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 Posted: Thu Jan 18th, 2007 04:18 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

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Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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The Confederate minie balls had 2 bands instead of three.....However, I can't say ALL had only 2 bands.

They began to manufacture 2 bands instead of three as a result of material shortages....Again, however, three-banders could have been captured and used by the Confederates OR could have been run through a blockade OR manufactured by the CS. If it were a two-band, then I'd suggest a preponderance of evidence could lead to a conclusion that it was fired by a CS soldier; although a CS soldier could have used either a two band or three band (too many possibilities!!).

So, knowing how many bands, could possibly lead to a conclusion....Who knows??


Albert Sailhorst, Scott's TN Battery

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