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Sleeve button from a trooper of the 35th Regiment of Line. 5/8" diameter, bronze. Crisp with a little oxidation to the edge. The “birdcage” back loop is intact. Acquired in the 1980s by Derek Saunders for the Waterloo Museum, from descendants of the original finders. From Napoleon’s infamous invasion of Russia. Borodino lies about 80 miles west of Moscow. The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and left at least 68,000 killed and wounded, making Borodino the deadliest single-day battle of the Napoleonic Wars and one of the bloodiest single-day battles in military history.
Stock Number: B3591

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