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|Civil War Artillery|
|by Harry Ridgeway|
|A0132...Smoothbore artillery projectile, spherical ball, solid shot, Columbiad smoothbore, 10 in. |
Projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals for the Columbiad seige gun. This solid shot was probably a test round, used to stress test the guns. Projectile measures: diameter 9.85in., weight 122lbs. Projectile is disarmed, solid iron casting never had a cavity or bursting charge. Recoverd: Norfolk, Virginia, Navy Yard from a demolition.
Ref: Bell Heavy Ordnance, pg. 72.
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