MISFIRED/FIRED US .69 CALIBER MINIE BALL FOUND ON LITTLE ROUND TOP

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Item Code: 173-3007S

A unique bullet that was misfired and removed from the bore of the musket. A small hole at tip of bullet exhibits when the ball puller was used to remove bullet. Only later to be fired during the battle.

PA Reserve troops were using .69 caliber muskets under General Crawford’s Division at Little Round Top.

Recovered by local Gettysburg resident John Cullison, who excavated relics on the field from 1935-1959. Cullison sold his collection to the famed Gettysburg Rosensteel family, owners of the Electric Map Museum, and who held the primary collection of Gettysburg artifacts. [ws] [ph:L]

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