I received a really cool gift from my uncle for Christmas and I was wondering what any of you might be able to tell me about it. He bought it at Gettysburg in 1960 and it was marketed as a battlefield relic. Whether that's true or not I can't really say. Here's what I can tell you:
-It's obviously old, but in remarkably good condition.
-It appears to be a little bit smaller than the one that I wear at events. It's roughly 2-3/4" across and 2-1/4" deep.
-It still has its fleece patch and a rusty nipple pick.
-The outside flap has an oval maker's mark about 1-1/4" x 7/8". In an arc around the inside of the line reads what looks like "A. SNIFFEN," "SUPINSPECTOR," "U.S," and "ORD DEPT."
-The inside flap partially reads "J. CO..." and "SPRI..."
What might anyone be able to tell me? Thanks in advance.