The Minnie ball, which is categorized as a small arms ammunition, produced the most difficult injuries during the civil war. Specifically, the Minnie ball tore on the victims flesh on impact, thus creating enormous wounds. In most cases, injuries from the Minnie ball were fatal, and even when it did not kill on impact, it would shatter bones, and this led to the infamous amputations during the war. Wounds resulting from Minnie ball strikes would also become infected thus leading to death in some of the victims.