The article reports on the discovery of a rusted cluster of small steel balls at Fort Johnson/Cantonment Davis in Illinois. It consists of four steel balls fused together through rust in a stacked configuration which was part of a larger grouping that comprise a single War of 1812 era grapeshot artillery projectile variety. The ammunition was especially effective over closely grouped troops or infantry confined to a deck of a boat.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2016|