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In overall very fine, untouched condition. The breech with a top-drilled touch hole and a decorative ball type cascable. The sides of the tube with two integral trunion pins. In overall very good, untouched condition. The top of the breech with its original touch-hole and the sides of the tube with embossed decorations. Very good bore with deeply toned dark surfaces with patches of verdigris. Nicely appointed nail-fastened hardware and spoked oak wheels with their original iron tires. Oak axels with iron strap-reinforcements; and pin-secured hubs.

Brown Bess Lead Musket Balls – 5

Stanley Snouffer located these artifacts in northern Maryland in October, This is the first Civil War artifact he ever found. He did not find any bullets! What a way to start out relic hunting! Dave Baker recovered this Union officer’s spur, breast plate, and a Gardner explosive bullet in northern Maryland with his Teknetics T2.

Washington Township High School history teacher Bob Barnshaw holds a Model French infantry musket in National Park, NJ.

Attributed to Jose de Paez, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. During the Spanish period in Texas, complex interactions between the American Indian groups and the Spanish and French sometimes culminated in violence with missions at the center. The Lipan Apache, however, had enemies among the Comanche and other northern Texas Indian groups, who, after learning that their enemies would be at the mission, attacked and burned the mission.

It was once called “the lost mission of Texas” because its exact location was unknown until the early s. The Lipan Apache, who had often raided the Spanish missions to the south near what is today San Antonio, entered into a peace treaty with the Spanish and reportedly requested a mission. The Lipan Apache were pragmatically seeking an ally and some protection from their enemies, which included the Comanche, Tejas, Tonkawas, and Bidais. Spanish officials were happy to pursue peace and establish a presence in an area they thought might soon be claimed by the French.

Lipan Apache warrior, Mine owner Don Pedro de Terreros offered to fund as many as 20 missions for a period of three years to pacify the Apache and other Plains tribes in the area. Ultimately, the mission was located a relatively distant four miles from the presidio and on the other side of the San Xavier River. Missionaries arrive In , Father Terreros and his missionaries, along with nine Tlaxcalans to help teach the catechism to mission neophytes, reached San Antonio.

Shortly, through messengers, they assembled a large group of Lipan Apaches, numbering 3, warriors, who were not interested in a mission or the missionaries.

Unearthing more Revolutionary history

Four items were confiscated during the raid, per the warrant: Witaschek had kept it as a souvenir. A successful financial adviser with no criminal history, Witaschek is now the first known case of a citizen being prosecuted in D. The Washington Times reported on the verdict and somewhat bizarre details of the court proceedings: Judge Robert Morin sentenced Mr. Until the final hours of the trial, both the defense and government focused the case on whether the single 12 gauge shotgun shell that was found in Mr.

i Antique Hand Forged Blacksmith’s Mini Musket Ball Bullet Mold From an estate sale is an antique bullet or small musket ball mold. Hole measures approx. 5/8″ diameter, overall length is 16 1/4″ condition is as shown in photos, some surface rust, no stamp or markings that we found, we are happy to combine shipping on items purchased!

The wound described in the Diary as others have relayed, is too vague or ambiguous a description for anything to be decided. Through and through thoractic penetrations were probably survivable when from a Brown Bess, provided the Ball entered at a trajectory from the square on front, or square on rear, which allowed it to pass in the interstitial areas where no major Blood Vessel or Organ or Bone would be effected beyond presumed contusion or abrasion short of perforation, leaving the recipient’s immune system to manage the debris or infection details.

Many instances of perforated Lungs were survived, also Time of year or probable ambient temperatures for the geography may infer degree and density of layered Clothing the recipient was wearing, also One nasty thing about big, soft, slow to moderate speed Lead ‘Balls’, is their tendency to pull strong cloth along with them Not according to my history classes on the other side of the pond.

A thoracic hit in that day was except in very rare cases fatal, similarly gut shots were fatal. The only way to be hit with a Brown Bess or similar of the day and be almost guaranteed to survive was by getting grazed. If the shot didn’t kill you immediately, then infection was the big killer. Pulling of clothing into the wound also led to much worse infections which at the time were mostly untreatable while larger pieces might be removed it was at the time impossible to remove all of them, or even find them and less risk was involved in removing the more easily found pieces and trusting to the immune system of the injured than digging the rest out.

Kaufman, Allan Carswell possibly unique if you can get a copy in it’s discussion of weapon injuries caused at this time.

Brown Bess

Badass of the Week. Casimir Pulaski “I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it. They say he was foolhardy, reckless, and placed battlefield glory above anything resolving common sense or self-preservation.

This Pre Civil War musket tool was used to extract a caliber musket ball or minie-ball bullet from the barrel of a rifle or musket. These worms/extractors though made in , were extensively used during the Civil War – especially during the beginning of the war and through the end.

