JUST ADDED ON 5/31 - GETTYSBURG / WEST CONFEDERATE AVENUE / SEMINARY RIDGE / ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION- Confederate Gardner Bullet - found by Ellwood Cullison in 1959
This .58 caliber Gardner bullet was once part of the famous Rosensteel Collection of Gettysburg. This specific relic was identified as having been found "off of West Confederate Ave" (the road that runs along Seminary Ridge following the Confederate position of July 2nd and 3rd) in 1959 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.