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  1. georgewashington.JPG (65955 bytes)georgemartha.JPG (69192 bytes)
  2. blltmld.jpg (56886 bytes)blltmldopen.JPG (50170 bytes)blltmldrev.JPG (52863 bytes)
  3. tribaseblt.JPG (52487 bytes)tribasebltbase.JPG (50518 bytes)
  4. dugpen.jpg (86933 bytes)dugpeninvoice.JPG (43444 bytes)dugpeninvoicesign.JPG (53488 bytes)
  5. underplug.JPG (85251 bytes)underplugrev.JPG (85266 bytes)
  6. dugibtn.jpg (82862 bytes)dugibtnrev.JPG (92410 bytes)
  7. 1831london.JPG (71108 bytes)1831londonlckplt.JPG (57336 bytes)1831londonmkr.JPG (78148 bytes)1831londoneng.JPG (79629 bytes)1831londoddte.JPG (60729 bytes)Beautiful completely untouched attic brown "New England" original .54 cal. flintlock Militia musket.  The musket is marked "LONDON WARRENTED - 1831"  and came out of a central North Carolina estate several years ago.  This is exactly what type weapon many young Confederates left North Carolina carrying in 1861.  I have several excellent condition powder horns that will display perfectly with this musket.--$1,850.SOLD
  8. dugeaglebtnfrnt.JPG (66889 bytes)dugeaglebtn.JPG (87078 bytes)Excavated CS26B coat size Confederate Staff Officer's uniform button that was recovered a while back from Confederate 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  Unfortunately, the digger "smacked it" during recovery and literally broke the button into several pieces.  It has been professionally restored and displays quite nicely now - and at a fraction of the cost it would be if it were not restored.--only $125.
  9. 1846springfield.JPG (24431 bytes)1846springfielddte.JPG (54288 bytes)1846springfieldlckplt.JPG (53376 bytes)1846springfielddnh.JPG (99788 bytes)1846springfieldhenry.JPG (58335 bytes)Very pretty .69 cal. 1846 dated Model 1842 Springfield smoothbore musket.  The musket has the soldier's initials on one side of the stock and his last name on the other side.  It was carried by David Henry of Co. "G" 16th Texas Infantry.  This musket was purchased about 40 years ago from members of David Henry's family, and has been in Ken Bilbrey's collection until Kenneth recently passed away due to an accident on the farm.  It appears that David Henry served at Jenkin's Ferry, and on the Red River Campaign.  The musket still has excellent action, and remains completely uncleaned with a chocolate brown patina tip to tip.  A sweet artifact especially if you really like Texas items.--$1,650.SOLD
  10. ncrelicgroup.JPG (54827 bytes)Absolutely incredible relic grouping purchased many, many years ago out of central North Carolina.  The grouping consists of a rare C.S. Richmond Arsenal drum canteen with stopper,  a pure copper drinking cup, a smooth face 1850 era cast brass oval militia plate, an 1840 - 1850 era powder horn {and I have saved some of the original powder that was in it} and an original 1863 "State of North Carolina - Raliegh" note.  This entire Confederate estate for only.--$1,450.
  11. 2ndgarelics.JPG (52429 bytes)2ndgastatepin.JPG (53374 bytes)I've had a long standing invite from a friend to come down and relic hunt an area that was camped on by the 2ND GA. CAVALRY - C.S.A.  Today {Tuesday} was a picture perfect day, and we decided to make it happen.  I dug several bullets, a carbine barrel band, a brass rectangle from an 1851 saber belt rig {that sounded sweet} - a couple maneuver coins - an era toy cannon wheel - a huge piece of lead that was SCREAMING "BUCKLE" - that was in reality a nice lead Cavalryman's heel plate - and then in the hole with two Colt pistol bullets popped up the prettiest GA. STATE SEAL HAT PLATE that you could hope to see.  It literally has gold gilt dripping off gold gilt !!  In over 40 years digging I've always been the "bridesmaid" on these - had various types of them dug on every side of me, but this is my first.  I've dug 69 Confederate buckles, but this is my first one of these.  {For just a second - I squealed like a 12 year old girl !!}  And that - my friends - is why this hobby NEVER grows old !!!!  One big item remains on my "bucket list" that - to this point - has eluded me ---- That "War Date" Gold Coin !!!
  12. 1840eagmil.JPG (66411 bytes)1840eagmilrev.JPG (86130 bytes)Fresh out of a North Carolina estate - 1840 era drooped wing eagle stamped brass Militia "Panel Plate".  These plates were commonly carried over from an earlier era, and worn by Confederates.  This example came out of the estate with a number of Confederate pieces.  It has the most beautiful - never cleaned - rich aged patina that you could ever hope to see, and an excellent deep, crisp die strike.  On the reverse the main belt hook remains intact, but the bar isn't present, and likely lies on some battlefield somewhere.--$450.
  13. ornateflask.JPG (34773 bytes)ornateflaskrev.JPG (30944 bytes)ornateflasktop.JPG (60307 bytes)Absolutely stunning 1840 era 8-inch powder flask with a rich, aged 150 year bronze-brown patina, and the most beautiful and intricate motif that you will ever see.  This is the exact type powder flask that many young Confederates left home for the Civil War slung over their shoulder.  SOOOOO PRETTY.  {And still has a little bit of Civil War powder inside !!!}--$195.
  14. shtswd.jpg (42336 bytes)shtswdrev.JPG (43859 bytes)shtswdcls.JPG (57846 bytes)JUST IN - Beautiful condition Confederate manufacture 1832 pattern Artillery Short Sword.  The blade has a pretty aged grey-brown patina with the classic Rebel "unstopped fuller".  The massive cast brass guard has the distinctly high copper content Confederate alloy.  One of the nicest examples that I've seen in a while.--$1,450.SOLD
  15. robinson.jpg (59175 bytes)robinsonlckplt.JPG (55866 bytes)robinsonmkr.JPG (88631 bytes)robnsondte.JPG (77773 bytes)robinsonegl.JPG (90890 bytes)robinsonjs.JPG (85313 bytes)Fresh out of a PA. attic - "1864" date "E. ROBINSON - NEW YORK" .58 cal. 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The musket has action about as crisp as when it was issued and is a quite rare "E. ROBINSON" contract.  Robinson's contract was for 30,000 weapons, but we don't know how many were actually delivered.  The musket has a nice "never been cleaned" - chocolate brown - attic patina.  I wish that we knew who "J.S." was - but unfortunately we don't.  Just a good un-messed with Federal .58 cal. 3-band rifled musket.--$1,250.
  16. excelpinfire.JPG (58901 bytes)excelpinfirerev.JPG (56516 bytes)A local family just brought in this beautiful condition 7-MM folding trigger French Pinfire revolver.  It is literally "dripping" with original bluing, and everything you want is intact {loading door - ejector rod - and folding trigger.  This is a very similar weapon to the one carried by "Stonewall Jackson".  I am including an original pinfire cartridge for display BUT it is a slightly larger size and will not load {to protect the kiddies}.  This is going to be a centerpiece in someone's collection.--$595.
  17. unmarkedcolt.JPG (49135 bytes)unmarkedcoltrev.JPG (47242 bytes)unmarkedcoltout.JPG (44124 bytes)unmarkedcoltoutrev.JPG (45913 bytes)unmarkedcoltsrl.JPG (53955 bytes)unmarkedcoltsrl2.JPG (57804 bytes)unmarkedcoltcal.JPG (72322 bytes)Was just brought in - .36 cal. Model 1851 Colt Navy Revolver.  The revolver is complete and is in a quite rare "tuck flap" Confederate made holster.  The revolver has really been carried a lot - The grips are worn rounded and worn back almost 1/4th inch at the corners.  All the visible serial numbers match, but the cylinder number is almost totally worn away, and the front frame number is worn almost away as well.  The serial number is "138775" and that is exactly "mid-war" 1863 production.  The Reb that carried this revolver had no love for the "U.S." -- He has intentionally removed every last trace of the "Colt - U.S.A. - and New York" markings.  The revolver is slick as can be where these markings used to be.  There is a "slight" coolness to this, but it's definite "not a plus" for the value of the revolver.  The pretty Confederate manufacture holster is worth $600. to $650. alone, so if we add only $695. for the Colt - we are at $1,350. or so- BUT here is a bargain.--$1,150. for the Colt Navy revolver in C.S. holster {REALLY !!}-SOLD
  18. whiskeyflask.JPG (55636 bytes)whiskeyflaskrev.JPG (59637 bytes)Exceptionally nice "wicker covered" officer's whiskey flask.  I literally only see 2 or 3 of these a year with the old wicker covering intact.  This jewel is going to look SWEET in someone's camp scene display.  Priced to "get some gone".--$95.SOLD
  19. parkerletter.JPG (37982 bytes)parkerletterrev.JPG (47325 bytes)parkerlettersig.JPG (55026 bytes)This original Civil War soldier's letter is well written in ink and easy to read.  It was written by C. W. Parker back to friends at home.  It was written Dec. 27, 1864 from the hospital at Frederick City, MD.  It appears that C. W. Parker was probably a hospital steward.  In his letter he states that he has 16 patients in his hospital tent.  The letter is written on U.S. Christian Commission stationary, and remains complete and in nice condition.--$48.SOLD
  20. buglemouthpc.JPG (58059 bytes)Very rare nowadays to recover- Excavated cast brass cavalry bugle mouth piece.  This piece was recovered many years ago on private property near Brandy Station, VA., and has a VERY pretty uncleaned brown-green patina.--$75.SOLD
  21. dugcavspur.JPG (66521 bytes)Excavated regulation Federal cavalry spur recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.--$85.
  22. us50.jpg (84206 bytes)us50rev.jpg (86594 bytes)us50date.jpg (93028 bytes)Very scarce original UNITED STATES fractional note.  {50 cent note}  This note was authorized in 1864, but the note was printed several years later.--$65.
  23. parkersnow.JPG (26942 bytes)parkersnowlckplt.JPG (41807 bytes)parkersnowmkr.JPG (67030 bytes)parkersnowdte.JPG (51090 bytes)parkersnowptnt.JPG (63064 bytes)parkersnowus1.JPG (62824 bytes)Beautiful condition and quite rare "1863" date - .58 cal. "Parkers - Snow & Co. - Meriden, CONN." musket that has one of the very earliest conversions to trapdoor that you are going to see.  The conversion is by "W. H. and G. W. Miller - Meriden, CONN." and is dated "May 23, 1865".  The Civil War had only been over for a few days.  The musket is really pretty tip to tip and comes with it's original bayonet.--$1,650. with bayonet, and $1,450. if you don't want the bayonet.SOLD
  24. 4volors.jpg (60589 bytes)4volorsopn.JPG (28648 bytes)4volorsdte.JPG (45820 bytes)Very nice condition original U.S. govt. "1890" printing of Vol. 30 {In 4 Parts} of the "Official Records of the Civil War".  This is the Battle of Chickamauga, GA. set and is the MOST USED source of research for Relic Hunting and pretty much every other purpose where fine detail research is needed.  These books are 125 years old, and remain in very nice condition.--$125. {a great deal !!}SOLD
  25. bayonetbuckle.JPG (42808 bytes)bayonetbucklesprus.JPG (63283 bytes)bayonetbucklecls.JPG (66085 bytes)bayonetbuckleptnt.JPG (81933 bytes)bayonetbuckleout.JPG (41784 bytes)bayonetbuckleus.JPG (50689 bytes) This isn't Civil War, but doesn't miss it much.  It is an 1870's era .4570 Trapdoor bayonet in original scabbard, and the regulation U.S. belt plate from the same era.  The pair of spurs date just later, around 1911.  All of these artifacts are out of the late Kenneth Bilbrey estate.  I just learned that the spurs and the bayonet with scabbard are original era items, but Kenneth purchased the buckle in the last few years, and isn't an original from the 1880s, but a re-strike.--only $160. for all the items
  26. coltflask.JPG (70433 bytes)coltflaskrev.JPG (74998 bytes)Quite rare, very small size copper powder flask for a Colt Root or any Pocket Model size Revolver.  It has a beautifully aged bronze patina.--$95.
  27. keepers.jpg (82490 bytes)keepersrev.JPG (87182 bytes)Pair of perfect condition excavated cast brass sword belt plate keepers.  Both were recovered on private property at Franklin, and have beautiful green patinas.--$35 each or both for $60.SOLD
  28. 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.
