JUST ADDED ON 2/24 - THE BATTLE OF GAINES' MILL - Great Example of a Mushroomed Fired Enfield Bullet - with copy of collection label
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This fired Enfield bullet, which mushroomed on impact causing the lead to fold back past the rear of the bullet, was found at the Gaines' Mill battlefield (sometimes called the First Battle of Cold Harbor in older collections), probably in the early 1960s. This relic was in a large Pennsylvania collection of carefully identified relics that were recovered in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It will include a copy of the collector's original label. Gaines' Mill was the second battle of the famous Seven Days Battles of 1862. At Gaines Mill, the Union position was eventually broken (after a Confederate attack spearheaded by Hood's Texans) but at the cost of almost 15,000 casualties on both sides. A signed provenance letter will be included.