JUST ADDED ON 1/24 - GETTYSBURG - SADDLE BETWEEN LITTLE ROUND TOP & BIG ROUND TOP - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Very Cool and Unusual Impact Fired Confederate Gardner Bullet
This fired Gardner bullet has one of the neatest impact marks I have ever seen. It looks as though the nose wrapped around something that was narrow - maybe something like a bayonet? It was found in the saddle (or valley) between Little Round Top and Big Round Top at Gettysburg. This area would have been directly in front of most of Vincent's Brigade including the 20th Maine and was crossed by the Confederates during the attack on July 2nd. This artifact was a part of the collection of Iva Rosensteel, sister of George Rosensteel (founder of the Gettysburg National Museum and the famous Electric Map) so the provenance could not be better. This is the first time that this artifact is being offered for public sale and I feel very privileged in the opportunity to offer it. The Rosensteels were, of course, the most famous artifact collecting family in Gettysburg and the bulk of the relics on display at today's Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center come from the Rosensteels. A provenance letter will be provided with this relic.