Original Civil War Relic Hotchkiss Artillery Shell (Inert) Recovered In Virginia Certified. Original Civil War 3″ Hotchkiss relic with no flame groves. The sabot band is gone and the base appears to have been married with the nose (although it came together). The powder is flushed and gone so it is inert and 100% safe. This shell was found in Virginia but the exact location was not recorded. A great Civil War artillery shell at a reasonable price. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.