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Artillery shell fragment

Artillery shell fragment
Title
Artillery shell fragment
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Iron artillery shell fragment.
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas Ollive Mabbot
Object Number 
1936.588
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this shell fragment was cut from a tree trunk at Hampton Bay, Virginia by I.R. McWilliams, and later given to the donor. The shell was probably fired during the landing of Union troops there in 1861.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group