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Civil War Artillery

ART 1. Dug Confederate Whitworth Bolt.

Excellent condition. Casting flaw in rear. Most likely manufactured by the Confederacy. Verbal provenance of Petersburg VA. Ex. Jack Wells collection. A few 12 lb. and 6 lb. Whitworth Rifled Guns were acquired by the Confederacy and used with great effect due to their extreme long range and accuracy.

SOLD

ART 2. Dug Confederate 42 lb. Solid Shot.

This heavy, and also somewhat scarce projectile could pack a serious punch. Very nice condition with prominent mold seam that is typical of Confederate projectiles. Provenance uncertain.

$450.00

ART 3. Dug Confederate 6 lb. Shot.

Really good condition. Note crude mold seam. Provenance uncertain but probably Vicksburg.

SOLD 

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ART 5. Dug Confederate 3″ Bourreleted Read Shell.

Superb iron with distinct lathe marks. Minor chip at base from firing. Perfect brass time fuse adapter. Found on the Todd’s Tavern VA. Battlefield.

$350.00

ART 6. Dug Confederate Read-Parrott Shell.

Classic Smooth Read with lathe dog. Sabot sheared off when fired as well as some iron chipped away from the base.

$195.00

ART 8. Dug Confederate Fuse Adapter for long range Read/Read-Parrott Projectiles.

Another great example with good threads. Provenance unknown.

$55.00 

ART 9. Dug US 3″ Schenkl Case Shot. 

Nice clean iron. Fuse missing. Shrapnel visible inside packed in pitch matrix. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

ART 10. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice green patina. Provenance unknown.

$45.00

ART 12. Dug 32 lb. Confederate Solid Shot.

Excellent condition. Used in 32 lb. smoothbore guns for coastal and garrison defense. Note prominent mold seam. Provenance unknown.

$450.00 

ART 13. 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.

$2250.00

ART 14. Dug Confederate 3″ Archer Bolt.

High quality example. These scarce projectiles were used early in the war and are mostly found on Shiloh, Perryville and some early Virginia battlefields.

$1150.00 HOLD S.D.

ART 15. Dug US Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1864.

Excellent condition. Missing center cap. Provenance unknown.

$65.00

ART 16. Dug Confederate 3″ Burton Bolt.

A very rare projectile. The 8 dimples around the base were meant to grip a lead sabot. These proved to be ineffective and dangerous to friendly troops. Almost all known examples are missing the sabot. Note casting bubbles in the base. Provenance of Northern VA.

$850.00 HOLD R.F.

ART 17. Dug Confederate 12 lb. Spherical Shell.

This shell was designed to accommodate a wooden adapter for a paper time fuse. Good overall condition. Comes with display stand. Brass plaque states provenance of Virginia. 

$265.00

ART 18. Dug 2.5″ Armstrong Shell. 

Rare 6 lb. or “Baby Armstrong” Shell. Used in Armstrong Mountain Rifle. Several Armstrong guns were imported by the Confederacy but saw limited use late in the war. This shell is most likely a European or British find.

$265.00

ART 19. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice green patina. Unusually long variant. Provenance unknown.

$45.00

ART 23. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice patina. Standard pattern. Provenance unknown.

$45.00

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 at the Horse Soldier. He had purchased a large part of the Iva Rosensteel collection. There are several types of fuses 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 many years ago between the Pennsylvania Monument and the Taneytown Road.

$150.00 HOLD S.S.

ART 28. Confederate Brass Time Fuse Adapter found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. Ex. Iva Rosensteel Collection.

I acquired this grouping of fuses from Wes Small at the Horse Soldier. He had purchased a large part of the Iva Rosensteel collection. There are several types of fuses 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 many years ago on Ed Redding’s property along Rock Creek.

$150.00 HOLD S.S.

 

Collection of authentic Joel A. Danner Museum Artillery Shells and Fragments recently discovered in a family estate by Sam and Wes Small of the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg. 

 

ART 29. J.A. Danner Collection #29 US 3″ Hotchkiss Shell blown in half and found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Nice example blown out through the nose and retaining complete lead driving band (sabot) which shows distinct lands and grooves from the 3″ US Ordnance Rifle that fired it. Joel Danner’s # 29 is on the sabot in old white paint.

$595.00 HOLD G.P.

