GETTYSBURG BULLET-STRUCK WOOD

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Matthew Brady photographed the bullet struck trees of Culps Hill as examples of the intensity of fire experienced by soldiers in the fight and showing the indiscriminate destruction of war. Veterans appreciated their significance as well and “war logs” showing bullets and shell fragments were often exhibited in G.A.R. halls. This is a telling example recovered from Gettysburg that shows a lead bullet still lodged in place. No specific location on the field is recorded, but “Gettysburg” is visible in an old ink stamp along the bottom edge of this rectangular piece, and “Culp’s Hill” on another side.

Bullets and shell fragments picked up on the field were meaningful, but one of them stopped in mid-flight is literally a moment frozen in time that makes it clear how dangerous and terrifying the situation must have been for the participants. This is a nice example from the war’s most famous battle.  [sr]

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