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  1. volcheerleader.JPG (647692 bytes)The Vols may only be able to play three good quarters of Football - but we sure have cute Cheerleaders !!!

  2. cannisterballinpark.JPG (819685 bytes)We, yesterday, took "Ranger Gibb" out on the park tourist walking trail to show him the location of a Confederate canister ball from a 6 lb. size gun that moles had rooted up and rain had washed off, making it visible to anyone walking by.  This ball is still lying where it came to rest after being fired by Confederate forces December 31, 1862, one hundred and fifty three years ago.

  3. sooored.jpg (85797 bytes)"Hillbilly Red" - Politically incorrect - no cell phone - living in the past and loving it !!!

  4. musketslng.JPG (51423 bytes)Very rare to find to offer anymore - Original Civil War leather musket sling correct for the .58 cal. Model 1855, or Model 1861, or 1861 contract, or .58 cal. Model 1863 Springfield or contract musket.  This sling shows normal wear, but is complete with no breaks or repairs.  It will likely be a long time before you get another chance at one of these.--$195.SOLD

  5. 1862tower.JPG (24183 bytes)1862towerstk.JPG (13274 bytes)1862towerbrl.JPG (11412 bytes)1862towerlckplt.JPG (57029 bytes)1862towerdte.JPG (67242 bytes)1862towercrn.JPG (67637 bytes)1862towercart.JPG (187343 bytes)1862towerrb.JPG (62314 bytes)VERY nice condition Confederate marked .577 cal. 3-band Enfield rifled musket.  The metal has a nice, smooth gently aging grey-brown patina, and has lockplate markings of "1862 - Tower - and the crown".  The barrel has the sought after "25 - 25" mark.  The stock is in exceptionally nice condition with only the small dings and marks of service, and has the small cartouches that has been found to be associated with Confederate import.  The original ramrod - both sling swivels - and original long range site all remain intact.  In addition, the action is about as crisp as when issued, and a very decent bore remains.  This is, in every way, a quality Confederate associated weapon.--$2,450.SOLD

  6. 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.

  7. newyorkdiary.JPG (64921 bytes)newyorkdiaryopn.JPG (55128 bytes)newyorkdiaryopn2.JPG (48025 bytes)newyorkdiaryopn3.JPG (52827 bytes)newyorkdiarydesc.JPG (37898 bytes)newyorkdiarytrans.JPG (21781 bytes)newyorkdiarydesc2.JPG (16574 bytes)Very, very rare to come by - Hand written manuscript diary of  William R. Murphy - Co. "E" - 16th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.  This diary is for the year "1864" and documents the Federal drive for Atlanta through Georgia, AND the Bloody November 30, 1864 "Battle of Franklin, TN. AND the BIG Dec. 16th, 1864 CHARGE at the Battle of Nashville, TN.  Literally - some of the most famous and important Civil War history in the States of Georgia and Tennessee is documented in this diary !!  The diary was purchased directly from family heirs, and has been 100% transcribed and typed.--$1,450.SOLD

  8. 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.

  9. jamesshell.JPG (65145 bytes)jamesshellrev.JPG (62233 bytes)I hardly ever hear of anyone digging one of these anymore.  A Fired 3.8 inch "Birdcage James Bolt".  It has been cleaned - coated - and GUARANTEED SAFE !!!  The metal is beautiful on one side, and has about average ground action on the other side.  This is one that many collections are lacking.--$795.SOLD

  10. starpin.jpg (82746 bytes)starpinrev.JPG (92423 bytes)Soldier hand crafted from a "coin button" small size Texas Star hat pin.  This tiny little star hat pin was recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry Camp occupied during the spring of 1863, and located near Unionville, TN.--$150.

  11. 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.

  12. 1852harpersferry.JPG (19776 bytes)1852harpersferrybt.JPG (10735 bytes)1852harpersferrybrl.JPG (9370 bytes)1852harpersferrylckplt.JPG (55618 bytes)1852harpersferrydte.JPG (63367 bytes)1852harpersferryus.JPG (76642 bytes)1852harpersferry1848.JPG (65454 bytes)Just in - Very historic weapon - Attractive, clean .69 cal. Model 1842 Harpers Ferry 3-band percussion smoothbore musket.  The metal is clean overall, but is beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked "Harpers Ferry - U.S. - 1852" and the barrel is dated "1848".  The walnut stock is very pretty with just the normal small bumps and marks of field service.  The action still works as perfectly as during the Civil War.  This is exactly the type muskets that the Confederates would have found stored in the Harpers Ferry Arsenal, and this one has every likelihood of having been C.S. carried.  It would have fired either a .69 cal. musket ball - buck and ball - or straight "buck"--$1,295.

  13. lefauch.jpg (48953 bytes)lefauchrev.JPG (51606 bytes)lefauchmkr.JPG (58389 bytes)lefauchsrl.JPG (61052 bytes)lefauchgrp.JPG (68856 bytes)lefaucheng.JPG (62502 bytes)lefauchcham.JPG (60191 bytes)lefauchdesc.JPG (49563 bytes)lefauchdesccls.JPG (43216 bytes)Very nice condition 12mm "E. Lefaucheux" brevette pinfire revolver.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver very similar to this one.  The loading door - the lanyard ring - and the ejector rod all remain intact.  Almost always, One or more of these items are missing, and I am including an original cartridge to display with the revolver.  A very nice weapon generally Confederate associated.--$895.

  14. nashbormn.JPG (49688 bytes)Very nice condition excavated Federal 12 lb. Bormann fuzed cannon ball.  This was recovered a few years back off Tyne Blvd. which was the Second Day fighting at the Battle of Nashville.  I have disarmed the shell, but it hasn't even been washed off - meaning that you get to clean and coat it to the look that you want.  You can still read a couple of the "second" numbers on the Bormann fuze.--$250.

  15. alvinyork.JPG (137070 bytes)alvinyorkpic.JPG (62166 bytes)alvinyorksig.JPG (51064 bytes)alvinyorkauth.JPG (56298 bytes)Not Civil War, BUT VERY COOL !!!  Check with signature of true American hero, and CERTIFIED BAD-ASS, "SGT. ALVIN C. YORK".  If, somehow, you don't know SGT. York's story - You owe it to yourself to look it up and read it !!--$150.SOLD

  16. 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.

  17. nucadet.jpg (83280 bytes)nucadetrev.JPG (90993 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated coat size Norwich University Cadet button.  Norwich University is the oldest military university in the country and is located in Northfield, Vermont.  This button is a "D. Evans" back mark two piece and dates the last year of the Civil War or slightly after.  This is a button that you do not often encounter.--$45.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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.

  22. rebel5.jpg (61744 bytes)rebel5rev.JPG (51029 bytes)Excellent condition February 17, 1864, issue Confederate $5 note.  This note is in near uncirculated condition with nice vivid color and crisp strong edges.  It is serial # 33881.--$79.SOLD

  23. rebel10.jpg (57076 bytes)rebel10rev.JPG (53665 bytes)Near uncirculated February 17, 1864, issue "Horses Pulling Cannon" $10 Confederate note.  The colors are bright and vivid, and the edges are strong.--$65.SOLD

  24. rebel50.jpg (62377 bytes)rebel50rev.JPG (53428 bytes)Beautiful uncirculated condition February 17, 1864, Confederate $50 note.  It is serial # 83145 and has bright, vivid color and crisp strong edges.--$125.

  25. 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.

