Lot 435
Federal Schenkl Artillery Shell From the Battle of Locust Hill, West Virginia
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
9 -1/4 in., the brass fuse with an 1861 patent date; one side of the shell is painted to read, "FOUND ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF LOCUST HILL." This artifact thus commemorates a horrific contest between Confederate General Jubal Early and Union General Philip Sheridan that took place on August 8, 1864. The site is now preserved under the Locust Hill Golf Course.

Private North Carolina Civil War Collection

Two drill holes in fuse to deactivate.