Collection of excavated relics from the “Jug Bridge” section of the Monocacy battlefield. The lot includes dropped and fired Minie balls, Sharps bullets, and pistol bullets, as well as a canteen spout, Spencer casing, brass buttons and miscellaneous brass relics. The Battle of Monocacy was fought on July 9, 1864 near Frederick, Maryland, as part of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces under Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace. The battle was part of Early's raid through the Shenandoah Valley and into Maryland in an attempt to divert Union forces away from Gen. Robert E. Lee's army under siege at Petersburg, Virginia. As the battle at Monocacy delayed Early's march for a day, Union reinforcements had sufficient time to get to the Union capital before the Confederates. Early launched an attack on Washington on July 12 at the Battle of Fort Stevens, but the Confederates were unsuccessful and retreated to Virginia. The relics are housed in a 8 x 12 inch hinged wooden display case with glass top.
Inventory Number: GRO 050 / SOLD