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November 18, 2011

Percussion caps

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Percussion caps

Thirty-seven unfired copper military “top-hat”-type percussion caps. These were the standard caps for the Civil War-era rifled musket. The caps were found in Mills Springs, Kentucky by Dr. George L. Gates of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company A.

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