MAY 27TH – ALL GETTYSBURG & ANTIETAM DAY! ARTIFACTS FROM DEVIL’S DEN, CULP’S HILL, THE WHEATFIELD, THE AREA OF THE ROUND TOPS AND THE EMMITSBURG ROAD AT GETTYSBURG AND ARTIFACTS FROM THE AREA OF BURNSIDE’S BRIDGE AND MILLER’S CORNFIELD AT ANTIETAM WERE ADDED TO THE CATALOG!

It is all about the provenance!  When I began collecting Civil War artifacts back when I was a child, I was always much more interested in the recovery location of an artifact than the rarity or value of the artifact itself.  As a historian, I have made every effort to acquire artifacts with solid provenance.  The intent of this website is to offer Civil War relics with a historical connection so that the collector can feel secure in the knowledge that they are getting something from a specific event or place.  Each item includes a provenance letter with all of the details that I know about the piece.

JUST ADDED ON 10/30 - THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG / SOUTH OF TOWN /ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION - Confederate Soldier's Virginia Coat Button

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This Virginia Coat Button (22 mm - back detached but present (turns freely within the face) - no shank) was found on the "southern portion of the battlefield" - this is probably a reference to a location south of the town. This artifact was a part of the collection of Iva Rosensteel, sister of George Rosensteel (founder of the Gettysburg National Museum and the famous Electric Map) so the provenance could not be better. This is the first time that this artifact is being offered for public sale and I feel very privileged in the opportunity to offer it. The Rosensteels were, of course, the most famous artifact collecting family in Gettysburg and the bulk of the relics on display at today's Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center come from the Rosensteels. A provenance letter will be provided with this relic.

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