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Object Name Rosette, Bullet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00088
Description Two lead bullets that met in mid-air to form a "rosette."
Material Metal/Lead
Event Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Provenance This rosette is the result of two bullets colliding in mid-air. Found on the battlefield of Spotsylvania Courthouse, April 16, 1866.

Newspaper clipping, titled "Fredericksburg, VA., Monday, April 16, 1866.":
"Knox Brothers have at their store a specimen of the war that probably has not its counterpart in the country. A Rebel and a Yankee bullet met midway, each speeding its way with about the same velocity - they struck fairly at the joint of each and united, forming a round leaden rosette, about the size of a half dollar, leaved at the edges, each side rimmed win the centre with a raised circle of the lead. It was picked up on the Spotsylvania C. H. battle-field, and must be seen to be appreciated."
Search Terms Overland Campaign
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Fredericksburg, Virginia
found on battlefield
Subjects souvenirs
Bullets