This shot is described as British in origin by the author. Original patina, square bar. This shot has been in a old Colonial New York State collection. Shot marked on both ends. An extremely rare site of the Siege of Boston Scalloped flap, small wear hole in top right portion of flap, curved design to fit on waist. The tinned tube type manufacture started during the Revolutionary War. From an old Virginia collection. This box has definitely seen use with good honest wear A usually nice example From an old New England Collection, hardwood base.

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It was a foggy, dank day in the Crimea , perfect for surprise and ambush. The Russians took quick advantage of it, throwing their weight against an ill-prepared line of British troops in the Battle of Inkerman. The major reason for the surprising performance of the British troops was their use of the then new rifled musket, the primitive British model of

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At the turn of the 20th century the site was located on both the Eaton and Schaub farms. The north- eastern portion of the site was destroyed by gravel mining in the s, and the remaining eastern portion of the site was destroyed by construction of a nursing home in the early s. The Eaton site was chosen for excavation in in part due to a concern that it might undergo additional development further destroying the site.

The major portion of the site which remains is now owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. During the Buffalo Creek Reservation period, ca. In the area of the Eaton site was included in a land purchase by the Community of True Inspiration, a religious group from Germany, and its members founded the settlement of Ebenezer in what is now West Seneca Pace They were a communal farming society, but it is not known whether they farmed the area of the site.

In the Ebenezers moved to Iowa, where they established the village of Amana. Following the sale of Ebenezer lands, a property line bisected the site, and farming became the major activity during the last half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th. Between and , William Engelbrecht directed 17 summer archaeological field schools on the site.

Found a musket ball

Mail icon Was it an artifact from the Battle of Red Bank in ? A lead musket ball? Tim Reno of Toms River, N. The find in National Park had probably been there years, ever since England’s Hessian allies massed for an attack on the Americans at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. Mercer – along with Fort Mifflin on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River – had prevented British ships from supplying the Redcoat army occupying Philadelphia. The Hessians wanted to eliminate it.

Over the years cannon and musket balls have been found throughout the cemetery. At the top of Oak Hill is the burial place of Lt. Col. Henry Monckton. He was the highest ranking British officer to be killed in .

I would guess, to the s- possibly the Civil War era. It has an unusual square feature at the end of one handle; the other handle comes to a point. The mold has all-over pitting and may be a dug relic. However, it operates easily and the ball molds are clean. I appreciate your interest in my auctions. Please make your payment within 5 days of the auction’s end.

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Cannon balls, toe bones, rifle flints and musket balls unearthed in county gardens up for auction

This maintenance happens every spring to help keep the Trail clean and user friendly through the summer months. Every season we always strive to refresh our signage and add new signs that will enhance the overall education of the public as they hike these trails. If you can magnify the picture you can see part of the Horn that has Getchells name and the inscription of Vasselboro Maine where the Getchells were from. The scene depicted on the powder horn resembles that of the Boston Massacre but that is only a guess on my part.

Oct 25,  · Dating round balls as a practical matter is impossible, due to their very long period of use in the same form. Brickie UTC #3 Thanks for your reply, makes good sense, you have it so why not use it.

The cartridges show a head stamp 11 6 C for Cordite not black powder. The packet remains in excellent condtiin save one open co New Item Email Price: A scarce box of Remington built for the Remington rolling block sporting and the 3 Hepburn Rifles only. S primer H Solid head. All original cartridges to the box and all rate exc Sealed packet of 38 revolver cartridges. This packet has the instruction for the saving of the spent shells for reloading. Partial box of sport loads No 5 ch.

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Battlefield Ammunition:Musket Balls and Shot

Tarleton’s force of British in the King’s Army were sent against men under Morgan. The Colonial forces conducted a double development of Tarleton’s force, and suffered casualties of only 20 killed and 69 wounded. Tarleton was one of around British troops to escape. A small force of the Continental Army under the command of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan had marched to the west of the Catawba River, in order to forage for supplies and raise the morale of local Colonial sympathizers.

While the looser-fitting musket ball reduced the effective range of a single musketeer firing at a single man-sized target to around 50 yards (46 m) to 75 yards (69 m), the Brown Bess was rarely used in .

Musket Balls and Shot I have been metal detecting for over 30 yrs. I have found a variety of musket balls in my time. I always wondered about the origin and history of such a find. My knowledge is weak in this area. I also purchased his book, which has a wealth of great information and details on everything you need to know in this field. Are you a history enthusiast who enjoys weaponry?

Excited about the Colonial Revolution and finding out more about Civil War items? You will like what I have to talk to you about today! He is a battlefield archaeologist with over 30 years of experience in the field! He has written mostly about the Revolutionary War-era historical archaeology. The book also includes contributions by Henry M.

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