CASE-SHOT BALL FOUND ON OAK RIDGE - GETTYSBURG / GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$18.50

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Item Code: R12168

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This item is an original and attractive iron case-shot ball. This ball was recovered in relic condition on Oak Ridge on the north edge of the borough of Gettysburg. Moderately pitted and rusted, it measures a round ¾ inches in diameter. This relic clearly shows a mold knock off point, is colored a light brown, and has never been cleaned or otherwise fused with. Prior to being fired, it was usually housed inside a case-shot shell packed in matrix. It is identified in John Geiselman's collection by a contemporary tag. This is an inexpensive relic of the Gettysburg Battlefield and would make an excellent display item for a Civil War, artillery, or Gettysburg collection.

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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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