UNION SPUR FOUND ON THE WILLIAM CROMER HOMESTEAD - GETTYSBURG / GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$300.00 ON HOLD
Originally $395.00

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Item Code: R11502

Here is a very nice U.S. Cavalry Spur. John Geiselman found this relic on the William Cromer Homestead. Lightly pitted with some dirt still adhering, this spur is sized as a small and appears to be a Model 1859 McClellan's Equipment and consists of the heel band, strap plates, and the curved neck (the rowel is missing). It is made of brass and has not been cleaned or otherwise fussed with. One of the strap plate slots has been cracked but the pieces are intact. These spurs were made by private contractors and the two Federal Arsenals (Allegheny and Frankfort) and were usually marked. No markings are visible on this spur. This piece was identified as from John Geiselman's collection by his museum listing.

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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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