REMAINS OF AN IRON HORSE BIT FROM THE WHEATFIELD, GETTYSBURG – GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Item Code: 1054-223

This artifact is all that remains of a small iron horse bridle that was recovered from the Wheatfield in Gettysburg sometime after the battle.  The dug specimen resembles a tee-shaped device and measures 3½” on the shank and almost 5” across the top.  Strong but heavy rusted, this relic was found at the Wheatfield at Gettsyburg. This item is identified in John Geiselman’s collection by his contemporary inscribed labels.  Previously sold as #R12029.  [RA]

This item is NOT eligible for the 10% Geiselman item discount.

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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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