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  • USS Monitor
  • "The Civil War Soldier - His Personal Items"
  • "Battle of Gettysburg - The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs"
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Original Civil War Plantation Bitters bottle, dated 1860 / 1862, as recovered from the USS Monitor (SOLD)

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This is a rare item being offered, it is a dated Drake’s Plantation Bitters bottle measuring 10” high. The amber bottle with the log design has “S T DRAKES / 1860 PLANTATION / X BITTERS” on one side and on the other “Patented 1862”. An exact bottle was recovered inside the USS Monitor (see pictures).

The Drake’s bitters bottles are one of the rarest found and sought out. This one is in beautiful condition, having only a chip on the lip, and being smooth, it was probably there forever. I have a Drake’s bitters bottle pictured in my books “Battle of Gettysburg – The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs” and “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items”, it was from the Sherfy Farm in Gettysburg (see pictures). An example was also just recovered in Virginia during a major dig (see pictures). Bitters had a high alcohol content and was a favorite among soldiers.

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