Relics from Antietam
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SEPTEMBER 1ST - NEW !!! The Battle of Turner's Gap - South Mountain

6 Pounder Spherical Shell with Bormann Fuse - Found between 1979 and 1981

Likely from the Confederate Sumter Artillery, Battery B 

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 This shell from a six pounder cannon, which is much more difficult to acquire than a 12 pound spherical shell, was found by Charles Franklin on the battlefield of Turner's Gap (private property with permission) between 1979 and 1981.  The Bormann fuse appears to be the standard U.S. version, not the Confederate copy, but it seems almost certain that it came from a Confederate battery (meaning that it was likely a captured shell).  There was only one battery (as far as I can tell) at Turner's Gap that had six pounder cannons - that was the Confederate Sumter Artillery, Battery B, which was positioned on the Dahlgren Road and had three of these cannons.  Franklin primarily hunted on land, just south of the National Road, that was crossed by the IX Corps during the attack on the Confederate defensive positions (I have included a map showing this area), but his family told me that he did hunt in a few other places at Turner's Gap.  I acquired this shell directly from Mr. Franklin's family. It has been deactivated (you can see the drill hole in the shell) and has moderate pitting.  The Battle of Turner's Gap, fought on September 14th, 1862, as part of the battles at South Mountain, provided General Lee the vital time that he needed to gather his army near Sharpsburg which ultimately led to the Battle of Antietam.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - TGCF21

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SEPTEMBER 1ST - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Washington Arsenal Bullet with Deep Ram Rod Impression

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This fired Washington Arsenal bullet, which has a great ram rod impression on the nose, 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 fragment was found by a relic hunter in October of 2002 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW214

Price - $13.00 

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SEPTEMBER 1ST - NEW!!!  Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet - Early Recovery?

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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 bullet has only a light patina which probably indicates that it was an early find. 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, 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 -APBL28

Price - $14.00 

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SEPTEMBER 1ST - NEW !!! The Battle of Turner's Gap - South Mountain

Dropped .54 Caliber Gardner Bullet - Found between 1979 and 1981

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 This dropped .54 caliber Gardner bullet was found by Charles Franklin on the battlefield of Turner's Gap (private property with permission) between 1979 and 1981.  Franklin primarily hunted on land, just south of the National Road, that was crossed by the IX Corps during the attack on the Confederate defensive positions (I have included a map showing this area), although he was not exclusive to this area of the battlefield.  I acquired this bullet directly from Mr. Franklin's family. The Battle of Turner's Gap, fought on September 14th, 1862, as part of the battles at South Mountain, provided General Lee the vital time that he needed to gather his army near Sharpsburg which ultimately led to the Battle of Antietam.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - TGCF07

Price - $14.00 

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SEPTEMBER 1ST - NEW!!!   Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .58 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. I have included a photograph of the label on the cigar box which this bullet was originally housed in, but the label and the box are not included with the bullet. 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 -AWK22

Price - $10.00

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SEPTEMBER 1ST - JUST REDUCED!!!  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  Now $10.00

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SEPTEMBER 1ST - JUST REDUCED! 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  Now $7.00

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AUGUST 25TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Very Large Fragment from a 12 Pound Spherical Shell

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This very large fragment (3 1/2 x 3 inches) of a spherical shell 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 fragment was found by a relic hunter in October of 2002 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW201

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AUGUST 25TH - NEW !!! The Battle of Turner's Gap - South Mountain

Nice Mushroomed Bullet - Found between 1979 and 1981

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 This neat mushroomed bullet was found by Charles Franklin on the battlefield of Turner's Gap (private property with permission) between 1979 and 1981.  Franklin primarily hunted on land, just south of the National Road, that was crossed by the IX Corps during the attack on the Confederate defensive positions (I have included a map showing this area).  I acquired this bullet directly from Mr. Franklin's family. The Battle of Turner's Gap, fought on September 14th, 1862, as part of the battles at South Mountain, provided General Lee the vital time that he needed to gather his army near Sharpsburg which ultimately led to the Battle of Antietam.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - TGCF14

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AUGUST 25TH - NEW!!!!  Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

                 Fired .58 Caliber Bullet

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 This fired .58 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 - AGB35

Price - $10.00

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AUGUST 25TH - NEW!!!  Antietam - Poffenberger's Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in August, 1956

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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. I have included a photo of the label that was on the tobacco can that this bullet was in (along with others), but this can is not included with the bullet.  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 -AWT10

Price - $10.00

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AUGUST 18TH - NEW !!! The Battle of Turner's Gap - South Mountain

Fired .54 Caliber Gardner Bullet - Found between 1979 and 1981

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 This fired .54 caliber Gardner bullet was found by Charles Franklin on the battlefield of Turner's Gap (private property with permission) between 1979 and 1981.  Franklin primarily hunted on land, just south of the National Road, that was crossed by the IX Corps during the attack on the Confederate defensive positions (I have included a map showing this area).  I acquired this bullet directly from Mr. Franklin's family. The Battle of Turner's Gap, fought on September 14th, 1862, as part of the Battles at South Mountain, provided General Lee the vital time that he needed to gather his army near Sharpsburg which ultimately led to the Battle of Antietam.  I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - TGCF09

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AUGUST 18TH - NEW!!!  Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Dropped .54 Caliber Bullet - Early Recovery?

