CONFEDERATE 4.52” 12 POUNDER SPHERICAL SHELL FROM LEE’S HEADQUARTERS MUSEUM AT GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Item Code: 872-02

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This Confederate 12-pounder smoothbore spherical shell specimen from the Gettysburg battlefield is in wonderful condition. Once part of the Lee’s Headquarters Museum in Gettysburg and the Ed Weikert Collection, this circular iron shell is intact save for its missing Borman fuse in the plug cavity. Cavity does retain the original, brass underplug with the two spanner holes and center powder hole tightly screwed into the opening. A very common explosive shell used in the Civil War, this artifact displays a hard, lightly pockmarked surface and wears a dark chocolate brown patina. The projectile weighs 8lbs and was never cleaned. This 12-pounder shell is from Lee’s Headquarters Museum Collection in Gettysburg and is identified on John Geiselman’s museum listing. Previously sold as item# R10903.

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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