This excavated carved and possibly gnawed bullet was recovered from a campsite in the area of Cedar Creek, VA. and was acquired directly from the Virginia relic digger. Every now and then bullets are recovered with whittle marks or, in rare instances, intricate carvings hand-crafted by soldiers using their pocket knives just to pass the time. This example is not only carved but it also appears to have been gnawed by a small varmint with fine teeth. At first I believed the bullet to be a Confederate Gardner or Garibaldi, but I am not sure what it originally started out as. Its approximate measurements (see below) lead me to believe it is a .58 caliber when measuring the two raised rings. Two of the bullet's base sides are half moon carved with a completely carved out section directly above. A raised ring is above the carved out ring with the varmint chew marks directly above and around the upper body. Quite frankly, the more I examine this bullet the less I am sure that a varmint actually made these marks. I just can't say for sure and will let the buyer be the judge. The carved bullet has an overall tan patina and will be an excellent addition to any excavated carved Civil War bullet or general relic collection. Approximately .572 x .982 inch.
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