SHELL FRAGMENT FROM A KRUPP SHELL DUG ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF WORTH – AUGUST 1870

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Item Code: 1202-58

Piece of iron shell meas. approx. 1.75 x 3.00 inches with two driving bands.

Iron shows light surface rust.

Item was recovered on the August 6, 1870 battlefield of Worth.

The Battle of Wörth, also known as the Battle of Reichshoffen or as the Battle of Frœschwiller, refers to the second battle of Wörth, which took place on 6 August 1870 in the opening stages of the Franco-Prussian War (the first Battle of Wörth occurred on 23 December 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars). In the second battle, troops from Germany commanded by Crown Prince Frederick William and directed by his chief of staff, General Leonhard Graf von Blumenthal, defeated the French under Marshal MacMahon near the village of Wœrth in Alsace, on the Sauer River, 6.2 mi north of Haguenau. The victorious Germans suffered a loss of 10,556 killed, wounded, and captured while the French lost 15,096 men.

This relic was dug by a resident of Carlisle, Pennsylvania while stationed in Europe with the US Army in the 1990’s.   [ad][PH:m]

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