  29. 1820rifbutton.JPG (90923 bytes)1820rifbuttonrev.JPG (93789 bytes)Excavated rare 1820 era one piece "Regiment of Riflemen" coat size button recovered by Marcus Daly on private property along the Confederate Battle Line almost within a "baseball throw" of the famous "Carter House".  This generally means that some young Confederate was wearing his Grandfather's military coat from an earlier era. The button has a broken shank {which is no doubt why it was lost}, and has a beautiful emerald green patina.  I WOULD NOT want to be where this button has been !!--$75.SOLD
  30. id42sprfld.JPG (56800 bytes)id42sprfldrev.JPG (55483 bytes)id42sprfldblt.JPG (58595 bytes)Just brought in a few minutes ago.  Pretty little 7MM French "folding trigger" Pinfire revolver.  This was carried by John or William Kinchloe - both were relatives and both served in the 4th KY. Mounted INF.  Normally with these little Pinfire revolvers either the folding trigger - or the ejector rod - or the loading door are missing.  This revolver has all three items intact as issued,  and until now has been in the Kinchloe family since the Civil War.  It has a beautiful - never cleaned - smooth attic brown patina.--$550.SOLD
  31. dugrelicgrp.JPG (79839 bytes)Group of excavated artifacts recovered on private property along the Confederate Battle line at the Battle of Franklin, TN. by Marcus Daly.  The group consists of the wreath half of a 2-piece sash buckle - the brass sword hanger snap from an officer's sword belt rig - A cast brass Confederate style leather sword drop stud - and two dropped bullets - all displayed in a nice glass case.--only $65.SOLD
  32. giltedfloral.JPG (84736 bytes)giltedfloralrev.JPG (91525 bytes)Beautiful nicely gilted excavated coat size Confederate worn floral button.  Marcus Daly also recovered this button along the Confederate Battle Line at The Battle of Franklin. TN.--$35.SOLD
  33. bicenrepro.JPG (14152 bytes)bicenrepropen.JPG (17770 bytes)bicenreproopn.JPG (60097 bytes)REPRODUCTION living history cavalry saber and scabbard carried by Kenneth Bilbrey in quite a number of Civil War events in the early 1960s.  The sword is something like 50 years old now and has a real attractive patina,  and will look nice on the wall, or perfect for once again taking to the field and reasonably priced.--$95.
  34. frankjdav.JPG (58366 bytes)frankfdavrev.JPG (45587 bytes)In all of history in Relic Hunting at the Bloody Battle of Franklin, TN.  there have been only about a half dozen complete Jeff Davis hat pins recovered along the Federal Battle Line.  This is largely due to this Battle being in late 1864 and the Hardee Hat not being as extensively used by this time.  This pretty example was recovered by Marcus Daly from private property just a "hop and skip" over from the famous "Carter House".  Just a very nice artifact from one of the Civil War's most Bloody Battles.--$150.SOLD
  35. rosette.jpg (85414 bytes)rosette2.jpg (79033 bytes)FREAK OF NATURE !!  This nice condition stamped brass cavalry rosette was recently recovered by Marcus Daly from the Confederate battle line at the Battle Of Franklin, TN.  By all appearances it looks to be an ornate die stamped Civil War era civilian {but Confederate used} floral style Cavalry rosette EXCEPT the dang thing says "C.S." as clear as your nose on your face.  It could very well be nothing more than a freak of nature {like a cloud that happens to be shaped like a horse or dog or something}.  I can guarantee that it will stir lots of debate and conversation in your collection.  I've not run into this before - Has anyone else ever dug one of these?--SOLD
  36. bayscabd.jpg (42647 bytes)bayscabdrev.JPG (42577 bytes)bayscabdus.JPG (66556 bytes)bayscabdwbnt.JPG (40515 bytes)bayscabdopn.JPG (44779 bytes)Quite scarce - and nice condition - all leather 1873 era bayonet scabbard with the brass "U.S." medallion and brass scabbard tip.  In this rare scabbard is a much earlier .69 cal. Model 1816 triangular socket bayonet.  The bayonet has been shortened just a bit to help it fit the scabbard. These are believed to have been used for drill in the various Military Academys around the country during the 1870s through the 1890s era.  Priced at the value of the rare leather scabbard alone.--$150.
  37. colt96908.JPG (54965 bytes)colt96908rev.JPG (57160 bytes)colt96908srl.JPG (56736 bytes)colt96908srl2.JPG (52534 bytes)colt96908srl3.JPG (27659 bytes)colt96908ptnt.JPG (55991 bytes)colt96908crvg.JPG (62563 bytes)Very pretty Model 1849 Colt Pocket revolver.  It has an all matching {including the wedge} serial number of 96908 which is nice early 1852 production, and surfacing here in the South usually indicates likely Confederate use.  It has a 5-inch barrel and a nice, smooth chocolate patina overall with traces of bluing, and lots of cylinder scene remaining.  The mainspring remains about as strong as when it was issued, but the hand-spring needs looking at as the cylinder doesn't advance every time.  The original walnut grips have about 90 % original lacquer.  {I had to wear earplugs while writing this one up -- It was playing Dixie SO loudly !!}--$1,150.SOLD
  38. 1851springfieldstk.JPG (45807 bytes)1851springfield.JPG (14876 bytes)1851springfieldlckplt.JPG (55438 bytes)1851springfieldbynt.JPG (26590 bytes)1851springfieldus.JPG (88134 bytes)1851springfieldmrk.JPG (77687 bytes)Beautiful condition .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield 3-band percussion musket.  The metal is clean with no pitting what-so-ever, and lockplate markings of "1853 - U.S. - Springfield".  The barrel is clean and bright as well with an "1852" date.  The wood is very nice with just the normal small dings and marks of actual field service.  In addition - The musket came with it's original bayonet still with the musket.  The action is perfect and the mainspring is as strong as when it was new.--$1,895. complete with bayonet.SOLD
  39. 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.
  40. snglbltmld.JPG (58010 bytes)snglbltmoldcls.JPG (43507 bytes)Civil War era single cavity .36 cal. round ball mold.  This could be used for molding .36 cal. balls in the field for either a .36 cal. rifle or .36 cal. pistol or revolver.  I have included an original bullet to display with the mold that we recovered here at Stones River.--$48.
  41. bldgimg.jpg (84203 bytes)Here is an extremely odd piece of Civil War era {or even earlier}  photography.  It is a large 1/4th plate glass ambrotype of an extremely intricate "cathederal like" structure.  I have no idea where this structure is located, but it appears to be possibly a church, or courthouse, or library maybe.  If anyone knows where and what this is - please drop me a note.--only $75.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. powderflast.JPG (51250 bytes)powderflastrev.JPG (56932 bytes)powderflastbk.JPG (50922 bytes)Very attractive 1840 era "clam shell" pattern 7-inch brass powder flask of the exact type that many young Confederates left home carrying in 1861.  Pictured is William L. Skelton of Stirman's Regiment of Arkansas Sharpshooters holding nearly the identical flask.--$75.SOLD
  45. 1865agm.jpg (13118 bytes)1865agmopn.JPG (18932 bytes)1865agmcls.JPG (54705 bytes)1865agmmkr.JPG (51954 bytes)1865agmdte.JPG (61378 bytes)Here is an unusual twist - Most of the time I encounter Confederate relics taken home by Federal soldiers as souvenirs.  This Federal Cavalry saber was brought home here to Tennessee as a Civil War souvenir by a CONFEDERATE soldier.  The only rub is that NONE of his Southern descendants want it.  It is a very pretty "Roby" Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber and Scabbard and is marked "E. Roby - U.S. - 1865".--ONLY $750.
  46. bayonetthurs.JPG (41069 bytes)bayonetthurscls.JPG (73615 bytes)bayonetthurss.JPG (53488 bytes)Nice clean condition .58 cal. Model 1855 triangular socket bayonet correct for your .58 cal. Springfield or contract rifled musket.  Just perfect to give your musket that "Museum Look".  This bayonet has an extra tiny "S" stamped on the flat of the bayonet that I have only seen a few other times, and I'm unsure exactly what it means.--$195.SOLD
  47. dirk.jpg (52113 bytes)dirkrev.jpg (56250 bytes)dirkny.jpg (60798 bytes)dirkmkr.jpg (66590 bytes)dirktag.jpg (100009 bytes)VERY RARE to come by !!!  "STATE OF NEW YORK" marked dagger carried by "STATES McCOY" who - according to the family was a Union "Drummer Boy" who served from Jan. 1863 until July, 1865.  What a COOL NEW YORK ARTIFACT.--$350.SOLD
  48. 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.
  49. griswprst.JPG (54110 bytes)griswprstrev.JPG (57373 bytes)griswprstgrip.JPG (43002 bytes)griswprstmaker.JPG (35876 bytes)griswprstsrl.JPG (56007 bytes)griswprstsrl2.JPG (60177 bytes)griswprsteng.JPG (54942 bytes)griswprstdoc.JPG (45131 bytes)Absolutely BEAUTIFUL condition .36 cal. Manhattan Navy Model Revolver With PRESENTATION.  The revolver has an all matching EARLY serial number of "5071" with a presentation that reads "Presented to H. A. Griswold By T. J. Butler - 1865".  The revolver has 100 % original cylinder scene and a good bit of original bluing.  The family has connections in both Georgia and Kentucky {as is evidenced by the document above}  This is going to be a very exciting research project for someone and is nothing short of a fine near-mint weapon !!--$1,850.
  50. swordwed.JPG (12265 bytes)swordwedopn.JPG (18395 bytes)swordwedcls.JPG (61641 bytes)swordwedeng.JPG (50132 bytes)Excellent condition Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  This saber is believed to have been carried by G. T. Culberhouse - Co. "G" - 7th Tenn. Cav. and likely rode with Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.  Nice clean blade - Knight's Head mark - original wrap and wire and exceptional original scabbard.  If you've always wanted a really pretty Southern carried Saber - Here is a beauty.--$850.SOLD
  51. collhillcavclsd.JPG (12078 bytes)collhillcavopn.JPG (16542 bytes)collhillcav.JPG (56992 bytes)collhillcavgrd.JPG (71909 bytes)collhillcavgrp.JPG (50969 bytes)collhillribn.JPG (63390 bytes)Just In - One of the RAREST CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABERS AND SCABBARDS that exists.  This is a "COLLEGE HILL - NASHVILLE, TN."  The College Hill facility was located very near the famous Nashville Plow Works factory, and the two products are so similar that you have to look close to tell them apart.  The cast brass guards are nearly identical except the ribbon on the College Hill is open, and the ribbon on the Plow says "Nashville Plow Works".  Each has the big "C.S.A." arcing around the bottom of the guard.  The College Hill has a black lacquered iron backstrap, and the Nashville Plow has a brass backstrap.  This example has a nice clean blade and an absolutely beautiful original grip with 100% original leather intact.  The saber is in a really pretty brass mounted - lap seamed - C.S. manufactured scabbard, and has been in this scabbard since the Civil War era, but we are unsure if it is a College Hill product, or the product of one of the other Confederate Arsenals.  The saber shows clear signs of wear and of actually being carried.  There are approximately "one" of these around for every 5 or 6 Nashville Plow Works sabers.  It will likely be many years before you see another one of these bad boys "this nice" for sale.  In better economy days, this would have been a $14,500. to $16,000. Confederate Cavalry Officer's saber - but in "taxes are due" times only.--SOLD
  52. eaglebeltrig1.JPG (41635 bytes)eaglebeltrig1cls.JPG (79698 bytes)Hard to find anymore - Model 1851 Federal Cavalry Saber Belt Rig.  The cast brass eagle sword belt plate is just stunning with full silver wreath.  The leather belt remains nice and pliable with some pretty "fancier than normal" tooling.  The bench mark number on the sword belt plate and the number on the brass keeper are different numbers, and this is a quite common thing.  Both leather sword "drops" remain intact, and is going to display really nice.  {I just discovered that there is a name scratched into the back of the plate, but part of it is worn away, and I can't read it - maybe you can !!}--$695.SOLD
  53. cartboxbelt.JPG (45781 bytes)cartboxbeltrev.JPG (49729 bytes)cartboxbeltopn2.JPG (54173 bytes)cartboxbeltopn.JPG (64810 bytes)cartboxbelthks.JPG (65923 bytes)Very nice condition regulation .58 cal. Model 1864 Federal Infantry rig complete with waist belt - large size U.S. oval waist belt plate - cartridge box complete with all straps - belt loops - and original tins intact.  Every Civil War collection needs a nice complete infantry belt rig.  The leather remains about as pliable as when it was new.--$795.
  54. lrgegafrme.JPG (61009 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated large size Confederate GA. Frame waist belt plate recovered from "1862 - 1863" Confederate Army Of Tennessee Infantry camps located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$595.
  55. 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.
  56. framednotes.JPG (31719 bytes)framednotes5.JPG (50083 bytes)framednotes10.JPG (48007 bytes)Professionally framed display containing two original Confederate notes {a $5. note and a $10. note} and a reproduction "C.S" belt buckle.  Light filtering glass and acid free matting was used.  The archival framing job alone cost almost $100.--$175. ready to hang
  57. 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.
