U.S. 3" SCHENKL PERCUSSION SHELL, HUNTERSTOWN - GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$1,295.00 SOLD
Originally $1,850.00

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Item Code: R10958

This Federal, intact Schenkl percussion shell specimen is in relic condition.  Artifact was found in the Hunterstown area sometime after of the battle. This caliber shell was once in the Detrich Collection and measures 9” long, has a diameter of 2.94”and was the most used of any Schenkl pattern projectile. Shell has no fuse adapter screwed in the nose but the thread is still sharp and clean.  Has seven raised vertical ribs on the conical tail. Surface dirt only. Never cleaned.  Bears a chocolate brown patina overall. This 8lb shell is from the Hunterstown area and is identified on John Geiselman’s museum listing.

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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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