Key West Civil War battles

RSMorris

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Does anyone know if any battles took place in Key West Florida? There is a guy on ebay selling a lot of 55 bullets that look like fired minie balls he claims were dug in Key West. I worked in Key West for 7 years and never heard of anything that would result in digging so many bullets in a place as small as Key West.
 

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Does anyone know if any battles took place in Key West Florida? There is a guy on ebay selling a lot of 55 bullets that look like fired minie balls he claims were dug in Key West. I worked in Key West for 7 years and never heard of anything that would result in digging so many bullets in a place as small as Key West.
Never heard of one. The best way to tell with bullets dug in the sandy soil is the patina.
 

RSMorris

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Never heard of one. The best way to tell with bullets dug in the sandy soil is the patina.
here is a pic of the lot

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SOB8604

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Does anyone know if any battles took place in Key West Florida? There is a guy on ebay selling a lot of 55 bullets that look like fired minie balls he claims were dug in Key West. I worked in Key West for 7 years and never heard of anything that would result in digging so many bullets in a place as small as Key West.

I wouldn't be overly surprised that they were dug there? The area, albeit small has a pretty heavy Civil War presence between the Martello Towers and Fort Taylor, and I don't think Key West is probably a hot bed for CW tourism and relic digging.
 
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