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Rare – Revolutionary War/Civil War hand-carved bone snuff box

$225.00

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This is another nice item being offered, it is a pre-Civil War horn snuff container, circa 1780’s – 1840’s. It has a hinged lid with an intricately hand-carved floral design. It measures 4” x 2 ½”. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries snuff production boomed, far outstripping smoking tobacco (or its US sibling, chewing tobacco). And it was even recommended by doctors as a general cure-all, particularly effective in the treatment of coughs, colds, and headaches.

Many Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers carried snuff in their haversacks in containers such as this one. These containers also served the purpose of carrying tobacco.

In my recent book “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items”, I go into more detail on this product and other tobacco products important to soldiers. This one has a lot of character and is a “work of art”. It would make a great addition to a display of a soldier’s personal effects.

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