JUST ADDED ON 11/1 - CONFEDERATE CAMP / LEESBURG, VIRGINIA - Part of a Fork with Bone Handle Remains - from a Relic Hunter's Old Boxed Collection
Part of a fork with the remains of the handle (detached) still present. I suspect that the handle is bone, but it could also be wood (but that is unlikely). It was recovered from a Confederate camp near Leesburg, Virginia and comes from the collection of a Maryland relic hunter who stored everything that he found in small cardboard boxes that were carefully labeled with the location where they came from. The Battle of Ball's Bluff was fought near Leesburg and some of the artifacts in the box were clearly battle related, so I suspect that this site might have been near where the battle was fought. This is the first time that this relic has been offered to the public for sale having come fresh out of the relic hunter's estate. A provenance letter with the relic hunters name will be included.