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Bullet, Minie

Date:
1863
Description:
Summary: Block of wood embedded with a rifle ball was cut from a tree on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There is a hook at the top for hanging. Pasted on the wood is a label: Of Culp's Hill, Gettysburg. Another label reads: Gettysburg, Pa. July 2,3, '63. The Union loss was 2,834 killed, 13,713 wounded, and 6,643 missing. The best estimates put the Confederate loss at 5,000 killed, 23,000 wounded and 8,000 unwounded prisoners. -- Color: Brown, gray -- Item Count: 1 item -- Dimensions: 10 cm high, 9 cm deep, 20 cm wide
Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, metal, Minie balls, wood (plant material)
Partner:
Ohio History Connection
Source:
http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=Museum_Collections.STAR_Record_No=64123
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