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Just posted some nice items out of the South Carolina museum group I brought back yesterday. This may well be our last postings before the Wheaton Show next weekend (4/29) and Mansfield the week after (5/6-7). We hope to see you at one or both of the shows. We will have anice cselection of canister rounds at Mansfield. These are very difficult to ship safely so not currently listed here.

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A00176 - Half 12pdr polygonal section -- diamond shaped type

Item Number: F00176

Item Title: Half 12pdr polygonal section -- diamond shaped type

Price: $195

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: CS

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Location Recovered: Spanish Fort, AL

Description:Half of a 12 pounder Confederate cannon ball cast with a core that created lines of weakness allowing it to break into consistent sized pieces. Commonly called a polygonal cavity cannon ball and also known as a Mallett Polygonal Cavity shell, this was a very effective design. It caused the shell to break into 12 equal pieces. This one has the diamond shaped pieces typically found in the deep South and associated with Selma, AL manufacture. I will include one of those frags with the purchase of this half shell.


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