Sunk in 1862 off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.
The "Minho" ran the Union blockade between Charleston, S.C., and Bermuda. On October 2nd, 1862, she ran aground and was struck by a shell from the U.S.S. "Flambeau," while trying to enter Charleston Harbor. Her cargo consisted of arms for the Confederate Army.
This lot includes a .577 caliber Confederate Enfield bullet, and a brass percussion cap.
Confederate marine relics are rare and quite desirable.