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Object Name RAMROD
Catalog Number 0985.11.00082a
Description This is the shorter of two iron ramrods with slightly flattened ends, tied together with a string. Unlike the longer one (.82), the shorter one is bent at an angle.
Material Metal/Iron
Dimensions L-29 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Event Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Provenance These are two rammers from the Battle of Shiloh, used to mark graves.

"Rammers, two, found on Shiloh battlefield where they were serving as grave markers." (old Tennessee State Room index card)

"Rammers found marking graves on Shiloh Battlefield." (old object ID label, attached to artifacts)
Search Terms Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Subjects Burials
Graves
Gravestones