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  1. My "Snow Angels" enjoying our unexpected snowfall over night !!   {Daughter - Savannah and Grandaughter - Lila Magnolia}

  2. We are just now digging out of our part of "Blizzard 2016".  I have to admit that the 8 inch snowfall was nothing short of incredibly beautiful, HOWEVER, after 3 days now, the snow and slick roads are losing their luster and stir-crazed cabin fever is setting in.  Minnesota - Wisconsin -  North Dakota are beautiful places, but I am just not cut out for long extended REALLY COLD winters!!!

  3. Super RARE early 1900 era "Battlefield Pick-up" NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber.  The blade is, of course, rusty, but complete to the very tip, and the brass guard has a beautiful, excavated brown-green patina.  The cast brass guard appears to have been struck by a shell fragment - severing it upward - from just above the "Nashville Plow Works" marking.  The big "C.S.A." marking remains intact and clear as can be.  Most of the original wooden grip - leather - and wire remains intact as well.  The ULTIMATE centerpiece for your excavated Confederate relic display.  Nashville Plow Works is famous for reversing the  biblical passage - "Turn your swords into Plow Shares".--SOLD

  4. Nice condition original .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  It has an all matching {including the wedge} serial number of "155484".  This is MOST DESIRABLE "1858" EARLY PRODUCTION, and is out of a North Georgia estate, and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  It has an excellent bore - crisp action - some visible remaining cylinder scene - and retaining about 50 % original silver wash on the brass.  The original walnut grips are exceptional with 80 % original laquer remaining intact.  Just a nice - nice little 4-inch barrel Colt revolver.--$1,250.

  5. Very nice condition .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket triangular socket bayonet in original leather scabbard.  If you have a nice 3-band Enfield rifled musket - Here is the perfect compliment to make it "Museum Ready".--$295.

  6. Beautiful condition hand stitched Confederate leather holster for a 4 - inch Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver.  This is a "tuck flap" style holster.--$450.SOLD

  7. 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.

  8. Drop dead beautiful excavated Model 1851 cast brass Federal Saber Belt Plate.  This plate was recovered by Gary Williams on Feb. 9, 1975 {41 years ago} on private property located near Cold Harbor, VA.--$295.

  9. Very nice condition early "Battlefield Pick-Up" .69 cal. Model 1816 friction fit triangular socket bayonet.  This was picked up around 1900 on private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$150.

  10. SUPER NICE small leather Federal Percussion Cap Box.  The box remains pliable with full wool - nipple pick - and original percussion caps still inside.  It is maker marked "Young - Newark, N.J." and is military inspector marked on the outside flap.  This is nothing less than a "Museum Grade" Cap Box.--$195.

  11. Exceptionally nice condition Model 1864 .58 cal. Federal cartridge box complete with original cartridge tins remaining inside.  The leather remains soft and pliable with both belt loops - both iron roller buckles - and the original leather closure tab - as well as both cartridge tins - all remaining perfectly intact.--$450.

  12. Excavated, .36 cal., Manhattan Navy Model revolver, recovered by Charlie Harris from a fire pit located on private property at the skirmish at Fallen Timbers, Tennessee.  With the revolver were several buttons, several projectiles, a portion of a boot-heel, and a lead disc with the name, "L. M. Jester".  I am unable to find (L. M. Jester) - maybe someone else can locate him.  It is an extremely rare thing to recover a complete Civil War revolver.--$795.

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  14. 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.--$1,150.SOLD

  15. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate backmarked "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn".  This beautiful condition plate was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga.  You would be hard pressed to find a nicer example of this rare maker-marked plate.--$295.

  16. Nice condition, 5-section, brass spyglass, measuring 36 inches when fully extended.  This spyglass, according to the family, belonged to a Captain Hedges of General Wade Hampton's Legion.  It remained in the family until 2007 when it was sold at an estate sale.  It has a beautiful, rich, aged, never cleaned, brown patina and will be a fine addition to any collection.--$295.SOLD

  17. Beautiful condition, excavated, 12 lb. size Bormann fused cannonball.  This projectile was recovered on private property at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It has been disarmed - cleaned - coated, and is ready for display.  The Bormann fuse is as nice as any you will see being recovered now with several of the second numbers still easily visible.--$295.

  18. Beautiful condition, original .577 cal., Enfield, triangular, socket bayonet in its original brass mounted leather scabbard.  This will be an excellent compliment for someone's nice .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.--$295.

  19. Very nice condition excavated pair of Federal Enlistedman's brass epaulets.  These were recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram and were on display for several years in the "Tennessee Civil War Museum" located at Chattanooga, TN.--$195.

