JUST ADDED ON 10/6 - THE BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA - LAUREL HILL - Large Sword Bayonet Scabbard Tip with Leather - with ORIGINAL COLLECTION LABEL plus a copy of the original location label
This brass scabbard tip for a sword bayonet (3 3/8 inches long x 1 1/4 inches wide) still has a nice piece of the leather scabbard attached to it. It was found on the Laurel Hill area of the Spotsylvania Battlefield. The label that was with the group of relics that this item was found with (a copy of this label will be included with the relic) indicates that they were found at Laurel Hill on August 17, 1972. The small original label which identifies the relic will be included. This relic was in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Laurel Hill is where the Battle of Spotsylvania began on May 8th, 1864. It looks like the scabbard tip may have been sitting in dampness as one side has a bright green patina that appears to be more recent. A provenance letter will be included.