JUST ADDED ON 12/10 - THE BATTLE OF GAINES MILL - Pulled/Misfired Enfield Bullet with Intact Wood Plug - with copy of collection label
This pulled/misfired Enfield bullet still has the intact wood plug in the cavity. The plug falls out easily and reveals a dark powder stained cavity area. It was found at the Gaines' Mill battlefield (sometimes called the First Battle of Cold Harbor in older collections), probably in the 1960s (that seems to be when this relic hunter was active there). 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.