Civil War Bullets

BLT 1. Dug .50 Cal. “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet.

M&M # 311. Probably made by the State of Tennessee Arsenal in Nashville before it’s capitulation in Feb. of 1862. These are only found at early war sites like Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Corinth. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

BLT 2. Excavated Confederate .45 Cal. Whitworth Sharpshooter Bullet.

Excellent dropped condition. Dug in December 2012 near Tyner’s Station, TN. by Brian Cruz. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne’s division occupied Tyner’s during the siege of Chattanooga and had built a large redoubt along the railroad line to Knoxville. It was in this immediate vicinity that Brian dug almost 30 of these rare bullets in one hole.

$225.00

BLT 3. Dug .577 Cal. Confederate Enfield Bullet.

Unlisted and scarce variant with a very shallow cavity. Perfect condition. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

$35.00

BLT 4. Dug .69 Cal. Confederate Gardner Bullet.

M&M # 168. Great dropped example that was recently dug near Shiloh TN. by Brant Arnold.

$125.00

BLT 5. Dug .69 Cal. Confederate “Deep Base” Gardner bullet.

M&M # 168, Extremely rare deep cavity version of this quintessential Confederate bullet manufactured by the Richmond Laboratory. Flawless with a slick patina. Dug N. Carolina Coast.

SOLD

BLT 6. Dug Confederate Gardner Bullet Variant. 577 Cal.

M&M # 173. Tall and sharply pointed type that is distinctly different from the Richmond Lab standard and was produced in very limited numbers, possibly at a different arsenal. They are more common in Western Theater sites. This dropped example is very nice. Dug near Dallas, GA.

$25.00

BLT 7. Dug .70 Cal. U.S. Two ring “Prussian” Bullet.

M&M # 211. Rare bullet in flawless dropped condition. Dug by Brant Arnold in a Yankee Camp near Crump’s Landing, TN.

SOLD

BLT 8. Agar “Coffee Mill” Machine Gun Cartridge .58 Cal.

Rare iron cartridge with intact nipple for the percussion cap. All you need is the bullet itself to complete the display.

$175.00

BLT 9. Dug U.S. “Machine Grooved” Rifle Bullet .70 Cal.

M&M # 337. Great looking dropped example. I dug this one on a residential lot in Tullahoma, TN.

SOLD

BLT 10. Dug U.S. “Machine Grooved” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M #410. This distinct looking bullet was dug near Crump’s Landing, TN. and is in flawless condition.

$15.00

BLT 11. Rare Confederate “Hessian” Pattern Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 559. Very rare bullet and this one is flawless. Dug near Shiloh, TN. or Corinth, MS.

SOLD

BLT 12. Dug .577 Cal. CS “Marshall Arsenal” Enfield.

Great condition. Dug by Terry Waxham at the Marshall, Texas Arsenal site.

$15.00

BLT 13. Dug .54 Cal. Confederate”Tall” Enfield.

This bullet measeures 1.25″ tall and is in superb condition. These are only found in late war Western Theatre sites. This particular one was dug by Greg Johnstone near Brentwood, TN.

$25.00

BLT 14. Dug Confederate .36 Cal. Revolver Bullet.

Unlisted in McKee and Mason but related to M&M # 97. Dug near Colonial Heights, VA .

$35.00

BLT 15. Dug Confederate “Tower” Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 215. Perfect dropped example dug by Bob Bankston near Bovina, MS.

$45.00

BLT 16. Dug .69 Cal. Confederate Teat Base Bullet.

Nice dropped bullet dug recently near Yorktown, VA. They are also found in the Shenandoah Valley.

$28.00

BLT 17. .577 Cal. Confederate Teat Base Bullet.

Also known as a “Georgia Troops”  Bullet. Excellent condition.

$15.00

BLT 18. .54 Cal Confederate Teat Base Bullet.

Nice example. Dug in Northern VA.

$20.00

BLT 19. Dug .71 Cal “Austrian” Bullet.

M&M# 314. Big, fat and odd looking 3 ring rifle bullet in perfect dropped condition. Note truncated cavity. Dug near Corinth, MS.

$25.00 

BLT 20.  Excavated .58 Cal. Confederate Rifle Bullet.

M&M # 398. Scarce Confederate Bullet with very thick conical base. This flawless example was dug by Ray Treece near Shiloh, TN.

$25.00 

BLT 21. Unknown .72 Cal. blunt nose “Hog” bullet.

This bullet came from an advanced bullet collection and I have never seen another like it. It is not at all like any of the European bullets from the Crimea etc. I call it a “hog” because it is massive. Measures 1.050″ X .711″. Does not appear to be excavated. Any info on this bullet would be appreciated.

SOLD

BLT 22. Dug CS “N.B.Forrest” Rifle Bullet.

Unusual Enfield pattern bullet in excellent dropped condition. These .54 Cal. bullets are scarce and are sometimes dug in Gen. Forrest’s Cavalry camps and battle sites. Dug near Pickett’s Mill, GA.

