Civil War Bullet Types

Civil War Bullets Found Metal Detecting in Remington, Virginia
Marc McDermott

Top Row: 3 .69 caliber musket balls. These were heavily used by the Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Also, 3 .58 caliber “3 ringer”, the most widely used bullet during the Civil War.

Second Row:  .44 Colt, .58 caliber “3” ringer, .52 caliber Sharps, mushroomed “3” ringer, .50 caliber Smith carbine, .58 caliber “3” ringer.

Third Row: .36 Colt, .50 caliber Smith Carbine, .54 caliber Merrill Carbine, ..50 caliber Smith Carbine, Williams Type I cleaner bullet, .58 caliber “3” ringer

Bottom Row: .52 caliber Sharps, .52 caliber Sharps, .50 caliber Smith carbine, .52 caliber Sharps, Williams Type I cleaner bullet, .58 caliber “3” ringer.