Civil War 6 lb Solid Shot and Bayonet

These artifacts were recovered in a field on private land. Both attest to the ferocity of battle that occured on or around Late August of 1862. Much of the land had been previously developed and further development is imminent so its a race agaisnt time to recover what we can before the dozers get to it.

6 lb solid shots were not uncommon and were used by both sides. The bayonet was recovered by a friend (who gained the permission for us to be on the land ) not far from this solid shot and numerous dropped and fired bullets were also found nearby. My wife is doing the research to try and identify potential units in the area. I am in process of having the relics stabilized using a chemical solution of sodium hydroxide and zinc.

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