Various miscellaneous objects attached to felt mat:
One U.S. Regulation General Service button with no backmark.
Two U.S. Regulation Eagle "A" buttons with backmarks "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN".
Eight Confederate Block "I" buttons with backmark "P. TAIT / LIMERICK").
Two brass studs with hook.
Two brass studs.
One brass wire hook.
One brass triangular knapsack hook.
One lead .58 caliber bullet.
One musket worm.
Clean ghosted area on felt indicates previous presence of a pistol. (Believed 1949 Pocket model Colt Revolver, 0985.9.217b).
|Owned||John M. Houck (tentative)|
|Provenance||Buttons and knapsack fastenings worn by Sgt. John N. Houck, Co. I, 26th North Carolina Regiment, at the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and battles around Petersburg. The wipers and screwdriver were used in all the campaigns in Virginia after March 1864. The revolver was used in the last assault on Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, and at the siege of Petersburg.|
Houck, John M.