What happened to all the lead balls that were fired from muskets during the civil war?



  1. emc
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    The bullets that did not hit their targets or anything else such as trees, would still be on the ground.  A few have been found over the years during excavations on battlefields, but with so many bullets fired over the course of the war, it would be impossible to find them all.  Medics that removed bullets from soldiers had no use for them, so those most likely ended up in a rubbish heap.  Not all the soldiers who died had the bullets removed first, especially if they died on the battlefield and not in a hospital ward or camp.

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