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Is it Civil War?

Part One

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

ITEM ONE


N.J. Buckle
N.J. Buckle Back

The back is lead filled and had four thick attachment wires. Three are broken off.

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Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM TWO


Horn

This is a stamped brass horn with wire attachments in the back. The size is two and one-eighth by one and one-eighth.


Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM THREE

Chevron>

This is a yellow wool cavalry chevron that was said to have been found "in a government warehouse."


Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM FOUR


Tompion

This wooden object was sitting on a gun dealer's table at a gun show.


Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM FIVE

Ordnance Insignia
This is a stamped brass insignia with wire loops in back.
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM SIX

Carbine" Receiver
Switch 1 Switch 2

This is a breech loading carbine marked:
SPENCER REPEATING
RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS
PAT'D MARCH ------(worn)
Near the trigger is a small switch which turns as shown.
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM SEVEN


Navy Strap
Bellis
This is a navy shoulder strap marked as shown.
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM EIGHT


eagle buttonHorstmann
This button has an eagle that has a raised shield on its chest. The back is marked: "Horstmann*Phila*".
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM NINE


Georgia ButtonMintzer
This is a Georgia state button whose back reads Mintzer Phil 1861.
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

ITEM TEN


kepi
This is a wool forage cap marked on the inside crown Bent and Bush Boston.
Chose one of the below:
  1. Civil War
  2. Post-Civil War

Disclaimer


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).


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