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Brass Bayonet Scabbard Tip from Maryland (SOLD)

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This is another nice piece being offered, it is the tip for a soldiers bayonet scabbard, measuring approximately 3 ½” long. It is made of sheet brass with a solid brass finial; it is the typical Union issue. It was recovered in Maryland at a campsite of the 8th New York Infantry.

The B&O Railroad was the only railroad into Washington DC until after the Civil War, thus it was an essential supply train route for the Union during that time. To prevent Confederate attacks or sabotage of the bridges and the railroad, the Eighth New York and the Sixth Massachusetts regiments as well as Cook's Boston Artillery Battery took control of the area in early 1861. The Relay House itself became the occupying Union Army headquarters.

In 1861 General Butler and his troops encamped near the Relay House and Elkridge, along the Patapsco River, Maryland. It is situated in a deep valley, through which the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad runs and from which the hills on either side slope gradually to a height commanding a full view of the surrounding country. The Eighth New York Infantry was the first to arrive in the area, followed by the Sixth Massachusetts Infantry.

Because of the nature of the bayonet scabbard, the brass tips often separated from the leather because when a soldier would sit down, this area would usually press against the ground. It remains in very solid condition.


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