Civil War UXO Found on Gettysburg Battlefield

York, Pennsylvania A Civil War-era UXO was found at Gettysburg National Military Park on the battlefield area of Little Round Top, according to Jason Martz, a spokesman for the park service. The artillery shell dates back to the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought July 1-3, 1863.

The 55th EOD Company from Fort Belvoir, Virginia responded to remove the shell for safe off-site disposal. The team carefully washed off the mud so the shell could be photographed.

The shell appears to be a Federal 3 Inch Dyer Shell with a Schenkl percussion fuze - Thank you for the ID.

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