3 different bullets found today, need ID help

64mercury

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Hi all,

I need a little help with identifying these bullets that I dug today. All three were just about 2 inches below the surface and cleaned up pretty easily. Found in my woods near Kennesaw Mountain.

Thanks.
 

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crashbandicoot

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Hi all,

I need a little help with identifying these bullets that I dug today. All three were just about 2 inches below the surface and cleaned up pretty easily. Found in my woods near Kennesaw Mountain.

Thanks.
Only one I can ID positively is the one on the right of the penny.It,s a modern wadcutter,most likely from a .38 Special target load.If so it should measure around .357" or so in diameter.The round ball seems to be around the same diam. as the wadcutter so I,m gonna guess 36 caliber on it. It has a prominent mold mark so could be older. The brass or copper thing I don,t think is a bullet.maybe the decorative tip to a lanyard or cord of some sort.Just a guess on that one mind you!
 

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I agree with crash about the modern bullet. The lead ball could possibly be Confederate case shot, too. The far left kinda looks like brass so I understand why Crash said what he did, but that's a Confederate Enfield bullet. A nice find. It might have a number like 57 in the hole, or it might not. Would have originally had a wooden plug in the hole (cork I think) to help with expansion. Likely came from England on a blockade runner, so that makes it even cooler.
 

crashbandicoot

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I agree with crash about the modern bullet. The lead ball could possibly be Confederate case shot, too. The far left kinda looks like brass so I understand why Crash said what he did, but that's a Confederate Enfield bullet. A nice find. It might have a number like 57 in the hole, or it might not. Would have originally had a wooden plug in the hole (cork I think) to help with expansion. Likely came from England on a blockade runner, so that makes it even cooler.
That is truly cool parsonwalker,never knew that.I learned something today,thanks.
 

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I wonder whether the hollow base item is lead or brass? I'm attaching a photo of an Enfield bullet I found near the coin (and fairly close to a colonial British garrison) with the base showing. Also notice the 3 rings and the crenelating in the grooves.
 

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crashbandicoot

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I wonder whether the hollow base item is lead or brass? I'm attaching a photo of an Enfield bullet I found near the coin (and fairly close to a colonial British garrison) with the base showing. Also notice the 3 rings and the crenelating in the grooves.
I was going on a guess.It looked like brass or copper in the pic.
 
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I'm from the Kennesaw area, you have an Enfield bullet. Probably Confederate given where you found. By 1864, the federal troops moving through Marietta would have been equipped with Spencer carbines or Springfield. Great find. The ball is tougher depending on the caliber. The confederate troops did still have non rifled long guns at this point in the war. Could also be a pistol ball. The other is a modern wadcutter pistol target round.
 

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Hi all,

I need a little help with identifying these bullets that I dug today. All three were just about 2 inches below the surface and cleaned up pretty easily. Found in my woods near Kennesaw Mountain.

Thanks.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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