Home

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

New  Items
                                 Buckles

Box Plates

Eagle Plates

Confederate Buttons

Federal Buttons

Misc. Dug Items

Misc. Non-Dug Items

Artillery

Bullets

Bulk Bullets

Insignia

Currency

Relic Displays

Books

North South Traders

Gift Certificates

Post-Civil War Items 

Order Item / Terms

Selling Relics?

New Item Notifications

About VCWR

Customer Remarks

Recent Relic Recoveries

Links

VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR RELICS

Civil War Artillery

This page last updated March 29, 2015

               EMAIL      Phone:  804-873-5462 

virginiarelics@comcast.net

Plez Bagby
PO Box 6425
Charlottesville, VA 22906

Click on any image to see more of that item.

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5733
                  US 3 Inch Type II Hotchkiss Case-Shot Nose Fragment

This fragment with a brass Hotckiss time fuse adaptor is the very top portion of a US 3 inch type II Hotchkiss case-shot.  The thin walls of the top portion of the nose of this shell were a circular line of weakness that allowed the circular section with the fuze to be blown out.  They rarely remain in an intact circle but here is one with the fuze still inside.  This Hotchkiss nose and fragment will be an excellent addition to add to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  The fragment diameter measures approximately 2.1 inches at its widest point and the fuze head diameter is approximately 1.17 inches and the overall length of the fuze is 1.93 inches  SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC4968
                  1.5 Inch Grape Shot - Malvern Hill

  This excavated one and a half inch grape shot is in good condition and its old typed label indicates that it was recovered from Malvern Hill, VA on October 11.  This shot came out of a small group that were also labeled with the date of "10/11/70" so I am confident that this shot, even though that part of the label indicating the year "70" is missing, I am confident that this example was also recovered on that date in 1970.   The iron, is stable and is in good condition.  This identified grape shot will be an excellent addition to add to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  Its diameter measures approximately 1.5 inch.   SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5382
                   US 3 Inch Type II Hotchkiss Case-Shot 
  
 
This fired US Type II Hotchkiss case-shot for a 3 inch ordnance rifle is in very good condition and was acquired directly from the digger who recovered it in the area of the Battle of Piedmont, VA.  It has not been treated or coated in any way and is still in its "as dug" condition.  The iron is stable with only minimal pitting and its brass time fuse adaptor and lead sabot are present.  The sabot clearly shows some of the seven lands and grooves which are a characteristic of the 3 inch ordnance rifle that fired it.  This case shot shell has been professionally deactivated and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  The length is approximately 7 inches and it weighs approximately 9 lbs.  $295.00   Order Information  or  Questions?   SALE PENDING

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5328
                  Confederate Artillery Girardey Percussion Fuze

This Confederate Girardey percussion fuze has a nice green patina and  is in very good condition.  It consists of a copper tube with saw-tooth knife and a disc plunger attached to its top.  According to Dickey and George's "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", " This very successful fuse was patented on June 5, 1863, by Captain Isador P. Girardey, C. S. Ordnance Department, Augusta, Georgia, Patent #191.  It was an ingenious device which allowed the gunner to transform a shell with a fuse-plug designed for a paper time fuse into a percussion shell by inserting the Girardey in place of the paper fuse."  How it worked:  "Into a fuse-plug was inserted the percussion element which consisted of a copper tube enclosed in a tapered wooden sleeve.  The interior of the tube was filled with a fulminate composition, and imbedded in the top of the tube was a small saw-tooth knife with a disc plunger attached to its top.  A small tin protective cover was glued over the plunger for protection.  On impact the cover was crushed and the plunger drove the saw-tooth blade into the fulminate compound which immediately exploded and transmitted flame from the rear of the tube to the shell's powder charge.  This fuse filled the need of the Confederates for a good percussion fuse which was invaluable in determining range."  Peter George, upon inspection of this fuse noted the irregularity of the serrations of the saw-tooth blade and commented that this demonstrated that they were cut by-hand. This fuse is approximately 1 3/8 inches in length and the tube is approximately 1/4 in diameter and the plunger disc is approximately .65 inch in diameter.  It is a fairly rare artillery fuse that will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery fuse or general relic collection.  SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5395
                   Exploded & Re-Constructed US 3.67 Inch "Rifled Six" Grooved-Cone Schenkl Percussion Artillery Shell 

