Y1047 .69 Mexican Rifle Musket Cartridge, .69 French Triangle Cavity Cartridge
Description: Here is a very scarce cartridge and is the actual example photographed in Hoyem's reference book. This is a French .69 triangle cavity bullet wrapped in a gray-green paper. These were originally thought to be Mexican musket cartridges but are indeed French. France was involved with Mexico during the 1860's so it is no surprise to find the bullets throughout Southern Civil War sites.
Measures: OAL 2.419" D .710
Reference: Hoyem Vol. 1 Pg. 36 (Actual Example Photographed)