Contributed by Bethel Historical Society
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 Salem Church.
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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Bethel (Me.)--History
- Bethel (Me.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864). Bethel Company
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864). Company I
For more information about this item, contact:Bethel Historical Society
P. O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012
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