Army of Tennesee Civil War Relics Authentic
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Civil War Weapons

WP 1. Confederate Foot Officer’s Sword made by Mitchell and Tyler of Richmond VA.

Near mint and possibly the finest known. All original in every regard. Leather scabbard is particularly nice. Ex. John Thillman Collection.



WP 2. Fantastic 1863 dated P-53 Enfield “TOWER” Rifle Musket .577 Cal. with Sling, Bayonet with Scabbard and Tompion.

One of the best Enfield Rifle Muskets I have had the pleasure of offering. A straight up “Birmingham Small Arms Trade” marked gun with 1863 date and “TOWER” on the lock. The majority of these ended up in the Confederate Army. Metal surfaces are very smooth with an untouched gray turning plum patina. Barrel has proper “25 * 25” proofs and has a sharp bore. Long range sight present. Each barrel band retains it’s original screw cap. Lock functions crisply as it should. Ramrod is original to the gun. The stock is exceptional with only very minor service dings. Round “Birmingham Small Arms Trade” cartouche present on butt stock with small “BSA” over crown stamp adjacent to trigger guard tang. Original leather sling is also present and in great condition. Bayonet fits and has it’s original scabbard. An authentic Enfield Tompion is also included. Brass ring for nipple protector present on trigger guard. This is a fantastic Civil War Weapon that has condition and original accessories. Very much representative of the monumental conflict.



WP 3. U.S. M-1840 Ames Heavy Cavalry Saber dated 1850.

Fantastic condition. Original leather wrap and brass wire on grip. Throat washer present. Blade is untouched with no nicks or sharpening. Clearly marked on ricasso “AMES MFG. CO. CABOTVILLE 1850” Other side is stamped “US” and “A.D.K.” Pommel has Military Inspector marks “A.D.K.” and “J.W.R”. Scabbard condition matches the sword. Virtually dent free with smooth surfaces and well fitted. This is a superb example.



WP 4. Extremely Rare South Carolina Field and Staff Officer’s Sword. Pattern of 1850.

Only a couple of these are known to exist, a product of Horstmann in Philadelphia made just prior to the war. The Palmetto Motif cast into the guard is distinct and detailed. A very unusual pattern. The grip and wire wrap are long gone but the black wooden handle is original. Guard has some wobble as can be expected. The blade is etched on both sides but has a thin layer of surface rust obscuring it. The other surviving sword has the same floral pattern etching and has a Horstmann Mark. It is noteworthy that there is no US Flag or Federal Eagle on it. With a little effort on the blade and an expertly done grip restoration, you will have a killer Confederate Sword. The Horstmann Pattern Scabbard that accompanied this sword is a common metal one and can be easily obtained. This could be a very profitable and fun project.



WP 5. M-1855 Colt Revolving Rifle .56 Cal. Military Model.

These are very scarce and impressive guns. There were only 9,310 produced between 1856 and 1864. Quite a few found themselves in the hands of the Confederacy. Sam Watkins mentions Captain Hume Feild of the 1st Tennessee Infantry carrying one on the Cheat Mountain Campaign. This particular rifle is the Military Model .56 Cal. with a 31″ barrel. Condition is 100% original and untouched. All matching early serial # 2311. Mechanically sound. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with some areas of pin prick pitting particularly on the middle barrel band and butt plate. Patina is gray turning plum. All markings are discernible including patent addresses adjacent to hammer, on the cylinder and on top of the frame. A couple of the serial numbers are harder to see due to light pitting. Three leaf long range sight present. The stock is very nice and untouched with only minor service wear. No repairs or cracks. Original brass wiping rod present in butt stock compartment. This screws onto the cleaning rod which is present (and original to the gun) underneath the barrel. Bore is strong but lightly pitted from use. There is no doubt that this rifle saw service during the Civil War, possibly Confederate due to the early production date. It was used but well taken care of. A very solid Colt Revolving Rifle on all fronts.



Here is the finest example I have ever seen of this not too common carbine. Serial # 9305. Remnants of factory finish throughout on smooth metal surfaces. Sharp patent addresses on lock and breech. Mechanics are crisp. Stock is near mint and beautiful with sharp edges and a strong Military Inspector’s Cartouche opposite lock. Of course the bore is mint and razor sharp! Just look at the pictures. I actually have Merrill Cartridges in the original box to accompany this carbine if interested. There is not a better First Model Merrill Carbine out there for sale anywhere. This is a real opportunity for a serious arms collector.



WP 7. Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Saber produced by the College Hill Arsenal, Nashville Tennessee.

