JUST ADDED ON 10/21 - ANTIETAM - THE EAST WOODS - WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY COLLECTION - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet
This dropped .58 caliber bullet was found in the East Woods in October, 1954. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The East Woods was a key location during the morning of the battle. After being taken from Hood's Texans by the Pennylvania Reserves on the night of September 16th, Union troops attacked from this area, which bordered the Cornfield, throughout the morning of the 17th I will include a letter with the specific provenance.