Civil War Series
3:31 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Shortage of Lead

In part 59 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the shortage of lead that plagued the Southern Confederacy during the entire conflict. Most of the commodity they used came from lead mines in Wytheville and Austinville.

Civil War bullets
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Lead shortages in the South