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Object ID 1927.050 a
Object Name Grapeshot
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Benjamin Ferris
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1865
Description Spherical cast iron canister shot from a 12 pound Napoleon gun. The surface is pitted and there is a glued on "12" antique paper label.
Dimensions Dia-1.125 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Benjamin Ferris
Provenance Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867), the son of Ziba & Edith (Sharpless) Ferris of Wilmington, was a watchmaker, city surveyor, and local historian.

Subjects Artillery (Weaponry)
People Ferris, Benjamin
Search Terms Canister Shot
Civil War
Napoleon Gun
Artillery
Nineteenth Century
Material Cast Iron
Event Civil War