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    Cedar Mountain relics

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    A few good keepers from Cedar Mountain battle on Aug. 9, 1862.
    The sturrip is believed to be colonial, but found on civil war site.
    The artillary shell is an fired but unexploded 3" Hotchkiss artillary round fired from the 3" Ordanance rifle cannon. I found these on private farm on 1st and 2nd visits.

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    Nice! I love the iron stirrup!

    What can you tell us about the bomb shells? I admit that I am agnorant about munitions.

    Thanks for showing us these great finds!
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    Those are awesome! I really like the display.
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    The pictured is an unexploded 3" Hotchkiss artillery round fired from the Ordanance Rifle cannon during the battle of Cedar Mountain.
    Last edited by RME; 09-26-2023 at 09:21 AM.

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    Congrats, those are certainly notable finds! Just wondering if the cannon round is fully inert? I've heard a few stories about old rounds suddenly going off randomly once they dry out. Could be urban legend, but like Tony, I'm no expert.
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    "Big iron" targets are some of my favorite relics to dig , great stuff Roy!

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    Awesome finds, those are real cool!
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    Welcome to the forum! Nice finds and nicely conserved/displayed also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Congrats, those are certainly notable finds! Just wondering if the cannon round is fully inert? I've heard a few stories about old rounds suddenly going off randomly once they dry out. Could be urban legend, but like Tony, I'm no expert.
    The Hotchkiss shell was sent to a pro in Ga. and has been cleaned of powder and is inert. I would not display it any other way.

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