DIAMETER:  2.53 inches
GUN:  6-pounder Wiard rifle, 2.6-inch caliber
LENGTH:  6 9/16 inches
WEIGHT:  5 pounds 13 ounces
SABOT:  Lead band
FUZING:  Percussion, iron anvil cap

2.6-inch Hotchkiss Percussion Shell
This projectile has the Hotchkiss patent date cast into the bottom of the base cup.  The fuze pictured is a type developed at West Point, New York, and is often referred to as a West Point percussion type. This pictured specimen was recovered from Shiloh, Tennessee.