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

  21. Absolutely beautiful condition, original, Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber (Old Wristbreaker) with the "Horstmann" blade marking.  The blade on this saber is near mint, retaining original luster with cross brushing, and is marked "Horstmann & Sons - Philadelphia".  The grip retains original leather and wire and is exceptionally nice, remaining 100% intact.  The saber has its original scabbard which is also clean and in nice condition.  Model 1840's were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate cavalry during the American Civil War.  The famous Southern Cavalry leader - General Nathan Bedford Forrest - carried one as did many of the men in his command.  This particular saber has been carried in two movies.  It would be very hard to find a finer example of a Horstmann Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry saber than this one.--$950.SOLD

  22. Beautiful condition, .58 cal., "Trenton" Production 3-band rifled musket.    The metal on this musket has a smooth, clean, gently graying patina, crisply marked 1863 - VP - eagle head - and NJ.  The bore remains about as sharp as the day the musket was made.  The original walnut stock is in excellent condition with crisp, sharp edges and an oval "NJ" cartouche that you can read from ten feet away.  The only thing keeping this excellent musket from being a $3,000 near mint example is that the lockplate is an 1863 Springfield, rather than an 1863 Trenton lockplate.  This could easily be changed out for a correct Trenton lockplate.  It does appear the Springfield lockplate has been in place for a long, long time.  With the correction to a proper Trenton lockplate, this would be as fine a Trenton musket as you are going to find.  I am going to price the musket at a bargain, and all you have to do is change out the lockplate to save $1,000.--$1,895.

  23. Very attractive, Model 1816, .69 cal., Harpers Ferry smooth-bore musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  This musket has a smooth, dark, chocolate patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of "Harpers Ferry - 1836 - US".  The original stock is in very nice condition with a clearly visible inspector cartouche remaining.  Old soldiers initials "W.G.P." are cut into the stock on the right hand side.  We believe this musket to have been carried by William G. Payne of Company K, 2nd Regiment Tennessee Infantry - CSA.  The original ramrod to this musket was apparently lost or damaged and was long ago replaced with an Enfield ramrod.  The musket has had stock repair under the back band long ago, but was very well done and displays nicely.--$975.SOLD

  24. Model 1840, heavy cavalry saber "Old Wristbreaker" that was for many years displayed in a UCV Hall in North Alabama.  The saber scabbard still has remnants of old gold paint from its years on display in the Veterans Hall.  The blade is in nice condition with a smooth, gray brown patina, and is marked "W. Clauberg - Solingen".  The grip is quite worn with remnants of original leather and still has the original wire.  1840 heavy cavalry sabers were extensively carried during the Civil War by both Union and Confederate Cavalry.  The famous southern cavalry leader, General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one as did many of the men in his command.  With this saber, I am including an original, 1973, portrait of General Forrest that was published by the Sons of Confederate Veterans as a fundraiser in that year.  We have this exact model saber and portrait of General Forrest over our fireplace.--$695 for saber and print.

  25. Very nice condition, Model 1816, .69 cal., smooth bore musket converted from flint to percussion and rifled by Hughes and Phillips in 1861.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray-brown patina with lockplate markings of "M.T. Wickham - 1827 - US" and barrel markings of "1861 - H & P" (Hughes and Phillips) and retains about as good rifling as it had during the Civil War.  The wood overall remains in good condition with a visible cartouche, but at some point in the past, has had a little stock repair in the wrist area.  The musket retains both sling swivels, ramrod, and its original long range site.  If it weren't for the little bit of wood repair at the wrist, this would be quite an expensive musket.--$975.SOLD

  26. Excellent condition, excavated, State Seal wreath.  This wreath was recovered from a Confederate campsite on private property here in Middle Tennessee and is the style with a decored inner belt loop.  It has a beautiful, uncleaned, green-brown patina, and the belt loop measures 49 millimeters outside to outside.  The opening for the tongue disc measures 32.5 millimeters.  There are a number of different State Seal tongues that would be correct for this wreath, including Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Kentucky, etc.  If you have the correct tongue to complete this buckle, you will all of a sudden have a complete super rare multi thousand dollar Confederate sword belt buckle.--$895.SOLD

  27. Model 1860, light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade is clean - just beginning to darken with age.  It is marked "C. Roby - W. Chelmsford, Mass. - 1865".  The scabbard is in nice condition with remnants of old black paint.  The cast brass guard has a rich - never cleaned - aged bronze-brown patina, and the grip has original wrap and wire.--only $695.

  28. Excavated "star pattern" floral button in excellent condition recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.--$35.

  29. Excavated pewter drill whistle recovered from a Confederate camp site located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$48.SOLD

  30. Extremely unusual, excavated, US Oval waist belt plate that was recovered by Bill Gavin in 1965 on private property from a Confederate Camp at Moss Creek, Virginia.  Apparently, the Confederate soldier didn't like the buckle reading "US" and hand-carved all the buckle away except for the portion with the attachment hooks.  Quite an unusual find by one of Civil War relic collecting's greats.--$275.SOLD

  31. Extremely scarce, fully cased, 1/6th plate, ruby ambrotype of a triple-armed Confederate Infantryman.  This is a seated pose with his bowie knife behind his belt one way and his colt navy revolver behind his belt the other way.  He is wearing an "upside down" U.S. oval waist beltplate and has what appears to be a .69 cal. Model 1816 conversion musket standing by his side.  This determined looking young soldier is extremely cross-eyed with one eye looking at the camera and the other eye looking off to the left.  It is a very rare thing anymore for a triple-armed Confederate image to come up for sale.--SOLD

  32. Absolutely beautiful condition, original, Civil War drum type tin canteen.  This style drum canteen is generally considered to be a slightly pre-war militia style canteen that was often carried over and was generally found being carried by Confederate forces.  The canteen has a smooth, attic brown patina and literally couldn't be more perfect with all three sling loops intact as well as its original spout and cork.  Neither side of the canteen has a single dent.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example of a quite typical style southern carried canteen, and is, without question museum quality.--$450.

