C.S. 4.52” 12-LB SPHERICAL SHELL USED A FARM WEIGHT, RECOVERED ON THE DAVID PLANK FARM, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Item Code: 872-01

Here is a fine 4.52”, Confederate, 12-pound spherical shell from the Gettysburg battlefield that was used as a farm weight. Found on the David Plank Farm on Little Round Top sometime after the battle, this artillery specimen has had its original time fuse removed and replaced with metal filler and a metal support rod to serve as a weight of sorts. This type of projectile was fired from a 12-pound smoothbore field piece.  Surface is smooth and hard with a pleasing, plum-brown patina overall. This 12-pound spherical shell, recovered from the David Plank farm on Little Round Top in Gettysburg, is identified by John Geiselman’s collection by his contemporary inscribed labels. Previously sold as item# R11203.

This item is NOT eligible for the 10% Geiselman item discount.

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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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