  26. mintbormn.JPG (49138 bytes)mintbormnclose.JPG (70054 bytes)Beautiful condition 1890s era Battlefield pick-up 12 lb. Bormann cannon ball.  This was picked up on private property near Shiloh.  The metal remains about smooth enough to fire today, and the Bormann fuze is unpunched with EVERY NUMBER legible.  I just got through disarming this projectile and I saved a little bag of the original powder from the ball.  A fine - near non-Battlefield - 12 lb. Bormann ball.--SOLD

  27. csanashplow.JPG (13485 bytes)csanashplowopn.JPG (17441 bytes)csanashplowcls.JPG (55891 bytes)csanashplowgrd.JPG (39889 bytes)csanashplowmkr.JPG (66180 bytes)csanashplowcsa.JPG (73434 bytes)SUPER - SUPER RARE "NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS" FIELD AND STAFF OFFICER'S SWORD AND REMNANTS OF IT'S ORIGINAL LEATHER SCABBARD.  The Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Officer's Saber is extremely Rare, BUT there exists about ten of them for every one of the Nashville Plow Works Field and Staff Officer's Swords.  There are thought to be only about 18 known existing examples of this Exceedingly Rare Sword.  The blade is clean and in nice condition - just beginning to darken in areas with age.  The ornate cast brass guard and grip remains in excellent original condition with a rich aged patina.  The vast majority of Museums and elite collections do not have an example of this SCARCE CONFEDERATE OFFICER'S SWORD.--$12,500.

  28. bjthomas.jpg (23209 bytes)bjthomascls.JPG (35624 bytes)bjthomaswheeler.JPG (27160 bytes)bjthomassig.JPG (43991 bytes)bjthomastrans.JPG (42097 bytes)ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT C.S. LETTER TO A WESTERN THEATER CONFEDERATE CAVALRY MAJOR GENERAL !!!  This rare Confederate letter was written on May 15, 1863 to Major General Joseph Wheeler from Col. R. C. Morgan's Confederate Cavalry Camp located at McMillan's Mill in Middle Tennessee.  This camp was occupied following the Battle of Stones River.  The letter relates to the reassigning of a battalion of Confederate Cavalry from Gen. John Hunt Morgan's command to Gen. Wheeler's command.  This letter would easily be a $800.  Confederate General's letter were it not so light.  It does remain legible, but you need pretty good light.--$275.SOLD

  29. 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.

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

  31. grant.jpg (73419 bytes)Original "bust view" Civil War era C.D.V. of Federal Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant.  The image is crisp and clear with hardly any fading at all.--$45.

  32. 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.

  33. huffman.jpg (34638 bytes)huffmanafdvt.JPG (23551 bytes)huffmansig.JPG (32172 bytes)Following the Civil War, Confederate soldiers were required to sign and "Oath of Allegiance" to the United States of America.  This particular Oath of Allegiance is in excellent condition and is from Wythe County, Virginia.  It was signed by Betterton Hendricks on the 6th day of November, 1865, and was witnessed by A. J. Hufford.--$65.SOLD

  34. 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.

  35. colt182388.JPG (50765 bytes)colt182388rev.JPG (53878 bytes)colt182388mkr.JPG (39571 bytes)colt182388ptnt.JPG (70040 bytes)colt182388ptnt2.JPG (65998 bytes)colt182388srls.JPG (52103 bytes)colt182388srl.JPG (45834 bytes)colt182388srl2.JPG (24523 bytes)Nice condition .32 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket revolver.  This revolver has an all matching {INCLUDING THE WEDGE} serial number of "182388" which is very desirable EARLY 1859 production, and considering that the revolver is out of this local area - makes it highly likely that it was Confederate carried.  It has a smooth - gently aging grey-brown patina with traces of remaining cylinder scene, and also traces of silver wash on the brass trigger guard.  The revolver has crisp action, and a great bore.  There are 9 notches cut around the butt - You have to wonder what that means !!--$1,150.SOLD

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. tiffany.jpg (13295 bytes)tiffanyopn.JPG (18688 bytes)tiffanycls.JPG (41287 bytes)tiffanymkr.JPG (48795 bytes)Nice clean 1850s era production Cavalry saber and scabbard marked "Tiffany" {of New York}.  It has a nice clean blade - original wrap and wire on the grip - and an excellent scabbard that has only a couple typical small service dings.  This is out of a Pennsylvania estate sale and is a nice quality Civil War Cavalry saber.--$750.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. dugibutton.JPG (76749 bytes)dugibuttonrev.JPG (87920 bytes)Excavated coat size Confederate 2-piece "Block I" Infantry button.  This was recovered about twenty years ago from Gen. Breckenridge's Nov. 1862 camp located on private property near Readyville, TN. and occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.  The button is solid as can be with the shank still intact on the reverse.--$95.SOLD

  43. diaryrcrd.JPG (50579 bytes)diaryopninfo.JPG (53097 bytes)diaryclsd.JPG (79885 bytes)diaryopntst.JPG (36773 bytes)diarystain.JPG (40777 bytes)RARE-RARE-RARE an historic 1862 diary belonging to Corporal John Hansard of the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Corporal Hansard faithfully kept his diary right up to the very day that he was killed in the Battle of Shiloh.  He is buried in the Shiloh National Cemetery, and you can visit his grave yet today.  The diary is in very nice stable condition with what appears to be bloodstains on the upper portion of the diary.  I have included a close-up picture of this area, and I suppose DNA tests could confirm.  It would be very hard to find a more touching and historic personal artifact than this one.--$1,650.SOLD

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. powderhorn.JPG (49196 bytes)powderhornrev.JPG (47878 bytes)Very nice condition original 1840 era  9 inch powder horn.  Many young Confederates first left home in 1861 carrying the family hunting rifle and a powder horn exactly like this one.--$89.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. saber.jpg (14014 bytes)saberopn.jpg (53130 bytes)sabercls.jpg (55887 bytes)guthrie.jpg (56111 bytes)guthrierev.JPG (40843 bytes)Nice condition Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" Import Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried during the Civil War by both Union and Confederate Cavalry.  This saber was carried by Henry Guthrie of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, and comes with an original Civil War C.D.V. of Guthrie in his Confederate uniform.  The 7th Tennessee Cavalry - C.S.A. - served with General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the majority of the Civil War.  Where else can you own an original Confederate carried saber AND an original picture of it's owner for less than $1,000. !!!--$975.SOLD

  50. 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.

  51. 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

  52. unioncorporal.JPG (84549 bytes)unioncorporalclsd.JPG (86756 bytes)Nice clear fully cased tintype of a young Federal Corporal.  This is a standing view and he is wearing his kepi - waist belt with visible "U.S." buckle - and his frock coat with Corporal stripes.  A good solid inexpensive image.--$150.SOLD

  53. 6poundcb.jpg (48941 bytes)Beautiful condition Battlefield Pick-up Confederate 6 lb. solid shot cannon ball picked up around the turn of the century on private property near Shiloh.--$195.SOLD

  54. dugspurfriday.JPG (69502 bytes)Very nice condition excavated "Rooster Neck" regulation cast brass Federal Cavalry spur.  This was recovered many years ago on private property at Camp Stanley located here at Murfreesboro, TN.--$79.

  55. 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.

  56. ironsideloader.JPG (57290 bytes)ironsideloaderplug.JPG (50195 bytes)Beautiful condition early battlefield pick-up Confederate 12 lb. copper fused cannon ball with the rare iron side loader plug.  This shell was picked up on private property near Petersburg, Virginia, and is nice enough we could literally fire it today.  It is cleaned, coated, and ready for display.--$475.SOLD

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 7canstr.JPG (46447 bytes)7canstrrev.JPG (49186 bytes)This is believed to be the finest excavated BIG 7" canister in private hands.  It was recovered on private property about 30 years ago and is just a SUPER NICE artifact.  We CAN'T ship this one for fear of damaging it.   You will need to pick it up here or we can bring it to the upcoming Franklin, TN. Civil War Show.  This jewel is HEAVY !!--$1,850.

