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Civil War Out West Dropped/Fired Ammunition

Arizona Territory

Fort Buchanan, Arizona Territory

Built 1856 - Abandoned 1865


(Every bullet may vary in size or shape, bullets are picked at random. Our choice only.)


The war on the western frontier is home to some of the most isolated and brutal battles that took place. The threat was real as confederate and union forces fought for control of the territory and native americans fought for survival. This bullet witnessed that history and was rescued from development by metal detectorist working in the area near the fort in the 1960's.


The primary purpose of Fort Buchanan was to provide protection for settlers, travelers, and mining communities in the region, as well as to maintain order and enforce federal authority in the Arizona Territory. It also served as a base for military operations against hostile Native American tribes, particularly the Apache.


Fort Buchanan was situated near present-day Sonoita in southeastern Arizona, close to the international boundary with Mexico. Its location was strategic for monitoring and controlling movement along the border and preventing incursions by Mexican bandits and raiding parties.


During its existence, Fort Buchanan was involved in several significant events, including conflicts with Apache tribes and skirmishes with Mexican forces during the early stages of the American Civil War. However, the fort's remote location and harsh living conditions posed challenges for its garrison, and it was eventually abandoned in 1861.

Civil War Dropped Ammo Buchanan

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