Confederate Cannonball from Gettysburg Confederate "Bormann" - Inventory Number: CON 138 / SOLD
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 and recessed section under fuse threads for the leather washer is visible. An authentic Gettysburg Relic! With Certificate of Authenticity.
Inventory Number: CON 138 / SOLD