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JUST ADDED ON 1/15 - GETTYSBURG - CEMETERY RIDGE / SEDGWICK MONUMENT / N.J. MONUMENT - ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION - Fragment of a Confederate Read Artillery Shell

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This large fragment (3 x 2 inches) of a Confederate Read artillery shell (you can see the distinct bourrelet) was found in the woods on Cemetery Ridge between the New Jersey Monument and the Sedgwick Monument, therefore it was almost certainly fired by a Confederate cannon. 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.

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