Z1354 Federal 3" Dyer Shell Nose
Description: Here is an excavated Dyer nose recovered from the river here in town. This particular piece was fired by Pleasanton's men (positioned at Ferry Hill) upstream from the Ford. There were a lot of shells recovered from this area but the predominate shell was the 3" Dyer. This one has the wide opening at the bottom of fuse and was meant for a shell rather than case-shot. This one still has small river rocks stuck to the bottom.
Measures: 2.5" x 3"
Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. September 19-20 1862 (Retreat from Antietam)