Y504 Excavated .58 Johnston & Dow Waterproof Cartridge
Description: Nice .58 Johnston & Dow cartridge from the American Civil War. These cartridges were coated to waterproof them. This example was recovered from the Cold Harbor battlefield. As you can see, the waterproof coating worked as these were dug from the ground over 100 years after the American Civil War. This cartridge has no cracks.
Measures: L 1.883"
Recovered: Cold Harbor, Va.