He was hit by a minie-ball in the left shoulder, just below the collar-bone.
He had been killed by a minie-ball squarely through his forehead.
Just at this point he was struck down by a minie-ball from the last line of a Federal force that he had victoriously driven back.
It was only some of the bark of the tree, which had been dusted into my face by a minie-ball.
Well, these minie-ball are not a very big ball, but they make an ugly wound sometimes.
There my tent-mate was wounded by a minie-ball; I was standing by his side when he was hit.
Now, for the first time, I heard the keen whistle of the minie-ball.
Presently a minie-ball came through the stove, and just grazed my head, and cut my hat.
At the sound of her master's voice the metif woman fell to the ground as if struck by a minie-ball.
Two others followed in sharp succession, and there went close by Mary's ear the waspish whine of a minie-ball.
kind of rifle bullet, 1853, named for its inventor, French army officer Claude-Étienne Minié (1814-1879), who designed it 1847-8.