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Civil War era Cribbage Board

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This is another nice piece being offered, it is a Civil War era Cribbage Board. It measures 11 1/2 1/2" x 3/4". This is not a manufactured piece but made by hand, dating to the early 19th century.  

Cribbage is a game of cards played with the aide of a Cribbage Board. It originated in 17th century England where it is thought to have been invented by a poet. Sir John Suckling is believed to have made an adaptation of an older game called “Noddy” about which next to nothing is known in modern days. Cribbage was popular in the New England states where the pilgrims first brought it over from England. It was also the favorite card game of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin.

Many Union soldiers from the northern states brought these games along with them or had them sent by their families. There are similar examples of cribbage boards in The Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia, by Francis Lord and I discuss this game and others in my book "The Civil War Soldier - His Personal Items". This board shows signs of use, but remains in beautiful condition and patina to the wood, only a small chip in one corner. It would make a great addition to a display of a Civil War soldiers personal effects.

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