Stanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini Ball

This antique stanhope Civil War commemorative bullet depicts 3 views of Gettysburg, PA. After the war, some of the left over bullets were used to make these stanhope souvenirs. Most common are bullets of the 58 cal. sort, as this one is. This example appears to have been un-fired and likely dropped on the Battlefield. The main title is GETTYSBURG, PA. The images are clear and easy to see but it is difficult to see the main title due to the angle in which the stanhope was inserted. The 3 images found within are separately titled:

VIRGINIA STATE MEMORIAL

MAJOR GENERAL GEO. G. MEADE

HIGH WATER MARK OF THE REBELLION

Stanhope bullets were made shortly after the Civil War when Gettysburg instantly became a popular town that has survived since from tourism. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, bullets were gathered up from the battlefield stanhope lenses (complete with a variety of images) were ordered from a French manufacturer. The lenses were then locally installed by sutlers and tourist shops who often employed those disabled during the battle. This artifact is original and our restoration included only a superficial cleaning of the lens. The bullet exhibits nice patina. A prized item for civil war collectors and enthusiasts as well as stanhope collectors.

Item ID: ANT0051


We are currently listing a number of these Civil War Stanhopes. Some are "one of a kind" or close to it and are extremely RARE! If you see one you like or need, don't miss the opportunity.

Stanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 3-View Antique Souvenir Mini Ball

$230 USD

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Tara & Michael Sheibley
Mechanicsburg
PA
  

Specialist & Purveyor of Fine Antique & Vintage Era Stanhopes

Now Listing - Very Rare Stanhopes once property of the Stanhope Museum.

Member since 2015

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