The Great Battles and The Most Terrible Struggle of the War were New York Times headlines 150 years ago about the historic Battle of Gettysburg. An estimated 8,000 were killed during the three-day engagement, the deadliest of the war and largest ever fought on American soil. The headlines are reproduced in this Civil War display, featuring a solid wood base with a miniature 1861 Dahlgren cannon, plus an authentic .69 round ball from the war. This beautiful display comes with a metal nameplate marking the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg and a 6 x 8 Gettysburg coin and stamp portfolio. The portfolio contains a genuine vintage 1948 Gettysburg Address stamp, a 2011 Gettysburg State Park quarter and five 2009-2013 Lincoln pennies. There's also a 12 x 18 reprint of The Times front page from July 6, 1863. This outstanding keepsake draws immediate attention with the miniature 12-pound Dahlgren cannon, a weapon used throughout the Civil War. The 12" cannon features a cast zinc barrel, wood carriage, metal rimmed rotating wheels, detachable ramrod, metal chains/fittings and real rope breeching. On the base, looking like a cannonball, is a Civil War round ball, recovered with permission near the site of the Battle of Petersburg in Virginia. Wood base size: 15 x 8 x 1/2. Cannon size: 12 x 5-1/2 X 5.
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