US Parrott Projectile Base with Brass Sabot

Item: US Parrott, 2.9 Inch Projectile Base with Brass Sabot
Construction: Iron with brass ring sabot.
Approximate size: Weight: 1.6 pounds.  Diameter: 2.86 inches.  
Condition: Fair, excavated. Shell base only with brass sabot.  Iron is in good stable condition.
Comments: According to Peter George, co-author of "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War", "this type shell made their battlefield appearance in Spring 1863.  It appears to be unfired, as I cannot see any rifling marks at all.  This type almost always “takes the rifling” extremely well.  To see no rifling-marks at all strongly indicates it exploded without being fired.  Perhaps it was in a caisson that got hit and blew up".
Recovered: Unknown


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