JUST ADDED ON 11/30 - RUDE'S HILL / 1862 CS SITE / 1864 BATTLE - Confederate Gardner Bullet - Soldier Carved?
A Gardner bullet that has had a piece sliced off of the side and the nose - it looks to me as if this was done by a soldier (if it was just the side, I might suggest that it was a very early plow hit, but that seems unlikely). It was recovered from Rude's Hill in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This bullet comes from the collection of Wilbur Bedall, a thirty year relic hunter who amassed a large collection of artifacts and carefully recorded the location of recovery for the items that he found. Rude's Hill was used by Stonewall Jackson's army during the 1862 Valley Campaign and was the site of an 1864 battle fought while Sheridan pursued Early down the valley. A provenance letter will be included.