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This is a 12 lb Bormann Cannon Ball. Both the Union and Confederate forces used
the 12 lb Smooth Bore Cannon at the Siege of Port Hudson
in Louisiana. This projectile was found behind the
Confederate Trench Line so I am not sure whether it is Confederate or Union. The ball
measures 4.62 inches in diameter and weighs 12 lbs.
The shell has been drilled and flushed and is totally safe. When I found the shell the Bormann fuse had pushed up out of the shell slightly, I was able to pry it out so as to reveal the underplug and therefore making the shell a much more interesting artifact
The cannon ball is in excellent condition. The cannon ball has been cleaned and coated and is ready for display. A light coat was put over the shell without over cleaning it so it maintains the fresh dug look.
The Siege of Port Hudson in 1863 was the longest siege in US
Military History. This is where 7,000 Confederate Soldiers held back
approximately 30,000 Union Troops in order to maintain control of the
Mississippi River above Baton Rouge,
Louisiana and 100 miles south of Vicksburg, Mississippi during the American
A Great Civil War relic for a low reserve of $235.00.
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