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Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860

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Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860

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This three-ringed bullet, shot from a long rifle, was surgically removed from the side of Daniel Martin Stearns (b. Nov. 24, 1839) of Bethel twenty years after he was wounded by it during the Civil War at the Battle of Antietam.

Stearns was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Volunteers, January 4, 1862. He received the bullet wound on May 3, 1863, and was transferred to the First Maine Veterans.

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  • Title: Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Bethel
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: metal
  • Local Code: 1976.015.0042
  • Collection: Civil War artifacts - military
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Bethel Historical Society
P. O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012
(207) 824-2908

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