JUST ADDED ON 8/3 - THE BATTLE OF GAINES' MILL - Pulled/Misfired Bullet with Really Deep Worm Impression - also appears Stretched?
This pulled/misfired bullet has such a deep hole / impression from the worm that the nose is flat. It almost appears to be stretched - perhaps it was rammed so hard into the musket that actual process of extraction caused it to stretch? It was found at the site of the Battle of Gaines' Mill (sometimes called the First Battle of Cold Harbor in older collections), probably in the early 1960s. This relic was in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Gaines' Mill was the second battle of the famous Seven Days Battles of 1862. At Gaines Mill, the Union position was eventually broken (after a Confederate attack spearheaded by Hood's Texans) but at the cost of almost 15,000 casualties on both sides. A signed provenance letter will be included.