  58. soldierroll.JPG (51977 bytes)soldierrollsig.JPG (44534 bytes)soldierrollsig2.JPG (47234 bytes)soldierrollalt.JPG (53601 bytes)soldierrolldesc.JPG (67835 bytes)VERY RARE CONFEDERATE MEDICAL DOCUMENT signed by C.S. GEN.  MARCUS WRIGHT.  The document is for pay for C.S. Apothecaries - Chemists - Dispensers - Couriers and Clerks.  This rare Confederate Medical Document was signed by both - Confederate General Marcus Wright and by DR. George S. Blackie - who after the Civil War was senior editor of "The Southern Practioner" and eventually gained the reputation of being one of the most brilliant Medical Men of his era.  Men from many different Southern Regiments are represented in this document.--$295.
  59. bayinscab.JPG (39486 bytes)bayinscabopn.JPG (42287 bytes)bayinscabcls.JPG (59765 bytes)Beautiful condition .577 cal. Enfield triangular socket bayonet in it's original leather scabbard.  I'm sure someone has a nice Enfield musket just waiting for this jewel.--$375.SOLD
  60. forward.jpg (81816 bytes)forwardrev.JPG (84265 bytes)Excavated coat size Wisconsin State Seal 3-piece Staff button.  This button was recovered on private property here at Murfreesboro in one of the Federal 1863 winter camps occupied after the Battle of Stones River.  The button has one little dent, but is solid as a rock with beautiful detail and a slick chocolate brown patina.--$95.
  61. 1855sprngfld.JPG (12697 bytes)1855sprngfldbrl.JPG (8127 bytes)1855sprngfldlckplt.JPG (52419 bytes) 1855sprngfldcrvg.JPG (67441 bytes)1855sprngfldegl.JPG (83927 bytes)1855sprngfldmkr.JPG (63463 bytes)1855sprngfldus1.JPG (57967 bytes).69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1855" and the barrel has a matching "1855" date.  The barrel bore is rusty and dirty, but I can still feel some rifling remaining.  The wood is pretty with nice color, and has all the little typical dings and marks of lots of service in the field.  One sling swivel is intact and one is on a battlefield somewhere.  This musket was brought in out of the local area, and was quite likely Confederate carried.--$1,150.
  62. usovalwednes.JPG (77653 bytes)usovalwednesrev.JPG (77929 bytes)Absolutely mint, perfect excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval Federal cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram nearly 50 years ago on private property near Chickamauga.  It has a near reflective, slick chocolate brown patina on the face - full, smooth lead in the reverse - and both wire loops intact and about strong enough to put back on a box.  Plates that we recover now do not look anything like this beautiful.--$250.
  63. fuseparts.JPG (75238 bytes)fusepartscls.JPG (59645 bytes)Excellent 3-set of Civil War Artillery fuze adapters and original 15 sec. time fuze.  One fuze adapter is a perfect condition excavated cast pewter Parrott time fuze adapter, and the second is an excellent excavated cast brass Hotchkiss time fuze adapter, and the third is a beautiful condition non-excavated 15 sec. original Civil War time fuze.  The excavated fuzes were both recovered many years ago along the Stone Wall at the second day fighting at the Battle of Nashville, TN.--$125. for all three.SOLD
  64. wotr2vol.jpg (58478 bytes)wotr2volxx.JPG (32778 bytes)wotr2volxxcls.JPG (41077 bytes)wotr2volpart1.JPG (32422 bytes)wotr2volpart1cls.JPG (41617 bytes)Very scarce ORIGINAL 1887 Printing of Volume 20 of "The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion" - {The ORs}.  This is the very sought after set covering The Battle of Stones River and other actions in Middle Tennessee during that time period.  The ORs are far and away the most important research tool in doing research for places to go relic hunting, and also in tracking ancestry that fought and camped here.  Volume 20 is a 2-part set and both books are present and in good condition.  They were printed in the Government Printing Office in Washington in 1887.--$89. for the set.SOLD
  65. 64mansfld.JPG (13378 bytes)64mansfldopn.JPG (18834 bytes)64mansfldcls.JPG (53871 bytes)64mansfldus.JPG (56110 bytes)64mansfldmkr.JPG (51855 bytes)Just in - Nice, clean Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  The family that brought this in had an ancestor in the ILL. Cavalry during the Civil War.  The blade is bright and clean, and is marked "U.S. - 1864 -  Mansfield and Lamb".  The grip has original wrap and wire, and the scabbard is very nice with an appreciable groove worn in the ring mount from actual service in the field.--$850.
  66. fedprvt.JPG (77958 bytes)fedprvtclsd.JPG (76179 bytes)fedprvtrev.JPG (76956 bytes)Really pretty - fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a well armed Federal infantry soldier.  This is a standing view with his musket with bayonet at his side, and is wearing a full regulation belt rig with cap box - cartridge box - U,S. belt rig with buckle - and eagle breastplate.  Real nice classic pose.--$295.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. hammerflint.JPG (86259 bytes)Very cool excavated complete flint hammer and lead wrapped flint.  This was recovered many, many years ago by legendary Relic Hunter - Mr. John Marks.  It was found at a Confederate site on private property near Shiloh.  Talk about a cool display.--$65.
  70. rustybayonet.JPG (40717 bytes)Very nice condition excavated COMPLETE .577 cal. Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered about 40 years ago on private property along the Confederate Battle Line here at Stones River.  Iron is considerably more decayed now when it is recovered {due to both time and acid rain.}--$150.SOLD
  71. bulletworm.JPG (88316 bytes)Excavated .58 cal. musket worm and a wormed .58 cal. minie displayed together in a glass display case.  These were recovered over 30 years ago on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  Everyone discriminates now - so it is a rarity that anyone digs an iron bullet worm anymore -{or an iron anything for that matter}.--$55. for the entire display in case.
  72. augarsenal.JPG (64622 bytes)augarsenalreq.JPG (53889 bytes)augarsenalpris.JPG (29328 bytes)augarsenal1.JPG (32084 bytes)augarsenal2.JPG (37091 bytes)augarsenal3.JPG (35357 bytes)Excellent condition Confederate document for the issue of clothing to two escaped Prisoners that made their way back across Confederate lines.  James F. Taylor took the "High Risk" method - He was a member of the 1st FLORIDA INFANTRY, and was captured at the Battle of Resaca, GA.  Private Taylor convinced Union authorities to let him enlist in the Union Army - {only to get the chance to haul ass back across Confederate lines}  This document is for getting his NEW Confederate uniform at Augusta Arsenal.  Risky business though -- It is my understanding that if he were to get captured again - He would be tried as a DESERTER and likely "HUNG" !!  It is very rare to come across Confederate Florida Relics.--$295.
  73. artdisplay.JPG (72796 bytes)Beautiful cased "Artillery Grouping" that was brought home as a War Souvenir by a Union soldier.  The group consists of an original red artillery hat cord - a set of "Crossed Cannons" hat pin - an original 12 second Artillery time fuze - a cannon friction primer - and two original canister balls.--$295. for all {in case}-SOLD
  74. 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.
  75. ncnotes.JPG (42045 bytes)Group of three nice condition WAR DATE North Carolina notes.  Two are "1861" issues and one is an "1863" issue.--$150. for all including the glass display case.
  76. 1837sprngfld.JPG (14135 bytes)1837sprngfldbrl.JPG (9861 bytes)1837sprngfldlckplt.JPG (57266 bytes)1837sprngflddte.JPG (75287 bytes)1837sprngfldus.JPG (62106 bytes)1837sprngfldcrvg1.JPG (91568 bytes)1837sprngfldcrvg2.JPG (66851 bytes)Very pretty .69 cal. Model 1816 3-band Springfield Smoothbore Musket originally produced in flint, and during the Civil War era was converted to percussion, and about 50 years ago was expertly "re-converted"  back to it's original flint configuration.  The lockplate is crisply marked "1837 - Springfield - U.S.", and the action is about as crisp as new.  AND - this musket comes with it's original .69 cal. friction fit triangular socket bayonet.  This is the exact type weapon that the Confederates were primarily armed with at the Battle of Mill Springs, KY.  The soldier carved his initials "J.C." into the right hand side of the stock.  This musket has museum-like eye appeal on wall and in display.--$1,250.
  77. eagleibutton.JPG (71807 bytes)eagleibuttonrev.JPG (66302 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated coat size Federal Infantry officer's button.  This was recovered on private property near Shiloh over 40 years ago.  It remains crisp and strong enough to sew right back on the uniform.--$30.
  78. cavrosette.JPG (82968 bytes)cavrosetterev.JPG (78280 bytes)Excellent condition excavated cast brass regulation Federal Cavalry rosette.  This was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.  Choice patina !!--$48.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. eagcrestbtn.JPG (76096 bytes)eagcrestbtnrev.JPG (69997 bytes)Excavated coat size New York State Seal button.  This was recovered from Gen. Joe Hooker's camps near Tiftonia, TN.  It is very solid with about 30 % bright gold gilt, but does have a light push.  The reverse has the shank intact, and is backmarked "Extra Gilt".--$40.SOLD
  82. palmetto.JPG (12011 bytes)palmettobrl.JPG (7670 bytes)palmettolckplt.JPG (58799 bytes)palmettomkr.JPG (75065 bytes)palmettodte.JPG (63040 bytes)COOLEST CONFEDERATE SHOTGUN EVER !!!!  It isn't at all unusual to come across muskets brought home from the Civil War by soldiers - who then cut the stocks back, and made them into shotguns to then hunt with to feed the family.  It is, however, VERY RARE to come across a SOUTH CAROLINA "PALMETTO ARMORY" brought home from the Civil War and turned into a shotgun.  This weapon was just brought in and has a beautiful lockplate marked "Columbia, S.C. - 1852 - Palmetto Armory - and the Palmetto Tree".  The barrel is cut back to 34 inches, and is marked "Wm. Glaze & Co."  The stock is cut back to where the first barrel band would have been.  I can see solder marks on the underside of the barrel where tube guides for the wooden ramrod were at one time located.  The family moved here years ago from near Charleston, SC, and had relatives in the 25th SC - {EUTAW Regiment}.--$1,250.  {roughly the value of the lockplate alone}SOLD
  83. 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.
  84. bulletmold.JPG (66727 bytes)bulletmoldinside.JPG (58338 bytes)bulletmoldcav.JPG (55268 bytes)bulletmoldcavclos.JPG (53284 bytes)Folding double cavity bullet mold for a .31 cal. Colt Pocket Model revolver.  Interestingly, the mold has had two additional cavities for molding small size pistol balls added - so the mold will now mold 4 different projectiles.  This would be a nice little compliment to display with your Colt Pocket Model Revolver.--$85.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. brauerpepbox.JPG (61467 bytes)brauerpepboxrev.JPG (61904 bytes)braurpepboxend1.JPG (39280 bytes)brauerpepboxeng.JPG (71840 bytes)brauerpepboxhlstr.JPG (59975 bytes)Nice condition AMERICAN MADE .31 cal. Allen and Wheelock 6-shot Pepperbox revolver and is dated "1843".  The action is perfect and the spring remains good and tight.  It has pretty engraving - nipples are all real good with none chipped or broken, and the original flash shield remains in place.  I have a "new made" leather holster for it.--$650.SOLD
  88. michsoldier.JPG (90874 bytes)michsoldiercls.JPG (97737 bytes)michsoldierid.JPG (82247 bytes)michsoldierclsd.JPG (89851 bytes)michsoldierclsdrev.JPG (85009 bytes)Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a young Michigan private.  His name and hometown are written in the back of the image, but I'm going to need some help from my top notch research buddies - in figuring out exactly who this young soldier is.  Please drop me a note if you unravel the mystery.  He is wearing his "U.S. belt rig" with a Colt revolver stuck behind it.  His hometown appears to be "Dowagiac, MI."--$275.
  89. bullettrio.JPG (73701 bytes)Very rare excavated drop .45 cal. 3-ring Kerr bullet, and a hand carved C.S. lead nipple protector, and a crude cast brass Confederate sword drop stud.  These items were all recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Fort Donelson, TN.--$75. for all
  90. lockplate.JPG (66823 bytes)lockplaterev.JPG (63823 bytes)Excavated Model 1861 Springfield or contract percussion musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This was recovered about 20 years ago from a Federal camp on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  It remains just as recovered.--$65.
  91. colt13426.JPG (54746 bytes)colt13426rev.JPG (50279 bytes)colt13426ptnt.JPG (59243 bytes)colt13426srl.JPG (60438 bytes)colt13426srl2.JPG (44100 bytes)Absolutely "Drop Dead" beautiful condition .28  cal. Model 1855 Sidehammer Colt Pocket Revolver - commonly known as the "Colt Root".  This revolver is serial number "13426" {first Production} Model 2 with "Hartford" address.  This is late 1850s production and many were C.S. carried.  The revolver has about 80 % original bluing and about 90 % visible cylinder scene.  The rifling looks brand new and I doubt that the revolver has ever even been fired.  In 40 years, this is the nicest Colt Root to ever come my way.  Without question - "Museum Quality".--$2,250.SOLD
  92. 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.