  60. twopiecetandw.JPG (2922240 bytes)twopiecetandwrev.JPG (956578 bytes)Nice looking excavated CS two-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered years ago at Weyanoke, Louisiana, which is located on Louisiana Highway 66, - 12.2 miles north-northwest of St. Francisville.  The tongue and the wreath were dug at different sites, but fit together very well and have close enough brown patinas that the buckle displays very nicely.  Because this is not a "dug together" buckle, but rather one that was "bound together in holy matrimony," it is priced at simply the value of the tongue and the value of the wreath.--$1,595.SOLD

  61. kenanswd.JPG (42989 bytes)kenanswdclsd.JPG (44338 bytes)kenanswdgrp.JPG (60080 bytes)kenanswdmrk.JPG (47888 bytes)kenanswdmrkscab.JPG (66227 bytes)This is one of the nicest excavated 2nd Model Kenansville Confederate Manufactured Cavalry sabers that I have ever had.  It was recovered many, many years ago on private property near Farmville, VA.  Both the scabbard and the saber have a matching Roman numeral of "XLIIII".  It will likely be a very long time before you see another excavated Kenansville Confederate Cavalry Saber {especially this nice} offered for sale.--$2,250.SOLD

  62. pistolwedn.JPG (581799 bytes)pistolwednrev.JPG (533537 bytes)pistolwedneng.JPG (680918 bytes)pistolwedneng2.JPG (457139 bytes)pistolwedncrv.JPG (557841 bytes)Just brought in - Relic condition .44 cal. Model 1863 Starr Single Action Revolver.  This revolver was found in the attic of an old home here, and has several replaced screws, and a very old hand carved grip.  A VERY cool Civil War Revolver for the price.--$495.SOLD

  63. 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.

  64. unionoval.JPG (799580 bytes)unionovalrev.JPG (861646 bytes)Drop dead gorgeous excavated large size "U.S." oval waist belt.  This plate was recovered on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram way back in 1965.  This is the kind of beautiful artifacts being recovered 50 years ago.--$275.SOLD

  65. 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

  66. csbeltrigsa.JPG (72542 bytes)csbeltrigs.JPG (96371 bytes)csbeltrigscls.JPG (101642 bytes)How is this for RARE - RARE - RARE - Two identical Leech and Rigdon 2-Piece Sword Belt Plates - BOTH on original Leech Confederate waist belts - Enjoy !!!!!!!

  67. 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

  68. 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.

  69. 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 !!}

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. spurdisplay.JPG (39014 bytes)spurdisplaycls.JPG (47570 bytes)spurdisplayplaq.JPG (41394 bytes)Extremely rare NON-EXCAVATED pair of cast brass Richmond Arsenal Confederate spurs complete with original leather straps, and are displayed in a beautiful original antique frame and shadow box.--$650 complete with antique shadow box.SOLD

  73. 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.

  74. hatchetblade.JPG (73333 bytes)hatchetbladerev.JPG (74533 bytes)Very nice condition excavated camp hatchet head recovered from an 1863 Alabama Infantry camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$38.SOLD

  75. flagstafftop.JPG (67566 bytes)Quite rare excavated heavy brass flagstaff top.  This was recovered from an Alabama Infantry camp located on private property in North Alabama.--$95.SOLD

  76. soldierwithbook.JPG (82140 bytes)soldierwithbookopn.JPG (80292 bytes)Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a young Federal private.  This is a seated view, and he is wearing his kepi and his four-button sack coat.  His left arm is resting on a table with a Bible.   The image is quite clear with absolutely no flaking at all.--$150.SOLD

  77. coltwithbase.JPG (71899 bytes)Extremely rare excavated Confederate country rifle bullet that was field molded, and the mold sprue was never clipped from the base of the bullet.  It is approximately .50 to .52 caliber.--$75.SOLD

  78. gns.jpg (463777 bytes)gnsrev.jpg (482090 bytes)Beautiful excavated gilted coat size New York State seal Button.  This button was recovered from private property near Tiftonia, TN. and has no dents - loads of gold gilt - and shank intact and straight.--$45.SOLD
  79. mbthreeringer.JPG (53568 bytes)mbthreeringerbase.JPG (46611 bytes)Excellent condition excavated "Blob Top" Confederate field molded .58 caliber Minie Ball.--$25.

  80. expandspur.JPG (75082 bytes)First one of these that I have ever had.  It's an excavated 1855 Date "J. S. Eubank" Patent Spur.  This is an excellent example with even the rowel remaining completely intact.  This one was recovered from an 1863 Texas Cavalry Camp located near Unionville, TN.--$150. SOLD  

  81. dugpipe.jpg (74832 bytes)dugpipe2.jpg (65854 bytes)VERY COOL excavated glazed clay pipe bowl depicting an EAGLE'S CLAW holding the bowl itself.  It was recovered from a Federal trash pit at a camp site located near Paint Rock, ALA.  This little relic displays beautifully.--SOLD

  82. 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.  

  83. gaslantern.JPG (63885 bytes)gaslanterndate.JPG (45311 bytes)Great little relic !!!  Excavated "1863" dated small camp oil lamp.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram about 40 years ago from the massive Federal camps on private property located near Eastport, MS.  "EXCELLENT" for your excavated "camp site items" display.--$125.SOLD

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. carvedbuttons.JPG (80427 bytes)carvedbuttons2.JPG (98267 bytes)Nice little collection of 10 carved bullets from the last three or four collections that have come through.  There are a couple chess pieces - a fishing sinker - a lead nipple protector made from a Nashville and Chattanooga lead railroad tag - and a "well executed Phallic Symbol".  Very Nice Grouping.--$95.

  87. 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.

  88. 1890jacket.JPG (22542 bytes)1890jacketcls.JPG (40391 bytes)1880-1890 era Civilian Frock Coat out of a Southern Pines, N.C. estate, and of a similar cut and look to the Civilian jackets of the "earlier" 1861 era that many young North Carolina recruits wore as they left home for the Civil War.  The earlier jackets would have been hand stitched, and likely smaller in size.  This would be a typical coat that a Confederate Veteran would have worn to a Re-Union, meeting, or parade.  I have attached an original "U.C.V." medal and ribbon for nicer display.  If an original $65,000. Confederate frock coat isn't an option right now - Here is a late 1800s "U.C.V. era" frock coat that  is going to display beautifully, and give your collection a museum look that only a uniform coat can do.  Priced at the same level as a common "U.S." oval belt and plate {and faaarrr more impressive on display}.--$475.SOLD

  89. cannonball.JPG (51933 bytes)cannonballseam.JPG (51260 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated 12 lb. Confederate "Polygonal Cavity" wood drive-in fuze cannon ball.  The ball was recovered on private property from Hood's retreat from Nashville and Franklin, TN.  It has a a nice Southern mold seam that you can see from across the room.--$350.

  90. spurspair.JPG (50853 bytes)Beautiful condition pair of excavated cast brass Confederate Cavalry Spurs.  These were recovered on private property from a Confederate Cavalry Camp in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.--$425. SOLD

  91. 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.

  92. lrgegafrme.JPG (61009 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated large size Confederate GA. Frame waist belt plate recovered from "1862 - 1863" Confederate Army Of Tennessee Infantry camps located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$595.SOLD

  93. cstongue.jpg (100431 bytes)cstonguerev.JPG (105367 bytes)Absolutely beautiful "tongue portion" of a non-excavated "Richmond Arsenal" C.S. 2-Piece Saber Belt Plate.  It has a rich aged bronze patina, and if you can land the matching wreath - you will have a $3,000. to $3,500. non-excavated Richmond Arsenal C.S. 2-piece saber belt plate.  {I have had several loose non-excavated Richmond Arsenal wreaths over the years, so it is possible and realistic to find one, and the wreath half is usually about $950.}--$1,450.SOLD

  94. 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.

