Iraqveteran8888 – Hopefully this video was straight to the point. If you like this concept please let us know and we will test many more old warhorses from the late 1800s and beyond. I was very surprised at the penetrating capabilities of the Minie ball. The wounds that they caused were devastating and they changed the face of warfare forever. If you got hit in the arm or leg you were likely going to lose your limb.