Z1651 Federal 24lb. Coehorn Mortar "Common" Shell
Description: Here is a nice excavated coehorn mortar shell. This shell would have employed a wooden fuse which is now missing. The iron body is solid with some light to moderate pitting in places. This type of shell was meant to explode sending iron fragments into enemy lines.
Recovered: Petersburg, Virginia
Dickey & George, Field Artillery, (1993 Edition), Pg. 51