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  1. This is one of the finest 1/6th plate Confederate tintypes that I have had in ages.  This is a seated Western Theater Confederate Cavalryman with his double barreled percussion shotgun across his chest, and his brass powder flask at his side.  The artist gilted the brass furniture on the shotgun, as well as the powder flask.  He is wearing a regulation grey Confederate frock coat and a Southern style slouch hat.  The image is in a half hard case, and remains crystal clear.  It will likely be a long time before you see another Confederate Cavalry image this clear and cool !!--$2,250.

  2. Fresh out of a Tennessee attic.  Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle" still in original .54 cal.  This weapon is untouched chocolate brown from one tip to the other.  The lockplate is marked "E. Whitney - U.S. - 1847" and the barrel has a matching "1847" date.  Both inspector cartouches remain crisp and clear.  The brass furniture has a beautiful, thick - never cleaned - aged brown patina.  If you like Confederate carried, and untouched - this is the weapon for you !!--$2,250.SOLD

  3. Extremely rare, early pattern, thinner Tennessee style, cast brass rectangular C.S.A. on its original brown/black leather belt.  The buckle has Civil War Era field repaired rear hooks that were hand crafted and have been soldered onto the back of the buckle replacing the original cast brass hooks that apparently had broken off.  The buckle has a beautiful, rich, aged patina, and the belt is in nice condition as well with no breaks or repairs.--$5,850.

  4. cartboxbelt.JPG (45781 bytes)cartboxbeltrev.JPG (49729 bytes)cartboxbeltopn2.JPG (54173 bytes)cartboxbeltopn.JPG (64810 bytes)cartboxbelthks.JPG (65923 bytes)Very nice condition regulation .58 cal. Model 1864 Federal Infantry rig complete with waist belt - large size U.S. oval waist belt plate - cartridge box complete with all straps - belt loops - and original tins intact.  Every Civil War collection needs a nice complete infantry belt rig.  The leather remains about as pliable as when itwas new.--$795.

  5. Very attractive, untouched attic condition, Model 1860 7-shot Spencer repeating carbine.  Many historians believe this weapon so affected Confederate moral that it impacted the outcome of the entire Civil War.  Confederate soldiers nicknamed this carbine "the Yankee all week gun" because they loaded it on Sunday and shot it all week.  This carbine has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina on the metal with markings of "Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Mass. - 1860."  The carbine is serial# 22235 which is nice mid-war production.  The loading tube, long-range site, sling swivel, and carbine snap ring all remain perfectly intact.  The wood is in nice, untouched, original condition with the faint remnants of the inspector cartouche and a clear, visible groove worn from the carbine sling snap swivel indicating many miles in the saddle.  The carbine still has crisp action and respectable bore (although quite dirty) remaining.  This is an extremely desirable Civil War firearm in honest, untampered with condition.--$2,250.SOLD

  6. Very attractive .58 cal. Model 1861 "Trenton" contract 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray brown patina with very little pitting at all.  The lockplate is marked "1863-Trenton-US", and the barrel has a matching 1863 date.  The original ramrod, both sling swivels, and original long-range site all remain intact.  The wood is in nice overall condition with just the normal small dings and marks from actual field service.  The musket still retains a good bit of original rifling, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was issued.  This is a good, honest, grade"7 - 8" Model 1861 "Trenton" contract rifled musket.--$1,650.

  7. archershell (1).JPG (55851 bytes)archershell (2).JPG (56006 bytes)REALLY tough to come by - Excavated 3 inch Confederate Archer SHELL.  Nice condition and was recovered about 30 years ago by Tedford Kohn on private property at Shiloh.  The shell remains virtually just as dug, and could easily be cleaned up more.  Archer shells are far tougher to find than Archer bolts.--$895.

  8. Excavated, near matching pair of cast brass Confederate Cavalry spurs.  These are the style with buttons on the side for the leather straps and elongated necks for the row.  They were recovered from a Confederate Cavalry campsite in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.--$395 (for the pair).SOLD

  9. Absolutely fantastic diary kept by William H. Polk of Company D, 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  This diary is for the first half of 1864, and in intricate detail covers the Army of the Cumberland's fighting from Chattanooga to Atlanta, sometimes referred to as the "Atlanta Campaign".  William Polk was a gifted writer even owning a couple of newspapers following the Civil War.  The diary is clearly written, and is in minute detail containing descriptions of desperate fighting almost every day.  Literally, a history of the Atlanta Campaign could be written from this journal.  With the journal comes several photographs of W.H. Polk, including his 1864 war date photograph.  Also included is a large bound book written by W.H. Polk and containing the complete Polk family history including chapter "LXIII" which is the chapter on William H. Polk himself.  This is without question one of the most detailed and best written soldier's diary that I have ever had, and contains literally page after page of intense battle action.--$1,495.SOLD

  10. Very rare Confederate manufacturaed Foot Officer's sword by "A. Dufilho".   This is a classic example of a New Orleans, LA, made Confederate Foot Officer's sword.  Prior to the Civil War, Agruider Dufilho had been a former cutlery manufacturer, and during the Civil War, turned swordmaker.  One of Dufilho's primary products was a well made Foot Officer's sword that bears some resemblance to the Federal Model 1850 Foot Officer's sword.  His New Orleans firm stamped some of his swords with his name and address but equally as many were left unmarked without any stampings or markings at all.  Dufilho's products, though, can be easily recognized by classic features of this well known maker.  This example has a clean, unmarked, 29" long blade with a 23" long unstopped fuller down each side.  The original Dufilho cast brass guard remains intact and in very nice condition with a rich, aged patina.  The grip retains the sword's original black leather and is in excellent condition.  The fine twisted brass wire is missing and has been for many, many years.  This Confederate manufactured Foot Officer's sword made in New Orleans by A. Dufilho represents a classic, original, southern sword of the Civil War that is in very nice, honest condition.  This is a quality CS manufactured edged weapon at a very fair price.--$2,850.

  11. Very scarce first pattern Confederate saber made in the facility in Nashville, TN, that would eventually produce the famous Nashville Plow Works Confederate Cavalry Officers sabers.  This type cavalry saber was produced by "Sharps and Hamilton" and consists of a long sweeping unstopped fuller blade and a massive cast bronze "D-Guard".  The Sharps and Hamilton saber has an iron backstrap and capstan nut on the rear of the tang.  As can be seen in the photographs above, the very first Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Officers sabers continued several of the Sharps and Hamilton traits, including the capstan nut and the iron backstrap.  After Nashville Plow Works' earliest production, they went to a brass backstrap and dropped the capstan nut in favor of simply bradding.  This example has a very nice condition clean blade with unstopped fuller and clear evidence of being hand forged.  The massive bronze guard is in excellent condition with a rich, aged patina.  The saber's grip shows extensive use being worn down to polished wood.  Here is your opportunity to own one of the very first Confederate sabers (saber only without scabbard) out of Nashville, TN.--$2,850.

  12. Model 1840 Federal Cavalry Officers saber and scabbard.  This is the style saber with engraved blade and decored brass guard with sharkskin grip.  The saber has an iron scabbard with brass officer mounts.  The scabbard has a smooth dark patina with no dents at all.  This saber is quite similar to the saber captured by General Forrest at Trenton, Tennessee, and carried by him the remainder of the war.  The blade has an aging gray brown patina with visible engraving full length on both sides.  The sharkskin grip was restored about 20 years ago and looks excellent.  General Forrest's sword of this type sold awhile back for $750,000.  This one can be yours for a "tad" less.--$975.

  13. Excavated 8-point star shaped hat pin.  This pin was recovered about 20 years ago from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry camp located just south of Unionville, Tennessee.  It is in perfect condition with the loop to sew it on still intact on the reverse.--$125.

  14. Very attractive collection of various caliber Civil War era pinfire cartridges.  The group consists of five cartridges measuring 2 mm, 5 mm, 9 mm, 11 mm, and 12 mm.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War pinfire revolvers.--$125 for all.

  15. Original December 7, 1925, General Order "# 6" from the United Confederate Veteran Headquarters.  And with this original 1925 United Confederate Veteran's Document are two sets of unused United States postal stamps.  One set of stamps is honoring the Federal GAR Veteran's organization, and the other set of stamps is honoring the United Confederate Veteran's Organization.  (I'm thinking that they would be holding ice olympics in hell before this set would be issued today.)--$55.

  16. Original 1921 imprint concerning the origin of Memorial Day.  This document was authored by Federal General Norton P. Chipman (who was Col. of the 2nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War and was later Judge Advocate for the famous Andersonville Prison trial of Commandant Henry Wirz) and has an original "N. P. Chipman" autograph on the reverse of the document.  This is a very cool document and completely pertinent today.--$55.

  17. Soldier's excavated, brass handle pocket knife recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from a Federal camp site on private property near Shiloh about 30 years ago.  I am not sure, but I think I remember seeing this very knife published in one of the early reference books.--$45.SOLD

  18. Beautiful condition, excavated "1841" date one fourth franc silver coin.  This coin was recovered from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry camp - C.S.A. - located on private property near Unionville, TN, and occupied during the spring of 1863.--$55.

  19. Excellent condition, excavated "1839" date silver "half-dime".  This coin was recovered from the camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A. - located near Tullahoma, TN.  It has crisp detail with the "O" (New Orleans) mint mark.--$75.

  20. This is an interesting image by "S. Bauer & Son - Leavenworth, Kas."  The image has in old writing on the back, Wm. Anderson.  The photographer mark on this image dates the image around 1870 - 1880.  It obviously is not "Bloody Bill Anderson", because he had been dead several years by this point.  But, the subject really does resemble Bloody Bill.  So, I wonder if this could possibly be a son or relative.  The image remains reasonably clear but does have an old crease from a fold across it.  This could be the bargain of the day, if you can figure out for sure who this subject is.--$48.

  21. Non-excavated, four side, socket bayonet correct for the .54 cal. Austrian Lorenz musket.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Austrian musket.--$175.

  22. Civil War era CDV of General U.S. Grant holding a child.  This image is known as the "Grant in Peace" image.--$48.

  23. Original hand written quill ink inventory list of various ordinance stores received by Company H, of the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, dated May 23, 1862, and signed by Lt. Joab Nelson Patterson.  Lt. Patterson had an outstanding career being wounded at Gettysburg, PA, and reaching the rank of Brigadier General by wars end.  Also included is research material and a picture of Lt. Patterson.--$75.

  24. Beautiful condition original "Carbon Studio" albumin of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  The image measures 4" by 6" and was published by "M. Miley and Son - Lexington, VA." --$375.SOLD

  25. Sharps brass frame breech loading .22 cal. 4 shot pepper box pistol.  This is nice early production with serial# 17891 which is very desirable 1861 production.  The pistol is marked "C. Sharps & Co. Phila.".  It has original walnut grips which are in very nice condition. The little pistol is in overall good condition, but there is an old repair to the back of the hammer giving it extra support.  All Civil War era Sharps firearm products are very sought after.--$695.

  26. Rather scarce September 2, 1862, "T46 Confederate 10-Dollar note" picturing Ceres reclining on a cotton bale and R. M. T. Hunter in the right corner.  This is a solid, attractive note, but is circulated with some water staining.--$75.

  27. Bank of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  This is a 5 dollar note dated September, 1862.  The note is complete, but very circulated with a little water staining.--$48.

  28. nyherald.jpg (63906 bytes)nyheraldcls.JPG (67598 bytes)nyheraldassin.JPG (70222 bytes)nyheraldobit.JPG (83205 bytes)nyheralddavis.JPG (75909 bytes)Very old reprint of the "Lincoln Assassination" issue of the "New York Herald" dated Saturday, April 15th, 1865.  The paper is in an old frame and in overall good condition with just some minor cracking at the folds.  These "Lincoln Assassination" reprint issues were printed and sold to tourists visiting Washington D.C. and New York City in the years following the Civil War.  Although a reprint, it is historic and represents a powerful time in our nation's history.--$95.

  29. Original autograph of Brigadier General Ramsey Potts.  General Potts was one of America's most decorated and successful bomber pilots of the 2nd World War.  Interestingly, during his time, as a bomb group commander, the well know actor, James "Jimmy" Stewart, was his Operations Officer.  At age 27, Potts was promoted to full Colonel and assumed command of the 453rd Bomb Group based in Norfolk.  Among Potts' accolades, he was awarded "The Distinguished Service Cross", two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit medal, three DFCs, the Bronze Star, five Air Medals, and was awarded the British "DFC" for his outstanding courage and heroism.  He retired from the Air Force as a Major General in 1972.  Major General Potts lived to age 89.--$50.

  30. Non-excavated, folding tin soldier's soap container.  I have excavated containers virtually identical to this one in Civil War campsites.--$65.

  31. Beautiful condition, large, soldered seam soldier's camp bucket.  I have excavated buckets almost identical to this one in Civil War campsites.--$85.

  32. Excellent condition, leather folding Civil War era soldier's mirror.  This item will display beautifully in a camp scene exhibit.--$75.

  33. Original cast brass 1870's era Federal Eagle saber belt plate on an orignal Civil War Era linen belt.  Rigs like this were commonly worn by military academy cadets in the years just following the Civil War.  Very nice condition throughout.--$175.

  34. Very nice display containing a non-excavated musket wrench and a non-excavated bullet worm.  These are displayed in a glass display case and will be a great compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$95.

  35. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size Federal Infantry "I" Officer's button.  The face has 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse is backmarked "Fine Gold Plate" in a ribbon with an eagle between the ends of the ribbon.  The shank is intact on the reverse.--$45.

  36. Very nice excavated "dropped" .577 cal. Enfield projectile. This bullet has a smooth, white patina with a raised "57" in the base indicating pattern of 1857, and the original boxwood plug remains intact.--$20.

  37. Quite rare .44 cal. Colt Army revolver cartridge with compressed powder type cartridge.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your .44 cal. Colt Army revolver.--$65.

  38. Nice condition excavated .52 cal. complete Spencer cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered from private property in Hoovers Gap where Wilders Lightning Brigade is famous for the use of their Spencer repeating rifles at this engagement.--$38.

  39. Very nice condition complete excavated 12mm French pinfire cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered from Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN,  and occupied during the spring of 1863.--$25.

  40. Excellent condition, non-excavated Grand Army of the Republic "GAR" hatplate.  The attachment wires remain intact on the reverse of the hatplate.--$38.

  41. Excavated 20 lb. Parrot chilled nose bolt recovered on private property at Vicksburg, MS.  The projectile kicked its sabot and flaked a bit around the base.  The iron surface remains in very stable condition with about average ground action.--$175.

  42. lrpresent.JPG (26661 bytes)lrpresenteng.JPG (44164 bytes)lrpresenteng2.JPG (73276 bytes)lrpresenteng3.JPG (58438 bytes)lrpresenteng4.JPG (67644 bytes)All original Confederate cavalry officer's sword and scabbard that belonged to Lieut. Stanley Hall Bell, Co. D, 2nd Battalion, Alabama Light Artillery.  The sword is a product of James Conning of Mobile, Alabama.  The brass scabbard is likely also a Conning product although other sword makers from the region are known to have produced brass scabbards, i.e. Thomas Griswold and Company, New Orleans, and Thomas Leech & Co., Memphis, TN.    The blade has beautiful etching in the style of Lewis Bissonnet, Mobile, AL.  Bissonnet etched Confederate blades are very rare and sought after.  The blade is crisply etched "Lieut. S. H. Bell, Co. D, 2nd Bat. Ala. Lt. Art." in a full 20 inch panel.  Lt. Bell's service with Company D, 2nd Battalion light artillery included duty in and around Mobile, Alabama, February - March 1862, Columbus, MS, in August 1862, followed by assignment to Sterling Price's Corp. in October of 1862, and during this time, includes the  Battles of Corinth, MS, and Hatchie Bridge, MS.  In early 1863, the battery was assigned to the Dept. of Mississippi and East Louisiana and participated in the Battle of Champion Hill, MS, in May, 1863, and followed by the Vicksburg siege.  During the Vicksburg siege, Lt. Bell was severely wounded in the abdomen by a gunshot wound.  He survived both his wound and the Vicksburg siege, and was eventually paroled.  An examining board found him to be unfit for active field service, and he was reassigned to the quartermaster department at Eutaw, AL.  He served in this capacity from April 1864 until May 1865 when he took the Oath of Allegiance.  This is not only an extremely rare identified Confederate officer's saber, but also one that served in the trans-Mississippi campaigns.--$19,500.

