US 3” HOTCHKISS SHELL FRAGMENT RECOVERED FROM GETTYSBURG

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Half of a fired Hotchkiss shell measuring about 4” long. Nose has been completely blown off; the rest of the shell is intact, including base cup and lead sabot. Sabot shows 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 on the Ralph Simpson Farm on Hanover Road.  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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