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Artillery 12-pounder Bormann Case-shot shell (SOLD )


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This is a great piece being offered, it is a 12-pounder spherical case-shot Bormann shell. What is truly neat about this shell is the lead case-shot balls can be seen through the fuse hole – apparently the fuse was blown off the shell when fired. This shell was recovered by the late Don McMichael who was a long time digger throughout Northern Georgia and the Atlanta Campaign.

The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in May 1864, opposed by the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.

Johnston's Army of Tennessee withdrew toward Atlanta in the face of successive flanking maneuvers by Sherman's group of armies. In July, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced Johnston with the more aggressive John Bell Hood, who began challenging the Union Army in a series of damaging frontal assaults. Hood's army was eventually besieged in Atlanta and the city fell on September 2, setting the stage for Sherman's March to the Sea and hastening the end of the war.

This artillery shell is in very nice condition, no chipping of flaking and it has a thin coat of varnish which was applied for preservation. Being able to see the case-shot is what really makes this shell interesting. (SOLD,BH)

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