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    Did I find a civil war tent spike? I have no idea

    Do you guys have any idea what this could be? Google images is leaning towards an old tent spike. What do you think?

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    Cool spike.
    Clean it up and give us a few more close up Pics
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    I believe most CW era tent stakes were made of wood.

    That said, you could have a picket pin.

    Post some better pics of the 'top'.
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    I'm thinking this is wagon related hardware, possibly a pin to hold the side or back in place
    Of course I'm not a CW guy, I'll leave that up to the experts here... like TheCannonballGuy.

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