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Collided Civil War Bullets

Ca. 1861 - 1865

Discovered - East Tennessee

Colt Pistol Bullet collided with Union 3-Ring Minie' Ball,


In the annals of military history, there are few phenomena as remarkable as the collision of bullets in the heat of battle. One such occurrence stands out as particularly extraordinary, a testament to the unpredictable nature of warfare and the incredible forces at play in combat.


The incident in question took place during a large-scale engagement, the details of which are not entirely clear. What is known is that, at some point in the fighting, two soldiers fired their weapons simultaneously, resulting in a collision between their respective bullets.


What makes this case particularly noteworthy is the fact that the two bullets were of different types: a small Colts pistol bullet, known for its high velocity, and a Union 3-Ring bullet. The former overtook the latter in flight, ultimately lodging itself in the base of the 3-Ring bullet, which then continued on its trajectory and impacted the intended target.


This is a truly unusual occurrence, and one that serves as a reminder of the chaos and unpredictability of battle. Despite the best efforts of military strategists and tacticians, the outcome of any given engagement is ultimately determined by a complex array of factors, many of which are beyond human control. It is only through careful analysis and study of such incidents that historians and military experts can hope to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of warfare and the intricacies of combat.



Collided Civil War Bullets

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