  93. kenanswd.JPG (42989 bytes)kenanswdclsd.JPG (44338 bytes)kenanswdgrp.JPG (60080 bytes)kenanswdmrk.JPG (47888 bytes)kenanswdmrkscab.JPG (66227 bytes)This is one of the nicest excavated 2nd Model Kenansville Confederate Manufactured Cavalry sabers that I have ever had.  It was recovered many, many years ago on private property near Farmville, VA.  Both the scabbard and the saber have a matching Roman numeral of "XLIIII".  It will likely be a very long time before you see another excavated Kenansville Confederate Cavalry Saber {especially this nice} offered for sale.--$2,950.
  94. usovalbuckle.JPG (69738 bytes)usovalbucklerev.JPG (67734 bytes)Nice condition "non-excavated" large size lead filled U.S. oval waist belt plate.  This pretty buckle was recently purchased at an estate sale near Delaware, Ohio.  Nice face - full lead - and all three attachment hooks present.--$275.SOLD
  95. ptnosemnrd.JPG (62930 bytes)Excellent condition non-excavated rare .50 cal. "Point Nose" Maynard cartridge that was brought home from the Civil War as a souvenir by William A. Herring of the 7th Mich. Inf.  A FANTASTIC compliment to display with your .50 cal. Maynard Carbine.  You will see half a dozen "Flat Top" Maynard cartridges for every one "Point Nose" that you see. --$65.
  96. flask.JPG (64773 bytes)flaskrev.JPG (62380 bytes)Just brought in a few minutes ago.  Nice condition 7-inch "1840 - 1850" era pewter powder flask of the exact type that many young Confederates left home for the Civil War slung over their shoulders.--$75.
  97. eaglebrplt.JPG (76670 bytes)eaglebrpltrev.JPG (75773 bytes)Absolutely flawless - perfect - excavated circular Federal Eagle breastplate.  This was recovered in 1965 by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Shiloh.  Excellent chocolate brown face - full, smooth lead, and both loops intact and straight.  They just don't get any nicer !!--$225.
  98. pistoldblbrl.JPG (60293 bytes)pistoldblbrlrev.JPG (59548 bytes)pistoldblbrltop.JPG (59776 bytes)pistoldblbrlsrl.JPG (51302 bytes)pistoldblbrlnum.JPG (62343 bytes)Very nice condition and quite rare American made "Allen & Wheelock" Percussion double barrel pistol.  This pistol dates about 1840 to 1850 and is approx. .32 cal.  The action is as strong as when it was new.--$650.
  99. pipes.JPG (72439 bytes)Nicely framed grouping of excavated Pipe bowls recovered from trashpits in both Union and Confederate campsites.  There are 7 pipe bowls dating from the 1700s until the mid 1800s.  The frame job was professionally done.--$250.
  100. shortsword.JPG (47713 bytes)shortswordrev.JPG (48397 bytes)shortswordcls.JPG (63014 bytes)Confederate manufactured saber bayonet that is sometimes referred to as "The Monster".  It is not known who made the bayonet, or what weapon that it was made for.  It gained it's very accurate nickname from it's massive "heft" weighing in at a full 3 lbs.  as issued.  If you were strong enough to swing this guy -- "LOOK OUT !!!"  This example came out of a North GA. estate and was converted to use as a "butcher knife" back at home.  It is a "hoss" of a butcher knife still weighing in at around 2 lbs.  Another example of how Southern "items of War" turned into "items of day to day survival" once the Civil War was over and the Troops returned home.  A fine Southern relic demonstrating this fact.--$395.
  101. dugsetofspurs.JPG (57768 bytes)BEAUTIFUL condition excavated matching pair of cast brass Southern Cavalry spurs.  This set of spurs were recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry Camp located on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  They were recovered right together.--$425. for the pair
  102. ken2mdl.JPG (13842 bytes)ken2mdlopn.JPG (18772 bytes)ken2mdlcls.JPG (57942 bytes)ken2mdlmrk.JPG (58285 bytes)Very nice condition Confederate manufactured 2nd Model Kennansville, N.C. Arsenal Confederate Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber is clean and has original wrap and wire on the grip.  The brass guard is marked "XX" and the scabbard has a matching mark.  The guard has a really pretty rich - aged patina.  The scabbard, as well,  is in nice condition with lap seam and brass mounts.  There was a point in time that a Kennansville saber in this condition would have sold for $6,500.  Bargain priced in this Obamanomics era.--$4,250.SOLD
  103. cball.JPG (49255 bytes)cballseam.JPG (56170 bytes)cballmark.JPG (103260 bytes)BEAUTIFUL non-excavated {Battlefield Pick-up} 12 lb. Federal Bormann cannon ball.  This isn't a deal where you can read "some" of the numbers on the fuze - You can read EVERY number on the fuze !!  I disarmed this one and saved a little of the powder {because it burns like brand new !!}  Cleaned - coated - disarmed - and just a beautiful example.--$375.SOLD
  104. 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.
  105. ovalusbuckle.JPG (73782 bytes)ovalusbucklerev.JPG (71575 bytes)SOOOOO  Pretty excavated large size U.S. oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered in 1969 on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  It has a beautiful face - full lead - and one of the two iron loops still intact.  It would be nearly impossible to recover a slicker one.--$195.
  106. 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.
  107. deringerrif.JPG (14233 bytes)deringerrifbrl.JPG (8268 bytes)deringerriflckplt.JPG (52152 bytes)deringerrifmrk.JPG (56985 bytes)deringerrifcmptmnt.JPG (72685 bytes)This has to be a QUITE rare weapon as I do not ever remember having one before.  It is a Model 1817 U.S. Common Rifle produced by "Henry Deringer" in .58 cal. AND PRODUCED IN PERCUSSION TO BEGIN WITH - {not converted !!} - and believed to have been produced around 1840.  The metal is greying with age, but very nice with virtually no pitting at all.  The lockplate is marked "U.S. - Deringer - Philadel'a", but only part of the marking is visible.  The musket has the distinctive "P" barrel mark, and an excellent bore remaining.  The original walnut stock is very nice with just the normal small marks of service.  One sling swivel remains intact, and one is not present.  I'll bet that you didn't have a clue that Henry Deringer ALSO made military long rifles.  A very scarce longarm that you will only see one or two "PER YEAR" offered for sale.--$1,950.SOLD
  108. dugshrtswd.JPG (48084 bytes)dugshrtswdcls.JPG (56778 bytes)MASSIVE excavated 17-inch Confederate "D-Guard" Bowie recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  The bowie was made from a MASSIVE rasp, and some of the rasp teeth are still visible today.  This would be an absolutely fantastic center-piece to any excavated Civil War artifact collection.--SOLD
  109. pairofspurs.JPG (59344 bytes)Attractive pair of excavated "Rooster-Neck" Federal cavalry spurs recovered about 30 years ago at Camp Stanley - Murfreesboro, TN.--$150. for the pair
  110. ewhitneymsktstck.JPG (15899 bytes)ewhitneymsktbrl.JPG (6124 bytes)ewhitneylckplt.JPG (60558 bytes)ewhitneymskt.JPG (73806 bytes)ewhitneymsktdate.JPG (70879 bytes)Very attractive, and straight out of the bushes of Winchester, TN. - Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle.  It has a pleasing smooth chocolate brown "attic" patina and lockplate markings of "1849 - E. Whitney - N. Haven".  The wood is all original, and has all the typical dings and marks of many a campaign.  The action still works well, and ramrod and both sling swivels remain intact.  I have to keep this one wrapped in a blanket to hold down the volume of just how loud it plays "Dixie"!!!  EVERY Civil War collection needs a pretty "Southern Carried" Mississippi Rifle.--$1,450.SOLD
  111. fueldoc.JPG (45446 bytes)fueldocdate.JPG (50245 bytes)fueldocsig1.JPG (57318 bytes)fueldocsldr.JPG (67221 bytes)Rare Confederate imprinted document for 1st Lieut. William F. Paine of Co. "B" 38th Reg. Miss. Vol. Inf.  Lieut. Paine was wounded and captured at the Battle of Stones River, TN.  on Dec. 31, 1862. He was sent to Camp Chase where he was held until exchanged on April 29, 1863.  He remained in the hospital recovering until April 28, 1864, and then was assigned to guarding prisoners at the military prison at Atlanta, GA.  Very nice Confederate document.--$275.
  112. csncutls.JPG (45679 bytes)csnmark.JPG (55668 bytes)csnmarkclose.JPG (54693 bytes)csnanchor.JPG (56261 bytes)Absolutely beautiful Confederate States Naval Cutlass with the massive cast brass guard and has the "CSN" cast into one side and has "The Anchor" on the other.  I can't remember how long that it has been since I've seen one of these this pretty.  The brass has a nice aged patina and the "CSN" mark just jumps out at you !!--$2,650.SOLD
  113. usmrkbox.JPG (65095 bytes)usmrkboxclos.JPG (71794 bytes)usmrkboxrev.JPG (55754 bytes)usmrkboxopn.JPG (63316 bytes)Very pretty condition small leather Civil War percussion cap box WITH THE U.S. MARK on the outside flap of the box.  The box remains soft and pliable with the nipple pick still intact - and original percussion caps still inside.  Really nice little box.--$195.
  114. fayetteville.JPG (14777 bytes)fayettevillebrl.JPG (8439 bytes)fayettevillelckplte.JPG (55098 bytes)fayettevillemkr.JPG (59871 bytes)fayettevilledte.JPG (71889 bytes)fayettevilledte3.JPG (72336 bytes)fayettevillecsa.JPG (57392 bytes)fayettevillemrkng1.JPG (62488 bytes)VERY - VERY RARE "1863" date Confederate manufactured FAYETTEVILLE .58 cal. 2-band rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "Fayetteville - C.S.A. - 1863" and the barrel has a corresponding "1863" date.  The barrel bands are brass as are the trigger guard, and the well known "C.S.A." marked brass buttplate.  The wood is quite nice, but was shortened a bit for use hunting {to feed the family} after the Civil War.  The wood has been repaired under the front band, and other than being just a little short - looks excellent.  The action still works perfectly.  The musket displays as well as a $12,000. Fayetteville,  and with the exception of the stock restoration under the front barrel band - is a completely original SUPER RARE Confederate manufactured Fayetteville C.S. rifled musket.  {And Is Priced A Long Way From $12,000.}--$5,500.SOLD
  115. 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.
  116. nc12inknife.JPG (54829 bytes)nc12inkniferev.JPG (58593 bytes)nc12inknifemrk.JPG (54902 bytes)12-inch bone handle Confederate carried sideknife out of a North Carolina estate.  The blade is 8 inches in length and is diamond shaped in cross section.  It is maker marked, but I can't quite read it through the aged patina.  The original bone handles are intact, but do have a couple old chips broken away.  No Civil War collection is complete without a nice sideknife.--$295.SOLD
  117. chicprison.JPG (224230 bytes)chicprisonrev.JPG (75717 bytes)chicprisonopn.JPG (63476 bytes)Absolutely beautiful - AND IN ORIGINAL CASE - HEAVY SOLID SILVER commemorative medal from the opening of the 1893 Chicago "Libby Prison Civil War Museum" exhibit.  This began with a "World's Fair Exhibit" and continued for Generations housing the famous "Charles Gunther" Civil War Collection in Chicago, ILL..  In 40 years I've only had one other of these - so this is a VERY scarce piece - especially in the original tintype type case.--$375.
  118. 1862tower.JPG (16779 bytes)1862towerbrl.JPG (11849 bytes)1862towerlckplt.JPG (56121 bytes)1862towerdte.JPG (71646 bytes)1862towereng.JPG (59054 bytes)1862towersmrk.JPG (86539 bytes)Very Rare "1862" date .577 cal. CONFEDERATE Enfield 3-band percussion rifled musket with the "Sinclair - Hamilton" C.S. mark.  The stock shows all the little dings and marks of lots of actual field service, and the "Sinclair - Hamilton" Confederate mark can be easily seen.  The lockplate is marked "1862 - Tower - and the crown" and the barrel has the sought after "upside down 25 - 25" marks.  The metal overall has a really nice aged - dark brown - patina.  A light halo of the circle on the stock that reads "Birmingham Small Arms" can be faintly seen.  One sling swivel remains and one is on a battlefield somewhere, and the long range site hasn't been present for many years.  This Enfield is out of "Ole Dixie" and you can't hold it up to your ear without hearing Dixie Playing !!  Every Civil War collection should have a nice CONFEDERATE Enfield 3-band musket.--$1,850.SOLD
  119. dugshtswd.JPG (46753 bytes)Very nice condition excavated 14-inch Confederate Bowie knife.  This was recovered many, many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS.  The blade is complete and measures 9 1/2 inches.  This will be a "center-piece" to someone's excavated relic display.  {This thing sings "Dixie" so loud that I'm having to wear earplugs just to write it up - really nice !!!!}--$550.SOLD
  120. hartfordcolt.JPG (56801 bytes)hartfordcoltrev.JPG (55111 bytes)hartfordcoltmkr.JPG (41228 bytes)hartfordcoltptnt.JPG (72033 bytes)hartfordcoltsrl.JPG (55856 bytes)hartfordcoltsrl2.JPG (54986 bytes)hartfordcoltsrl3.JPG (47408 bytes)Very nice condition .36 cal. Model 1851 "HARTFORD PRODUCTION" Colt Navy revolver.  It has nice cylinder scene visible through the aged brown patina, and lots of silver wash left on the back strap and trigger guard.  The revolver has perfect action - crisp bore - and an all matching EARLY serial number of "97099".  Nicely carved into the buttstrap is the name "A. Ball" and it is believed that this is either Alexander Ball or Andrew Ball - both were members of "CO. "H" - Lillard's "3rd" Confederate Cavalry or Mounted Infantry".  It is likely that they are either brothers or cousins.  This is a "jamming nice" Confederate carried Hartford Colt - and with room for tons of fun research.--$2,450.SOLD
  121. swdgrip.JPG (62502 bytes)swdgriprev.JPG (68104 bytes)MASSIVE cast brass guard to an 1860s to 1890s era Fraternal "Short Sword".  Fraternal organizations such as the "Masons - Knights Of Pythius - etc."  were very popular with Civil War soldiers - during and the years following - the Civil War.  This brass guard was found in an old barn here in Middle Tennessee, and is quite eye-catching on display.  There is enough brass in this thing to make half a dozen C.S.A. belt buckles !!--only $45.
