The above images provide a small glimpse into the chaos of the battlefield and what soldiers endured as they fought for our nation’s identity. The first offers an idea of just how the bullets swarmed during some of these colossal conflicts. These malformed pieces of lead are minnie balls found on the Petersburg battlefield that collided mid-air.
The other image shows a ramrod shot through a fence rail as a soldier, in his haste or confusion, forgot to remove it from the gun barrel before firing. This can be seen in the Fredericksburg Visitor’s Center.
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