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    Confederate Major General John B. Floyd Fort Donelson Relics. Three mother-of-pearl buttons, 22mm, tied to period tag inscribed, "Buttons taken from Gen Floyds trunk Fort Donelson. This fort was surrendered Feb 16th of 1862 to the Federal Army under Gen U.S. Grant after three days desperate resistance. 15 thousand prisoners including Gen Buckner were captured and an immense quantity of War material. Generals Floyd and Pillow escaped with a portion of the garrison. Presented by Wm. R. P. Crocker." The buttons are in excellent condition, however the tag is heavily browned and creased. Lot includes Anthony Carte de Visite of Floyd. The fall of Fort Donelson opened the way for a Federal invasion of the Tennessee heartland and can be considered one of the Union's first great victories. Floyd, commanding the fort, was a former U. S. Secretary of War, but had little experience as a soldier. Crocker, brave captor of rebel buttons, served in Co. "D", 30th Illinois Infantry and would become a deserter in September, 1863.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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