JUST ADDED ON 9/19 - 1862-1863 CONFEDERATE WINTER CAMP / CAMP SANTEE / HILL'S CORPS / BILL GAVIN COLLECTION - .54 Caliber Bullet
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This .54 caliber bullet was a part of the collection of the famous relic hunter Bill Gavin and was in a group of relics that were identified as having been found in Camp Santee - site of the 1862-1863 winter camp for A.P. Hill's Corps near Corbin, Virginia. Bill Gavin was the first relic hunter to use a metal detector to search for Civil War artifacts (back in the 1940s - the first location was Cold Harbor) and amassed a huge collection of items in the decades that followed. Gavin wrote four books, including the well-know "Accoutrement Plates North and South, 1861-1865" and several articles and was well respected for his knowledge in the field. He passed away in 2010. I will include a provenance letter.