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Confederate Artillery buttton from Spotsylvania

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Product Description

This is another great piece being offered, it is a Confederate artillery coat button. It is the typical style which was worn on Confederate artillery uniforms. On the front of the button is the bold letter “A” in block style that denotes the artillery branch of service. This is the version that has the tin back and brass shank and both are present on the back. It was recovered from the Spotsylvania, Virginia battlefield.

The Battle of Spotsylvania was the second major battle in General Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign. Following the bloody but inconclusive Battle of the Wilderness, Grant's army disengaged from General Lee's army and moved to the southeast, attempting to lure Lee into battle under more favorable conditions. Elements of Lee's army beat the Union army to the critical crossroads of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, and began entrenching. Fighting occurred on and off from May 8 through May 21, 1864, as Grant tried various schemes to break the Confederate line. In the end, the battle was tactically inconclusive, but with almost 32,000 casualties on both sides, it was the costliest battle of the campaign.

Although being dug, this button still remains solid and displays beautifully. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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