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  1. Very, very pretty, excavated, thick, Atlanta style, high copper content, cast brass, rectangular "C.S.A." waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 40 years ago on private property located near Dalton, GA.  This type thick cast rectangular C.S.A. waist belt plate was issued to Army of Tennessee Confederate troops while encamped for the 1863 - 1864 winter around Dalton, GA.  This example has a beautiful, smooth, chocolate brown patina with all three hooks intact on the reverse.  This is one that you will never need to upgrade.--$3,450.

  2. Excavated, medium size "OVM" oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from 1862 camps near Corinth, Mississippi.  The plate was damaged when recovered and has been straightened and stabilized.  It displays very well, but you can still faintly see the lines where the plate was originally bent when recovered.  Although not a perfect example, it is the real deal and displays nicely.--$795.

  3. Just brought into the shop by a local Middle Tennessee family a complete Confederate carried Cavalry rig consisting of the Model 1851 sword belt rig, complete with both leather drops and over the shoulder support strap.  Also on the rig is a nice condition leather revolver ammunition box and a Confederate manufactured leather holster containing a .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt pocket revolver.  It is serial# 116651 which is very desirable early 1853 production (typical of the pre-war Colt revolvers that are often Confederate carried).  This entire rig is in nice condition, and I do have some family background information.--$2,650 complete.

  4. Quite scarce, Model 1843, Hall-North, Breech-loading, Percussion carbine, also referred to as the "Model 1843 Side Lever Hall".  This weapon was manufactured from 1844 until 1853 with a total number produced of around 10,000.  It is among the weapons referred to in the famous "Freemont Hall Carbine Affair."  These carbines were originally produced as smoothbores but were rifled for Civil War use.  The carbines were not very well thought of, and although originally issued to a number of Federal Cavalry regiments, most of these weapons ended up in Confederate hands.  In 40 years of relic hunting, I have dug many Hall carbine projectiles in Confederate camps, but I have yet to find my first in a Union Cavalry camp.  These weapons almost always show evidence of extensive usage, and this example is no exception.  It is marked, "S. North MIDLtn/CONN./1849."  The metal has a smooth, gray-brown attic patina, and the action still works perfectly.  The wood has rounded edges and numerous small dings and marks from saddle wear.  The weapon has faint initials, "C. H. T.", cut into the right hand side of the stock.  In my opinion, it has a high probability of having been Confederate carried.--$1,895.

  5. Nice condition, 50 cal., Gallager breech-loading percussion carbine.  The carbine has very nice metal with some case colors in recessed areas.  It is marked, "Gallager's Patent, July 17, 1860", serial# 17629.  The action still works perfectly with a strong main spring, good rifling, and the long range site remains intact.  The Gallager carbine saw extensive service during the American Civil War.  Among the many Cavalry regiments armed with the Gallager carbine were the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Ohio, the 13th Tennessee, and the 3rd West Virginia.  Interestingly, the inventor, Mahlon J. Gallager, was a native of South Carolina.  This carbine remains in very nice condition, but does show clear evidence of having been carried.--$1,650.SOLD

  6. This is a much nicer .50 cal. Smith carbine than most that you see.  It has nice case colors over at least 50% of the carbine - sharp marks - crisp bore - knee deep cartouche - and action like it was new.  It is going to make a museum level addition to someone's collection.--$1,850.

  7. SOOO PRETTY !!  This is a Richmond Arsenal "Bullet Stitch" C.S. 2-Piece Sword Belt Plate on it's original brown leather Confederate Saber Belt.  This fine C.S. Cavalry Belt Rig is out of the famed Norm Flaydermann's collection.  The plate has a wonderful rich - never cleaned - aged bronze patina, and the belt remains nice and pliable but does have one old break on the back side.  This belt rig would feel right at home in any of the nation's finest museums.--$5,850. (You were expecting $8,500. weren't you !!)

  8. Nice quality couple local hand-me-down artifacts out of the Burke Family of Williamson Co., TN.  Included is a Blacksmith forged Confederate Sideknife measuring 12 1/2 inches overall with an 8 inch blade, and as can be seen in the picture, the knife blade still retains numerous visible "file teeth".  There is a small circular brass guard and the blade has a "clip tip".  There are, in addition, an excellent condition pair of Civil War iron spurs with some original leather remaining.  This is going to make a fine - Museum like - display.--$395. for BOTH Items

  9. Nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Droop Wing Eagle Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter campsite of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry, located on private property near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The button remains very sound with no dents or cracks, and even has the original iron shank remaining intact on the reverse.  This is a Confederate Local pattern not often recovered.--$250.

  10. Small blacksmith made 9-inch dirk carried by Clinton Bond of the 55th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry.  It appears to have been made from a file and has some recent nail repairs.  A nice little Rebel relic for the money (and is still sharp as can be)--$195.

  11. Quite scarce CDV of Confederate "General Stephen D. Lee".  It is a "Anthony/New York' backmarked image. General S. D. Lee is well known for the forces that he commanded at the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, TN.  Gen. S. D. Lee commanded the Confederate center on the first day'd fighting and defended Peach Orchard Hill (extreme Confederate right) on the Second Day's fighting at Nashville.  Definitely a Confederate image that doesn't come along every day.--$175.

  12. Seldom encountered Civil War date C.D.V. of Confederate Major General George Edward Pickett.  This is an "Anthony" backmarked image that has been trimed to display in a 1/6th plate hard image case.  A man that will live in history for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg and later for the "Little Big Horn".--SOLD

  13. Excavated regulation Federal Cavalry bit and excavated regulation cast brass Federal "Rooster Neck" Cavalry Spur.  These were recovered many years ago from the 1863 winter Federal Cavalry camps located on private property here at Murfreesboro, TN.  The bit is very sound with one of the original "U.S." cast brass bosses still intact. The brass spur is in very nice condition as well, and in recent years has had a brass rowel put back in it (which could of course be removed if desired).  Both are ready for display.--$195. for the PAIR

  14. Beautiful non-excavated Model 1851 Eagle Sword Belt Plate on a portion of its original brown leather waist belt.  The plate has a BEAUTIFUL - never cleaned - rich aged bronze patina, and the applied wreath remains 100% intact.--$425.

  15. Excavated 3 inch size Confederate Read shell.  This was recovered from private property near Richmond, VA.  It has the copper time fuze remaining intact as well as 100% of the copper sabot.  The iron has been through electrolysis - disarmed - cleaned and coated.  It has about average amount of pitting/ground action, and is ready for display.--$325.

  16. Rare, Rare attic find "E. J. Johnson" style Confederate manufacture C.S. Artillery Short Sword.  The blade has a smooth brown - never cleaned - attic patina and the massive concentric ring cast "red brass" guard has a nice uncleaned bronze patina as well.  This jewel will make a fine addition to your Confederate blade display.--$1,250.

  17. Excavated, .44 cal., Remington Army Model revolver.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It will be a perfect centerpiece to a display of excavated Civil War artifacts.--$495.

  18. Quite rare to find "on the loose" - Brown buff leather "Saddle" for the Model 1832 Artillery Short Sword.  The slot is where the brass button drops in that is on the scabbard of Model 1832 Artillery Short Sword.  Really adds a more complete look to your Model 1832 Artillery Short Sword and scabbard.--$175.

  19. Quite nice condition MASSIVE Model 1832 Federal Artillery Short Sword.  The blade has a gently aging grey-brown patina and is marked "U.S. - 1843 - N. P. Ames - Springfield", and the massive cast brass guard has a beautiful aging bronze/brown patina.  And in the words of C. D. "NO - THIS IS A KNIFE"!!--$650.

  20. "Brady's National Portrait Gallery" CDV of General Howell Cobb of Georgia along with his original Colonel rank insignia.  I purchased this set of artifacts many years ago from General Cobb's great granddaughter-in-law (Miss Ida Mae Cobb).  General Cobb delivered the key secession address to the Georgia State Legislature on voting to secede from the Union, and it is this famous family that "Cobb County, Georgia," is named after.  This fine little set of historic Georgia artifacts deserves to be in a collection back in General Cobb's home state.--$395.SOLD

  21. Small, handwritten pocket diary for the year 1862, kept by Tom E. Thomas, Co. G, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  It appears that Thomas was from Vaughnsville, Putnam County, Ohio.  The regiment arrived in North Mississippi just after Shiloh and took a large part in the drive for Corinth.  In May, 1862, Thomas says, "Heavy volleys of musket fire for the space of half an hour.  Three thousand of our men in entrenchments drive back twenty thousand sescesh then cannonading took place - their balls partly buried into the dirt of our entrenchments but we silenced their battery and dismounted one gun for them --- a black roll of smoke was to be seen at Corinth - soon after a tremendous report was heard of the Confederate magazine blowing up near Corinth -- Corinth was evacuated.  Three days rations was got and started in hot pursuit.  The right wing went a skirmishing to a mill . . . stayed in camp till noon then started to Booneville about five miles off.  There was a train of cars and locomotive with a thousand stand of arms burnt of the sescesh by our men . . . . on the evening of the 24th, we turned over our old guns and got new Whitney rifles with saber bayonets."  The diary has tons of very descriptive, interesting content of this entire campaign.  It is missing its back cover, and some of the pages are loose at the binding.  You just can't beat an eye witness account to grasp exactly how horrific Civil War battles and campaigns were.--$1,150.SOLD

  22. Quite attractive, "Pea-Green" excavated, Richmond Arsenal style, Confederate Cavalryman's two-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp in a pasture near Brandy Station, Virginia.  The two pieces were recovered only a short distance apart.  The fit is good, and you have to love the green, green patina.--$1,650.

  23. Excellent framed display consisting of a nice condition .36 cal., single shot, boot pistol along with a display of original excavated ammunition and a copy of a picture of a young Confederate with this exact same type revolver tucked in his coat.  This is a fine little display complete and ready to hang in a nice den or relic room.--$395.

  24. Nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate cast pewter "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property just north of Atlanta, Georgia.  The button itself is in excellent condition, but the shank is decayed off as is usually the case.--$195.

  25. Carte de visite by "Anthony" of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart - famous for his cavalier appearance and daring exploits.  This is a well known seated pose in uniform with his hat in his lap - and his hand grasping the hilt of his sword.  Killed in 1864 at the Battle of "Yellow Tavern."  The image has several stains from age and is a bit faded.--SOLD

  26. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured, Model 1840 pattern, CS Artillery saber and scabbard.  This saber has traits of having likely been manufactured by Kenansville of the "Confederate States Armory" in North Carolina.  The blade has the classic unstopped fuller and is clean, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The "D" shaped artillery guard is classic Confederate high copper alloy.  The original wrap remains intact on the grip with single strand iron wire.  The scabbard is classic, lap seam, and brass mounted with lots of wear in the ring mounts.  There are believed to be less than 20 surviving examples of this rare style Confederate Artillery saber and scabbard.  This would be a fine addition to any Confederate edged weapon collection with only a few museums in the country having an example.  This saber recently surfaced in a Southwest Virginia estate.--$4,850.SOLD

  27. Nice condition, Model 1860, Ames Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber was purchased out of the H. Matthews estate in East Tennessee.  The blade is clean, just beginning to gray with age.  It is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - 1863 - Chicopee Mass."  The grip has original wrap and wire, and the scabbard remains in very nice condition with a smooth, uncleaned, aged, brown patina.--$895.

