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Civil War carved-lead dice from a Confederate Georgia camp in Virginia


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This is another great piece being offered, they are excavated camp-carved lead dice, which were acquired from the digger decades ago. They were carved from bullet lead and they each measure about a half-inch. They were recovered in an 1861 – 1862 winter camp of the 35th Georgia Infantry (Camp French), in Evansport, VA (see map).

In October 1861, the Confederates constructed batteries at Evansport (now downtown Quantico), consisting of two batteries on the riverbank, and another 400 yards inland, at the mouth of Chopawamsic Creek. Private Samuel S.Gause of Company G, 1st Arkansas Infantry (Engineer Corps, CSA) drew a map of this area (see pictures). By mid-December, the Confederates had 37 heavy guns in position along the river.

In my recent book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items”, I go into detail about the games soldiers played in their downtime, dice being one of the popular pastimes. They come in the glass top display case pictured.

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