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is as rare as it gets in Civil War
collecting !! ORIGINAL 12 pound bronze
Mountain Howitzer on a fine quality
"Cannons Ltd." carriage with
complete implements. This is a
"Cyrus Alger" 12 # bronze tube and
is marked "C.A. & Co. -
Boston" on the right trunnion, and is
dated "1861" on the left trunnion.
The muzzle has "180" on the top
face, and "T.J.R." on the bottom
face. "U.S." is nicely
stamped on the top of the tube between the
trunnions, and on the cascabel is the number
"224". The tube has a
beautiful - uncleaned - aged pea green
patina - no shiny brass here !! The
vent hole is open and we are supplying 20
friction primers with the cannon, SO look
out neighbors !!! A finer ORIGINAL and
"1861" dated Civil War cannon you
just will not see. You can pick it up
here, or we can help in arranging
delivery. A BARGAIN AT--$58,500.
complete, 3 inch, Confederate Read
projectile. It is complete with the
rifled brass sabot completely intact.
I have disarmed it and rinsed the dirt off,
but you get to finish cleaning it and coat
it to your taste. It was recovered on
private property near Chickamauga, Georgia,
and appears to still have quite good
condition, excavated, long pattern,
Confederate copper time fuse. This
fuse was recovered at the Battle of
Franklin, Tennessee, and was part of Mr.
Herbert Harper's massive Franklin
3" Confederate Read projectile. This
projectile was recovered years ago near a
railroad stockade south of Nashville,
Tennessee, that was attacked and destroyed
by Forrest's Cavalry. The projectile
has been disarmed, cleaned, and coated and
is ready to display.--$450.
pound size Federal Parrott projectile picked
up years ago by a farmer here at Stones
River. It is complete with the full
rifled iron sabot intact and has been
drilled, but remains rusty and uncleaned
just as picked up.--$250.SOLD
12 pound size, Confederate polygonal cavity
canon ball. This ball was recovered
near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and has been
cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.
There are a couple areas that have some
pitting. It has one very attractive
3 inch size Confederate Read shell.
This was recovered from private property
near Richmond, VA. It has the copper
time fuze remaining intact as well as 100%
of the copper sabot. The iron has been
through electrolysis - disarmed - cleaned
and coated. It has about average
amount of pitting/ground action, and is
ready for display.--$325.
12 pound Confederate, copper time fused, CS
"side loader" cannonball. This ball
was recovered on private property near
Petersburg, Virginia, and is the pattern
with the lead side loading plug. The
ball has been cleaned, coated, disarmed, and
is ready for display.--$425.SOLD
12 pound solid shot cannonball recovered by
Kent Wall in a lawn on private property near
Tyne Blvd. This is second day fighting
at the Battle of Nashville. The ball
has been lightly cleaned, coated, and is
ready for display.--$195.SOLD
lower portions of 2 artillery shells.
One is a Federal 3 inch Hotchkiss
projectile, and the other is a C.S. used 3
inch Dyer [what we used to call a 3 inch
Burton}. These were both recovered on
private property near Chickamauga by Dr.
Rees Buttram.--$48. for both shells
condition, original, non-excavated, Civil
War cannon friction primer. It is
totally possible that we might be able to
still fire a cannon with this jewel.--$55.
12 pound Confederate cannonball with an open
fuse hole for a copper Confederate time
fuse. This ball was recovered from
somewhat low ground on private property near
Petersburg, VA. It does have some
ground action, but is preserved, coated, and
is very stable at this point.--$175.SOLD
condition original unissued "red"
Federal Artillery hat cord for the
"Hardee Style Hat".--$45.
condition excavated 3 - inch Confederate Read shell recovered in central
Virginia and clearly demonstrating the "base chipping" flaw that the C.S.
Read shells were famous for. The shell has a perfect C.S. copper
time fuse. It has already been disarmed - cleaned - and coated and
is ready to go on display.$350.
dug 3 inch Percussion fuzed Hotchkiss
projectile recovered by my buddy - Kent Wall
- along Franklin Rd. near Columbia, TN.
Fighting prior to the 1864 Battle of
TN. The cup wasn't with the shell when
found - just an extra one I had and am
including for better display of the
projectile. I have drilled it, but you
get the "fun" to clean it to your
condition, excavated, Confederate cannon
friction primer. This was recovered
along the 2nd day Battle of Nashville
Confederate line. It remains complete
with the twisted brass wire intact.--$48.