American Powder Mills, Boston Wood Gunpowder Keg, 1864/1865
AMERICAN POWDER MILLS, BOSTON WOOD GUNPOWDER KEG, 1864/1865. This Union wood gunpowder keg was made by the American Powder Mills at 233 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts between 1864 & 1865 for use in the Civil War. It was found in the old bomb proof at Fort Hell, also known as Fort Sedgwick on the Petersburg, Virginia grounds in the 1880s by a local historian. It is 9 5/8 tall & 7 1/2: in diameter that is made of slats held together with 3/8 to 5/8 wood binding rings, 4 on top & 5 on the bottom.. The original green label states AMERICAN POWDER MILLS (over) a cannon, (over)OFFICE No. 233 STATE STREET, over GUNPOWDER (over) A. It is in very good condition with the wood slats & wood bands in good condition & the label retains all the green color with the lettering clear & easy to read. It was bought by James Anderson from a local historian that found it & was on display in the Fort Hell Museum in Petersburg, Virginia during the Civil War Centennial of 1961 to 1965. The item "AMERICAN POWDER MILLS, BOSTON WOOD GUNPOWDER KEG, 1864/1865" is in sale since Thursday, March 01, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Artillery Gear, Equipment". The seller is "revwarcannonballs" and is located in Gore, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.