U.S. 3.67” 20-POUND PARROTT SHELL RECOVERED FROM CULP’S HILL, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Here is a large, twenty-pound Federal 3.67” Parrott artillery projectile that was recovered from the Culp’s Hill area soon after the Battle of Gettysburg. This hefty Parrott shell specimen, most likely a drop, still retains its wrought iron sabot but is missing the original brass, time fuse adapter. Designed by Robert P. Parrott in August 1861, the shell was used with the 20-pounder Parrott rifle of 3.67” caliber. Shell measures 10” long, has a diameter of 3.63” and weighs almost 17 pounds. This example is in relic condition and had been deactivated. Exterior surface is crusted with rust and surface dirt. Here is a wonderful artillery example of a 20-pounder Parrott projectile found on Culp’s Hill in Gettysburg. Shell is identified in John’s Geiselman’s museum listing. Previously sold as Item# R11152. Previous owner has had shell shellacked since his purchase of the item.

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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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