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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. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Iron Sideloader” Case Shot.

Great condition. Note iron side loading plug for case shot balls. Dug N. Virginia. Stellar example.



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.



ART 5. 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. Dug U.S. 3″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell.

Really nice example with smooth iron surfaces and intact Schenkl Percussion Fuse. Provenance uncertain.



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

High quality example. Note iron side loading plug. Fired from 12 lb. Howitzers and Napoleons. Found in Northern VA.



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.

$195.00 HOLD


 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 Confederate Friction Primer.

Standard type dug by Ben Ingraham at Fort Anderson, NC. which is located between Wilmington and Fort Fisher.



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. Dug U.S. 6 lb. Bormann Fused Case Shot found near Shiloh, TN.

Great condition with only very light pitting. Dug by Ray Treece several years ago on private property between Shiloh and Michie, TN.



 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.



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.



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. Excavated U.S. 30 lb. Parrott Chill Nose Bolt.

Superb dropped bolt with perfect brass sabot. Dug on Christmas Day, 1989 at Vicksburg, MS.



ART 31. Excavated Bottom Half of a 3″ U.S. Hotchkiss Shell. 

Neat exploded half shell with complete lead band sabot. Dug near Vicksburg, MS. 



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 U.S. Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1862.

Very slick and highly detailed with no ground action at all. Complete with center cap and outer bushing. Dug in the forgiving white sand near Fort Fisher, NC. and fired from the Federal Blockading Squadron.



ART 34. Dug U.S. 3″ Type I Parrott Shell.

Fantastic shell with perfect zinc paper time fuse adapter. Common projectile, uncommon condition. Iron is mint with finishing marks. Top of the line.


ART 35. Excavated U.S. 3.67″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell for Rifled 6 lb. Gun.

Great example of this early to mid war shell. Fantastic iron. Anvil cap is loose inside fuse. Provenance uncertain.



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 US/CS 12 lb. Solid Shot.

Mint condition with only a light coat of surface rust. Dug in 1963 on the Kennesaw Mtn. Battlefield (private property) by Albert Ruh.



ART 38. US/CS 12 lb. Stand of Grape.

Mint non excavated condition and rare in the 12 lb. or 4.62″ Caliber. This is a cruel invention. Designed as an anti personnel weapon at close ranges. Field Artillery Grape was phased out before the war by Union forces in favor of Canister but saw use by the Confederacy into 1862. This is most likely a Confederate made projectile.



ART 39. Dug U.S. 12 lb. Bormann Fused Shell.

Fantastic condition all around with a super Bormann Time Fuse. Fuse is punched at 3.5 seconds and note “US” mark with backwards “S”.



ART 40. Sectioned Type I U.S. 3″ Parrott Percussion Fused Shell.

A mainstay of the Federal Rifled Artillery. This piece clearly shows the slider and anvil cap fusing system, powder chamber and wrought iron sabot construction. Neat relic.



ART 41. Confederate 6 lb. Shot.

Very good condition with some pitting. Typical crude casting. Provenance uncertain.



ART 42. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Side Loader” Case Shot.

Dug near Winchester VA. in 1970. Fantastic early dug condition with a distinct iron side loading plug, mold seam and brass fuse adapter. A beauty.



ART 43. Non excavated U.S. 3″ Hotchkiss Shell.

Super nice shell, probably taken home as a souvenir after the war. Fuse adapter screws out.



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.