Bullet Poker Chips

Date:
c. 1861

Creative soldiers often came up with their own gaming pieces. In this case flattened lead bullets were used as poker chips. These chips came from Shiloh, Tennessee.

Description (physical):

Lead. L 3.7, W 0.7, T 0.3 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0039
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park