.54 ROUND PISTOL BALL - JOHNS FARM, GETTYSBURG/ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION

$10.00 SOLD

Quantity Available: None

Item Code: R17235

PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A SPECIFIC ITEM.

Fired condition.

From the private Gettysburg collection of Emily Rosensteel (Mrs. George D. Rosensteel) comes this outstanding assemblage of fired and dropped lead Minie balls that were found at the Johns Farm in Gettysburg.

Emily married George Rosensteel, nephew to John H. Rosensteel, who lived through the three days of fighting in Gettysburg. John was also the founder of the well-known Rosensteel Collection; his nephew George, an avid relic collector himself, later built his own National Museum in Gettysburg. These bullets were recovered by “The Sanders Boys”, who lived on the Johns Farm, from whom they were acquired by the Rosensteels. The Rosensteel relic collection was later passed down to their daughter, Angela, who in 1941 married Larry Eckert. Eckert worked in his father-in-law's museum and operated the famed Electric Map until the property was sold to the U.S. government in 1972.

The Johns Farm was located in modern Colt Park on Johns Avenue, one block west of the American Civil War Museum.  The Johns House, a large gray painted farmhouse, still stands today.  Johns Avenue runs north-south parallel to Steinwehr Avenue, from Long Lane to South Washington Street.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

Inquire About .54 ROUND PISTOL BALL - JOHNS FARM, GETTYSBURG/ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION

should be empty

featured item

THREE PIECE PRESENTATION COIN SILVER TEA SERVICE

Produced by Monell & Williams, New York, circa 1823.  This superb set consists of a teapot, covered sugar and creamer, with elaborate sheaf-of-wheat finials, on lobed bodies.  Each piece carries the inscription, “Presented by the Boston Light… (30-1856). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

19
Jul

Coming up July 20-22: Richmond, VA Civil War Show at Richmond International Speedway Learn More »