Civil War 8 in. Armstrong shell
Overall: 16 x 8 in. ( 40.6 x 20.3 cm )
Iron and brass artillery shell; cylindrical iron shell with rectangular brass knobs protruding from sets of five holes on body, domed bottom, and screw-on domed cap; stamped mark on body.
stamped: body: "8 IN ARMSTRONG SHELL/CAPTURED IN FORT FISHER/JAN. 15TH 1865/BY/R. ADMIRAL PORTER"
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