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emike123

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Mansfield recoveries
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:36:58 AM »
I brought 4 projectiles home from Mansfield for my collection, but I didn't get any of these from people selling at the show, rather they were picked up there for ease of transfer.  I didn't find any projectiles for my collection just wandering the show, but I thought I'd share some pics of my latest additions.

The first is an S&P stamped Read recovered at South Mountain.  S&P is for the Richmond firm Samson and Pae.


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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 08:37:47 AM »
Pete, that one should look familiar to you as should this rifled 12pdr Tennessee sabot shell from Mechanicsville, VA:


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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 08:43:17 AM »
Speaking of familiar, these 2 canister rounds are known to many forumites, but were reconstructed by Dave Gotter who lives near Mansfield.

The left one is for the 18pdr and is made of parts from Vicksburg, where there was only one 18pdr, the famous "Whistling Dick" cannon.  This one was discussed here before when it was incomplete and in parts.

The one on the right is a 24pdr made up of 100+ 1.05" balls.  This is not per regs which prescribed larger diameter shot, but we had one from Charleston like this.  I got it from Greg Craven and it was mostly complete but still in water.  It largely fell apart, but the wood sabot is being conserved now, and I look forward to someday pairing it with this round.


R. J. in LA

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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 08:45:22 AM »
Nice additions Mike!

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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 10:24:26 AM »
As I suspected, the 18#er went to the right home and it would appear that Dave did his usual outstanding job.

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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 05:53:39 PM »
Mike, nice additions.  I especially like the South Mountain shell.  Were there any good artillery to be had at the show on dealer's tables?
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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 07:48:53 PM »
I got a good bit of non-rare artillery for resale at the show but only one item that I might keep.  As you can see it is a dug 12-lber canister with most of the tin still with it.  Condition is as dug.  What you can see missing is pretty much the extent of the missing tin.  The bottom side is nearly all there.  It is still in the traveling bed until I decide how best to conserve it and whether I'll keep it or not.  I have a great example of a dropped 12-lber reconstructed by Mr. Gotter that is already in my collection that I like a lot.
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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 11:18:25 AM »
Nice Carl ! Do you know were it was dug or any history ? It looks like one I dug years ago but let get away from me !

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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 10:22:18 AM »
Somehow missed this one. There is no history on it.  Sadly it came from a collection that went to auction and the collector didnít keep any history that the family knew of after he died so nothing had any provenance.  So it very well was yours!  Iíll try to show it to you some time.   It would be great to ID the recovery location and the digger. 
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Re: Mansfield recoveries
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 12:36:32 PM »
Somebody told me about an S&P marked Read with a "Q" also stamped in it, so I more closely inspected the S&P stamped Read shown above that I got at Mansfield.  On the opposite side from the "S&P" stamp, under the lathe lug, is this "H"