Rare Civil War Iron Canister Grape Shot Battle Of Atlanta Kennesaw Relic For SaleHello, you are offerding on 1rare Civil 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 inall directions.Please see reconstructed canister to see how these were utilized (of course this is for representation only). These were all dugjust North of Atlanta in the Kennesaw Mountain areaout ofUnion Positions. I have included the Historical Marker so you could see the general area that we dug these.I don't havemany left.These have all been coated for preservation and ease of display. It takes 10 to make a stack. Please see my other sales for more great authentic Civil War Relics.
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