Stanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini BallStanhope Civil War Bullet Battle of Gettysburg 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini Ball

This antique stanhope Civil War commemorative bullet depicts 5 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. It is squashed, so it presumably may have been run over by an artillery wagon or cannon. The main title is GETTYSBURG, PA and MADE IN FRANCE is marked along the right side. The images are clear and easy. There are some small bubbles that are characteristic of stanhope manufacture. They are not caused by deterioration. The 5 images found within are separately titled:

VIRGINIA STATE MEMORIAL

MAJOR GENERAL GEO. G. MEADE

DEVIL'S DEN LEDGE

JENNIE WADE HOUSE

SOLDIERS NATIONAL CEMETERY

Stanhope bullets were made shortly after the Civil War when Gettysburg instantly became a popular town that has survived since from tourism. The bullets were gathered up from the battlefield and surrounding areas and 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 light cleaning of the lens. The bullet exhibits a wonderful patina. A nice item for civil war collectors and enthusiasts as well as stanhope collectors.

Item ID: ANT0052


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 5-View Antique Souvenir Mini Ball

$250 USD

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Tara & Michael Sheibley
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Specialist & Purveyor of Fine Antique & Vintage Era Stanhopes

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

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