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"X-Ray" of a U.S. Musket with "Buck and Ball" Round

This X-Ray shows the interior of an American musket found in the 1970's near the site of the Battle of Chateauguay in Lower Canada (Quebec). Thrown away during the American retreat, it is still loaded with "buck and ball" (a musket ball and three buck shot). Used extensively by U.S. troops during the war, this type of projectile inflicted far less serious wounds than the normal musket ball.