  95. woodencanteen.JPG (58814 bytes)woodencanteenrev.JPG (60616 bytes)woodencanteen1865.JPG (67184 bytes)woodencanteenflag.JPG (53908 bytes)woodencanteenopng.JPG (62895 bytes)woodencanteenloop.JPG (54953 bytes)Really - Really pretty Gardner Pattern Confederate wooden canteen.  This was taken home to PA. as a War trophy at the end of the Civil War, and has 1865 engraved with tiny dots on one side, and a small, crude C.S. Battleflag on the other side.  This C.S. canteen is without question "Museum Quality"--$1,850.SOLD

  96. pistol.jpg (51014 bytes)pistolrev.JPG (47247 bytes)pistoleng1.JPG (64898 bytes)pistoleng2.JPG (82781 bytes)pistoleng3.JPG (65781 bytes)pistoleng4.JPG (53865 bytes)pistoleng5.JPG (43325 bytes)pistolsrl.JPG (62927 bytes)pistolgrp.JPG (67307 bytes)pistolgrprev.JPG (73025 bytes)Exceptionally nice condition 9mm Belgium produced pinfire revolver.  The revolver is serial# "1640".  It has about 60% original blue - original ejector rod is intact - cartridge loading door is intact - and original lanyard ring is intact.  The revolver has perfect action and about as crisp a bore as when it was brand new.  We are including with the revolver two original 9 mm pinfire cartridges.--$850.

  97. douglas.jpg (13478 bytes)douglascls.JPG (50169 bytes)douglasgrd.JPG (57897 bytes)douglaseng.JPG (50737 bytes)douglaseng2.JPG (56181 bytes)Extremely rare C.S. MARKED "B. Douglas" Confederate Field and Staff officers sword only, without scabbard.  The guard has a rich aged uncleaned brown patina as well as does the distinctive Douglas Pommel cap.  The blade is an import and could have been a replacement early on for a broken blade or might have even been used to begin with, as it was not uncommon for Confederate sword makers such as Memphis Novelty Works and Halfmann and Taylor-Montgomery, Alabama, to use imported blades.  The grip on the sword has been professionally restored and looks really nice.  If you have always wanted a Confederate Field and Staff Officers sword with the magic letters "C.S.", but the $12,000-$15,000 price tag made that just not practical, here is your chance to own a really nice looking Confederate "C.S." marked officers sword at a very reasonable price.--$4,250.SOLD

  98. 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.

  99. towermusket.JPG (23983 bytes)towermusketbt.JPG (15147 bytes)towermusketbrl.JPG (8994 bytes)towermusketcls.JPG (50518 bytes)towermusketmkr.JPG (96765 bytes)towermusketen.JPG (82506 bytes)towermusket25.JPG (67361 bytes)Very attractive, 1861 date, .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth aging gray/brown patina with lockplate marks of "1861-Tower-and the crown".  The barrel has the desirable "25-25" marks.  Both sling swivels, long-range sight, and original ramrod remain intact.  The stock is complete with typical small dings and marks from actual field service.  The musket being dated 1861 likely saw the entire war.  The action remains as strong and perfect as the day it was made and decent rifling remains.  This is a nice honest example of one of the Confederate Infantry's favorite weapons.--$1,650.SOLD

  100. rgeepowderhorn.JPG (44375 bytes)rgeepowderhornrev.JPG (51439 bytes)rgeepowderhorndoc.JPG (45608 bytes)Quite large (9 inches long and 3 inches in width) very, very old powder horn said to have belonged to to Richard C. Gee, who came to this country from Coventry, England.  This artifact came from the Turner, Chatham, McGavok estate on Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee.  It is believed that this horn was also carried by a family ancestor, John Reed, who was an aid to Gen. Andrew Jackson.  The horn comes with a short letter giving family historical information all the way back to the 1700s.--$195.SOLD

  101. gardnerbullet.JPG (83409 bytes)Really nice condition excavated brass case .50 cal. Gallagher carbine cartridge recovered many years ago from the Federal Cavalry Head Quarters camp located at Pump Springs, AL.  This will be perfect to display with your Gallagher Carbine.--$65.SOLD

  102. 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.

  103. buglepn.jpg (88113 bytes)buglepnrev.JPG (86355 bytes)Perfect condition original Federal Infantry "bugle" hat pin.  Both attachment loops remain intact on the reverse.--$89.SOLD

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. bulletthree.JPG (71066 bytes)bulletthreebase.JPG (49545 bytes)Nice dropped .45 cal. teat base 3-ring Kerr Confederate projectile.  This was recovered from a Confederate camp on private property near Fort Donelson, TN.--$48.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. msket.JPG (14292 bytes)msketbrl2.JPG (8349 bytes)msketlckplt.JPG (57410 bytes)msketlckpltrev.JPG (67800 bytes)msketmrk.JPG (65988 bytes)msketmrk2.JPG (66555 bytes)msketbook.JPG (48069 bytes)Just in out of the local Southern bushes -- .69 cal. Austrian Model 1842 Engineer's Rifled musket.  The musket has a smooth - never cleaned - deep chocolate brown patina, and is the type weapon many Confederates carried the first two years of the Civil War.  I have never recovered a .69 cal. Austrian projectile anywhere but early Confederate Infantry camps.  Here is a nice, untouched, Confederate carried musket at a VERY reasonable price.--$850.SOLD

  110. rarespur.jpg (64822 bytes)Absolutely beautiful perfect excavated SUPER HEAVY pattern Leech and Rigdon enlisted man's Confederate cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered on private property near Charleston, South Carolina, from a Confederate cavalry camp and has the most perfect slick olive green patina you could hope to find.  There are remnants of the iron rowel still intact.--$395.SOLD

  111. 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.
  112. nplow.jpg (13188 bytes)nplowopn.jpg (18291 bytes)nplowcls.jpg (52422 bytes)nplowcsa.jpg (58762 bytes)nplowmkr.jpg (76597 bytes)Ultra-Rare EARLY production "Backwards "N" Nashville Plow Works Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber and Scabbard.  The blade has a nice aged grey-brown patina and the guard has a fine aged bronze patina.  The leather grip was restored about 50 years ago and looks perfect.  It has the original "Nashville Plow" scabbard with the tiny "nickel size" rings.  This item is absolutely "museum worthy".--$8,500. SOLD

  113. csbreckinridge.jpg (905167 bytes)csbreckinridgecls.jpg (1035481 bytes)csbreckinridgerev.jpg (1098343 bytes)Ultra rare double struck non-excavated Breckinridge style large oval CS waist belt plate on original leather belt.  This Confederate belt rig was originally purchased by David Williams about 30 years ago out of an Abilene, Texas, estate.  According to family information, their ancestor had served with Wharton's 8th Texas Rangers during the Civil War.  This belt rig was part of Dr. Rees Buttram's collection for many years, and for a number of years was on display in the Tennessee Museum at Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The CS oval buckle on this belt rig has a very unusual soldered on double wire front hook.  In this era, it is extremely rare for a Confederate rig of this scarcity to come on the market.--$4,950.SOLD

  114. dugshell.jpg (64094 bytes)Excellent condition DROPPED three inch time fused Hotchkiss projectile.  This was recovered many years ago from a lawn in Atlanta, Georgia, which was previously part of the Battleground of Atlanta, Georgia, but is currently a private residential area.  The shell has been cleaned and disarmed and is ready for display.--$295.SOLD

  115. 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.

  116. dugspurwed.JPG (68349 bytes)dugspurwedcls.JPG (42991 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated Federal "Rooster Neck" regulation cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered from Union Camp Stanley located near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and named after Federal General David Stanley.  It was recovered from private property and has an absolutely beautiful reflective olive green patina.--$85.

  117. 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.

