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Civil War Soldier's Wedding Band recovered at Fredericksburg (SOLD)

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This is another nice piece being offered, it is a Civil War Soldier’s Wedding band. It is made of brass, just as many examples of the period. Similar examples are in “Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian”, by Howard Crouch. This unique item was recovered in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside. The Union Army's futile frontal attacks on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city are remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the war, with Union casualties more than three times as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates. A visitor to the battlefield described the battle to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as a "butchery”.

This ring is in very nice condition with a great untouched patina – just as it was dug. Most rings from the period tend to be plain but this example has a unique design to the outside. No doubt the soldier who lost it was very upset, that is if he wasn’t a casualty of the battle. In my latest book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items”, I discuss personal items such as this. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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