I finally, finally, finally dug some Civil War green glass beer bottles!
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    I finally, finally, finally dug some Civil War green glass beer bottles!

    It was 30 degrees and 1/2 of ice on the trees, walks, everywhere. Roads were not good, but my AWD REALLY wanted to go for a ride. So we headed south, about 150 miles. It was 50 degrees there. Went to an old digging site and took the new Deus out for a spin. Dug numerous pieces of camp lead, two different Sharps bullets, a brass thing, a toy car, numerous nails, a new penny, 2 new bullets, fired, and got a signal I never did find until I got home. I kept looking for the signal and get a glimmer of green. A BIG piece of a CW beer bottle, the green kind. Well, it had been broken a long time ago. But I have ALMOST all of it. Should I keep it and try to reconstruct, or toss it as it is potentially hazardous due to the sharp edges. And, oh, I got a whole one too. Happy Dance! What do you think of the broken one? I think toss it. I had bought a couple in years past, don't really think I'd have more than 80% of it when I was done. Too dirty to take pics.

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    I would repair it if it is a looker but how about a pic of the unbroken one....are they the same?

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    There is still a lot of mud in the bucket.....same bottle. Also two Sharps and a "thing". Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1392493 I see the broken one more and more as "hazmat" or "emergency room".

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    Congratualtions on the finds! If you have the time, assemble the CW green beer bottle, may display real nice.

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    I only have half the neck.......fortunately glass like that does not stain and cleans up really fast.

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    Congrats!!! This bottle is a real DANDY!!!!

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    Only my fourth CW bottle EVER. Not including the trash can bait also shown today. Two others were inks, 1 glass and 1 stoneware. And 1 flask. Found a ton of broken glass though.

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    Congrats
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    FYI the broken glass found its way into the recycle bin at the local store today.

 

 

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