|Description||Minie ball (a) that pierced canteen. Formerly attached to interior by copper wire; now displayed separately.|
|Owned||William A. Wright|
|Owner Regiment||55th Virginia Infantry, Co. F, "Essex Sharpshooters"|
|Event||Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm|
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.
Wright, William A.
Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Seven Days Battles
bullets that wounded people