$25.00

BLT 21. Excavated .69 Cal. Confederate “Arkansas Hog” Bullet.

M&M # 608. This rare bullet was recently featured in a North-South Trader Magazine article written by Bill Gurley and Meigs Brainard. This example is in excellent dropped condition and has the Enfield type truncated cavity. Dug near Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

SOLD 

BLT 24. Dug French Dragoon Bullet.

M&M # 266, 69 Cal. This one is referred to as a “High Base French Dragoon” Bullet. Dug in Western Theatre sites. This is a superb example.

SOLD

BLT 25. Dug .69 Cal. Confederate “French Dragoon” Bullet. 

M&M # 265. Superb dropped condition. Dug at Port Hudson, LA. by Ronnie McCallum.

$25.00

BLT 26. .577 Cal.”French” 3 Ring Rifle Bullet.

M&M # 349. Great dropped condition. Hard to pin down which side used these. Dug near Harrison’s Landing, VA. by Gene Cooley.

SOLD

BLT 27. Dug .58 Cal. “US” marked 3 ring Rifle Bullet.

Scarce bullet in perfect dropped condition with a clear “US” base mark. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$65.00  

BLT 28. Dug .58 Cal. “Suhl” Bullet.

M&M # 297. Nice looking Confederate Bullet. Dug near Chickamauga, GA. Close to the Golf Course.

SOLD

BLT 29. Dug .55 Cal. “Suhl” Bullet.

M&M # 298. These bullets are thought to have been produced for the Confederacy at Nashville, TN.

$15.00

BLT 30. Dug .58 Cal. Williams Type II Cleaner bullet.

M&M # 538, Very nice dropped cleaner bullet. Provenance unknown.
$15.00

BLT 31. Dug Confederate “New Austrian” Bullet.

M&M # 108, .577 Cal. These were actually produced in Raleigh, NC. at the School of the Deaf and Blind which was turned into an ammunition lab by the State of North Carolina to supply the State Troops serving the Confederacy. Perfect condition, Dug N. Virginia. Scarce bullet.

SOLD

BLT 32. Excavated Confederate .577 Cal. ‘New Austrian” Bullet.

M&M # 108. Another scarce variety from the Raleigh Arsenal which was originally the Raleigh School for the deaf, dumb and blind. Excellent dropped condition. Dug near Funkstown, MD.

SOLD

BLT 33. Dug .69 Cal. Raleigh Arsenal or “Carcano” Rifle Bullet.

M&M # 199. A Perfect example of this strange looking bullet. Dug near Richmond, VA.

SOLD

BLT 34. Dug Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Perfect dropped Confederate bullet used by North Carolina Troops. Dug N. Virginia.

SOLD

BLT 35. Dug Raleigh Arsenal Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 201. Scarce smaller caliber used in Austrian Rifles and used by North Carolina Troops. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$85.00

BLT 36. Dug Confederate .54 Cal. Raleigh Arsenal Bullet.

M&M # 201. A scarcer variant of the Raleigh Arsenal or “Carcano”. Dug near Kinston, NC. by John McAden.

$85.00

BLT 37. Dug .52 Cal. U.S. Joslyn Carbine Bullet.

A nice droped example. Dug in a Federal Cavalry camp near Savannah TN.

$10.00 

BLT 38. Dug U.S. Walch Pocket Revolver Bullet .31 Cal.

M&M # 150. Scarce dropped example dug near Winchester, VA. Perfect condition.

$65.00 

BLT 39. Rare .50 Cal. Confederate Morse Carbine Bullet.

This perfect dropped example was found by Roger Jarrell near Cheraw, SC.

HOLD

BLT 40.  Excavated .55 Cal. Confederate Merrill Bullet.

M&M # 67. This carbine bullet hails from the Richmond Laboratory. There is also an identical .44 Cal made version for Army Revolvers. Perfect condition. Dug near Colonial Heights, VA.

$55.00 

 

BLT 41. Dug U.S. .69 Cal. “Ringless Prussian” bullet.

M&M # 211. Rare bullet in flawless condition. Associated with Ohio Troops. Provenance of Corinth, MS area.
SOLD 

BLT 42. Dug .52 Cal. Spencer Cartridge.

Really nice one dug by J.B. Harrell at Eastport, MS.
$15.00

BLT 43. Dug Maynard Carbine Cartridge .50 Cal.

M&M # 168. Complete dug Cartridge in superb condition. Dug at Eastport, MS. by J.B. Harrell.

$65.00 

BLT 44. Dug .58 Cal. U.S. 3 piece Shaler Bullet.

M&M # 519. Found together near Fredericksburg, VA.

SOLD  

BLT 45. Dug .50 Cal. Rubber Cased U.S. Smith Carbine Bullet.

Perfect dropped bullet. Dug near Dallas, GA.

