Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway

Winchester, Virginia USA, changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!
authentic Civil War relics, bought and sold

Civil War artillery, Relicman sales catalog.
All items listed are authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
All artillery items listed have been disarmed.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.

A0148...Rifled artillery projectile, Harding design, Confederate manufacture, bursting shell, Girardey wood percussion fuze, copper ring sabot, Confederate rifled 32 pounder, 6.4in. Projectile is Confederate manufacture, apparently following the design of "Harding", although at this point we really do not know who this designer was. The Harding sabot is very similar to the Federal Parrott sabots, it is a copper ring cast onto the shell and secured by notches. Shells are short and appear to have been manufactured for use in 32 pounder smoothbores, reconditioned and banded with rifling. Bolt has smooth sides, pointed nose. Fuze employed was a wood sleeved Girardey percussion fuze, Jones pg. 66, usually only the wood sleeve is recovered. All recoveries have been from Charleston, South Carolina.
Reference: Bell, Heavy Ordnance, pg. 230.

Projectile measures: diameter 6.3in., length 11in., weight 50lbs. Sabot is fired, showing 10 lands and grooves and is intact.  Fuze recovered with this shell shows raised section of the Girardey fuze, and is loose. Projectile recovered from dry ground. Projectile is disarmed, open fuze hole exposes empty interior. Recovered: Charleston South Carolina, bombardment of Long Island.
For sale.............$1,000.
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