JUST ADDED ON 9/14 - GETTYSBURG - DEVIL'S DEN - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Fragment from a Confederate Side Loader Spherical Shell with Threads for Side Loader Plug
This nice sized fragment (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches) of a Confederate 12 pound spherical shell has the clear thread marks from where the lead side loader plug fit into the shell. It was found at Devil's Den in the area between the now famous battlefield landmark and Big Round Top. 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 signed provenance letter will be provided with this relic.