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Object ID 1927.063
Object Name Souvenir
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line DHS Collection
Date 1863
Made Edward Woodward
Description Engraved souvenir12-pound Confederate "side-loader" spherical shell with a lead plug. This projectile was designed to have a copper fuze plug with a wooden fuze cut to a particular burn time (usually 3-8 seconds) that was inserted just before firing. It would have been filled with lead shot through the filled hole in the side. The item has been engraved with "Gettysburg / 1863."

The item is a souvenir relic likely made by Gettysburg resident, Edward Woodward, a local gunsmith who opened a souvenir shop selling bullets, shells, and other battlefield relics to tourists during the late nineteenth century. He was known for his desk sets and engraved battlefield projectiles.
Dimensions Dia-4.25 inches
Subjects Souvenirs
Cannon balls
Search Terms Gettysburg
Edward Woodward
Civil War
Nineteenth Century
Cannon Balls
Material Cast iron; lead plug
Place of Origin Gettysburg, PA
Event Civil War