Civilian Type Rosette


Item: Civilian Type Rosette
Construction:  Cast brass.
Approximate size: 1-3/8 inch diameter.
Condition: Good, excavated, attachment device present. Brass front has a green patina. The rim is in good shape. The rear has both cast-in attachment prongs. There are no cracks, bends, or repairs. 
Recovered: Harrison's Landing, VA.
Reference: Other types of excavated rosettes, both civilian and military, are found in the following relic reference books:

  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard R. Crouch on pages 133, 134, & 135.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillips on pages 83, 84, & 86.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War, Supplement I" by Stanley S. Phillips on pages 61 & 64.

See above pages in additional images. 

Comments: This solid brass rosette may have been attached to part of the saddlery. It was acquired directly from the late Gene Cooley many years ago. Gene was local Virginia legend who relic hunted primarily east of Richmond since the 1960s. Click on his name above to read more about Gene and his story. This fine rosette will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War cavalry or general relic collection.

Additional information: Harrison's Landing, was the site of General George McClellan's encampment during the summer of 1862 after the battle of Malvern Hill, the last of the Seven Days Battles

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Call or Text: 804-873-5462