2011-08-18 / Local & State

Chain Saw Reveals Civil War Bullets At Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Workers cutting up a fallen tree at Gettysburg National Military Park came across some Civil War artifacts when their chain saw struck bullets that were buried in the tree’s trunk.

Park Superintendent Bob Kirby said Tuesday the bullets were discovered last week while crews were cutting through the oak tree on Culp’s Hill, where there was intense fighting in July 1863.

Kirby says it was common to find bullets there 100 years ago but now it’s a rarity.

Officials say two sections of the tree’s trunk where the bullets were found have been removed. They will be treated to remove insects and mold and later added to the park’s museum collection.

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