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 This dropped .54 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 bullet has almost no patina which probably indicates that it was an early find. 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, 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 -APBL25

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AUGUST 18TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Washington Arsenal Bullet with Deep Ram Rod Mark

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This fired Washington Arsenal bullet with deep ram rod impression on the nose 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 2002 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW210

Price - $12.00 

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AUGUST 4TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fragment from the Nose of a Parrott Shell with Fuse Threads

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This fragment (2 1/4 x 2 1/8 inches) from the nose of a Parrott shell 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 fragment was found by a relic hunter in October of 2002 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW203

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JULY 21ST - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fragment from a 12 Pound Spherical Shell with Fuse Threads

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This fragment (2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches) from a 12 pound spherical shell with fuse threads 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 fragment was found by a relic hunter in October of 2002 (with permission).   I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW202

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JUNE 9TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Bullet

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This fired 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 -AFMW310

Price - $10.00 

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JUNE 9TH - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet

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This dropped 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 -AFMW308

Price - $10.00 

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JUNE 9TH - NEW!!!   Antietam - Poffenberger's Woods - Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet - Black Powder in Cavity

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in August, 1956

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This dropped .69 caliber bullet still has some black powder in the cavity.  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 -AWT06

Price - $12.50 

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JUNE 9TH - NEW !!! The Battle of Crampton's Gap - Fired Bullet with Ram Rod Mark

Found in Front of the Position of Parham's Confederate Brigade

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 This fired .58 caliber bullet, which appears to have the impression of a ram rod mark on the nose, was found by relic hunter Don Abramson in the area in front of the position occupied by Parham's Confederate Brigade at the base of South Mountain (private property at the time with permission).  The Battle of Crampton's Gap, fought on September 14th, 1862, as part of the Battles at South Mountain, provided General Lee the vital time that he needed to gather his army near Sharpsburg which ultimately led to the Battle of Antietam.  Parham's Confederates faced the defended against the attack of the Union VI Corps until forced to retreat. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - ABC19

Price - $9.00 

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JUNE 2ND - NEW !!! Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Bullet

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This fired 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 -AFMW318

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JUNE 2ND - NEW!!!! Antietam - The East Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in October, 1954

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This dropped 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 -AWE15

Price - $10.00

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JUNE 2ND - NEW !!! The Battle of Crampton's Gap - Partially Mushroomed Bullet

Found in Front of the Position of Parham's Confederate Brigade

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 This partially mushroomed fired .58 caliber bullet was found by relic hunter Don Abramson in the area in front of the position occupied by Parham's Confederate Brigade at the base of South Mountain (private property at the time with permission).  The Battle of Crampton's Gap, fought on September 14th, 1862, as part of the Battles at South Mountain, provided General Lee the vital time that he needed to gather his army near Sharpsburg which ultimately led to the Battle of Antietam.  Parham's Confederates faced the defended against the attack of the Union VI Corps until forced to retreat. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item - ABC22

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MAY 26TH - NEW!!!!  Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet - Irregular Skirt

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 This dropped .58 caliber bullet has a slightly irregular skirt.  It 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 - AGB61

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MAY 26TH - NEW!!!!   Antietam - Dropped Bullet with Unusual Thick Skirt - Light Patina

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

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet, which has an unusually thick skirt and may be Confederate (despite the collector's label which was clearly based upon the fact that the bullet is a three ringer), 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 -ARG46

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Antietam - The Piper Farm - Neat Door Handle

Wentworth Military Academy - found February, 1955

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This large iron door handle (7 1/2 inches long) was found in the Piper Farm pasture 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 East Woods was a key location during the morning of the battle.  The Piper Farm bordered the Bloody Lane and was the site of General Longstreet's Headquarters during the battle. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance.

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Item Number -AWP26

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Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Dropped Sharps Bullet

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 This dropped Sharps 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 -APBL16

Price - $14.00

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Antietam Confederate Right Flank near the Burnside Bridge

Dropped .54 Caliber Bullet

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 This dropped .54 caliber bullet variant 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 - AGB38

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Bullet with Ram Rod Mark

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This fired bullet with ram rod mark on the nose 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 -AFMW312

Price - $11.00 

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired High Impact Bullet

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This fired high impact 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).   The bullet has a small digger's mark on it. I will e-mail a letter with the specific provenance information.

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Item Number -AFMW311

Price - $10.00

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Bullet

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This fired 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 -AFMW317

Price - $10.00 

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Antietam - Miller's Cornfield

Fired Bullet

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This fired 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 -AFMW322

Price - $10.00 

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Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Dropped .69 Caliber Bullet

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 This dropped .69 caliber bullet with plug cavity 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 -APBL17

Price - $18.00 

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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 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 -AWE14

Price - $10.00 

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Antietam - The West Woods - Dropped .58 Caliber Bullet with Prominent Mold Line

Wentworth Military Academy Collection - Found in April, 1959

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This dropped .58 caliber bullet, which has an unusually prominent mold line, 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 -AWK42

Price - $11.00

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Antietam - The Bloody Lane / Roulette Farm

Soldier Carved Bullet

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 This bullet, which had a section of the nose and skirt cut off by a soldier, 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 -APBL20

Price - $16.00 

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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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       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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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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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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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 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 - 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 - 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 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

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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 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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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

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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 - 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 - 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

Price - $10.00

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