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Spanish coin dated 1801, dug at the Wauhatchie, Tennessee Battlefield in the 1980s (SOLD)

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This is another interesting piece being offered, it is a Spanish Carolus IIII 1801 1/2 Real. One side has two pillars with shield and crown pictures of castle and lion on shield and the other a profile portrait of King Charles IV with the date 1801. It was recovered in the 1980s at Wauhatchie, Tennessee Battlefield, October 28- 29, 1863.

The Union victory at Wauhatchie, one of the few nighttime actions of the Civil War, successfully kept open the Federal supply lines to the besieged city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. These supplies helped give the Union Army an advantage before the three-day Battles of Chattanooga the next month.

Coins such as this were mainly used as currency during the early part of the 19th century but were still around and accepted into the Civil War era. It was recovered by Charles Harris, author of “Civil War Artifacts from the Western Campaigns”, in the early 1980s. It is only about the size of a dime, but an interesting piece of history.

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  1. An Old coin

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Nov 2022

    It’s a nice coin for being 221 years old. It will be a nice addition to my Civil War era specie collection.

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