FEBRUARY 26TH – CATALOG UPDATE! GETTYSBURG AND ANTIETAM DAY! 19 ARTIFACTS FROM THE GETTYSBURG AND ANTIETAM CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES WERE ADDED!

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 11/6 - GETTYSBURG - SEMINARY RIDGE NEAR THE VIRGINIA MEMORIAL - ROSENSTEEL FAMILY - Very Large Fragment from the Base of the Nose Section of a Hotchkiss Artillery Shell

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$55.00
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This large fragment (3 x 2 3/4 inches) from the base of the nose section of a Hotchkiss artillery shell was recovered on the east side of Seminary Ridge a short distance south of the Virginia Memorial. This is an odd location to find a Confederate shell fragment, so either it was related to Confederate artillery fire on the first day or it exploded shortly after being fired on July 2nd or 3rd causing the fragment to land close to the Confederate line. 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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