Flash flood uncovers Civil War period canteen

Photo by John McCaslin

Rappahannock News Editor John McCaslin was walking his dog Luna along the Thornton River in Sperryville last Sunday when he spotted this Civil War period canteen protruding from the sandy bank. “Civil War artifacts [are] still being found in Rappahannock County, Virginia,” the Rappahannock Visitors Center wrote of the unique find, which follows recent flash flooding.

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