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Revolutionary War Wine bottle from Ft. Cary, SC

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Product Description

This is another great pieced being offered, it is a Revolutionary War black glass wine bottle, circa 1760 – 1785. It measures 9 ½” high with a diameter of 3 ¾”. This bottle was dug at Ft. Cary, South Carolina (also known as Cary’s Fort).

The description label attached to the bottle reads “Revolutionary War Wine Bottle, circa 1775 – Battle of Cary's Fort, SC” The British had built a small redoubt on the west side of Wateree Ferry, which they called Fort Carey, named after Colonel James Carey, the fort's British commander. On August 15, 1780, General Thomas Sumter, surprised and captured the fort. This bottle was recovered on the site of the fort.

In “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”, there are examples of this bottle (see pictures). There are also examples in the Revolutionary War Museum in Yorktown, VA (see pictures). I was fortunate to acquire several pieces from a digger who was granted access to this site in South Carolina. This bottle remains in very nice condition, with no cracks or chips. It would be hard to find a nicer Rev War soldier’s bottle.

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