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Doc- The U.S. Civil War was a war of transition in many respects. Manufacture of armaments was one of the areas that saw machinery come into play as production tools. The use of steam engines powering a shop floor full of presses was not an uncommon sight by 1865. The best projectile the Confederacy had for the 1853 Enfield used as service issue was the Ludlum bullet. It was machine pressed from lead wire cut to length. Thomas' work on the small arms projectiles found at Gettysburg has a chapter on period manufacturing.

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