  122. chickbplte.JPG (62536 bytes)chickbplterev.JPG (69550 bytes)Beautiful excavated circular lead filled Federal eagle breastplate recovered about 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  Smooth chocolate face - full lead - and both loops intact.--$195.
  123. csspur.JPG (61164 bytes)Really - Really nice excavated cast brass spur of a style almost always recovered from C.S. Cavalry sites.  This example was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property located near Elam Church, VA.  The spur is exceptional with a slick - dark green patina.--$275.
  124. sharpemskt.JPG (12991 bytes)sharpemsktbrl.JPG (7506 bytes)sharpemsktlockplt.JPG (56673 bytes)sharpemsktmkr.JPG (72975 bytes)sharpemskteng.JPG (64672 bytes)sharpemskteng2.JPG (77943 bytes)sharpemskteng3.JPG (73096 bytes)sharpemskteng4.JPG (64656 bytes)sharpemsktcrvg.JPG (66906 bytes)Nice condition 1840s era .72 cal. English Sporting Rifle out of a local estate and believed to have been carried by a Confederate ancestor during the American Civil War.  This is an English "Sharpe" and very typical of the foreign weapons carried by Southern troops throughout the Civil War.  The metal has a smooth dark brown "attic" patina, and the action remains as crisp as the day it was made.  The wood is really pretty with a nice grade checkered wrist.  Loaded with a double load of "buck" -- This thing would be serious bad news close-up.--$695.
  125. 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.
  126. spursun.JPG (63635 bytes)spursunrwl.JPG (46646 bytes)Excavated Federal Cavalry spur recovered at Camp Stanley here at Murfreesboro, TN. about 30 years ago.  It is the "hollowed out" in the back variety, and has rowel intact.--$85.
  127. usovalonbelt.JPG (53788 bytes)usovalonbeltrev.JPG (49210 bytes)Very pretty non-excavated large size lead filled U.S. oval Federal enlistedman's waist belt plate on it's original black leather waist belt.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice "U.S." on original belt - and even made better with a leather cap box, and/or a nice .58 cal. leather cartridge box.--$395.
  128. ruckerletter.JPG (40256 bytes)ruckerlettersign.JPG (53737 bytes)ruckerletterdate.JPG (36006 bytes)ruckerlettertrans.JPG (68300 bytes)ruckerletterrec.JPG (62108 bytes)ruckerletterreccls.JPG (78607 bytes)CONFEDERATE Soldier's Letter written from Private Robert M. Rucker - Co. "A" - 2nd {Robinson's} Tennessee Infantry - Army of Tennessee - C.S.A. - on Aug. 12, 1864 from Atlanta, GA. home to his mother.  Really good content "Wm. Betty was wounded in the flesh of the neck ..... Doc Littleton was wounded also ... George Wilkenson was wounded at the same time but mortally ... Col. Reuben Butler was wounded but escaped ...}  Private Robert Rucker was wounded at Chickamauga and later captured at Goldsboro, NC.  A Very Nice C.S. Soldier's Letter.--$350.
  129. 1863stark.JPG (15273 bytes)1863starkbrl.JPG (9173 bytes)1863starklckplt.JPG (54433 bytes)1863starkdte.JPG (95257 bytes)1863starkus.JPG (85866 bytes)"1863" date .58 cal. contract three band percussion Rifled Musket.  This musket is fresh out of an OHIO estate sale, and has a thick "attic brown" patina.  It is 100 % complete and just as issued.  The metal has a smooth chocolate brown patina with lockplate markings of "U.S. - 1863 - Norfolk".  The wood is very nice with just the normal small dings and marks of service, and has tiny specks of paint from being in a room that got painted many years ago.  The action still works as well as when it was new.  The original ramrod - long range site - and both sling swivels all remain intact.  This is a deal like the soldier got home - stood his musket in the closet - and it appears there it has stood for the last 150 years - a time capsule.--$1,150.
  130. starkpstl.JPG (56536 bytes)starkpstlrev.JPG (54122 bytes)starkpstlmkr.JPG (68167 bytes)starkpstlptnt.JPG (69994 bytes)starkpstlsrl1.JPG (61530 bytes)Just came in - .44 cal. Model 1858 Starr double action Army Revolver.  It has a smooth - gently aging grey-brown patina and is serial number "22588".  This is likely about 1862 - 1863 issue.  It has original grips - good bore - and the action still works perfectly.--$1,150.SOLD
  131. pdrhorn.JPG (153203 bytes)pdrhornrev.JPG (45146 bytes)MASSIVE 19-inch 1840s era powder horn.  Old timers tell me that huge powder horns like this one often carried the "bulk" powder and the smaller hunting horns were filled out of this large horn.  Many young Confederate soldiers left home in the South for the Civil War in 1861 carrying a powder horn very similar to this one.--$150.
  132. holmeslettertrans.JPG (57980 bytes)holmesletter.JPG (47240 bytes)holmesletteropn.JPG (58023 bytes)holmesletterdesc.JPG (58162 bytes)Extremely RARE 3-page Trans-Mississippi Confederate letter written FROM ONE CONFEDERATE GENERAL TO ANOTHER.  This letter was written Nov. 4, 1862 from Little Rock, Ark. by Major General Theophilus Hunter Holmes - C.S.A. to Confederate General Thomas Carmichael Hindman.  Of utmost importance in this letter are instructions to get the Indians paid, and get the Indian problem solved before they all side with the Union.  He promises that 4,000 stand of arms, and $250,000.  in cash to pay the troops is on the way.  {Check is in the mail !!}  VERY LITTLE nice material from the ARKANSAS area ever surfaces.--$2,250.
  133. Excavated nice condition Leech and Rigdon style Confederate Manufactured Cavalry Spur recovered from Spring Hill, TN. on private property in areas that Forrest's and Van Dorn's Confederate Cavalry were camped in 1863.--$275.SOLD
  134. 1831sprngfld.JPG (11071 bytes)1831sprngfldbrl.JPG (12300 bytes)1831sprngfldlcplt.JPG (55435 bytes)1831sprngfldmkr.JPG (69203 bytes)1831sprngfldcart.JPG (62444 bytes)1831sprngfldcart2.JPG (75959 bytes)1831sprngfldus.JPG (76383 bytes)1831sprngflds.JPG (60632 bytes)1831sprngfldp.JPG (58847 bytes).69 cal. 1831 date Springfield 3-band musket originally produced in flint, and during the Civil War era was converted to the percussion system.  In addition to being converted, this musket was also rifled and fitted with a long range site.  During the early years of the Civil War both Union and Confederate forces used these out-dated old firearms until more current .58 cal. weapons could be obtained.  This musket has a nice aged patina just beginning to darken with age, and the lockplate markings all remain deep and sharp.  The action remains about as strong as when it was issued, and lots of good bore remains.  Both military inspector marks in the stock can be seen from 10 feet away.  This is a very nice weapon that shows all the normal dings and marks of lots of time in the field, and would be a quality addition to any collection - Union or Confederate.--$1,295.
  135. 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.
  136. 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.
  137. colt15334.JPG (54540 bytes)colt15334rev.JPG (53645 bytes)colt15334holster.JPG (65355 bytes)colt15334srl.JPG (45330 bytes)colt15334srl2.JPG (49463 bytes)colt15334srl3.JPG (39512 bytes)colt15334ptnt2.JPG (56986 bytes)colt15334ptnt3.JPG (54207 bytes)Very, Very Rare California Gold Rush "49er" .31 cal. Pocket Model Colt revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of "15334" which is none other than actual "1849" production.  It very likely saw the "Gold Rush" and then later was likely C.S. carried.  It is in an original dark brown - hand stitched Confederate holster.  A few years ago the revolver was sent to a gunsmith to have a broken handspring replaced, and when it came back - it had not only a new hand spring, but also a replaced hammer.  Fortunately the original hammer was returned, and is currently with the revolver.  Tons of 1840s - 1850s - and 1860s history represented with this revolver.--$1,450. complete with nice C.S. holster.SOLD
  138. 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.
  139. dugeagle.JPG (80587 bytes)dugeaglerev.JPG (75979 bytes)Eagle breastplate found at a pipeline construction project here at Stones River yesterday.  A solid plate with full lead, and lots of calcium from the Stones River limestone rocks.--$135.SOLD
  140. wristbrkr.JPG (13280 bytes)wristbrkropn.JPG (20170 bytes)wristbrkrcls.JPG (63673 bytes)wristbrkrmkr.JPG (68629 bytes)wristbrkrstrk.JPG (71644 bytes)wristbrkrbult.JPG (46296 bytes)Very attractive BULLET STRUCK AMERICAN MADE Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" heavy cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade is clean and bright with a nice crisp "Sheble and Fisher - Phil." mark.  The grip was down to wood when it came in and we have had it professionally restored.  The scabbard is in very nice condition, and has what appears to be a strike from a .36 cal. buck or pistol ball.  We are including with the saber a ball that exactly fits the strike.--$895.SOLD
  141. 3ringer.JPG (57757 bytes)3ringerbase.JPG (68407 bytes)Interesting bullet recovered from a Confederate winter camp on private property located near Tullahoma, TN.  This is a "Swaged Base" minie and was loaded "upside-down".  The ramrod print is into the base cavity.--$25.
  142. wrightdoc.JPG (41437 bytes)wrightdocsig.JPG (40890 bytes)wrightdocbk.JPG (44557 bytes)Large Confederate document related to the Atlanta Campaign, and listing items unfit and removed from service - AND signed by CONFEDERATE GENERAL MARCUS J. WRIGHT.  There aren't a whole lot of documents around signed by Confederate General Wright.--$295.
  143. 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.
  144. 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.
  145. shotbullet.JPG (57194 bytes)shotbullet2.JPG (54263 bytes).58 cal. minie ball imbedded in a knot of "Heartwood" Pine.  This was recovered about 30 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$48.
  146. sharpspstl.JPG (61252 bytes)sharpspstlopn.JPG (65211 bytes)sharpspstlopn2.JPG (66629 bytes)sharpspstlmkr.JPG (61692 bytes)sharpspstlmkr1.JPG (59363 bytes)Very nice condition little Sharps "4-Barrel" Pepperbox style pistol.  These are .22 cal. rimfire and were made from 1859 forward through the Civil War.  This example has beautiful gutta- Percha grips, and perfect action.  {Classic Pepperbox revolvers have a rotating cylinder - Sharps Pepperbox pistols have a "Rotating Firing Pin".}  Museum quality condition.--$695.SOLD
  147. dugspur.JPG (60355 bytes)Excellent condition excavated regulation cast brass Federal Cavalry spur.  This was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry Camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  {Apparently borrowed from the Yankees !!}  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and rusty remnants of the iron rowel.--$69.50
  148. 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}
  149. Nicely sectioned 12 lb. Bormann "case-shot" ball.  The ball is perfectly cut to beautifully show the Bormann underplug - the powder channel - the lead case-shot balls - and the matrix for holding the case-shot balls in place.  Excellent educational tool for showing how explosive Civil War ordnance worked.--$250.
