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Object Name Bullet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00429a
Description Minie ball (a) that pierced canteen. Formerly attached to interior by copper wire; now displayed separately.
Dimensions W-7.25 inches
Owned William A. Wright
Owner Regiment 55th Virginia Infantry, Co. F, "Essex Sharpshooters"
Event Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm
Provenance This is believed to be the minie ball that killed Captain William A. Wright, Co. F, 55th Virginia Infantry, while charging a Federal battery at Frayser's Farm, June 30, 1862. The bullet also pierced his canteen, to which it is attached. His company captured the Federal battery of five artillery pieces on top of the hill. Captain Wright is buried next to his father at Indian Neck, Essex County, Virginia.
People Wright, William A.
Search Terms Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
bullets that wounded people
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties