Joseph Benton Sawyer, Co I, Michigan Cavalry. Joseph Benton Sawyer, a veteran of the Civil War and a survivor of the battle of Franklin and the Civil War. Joseph was a Corporal in the Michigan Cavalry, Company I.
Collection of excavated Civil War artillery shells and fragments including a possible Confederate shell, grape shot, Schenkal, and solid cannon ball. 9 items plus approximately 24 mini balls. All found circa 1920 on owner's family property, part of the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta, GA. Private Atlanta, GA collection.
theoddmentemporium: Bullet in a Bible A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.