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    Eagle flask in a Civil War photo

    I thought this was pretty neat. Two soldiers, playing cards, and would you look at that! And eagle flask!

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    A few of you may notice the terrible gold red and purple on the cards, and buttons. That was painted on by the original photographer.
    In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
    - Robert E. Lee

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    That is way cool! Is that a corncob stopper?

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    It may be, but I doubt it. It's probably specked paint from the photographer.
    In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
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    The reason I asked is that it was pretty common to use 'em down here. I even used to find jugs with corncob stoppers around my granny's place when I was a young'un. I guess if they could be used to wipe one's rear end, then they could be used for anything!

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    I'm confused - that flask looks like a Pittsburgh Double Eagle that is significantly post Civil War. Significant as in 1870's.

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    It could be post war. Military uniforms changed little in the ten years or so following Appomattox.

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    There are pontiled Pittsburgh double eagle flasks dating to the 1850s, so a smooth base example could easily date to the early 1860s.



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