Hotchkiss shell base cap, 1863

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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