This somewhat rare exploded 3.67 inch "rifled-six" grooved-cone Schenkl artillery shell was acquired directly from the digger and was recovered from McDowell, VA., also known as Sitlington's HillThis ground burst shell was fired from a rifled 6 pounder smoothbore and, when found, it was in several pieces which were reassembled by the digger.  Amazingly, the digger was able to locate every fragment and when shown to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", Pete commented that the reconstruction was better than average and that it was "quite rare to recover every piece of the shell."  Examples of other re-constructed shells can be found in the aforementioned book on page 490 of the 1980 edition and page 525 of the 1993 edition.  The fuze is correct for this shell as it is the early war first Schenkl brass version with the unmarked rounded lip.  The later Schenkl fuzes designed with the more squared lip were marked with Schenkl's name and patent date.  While the fuze is present, it does not screw in.   An unexploded example of this shell can be found in the above Dickey & George book on page 249 of the 1980 edition and page 307 of the 1993 edition.  The shell weighs approximately 9.6 pounds and is approximately 8 1/2 inches in length without fuze.  This fairly rare shell is inert and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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.   $350.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5351
                  Confederate 2.9 Inch Read Long Model Shell with RARE White Metal Fuze Adaptor

This fired Confederate 2.9 inch Read long model shell is in very good condition and is clearly marked with its provenance of not only being "Found in Fredericksburg", but also "Made in Richmond, VA.".  The mark appears to be a lightly applied "white out" like substance.  The iron is minimally pitted with many of the fine lathe marks still visible.  This particular example has a white metal fuze adaptor which makes it somewhat rare.  According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", for a brief period from late 1862 until early 1863 the Confederates manufactured these shells with white metal fuze adaptors.  Due to a shortage of white metal elements (zinc, tin, lead, antimony, etc..), Confederate white metal fuze adaptor production ceased by early 1863 and copper was substituted for fuze adaptors.  Also, according to Peter, it is very probable that this shell was indeed manufactured in Richmond since there were several foundry's there that would have the supply of white metal elements required to produce the white metal fuze adaptors.  Its thin iron sabot is intact and a lathe dimple is clearly visible at the bottom of the shell.  It weighs approximately 10 pounds, is approximately 8 3/4 inches in length and approximately 2.86 inches in diameter. This artillery shell has been deactivated and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5334
                  Bormann Time Fuze Gasket - Rare Part

This Bormann time fuze gasket is a rare part to find at any time.  These devices separated the bottom of the fuze body from the iron or brass support plug to prevent flame leakage which could cause premature detonation.  This example was actually extracted from an unexploded 12 pounder Bormann fuzed spherical shell while it was being disassembled and this is typically the only way they can be obtained since they would disintegrate upon detonation.  According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", of the 4-5 gaskets that he has actually examined, all were constructed from a thin piece of either leather or rubber material.  Upon Pete's examination of this particular gasket, he was surprised to see a very thin layer of woven fabric included between the two outer layers, suggesting that different materials were being used and/or tested to obtain the best seal.  In the enlargement pictures of this gasket, I have included a picture of the gasket along side a US Bormann time fuze to compare size.  The fuze may also be available for sale on this website to accompany this gasket, but is not included with the purchase of the gasket.   This difficult to find artillery Bormann time fuze component will be an excellent educational tool for any Bormann fuzed shell display or to add to any Civil War artillery fuze collection.  Approximately 1 9/16 inches in diameter.  SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5402
                  Six Pounder Solid Shot

This six pounder solid shot is in excellent condition and was recovered from McDowell, VA area.  Acquired directly from the digger, it measures approximately 3.54 inches in diameter and weighs 6 pounds.  The iron shows minimal surface pitting and is stable.  This fine artillery relic will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5350
                  Confederate 3 Inch Read Shell
  
  This excavated Confederate 3 inch Read shell is in very good condition and still retains its copper sabot and fuse adaptor.  The sabot on this fired example clearly shows seven lands and grooves as formed from the rifling inside the cannon tube. 
According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War",  the fact that there are seven lands and grooves on the sabot indicates that this shell was fired from a captured Yankee three inch Ordnance rifle.  He also advised that the construction of its copper sabot indicated that this example was a late war1864 manufactured shell.  This shell was lightly clear coated many decades ago with much of the coating now worn away.  About a quarter inch below the bottom of the fuse adaptor, on one side of this shell, are the remnants of its lathe chock.  These remnants are visible in the top or fuse adaptor view of this shell, at the 3:30 position, in the additional enlargement pictures.  This fine Confederate shell has been disarmed, has no repairs, and is ready for display.  It will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  Approximate weight is 6.8 lbs and the length is 7 1/4 inches.  SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5333
                  Parrott Long Range Time Fuse Adaptor with West Point "W" Mark

