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Original Civil War Early Pick-Up Cap Box Recovered At The Henry Spangler Farm Gettysburg Battlefield


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Original Civil War Early Pick-Up Leather Cap Box Recovered At The Henry Spangler Farm Gettysburg Battlefield. Original Civil War  leather box in good early pick-up relic condition. The box is clean and has some storage wear and use marks. The leather  is pliable and the belt tabs  are missing, typical early pick-up barn stored relic. The Henry Spangler farm is between the Confederate and Union Lines on the Emmitsburg Road but was occupied by Confederate forces for part of the battle. On July 3, 1863 during Pickett’s Charge Confederate forces marched past the farm and it became on of the focal points of the battle. General Pickett was said to have been been there during part of the charge. This relic was obtained directly from one of the direct descendants of Henry Spangler. Like so many locals Spangler and his family picked up relics of the battle in the days after the battle when the fields where littered with the accouterments of war. Henry Spangler also owned a farm on the Baltimore Pike that was part of the 12th Corps divisional hospital. This relic could theoretically been picked up anywhere in Gettysburg but we know it was stored at the Henry Spangler barn on the Emmitsburg Road.  A great early pick-up Gettysburg battle relic with solid family provenance. A rare opportunity. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA (Certificate of authenticity) provided.

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