  33. Drop dead beautiful example of a non-excavated heavy cast brass cavalry spur of a style that we often recover in Confederate 1863 Cavalry camps here.  This style spur is sometimes called a "Richmond Arsenal Variant" and sometimes referred to as a "Private Purchase".  I actually recovered a twin to this one a while back in the camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry located near Altamont, TN.  You will not see a finer example.--$375.

  34. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate, solid cast "I" (Infantry) button.  This was recovered on private property at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, many years ago by Butch Mayes.--$150.SOLD

  35. Just in, seldom encountered, Model 1863, Mann's patent, cavalry pistol box rig complete with original tin inside and both shoulder straps remaining intact.  This box remains reasonably pliable but does show considerable wear and service.  This is a cartridge box not present in most Civil War collections.--$395.SOLD

  36. This came in recently out of the local area and belonged to a Confederate ancestor during the Civil War.  It is a perfect condition, glazed, clay inkwell with the original stopper still intact.  It will be an excellent display item for any Civil War camp scene exhibit.--$65.SOLD

  37. Excellent condition, excavated, complete set of Williams Cleaner bullets including type 1, type 2, and type 3.  All three bullets are perfect drops and were recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The bullets are displayed in a glass Riker case.--$48 for the entire display.

  38. Excavated, lower and middle sections of a dropped 3-piece Shaler bullet.  This is the long pattern, and all you need is the top section to have a very rare and expensive bullet for your collection.  This bullet was recovered on private property on the Gettysburg Campaign.--$55.

  39. Excavated, lower and middle section of a "short pattern" 3-piece Shaler bullet.  This bullet was also recovered on private property along the Gettysburg Campaign.  And it too, only needs the top section to be a complete and quite rare bullet.--$55.

  40. Beautiful condition, excavated, and highly gilted, pair of coat size Confederate - used floral buttons.  These buttons were recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The gold gilt is sparkling bright and actually better looking than we were able to capture in the photograph.  Both buttons presented in a nice display case.--$48.SOLD

  41. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Federal Infantry Officer button.  This button was recovered here at Stones River on private property many years ago and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with gold gilt around the Eagle and around the "I".  The reverse is perfect with a "Goddard" backmark with shank intact.--$45.

  42. Excavated pair of Civil War scissors.  The scissors remain in nice complete condition and were recovered by Mr. Bill Gavin on private property at Brandy Station in 1965, and still have his old tags attached.  They are approximately 7" in size and were recovered by one of the pioneers of our hobby.  Only -- $48.SOLD

  43. Nice condition excavated "pair" {one open end and one closed end} Springfield musket combination gun tools.  These were recovered about 40 years ago on Private property near Chickamauga by Dr. Rees Buttram.  You don't often see a nice excavated "set" for sale.--$95.

  44. Beautiful condition excavated drop .44 cal. field molded "Ringtail Sharps" for the Confederate carried Pre-War Slant Breech .44 cal. Sharps.  This was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property near Corinth, Miss. by Dr. Rees Buttram.--$48.

  45. Nice early Model 1860 Spencer 7-shot Repeater.  The metal has a nice smooth - never cleaned - attic brown patina with an early serial number of "34531".  The action remains crisp with good clear marks, and both inspector cartouches are still lightly visible.  The bore is dirty, but good rifling remains.  This carbine was definitely carried, and saw time in the saddle as there is a distinct groove worn by the carbine sling snap swivel.  This is a nice, honest, untampered with example of one of the most impactful weapons of the American Civil War.  The Yankee "All Week Gun" -- They loaded it on Sunday and shot it all week !!--$2,250.SOLD

  46. 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.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.

  47. Good, honest .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver in original leather holster.  The revolver is serial number "149088" which is very sought after "1863" production.  The numbers all match except the wedge which is an old replacement.  The revolver shows evidence of quite a lot of service with edges worn rounded, and marks visible but do show wear.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.  The leather holster is in very good condition, and is quite pliable.  Ther small leather closure tab appears to have been intentionally removed.  The Colt .36 cal. Navy revolver was General Nathan Bedford Forrest's favorite handgun.--$1,895.

  48. 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.

  49. 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 .31 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.

  50. Very scarce, early first model .54 cal. Merrill carbine.  This is serial# 3479 and has matching serial numbers both on lockplate and loading assembly.  The first model Merrill can be easily identified by the presence of the brass patch box.  The weapon shows clear evidence of lots of time in the saddle.  There is wear in the expected places with numerous small dings and marks from use.  The name H. Spiess is carved into the brass trigger guard.  There are two distinct notches cut into the stock and are not likely from rabbit kills.  A number of Union Cavalry Regiments, such as the 1st, 5th, and 18th New York Cavalry, the 11th, 17th, and 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, the 1st New Jersey Cavalry, the 7th Indiana Cavalry, the 1st and 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, and the 27th Kentucky Cavalry were armed with the .54 cal. Merrill carbine.  This does not take into account those southern captured and Confederate carried.  This is a good condition weapon, but with clear evidence of having seen extensive actual Civil War service.--$1,450.

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

  52. 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.

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

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

  55. Extremely rare, non-excavated, Confederate issue, Georgia Pike complete with a portion of the original pole.  The pike has a 12-inch blade, and the artifact measures 32 inches overall.  This is an artifact that can easily be displayed with a Confederate edged weapons display, or would be completely and equally compatible with an excavated artifact display.--$1,150. 

  56. 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..

