U.S. 3.67" 20 LB. PARROTT SHELL FRAGMENT FOUND ON THE PLANK FARM BEHIND LITTLE ROUND TOP, GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 224-408

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Here is a large fragment of a fired U.S. 3.67" twenty-pound Parrott shell casing from Gettysburg. Once part of the Plank Collection, this 7" long shard of iron was found on the Plank farm behind Little Round Top sometime after the war. Exterior of the cylindrical-shaped fragment exhibits a light to moderate coating of rust along with some surface dirt. Frag surface exhibits a dark patina that is moderately pitted. Length: 7", base diameter: 3". This relic identified on John Geiselman's museum listing. Originally sold as item# R11937.    [ra]

10% Geiselman discount does NOT apply to this item.

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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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