CS 3.67 INCH 20 POUNDER SMOOTH READ SHELL RECOVERED FROM GRAND GULF, MS

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Shell has moderate to heavy surface rust and pitting; relic has a layer of shellac that shows some flaking. Brass sabot remains intact.

Part of Grant’s campaign against Vicksburg, Grand Gulf was the site of Confederate fortifications on the Mississippi River. On April 29th, 1863, seven Union ironclads fought against Confederate batteries firing shells such as this one, leading to a small Confederate victory and forcing Grant to slightly alter his offensive.

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