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Whitworth artillery shell, Id'd

Object Number: 
X.404
Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 3 in. ( 24.1 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: exterior: "3 IN WHITWORTH SHOT/CAPTURED IN FORT FISHER/JAN. 15TH 1865 BY R. ADML' PORTER" stamped: exterior: "3 IN WHITWORTH SHELL/CAPTURED IN FORT FISHER/JAN. 15 1865 BY R. ADML' PORTER"
Description: 
Iron and brass Whitworth artillery shell; tapered, cylindrical iron shell with flat base, rounded top, and brass collar; mark stamped onto oval flutes on center exterior.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group