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A01685 - "Braille" Bormann 12 Pounder From Fredericksburg

Item Number: A01685

Item Title: "Braille" Bormann 12 Pounder From Fredericksburg

Price: $250

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Cannon Ball

Size: 12 Pounder (4.62 Inch Caliber)

Sabot: Wood Cup (Missing)

Fuse: Bormann With Dots, Not Numbers

Book:

Location Recovered: Fredricksburg, Virginia

Description:This 12 pounder cannon ball was recovered on July 9, 1967 per the old label that was attached to it. The label is not in the best condition but we can see, as best I can tell, the following:
12 Pound Case Shot
Jacksons Line, Ho
ing and Landsdown
Battle of Fredricksburg, Dec.
13, 1862 July 9, 1967
There is other missing text on the first 3 lines on the right side so not sure what that would say. Since the images were taken I carefully removed the label and protected it in clear film as it was brittle and I wanted to see if it was over the inerting hole. The label will come with the ball.

The shell is uncleaned but appears it would clean up in very good condition. There is slight scale on the surface that would normally be removed with electrolysis and small places of ground action that would give a lightly peppered surface if cleaned. The fuse is in quite decent condition for a dug Bormann fuse but has no white patina. Looking at the fuse you will notice there are no numbers and a closer inspection shows it has the dots instead. only the dot for "1" and some for "3" are faintly visible but there are definitely there and there is no evidence of any numbers. This type of fuse is only US made.

When I removed the label, it uncovered the drill hole which is filled with a wood plug. I will remove this in order to make sure the powder was washed out.

Shell is inert, uncleaned and is coated.


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