Park officials at Gettysburg were recently cutting up a fallen tree when they ran into some embedded bullets in the tree from the infamous 1863 battle that changed the face of the American Civil War.

The oak tree – near the grounds of Culp’s Hill –  is believed to have been around 250 years old. Officials will preserve some of the sections from the tree and will display them in the park museum on site.

Picture credit: James Kirby, National Park Service

Gettysburg National Military Park's Bob Jones with one of the bullets found in a fallen oak tree.