CONFEDERATE 4.52" 12 POUNDER SPHERICAL SHELL - PITZER COLLECTION GETTYSBURG

$895.00 ON HOLD
Originally $1,500.00

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Item Code: R10901

This Confederate 12-pounder smoothbore spherical shell specimen is in fine original condition and has no Borman fuse in the cavity. A very common explosive shell used in the Civil War, artifact exhibits the entire mold seam and wears a dark chocolate brown patina. Weighs 7lbs, 14 oz. Never cleaned. The 12 pounder shell is from the Pitzer Collection in Gettysburg and is identified on John Geiselman's 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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