  118. fedrosette.JPG (98192 bytes)fedrosetterev.JPG (98177 bytes)Perfect condition excavated regulation cast brass "U.S. Cavalry" rosette.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina and was recovered from Federal Camp David Stanley, located near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.--$48.SOLD

  119. chain.jpg (57149 bytes)Perfect condition excavated brass cavalry curb chain.  This was recovered from a Confederate Alabama cavalry camp located near Chapel Hill, Tennessee.  I don't think I have ever seen a nicer recovered example.--$48.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. columbiafrnt.JPG (104476 bytes)columbia.jpg (110929 bytes)Really pretty excavated stamped brass Union patriotic disc recovered on private property here at Stones River.  It has a smooth brown patina and has an eagle draped over the Federal shield with stars and the legend "Hail Columbia".  We used to recover these fairly often from the 1863 Federal winter camps here, but this is the first that I've had in several years.  It has a smooth brown patina and really sharp detail.--$95.SOLD

  123. dugspurthurs.JPG (76910 bytes)Perfect condition excavated Federal Cavalry Spur recovered at Camp Stanley here at Murfreesboro, TN.  It has a beautiful brown/green woods patina.--$75.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. gardnre.jpg (76578 bytes)Excavated complete .52 cal. Spencer carbine cartridge.  This was recovered from private property - Wilder's Lightening Brigade at Hoover's Gap, TN.--$38.SOLD 

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. eagleclip.JPG (103188 bytes)eaglecliprev.JPG (101658 bytes)Absolutely beautiful excavated silvered officer's "Droop Wing eagle" suspender clip.  You won't see a more flawless example.--$65. SOLD

  130. palmettoclip.JPG (96145 bytes)palmettocliprev.JPG (90178 bytes)Very rare excavated "Palmetto Tree" suspender clip.  This unique relic was  recovered from the 1863 winter camp of  "Manigault's South Carolina Brigade".  It is very nice condition.--$75.SOLD

  131. rosette.jpg (64515 bytes)rosetterev.JPG (103418 bytes)Excellent condition excavated lead filled floral Confederate used bridle rosette.  This was recovered from private property along Duck River where Roddy's Alabama Cavalry were encamped for the winter of 1863.--$48.SOLD

  132. 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.

  133. groovedaxe.JPG (48249 bytes)Quite rare 1000 year old Cherokee "grooved axe" picked up in a cultivated field along Duck River near Chapel Hill, Tennessee, by a Civil War relic hunter that was searching the field for Confederate artifacts and saw the grooved axe exposed.  Not exactly Civil War, but found by a Civil War relic hunter, and some Cherokee Indians did participate in the Civil War.--$225. SOLD

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. enfieldbayonet.JPG (13652 bytes)enfieldbayonetcls.JPG (59338 bytes)enfieldbayonetmkr.JPG (74028 bytes)Fresh in out of the local bushes, .577 cal. Enfield Saber Bayonet with the pressed leather grips.  The bayonet is in overall good condition with an aging gray patina on the metal, and the checkered pressed leather grips remain in good condition.  This type saber bayonet is correct for the Enfield two band Sergeants Model musket, and was very popular among Confederate forces.--$250.

  138. 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.

  139. apothkit1.JPG (99586 bytes)apothkittop.JPG (50531 bytes)apothkitopn.JPG (63524 bytes)apothkitopn1.JPG (54801 bytes)Extremely rare and in beautiful condition 1840 - 1860 era walnut apothecary chest with original open pontil medicine bottles (I noticed one or two still have medicine in them - not sure about expiration date).  The walnut case is in absolutely pristine condition with original fold down brass handle in the top, and has one slide in drawer which also contains several medical items.  This is a museum grade piece that will be a high quality addition to any medical collection or medical display.--$2,850.SOLD

  140. kville.jpg (12008 bytes)kvilleopn.JPG (18404 bytes)kvillecls.JPG (42820 bytes)kvilleromannuml.JPG (62801 bytes)kvilleromannuml2.JPG (32387 bytes)Very pretty and "rare as can be" 2nd Model Kenansville {Confederate States Armory" Southern made C.S. cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, gently aging grey/brown  patina, and has the classic Confederate unstopped fuller.  The guard has a beautiful uncleaned - aged bronze patina, -lap seamed - and the grip is beautiful - having been professionally restored about 60 years ago.  It has Roman numerals "XVIII"  cut into both the saber guard, and on the throat of the scabbard.  The scabbard is in excellent condition with brass mounts and a smooth dark brown patina.  This is a classic Confederate saber that any one of us would be proud to have in our collection.--$4,650.SOLD

  141. 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.

  142. scarolina.JPG (34098 bytes)scarolinarev.JPG (45638 bytes)Excavated coat size South Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This was recovered from Gen. Manigault's 1863 South Carolina camp located just outside Shelbyville, TN. on private property on Lewisburg Pike.  The button is solid as a rock, but does have a slight press in the very center.  Smooth chocolate patina, and crisp detail.--$125.SOLD

  143. kepibuttons.JPG (89189 bytes)kepibuttonsrev.JPG (104811 bytes)Perfectly matching set of excavated highly gilted Confederate used kepi buttons.  These were recovered from Wharton's 1863 - 8th Texas Cavalry camp located near Unionville, TN. and are all that remains of a Confederate kepi.--$45.SOLD

  144. 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.

  145. 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.

  146. 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.
  147. candj.jpg (13033 bytes)candjcls.jpg (38555 bytes)candjmkr.jpg (70494 bytes)Model 1840 heavy cavalry saber "Old Wristbreaker" out of a North Alabama estate and was almost certainly Confederate Cavalry carried.  You can own a very affordable Confederate carried cavalry saber.--$375.SOLD

  148. 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.

  149. 1964springfield.JPG (19785 bytes)1964springfieldstk.JPG (12984 bytes)1964springfieldbrl1.JPG (9251 bytes)1964springfieldlckplt.JPG (61277 bytes)1964springfieldmkr.JPG (78812 bytes)1964springfielddte.JPG (73140 bytes)Fresh out of a central Alabama estate - .58 cal. Model 1861 Springfield rifled musket.  This musket was brought in yesterday and was quite likely a captured and Confederate used weapon.  It has a smooth attic brown patina tip to tip and shows clear evidence of lots of service.  At some point, the original Model 1861 lockplate broke or malfunctioned and the Confederate soldier was able to procure a Model 1863 Springfield lockplate to replace it and keep the weapon serviceable.  The musket is also missing the front barrel band, but that piece is readily available.  With just a little TLC, this Model 1861 Springfield musket can be easily returned to its original state.  Once back as an original .58 cal. Model 1861 Springfield 3 band rifled musket, it will easily have a value of around $1,650.  Bargain priced to allow plenty of room for getting everything back in correct order.--$895.SOLD

  150. 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.

  151. ibimage.jpg (41414 bytes)ibimagecls.JPG (35361 bytes)ibimagemrk.JPG (54742 bytes)Beautiful condition BIG one half plate albumin photograph of a young Maine infantry soldier.  This is a full standing pose in front of a patriotic backdrop with his musket at his side.  This family moved from Maine to Middle Tennessee about 40 years ago, and the last of the family recently passed.  The image was purchased at the estate sale and was almost certainly a family ancestor.  It is photographer marked "G. Irving Brown, Presque Isle, Maine".  The image is likely early war in that he is armed with a .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield musket, and these were mostly all replaced by 1863 - a VERY nice image.--$295.SOLD

  152. modbuckle.JPG (80409 bytes)modbucklerev.JPG (78689 bytes)Very, very cool excavated Confederate buckle clearly showing the extreme lengths that Confederate soldiers had to go to to keep serviceable equipment.  This buckle was originally a large size Confederate "wishbone" frame waist belt plate.  The outside frame of the buckle apparently broke as well as one of the points of the forked tongue.  The Confederate soldier very craftily modified the buckle into a more conventional "D" style frame buckle to where he could continue using the waist belt plate.  This is an item that will be a nice conversation piece in any collection.--$295.SOLD

  153. baseplate.JPG (65492 bytes)baseplaterev.JPG (78424 bytes)Excellent condition excavated 12  lb. canister base plate.  This is an item that we recovered quite regularly back during the early days of relic hunting.  But it's a huge signal and almost all have now been recovered, and we rarely find one any more.  This excellent example was found about 40 years ago in the front lawn of a private residence along Manson Pike just across the street from the Stones River National Battlefield and within 400 yards of the famous "Slaughter Pen".  The family brought it by yesterday, and it couldn't be in more perfect condition.--$125.SOLD

  154. 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.

