Catalog #: 37245 Accession #: 115588
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 14.25" H x 20.5" W x 2" D
Battlefield relics in wooden frame.
These relics were presented to General Winfield S. Hancock at Gettysburg, 1885.
General Winfield S. Hancock was one of the best corps commanders in the Union army. With the fall of John F. Reynolds early on the first day at Gettysburg, Hancock was dispatched to take over that wing of the army. An 1844 graduate of West Point, he had served in the infantry during the Mexican War and earned a brevet before transferring to the quartermaster’s department.
Country: United States
War: Civil War