JUST ADDED ON 10/23 - THE BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA - Musket Barrel Band
A musket barrel band that was recovered from the site of the Battle of Spotsylvania. The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, fought from May 8th to May 21st, 1864, was the second major battle of Grant’s Overland Campaign. After the Battle of the Wilderness, the two armies raced to control the important junction at Spotsylvania.Lee’s Army arrived first and entrenched, forcing Grant to attack over the course of several days – the cost was another 31,000 combined casualties. A provenance letter will be included.