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. surgikit.jpeg (69858 bytes)surgikitclsd.jpeg (94964 bytes)surgikitmkr1.jpg (143296 bytes)surgikittools.JPG (203204 bytes)surgikitbrush.JPG (156602 bytes)surgikitmisc.JPG (146452 bytes)surgikitdoc.png (283436 bytes)Beautiful condition Civil War Master Surgeon Kit manufactured by H. Hernstein, New York.  The maker's mark dates the kit from 1858 - 1861, as the Hernstein mark changed in 1862.  The kit is totally complete except for missing one set of forceps which could be easily found and replaced.  The case is in near mint condition and is vivid red/crimson in color with virtually no fading at all.  It contains instruments in both the top and the bottom and consists of the master surgical saw, the Hays saw, the trephine tool, the brass tourniquet, and numerous other knives and probes.  If you have always wanted a nice quality Civil War Era Master Surgeon Kit in your collection, this is a dandy!!--$3,950.SOLD

  160. 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.

  161. csnvlgrp.jpg (70165 bytes)csnvlgrpimg.JPG (71169 bytes)csnvlgrpimgclsd.JPG (70359 bytes)csnvlgrpimgclsdrev.JPG (75928 bytes)csnvlgrpbkle.JPG (95361 bytes)csnvlgrpbklerev.JPG (90628 bytes)csnvlgrpsash.JPG (70672 bytes)Beautiful condition Confederate Naval estate belonging to Lieutenant John Lowe and purchased at the Lowe Family Estate auction in South Caroline in 1986.  The grouping consists of a beautiful 1/6 plate ruby ambrotype of Lieutenant Lowe cased in a fine condition octagonal gutta percha case.  Also included in the group is Lieutenant Lowe's maroon officers sash and his English style interlocking snake buckle.  Lieutenant John Lowe is listed in records as having served on the CSS Alabama and also the CSS Tuscaloosa.  Confederate Naval artifacts are quite rare to come by.--$2,500.HOLD

  162. genbragg.jpg (59469 bytes)C.D.V. of Confederate General Braxton Bragg.  The image is marked "D. Murphy, 55 Broadway, New York".--$55.

  163. 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.

  164. 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).

  165. releepic.jpg (40924 bytes)Beautiful condition original 4 inch by 6 inch albumin image of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  The image was published by Michael Miley Studio in Lexington, VA. using the carbon process that the Miley Studio was well known for.  The image is in crisp, clear condition - artist marked - and has not been exposed to excessive light.  It would be difficult if not impossible to find a nicer example of this rare image.--$450.SOLD

  166. cnote.jpg (74471 bytes)Quite scarce "Slaves Loading Cotton" Sep. 2. 1861 "T-13" $100. Confederate note.  The note is in nice condition, but has a little dot of adhesive in each corner that attaches it to a piece of plastic document holder.  I'm sure that there is a product to easily remove the dots of adhesive.  I have seen this note priced at close to $300.  This one only.--$95.SOLD

  167. 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.

  168. BAYSCABTIP.JPG (81850 bytes)Quite rare to recover - Confederate manufacture pewter bayonet scabbard tip.  This was recovered on private property from 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.SOLD

  169. 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.

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

  171. dogrivcutlass.JPG (42144 bytes)dogrivcutlassgrd.JPG (62897 bytes)Beautiful "attic" aged C.S. "cutlass" hand blacksmith crafted from a Confederate manufactured "Dog River" Cavalry saber.  This is out of a North Georgia estate and would still be a lethal weapon today.  It was a common Confederate practice if a Cavalry Saber got damaged - to turn it into a dagger - short sword - or cutlass.  This is a real nice example of exactly that.--$1,250.SOLD

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. 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.

  175. 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.

  176. 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 it was new.--$795.

  177. image2.jpeg (54649 bytes)image1.jpeg (50806 bytes)image3.jpeg (31607 bytes)This SUPER RARE image is currently not for sale, but is SO fantastic that I wanted to share it.  The image is a crystal clear MASSIVE 1/2 plate tintype of five members of Wilder's Lightening Brigade {7th ILL. Mounted Infantry} and are posing in 1864 at Linn's Studio at Point LookOut on the tip of LookOut Mtn. near Chattanooga, TN. over looking Moccasin Bend of the Tennessee River.  Just a wonderful example of FINE Civil War Photography.  You can go TODAY and line up these same cracks in the rock bluff !!!  BA-BA-BA BAD TO THE BONE !!!!

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 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.  

  181. austrianlkplt.JPG (58841 bytes)austrianlkpltrev.JPG (80700 bytes)Excavated Austrian Lorenz musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This was recovered at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, and has already been clean coated an ready for display.  54 cal. Austrian muskets were a favorite among Confederate infantry.--$65.SOLD

  182. 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.

  183. dugsword.jpg (12111 bytes)dugswordcls.JPG (65760 bytes)Battlefield pickup 1820 era "P" type guard cavalry saber picked up around the turn of the century near the Battle of Ocean Pond, Florida.  Judging from the age and type sword, it is highly likely that this was a Confederate carried piece.  Battlefield pickup artifacts seldom surface from Florida.--$450.SOLD

  184. razor.jpg (63691 bytes)razoropn.jpg (69515 bytes)razorid.jpg (30810 bytes)razormkr.jpg (68818 bytes)razormkr2.JPG (78330 bytes)Excellent condition bone handle straight razor belonging to Lt. J. C. Evans, Co. H 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Lt. Evans joined the regiment with commission 2nd Lieutenant in April, 1863.  And in July, 1863, was with the regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, PA.  This will make a museum quality addition to any collection or display.--$225.SOLD

  185. jcscartbox.JPG (77147 bytes)jcscartboxid.JPG (106032 bytes)jcscartboxrev.JPG (76005 bytes)jcscartboxopn.JPG (35679 bytes)jcscartboxopn2.JPG (61000 bytes)Late 1850's era militia style 58 cal. cartridge box (never slotted for a U.S. cartridge box plate).  This box was carried by J. C. Slater of Company E, 9th Tennessee Infantry.  The soldier's initials "J C S" can be faintly seen carved into the outside flap of the cartridge box.  Research indicates that J. C. Slater was killed at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky.  The box remains in good pliable condition and still has the cartridge tins intact inside.  ID'd Confederate carried leather items are very hard to come by.--$495.SOLD

  186. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. mistateseal.JPG (86673 bytes)mistatesealrev.JPG (101466 bytes)Excavated coat size Michigan State Seal 3-piece officer button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Michigan Infantry camp located on private property here at Murfreesboro, TN.  It is solid as a rock with a pretty brown-green patina and has shank intact on the reverse.--$75.

  190. 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.

  191. 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.}

  192. spurtreated.JPG (64689 bytes)Excavated iron Confederate spur recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property near Shiloh.  The spur has most of the original iron rowel intact and has already been cleaned and coated and is ready for display.--$79.SOLD

  193. 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.

