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Civil War Campsite 
Dug Civil War Whiskey /Beer Bottle
Civil War Musket Bullet  
Union issued Civil War Hatchet  
  Strasburg Virginia
Bowmann Fuse & Artillery Shell Frag, 

58 Cal. Civil War Musket Bulets  

Marked US / Civil War Bayonet from a US Union campsite 
this bayonet was cut down into a dagger.
 From Strasburg VA Cavalry Spur
1860 Sword Throat  Strasburg VA 
U.S. Buckle from the Battle of Antietam

Eagle I for Infantry button from a 
civil war camp site

Civil War Heelplate made of iron these were used under the boot or shoe for traction.
Found in Strasburg Virginia
Civil War Union Campsite at The Battle of Antietam 
September 1862, 1839 Large One Cent droped by a Union soldier in his camp.

Civil War Soldiers Knapsack, 
In Memory of my Great Great Great Grand Father Who fought in the civil war
Richard Cole - 35th Regiment 6th Pennsylvania Volunteers Reserves Company G.
Marked by Inspector Newton
 Size 3 & 3/4" 

Found near a Civil War campsite Bottle trash pit 
Stone wall aside old road were Union soldiers were marching to Burnside Bridge. Antietam 
Found some Civil war musket bullets in stone wall
along the old road were soldiers have marched.
Found 17 Civil war musket bullet near and in stone wall at Antietam 
 FARM was Used as a Field Hospital
During the battle of Antietam September 17, 1862
Parts off of limber/Cannons/ Exploded shell fragments/ bullets
square nail, It's good to hunt right after a couple of days of rain.
1902 One Cent 
Issue Brass Tompion that fit in the Gun Muzzle on the march.
Found at Antietam on 11/1/09

Flower civil war button near Antietam
Items found at Civil war camp at Antietam
Civil war pocket knife - button - ring off of saddle 
square nails / an old key from a trunk or chest,
bullet round ball and 2 ribits
Civil War Items found near Antietam 
Back of Civil war button
Hut Before dug
Dug out hut
A Photo of a Reconstructed Hut
Items that were recovered from Winter Hut, 4 parts of whiskey bottles one with letters on bottom

Phil & Dayottville Glass Works
Civil War Whiskey Bottle, Circa 1858 - 1865
This was found in a Civil War winter hut
Union firing range, They shot into the hillside
58 Cal. Musket Bullets recovered from hillside
Civil War Knife found near a Hut, still has the wood
              Started hunting the Union Camps from the Battle of Antietam, 22,000 men 
                    camped on the land.

About the button 
4th Rhode Island was part of the 9th Corps and would have been around the sector were I'm digging in. 
They were in Rodman's Division.
In the pictures you will see a 58. Cal. Musket Round Ball and a Union State Button from a soldier from Rhode Island this soldier  camped at Antietam. September 17th 1862
Both Items were found Inches apart.   
On September 17th, we saw the Battle of Antietam fought almost at our feet. 
We could see the long lines of battle, both Union and Rebels and hear the roar as it came from the field. 

The Rebel trains of waggons were moving all day towards the river. 
At dark we marched down the mountain and started for the battlefield where we arrived and went into camp. The next morning we were put in the front lines. 

I have never in my soldier life seen such a sight. 
The dead and wounded covered the ground. 
In one spot a Rebel officer and twenty men lay near a wreck of a Battery. 
It is said Battery "A" 1st R.I. Artillery did this work. 

The Rebel sharpshooters and skirmishers were still at work and the bullets whizzed merrily. 

At noon the Rebels asked and received permission to bury their dead, and the firing ceased for awhile but commenced again in the afternoon. 

The 2nd R.I. was ordered forward and we charged up a hill and driving the enemy away took possession. 

Here we lay all night with the bullets flying over us most of the time. 
The next morning the enemy shelled our Regiment, but it was their last shots, for as we moved forward they retired, and we entered Sharpsburg. 

The Battle of Antietam

                     Civil War Musket Bullets                                                                  Artillery Shell Fragment's
                             Large one cent 1845                                                      Bullet Flatten  /  Civil war Crude brass pack part

Joseph Hooker's Union Civil War Winter Camp 
1861 to 1862

"All artifacts recovered from private land with owner's permission."
 Crude blacksmith made stirup                        Antietam Campaign                       Undisturbed 150 Years untouched
               Antietam Campaign
Possible stamped brass Civil War harness or saddle ornament
1783 Spanish Reale Silver Coin   
Since the Confederacy did not have coin money, 
many of the soldiers used fareign currency.
History on the Item is as followed.

Baltimor Sun's -How did this baseball team get its name? --- Ever wonder how the Baltimore Orioles got their name?
After the bird, yes. But that is only a small part of the saga. A clue to the origins of the team's name can be found at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Central Branch. A small brightly lithographed rectangle of thin cardboard was tucked into a recent show of the treasures and oddities this venerable institution houses. The pasteboard piece was about the size of a baseball card.

So, on Sept. 12, 13 and 14, 1882, the second Oriole Festival was held. Sept. 12, the day on which Baltimore normally celebrated its defense of the city against the British in the War of 1812, was declared Military Day. Visiting firemen, the salvage corps and the Maryland National Guard marched in their finest uniforms from Broadway to Druid Hill Park.

So now you have the story on the Item below, This Is a ( RARE ITEM )

“Our archaeologists attempted 40 digs today and two of the most interesting are shown below. On the left is a brass tip that protected the leather at the lower end of a bayonet scabbard. 
On the right is a U. S. eagle brass breastplate that was worn on the long leather cartridge box strap that crossed a soldier’s chest. 
The remaining finds were pieces of 19th century pottery indicative of camp life."

I have done my re-search and the artifacts belong to these men...

Brig. Gen. George Sykes, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, 
Second and Tenth U.S. Infantry – September 17th 1862
 Repo, below shows what plate would of looked like.
Donated Civil War drum sticks
Civil War hatchet head Found in Union Camp 
Civil War Items found in Union Campsite
Pieces of lantern, Trunk items, spoons harmonica

Civil War Items found in Union Campsite
Pottery, glass, crock, Musket bullets, fuzz from artillery shell
Buttons, Buckle, Small spike, campfire pit led. 
horse saddle rings

 A gentleman in Georgia donated this fence post that got in the middle of a local battle. 
There are two musket bullets in the post, one on each side! 

Civil War Buckle Found By John Barone 2016

Arkansas formed some 48 infantry regiments for the Confederate Army in addition to numerous cavalry and artillery battery units to serve as part of the Confederate Army. The 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, and the 1st, 4th, and 6th Arkansas Infantries would go on to see considerable action as a part of Major General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee. Including those stated above, all but one infantry regiment and all of the cavalry and artillery units served most of the war in what was known as the "Western Theater", where there were few battles that were on the scale of those in "Eastern Theater".   
      One infantry regiment, the 3rd Arkansas, served in the East for the duration of the war, thus making it the state's most celebrated Confederate military unit. Attached to General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, the 3rd Arkansas would take part in almost every major Eastern battle, including the Battle of Seven Pines, Seven Days Battle, Battle of Harper's Ferry, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Chickamauga, Battle of the Wilderness, and the Appomattox Campaign.