Canister Shot, 5 pieces

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Title

Canister Shot, 5 pieces

Subject

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

Description

Canister Shot, 5 pieces. Of these individual pieces of canister shot, four have become slightly rusted.

Canister shot consisted of a metal can filled with as many as 48 iron balls. When shot from a cannon, these iron balls exit the barrel and explode, killing and wounding soldiers from a wide range.

Source

“Effects of Canister Shot in the Civil War,” National Museum of Health and Medicine. http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=exhibits.canistershotcivilwar.index. Last Modified Date: 21 Oct 2014.

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

Canister Shot.jpg

Citation

“Canister Shot, 5 pieces,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed May 17, 2022, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/27.

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