An Arkansas fifth-grader discovered a Civil War bullet during a field trip Tuesday.
According to museum officials, Sammy Lunsford found the Carbine bullet on top of the ground outside the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren, where Union troops took position to drive a force of Confederates across the Arkansas River in 1862.
The projectile is the first found on the site since the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith took over the property in 2005 and confirms the presence of federal troops there, the museum said on Facebook.
Lunsford's find will be put on display, the post states.
The Rena Elementary School student is not the only one in his family who's contributed to the site — his grandfather, Rich Rapin, supervised the house's restoration, according to the museum.