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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.



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. Only three examples known to exist. I really don’t care if this shell sells or not. 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 U.S. Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1864 from Fort Fisher NC.

Very nice fuse with no ground action and complete with outer brass bushing and center cap. Found long ago on private property by Ben Ingraham.



 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. 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 26. Large 3″ CS Read Shell Fragment.

Really neat piece from a shell that exploded near the Spotsylvania VA. Battlefield. 



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 US Type I Hotchkiss Time Fuse Adapter. 

Rare early white metal fuse adapter in great condition. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield.



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 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.



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.