Civil War Union Bullet 

1861 - 1865

Type: Union 3 - Ring Minie Ball


One of the most technologically advanced bullets of its time, the 3-Rings were designed to grip the grooves of a rifle allowing the bullet to spin through the air like a football, creating the most accurate deadly bullet of its time. The Union manufactured 500 million of these from 1861 - 1865. This bullet was dropped in battle and discovered by metal detectorists on private property. 


** The American Civil War **

The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought between the Union and the Confederacy. The central cause of the war was the status of slavery, especially the expansion of slavery into territories acquired as a result of the Louisiana Purchase and the Mexican–American War. On the eve of the Civil War in 1860, four million of the 32 million Americans were enslaved black people, almost all in the South.

Civil War Union Bullet

SKU: Civil War Union Bullet Display
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