Dug Civil War Confederate Brass Sword Hanger 1863 Battle of Irish Bend Louisiana For Sale
Dug Civil War Confederate Brass Sword Hanger 1863 Battle of Irish Bend Louisiana:
Dug Civil War Confederate Brass Sword Hanger 1863 Battle of Irish Bend Louisiana! Condition is "Used". Shipped with USPS First Class. I can combine shipping on two or more items! A nice Dug Civil War Confederate Brass Sword Hanger found at the 1863 Battle of Irish Bend Louisiana! Excavated back in the late 80s by my dad and a couple of his relic hunting friends! These artifacts have been in my dad's personal collection of Civil War relics he dug over the last 60 years and I hate to get rid of them but it's time to downsize his relic room! A very RARE relic found on the battlefield at Irish Bend! This one has a nice plumb patina from the South Louisiana canefield ground! This Dug Civil War Confederate Brass Sword Hanger is in good dug shape for over 140 plus years of being in the ground but please view all the photos and you be the judge of condition! All artifacts are 100% guaranteed authentic recovered on private property with land owners permission! The Battle of Irish Bend, also known as Nerson's Woods or Franklin, was a battle in the American Civil War. It was fought between UnionMajor General Nathaniel Prentice Banks against Confederate Major General Richard Taylor during Banks's operations against the Bayou Teche region near Franklin, the seat of St. Mary Parish in Southern Louisiana. On the morning of April 13, 1863, Grovers division landed in the vicinity of Franklin and scattered Confederate troops attempting to stop them from disembarking. That night Grover ordered the division to cross Bayou Teche and prepare for an attack towards Franklin, Louisiana, at dawn. Meanwhile, however, Major General Richard Taylor reacted, feeling the obvious threat to his rear. He started withdrawing his forces from Fort Bisland, and his advance guard arrived quickly. On the morning of April 14, Taylor and his men were at Nersons Woods, around a mile and a half above Franklin. As Grovers lead brigade marched out a few miles, it found Taylors men on its right and skirmishing began. The fighting became intense; the Confederates attacked, forcing the Federal soldiers to fall back. The gunboat Diana arrived and anchored the Confederate right flank on the Teche. Still, Grovers men outnumbered the Confederates and when he paused to deploy his full force, Taylor withdrew rather than risk a pitched battle against superior numbers. Grovers men had taken the strategic position they sought. This victory, along with the one at Fort Bisland, two days earlier, assured the success of the expedition into west Louisiana.
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