JUST ADDED ON 1/8 - GETTYSBURG / THE ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION - Artillery Shell Fragment and Piece of a Gun Tool - found by John Cullison 1930-1960
This small artillery shell fragment (1 x 1 inch) and small piece of a gun tool were once part of the famous Rosensteel Collection of Gettysburg. These specific relics, which have no specific find location other than Gettysburg, was part of the relic collection given to the Rosensteels by John Cullison. Cullison recovered the relics that he gave to the Rosensteels between 1930 and 1960. 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 John Cullison), became the nucleus of the Electric Map Museum collection and ultimately the Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center collection. Cullison, a Gettysburg resident, hunted many areas of the battlefield (by eyeballing relics first and then with a metal detector in the 1950s) and carefully identified the location of recovery. All of the Cullison 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.