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Object Name SHOT
Catalog Number 0985.02.00198a-u
Description Twenty-one (21) assorted iron solid shot and grape shot artillery projectiles, of various sizes. In a tin canister.
Owned owner/user unknown
Provenance "Solid shot taken up from Harbor of Pensacola fired from C.S.A. guns."

Collection/case of grape shot taken up in dredging harbor at Pensacola, Florida, in 1897.

"Solid shot - During the war, Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island was held by the Federal Army. From the Navy Yard opposite Fort Pickens and from Forts Barrancas and McRae both situated west of the Navy Yard, there was firing at Fort Pickens and the blockading fleet. In 1897 while dredging the bar at the mouth of the harbor at Pensacola, these solid shot were taken up in a suction dredge, having been fired from Confederate guns fallen short of the mark and after thirty years, brought up from the depth of the sea."