JUST ADDED ON 5/16 - GETTYSBURG - CULP'S HILL - Friction Primer from a Cannon
This friction primer was recovered in the Culp's Hill area and was part of a large local collection. The small part that went into the cannon vent is missing (except for a tiny piece). Culp's Hill, although overshadowed today by the battle on the Union left on July 2nd and by Pickett's Charge on July 3rd, saw intense fighting, particularly on the morning of July 3rd. It could easily be argued that the fighting here was, perhaps, the key to the entire battle. There were not many cannons on or close to the hill, so that limits the possibilities of which battery this primer was connected to. A provenance letter will be included.