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Dark green ale bottle. Civil War soldiers drank whisky, wine, rum, cider, beer, stout and ale. Bottles recovered from Little Folly Island (SC) suggest that ale was the most commonly consumed beverage. Charleston Museum

Two-toned stoneware bottles, they likely held ale. Civil War soldiers drank whisky, wine, rum, cider, beer, stout and ale. Bottles recovered from Little Folly Island (SC) suggest that ale was the most commonly consumed beverage. Charleston Museum

Condiment bottle. This type of “gothic” or “cathedral” bottles are documented to contain pickled vegetables, honey, tamarinds, and other preserved fruits and vegetables, perfect for improving Civil War-era military issue food. Recovered from Little Folly Island (SC). Charleston Museum