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Confederate Cavalry Rosette, dug Lady Farm, Gettysburg


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This is another nice piece being offered, it is a Confederate Cavalry rosette from a horse bridle. It has a diameter of 1 ¾” with a brass front and lead back. Being the attachment hooks were metal, they are long gone. In “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” by Howard Crouch, he feels that since they are not listed in the regulations, they were most likely used by the Confederacy. It was recovered in Gettysburg at the Daniel Lady Farm on the Hanover Road just east of town (see pictures).

On July 1st, the farm was occupied by Confederate troops during the first day’s battle. Confederate General Richard Ewell used the home as his headquarters and with generals Early and Johnson planned a bombardment of the Union lines. The Army of Northern Virginia used the stone farmhouse and barn located on the property as a field hospital, although wounded soldiers from both sides of the fighting were treated there.

The farm was bombarded with shells that were fired from Union artillery on Culp's Hill, Power's Hill and Cemetery Hill. The knife remains exactly how it came out of the ground, where it remained hidden for over 150 years. I’ve been in the house and barn and would highly recommend a visit when in Gettysburg.

This unique piece is in very nice condition and solid, just as found. It would make a great addition to any collection. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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