  28. Just brought in moments ago - .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver.  It has a smooth attic brown aged patina and an all matching serial number (including the wedge) of "51302" which is very desirable 1862 production.  The barrel is marked "Address Col. Saml. Colt - New York - U. S. America".  The revolver has crisp action - considerable original cylinder scene - great bore - and a faint inspector cartouche on the left grip.  It shows just enough wear and little dings and marks to know this weapon actually went to the field and saw real service.--$1,850.

  29. Absolutely museum quality, beautiful condition, Civil War production, lead-filled, rectangular, Louisiana Pelican waist belt plate on original brown leather Confederate waist belt.  This fine Confederate belt rig is out of the nationally known Gary Bisacky collection.  The buckle itself has beautiful detail and a nice, rich, aged patina.  The brown leather Confederate waist belt shows natural age but remains complete and quite pliable.--$6,950.

  30. Very attractive SUPER RARE excavated large size oval Georgia State Seal waist belt plate with the very early pattern "double wire" hook system.  This plate was recovered years ago on private property near Antietam/Sharpsburg, MD.  It has good detail and a dark brown patina.  It has been years since I saw a Georgia oval of this pattern (double wire hook system converted from boxplate) recovered.--$3,850.

  31. This estate is from two brothers and cousin and only one of them survived the war. The estate consists of 150 transcribed letters from the surviving brother John L. Hebron who served with the 2nd Ohio Infantry. Included in this estate is a “dog tag” owned by John which was made out of a penny after the battle of Chickamauga (and described in one of the letters), his personal bible, his discharge papers, four hard images, two of John and one each of his brother and cousin who did not survive the war. The saber included with this estate was owned by the younger brother of John who served in the 13th Ohio Cavalry and died in City Point, Va.  To top off this estate it contains a Lincoln death newspaper and modern photos of the grave of John’s cousin.  From this massive estate, a literal regimental history could be written on the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.--$8,500.

  32. Very attractive, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket Revolver.  It is serial# 106762, which is very early 1852 production.  The metal has a smooth, dark, aged patina with barrel markings of "Address Saml Colt - New York City".  The action works sometimes, and sometimes not depending on its mood.  There is some original silver wash remaining on recessed areas of the trigger guard and backstrap.  Every Civil War collection should have a Colt revolver.  This example is out of the local area, and considering its early production, was very likely Confederate carried.  Revolver only--$975.  Colt Pocket Revolver with C.S. brown leather holster - $1,450.  C.S. leather holster alone - $475.

  33. Excellent condition, Confederate "CS marked" short artillery sword.  This sword is of the style that has the "CS and star" cast into each side of the massive cast brass guard.  The blade has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with no pitting whatsoever.  Partially completed examples of this type sword have been recovered in the river near Selma, Alabama, and it is thought these swords might have been made there.  This is as nice an example of this rare style Confederate sword as I have had in a long time.--$3,450.

  34. Very nice condition, early production, .50 cal., Model 1865 Spencer 7-shot repeating carbine.  This carbine is serial# 4225 which is quite early production of the 34,000 produced.  The metal has a smooth, darkening patina with some case colors remaining.  The action is as crisp as when it was first made, and the rifling remains about as deep and sharp as new.  The military inspector cartouche remains crisp and clear.  Both sling swivels and the long range site remain intact.  This carbine is going to be a quality addition to someone's collection.--$1,850.

  35. Screamingly beautiful excavated coat size GA. State Seal uniform button.  This jewel has bright gold gilt DRIPPING off of it in all the right places.  It has a "Horstmann" backmark with shank perfectly intact.  (And is the kind of button that makes you do your "Touchdown Dance" in the woods !!)--$375.SOLD

  36. Nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Block "A" artillery button.  This is a Confederate local with a brass face and an iron reverse.  This example not only has the complete iron reverse intact, but also the iron shank (which is practically never the case).  It was recovered about 20 years ago from the Army of Tennessee 1863 winter artillery camp located on Lewisburg pike outside Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$195.SOLD

  37. Excellent condition, uncirculated, 1863 date, State of Alabama 25 cent note.  This is serial# 77969 and was issued from Montgomery, Alabama.--$65.

  38. Excellent condition, uncirculated, January 1863 issue, State of Georgia 15 cent note.  This note was issued from Milledgeville, Georgia, and is serial# 2817.--$48. 

  39. Relic condition, early battlefield pick-up, brass powderflask found here at the Battle of Stones River around 1900.  It has a rich, never cleaned, aged patina with numerous dents and dings.--$48.SOLD

  40. Fully cased, 1/9th plate, tintype of a young Federal Soldier.  This is a bust view, and he is wearing an early war style military jacket.--$125

  41. Very ornate, 1840 era, brass powder flask of the style carried to war by many young Confederates in 1861.  The flask measures 8 1/2 inches and has a rich, aged, bronze patina.--$125.

  42. Excavated, 12 pound Confederate, copper time fused, CS "side loader" cannonball.  This ball was recovered on private property near Petersburg, Virginia, and is the pattern with the lead side loading plug.  The ball has been cleaned, coated, disarmed, and is ready for display.--$425.

  43. Small, leather, percussion capbox purchased by Brendan Synamon at an estate sale within 30 miles of Gettysburg.  The box remains quite pliable and still has the original wool inside as well as a number of original percussion caps.  The box has both belt loops intact on the reverse, but is missing the tip of the closure tab at the finial.--$135.

  44. Excavated, quite rare, .69 cal., Model 1842, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered many years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Shiloh.-$125.

  45. Very attractive, Model 1839, small oval, lead filled US waist belt plate on original black leather belt.  There are far fewer US beltrigs around with the small oval plate than there are with the standard large size US oval waist belt plate.--$450.SOLD

  46. Beautiful condition, excavated, 1853 date, silver quarter.  This coin was recovered from a small Confederate picket camp near Readyville, Tennessee.  It is in very nice condition, and you can read full "Liberty" on the shield.  When you are earning $11 per month, you would seriously regret losing a quarter.--$79.

  47. Excellent condition, blacksmith handcrafted, 14 inch overall, Confederate sideknife.  The blade itself measures 9 1/2 inches with a heavy cast brass grip and guard.  The knife has an overall aged patina and appears to have never been cleaned.  This is going to be a fine addition to someone's Confederate display.--$1,250.

  48. Really pretty condition, excavated, 1820 era, pre-Civil War militia button.  This button was recovered from an 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate Camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has beautiful detail with shank intact on the reverse, and is backmarked "Imperial Standard".--$65.SOLD

  49. Nice condition, .54 cal., percussion breechloader Burnside carbine.  This example is serial# 38370 and is matching numbers between the barrel and the breech block.  The metal has a smooth, dark, aging patina with some case color remaining in recessed areas.  The action works perfectly, and lots of original bore remains.  This is generally referred to as the "Standard Model" Burnside carbine and was extensively carried during the Civil War by many cavalry regiments including the 1st Michigan, 3rd Indiana, 5th, 6th, and 7th Ohio, 1st New Jersey, 3rd West Virginia, 2nd, 12th, 14th, and 16th Illinois and 3rd, 14th, and 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry.--$1,450.

  50. Nice condition, Model 1840 Ames Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains almost as clean as when issued and is marked "N.P. Ames - Cabotville - 1848".  The saber has original wrap and wire, and the three branch brass guard has a nice aged, bronze patina.  The scabbard is in excellent condition with a smooth, aged, brown patina and is without a single dent.--$1,150.SOLD

  51. Nice condition, 1863 date, .54 cal., second type Merrill carbine.  This carbine is out of a North Carolina estate and has a replacement hammer identical to those used by M.A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M.A. Baker is well known to have repaired and converted many weapons for the State of North Carolina during the entire Civil War.  It is quite likely that this weapon could have been repaired by M.A. Baker and Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "J.H. Merrill - Baltimore - July 1858".  The original walnut stock is in nice condition but does have an old age crack running down the left hand side.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.--$1,450.SOLD

  52. Absolutely stunning condition, excavated, coat size, "R.M.D.C.  Schuyler, New York" Louisiana State Seal Pelican button.  This button has fine, intricate detail with 90% bright gold gilt - crisp "R.M.D.C.  Schuyler" backmark and shank intact and straight.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from an 1863 Louisiana Infantry winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$450.SOLD

  53. Quite crude, excavated, brass Confederate musket buttplate recovered on private property by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate Camp near Mobile, Alabama.--$45.

  54. Beautiful condition, excavated, cuff size, gilted Eagle "R" (Rifleman) button.  This button was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Camp on private property near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The face could not be more beautiful, but it is missing the loop on the reverse.--$65.

  55. Very nice condition .44 cal, Remington New Model Army Revolver. This revolver is serial number 108215 and has the soldier's name and state engraved on the right hand side.  It appears to be marked "G. Haner - Ohio" which we suspect might be "George Haner - 106th Ohio Volunteer Infantry". The revolver has crisp action and retains some original bluing in recessed areas with all corners remaining sharp.  Barrel markings are "Patented September 14, 1858 - Remington and Sons - Ilion, New York, New Model." The original walnut grips remain intact with the military inspector cartouche remaining visible on the left hand grip. This is a quality Civil War revolver that would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.-- $1,650.

  56. Very attractive, .54 cal., Civil War issue Starr carbine.  The carbine has smooth, gently aging, gray/brown metal and is marked, "Starr Arms Co. - Yonkers, NY".  The carbine has crisp action and good bore remaining.  Both the long range site and sling ring remain intact.   The wood is in nice condition with normal service wear, and a faint military inspector cartouche can still be seen.  This is my favorite type carbine in that it shows clear, definite Civil War field service, but yet remains in nice "cared for" condition.--$1,650.SOLD

  57. Exceptionally nice condition .44 cal, Remington new model army revolver. This revolver is serial number 19,183. The revolver has as crisp action as when it was new, with all corners remaining sharp, and a good percentage of original bluing covering much of the revolver. Barrel markings are "Patented September 14, 1858 - Remington and Sons - Ilion, New York, USA" The original walnut grips remain intact with the military inspector cartouche remaining visible on the left hand grip. This is a quality Civil War revolver that would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.-- $2,450.