  57. Beautiful condition, excavated, large oval, 1840 - 1850 era production, puppy-paw hook style U.S. waist belt plate.  This beautiful plate was recovered by none other than the late William G. "Bill" Gavin in the early 1960's from private property at Fussell's Mill, Virginia.  Mr. Bill Gavin was a lifetime personal friend and one of the most knowledgeable individuals about the American Civil War that I have ever known.--$375.SOLD

  58. Very nice condition, non-excavated, coat size, "C.S.A.", Confederate Officer's uniform button.  The face has an attractive, gently aging, bronze patina, and the reverse is backmarked "Superior Quality" with the shank remaining intact and straight.--$250.SOLD

  59. Excavated, very scarce, coat sized "A.G." (Ashland Guard) Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property in central Virginia.  It has a chocolate brown patina with gold gilt around the perimeter of the letters.  It has a Steele and Johnson backmark and is very solid with no dints or cracks, but is missing the attachment loop on the reverse.--SOLD

  60. Extremely rare, excavated, coat-size "Republican Blues" Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered about 20 years ago from a Confederate Camp on private property near Savannah, Georgia.  It still retains about 30% original silver and has good detail, but is unfortunately slightly flattened having apparently been stepped on at some point.  Still a very nice button and extremely rare to come by.--SOLD

  61. As pretty as they get - excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  What I would give to once again dig plates of this quality !!--$250.

  62. Excellent condition set of four January, 1863, issue Alabama State notes.  The grouping consists of a 10 cent fractional note, a 25 cent fractional note, a 50 cent fractional note, and a one dollar Alabama note.  All four notes were printed in Montgomery, Alabama, and are redeemable in Confederate States funds.  For the group of four--$150.

  63. Very sought after by collectors of Civil War Era religious items.  This is an original 1861 date "The Soldier's Hymnbook" published by none other than the "Young Men's Christian Association" of Philadelphia, PA - (yes that is the "YMCA").  The soldier's name, Lewis Hamilton, is nicely written in old brown ink inside the hymnbook, and it shows clear evidence of having been carried.--only $85.SOLD

  64. Excavated, dropped, .577 cal., "L" basemarked Enfield projectile.  This was recovered a number of years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$20.

  65. Very nice condition, original, matched pair of Civil War drumsticks.  This set of sticks is rather crudely manufactured and likely Confederate used.--$175 for the pair.SOLD

  66. Quite scarce, original, first edition, "Confederate Edged Weapons" by William A. Albaugh, III.  This is an excellent example with the original dust jacket still intact.--$95.

  67. Excellent condition, January 24, 1862, "Providence Tool Company" document.  This document is a receipt to Providence Tool Company for freight charges for 45 bars of raw iron shipped from New York to Providence Tool Company on the Steamer Ospray.  Providence Tool Company was a manufacturer of both Civil War sabers and muskets.  This raw iron would, no doubt, eventually become Civil War weapons.--$85.

  68. Absolutely drop dead beautiful - and perfect - matching pair of non-excavated Confederate Cavalry cast brass spurs.  This style Confederate spur used to be called "Richmond Arsenal Variant",  and sometimes still are - but, are also now sometimes referred to as "C.S. private purchase".   As you can see in the picture - A while back I excavated a spur of the exact same pattern from the 1862 camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry - Army of Tennessee.--$750. for the pair-SOLD

  69. Very, Very rare to recover excavated coat size plain star Confederate local MISSISSIPPI MILITIA.  This button does, unfortunately, have a push, but is solid as a rock, and was recovered about 40 years ago from near Savannah, GA.  Even with the push - this is a very rare and sought after button.--$250.SOLD

  70. Fresh in the door, crude, blacksmith-made, 17" Confederate Bowie Knife.  The blade is blacksmith handcrafted from a large rasp and has many rasp teeth still remaining visible, both on the flats of the blade and along the upper edge.  The copper ferrule around the walnut handle and the brass washer around the riveted tang have a 150-year-old, never cleaned, rich bronze/brown aged patina.  This is a wicked hand-made Confederate weapon, and still remains sharp enough to easily cut you.  It is going to be a fine addition to someone's Confederate blade display.--$1,250.

  71. 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.

  72. Original, Civil War era, master surgeon's kit containing twelve instruments including the rare capital amputation saw.  In addition to the instruments, there are a number of needles, probes, hooks, etc.  There is room for additional instruments that could be added if so desired.  The case itself remains in nice condition with no damage or cracks.  An original Civil War amputation kit takes any collection to a whole different level.  The tools in the kit have several different maker marks, but all have similar black ebony checkered grips.  This is not an extremely high grade surgical kit but is in nice condition and has a museum like display.  It is not unusual nowadays for a master surgeon kit to be priced at $6,500 to $8,500.  This kit was recently purchased at an estate sale near Gettysburg by Brendan Synnamon and is an absolute bargain at only--$1,650.SOLD

  73. Really pretty non-excavated large size lead filled "S.N.Y." waist belt plate on original black leather belt.  This is the more sought after "Puppy Paw" hook style plate.  The soldier's name "Airus J. Morse" {or something like that} is faintly stenciled on the inside of the waist belt.  This is an excellent New York artifact that would be a fine addition to any collection.  It was recently purchased out of a central PA. estate.--$1,150.

