SHILOH BULLETS IN WOOD WITH TAG FROM DON CARLOS BUELL

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Item Code: 1054-1655

This piece of wood measures approximately 10 ½” long, 2 ½” wide, and 1 ½” thick.  It contains four small caliber bullets. An old paper tag on the piece reads, “Shiloh Battlefield 4 – Sharpshooter’s bullets embedded. Given me by Gen D. C. Buell”.  Tag has some chipping and loss at lower corners. All four bullets are at least slightly visible; one more visible than the rest.

While the period tag claims these are “sharpshooter’s” bullets, I suspect they may be from a .31 caliber Colt Pocket model or something similar. Two x-rays come with this relic and clearly show the four rounds. A label shown on the x-rays reads in part, “bullets in wood from Indiana GAR Hall”.

The presenter of the piece, General Buell, was the general who reinforced the Union army after the disastrous first day at Shiloh and accounted for the change in the tide of the battle and the Union victory.

A great piece of Shiloh history.   [jet]

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