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December 20, 2012

Civil War-era ear picks and spoon

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Civil War-era ear picks and spoon

Ear picks and spoon carved out of bone and used during the Civil War by Brigadier General Lewis Addison Grant of the 5th Vermont Brigade, 6th Army Corps Division.  A pin driven through the bases of the two picks and spoon allows the three tools to swivel independently.

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