U.S. 3-INCH SCHENKL SHELL FOUND ON THE WHEATFIELD, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Item Code: R21772

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Here is a nice U.S. 3-Inch Schenkl Percussion Shell. John Geiselman obtained it from Lester Wherley, who found it in relic condition on the Wheatfield in Gettysburg. Lightly pitted, it measures 9 inches long and approximately 3 inches in diameter. It weighs 8 pounds. The fuse is a copper Shenkl percussion with a thinner than usual (1/8 inch) flange, 1 ¼ inch head and is slightly “backed out” exposing some fuse threads. This relic has been deactivated and has a ¼ inch hole in the side. This piece was identified in John Geiselman’s collection by his museum list. Previously sold as Item# R11147.

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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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