AN EARLY BATTLEFIELD PICKUP! A US 4.52" 12 POUND SPHERICAL SHOT ON THE ORIGINAL WOOD SABOT FROM PETERSBURG, VA - GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$1,100.00
Originally $1,295.00

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Item Code: R11330

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This early war trophy appears to have been picked up from the battlefield within a few weeks of the battle. This war relic, the most common Civil War smoothbore projectile, sits on the original wood sabot. The sabot has only one minor crack from the nail hole holding the tin strap is otherwise in excellent condition. Only a small section of the tin strapping band remains, the rest having rusted away. The projectile has one side of light pitting from being exposed to the elements. The underside is nice and smooth. An untouched war relic from Petersburg, VA.

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The Horse Soldier is pleased to offer a number of items from the John P. Geiselman collection, a collection that was on display for many years at the Geiselman Country Store Museum on Barlow - Two Taverns Road. Geiselman began his collecting as a child in the early 1920s, and during the pre-World II period had access to artifacts that had been purchased earlier at the estate sales of the Trostle, Rogers, Rose, Weikert, and Wentz farms - local properties that figured prominently in the battle and its aftermath. During this period he had access as well to the Hill , Plank, and Stewart collections, and was able to acquire other items that had been sold from turn-of-the-century relics establishments such as the Danner, Ziegler, and Oak Ridge Museums. Furthermore, Geiselman carefully documented most artifacts, and collectors perusing the list will be able to note, in many instances, not only the source of the relic and the date of its recovery, but also the part of the battlefield from which it came. In other words, his collection is the last major grouping of Gettysburg artifacts assembled and documented by a local resident.

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