Map, a British .577 or American .58...never mind the earlier Model 42s which are .69 cal...well when they hit you..it does not matter as much as where that you might think, they are very slow moving "balls" and of very soft almost pure lead.
Unlike modern bullets that punch their way through..they flatten and cause a lot of damage unlike modern bullets..they do not punch through bones, they smash them..and medician was not up to that sort of thing in those days...really horribible in my mind...but I have gone off track, again
I have studied Civil War and Crimea War casulities...worst time to be a soldier...weapons where far ahead of Medical treatment
Damn lost track again...funny only 3 of the members working on this thread..on another note.
The British Whitworth rifled Musket was only .455 but it was the first truly scoped sniper rifle, British made, but never taken by the British Military, however some went to American Confederate Regts...they well hailed buy the Federals as Killing a man at half a mile and dangourus at a mile...and yes they were...look them up...
So far off the original thread....