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Stirrup reovered from the Gettysburg Battlefield, CS (SOLD))


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Recently I was able to acquire some unique Gettysburg items from old collections. Being a Gettysburg collector myself, I am holding on to a couple of the pieces but will be listing the others. Offered here is a dug Civil War iron stirrup, measuring 5” x 5” that was recovered by Dan Davis years ago from the Gettysburg battlefield.

Dan moved from Chicago to Gettysburg in the early 1980s. He was a collector and did some relic hunting on the private properties around town. The stirrup offered here is one of his recoveries. In Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era, by Howard Crouch, there is a very similar example (see pictures). He states that these punched-through stirrups were of the era and some undoubtedly Confederate. Not a Federal regulation stirrup, it probably leans more towards being Confederate.

Obviously, it shows signs of use, but still remains in nice condition with no chipping or flaking – a thin coat of varnish was applied for preservation. A nice example of a true relic of Gettysburg and possibly used by a Confederate Cavalryman. Well documented Gettysburg pieces are hard to come by, and I feel lucky I was able to acquire this artifact.

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