Great looking saber with crisply cast “C.S.A.” along the bottom of the stippled brass guard. Classic textbook example. Note casting flaws in hilt particularly near the “A”. Leather wrap long missing but braided wire is intact. Blade is smooth with only a couple of minor nicks. This weapon stands on it’s own with no scabbard and would display great in any collection.



WP 8. Palmetto Armory Percussion Pistol .52 Cal. Pattern of 1842.

Only about 1000 of these were produced and they were issued to South Carolina Troops in the service of the Confederacy. Condition is very solid indeed and original in every regard. Lock is mechanically sound and well marked with “Palmetto Armory” and “S*C.” surrounding a Palmetto Tree and “Columbia S C. 1852” at the terminus. Breech is stamped “Wm. GLAZE & CO.” with “V” and “P” proofs. Proper 1853 date on barrel tang. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with minor pitting near the nipple. Ramrod assembly is original. Tip of hammer has been repaired. Stock is very good with minimal service wear and minor age cracks. Overall, a great representative example of this rare 100% Confederate Pistol. Accompanied by a Fred Novy inspection and certification letter.



WP 9. U.S. Fifth Model Burnside Cavalry Carbine .54 Cal.

Early 1864 serial # 10109. Smooth metal surfaces throughout with some traces of original blue finish. Case colors still present on breech block assembly. “CAST STEEL” stamped on barrel. No patent address on the lock plate, only a sub inspector “C” stamp. Mechanically smooth with crisp action. Bore is mint and bright. Stock is equally fine with almost imperceptible minor blemishes. Two Military Inspector Cartouches present on the wrist. These iconic American Civil War Carbines were actually designed by Union General Ambrose Burnside of Rhode Island. I have several original Burnside Cartridges that can be purchased separately for display.



WP 10. Confederate Cavalry Saber produced by Louis and Elijah Haiman of Columbus GA.

Textbook Haiman Cavalry Saber and Scabbard in fantastic condition. The tarred canvas grip is superb and untouched with it’s single strand iron wire fully intact and tight. Brass guard has no wobble and has a deep unmolested patina. Blade is smooth and was sharpened during it’s period of use. There are a couple of flea bite nicks to the edge. Lap seamed scabbard is awesome with classic iron throat, angled drag and brass mounts with iron rings. All classic Haiman and the typical weapon carried by the enlisted Confederate Trooper.



WP 12. Eli Whitney “Enfield Pattern” Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

This scarce long arm was produced prior to the war by the Eli Whitney Jr. Arms Co. of New Haven CT. He was astute enough to see the coming storm and manufactured these guns cheaply from an amalgamation of parts, some purchased at auction from the dissolved firm Robbins and Lawrence who had previously been contracted by the British Government to produce M-P-53 Enfields. These “good and serviceable” second class arms could not pass Federal Inspection and were thus sold to state militias. Maryland, Georgia and Mississippi Units contracted for and received these arms before the war broke out. Less than 3500 were produced. This example is in solid condition and of the proper configuration. Lock is functional and stamped “E.WHITNEY”. I cannot find any other markings on the weapon which is typical. Metal surfaces are smooth and consistent. Bore is well defined. Note original Mississippi Rifle style ramrod. Stock is also solid with minor service wear. There is a high probability that this unusual rifle musket saw service in the Confederate Army.



WP 13. Blockade Run Confederate Enfield Rifle Musket by “E.P. BOND LONDON”.577 Cal.

Here is a straight up, right out of the woods Confederate Enfield with Blockade Runner Manifest # 7670 etched into the brass butt plate tang. Adjacent to this, stamped into the stock is a large block letter “B” for E.P. Bond, the London based contractor that provided these fine guns for the Confederacy. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth and exhibit a dark grey and mostly plum patina. Light pin prick pitting at muzzle and breech from firing. Ramrod is original to the gun but not numbered. Lock is clearly marked “E.P.BOND LONDON” and functions crisply. Bore is worn but rifling is clearly discernible. Stock is very nice with no repairs or major cracks. There is typical though relatively minor service wear to the wood. No burn out damage below the hammer. Stamped quite clearly adjacent to the trigger guard tang is a strong “JS over Anchor” mark. This stamp is thought to belong to the viewer John Southgate. Stamped on the right terminus of the flat opposite the lock is “DYRN” who is most likely the stock maker. The rear sling swivel has a replaced screw and one of the lock screws has been cleaned or replaced. Other than that, this Confederate Enfield is totally unmolested. A super fine and solid Confederate weapon that certainly saw action on multiple battlefields but was also well taken care of.



