JUST ADDED ON 10/30 - THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG / SOUTH OF TOWN /ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION - Confederate Soldier's Virginia Coat Button
This Virginia Coat Button (22 mm - back detached but present (turns freely within the face) - no shank) was found on the "southern portion of the battlefield" - this is probably a reference to a location south of the town. 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.