Civil War era ceramic Ginger Beer Bottle - The cylindrical bottle is made of clay and has a light beige two-toned color on the surface. A light brown coloring starts at the spout and continues to mid-body, the remainder of bottle wears a light cream colored outer surface. This two-tone glazed bottle measures 8 1/4” high with a 3” diameter base. Spout has a 1/4” thick brim that held a cork, now missing. This bottle is in very nice condition, only showing signs for normal use, the entire bottle surface is free of cracks, chips or breaks.
Ginger beer was a popular drink among Civil War soldiers. It was a type of alcoholic beverage, flavored primarily with ginger, lemon and sugar. It would make a nice addition to a display of a soldiers personal effects.