US PATTERN 1839 WAIST BELT PLATE FROM ROSENSTEEL GETTYSBURG COLLECTION

$450.00 SOLD

Quantity Available: None

Item Code: 648-18

Face is dark with a light green tint. Small section along the edge, above the "U," is bent. Back has 100% lead fill, both arrow hooks, tongue and museum number.

This item was once part of the Civil War collection assembled by both the Rosensteel and Eckert families of Gettysburg. Family history holds that George D. Rosensteel, a long time relic collector, established a Civil War museum in Gettysburg in 1921. He subsequently added the fine relic collection of John H. Rosensteel to the museum. John Rosensteel, George's uncle, lived through the three days of fighting and began gathering war artifacts from the Gettysburg battlefield once the armies left the scene. In 1941, Lawrence Eckert married George Rosensteel's daughter, Angela, and began working at his father-in-law's National Museum. When the Rosensteel family sold the Ziegler's Grove property to the U.S. government in 1972, the family also donated the museum's relic collection to the National Park Service's Gettysburg Battlefield. Eckert was retained by the NPS and became curator of the huge relic collection at Gettysburg.  Recently de-accessioned by Gettysburg National Military Park.  [AD]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

Inquire About US PATTERN 1839 WAIST BELT PLATE FROM ROSENSTEEL GETTYSBURG COLLECTION

should be empty

featured item

SET OF BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOSHUA LAWRENCE CHAMBERLAIN - OEUVRES DE BLAISE PASCAL

A Paris: Chez Lefevre, Libraire, Rue de L’Epeon N.6, 1819. French language edition, five volumes in full leather. Gilt ruled spines and decorative design. Black leather title and author labels stamped in gilt. Each volume bears title page… (959-01). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

21
Jan