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A00970 - Nice 9in Dahlgren ball with 1861 watercap fuse. Probably captured by the Confederates at Norfolk
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Item Number: A00970

Item Title: Nice 9in Dahlgren ball with 1861 watercap fuse. Probably captured by the Confederates at Norfolk

Price: $395

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Spherical shell

Size: 9in

Sabot:

Fuse: 1861 dated watercap

Book: Jack Bell Page 61

Location Recovered: Suffolk, VA

Description:Nice Dahlgren ball with an 1861 watercap fuse. The 9in Dahlgren was a Union gun, but an enormous amount of this ordnance with the earlier dated fuses was captured at Gossport and subsequently used by the Confederates.

The drill hole was plugged with wood putty that I removed to show it is empty.