  43. adbinkerdoath.JPG (55561 bytes)adbinkerdoathrev.JPG (33624 bytes)adbinkerdpic.jpg (11954 bytes)Excellent condition hand written in old brown ink - soldier's "Oath of Allegiance" for DR. A. D. Binkerd.  DR. Binkerd has quite a life history and eventually joined the Union Army and held an important position.  You can simply "Google" his name, and all kinds of information comes up including a picture of him.--$95.

  44. cannonball12lb.JPG (63475 bytes)Just recovered from a lawn along Battery Lane at the 2nd Day's Fighting at the Dec. 1864 - Battle of Nashville, TN.  12 lb. solid shot cannon ball for the 12 lb. Napoleon cannon. It is dirty - just as dug - and you can clean it to suit your own tastes.--$195.SOLD

  45. 58calwrap.JPG (83827 bytes)Absolutely beautiful condition original .58 cal. "Minie Ball" paper cartridge.  I had a cartridge box come in and this little jewel was inside.  It will be a wonderful compliment to display with your .58 cal. Civil War musket.--$95.SOLD

  46. 1840wristbrkr.JPG (12503 bytes)1840wristbrkropn.JPG (17385 bytes)1840wristbrkrcls.JPG (50221 bytes)1840wristbrkrmrk.JPG (57577 bytes)Just brought into the shop out of the local area, Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker", heavy cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840's were extensively carried in the Civil War by both Union and Confederate cavalry.  The famous Confederate Cavalry General Nathan Bedford Forrest, carried one as did many of the men in his command.  This example has a clean blade just beginning to darken with age.  The blade is marked "K & C" which is European manufacture.  There are several blade to blade nicks down the blade.  The brass guard has a rich, never-cleaned, aged patina, and about 50% of the original leather remains on the grip.  The scabbard is in nice condition with an attractive aging gray-brown patina.--$750.

  47. 12poundball.JPG (57361 bytes)Excavated 12 pound Bormann fused cannonball.  This ball was recovered on private property by Kent Wall off Tyne Blvd which is 2nd day fighting at the Battle of Nashville, in December of 1864.  I have already drilled the ball, but it remains rusty and dirty just as dug and can be cleaned to whatever degree you'd like.--$250.SOLD

  48. bgratzbrown.JPG (38860 bytes)Civil War Era CDV of Benjamin Gratz Brown.  B. Gratz Brown was a well known Civil War Era legislator from Missouri.  Brown is most well known for his extreme - near radical anti-slavery position.  A rather scarce CDV to find.--$48.

  49. josmcushing.JPG (45610 bytes)josmcushingrev.JPG (45014 bytes)Bust view CDV of Joseph M. Cushing taken in January of 1864.  Joseph Cushing was a member of Company C, 39th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  He was a baker by trade and enlisted in 1862 and served until the end of the war.  He was in many major battles, including the Wilderness Campaign.  The photograph was apparently taken while home on leave as the image has a backmark of "G.R. Wilkinson, Medford, Mass."  And, Medford, Mass., is listed as his home residence.--$65.

  50. confeddogriver.JPG (12806 bytes)confeddogriveropn1.JPG (17994 bytes)confeddogriveropn.JPG (59831 bytes)Just in, out of a North Carolina estate, Confederate "Dog River" style cavalry  saber in original brass mounted lap seamed Confederate scabbard.  The blade is in very nice condition with no pitting at all and just beginning to darken with age.  It is a classic Confederate manufactured blade with unstopped fuller, and the blade has three or four small blade to blade contact nicks.  The grip has original wrap and wire, and the leather is quite nice being close to 90% intact.  The brass guard is in nice condition as well showing classic Confederate high copper content with rich aged, never cleaned patina.  The scabbard has manufacture traits that are often associated with Kenansville Confederate States Armory, North Carolina.  The scabbard has a Civil War Era braised field repair just below the lower mount.  Back in better economy days, this Dog River style Confederate cavalry saber and scabbard would have sold for around $5,500, but in our current economy, is a seriously good buy.--$3,850.

  51. csegg.jpg (81867 bytes)cseggrev.jpg (87056 bytes)Nice condition excavated die-struck, copper-brass "C.S. EGG SHAPED OVAL". This plate is made from significantly heavier stock than most egg shaped CS Oval plates.  It was recovered from Army of Tennessee CS winter camps along Duck River.  The letters CS stand out nicely, and the rusty solder remains are on the back where the iron frog hooks once were.  This is a nice quality plate that would be a fine addition to any Confederate Buckle collection.--$2,150.

  52. 1840militia.JPG (12764 bytes)1840militiaopn.JPG (18907 bytes)1840militiacls.JPG (52444 bytes)1840militiaarm.JPG (58283 bytes)1840militiaarmrev.JPG (56455 bytes)1840militiaflag.JPG (75461 bytes)1840militiaus.JPG (72429 bytes)1840militiaeng.JPG (59180 bytes)1840militiaeng2.JPG (67084 bytes)1840militiaeng3.JPG (55838 bytes)1840militiaeng4.JPG (76130 bytes)1840militiahorstman.JPG (70818 bytes)1840militiascabdes.JPG (71502 bytes)Absolutely beautiful 1840 era militia officer's sword in its original ornate brass scabbard with the Horstmann and Son's motif actually a part of the scabbard.  The grip is beautiful "Mother of Pearl", and the ornate cast brass guard forms a large Federal shield, and has a knight's head pommel cap.  The blade is pretty and clean - just beginning to darken with age - and has pretty and very ornate engraving top to bottom.  This surfaced in Atlanta, GA. and was very likely "C.S." carried as is often the case with prewar Militia Officer Swords.  This is so pretty that it is nearly a "work of art".--$1,895.

  53. 4relics.jpg (40397 bytes)4relicsrev.JPG (51730 bytes)Display of 4 excavated purely Confederate artifacts recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A. -  located on private property near Tullahoma, TN.  The display consists of a coat size Confederate floral button - a purely Confederate lead Cartridge Box finial - a blob top Confederate nose pour Minie - and a .58 cal. "Richmond Lab." Gardner - all displayed in a glass display case.--$75. for all

  54. gallager2.JPG (10702 bytes)gallager.jpg (10128 bytes)gallagerlckplt.JPG (42830 bytes)gallagercls.JPG (40748 bytes)gallager1860.JPG (67099 bytes)gallagersrl.JPG (68786 bytes)gallagercmpt.JPG (70938 bytes)gallagercrvg.JPG (67028 bytes)gallagerw.JPG (74459 bytes)Attractive, honest "and actually carried" .50 cal. Gallager Carbine - The metal has a smooth attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Richardson and Overman - July 17, 1860" and serial number "17024".  The action still works correctly and a good bore remains.  The patch box - sling ring - and long range site all remain intact.  The original walnut stock is in nice condition with just the normal small dings and marks from service, and the soldier has carved an unusual symbol into the stock just in front of the butt plate.  This is a nice quality carbine that doesn't come along every day.--$1,450.

  55. boxcartridge.JPG (78545 bytes)boxcartridgeopn.JPG (61156 bytes)boxcartridgerev.JPG (71354 bytes)boxcartridgestmp.JPG (65900 bytes)Nice pliable original .58 cal. leather Federal cartridge box.  This box has both belt loops, closure tab, and both iron roller buckles intact.  It is maker marked "Longley & Company, Lewiston, Maine".  The box is slotted for a standard lead-filled large size US Oval cartridge box plate, but it doesn't currently have a box plate on it, nor are there tins inside.--$275.

  56. 3pcshler.jpg (80359 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated long pattern "3 - Piece Shaler" projectile.  This was recovered on private property near Gettysburg, PA. and all three pieces were found together.  These are VERY rare to come by - especially in REALLY NICE condition.--$135.

  57. explgardner.JPG (67995 bytes)explgardnerbs.JPG (10452 bytes)Extremely rare excavated DROP .58 cal. Gardiner EXPLOSIVE bullet.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Gettysburg, PA.--$125.

  58. sideknife.JPG (48219 bytes)Very nice condition excavated 10-inch Confederate sideknife recovered many, many years ago by legendary relic hunter - Mr. John Marks of Memphis, TN.  Mr. Marks recovered the knife from a Confederate camp on private property located near Eastport, MS.  Some of the original bone handle still remains intact.--$375.

  59. Just brought in, very nice condition, original 9" 1840 era powder horn.  This is the exact type powder horn that many young Confederates were carrying when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861.--$89.

  60. requabill.JPG (74043 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated .56 cal. Billinghurst and Requa Battery Gun Cartridge.  You won't find a more perfect example.--$125.SOLD

  61. carbinebullet.JPG (77309 bytes)VERY HARD TO FIND NOW !!  Nice condition original .52 cal. linen Sharps and PERFECT to display with your pretty Sharps carbine.  I only get about one of these per year anymore.--$150.

  62. nashploworks.JPG (11043 bytes)nashploworksopn.JPG (15729 bytes)nashploworkscls.JPG (53610 bytes)nashploworksgrp.JPG (53414 bytes)nashploworkscsa.JPG (54755 bytes)nashploworksmkr.JPG (70651 bytes)This is one of the earliest and most sought after patterns of the famous "Nashville Plow Works" Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber and Scabbard.  A precious few of the VERY FIRST Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Officer's Sabers carried over traits from it's predecessor "Sharps and Hamilton - Nashville" products.  Sharps and Hamilton products are known for the presence of a "capstan nut" on the rear of the pommel of the saber, and also "Sharps and Hamilton" had - as standard - iron grip back straps.  The very - very first Nashville Plow Works Sabers carried these two traits over, and were very quickly replaced with brass backstraps, and were bradded.  This example has BOTH traits and is in exceptionally nice condition with original wrap and wire intact on the grip.  When the economy was in better shape - I saw a Nashville Plow of this Model {and NOT AS NICE} sell for $14,500.  Here is a "VERY NICE" and ULTRA-RARE EARLY PRODUCTION NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABER AND SCABBARD AT ONE HECK OF A BARGAIN.--$12,500.SOLD

  63. eagleplate.JPG (77697 bytes)eagleplaterev.JPG (86796 bytes)eagleplatesldrhist.JPG (49666 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated cast brass Model 1851 Federal Saber Belt Plate with applied silver wreaths.  This plate was brought home from the Civil War as a souvenir by William A. Herring of Co. "C" 7th Michigan Infantry.  It has a pleasing aged patina and the applied silver wreaths remain 100 % intact. A VERY nice plate.--$375.SOLD

  64. 69ballcart.JPG (34032 bytes)Near mint condition original .69 cal. musket ball cartridge that is exactly what Confederates carrying .69 cal. Model 1816 muskets converted from flint to percussion would have been using.  PERFECT to display with your Confederate carried .69 cal. Model 1816 musket.--$135.

  65. equipbuckles.JPG (90828 bytes)equipbucklesrev.JPG (92309 bytes)Two excavated sword belt plate keepers and one sword belt adjuster buckle.  These artifacts are all in excellent condition and were recovered from one of John Hunt Morgan's 1863 winter Confederate cavalry camps near Liberty, Tennessee.--$125. for all

  66. brigshields.JPG (29799 bytes)brigsheildsrev.JPG (37807 bytes)CDV of Federal General Jas. Shields.--$48.

  67. smthwsn.jpg (56195 bytes)smthwsnrev.JPG (52651 bytes)smthwsnpntdte.JPG (65361 bytes)smthwensrl.JPG (62780 bytes)A Very nice condition Smith and Wesson .32 cal.  Model #2 Army revolver.  These were extremely popular with Civil War officers that wanted to carry a "metallic cartridge" handgun.  Civil War General George Armstrong Custer carried a pair of these, and "Wild Bill" Hickock was carrying one when he was killed during a "Poker Game" in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.  This example is in very nice condition with crisp, strong marks, and excellent original Rosewood Grips.  Serial number is "9677".--$850.

  68. blobtopmnie.JPG (79917 bytes)Quite sought after by Civil War bullet collectors - nice drop Confederate field mold "Blob Top" C.S. three ring Minie.--$25.

  69. gallaghercartridge.JPG (83538 bytes)Complete non-excavated .50 cal. paper and foil Gallagher  carbine cartridge by Poultney.  A prefect compliment to display with your Gallagher carbine.--$55.

  70. carbinecart.JPG (70404 bytes)Very nice condition non-excavated .50 cal. Flat Top Maynard Carbine Cartridge.  An excellent compliment to display with your Civil War Maynard Carbine.--$48.

  71. burnsidecartridge.JPG (68426 bytes)Non-excavated .54 cal. Burnside carbine cartridge.  A perfect compliment to display with your Burnside carbine.--$65.

  72. remingtonck.JPG (45604 bytes)remingtonsig.JPG (53365 bytes)Very nice condition check from Remington Arms Co. dated Sept. 27, 1854 and signed by Samuel Remington {one of three owners along with brothers Philo and Eliphalet III} during the Civil War era.  Remington Firearms were very well thought of during the Civil War era.--$48.

  73. pattersonnotary.JPG (36298 bytes)pattersonnotarysig.JPG (51967 bytes)pattersonnotaryseal.JPG (50254 bytes)pattersonnotaryrev.JPG (41400 bytes)Beautiful condition Tennessee Governor's Commission signed by John W. Morton - then Secretary of State and during the Civil War was General Nathan Bedford Forrest's "Chief of Artillery", and who later authored the definitive book entitled "Forrest's Artillery".  The document is in beautiful, perfect condition and John Morton's signature is clear and perfect.--$150.

  74. schuelerrcpt2.JPG (41941 bytes)schuelerrcpt.JPG (41008 bytes)schuelerrcptdte.JPG (51554 bytes)Seldom encountered "Missouri" 1862 Civil War document.  This document is headed "Upper Fort, New Madrid, MO. - April 12th, 1862, and documents materials turned over by Co. "H" - 11th MO. Volunteer Inf. Regt. and was received by 2nd Lieut. G. Schueler of Co. "G 1st MO. Light Artillery.  Missouri documents are quite rare to encounter.--$75.

  75. teatfire.jpg (68914 bytes)Excellent condition original non-excavated .32 cal. {round teat variety} teat fire cartridge for the .32 cal. National revolver.--$38.

  76. scvprogram.JPG (43087 bytes)scvprogramrev.JPG (56540 bytes)scvprogramopn.JPG (52297 bytes)scvprogramopn2.JPG (55640 bytes)scvprogramopn3.JPG (58144 bytes)scvprogramjoing.JPG (46301 bytes)scvprogrammgr.JPG (52614 bytes)Quite rare to find, small booklet entitled "The Stars and Bars" which was published during the early 1900's by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  This is the January, 1924, edition.--$38.SOLD

  77. Quite scarce .58 cal. "Providence Tool Co." - 1863 date Model 1861 3-band contract rifled musket.  This musket shows clear signs of having really been carried A LOT.  The metal has a smooth dark, attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Providence Tool Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1863".  The markings are all visible, but worn down quite a bit from use.  The wood shows lots of use as well with corners rounded and all the normal bumps and bruises of a carried weapon.  The inspector's cartouche is worn, but you can still faintly make it out.  It is missing the rear sling swivel and has a "home grown" rear site.  This is a good, honest rare contract Civil War musket that without question "Saw The Elephant".--$1,150.

