Section of tree with shrapnel

Object Number: 
1904.20
Date: 
ca.1863
Medium: 
Pine, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 71 x 10 in. ( 180.3 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Section of pine tree with three shells embedded in one side; two shell ends are cylindrical and closed, and one is a curved fragment; log wrapped in wire mesh.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this tree was cut down from the "Meyers farm" on the Chichamauga Battlefield near Chattanooga, where a battle was fought on September 19-20, 1863 between the Union Army under Roscrans and the Confederate Army under Bragg.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William M. V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group