|Object Name||Rosette, Bullet|
|Description||Two lead bullets that met in mid-air to form a "rosette."|
|Event||Battle of Spotsylvania Court House|
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."
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
found on battlefield