  58. Drop dead beautiful excavated coat size Confederate Local (LA-8) Louisiana State Seal.  This button was recovered about 50 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near Shiloh.  It is solid as a rock and has beautiful gold gilt outlining the detail both front and back.  It would be very difficult to recover a more beautiful example of this scarce Confederate local.--$375.SOLD

  59. Just in and out of the local area - Model 1858 "Bullseye" canteen complete with "Butternut" cover - original linen sling - and original stopper.  The name "John Wilson" is nicely carved around the pewter canteen spout, and can also partially be seen on the old label on the canteen.  The bad news is that every fifth soldier in both armies appear to have been named "John Wilson".  This is a museum quality artifact that is going to be a fine addition to someone's collection.--$450.SOLD

  60. Exceptionally nice excavated TN. PUFF RIM coat size Confederate Infantry button.  This button was recovered many years ago from private property near Tullahoma, TN. where Gen. Hardee's Corp of Confederate Infantry - Army of Tennessee spent the winter of 1862 - 1863 (after the Battle of Stones River).  It has a beautiful olive green patina on the face and the entire iron reverse is intact and you can actually still see the depressed channel.  I have recovered right many of these, but I don't think I have recovered a single one this nice.--$125.SOLD

  61. Super pretty excavated large size U.S. oval lead filled cartridge boxplate.  This fine plate was recovered over 50 years ago from private property near Picket's Mill, GA.  It has a smooth chocolate brown face - full smooth lead - and both iron loops not only intact, but barely rusty.  JUST FINE--$250.SOLD

  62. Quite rare to recover coat size Confederate Droop Wing Eagle staff officer - (Albert - CS26A).  This button was recovered from Confederate 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  The button was either struck with a crack in the die or it has a hairline freeze crack across the eagle's left wing, and I am unsure which.  The reverse is a Confederate local with shank intact and gold gilt in the channel.  This is a button you rarely recover.--$195.

  63. A local family just brought in this extra ornate 1840 era brass musket powder flask.  This is the exact type flask carried off to War by young Confederates in 1861.  Guaranteed to add a touch of "class" to your display.--$125.SOLD

  64. Beautiful condition 1812 era hand Silversmith made PURE SILVER British cross belt plate.  You can still clearly see the tiny ping marks on the reverse of this plate left by the Silversmith.  This buckle is hand engraved and is without question the work of a master craftsman.  It is quite common for us to recover 1820 to 1840 era British materials around American Civil War Confederate campsites.--$1,250.

  65. This has always been a bit of a mystery button.  It is a non-excavated example of an Albert CS8A.  Mr. Albert states that they first showed up in this country (from England) in the 1960s - and have never been Battlefield or campsite recovered, but do appear to be old.  The question is whether this is a Civil War date button that like (some Van Warts and others) simply did not make it to this country for distribution in time to get to the field, or might they have been produced later - possibly for Confederate Reunion uniforms.  A question for the ages to determine, but for sure a very nice looking button that may some day be determined to be a very rare button.  My gut feeling is a bit later than the Civil War - likely for Confederate Reunions.  A very pretty button and priced RIGHT.--$48.

  66. Very nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1864 Federal cartridge box.  The leather remains smooth and pliable with hardly any flaking at all.  It is double marked on the inside flap.  Both roller buckles, the leather closure tab, and both belt loops all remain intact.  This would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$450.

  67. Very nice condition, crossed sabers, dye stamped brass, Cavalry hatpin.  This is the pattern with the closed hole in the hand guard and is the rarer version to come by.  The hatpin has solder marks on the reverse, but the wire loops are not present.--$250.

  68. Brought in by a local family just minutes ago, this is a five dollar "Exchange Bank of Tennessee - Murfreesboro" note dated 1855 (I think).  Many years ago, it was very common for folks to bring in Civil War Era Murfreesboro currency, but now, 39 years later, I have about one Murfreesboro note per two or three months brought in.--$95.

  69. Excavated 12 pound solid shot cannonball recovered by Kent Wall in a lawn on private property near Tyne Blvd.  This is second day fighting at the Battle of Nashville.  The ball has been lightly cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$195.

  70. Rich, never cleaned aged patina on this large 10 inch floral pattern, brass powder flask.  This is the exact pattern carried by many young Confederates as they first left home for the Civil War carrying the family hunting rifle and their brass powder flask.  A local family just brought this in.--$125.SOLD

  71. Absolutely beautiful E.J. Johnston (of Macon, GA), Confederate manufactured, short Artillery sword. This type sword is easily recognizable by its concentric ring pattern on the cast brass guard. The cast guard is cast from typical Confederate high copper alloy material. The blade is in very nice condition, with a smooth, chocolate patina, and several typical Confederate casting impurity areas. The cast brass guard has an absolutely beautiful rich, aged-never cleaned-bronze patina. This is a Confederate manufactured sword that rarely comes up for sale.--$1,950.

  72. Excavated 1840 era 2 piece Eagle militia buckle. This rather scarce waist belt plate was recovered about 30 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Shiloh, TN. Most examples of this early style Eagle militia buckle were carried over and worn by Confederate troops. Literally, every one of these that I've seen recovered in this area, have come from Confederate campsites.--$595.SOLD

  73. Excavated coat size Mississippi "I" button recovered from a Mississippi Infantry camp located just south of Shelbyville, TN, and occupied during the spring of 1863. The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, with gold gilt around the letters and down in the "I". The reverse is marked "Hyde and Goodrich-New Orleans". This is a very nice example with no dents, cracks, or flaws, and would be a very nice addition to any Confederate button display.--$450.SOLD

  74. Excavated 6 lb. solid shot cannon ball, recovered on private property at the Battle of Shiloh. The ball remains rusty and dirty, just as recovered. Most 6 lb. cannon balls were Confederate fired, as the Union had adopted mostly 12 pounders at this point.--$175.

  75. Nice condition Model 1860 Federal light Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  This was recently purchased out of an ILL. estate sale.  The saber has a smooth aging - grey/brown patina with blade markings of "U.S. - 1862 - Mansfield and Lamb".  The brass guard has a nice uncleaned bronze patina and the grip has original wrap and wire.  The scabbard is in nice condition as well with a smooth attic brown patina and just a couple normal small service dings.  I just love sabers with nice early dates that no-doubt saw lots of service action and time in the saddle.  Any museum would be VERY proud to have this saber in their collection.--$895.

  76. Really pretty .58 cal. Enfield/Tower 3-band rifled musket.  The metal has a gently aging grey/brown patina with lockplate markings of "1861 - Tower - and the crown".  The barrel has the quite rare "24 - 24" marks which indicates .58 cal. and an import. The wood has a beautiful red/brown European walnut look and in very nice condition.  This one came out of a North Georgia estate, so very likely was C.S. carried.  The action works beautifully, and is all complete except for the 2 sling rings which have been gone for many years.  I have an original Enfield bayonet in leather scabbard that fits the musket nicely.  EVERY collection should have a nice Enfield musket !!--$1,650. for the musket only or $1,950. for musket with bayonet and scabbard.

  77. Absolutely drop dead beautiful cased .44 cal. Tranter Revolver with all the normal compliments.  The revolver has near 100 % original bluing and fine, intricate engraving.  There are numerous original Tranter bullets with the cased set.  Tranter revolvers were extremely popular with Confederate officers.  Many major museums do not have one of these.--$4,250.

  78. Very nice condition, excavated, Richmond Arsenal pattern, "CS" two-piece tongue and wreath saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 30 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry Camp on private property near Brandy Station, Virginia.  The two pieces have a matching, chocolate brown patina and were recovered together and fit nicely.  This is a quality "CS" buckle that would be a compliment to any collection.--$2,450.

  79. Drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, super scarce "WISCONSIN" stamped brass state pin.  This pin was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  Wisconsin is one of the toughest of the state hat pins to acquire, and this is an absolute beauty.--$850.

  80. Beautiful condition, 1840 era, beaded pattern, brass powder flask typical of the flask that young Confederates leaving home for war and carrying their hunting rifle would have had.  We have recovered numerous examples of this exact style flask from early war Confederate Infantry camps.  It is quite ornate and will add a touch of class to your collection.--$95.SOLD

  81. Model 1854 - 1858 Dress Cap, stamped brass, Eagle device pom-pom holder.  It remains in excellent condition with a rich, aged patina, and the attaching wire loop is still perfectly intact.  This is actually a quite rare hat device to encounter.--$275.SOLD

  82. Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Revolver.  The revolver shows honest service wear and has an attractive gray/brown overall patina with no serious pitting at all.  The revolver has an all matching serial number of 43669 except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This serial number falls in very desirable 1862 - 1863 production.  The action works correctly about eight times out of ten.  The barrel retains good bore and is marked "Address Col. Sam Colt - New York - U. S. America".  This is a good honest example of the revolver considered by many to be the most representative of the American Civil War.--$1,650.

  83. Exceptionally nice condition, excavated, three inch size, case shot, Federal Shenkl projectile.  This shell was recovered many, many years ago from private property near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  It has been cleaned, coated, disarmed, and has one of the nicest Shenkl pewter combination fuses that I have seen in years.  Literally, every number on the pewter fuse remains legible.  This is a projectile that would be very hard to improve on.--$475.

  84. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a group of five rugged looking Federal soldiers.  The image has some flaking around the perimeter, but the subjects themselves remain reasonably clear and undamaged.  Interestingly, it can be clearly seen that two of the soldiers are wearing silver shield shaped ID pins.  The image is mounted in a 1/2 hard case.  This would be a quality image for a beginning Civil War collector, because - although not perfect - it is quite rare to find an image with five subjects and with two of the five wearing silver ID badges.--$175.

  85. Excellent condition, Cadet gray, United Confederate Veteran (UCV) kepi.  The kepi is yellow trimmed, indicating its owner was a member of the Confederate Cavalry.  There is literally no mothing whatsoever, and the complete liner sweatband and brass UCV medallion all remain perfectly intact.  In our current era where war date Confederate kepis often sell for between $15,000 and $20,000, a nice Confederate Veterans' kepi that literally displays about as nicely as a war date kepi and at only a slight  fraction of the price, becomes quite desirable.--$750.

  86. Very attractive and quite scarce .58 cal. MAYNARD PRIMED Model 1855 3-band Springfield rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth gently aging grey/brown patina with lockplate markings of "Springfield - 1858 - U.S.".  The barrel has decent bore remaining and the long range site is still perfectly intact.  The stock is pretty with sharp edges and a visible inspector cartouche with only the normal small dings and marks from service.  The Maynard tape mechanism is intact and still works perfectly.--$2,250.SOLD

  87. Nice condition .58 cal. triangular socket bayonet in original leather scabbard correct for Model 1855 muskets - Model 1861 .58 cal. muskets, and Model 1863 .58 cal. muskets.--$350.

