JUST ADDED ON 5/24 - GETTYSBURG /VALLEY OF DEATH/ ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION - A Fired Confederate Gardner Bullet - found by Ellwood Cullison in 1941
A fired Gardner bullet that was once part of the famous Rosensteel Collection of Gettysburg. This relic was identified as having been found in the Valley of Death (in front of Little Round Top) and was part of the relic collection given to the Rosensteels by Ellwood Cullison. The Rosensteel Collection is arguably the most famous collection of Gettysburg relics that has ever existed. John Rosensteel opened his Round Top Museum of Gettysburg artifacts in 1888. The collection, which grew in size as a variety of local collections were acquired (including artifacts found by Ellwood Cullison), became the nucleus of the Electric Map Museum collection and ultimately the Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center collection. Many of the Rosensteel items that did not go to the National Park Service were acquired by the Horse Soldier in the 1990s - I acquired this relic from that source. A provenance letter will be included.