Many items that are offered up as original, authentic, genuine artifacts of the American Civil War
are not. Test your ability to judge the true Civil War items from those that date from a later era. Below are
images of various items. To the best of my knowledge all are original and none reproduction or fake. Those
who have a reference library might take the quiz both closed book and then open book. For those who lack experience collecting Civil War artifacts the quiz illustrates the problem of knowing is it Civil War?
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PART ONE Items 1-10
The back is lead filled and had four thick attachment wires. Three are broken off.
In stating something is Post-Civil War the creator of this quiz realizes that honest differences in opinion
can exist as to just when the War of Northern Aggression ended.
Score: For the Collector or Would be Collector
11 right advise "Antique Roadshow" and get to say about nearly everything, "I would think this would bring at auction $10,000."*
10 right outstanding job
8-9 right very good job
7-6 right good job
5-4 right select purchases wearing a blind fold
3-2 right think about collecting beer cans
0-1 right let your spouse hold your money for you and frequently sell what you have bought on Internet auction sites.
* Yes, I know (the maximum score is ten).