JUST ADDED ON 5/27 - ANTIETAM / BURNSIDE'S BRIDGE / 40 ACRE CORNFIELD - .58 Caliber Bullet - Found in the 1980s
A .58 caliber bullet (unfortunately, it looks like it took a plow or shovel hit on the base) that was recovered in the 1980s (private property at the time) on the west side of Burnside Bridge in the area where the Confederates struck the Union line during their advance after crossing the bridge (a photo of a map has been included in the gallery to show the location). This was the area of the 40 Acre Cornfield where the last fighting raged at the end of the battle. I acquired this artifact about ten years ago directly from the relic hunter who found it in the 1980s . A provenance letter will be included.