  88. Very attractive .54 cal Federal Burnside percussion breech-loader carbine. This weapon is serial 32,120 and has matching numbers on the barrel and the breech. The metal has a smooth aging brown patina, with traces of bluing in recessed areas. The action still works perfectly, and lots of original rifling remains. The stock is in good overall condition, but does have numerous small dings and marks from actual field service, and has the soldiers initials - "A.E." carved into the left side of the stock. This is a weapon that leaves nothing to the imagination that it actually saw substantial field service.-- $1,450.SOLD

  89. Just brought in, very attractive, Austrian Lorenz 3-band rifled musket in .58 cal., and dated {861} 1861.  This musket has a thick - NEVER CLEANED - attic gray/brown patina.  Considerable rifling remains and the action still works perfectly, both at half cock and full cock.  Austrian muskets were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War as evidenced by the fact that we recover Austrian projectiles equally as often from Union and Confederate campsites.  If you like untouched thick attic gray/brown patina on your relics - You will love this musket, and you have to love the "1861" date.--$1,250.

  90. Quite rare to recover coat size LA-28 Crescent Regiment two piece "Crescent with Star" uniform button.  In almost 40 years, I have only had three or four of these.--$250.SOLD

  91. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a standing Federal enlistedman in front of a patriotic backdrop.  The image has nice condition brass matting, but is not in a case.--$125.

  92. Mint beautiful condition, uncirculated, "T14" September 2, 1861, Confederate $50 note.  This is known as the "Moneta seated by treasure chests" $50 note.--$150.SOLD

  93. Quite scarce, complete .54 cal., Confederate Minie in original paper wrap.  This would have been correct ammo for the .54 cal. Mississippi rifle.--$150.

  94. Very nice condition Model 1850 import, Federal Foot Officer's sword and original leather scabbard. The blade remains clean with crisp engraving top to bottom. The original shark skin grip remains intact and in excellent condition. The brass guard has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina. The leather scabbard is exceptionally nice with no breaks, repairs or weak spots. This sword would be a quality addition to any Civil War display. -- $975.

  95. Very nice condition Spencer Model 1865, 7-Shot Repeating carbine.  The metal has a smooth, dark, aging gray/brown patina, and the action operates as crisply as the day it was made.  The barrel makings are, "Model 1865, Spencer Repeating Rifle, Manufactured by Burnside Rifle Company."  Serial number is 3629.  Spencer Repeating Carbines are considered by many to be one of the most influential factors in bringing the Civil War to a close.  The Model 1865 Spencer Carbines saw the end of the Civil War Era and also the Indian War Era fighting following the Civil War.  This carbine has both the sling ring and the long range site remaining perfectly intact.  This is going to be a very nice addition to someone's firearms collection.--$1,895.SOLD

  96. United Confederate Veteran, cadet gray, nine button frock coat.  The jacket has a full compliment of "UCV Confederate Battleflag" buttons.  It is in overall nice condition with one small area of mothing on the back of the left sleeve.  In an era where war date Confederate jackets are selling for $60,000 or more, this Confederate Veterans jacket is quite historic and displays beautifully at only--$1,150.SOLD

  97. Nice condition, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver.  This is a rare "4-screw" model equipped to take a shoulder stock.  It has an all matching, including the wedge, super low serial number of 18890, which is most desirable 1861 production.  The revolver has original walnut grips with a nice, clear, visible inspector cartouche.  The action still works perfectly, locking both at half cock and at full cock.  There is faint remnants of cylinder scene, but most is worn away with service.  The barrel is crisply marked, "Address Col.  Saml. Colt - New York - US America."  This came out of a local estate and was very likely Confederate carried.--$1,950.SOLD

  98. .72 cal. Confederate carried Austrian Fruwirth Cavalry Carbine - Model of 1842 and would be nothing short of lethal at close range.  I'm considering hanging onto this jewel and putting it under my pillow as my new night-time cuddle buddy !!!  I like the idea of "If you are anywhere in that half of the room - I'm likely to hit you !!!  I believe this weapon might have spent some time in an old U.C.V. Hall on display as there are traces of some old plating.--$975.SOLD

  99. Very nice condition and extremely rare to come by, "1st Regiment Arkansas", marked "Starr Carbine".  This carbine has a smooth, gently darkening gray/brown aged patina and has the standard "Starr Arms Co. Yonkers NY" barrel marking, and in addition, the very scarce "Company D, 1st Regiment Arkansas" marking on the barrel.  The action still works perfectly, and the bore is about as crisp as new.  This is a weapon that rarely comes along for sale.--$2,450.SOLD

  100. Beautiful condition single shot "1837" dated ALLEN percussion vest pistol.  These were often carried by Civil War soldiers in their vest as a "last line" of defense.  This excellent example was sold by a "VIRGINIA" retailer and is crisply marked "SPRATLEY - NORFOLK, VA.".  It was almost certainly Southern carried, and just about couldn't be in nicer condition.--$975.

  101. Very attractive, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Revolver.  This is serial # 101257 which is most desirable 1861-1862 production.  It has an all matching serial number except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  It has a pleasing, uncleaned, gray-brown aged patina overall with a barrel marking of "Address Saml. Colt - Hartford, CT".  The action still works perfectly, and a small amount of original cylinder scene remains.  It has original walnut grips which are in very nice condition with rounded corners from actual field service.    This one came in out of the local area and is highly likely Confederate carried.  It has been my experience that a high percentage of known Southern carried Colt Navys that have been brought in to me are Hartford production.  Although remaining in good solid condition, it is clear from wear patterns and rounded corners that this revolver saw lots of actual field service.--$1,950.

  102. Beautiful condition excavated Confederate "Cast I" (Infantry) coat size button.  This was recovered years ago in a lawn on private property along Lewisburg Pike at the Battle of Franklin, TN.--$150.

  103. Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate Lined "A" (Artillery) button.  This button was recovered many years ago from the Confederate 1863 Artillery Winter Camp located a few miles South of Shelbyville, TN.  It is solid as a rock with a slick olive patina and the shank remains intact on the reverse.  At this point in time - You couldn't hope to recover a nicer example.--$275.

  104. Beautiful condition non-excavated .50 cal. Maynard carbine cartridge - Perfect to display with your nice Maynard carbine.--$48.

  105. Nice condition, .32 cal., rimfire, Moore's Patent Firearms, single action, belt revolver.  These revolvers have the distinction of having a seven round cylinder rather than a six.  It has a brass frame and handle with intricate scroll engraving standard.  Moore belt revolvers were only made from 1861 through 1863 and are all Civil War production.  The Moore revolver was very popular with both Union officers and enlisted men.  This example is serial # 7381 which is 1862-1863 production.  The action works properly some of the time, and some of the time the hammer jumps off full cock.  It displays beautifully with the brass frame and intricate engraving.--$750.

  106. Full standing view of a Federal Cavalry officer wearing his nine button officer's frock coat with Lieutenant shoulder straps, a Model 1851 cast brass Eagle sword belt rig, and his maroon officer's sash is visible at his side.  In addition, he has a Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber cradled in his arm.  This is a quite large 1/4 plate image in a 1/2 hard case.  There are a couple small scuff marks on the image, but it is in overall good condition.  It is really hard to find a big 1/4 plate armed Cavalry image.--$250.

  107. Very - very rare to come by.  This is an original CONFEDERATE MANUFACTURE complete cartridge for any of the .36 cal. percussion revolvers.  Correct for anything from a Colt Navy to a Griswold or a Leech and Rigdon.  Just SUPER to display with your Confederate bullet collection or with your C.S. carried .36 cal. Navy size revolver.--$95.SOLD

  108. Beautiful condition excavated drop .577 cal. Enfield bullet with the quite scarce "P" basemark.  This bullet was recovered from Confederate 1863 winter camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$25.SOLD

  109. Very nice condition excavated dropped Confederate "Blob Top" field molded minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from Wharton's 1863 Texas Cavalry camp located near Unionville, TN.--$25.

  110. Really pretty high grade Federal Staff Officer's Sword and Scabbard.  The intricate cast brass guard has an eagle head quillon, and a very intricate drooped wing eagle cast into the motif of the brass guard itself.  The sword has intricate blade ingraving and is maker marked "Clauberg and Co." and has a beautiful silver hilt.  The sword has a brass mounted metal scabbard and shows clear evidence of field service, wear, and actually being carried.  Most museums do not have a sword of this grade and beauty in their displays.--$2,250.

  111. Nice condition and quite rare .32 cal. rimfire Smith and Wesson "Number 2 Old Model Army Revolver".   This example has a 5-inch barrel and has a SUPER LOW serial number of "3138".  It comes in its original intricately hand tooled black leather holster.  The spring remains strong, and the action works as perfectly as it did in the Civil War.  Nice, strong rifling remains intact in the barrel.  The original Rosewood grips remain intact as well, and are in good overall condition, but there is one small, old hairline crack running up the left hand grip.  This revolver looks excellent in display.--$1,250.

  112. Nice condition C.D.V. of one of the South's most beloved Commanders - Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, C.S.A.--$175.

  113. Nice, pliable, .58 cal., Model 1855, regulation, Federal leather cartridge box.  The box is in overall nice condition with the original, large size, lead filled US cartridge box plate remaining intact.  It is maker marked on the inside flap "E. GAYLORD - CHICOPEE MASS".  Both iron roller buckles and both leather belt loops remain intact on the box, but the small leather closure tab at the bottom is only partially remaining.  There are no cartridge tins in the box, but I occasionally get extra cartridge tins through the shop.  This would make a very nice addition to a collection in need of an example of the typical cartridge box of the Civil War Era.--$375.

  114. Nothing less than beautiful excavated large size, lead filled "S.N.Y." (State Of New York) Federal waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered something like 45 years ago on private property near "Cold Harbor".  Slick chocolate face - full smooth lead, and all three attachment hooks perfectly intact.  As nice as you are going to see.--$950.

  115. Model 1858 regulation Federal 5-ring "Bullseye" canteen complete with original butternut cover - stopper - chain - and linen sling.  The canteen has a few small moth holes in the cover, but the canteen is otherwise quite nice, complete and stable.--$395.

  116. Very attractive group of 4 excavated cuff size Federal buttons.  The group includes {1} a gilted cuff size Federal eagle "C" {2} a gilted cuff size New York State Seal {3} a highly gilted Federal eagle "I" and {4} a crisp, chocolate brown Federal Navy - all in a glass display case.--$95. for all

  117. Just brought into the shop - .69 cal. Model 1842 3-band Springfield rifled musket.  The musket's metal remains clean with lockplate markings of "U.S. - Springfield - 1853" and a matching barrel date of "1853".  The soldier's initials "H.T." are nicely carved into the left hand side of the stock, but unfortunately I don't know who "H.T." was.  The musket still has crisp action and decent rifling, and would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.  Plenty of these were used by both North and South during the Civil War.--$1,450.

