JUST ADDED ON 1/8 - THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM / SMOKETOWN ROAD NEAR THE EAST WOODS - Brass Artifact - Unknown - Small Rosette or Leather Decoration? Button? found in the Early 1970s
An unknown brass artifact (26 mm diameter), possibly a small rosette or the decoration from a saddle or strap, or maybe even a heavy button, that was recovered in the early 1970s from a farm along the Smoketown Road, very close to the East Woods (private property at the time, with permission). Major General Joseph Mansfield's XII Corps moved up the Smoketwon Road on the morning of the battle and entered the East Woods. Mansfield was killed during this advance. A provenance letter will be included.