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    Civil War Battle Ring

    I will soon be posting pics of a gold ring that a relative of mine owns. It is a gold ring with 16 battle names etched in it. The ring was featured in the North South Trader Civil War magazine in the mid 80's and then was voted Find of the Century by the subscribers around the year 2000. It has only been displayed at 2 or 3 relic shows. The last one was the Northern Virginia Relics Hunters show in Chantilly, VA in 2002. There were some great reactions by the public.

    Anyway, I was excited for the chance to have photos taken of this and I will share them as soon as possible.

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    Brilliant! Can't wait to see a photo.
    What is the appraised value?
    The only ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky.

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    Well, it's hard to appraise a one of a kind relic like this. From what I understand the sky is the limit. This ring belonged to a soldier who participated in many battles. I will have a complete list and pics very soon.

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    Thats sounds like one nice ring,look forward to the pics.HH

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    Apr 2005
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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    That kinda relic I would consider priceless! That is a true piece of American hoistory and I cannot wait to see those pics! hurry up and post them

    Steeler Fan

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    Well, here are the pics of the ring...please let me know what you think. This ring was dug in 1984 after being in the ground for around 115-120 years. It is in great shape considering the elements. It is gold plating on copper.

    These pictures were taken by a local photographer Nate Rhodes. If you are interested in having great quality photos taken of your finds or if you'd like to let him know what you think of these pics just email him. His email address is somanyrhodes@hotmail.com.


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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    ...and the last one.
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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    That ring is awseome Rocky!!!

    That is so unique and interesting. Thanks for the photos!



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    The only ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky.

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    Only one word describes it - AWESOME!!!! Thanks for the pics!!

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    Apr 2005
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    Simply incredible! Take that thing and lock it up in Fort Knox. You have some VERY special and unique. I would get it appraised by a reputable Civil War historian and get it insured. I am serious about that!

    Thanks for sharing your story and pics with us!

    Steeler Fan

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    Awesome ring! HH, Mike

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    Must have taken quite a while to produce this ring,great craftsmanship...Congrats ARCOM

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    Very cool ring!!!, & story...
    Do you know what any of the historians had to say about it?
    Wheather it was made by the person himself, or did he have it made? Also, I know you said it was one of a kind, but I was wondering if any of the other men of that era did anything similar, as far as having something to show what battles they were in...
    Again, cool post,,, Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    There is nothing known of the person who owned this ring. It was recovered outside of Winchester at one of Sheridan's camps.

    Other men may have made items similar to this, I haven't seen any of them. What makes this ring unique is the battles that this person was involved, Cold Harbor, Antietam, and Gettysburg....these were great battles with huge losses. A lot of men didn't make it through even one of these battles.

    It would be amazing to find any information of the person this ring belonged to. Maybe in time that will happen.

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    Mar 2005
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    Re: Civil War Battle Ring

    One word for that ring "WoW" kewl find,is it a yanki or reb ring? tammahawk

 

 
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