WP 14. Identified M-1860 Colt Army Revolver carried by Sgt. Robert S. Capen, Co. I, 1st Mass. Vol. Cavalry Regt.

Robert S. Capen enlisted on Sept. 13, 1861 as a Sergeant and was steadily promoted throughout the war eventually mustering out at Richmond VA. in 1865 with the rank of First Lieutenant. His complete war records including his pension application have been neatly compiled into a folder by the Horse Soldier of Gettysburg PA. The condition of this revolver is quite remarkable. It is an early four screw Martial type with the notch cut out for a butt stock. The all matching serial # 23748 (except for wedge) is in the range of Colt Revolvers issued to the 1st Mass. Cavalry. This is according to the Springfield Research Records. Sharp markings throughout and a fairly good cylinder scene. Revolver indexes crisply and has intact cylinder pins. Sharp rifling in the bore. Note traces of original blue finish in recesses along with case colors on the frame and hammer. Walnut grips are immaculate. Note very strong US Military Inspectors Cartouche. Inscribed neatly on the iron bottom of the butt strap is “Sargt. R.S. Capen. Co. I.” A discriminating collector will appreciate this kind of condition in conjunction with the solid identification.



WP 16. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver with Hartford Barrel Address.

This gun falls into the range (all matching serial # 94315) of Navy Revolvers sent to the State of Alabama. There is an identified Alabama Hartford Navy one serial # next to this one. Colt letter could not be obtained from the factory due to loss of records in a fire. Condition on this weapon is excellent. Sharp edges, sharp mechanics. Copious amounts of original silver wash on trigger guard and backstrap. 95% varnish on the original grips. Cylinder scene light from factory. A superb Hartford Navy and most likely Confederate carried. Ex. Damon Mills.



WP 17. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

A sharp looking Civil War Colt Army. All matching serial # 59554 indicates 1862 production. Mechanics are crisp. Overall very tight. Cylinder scene is strong. Very good bore. No cartouche visible as it appears the grips have been refinished. Metal surfaces are smooth with only a very few spots of pin prick pitting. Butt Strap is cut for shoulder stock as is proper for the martial model. This is a very fine example.



WP 18. U.S. M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. Dated 1861.

This iconic Federal Weapon was the standard that was copied by many sub contractors throughout the war. The 1862 dated guns are much easier to find that the 1861. They just didn’t make as many and those that have survived saw hard service. Here is a nice one. Very solid overall with smooth metal surfaces except for minor pitting near breech and on butt plate. Excellent attic patina throughout. Mechanically sound. The stock has a nice finish and good edges. Proper “ESA” Military Inspector’s Cartouche on flat opposite lock and the faint outline of another above it. Ramrod is original though threaded end is worn to a point. Long range site is present and original to the gun. Note soldier’s initials “T S” neatly burned into butt stock. Bore has some combat wear but still good with no major pitting. A very nice gun for the money. 



WP 19. Excavated M-1859 Sharps Cavalry Carbine from Knoxville, TN.

Totally complete except for the barrel band and in fantastic dug condition. A relic of the conflict in and around Knoxville TN. Rarely encountered dug. These guns were popular with both sides. Ex Charlie Harris Collection.



WP 20. Non regulation Presentation Sword Identified to David O’Keefe, 88th New York Infantry Regt. Meagher’s Irish Brigade.

I believe this unmarked Foot Officer’s Sword may be a British Import. It is inscribed on the brass back strap “David O’ Keefe” and also on the guard “Presented by his friends of Lowville Sept. 17th, 1862”. While his friends were getting his sword engraved, he was probably trying to stay alive in the battle of Antietam where his unit was being badly mauled assaulting the Sunken Road. The 88th lost 102 men killed and wounded that day. It is apparent that O’Keefe was later promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to the 54th New York Regt. The Irish Brigade is a well known unit and they fought in all of the major engagements of the Army of the Potomac. This sword may have been with O’Keefe at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. More research should be done by someone more qualified than me. O’Keefe’s Sword itself is in very good condition. Sharkskin grip is fully intact though wire (if it had wire) is missing. Brass guard is very nice with a mellow patina. The Blade is smooth and bright with one nick. The scabbard has smooth metal surfaces with brass mounts. There is a small period of use repair about halfway up the scabbard. Irish Brigade associated artifacts are hard to come by. This sword was originally purchased from the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg and I have no reason to doubt it’s attribution. 



WP 21. 1856 Pattern Enfield Two Band Sergeant’s Army Rifle .577 Cal.

