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Bottle - Rum Bottle, c. 1730s

2013.039.001 | Augusta Museum of History


ca. 1737


This is a circa 1737 English-made mallet bottle that originally contained rum or wine. The bottle was one of five whole ones recovered from a trash pit on the site of British-constructed Fort Moore, located on the bluff overlooking the Savannah River on the South Carolina side. The rum was for the British troops and the wine was for officers.

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Given in memory of Harold Maness of Beech Island, SC, by Bill Baab.



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