Civil War Minie Ball in Wood - Spotsylvania Courthouse
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Interesting relic from an interesting battle, this Civil War minie ball is embedded in wood from Spotsylvania Courthouse battle. This neat item is from an old collection and is framed with a paper tag giving provenance on the reverse. It is obviously impossible to verify where this is from and I can honestly not tell that it is a Confederate ball. From where it was found on the battlefield one might surmise who was firing in that particular direction but here we have to go by the tag, which does have the appearance of having been there a long time. Nice, thick slice of wood. About 7x4.3 inches and a bit more then 1.5 inches deep. This is a relatively inexpensive item with some real personality.