CONFEDERATE 3” READ ARTILLERY SHELL FROM LEE’S HEADQUARTERS COLLECTION IN GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 224-537

This is a fired example of a CS Read pattern shell. Shell is in dug condition, with significant chipping to the iron around the base on one side. Overall, the iron shows minor surface pitting. The distinctive raised rings around the base and body of the shell are present. The base of the lathe lug at the nose is visible but most of the lug itself has chipped off. The copper fuse adapter is in place and remains in very good condition showing no damage. Approximately 3” of the brass sabot remains intact and shows rifling marks very well, the majority of the sabot broke away with the chipped base.

Overall a decent Confederate shell in fired condition, illustrating the problems the Confederates had with their iron castings.

Shell is accompanied by a letter certifying that this item came from the Lee’s Headquarters Museum located in front of Larson’s Quality Inn. Letter is signed by Peter Monahan, then owner of the motel. [jet] [ph:L]

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