$8.00

BLT 46. Dug .52 Cal. Confederate 4-Ring Sharp’s Bullet.

Perfect dropped example of this scarce Confederate bullet. Dug near Brandy Station, VA.

$65.00

 BLT 47. Dug Confederate Sharp’s Variant .54 Cal.

M&M # 179. Known as an 1858 Sharp’s according to Mason and McKee. Recent research shows that these crude bullets were made by a Confederate Arsenal in Nashville, TN. Dug by Brant Arnold near Shiloh, TN.

SOLD

BLT 48. U.S. Sharp’s .52 Cal. Bullet with conical cavity.

Scarce Sharp’s variant in perfect dropped condition. Dug by Ray Treece near Shiloh, TN (private property).

$25.00

BLT 49. Excavated U.S. 3 Piece Shaler Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 520. This variant is the most commonly encountered. Perfect condition with all three pieces dug together and not married from pieces. Dug near Stafford, VA.

SOLD 

BLT 50. Dug U.S. Warner Carbine Cartridge .50 Cal.

Nearly identical to the .52 Cal Spencer pattern but only much rarer. This one is as nice as they come. Dug by Robert McDaniel near Gravelly Springs, AL. A relic of James H. Wilson’s 1865 Raid.

$95.00

BLT 51. Excavated .58 Cal. “Shaler” three piece bullet.

Perfect example. All 3 pieces dug together near near Stafford, VA. This is the scarcer of the three variants.

SOLD

BLT 52. U.S. Burnside Carbine Cartridge .54 Cal.

Perfect and untouched condition. Ready for your Burnside Carbine display.

SOLD

BLT 53. .52 Cal. M-1860 Spencer Cartridges.

Nice group of non excavated Spencer rounds. Perfect compliment to your Rifle or Carbine.

SOLD

BLT 54. Enfield Rifle Musket Cartridge .577 Cal.

Complete and perfect. These are getting increasingly harder to find. Essential companion to your P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket or Carbine.

$250.00

BLT 55. British Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Rare cylindrical cartridge in excellent condition. A necessity for any Confederate Cartridge Collection. Imported from England through the blockade.

$495.00

BLT 56. Augusta Arsenal Enfield Cartridge .577 Cal.

This scarce Confederate Cartridge originally came from a packet of ten marked “AUGUSTA ARSENAL”. Very good condition.

$495.00

 BLT 57. U.S. Linen Cartridge for Sharp’s Carbine .52 Cal.

Perfect condition, all you need now is a Sharp’s Carbine to display it with.

HOLD

BLT 58. U.S. Rubber Cased Rifle Musket Cartridge .58 Cal.

Very rare cartridge. Identical to the .50 Cal. Smith Carbine but in .58 Cal.

$395.00

BLT 59. Columbus Ordnance Depot Buckshot Cartridge .69 Cal. or 12 Gauge for Shotguns.

Near mint condition. Separated from an original Columbus Depot marked package of ten cartridges. Perfect to display with your Civil War Period Shotgun.

$495.00

BLT 60. U.S./C.S. Buck and Ball Cartridge .69 Cal.

Most likely a Confederate Cartridge as the Union armies had phased out .69 Cal. muskets by the middle of the war. Perfect condition and a great compliment to your M-1816 through M-1842 Musket.

$250.00

BLT 61. Gomez and Mills .410 Cal. 90 Bore Sharp’s Rifle Cartridge.

Extremely rare cartridge in flawless condition. These bullets are dug in the trans Mississippi Theater and were known to be used by Missouri Troops. Some examples are also known from the Corinth – Shiloh area.

$450.00

BLT 62. Non excavated .12 mm. Pinfire Revolver Cartridge.

One of the more common calibers. This cartridge is flawless and would display great with your Belgian or French made Pinfire Revolver.

$35.00

BLT 63. Dug and fired U.S. Sharp’s and Hankins Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 515. Scarce bullet. Even scarcer fired with all the rifling marks of the carbine’s bore. Not distorted at all. These had a brass cartridge. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

SOLD

BLT 64. Dug Confederate 3 Ring Carbine Bullet .52 Cal.

Unlisted and quite rare. This odd bullet has a plug type cavity and three very light rings. Corinth, MS.

$55.00

BLT 65. Dug Confederate “Mississippi” Rifle Bullet.54 Cal.

M&M # 301. Perfect dropped example dug near Prairie Grove Arkansas by Meigs Brainard. Cavity is the truncated cone type.

$150.00

BLT 66. Dug .54 Cal. “Ploennies” Bullet.

Unlisted in M&M. Rare bullet of German origin. Dug near Richmond, VA. A fired and dropped example were also recovered near Dallas, GA. and were featured in the American Digger Magazine.

SOLD

BLT 67. Dug .54 Cal. “Tennessee” Rifle Bullet.

M&M # 438. Much rarer than the smaller variant. Dug on the Shiloh retreat route near Mickey, TN.

$85.00