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Confederate Gardner Bullet dug at Fredericksburg; VA battlefield 1971


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This is another nice bullet being offered, it is It is a .58 caliber Confederate Gardner bullet. Due to the integrity of this bullet, it is often referred to as a “soft-tissue impact”. This meaning that it possibly struck a soldier, because of the smooth deformity of the bullet. Known examples from bullets that struck soldiers have similar characteristics. It was dug by one of the locals in April, 1971 at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Battlefield.

On November 14, 1862, Union General Ambrose Burnside sent a corps to occupy the vicinity of Falmouth near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Lee reacted by entrenching his army on the heights behind the town. On December 13, after pontoon bridges were laid, Union forces crossed the Rappahannock River under fire.

Burnside mounted a series of futile frontal assaults on Prospect Hill and Marye's Heights that resulted in staggering casualties. On December 15, Burnside called off the offensive and recrossed the river, ending the failed campaign.

This is a neat bullet and one that I had for many years. I just picked up a new collection that has some well documented bullets included, mostly from Gettysburg. I will be listing new ones as I get time.

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