JUST ADDED ON 2/7 - BATTERY ROBINETT - CORINTH - RARE LOCATION - Large Iron Fork
Battery Robinett, a famous Civil War location in Northern Mississippi, is a rare place to get artifacts from. I have actually never had any before now. This relic, most of a large iron fork (6 inches long), was recovered in 1979 before the area where the fort is located became a historical site / park. Although three prong forks were much more common, four prong forks were around during the war - I can't say for certain, however, that this is period - still cool though. Battery Robinett was one of the forts built by the Union Army in 1862 after it occupied Corinth. It was the scene of a most intense fighting of the siege of Corinth when Confederates attacked the location, hand to hand fighting ensued before the Confederates were forced to retreat. A famous early war photo of dead Confederate soldiers in front of the fort was taken here. A provenance letter will be included.