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Civil War Artillery


ART 1. U.S. 3.67″ Parrott Shell from Fredericksburg VA.

Super nice shell with removable West Point type fuse adapter. This shell was found long ago in a Fredericksburg VA. basement and was probably picked up on the battlefield. Mint condition, definitely non excavated.



ART 2. U.S. 3.8″ James Case Shot.

Fine non excavated example complete with anvil cap, slider (with percussion cap) and four of the iron case shot balls. Rare in this condition.



ART 3. Excavated U.S. 3.67″ Sawyer Percussion Fused Shell.

Neat shell that has been fired. You can see how the lead sheathing had partially peeled away. The November, 1855 Patent info is clearly stamped on the bottom. Dug at Port Hudson, LA. Rare shell.

$1495.00 HOLD R.B.


ART 4. Dug Confederate 24 lb. Shell.

Nice looking shell that would clean up to mint condition if desired. Note intact wooden fuse adapter. Provenance uncertain.



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. I really don’t care if this shell sells or not but I will offer it for a “special price”. Shop or show pickup only.



 ART 6. Excavated 12 lb. U.S. Bormann Fused Shell.

A very nice shell with a superb, unpunched Bormann Time Fuse. Verbal provenance of Murfreesboro, TN.



 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. Dug Confederate 3.3″ Selma Disc Sabot Bolt.

Near mint condition. There is a “1” stamped into upper bourrelet and a “G” stamped into bottom of sabot. A superb example. Found in the Oconee River near Milledgeville, GA.



ART 13. Dug U.S. 3″ Hotchkiss Bolt.

Rare projectile designed for shattering enemy batteries and fortifications. Iron is in near mint condition. Lead band Sabot missing in action. Hotchkiss Patent Address cast on bottom of base cup. Verbal provenance of East Tennessee. Ex. Ray Treece Collection.



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. Dug 6 lb. Confederate Solid Shot.

One of the more common American Civil War Projectiles. The 6 lb. Gun was a mainstay of the Confederate Army throughout the war, particularly in the Western Theater. I believe this one came from Vicksburg but I really can’t remember. Excellent condition.



 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. Excavated U.S./C.S. 8″ Mortar Shell.

Fantastic condition. Found near Suffolk, VA. Shop or show pickup only.



 ART 18. Dug Confederate 3″Read Bolt.

Scarce rounded nose variant with thick brass sabot. Superb condition with minimal pitting. Dug at Snyder’s Bluff outside of Vicksburg MS.



ART 19. Dug 3″ Confederate “Tennessee Sabot” or “Mullane” Shell.

These are always crudely cast. Condition is very good with an intact brass sabot plate as well as the iron retainer bolt and all three brass pins. This type utilized a wooden paper time fuse adapter. Provenance unknown.



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 Confederate 3″ Archer “Prototype” Bolt.

Very scarce, especially with lead ring sabot intact. This one was obviously fired as you can see the rifling and distress upon the sabot. Mint condition with no pitting whatsoever. Dug long ago at Remington, VA.



 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 U.S. 3″ Type II Hotchkiss Case Shot.

Classic Hotchkiss projectile for the 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Excellent condition with nice even rifling on sabot. Perfect brass fuse adapter. Packed with small lead balls, this was a particularly deadly shell when it exploded. I forgot where it was dug.



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. Rare British 2.75″ Whitworth Case Shot.

The Whitworth Case Shot has a removable nose section that was designed for loading the segmented shrapnel around the bursting charge. Condition is superb with traces of orange paint. Most likely a G.A.R. Hall display piece. Although there are no known documented battlefield finds, this is still a scarce and highly collectible variant. Does not contain shrapnel. 



 ART 26. Dug U.S. 3″ Dyer Type II Shell with Schenkl Percussion Fuse.

Very unusual with this type of fuse. Superb condition with hardly any pitting at all. Dug near Spotsylvania VA.

$450.00 HOLD G.O.


ART 27. Excavated U.S Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1864.

Fantastic example dug in pure white sand. Found near Fort Fisher, NC. by Ben Ingraham and no doubt a relic of the catastrophic 1865 US Blockading Fleet Bombardments. Complete with intact center cap and brass bushing.



ART 28. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Case Shot.

Very nice example with lead side load plug and a perfect brass fuse adapter. Chancellorsville VA. Battlefield.

$450.00 HOLD T.S.


ART 29. Confederate 6 lb. Shot from Shiloh.

Great condition with crude casting. Note cold pour marks and mold seam. Found several years ago by Brant Arnold on private property west of the battlefield.



ART 30. 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 31. Dug Federal 3″ Percussion Fused Parrott Shell.

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



ART 32. Dug U.S. 3″ Type I Hotchkiss Percussion Fused Shell.

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



ART 33. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Polygonal” Shell.

This type was cast with lines of weakness within. Designed to fragment into equal sized five sided or diamond shaped shrapnel. Good condition overall. Brass fuse adapter is removable (added for display and not original to the shell). Found on the Suffolk VA. Battlefield.



ART 34. Dug Confederate 3″ Selma Arsenal Read Bolt.

Scarce pointed variant only found in the Western Theater. This one was dug near LaGrange TN. by Robert Copeland. Distinct lands and grooves impressed into the brass ring sabot. When fired, a small part of the sabot and iron base knob was sheared away. A little research may determine which Confederate Battery was at LaGrange with a 3″ Rifle. Displays great and stands straight up.



ART 35. Confederate 3.4″ Read-Parrott Shell.

This shell was found by Bob Scates just outside the Fort guarding the railroad at High Bridge VA. Obviously unfired with intact brass sabot and fuse adapter. Very good condition.

$795.00  HOLD C.R.


ART 36. 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 37. 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 38. 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 39. 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 40. 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 41. Dug 3″ Confederate “Bourreleted” Read Shell.

Minty condition with intact brass ring sabot and fuse adapter. Apparently fired from a worn out Confederate 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Verbal provenance of N. Virginia.

$695.00 HOLD C.R.


ART 42. Dug U.S. Naval Watercap Fuse from Fort Fisher NC. dated 1863.

Perfect condition with intact center cap and brass bushing. Found long ago by Ben Ingraham near Fort Fisher and most likely  from an exploded Columbiad Shell fired from the Federal blockading squadron.



ART 43.  Dug Confederate Paper Time Fuse Adapter for Rifle Shells.

These adapters were used in Bourreleted Reads, Read-Parrotts, Brouns etc. Condition is excellent with great threads. Provenance unknown.



ART 44. U.S. Artilleryman’s Lanyard.

High quality example. Note original blue paint on hook. The real deal and perfect for any American Civil War Artillery Collection.

$395.00 HOLD J.T.