This most interesting weapon is marked on top of the barrel “William Greener, Maker. 1860.” and on the lock is “N.V.R.C.” flanked by dragons. I found a reference to the “Newcastle Volunteer Rifle Corps” in England that was founded in 1858. This particular rifle by Greener is of very high quality and was designed for great accuracy. It is entirely possible that some of these made it over here during the frenetic arms grab created in England by our civil war. Condition is excellent and no doubt, this gun would make a great target rifle today. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with scattered areas of very light pitting. There is some original blue finish present on the barrel and note the fancy engraving on the lock, screws, barrel tang and bolster. Serial # 46 on top of breech. Ramrod is original. Bore is very sharp with progressive rifling. Saber Bayonet Lug present on side of barrel which is proper on this military model. Stock is excellent as well and has only minor dings and wear. An Enfield Saber Bayonet should not be too hard to find. This is a really neat weapon.



WP 22. Knights Templar Masonic Sword.

Identified to Robert G. Wilson and purchased directly from his Granddaughter who lives here in Knoxville. She told us that Wilson was the engineer of the US  Presidential Train “Ferdinand Magellan” on Harry S. Truman’s 1948 “Whistle Stop Tour”. Wilson’s early 1900’s Masonic Knights Templar Sword is in fantastic condition. Ebony grip features an applied ornate Templar Cross. Note the Christian Crusader decoration on scabbard and hilt. Blade is etched in gold with Crusader scenes concerning the Knights Templar in the Holy Land and the Battle of Acre. The legend “Memento Mori” underneath a skull and bones means “Remember that you have to die”. Super ornate scabbard retains original belt hangers. While not an American Civil War Sword, it is still a fascinating piece of historic Americana and a great Masonic collectible. Wilson’s Masonic Degree Certificate is included.



WP 23. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

All matching serial # 85044 (except the wedge, which is unmarked) puts the production date of this revolver at the very beginning of 1863. Condition is definitely above average. The metal surfaces are smooth with a consistent dark grey patina. Mechanically sound (cylinder indexes properly). Fair amount of cylinder scene. Bore is clean with sharp rifling. All screws original and not buggered. Walnut grips are original, in great condition and have weak military inspector’s cartouches on each. 



WP 24. W.J. McElroy Foot Officer’s sword identified to Captain Oliver F. Evans, Co. H, 12th Georgia Vol. Infantry Regt.

This very fine condition sword was carried by Captain Oliver F. Evans who enlisted in the 12th Ga. Vol. Infantry Regt. Co. H on June 9, 1861 as a First Sergeant. The name “O.F.Evans.” is clearly scratched into the brass guard. The 12th Georgia Regt. was part of the famous “Doles-Cook” Brigade that fought with distinction in many savage battles including McDowell, VA. Where the 12th suffered 175 casualties. Evans was wounded in this battle. The regiment was heavily engaged at Antietam where Evans was wounded the second time. They were conspicuous in action at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Evans was wounded a third time in the thigh at Fort Steadman (Petersburg) on March 25th of 1865. The 12th Ga. surrendered only 5 officers and 60 men at Appomattox. Evan’s sword is missing the scabbard but is in superb condition with perfectly intact leather wrap and braided brass wire on the grip. The Guard has an untouched deep mustard patina and sharply detailed floral pattern. The blade is deeply engraved and and tapers to a point. This is not due to sharpening but is a known McElroy variant. Ones side of the blade features a Gothic Script “CS” amid Acanthus leaf patterns and the other side has maker “WJ McElroy & Co. Macon, Georgia” engraved in their distinct trademark along with similar Acanthus foliage patterns. This fine Georgia Sword belonged to a soldier who served with distinction, thrice wounded in action and was a mute witness to the greatest battles fought by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Extensive copies of Captain Evans’ service records are included. Ex. Alan Wandling Collection.



 WP 25. Blockade Run Confederate Enfield Rifle Musket by “BARNETT” .577 Cal.

100% Confederate imported. Note “C H” over “1” within a circle cartouche located adjacent to the butt plate tang. This is the mark of two viewers named Curtis and Hughes respectively that worked as inspectors for J.E. Barnett and Son. Barnett was a major producer of Enfields sent to the Confederacy. This Pattern 1853 Enfield is totally untouched, original and complete. Lock is marked “BARNETT LONDON” and functions properly. Long range site present and original. Ramrod also original to the gun. Note two of three screw caps still present. Bore is actually clean with defined rifling. Stock is very good with no burnout at the breech and no repairs. There are a couple of minor age cracks and typical service wear. Overall this is a fantastic example of a Confederate issued and carried Enfield Rifle Musket.