  118. Nice condition Colt Model 1861 .36 cal. Navy Revolver.  The 1861 Colt Navy is streamlined and conforms to the lines of the 1860 Colt Army.  This example is serial number 19430 and is estimated to be 1863 - 1864 production.  The 1861 Colt Navy is considered by collectors to be one of Colt's most attractive weapons - and is very hard to find in nice condition because only 38,843 total were produced {compared with 215,348 Model 1851 Navys produced}--$1,850.SOLD

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

  120. pike.jpg (44751 bytes)pikedesc.jpg (52672 bytes)Beautiful condition Confederate Pike complete with cuff and several inches of the original pole.  These original Confederate Pikes were sold by Bannerman during the 1950's era and he cut the poles into so that they were much easier and less expensive to ship.  Every Confederate collection should have an example of an original Confederate Pike.--$1,150.

  121. Very attractive excavated coat size Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This is a "CS21" and was recovered on private property near Corinth, Miss. by Charlie Harris about 30 years ago.  It has a smooth brown patina and has traces of gold gilt both around the perimeter of the face and on the reverse.  The shank remains perfectly intact, and except for having just the slightest press on the eagle - this unmarked "C. Rouyer" style button would be very hard to improve on.--$250.

  122. Nice condition, .58 cal., 3-band, percussion "1861 Special Model", rifled musket.  The lockplate is marked "L.G.&Y. - US - 1862".  The metal has a smooth, gently graying, aged patina, and the stock remains in nice condition with two visible inspector cartouches.  The action works perfectly at both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring is about as strong as the day it was made.  The bore has good rifling and would quite likely still shoot accurately; although I do not recommend firing original weapons.  The long range site, original ramrod, and both sling swivels all remain intact.--$1,450.

  123. Extremely rare, excavated, North Carolina Staff, NC2A1, with the super rare "GOLDSBORO RIFLES" backmark.  This unit was designated, Company C, 9th Regiment, Cooke's Brigade.  The button remains in very solid condition with good detail, but does have a light push in the very center of the button.  This is one of the very tough to find North Carolina variants.--$350.SOLD

  124. Excavated, .69 cal., Model 1816, friction fit, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered from Confederate lines on private property here at Stones River over 30 years ago.  It has about the last one inch of the tip of the blade broken off, which is likely why the bayonet was discarded.  Still an excellent piece for any excavated relic display.--$125.

  125. Just brought in - Very attractive "1850" date "E. Whitney" Mississippi Rifle.  It has a smooth brown uncleaned attic patina with crisp markings of "1850 - E. Whitney - New Haven".  The soldier intentionally removed the sling swivels back during the Civil War era as is commonly seen.  The rifle retains crisp action - original brass tipped ramrod - and good rifling.  Also, this Mississippi Rifle remains in original .54 cal.  A pretty example of a favorite weapon among Southern infantry.--$1,895.SOLD

  126. Quite rare to come by - .54 cal. cartridge box correct for the .54 cal. Mississippi Rifle.  This one just came in and is very stable, but does have some significant surface flaking, and is missing the closure tab, and both iron roller buckles do appear to have been intentionally removed.  Although a long way from a mint box - this rare to find box will display nicely with your C.S. carried Mississippi Rifle, and is priced at only slightly more than the value of it's beautifully patinaed "upside down" lead filled U.S. cartridge boxplate.--$395.

  127. Absolutely beautiful pair of excavated gilted coat size Federal uniform buttons.  These buttons were recovered about 40 years ago on private property here at Stones River by Wayne Tucker.  One is an excavated - highly gilted - Federal 3-piece Staff Officer button, and the other is an equally nicely gilted Federal eagle "I" (Infantry Officer) button.  The buttons are displayed together in a nice glass display case.--$75. (for both)

  128. Very rare, .58 cal., Model 1855, U.S. Percussion rifle manufactured at Harpers Ferry Armory with a total quantity manufactured of only 7,317.  This example has smooth, dark, attic patina to the metal with lockplate markings of "US Harpers Ferry - 1859".  The original walnut stock is in good solid condition but does have expected wear and numerous small dings and marks from many campaigns.  The majority of these weapons that we encounter were Confederate carried with a good portion of them in storage at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal captured by the Confederates after the outbreak of the Civil War.  This is a weapon that many of even the more advanced collections are missing.--$2,750.SOLD

  129. Extremely rare, Virginia manufactured Cavalry saber manufactured at the Virginia Armory located in Richmond.  As originally designed, these Cavalry saber blades were massively long, measuring a full 40 1/2 inches.  These sabers were designed to be carried by a cross-shoulder sling and frog; therefore, the all iron scabbards were fitted at the throat only with a stud to engage the frog.  Many of the massively long Virginia manufactured sabers had the blades slenderized and shortened to the more 1860 era conventional 32 to 36 inch length.  The sabers were also re-scabbarded to conform with the standard 1860 method of carrying.  These scabbards were of iron with brass ring mounts and rings.  The throat and drag were of iron.  This example has a very nice condition, slenderized blade, measuring 35 1/2 inches long.  The brass mounted iron scabbard is in excellent condition, but does show clear wear from time in the saddle.  The grip is worn to polished wood with a small piece missing just at the rear base.  The saber has typical VA regimental markings on the top of the blade.  It has a beautiful, untouched, attic patina throughout with no evidence at all of cleaning.--$4,250.SOLD

  130. Excavated, coat-size, Confederate local, Mississippi "I" button.  This was recovered years ago from a Confederate camp here at Murfreesboro and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with hints of gold gilt around the letters and in the "I", and the channel in the reverse is completely filled with gold gilt.  The button is solid as can be, but does have a light dent in the center of the star.  It still remains a very rare and attractive Confederate local Mississippi "I".--$295.

  131. Excavated, cuff-size, quite rare, Eagle "V", Voltigeur button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Confederate camp here at Murfreesboro.  It is solid as a rock, but is missing the loop on the reverse.  This button is rarely recovered in our area, and I personally only know of about a dozen ever being recovered here.--$89.

  132. .54 cal. Model 1842, H. Aston horse pistol dated 1849.  These ancient, single-shot, military pistols were carried out of necessity by Confederates early in the war.  This particular pistol has "17 AB" carved into the walnut grip and very likely indicates that the Civil War owner was a member of the 17th Alabama Infantry.  The pistol shows extensive wear, and without question, saw lots of service.  This would be a very nice addition to someone's Confederate Alabama display.--$750.SOLD

  133. Sweet, sweet, sweet "1853" date Colt .32 cal. Pocket Model revolver in original Confederate manufacture hand stitched holster.  The revolver is serial number "112936" and is "all matching - even the wedge".  This is out of descendants of the Dibrell family estate of Sparta, TN. and would have been carried by one of the family members - most all of which served in the 8th TN. CAV. C.S.A.  This is an excellent - museum grade - little Colt with near 100% original cylinder scene.  A fine addition to any Southern Display.--$1,850.SOLD

  134. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate manuscript "Old English I".  This is a CS-175A2 in Alberts button book.  The reverse is backmarked "Halfmann and Taylor/Montgomery".  You couldn't ask for a more beautiful, perfect example.--$275.

  135. Absolutely beautiful, perfect condition, extremely rare, excavated Confederate manufactured, brass CS carbine barrel band.  From the best I can tell, I believe this is for a "Cook & Brother" Confederate carbine.  It was originally excavated by Terry Booth from a Texas Cavalry camp.  It has been cleaned up and is nice enough to literally go back on a Confederate carbine.--$95.SOLD

  136. Very attractive Model 1860 Spencer 7-shot Repeating Carbine.  The metal has a pleasing grey-brown aged patina, and the stock is pretty, but does have an old crack that ran basically along with the loading tube path nicely repaired long, long ago.  The carbine is serial number "38780" and several carbines with close serial numbers {# 38775 for example} are known to have been issued to the hard fighting "19th New York Cavalry" regiment.  Many historians feel that the introduction of the Spencer 7-shot Repeaters to the Union Cavalry and Mounted Infantry had the greatest impact on ending the Civil War of any other single weapon.  No Civil War display tells the "whole story", unless it includes a Spencer 7-shot Repeater.--$1,850.SOLD

  137. Fresh into the shop today - Nice little .36 cal. Model 1851 "Hartford Production" Colt Navy Revolver in it's original hand stitched Confederate "Slim Jim" holster.  This revolver is serial number "84581" and is all matching - including the wedge.  This is VERY desirable 1859/1860 production and as Southern carried as cornbread and buttermilk.  The action still advances smoothly, and there are visible traces of cylinder scene.  You couldn't hope to own a weapon more representative of what the Southern Cavalry carried than this one.  This jewel comes with a complimentory set of earplugs -- WHY ??  Because it plays "Dixie" SOOO loud you will never get any sleep without them !!!!!--$2,250.SOLD

  138. Excellent condition, excavated, lead-filled, bullseye Artillery rosette recovered by Terry Booth on private property from a Texas Cavalry camp.  You couldn't hope to find one in nicer condition.--$65.

  139. Quite rare and very nice condition, original, non-excavated, regulation Federal stamped brass crossed saber Cavalry hat insignia.  It has nice aged patina with three of the four brass attachment loops remaining intact.--$275.

  140. Exceptionally pretty .58 cal. Model 1861 Trenton contract 3-band rifled musket.  The musket has clean metal with lockplate markings of "1863 - Trenton - U.S." and has a matching "1863" barrel date.  The musket has deep, clear "NJ" markings on both the barrel and the stock.  This musket has action about crisp as new, and loads of rifling.  I have no doubt that this rifled musket would still drive nails !!  If you have been wanting a "better than most you see" .58 cal. Civil War musket - This is one that you can be proud to own.--$2,150.SOLD

  141. Drop dead beautiful Confederate carried Adams .44 cal. Army revolver.  This weapon has at least 90 % original bluing and is out of a Wilbarger County, Texas estate sale.  The weapon comes with a fist full of late 1800s Texas family documents, and is said to have been carried in the Civil War by the father of W. A. Ownsby.  According to family legend their forefather who fought in the Civil War was from Tennessee, and migrated to Texas {as many did} at the end of the Civil War.  {Others say that he migrated to Texas BEFORE the Civil War and fought with the Texans}.  I'm sure some of my crack research buddies out there will have this riddle solved soon enough !!  This is nothing short of a BEAUTIFUL condition C.S. carried revolver.--$2,650.SOLD

  142. Very attractive, excavated, large size, lead-filled, Georgia State Seal oval waist belt plate.  This extremely rare Confederate buckle is out of the nationally known Charlie Harris collection and was originally recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram off private property near Chickamauga.  The face has a nice brown/green patina with crisp detail.  This rare buckle has the distinction of having been in two of the finest nationally known excavated artifact collections in existence.--$3,950.SOLD

  143. Absolutely mint-perfect beautiful, excavated, cuff size, Confederate Local, Louisiana Pelican with every bit of 90% bright gold gilt.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago by Charlie Harris on private property near Corinth, Mississippi.  The face is perfect, and the reverse is equally as nice with the shank intact.--$250.

