JUST ADDED ON 5/16 - GETTYSBURG - SEMINARY RIDGE NEAR THE VIRGINIA MEMORIAL - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY COLLECTION - Fragment of the Base Cup of a Hotchkiss Artillery Shell
A fragment (2 7/8 x 2 inches) of the base cup of a Hotchkiss artillery shell that was found on Seminary Ridge south of the Virginia Memorial. 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.