Original U.S. American Civil War Federal Spherical 42-Pounder Cannon Ball
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely Civil War Federal Spherical 42-Pounder iron cannonball, measuring approximately 6.9" in diameter. This would indicate that it is a 42lb size.
During the early part of the war, the Federal army lacked rifled siege artillery. To fill this gap, the army rifled existing smoothbore pieces with the system developed by Charles T. James. Firing shot and shells also designed by James, these newly rifled smoothbores gave good service during the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in April 1862. However they were retired from frontline service soon after.
DIAMETER: About 6.84-inches
GUN: 42-pounder smoothbore, 7-inch Caliber
WEIGHT: About 31 pounds
CONSTRUCTION: Common Shell
SABOT: Wooden Cup - Missing
FUZING: Wooden Fuze Plug - Missing
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