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Civil War Artillery

ART 1. Rare US 4.4″ Schenkl Long Shell with perfect Naval Percussion Fuse.

Rarity 8 Shell according to Jack Bell’s Reference Book. Battlefield recoveries of this shell are noted in coastal areas and along rivers in North and South Carolina as well as Virginia. This particular shell is non excavated with a removable fuse.



ART 2. Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Spherical Case Shot.

This fantastic Confederate Projectile is most likely a battlefield pick up. The brass fuse adapter screws out and there are still a few of the original iron case shot balls inside. Note lead side loading plug. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.



ART 3. Superb US/CS 6 lb. Bormann Case Shot.

A beauty. Iron is in mint condition. Most likely an early battlefield pick up. Fuse is excellent as well with all numbers legible except for the “4”. A great example. Provenance unknown.



ART 4. Dug US 3″ Parrott Shell from Iuka MS.

Found long ago by the late Charles Sweeney. Zinc paper time fuse adapter screws out. Very nice example indeed.



ART 5. Excavated Confederate 7″ Brooke “Very Long” Shell.

I call this shell the ‘King Daddy” of Confederate Ordnance. Super rare and found at Trent’s Reach in the James River where the CSS Richmond Ironclad ran aground. It looks like a torpedo and I have it on display in the front window of our shop. Only three examples known to exist. I really don’t care if this shell sells or not. Shop or show pickup only.



ART 6. Dug Confederate 3″ Read Bolt.

Scarce Confederate projectile in remarkable condition. This is the rounded nose variant. Perfect brass ring sabot. Found at Snyder’s Bluff MS. outside Vicksburg.



 ART 7. Dug U.S. 3.8″ James Bolt. 

Very nice bolt with complete lead sabot intact. Tin covering has rusted away. Thumbprint sized divot on side is a casting flaw. Relic of Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas.



 ART 8. Dug U.S. 3″ Hotchkiss Shell.

Perfect dropped example. Used in the 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Found near Kennesaw Mtn. GA.



 ART 9. Confederate 2-Pounder “Carkeet” Bolt.

Patented by James H. Carkeet of Natchez, MS. and designed to be used in his 2″ Smoothbore Gun. One of these has been dug on the Champion Hill Battlefield near Jackson, MS. This particular one was found in the Alabama River at Selma. This extremely scarce (rarity 10) Confederate Bolt is described in detail on page 142 of Dickey and George’s Field Artillery Book.



ART 10. Dug 12 lb. Confederate Shell with Bormann Replacement Adapter.

This was the solution to rectify the problem of unreliable Confederate Bormann Time Fuses. These brass adapters allowed the use of paper time fuses in Bormann Shells. Found in late war sites. This one is a relic of the Petersburg Campaign. Very good condition.



 ART 11. Dug U.S. 3″ Type II Hotchkiss Shell.

Superb fired example in mint condition. Shell body has a very light layer of surface rust that does not necessitate cleaning. Clear patent address and 1855 date on base cup. This variant was designed to accommodate the wooden paper time fuse adapter. Provenance uncertain.



ART 12. Confederate 3.67″ Marshall TX. Arsenal Schenkl Shell.

Very rare shell. Recovered from where a caisson overturned during the Red River Campaign near Provencal LA. Condition is fantastic.



 ART 13. Dug US/CS 12 lb. Solid Shot from Kolb’s Farm GA. Battlefield.

I don’t get too many relics from this battle which was part of the Kennesaw Mountain Campaign. This 12 pounder is in excellent condition with only surface scale.



ART 14. Excavated U.S. 100 lb. Parrott Shell with Schenkl Naval Percussion Fuse.

I will refer to this bad boy as the “Fat Daddy” because it is the short pattern. You have to see this 7″ monster in person to appreciate how nice it is. The Type II Brass Sabot is perfectly intact and shows the lands and grooves of the 100 lb. Parrott Rifle it was fired from. The cast iron body of the shell is in such condition that you can see the machining marks of the lathe. The Schenkl Naval Percussion Fuse is superb with a clear patent address. I don’t know where this shell was dug unfortunately. Shop or show pick up only.



ART 15. Fantastic dug US Parrott Naval Watercap Time Fuse.

Perfect dropped condition with great threads and intact lead tab on top. Made of cast zinc. Found long ago by Charles Sweeney along the Tennessee River near Eastport MS.



 ART 16. Dug U.S. 3″ Parrott Shell with Schenkl Percussion Fuse.

