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VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR RELICS

Civil War Artillery

This page last updated August 27, 2015

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PC5893
                  12 Pounder Solid Shot Cannonball

This excavated 12 pounder solid shot cannonball is in excellent condition.  The iron has been lightly clear coated and is in very good condition with only minimal pitting.  It weighs approximately 12 pounds and is approximately 4.50 inches in diameter.  It has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5158
                  Type III Parrott Percussion Fuze

This excavated type III Parrott percussion fuze is a fine example of what happens during a shell explosion and was recovered from Petersburg, VA.  It is constructed of zinc which has aged into a dirty white patina.  Its anvil cap and slider are no longer present and there is a 1 5/8 inch long crack in the body that is likely from the blast of the shell.  It is approximately 2 1/8 inches in length.  This very cool artillery relic was recovered along the Appomattox River in Petersburg, VA in a farm field, now a housing sub-division, by the farmer that once farmed the land.  The fuse has not been repaired and will be
an excellent example to add to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $45.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5856
                  Confederate Six Pounder Case-Shot with CS Bormann Fuze
 
 This excavated Confederate six pounder case-shot with Bormann fuze is in fair-good condition and has been inspected by
Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War".  The iron is pitted with some areas more so than others.  Its un-punched Bormann fuze with its "high lip" is present but its numbers and hash marks are not readable.  Recovered off route 29 just outside of Manassas, VA., it has been deactivated and lightly clear coated to preserve the iron.  It weighs approximately 5 lbs and measures approximately 3.5 inches in diameter.  It has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.    SOLD

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PC5862
                  Schenkl Combination Fuze Adaptor

This Schenkl combination fuze adaptor is in fair condition and is from an exploded shell.  It was acquired directly from the digger who recovered it from the Wilderness, VA area.  It is constructed of zinc and, while missing its rotator or center piece, it will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  SOLD

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PC5156
                  Parrott "Long Range" Time Fuze Adaptor

This Parrott "long range" time fuze adaptor is in very good condition and was acquired directly from the digger's family whose property is directly adjacent to the Appomattox River and within 2 miles of the Petersburg Battlefield.  This fuze adaptor is constructed of zinc and would have been screwed into the nose of the artillery shell with a paper time fuze inserted into the hole in its center  Like many of this digger's finds, this relic has not been cleaned or even rinsed off.  It is still filled with dirt and and other debris and what I can see of the threads, they appear to still be in good condition.  The head measures approximately 1.28 inches and the length is approximately 2.44 inches.  This fuze adaptor has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5798
                  Navy Parrott Sabot for 30 Pounder Shell

This excavated navy Parrott sabot for 30 pounder artillery shell was recovered from Petersburg, VA.  It is constructed of cast brass which has aged into a nice looking mixed green-brown patina.  Though bent, the sabot is a complete ring that clearly shows the five lands and grooves created by the rifling of the tube of a 30 pounder Parrott cannon upon firing.  This artillery relic will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5794
                  Slider For Type III Parrott Percussion Fuze

This excavated zinc slider for Parrott percussion fuse is in very good condition and was was recovered from Petersburg, VA.  Measuring approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and approximately 1 5/16 inch in length, this slider should fit nicely into a type III Parrott percussion fuze without one.  It is missing the exterior portion of its steel nipple and has some minor chipping at the lower portion of the shaft.  This artillery slider will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $35.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5292
                  2.9 Inch Caliber Read-Parrott Shell
 
 
This 2.9 inch caliber Read-Parrott shell is in very good condition and will be an excellent display piece.  Its iron sabot and the very lower portion of its zinc time fuse adaptor are still present.  The overall condition of the iron is good with moderate surface pitting and two divots on one side (one quarter size and one dime size).  The threads in the adaptor hole are not clearly visible due to ground action.   It has been cleaned, deactivated, run through electrolysis, and clear coated so as to preserve it.  Its length is approximately 8 1/4 inches and it weighs approximately 8.4 lbs.  This projectile will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5398
                  Confederate Six Pounder Spherical Case-Shot Artillery Shell

This Confederate six pounder spherical case-shot artillery shell is in very good condition and was recovered from McDowell, VA., also known as Sitlington's Hill.  It was acquired directly form the digger and comes with 16 case-shot balls.  The iron is in great shape that has only minimal surface build-up with nearly no pitting.  Its fuzing system consisted of a wood drive-in fuze adaptor that would have accepted a paper time fuze.  Its diameter measures approximately 3.58 inches and it s overall approximate weight is 3.8 pounds.  According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", its weight of 3.0 pounds, without the case-shot balls, indicates definitively that this ball was manufactured to have case-shot balls in it.  This case-shot shell is inert and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   SOLD

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PC5598
                 Federal Artillery Bormann Time Fuze

