JUST ADDED ON 11/8 - BATTERY ROBINETT - CORINTH - RARE LOCATION - Three Button Backs and Part of a Button Face
Battery Robinett, a famous Civil War location in Northern Mississippi, is a rare place to get artifacts from. I have actually never had any before now. These relics were recovered in 1979 before the area where the fort is located became a historical site / park. This group has three button backs (the one in the center has rusted iron on it) and part of an eagle "I" button face.. Battery Robinett was one of the forts built by the Union Army in 1862 after it occupied Corinth. It was the scene of a most intense fighting of the siege of Corinth when Confederates attacked the location, hand to hand fighting ensued before the Confederates were forced to retreat. A famous early war photo of dead Confederate soldiers in front of the fort was taken here. A provenance letter will be included.