  74. Very attractive excavated large oval lead filled "SNY" waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Cold Harbor over 20 years ago.  The face is complete , and has a pretty brown-green patina with good crisp detail.  The reverse is lead filled, and all three attachment hooks remaining intact.  At the time this plate was recovered the lead on the reverse was flaking a bit along one edge.  This has been professionally stabilized, and this is now a very nice plate that most any collector would be very proud to have in his collection.--$650..

  75. Really pretty condition original Model 1858 Federal 9-ring "Bullseye" canteen with original butternut cover - Philadelphia maker marked spout, and original stopper intact.  This is as nice a canteen as most that you will see in museums.--$295.Really pretty condition original Model 1858 Federal 9-ring "Bullseye" canteen with original butternut cover - Philadelphia maker marked spout, and original stopper intact.  This is as nice a canteen as most that you will see in museums.--$295.

  76. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, lead filled U.S. Oval Cartridge Box Plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  The quality of this plate is literally nice enough that it could be put back on a cartridge box today.--$250.

  77. Excellent condition, hand written, Oath of Allegiance signed by A. D. Binkerd.  A. D. Binkerd was from Bourbon County, Kentucky, and signed the Oath of Allegiance to the United States on September 7, 1863.--$95.

  78. Excavated, drop .69 cal., three ring Belgium style, Confederate Minie.  This bullet was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram during the 1960's from a Confederate Camp on private property near Corinth, Mississippi.--$48.

  79. Very nice condition, excavated, approximately .50 cal. Enfield type projectile.  This bullet was recovered from the camp of Wharton's Confederate Texas Cavalry and looks very similar to products produced at the Marshall Texas Arsenal.  It is a bullet that is very rare to recover in this area.--$65.

  80. Nice condition, Richmond Daily Dispatch Confederate newspaper for Monday, August 12, 1861.  Military operations from many different areas of the Confederacy are written about.  The price of this newspaper at the time was "one cent".--$125.

  81. VERY RARE recovery.  Nice condition excavated SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE GUN TOOL and Spencer cartridge recovered from private property at "Hoover's Gap" where WILDER'S LIGHTENING BRIGADE armed with these 7-shot repeating Spencer rifles decisively carried the day against Bate's Brigade of Army of Tennessee Confederate Infantry.  The volume of fire delivered by the Brigade of Spencer Repeating Rifles led the Confederates to believe that they had encountered a "Division" of Federal Infantry.  This is an important piece of American Civil War history.--$125.SOLD

  82. Really pretty .54 cal. breechloading "Standard Model" Burnside Carbine.  This example has a nice early matching serial number of "10694".  Many, many Civil War Federal Cavalry units were armed with this weapon including the 1st Michigan - 3rd Indiana - 5th, 6th, and 7th Ohio - 1st New Jersey - 3rd West Virginia - 2nd, 12th, 14th, and16th Ill. - 3rd, 14th, and 18th PA. Cav.  This carbine has a crisp bore, action almost like new, and both inspector cartouches easily visible.  I think that most any collector would be happy to have this weapon in their collection.--$1,650.SOLD

  83. Excavated Enfield nipple protector with chain and a nice drop Enfield bullet recovered together on private property along the Confederate Battle line here at Stones River.--$48.

  84. Very nice condition, excavated, drop, .36 cal. Savage revolver projectile.  This bullet was recovered quite a number of years ago on private property that was at one time part of Camp Stanley located here at Murfreesboro, TN, during the Spring of 1863.--$25.

  85. Model 1858 "Bullseye" canteen with original wool cover intact, original stopper 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.

  86. Very nice untouched condition on this 12 mm imported French pinfire revolver.  This is the very desirable "spur trigger guard" style with lanyard ring.  The revolver has the original loading door intact as well as the cartridge ejector and the lanyard ring.  These type revolvers are almost always missing one or more of these pieces.  In addition, the revolver is in its original hand stitched, Confederate, rawhide holster.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver very similar to this one.  You couldn't ask for a nicer and cooler Confederate weapon for your collection than this for the money spent.  This is just in out of our local area     --$1,650.SOLD

  87. Absolutely beautiful, untouched, museum quality Kenansville "CSA in the guard" Field and Staff Officer's Sword captured by James Fickel, of Co. K, 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry during the November - December, 1864, Campaigns of Franklin/Nashville, TN.  This excellent condition, extremely rare Confederate Staff Officer's Sword was recently purchased at the family estate auction held near Grove City, Ohio.  The cast brass guard has a beautiful, untouched, brown/bronze patina and is one of the most perfect castings of the "CSA" that I have seen.  The grip retains 90% of the original leather wrap, and 100% of the wire remains intact.  The blade has a smooth, dark, never touched attic brown patina.  This is the sword only, without scabbard, exactly as it was brought home and is a nicer example than most in National Museum collections.  It will be a long, long time before you get a chance at another one of these, straight out of the original estate of the man that brought it home.--$7,850.SOLD

  88. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, large size, US oval cartridge box plate.  It has a slick, perfect face with a smooth brown patina.  The reverse has full lead and both wire attachment loops intact.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  Plates this flawless are no longer being recovered.--$250.SOLD

  89. Beautiful condition, excavated, regulation, cast brass, Civil War, rooster neck, cavalry spur along with an excavated, Confederate style, cast iron stirrup.  Both artifacts were recovered on private property from an 1863 Confederate Alabama Cavalry camp located near Shelbyville, TN.--$125 for both.

