JUST ADDED ON 11/17 - THE BATTLE OF GAINES MILL - Fired Confederate Gardner Bullet with Ram Rod Mark - found in 1962 (the centennial anniversary year of the battle) - with copy of collection label
This fired Gardner bullet with nice ram rod impression on the nose was found at the Gaines' Mill battlefield (sometimes called the First Battle of Cold Harbor in older collections), in 1962. This relic was in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It will include a copy of the collector's original label. Gaines' Mill was the second battle of the famous Seven Days Battles of 1862. At Gaines Mill, the Union position was eventually broken (after a Confederate attack spearheaded by Hood's Texans) but at the cost of almost 15,000 casualties on both sides. A signed provenance letter will be included.