JUST ADDED ON 11/30 - RUDE'S HILL / 1862 CS SITE / 1864 BATTLE - Neat Rear Impact Fired Confederate Gardner Bullet with Ram Rod Mark
A fired Gardner bullet with ram rod impression on the nose which must have tumbled in mid air and struck its target from the back first causing the skirt to peel up. It was recovered from Rude's Hill in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This bullet comes from the collection of Wilbur Bedall, a thirty year relic hunter who amassed a large collection of artifacts and carefully recorded the location of recovery for the items that he found. Rude's Hill was used by Stonewall Jackson's army during the 1862 Valley Campaign and was the site of an 1864 battle fought while Sheridan pursued Early down the valley. A provenance letter will be included.