Field Artillery Projectiles and Fuzes

The general acceptance of rifled artillery, and advances in projectile design and technology, made artillery of both sides much more effective. The importation of advanced English guns and projectiles by Federal and Confederate ordnance also furthered these advances. The 1980s saw an enormous increase in interest in a long-neglected subject and i collecting projectiles has become I increasingly popular today, withl some excellent books written on I the subject. The projectile collection at West Point is 1 excellent, and representative spe-l cimens may also be found at I various National Park museums.

Old 76mm ProjectileArmy Pack Board Inches

Eureka 3-inch (76mm) shell (10-pounder [4.5kg])

Federal Hotchkiss patlern 3.76-inch (96mm) shell (20-pounder |9.1kg|) Ordnance Department demonstration board showing various types of fuze

4 Schenkel pattern 3.67-inch shell (20-pounder 19.1 kg|)

5 Frankfort arsenal fuze pack

6 Sawyer pattern 3.76-inch (96mm) shell

7 James pattern 3.8-inch (97mm) bolt (14-pounder [6.4kg))

Military Insignia Pack Artillery Army Artillery Projectiles

Aihlacts courtesy ot West Point Museum. West Pmnt. N Y

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