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PEPPERBOX PISTOL RECOVERED AT SPANGLER'S SPRING, GETTYSBURG A superb relic recovered from one of the most heavily fought-over areas on the Gettysburg battlefield, a 7 1/2" long pepperbox revolver deaccessed from a museum, bearing an original typed label: "SPANGLER'S SPRING Gettysburg Penn." and a painted museum stock no. "1102" on the handle. As this is a "dug" relic, there is significant oxidation, yet this important relic still remains in overall very good condition. Spangler's Spring is a natural spring located on the Gettysburg battlefield near Culp's Hill, scene of heavy fighting on the first day of the battle. Both Union and Confederate men filled their canteens and quenched their thirst there during the battle. It is said that truces were called so men from both sides could fill their canteen from the springs, but this is highly doubtful considering the location of the springs and the terrible fighting around it.
Estimate $ 400-500

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