Feb 25, 2016, 02:55 PM
Well said. Welcome aboard
Originally Posted by Fugio
HH, Relic Nut
Feb 26, 2016, 06:20 AM
Thanks Relic Nut, happy to be here.
Originally Posted by relic nut
Feb 26, 2016, 07:09 AM
NH you say...won't be your last post I'll guarantee that!
Originally Posted by Fugio
EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR THOUGHTS COME FROM?
How do you know what is right
You don't know what is wrong? Notice I didn't say WHO.
(Could be what you've been looking for)
Mar 15, 2016, 06:26 PM
You should make a posting on a site called "Teachers Pay Teachers". You can charge what you like, perhaps only a few dollars, perhaps nothing. Being a former teacher myself, many many more teaching eyes will see it there. It is your intellectual property and its righteous of you to share it to help your peers
Originally Posted by oxbowbarefoot
Do you have a final picture of the bayonet after stabilization / preservation / cleaning (cringe I don't know it's proper to clean it)? Perhaps I missed it skimming through?
Last edited by Go Bills; Mar 15, 2016 at 06:32 PM.
Mar 21, 2016, 12:56 PM
Thanks for the tip. I've use TPT for other lessons and units I've created in the past. I'm still working on developing the curriculum for it, last summer was a little too busy to sit down and map it out.
Originally Posted by Go Bills
Additionally, we recently received a lot of new information on our Bayonet that we will be posting soon (I want the students to help write it up, as this was a school find and not a personal one). Check back in a few days for the updates!
Mar 31, 2016, 01:31 PM
Kindle Farm School
A couple weeks ago we received and e-mail from Joe Serbaroli, author of European Bayonets of the American Civil War: A Guide to the Imported Bayonets of the Union and Confederacy, Including American-made Bayonets for Foreign Arms. He was able to provide some fantastic new information on our bayonet. While we received great information from members here and through our own research, Mr. Serbaroli offered some corrections and additions.
Our bayonet was manufactured in the city of Liege, in modern day Belgium between 1760 and 1780. Liege was one of the major arms manufacturing centers servicing many European powers and also private merchants. He was able to date the bayonet as being made after 1750 because the mortise (slot) has a 3rd step, as opposed to only 2 steps. The 3rd step or leg was an improvement first noted on French bayonets in the 1750's. A similar example to this Liege-made bayonet was excavated at Fort Ligonier, but has a 2-step mortise typical of the French & Indian War era. This particular bayonet might have been either issued to American colonial troops rather than British regulars during the French and Indian Wars; or it may also have been smuggled in during the American Revolution by a merchant. If it was smuggled in, it would have shipped from Amsterdam or Rotterdam and arrived in Portsmouth, NH as part of the business operations of smugglers like Patriot John Hancock. Once in the colonies, the serial number would have been hand engraved. The D would likely be the company number, and the N 826 would have been the weapon number.
Since our school is situated on a mid-1700's home site first owned by former New Hampshire settlers with a military background, the bayonet probably saw service during the American Revolution. This is not to say it was used in battle, but it would have been in the militia inventory and assigned to a militiaman.
We are currently in the process of building a display case to exhibit the bayonet and other finds from our area.
Also, with the start of 4th Quarter, the Treasure Hunting Class will once again be out in force! We will provide weekly updates of our finds, so stay tuned!
Last edited by Kindle Farmers; May 11, 2016 at 08:10 AM.
Apr 11, 2016, 10:34 AM
Kindle Farm School
We started a display case to exhibit some of out finds. Hopefully we will be able to fill a few this year!
Apr 15, 2016, 06:43 AM
Wow! That's some crazy amount of detail he provided! Great to know it likely had some significance for a colonist.
Originally Posted by Kindle Farmers
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