Revolutionary War Powder Tester dug at the Siege of Savannah (1779)
This Revolutioary War powder tester was dug in the Franco Americanm Siege Lines during modern construciton in the 1990's. Found with other pieces, nails, tacks, powder testers indicating a military test and camp. Black powder is very suscecptible and soldiers of the 18th c. were constrantly checkoing the quality and if it had absorbed too much mosture. Measures 5 in. tall and 1.5 in. in diameter. Very rare artifact and even more rare to be found from a souther battle. ex. John Emond collection.