ErnieMac, I want to update you and the Forum that I have discovered the real story about my Confederate great uncle's, Pvt. John Calvin Hawkins' so called firing squad execution in Izard County, AR in December 1863. Union Col. William Monks concocted the story in his book "A History of Southern and Northern Arkansas" to cover up that Monks himself captured and murdered John Calvin Hawkins.
I am a very luck guy, l located the M & M #642 Hall Variant for my bullet mold. The rarity of this particular bullet is extreme. Thanks to a very nice dealer that happen to have one of these rare bullets l am so happy, now l have a bullet that my brass mold casts. Which once l get the bullet which is costly at least for me, l am going to list it on eBay. Thanks to the nice members that wished me luck.
Shazzbat! They did it again! Somebody in Bangladesh put an unauthorized $1 charge on my credit card. Bank noticed it, & is cancelling my card. Glad they did before it was a $100 charge! But, now I'm without plastic for a week or more, 'til they send me a new one. And I've got bills due! ... Gotta go write some checks.