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Object Name Bullet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00941a
Description Bullet, attached to canteen (.941) with wire.
Material Metal/Lead
Dimensions W-7.5 inches
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
Provenance 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).
People Wright, Thomas Roane Barnes
Search Terms bullets that wounded people
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Peeble's Farm / Poplar Springs Church
Subjects Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Amputation
Amputees