Rare Civil War Canister Grape Shot Lookout Mountain Chattanooga, Tennessee For Sale
Hello, you are offerding on 1rare ironCivil WarCanister Shot (also known as a grape shot)from an exploded Artillery Shell. These have a diameter of about 1". Canister shot was placed in an Artillery Shell (round and spherical) and packed in using pitchandsulphur... In the middle of the shell would be the black powder bursting charge that would explode sending the canister shot flying in every direction like a shot gun blast. These were also fired in groups by placing a group of themin the canon and firing again, acting like a shot gun blast. These are gettingvery toughto come by. These were all dug in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee (around the St. Elmo area) at the base of Lookout Mountain.I have artillery canister shots from all over North Georgia and Chattanooga.These have all been coated for preservation and ease of display. I have included the website where I found the Historical Marker forLookout Mountainin Chattanooga, Please see my other sales for more great authentic Civil War Relics.