JUST ADDED ON 8/13 - ANTIETAM - THE WEST WOODS / WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY COLLECTION - Washington Arsenal Bullet found in 1955
This dropped .58 caliber Washington Arsenal bullet (star in the cavity) was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1955. 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. I have included a photo of the original label that was on the box, but the box and label are not included with this item. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will include a letter with the specific provenance.