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Object Name Ball, Musket
Catalog Number 0985.13.01657f
Description Musket ball: Metal ball of .69 caliber at the end of a brown paper cylinder /cartridge filled with black gun powder. Cylinder is secured with string above and below the ball. The top of the paper is folded over to contain the gunpowder.
Dimensions L-2.25 Dia-0.75 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Made Creator unknown, Confederate
Provenance The two .69 caliber buck-and-ball loads, as well as the four .69 caliber ball loads, were taken from a probable Confederate manufacture .69 caliber cartridge box marked with the initials "ML."