SADDLE SHIELD FOR McCLELLAN SADDLE FROM SHIELDS MUSEUM COLLECTION OF GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 33-207

Stamped brass saddle shield.  Raised stamp “11½ INCH / SEAT” in center of shield.  Dark brown patina, possibly excavated.  Acquired from the old Shields Museum in Gettysburg.

Ott Shields amassed one of the earliest and well-known collections of Gettysburg artifacts.  In 1918, he opened a private museum that featured the “Shields Collection,” one of the few documented Gettysburg collections obtained by local families (Rosensteel; Danner; Wert; Mumper; Ziegler, etc.).  The Shields Museum closed in the 1980s and the collection was sold at auction on November 16, 1985.  Offering over 600 lots “comprised mostly of Gettysburg battlefield pick-up relics,” the auction attracted several hundred Civil War collectors, dealers, and museum buyers. [jet]

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