JUST ADDED ON 8/8 - GETTYSBURG - CULP'S HILL - .69 Caliber Shotgun Slug? Side Loader Plug?
Another unusual one - it looks like a .69 caliber shotgun slug, but it is not typical. I also considered the possibility that it is the lead plug from a Confederate side-loader artillery shell, but it does not have the standard threads. It was recovered in the Culp's Hill area many years ago by a Gettysburg area man. Culp's Hill, although overshadowed today by the battle on the Union left on July 2nd and by Pickett's Charge on July 3rd, saw intense fighting, particularly on the morning of July 3rd. It could easily be argued that the fighting here was, perhaps, the key to the entire battle. A provenance letter will be included.