JUST ADDED ON 11/16 - THE BATTLE OF MONOCACY / AREA NE OF BLOCK HOUSE HILL - A Washington Arsenal Bullet & a .44 Caliber Pistol Ball Recovered in 1970 - from a Relic Hunter's Old Boxed Collection
A Washington Arsenal bullet (star in the cavity - the skirt is a little crushed) and a .44 caliber pistol ball that come out of a box that was labeled "Monocacy - "Area Northeast of Block House Hill" with the recovery date of March 8, 1970. I have included a photo of the original box, but this box is not included with the relic. They come from the collection of a Maryland relic hunter who stored everything that he found in small cardboard boxes that were carefully labeled with the location where they came from. Monocacy, sometimes called "The Battle that Saved Washington," was an important 1864 battle that delayed the approach of Jubal Early's Confederate army towards an essentially undefended capital. There were two block houses on the battlefield - both were part of the Union defenses. This is the first time that this relic has been offered to the public for sale having come fresh out of the relic hunter's estate. A provenance letter with the relic hunters name will be included.