Camp Axe Head

Item: Camp Axe Head
Construction:
 Iron
Approximate size:
 4-1/2 inch length, 2 inch height at edge, 3/4 inch width at center.
Condition: 
Good, excavated, solid. The surface was coated in black long ago and now has areas where light flaking has occurred, but nothing severe. No repairs.
Recovered: Cumberland Church area, Farmville, VA.
Reference: 
Similar excavated hatchet heads can be found in the following Civil War relic reference books:

  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch on page 58, item 2.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 154, item 3.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War Supplement One" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 172, item 2. 

See scans of the above pages in the additional images.

Comments:  Axes and hatchets were a necessary and regularly used tool for every day soldier life for clearing, building, gathering firewood, etc...Interestingly, the engagement at Cumberland Church is considered to be the last battle victory for the Confederacy prior to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. This excavated example was acquired directly form the local Virginia digger and it will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War campsite or general relic collection. 


Product Code:
PC9377

Price:
$55.00

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