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Button recovered in a Hospital Site at the Gettysburg Battlefield - SALE


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This is another nice piece being offered, it is an excavated Union Eagle General Service 20mm button. The front has the typical spread eagle. The back is missing the shank (why it was lost) and the very faint makers mark “EVANS & HASSALL PHILA” circa 1850s – 1860s. It was recovered from a hospital site at the Gettysburg battlefield.

The location of the recovery was just off the Baltimore Pike by White Church Road (see map), this was the 1st Corp Hospital site. Wounded soldiers were brought directly from the field of battle to these crude make shift field hospitals. No doubt this button came off the coat of one of those wounded soldiers. It was acquired from a local Gettysburg resident and diggers collection. Overall, this button is in nice condition.

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