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. westva.jpg (53859 bytes)Rare "West Virginia" Reunion medal and what is left of the ribbon.  There isn't a lot of W.V. items around.--$45.SOLD

  199. 1860musket1.JPG (25402 bytes)1860musket.JPG (62440 bytes)1860musketdate.JPG (91149 bytes)bayonetwednesday.JPG (13163 bytes)bayonetwednesdaycls.JPG (72159 bytes)Very pretty "1860" date Austrian 3-band rifled musket complete with original 4-side socket bayonet.  Austrian muskets were extensively used by both U.S. and C.S. troops during the American Civil War.  It is in .58 cal. and has a nice thick - never cleaned - chocolate brown patina.  The stock is European walnut and is in very nice condition.--$1,350. SOLD

  200. 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.

  201. nshplow.jpg (16459 bytes)nshplowopn.JPG (20305 bytes)nshplowclose.JPG (54374 bytes)nshplowclose1.JPG (64135 bytes)nshplowcsamrk.JPG (56966 bytes)nshplowmrk.JPG (59814 bytes)This is one of the most sought after of all Confederate sabers and is one of the rarest of all "Tennessee Artifacts" - - period.  It is the "Nashville Plow Works" Confederate manufacture Cavalry Officer's saber and scabbard.  The blade remains in very nice condition with virtually no pitting at all.  The cast brass guard has a rich - never cleaned - aged bronze patina and has the classic Nashville Plow markings of "Nashville Plow Works - C. S. A."  The grip is original with about 80 % of the original leather remaining intact.  The scabbard is classic Confederate manufacture with lap seam and brass mounts.  It has come down through the ages with this saber, but we are unsure if it is a Plow product, or a product of one of the other Confederate Arsenals.  There was a time - back in better economic days - that this saber would have sold for $14,500. and I believe that it's value will gradually work back to this range.  This isn't then though, and here is a bargain on a VERY Rare Confederate Saber.--$9,500.SOLD

  202. 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

  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. sword.jpg (13001 bytes)swordguard.JPG (63295 bytes)swordgrip.JPG (59783 bytes)Fresh out of the "Cajun Country" of Louisiana.  Nice condition unmarked Confederate Foot Officer's sword made by "Thomas, Griswold - New Orleans, LA."  The blade has an attractive gently aging grey-brown patina with the distinctive "Griswold" stop.  The grip is exceptionally nice with complete original wrap and wire, and the guard has a beautiful uncleaned aged bronze patina.  This is a Confederate sword that doesn't come along just everyday.--$3,250.SOLD

  206. 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.
  207. 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.

  208. 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.

  209. 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.

  210. 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.

  211. 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.                                         

  212. 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.

  213. 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

  214. 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.

  215. 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.

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. 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.

  219. 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.

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

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

  223. 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

  224. 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.

  225. Nicely sectioned 12 lb. Bormann "case-shot" ball.  The ball is perfectly cut to beautifully show the Bormann underplug - the powder channel - the lead case-shot balls - and the matrix for holding the case-shot balls in place.  Excellent educational tool for showing how explosive Civil War ordnance worked.--$250.

  226. 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.

  227. 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

  228. 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.

  229. excelpinfire.JPG (58901 bytes)excelpinfirerev.JPG (56516 bytes)A local family just brought in this beautiful condition 7-MM folding trigger French Pinfire revolver.  It is literally "dripping" with original bluing, and everything you want is intact {loading door - ejector rod - and folding trigger.  This is a very similar weapon to the one carried by "Stonewall Jackson".  I am including an original pinfire cartridge for display BUT it is a slightly larger size and will not load {to protect the kiddies}.  This is going to be a centerpiece in someone's collection.--$595.

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

  232. robinson.jpg (59175 bytes)robinsonlckplt.JPG (55866 bytes)robinsonmkr.JPG (88631 bytes)robnsondte.JPG (77773 bytes)robinsonegl.JPG (90890 bytes)robinsonjs.JPG (85313 bytes)Fresh out of a PA. attic - "1864" date "E. ROBINSON - NEW YORK" .58 cal. 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The musket has action about as crisp as when it was issued and is a quite rare "E. ROBINSON" contract.  Robinson's contract was for 30,000 weapons, but we don't know how many were actually delivered.  The musket has a nice "never been cleaned" - chocolate brown - attic patina.  I wish that we knew who "J.S." was - but unfortunately we don't.  Just a good un-messed with Federal .58 cal. 3-band rifled musket.--$1,250.SOLD

  233. 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 !!!

  234. 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.

  235. ncrelicgroup.JPG (54827 bytes)Absolutely incredible relic grouping purchased many, many years ago out of central North Carolina.  The grouping consists of a rare C.S. Richmond Arsenal drum canteen with stopper,  a pure copper drinking cup, a smooth face 1850 era cast brass oval militia plate, an 1840 - 1850 era powder horn {and I have saved some of the original powder that was in it} and an original 1863 "State of North Carolina - Raliegh" note.  This entire Confederate estate for only.--$1,450.SOLD

  236. 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.

  237. 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

  238. dugibtn.jpg (82862 bytes)dugibtnrev.JPG (92410 bytes)Just recovered from Army of TENN. {Polk's Corp} 1862 - 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN. - Coat size Confederate 2-piece Block "I" - Infantry button with the iron reverse.  It's hard to get one of these that is good and stable.--$85.

  239. dugeaglebtnfrnt.JPG (66889 bytes)dugeaglebtn.JPG (87078 bytes)Excavated CS26B coat size Confederate Staff Officer's uniform button that was recovered a while back from Confederate 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  Unfortunately, the digger "smacked it" during recovery and literally broke the button into several pieces.  It has been professionally restored and displays quite nicely now - and at a fraction of the cost it would be if it were not restored.--only $125.

  240. 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.

  241. coltflask.JPG (70433 bytes)coltflaskrev.JPG (74998 bytes)Quite rare, very small size copper powder flask for a Colt Root or any Pocket Model size Revolver.  It has a beautifully aged bronze patina.--$95.SOLD

  242. 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.

  243. 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.

  244. 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.

  245. 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.

  246. 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.

  247. 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.

  248. collhillcavclsd.JPG (12078 bytes)collhillcavopn.JPG (16542 bytes)collhillcav.JPG (56992 bytes)collhillcavgrd.JPG (71909 bytes)collhillcavgrp.JPG (50969 bytes)collhillribn.JPG (63390 bytes)Just In - One of the RAREST CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABERS AND SCABBARDS that exists.  This is a "COLLEGE HILL - NASHVILLE, TN."  The College Hill facility was located very near the famous Nashville Plow Works factory, and the two products are so similar that you have to look close to tell them apart.  The cast brass guards are nearly identical except the ribbon on the College Hill is open, and the ribbon on the Plow says "Nashville Plow Works".  Each has the big "C.S.A." arcing around the bottom of the guard.  The College Hill has a black lacquered iron backstrap, and the Nashville Plow has a brass backstrap.  This example has a nice clean blade and an absolutely beautiful original grip with 100% original leather intact.  The saber is in a really pretty brass mounted - lap seamed - C.S. manufactured scabbard, and has been in this scabbard since the Civil War era, but we are unsure if it is a College Hill product, or the product of one of the other Confederate Arsenals.  The saber shows clear signs of wear and of actually being carried.  There are approximately "one" of these around for every 5 or 6 Nashville Plow Works sabers.  It will likely be many years before you see another one of these bad boys "this nice" for sale.  In better economy days, this would have been a $14,500. to $16,000. Confederate Cavalry Officer's saber - but in "taxes are due" times only.--SOLD

  249. 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.

  250. forward.jpg (81816 bytes)forwardrev.JPG (84265 bytes)Excavated coat size Wisconsin State Seal 3-piece Staff button.  This button was recovered on private property here at Murfreesboro in one of the Federal 1863 winter camps occupied after the Battle of Stones River.  The button has one little dent, but is solid as a rock with beautiful detail and a slick chocolate brown patina.--$95.

  251. 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.

