JUST ADDED ON 8/1 - THE BATTLE OF GAINES' MILL - Neat Partially Melted Musket Nipple Protector found in 1963 with Original Collection Label
A partially melted musket nipple protector that was found at the Gaines' Mill battlefield in 1963. This relic was in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. 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 provenance letter will be included.