  144. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate "Script I" uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with nice detail and no dents or cracks.  The reverse remains perfect as well with an Isaac Campbell backmark, and the shank is intact and straight.--$195.

  145.   Excavated early production .28 cal. "Colt Root" Model 1855 Side Hammer Pocket Revolver.  This was a turn of the century find on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  The revolver is mostly complete - even with remnants of the original grips.  It is, however, missing the hammer and loading lever.  This revolver will make a wonderful center piece to any excavated relics display.--$550.

  146. BA-BA-BAD to the bone !!  .72 cal. Confederate caried Austrian Fruwirth Cavalry Carbine - Model of 1842 and would be nothing short of lethal at close range.  I'm considering hanging onto this jewel and putting it under my pillow as my new night-time cuddle buddy !!!  I like the idea of "If you are anywhere in that half of the room - I'm likely to hit you !!!--$1,150.SOLD

  147. Absolutely beautiful excavated Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" coat size staff officer's button.  This was recovered by Charlie Harris about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  Both face and reverse are perfect with the original iron shank perfectly intact.  You are not going to find a nicer example.--$250.

  148. Beautiful condition "1837" date 6-shot "Allen and Thurber" .36 cal. PepperBox revolver.  The revolver retains beautiful engraving and is marked "Allen and Thurber - 1837 - Worcester" and has original varnish on the grips.  The action still works nicely {most of the time} - but gets in a bad mood once in a while and doesn't advance.  The metal has a smooth aged grey-brown patina with really no pitting at all.--$795.

  149. Very nice condition excavated 3-inch Confederate Read arillery projectile recovered on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  This shell was recovered about 40 years ago and has a mold seam that you can see from 20 feet away.  The shell has an open fuze hole where a wood drive-in fuze once was.  The copper sabot remains 100% intact with crisp lands and grooves from the Southern rifled cannon.-$795.SOLD

  150. Beautiful excavated ornate floral pattern, lead filled, Confederate Cavalry rosette recovered from an 1863 Alabama Cavalry camp located near Middleton, TN. - super condition.--$75

  151. Really pretty excavated smaller size lead filled floral pattern Confederate Cavalry rosette recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, TN.  Really pretty rosette.--$65.

  152. Beautiful condition non-excavated smaller size gilted stamped brass Artillery hat pin.  This exact style and size hat device have been recovered from the camps of the "Washington Artillery" Confederate camps.--$295.

  153. Very nice condition and seriously "Bad-Ass" 1840s - 1850s era Allen and Thurber .36 cal. single shot percussion pistol with a "10-INCH" Barrel - REALLY !!--$850.

  154. Just brought in, very attractive, Austrian Lorenz 3-band rifled musket in original .54 cal., and dated {852}- {1852, complete with original 4-side bayonet.  This musket has a thick - NEVER CLEANED - attic brown patina.  Lots of rifling remains and the action still works perfectly.  Austrian muskets were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War as evidenced by the fact that we recover Austrian projectiles equally as often from Union and Confederate campsites.  If you like untouched thick attic brown patina on your relics - You will love this musket.--$1,450.

  155. Extremely rare "1812" dated .69 cal. horse pistol originally produced in flintlock, and converted to percussion by "Baker" of Fayetteville, N.C. in 1861 - 1862 in an attempt to help arm the Confederacy early in the Civil War.  His work can be recognized through his use of fouling rifle hammers, and replacement cylindrical "barrel shaped" bolsters.  This is a classic example of the South trying to make something serviceable virtually out of nothing.--$1,150.SOLD

  156. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated coat size Louisiana Pelican button.  This was recovered by Charlie Harris on private property near Corinth, MS.  It is an "LA-8" Confederate Local with gold gilt outlining literally everything.  The reverse is as pretty as the front with shank intact.--$350.

  157. Just a good old honest regulation Federal Model 1858 smooth type canteen - fresh out of an OHIO estate sale.  The canteen shows clear evidence of field service with several small service dings and also - with wear to the spout.  Every Civil War collection should have a field carried canteen - just a MUST.--$150.

  158. Super Rare "REAL DEAL" RICHMOND ARSENAL 2-band Confederate produced .58 cal. C.S. RICHMOND rifle.  This is out of Charlie Harris's personal collection and is in purely "relic" condition.  It is out of an old barn and has been exposed to moisture and the elements for many, many years, but on the bright side -- It's Confederate all the way with both a "C.S." Richmond barrel, and a "C.S." Richmond lockplate.  Even though the lockplate is very pitted and in relic condition -- You can definitely still read "RICHMOND".  If you have always wanted to own a GENUINE Confederate produced musket, but $12,000. just wasn't doable - Here is a "REAL AS A HEART ATTACK" C.S. manufactered musket at an affordable price.  This baby requires earplugs to handle - because it PLAYS DIXIE SOOOO LOUD !!!--$1,950. {Not a mis-print !!}-SOLD

  159. Beautiful condition, original, folding Civil War camp stool.  The carpet bottom is original and remains in nice condition.  A perfect piece for a nice camp scene display.--$150.SOLD

  160. Beautiful condition, excavated, olive green, coat-size, Confederate "Cast I".  This was recovered on private property along Columbia Pike, south of Franklin, Tennessee.--$150.

  161. Excellent condition, excavated, 2-piece, coat size, Confederate artillery button.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and the iron reverse is rusty but completely intact - even the shank.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Artillery Camp on private property near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$150.

  162. Very nice display of three excavated artifacts recovered many years ago from private property near Shiloh.  The display consists of a folding iron scissor type bullet mold holding an original ball - a beautiful excavated coat-size Federal Infantry Officer's button with 90% bright gold gilt - and lastly, a rare excavated large size crossed cannons artillery stamped brass hat insignia.  The hat pin was missing one tip when recovered, and that has been restored for display.--$250 for the entire display.

  163. Nice condition excavated .69 cal. drop Confederate Belgium style bullet recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS. by Dr. Rees Buttram.--$48.

  164. Excavated "bullet in Heartwood Pine" recovered many years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  And, if you'd like - You get to open the wood and see what type bullet is inside !!--$48.

  165. Beautiful condition non-excavated highly gilted, false embroidered 1850 era stamped brass Artillery Officer's hat pin.  Absolutely perfect with all 3 attachment wires remaining intact.--$275.

  166. Very nice condition excavated .58 cal. Civil War Springfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered about 40 years ago on private property along the Federal Battle Line here at Stones River.  These are rarely ever recovered now, and those that are recovered now have serious ground decay.--$125.

  167. Original Model 1841 "Mississippi" Rifle.  This musket is out of the nationally known Charlie Harris collection, and Charlie purchased the rifle many years ago from an estate near Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The lockplate is marked "Robbins & Lawrence - Windsor VT - 1847".  The rifle has a smooth, uncleaned, attic brown patina from tip to tip and remains in original unaltered .54 caliber.  There are two deep inspector cartouches remaining clearly visible in the stock.  The action still works correctly, and decent rifling remains.  It is very likely that this Mississippi rifle was Southern carried.--$1,850.SOLD

  168. Just in, .36 cal., Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver.  The revolver is serial number 54737, which is very desirable mid 1850's production.  It is all matching except for the wedge, which is an old replacement.  The revolver has original walnut grips and a smooth, uncleaned attic patina.  It is out of the local area and was very likely Southern carried.--$1,850.

  169. Regulation Federal "Over the Shoulder" carbine sling rig with the original carbine snap swivel intact.  The sling itself has been shortened a bit - which was commonly done - and remains very soft and pliable.  This will display wonderfully with your Civil War carbine.--$695.

  170. Excavated lower portions of 2 artillery shells.  One is a Federal 3 inch Hotchkiss projectile, and the other is a C.S. used 3 inch Dyer [what we used to call a 3 inch Burton}.  These were both recovered on private property near Chickamauga by Dr. Rees Buttram.--$48. for both shells

  171. Very rare to find complete - Enfield combination gun tool {sometimes called Sergeant's Tool}complete with worm - wipe - nipple pick and the whole works.  This will be a fantastic compliment to display with your .577 cal. Enfield Rifled Musket.--$225.SOLD

  172. Non-excavated stamped brass hat wreath that is off a U.C.V. {United Confederate Veteran} kepi.--$48.

  173. Very unique display out of an old Veterans Hall.  I once read in a southern soldier's letter that the best use that he had found for his bayonet was as a candle holder, because he had not yet found a Yankee that would stand still for it.  In this display, the bayonet still has some of the old Veterans Hall gold paint on it.  I have inserted it into a wood block and put a candle in it exactly like a Civil War soldier would have done.  This would be an even nicer display with a soldier's letter along with it.--$150.

  174. Beautiful condition, excavated, silvered, lead-filled Cavalry Rosette recovered by Charlie Harris from a Confederate site near Farminton, Mississippi.  This rosette, or a near identical one, is pictured on page 51 in Charlie Harris' reference book, Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns.   You couldn't ask for a nicer condition.--$75.

  175. 50 cent United States fractional note printed per the Acts of March, 1863, and June, 1864, and is the series of 1875.  Fractional U.S. currency is rare to come by.--$48.

  176. Scarce, original, .36 cal. Maynard cartridge correct for the sporting Model Maynard carbine that was popular in the South as a sporting rifle before the Civil War and carried by many Confederate Cavalry into the Civil War.  In addition, the states of Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi purchased an additional 2,369 to help arm Cavalry troops from these states.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your .36 cal. Maynard carbine.--$150.

  177. Original, Civil War packet containing five 10-second artillery fuzes.  This packet was produced by Frankford Arsenal and is dated 1863.  I have been very tempted to light one, but have resisted the urge.--$95.

  178. SUPER RARE, Paris Transition Model Lemat.  This is one of the most formidable handguns of the American Civil War Era.  It could fire nine shots of .42 cal. from the cylinder and one shotgun blast of .63 cal. from a smooth bore shotgun barrel around which the cylinder revolved.  The 7 inch octagonal barrel has rifling remaining about as crisp as new.  This revolver has a nice early matching serial number of "797" and has original finish remaining in many areas.  The barrel is marked "Col. Lemat Bte sgdg - Paris" in script.  This revolver is out of the nationally known Don Bryan collection and has been a part of Don's award winning Lemat display for many years.  (The Lemat display is pictured above.)  Some of the South's most famous figures, including Jefferson Davis - P. G. T. Beauregard, and Jeb Stuart, just to name a few, carried this fearsome weapon.  A beautiful Lemat revolver in your collection would definitely go a long way in making your collection one of the most elite around.--$23,500.