ART 30. J.A. Danner Collection #1 US 20 lb. Parrott Shell found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Fired from the 5th NY Light Artillery Battery which fielded 6 20 lb. Parrott Rifles during the battle. Really good condition with Danner’s #1 painted on the side. The US Schenkl Percussion Fuse can be screwed out of the shell.

$1495.00

 ART 31. J.A. Danner #16 US/CS 20 lb. Parrott Shell Nose found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Either fired from the 5th NY Light Artillery Battery which fielded 6 20 lb. Parrott Rifles during the battle or from the Rockbridge Artillery, Army of Northern VA. which fielded 4 20 Pounder Parrott Rifles. Really good condition with Danner’s #16 clearly painted on the side.

$695.00 HOLD G.P.

ART 32. J.A. Danner Collection #9 Exploded CS/US 12 lb. Bormann Shell Half from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. 

Neatly blown in half and obviously picked up shortly after the battle. Danner’s #9 painted on the face of the fragment.

$995.00 HOLD S.S.

ART 33. J.A. Danner #5 US 20 lb. Parrott Shell Base Fragment found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Fired from the 5th NY Light Artillery Battery which fielded 6 20 lb. Parrott Rifles during the battle. Note wrought iron sabot showing lands and grooves from the 20 lb. Parrott Rifle. Super condition with Danner’s #5 clearly painted on the side.

$595.00 HOLD S.S.

ART 34. J.A. Danner Collection #19 Exploded CS/US 12 lb. Bormann Case Shot Half from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. 

 Blown precisely in half with case shot shrapnel exposed within the sulphur matrix. Danner’s #19 painted on the side of the fragment.

$850.00 HOLD G.P.

ART 35. J.A. Danner Collection #24 and #3 Exploded US Dyer 3″ Case Shot from the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

This shell was obviously picked up very shortly after the battle. It is broken neatly in half below the nose probably due to a weak charge. Inside you have lead case shot balls packed within sulphur matrix. This type of Dyer with the tapered nose is quite scarce. For whatever reason, Joel Danner numbered the pieces separately, #24 on the nose and #3 on the body. Possibly to optimize profitability. I prefer to keep both pieces together. I think this is an outstanding and quite interesting Gettysburg relic.

$2495.00

ART 36. US 3″ Dyer Shell found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield and once part of the J.A. Danner Museum (#2). Recently de-accessed from the MOLLUS Museum and photographed in William C. Davis’ book “Fighting Men Of The Civil War”.

This interesting projectile was fired with the adapter only partially screwed in. This may have caused a weak detonation that cracked the shell but failed to fragment it. Condition is excellent and you can tell it was picked up not long after the battle. Danner’s Museum #2 is painted on one side. Evidently this shell was donated to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Museum and Library sometime after its inception in 1886. Note museum catalog # 86.1.20 painted on the bottom. The shell is also the very one photographed on page 109 of William C. Davis’ book “Fighting Men Of The Civil War”.

$1250.00

ART 37. Dug Confederate Artillery Friction Primers.

All in good dropped condition. Weldon Railroad Battlefield.

$25.00 ea.

ART 39. Dug 3″ Armstrong Shell. Extra Tall Pattern. 

Rare tall variant with brass “shunts” or studs that engaged the grooves of the bore. An innovative design from England. Several Armstrong guns were imported by the Confederacy but saw limited use late in the war. This shell is most likely a European or British find.

$295.00

ART 40. Dug Confederate 3.67″ Read-Parrott Shell. 

Scarce “Bull Nose” pattern found only in late war sites. Good condition with consistent moderate pitting. Intact wrought iron sabot and brass time fuse adapter. Most likely a relic of the siege of Petersburg VA.

$450.00

ART 41. Dug 3″ Armstrong Shell. 

Standard type but with more rounded nose that was imported by the Confederacy with lead “shunts” or studs that engaged the grooves of the bore. An innovative design from England. Several Armstrong guns were imported by the Confederacy but saw limited use late in the war. This shell is most likely a European or British find.

$250.00

ART 43. Colonial or early 1800’s Mortar Shell.

Rare shell. Approximately 8″ in diameter with a crude vertical mold seam and relatively thin walls with a small fuse hole. Found by a picker in Florida, so it could be Spanish, British or American. Shop or show pick up only.

$250.00