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Mud Ammunition

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

In the late encounter between Captain Hubbel and the Jonathans of Connecticut, at Lloyd’s Neck, the latter used balls of baked mud filled with bits of iron, and pieces of rusty spikes, instead of bullets. This shows the state of the rebels’ boastedunbounded supply of ammunition,” and at the same time accounts for the little execution done by that pious herd in their conflicts with the Britons.1


1 Smythe’s Journal, 108.