JUST ADDED ON 8/22 - DUNKER CHURCH / THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - Flattened Sharps Bullet (High Impact?)
A Sharps bullet which is completely flattened - although it looks like a high velocity impact bullet, this may have been done intentionally, for some reason, by a soldier. It was recovered near the Dunker Church on the Antietam Battlefield in the late 1960s. It was recovered on a farm (private property at the time) that sat immediately behind the Dunker Church (the land bordered the small plot that the church sits on). The Dunker Church is the most famous building on the Antietam Battlefield. It was a key focal point for Union attacks during the morning of the battle and the fighting swirled around it. Later, it became a hospital. A provenance letter will be included.