Civil War Bullets

BLT 1. Dug Confederate “Shotgun Slug” .69 Cal. from Codori Farm, Gettysburg, PA.

M&M # 64. Used by North Carolina Troops and known to be produced at the School of the deaf, dumb and blind of Raleigh (which was converted to a cartridge lab). This is the scarcest of the slug varieties. Eyeballed by Ed Miller in the 1930′s. Perfect dropped condition.


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.


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

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


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

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


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


BLT 12. Confederate .54 “Selma” Rifle Bullet.

M&M # 418. Good dropped example. Found in a creek on 2nd Manassas Battlefield (private property).


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.


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

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


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

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


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.


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

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


BLT 18. .54 Cal Confederate Teat Base Bullet.

Nice example. Dug in Northern VA.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


BLT 28. Dug .58 Cal. “Suhl” Bullet.

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


BLT 29. Dug .55 Cal. “Suhl” Bullet.

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


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

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

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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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.



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.

BLT 42. Dug .52 Cal. Spencer Cartridge.

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

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.


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

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


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

Perfect dropped bullet. Dug near Dallas, GA.


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

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


 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 near Shiloh, TN.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


BLT 63. Civil War Rifle Musket Cartridge .58 Cal.

Perfect example of the quintessential 3 ring Minie Cartridge. Perfect compliment to your Springfield or Contract Rifle Musket.


BLT 64. Confederate .54 Cal Cartridge.

Here is a rare one. Listed as cartridge # 45 in McKee and Mason who say this may be a Selma Arsenal Cartridge.


BLT 65. P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket Cartridge .577 Cal.

Perfect example for displaying with your Enfield Rifle Musket or Carbine.


BLT 66. 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.


BLT 67. 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.


BLT 68. 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.


BLT 69. Dug .54 Cal. “Tennessee” Rifle Bullet.

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