JUST ADDED ON 5/2 - GETTYSBURG RETREAT / THE BATTLE OF MONTEREY PASS - Neat Cuff Button with Star - Likely Confederate Use
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A one-piece cuff button with star design (14 mm with shank) that was recovered at the site of the Battle of Monterey Pass in the 1990s. Typically buttons like this - sometimes generically called flower buttons - were used by Confederate soldiers. The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought on July 4th & 5th, 1863, during the Army of Northern Virginia's retreat from Gettysburg. It was a short but intense fight which ultimately cost the Confederates over a thousand prisoners and part of their wagon train. A large area where the battle was fought is now preserved and private land around the battlefield is difficult to get permission to access, so not many relics are available from this battle. A provenance letter will be included.