Very good condition. The Schenkl Percussion Fuse was very reliable and I imagine that is why you sometimes see Parrott Shells with Schenkl Fuses. I cannot make out the patent address on the fuse due to impact. Brass ring sabot intact. Provenance uncertain.



ART 17. Dug US 4.5″ Dyer Shell.

Great condition. Used in the 4.5″ Siege Rifle. Lead sabot missing but I think this particular shell displays better without it. Dyer zinc fuse adapter. Provenance unknown.



ART 18. Dug CS 6 lb. Solid Shot.

Great example of this iconic American Civil War projectile. Very slick iron with mold seam. Most likely an Atlanta Campaign find. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.



ART 19. US/CS 32 lb. Stand of Grape.

Mint condition, obviously a battlefield pick up. This thing is massive and has display power. Used in the 32 Pounder Gun for coastal batteries and the Navy. This was a deadly projectile used at close range.



ART 20. Dug 3.4″ Dahlgren Bolt or “Blind Shell”.

These are designed for the Federal Navy’s 3.4″ Boat Howitzer. This one is in mint unfired condition. Dug at Harper’s Ferry, WV.



ART 21.  Dug US 3.4″ Schenkl Shell for Boat Howitzer.

Very nice example of this scarce Schenkl variant. Schenkl percussion fuse screws out and also comes apart revealing the slider with percussion cap on the nipple. Provenance uncertain.



 ART 22. Excavated 3″ Confederate “Tapered” Read Shell.

Extremely rare Confederate Shell found by Greg Craven near Camden, SC. Mint condition, as good as it gets.



ART 23. Dug US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot Nose. Kennesaw Mountain GA. Battlefield.

Excellent condition with section of the lead band sabot intact. Found long ago on private property. 



ART 24. Excavated Confederate 2.5″ Blakely Shell from Kennesaw, GA.

A rather extreme rarity, this crude shell has a tall, thin sabot that is intact after being fired. The projectile is rebated at the base and was designed to accommodate a wooden drive in fuse adaptor. Once part of Tom Dickey’s collection. Extreme rarity of 10.



ART 25. Dug US 3″ Type I Dyer Case Shot.

Nice example. Appears to have been fired from a worn out 3″ Ordnance Rifle or possibly dropped. Intact zinc fuse adapter. Minimal pitting, intact lead sabot. Dug long ago by the late Charles Sweeney near Iuka MS.



ART 26. Dug 12 lb. Solid Shot from North Anna VA.

The essential and iconic American Civil War Artillery Projectile. Used by both armies. Very good condition. Dug long ago by Bob Scates.

$225.00 HOLD S.S.


ART 27. Confederate Brass Time Fuse Adapter found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. Ex. Iva Rosensteel Collection.

I acquired this grouping of fuses from Wes Small who had purchased the whole Iva Rosensteel Collection. There are several types and Rosensteel was very meticulous about keeping up with the exact provenance of each piece. They are all accompanied by tags. This particular one was found between the New Jersey Monument and the Sedgewick Statue. 



ART 28. Dug Confederate 24 lb. Spherical Shell.

Good condition, fired into a Federal position during the 1863 Siege of Suffolk VA. by Gen. Longstreet’s forces.



ART 29. Dug Federal 3″ Percussion Fused Parrott Shell.

Hard to find with a Parrott Percussion Fuse this nice. Great looking shell. Provenance uncertain.



ART 30. Dug U.S. 3″ Type I Hotchkiss Percussion Fused Shell.

Excellent dropped condition. Note perfect green percussion fuse. Verbal provenance of North GA.



ART 31. Dug Artillerists’ Vent Pick for Naval and Siege Guns.

This large vent pick was found long ago by Charles Sweeney near Eastport MS. on the Tennessee River. 



ART 32. Dug U.S. Naval Watercap Time Fuse from Fort Fisher NC.

Great condition with no ground action at all. Dated 1864 and a relic of the savage bombardment inflicted upon the fort by the Union Blockading Squadron in January of 1865.



ART 33. Confederate 12 lb. Bormann Shell on original sabot.

The tin straps have seen better days but nonetheless, this is a very nice shell. We know that this is a Confederate projectile because of the twine wrap, thin straps and recess at the bottom of the fuse threads.



ART 34. Dug U.S. 2.6″ Hotchkiss Shell for Wiard Rifle.

Super slick condition. When cleaning this rare projectile, I was able to remove the wooden paper time fuse adapter which had split into four sections inside the shell along with a remnant of the fuse. I repaired the adapter and it is shown here with the shell. Dug near Trevillian Station, VA. by Sam White.