This Federal Bormann time fuze is an artillery relic acquired directly from the digger who recovered it from Port Hudson, LA.   This example is punched at about the 2 second hash mark on its face which  indicates that it was used to detonate an artillery shell.  While I was able to show some of the hash marks and the number "5" in the enlargement pictures of this fuze, those same marks are difficult to see under normal lighting, but are indeed there.  The fuze threads are visible and the fuze body also clearly shows bending from the side view, presumably created by the blast of the shell.  It measures approximately 1.6 inches in diameter and has not been repaired.  This fine artillery relic will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $65.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5664
                  3-Inch Dyer Case-Shot Artillery Nose Section

This Federal artillery fragment is the nose section of a 3-inch Dyer "case-shot" including its "lipless" Dyer time-fuze adaptor.  The iron is in very good condition as well as the fuze which is constructed of a solder-like alloy.  The bottom section of the case-shot was not recovered with the nose and presumably exploded away in smaller sections.  It was excavated by Virginia relic hunter Claude Taylor in Manassas, VA.  According to Pete George, co-author of  "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", the fact that "the fuzeplug has a “pinhole” (1/8-to-3/16”) opening in its base", confirms that it is a "case-shot" and not a Dyer common-shell which had a 3/8 inch opening in the base of its fuzeplug.  Its body diameter measures approximately 2.92 inches, the fuze diameter measures approximately .93 inch., and its length is approximately 2.47 inches.  This Dyer nose section will will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $55.00   Order Information  or  Questions?  

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PC3561
                  Confederate 12 Pounder Side Loader Case Shot
 
 This excavated Confederate 12 pounder side loader case-shot with lead plug is a excellent example of artillery that has not yet been overly cleaned, coated, and made shiny. 
It is in very good condition and was recovered in Petersburg, VA in the 1960's by Grayson Morris of Hopewell, VA.  Its copper fuse adaptor is present as well as its lead plug.   The iron surface of the ball shows mild pitting and its overall weight is approximately 10 pounds.  It has been professionally deactivated, is ready for display and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.    $385.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5317
                  Federal 3.8 Inch Type II Hotchkiss Case-Shot

This Federal 3.8 inch type II Hotchkiss case-shot is in very good condition and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery collection.  This example was fired but did not explode and is now disarmed and safe for display.  It is complete with its brass fuse plug and lead band sabot.  The iron, which was lightly coated many years ago for preservation, is in good shape with only minimal pitting.  While some examples have patent information on their base, this one does not.  This case-shot measures approximately 3.71 across at its base cup, is approximately 7 1/4 inches in length and weighs approximately 14.4 pounds. An example of this case-shot can be found on page 178 of the 1993 edition of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War" by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George and also in the 1980 edition of the same book on page 144.    $450.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

 

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PC5332
                  Type I Hotchkiss White-Metal Paper Time Fuze Adaptor For Case-Shot

This is a type I Hotchkiss white-metal paper time fuze adaptor which was only manufactured early in the war.  According to Charles H. Jones' author of "Artillery Fuses of the Civil War", exclusively used in case-shot projectiles and were later replaced by brass adaptors with screwdriver slots.  This example is in good condition and has its two spanner wrench holes visible on its top.  These holes were for the spanner wrench to install the fuze plug.  Its head measures approximately 1.05 inches in diameter, its length is approximately 2.48 inches and the body is approximately .64 inches in diameter.  This artillery relic has no repairs and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC5140
                  US 4.2 Inch Parrott Case-Shot for 30 Pounder Rifle

This US 4.2 inch Parrott case-shot was for use in a 30 pounder rifle had a brass Parrott type II sabot which is missing.  This piece of heavy artillery weighs approximately 27.8 pounds and is approximately 11 inches in length.  Its Parrott time fuse adaptor is still visible and, if you prefer the "as dug" appearance then this case-shot is for you.  It has not been cleaned or coated, though it has been professionally disarmed. This short case shot is much rarer than the thirty pounder common-shell and was primarily used by the US Navy but were also in use by the US Army in siege operations such as Petersburg. This case-shot was recovered by a farmer decades ago from his own farm field in Petersburg, VA. and Virginia Relics was able to acquire it directly from the farmer's widow.  That farm field is now a nice little housing sub-division.  This Parrott case-shot will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $265.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

 

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PC4620
                  2.9 Inch Caliber Read-Parrott "Case Shot" Shell
 
 This 2.9 inch caliber Read-Parrott "case shot" shell is in excellent condition and was excavated from
Malvern Hill area, in eastern Henrico County, VA.  The iron sabot and bottom portion of the zinc time fuse adaptor are still present.  The overall condition of the iron is very good with minimal surface pitting.  The threads are clearly visible where the upper portion of the zinc time fuse adaptor corroded away.   It has been deactivated, cleaned, and very lightly clear coated so as to preserve it.  Its length is approximately 8 1/4 inches and it weighs approximately 9.6 lbs.  This projectile will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $275.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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PC4883
                  Confederate Copper Time Fuse Adaptor

