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Whitworth artillery shell, captured? at Fort Fisher, Id'd, (good History), Civil War?

Whitworth artillery shell, captured? at Fort Fisher, Id'd, (good History), Civil War?
Title
Whitworth artillery shell, captured? at Fort Fisher, Id'd, (good History), Civil War?
Date 
1855-1865
Medium 
Iron, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 in. ( 23.5 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Iron and brass Whitworth artillery shell; tapered, cylindrical iron shell with flat base, rounded top, and brass collar for screw-on cap; mark stamped onto oval flutes on center exterior.
Object Number 
X.403
Marks 
stamped: exterior: "3 IN WHITWORTH SHELL/CAPTURED IN FORT FISHER/JAN. 15 1865 BY R. ADML' PORTER"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group