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Section of Civil War powder flask recovered - Lady Farm, Gettysburg

$30.00

Product Description

This is another neat piece being offered, it is the nozzle section from a Civil War powder flask, measuring about 2” long. This unique item 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 piece is just as it came out of the ground, only washed off. I’ve been in the house and barn and would highly recommend a visit when in Gettysburg. It remains in nice condition and would make a great addition to any Civil War or Gettysburg collection.

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