For your consideration one McKee & Mason 450 Confederate For rifle musket bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice white color. There is NO nose cast mark on these bullets. Notice the high base 1st ring & the 3 grooves are well defined. The cavity is a deeep cone. Measures about 0.57 x 0.97 inches. This bullet is labeled WEST something NEW MARKET (outside of Knoxville) US .57 HARPERS FERRY PLAIN ALTERED 566 This entire area was part of Longstreets Campaign to NoWhere. The first winter after Gettysburg.
As the crow flys I dig some 40 miles from New Market. I have dug this same bullet in 6-8 different positions & they have always been confederate positions. These bullets look similar to a US Harpers Ferry bullets but they are not.