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Brass and lead Bridle Rosette from Culp's Hill, Gettysburg (SOLD)

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This is another nice piece being offered, it is a brass rosette with a diameter of 1 ¾” and has a lead backing. Rosettes were part of a horses bridle – having one on each side. This example was recovered many years ago from the area of Culp’s Hill, Gettysburg.

Culp’s Hill was the right-most flank of the "fishhook" line formed by Union Army troops during the Battle of Gettysburg and saw fighting all three days of the battle. Culp’s Hill has two rounded peaks with a narrow saddle between them. Although heavily wooded and unsuitable for artillery, the main peak of Culp’s Hill rises substantially above the surrounding landscape, at a little over 200 feet above the town of Gettysburg and 127 feet higher than Cemetery Hill. With Baltimore Pike, critical for Union Army supplies and preventing Confederate advance on Baltimore or Washington, DC, to the east and Confederates approaching from Rock Creek to the west, Culp’s Hill was critical to Union strategy.

These plain types of rosettes are often associated with Confederate use but they are also seen on artillery bridles. It has a beautiful aged patina and comes with the glass-top display case pictured. A great piece from the most famous battle of the Civil War. (SOLD)

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