  90. Large, glass jug of mixed fired bullets, chewed bullets, and assorted camp lead brought into the shop today and all recovered on private property here at Stones River over the past six years.  I estimate the jug weighs 12 - 14 pounds, and I would say there are between 200 and 300 pieces in the jug.  There is no telling how many tens of hours relic hunting are represented by this jug of artifacts (especially considering how difficult it is now to recover artifacts).  This entire jug -- $95.

  91. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal, Confederate uniform button.  It has a smooth, brown patina with all detail outlined in bright gold gilt.  It has a Horstmann backmark with shank intact.  It was recovered from a Confederate camp in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.--$250.

  92. Very ornate, war date (December 30, 1863), shipping document to Providence Tool Company Armory in Providence, Rhode Island from the Arcade Malt Iron Company.  Providence Tool Company is a well known sword and musket manufacturer during the Civil War, and quite likely, that is what these materials were to be used for.--$95.

  93. Nice condition, ordinance document for Company J, 63rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  Per this document, Company J of the 63rd Illinois received 69 Prussian muskets with bayonets, gunslings, bayonet scabbards, cartridge boxes, cartridge box plates, cap pouches, belts, and US waist belt plates.  The Prussian muskets that were issued at this time proved to be quite unsatisfactory and were replaced with Springfields as soon as possible.--$48.

  94. Excavated pair of "forked tongues" out of Confederate forked tongue frame waist belt buckles.  These were recovered from Confederate camps occupied in the spring of 1863 along the Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$75 for both.SOLD

  95. Very nice condition Federal Navy leather fuze pouch.  The pouch remains soft and pliable and is marked on the outside flap "Navy Yard - Philadelphia - 1863".  Both the leather closure tab and the leather belt loop remain intact on the box.--$425..

  96. Absolutely perfect, beautiful non-excavated Richmond Arsenal Pattern Confederate "C.S." 2-piece saber belt plate.  This plate was purchased a few years ago out of an estate near Richmond, VA.  The plate has a nice rich aged bronze-brown patina, and is the style pictured on page 9 - Plate - 003, in original Mullinax, and is known for it's high copper content.  You are not going to find a nicer example.--$3,500.SOLD

  97. Excellent condition, excavated, Confederate Cavalry spur recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  This spur is a crude Confederate copy of the regulation style Federal spur of the Civil War Era.--$195.

  98. Quite rare to come by ORIGINAL WAR DATE HOUSTON, TEXAS CONFEDERATE NEWSPAPER.  This is the "HOUSTON DAILY TELEGRAPH" and is dated Monday, July 11, 1864.  This paper is literally filled with interesting content - not the least of which is a listing of the casualties in "Terry's Texas Rangers" in the most recent campaign.  The paper remains in near mint condition.--$250.SOLD

  99. Model 1840 import Heavy Cavalry Saber fondly known as the old "Wristbreaker" {due to it's massive weight}.  During the Civil War both Union and Confederate Cavalry alike carried 1840s.  The famous Southern Cavalry General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one as did many of his men.  This particular example has a nice clean blade with the "Knight's Head" mark indicating German manufacture.  The grip has original wrap and wire, and the cast brass guard has a nice, rich aged patina.  The original metal scabbard remains in nice condition as well with just a couple normal dings from service in the saddle, and it also has an attractive "never cleaned" patina.  Among most Civil War students it is agreed that more Confederate Cavalrymen carried this type saber than any other single type.--$850.SOLD

  100. Model 1860, light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a gently aging gray patina with markings of (US - 1864 - E. Roby West Chelmsford, Mass.)  The brass guard has an aged, brown-bronze patina with the top of the guard bent forward for better thumb control of the saber.  The scabbard is in nice condition with remnants of old silver paint likely from being in an old GAR Veterans Hall.--$750.

  101. Excellent condition, import English cavalry saber with perfect condition pressed leather grips.  Many of these type English sabers were imported by the South and were carried by Confederate Cavalry.  This is the saber only without scabbard.--$450.SOLD

  102. Beautiful condition, original wicker covered, Civil War era officer's whiskey flask.  The flask even retains its original pewter combination top and shot glass.  It would be tough to find a nicer example.--$195..

  103. Absolutely, drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, Jeff Davis hat pin.  This pin was recovered on private property here at Stones River (only about one mile from the shop).  It is as near a perfect dug example as can be recovered at this point in time.--$175.

  104. Absolutely beautiful, flawless condition, excavated, large oval, lead filled, U.S. Cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered about forty years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a beautiful, slick, green-brown face, full lead, and both attachment loops remain intact.  Plates this nice are just not being recovered anymore.--$250.SOLD

  105. Excavated, coat size, Federal Cavalry Officer's button.  It has a smooth, brown patina and crisp detail.  The button was recovered on private property at Gravely Springs, Alabama.--$45.

  106. Broken, excavated, regulation, Federal Cavalry horse bit with cast brass "U.S." rosette remaining intact.  This bit was recovered on private property from a Federal Cavalry campsite located near Winchester, Virginia.--$125.

