JUST ADDED ON 1/5 - ANTIETAM - MILLER'S CORNFIELD - THE WILSON FARM - Very Unusual Fired Bullet
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A very unusual fired bullet - there are clear rifling marks, but the bullet is much shorter than usual and has a thin skirt and shallow cavity. It could be that this bullet stretched when fired and that part of it was torn away, but I really don't know. It was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike (known today as the Wilson Farm). During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that was still in private hands (until purchased for preservation last year) and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. This artifact was found by a relic hunter in October of 2002 (with permission). I will include a signed letter of provenance.