Relics from Antietam
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APRIL 7TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Carcano Bullet

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This fired Carcano bullet (it appears to be a .58 caliber) was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2003 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW302

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APRIL 7TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

.69 Caliber Round Ball with Small Sprue

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This nice .69 caliber roun ball with a small mold sprue was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2003 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW316

Price - $10.00

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MARCH 31ST - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Enfield Bullet with "57" Cavity Mark

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This fired Enfield bullet (it appears to have light rifling marks), with "57" cavity mark, has an odd extra bit of lead on the side (possibly a casting flaw).  It was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2003 (with permission). The "57" mark is a little difficult to see because the cavity is a bit distorted.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW301

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MARCH 31ST - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Dropped .54 Caliber Bullet

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This dropped .54 caliber bullet was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2003 (with permission). I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW307

Price - $11.00

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MARCH 31ST - NEW!!!! Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped Tall .58 Caliber Bullet with Blunted Nose

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet, which appears to be slightly taller than normal and has a blunted nose, was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWK29

Price - $11.00

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MARCH 24TH - NEW !!! Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Dropped Bullet

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 This dropped .58 caliber bullet was found on the Roulette Farm at Antietam close to the famous Bloody Lane before 1998 (private property at the time, with permission).  The bullet was recovered by relatives of the landowners at that time and I acquired it directly from them.  The property, which had been owned by Howard Miller for over forty years, was transferred into the control of the National Park Service in 1998.   Of course, the Bloody Lane is the most famous location on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that took place there. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APBL11

Price - $18.00 

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MARCH 24TH - NEW !!! Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

.69 Caliber Round Ball

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 This .69 caliber round ball was found on the Roulette Farm at Antietam close to the famous Bloody Lane before 1998 (private property at the time, with permission).  The round ball was recovered by relatives of the landowners at that time and I acquired it directly from them.  The property, which had been owned by Howard Miller for over forty years, was transferred into the control of the National Park Service in 1998.   Of course, the Bloody Lane is the most famous location on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that took place there. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APBL14

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MARCH 17TH - NEW !!! Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Nice Fired Bullet

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 This fired .58 caliber bullet, which hit it's target straight on, was found on the Roulette Farm at Antietam close to the famous Bloody Lane before 1998 (private property at the time, with permission).  The bullet was recovered by relatives of the landowners at that time and I acquired it directly from them.  The property, which had been owned by Howard Miller for over forty years, was transferred into the control of the National Park Service in 1998.   Of course, the Bloody Lane is the most famous location on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that took place there. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APBL12

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MARCH 17TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Large Fragment from a Hotchkiss Shell

Bloody Lane?

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 This really nice fragment from a Hotchkiss shell (4 x 2 1/2 inches) was acquired by me at Rowe's Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1996.  The auction featured a large quantity of relics from Antietam.  When I asked where the relics were found, I was told near the Bloody Lane.  There was a very nice dug Colt revolver in the group in a display case that was identified with a label as having been found at Bloody Lane.  I don't know who the digger was, but most of the collection looked like it was probably recovered in the 1950s or 1960s.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AY09

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MARCH 17TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Dropped .69 Caliber Round Ball

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 A .69 caliber round ball that was found between 1975 and 1979 in Miller's Cornfield at Antietam by a Maryland relic hunter.  At that time, the cornfield area was privately owned.  Miller's Cornfield was very hotly contested on the morning of the battle and saw some of the worst bloodshed of the battle.  The skirt is slightly misshapen.   I will email a signed letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AMC41

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MARCH 10TH - NEW !!! Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

.69 Caliber Round Ball

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 This .69 Caliber round ball, which has almost no patina, was found on the Roulette Farm at Antietam close to the famous Bloody Lane before 1998 (private property at the time, with permission).  The bullet was recovered by relatives of the landowners at that time and I acquired it directly from them.  The property, which had been owned by Howard Miller for over forty years, was transferred into the control of the National Park Service in 1998.   Of course, the Bloody Lane is the most famous location on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that took place there. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APBL08

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MARCH 10TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Fragment from the Nose of a Shell

Bloody Lane?

