JUST ADDED ON 7/13 - GETTYSBURG - 1ST DAY'S BATTLE - MCPHERSON'S RIDGE - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - A North Carolina Coat Button
A Confederate soldier's North Carolina coat button (22 mm - back mark present but difficult to read - push in the face and broken shank) that was recovered on McPherson's Ridge on the first day's battlefield at Gettysburg. This artifact was in the collection of the Ryder-Rosensteel family, direct descendants of Iva Rosensteel. 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 signed provenance letter will be provided with this relic.