JUST ADDED ON 2/23 - FORT SEDGWICK - THE SIEGE OF PETERSBURG - Two "Blow Through" Bullets - WITH ORIGINAL COLLECTION LABEL
These bullets, which appear to be "blow through" bullets, were found near Union Fort Sedgwick at Petersburg, probably in the 1960s. The old label describes them as explosive bullets, but, instead, they appear to be bullets that blew through the nose upon firing because of the lead being too thin (one of the bullets is very crudely cast). These relics were in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. These bullets include the collector's original typed label. Fort Sedgwick, a prominent fort built along the Union siege lines at Petersburg near the Jerusalem Plank Road, quickly became known as Fort Hell because its exposed position subjected it to heavy fire from the Confederates. A provenance letter will be included.