Artillery shot of some type


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I guessed it was a "really cool' paper weight, but was told no it is something else. So could it be a door stop?
 

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After a bit of research it does look like a pattott round. I take it the DeGress Battery was in the Union Army?
 
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Usually 20 pounders were about the largest guns that a force took on a campaign as anything larger was too heavy and difficult to transport and when Sherman laid siege to Atlanta, he was able to send back up the railroad to Chattanooga for heavier guns. The 10 pound Parrott gun's tube and carriage weighed 1800 pounds, the 20 pounder weighed 2925 pounds and the 30 pounder weighed 6500 pounds.
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Photo by Michael Kendra.
 
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