US PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE AND OTHER RELICS RECOVERED BY ELWOOD CULLISON IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH

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These items come displayed in a black riker box ; included in the photos below is a copy of the original paper label that marked the container that the relics were  housed in. The label reads “FOUND BY ELWOOD CULLISON VALLEY OF DEATH JULY 25-41.”

The box includes:

1.)  Fired .58 musket ball

2.)  Dropped .54 Minie ball

3.)  Three dropped .58 Minie balls

4.)  Williams Cleaner Type III

5.)  Dropped .69 Minie ball

7.)  Pattern 1826 Eagle breast plate with a greenish tint over a dark patina on the face. The reverse has approx. 90% of the lead fill but no hooks.

The Valley of Death is the area between Little Round Top and Devil’s Den. It was the scene of ferocious fighting after the Confederates had overrun the Wheatfield and Devil’s Den and were attacking Little Round Top on the afternoon of July 2, 1863.

As the label says these items were found by the late local Gettysburg resident Elwood Cullison; they were passed by him to the Rosensteel Family collection of Gettysburg artifacts, where they remained until recently released.

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