Here is another bracelet I picked up from a collection out of Tennessee. It resembles another one that I have posted. Probably came from around the same area. Original origin is unknown. It is very crudely made, and has a lot of etching in it. This one probably dates back to the early 1800’s.
These 3 wedding rings were dug in camp sights along the swamps of the Bayou LaFourche in Louisiana. These were well traveled during the Civil War. It is very hard to find nice dug relics in this area because of all the standing water.by Mark P with
These two rings were dug in Goldsboro NC. Goldsboro had several hospitals that treated wounded soldiers during the Civil War. These were dug on one of those hospital sights.by Mark P with
These wedding rings were dug near Fort Donelson Tenn. It bordered Kentucky on the Cumberland River. Fort Donelson was a Confederate Fort that fell to the Union in February of 1862.by Mark P with
These two rings were dug in what was once an old kitchen sight near Camp Nelson in Ky. The one is probably a wedding ring, and the other appears to have had several stones in it at one time. I am so glad to have been able to get these to add to my collection.by Mark P with
These rings were dug by a friend of mine on a farm next to the Shiloh Battlefield in Tenn. The one is carved from a piece of lead, probably a bullet, and the other is a brass wedding ring and it has a 69 cal. musket ball stuck in the middle of it. It sure makes you wonder how in the world a round musket ball got stuck in it?? The stories they could tell!by Mark P with
Here are 3 more bracelets with bells that I was able to get from a collector in Missouri. They resemble the others I have posted. Not for sure of the origin, but the previous owner said his research indicates that they are from the 1600 – 1700’s.by Mark P with
While on our way to Gettysburg, we stopped at a little Antique store about a mile from the Virginia line in West Virginia, and I found this bracelet in a glass case still partially covered with dirt as shown in the picture. The owner of the store said that it had been dug just over the state line in Virginia. What a great find, and a beautiful bracelet.by Mark P with
I picked up this bracelet from a long time collector at a show in Franklin Tenn. This one is very crudely made, and has a lot of etching in it. It’s origin is not know. But this type of trade bracelet was made and used in the early 1800’s.
I picked up this bracelet from a collector in Nashville Tenn. It dates back to the early 1800’s.by Mark P with