Army of Tennesee Civil War Relics Authentic
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Civil War Artillery

ART 1. Dug CS 3.5″ Britten Bolt for 12 lb. Blakely Rifle.

These Britten projectiles as well as the Blakely Rifles were imported from England through the Federal blockade and used primarily by the Confederacy. The Britten bolts are much more scarce than the shells. This one is flawless with slick iron and a perfectly intact lead sabot which clearly shows the lands and grooves from the Blakely rifle that fired it. Provenance uncertain.

$995.00

ART 2. Rare Confederate 12 lb. Case Shot with Brass Sideloading Plug.

Scarce projectile. Note brass underplug from a CS Bormann fused shell utilized to fill the loading cavity. These projectiles were designed to explode over the heads of advancing enemy troops, showering them with deadly shrapnel. Very good condition. Provenance uncertain.

$795.00

ART 3. Excavated Confederate 2.17″ Whitworth Bolt.

Scarce projectile in excellent condition. These guns were legendary for their range and accuracy. Unfortunately for the Confederacy, they were only able to field a handful and thus were not decisive. Provenance uncertain but most likely Petersburg, VA.

$1450.00

ART 4. Dug and Sectioned 3″ Confederate “Tennessee Sabot” or “Mullane” Shell.

This is the first one of these that I have seen cut in half. Really cool artillery relic. Bolt is loose but original to the shell.

$195.00

ART 5. Dug Confederate 12 lb. “Sideloader” Case Shot.

Unusual example that has an iron sideloading plug made of a different metal than the shell body, probably a softer iron. This only became apparent when cleaning the shell. Very high quality condition with removeable brass time fuse adapter. Provenance of Petersburg, VA.

$650.00 HOLD J.P.

ART 6. Excavated Confederate Raines Grenade from the Augusta Arsenal.

Remarkably good condition. Found many years ago at the site of the Augusta GA. Arsenal ordnance dump in the Savannah River.

$1150.00

ART 7. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

Excellent condition with a nice green patina. Provenance unknown.

SOLD

ART 8. 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.

$395.00 

ART 9. 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 10. 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.

SOLD

ART 11. Dug US Naval Watercap Fuse dated 1864.

Excellent condition. Missing center cap. Provenance unknown.

$65.00

ART 12. Rare Dug Confederate 8 lb. Shot found at Shiloh.

Found many years ago on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Tedford Coln. Flawless iron. Projectiles of this caliber are only known from the Battle of Shiloh where the Confederates fielded one or two of these odd caliber guns.

SOLD

ART 13. 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.

$250.00

ART 14. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

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

SOLD

ART 15. Dug Confederate Time Fuse Adapter for Spherical Shells and Case Shot.

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

$45.00

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 16. 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.

$1850.00

ART 17. Dug Confederate Artillery Friction Primers.

All in good dropped condition. Weldon Railroad Battlefield.

$25.00 ea.

ART 18. 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.

$275.00

ART 19. 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 20. 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 21. 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

ART 22. Dug Confederate Paper Time Fuse Adapter.

Excellent condition. This short variant is for spherical shells. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD 

ART 23. Dug US Hotchkiss Paper Time Fuse Adapter for Long Range Projectiles.

Scarce brass adapter. Aqua green patina. Good threads. Provenance uncertain.

$150.00

ART 24. Dug Civil War Artillery Grape Shot and Canister Balls.

The majority of these came from a complete 6 lb. Confederate Canister Round and they are in near mint condition. The larger balls are either from a 24 lb. Grape Stand or possibly a 32 lb. Canister Round.

Large Shot $45.00 ea. CS 6 lb. Canister Shot $15.00 ea. 

ART 25. US Field Artillery Grease Bucket for 3″ Ordnance and Parrott Rifles.

Excellent condition. These were attached to the artillery chassis. It was necessary to lubricate the bore and reduce wear on the rifling during combat.

$495.00