WOOD VETERAN’S CANE CUT FROM THE BATTLEFIELD OF SEVEN PINES

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Item Code: 362-713

Cane is constructed from a plain unvarnished piece of wood that meas. approx. 37.00 inches long with a slight curve at the top. The body of the cane has much of the original bark on it though some has chipped off. Approx. 70% of the bark remains.

Attached near the handle of the cane is a label with an old handwritten inscription that reads “CUT IN THE CENTER OF 7 / PINES BATTLE FIELD WHERE / 18000 SOLDIERS WERE KILLED / MAY 31ST + JUNE1ST 1862.”

The battle of Seven Pines was part of the Peninsula Campaign and was fought between McClellan’s Army of the Potomac and Johnston’s Army of Northern Virginia. Total casualties of killed wounded and captured were approx. 11,156 out of a total of approx. 73,000 engaged.

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