JUST ADDED ON 9/26 - THE BATTLE OF SHILOH - Fired Bullet with Really Unusual Impact Marks - recovered 1974
A fired bullet with really unusual impact marks on the nose - unlike any I have seen before. It almost looks like this hit something serrated or ridged. It was definitely fired as there are rifling amrks and a hint of a ram rod mark. 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.