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A01670 - 24 Pounder Cannon Ball From Petersburg Siege

Item Number: A01670

Item Title: 24 Pounder Cannon Ball From Petersburg Siege

Price: $240

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US/CS

Type: Cannon Ball

Size: 24 Pounder (5.82 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Wood Cup (Missing)

Fuse: Wood Adapter (Missing)


Location Recovered: Petersburg, VA

Description:This ball was recovered from the Petersburg, VA defense lines as indicated by the "Petersburg" lettering on the shell put there by the digger. I can't tell for sure but this is likely a mortar shell and likely of Confederate use. It is possibly a CS polygonal cavity shell as well for the 24-lber Howitzer but can't currently tell. Some cleaning and metric gathering might give insight into what it more accurately is.

The shell used a wood fuse plug that by this time of the war was only used by the Union in their mortar shells.

Overall a good ball. The shell is in as found uncleaned condition. I can remove white lettering if desired.

Shell is inert.

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