  78. amesholt.JPG (12928 bytes)amesholtopn.JPG (19408 bytes)amesholtgrp.JPG (69883 bytes)amesholtgrp2.JPG (61185 bytes)amesholteng.JPG (77225 bytes)amesholteng2.JPG (61997 bytes)amesholtmrk.JPG (60100 bytes)Very Rare PRESENTATION Model 1872 Cavalry Officer's saber and scabbard made by Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass.  The blade is "frosty" bright with the Presentation "Capt. George S. Holt" and the ornate officer's brass mounted scabbard has the full Presentation "Presented To Capt. George S. Holt By Members Of The National Lancers - June 14, 1877".  The grip has full original sharkskin and the very ornate Officer's brass guard retains nearly 100% bright gold gilt.  We haven't had the time to properly research Capt. Holt - so I would be very grateful to hear anything interesting that you guys might learn about him.  It is entirely possible that he could have even seen Civil War service.  What a Beautiful Saber this is.--$1,850.

  79. unioneaglebtn.JPG (83519 bytes)unioneaglebtnrev.JPG (80884 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal 3-piece staff officer's eagle button.  Shank intact with "Horstmann" backmark.--$45.

  80. eaglebeltplate.JPG (93288 bytes)eaglebeltplaterev.JPG (88042 bytes)Really pretty excavated Model 1851 officer grade eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths and gold gilt still remaining in recessed areas.  This belt plate was recovered on private property near Winchester, Virginia.--$425.

  81. northcarolina.JPG (62222 bytes)northcarolinarev.JPG (74673 bytes)Excavated Coat size Confederate local North Carolina State Seal button.  This was recovered from a Confederate camp located on private property near Brandy Station, VA.--$125.

  82. stopper.jpg (73034 bytes)Original stopper and pull for the Model 1858 Federal canteen.  A perfect compliment if you have a nice canteen, but missing the stopper.--$65.

  83. droopwing.JPG (66120 bytes)droopwingrev.JPG (77456 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated coat size CS-5 Confederate Droop Wing Officer's button with "Treble Gilt- Extra Rich" backmark.  It has lots of original gold gilt and a beautiful rich aged patina.--$250.

  84. usovalbeltplate.JPG (82577 bytes)usovalbeltplaterev.JPG (81139 bytes)Perfect condition non-excavated original large size lead-filled US oval waist belt plate.  This is the arrow hook pattern.  This plate came out of a Central Illinois estate sale.--$275.

  85. usbayonet.JPG (12140 bytes)usbayonetus.JPG (87331 bytes)Nice condition original .58 cal. triangular socket bayonet correct for the Model 1861 and Model 1863 Springfield muskets and for all of the Model 1861 contract muskets.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your .58 cal. three-band rifled musket.--$195.

  86. unioneaglebp.JPG (79406 bytes)unioneaglebprev.JPG (82545 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate.  This plate was brought home as a "Souvenir Of The War" by William A. Herring of Co. "C" - 7th Regiment Michigan Infantry.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$250.

  87. 1864mowry.JPG (22180 bytes)1864mowrybt.JPG (13985 bytes)1864mowrybrl.JPG (7790 bytes)1864mowrymkr.JPG (63252 bytes)1864mowrydte.JPG (61837 bytes)1864mowrycrest.JPG (33350 bytes)Quite rare "Jas. D. Mowry"  Model 1861 contract .58 cal. 3-band rifled musket.  The musket is complete - tip to tip - with long range site - both sling swivels - and original ramrod all remaining intact.  It has a smooth - never cleaned - attic brown patina overall.  The action still works perfectly, and fair rifling remains.  There is a quite attractive brass Federal "shield" inlaid in the top of the stock - just behind the lockplate.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - 1864 - Jas. D. Mowry - Norwich, Conn."  This is definitely a maker you don't see everyday !!--$1,450.

  88. groupcdvs.JPG (34444 bytes)Nice group of 5 Civil War era C.D.V.s  out of Jackson, Tenn. - Trenton, Tenn. - and Humbolt, Tenn. with "A. B. Langford - Jackson, Tn." and "Jones and Rea - Trenton, Tenn." backmarks.  Several families including "Bolins - Burrows - and Fox" are represented.  One of the individuals appears to be a Doctor, and one appears to be a Chaplin.  It is highly likely that one or more of these individuals served for the Confederacy in the Civil War.  Three have names on the back and could be researched.  One of the images is ID'd as John Bolin, Co. K, 25th Tennessee Infantry.--$150. for all 5

  89. fridaybayonet.JPG (36652 bytes)Nice clean non-excavated .69 cal. Model 1816 friction fit triangular socket bayonet.  This would be a State or private purchase as there are no "U.S." markings.  This bayonet was most likely Confederate used, and perfect to display with your .69 cal. Model 1816 Flint or conversion musket.--$195.

  90. boylegamble.JPG (330412 bytes)boylegamblecls.JPG (630886 bytes)boylegamblegrd.JPG (2374079 bytes)Very rare pattern Confederate - Richmond, Virginia - Boyle and Gamble Foot Officer's sword.  This sword is an attic find, and the blade has a thick never-cleaned chocolate brown patina with classic Confederate unstopped fuller.  The cast brass guard is a seldom seen pattern and the pommel cap is classic cast brass smooth pattern Boyle and Gamble.  The leather grip has been professionally restored and helps the sword to display much nicer.  Back when the economy was better, this sword would have brought $2,000 - $2,500; reasonably priced in our "now economy" now for only.-- $1,650.

  91. bulletdisplay.JPG (56835 bytes)Collection of eighteen various type Civil War pistol bullets, including Savage, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Colt, Whitney, as well as others.  This collection of bullets was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram during the mid 1960's on private property at Shiloh and Chickamauga.  The bullet collection is displayed in a very nice black walnut display case.--$195.

  92. bfburgess.JPG (450376 bytes)bfburgessrev.JPG (520744 bytes)Excellent condition framed 1/2 plate albumin of Benjamin F. Burgess.  B. F. Burgess enlisted on 8-7-1862 into Co."D" - 107 New York Infantry, and was wounded at The Battle of New Hope Church, GA. and was captured during Sherman's March To The Sea.  Just a nice, nice little image.--$295.

  93. lemat.jpg (48422 bytes)lematrev.jpg (50834 bytes)lematengr.JPG (56166 bytes)lematcart.JPG (56865 bytes)lematsrl.jpg (48743 bytes)lematsrl2.JPG (55187 bytes)lematsrl4.JPG (51937 bytes)lematsrl5.JPG (57684 bytes)lematsrl3.JPG (39497 bytes)lematscr.jpg (88039 bytes)lematscr6.JPG (81366 bytes)lematscr2.JPG (62343 bytes)lematscr4.JPG (52989 bytes)lematscr5.JPG (56908 bytes)lematscr7.JPG (51866 bytes)Absolutely drop-dead beautiful condition most notable revolver of the American Civil War, the famous "LeMat" Paris Second Model production.  This revolver is serial# 1811 and is matching on all parts.  This serial number falls in mid-range Civil War production.  The LeMat second model range runs from the low 1000's to serial# 2494.  This revolver is from the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has original finish over at least 90% of the revolver.  The action on the revolver is perfect and all marks are as deep and crisp as the day it was made.  Any museum in the nation would be thrilled to have this fine revolver in its collection.  It is quite possible that you may never see another LeMat this nice offered for sale.--$23,000.SOLD

  94. jgdaileymskt.JPG (25379 bytes)jgdaileymsktbutt.JPG (16093 bytes)jgdaileymsktbrl.JPG (10603 bytes)jgdaileymsktlckplt.JPG (44356 bytes)jgdaileymsktmkr.JPG (80893 bytes)jgdaileymsktcrvg.JPG (39759 bytes)jgdaileymsktcrvg2.JPG (55434 bytes)jgdaileymsktcrvg3.JPG (517236 bytes)Extremely rare and in excellent condition Confederate marked .577 cal. 3-band Enfield rifled musket.  This musket has lockplate markings of "E. P. Bond - London" and has Confederate marks on the barrel, and C.S. type Roman numerals under the barrel bands.  The musket was carried by John Gill Dailey, and has his initials carved into the stock at one location and his entire name and regiment carved into the wood opposite the lockplate.  John Dailey was 22 years old and was a member of Co. "K" - 6th N.C.INF., and was wounded at Sharpsburg - fought at Gettysburg - was captured at Rappahannock Station on 11-7-1863, and was confined in prison at Point LookOut, MD. until exchanged on 2-10-1865.  This is as nice a Confederate Enfield as I have seen in a long time.--SOLD

  95. joslynfirearms.JPG (10449 bytes)joslynfirearmslckplt.JPG (58139 bytes)joslynfirearmsmkr.JPG (65233 bytes)joslynfirearmsptnt.JPG (58019 bytes)Just in - Fresh out of the bushes - Nice early Model 1862 Joslyn .52 cal. rimfire carbine with pretty brass mountings and a matching serial number of "2187" on both receiver and tang.  The lockplate is nicely marked "Joslyn Firearms Co. - Stonington, Conn." and the stock remains solid as a rock with all the small dings and marks of many a campaign.--$1,450.SOLD

  96. Very nice condition 9-inch overall Confederate blacksmith made sideknife in it's original leather scabbard.  Many of the teeth are still visible from the file that the knife blade was made from.  It was on display many years ago in a G.A.R. Hall and actually has a "G.A.R." button inset in the tang of the grip.  We are also including a perfect G.A.R. button of the same type to display with the knife.  A very cool little Confederate relic.--$595. {A Cool Confederate Weapon Priced AT MUCH LESS Than EVEN A Pocket Model Colt !!}

  97. oldrusty.jpg (55909 bytes)Fresh out of the ground !!  Off Tyne Blvd. - 2nd Day - Battle of Nashville, TN.  This 12 lb. solid shot cannonball is just as recovered and hasn't even been washed off.  You get to clean it to your personal preference.  According to "Huck Finn", white washing fences is really fun!!--$195.SOLD

  98. wednesdaysword.JPG (11448 bytes)wednesdayswordopn.JPG (15842 bytes)wednesdayswordcls.JPG (64546 bytes)wednesdayswordeng.JPG (65654 bytes)Just in - Out of the local area - Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" import Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  The blade has a nice smooth - gently aging grey-brown patina and has the German manufacture "Knight's Head mark.  The saber has original wrap and wire on the grip, and the cast brass three branch guard remains in excellent condition.  The scabbard has a pleasing aged grey-brown patina, and is without a single dent.  "Model 1840 "Old Wristbreakers" were extensively used by both "U.S." and "C.S." cavalry during the American Civil War.  Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one as did many in his command.  This is a very nice example and is going to look great on someone's wall.--$850.

  99. photoback.JPG (76128 bytes)photobackrev.JPG (86672 bytes)Excavated 1/6 plate Daguerreotype recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

  100. mbthreeringer.JPG (53568 bytes)mbthreeringerbase.JPG (46611 bytes)Excellent condition excavated "Blob Top" Confederate field molded .58 caliber Minie Ball.--$25.

  101. swdmount.jpg (88629 bytes)Excavated solid cast brass saber scabbard ring mount recovered from a Confederate 1863 camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  We aren't recovering many cool little brass items like this anymore.--$85.  

  102. cbcandlehldr.JPG (44718 bytes)Recovered on private property here at Stones River.  Top portion with the fuze hole of an exploded 12lb. wood drive-in fuze Confederate Cannon Ball.  You couldn't ask for a cooler desk display item.--$45.

  103. chewedbuttons.JPG (86735 bytes)Collection of 12 hand picked "chewed bullets" from the last three "dug artifact" collections that have come through .  These all appear to be "human teeth" rather than pointed animal teeth.  I'm sure that you've heard the term "Bite The Bullet" -- They did !!--$75.

  104. howitzerrear.jpg (1289193 bytes)howitzer.jpg (1227670 bytes)howitzerrev.jpg (1318867 bytes)howitzerside.jpg (1175111 bytes)howitzerdstnt.jpg (1309053 bytes)howitzermkr.jpg (740994 bytes)howitzernmbr.jpg (916256 bytes)howitzercstbl.jpg (774920 bytes)howitzerdte.jpg (826019 bytes)This is as rare as it gets in Civil War collecting !!  ORIGINAL 12 pound bronze Mountain Howitzer on a fine quality "Cannons Ltd." carriage with complete implements.  This is a "Cyrus Alger" 12 # bronze tube and is marked "C.A. & Co. - Boston" on the right trunnion, and is dated "1861" on the left trunnion.  The muzzle has "180" on the top face, and "T.J.R." on the bottom face.  "U.S." is nicely stamped on the top of the tube between the trunnions, and on the cascabel is the number "224".  The tube has a beautiful - uncleaned - aged pea green patina - no shiny brass here !!  The vent hole is open and we are supplying 20 friction primers with the cannon, SO look out neighbors !!!  A finer ORIGINAL and "1861" dated Civil War cannon you just will not see.  You can pick it up here, or we can help in arranging delivery.  A BARGAIN AT--$58,500.

  105. kgkcav.jpg (15928 bytes)kgkcavopn.JPG (19912 bytes)kgkcavgrp.JPG (67292 bytes)kgkfrprev.JPG (67658 bytes)Very, very scarce K.G.&K. [Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft - Columbia, S.C.] Confederate Cavalry saber in it's original brass mounted metal scabbard.  This saber is, by far, most often encountered in the "Wooden Scabbard".  The saber is in very nice condition, but clearly shows that it actually saw service.  The blade is clean with no pitting what so ever, and the grip has original wrap and wire.  Most quite advanced collections do not have an example of this rare saber.--$4,250.

  106. coltpkt107084.JPG (61604 bytes)coltpkt107084rev.JPG (64253 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk1.JPG (66606 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk2.JPG (42547 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk3.JPG (47965 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk4.JPG (41359 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk5.JPG (73370 bytes)coltpkt107084mtk.JPG (69177 bytes)coltpkt107084sn.JPG (44988 bytes)Really pretty Model 1849 .32 cal. Colt Pocket revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number of "107084" {except for the wedge which is an old replacement}.  This is nice early 1852  - 1853 production, and what you would expect surfacing here in the "Sunny South".  The brass trigger guard still has a nice amount of original silver wash, and the cylinder still retains lots of original scene.  It has action about as crisp as new, and a near perfect bore remains.  This is a real nice little Colt Pocket Revolver.--$1,250.

  107. 10dollars.JPG (69855 bytes)10dollarsrev.JPG (63968 bytes)Nice sound condition, but circulated, Confederate Feb. 17, 1864 issue $10. note.  Colors remain vivid, but a little quill ink has been spilled along the bottom left edge.  In my opinion - just gives it character.--$48.

  108. rugglesltr.JPG (37666 bytes)rugglesltr2.JPG (42633 bytes)rugglesltr3.JPG (31639 bytes)rugglesltrsig.JPG (40886 bytes)SUPER - SUPER RARE actual 3-page manuscript Battle Report written by "L. Norton" of Norton's Battery of Light Artillery of Ruggle's Division covering the part taken by Norton's Artillery in the "Battle of Farmington on May 9, 1862".  The report is actually signed by Confederate Gen. Daniel Ruggles himself.  The document was written from Corinth, Miss. on May 12, 1862, and is in excellent condition.--$750.

  109. bulletone.JPG (43663 bytes)bulletonevase.JPG (45465 bytes)Nice excavated drop .69 cal. Confederate "plug base" Towers bullet.  This was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

  110. bullettwo.JPG (59751 bytes)bullettwobase.JPG (43734 bytes)Quite rare excavated drop FIELD MOLD .50 cal. Confederate Sharpshooter's bullet.  The bullet has "cold mold" lines all over it from being field molded.  It was recovered on the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville - mixed right in with standard .45 cal. cylindrical Whitworth bullets.  Some say this bullet was for a Greene Sharpshooter rifle, and others feel that there were actually a few .50 cal. Whitworths here.  A very cool bullet in any case.--$65.

