Whitworth artillery shell, Id'd, from Gettysburg, Civil War

Object Number: 
X.405
Date: 
1855-1863
Medium: 
Iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 in. ( 23.5 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: exterior: "Found near/Genl. G.G. Meade's /head Quarters/Taneytown Road/after battle of/Gettysburg/1st-2nd-3rd July 1863"
Description: 
Iron and brass Whitworth artillery shell; tapered, cylindrical iron shell with flat base, rounded top, and brass collar for screw-on cap; foliate lettering engraved onto oval flutes on center exterior.
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Creative: Tronvig Group