Park Workers Find Civil War Bullets In Tree
August 9, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Gettysburg (Pa.) National Military Park workers found Civil War-era bullets while cutting up a fallen oak tree, officials say.
The 148-year-old bullets were found in a fallen tree resting on a boulder on Culp’s Hill, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
“Culp’s Hill is one of the areas on the Gettysburg Battlefield that saw intense fighting,” said park Superintendent Bob Kirby, adding that finding such bullets nowadays “is a rarity.”
The sections of the tree with bullets will be added to the park’s museum after being treated to remove insects. The rest of the tree will remain on the hill.
Park officials are in the process of restoring the battlefield to the way it looked in 1863, the newspaper said.