Z1881 Federal 3" Type II Hotchkiss Shell
Description: Nice excavated Type II Hotchkiss shell with three flame grooves. The fuse is intact and this shell has been fired as you can see the rifling on the lead sabot. This one comes with an old handmade stand and tag. It is important to note that brass fused shells were not employed during the battle of Antietam. However, there were plenty of troops in the area for the remaining portion of the war.
Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland (Antietam)