AR2 Artillery Shell Fragments, Second Manassas Campaign
Selection of shell fragments preserved with electrolysis. Recovered along the Rappahannock River near Jeffersonton, VA in 2018.
AR3 Gettysburg Shell Fragment, Recovered in the Culp's Hill Area
Recovered by a local digger on private land near the Culp's Hill sector of the battlefield, likely from a Hotchkiss Shell.
AR4 Gettysburg Shell Fragment, Recovered in the Culp's Hill Area
Recovered by a local digger on private land near the Culp's Hill sector of the battlefield, from a rifled projectile.
AR1 US 3" Hotchkiss Shell, Wood Fused Type I.
Very slick 3" Hotchkiss Shell that appears to be an early battlefield pickup. The iron is smooth with a layer of dark green paint. The fuse plug is unthreaded to take a wood fuse adapter, which is a trait of early Hotchkiss shells. There is a small chip out of the metal on one side of the fuse plug, and a chip out of the base cup. The Hotchkiss patent information is faintly visible on the base cup.
AR5 Gettysburg Shell Fragment, Recovered in the Culp's Hill Area
Large section of a 12lb. shell. Recovered by a local digger on private land near the Culp's Hill sector of the battlefield.
AR6 Shell Fragments from Second Manassas
Shell Fragments recovered from private land near the Unfinished Railroad at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, or 2nd Bull Run. Cleaned with electrolysis and coated.
AR7 US 10" Columbiad Shell
Non excavated 10 inch Columbiad shell. This one has the cast lifting ears and is 3 inches thick at the fuse plug. The metal is in good condition with slight rust and some remaining arsenal paint, and would clean up beautifully if desired. This shell weighs 101 pounds and would require special shipping. It can be picked up locally or at a show if desired.