Rare Percussion Fuse Parrot Shell (Inert) Recovered Near Meade’s Headquarters Gettysburg Battlefield. A very nice ground burst exploded but intact Civil War 3″ 10Lb. Parrot shell (Deactivated, inert, no gun powder or explosives, safe). This shell was found on the south side of Cemetery Hill near the site of the old Fantasyland parking lot next to Meade’s Headquarters (Taneytown Road). It was recovered by legendary early relic hunter, historian and author Dean Thomas. It was recovered on what was then private property. This was most likely an overshot by the Confederate guns on Seminary Ridge shooting at the Union guns along Cemetery Ridge during Pickett’s Charge on July 3, 1863. The shell is in remarkably good condition being an earlier pick up. It does have some pitting (see photos). The (very rare) percussion fuse is partially intact. The brass sabat is torn off from the cannon firing. There is some loss at the very bottom of the shell and a hole (see photos). Relics from this area rarely come up for sale. Comes with a deaccession letter from the Gettysburg Museum of History documenting the provenance of this artifact. Do not miss your chance to own this very historical artifact from Histories most famous cannon duel during Pickett’s Charge.