DIAMETER: 3.62 inches
|Note that the tapered cone portion of this projectile's body has six recessed areas. Most Schenkl patterns have raised ribs on the tapered cone section. This pictured shell is equipped with a Schenkl brass percussion fuze; specimens have also been recovered with the Schenkl combination fuze. Examples of this Schenkl pattern have been recovered from Nashville, Tennessee, Port Hudson, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Brevet Brigadier General Henry L. Abbot, United States Army, in his book Siege Artillery in the Campaigns Against Richmond states on page 94, "When the sabot is well made and in good order, this is excellent ammunition. It has a smoother and more silent flight than the Parrott, it gives excellent practice, and the light sabot does not endanger troops in front."