  111. 1839usoval.JPG (88311 bytes)1839usovalrev.JPG (86923 bytes)Very pretty non-excavated rare Model 1839 "small oval" U.S. waist belt plate.  The face couldn't be more beautiful and perfect, and the reverse has nice full lead, and both hooks intact for display - HOWEVER, the plate was missing the single arrow hook when it came in.  As luck would have it - a while back I dug the exact arrow hook that this plate was missing from an Ohio Infantry camp here, and decided to give up my hook to let this plate display more perfectly.  I have simply glued the hook in place if, for some reason, you'd like to removed it.--$295.

  112. spursdug.jpg (71718 bytes)Pair of excavated cast brass Civil War Cavalry spurs.  One is a regulation Federal Cavalry spur recovered from Federal Camp Stanley here at Murfreesboro, and the other is a Confederate style recovered from an 1863 Alabama Cavalry camp located along Duck River here.  It is missing part of the leg on one side.  Both spurs - one U.S. and one C.S. for only--$95.

  113. ibuttonscript.JPG (93533 bytes)ibuttonscriptrev.JPG (84098 bytes)Very nice condition excavated coat size Confederate "Script I" (infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from Polk's Corp 1863 winter camps along the Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, "Quality" backmark, nice detail, and shank intact.--$175.

  114. dugbreastplate.JPG (85272 bytes)dugbreastplaterev.JPG (93795 bytes)Excavated, lead filled, circular Federal eagle breastplate.  This was recovered on private property here at the Battle of Stones River and remains green and dirt covered just as recovered.  The lead fill remains in the reverse, but the wire attachment loops are rusted away.  Plates of any kind have become very rare to recover.--$115.

  115. eaglea.jpg (86086 bytes)eaglearev.JPG (100270 bytes)Excavated coat size Federal "Eagle A" artillery button.  The button has a smooth brown patina with the shank remaining intact and was recovered from private property here at the Battle of Stones River.--$28.

  116. northcaro.JPG (115529 bytes)northcarorev.JPG (113369 bytes)Excavated die struck coat size North Carolina "Sunburst" Confederate uniform button.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from Confederate camps near Dalton, GA.  The button has nice detail and some pretty silver wash in recessed areas.  These buttons were on shell jackets purchased by the Confederate Govt. from the State of North Carolina, and issued to the Army of Tennessee while in winter camp near Dalton, GA.--$125.

  117. onedime.jpg (116010 bytes)onedimerev.JPG (110044 bytes)Excavated "1838-O" dime recovered from a Confederate 1863 winter camp here.  Look this jewel up as it is a rare bird and in very pretty condition !!--$95.

  118. 1824dime.jpg (110298 bytes)1824dimerev.JPG (98757 bytes)Excavated dime dated "1824" and recovered from an 1863 Confederate cavalry camp here in Middle Tennessee.  It has wear, but the date is clear and easy to read.--$48.

  119. enfield.jpg (66702 bytes)enfieldbase.JPG (40629 bytes)Excavated .50 cal. "Whitworth-like" smooth sided projectile recovered among .45 cal. Whitworth bullets in the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville, TN.  Many collectors believe this to be from a Confederate Sharp-Shooter's weapon - possibly a Greene Rifle.--$45.

  120. ibuttondimes.JPG (98771 bytes)ibuttondimesrev.JPG (94429 bytes)Excavated Confederate "I" {Infantry button} and three silver coins - {a "1783" Spanish Reale - an  "1856" Half Dime - and a bust half dime with a hole through part of the date} For the Confederate "I" button and all three silver coins.--$150.

  121. unkbullet.JPG (68996 bytes)unkbulletbase.JPG (47599 bytes)Unusual excavated field molded .52 cal. Confederate  carbine projectile.  The projectile has a cold mold line around the nose of the bullet, and has one wide single ring that may have been actually carved into the bullet.  It has the profile of a German Shul, but is a field molded bullet.--$48.

  122. duglockplate.JPG (79018 bytes)duglockplaterev.JPG (86503 bytes)Excavated "flintlock" pistol lockplate recovered on private property at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky.  It is an important fact that many Confederates were armed with flintlocks at this battle, and the drizzling rain caused their weapons not to correctly function.--$95.

  123. breckenridge.JPG (35523 bytes)breckenridgemrk.JPG (63186 bytes)Beautiful condition one half plate albumin photograph of Kentucky Confederate General John Breckenridge.  The photograph was taken by M. Miley and Son in Lexington, Virginia, using the carbon method of photography.  The photograph has a crisp, clear VA. photographers mark in the lower right corner.--$295.

  124. confindltr.JPG (52057 bytes)confindltrdesc.JPG (81146 bytes)Extremely rare letter from Private M. L. Mullican of Company K, Hamptons Legion, South Carolina Infantry communicating with Confederate Indians.  He is writing to the Indian Chiefs.  He tells them, "It will be pleasure to meet when my time is out - I will call on you, and if you wish a recommendation, you shall have it."  The letter is dated June 21st, 1861.  It is extremely rare to find a "war date" Civil War letter addressing Confederate Indians.--$295.

  125. implekitopn.JPG (48462 bytes)implekit.jpg (80114 bytes)implekitrev.JPG (74890 bytes)implekitmkr.JPG (106334 bytes)Small folding leather surgeon's field kit made by Stevens and Son, London, and containing eight instruments, including a folding bleeder.  The instruments are all metal rather than bone or ivory handled indicating it is an 1880 to 1890's era kit.  Not Civil War, but will be an attractive addition to an early medical display.-- Only $125.

  126. eaglecrest.JPG (46817 bytes)eaglecrestrev.JPG (50160 bytes)Beautiful condition gilted coat size Federal Staff Officer's button.  Crisp detail - shank intact - and backmarked "Mintzer - Phila."--$45.

  127. engravedsword.JPG (13090 bytes)engravedswordcls.JPG (70573 bytes)engravedswordeng.JPG (66319 bytes)engravedswordms.JPG (52526 bytes)Fresh out of a North Alabama estate sale - Quite scarce Model 1833 Ames "Dragoon" saber.  The blade is clean and nicely engraved "United States - 1838 - Ames Cutler - Springfield".  The brass guard has a rich - bronze/brown never cleaned patina and has the "MS" Massachusetts mark.  The grip is worn down to wood, and shows evidence of lots of service.  You can take it to the bank that this sword was carried by a soldier that had been in the military years earlier.  Anyone would be excited to add this rare weapon to their collection.--$595.

  128. scriptibutton.JPG (98130 bytes)scriptibuttonrev.JPG (90628 bytes)Nice crisp excavated coat size Confederate "Script "I" uniform button.  It has a smooth chocolate patina, with no dents and shank intact.  This button was recovered on private property located near Richmond, VA.--$165.

  129. VERY Pretty Model 1840 Ames Manufactured Federal Musician's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade is no less than SPARKLING bright and is marked "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass. - U.S. - 1864" and the scabbard is in nice condition as well with only one little spot that has a little re-enforcing right at the bottom.--$595.
  130. cannisterballdisplay.JPG (41722 bytes)cannisterballdisplay1.JPG (52971 bytes)cannisterballdisplay2.JPG (35532 bytes)Nice little artillery grouping consisting of a mint condition red artillery hat cord, an excavated canister ball shot at Shiloh, and a cannon friction primer recovered from the Battle of Nashville.--$95.

  131. bullseye.jpg (48997 bytes)bullseyerev.JPG (41948 bytes)Model 1858 "Bullseye" canteen with original wool cover intact and a portion of the linen sling.  The cover is quite sound and looks like it might have originally been blue, with only one or two very small moth holes.  The pewter spout is maker marked "J. H. Rohrman & Co".  No Civil War collection is complete without an original canteen.--$295.

  132. spurmonday.JPG (67810 bytes)Perfect condition non-excavated regulation cast brass Federal cavalry spur.  This was found in a local log barn and is a beauty with the original rowel still intact.--$85.SOLD

  133. penalty.jpg (51316 bytes)Quite rare document (receipt) dated 1865 from Washington County, Ohio, (town of Waterford) in which William Stevenson has paid $4 for fine and penalties for "neglect to perform military services".  I'm thinking this could be the best $4 that William Stevenson in his life ever spent.--$75.

  134. breckinridge.JPG (50848 bytes)Autographed card saying "Yours Truly" from U.S. Major General Joseph C. Breckinridge.   General Joseph C. Breckinridge was a cousin to the famous Vice President and Confederate Civil War General John C. Breckinridge.  Major General Joseph C. Breckinridge served in the Civil War with the Union forces (didn't achieve the rank of Major General until post-war years).  The Breckinridge family of Kentucky is a classic example of a family split by the Civil War with members serving on both sides.--$75.

  135. 3cartridges.JPG (94275 bytes)Group of three quite rare Civil War carbine cartridges.  Two of the cartridges are excavated and one is non-excavated.  The excavated cartridge on the left is a .50 cal. brass cased Gallagher carbine cartridge and was recovered at Pump Spring, Alabama.  The center cartridge is a flat top .50 cal. Maynard carbine cartridge and was recovered at the site of second day fighting Battle of Nashville near Granny White Gap.  And the cartridge on the right is a non-excavated nice condition .50 cal. foil and paper cartridge by Poultney for the .50 cal. Gallagher carbine.  If you happen to have a Maynard and/or a Gallagher carbine, this set would be a very nice compliment to display with your carbines.--$175. for the group of three.

  136. bulletthirs.JPG (61152 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated dropped .44 cal. ring tail Sharps for the Sharps slant-breech sporting model carbine.  This projectile was recovered from the 1863 winter camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry located near Nolensville, Tennessee.--$48.

  137. bleeder.jpg (65559 bytes)bleederrev1.JPG (55302 bytes)bleedermkr.JPG (79881 bytes)bleederclsd.JPG (72368 bytes)bleederclsdrev.JPG (69186 bytes)Very nice condition brass cased folding three blade medical bleeder.  The bleeder is maker marked "Hardy Bros. - Sheffield" and would be an excellent addition to any Civil War medical display.--$95.

  138. C.D.V. of Confederate General Braxton Bragg.  The image is marked "D. Murphy, 55 Broadway, New York".--$55.

  139. msgpapers.JPG (47416 bytes)msgpaperscls.JPG (48554 bytes)msgpaperscert.JPG (63813 bytes)Announcement of the compilation of the "1861-1865 -- The Message and Papers of the Confederacy" dated 1905 along with a certificate inviting the named individual the opportunity to subscribe to one set of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy.  This particular certificate is addressed to H.B.W. Heartsill.--$48.

  140. cartridges.JPG (31560 bytes)Set of two excavated Civil War Cavalry carbine cartridges.  One is a 54 cal. Burnside cartridge and was recovered in Granny White Gap Battle of Nashville.  The second cartridge is a 50 cal. Gallagher and was recovered near Pump Spring, Alabama.  The Gallagher cartridge has one nice display side and a hole decayed through due to the powder on the reverse side.--$115 for the pair, or $85 for the Burnside and $35 for the Gallagher (one good display side).

  141. CONFEDMONEY.JPG (33494 bytes)Set of three War Date issue North Carolina State notes.  The group consists of a 5 cent fractional note, and an 1861 $1. North Carolina note, and an 1861 $2. North Carolina State Note.  ALL THREE FOR ONLY.--$150.

  142. pittedibtn.JPG (83698 bytes)pittedibtnrev.JPG (93412 bytes)Really nice excavated coat size Confederate "Lined I" uniform button.  This was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, GA. and has a smooth chocolate patina with shank intact.  You just aren't going to dig a much nicer one.--$225.

  143. grantfamily.JPG (51895 bytes)Unusual horizontal shot C.D.V. of Gen. Grant with his entire family.--$65.

  144. ornateswd.JPG (12115 bytes)ornateswdopn.JPG (17871 bytes)ornateswdcls2.JPG (49777 bytes)ornateswdgrd.JPG (63202 bytes)ornatesedeagl.JPG (58129 bytes)ornateswdgrp.JPG (61235 bytes)ornateswdeng.JPG (60419 bytes)ornateswdeng2.JPG (95821 bytes)Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful high grade 1840 era Militia Officer's sword and scabbard.  The pommel cap is an intricate, finely detailed gilted cast brass eagle, as is the sword's cast brass cross guard.  BOTH the brass scabbard and the blade have finely detailed engraving, and the grip is very old ivory.  Only a high ranking officer would have carried a sword of this fine grade.  Anyone that comes to look at your collection will stop in their tracks when they get to this one.  Swords of this type were carried by both Union and Confederate High Ranking Officers.--$1,850.

  145. pike.jpg (44751 bytes)pikedesc.jpg (52672 bytes)Beautiful condition Confederate Pike complete with cuff and several inches of the original pole.  These original Confederate Pikes were sold by Bannerman during the 1950's era and he cut the poles into so that they were much easier and less expensive to ship.  Every Confederate collection should have an example of an original Confederate Pike.--$1,250.

  146. dogriver.JPG (11494 bytes)dogriveropn.JPG (17419 bytes)dogrivercls.JPG (65607 bytes)"Attic Pretty" Confederate Manufactured "DOG RIVER" C.S. Cavalry Saber And Scabbard.  This saber was just brought in out of the local area here in Middle Tennessee, and is believed to have been carried by one of the "Dibrell" boys from the area around Sparta, TN.  The blade is classic C.S. manufacture "unstopped fuller",  and is just beginning to grey with age.  The guard is richly patinaed Confederate "Red Brass", and the grip is original - but is worn through to wood beneath the leather in some areas -  from actually being carried.  The scabbard is classic "brass mounted - lap seam" Confederate, and has a thick brown patina - top to bottom, but has lost the little brass plate at the top somewhere along the line over the past 150 years.  If you've always wanted a pure "C.S." Cavalry saber that CLEARLY plays "Dixie" when you hold it up to your ear - here it is !!!--$3,450.

  147. 1840eagmil.JPG (66411 bytes)1840eagmilrev.JPG (86130 bytes)Fresh out of a North Carolina estate - 1840 era drooped wing eagle stamped brass Militia "Panel Plate".  These plates were commonly carried over from an earlier era, and worn by Confederates.  This example came out of the estate with a number of Confederate pieces.  It has the most beautiful - never cleaned - rich aged patina that you could ever hope to see, and an excellent deep, crisp die strike.  On the reverse the main belt hook remains intact, but the bar isn't present, and likely lies on some battlefield somewhere.--$450.SOLD

  148. buckl.jpg (73957 bytes)One excavated general service buckle and one excavated spur buckle recovered from the Confederate lines at the 1864 Battle of Nashville.  The general service buckle is probably an arsenal product as we find variations of this same buckle at many different locations and have even been found in both Western and Eastern theaters.--$75.

  149. wrofrebln.JPG (65276 bytes)wrofrebln1.JPG (54136 bytes)wrofreblnopn.JPG (35084 bytes)wrofreblndte.JPG (35728 bytes)This is one of the most sought after volumes of the original 1891 printing of the Officials Records of the War of the Rebellion.  This is volume 38 with all five parts intact which is the Battle of Atlanta Campaign.  The books are in relatively good condition considering they are something like 125 years old.--$125.

  150. usplate.jpg (81320 bytes)usplaterv.JPG (85146 bytes)Excellent condition original non-excavated large size lead-filled US oval cartridge box plate.  The face couldn't be nicer with a nice age patina and full lead in both wire loops intact on the reverse.  The wire loops are 2 5/8" apart and would be perfect to complete your cartridge box that is missing the plate.--$250.  

