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A00221 - Confederate lead side plug for a case shot shell from Petersburg area

Item Number: F00221

Item Title: Confederate lead side plug for a case shot shell from Petersburg area

Price: $8

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

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Location Recovered: Petersburg area

Description:Confederate lead side plug for a case shot shell. As lead supplies became scarce, the Confederacy was forced to use iron shot in its case shot artillery shells. Because you cannot drill a powder chamber through iron shot, the shells had to be filled through a side hole with a dowel in the fuse hole to form the powder cavity. Afterward, the side hole was filled with a plug, which is why this is called a sideplug sometimes and the shells are called "sideloaders."


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