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Projectile measures: diameter 3.8in., canister length is 5.5in., weight not determined. Sabot is not fired and intact. This apparently was an experimental piece, was field tested at Shiloh and then abandoned, only a small number of parts have been recovered. This nearly intact can, damaged by a farmers plow was recovered with the top and most of the balls. Projectile is disarmed, it is packed in sawdust and never had a bursting charge. Recovered: Shiloh Tennessee.
Ref. "Shiloh Shells and Artillery Units" by George Whitham pg. 118 & 119., actual example published.
Projectile measures: diameter 3.8in canister length is 5.5in, base length is 3in. Base only. Recovdered: Shiloh, Tennessee.
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