ART 35. Dug U.S/C.S. 8″ Mortar Shell with a “J.W.” Inspector Stamp.

Really good condition. Clearly stamped “J.W.”. Provenance uncertain. Shop or show pick up only.



ART 36. Dug Confederate 3″ Broun Shell (Tall Pattern). 

This later war shell is only found in the Eastern Theater. Iron shell body is in great condition. Sabot has been thrown. Most of these shells use a wooden drive in fuse adapter but this example has the brass adapter. Found at Overall Creek, Page Co. VA.



ART 37. US/CS Bormann Time Fuse Punch.

Excellent condition. These were used to punch a hole into the numbered face of the time fuse at the desired second mark, exposing the powder train which would then ignite upon firing the gun. Great display piece for any American Civil War artillery collection.



ART 38. Confederate Artillerist’s Lanyard.

There is an article featured in the North South Trader Magazine in which a Confederate marked Artillery Fuse Pouch was discovered with two Armstrong Time Fuses, friction primers, a vent punch and a lanyard identical to this one were inside of it, like in a time capsule. Note plain tapering handle and long contoured primer hook. Perfect condition. Rare.



ART 39. US/CS 6 lb. Solid Shot from Harrison’s Landing, VA.

A very nice example from the Seven Days Campaign. Found long ago by Bob Scates.



ART 40. Excavated Confederate 12 lb. Stand of Grape from the position of the Botetourt VA. Battery at Vicksburg MS.

Very rare find indeed. Vicksburg and Shiloh are the only sites I know of these being recovered, and usually not complete. Grape was phased out before the war by Federal Forces in favor of canister for field guns. This stand of grape is in very good condition and is complete. It was dug long ago in the documented position of the Botetourt Battery of Virginia. One of the very few Virginia units to fight in the Western Theater.



ART 41. Dug US 3.67″ Schenkl Shell Type I.

Very nice example. This early war type has recessed ribs. Schenkl Percussion Fuse has clear 1861 patent address and unscrews. Provenance unknown.



ART 42. Excavated Confederate 3″ Bourreleted Read Shell.

Nice example with intact brass sabot and Confederate time fuse adapter. This shell would clean magnificently as it only has surface scale and minor pitting evident under a thin coating of polyurethane. Dug by Bob Scates near Spotsylvania VA.



ART 43. Dug pair of Civil War 32 lb. Grape Shot Balls.

These large balls are from a 32 lb. or larger stand of Grape. Measurement and weight forthcoming.

$95.00 ea.


ART 44. US 3″ Hotchkiss Type I Case Shot Nose.

Scarce early war Hotchkiss with the zinc time fuse adapter. Found by Bob Scates in Northern VA.



ART 45. Dug US 3.67″ Type I Schenkl Shell for the Rifled 6 Pounder Gun.

Rarity 7+ shell with the early war, unmarked Schenkl Percussion Fuse. Note recessed ribs. Found near Spotsylvania VA.



ART 46. US 3″ Hotchkiss Bolt.

Scarce projectile designed to shatter enemy batteries and fortifications. The nose appears to be non excavated and a dug base cup is with it for display.



 ART 47. Excavated US/CS 12 lb. Solid Shot.

The 12 lb. Shot was used to shatter enemy batteries, break down fortifications and break up columns of infantry. One of these fired from a 12 lb. Napoleon Gun was calculated to go through 12 men before losing momentum. This one is in good condition. From an Atlanta Campaign collection.

$175.00 HOLD S.S.


ART 48. Excavated 3.3″ Bourreleted Read Shell.

Rarity 10 shell with a very tall brass sabot. Note flame groove. Has a Confederate paper time fuse adapter. Found in the Oconee River near Milledgeville GA.



ART 49. Dug 12 lb. Confederate Spherical Shell.

This shell is a common Confederate type that used a wooden adapter for the paper time fuse. It would clean up very nice as it only has surface scale and a light coating of polyurethane. Found long ago by Bob Scates at Sayler’s Creek VA.

$250.00 HOLD S.S.


ART 50. Mint Confederate 3″ Bourreleted Read Shell.

Wow….this is a killer Confederate Shell. Super smooth and clean iron. Note intact lathe dog on nose. This type used a paper time fuse with wooden adapter. Sharp bourrelets with machining marks. Brass sabot shows rifling marks from the gun as well as a flame groove to facilitate igniting the fuse.

$695.00 HOLD J.N.