  179. Absolutely beautiful and extremely rare excavated "Baby Size" Confederate Forked Tongue Frame Buckle.  This was recovered many, many years ago from an 1863 Confederate camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  This is out of Charlie Harris's personal collection, and you won't find a nicer example - never even been washed off.--$1,250.

  180. 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.

  181. Mint, perfect non-excavated .44 cal. Tranter projectile {by Deane and Adams} complete with original leather washer on the base.  This is number "91" under the "Cartridge Section" in the "McKee and Mason" bullet book.--$48.

  182. Just brought in - Beautiful .58 cal. Austrian Lorenz 3-band rifled musket complete with original 4-side bayonet.  This musket has a thick - NEVER CLEANED - attic brown patina.  Lots of rifling remains and the action still works perfectly.  Austrian muskets were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War as evidenced by the fact that we recover Austrian projectiles equally as often from Union and Confederate campsites.  If you like untouched thick attic brown patina on your relics - You will love this musket.--$1,350.SOLD

  183. Absolutely beautiful excavated "CS" tongue portion of a Richmond Arsenal style Confederate 2-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located on private property near Brandy Station, VA.  It still has the dirt on it - just as recovered.--$1,250.

  184. Beautiful condition non-excavated 1840 - 1850 era die stamped brass spread wing eagle hat divice.  This example is mint with both wire attaching loops remaining perfectly intact.--$250.

  185. Excellent condition original non-excavated .54 cal. Burnside carbine cartridge.  This cartridge will display beautifully with your Burnside carbine.--$85.

  186. Beautiful non-excavated condition original .56 cal. Requa - Billinghurst Battery Gun cartridge.--$125.SOLD

  187. Very attractive .58 cal. "Trenton" 3-band contract rifled musket.  The metal has a pleasing, gently aging grey/brown color with lockplate markings of "Trenton - 1864 - U.S. - and the eagle" and the barrel is marked "NJ", and is dated "1863" which is often the case as they used up barrel inventory from earlier production.  The wood is in very nice condition with a visible inspector mark, but does show rounded corners, and small dings and marks from being carried.  There is very good bore remaining.  This is a good honest, solid "Trenton".--$1,450.SOLD

  188. Extremely rare, complete Model 1832 Federal Artillery short sword and belt rig.  The sword itself has a clean blade just beginning to darken in areas with age.  The blade is marked "N.P. Ames Springfield" on one side and "United States - 1835" on the other.  The short sword is mounted on the extremely rare, original, white buff belt with the two disc style cast brass buckle.  The belt remains complete and quite pliable.  It has been close to two years since I've had a complete rig like this one.--$2,450.

  189. Excavated 8-side aqua unbrella inkwell--$45.

  190. Excellent condition set of excavated "drop" .54 cal. and .58 cal. Confederate Selma Arsenal bullets.--$38. for BOTH

  191. Nice condition, Model 1858, 9 ring, Federal issue bullseye canteen, complete with cover, stopper, and a fragment of the original linen sling.  The pewter spout is maker marked "J. Hall Rohrman, Philad." and has the soldiers initials, "W. A. H." carved into the pewter spout with a pin knife.  The cover is complete and in nice condition, but does show clear evidence of rubbing back and forth on the soldier's side.  Every collection should include a nice canteen.--$350.

  192. Nice solid condition, small leather Federal Percussion Capbox.  The box is maker marked "S. Baker, New York".  It remains pliable, and both belt loops are intact on the reverse.  There is a letter "B" carved into the outside flap of the box.  Every Civil War collection must have an original percussion capbox.--$125.SOLD

  193. Beautiful condition, original, non-excavated, Civil War cannon friction primer.  It is totally possible that we might be able to still fire a cannon with this jewel.--$55.

  194. Nice clear fully cased early war 1/9th plate tintype of a young Federal soldier IDed in the back of the image as J. M. Curtis {and information behind the image says that he went on to become Capt. of "Co. A" - 88th {or 188th} NYSVols.}  Nice clear image of a very determined young Federal soldier.--$150.SOLD

  195. Nice condition and quite rare .32 cal. rimfire Smith and Wesson "Number 2 Old Model Army Revolver".  This is a 6-shot revolver with the more desirable "6 inch" barrel.  It is serial number "28528" which is 1864 Civil War production.  It has a smooth gently aging grey/brown patina, perfect action, and a deep, sharp bore.  The original Rosewood grips are intact and in near perfect condition.--$975.SOLD

  196. Excavated, coat size, Federal Navy button.  The face has about 90% bright gold gilt, and the reverse is backmarked "Waterbury Scovill & Co".  The shank is missing which is likely why the button was lost.  You couldn't hope to find a button with a more beautiful face.--$95.

  197. Absolutely beautiful condition MATCHING PAIR of Confederate heavy cast brass cavalry spurs with strap.  This pair of Confederate spurs has a beautiful, rich, aged patina, and both spurs have original rowels completely intact.  You are not going to find a more perfect pair of non-excavated Confederate Cavalry spurs.--$595.SOLD

  198. Excellent condition pair of Civil War Era maple drumsticks, absolutely perfect if you have a Civil War drum lacking sticks, or would be perfectly fine displayed on their own.--$150.SOLD

  199. Excellent example of a dropped, excavated, field molded, "blob top" .58 cal. Confederate 3-ring minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$25.

  200. Very scarce, excavated, tiny, cuff size, Kentucky State Seal Staff Officer's button.  The button does have a push, but remains very solid with a smooth brown patina and crisp detail.  There are hints of gold gilt around the perimeter, and the shank remains intact on the reverse.--$250.

  201. Extremely rare, 1/9th plate, crisp, clear, ruby ambrotype of an early war Federal Infantryman wearing his sky blue great coat with cape, Model 1858 Union canteen with linen sling over his shoulder, and tar cloth haversack hanging under the canteen with tar cloth strap over his shoulder and under the linen canteen sling.  I could count on my fingers how many images I have had over the last 40 years with canteen and haversack.  If you remove the image from the case and matting, you can see much more of the canteen and haversack.--$395.

  202. Non-excavated, COMPLETE, "1863" date .58 cal. U.S. Springfield lockplate - hammer and all internal parts.  This lockplate works perfectly and is ready to drop into a musket.--$175.

  203. Excavated, 12 pound Confederate cannonball with an open fuse hole for a copper Confederate time fuse.  This ball was recovered from somewhat low ground on private property near Petersburg, VA.  It does have some ground action, but is preserved, coated, and is very stable at this point.--$175.

  204. Original, brass cased, percussion fused, .50 cal. Gallagher carbine cartridge.  The cartridge has a beautiful, rich, aged patina and will display nicely with your Gallagher carbine.--$75.SOLD

  205. 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.

  206. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Connecticut State Seal button.  This button was recovered from a Connecticut Camp on private property in Northern Virginia.  It has crisp detail with gold gilt in the recessed areas.  The reverse is backmarked "R. M. D. C." (Waterbury), and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$75.

  207. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate two-piece "Block I" (Infantry) button.  The face couldn't be prettier with a slick, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse is rusty iron as usual.  This button was recovered on private property from a Confederate Camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$95.

  208. Beautiful condition, excavated, matching pair of Confederate style cast brass Cavalry spurs.  These were recovered from a Mississippi Cavalry Camp on private property in North Mississippi.  They are the style with the very long extended necks.  Both spurs retain complete rowels.  Matching pairs of Confederate spurs this nice simply are not being recovered anymore.--$650.

  209. Excavated, "bullet in wood".  This is a .58 cal. 3-ring Minie ball imbedded in a piece of heartwood pine.  This was recovered many years ago on private property in Chickamauga, Georgia.--$45.

  210. Non-excavated, small oval "NG" (National Guard) cartridge box plate.  Some collectors feel that some of these plates made it into the Civil War period.  I personally believe they date 1870 - 1880.  This example is in perfect condition with a rich, aged patina with both iron attachment loops remaining intact on the reverse.--$48.

  211. Excavated male phallic symbol recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  I was a little surprised that this bullet did not have carved into it "Lorena Bobbitt was here".--$75.

  212. Extremely rare, .58 cal., Fayetteville Armory - Fayetteville, NC, rifle.   The rifle is standard production, 2 brass barrel band type, with lockplate markings of "FAYETTEVILLE - C.S.A." with an eagle motif just above the C.S.A., and 1862 just in rear of the hammer.  The metal overall has a thick, uncleaned, attic brown patina, and the brass butt plate has the standard crisp, clear "CSA" marking.  The rifle shows evidence of extensive use with a literal hole burned in the wood just behind the nipple.  The stock has the initials of at least three different Confederate soldiers, "T.F.", on the left side, and "T.M." and "T.H.A." on the right side.  Multiple soldier initials on one weapon often indicate that one soldier was killed and the weapon picked up and carried by another.  Fayetteville, NC, rifles are among the most sought after collectible firearms of the Confederacy and are often priced in the $10,000 - $15,000 range.  This weapon has seen extensive service, but still displays quite nicely and at a price that you probably haven't seen a Fayetteville offered for in years.--$6,500.SOLD

  213. Really pretty Model 1850 Federal Foot Officer's Sword in its original brass mounted metal scabbard.  The blade is clean and bright with crisp engraving up and down both sides of the blade, and is clearly marked "EISENHAUER".  The brass guard has an attractive, and uncleaned aged bronze patina - and original wrap and wire intact on the grip.  This sword would look great in anyone's collection.--$1,150.

  214. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, Federal Cavalry Officer's cast brass spur.  This spur started out as a standard regulation Federal "roosterneck" cavalry spur.  A jeweler has finely stippled the spur over the entire outside body of the spur.  This would have been privately contract done by the individual soldier.  The original rowel remains intact and spins freely.--$195.

  215. Excavated, silvered, coat size, one piece, NY State Militia button.  This button is a very early 1820 - 1840 era NY Militia button and was recovered from 1863 NY Camps near Chattanooga, TN.  It is missing the shank but is otherwise a beautiful excavated example.--$65.

  216. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, gilted Louisiana State Seal button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The face has crisp detail and beautiful bright gold gilt outlining the pelican and the young.  The reverse is backmarked "Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans" and has the shank remaining intact.  This is a beautiful button that anyone would like to have in their collection.--$375.

