Block of wood. A piece of metal shrapnel is wedged inside near the center of the wood. Other cut out places in the wood may have housed other shrapnel. Smooth on all sides but the one with the visible shrapnel. A pencil inscription on the reverse of the wood is now very faint but appears to indicate that the shrapnel was fired by Brigadier General James Shield's troops at General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's troops in the Battle of Port Republic in Rockingham County, Virginia, June 9, 1862. The faint inscription is signed "G. S.?" Miller.