Confederate iron "canister" shot.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 600.00 USD
Confederate iron  canister  shot.
400.00USDto 20morgan+ (70.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 06 @ 10:43UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Confederate iron "canister" shot. 2773 grams, 4-1/2" tall and 4" diameter. Among the most effective anti-personnel ammunition during the Civil War was the "canister" shot, a cylindrical stack of about 28 small balls or grapeshot with metal plates on either end, which, when shot from a cannon, would spread out and hit targets over a wide area...or not. These items are rare today, especially more or less intact like this one coated black to prevent rust. One plate intact the other partially intact. Recovered from Port Hudson, LA, site of a major Civil War battle.