Civil War Camp Items Cdv Photo,clay Pipe,grape Shot,tooth Brush, Buttons & More


Civil War Camp Items Cdv Photo,clay Pipe,grape Shot,tooth Brush, Buttons & More

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Civil War Camp Items Cdv Photo,clay Pipe,grape Shot,tooth Brush, Buttons & More:
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Civil War Camp Site

DugItems:

3 Ring Bullet, Clay Pipe, Grape Shot Ball

Tooth Brush, Metal Uniform Button

Non Dug Civil War Era:

CDVPhoto, Marbles, Cow Bone Buttons

Gutta Percha,Mussel&Tin BackButtons

Theseare the types of items that would have been used by Civil War Soldiers of both sides in their camps to pass the time at night and in the winter.

The bullet on the right center is a 58 Caliber 3 Ring "Minie Ball" bullet. Ithas notbeen deformed from being fired, so it must have been a dropped bullet.

The Clay Pipe center top has avery shortstem remains and is on slightly darkened inside from use. It was excavatedand must have been dropped because the stem was broken off before it was used a lot.

The item in the bottom center and right is an old Tooth Brush, which has the bristles rotted off while buried. Notice how large it is. That is the standard size for all of the brush that I have seen from the period. It would be difficult to use in your mouth.

The round brown ballon the center left is a Grape Shot Ballthat has been fired.These were extremely deadly when fired into advance troops at a close range like a large shot gun. There are the remains on the ball of the metal used to hold the cluster of grape shot together when load to be fired.

The rusty brown circle in the center to the left of the grape shot is an excavated aMetal Uniform Button Back with no front, but a good loop on the back.It could be eitherConfederateor Union, in the condition it is in you can't tell.These types of buttons were used extensively by each side as both original equipment and replacement buttons.


CDV Photo in the top right is of a loved one back home, probably a Mother. The period double lined frame cardboard stock and the lady's split in the middle hair style where the standard for the Civil War era. The CDV (Carte-de-Visite) name and method came from France in the late 1850's. The photographs are an albumin printusually2 1/4" by 3 1/2" printed on thin paper mounted on2 1/2" by 4" card stock.The photographswere the size of a visiting card, hence the name,and werepopularly traded among friends and visitors.

ThefourClay Marblesin the upper left are from the 1800's and measure about1/4” across.They have seen wear and have some dings.Clay marblesin various colors were common during the Civil War and are occasionally found in campsites.

The black circleon the center left is aGutta Percha Button. Buttons were among the first products that Charles Goodyear produced with his invention, vulcanized rubber after obtaining patents dated1849-1851. A look at the"back mark" onthis button shows itwas manufactured under patent by the "Novelty Rubber Co.". One ofthe two main manufacturers of Goodyear rubber buttons.

The two white circles in the bottom left are Cattle Bone Buttons called Underwear Buttons because they were typically used on long underwear. There are two styles, the four hole and two hole types.

The white button with the sunken back on the left above the cattle bone buttons is a Paper Tin Back Button. I have been told the paper covering was to keep the tinfrom getting rust on the clothes. It makes sense, but I am not sure.

The small black circle left of the tin button is aMussel Shell Button from the Mississippi River. These are circa 1850-1870 from the Iowa area. Shell buttons were used throughoutAmerica'sriver valleys until pollution killed off the mussels.

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