Civil War Bullets Artifact Display
The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, was a decisive and bloody engagement during the American Civil War. This pivotal battle resulted in a Union victory and is considered the turning point of the Civil War, halting Lee's invasion of the North. The conflict led to approximately 51,000 casualties on both sides and inspired President Abraham Lincoln's renowned Gettysburg Address, honoring the fallen soldiers and emphasizing the pursuit of a renewed sense of freedom in the United States.
Early in the war, the smoothbore muskets were prevalent, firing round lead balls. As the conflict progressed, rifles and rifled muskets became more common. The minié ball, a conical-shaped bullet with hollow bases, became a game-changer due to its accuracy and range. These bullets were typically made of lead and had devastating effects on the battlefield.
These displays showcase a collection of real minié ball lead bullets, preserved in Lucite acrylic. They offer a tangible connection to the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought on both sides of the war. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a collector, or simply fascinated by the stories of the past, this display is a must-have addition to your collection.