Cannon Ammunition Stand of Grape

This Civil War and earlier-era projectile is made of iron grape shot. The iron grapes are stacked in a "stand" and held in place by outer rings. Metal plates are bolted on both ends. The hemp rope is attached to the top plate for ease in transportation and loading.

This cylindrical assembly was pushed into the tube of a cannon and fired. The force of the cannon's blast would hurl the grapes toward the enemy. These were commonly used by the Navy to take down masts and riggings during sea battles between opposing ships.

Cannon Ammunition Stand of Grape
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