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    American Civil War shovel (?)

    I think it says "steel" on it, the only marking. Garage sale find. Any thoughts?
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    According to my reference, Thomas A. Carr, Alabama, made shovels for the Confederates.
    Typically, blade was 10.25" x 7" with a 18" wood handle.
    If it had a strap, would have been stamped: "T.Carr CAST-STEEL"

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    Thank you for those searches. I saw most but did not see the one talking about Ames Museum. I'll get in touch with them. Luckily it is in New York (if I have to go there). I usually stay away from shovels. But i was taken by the construction of this one.

 

 

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