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Whitworth artillery shell with fuse

Object Number: 
X.406
Date: 
1855-1863
Medium: 
Iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 3 in. ( 27.9 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: exterior: "Gettysburg/July 1.2.3rd 1863"
Description: 
Iron Whitworth artillery shell; tapered, cylindrical iron shell with flat base, rounded top, and brass collar for screw-on cap; lettering engraved onto oval flutes on center exterior.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group