  151. cavsaber.jpg (13710 bytes)cavsaberopn.JPG (18796 bytes)cavsabercls.JPG (64072 bytes)cavsabersol.JPG (66553 bytes)cavsabersk.JPG (59243 bytes)Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" heavy cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by both U.S. and C.S. Cavalry forces during the American Civil War.  This example has a nice clean blade, and is "Solingen" marked.  The grip is very nice with original wrap and wire.  The famous Southern Cavalry Leader - General Nathan Bedford Forrest - at one time carried one of these as did many in his command.  This saber shows clear evidence of having actually been carried, and would be a very nice addition to any Civil War display.--$750.SOLD

  152. cartridgebox.JPG (66492 bytes)cartridgeboxrev.JPG (68312 bytes)cartridgeboxcls.JPG (91376 bytes)cartridgeboxopn.JPG (50633 bytes)Regulation issue Federal 36 cal. leather pistol cartridge box.  This would be a very nice accessory to display with your Colt Navy revolver.  The leather remains quite pliable with typical flaking around the upper fold of the outside flap.--$195.

  153. hatpindisplay.JPG (48494 bytes)hatpindisplaycls.JPG (45787 bytes)Very attractive excavated "Jeff Davis" hat pin correct for the model 1858 Hardee style Federal hat.  This hat pin was recovered in northern Alabama and still has two of the small brass attachment wires intact on the reverse.  A small amount of the hat pin along the eagle's left wing is missing and may have been intentionally removed.  It has been beautifully matted and framed and is ready for display.--$150.

  154. 69calflint.JPG (24013 bytes)69calflintlockplt.JPG (52786 bytes)69calflintlckpltrev.JPG (50129 bytes)69calflinteng.JPG (62440 bytes)Very nice .69 cal. Model 1812 military musket IN ORIGINAL FLINT with Mass. and Luke Harrington marks.  The musket has crisp action - sharp marks - and is dated "1821".  It came directly out of a North Carolina estate many, many years ago, and has the prettiest - never cleaned - attic grey/brown patina that you could hope to see.  Many young Confederates first left home carrying muskets of this type, and many were still being carried at the Battle of Mill Springs, KY.  I can't imagine any Civil War and earlier collector not being very proud of having this jewel in their collection.--$2,250.

  155. gallaghercart.JPG (80915 bytes)Rather scarce .50 cal. paper and foil cartridge by Poultney for the Gallagher carbine.  This will be a fine addition to display with your Gallagher Carbine.--$85.

  156. arrowhooks.JPG (97877 bytes)Excavated set of arrow hooks melted out of a "U.S." oval waist belt plate and then worn as a "belt buckle" by a Confederate.  This - along with the brass belt adjuster - was recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th AL. Infantry located on private property near Duck River and Shelbyville, TN.  A very nice set of artifacts showing the lengths that Confederates went to in order just to be clothed and on the firld.--$65. for both pieces  {Confederates had a severe shortage of most equipment items including belt plates, and were forced to adapt Union buckles to use.}

  157. 20dollarnote.JPG (57484 bytes)20dollarnoterev.JPG (46709 bytes)Excellent condition - possibly uncirculated - April 6, 1863, date Confederate $20 note picturing the Capitol building in Nashville, TN.  The note has an intricate blue pattern on the reverse.--$85.

  158. relicsdug.JPG (73050 bytes)Maybe not the most pristine artifacts that you are ever going to see, but considering where they have spent the last 150 years, pretty amazing.  In the last few months, the city of Murfreesboro has been installing a new 36" sewer line right down the middle of the Old Nashville Highway which was the major highway during the Battle of Stones River.  These artifacts literally came out of the dirt right down the middle of the Old Nashville Highway over which we drive every day.  A very cool display from one of the most unusual sites ever.--$50.

  159. test7.jpg (1353421 bytes)Excavated brass tipped iron ramrod recovered from Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee, occupied during the winter of 1863.  The ramrod appears to have been shaped into a utilitarian camp implement such as a pot hook.--$75.

  160. cavpktpin.JPG (47257 bytes)Excavated complete Regulation Federal Iron Cavalry Picket Pin recovered on private property here at Stones River about 40 years ago.  It appears that the Federal Cavalry trooper attempted to drive this iron picket pin THROUGH one of our Stones River limestone rocks {resulting in that nice "S" configuration}--$125.

  161. cribbon.jpg (64525 bytes)convribbonhstn.JPG (67881 bytes)Delegate ribbon for the 1890 TEXAS STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION held in HOUSTON.  Scarce ribbon - but fragile in some areas.--$45.

  162. 50cents.jpg (80469 bytes)50centsrev.JPG (82340 bytes)Quite rare to come by anymore.  Original June, 1861 date 50 cent fractional Federal note.  The note pictures Samuel Dexter - early Sec. of Treasury.--$75.

  163. usscb.jpg (39479 bytes)usscbopn.jpg (43821 bytes)usscbclose.JPG (56008 bytes)usscbmrk.jpg (63039 bytes)Very nice condition "1870s"  .45 -- 70 Trapdoor triangular socket bayonet in original black leather scabbard.  The cast brass circular "U.S." disc remains intact on the leather scabbard.  The scabbard leather is complete and quite pliable.--$175. complete in scabbard

  164. cartbx.jpg (55603 bytes)cartbxrev.JPG (50050 bytes)cartbxclose.JPG (61271 bytes)cartbxinside.JPG (81395 bytes)Model 1864 regulation Federal issue black leather .58 cal. cartridge box.  The leather remains pliable with just the normal flaking here and there.  Both leather belt loops remain intact as well as both iron roller buckles.  We are, however, missing the very tip of the small leather closure tab.--only $175.

  165. cntn.jpg (44060 bytes)cntnrev.jpg (43665 bytes)cntnclose.JPG (48000 bytes)Model 1858 regulation smooth type Federal canteen.  This canteen has "Seen The Elephant" and has all the dents and dings of many a march.  The soldier has personalized the pewter spout with a "checkered pattern" carved in with a pinknife.--$150.

  166. spurwithrowel.JPG (55304 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated private purchase cast brass spur of a style that we commonly recover from Confederate Cavalry sites.  The spur has the complete original rowel intact.--$95.
  167. gardisplay.JPG (68699 bytes)Very nice condition 3 piece "G.A.R." grouping.  The group consists of one excellent condition 1909 PA. G.A.R. ribbon and medal, one 1932 New York ribbon and medal, and one coat size gilted "G.A.R." frock coat button.--$95. for the entire grouping.

  168. Perfect condition excavated heavy cast brass private purchase {but Confederate used} cavalry spur.  This one was recovered from Starnes 1863 C.S. Cavalry camp located near Altamont, TN.  It has the rowel perfectly intact and a nice green/brown uncleaned woods patina.  A very nice piece.--$275.

  169. Absolutely beautiful condition non-excavated coat size gilted Virginia Staff Officer's button.  This looks like a VA-20 and has the shank intact and a "Superior Quality" backmark with LOTS of gold gilt.--$250.

  170. Very nice condition Confederate "Sep. 2, 1861" $20. note.  This one is known as the "Industry, Cupid, and Beehive" T20 note and is somewhat hard to find in nice condition.--$85.                                         

  171. Excavated large oval S.N.Y. ( State of New York) waist beltplate.  This buckle was recovered about 20 years ago near Cold Harbor, VA.  The face does have a little ground action, but has a nice appearance with brown green patina.--$595.

  172. Beautiful condition Model 1840 "Ames" Federal Musician's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade remains sparkling bright and is marked "Ames Manufacturing Co. - U.S. - 1864" and is in it's original - near mint leather scabbard.  You don't run across Civil War swords this nice much anymore.--$650.SOLD

  173. Really pretty crisp, pliable small leather Federal percussion cap box.  You couldn't ask for a prettier example.  The pick is still inside, but no wool.--$165.

  174. Beautiful excavated drop .58 cal. 2-ring German Suhl projectile.  This extra nice and quite rare Confederate bullet was recovered by Mark Heath from an 1862 Wheeler Confederate Cavalry Camp located near Knob Gap, TN.--$65.

  175. eglewthbag.JPG (57025 bytes)eglewthbagrev.JPG (48109 bytes)SUPER - SUPER RARE to find for sale now.  This is an actual beautiful condition Federal eagle breastplate recovered in Aug. 1965 by Sid Kirksis at Eastport, TN. AND STILL IN SID'S DISTINCTIVE little storage packet.  As most of you know - Sid Kirksis was the author of the first major book on belt plates of the American Civil War.  This plate is an absolute beauty to boot.--$350.

  176. deanadams.JPG (90569 bytes)deanadamsbore.JPG (58743 bytes)Excavated set of 34 cal. projectiles for the 34 cal. Dean and Adams revolver.  These are quite rare to recover and were excavated from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS.--$35.

  177. smithwesson.JPG (62203 bytes)smithwessonrev.JPG (61049 bytes)smithwessonopn.JPG (56755 bytes)smithwessonmkr.JPG (42900 bytes)32 cal. Smith and Wesson 5-shot cartridge revolver.  This is early production with only the 1855 and 1859 patent dates present on the barrel.  The serial number is 10287 which is Civil War Era production.  Many Civil War officers carried the 32 cal. Smith and Wesson revolver as a last line of defense vest gun.  This example has perfect action and some case colors present in recessed areas.  A quality little gun that would be a nice addition to most any collection.--$650.

  178. tinypistol.JPG (65205 bytes)tinypistolrev.JPG (61920 bytes)tinypistoleng.JPG (60859 bytes)tinypistol2.JPG (42738 bytes)Very nice condition original Civil War era 7 mm French Pinfire revolver.  Usually with these little revolvers, either the loading door, the folding trigger, or the cartridge ejector rod are missing.  This example has all three intact and the action works perfectly.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a Pinfire revolver much like this one.  I am including an original 9 mm Pinfire cartridge to display with the revolver.  I am intentionally including a cartridge one click larger size than the revolver to prevent a child from being able to load the revolver and accidentally fire it.  It is in very nice condition with a smooth aging gray/brown patina.--$450.SOLD

  179. Very nice condition excavated TINY silvered South Carolina State Seal kepi button.  There is pretty silver remaining outlining the motif and the shank is intact.  You have to be really paying attention and listening or you'll miss this little gem.  This button was recovered about 30 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$175.

  180. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is darkening with age, but easily visible engraving remains. The guard is iron and quite ornate with the "cut-out eagle and U.S. and E. Pluribus Unum".  The original leather grip remains intact in some areas and is worn through to polished wood in other areas.  The scabbard has a thick brown aged patina and several small dents from use.  A nice honest example that has clearly "seen the elephant".--$850.

  181. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.

  182. pairofbullets.JPG (79945 bytes)pairofbulletsinside.JPG (51109 bytes)Pair of excavated .577 cal. Confederate Enfield bullets with rare base markings.  One is base marked "L" {for London} and the second is base marked "L-2" {for London 2nd pattern}.  The "L-2" still has the original boxwood plug intact in the base and can be taken in and out.  They come in a nice glass display case.--$45. with case

  183. canteenstnd.JPG (59429 bytes)canteenstndcls.JPG (59303 bytes)canteenstndstns.JPG (95254 bytes)canteenrev.JPG (63506 bytes)Very cool Model 1858 Federal "Bullseye" canteen that is complete with cover - stopper - sling - and has the sling shortened indicating Cavalry service.  There are some "red-brown" splatters on it - Wonder if DNA works after 150 years ??--$495.

  184. prussion2.JPG (55722 bytes)Excavated drop 2-ring .69 cal. Prussian bullet recovered from an 1862 OHIO INF. camp located near Decherd, TN.  About 30 years ago I recovered a beautiful large oval O.V.M. buckle in this camp.--$35.

  185. carvedbullets3.JPG (83628 bytes)3 carved bullets from Confederate camps located near Franklin, TN.  One appears to be an unfinished nipple protector - one looks like a little space ship - and one is a whittled C. S. Gardner.  All 3 are displayed in a nice glass case.--$55. for all

  186. spoon.JPG (66300 bytes)spoon2.JPG (69514 bytes)Excellent condition folding Officer's Camp Spoon with silver "Shield" inlay.  This will display "museum like" in a camp scene.--$175.

  187. conf100.jpg (66161 bytes)conf100rev.JPG (42085 bytes)Nice solid circulated condition "Lucy Pickens" Feb. 17, 1864 Confederate $100. note.  This one is serial number "40417".--$125.

  188. sprwed.JPG (46015 bytes)sprwedcls.JPG (68908 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated cast brass Cavalry spur of a style generally recovered from Confederate Cavalry camps and does have similarities to the "Mississippi" pattern spurs.  This style spur is thought to be a privately purchased item.--$275.

  189. 2ndgarelics.JPG (52429 bytes)2ndgastatepin.JPG (53374 bytes)I've had a long standing invite from a friend to come down and relic hunt an area that was camped on by the 2ND GA. CAVALRY - C.S.A.  Today {Tuesday} was a picture perfect day, and we decided to make it happen.  I dug several bullets, a carbine barrel band, a brass rectangle from an 1851 saber belt rig {that sounded sweet} - a couple maneuver coins - an era toy cannon wheel - a huge piece of lead that was SCREAMING "BUCKLE" - that was in reality a nice lead Cavalryman's heel plate - and then in the hole with two Colt pistol bullets popped up the prettiest GA. STATE SEAL HAT PLATE that you could hope to see.  It literally has gold gilt dripping off gold gilt !!  In over 40 years digging I've always been the "bridesmaid" on these - had various types of them dug on every side of me, but this is my first.  I've dug 69 Confederate buckles, but this is my first one of these.  {For just a second - I squealed like a 12 year old girl !!}  And that - my friends - is why this hobby NEVER grows old !!!!  One big item remains on my "bucket list" that - to this point - has eluded me ---- That "War Date" Gold Coin !!!

  190. griswprst.JPG (54110 bytes)griswprstrev.JPG (57373 bytes)griswprstgrip.JPG (43002 bytes)griswprstmaker.JPG (35876 bytes)griswprstsrl.JPG (56007 bytes)griswprstsrl2.JPG (60177 bytes)griswprsteng.JPG (54942 bytes)griswprstdoc.JPG (45131 bytes)Absolutely BEAUTIFUL condition .36 cal. Manhattan Navy Model Revolver With PRESENTATION.  The revolver has an all matching EARLY serial number of "5071" with a presentation that reads "Presented to H. A. Griswold By T. J. Butler - 1865".  The revolver has 100 % original cylinder scene and a good bit of original bluing.  The family has connections in both Georgia and Kentucky {as is evidenced by the document above}  This is going to be a very exciting research project for someone and is nothing short of a fine near-mint weapon !!--$1,850.

  191. tribaseblt.JPG (52487 bytes)tribasebltbase.JPG (50518 bytes)Excavated drop .69 cal. triangle base French minie.  This was recovered from Gen. Brechenridge's  Nov. - Dec. 1862 Confederate Infantry camp that was located near Readyville, TN. and occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.--$35.

  192. dugpen.jpg (86933 bytes)dugpeninvoice.JPG (43444 bytes)dugpeninvoicesign.JPG (53488 bytes)Excavated solid silver mechanical pen recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from an 1862 Confederate camp near Corinth, MS.  With the silver mechanical pen I am including an original 1863 Civil War document that is in excellent condition to display with it.--$95. for BOTH

  193. us50.jpg (84206 bytes)us50rev.jpg (86594 bytes)us50date.jpg (93028 bytes)Very scarce original UNITED STATES fractional note.  {50 cent note}  This note was authorized in 1864, but the note was printed several years later.--$65.

  194. bayonetwed.JPG (35332 bytes)Early Battlefield Pick-up .577 cal. Enfield triangular socket bayonet picked up on private property near Chickamauga, GA, many, many years ago.--$150.

