Last month when grandson Ben came for a socially-distanced porch visit, he brought an artifact he had found, hoping I could identify it for him. He found it in a creek near his home. It’s very heavy, apparently made of iron, appears to have had handles although one is now missing, is hollowed out on the inside, and I have no idea what it is. I did some research, thinking perhaps it could be a Civil War artifact, as at least four Civil War battles/skirmishes were fought in the area and the Confederate army wintered in the area in 1863-64. But I was unsuccessful in identifying Ben’s find.
We are hoping that one of my readers might be able to identify this for us.
If you know what this object is or have a suggestion as to where we could research it, please let me know in the comments. Many thanks!