Schenkel shell, Id'd

Object Number: 
1926.100
Date: 
1850-1862
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 3 in. ( 22.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron Schenkel artillery shell; conical shell with hole at top for screw-on cap, and tapered, ribbed bottom section.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this shell was found in a cornfield near the Civil War battlefield at Antietam Creek, Maryland, and was presented to the Loyal Legion by Union General John Watts DePeyster.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group