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 This fragment from the nose of a shell (3 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches) was acquired by me at Rowe's Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1996.  The auction featured a large quantity of relics from Antietam.  When I asked where the relics were found, I was told near the Bloody Lane.  There was a very nice dug Colt revolver in the group in a display case that was identified with a label as having been found at Bloody Lane.  I don't know who the digger was, but most of the collection looked like it was probably recovered in the 1950s or 1960s.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AY07

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MARCH 10TH - NEW!!!! Antietam - The East Woods - Pulled/Misfired Williams Regulation Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1954

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This pulled / misfired William's Regulation bullet was found in the East Woods in October, 1954. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The East Woods was a key location during the morning of the battle.  After being taken from Hood's Texans by the Pennylvania Reserves on the night of September 16th, Union troops attacked from this area, which bordered the Cornfield, throughout the morning of the 17th. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWE12

Price - $12.00

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MARCH 10TH - NEW!!!! Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet with Irregular Skirt

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet with irregular skirt was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWK37

Price - $11.00 

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MARCH 10TH - NEW!!!!  Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

Fired Bullet

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 This fired .58 caliber bullet was found by relic hunter Don Abramson in an area along the Confederate right flank during the Battle of Antietam, near the famous Burnside Bridge (private property at the time with permission). Late in the battle, Union regiments that had successfully crossed Burnside Bridge began to push back the Confederate line in this area until Confederate reinforcements stopped their advance and brought an end to the battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - ABB28

Price - $10.00

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MARCH 3RD - NEW !!! Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

.58 Caliber Bullet

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 This bullet was found on the Roulette Farm at Antietam close to the famous Bloody Lane before 1998 (private property at the time, with permission).  The bullet was recovered by relatives of the landowners at that time and I acquired it directly from them.  The property, which had been owned by Howard Miller for over forty years, was transferred into the control of the National Park Service in 1998.   Of course, the Bloody Lane is the most famous location on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that took place there.  The bullet looks like has an unusual cut in the skirt which clearly happened during the battle or probably no more than 20 or 30 years after (perhaps caused by a plow) because the cut has a layer of patina.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APBL06

Price - $14.00 

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MARCH 3RD - NEW!!!! Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet - Nose Cast - Confederate

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet appears to have a nose sprue indicating that it was nose cast and probably Confederate.  It was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWK27

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MARCH 3RD - NEW !!! Antietam - Fragment from the Nose of a Parrott Shell

Bloody Lane?

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 This fragment from the nose of a Parrott shell (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches) was acquired by me at Rowe's Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1996.  The auction featured a large quantity of relics from Antietam.  When I asked where the relics were found, I was told near the Bloody Lane.  There was a very nice dug Colt revolver in the group in a display case that was identified with a label as having been found at Bloody Lane.  I don't know who the digger was, but most of the collection looked like it was probably recovered in the 1950s or 1960s.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AY08

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MARCH 3RD - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Dropped Washington Arsenal Bullet

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 A Washington Arsenal bullet that was found between 1975 and 1979 in Miller's Cornfield at Antietam by a Maryland relic hunter.  At that time, the cornfield area was privately owned.  Miller's Cornfield was very hotly contested on the morning of the battle and saw some of the worst bloodshed of the battle.  The skirt is slightly misshapen.   I will email a signed letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AMC15

Price - $12.00 

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MARCH 3RD - NEW!!!!  Antietam - The Piper Farm - .69 Caliber Bullet with Carved Skirt

Found in the 1950s

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This .69 caliber bullet, which appears to have a slice of the skirt removed by a soldier, was found on the Piper Farm in the 1950s by a Washington Country, Maryland relic hunter (private property at the time, with permission).  I acquired this bullet from the gentleman's grandson a few years after he passed away. The Piper Farm bordered Bloody Lane and the farmhouse was used by General Longstreet as his headquarters. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APIP05

Price - $14.00 

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Antietam - The Mumma Farm

Large Shell Fragment

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 This nice long artillery shell fragment (4 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches) was found on the Mumma Farm at Antietam in the 1960s (private property at the time). The Mumma Farm, which sat next to the Roulette Farm (east of the battlefield Visitor Center), was crossed by Union infantry on their approach to the Bloody Lane.  The Union soldiers faced very intense fire from the Confederates as they crossed the farm.  One soldier reported "I do not see how any of us got out alive. The shot and shell fell around us thick and fast..." The fragment has not been cleaned.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - AMUM30

Price - $16.00

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  Antietam - The East Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1954

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This dropped .69 caliber bullet, which may have been lost by a soldier in the Pennsylvania Reserves since they carried .69 caliber muskets and were in the East Woods, was found in the East Woods in October, 1954. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The East Woods was a key location during the morning of the battle.  After being taken from Hood's Texans by the Pennylvania Reserves on the night of September 16th, Union troops attacked from this area, which bordered the Cornfield, throughout the morning of the 17th. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWE08

Price - $14.00 

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Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

