Coins

Date:
c. 1855, c. 1700, c. 1861

The wide array of coins reflects the varied backgrounds of men aboard the Cairo. The following coins were recovered: Irish Half Penny George III with a hole in harp on one side, a Portuguese 80 Reis dating back to the late 1700's, A large English Penny, Queen Victoria dated 1855, A U.S. silver Three-Cent Piece dated 1861 and an Indian-Head Penny also dated 1861.

Description (physical):

Copper. Dia 2.9, TH .16 cm; Silver. Dia 2.2, TH less than .16 cm; Copper. Dia 1.9, TH less than .32 cm; Silver. Dia 1.4 cm, TH less than .16 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0045
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Belt

Date:
c. 1861

Most enlisted men did not keep much money with them, but this soldier’s money belt was skillfully fashioned from a shirt sleeve. This belt was found on the Gettysburg battlefield soon after the battle.

Description (physical):

Cotton. L 83.6, W 11.0, T 0.7 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0025
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park