JUST ADDED ON 9/21 - GETTYSBURG - AREA BETWEEN THE WHEATFIELD AND THE LOOP - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Dropped Confederate Gardner Bullet
This .58 caliber Gardner bullet, which still has dirt in the cavity, was found in the wooded area between the Wheatfield and the area known as the loop (the road that leads away from the Wheatfield passes through here). 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.