|Description||Bullet, attached to canteen (.941) with wire.|
|Owned||Thomas Roane Barnes Wright|
|Owner Regiment||1st Virginia Artillery, Richmond Howitzers, 2nd Co. ; 55th Virginia Infantry, Co. A|
|Made||Joseph Hall Rohrman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Event||Battle of Peeble's Farm / Poplar Springs Church|
This bullet passed through the body of 1st Lt. Thomas Roane Barnes Wright on September 30, 1864 at the battle of Peebles' Farm, Petersburg, Virginia.
"He was dangerously wounded in the Confederate charge of Fort McCrae in front of Petersburg, Virginia, on the Squirrel Level Road, September 30, 1864. After lying, entirely exposed, on the battlefield for several days and nights, he was carried to the old Seabrook warehouse, and thence to Chimborazo hospital, Richmond, where for many days he lingered between life and death." (from "Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life," Volume 3, edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, p. 453).
Wright, Thomas Roane Barnes
bullets that wounded people
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Peeble's Farm / Poplar Springs Church
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries