Gettysburg Skull: Auction Canceled After ‘Unprecedented Outcry’

 

This skull is believed to belong to a soldier who died at the Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago. It had been listed for auction

 

 

” The planned auction of a skull found at Gettysburg that purportedly was that of a Civil War soldier has been canceled following protests, and officials say the remains have instead been donated by the auction company for burial with honors.

  Estate Auction Co. of Hershey had listed the skull for sale at auction Tuesday in Hagerstown, Maryland, drawing protests from the U.S. National Park Service in Gettysburg and others.

  The listing was removed from a public auction website and replaced by a statement saying the auction company was donating the skull to the Park Service. “At the auction company’s request, it remains as part of the catalog due to its historical value,” the statement said.”

 

Christian Science Monitor