  150. 1864sprngfld.JPG (11883 bytes)1864sprngfldbrl.JPG (11204 bytes)1864sprngfldlockplt.JPG (54353 bytes)1864sprngfldmkr.JPG (62549 bytes)1864sprngflddte.JPG (73303 bytes)Good honest "been there and done it" .58 cal. Model 1863 Type II Springfield 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has been tastefully cleaned, and the lockplate has nice strong "Springfield - 1864 - U.S." marks.  The stock has a nice look with the normal small dings and marks of being carried.  An interesting tidbit - The .58 cal. 3-band Model 1863 Type II Springfield is the last "percussion long-arm" of the American Military.  This musket has great display eye appeal on the wall, but does have a little pitting out towards the front end of the barrel.  Priced VERY fairly.--$975.SOLD
  151. bleeder.JPG (65559 bytes)bleederclsd.JPG (72368 bytes)bleederclsdrev.JPG (69186 bytes)Very nice condition Civil War era 3-blade brass cased medical bleeder.  It appears in perfect functional condition, and I have been diligently trying to find a Volunteer to try it out -- But so far - no takers.--$95.
  152. smallpinfire.JPG (57798 bytes)smallpinfirerev.JPG (63829 bytes)smallpinfiremkr.JPG (57974 bytes)Really pretty "Folding Trigger" 7mm Pinfire Revolver.  This is a very similar revolver to the example carried by Confederate General "Stonewall Jackson".  On this type revolver usually the ejector rod - or the cartridge loading door - or the folding trigger are missing.  This little revolver has all three pieces perfectly intact.  We recover Pinfire cartridges or casings in almost every 1863 Confederate winter camp in this area.  I am including 2 original Pinfire cartridges to display with the revolver.--$695.SOLD
  153. 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.
  154. ucsletter.JPG (39198 bytes)ucsletterrev.JPG (38927 bytes)ucsletterdate.JPG (52543 bytes)ucslettertrans1.JPG (43315 bytes) "BAD TO THE BONE" Confederate soldier's BATTLE LETTER written home Jan. 24th, 1863 from the Battlefield at Kinston, N.C.  The soldier is a member of the 22nd South Carolina Infantry - Evan's Brigade and is written home to his mother, - But - didn't sign the letter.  He apparently felt that "Mother" knew who he was.  We were able to determine the correct Regiment from other individuals mentioned in the letter.  "He says "We are stationed where the Battle of the 14th of Dec. was fought. ... I have gone on the Battlefield several times since the fight --- such a destruction of timber I never saw.  I saw one tree with 5 cannon ball holes through it and also the marks of about 30 rifle balls.  The field is dotted about with graves - the most of them graves of Yankees.  I am going to enclose in this letter a little cross ... the long piece is a fragment of a large Sweet Gum tree cut down by a cannon ball - the short one is a portion of a small Dogwood cut off with a rifle ball....  There are number of trees as large as three feet in diameter cut down by the shot and shell...."  The 22nd South Carolina would eventually lose about half their number at "The Crater".--$325.
  155. 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.
  156. 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.
  157. 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.
  158. 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.
  159. eagbuckle.JPG (70585 bytes)eagbucklerev.JPG (77218 bytes)Non-excavated Model 1851 Federal Cavalryman's Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  The plate shoes clear evidence of having actually seen service, but remains complete with the applied silver wreath still 100% intact.--$375.
  160. uscartridgebx.JPG (60526 bytes)uscartridgebxrev.JPG (64899 bytes)uscartbxopn.JPG (59553 bytes)Really pretty .58 cal. Model 1855 Federal Cartridge Box with rare one piece tin, AND the beautiful - rich patinaed - U.S. Cartridge Boxplate is backmarked "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn".  This would be a "Museum Grade" addition to any collection.--$650.  {the Non-excavated Smith Backmarked plate alone is $300. to $350.}SOLD
  161. Just in fresh out of a North Alabama estate - nice condition C.S. carried Pre-War single shot percussion pistol in it's brown leather hand stitched Confederate holster.  A beautiful Confederate rig at the price of a "middle-grade" Colt Pocket Model revolver.--$1,250.SOLD
  162. 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.
  163. 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.
  164. 7canstr.JPG (46447 bytes)7canstrrev.JPG (49186 bytes)This is believed to be the finest excavated BIG 7" canister in private hands.  It was recovered on private property about 30 years ago and is just a SUPER NICE artifact.  We CAN'T ship this one for fear of damaging it.   You will need to pick it up here or we can bring it to the upcoming Dalton, GA. Civil War Show.  This jewel is HEAVY !!--$2,950.
  165. 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) 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 !!!!
  166. annasoccer.JPG (39064 bytes)poppyana&rachJPG.JPG (253237 bytes)anastasiaschool.JPG (25834 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 !!!!
  167. dugbnt.JPG (45301 bytes)dugbntcls.JPG (72747 bytes)Excavated COMPLETE .58 cal. Model 1855 Springfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered about 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$125.
  168. 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.
  169. 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.
  170. cheatham.JPG (57272 bytes)cheathamrev.JPG (50092 bytes)cheathambckmrk.JPG (47434 bytes)Quite Rare "Memphis, TN." C.D.V. of Confederate General B. F. Cheatham.  It is in excellent condition and is backmarked "H. A. Balch - Star - Photograph Gallery - 249 Main St. - Memphis, TN.".--$250.SOLD
  171. 1863chicopee.JPG (13966 bytes)1863chicopeeopn.JPG (17764 bytes)1863chicopeecls.JPG (55258 bytes)1863chicopeemkr.JPG (59423 bytes)1863chicopeedte.JPG (66175 bytes)Nice condition Model 1840 Ames Artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade is clean and is crisply marked "1863 - U.S. - Ames Mfg. Co.".  It has original wrap and wire on the grip, and the scabbard is very nice as well without even one single dent.--$895.
  172. 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.
  173. 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.}
  174. 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. !!!!!}
  175. 1863tauntonbutt.JPG (14801 bytes)1863tauntonbrl.JPG (9902 bytes)1863taunton.JPG (55479 bytes)1863tauntoncrst.JPG (90172 bytes)1863tauntonmrk.JPG (77052 bytes)1863tauntondte.JPG (75638 bytes)1863tauntonus.JPG (56127 bytes)Nice condition .58 cal. "William Mason" Model 1861 contract rifled musket.  The metal is clean just beginning to grey with age.  The lockplate is marked "1863 - Wm. Mason - Taunton" and the barrel has a matching "1863" date.  The wood is really pretty with two visible inspector cartouches and has an original "Jeff Davis" stamped brass hat pin inlaid into the right side of the stock.  The original ramrod - both sling swivels - and long range site all remain intact.  The musket has been fired enough that not much bore remains, but other than that - the musket has everything that you like to see.--$1,650.
  176. sfsideknife.JPG (54519 bytes)sfsideknifemrk.JPG (57268 bytes)Wicked side knife made from a standard Civil War "Alfred Field and Co. - Sheffield" Side Knife.  I purchased this from my good buddy - Jim Fraska -  and I tell you - Jim should be a "Romance Novel Writer" !!! - I give you Jim's description !!  The Belly Slasher !!!!  Craftily fashioned from an Alfred Field & Co. - Sheffield Side Knife - The original grip replaced with a long wooden handle that nestles lovingly and comfortably in the hand and allows for sleek and flexible movement.  An instrument so transformed that, even before the recipient knows he has been "kissed" by it's blade, he feels the flow of hot frothy blood spill from his gut" -- DANG JIM really "HOT FROTHY" !!!!!!!!!!  I WILL say that this guy would BAD "mess you up".--$295.SOLD
  177. bgsaberbnt.JPG (46920 bytes)bgsaberbntgrp.JPG (60294 bytes)Original Confederate manufacture "Boyle and Gamble - Richmond, VA." saber bayonet.  Rich aged attic "bronze - brown" patina throughout.  Just a really pretty Confederate manufacture edged weapon.--$1,450.SOLD
  178. lchrgdnft.JPG (12964 bytes)lchrgdnftgrd.JPG (61926 bytes)lchrgdnftgrdart.JPG (69972 bytes)lchrgdnftgrdeng.JPG (52127 bytes)lchrgdnftbk.JPG (52928 bytes)lchrgdnftbk2.JPG (57458 bytes)Very, very RARE "attic beautiful" Confederate manufacture Leech and Rigdon C.S. Foot Officer's Sword.  The blade has a thick - rich - chocolate brown patina {with faint hints of Confederate engraving visible through the blade's never cleaned - aged - brown patina}.  The high copper content cast brass Confederate guard also has a rich aged patina.  The brass guard has the tell tale Leech and Rigdon motif on both top and bottom sides.  In 37 years I can count the number of these that I have had on my fingers.  This Super Rare Confederate Officer's sword would have sold for $4,250. to $4,500. back in better economy days.  Priced to sell - even in today's economy.--$3,450.SOLD
  179. 58calmbcart.JPG (39374 bytes)Very nice condition original .58 cal. minie cartridge with complete paper wrap.  A fantastic compliment to display with your .58 cal. rifled musket.--$95.
  180. 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.
  181. bultmold.JPG (62688 bytes)bultmoldrev.JPG (69323 bytes)Excellent condition single cavity .44 cal. bullet mold for a single shot boot pistol.  I am including an original ball from here at Stones River to display with the mold.  Many soldiers - both North and South - carried a pistol of this type in their vest or boot as a last resort.--$65.
  182. usplatemon.JPG (70986 bytes)usplatemonrev.JPG (70608 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated rare GILTED large oval U.S. cartridge boxplate.  It has full lead in the reverse and the wire loops are 2 9/16 inches apart.  This will make someone's cartridge box look "Museum Fine".--$250.
  183. ewhitney.JPG (51873 bytes)ewhitneyrev.JPG (59461 bytes)ewhitneymrk.JPG (49637 bytes)ewhitneysrl.JPG (43514 bytes)Very nice condition .31 cal. Whitney "Old Model" Pocket Revolver.  This example is serial number 14597 which is most desirable 1860 - 1861 production.  It is crisply marked "E. Whitney - New Haven" and it's action is about as crisp as the day it was made.  The revolver has a nice smooth gently aging grey-brown patina, and the original walnut grips are excellent with about 90 % original lacquer.  A Rare little revolver than any collector would be proud to own.--$1,150.SOLD
  184. 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.
  185. cssaber.JPG (47812 bytes)cssabergrd.JPG (62490 bytes)Extremely Rare excavated broken Confederate manufactured "Dog River" Style C.S. Cavalry Saber.  This was recovered many, many years ago on private property along the retreat route from Shiloh towards Corinth, MS.  It has the classic "unstopped fuller" C.S. blade.  GREAT RELIC--$650.
  186. Stunning - mint condition - with 100 % bright gold gilt non-excavated coat size Confederate "H. T. & B. - Manchester" stippled block "R" {Rifleman}.  This button literally couldn't be nicer and in years gone by would have sold for a solid $850.  This beautiful Confederate button is friendly priced to move in THIS economy.--$650.SOLD
  187. cnteenwslng.JPG (55539 bytes)cnteenwslngrev.JPG (56591 bytes)cnteenwslngltrs.JPG (98143 bytes)cnteenwslnglotz.JPG (56173 bytes)Very nice condition circular, smooth type Federal Model 1858 canteen complete with original butternut cover - stopper with chain - and linen sling - and has the soldier's initials "A.B.T." stenciled on the side.  This canteen was on display for a number of years in the old Lotz House Museum at The Battle of Franklin, TN.--$425.
  188. bulletmold.JPG (59372 bytes)bulletmoldcls.JPG (67077 bytes)Nice condition cast brass "Colt Patent" marked .31 cal. double cavity bullet mold correct for the Model 1849 Colt .31 cal. Pocket Revolver.  If you have a nice Colt revolver - here is the perfect compliment for it.--$150.
  189. lapelican.JPG (81393 bytes)lapelicanrev.JPG (81721 bytes)Quite pretty excavated coat size Louisiana State Seal Confederate uniform button.  The face on this button is just "loaded" with bright gold gilt.  The button's only negative is that it has a bit flatter profile than it had when originally issued - likely stepped on somewhere along the way.  The reverse has the shank intact and is backmarked "Extra Rich".  The button was recovered on private property from Gen. Hardee's 1863 winter camps located near Tullahoma, TN.  For the price - this button has a SWEET look.--only $275.
  190. 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.
  191. msket.JPG (14292 bytes)msketbrl2.JPG (8349 bytes)msketlckplt.JPG (57410 bytes)msketlckpltrev.JPG (67800 bytes)msketmrk.JPG (65988 bytes)msketmrk2.JPG (66555 bytes)msketbook.JPG (48069 bytes)Just in out of the local Southern bushes -- .69 cal. Austrian Model 1842 Engineer's Rifled musket.  The musket has a smooth - never cleaned - deep chocolate brown patina, and is the type weapon many Confederates carried the first two years of the Civil War.  I have never recovered a .69 cal. Austrian projectile anywhere but early Confederate Infantry camps.  Here is a nice, untouched, Confederate carried musket at a VERY reasonable price.--$850.
  192. .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.
  193. cutlsgrp.JPG (46314 bytes)Complete and very nice condition original Model 1860 Federal Navy Cutlass brass guard - grip - and pommel cap.  If you have a Model 1860 Navy Cutlass blade only - or a complete one with a missing or badly dented up or damaged brass guard - here is all you need to make it a beautiful sword again.--$250.