  195. bayscabd.jpg (42647 bytes)bayscabdrev.JPG (42577 bytes)bayscabdus.JPG (66556 bytes)bayscabdwbnt.JPG (40515 bytes)bayscabdopn.JPG (44779 bytes)Quite scarce - and nice condition - all leather 1873 era bayonet scabbard with the brass "U.S." medallion and brass scabbard tip.  In this rare scabbard is a much earlier .69 cal. Model 1816 triangular socket bayonet.  The bayonet has been shortened just a bit to help it fit the scabbard. These are believed to have been used for drill in the various Military Academys around the country during the 1870s through the 1890s era.  Priced at the value of the rare leather scabbard alone.--$150.

  196. soldierbook.JPG (78192 bytes)soldierbookclsd.JPG (78886 bytes)soldierbookclsd2.JPG (82384 bytes)Nice clear BIG 1/4th plate fully cased tintype of a Federal Chaplin.  This is a full standing pose with his bible in his hand.--$295.

  197. Beautiful condition non-excavated gilted coat size Confederate "Droop Wing" officer's button.  This is a "CS-5" with a "Treble Gilt" backmark.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$250.

  198. sny.JPG (72353 bytes)snyrev.JPG (71311 bytes)Really pretty large size lead filled "SNY" oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from the James River about 30 years ago and has as nicer face as you are going to see.  The reverse has full lead and rusty remnants of the three iron hooks.  The "SNY" letters are very crisp and bold.--$695.

  199. eaglebreastplt.JPG (90712 bytes)eaglebreastpltrev.JPG (83369 bytes)Very beautiful excavated lead filled circular Federal eagle breastplate recovered about 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Shiloh.  Smooth chocolate patina with nice detail, and both attachment loops intact on the reverse.--$225.

  200. corporal1.JPG (80029 bytes)corporalclsd.JPG (94675 bytes)corporalrev.JPG (86173 bytes)Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a young Federal Corporal.  This is a seated outside camp view with his Corporal stripes clearly visible.  The case is a very cool Union Patriotic with the eagle and shield on both sides.--$275.

  201. usovalwednes.JPG (77653 bytes)usovalwednesrev.JPG (77929 bytes)Absolutely mint, perfect excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval Federal cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram nearly 50 years ago on private property near Chickamauga.  It has a near reflective, slick chocolate brown patina on the face - full, smooth lead in the reverse - and both wire loops intact and about strong enough to put back on a box.  Plates that we recover now do not look anything like this beautiful.--$250.

  202. fedprvt.JPG (77958 bytes)fedprvtclsd.JPG (76179 bytes)fedprvtrev.JPG (76956 bytes)Really pretty - fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a well armed Federal infantry soldier.  This is a standing view with his musket with bayonet at his side, and is wearing a full regulation belt rig with cap box - cartridge box - U,S. belt rig with buckle - and eagle breastplate.  Real nice classic pose.--$295.

  203. capbox.JPG (73417 bytes)capboxrev.JPG (72033 bytes)capboxopn.JPG (21670 bytes)capboxwool.JPG (73342 bytes)Small leather Federal Percussion cap box - quite unusual to find with 100 % of the lamb's wool still intact inside.  Both belt loops and the leather closure tab all remain intact.--$165.

  204. richmond.JPG (76604 bytes)richmondrev.JPG (85286 bytes)Beautiful non-excavated gilted coat size VA. staff button with the VERY sought after "Mitchell and Tyler - Richmond" backmark.  The face could not be prettier with sharp detail and nearly 100 % bright gold gilt.  Unfortunately, the button was made into a lady's "stick pin" years and years ago, and because of that the shank is not present.  There are a couple guys out there who could definitely restore the shank, but on the other hand - the button displays beautifully just as it is.--only $195.

  205. burltimes.JPG (35061 bytes)burltimescls.JPG (81832 bytes)burltimesart.JPG (54159 bytes)burltimescolt.JPG (33629 bytes)burltimesmnhd.JPG (37573 bytes)Original Sat. - Feb. 25th, 1865 Civil War News Paper.  There are interesting articles and some very Cool ads.  There are ads for Regiments forming - Colt Revolvers for sale - AND "Glad News For The Unfortunate" - "Old Cherokee Remedy" that will cure Gonorrhea in from one to three days !!! {Yeah - Right !!}--$48.

  206. ncnotes.JPG (42045 bytes)Group of three nice condition WAR DATE North Carolina notes.  Two are "1861" issues and one is an "1863" issue.--$150. for all including the glass display case.

  207. eagleibutton.JPG (71807 bytes)eagleibuttonrev.JPG (66302 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated coat size Federal Infantry officer's button.  This was recovered on private property near Shiloh over 40 years ago.  It remains crisp and strong enough to sew right back on the uniform.--$30.

  208. eagibtn.JPG (78667 bytes)eagibtnrev.JPG (75208 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal Infantry Officer Eagle "I" button.  It has 100 % bright gold gilt, and is backmarked "D. Evans - Attleboro", and has the shank intact and straight.  Just a choice button.--$35.

  209. sharpssptng.JPG (49234 bytes)Excavated drop MM197 - .44 cal. Slanting Breach Sharps - This was recovered from Wharton's Confederate Cavalry Camp located on private property near Nolensville, TN.--$48.

  210. 5dollarnote.JPG (64140 bytes)5dollarnoterev.JPG (61996 bytes)Nice condition April 6, 1863 issue Confederate $5. note.  This issue Confederate note has really pretty graphics on both front and back of the note.--$75.

  211. capcntnr.JPG (71444 bytes)capcntnrsd.JPG (60844 bytes)Original small percussion cap tin for any percussion revolver.  This would be a fine compliment to display with any Civil War era hand gun.--$48.

  212. bullettrio.JPG (73701 bytes)Very rare excavated drop .45 cal. 3-ring Kerr bullet, and a hand carved C.S. lead nipple protector, and a crude cast brass Confederate sword drop stud.  These items were all recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Fort Donelson, TN.--$75. for all

  213. lockplate.JPG (66823 bytes)lockplaterev.JPG (63823 bytes)Excavated Model 1861 Springfield or contract percussion musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This was recovered about 20 years ago from a Federal camp on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  It remains just as recovered.--$65.SOLD

  214. imagewednes.JPG (77217 bytes)imagewednesclsd.JPG (81260 bytes)Fully cased 1/9th plate tintype of a young Confederate soldier.  This image was purchased out of a Winchester, VA. estate about 40 years ago.  Based on the fact that he is healthy and well dressed - I would think that this is an early {likely 1861} Civil War Confederate image.--$450.

  215. pipedisplay.JPG (39288 bytes)Nice grouping of excavated Pipe bowls recovered from trashpits in both Union and Confederate campsites.  There are 7 pipe bowls dating from the 1700s until the mid 1800s.  The grouping is displayed in a glass display case.--$195.

  216. bugler.JPG (70709 bytes)If this image weren't so dark - It would be a BIG DOLLAR image.  It is a 1/9th plate tintype of a Federal BUGLER with his Bugle in his hand.  He is wearing a 9-button Federal enlistedman's frock coat, and is holding his bugle in his hand.  You can easily see the bugle, but the image is, unfortunately, quite dark.  Great content, but because it is so dark - priced to virtually give away.--$195.

  217. unioncase.JPG (52121 bytes)unioncasecls.JPG (50374 bytes)unioncaseclsd.JPG (80897 bytes)unioncaserev.JPG (83045 bytes)Nothing less than "Drop Dead" mint beautiful 1/9th plate gutta percha "S. Peck & Co. - Improved Union Case".  If you have a killer 1/9th plate image - Here is a case worthy of it.--$150.

  218. usmrkbox.JPG (65095 bytes)usmrkboxclos.JPG (71794 bytes)usmrkboxrev.JPG (55754 bytes)usmrkboxopn.JPG (63316 bytes)Very pretty condition small leather Civil War percussion cap box WITH THE U.S. MARK on the outside flap of the box.  The box remains soft and pliable with the nipple pick still intact - and original percussion caps still inside.  Really nice little box.--$195.

  219. wdnchain.JPG (62015 bytes)30 inch long - Soldier HAND CARVED - wooden chain.  The chain consists of 19 links and appears to be carved from Yellow Poplar.  It has been the story with the family that this wooden chain was carved from one solid tree by an ancestor while in prison.  He definitely would have had some time on his hands, and I can tell you - This is a work of art and was not carved in a few minutes.--$375.

  220. chickbplte.JPG (62536 bytes)chickbplterev.JPG (69550 bytes)Beautiful excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate recovered about 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  Smooth chocolate face - full lead - and both loops intact.--$195.

  221. trianglebase.JPG (58084 bytes)trianglebasebtm.JPG (48692 bytes)Excellent condition excavated drop .69 cal. triangle base imported French minie.  This was recovered from Breckinridge's Nov. 1862 camp near Readyville, TN. occupied just before the Battle Of Stones River.--$35.

  222. artillerybutton.JPG (76893 bytes)artillerybuttonrev.JPG (78501 bytes)Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate "Lined A" button recovered on private property from a Confederate camp near Richmond, VA.  It is a "CS102-A2" with Superior Quality backmark, smooth brown patina,  and shank intact.--$350.

  223. wrightdoc.JPG (41437 bytes)wrightdocsig.JPG (40890 bytes)wrightdocbk.JPG (44557 bytes)Large Confederate document related to the Atlanta Campaign, and listing items unfit and removed from service - AND signed by CONFEDERATE GENERAL MARCUS J. WRIGHT.  There aren't a whole lot of documents around signed by Confederate General Wright.--$295.

  224. bfbrgs.JPG (52047 bytes)bfbrgsrev.JPG (44662 bytes)Nice condition framed LARGE 4 inch by 6 inch original Civil War era albumin photograph of Benjamin Franklin Burgess of Company "D" 107 New York Volunteer Infantry.  B. F. Burgess participated in Shermann's "March to the Sea", but was captured 11-18-1864 at Social Circle, GA.  He was eventually released and was promoted to Corporal.   Burgess remained in the Union Army until the very end and was eventually mustered out on 6 - 5 - 1865.--$295.

  225. dblmold.JPG (61008 bytes)dblmold1.JPG (63279 bytes)dblmoldcls.JPG (72479 bytes)Very nice condition double cavity folding .36 cal. bullet mold for a Manhattan Navy Model revolver.  I am including two original bullets recovered here at Stones River to display with the mold.--$125.

  226. shotbullet.JPG (57194 bytes)shotbullet2.JPG (54263 bytes).58 cal. minie ball imbedded in a knot of "Heartwood" Pine.  This was recovered about 30 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$48.

  227. dugspur2.jpg (75478 bytes)Excellent condition excavated regulation cast brass Federal Cavalry spur.  This was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry Camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  {Apparently borrowed from the Yankees !!}  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and rusty remnants of the iron rowel.--$75.SOLD

  228. ncbutton.JPG (61263 bytes)ncbuttonrev.JPG (71447 bytes)Very - Very - Rare NON-EXCAVATED "Confederate Local" manufacture coat size North Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This recently turned up in a jar of buttons at a North Carolina estate sale.  You won't see a more beautiful example.--only $495. {often seen $650. or more}

  229. scripti.JPG (63016 bytes)scriptirev.JPG (74502 bytes)Mint perfect condition excavated coat size Confederate "Script I" button.  This button was recovered from 1863 Confederate camps on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  It has a reflective slick chocolate brown patina - Isaac Campbell backmark - and shank intact.  You ARE NOT going to find a nicer one.--$175.

  230. ucsletter.JPG (39198 bytes)ucsletterrev.JPG (38927 bytes)ucsletterdate.JPG (52543 bytes)ucslettertrans1.JPG (43315 bytes) "BAD TO THE BONE" Confederate soldier's BATTLE LETTER written home Jan. 24th, 1863 from the Battlefield at Kinston, N.C.  The soldier is a member of the 22nd South Carolina Infantry - Evan's Brigade and is written home to his mother, - But - didn't sign the letter.  He apparently felt that "Mother" knew who he was.  We were able to determine the correct Regiment from other individuals mentioned in the letter.  "He says "We are stationed where the Battle of the 14th of Dec. was fought. ... I have gone on the Battlefield several times since the fight --- such a destruction of timber I never saw.  I saw one tree with 5 cannon ball holes through it and also the marks of about 30 rifle balls.  The field is dotted about with graves - the most of them graves of Yankees.  I am going to enclose in this letter a little cross ... the long piece is a fragment of a large Sweet Gum tree cut down by a cannon ball - the short one is a portion of a small Dogwood cut off with a rifle ball....  There are number of trees as large as three feet in diameter cut down by the shot and shell...."  The 22nd South Carolina would eventually lose about half their number at "The Crater".--$325.

  231. missbutton.JPG (55608 bytes)missbuttonrev.JPG (70171 bytes)Beautiful excavated coat size CONFEDERATE LOCAL Mississippi "I".  This button was recovered from Camp Walthall which was an 1862 Mississippi Troop camp located near Estell Springs, TN.  The button is solid as can be with a pretty brown-green patina - with no dents, cracks - and shank is intact.  It's a very rare thing to recover a Confederate local Mississippi this nice.--$295.

  232. wiscncoat1.JPG (73974 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Civil War era Wisconsin State Seal Button.  This is a three piece staff with nice gold gilt, shank intact, and "Scovill" backmark.--$225.

  233. eagcoatbtn.JPG (60078 bytes)eagcoatbtnrev.JPG (61109 bytes)Beautiful non-excavated Coat size Confederate CS-5 Staff Officer's button.  It has near 100% bright gold gilt - shank intact - and is backmarked "Treble Gilt - Extra Rich".  You just won't see a more beautiful - highly gilted -  example.--$275.

  234. cuffbtn.JPG (54838 bytes)cuffbtnrev.JPG (70704 bytes)cuffbtnsize.JPG (63933 bytes)RARE - RARE - RARE excavated TINY kepi size Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  I can't remember when I last had one of these.  This button was recovered near Savannah, GA. and is solid as a rock with no dents - no cracks - and shank intact.--$295.

  235. ambroofblck.JPG (80922 bytes)ambroofblckclose.JPG (63340 bytes)SUPER RARE 1/9th plate ambrotype of a young black man wearing a CONFEDERATE Kepi, and holding up a document or piece of paper in front of him.   If he were wearing a more military outfit, I'd be totally convinced that he was a black Confederate soldier.  Over the past 40 years I have had about 4 of these, and usually the deal is that the young black man came to the Civil War field with a white officer from the plantation as the white officer's assistant.  I am unsure what the white document might be - {maybe his freedman papers or maybe even his Confederate enlistment papers}.  At the current rate - I should have another one of these in about 2025 !!!!--$1,850.

  236. dugmusket.JPG (13103 bytes)dugmusketbrl.JPG (11172 bytes)dugmusketlckplt.JPG (182464 bytes)dugmusketdte.JPG (81090 bytes)When was the last time that you saw a "fresh water" recovered 1862 date Springfield musket recovered with EVERYTHING intact and a lockplare that is still readable.  The musket was recovered in a creek 100% on private property, and has already been completely treated, and coated, and is quite stable.  Here is your chance to own a recovered "1862" date Civil War Springfield Musket with NOT {a little wood remaining} BUT ALLLLLL the wood remaining !!!!   Very nearly the ULTIMATE excavated Civil War relic.--$1,450.

  237. lilapic1.JPG (83855 bytes)lila2poppy.JPG (18033 bytes)lila3asleep.JPG (20264 bytes)lila5profpic.png (771077 bytes)lila5wrapped.jpeg (262144 bytes)lila4andmomhosp.JPG (141046 bytes)lila6reaction.JPG (23590 bytes)lila7goodmorning.jpg (65573 bytes)lila8happytues.jpg (59827 bytes)lili10pinksocks.JPG (26317 bytes)lila11withana.JPG (27622 bytes)lili12cheerldr.JPG (93658 bytes)savannahcheer.JPG (36520 bytes)lila13easterbunny.JPG (118941 bytes)lilasheep.JPG (27660 bytes)lilasthrnbell.JPG (28647 bytes)lilakitchen.jpg (37664 bytes)lilainstrawberries.JPG (702058 bytes) volcheerleader.JPG (647692 bytes)Meet "Lila Magnolia Blackwelder" !!!  She is my daughter - Savannah Cynthia and her husband - Luke Blackwelder's first child.  She was born December 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.  She was born with a head full of dark brown hair and a fine set of lungs.  She has a wonderful disposition, and loves to smile and giggle.  I plan to do my best to spoil her beyond belief !!!!

