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Very unique heart pendant recovered at Corinth (SOLD)

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This is another nice piece being offered, it is a brass heart pendant. It measures approximately 1” x 1 1/4” and has a beaded design around the edges. The back has the remnants of a period correct pin attachment. This unique item was recovered in Corinth, Mississippi.

Corinth's location at the junction of two railroads made it strategically important to the Confederacy during the Civil War. Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard retreated to Corinth after the Battle of Shiloh, pursued by Union Major General Henry W. Halleck. General Beauregard abandoned the town when General Halleck approached, letting it fall into the Union's hands. Since Halleck approached so cautiously, digging entrenchments at every stop for over a month, made this action known as the Siege of Corinth.

Union General William Rosecrans also approached Corinth and concentrated his forces in the city. The Second Battle of Corinth took place on October 3−4, 1862, when Confederate General Earl Van Dorn attempted to retake the city. The Confederate troops won back the city for a very brief period but were quickly forced out again on the same day when the Union troops were reinforced.

Pieces such as this would usually be a gift from a loved one back home as a sign of love while away at war. This is a great little piece and am sure that the soldier who lost it was upset – if he survived. In my recent book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items” (see pictures), I have a similar heart pictured. It comes in the glass-top display case pictured.

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