  107. Very nice condition 1820 - 1830 era Eaglehead Militia Officer's Sword and original, brass mounted, leather scabbard.  The blade has lots of original engraving with some original bluing and gilt engraving.  The original ivory grip remains in perfect condition without a single chip or crack.  The brass guard and the cast brass eaglehead pommel cap remain in excellent condition with a nice aged patina.  The original brass mounted leather scabbard is in very nice condition as well with no breaks or repairs.  Many Confederates had ancestors in the earlier military service and carried this type sword.  They left home carrying their ancestor's militia sword from an earlier era.--$895.SOLD

  108. Excavated, Confederate manufactured, 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.--$75.  

  109. Very nice condition non-excavated folding .31 cal. double cavity bullet mold that would be the perfect compliment to display with your .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Model Revolver.--$125.Very nice condition non-excavated folding .31 cal. double cavity bullet mold that would be the perfect compliment to display with your .31 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Model Revolver.--$125.

  110. Extremely rare, Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Saber brought home from the Civil War as a war trophy by General Nathaniel Michler.  The saber was taken at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862.  This is the saber only without scabbard.  The blade has a thick aged chocolate patina, and the cast brass guard is marked Nashville Plow Works - CSA with a beautiful, uncleaned aged patina as well.  The grip is worn to wood in most areas, but does have some of the original leather and also the original wire.  This saber remained in the Michler family of Easton, PA, for over 100 years until being purchased out of the family during the 1970's.  The Confederate casting on the guard of this saber ranks as one of the more clear and distinct that I have seen and has the stippled background which is found in only about 20% of Nashville Plow Work sabers.  This is a museum quality artifact that any collector would be proud to have in their display.--SOLD

  111. Tintype, 1/6 plate, of a seated, seasoned Federal Infantryman wearing his great coat with cape.  It is quite uncommon to find an image of a Federal soldier wearing a great coat.  The image is cased in a 1/2 hard case having an ornate patriotic eagle motif on the reverse.--$125.

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

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

  114. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, two piece, gilted Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact and is back marked "Van Wart & Son Co."--$195.

  115. Beautiful condition, .58 cal., excavated "Skin" cartridge.  This was recovered from a Union Camp in Central Virginia about 40 years ago.  They are not being recovered in this nice condition any more.--$95.

  116. Gilted, two-piece, G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) medal for the 31st encampment held August 22 & 23, at Buffalo New York in 1897.  The medal remains in excellent condition with the attaching pin still intact on the reverse.--$48..

  117. Excavated dropped two pieces of a quite rare "long pattern" three piece Shaler projectile.  This is one of the rarer patterns and was recovered on private property near Gettysburg, PA.  This is going to be a real bargain if you are willing to go on the search for the missing section.--$55.

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

  119. Grouping of four original documents relating to late 1800's "G.A.R." reunions of the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  All four documents are in excellent condition and relate to reunions held at Nelsonville, Ohio.--$75 for all four.

  120. Pair of very colorful, unused, but original Union patriotic covers.  Both of these are satirical in nature.--$48.50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  144. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  151. 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".--$795.

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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.

  155. 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.

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

  157. 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..

  158. 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.SOLD

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. 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..

  163. 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.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.

  164. 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.

  165. 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

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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.

  169. 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.

  170. 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

  171. 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

  172. 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 !!}}

  173. 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.SOLD

  174. 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.Excavated 1/6 plate Daguerreotype recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

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

  176. 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.--$75.  

  177. 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..

  178. 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.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.

  179. 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.

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

  182. 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.

  183. 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.

  184. 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.

  185. 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.

  186. 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.SOLD

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. 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.

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

  192. 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.

  193. 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..

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 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.

  199. 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.
  200. 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.

  201. 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.

  202. 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.

  203. 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.

  204. 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.SOLD

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

  206. 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.

  207. 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..

  208. 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.

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

  210. 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.

  211. 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.

  212. 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.

  213. 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.

  214. 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.

  215. 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.}

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. 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..

  219. 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.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.

  220. 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

  221. 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.

  222. 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.

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. 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.                                         

  226. 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.SOLD

  227. 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.

  228. 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.

  229. 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.

  230. 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.

  231. 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..

  232. 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.

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

  234. 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

  235. 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.SOLD

  236. 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.

  237. 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

  238. 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.

  239. 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.

  240. 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.

  241. 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.

  242. 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

  243. 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.

  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.SOLD

  248. 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.

  249. 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..

  250. 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.

  251. 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.

  252. 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.

  253. 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.

  254. 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.

  255. 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.

  256. 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.

  257. 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.

  258. 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.

  259. 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..

  260. 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.

  261. 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.

  262. 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.

  263. 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}

  264. 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.

  265. 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.

  266. 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.

  267. 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.

  268. 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.

  269. 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.

  270. 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.SOLD

  271. 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 !!!!

  272. 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 !!!!  And now ANOTHER year !!!!   I'm getting SOOO old, but beats the alternative !!!

  273. 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.

  274. 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.

  275. 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.}

  276. 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. !!!!!}

  277. 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..

  278. 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.

  279. 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.

  280. .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.

  281. 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.

  282. 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.

  283. 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.

  284. 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

  285. 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.

  286. 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.

  287. 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.

  288. 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.

  289. 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.

  290. 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..

  291. 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.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.

  292. 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..

  293. 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.

  294. 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

  295. 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.

  296. 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.

  297. 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.SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  309. 2imagegutta.JPG (57990 bytes)2imageguttacase.JPG (76654 bytes)2imageguttamkr.JPG (47132 bytes)2imageguttasldr.JPG (85446 bytes)2imageguttafthr.JPG (78850 bytes)2imageguttapin.JPG (49338 bytes)Excellent condition double cased images of a father and son in a fine "Holmes, Booth, & Hayden" Guttapercha case.  The image of the son is a nice, clear military with a Colt revolver across his chest.  The image of the father is clear as well with a gilted masonic pin clearly visible.  Just a fine condition case and set of images.--$425.

