Lot of Civil War bullets accompanied by 2 very old notes. There are 3 .69 caliber Minie balls, 3 .58 caliber Williams Cleaner bullets, 2 .58 caliber Minie balls, a .58 caliber Gardner bullet, and an unknown melted bullet.
The first note reads “3 bullets taken from ammunition left behind by rebel General McCausland after destroying the city of Chambersburg PA. Had to leave a lot of ammunition in order to haul his wounded.” Under Jubal Early's orders, on July 30, 1864, McCausland burned the town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, after it failed to pay a $100,000 extortion demand, justifying it as retaliation for the private property destroyed during Hunter's Shenandoah Valley campaign. The second note relates “bullets from Gettysburg PA found at the foot of a large rock when fired struck flattened out.” An interesting collection of early battlefield relics.
Comes housed in a 8 x 12 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
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Inventory Number: GET 349