US 3” HOTCHKISS SHELL FRAGMENT RECOVERED AT GETTYSBURG

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Remains of a fired Hotchkiss shell measuring about 6” at its longest point. Nose has been completely blown off; the rest of the shell is intact, including base cup and lead sabot. Sabot shows clear signs of rifling from firing. Three flame grooves extend from the base cup up the length of the fragment. Shell fragment shows heavy surface rust and pitting. This relic was found on the Gettysburg battlefield about 300 yards south of the Virginia monument in the woods along the stone fence rail.  From the collection of Iva Rosensteel, a member of the local Rosensteel family, known for their large collections of recovered battlefield artifacts.    [jt]

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