Includes frame of a small buckle which measures 7/8 x 3/4, a cuff size Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Civil War period uniform button complete with the shank. The face of the button has a vignette of an arm wielding a sword, and Mass. Volunteer Militia around the edges. Manufacturers imprint on the reverse is D. Evans & Co., Extra. Also includes three .58 caliber 3 ring bullets commonly known as minie' balls. These Civil War artifacts were recovered at Secessionville, South Carolina, and come displayed in a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 glass faced case with red velvet insert. Very nice and desirable collection.
WBTS Trivia: The Battle of Secessionville, South Carolina was fought on June 16, 1862. In the Union army's only attempt during the war to capture Charleston by land, they were soundly defeated by the well fortified Confederate forces. Union casualties totaled 685 while the Confederates lost 204 in the battle.