  194. Nice condition Civil War Federal Cavalry carbine cartridge box.  The box remains nice and pliable with both belt loops, brass finial, closure strap, original wooden block inside, soldier initials {H.E.F.}, and complete inner leather compartment.  The leather closure tab is complete, but has been reinforced with leather from the back to give it more strength.  This would be a wonderful compliment to display with your Civil War carbine.--$350.SOLD
  195. brlcut.JPG (48470 bytes)brlcutbult.JPG (24303 bytes)An interesting excavated relic -- About a one foot section of a .69 cal. musket barrel that has been cut off - possibly because there is a bullet lodged down in it.  OR -- This was recovered from Wharton's Confederate Texas Ranger camp near Unionville, TN. where we dug several cut off musket barrels [no doubt making shorter carbines for horse back use out of Infantry long rifles].  After cutting the barrels off - the Confederates would then load them up with .36 cal. buck loads.--$45.
  196. sewingkit.JPG (75251 bytes)sewingkitrev.JPG (79469 bytes)sewingkitopn.JPG (69533 bytes)sewingkitopn2.JPG (54487 bytes)Civil War soldier's hand sewn "house-wife".  It is in excellent condition and still has needles - thread - and buttons inside.  This is out of Middle Tennessee - so was very likely Confederate carried.--$150.
  197. 63musician2.JPG (12218 bytes)63musicianopn.JPG (17084 bytes)63musiciancls.JPG (58479 bytes)63musiciandte.JPG (60780 bytes)63musicianmrk.JPG (57181 bytes)Excellent condition Model 1840 Federal Musician's sword and leather scabbard.  The blade remains sparkling bright and is marked "U.S. - 1863 - C. Roby".  The cast brass guard remains in perfect condition with a rich, aged patina, and the leather scabbard is in much nicer condition than is usually the case  and is without one break, repair, or weak spot.  This is a sword that you will never need to "upgrade".--$595.
  198. 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.
  199. 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.
  200. 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.
  201. 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
  202. spencer.JPG (74266 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated complete .52 cal. Spencer Repeating Rifle or Carbine cartridge.  This was recovered on private property at The Battle of Hoover's Gap, TN. where the Spencer Repeating Rifles were used in Battle by Wilder's Lightening Brigade.--$38.
  203. 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.
  204. saber.JPG (38747 bytes)sabergrp.JPG (63824 bytes)saberopnd.JPG (52597 bytes)Really pretty Model "1840" {Old Wristbreaker} unmarked import Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry sabers were extensively used by both "U.S." and "C.S." Cavalry forces during the American Civil War.  The famous Southern Cavalry Raider - "Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest" carried one as did many in his command.  This example has a nice clean blade - and original wrap and wire on the grip.  It is out of a central Georgia estate - so it is quite probable that it was Confederate carried.  It is about as pretty an example as you are going to see.--$795.
  205. 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 !!}
  206. politpnsldr.JPG (77708 bytes)politpnclose.JPG (63058 bytes)Fully cased and clear as a bell 1/6th plate tintype of a Federal soldier wearing a Political Ferrotype around his neck.  Unbelievably - This image is SO CLEAR that you can see that it is a "Douglas - Hershel" Political Pin with Hershel's image facing the camera.  In 40 years, I can't remember ever having an image before that you could make out who was on the political pin.  This is astounding.--$395.
  207. allenrev.JPG (56827 bytes)allenrevrev.JPG (54421 bytes)allenrevmkr.JPG (59167 bytes)allenrevsrl.JPG (43696 bytes)Very RARE and sought after .36 cal. Allen and Wheelock 6-shot Navy Model Revolver.  The metal has a smooth grey-brown patina with markings of "Allen and Wheelock - Worcester - Allen's Pts. Jan. 13 - Dec. 15, 1857".  This revolver was ONLY produced in 1861 and 1862 and with a TOTAL production of only 500 weapons.  One of the few weapons of the Civil War era in which the trigger guard pivots down and becomes the weapon's ramrod.  Very nice condition with a little case color still visible on the hammer and trigger guard.--$1,295.SOLD
  208. 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.
  209. jbltr.JPG (35896 bytes)jbltropn.JPG (36555 bytes)Nice condition original civilian Civil War letter with cover written from New York on Sept. 16, 1864 by John Bray to his Father - Mr. Joseph M. Bray.  There are several Civil War references and the letter remains in very nice condition in original envelope with cancelled Civil War stamp.  For the price - this is going to display very, very nicely.--$45.
  210. 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.
  211. 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.
  212. 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.
  213. snydug.JPG (75394 bytes)snydugrev.JPG (67855 bytes)Quite attractive excavated large oval lead filled "S.N.Y." waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered quite a number of years ago and was recovered on private property at Cold Harbor.  When recovered the plate had chipping around a portion of the rim due to ground action deterioration and has been professionally stabilized and restored.  It is now a very good looking plate.--$550.
  214. ppawhks.JPG (69015 bytes)ppawhksrev.JPG (68629 bytes)Excavated set of "Puppy Paw" belt hooks that were recovered from a Confederate camp site here.  We have found that Confederates would quite often melt the belt hooks out of the back of Federal belt plates and wear the "hook device" only as a waist belt buckle {not wanting to wear the "U.S." part}.  This set of hooks was recovered from an Alabama Infantry camp site here.--$48.
  215. 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.
  216. 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.
  217. amesnvl.JPG (16498 bytes)amesnvlopn.JPG (21111 bytes)amesnvldte.JPG (68745 bytes)amesnvlmrk.JPG (61891 bytes)Model 1860 Federal Naval Cutlass made by Ames Mfg. Co. and dated "1862".  The blade has a nice aged grey-brown patina and is marked "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass. - 1862".  The scabbard is very stable and solid, but is missing the last 3 inches or so.  The grip is worn to polished wood in most areas and some leather in other areas.  The massive brass guard is in exceptionally nice condition, and isn't all dented up like they usually are.  Model 1860 Cutlasses have become scarce to find.--$595.
  218. 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.
  219. pdrhrn.JPG (45203 bytes)pdrhrncrvg.JPG (50472 bytes)Massive HUGE 1840 era 14 inch long and 3 inches across Powder Horn.  The horn remains in very nice condition and has ornate designs carved into both top and bottom.  Many young Confederates left home in 1861 carrying a Fowling Rifle and a Powder Horn just like this.--$175.
  220. 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.
  221. uscartbx.JPG (61704 bytes)uscartbxrev.JPG (63099 bytes)uscartbxopn.JPG (59553 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.
  222. 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
  223. eaglebtn.JPG (63201 bytes)eaglebtnrev.JPG (57496 bytes)Really pretty excavated CS-26A Confederate "Drooped Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This rare button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property on Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, TN.  It has a smooth chocolate brown - completely uncleaned patina.--$250.
  224. 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.
  225. 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.
  226. 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.
  227. 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.
  228. 1863croby.JPG (40324 bytes)1863crobyscab.JPG (45275 bytes)1863crobyclose.JPG (63134 bytes)1863crobygrp.JPG (48964 bytes)1863crobymrk.JPG (51404 bytes)1863crobymrk1.JPG (54820 bytes)1863crobymrk2.JPG (38068 bytes)Model 1840 Federal N.C.O. {Non-Commissioned Officer} sword in original leather scabbard.  The sword has a beautiful sparkling bright blade and is marked "C. Roby - 1863 - U.S."  The original leather scabbard is in very nice condition - except the brass drag on the end has at some point been lost off.  It isn't uncommon to see loose brass drags offered for sale quite reasonably around the shows.--Only $450.
  229. cndlshell.JPG (43691 bytes)Very Cool candle holder made from the top of an exploded  Confederate "wood drive-in fuze" type cannon ball.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Chickamauga.--$45.
  230. csacast.JPG (82411 bytes)csacastrev.JPG (82182 bytes)Excavated coat size Confederate solid cast brass "C.S.A." uniform button.  This was recovered from a Confederate winter camp on private property in central VA.  It remains just as it was dug.--$395.
  231. 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.
  232. ncmsstrk.JPG (75315 bytes)ncmsstrkrev.JPG (75886 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated SILVERED North Carolina Sunburst button.  This button was recovered by Benny Anderson from 1863 Army of Tennessee camps on private property near Dalton, GA.  It is a real "oddity" in that something was apparently stuck under the die and about 1/3rd of the button is a "mis-strike".  Really unusual in that the button still retains about 80 to 90 % original silver wash.--$175.
  233. gabttn.JPG (70485 bytes)gabttnrev.JPG (89347 bytes)Pretty chocolate brown excavated coat size Confederate worn Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered near New Hope Church, GA.  It has a rmdc "Steele and Johnson" backmark with shank intact.  There is just a little ground action around the edge, but the button remains very attractive, solid, and stable.--$150.
  234. 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.
  235. Very nice condition original .577 cal. Enfield musket tompion.  A fantastic final touch for your nice Enfield musket.--$65.
  236. 1836prusnbut.JPG (34728 bytes)1836prusn.JPG (29010 bytes)1836prusnclose.JPG (55948 bytes)1836prusncrtche.JPG (88562 bytes)1836prusndte.JPG (45970 bytes)1836prusnmrk.JPG (99018 bytes)1836prusnmrk2.JPG (85098 bytes)1836prusnmrk3.JPG (70109 bytes)1836prusnmrk4.JPG (73494 bytes)Fresh out of a Central Ohio estate sale.  Nice condition .69 cal. 3-band "Prussian Rifled Musket".  It has a very smooth, chocolate brown attic patina with markings of "1826" {on the barrel before conversion to percussion} and date of "1856" {on the lockplate after conversion to percussion}.  The State of Ohio purchased these muskets for their troops as they first left the State of Ohio for the Civil War in "1861".  We always know that we are digging in an early War Ohio infantry camp site when we start digging "Prussian" bullets.  By late 1862 most Ohio Troops had exchanged these old weapons for "up-to-date" .58 cal. rifled Springfield muskets.--$1,150.
  237. spencercart.JPG (81422 bytes)Nice condition excavated .52 cal. Spencer Carbine/Rifle cartridge recovered on private property near Hoover's Gap, TN. and would without question have come from "Wilder's Lightening Brigade".--$38.
  238. 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.
  239. shiloeag.JPG (72336 bytes)shiloeagrev.JPG (67657 bytes)Drop dead beautiful excavated circular Federal eagle breastplate recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram over 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh.  You will not see a more beautiful perfect example.  Flawless face - full lead - and both loops intact and about as strong as when issued.--$225.
  240. shldrstte.JPG (74197 bytes)My congratulations go out to Steve Maloney - a local "Water Hunter" here who a couple days ago made a wonderful find.  This is a cast brass "U. S. Topographical Engineer" bit boss with the "raised shield".   In thirty years I've only had 3 or 4 of these - A VERY rare boss to recover.
  241. 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.
  242. 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.
  243. ustrentonbutt.JPG (31098 bytes)ustrentonbrl.JPG (31668 bytes)ustrentonclose.JPG (57840 bytes)ustrentonname.JPG (88014 bytes)ustrentoncrtche.JPG (90904 bytes)ustrentondate.JPG (74607 bytes)Quite rare and nice condition .58 cal. "New Jersey" marked Trenton 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal is nice and smooth - just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked "U.S.-Trenton-1863" and the barrel is marked "N.J.-1864" which is the standard marking found on New Jersey issued Trenton muskets.  The musket retains lots of rifling, and the action is about as crisp as when issued.  It's wood is very nice with just the normal small dings from actual field service.  This is a nicer musket than most you see now days.--$1,650.SOLD
  244. 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.
  245. 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.
  246. 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.
  247. 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.
  248. Model 1860 light cavalry saber and scabbard brought in just a few minutes ago out of this local area.  The blade has a grey-brown aged patina and is marked "Ames Manufacturing Co. - 1862 - U.S."  The grip has original wrap and wire, but clearly shows a lot of field service and is worn through to wood in some areas.  The scabbard has a thick brown aged patina as well.  If you've been looking for a nice early date cav. saber and scabbard that you can clearly see saw lots of actual service in the saddle - Here it is.  It is entirely possible that this saber may have been C.S. carried.--$850.
  249. Fresh out of the bushes rare "Ames" Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" Heavy Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  The blade has a gently aging grey-brown patina with knee deep markings of "Ames Mfg. Co. - Cabotville - 1849 - U.S."  The wrap has original leather and wire and remains in quite nice condition.  The brass guard is perfect with a thick - never cleaned bronze/brown patina.  The scabbard is very nice, as well,  with a couple small service dings and a thick brown patina.  A pretty 1840 Ames "Heavy Cav." is tough to come by and very possibly C.S. carried.--$950.
  250. saddlebag.JPG (59013 bytes)saddlebagmrk.JPG (86349 bytes)1800s era "U.S." marked set of brown leather saddlebags.  The leather remains reasonably pliable, but the saddlebags are separated in the narrow area in the center.  The center could quite easily be stitched back together, and they will display really - really well.--$195.
