Besides the Richmond Arsenal reports of stock and issues of 69 caliber ammunition through that later time period. Ive also found/excavated a fairly large number of dropped and fired 69's throughout the Bermunda Hundred Campaign action sites (May 1864) and the respective nearby Howlett Line (May64-Apr65). Also in the Petersburg/Dinwiddie environs.
Just a personal observation but in some spots did find some federal lead case-shot balls. However these tended to have a rather crude molding process that most still had a bold mold casting sprue protrusion on them. The musket balls tended to be better cast and sprue cut flush. Found several in confederate camp areas along the Howlett line that had been wormed-pulled bearing same charactoristics as those found dropped nearby. Some also found sporatic along the retreat routes from Petersburg to Amelia CH, Sailors Creek and west towards Appomattox. It would lend the impression that at least some troops were still armed with the 69's.
14th Virginia Infantry Regt Co. A & I
- 106th Penna Vol Co.F
- Pegrams Va Artillery
- 150th Sailors Creek
- 150th Appomattox-NPS
- "Floyds Folly" - Carnifax Ferry