Battle of Nashville Artillery Shell - Inventory Number: ART 281
Hotchkiss type 1 - 3 inch artillery shell. Wonderful original (inert) artillery shell. Untouched condition, straight from an early museum collection, The shell exhibits a wonderful rifled oxidized lead sabot and is lacking the base cup. An old ink label from a Museum stating, "Nashville" this round was fired from a 3 inch parrott at the famed Battle of Nashville which was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting west of the coastal states in the American Civil War. It was fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15–16, 1864, between the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood and Union Major General George H. Thomas. In one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army during the war, Thomas attacked and routed Hood's army, largely destroying it as an effective fighting force.
Inventory Number: ART 281