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Question by Carl Huber. Uploaded on November 13, 2010
i don't think any would have gotten the medal of honor. and with the mini ball my best guess would be that the union used larger standard calibers.
I would also guess none were awarded on the Confederate side. But just to be different, I would guess the Union mini ball would be smaller.
First question was a trick question you had to serve in the union army to get that honor. Second question although many varied caliber sizes the two main diffrences was union bullets were extruded with a U.S. pressed in the hollow base with three grease rings, confederate were dropped [molded] with two grease rings. These were the two General Differences though the south had some European imports. My info comes from a gentleman who volunters at Gettysburg and a cousin who gardens in Fredricksburg and still finds lead with her tomatoes
Since many of the CSA officers were West Point graduates and served in the Mexican War I was trying to think of one who might have been awarded the Medal of Honor but could not come up with any. Very interesting about the minis, always something new to learn.
Ish, There probably aren't any unless they were awarded after the war. The CMH was established during the Civil War and was much easier to win in those days. Example, My maternal great grandfather Joe Prentice won the medal at the Battle of Stone Creek for running out on the battlefield and carrying his wounded Commanding Officer back to safety while constantly being shot at by Rebel soldiers. While I'm proud of old Joe that would not get you a CMH today. BTW the Major died on Joe's back.
Oh and like stated above it was a Union medal.
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