Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War


Civil War Artillery

by Harry Ridgeway


Rifled artillery projectile, Delafield design, 3.67in.
Artillery 3910 Delafield 3.67in.

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All projectiles listed have been disarmed.

Most information on this page is from:
Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War, 1993 Edition. by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George.
Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance, A Guide to Large Artillery Prjectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines, by Jack Bell.
Artillery Fuses of the Civil War, by Charles H. Jones.
Pictures are by the author, unless otherwise indicated.

Weapons used:
Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in. Caliber of the gun is 3.67in., 5 grooves, projectile diameter should measure 3.62 in. approximately, variations will be found.


Artillery 3911 Delafield 3.67in.
Rifled artillery projectile, Delafield design, bursting shell, Parrott time fuze, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.
Projectile was manufactured in the Federal Arsenals, following the design of Delafield, and apparently intended for use with Parrott 20 pounders. Projectile has iron cupped base that is integral with the shell, supplemented by five flanges cast into the body. This early design was submitted to the State of New York in 1862, but never used on the battlefields. The use of five flanges suggests this could have been intended for a 20 pounder Parrott, a weapon system that was saw extensive wartime use, but was not produced after the war. Projectile as theaded will take a Parrott zinc time fuze, however most have been found without fuzes. Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 9.25in ., weight 12lbs.
Ref: Melton & Pawl pg. 277 & 245.

A1564...Rifled artillery projectile, Delafield design, bursting shell, Parrott time fuze, Parrott 20 pounder rifle, 3.67in.
Projectile was manufactured in the Federal Arsenals, following the design of Delafield, and apparently intended for use with Parrott 20 pounders. Projectile has iron cupped base that is integral with the shell, supplemented by five flanges cast into the body. This early design was submitted to the State of New York in 1862, but never used on the battlefields. The use of five flanges suggests this could have been intended for a 20 pounder Parrott, a weapon system that was saw extensive wartime use, but was not produced after the war. Projectile as theaded will take a Parrott zinc time fuze, however most have been found without fuzes. Projectile measures: diameter 3.6in., length 9.25in ., weight 12lbs. Parrott time fuze intact. Projectile is disarmed, paper section of the time fuze is open, exposing empty interior. Recovered: surplus stocks.
Ref: Melton & Pawl pg. 277 & 245.


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