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    "Piece of an Eleven Inch Shot that Struck the U.S. Monitor Mahpopac While in Action with the Howlett Battery on the James River Nov. 1864... on board were Addison Poole A. A. P./ Calvin W. Pool A. A. P. S. USN of Rockport Mass. Weight of shot 167 lbs." is the period ink script history on this 11 1/8" diameter piece of paperboard with an ink line drawn around the edge with the notation "Circumference of Shot". The original accompanying fragment weighs about ten pounds. The USS Mahopac, a heavily armored Canonicus class Monitor, was launched May 17, 1864. After participating in the attack on Charleston, she operated on the James River and engaged a Confederate artillery battery at Howlett's farm, the obvious point of origin of this remarkable artifact. Paper board with some chips at upper right, not affecting the inscription, else excellent sound condition. A unique Civil War naval artifact.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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