This type of bottle was an inexpensive substitue for the silver liquor flasks which could only be purchased by the affluent officer or soldier".
This bottle is in very nice condition, having air bubbles and the crudeness of early glass.
It is a little hazy but can be cleaned better if desired.
T is a very low reserve, so take advantage to add it to your collection.
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This is another nice item being offered which was recovered from the Fredericksburg area, it is a Civil War era glass whiskey flask.
It measures 6 3/8" high and 2 3/4" wide at the base and embossed on the side of the bottle is "Warranted / Flask".
This size made it easy for the soldier to carry it on his person, or in his haversack.One of the most popular items for sale by Civil War sutlers was liquor.With weeks and even months of inactivity, to say nothing of the need of many to face combat, it is a known fact that drinking was a common way of enduring nasty weather, boredom or the very real dangers of battle.The comparatively large number of wine, whiskey and beer bottles found in camp sites of both North and South, all attest to the drinking habits of many officers and men.In The Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia, by Francis Lord, t is an example of this bottle (see pictures). Lord states "The whiskey flask is 6 3/8" tall and 2 1/2" wide at the base.It is marked Warranted Flask in raised letters and was found at Fort Ward , Defenses of Washington.