|Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
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|by Harry Ridgeway|
Projectile measures: diameter in., length 12in. (excluding fuze), weight 25lbs, approximately, there are parts missing. Fired shell, fragment of the sabot remains, significant base chip. Metal is stable, all were recovered from the Charleston marshes, this one has been properly treated with slow electrolysis. Recovered: Charleston, South Carolina., Combahee River attack of USS Dai Ching, January 1865, this is the only site these have been found.
Projectile measures: diameter 4.5in., length 9.25in. (excludingfuze), weight 22lbs. Thick copper sabot is not fired. Confederate copper time fuze intact. Metal solid. Shell isdisarmed, drill hole through the paper section of the time fuze. Recovered: Oconee River cache near Milledgeville, Georgia, whichapparently was used as a site after the war to dispose of obsolete CivilWar ordnance.
Projectile measures: diameter4.53in., length 12in. (excluding fuze), weight 28.0lbs. Sabot isnot fired. Copper time fuze intact. Metal is solid, minor areas ofpitting. Projectile is disarmed: drill hole through paper section oftime fuze. Recovered: Richmond, Petersburg, Virginia campaign.
Ref: Bell Heavy Ordnance, pg. 336., actual example photographed.
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