Battle of Gettysburg shell fragment, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The iron base plate for a 12-pound canister shot was found near Little Round Top at the Gettysburg battlefield. Numerous Maine regiments were involved in the Civil War battle at Gettysburg and it is not known which soldier found and saved this shell fragment.

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About This Item

  • Title: Battle of Gettysburg shell fragment, 1863
  • Creation Date: 1863
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Gettysburg
  • State: PA
  • Media: Iron
  • Dimensions: 1 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Local Code: 591
  • 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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