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  • Relics from the Cornfield, Battle of Antietam / SOLD

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    Relics from the Cornfield, Battle of Antietam - Inventory Number: GRO 044 /SOLD

    Collection of excavated relics from the Miller Cornfield area of the Battle of Antietam, some of the hardest fought ground in America. The lot has a selection of dropped and fired Union and Confederate bullets, including a dropped .54 Gardner, fired Enfield bullet, Minie balls and round balls. The brass relics include a knapsack triangle, rifle sling hook, friction primer piece, brass flat buttons, a cufflink, and an Indian Head cent. The Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, was fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek. Part of the Maryland Campaign, it was the first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War to take place on Union soil. It remains the bloodiest day in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing. 

    Comes housed in an 8 x 12 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.


     Inventory Number: GRO 044 / SOLD