Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Lt. George Walden found this base of a Hotchkiss shell the day after the Union bombardment of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863.
The Hotchkiss shell was the most common Union artillery shell – fired from mounted rifles.
About This Item
- Title: Hotchkiss shell base cap, 1863
- Creation Date: 1863
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Vicksburg
- State: MS
- Media: Iron
- Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 9.5 cm
- Local Code: 589
- Object Type: Physical Object
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