Fused Minie Balls

Description
Physical Description
Lead minie balls, fused on impact.
Specific History
These two minie balls from opposing sides met head-on during fierce fighting at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862.
Object Name
minie balls, fused
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
occurred
United States: Virginia, Fredericksburg
ID Number
AF*237846
accession number
45871
catalog number
237846
subject
Military
ThinkFinity
event
Civil War
Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862
Civil War and Reconstruction
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.