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


Civil War Artillery
by Harry Ridgeway

Archer fuzes
Artillery 8350 Fuze Archer

This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center...", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.
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.


Archer percussion fuze
Archer developed this percussion fuze for use in large caliber Confederate shells. This pattern has low convex head with single slot slider mechanism is inside. Fuze was recovered from a rotten shell, fully intact, remnants of leather washer remain, fuze has not been cleaned. Fuze measures: length 2.5in, head 1.4in, body 1.1in.
Ref: Jones Artillery Fuzes, pg 56 upper left.

A2014...Archer percussion fuze.
Archer developed this percussion fuze for use in large caliber Confederate shells. This pattern has low convex head with single slot slider mechanism is inside. Fuze was recovered from a rotten shell, fully intact, remnants of leather washer remain, fuze has not been cleaned. Fuze measures: length 2.5in, head 1.4in, body 1.1in. Recovered: Charleston South Carolina.
Ref: Jones Artillery Fuzes, pg 56 upper left.


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