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Civil War Handmade Checkerboard and Checkers (SOLD,DENNIS)

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This is another great piece being offered, it is a Civil War era handmade checkerboard and checkers. The wooden board measures approximately 8 ½” X 12” and was fashioned from an old white pine board.

From playing cards to checkers, dominos and chess, Civil War soldiers played basic games with each other in order to pass the time. They also used their time to adapt objects found on the battlefield like wood, lead and bones into missing objects when needed. In my book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items”, I go into more detail about the games soldiers played (see pictures).

The game board retains a full complement of hand-crafted checkers in a burlap bag, matching the colors on the board. Some period dings and wear, along with a pleasing natural age patina front and back, offer good evidence of age, originality and period use. A neat companion piece with any Civil War era personal grouping.

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