A collector made this once-in-a-lifetime discovery of a priceless Revolutionary War relic in the most unlikely place


Collectors and historians search far and wide for hidden treasures with historical significance.

Most never come close to uncovering something like this though.

And a collector made this once-in-a-lifetime discovery of a priceless Revolutionary War relic in the most unlikely place.

This amazing find has left history buffs all across America stunned 

When you walk into a thrift store, you never know what to expect. 

More often than not, used and outdated clothes and appliances fill the shelves and racks, but every now and then, a treasure emerges. 

However, in today’s internet-driven world, you do not even need to leave your home to snag a deal on a long-forgotten relic. 

Goodwill now operates a platform called Goodwill Finds, which allows shoppers to purchase rare and collectible items from Goodwill online. 

Collector and historian Richard “Dana” Moore did some perusing through the site, before stumbling across what appeared to be a rare Revolutionary War relic. 

After further inspection, Moore identified the piece as a fragment from one of former President George Washington’s tents. 

Upon realizing the significance of this object, Moore purchased it from Goodwill for $1,300 before donating it to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which has since put the item on display. 

The fragments were encased in a frame with a note that reads, “a piece of George Washington’s tent, from the history building at Jamestown exposition 1907 property of John Burns Dec 23rd 07.”

Moore explained how he found the object, saying he couldn’t believe his eyes at first.

“But when I zoomed in, the fabric looked authentically old,” he added. “The brief handwritten note referencing the Jamestown Exposition of 1907, which was attached with a rusty pin, added to the feeling of age.”

“My gut kept telling me this could be real,” he continued.

Matthew Skic, a curator at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, spoke to Fox News about this incredible find. 

“At that time, Mary Custis Lee, Martha Washington’s great-great granddaughter and daughter of Robert E. Lee, owned Washington’s tents from the Revolutionary War,” Skic noted. “She put the dining marquee on loan to the exposition.”

“We took a close look at the weave of the fabric and the style and shape of the red wool edging with assistance from textile conservator Virginia Whelan.  These details match the dining marquee. We were able to determine that this fragment was cut away from the scalloped edge of the roof of the dining marquee,” he added. 

Incredible find reveals there’s still much to be discovered

This incredible find shows that many valuable and exciting pieces of history still exist on the open market. 

Some may be in auctions, while others could be sitting in a dusty thrift store backroom. 

History buffs have plenty of chances to find these relics, which can give modern-day Americans a glimpse at this nation’s past. 

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.