JUST ADDED ON 5/31 - ANTIETAM / THE PIPER FARM (BEHIND BLOODY LANE) / WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY COLLECTION - .58 Caliber Bullet found in 1955
This dropped .58 caliber bullet was found on the Piper Farm (near the lane that runs up to the house) at Antietam in February, 1955. The Piper Farm was just behind the Confederate position in the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane. The bullet 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. A provenance letter will be included.