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Battlefield Relics
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Battlefield Relics

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

Physical Description

Battlefield relics in wooden frame.

Specific History

These relics were presented to General Winfield S. Hancock at Gettysburg, 1885.

General History

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.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
War: Civil War
Service: Army
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