BONE RING CARVED AT ANDERSONVILLE PRISON

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Item Code: 819-133

Carved bone ring has a flat front with a raised rhombus shape at the center. Sides both have shield shaped designs. Ring measures just under an inch in diameter and is approximately a size 6. Item is very solid with no cracks.

Accompanying ring is an old handwritten note that reads, "Made from beef bone at Andersonville Prison during Civil War".

During the Civil War, soldiers and sailors would often carve items from animal bones. It was especially popular with prisoners in camp as a way to pass the time. They would carve items such as rings, spoons, dice, dominoes, neckerchief slides and other trinkets.   [sl]

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