Riker case full of relics dug on private property from the Battle of Shiloh. The lot includes two .69 caliber Minie balls, six .69 caliber round balls, eight Confederate and Union three-ring Minie balls, two .44 caliber pistol bullets, a hard impact fired bullet, a brass toe tap, a piece of a sash buckle, and two suspender clips. The Battle of Shiloh was an early battle in the Western Theater of the Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee near Pittsburg Landing. The Union Army of the Tennessee (Major General Ulysses S. Grant) had moved via the Tennessee River deep into Tennessee and was encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the Tennessee River, where the Confederate Army of Mississippi (General Albert Sidney Johnston, P. G. T. Beauregard second-in-command) launched a surprise attack on Grant's army from its base in Corinth, Mississippi. Johnston was mortally wounded during the fighting; Beauregard took command of the army and decided against pressing the attack late in the evening. Overnight, Grant was reinforced by one of his divisions stationed farther north and was joined by three divisions from the Army of the Ohio (Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell). The Union forces began an unexpected counterattack the next morning which reversed the Confederate gains of the previous day. The Battle of Shiloh was the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War up to that point, with over 23,000 casualties.
Comes housed in a 8 x 12 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: REL 099 / SOLD