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Catalog Number 01137
Object Name Bullet
Description Shells, four (4) dug from Reno Hill (45-70 or 45-55). 1873 design: straight rimmed case slightly inclined toward front, .458 inch diameter at neck, .608 inch diameter of rim, 2.105 inch long, 2.55 inch with bullet. Cases use the Benet inside primer. Casings are partially crushed and show various amounts of patina and soil coverage. Silicone glue remains attached from previous exhibit use in the 1970's. Original label: Dug from ruins of Reno's entrenchment on Reno Hill, June 24, 1926. These were found to the east of the present newly made road in the line of entrenchment about one-quarter mile from present site of the marker locating the spot where Lt. Hodgson fell in the retreat up the east bluff of the Little big Horn. No. 1137.
Source Burnside, Dr. Raymond
Received Date 06/24/1959