down side is there are places where you can still find these Mini=balls in this state.............new................same for the buttons..................re-enactment groups are all over the country and more so in the south. Sorry but these could be very neew, it would take lab testing to prove them actually old.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    These all look period.

    Few reenactors carry mini balls with them-- it is a huge liability issue at an event.
  7. blair blair, 4 years ago
    i can get those mini balls and musket balls for 2.50 a peice nice bottons thought
  8. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    I would be interested to know if loose bullets can ever be positively authenticated without some kind of records or provenance. If you had a bullet mold and some lead you could make bullets all day long. I have some lead bullets that I bought new in the 70s that have about the same oxidized patina now. (1970s ...I'm not that old)
  9. Trunker, 1 year ago
    Three ringed Minie Balls are most likely union.

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