James “BIRDCAGE” Artillery Shell


James “BIRDCAGE” Artillery Shell with beautiful condition.  This James “BIRDCAGE” Artillery Shell could be cleaned up.  A little elbow grease and this Civil War Artillery shell would be top shelf.  I love the metal rings around the James “BIRDCAGE” Artillery Shell.  The rings gave these shells their nickname.  I was also told these James Shells whistled while in flight.  Civil War soldiers called them whistling James Shells.   The brass anvil fuse has solid condition and nice patina.  I have email with history of this James “BIRDCAGE” Artillery Shell.  Here is part of the email, “A Mr. Smith found the shell along with 5 others on the top of a mountain about 2 miles from the Confederate Salt Works in Saltville, VA
around 1976”.  If you have the time to clean this James Shell.  It would be slick and beautiful.  I love it “as is” and will leave the cleaning decision to buyer.  I rarely see these James “BIRDCAGE” Artillery Shells at shows anymore.  They are usually priced around a $1,000.00.  If you have the book “Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War by Thomas S. Dickey and Peter C. George.” page 153 has an example.  World Famous Rebel Relics priced.

If your in the Middle Tennessee area traveling or live around here.  Please come visit the Akins Americana and Rebel Relic Store Front in Smyrna, Tennessee.  We are located one mile from the Historic Sam Davis Home.  Sam Davis was a Confederate Hero and was hanged by the Yankees. Just a few minutes from the shop is three major Civil War Battles.  The Battle of Stones River, The Battle of Franklin, and The Battle of Nashville all less than 30 minutes from the store front.  Not to mention Middle Tennessee Relics operated by Larry Hicklen is right down the road.  Tom Hayes of Stones River Relics is also minutes away. I have many other Civil War Relics for sale in the shop.  Many of these items never see the website. If you have Civil War relics for sale.  Please let me know and we can set up an appointment. Rebel Yell if I can be of any assistance.

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