Revolutionary War 5″ Cannonball

Antique 18th Century Revolutionary War Cannonball

Remarkable Iron Cannonball from American Revolutionary War period. This solid iron cannonball measures approx. 5″ in diameter and weighs approx. 20 pounds. The ball has an earlier label that state: “Cannonball found at Sylvan Beach, Oneida Lake, NY; Rev War.” It is believed to be a British cannonball from around the time of the Revolutionary War, potentially fired from a 5 1/2″ bore culverin style cannon.

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  • Remarkable Iron Cannonball from American Revolutionary War period. This solid iron cannonball measures approx. 5″ in diameter and weighs approx. 20 pounds. The ball has an earlier label that state: “Cannonball found at Sylvan Beach, Oneida Lake, NY; Rev War.” It is believed to be a British cannonball from around the time of the Revolutionary War, potentially fired from a 5 1/2″ bore culverin style cannon.  The area of Oneida Lake was the site of several important Revolutionary War Battles, including the battles to secure Oneida Carry, the English name for the portage path between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek. The carry was a part of the major water route between New York City and Canada. Battles took place at Fort Bull, Fort Woodcreek, Fort Stanwix, Fort Royal and Fort Brewerton | From the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. This antique cannonball shows nicely, and has been generally well preserved. It shows moderate age and wear, with pocking and mild oxidation.

  • Weight

    20lb.

    Height

    5"

    Width

    5"

    Depth

    5"

    Weight

    20lb.

    Height

    5"

    Width

    5"

    Depth

    5"

    Kind

    Collectibles, Ephemera, Memorabilia, Militaria, Weapons

    Date

    18th Century