Fired .54 Caliber Bullet

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 This fired .54 caliber bullet was found by a relic hunter in the 1980s in an area along the Confederate right flank during the Battle of Antietam, near the famous Burnside Bridge (private property at the time with permission). Late in the battle, Union regiments that had successfully crossed Burnside Bridge began to push back the Confederate line in this area until Confederate reinforcements stopped their advance and brought an end to the battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - AGB27

Price - $10.00

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Antietam - The East Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1954

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet was found in the East Woods in October, 1954. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The East Woods was a key location during the morning of the battle.  After being taken from Hood's Texans by the Pennylvania Reserves on the night of September 16th, Union troops attacked from this area, which bordered the Cornfield, throughout the morning of the 17th. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWE10

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - The East Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1954

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This dropped .69 caliber bullet, which may have been lost by a soldier in the Pennsylvania Reserves since they carried .69 caliber muskets and were in the East Woods, was found in the East Woods in October, 1954. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The East Woods was a key location during the morning of the battle.  After being taken from Hood's Texans by the Pennylvania Reserves on the night of September 16th, Union troops attacked from this area, which bordered the Cornfield, throughout the morning of the 17th. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWE05

Price - $14.00 

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Antietam - The Piper Farm - Fired .69 Caliber Bullet

Found in the 1950s

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This fired .69 caliber bullet was found on the Piper Farm in the 1950s by a Washington Country, Maryland relic hunter (private property at the time, with permission).  I acquired this bullet from the gentleman's grandson a few years after he passed away. The Piper Farm bordered Bloody Lane and the farmhouse was used by General Longstreet as his headquarters. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APIP04

Price - $14.00 

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Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

.58 Caliber Bullet

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 This dropped .58 caliber bullet was found on the Roulette Farm at Antietam close to the famous Bloody Lane before 1998 (private property at the time, with permission).  The bullet was recovered by relatives of the landowners at that time and I acquired it directly from them.  The property was transferred into the control of the National Park Service in 1998.   Of course, the Bloody Lane is the most famous location on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that took place there.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -APBL02

Price - $18.00 

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet

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 A dropped .58 caliber bullet that was found between 1975 and 1979 in Miller's Cornfield at Antietam by a Maryland relic hunter.  At that time, the cornfield area was privately owned.  Miller's Cornfield was very hotly contested on the morning of the battle and saw some of the worst bloodshed of the battle.  I will email a signed letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AMC22

Price - $12.00

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Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

Dropped Washington Arsenal Bullet

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 This dropped .58 caliber Washington Arsenal bullet was found by relic hunter Don Abramson in an area along the Confederate right flank during the Battle of Antietam, near the famous Burnside Bridge (private property at the time with permission). Late in the battle, Union regiments that had successfully crossed Burnside Bridge began to push back the Confederate line in this area until Confederate reinforcements stopped their advance and brought an end to the battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - ABB17

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Bullet Pounded Flat - Gardner?

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This bullet was clearly intentionally pounded flat.  Rings are barely visible on one edge, but I suspect that the bullet may be a Gardner.  It was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2001 (with permission). I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW28

Price - $12.50

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

.58 Caliber Bullet with Flattened Base

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This bullet with partially crushed base was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2001 (with permission). I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW59

Price - $12.00

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       Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet - Almost No Patina

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet, which has almost no patina, was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWK15

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - Bloody Lane - Unusual Flattened Round Ball or Case Shot      

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in August, 1954

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This round ball or case shot, which has been flattened out, was found at the Bloody Lane in August, 1954. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Bloody Lane is, of course, one of the most famous spots on the Antietam Battlefield because of the vicious fighting that occurred there. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWB19

Price - $12.50

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Antietam - Poffenberger's Woods - Dropped .54 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in August, 1956

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This dropped .54 caliber bullet (which still has quite a bit of dirt on it) was found in Poffenberger's Woods at Antietam in August of 1956. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. There were two Poffenberger Farms on the battlefield - one near the East Woods and one near the North Woods. I suspect that the reference to Poffenberger's Woods might actually mean the North Woods, but I cannot be certain. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWT18

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .69 caliber bullet was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWK17

Price - $14.00

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Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

Dropped Williams' Regulation Bullet

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 This dropped Williams' Regulation bullet was found by a relic hunter in the 1980s in an area along the Confederate right flank during the Battle of Antietam, near the famous Burnside Bridge (private property at the time with permission). Late in the battle, Union regiments that had successfully crossed Burnside Bridge began to push back the Confederate line in this area until Confederate reinforcements stopped their advance and brought an end to the battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - AGB67

