JUST ADDED ON 12/11 - THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM / SMOKETOWN ROAD NEAR THE EAST WOODS - New York Coat Button Face found in the Early 1970s
The face of a New York Coat button (21 mm - a little crushed - some gilt remains) 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.