C.S. 6-POUNDER SPHERICAL SHOT – LITTLE ROUND TOP, GETTYSBURG – KEN BREAM COLLECTION

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This is a “dug” 6-pounder solid shot cannon ball. Typical of that used during the Mexican War and fired from the older style smoothbore cannons. At Gettysburg however, there was only one 6-pounder cannon used. Latham’s North Carolina battery had the one small cannon and fired from a position facing Devil’s Den and the Round Tops. The gun was disabled during their first day in action (July 2) so there are only a limited number of 6-pdr projectiles that were ever recovered from Gettysburg.

The iron on this cannon ball shows some very light surface pitting. Uncoated. “LITTLE ROUND TOP” in white paint is written on the side.

This is from the Ken Bream collection that was sold at auction in October 2021. Mr. Bream was a 1970 graduate of Gettysburg High School and life-long relic hunter and collector. His parents managed the Stuckey’s Restaurant that was once located at the north-west corner of the Emmitsburg & Wheatfield Roads intersection (opposite the Peach Orchard). In the late 1960s through the early 1970s Ken worked on the Eisenhower Farm as a groundskeeper, maintenance man, and general helper for the Eisenhower’s. For many years, he was the Gettysburg Dog Enforcement Officer.  This was Lot 178.  [jet] [ph:L]

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