Bullet In Wood - Enfield Bullet with Boxwood Plug

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This chunk of wood has a visible bullet still solidly lodged inside as shown in the images. It is believed to be the base of an Enfield bullet with its boxwood plug still securely lodged inside. The bullet's base rim has a white patina. Both bullet and wood weigh approximately 2-1/4 ounces and its overall dimensions are approximately 1-7/8 x 4-1/2 inches. There are no repairs. It was recovered from a Civil War site in the area of the Seven Days Battles which were a series of battles occurring June 25 to July 1, 1862, near Richmond, Virginia.

Similar examples of "bullets in wood" can be found the following reference books:

  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillip, page 190.
  • "The Hammond Civil War Collection" by Mike O'Donnell & Howard Crouch, page 107, item 4.
  • "Civil War Artifacts of the Western Campaigns" by Charles S. Harris, page 195.

See above pages in additional images. 

This bullet in wood will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War bullet, battlefield, or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC10977

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MISC. EXCAVATED ITEMS , NEW ITEMS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , BULLETS

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