WP 26. M-1851 Colt Navy Revolver .36 Cal. and matching U.S. Military Holster marked “E. GAYLORD”.

Less common 2nd model with small brass trigger guard. Great condition with all matching serial # 29764 (1853 production). Mechanically sound with smooth metal surfaces. Good cylinder scene. Bore is well defined. Walnut grips are original and retain 90% of their original varnish. Holster is in great condition and maker marked “E. GAYLORD CHICOPEE MASS.” Leather muzzle plug still intact. Ex. Bob Scates collection.



 WP 27. U.S. M-1863 “New Model” Remington Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Wartime 1864 Serial # 81601. Loaded with factory blue finish. Strong barrel address. Bore is bright and razor sharp. Mechanically crisp. Original walnut grips are superb with sharp edges and a strong U.S. Military Inspector’s Cartouche. Investment grade.

$3850.00 HOLD


WP 28. U.S. M-1863 Remington Zouave Rifle .58 Cal.

Damn near mint condition with loads of original blue factory finish. Most of these guns are un-issued and in great condition but this one is truly exceptional. Lock is mechanically sharp and marked “REMINGTON’S ILION N.Y. 1863” and “US”. Breech also dated 1863. “H.S.L.” inspector mark on side of breech. Bore is razor sharp. Stock is fantastic with raised grain throughout. Two prominent Military Inspector Cartouches stamped on flat opposite the lock. Brass hardware contrasts nicely with the stock and has a consistent mellow patina. This weapon is original in every regard. A Remington Zouave saber bayonet in matching condition can be readily found with some patient effort. This is an outstanding American Civil War Weapon.



WP 29. Confederate Enlisted Cavalryman’s Saber and Scabbard produced by W.J. McElroy of Macon, GA.

Classic Confederate made Cavalry Saber and Scabbard. Some knowledgeable Confederate Sword collectors and dealers state that this saber was indeed produced by McElroy,  but as of today there are no existing marked examples. Characteristically identical to the W.J. McElroy Cavalry officer’s Saber to which it has been compared closely to. Leather wrap and single strand copper wire grip is fully intact and in remarkable condition. Brass guard is untouched with a dark bronze patina that matches the scabbard mounts. Blade has a sweeping curve and is smooth with a mottled grey patina, it is unsharpened and well balanced. Scabbard is immaculate with a nicely finished lap seam and robust brass mounts. Iron throat and drag. If you are looking for a very high condition Georgia made Confederate Cavalry Saber with no problems at all, here it is.



 WP 30. U.S. M-1840 Light Artillery Saber by Ames (Type I) dated 1855.

Very solid condition overall. Original leather and wire wrap on grip. 1855 dated blade has clear markings on ricasso, smooth surface and no re-sharpening or nicks. Type II Scabbard is very nice with an untouched patina. A great representative example.



WP 31. U.S. M-1863 Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal.

A very solid example of this standard Union Long Arm. Dated 1864 on barrel and lock. Mechanically sharp. Metal surfaces are smooth and exhibit a gray turning plum patina. Bore is very good. The stock is nice with light service wear and sharp edges to the wood. Military Inspector Cartouche present opposite the lock but hardly visible. Note U.S. 6th Army Corps Insignia carved into stock. 



WP 32. Twelve Shot Lefaucheaux Type Pinfire Revolver 9 mm.

Unusual Revolver with a 12 shot cylinder. Great condition with intact ejector rod and working action. Sharp bore and traces of original finish. Matching Serial # 209.



 WP 33. M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Martial type in good condition. All matching serial # 35671. Action works. Weak cylinder scene. Original walnut grips. Light Military Inspector Cartouche visible.  

Stolen from the shop


 WP 34. Excavated “Dimmick” Rifle Barrel found at Camp Davies, Birge’s Western Sharpshooters.

Found last year by Brant Arnold and Rodney Lewis near the still standing works of Camp Lewis (south of Corinth, MS.). At this place was stationed the 66th Illinois Regt. also known as Birge’s Western Sharpshooters. The barrel was found with several dropped (approx. .42 Cal.) Dimmick Bullets, one of which is included with the barrel. The Dimmick Rifle was patterned after the Hawkins Plains Rifle which seems consistent with this heavy octagonal barrel. The tang is bent upward and the barrel is bent indicating that it was rendered useless when the regiment abandoned the camp in early 1863. Later on in the war, during the Atlanta Campaign, the regiment was armed with the .44 Cal. Henry Repeating Rifles.



WP 35. Dug P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket Bayonet .577 Cal.

Remarkable condition. Dug by Ray Treece near Shiloh, TN.