This excavated Confederate copper time fuse adaptor is in excellent condition and was for use in spherical artillery projectiles.  This fine artillery relic was acquired direct from the digger who recovered it decades ago from the Fort Brady area of Henrico County, VA.  It was here that the Union Army engineers constructed a fortification overlooking the James River in late 1864 which prevented movement of Confederate gunboats.  If you like that fresh out of the ground appearance, then is for you, as it has had little or no cleaning.  What is even more amazing is the fact that a portion of its paper time fuse is still visibly lodged in place.  This adaptor is constructed of copper which has a woodsy green patina.  The two spanner holes visible on the top of the adaptor were used to screw it into the shell.  A paper time fuse, of varying burn times, would be inserted into the larger center hole.  The head of this adaptor measures approximately 1.25 inches in diameter and its length measures approximately 1.39 inches.  The threads are in very good condition and this adaptor has no cracks, breaks, or repairs.  It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $75.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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                  Artillery Schenkl Fuse Portion

This Schenkl fuse portion was recovered in the area of Caroline County, VA.  It has a very nice green patina and its condition is believed to be the result of the blast of the exploding artillery shell.  Though the fuse is misshaped and is missing its top portion, it will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $25.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

 

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                                    2.9 Inch Caliber Read-Parrott "Case Shot" Shell
 
 This 2.9 inch caliber Read-Parrott "case shot" shell is in very good condition and was excavated at an old hospital site along the Nansemond River in Suffolk, VA.  The iron sabot and a zinc fuse adaptor are still present and the overall condition of the iron is excellent showing only light pitting on one side.  It has been deactivated, cleaned, and very lightly clear coated so as to preserve it.  Its length is approximately 8 1.2 inches and it weighs approximately 10.2 lbs.  This projectile will be a excellent addition to any artillery or general excavated relic collection.   $295.00  
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PC4166
                  Parrott Time Fuse Adaptor

This excavated Parrott time fuse adaptor is in very good condition.  This fine artillery relic was acquired direct from the digger who recovered it from New Kent County, VA.  If you like that fresh out of the ground appearance, then this is for you, as it has had little or no cleaning.  There still remains the fine soil of New Kent lodged in the paper time fuse hole.  This adaptor is made out of zinc with twelve threads per inch.  The two spanner holes visible on the top of the adaptor were used to screw it into the Parrott shell.  A paper time fuse, of varying burn times, would then be inserted into the larger center hole.  This adaptor measures approximately 1.13 inches in diameter and 1.39 inches in length.  It has no cracks, breaks, or repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  SOLD

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PC4625
                  Confederate 12 Pounder Lead Plug "Side Loader" Case Shot
  
 This Confederate spherical 12 pounder lead plug "side loader" case shot is in very good condition and was excavated in the area of
Malvern Hill, VA.  The iron is in good condition with some surface pitting.  The copper fuse adaptor and lead plug are still present as well as a distinctive mold seam running along a portion of the projectile's equator.  It has been professionally deactivated, cleaned, and lightly coated so as to preserve it.  There are a few areas of the surface where the clear coating has chipped away and the raw iron is exposed.  This fine artillery projectile will make an excellent addition to any artillery or general excavated relic collection.  Weighs approximately 9.8 lbs.  $395.00   Order Information  or  Questions?  

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US 3 Inch Type II Hotchkiss Shell

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PC3558
                   US 3 Inch Type II Hotchkiss Shell

This excavated US 3 inch Type II Hotchkiss shell is a complete fired example which has been left in its raw state with no clear coating or electrolysis.  It was recovered in Petersburg, VA in the 1960's by Grayson Morris of Hopewell, VA.  The brass fuse adaptor and lead sabot are both present and in good condition.  Some type of black substance covers a portion of its sabot but I am unable to tell exactly what it is.  The moderately pitted iron of this shell is very stable and its base cup section has two 1/4 inch deactivation drill holes.  The shell has been professionally deactivated and is ready for display.  Its weight is approximately 8.4 pounds and length is approximately 6 1/2 inches.  This fine artillery shell will make an excellent addition to any artillery or general excavated relic collection.   $250.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

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                  3 Inch Type I Hotchkiss Shell

This 3 inch type I Hotchkiss shell is in very nice unfired condition.  Originally manufactured without flame grooves, it was eventually retrofitted with flame grooves for Civil War use.  Its lead sabot is in very good condition and this shell would have used a wood drive in fuse adaptor.   An example of this shell (prior to retrofitting) can be found on page 165 in Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George's "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", Revised and Supplemented Edition 1993.  Excavated in central Virginia, this shell has just been released from a 35 year old local collection.  This artillery relic is disarmed and will make an excellent addition to any artillery or general relic collection.   Approximate weight is 7.6 lbs and the length is 6 5/8 inches.     $295.00   Order Information  or  Questions? 

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