This Parrott long range time fuse adaptor with West Point "W" mark is in excellent condition.  It is believed by both Tom Dickey and Pete George, authors of  "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", that the "W" represented Parrott's foundry at West Point.  While not all were marked, they were intended for use in early war 20, 30 and 100 pounder Parrott shells.  It is constructed of cast zinc, has very nice visible mold seam with both spanner wrench holes present.  This fuse adaptor will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery fuse or general relic collection.  $85.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5066
                  3 Inch Hotchkiss Type II Case-Shot - with Display Stand

This 3 Inch Hotchkiss type II case-shot artillery shell and stand makes a very nice Gettysburg artillery display.  The shell is missing its solder sabot and is in two pieces consisting of its nose, which includes its brass time fuse adaptor, and its base cup.  The iron is in very good smooth condition and has been lightly painted black as was the custom of early relic hunters, so as to preserve the iron and make it appear more presentable.  This artillery case-shot comes with a wood stand that was specifically made for it to rest on.  The brass plaque affixed to the stand reads ""Civil War Hotchkiss Shell Gettysburg, PA".  The stand, while stable, has some chipping of the wood in a few areas but does still does the job of holding the shell.  According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", the type II Hotchkiss case-shot begins showing up during the Civil War in the spring of 1863.  This shall has been deactivated and is ready for display. Its approximate weight is 7.4 pounds.  Its length is approximately 6 3/4 inches and its diameter is approximately 2.90 inches.  The stand measures 5 3/8 x 10 inches in width and length.  It has no repairs and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  SOLD

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?  

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5234
                  Schenkl Percussion Fuze
 
 This fired excavated Schenkl artillery fuze, excavated in Fauquier County, VA is in good condition and is  marked "J. P. SCHENKL PAT. OCT. 16. 1861".   The main body is constructed of brass which now has a very deep green patina.  Its brass anvil cap is present its threads still appear to be in good condition.  There is an approximate half inch crack in the lower portion of the body running from the safety screw hole towards the fuze body bottom.  What is interesting is the missing section of its brass in its head section.  In discussions with Peter George,
co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", it was suggested this may be due to the impact of the shell striking something very hard, but we are not completely sure due to the nature of the damage.  Its head diameter measures approximately 1.24 inches and its overall length is approximately 2.60 inches.  It has no bends, repairs, or other cracks or breaks, other than what has already been mentioned.  This fired Schenkl percussion fuze will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $55.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC5327
                  3.8 Caliber James Half Nose Artillery Shell Section with James Anvil Cap and Slider

This 3.8 caliber James nose fragment was sawed in half to expose its brass anvil cap and slider.  Both the anvil cap and slider are removable and complete.  This relic will be an excellent educational device and great addition to any excavated Civil War artillery or general relic collection.   $225.00   Order Information  or  Questions?
 

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

 

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

 

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC4971
                 1.5 Inch Grape Shot - Malvern Hill

This 1.5 inch grape shot was recovered in Malvern Hill, VA on October 11, 1970.  The old typed label affixed to the shot reads "MALVERN HILL 10/11/70".  The iron is stable and is in good condition.  This identified grape shot will be an excellent addition to add to any Civil War artillery or general relic collection.  Diameter measures approximately 1.5 inch.  SOLD  

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Exploded Fuse

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC3435
                  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?

 

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC4395
                                    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  
Order Information  or  Questions?  


 

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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 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.  $55.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?  

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC3859
                  Artillery Iron Projectile Group - Malvern Hill

This artillery iron group recovered in the area of the battle of Malvern Hill in Henrico County, VA consist of the following: Clockwise from top center - a culot fragment from a 9-inch navy water cap fused round ball measuring approximately 6.25 inches in diameter,  a 2.9 inch Parrott shell base, a grape shot measuring approximately 2.8 inches in diameter for a 32 pounder stand of grape,  a 2.9 inch Parrott shell base,  ten 1/2 to 3/4 inch canister in a 20 pounder shell base.  This shell base shows scalloping at the top of the sabot groove which indicates that this 20 pounder Parrot would have had a brass band sabot (see Dickey and George's "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War" page 227 for an example).  Total weight of all items is approximately 23 pounds.   $125.00   Order Information  or  Questions?

Top

US 3 Inch Type II Hotchkiss Shell

Click Image For More
Pictures

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?

Top

Click Image For More
Pictures

PC2438
                  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? 

Top

 

RETURN TO TOP