Turned out to be a non-event. Got the new ipad today, and when plugged in, asked if I wanted to restore or add a new device. Went to restore and the new ipad is identical to the one destroyed.
I am in redneck territory and had left the ipad on the toolbox while I loaded some stuff in my truck. Being a dumbass, I just got in the truck and drove off. The ipad fell in the road as I drove out the driveway and by the time I went back to look for it the next day, it was in pieces in the road.
An expensive lesson, but a happy ending.