Collecting Civil War History
In the Civil War, over 1200 different types of bullets and ammunition were used, can you believe that? As a result, many hobbyists today collect civil war bullets as it has become a popular collectible. One main reason is that during the civil war, new types of firearms and ammunition were being invented, so some of the ammunition is the first of its kind.
Just like pretty much every other collectible out there, the internet really made collecting things much easier. Instead of having to go directly to the seller at a flea market or convention, you can now buy from virtually anywhere in the world with the internet. Civil war bullet collecting really took off with the help of the internet. Finding a good price guide can really be helpful if you’re a newbie, as some sellers tend to charge more than the bullet is actually worth.
Bullet molds are also a popular item for bullet collectors to collect from the civil war. Some really big time collectors even go as far as becoming a Civil War reenactor. The hobby can really open up a lot of fun.
One of the coolest things about civil war bullet collecting is that not only can you buy these from sellers, but you could just go to old battlefields and dig them up yourself. Metal detectors are a pretty helpful product for these types of collectors, as you don’t just want to be digging holes all day. Other metal items like buttons are also easily found from a battlefield with the use of a metal detector. Pay very close attention to the clues the metal detector is giving you, as some items may be buried well underground after years and years of being down there. Some battlefields prohibit people from searching for metal relics. A good place to start is to look for old home sites and open fields where smaller battles were fought, as they might not be as well searched as all the others. Keep up with current events and new announcements of undiscovered battlefields.
Searching for and collecting old civil war memorabilia has actually created some new facts about old battles that went on in those areas. Some think that it is in bad taste to dig up bullets that may have killed soldiers, however if done properly you can actually help the accuracy of the Civil War’s history. Pretty cool right?
The Civil War has always fascinated people because of the reasons for the battles. It changed alot about America, and made the country a much better place. If you’re looking for a fun hobby, where you can actually learn something doing it, civil war bullet collecting may be something for you!