GETTYSBURG WILLOUGBY RUN/ CHAMBERSBURG PIKE RECOVERED CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE, FIRST DAY’S FIGHT

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Item Code: 2023-2669

Excellent M1839 oval U.S. plate for the infantry cartridge box recovered by John Cullison near Willoughby Run, near the Chambersburg Pike (Rte 30 W) near the Gettysburg country club. Located between McPherson and Herr’s Ridges, this area saw heavy fighting on July 1 as Union troops fought to delay the Confederate advance and buy time for the rest of the army to come up. The finder, John Cullison, was active 1935 to 1959 and sold his collection to the Rosensteel family, who retained it until 2006. This piece was sold by Redding Auction as lot #166 in their May 2008 sale. This has very good detail with an even, medium brown color and nice edge. The reverse has a good lead-solder fill showing white and light brown oxidation with underlying gray, and both iron loops rusted, but in place.

This is a nice plate with a dead-real Gettysburg provenance to a known early relic hunter in the area and the best known family collection of artifacts from the battle.  [sr][ph:m]

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