Jerry found these artifacts on a colonial site in southwestern Ohio during 1995-2006. His research indicated that Alexander Smith owned this farm in 1830. His son, Alexander Smith, Jr., served in the Civil War on active duty for 90 days in Washington, DC.
He may have been part of a drum and bugle corps. The belt buckle is from the 1850s era. The decorative clips and ring have characteristics of the 1812 war era. There is also a pad lock, buttons, and musket balls.
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