Confederate Gardner Bullet from Kelly’s Ford, Virginia - Inventory Number: REL 091 / SOLD
Confederate Gardner bullet from an old dug relic collection, recovered from Kelly’s Ford, Virginia in 1967. The bullet is mounted with wire on a cardboard backing with typewritten description. The Battle of Kelly's Ford took place on March 17, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, as part of the cavalry operations along the Rappahannock River. It set the stage for Brandy Station and other cavalry actions of the Gettysburg Campaign that summer. Twenty-one hundred troopers of Brig. Gen. William W. Averell's Union cavalry division crossed the Rappahannock to attack the Confederate cavalry that had been harassing them that winter. Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee counterattacked with a brigade of about 800 men. After achieving a localized success, Union forces withdrew under pressure in late afternoon, without destroying Lee's cavalry. Confederate Major John Pelham was killed in the action.
Inventory Number: REL 091 / SOLD