JUST ADDED ON 6/8 - GETTYSBURG - HETH'S DIVISION / HERR'S RIDGE - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Fragment of the Lead Sabot from a Hotchkiss Artillery Shell
This fragment of the sabot from a Hotchkiss artillery shell (2 3/4 x 1 inch) was found in the area that was occupied by Heth's Division on July 1st, 1863 during its attacks on McPherson's Ridge - more specifically, it was recovered between Herr's Ridge Road and Country Club Road. 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.