|Description||This is a length of a tree trunk or branch with only bark remaining and pierced with irregular metal fragments.|
|Dimensions||H-10.5 W-5 inches|
|Event||Battle of Chickamauga|
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."
Battle of Chickamauga
items struck by bullets