Jenny Wade ballistics question

Lincoln56

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Yet there are stories of how a piece of hardtack stopped a bullet. I have a pocket bible carried by a CW soldier. The story goes this bible carried in his breast pocket stopped a bullet. The bible is dented.
I imagine in this case the bullet would be considered 'spent'; e.g. at the lowest end of its remaining velocity for this result. There are other surviving examples where bullets perforated an entire bible or other object and killed the bearer.
 
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