Hotchkiss Artillery Shell

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Title

Hotchkiss Artillery Shell

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).

Description

This 3 inch Hotchkiss Artillery Shell was a very common shell type manufactured in the Civil War.
The shell itself has a diameter just under 3 inches (2.97 inches) and is 5.5 inches long. It would have been shot from a 3 inch wrought iron rifle.

Source

Melton, Jack. Federal Hotchkiss. http://www.civilwarartillery.com/projectiles/rifled/IIIA65.htm

Date

1860s

Contributor

This collection is courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez. We would like to thank him for the generosity he has shown the museum.

All photographs are courtesy of Georgene Richaud. Georgene, thank you for your contribution!

Rights

All rights to the images are held by Tommy Gonzalez. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Type

Object

Files

Hotchkiss Shell.jpg

Citation

“Hotchkiss Artillery Shell,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed May 7, 2021, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/17.

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