Confederate Cannonball from Gettysburg, Original Confederate 12 Pound Shell - Inventory Number: ART 231
This shell was formerly of the Shields Museum - The Shields
Museum stood along Route 30 just west of Gettysburg and housed a large
collection of artifacts related to the battle until its closure in the
1980's. This shell was then sold by
Redding's Auction of Gettysburg in 2003 to a private collector who has retained
it until now.
Ott Shields amassed one of the earliest and well known collections of Gettysburg artifacts. In 1918, he opened a private museum that featured the "Shields Collection," one of the few documented Gettysburg collections obtained by local families (Rosensteel; Danner; Wert; Mumper; Ziegler, etc.). The Shields Museum closed in the 1980s and the collection was sold at auction on November 16, 1985. Offering over 600 lots "comprised mostly of Gettysburg battlefield pick-ups relics," the auction attracted several hundred Civil War collectors, dealers, and museum buyers. The Shell is in good condition and the seam line is visible.
An authentic Gettysburg relic!
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
Inventory Number: ART 231