Last Updated on 10/8/2005 by bidz

Millions of dollars of military artifacts auctioned

Associated Press

“HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. Bidders from around the world spent a record nine-point-two (M) million dollars this week for rare artifacts from the Civil War and other bits of American history that were auctioned in Hampton Falls (New Hampshire).

The centerpiece of the four-day auction was a two-thousand-item collection sold by Atlanta real estate developer Michael Adamson. It included rare Confederate cannon, enough uniforms and weapons to outfit a small army, artifacts from Adamson’s ancestors who fought for the South, and a Confederate ‘torpedo’ like the ones used to sink Union ships. The torpedo, the predecessor to today’s underwater mines, went for nearly 52-thousand dollars.”

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