JUST ADDED ON 5/29 - BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG / LITTLE ROUND TOP - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Very Unusual Fired Bullet - Twisted Impact - Appears to be a Blow Through
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This fired bullet is really unusual. It looks like there was a hole blown through the nose which would imply it was a "blow through" bullet, meaning the lead in the nose was too thin, but this would be unusual in a bullet that clearly struck fairly hard (a blow through bullet would have limited velocity). The impact led to an unusual twisting of this example. It was found on Little Round Top at Gettysburg. 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.