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Pottery jar dug at Vicksburg MS Battlefield, “PUBLISHED”


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This is another great piece being offered that has been in my collection for many years, it is an excavated 19th century pottery jar. It has a diameter of 2 3/4” and stands 3 ¼” high. It was dug at the Vicksburg, Mississippi Battlefield.

Vicksburg’s strategic location on the Mississippi River made it a critical win for both the Union and the Confederacy. After a 47-day siege, May 18 – July 4, 1863, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Confederate troops surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Together with the Union victory at Gettysburg just a day before, Vicksburg marked a turning point in the fortunes of the Union army.

This jar is in very nice condition, only having a tiny hairline crack. It has overall crazing, which is the effect on pottery, causing it to have a web of tiny cracks over its surface. These are not cracks in the actual structure of the pottery but actually an effect on the glazed part of the pottery.

This would be considered an all-purpose jar, it could be used for food, spices, medicines, etc. This jar is in my book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items” (see pictures). It would make a nice addition to any Civil War collection.

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