Price - $12.00

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   Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .54 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1955

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This dropped .54 caliber bullet was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWW26

Price - $11.00

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Antietam - Poffenberger's Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Round Ball with Mold Line

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in August, 1956

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This dropped .69 caliber round ball with mold line was found in Poffenberger's Woods at Antietam in August of 1956. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. There were two Poffenberger Farms on the battlefield - one near the East Woods and one near the North Woods. I suspect that the reference to Poffenberger's Woods might actually mean the North Woods, but I cannot be certain. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWT19

Price - $10.00

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Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped Washington Arsenal Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1955

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This dropped Washington Arsenal bullet was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWW24

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Dropped Enfield Bullet with Plug Cavity

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This dropped Enfield bullet with plug cavity was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2003 (with permission). There are a couple of small more modern marks on the bullet, either caused by the digger or farm equipment.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW69

Price - $17.50

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Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped Enfield Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1955

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This dropped Enfield bullet was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWW17

Price - $15.00

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Antietam - The Piper Lane / The Piper Farm - Near Bloody Lane - Dropped .54 Caliber Bullet        

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in February, 1955

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This dropped .54 caliber bullet was found along the Piper's Lane to the Hagerstown Pike in February 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Piper Farm bordered Bloody Lane and the farmhouse was used by General Longstreet as his headquarters. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWP19

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped Washington Arsenal Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1955

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This dropped Washington Arsenal bullet (star in the cavity) was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWW22

Price - $12.50

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Round Ball

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This fired round ball was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2001 (with permission). I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW34

Price - $10.00

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The Battle of Crampton's Gap (South Mountain) - In Front of Parham's Defensive Position

 Dropped Type I William's Cleaner Bullet

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This dropped Type I William's Cleaner bullet was found by relic hunter Don Abramson on the Crampton's Gap battlefield in the area in front of the stone wall defended by Parham's Confederate brigade before they were driven back by the attack of Slocum's Division (private property at the time with permission). The Battle of Crampton's Gap was one of the September 14th, 1862 battles at South Mountain that were a part of the Antietam Campaign. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number - ABC30

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Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped Bullet with Cavity Flaw

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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A dropped .58 caliber bullet, which has a small hole in the cavity, was found in the West Woods at Antietam in April 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods, which sits near the Dunker Church, was occupied by the Confederate left through most of the battle and was the site of a devastating counterattack which routed Sedgwick's Division, which had advanced unopposed past the Dunker Church. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWK30

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - Poffenberger's Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in May, 1960

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This dropped .69 caliber bullet was found in Poffenberger's Woods at Antietam in August of 1956. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. There were two Poffenberger Farms on the battlefield - one near the East Woods and one near the North Woods. I suspect that the reference to Poffenberger's Woods might actually mean the North Woods, but I cannot be certain. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWT23

Price - $14.00

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SEPTEMBER 9TH - NEW!!!! Antietam - The Piper Lane / The Piper Farm - Near Bloody Lane - Fired Round Ball        

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in February, 1955

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This fired round ball (or, possibly, large case shot) was found along the Piper's Lane to the Hagerstown Pike in February 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Piper Farm bordered Bloody Lane and the farmhouse was used by General Longstreet as his headquarters. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWP24

Price - $10.00

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Antietam - Fired Bullet with Deep Ram Rod Impression

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This fired bullet with deep ram rod impression comes out of an old Berks County, Pennsylvania collection of Antietam bullets and case shot most of which were found between 1960 and 1962. The relics in this collection were very carefully separated and identified with old typed labels (a photograph of the label is shown). Although this bullet was not identified by specific find location (other than Antietam), many of the bullets and relics in the group that the relic hunter recovered were found at the Bloody Lane or in the Cornfield.  A copy of the label will be sent with the bullet and I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.
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Item Number -ARG13

Price - $10.00

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Antietam - The Piper Lane / The Piper Farm - Near Bloody Lane - Dropped Bullet with Cut Off Nose 

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in February, 1955

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet with cut off nose was found along the Piper's Lane to the Hagerstown Pike in February 1955. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Piper Farm bordered Bloody Lane and the farmhouse was used by General Longstreet as his headquarters. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWP15

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

High Impact Fired .69 Caliber Bullet - Rear Impact

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This high impact fired .69 caliber bullet appears to have struck rear first. It was found on the farm that is enclosed by the Cornfield Road, Smoketown Road and Old Hagerstown Pike. During the battle, this area was between the Cornfield and the Dunker Church and also included a portion of the East Woods. It saw heavy action throughout the morning of the battle (I have included a map that shows the location of the farm during the morning of the battle). This is one of the few farms on the heart of the battlefield that is still in private hands and saw intense fighting and significant bloodshed. The bullet was found by a relic hunter in October of 2001 (with permission). There is a small digger's mark on the bullet. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW24

Price - $14.00

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Antietam - Dropped Swage Bullet - Very Light Patina

Early Pick Up? Bloody Lane or Miller's Cornfield?

