JUST ADDED ON 3/9 - THE BATTLE OF WHITE OAK SWAMP / SEVEN DAYS BATTLES - Fired Long Enfield Bullet - Found in 1971
A fired long Enfield bullet (1 1/4 inches) - it appears to be about .52 caliber, but might also be a stretched bullet (this happens when a bullet is fired from a fouled musket barrel). It was recovered at White Oak Swamp in 1971. It was in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. This bullet was found in April of 1971 according to the label that was with the larger group of relics that they were included with (a photo of this label is shown, but it is not included with the item). The fighting at White Oak Swamp was really connected to the larger battle known as Glendale or Frayser's Farm. The Battle of Glendale took place on June 30th, 1862 - the sixth day of the famous Seven Days Battles. Although it is not as well known as Malvern Hill or Gaines' Mill, the battle was intense, involving over 80,000 troops and almost 7500 combined casualties. I will include a letter containing the specific provenance information.