JUST ADDED ON 5/16 - GETTYSBURG - THE TROSTLE FARM - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Piece of a Parrot Artillery Shell Percussion Fuse
This top portion of a Parrott percussion fuse, which still has a bit of black powder inside the cavity, was found on the Trostle Farm. 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.