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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.11.00168
Description This is a length of a tree trunk or branch with only bark remaining and pierced with irregular metal fragments.
Material Wood/Metal/Iron
Dimensions H-10.5 W-5 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Event Battle of Chickamauga
Provenance A piece of wood from the battlefield of Chickamauga with shell embedded in it.

Believed to be "a rough log, or section of a tree from [near?] the famous Brotherton House, on the battlefield of Chicamauga, when the thickest, direst part of that, the bloodiest battle of the war raged…. The terrible balls embedded in this old pine tree - but a terrific story - and are said to have come from both sides."

"One log wood from the battlefield of Chickamauga riddled with bullets."
Search Terms Battle of Chickamauga
items struck by bullets