JUST ADDED ON 9/5 - DUNKER CHURCH / THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - Two Zouave / Ball Cuff Buttons
Two ball buttons, sometimes referred to as zouave buttons because they were the type typically used on zouave style uniforms, cuff size (13 mm - one with the broken face has a shank, the other does not) that were recovered near the Dunker Church on the Antietam Battlefield in the late 1960s. They were recovered on a farm (private property at the time) that sat immediately behind the Dunker Church (the land bordered the small plot that the church sits on). The Dunker Church is the most famous building on the Antietam Battlefield. It was a key focal point for Union attacks during the morning of the battle and the fighting swirled around it. Later, it became a hospital. A provenance letter will be included.