  217. Non-excavated, .58 cal., Springfield triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet has a smooth, attic brown patina with a crisp "US" mark and would make an excellent compliment to your Springfield or contract .58 cal. rifled musket.  This bayonet could easily clean to a brighter look to match a musket if so desired.--$195.

  218. Excellent condition, excavated, dye stamped brass, Company hat letter "B".  This was recovered by Wayne Tucker on private property near Mobile, Alabama, about 30 years ago.--$75.

  219. Excellent condition, original pair of Civil War Era maple drumsticks.  This pair of drumsticks would display perfectly on their own, or would be a fine compliment to an original Civil War drum.--$175.SOLD

  220. Excavated, gilted, coat size, Federal Eagle "C" button.  This button has beautiful eye appeal with gold gilt outlining the Eagle and the "C".  There is, unfortunately, a very slight press on the Eagle's right wing.  The reverse of the button is backmarked "Steele & Johnson" with the shank intact.--$85.

  221. Among the Rarest and most sought after Confederate Naval cutlasses of the American Civil War.  This is the "COOK & BROTHER" - New Orleans C.S. Naval cutlass.  The blade has a smooth - never cleaned - grey-brown attic patina, and the massive cast brass guard has a beautiful - never cleaned - patina as well.  The "COOK & BROTHER" mark is so clear and deeply stamped that you can read it with ease THROUGH the thick bronze aged patina.  This is, without question, as nice an example as you will see in any museum.--$4,250.SOLD

  222. Extremely rare and very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local, Alabama "Map on Tree" State Seal.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property near Savannah, Georgia.  It is an AB7B - and has a smooth chocolate brown patina with no dents or cracks, and the shank remains intact.--$650.

  223. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, regulation, circular, Eagle breastplate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The plate has an excellent, smooth brown patina on the face with crisp detail with full lead and both loops intact on the reverse.  It would be hard to find a nicer Eagle breastplate than this one.--$225

  224. Small "1861" date book entitled Poems of Womanhood.  There are poems in this booklet that every woman should read, such as "She Was a Phantom of Delight" and "The Widow to Her Hourglass", or maybe "Be Gentle, Husband"!!--$75.

  225. Excavated, lead filled, circular Federal Eagle Breastplate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, about 30 years ago and is backmarked "Boyd & Sons Boston".  The plate remains in good, solid, stable condition with a completely uncleaned brown/green patina.  It has full lead fill in the reverse and iron stubs remain of the two iron loops.  The "Boyd & Sons Boston" backmark is one of the harder to come by.--$175. 

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

  227. 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.

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

  229. Excavated, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet is very rusty, just as recovered.  It was dug many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, and the blade is bent in a way suggesting that it was run over by a wagon or canon wheel.  In our current era, it is quite rare to recover a complete bayonet at all.--$95.SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  237. 1840militiaopn.JPG (18907 bytes)1840militiacls.JPG (52444 bytes)1840militia.JPG (12764 bytes)1840militiaarm.JPG (58283 bytes)1840militiaarmrev.JPG (56455 bytes)1840militiaflag.JPG (75461 bytes)1840militiaus.JPG (72429 bytes)1840militiaeng.JPG (59180 bytes)1840militiaeng2.JPG (67084 bytes)1840militiaeng3.JPG (55838 bytes)1840militiaeng4.JPG (76130 bytes)1840militiahorstman.JPG (70818 bytes)1840militiascabdes.JPG (71502 bytes)Absolutely beautiful 1840 era militia officer's sword in its original ornate brass scabbard with the Horstmann and Son's motif actually a part of the scabbard.  The grip is beautiful "Mother of Pearl", and the ornate cast brass guard forms a large Federal shield, and has a knight's head pommel cap.  The blade is pretty and clean - just beginning to darken with age - and has pretty and very ornate engraving top to bottom.  This surfaced in Atlanta, GA. and was very likely "C.S." carried as is often the case with prewar Militia Officer Swords.  This is so pretty that it is nearly a "work of art".--$1,895.Absolutely beautiful 1840 era militia officer's sword in its original ornate brass scabbard with the Horstmann and Son's motif actually a part of the scabbard.  The grip is beautiful "Mother of Pearl", and the ornate cast brass guard forms a large Federal shield, and has a knight's head pommel cap.  The blade is pretty and clean - just beginning to darken with age - and has pretty and very ornate engraving top to bottom.  This surfaced in Atlanta, GA. and was very likely "C.S." carried as is often the case with prewar Militia Officer Swords.  This is so pretty that it is nearly a "work of art".--$1,895.

  238. coltpkt107084.JPG (61604 bytes)coltpkt107084rev.JPG (64253 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk1.JPG (66606 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk2.JPG (42547 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk3.JPG (47965 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk4.JPG (41359 bytes)coltpkt107084mrk5.JPG (73370 bytes)coltpkt107084mtk.JPG (69177 bytes)coltpkt107084sn.JPG (44988 bytes)Really pretty Model 1849 .31 cal. Colt Pocket revolver.  It has nice clean metal with an all matching serial number of "107084" {except for the wedge which is an old replacement}.  This is nice early 1852  - 1853 production, and what you would expect surfacing here in the "Sunny South".  The brass trigger guard still has a nice amount of original silver wash, and the cylinder still retains lots of original scene.  It has action about as crisp as new, and a near perfect bore remains.  This is a real nice little Colt Pocket Revolver.--$1,250.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  246. Fresh in the door, crude, blacksmith-made, 17" Confederate Bowie Knife.  The blade is blacksmith handcrafted from a large rasp and has many rasp teeth still remaining visible, both on the flats of the blade and along the upper edge.  The copper ferrule around the walnut handle and the brass washer around the riveted tang have a 150-year-old, never cleaned, rich bronze/brown aged patina.  This is a wicked hand-made Confederate weapon, and still remains sharp enough to easily cut you.  It is going to be a fine addition to someone's Confederate blade display.--$975.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  263. Excavated, Confederate manufactured, solid cast brass saber scabbard ring mount recovered from a Confederate 1863 camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  We aren't recovering many cool little brass items like this anymore.--$75.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  294. 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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

  301. 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.HOLD

  302. 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 !!}}

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

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

  305. swdmount.jpg (88629 bytes)Excavated solid cast brass saber scabbard ring mount recovered from a Confederate 1863 camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  We aren't recovering many cool little brass items like this anymore.--$75.  

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

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

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

  309. 1839usoval.JPG (88311 bytes)1839usovalrev.JPG (86923 bytes)Very pretty non-excavated rare Model 1839 "small oval" U.S. waist belt plate.  The face couldn't be more beautiful and perfect, and the reverse has nice full lead, and both hooks intact for display - HOWEVER, the plate was missing the single arrow hook when it came in.  As luck would have it - a while back I dug the exact arrow hook that this plate was missing from an Ohio Infantry camp here, and decided to give up my hook to let this plate display more perfectly.  I have simply glued the hook in place if, for some reason, you'd like to removed it.--$295.

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

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

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

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

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

  315. 1824dime.jpg (110298 bytes)1824dimerev.JPG (98757 bytes)Excavated dime dated "1824" and recovered from an 1863 Confederate cavalry camp here in Middle Tennessee.  It has wear, but the date is clear and easy to read.--$48.

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

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

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

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

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

  321. VERY Pretty Model 1840 Ames Manufactured Federal Musician's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade is no less than SPARKLING bright and is marked "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass. - U.S. - 1864" and the scabbard is in nice condition as well with only one little spot that has a little re-enforcing right at the bottom.--$595.
  322. bleeder.jpg (65559 bytes)bleederrev1.JPG (55302 bytes)bleedermkr.JPG (79881 bytes)bleederclsd.JPG (72368 bytes)bleederclsdrev.JPG (69186 bytes)Very nice condition brass cased folding three blade medical bleeder.  The bleeder is maker marked "Hardy Bros. - Sheffield" and would be an excellent addition to any Civil War medical display.--$95.SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  332. 50cents.jpg (80469 bytes)50centsrev.JPG (82340 bytes)Quite rare to come by anymore.  Original June, 1861 date 50 cent fractional Federal note.  The note pictures Samuel Dexter - early Sec. of Treasury.--$75.Quite rare to come by anymore.  Original June, 1861 date 50 cent fractional Federal note.  The note pictures Samuel Dexter - early Sec. of Treasury.--$75.

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

  334. gardisplay.JPG (68699 bytes)Very nice condition 3 piece "G.A.R." grouping.  The group consists of one excellent condition 1909 PA. G.A.R. ribbon and medal, one 1932 New York ribbon and medal, and one coat size gilted "G.A.R." frock coat button.--$95. for the entire grouping.

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

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

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

  338. 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.

  339. 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.

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

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

  342. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  349. 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.

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

  351. 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.

  352. 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.

  353. 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.

  354. 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.

  355. 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.

  356. 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.

  357. 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.

  358. 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.

  359. 5dollarnote.JPG (64140 bytes)5dollarnoterev.JPG (61996 bytes)Nice condition January, 1864 issue Confederate $5. note.  This issue Confederate note has really pretty graphics on both front and back of the note.--$75.

  360. 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.

  361. 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.

  362. 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.SOLD

  363. 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.

  364. 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.

  365. 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.SOLD

  366. 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}

  367. 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.SOLD

  368. 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.

  369. 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.

  370. 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.

  371. 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.SOLD

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

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

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

  375. 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.

  376. 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.}

  377. 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. !!!!!}

  378. 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.SOLD

  379. 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.

  380. 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.SOLD

  381. .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.

  382. 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.

  383. 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.

  384. 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

  385. 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.

  386. 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.

  387. 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.

  388. 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.SOLD

  389. 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..

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

  391. 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..

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

  393. 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.

  394. 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.

  395. 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.

  396. 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..

  397. 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.

  398. 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.

  399. 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.

  400. 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.

  401. 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.

  402. 1992 Printing of "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment" by Dr. Gordon Dammann.  This is a very useful reference book.--$25.

  403. 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.

  404. 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.

  405. Fresh dug 3 inch Percussion fuzed Hotchkiss projectile recovered by my buddy - Kent Wall - along Franklin Rd. near Columbia, TN. which is Fighting prior to the 1864 Battle of Franklin, 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.SOLD

  406. 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.

  407. 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.

  408. 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.

  409. 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.

  410. 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.

  411. 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.

  412. 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.

  413. 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.

  414. 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 !!!}

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

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

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

  418. 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 !!!!}

  419. 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.

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

  421. 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.

  422. 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.

  423. 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.

  424. 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-SOLD

  425. 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.

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

  427. 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.

  428. 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.

  429. 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.

  430. 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.

  431. 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

  432. 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.

  433. 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.

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

  435. 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.

  436. 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.

  437. 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.

  438. 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.

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

  440. 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.

  441. 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.

  442. 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.

  443. Absolutely