Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 92: Civil War Cyrus Alger & Co. Iron Mortar

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

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Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Civil War Cyrus Alger & Co. Iron Mortar

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Type: Other
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Item Interest: Average
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Catalog Page: 114
Class: Other

This Civil War era mortar has Cyrus Alger & Co. of Boston maker markings on top of the tube and is of an unidentified pattern. Mortars such as this were small and thus readily man-portable using as few as two men and could be used from within trenches during siege operations. The bore measures approximately 4 1/4 inches at the muzzle and is approximately 15 inches deep including the chamber. The tube itself measures approximately 22 inches from muzzle to the end of the ball and 16 inches wide at the trunnions. Marked "228" between flash hole and cascabel on tube. Sitting on a concrete base.

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Very good with 60% old applied black paint with scattered flaking and moderate to mild pitting, and faint markings.

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