  252. fuseparts.JPG (75238 bytes)fusepartscls.JPG (59645 bytes)Excellent 3-set of Civil War Artillery fuze adapters and original 15 sec. time fuze.  One fuze adapter is a perfect condition excavated cast pewter Parrott time fuze adapter, and the second is an excellent excavated cast brass Hotchkiss time fuze adapter, and the third is a beautiful condition non-excavated 15 sec. original Civil War time fuze.  The excavated fuzes were both recovered many years ago along the Stone Wall at the second day fighting at the Battle of Nashville, TN.--$125. for all three.SOLD

  253. wotr2vol.jpg (58478 bytes)wotr2volxx.JPG (32778 bytes)wotr2volxxcls.JPG (41077 bytes)wotr2volpart1.JPG (32422 bytes)wotr2volpart1cls.JPG (41617 bytes)Very scarce ORIGINAL 1887 Printing of Volume 20 of "The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion" - {The ORs}.  This is the very sought after set covering The Battle of Stones River and other actions in Middle Tennessee during that time period.  The ORs are far and away the most important research tool in doing research for places to go relic hunting, and also in tracking ancestry that fought and camped here.  Volume 20 is a 2-part set and both books are present and in good condition.  They were printed in the Government Printing Office in Washington in 1887.--$89. for the set.SOLD

  254. 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.

  255. 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.

  256. 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.

  257. 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.

  258. 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.

  259. 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.

  260. cavrosette.JPG (82968 bytes)cavrosetterev.JPG (78280 bytes)Excellent condition excavated cast brass regulation Federal Cavalry rosette.  This was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.  Choice patina !!--$48.SOLD

  261. 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.

  262. 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.

  263. 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.

  264. 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.

  265. 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

  266. 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.

  267. 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.

  268. flask.JPG (64773 bytes)flaskrev.JPG (62380 bytes)Just brought in a few minutes ago.  Nice condition 7-inch "1840 - 1850" era pewter powder flask of the exact type that many young Confederates left home for the Civil War slung over their shoulders.--$75.SOLD

  269. enfldcapandtompn.JPG (68269 bytes)Enfield nose cap and tompion recovered from the Battle of Franklin. TN.--$65.-SOLD
  270. 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.

  271. 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.

  272. 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.

  273. pairofspurs.JPG (59344 bytes)Attractive pair of excavated "Rooster-Neck" Federal cavalry spurs recovered about 30 years ago at Camp Stanley - Murfreesboro, TN.--$150. for the pair-SOLD

  274. 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.

  275. 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.

  276. swdgrip.JPG (62502 bytes)swdgriprev.JPG (68104 bytes)MASSIVE cast brass guard to an 1860s to 1890s era Fraternal "Short Sword".  Fraternal organizations such as the "Masons - Knights Of Pythius - etc."  were very popular with Civil War soldiers - during and the years following - the Civil War.  This brass guard was found in an old barn here in Middle Tennessee, and is quite eye-catching on display.  There is enough brass in this thing to make half a dozen C.S.A. belt buckles !!--only $45.SOLD

  277. 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.

  278. usovalonbelt.JPG (53788 bytes)usovalonbeltrev.JPG (49210 bytes)Very pretty non-excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval Federal enlistedman's waist belt plate on it's original black leather waist belt.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice "U.S." on original belt - and even made better with a leather cap box, and/or a nice .58 cal. leather cartridge box.--$395.SOLD

  279. pdrhorn.JPG (153203 bytes)pdrhornrev.JPG (45146 bytes)MASSIVE 19-inch 1840s era powder horn.  Old timers tell me that huge powder horns like this one often carried the "bulk" powder and the smaller hunting horns were filled out of this large horn.  Many young Confederate soldiers left home in the South for the Civil War in 1861 carrying a powder horn very similar to this one.--$150.SOLD

  280. Excavated nice condition Leech and Rigdon style Confederate Manufactured Cavalry Spur recovered from Spring Hill, TN. on private property in areas that Forrest's and Van Dorn's Confederate Cavalry were camped in 1863.--$275.SOLD

  281. 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.

  282. 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.

  283. 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.

  284. 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.

  285. 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.

  286. 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.

  287. dugspur.JPG (60355 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.--$69.50-SOLD

  288. 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}

  289. 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.

  290. 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.

  291. 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.

  292. 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.

  293. 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.

  294. 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.

  295. eagbuckle.JPG (70585 bytes)eagbucklerev.JPG (77218 bytes)Non-excavated Model 1851 Federal Cavalryman's Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  The plate shoes clear evidence of having actually seen service, but remains complete with the applied silver wreath still 100% intact.--$375.

  296. 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.

  297. 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.

  298. 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 !!!!

  299. 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 !!!!

  300. 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.

  301. 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.

  302. 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.

  303. cheatham.JPG (57272 bytes)cheathamrev.JPG (50092 bytes)cheathambckmrk.JPG (47434 bytes)Quite Rare "Memphis, TN." C.D.V. of Confederate General B. F. Cheatham.  It is in excellent condition and is backmarked "H. A. Balch - Star - Photograph Gallery - 249 Main St. - Memphis, TN.".--$250.SOLD

  304. 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.

  305. 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.}

  306. 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. !!!!!}

  307. 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.

  308. 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.

  309. bultmold.JPG (62688 bytes)bultmoldrev.JPG (69323 bytes)Excellent condition single cavity .44 cal. bullet mold for a single shot boot pistol.  I am including an original ball from here at Stones River to display with the mold.  Many soldiers - both North and South - carried a pistol of this type in their vest or boot as a last resort.--$65.SOLD

  310. 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.

  311. 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.

  312. cnteenwslng.JPG (55539 bytes)cnteenwslngrev.JPG (56591 bytes)cnteenwslngltrs.JPG (98143 bytes)cnteenwslnglotz.JPG (56173 bytes)Very nice condition circular, smooth type Federal Model 1858 canteen complete with original butternut cover - stopper with chain - and linen sling - and has the soldier's initials "A.B.T." stenciled on the side.  This canteen was on display for a number of years in the old Lotz House Museum at The Battle of Franklin, TN.--$425.SOLD

  313. 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.

  314. .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.

  315. cutlsgrp.JPG (46314 bytes)Complete and very nice condition original Model 1860 Federal Navy Cutlass brass guard - grip - and pommel cap.  If you have a Model 1860 Navy Cutlass blade only - or a complete one with a missing or badly dented up or damaged brass guard - here is all you need to make it a beautiful sword again.--$250.SOLD

  316. Nice condition Civil War Federal Cavalry carbine cartridge box.  The box remains nice and pliable with both belt loops, brass finial, closure strap, original wooden block inside, soldier initials {H.E.F.}, and complete inner leather compartment.  The leather closure tab is complete, but has been reinforced with leather from the back to give it more strength.  This would be a wonderful compliment to display with your Civil War carbine.--$350.SOLD

  317. brlcut.JPG (48470 bytes)brlcutbult.JPG (24303 bytes)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.

  318. 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.

  319. 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.

  320. 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.

  321. 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.

  322. 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

  323. spencer.JPG (74266 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated complete .52 cal. Spencer Repeating Rifle or Carbine cartridge.  This was recovered on private property at The Battle of Hoover's Gap, TN. where the Spencer Repeating Rifles were used in Battle by Wilder's Lightening Brigade.--$38.SOLD

  324. 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.

  325. 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.

  326. 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.

  327. 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.

  328. 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.

  329. 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.

  330. 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.

  331. 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.

  332. 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.

  333. 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.

  334. 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.

  335. 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.

  336. 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.

  337. 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

  338. eaglebtn.JPG (63201 bytes)eaglebtnrev.JPG (57496 bytes)Really pretty excavated CS-26A Confederate "Drooped Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This rare button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property on Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, TN.  It has a smooth chocolate brown - completely uncleaned patina.--$250.SOLD

  339. 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.

  340. 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.

  341. 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.

  342. 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