  310. 1992 Printing of "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment" by Dr. Gordon Dammann.  This is a very useful reference book.--$25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  348. Attractive excavated large size "U.S." oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered on private property at Chickamauga several years back.--$150.

  349. Excavated 3-inch Federal Hotchkiss projectile.  This projectile was recovered at Port Hudson, LA. and is complete with nose - brass fuze - cup - and lead sabot.  The shell has been cleaned, coated, disarmed, and is ready for display.--$250.

  350. Excellent Condition Non-Excavated large coat size Gilted Eagle "I" - Federal Infantry Officer's Button.  It has 100% bright gold gilt with a " Waterbury" backmark.-- $38.

  351. Excellent condition non-excavated coat size "V.M.I." {Virginia Military Institute}.  It has virtually 100% bright gold gilt on the face - shank intact - and Civil War era "Evans in the ribbon" backmark.--$195.

  352. Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  The blade has an aging grey brown patina with markings of ?Mansfield and Lamb-1864- US? The grip has original wrap and wire with just a couple old age cracks.  The iron scabbard is in nice condition with a smooth chocolate brown aged patina and has a just a couple small dings from actual service.--$895.

  353. Drop dead beautiful condition excavated coat size Virginia State Seal Button.  This is a VA 13 with "Canfield Bro. and Co.- Baltimore" backmark.  The button has a slick chocolate brown patina with the figures completely outlined in bright gold gilt.--$295.

  354. 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.

  355. Solid, attractive "Middle-Grade" nice early Model 1855 .58 cal. Federal cartridge box.  The leather remains pliable with about an average amount of flaking.  The box has both belt loops and both iron roller buckles intact, but the tip of the closure tab is broken off.  The tip is present though - tucked inside the inner compartment of the box and could easily be repaired.  The box is slotted for a "U.S." cartridge boxplate, but there is not one currently on the box.  It is "New York" maker marked on the inside flap.--$250.

  356. Two unique Enfield musket artifacts  presented in a glass display case.  One of the artifacts is a brass Enfield Tompion and the other artifact is a very unusual Enfield Bullet.  The soldier loaded this bullet into his musket upside down and had to use his bullet extractor screwed onto the back end of his ramrod to remove it.  The interesting thing is that normally when a bullet has been extracted the extractor hole is in the nose, but on this bullet, because it was loaded upside down, the extractor hole is in the rear.--$45.

  357. Beautiful condition excavated coat size gilted Federal Infantry Officer's Button.  This button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property in Chickamauga, GA.  Both the Eagle and the letter "I" are outlined with with bright gold gilt.--$38.

  358. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated "drop" .69 cal. Confederate used triangle base French minie.  It has a creamy, marble like white patina and was recovered here at Stones River in the late 1960s.  I don't know how it could possibly be any nicer.--$45.

  359. Group of PUBLISHED really pretty "North Carolina Sunburst" excavated buttons.  These buttons were recovered in the late 1960s from  Gen. Manigault's 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp at Dalton, Ga.  Some of these very buttons are in the pile pictured on page 209 in Charlie Harris's book - "Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns".   Just point out the one you want.--$110. each

  360. Excavated coat size North Carolina State Seal button.  This is the style with the star in the depressed channel on the reverse.  The button is very solid with a smooth chocolate brown patina.  There is a light dip in the face but nothing serious.  The reverse has shank intact and gold gilt in the channel.--$135.

  361. 2ibut.JPG (75340 bytes)2ibutrev.JPG (73425 bytes)Pair {coat and cuff} of beautiful condition excavated "Gilted" Federal Infantry Officer's buttons.  These were recovered in the late 1960s from private property at Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  Just really, really pretty.--$48. for the pair

  362. .Beautiful non-excavated coat size gilted "1861" date Mintzer manufactured Georgia State Seal.  This is an excellent example with 100% gilt on the face, and 100% silver on the reverse, and is backmarked "1861 - W. G. Mintzer - Phil.", and the shank is intact and straight.  Top Shelf In Every Way.--$250.

  363. mixedbullets.JPG (33975 bytes)bulkbullets.JPG (82496 bytes)I've just purchased 5000 mixed excavated Civil War bullets.  Bag of 50 mixed dropped and fired U.S. and C.S. bullets-each bag includes a variety of different type bullets at a low cost of $1.70 per bullet--$85. a bag.

  364. forrestprint.JPG (71374 bytes)Beautiful and tough to come by 1973 print of General Nathan Bedford Forrest that was done by the Sons of Confederate Veterans over 30 years ago.  The print is BIG measuring 24 inches by 30 inches before framing and is absolutely breathtaking once it's matted and framed.  I seldom get these in anymore.--$89.

  365. 4relics.jpg (40397 bytes)4relicsrev.JPG (51730 bytes)Display of 4 excavated purely Confederate artifacts recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A. -  located on private property near Tullahoma, TN.  The display consists of a coat size Confederate floral button - a purely Confederate lead Cartridge Box finial - a blob top Confederate nose pour Minie - and a .58 cal. "Richmond Lab." Gardner - all displayed in a glass display case.--$75. for all

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