Alright here goes the Firearms trivia question for today.
A lighting storm hits the power lines and all of us checking out this web site get sent back to 1863 south of the Mason Dixon line.
So we get wrapped up in resisting the Federal invaders along with the other local folks.
We capture a unit of Federals and their arms. While going through their ammunition boxes we find that about every ten cartridges (Paper tube with the bulleta nd powder all tied together for speed loading) has an odd cartridge wrapped in blue paper.
These odd cartridges seem to have regular black powder inside, but the bullet is not a standard hollow based Minie bullet. Instead it has a weird disc like a washer attached to the bottom of the bullet.
What have we found???