  251. ucvreunion.JPG (101847 bytes)Rare little pin and ribbon from the 1934 joint Re-Union of the U.C.V. and U.S. sponsored by the American Legion and held at Chattanooga, TN.  The pin pictures LookOut Mountain.--$65.
  252. 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.
  253. 1992 Printing of "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment" by Dr. Gordon Dammann.  This is a very useful reference book.--$25.
  254. 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.
  255. 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.
  256. 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.
  257. 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.
  258. ibttnwed.JPG (89820 bytes)ibttnwedrev.JPG (93063 bytes)Excavated coat size rare "Tennessee Puff Rim" Confederate Infantry button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA. by Dr. Rees Buttram.  The button is just as dug - hasn't even been washed off.--$115.
  259. mandmbook.JPG (35833 bytes)mandmmason.JPG (32411 bytes)mandm69.JPG (26789 bytes)mandmcpyrght.JPG (27192 bytes)RARE - RARE - RARE "FIRST ISSUE"  MCKEE AND MASON CIVIL WAR BULLET REFERENCE BOOK.  This is book number "69" of the first 500 Registered issue in "1971" and is signed by Mac Mason.  A TRUE CIVIL WAR COLLECTOR RARITY.--$150.
  260. 1863lg&ybutt.JPG (36079 bytes)1863lg&gbrl.JPG (30236 bytes)1863lg&yclose.JPG (51639 bytes)1863lg&ydte.JPG (80932 bytes)1863lg&yname.JPG (47127 bytes)Fresh out of the attic "1863" date .58 cal. "L.G.&Y. - U.S. - Windsor, VT."  1861 "Special Model" Percussion Rifled Musket  The musket has a very nice "never cleaned" smooth chocolate patina on the metal from tip to tip.  The wood is nice as well with just the normal small dings and marks of actual field service.  The action is as crisp as the day it was made, and it retains lots of original rifling.  Anyone would be proud to have this rare musket in their collection.--$1,650.SOLD
  261. 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.
  262. 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.
  263. shoespkes.JPG (59049 bytes)1800s era blacksmith forged antique "ice creepers" that are of the exact type often worn on boots by Civil War soldiers serving in colder climates.  You could still use these today.--$95.
  264. 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.
  265. Civil War era brass cased 2-blade bleeder recently found in the attic of an old Civil War era home here in Middle Tennessee.  A very nice addition to your Civil War "Medical Display".--$95.
  266. Very Cool little Confederate infantry grouping out of North Alabama.  The group consists of a quite rare .69 cal. prewar leather cartridge box - complete with excellent condition "upside down" large size "U.S." oval cartridge boxplate {upside down "U.S." becomes "S.N." which {in the South} means "Southern Nation"} complete with the tins still inside, BUT the tins are for .58 cal. and one of the original .58 cal. cartridges was still inside.  The rare Confederate manufacture dark brown leather belt is still with the box as well.  Also, the original butternut wool covered Model 1858 "Bullseye" canteen is with the group and still has the old brown leather  Confederate sling with it.  And possibly the coolest piece of all is an absolutely beautifully written {in old brown ink} 29 page manuscript document honoring  "The Mothers of The Confederacy" and pleading to have a monument built to them.  I really don't know if this monument was actually ever constructed or not.  I do know some family history, but am not certain which soldier these items actually belonged too.  With some digging that could likely be unraveled.  Very nice relics clearly demonstrating how many a Confederate soldier's Civil War equipment was actually "pre-Civil War" outdated Federal equipment.--$1,650. for all--SOLD
  267. 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.
  268. dgrivrcs.JPG (47599 bytes)dgrivrcsopn.JPG (51370 bytes)dgrivrcsclose.JPG (51936 bytes)dgrivrcsgrd.JPG (59850 bytes)dgrivrcsgrp.JPG (54151 bytes)"Dog River" Confederate Manufactured Cavalry saber and original brass mounted C.S. scabbard.  The blade has the classic C.S. "unstopped fuller" and has a pretty gently greying aged patina and practically no pitting at all.  The grip is original and is 100% still intact, and the high copper content "red brass" guard has a super nice rich aged bronze patina just like we all love to see.  The scabbard is purely C.S. manufacture with lap seam and is brass mounted.  The scabbard has a never cleaned thick "attic brown" patina from top to bottom, and there is nice service wear inside the ring-mounts.--$3,650.SOLD
  269. 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.
  270. 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.
  271. Really cool tiny little reunion canteen bearing the slogan "We Drank From The Same Canteen".  It's been years and years since I've seen one of these but if memory serves me right - This little canteen is from a famous {joint} "UCV - GAR" Reunion.  I can't remember when - where - or any of the details but I'm sure one of my good reunion buddies will send me the "scoop".  Anyway -- It's--$195.
  272. 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.
  273. Untouched attic chocolate brown .58 cal. Springfield triangular socket bayonet.  This would be the perfect compliment to complete your "attic untouched" .58 cal. Springfield or contract 3-band rifled musket.--$195.SOLD
  274. Really pretty excavated "P" base .577 cal. Enfield projectile recovered on private property here at Stones River many years ago.--$28.SOLD
  275. 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.
  276. 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.
  277. Absolutely beautiful condition non-excavated .69 cal. Model 1816 triangular socket bayonet.  It has a deep, sharp "U.S." mark and will be a perfect compliment to your .69 cal. Model 1816 musket.--$195.
  278. Very pretty condition original Confederate Feb. 17th, 1864 Jeff Davis $50. note.  Note is circulated, but bright colors and strong edges.--$95.SOLD
  279. 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.
  280. Non-Excavated cast brass keeper for a Model 1851 Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  This keeper fits a buckle that is 2 1/8th inch in overall width and took a belt 1 7/8ths in width and had a tongue from 1/2 inch to 9/16ths in width.  It's really hard to find a keeper "that fits" to finish an eagle sword plate out.--$45.
  281. Excavated complete .50 cal. Gallagher carbine cartridge.  This one was recovered about 30 years ago from the Federal Cavalry Head Quarters camp located near Pump Springs, AL. and is a cartridge that is rarely recovered anymore.--$65.SOLD
  282. Quite rare 2nd grip pattern "Bleckmann" Model 1860 Federal light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade is in nice condition just beginning to darken with age. The grip is very nice with complete original wrap and wire, and the scabbard is equally nice also just starting to darken with age.  You really don't see this pattern "Bleckmann" for sale very often and their distinctive mark is clear as can be.--$850.
  283. 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.
  284. 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.
  285. 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.
  286. 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.
  287. 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.
  288. Really pretty "1840 - 1850" era percussion long rifle of the type commonly used in the South for hunting or competition shooting prior to the Civil War and were often carried off to War by many young Confederates when they first left home for the  War in early 1861.  This one has an ornate brass patchbox and quite a bit of brass and silver inlay - is about .45 cal. and has a very thick, heavy barrel.  Talk about looking sweet over the fireplace in a nice den or study.  It is nearly identical to the one picture on page 137 -Gettysburg Relics and Souvenirs - by Mike O'Donnell.--$895.SOLD
  289. 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 !!!}
  290. I tried to get Rocky to smile, but all he wanted to do was eat and drink !!!!!!!
  291. Isn't this guy beautiful - almost neon green.  He came up while bullet digging today as if to say - " Hey Man - Digging Anything ??"
  292. Check out my new "Best Friend" !!!!  When I feed him - It's like he says "I Love You Man !!!!"
  293. 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 !!!!}
  294. 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.
  295. 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.
  296. 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.
  297. Coat size non-excavated Federal Navy button.  "Waterbury" backmark and shank intact.--$45.
  298. 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.
  299. 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.
  300. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.
  301. Beautiful condition excavated coat size New York state seal button.  The button was recovered in the late 1960s by Dr. Rees Buttrum from the camp of Gen. Joseph Hooker's troops located near Tiftonia, TN.  The button is perfect with shank intact and lots of gold gilt remaining.--$35.
  302. 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.
  303. 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
  304. 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.
  305. Nice condition  Sept. 2, 1861 rare "Floating Sail Ship" Confederate $20. note.--$65.
  306. 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.
  307. 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.
  308. 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.
  309. 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.
  310. Excellent condition non-excavated soldered seam Civil War tinware camp bucket.  This item would display wonderfully in a camp scene exhibit.--$85.
  311. Very nice condition original "1864 dated" unopened packet of Frankfort Arsenal 5 Second Artillery Fuzes--$95.SOLD
  312. 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.
  313. Really cool original Civil War candle holder display.  I have mounted an original Civil War iron candle holder onto a piece of exploded Civil War cannon shell and put a candle in place for display.  Talk about a nice Civil War desk display item !!  The candle holder was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near Shiloh in the early 1960s--$48.
  314. 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
  315. 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.
  316. Just brought in out of our local area Model 1840 import "Old Wrist Breaker" Heavy Cavalry Saber in original metal scabbard.  Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sabers were extensively used by both US and CS Cavalry forces during the American Civil War.  The famous Southern Cavalry leader Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one as did many in his command. The blade has a smooth aging grey brown patina with the "Knight's Head" proof mark. The grip has some leather remaining, but it is mostly worn down to wood.  The brass guard has a rich aged never cleaned bronze patina and is in very nice condition.  The metal scabbard is in good condition as well, but does have some dings and marks from actual field service.--$695.
  317. 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.
  318. Attractive excavated large size "U.S." oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This was recovered on private property at Chickamauga several years back.--$150.
  319. 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.
  320. 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.
  321. 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.
  322. Attractive .69 cal. Potsdam musket dated "1826".  This one is out of an Ohio estate sale and has a smooth uncleaned attic patina.  A good number of these were purchased by the Governor of Ohio to arm troops from the state in early 1861 - some are even "OHIO" marked, but this one is unmarked.  The Ohio guys quickly realized that the rifled .58 cal. Springfield muskets were much better and more accurate and these ancient old muskets were soon replaced.  Confederates were also able to get some of these, and they used them until they were able to get the much superior and preferred .577 cal. Enfields.  This is a nice looking "early Civil War" weapon.--$895.
  323. 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.

  324. abutton1.JPG (65688 bytes)Excellent condition excavated coat size Confederate "Block A" {Artillery} button.  This was recovered from a Confederate winter camp near Richmond, VA. about 30 years ago.  The face has a nice uncleaned brown-green patina, and the iron reverse is solid as can be with shank intact.  It's really hard to find an iron back Confederate button this strong and solid.--$125.
  325. Beautiful condition Model 1840 "Ames" Federal Musician's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade remains sparkling bright and is marked "Ames Manufacturing Co. - U.S. - 1864" and is in it's original - near mint leather scabbard.  You don't run across Civil War swords this nice much anymore.--$650.
  326. 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.
  327. This 8 - page "Eye Witness" "Battle of Nashville, TN." letter isn't currently for sale, but is just to "historically cool" not to share.  One such bit of "NEW" information is this -- I have many times read where the citizens came out to watch the Battle almost like going to a Sporting Event -- BUT, This is the first time that I have read that it angered the Federal Generals WHO THEN PRESSED THEM INTO SERVICE DIGGING GRAVES !!!!  Just a great eye witness view into the history of this Battle -- Enjoy !!
  328. Really pretty crisp, pliable small leather Federal percussion cap box.  You couldn't ask for a prettier example.  The pick is still inside, but no wool.--$165.
  329. 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.
  330. Nose section of a 3-inch Percussion fuzed Hotchkiss projectile recovered at the second Day's Fighting at The Battle of Nashville, TN.  The plunger can still be seen intact on the interior of the brass percussion fuze.  This is a great little "Battle of Nashville, TN." conversation piece.--$48.
  331. Very nice condition non-excavated .50 cal. Flat Top Maynard Carbine Cartridge.  An excellent compliment to display with your Civil War Maynard Carbine.--$48.
  332. 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.
  333. Excellent condition non-excavated coat size Federal Navy button.  It has 100 % bright gold gilt - Waterbury backmark - and shank intact.--$48.
  334. 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.
  335. 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.
  336. 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.
  337. Coat size, excavated, western theater, low convex Confederate Block "I" Infantry Button.  It is in good condition with a nice chocolate brown patina.--$95.SOLD
  338. 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
  339. 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.
  340. 2ibuttons2.JPG (105432 bytes)Offered here is a "set" of excellent examples of the two different styles of coat size "brass face-iron reverse" - Confederate Infantry buttons recovered from Army of Tennessee 1863 winter camps here in the West.  These were recovered by Benny Anderson from Army of Tennessee 1863 winter camps at Dalton, GA.  Note the distinctively different rim and form "I" between the two.--$195. for the pair
  341. 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
  342. Very nice excavated coat size gilted New York State Seal button.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram in the mid - 1970s from Gen. Joe Hookers camps located near Tiftonia, TN.--$35.SOLD.
  343. .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