by Moody Adams In Columbia, SC a exhibit, "Through Fiery Trials: Religion in the Civil War" at the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, features a Bible with a bullet in it.
The Bible that had the most impact on the man carrying it is the one belonging to Walter Counts of the 13th South Carolina Infantry. It has a bullet embedded in it. The Lutheran soldier from Lexington, SC was later killed. But the Bible saved his life one time.
"The more we read firsthand accounts, the more we learned how important religion was in sustaining people and reconciling them afterwards," said Museum Curator of Education Joe Long.