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Civil War bayonet, ca. 1864

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Description

This bayonet, which appears to have been intentionally bent at the end, was found at Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865.

It may have been modified for use in removing bodies from the battlefield. "U.S." is stamped just below the blade.

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