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This dropped Swage bullet comes out of an old Berks County, Pennsylvania collection of Antietam bullets and case shot. most of which were found between 1960 and 1962. The relics in this collection were very carefully separated and identified with old typed labels (a photograph of the label is shown). The light patina on the bullet almost makes it look like an early battlefield pick up (as do many other Antietam bullets in the collection). Although this bullet was not identified by specific find location (other than Antietam), many of the bullets in the group that the relic hunter recovered were found at the Bloody Lane or in the Cornfield. I will send a copy of a photograph of the original collection label and I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.
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Item Number -ARG37

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - The Battle at Blackford's Ford - Dropped Gardner Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1959

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This dropped .58 Gardner bullet has a cut nose and powder stains in the cavity.  It was found at the site of the Battle of Blackford's Ford - the final action of the Antietam Campaign - in October, 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Battle of Blackford's Ford was a sharp fight that occurred on September 20th, 1862 as the Union pursuit of Lee's retreat from Antietam caught up with the Confederate rear guard. The 118th Pennsylvania, a new regiment, suffered very high casualties in this fight, its first battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWF6

Price - $15.00

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Antietam - The Battle at Blackford's Ford - Pulled/Misfired Swage Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1959

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This pulled/misfired swage bullet was found at the site of the Battle of Blackford's Ford - the final action of the Antietam Campaign - in October, 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Battle of Blackford's Ford was a sharp fight that occurred on September 20th, 1862 as the Union pursuit of Lee's retreat from Antietam caught up with the Confederate rear guard. The 118th Pennsylvania, a new regiment, suffered very high casualties in this fight, its first battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWF5

Price - $14.00

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Antietam - The Battle at Blackford's Ford - Dropped .54 Caliber Gardner Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1959

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This dropped .54 Caliber Gardner bullet was found at the site of the Battle of Blackford's Ford - the final action of the Antietam Campaign - in October, 1959. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The Battle of Blackford's Ford was a sharp fight that occurred on September 20th, 1862 as the Union pursuit of Lee's retreat from Antietam caught up with the Confederate rear guard. The 118th Pennsylvania, a new regiment, suffered very high casualties in this fight, its first battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWF4

Price - $15.00

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Antietam - Poffenberger's Woods - Dropped .58 Bullet - Unusual Deep Cavity - Flaw?

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in May, 1960

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet has a very deep cavity - it could possibly be a casting flaw. It was found in Poffenberger's Woods at Antietam in May of 1960. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. I have included a photograph on the cigar box from which this bullet originally came (the box and the label are not included). There were two Poffenberger Farms on the battlefield - one near the East Woods and one near the North Woods. I suspect that the reference to Poffenberger's Woods might actually mean the North Woods, but I cannot be certain. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AWZ04

Price - $12.00

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Antietam - Fired .54 Caliber Bullet Found in the 1960s

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This fired bullet (it appears to be a .54 caliber) comes out of an old collection of Antietam bullets that were found in the early 1960s. Although this bullet was not identified by specific find location (other than Antietam), many of the bullets in the group were found at the Bloody Lane or in the Cornfield. I will send a copy of a photograph of the original collection label and I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.
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Item Number -ARG01

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Antietam - The West Woods - Brass Spoon - Battle Damaged? 

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in November, 1956

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This brass spoon certainly appears to be battle damaged as the metal is broken and heavily twisted but I cannot be certain of this. It is about the size of a table spoon.  It was found in the West Woods in November 1956. It originally came from the Wentworth Military Academy Collection. A large collection of dug relics, most with labels or in boxes indicating their recovery location and date (apparently put there by the unknown digger), which was originally held by the academy (located in Missouri), was sold at auction in the summer of 2008. The West Woods was a part of the Confederate position for most of the battle and was the scene of a devastating counterattack upon Sedgwick's unsuspecting division which effectively ended the fighting on that part of the field. I will include a letter, signed by me, noting this provenance.

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Item Number -A416

Price - $35.00

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