  238. annasoccer.JPG (39064 bytes)poppyana&rachJPG.JPG (253237 bytes)anastasiaschool.JPG (25834 bytes)larrya.jpg (610641 bytes)NEW PICTURE !!!  Guess who is celebrating 1 year old today ??  Yep -- "Lady A - Anastasia" .  I  just got back from Houston, TX. visiting my first "Grandchild - Lady-A" {Anastasia}.  She is an absolute little doll and has everyone wrapped around her tiny, little finger.  She has arrived at the conclusion - "If I'm awake, somebody best be holding me if you know what's good for you" -- {otherwise I'll give you the business} !!!  She and I have a lot in common -- Two of our favorite things on earth to do is "Eat and Sleep" !!!!  Jonathan {the pup} is a wonderful "Big Brother" -- As a matter of fact - He has a little sweater that has "Only Child" crossed out and "Big Brother" written beneath it.  She is something like 11 months old and already weighs 23 lbs. -- Texas thing I'm told !!!   {Make that "3 YEARS" old now !!!!}  WOW --- Time sure gets away !!!!

  239. dugbnt.JPG (45301 bytes)dugbntcls.JPG (72747 bytes)Excavated COMPLETE .58 cal. Model 1855 Springfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered about 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$125.

  240. Very attractive "1848 - Ames" NCO sword in original leather scabbard {missing only the brass tip} with the white over-the-shoulder sling - frog - and eagle breastplate.  The blade on this sword is "sparkling" bright with deep, sharp marks.  This rig will display with museum quality beauty.--$975.

  241. moldbullet.JPG (65804 bytes)moldbulletrev.JPG (64278 bytes)Single cavity cast brass "scissor type" bullet mold for the "Country Rifle or Picket Bullet".  This is a mold to make bullets for the rifles from home that many Confederates left home for the Civil War in 1861 carrying.  This one looks to be about .36 to .40 cal.  We primarily recover bullets of this type in 1861 and 1862 Confederate camps {but recently we recovered several from a mid-1863 Confederate camp.  Excellent condition.--$150.

  242. eagbltrig.JPG (53544 bytes)eagbltrigrev.JPG (48364 bytes)eagbltrigplt.JPG (81621 bytes)Model 1851 Federal Cavalryman's saber belt rig with the excellent condition cast brass eagle saber belt plate with applied silver wreath remaining perfectly intact, and the original leather waist belt is complete and remains reasonably pliable.  This would be a great addition to your collection.--$650.

  243. mnscrpti.JPG (87278 bytes)mnscrptirev.JPG (89404 bytes)Very nice condition excavated big 23 mm CS175A - by P. Tait with their distinctive floating shank.  It's a pretty button with a smooth brown woods patina and no dents or cracks.  This is a RARE Confederate button, and is certainly one you don't dig every day.--$325. {see all around priced at $450.}

  244. wreathdug.JPG (78488 bytes)wreathdugrev.JPG (85570 bytes)wreathdugwpctr.JPG (74899 bytes)Excavated wreath half of a state seal 2-piece - tongue and wreath State Seal Sword Belt Plate.  The wreath was recovered from one of General Manigault's South Carolina 1863 winter camps here - so it likely took a tongue like the one pictured above - HOWEVER - This same wreath would correctly fit a Louisiana tongue - a Virginia - a Georgia - or even the right Alabama.  If you have a nice State Tongue - Here is your chance to complete a VERY RARE and expensive Confederate 2-piece State Sword Belt Plate.--$850. {The tongue is worth $1,250. or so --- Yet the complete 2-piece buckle sells for $3,000. to $3,500. !!!!!}

  245. 58calmbcart.JPG (39374 bytes)Very nice condition original .58 cal. minie cartridge with complete paper wrap.  A fantastic compliment to display with your .58 cal. rifled musket.--$95.SOLD

  246. usonbelt.JPG (48606 bytes)Absolutely beautiful condition UNISSUED large size arrow hook style "U.S." oval waist belt plate on it's original brown buff leather waist belt with the original brass keeper intact.  This rig looks exactly as it did when they were issued 150 years ago.--$595.

  247. usplatemon.JPG (70986 bytes)usplatemonrev.JPG (70608 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated rare GILTED large oval U.S. cartridge boxplate.  It has full lead in the reverse and the wire loops are 2 9/16 inches apart.  This will make someone's cartridge box look "Museum Fine".--$250.SOLD

  248. cs5note.JPG (57372 bytes)cs5noterev.JPG (57608 bytes)Nice condition circulated Confederate April 6th, 1863 $5. Confederate note.  This is a nice very early "T-60" picturing the State Capitol at Richmond, VA.--$79.

  249. bltmold.JPG (62088 bytes)bltmoldclsd.JPG (67190 bytes)Nice condition cast brass double cavity bullet mold for a "Country Rifle".  Many young Confederates left their Southern homes in 1861 carrying the family "Country Rifle", and was armed with this until a "more Military" type weapon came along.  This mold is out of a local estate and has a nice rich aged patina.--$125.

  250. .69 cal. Prussian Musket which was purchased and imported early in the war by the Governor of Ohio for the issue to Ohio troops as they marched off to war in 1861.  These muskets fired an absolutely massive projectile, and they were very quickly found to not be as accurate and serviceable as the smaller cal. Springfield muskets.  Over the years as relic hunters we have learned that when you recover the huge Prussian projectiles that you are certainly in an Ohio camp and could very well be about to recover an "OVM" beltplate.  This particular musket is marked "Potsdam" and dated "1837."  Although the musket was brought in to the shop by a local family, it was learned that the family's ancestry was not unexpectedly out of Ohio.  It has a smooth, dark, uncleaned patina and will display very nicely.--$975.

  251. An interesting excavated relic -- About a one foot section of a .69 cal. musket barrel that has been cut off - possibly because there is a bullet lodged down in it.  OR -- This was recovered from Wharton's Confederate Texas Ranger camp near Unionville, TN. where we dug several cut off musket barrels [no doubt making shorter carbines for horse back use out of Infantry long rifles].  After cutting the barrels off - the Confederates would then load them up with .36 cal. buck loads.--$45.SOLD

  252. sewingkit.JPG (75251 bytes)sewingkitrev.JPG (79469 bytes)sewingkitopn.JPG (69533 bytes)sewingkitopn2.JPG (54487 bytes)Civil War soldier's hand sewn "house-wife".  It is in excellent condition and still has needles - thread - and buttons inside.  This is out of Middle Tennessee - so was very likely Confederate carried.--$150.

  253. oldengibtn.JPG (75679 bytes)oldengibtnrev.JPG (87634 bytes)Beautiful non-excavated 23 mm {CS175A2} coat size lined manuscript Old English "I".  This is an exceptional example with nice straight shank and "Halfmann & Taylor - Montgomery" backmark.  WOW - This button is pretty!!--$325.

  254. missbtn.JPG (54773 bytes)missbtnrev.JPG (66845 bytes)Excavated coat size "Mississippi "I" Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered on private property near Shelbyville, TN. from the 1863 camp occupied by Walthall's Mississippi Brigade of the Army of Tennessee.  It is very solid with a smooth brown patina and nice detail - But, it does, unfortunately, have a little dent on one point of the star.  The back looks great with shank intact and a "Hyde and Goodrich, N.O." backmark.--$225.

  255. drpwngegl1.JPG (52586 bytes)drpwngegl1rev.JPG (67318 bytes)Excavated coat size Confederate local Staff Officer's button -{CS26B} recovered on private property years ago here at the Battle of Stones River.  It had a couple freeze cracks when recovered that have been professionally stabilized, and the button is solid as can be now.--$195.

  256. guntools.JPG (54115 bytes)Group of 7 assorted musket parts that are either non-excavated or are early pick-ups or recoveries, and still remain in nice enough condition to use on a musket today.  There are {2} .58 cal. Springfield or contract musket breechplugs - one brass Mississippi trigger guard - {1} .58 cal. Springfield trigger guard - one cast brass Enfield nose cap {1} one .69 cal. Model 1816 musket buttplate and {1} cast brass trigger guard to an unknown musket.  A real bargain !!--$195. for all

  257. usplatefri.JPG (74727 bytes)usplatefrirev.JPG (71010 bytes)Excellent condition excavated large size U.S. oval cartridge boxplate - recovered 40 to 50 years ago and out of pioneer relic hunter - Bill Gavin's Personal Collection.  Bill is an icon in the relic collecting community, and author of the first definitive book on Civil War Belt Plates.  How cool would it be to have a plate from Bill Gavin's Collection in YOUR collection.--$250.

  258. politpnsldr.JPG (77708 bytes)politpnclose.JPG (63058 bytes)Fully cased and clear as a bell 1/6th plate tintype of a Federal soldier wearing a Political Ferrotype around his neck.  Unbelievably - This image is SO CLEAR that you can see that it is a "Douglas - Hershel" Political Pin with Hershel's image facing the camera.  In 40 years, I can't remember ever having an image before that you could make out who was on the political pin.  This is astounding.--$395.SOLD

  259. lbsenfld.JPG (63348 bytes)lbsenfldl.JPG (11694 bytes)Excavated drop .577 cal. Enfield projectile with the raised "L" {London} basemark.  This was recovered here at Stones River and even still has the boxwood base plug with it.--$35.

  260. soldrwmskt.JPG (69851 bytes)soldrwmsktrev.JPG (73327 bytes)Crisp - clear CDV size tintype of a standing Federal Infantryman wearing his complete Federal "U.S." belt rig with his U.S. buckle - leather capbox - and leather bayonet scabbard, and has his 3-band rifled musket {with fixed bayonet} standing at his side.  He is wearing a 9 - button Federal enlistedman's frock coat - his kepi - and regulation Federal trousers.  This well equipted young Federal soldier has everything needed to head out to the front.--$395.

  261. boydbkl.JPG (75540 bytes)boydbklrev.JPG (60510 bytes)boydbklenv.JPG (46847 bytes)boydbklmrk.JPG (78654 bytes)Very sought after beautiful condition excavated large oval "U.S." cartridge boxplate recovered by none other than Sid Kirksis {author of the first major comprehensive book on Civil War Belt Plates} in August of 1956 on private property at the Battle of  Cedar Mountain.  The plate has never even been washed off with green woods mulch still adhering to the front of the plate.  On the reverse it has full lead - both attachment loops are intact - AND is backmarked "Boyd and Sons - Boston".  This beautiful plate still remains in Mr. Kirksis's personal distinctive little brown envelope with all the information written on it.  This plate is nothing short of superb.--$350.

  262. iowaid.JPG (80570 bytes)iowaidrev.JPG (70585 bytes)iowaidbk.JPG (61018 bytes)iowaidbkcls.JPG (78812 bytes)Recently recovered partial very rare lead "IOWA" state pin.  This pin was recovered by Brant Arnold and - as you can see - is actually pictured in the current issue of North - South Trader.  The pin is perfectly fine just as it is "IOW" and {matching it's picture in the North South Trader} OR could be easily restored by the master {Robert McDaniel} to display as nicely as any complete example.  And priced at a fraction of the $850. that complete ones sell for.--only $175.

  263. snydug.JPG (75394 bytes)snydugrev.JPG (67855 bytes)Quite attractive excavated large oval lead filled "S.N.Y." waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered quite a number of years ago and was recovered on private property at Cold Harbor.  When recovered the plate had chipping around a portion of the rim due to ground action deterioration and has been professionally stabilized and restored.  It is now a very good looking plate.--$550.

  264. ppawhks.JPG (69015 bytes)ppawhksrev.JPG (68629 bytes)Excavated set of "Puppy Paw" belt hooks that were recovered from a Confederate camp site here.  We have found that Confederates would quite often melt the belt hooks out of the back of Federal belt plates and wear the "hook device" only as a waist belt buckle {not wanting to wear the "U.S." part}.  This set of hooks was recovered from an Alabama Infantry camp site here.--$48.SOLD

  265. Private purchase heavy cast brass spur with a crude "Eagle Head" rowel holder.  Most of these that I have seen recovered have been from Confederate sites.  The spur is perfect with it's original rowel intact.--$275.

  266. ibtnfri.JPG (77612 bytes)ibtnfrirev.JPG (77879 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated CS173 Confederate 19 mm Lined "I" with "P. Tait and Co. - Limerick" backmark.  This button was recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Richmond, VA.  It has crisp detail and the prettiest chocolate brown patina that you are going to see.--$225.

  267. pdrhrn.JPG (45203 bytes)pdrhrncrvg.JPG (50472 bytes)Massive HUGE 1840 era 14 inch long and 3 inches across Powder Horn.  The horn remains in very nice condition and has ornate designs carved into both top and bottom.  Many young Confederates left home in 1861 carrying a Fowling Rifle and a Powder Horn just like this.--$175.

  268. offgrdspur.JPG (58152 bytes)offgrdspurcls.JPG (62506 bytes)Beautiful condition high quality private purchase prewar cast brass cavalry spur of a type that were often brought from home and worn by Southern Cavalry officers during the American Civil War.  Just perfect condition.--$275.

  269. uscartbx.JPG (61704 bytes)uscartbxrev.JPG (63099 bytes)cartridgeboxopn.JPG (50633 bytes)uscartbxmrk.JPG (102982 bytes)Nice looking Model 1864 Federal .58 cal. leather cartridge box.  The box remains strong and pliable with embossed "U.S." and is maker marked "S. H. Young and Co. - Newark".  Both leather belt loops - both iron roller buckles - leather closure tab - and brass finial all remain completely intact.  Every Civil War collection needs a nice original Civil War cartridge box.--$295.

  270. eagibtns.JPG (75483 bytes)eagibtsrev.JPG (76844 bytes)Very nice condition PAIR of excavated Federal Officer buttons.  One is a nicely gilted Federal "I" Infantry officer's button and the other is a gilted coat size Federal Staff officer's button.--$65. for the pair

  271. tool.JPG (75085 bytes)Original folding musket tool correct to display with any of the Models of Springfield or contract percussion muskets.  An excellent compliment to display with your musket.--$65.

  272. 1861art.JPG (43972 bytes)1861artopn.JPG (47099 bytes)1861artgrd.JPG (60811 bytes)1861artdte.JPG (55126 bytes)1861artmrk.JPG (64586 bytes)Nice looking Federal Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber and Scabbard.  The blade is clean with good clear markings of "U.S. - Ames Mfg. Co. - 1861".  The leather grip was restored many years ago and looks very nice now.  The scabbard is pretty with a smooth aged chocolate brown patina, and just a couple small war-date service dings.--$850.

  273. uswed.JPG (73118 bytes)uswedrev.JPG (71111 bytes)Drop dead beautiful non-excavated large size U.S. oval cartridge boxplate.  Beautiful "never cleaned" dark bronze/brown attic patina on the face and full lead and both wire loops intact on the reverse and the loops are  2 1/2 inches apart.   If you have a nice cartridge box needing a BEAUTIFUL plate - Here it is.--$250.

  274. drpwng.JPG (69802 bytes)drpwngrev.JPG (68545 bytes)Exceptionally nice condition excavated coat size Confederate local "Droop Wing Eagle" C.S. Staff Officer's button.  Recovered from the 1863 spring camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located near "Middleton, TN. {now Midland, TN.}  Crisp detail and smooth brown patina and not a hint of a dent or crack on this excellent button.--$250.

