The Charleston Museum invites you to get 'Blasted'

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Continuing its commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Charleston Museum has launched "Blasted: Assorted Projectiles and Explosives of the Civil War."

This original exhibition explores the varied and sometimes revolutionary artillery shells and small arms projectiles that were used during this country’s defining conflict. Artifacts on exhibit include a rare Quinlivan shot designed to penetrate Federal ironclads and a two-chambered incendiary shell likely intended for use in Charleston’s defense.

You can check out some photos of the said artillery on display on the Charleston Museum's official website, or visit the Museum Monday-Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.