JUST ADDED ON 11/13 - THE BATTLE OF GAINES' MILL / SEVEN DAYS BATTLES - Massachusetts Coat Button Face
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This face of a Massachusetts coat button (21 mm - slight push in face - retains about 75% of the gilt)was found at the Gaines' Mill battlefield in the 1980s. Gaines' Mill was the second battle of the famous Seven Days Battles of 1862. Although the battle was fought by only a portion of each army, the fighting was intense and costly. The Union position around the Watt House was eventually broken (after a Confederate attack spearheaded by Hood's Texans) but at the cost of almost 15,000 combined casualties. A provenance letter will be included.