  275. cndlshell.JPG (43691 bytes)Very Cool candle holder made from the top of an exploded  Confederate "wood drive-in fuze" type cannon ball.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Chickamauga.--$45.

  276. unioncase.JPG (66572 bytes)unioncasecls.JPG (76244 bytes)unioncasebk.JPG (55756 bytes)Quite rare hanging style ornate gutta-percha case for a 1/6th plate tintype or ambrotype.  It is an "Improved UNION CASE" with an "1859" patent date.  When this case came out of the estate sale some of the corners were chipped, and I have had them professionally restored.  Perfect for your "extra nice image.--$150.

  277. ncmsstrk.JPG (75315 bytes)ncmsstrkrev.JPG (75886 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated SILVERED North Carolina Sunburst button.  This button was recovered by Benny Anderson from 1863 Army of Tennessee camps on private property near Dalton, GA.  It is a real "oddity" in that something was apparently stuck under the die and about 1/3rd of the button is a "mis-strike".  Really unusual in that the button still retains about 80 to 90 % original silver wash.--$175.

  278. gabttn.JPG (70485 bytes)gabttnrev.JPG (89347 bytes)Pretty chocolate brown excavated coat size Confederate worn Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered near New Hope Church, GA.  It has a rmdc "Steele and Johnson" backmark with shank intact.  There is just a little ground action around the edge, but the button remains very attractive, solid, and stable.--$150.

  279. pwderhrn.JPG (54417 bytes)1840 era small 5 inch pistol or rifle powder horn.  Many young Confederates left home for the Civil War carrying a "hunting rifle" and a powder horn exactly like this one.--$65.

  280. 1836prusnbut.JPG (34728 bytes)1836prusn.JPG (29010 bytes)1836prusnclose.JPG (55948 bytes)1836prusncrtche.JPG (88562 bytes)1836prusndte.JPG (45970 bytes)1836prusnmrk.JPG (99018 bytes)1836prusnmrk2.JPG (85098 bytes)1836prusnmrk3.JPG (70109 bytes)1836prusnmrk4.JPG (73494 bytes)Fresh out of a Central Ohio estate sale.  Nice condition .69 cal. 3-band "Prussian Rifled Musket".  It has a very smooth, chocolate brown attic patina with markings of "1826" {on the barrel before conversion to percussion} and date of "1856" {on the lockplate after conversion to percussion}.  The State of Ohio purchased these muskets for their troops as they first left the State of Ohio for the Civil War in "1861".  We always know that we are digging in an early War Ohio infantry camp site when we start digging "Prussian" bullets.  By late 1862 most Ohio Troops had exchanged these old weapons for "up-to-date" .58 cal. rifled Springfield muskets.--$1,150.SOLD

  281. nonrgcav.JPG (41033 bytes)nonrgcav1850.JPG (57522 bytes)nonrgcavclos.JPG (56928 bytes)nonrgcavsk.JPG (73707 bytes)Just brought in out of the local area "1850" date Non-Regulation import Cavalry saber {saber only without scabbard}.  The saber is marked "S & K" - "1850" which is a German import and quite typical of what Confederates in this area were carrying early in the War.  A very affordable piece of history that is going to look great on someone's wall.--$450.

  282. shldrstte.JPG (74197 bytes)My congratulations go out to Steve Maloney - a local "Water Hunter" here who a couple days ago made a wonderful find.  This is a cast brass "U. S. Topographical Engineer" bit boss with the "raised shield".   In thirty years I've only had 3 or 4 of these - A VERY rare boss to recover.

  283. priprchasespr.JPG (58500 bytes)Non-Excavated "private purchase" cast brass Civil War Cavalry Spur.  This spur is in beautiful condition with original rowel perfectly intact.  I have recovered several examples of this exact style spur over the years, and each one was in a C.S. Cavalry site.--$195.

  284. Very attractive non-excavated large size "S.N.Y." cartridge boxplate.  The plate has a really nice aged patina and appears to be off an old relic board in that there are two old tack holes that have been solder filled where it was at one time tacked to the relic board.  It has full lead and one of the two iron loops remains intact on the reverse and it has excellent eye appeal in display.--$550.

  285. ibut.JPG (64948 bytes)ibut2.JPG (70902 bytes)Really, Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate "Lined I" uniform button.  Solid as a rock smooth woods chocolate brown patina - no dents - no cracks - and shank intact.  This is the way you like to dig them !!--$225.

  286. us.JPG (75825 bytes)usrev.JPG (76338 bytes)Drop dead beautiful excavated large size lead filled "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate.  The plate has an excellent face - full lead - and both wire loops perfectly intact.  This plate was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga by Dr. Rees Buttram.  Plates are not being recovered any more with this level of beauty and perfection.--$225.

  287. rifmnbkl.JPG (77921 bytes)Excavated 4-Piece Rifleman's cast brass buckle missing only one part out of the middle area.  This distinctive buckle was issued with Mississippi Rifles.  The buckle was recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Volunteer Infantry - C.S.A. - located on private property near Shelbyville, TN.--$295.

  288. Excavated large oval lead filled "U.S." cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recently recovered here at the Battle of Stones River.--$125.

  289. rfbkle.JPG (67234 bytes)Excavated center portion of a 4-piece Mississippi Rifleman's buckle.  This was recently recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$48.

  290. Model 1860 light cavalry saber and scabbard brought in just a few minutes ago out of this local area.  The blade has a grey-brown aged patina and is marked "Ames Manufacturing Co. - 1862 - U.S."  The grip has original wrap and wire, but clearly shows a lot of field service and is worn through to wood in some areas.  The scabbard has a thick brown aged patina as well.  If you've been looking for a nice early date cav. saber and scabbard that you can clearly see saw lots of actual service in the saddle - Here it is.  It is entirely possible that this saber may have been C.S. carried.--$850.

  291. 2imagegutta.JPG (57990 bytes)2imageguttacase.JPG (76654 bytes)2imageguttamkr.JPG (47132 bytes)2imageguttasldr.JPG (85446 bytes)2imageguttafthr.JPG (78850 bytes)2imageguttapin.JPG (49338 bytes)Excellent condition double cased images of a father and son in a fine "Holmes, Booth, & Hayden" Guttapercha case.  The image of the son is a nice, clear military with a Colt revolver across his chest.  The image of the father is clear as well with a gilted masonic pin clearly visible.  Just a fine condition case and set of images.--$425.

  292. 1992 Printing of "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment" by Dr. Gordon Dammann.  This is a very useful reference book.--$25.

  293. Beautiful condition and one of less than 20 known - excavated smooth "Artillery Style" Confederate wreath for the Leech and Rigdon "Artillery Type" 2-Piece "C.S." saber belt plate.  This was recovered by Nationally known Relic Hunter - Mr. John Marks - out of Eastport, MS.  When the right Leech and Rigdon "C.S." tongue comes along --- Talk about having a SUPER RARE AND BIG DOLLAR "C.S." 2-piece saber belt plate.  {Rarity 9}--$895.

  294. Civil War outdoor albumin photograph showing a camp scene with a number of visible soldiers, tents, weapons, and even uncleaned fish no-doubt for supper that night.  It remains in a very old frame.  The image has faded and is somewhat light, but everything is still visible - even the fish !!!--$350.

  295. niagraindenture.JPG (51191 bytes)niagraindenture1.JPG (45786 bytes)niagraindenturecnty.JPG (54797 bytes)niagraindentureday.JPG (64940 bytes)niagrandenturesignatures.JPG (53132 bytes)niagraindentureyear.JPG (64940 bytes)This is an item that I've never had before and dates well before the Civil War.  It is a double side glass framed Indenture dated 1814 and bargaining to sell 85 acres of land in Niagara, New York to Elisha Clark for the sum of $224.25.  Each signature on the document has applied seals.  This is a cool early Niagara, NY item and in very nice condition.--$195.

  296. ibutton.JPG (60337 bytes)ibuttonrev.JPG (81252 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated coat size Confederate Lined "I" uniform button.  This is a "CS172A1" with Superior Quality backmark.  It has near 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.--$275.

  297. Fresh dug 3 inch Percussion fuzed Hotchkiss projectile recovered by my buddy - Kent Wall - along Tyne Blvd. which is 2nd Days Fighting at the 1864 Battle of Nashville, TN.  The cup wasn't with the shell when found - just an extra one I had and am including for better display of the projectile.  I have drilled it, but you get the "fun" to clean it to your own taste.--$250.

  298. gltus.JPG (47005 bytes)gltusrev.JPG (40839 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated rare GILTED large size lead filled U.S. oval waist belt plate.  Beautiful face with full lead in the reverse and all three hooks intact.--$275.

  299. usplate.JPG (71516 bytes)usplaterev.JPG (59091 bytes)Excavated large oval lead filled "U.S." cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recently recovered here at the Battle of Stones River.--$125.

  300. Quite rare State Of Alabama Civil War Date $100. note printed at Montgomery, AL. in Jan. 1864.  This is one that you don't see everyday.  The note is circulated, but remains complete and sound.--$135.

  301. Nice condition and well marked .69 cal. Model 1816 friction fit triangular socket bayonet.  This would be just the item to compliment your .69 cal. Model 1816 musket display.--$195.

  302. Excavated scarce "Pointed Nose" Maynard cartridge recovered years ago from Wilson's Federal Cavalry position at the Dec.- 1864 Battle of Nashville, TN. - Second Day Fighting.--$48.

  303. Pretty excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram many, many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  It has a crisp face - full lead - and one of the two iron attachment loops remaining intact.  This is a nicer eagle breastplate than is typically being recovered now.--$175.

  304. Scarce "Western Theater" produced "Lee and His Generals" C.D.V.  It has the rare "A. S. Morse - Photographer - Dept. of the Cumberland - Nashville, Tenn." backmark.--$275.

  305. Rarest of the rare excavated silvered oak leaf "Lt. Col." shoulder strap insignia.  It is in beautiful condition and was recovered in the early 1970s near Brandy Station, VA. by Chuck Sykes.  In 35 years I have only had 3 of these - so how scarce is that ??--$395.

  306. canteenwostpr.JPG (52072 bytes)Model 1858 Federal "Bullseye" canteen with original cover.  It was recently purchased out of a North Georgia estate sale and has a "Philadelphia" maker's mark on the pewter spout.  You can clearly tell from the wear pattern on the wool cover that this canteen was actually carried.--$295.

  307. Fresh out of an Ill. estate sale - Really pretty attic untouched Model 1860 Federal Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  The blade is clean just starting to turn grey-brown with age and is marked "U.S. - 1864 - Mansfield and Lamb".  The brass guard is perfect with a patina nearly as brown as an excavated example.  It has complete original wrap and wire on the grip and the twisted brass wire is almost brown in color now.  The scabbard is nice without a single dent and it also has a rich, thick, brown patina covering it.  If you enjoy an artifact with a pretty - never cleaned - aged patina, you'll really like this one.--$895.

  308. Very nice condition excavated coat size Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" C.S. Staff Officer's button.  This is a scarce "CS26A" and was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga.--$195.

  309. Last Thursday was absolutely beautiful and 67 degrees.  My daughter - Savannah - and I decided that it was a perfect day to play "Hooky" and go relic digging instead of opening the shop.  I had found a small Union camp a few weeks earlier and we decided to see what was there.  We got several bullets - a coat size eagle "I" button - and then I got this nice clear "80" reading on the scale.  At 14 inches deep and under several big roots was a beautiful early style - lead filled - "U.S." oval.  Notice the oval "ghost" where it has been laying for the last 150 years.  Savannah now has it in her display case to remember the experience !!!!!  {If a guy could bottle the rush that you get from digging a Civil War belt plate - It would put Cocaine right out of business !!!}

  310. I tried to get Rocky to smile, but all he wanted to do was eat and drink !!!!!!!

  311. Isn't this guy beautiful - almost neon green.  He came up while bullet digging today as if to say - " Hey Man - Digging Anything ??"

  312. Check out my new "Best Friend" !!!!  When I feed him - It's like he says "I Love You Man !!!!"

  313. My "Free Kitten" with every purchase promotion is winding up BUT My Free "Baby Raccoon" with every purchase is just getting started !!!  {I have 2 Moms and a total of 7 baby Raccoons !!!!}

  314. Perfect condition excavated .52 cal. dropped "Whitworth like" projectile.  This was recovered from one of Gen. Hood's Sharpshooter positions at the "Battle of Nashville".  It is a long bullet that looks just like a cylindrical Whitworth, but just a slightly bigger caliber.  I have been told that this was used in a "Greene Rifle" - but I'm not sure.  It is unquestionably of Sharpshooter nature.  We find these projectiles and actual .45 cal. cylindrical Whitworths in the same areas.--$25.

  315. Coat size non-excavated Federal Navy button.  "Waterbury" backmark and shank intact.--$45.

  316. Beautiful condition excavated coat size Federal eagle "I" Infantry officer with lots of original gold gilt.  This was recovered on private property at Shiloh many, many years ago.--$38.

  317. Attractive and solid condition Model 1855 .58 cal. Federal leather cartridge box.  The box has leather closure tab - both iron roller buckles - brass finial - both leather belt loops - and inner compartment - all still intact.  It is maker marked "Dingee - New York".--$275.

  318. Excellent condition excavated coat size Federal eagle Staff Officer's button.  It has crisp detail and the eagle is surrounded by gold gilt.  This was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga.--$38.

  319. Group of flattened bullets and a button used by soldiers for poker chips or game pieces.  These were recovered many years ago from private property near Shiloh.--$30. for all

  320. Beautiful condition excavated gilted coat size Federal Infantry Officer's button.  This button has a "Goddard" backmark and was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh.--$38.

  321. Nice condition  Sept. 2, 1861 rare "Floating Sail Ship" Confederate $20. note.--$65.

  322. Now here is an item that you don't see offered for sale every day.  It is an "1842" printing of "The History Of America" in GERMAN and was presented to a soldier in "1864".  The book remains in very nice condition.--$95.

  323. Excavated drop .69 cal. triangle base French Minie.  This was recovered near Readyville, TN. from Gen. Breckenridge's Nov. 1862 Army of Tennessee Confederate camp there occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.  This is one of my favorite bullets to dig.--$35.

  324. Very attractive Model 1858 "smooth type" Federal canteen.  The canteen shows actual wear from use and the pewter spout is marked "M.V.M." -- likely Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.  Every collection needs a nice original Civil War canteen.--$195.

  325. Excavated coat size rare pattern {C.S.-26B} Confederate "Drooped Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's Button.  This is a local with chocolate brown patina and a little gold gilt.  It was recovered from Gen. Lucius Polk's 1863 Brigade winter camp located near Tullahoma, TN.--$195.

  326. Excavated coat size Confederate local Louisiana State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  It has good detail with a dark brown patina and a little gold gilt left in the recessed areas.  The iron shank is rusted away, and only rusty remnants remain.  Confederate local manufactured State Seal buttons are scarce to recover.--$195.

  327. Rather scarce original Confederate June 2, 1862 "Sailing ships" One Dollar note.  The note is attractive, will display well, and reasonably sound, but quite circulated with a couple little holes.  Bargain priced for this hard to get note.--$48.50

  328. Fresh out of the ground !!  Coat size Virginia State Seal button just recovered from a Confederate camp site located near Richmond, VA.  It hasn't been cleaned up at all, but you can already see pretty gold gilt showing through the dirt and patina here and there.  "Horstmann & Sons" backmark.--$150.

  329. Very rare extra "Hi-Base" 69 cal. French Dragoon triangle base projectile.  This is a nice drop , but does have a worm hole in the very top.  It's been ages since I've had one of these - This one was recovered near Corinth, Miss.--$85.

  330. Attractive excavated large size "U.S." oval