JUST ADDED ON 3/20 - THE BATTLE OF SHILOH - Fired Bullet - Possibly a Confederate Gardner- recovered 1974
Out of stock
This fired bullet looks like it has two rings making it likely that it is a Gardner bullet, but the skirt is too distorted to really tell for certain. It was recovered at the site of the Battle of Shiloh in June of 1974. This artifact comes out of the collection of William Reger who lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania and relic hunted at a variety of sites from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s. Reger carefully identified his artifacts with typed labels. The Battle of Shiloh was the first major battle in the Western Theater. The battle was fierce and the casualties were very high, but ultimately the Union Army emerged victorious under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant. A provenance letter will be included.