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Miscellaneous Relics

MS 1. U.S. M-1864 Cartridge Box marked “S.H. YOUNG NEWARK NJ.”.

High quality example with smooth leather and minimal crazing.U.S. Military Inspector Stamp on outer flap. Tins present as well as the strap buckles and leather latch tab.



MS 2. Confederate Cartridge Box with original Shoulder Sling.

Obvious Confederate manufacture. Unmolested. Consistent surfaces on Box as well as sling. Leather supple with mild crazing. Strong stitching. Inner flap and tool pouch in equally remarkable condition. Tins present as well as both roller buckles and latch tab. Lead finial. This box has everything going for it including apparent wear from campaigning. Confederate leather accoutrements in this condition are exceedingly rare. Ex. Gary Bisacky Collection.



MS 3. Fantastic Union Regimental Drum from Ohio.

This drum is in remarkable untouched condition and was brought to us at the Marietta Show by an Ohio Family. They said this drum was passed down from their Great Grandmother. We will provide some family name info to the buyer if they wish to do an ancestry check. Calfskin drum head and bottom, including snares perfectly intact. Ropes are all original as well as leather adjusters. One rope is broken at the bottom juncture. Red paint is still bright and varnished finish on drum body is excellent. Condition is such that it can still be played. Inside the drum is a clear maker’s label, “DRUMS MANUFACTURED BY CURTIS GODDARD, EDINBURGH, PORTAGE COUNTY, OHIO”. The red woven sling is still attached though broken. Straight out of the family and pure as the driven snow.



MS 4. Dug U.S. Artillery Hat Insignia.

Near perfect with a great patina. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Ray Treece Collection.



MS 5. Dug Cylinder Assembly for M-1860 Colt Army Revolver .44 Cal.

Great condition. Verbal provenance of Eastern Missouri.



MS 6. U.S. Heavy Dragoons Cavalry Harness with original brass Martingale.

Extremely rare piece, ca. early 1800’s. The stamped brass Martingale features a Dragoon with raised saber motif. The early U.S. Dragoons  also had matching hat plates of this pattern. Ex. Michael Simens, Ex. Claude Maley collections.



MS 7. Confederate “Gardner Pattern” Canteen.

High quality example with it’s original leather sling (note brass adjuster). Carved on one side is “JERRY LYNCH 1861” The “6” is carved backward. I imagine there may be several possibilities for this name and will leave that research to the buyer. The original pewter spout is intact. 



 MS 8. Dug Powder Flask for Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Superb early dug condition or battlefield pick up. Sharply detailed Federal Eagle on both sides. Provenance of East Tennessee. Ex. Ray Treece collection.



MS 9. Dug Confederate Saber Bayonet Adapter from Antietam.

Unusual type in great condition. Used to attach a saber bayonet to Mississippi Rifles and their Confederate made copies. Dug long ago on the 1862 Antietam Battlefield.



MS 10. Dug Inkwell Bottle with pontil.

Rare small size. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield in a trash pit by Ray Treece and Brant Arnold. Perfect condition.



 MS 11. Dug U.S. Engineer’s Hat Insignia.

Superb dug example with no repairs. Medium size designed for Kepi and Hardee Hat. Provenance uncertain.



 MS 12. Dug Lead Bar used for casting bullets in the field.

These were issued to troops in order to cast their own bullets. Mostly found in early war sites before there was much standardization in ammunition. The Federal ones are usually marked by the foundry. This one is unmarked and may be Confederate. Dug near Corinth MS. Bullet shown for scale.




MS 14. Dug Confederate “Cook and Brother N.O. 1861” marked Rifle Lock Plate.

Nice Confederate relic with legible address and Confederate National Flag.  Found within the Confederate Lines behind Rocky Face Ridge near Dalton GA.



 MS 15. Excavated “CS” Confederate Canteen from Shiloh.

Here is an amazing early dug relic. A complete Tin Drum Canteen that is stamped “CS” on both sides. This type was issued early in the war to Louisiana Troops from an unknown maker. An extremely rare relic indeed. The fact that this piece was dug virtually intact with no major holes and not flattened is simply miraculous. It is accompanied by a letter from Robert McDaniel stating exactly what degree of preservation was done to the canteen to stabilize it. Found many decades ago near the Shiloh, TN. Battlefield.



MS 16. U.S. Carbine Sling Swivel.

Flawless condition. Maker marked “O.B. NORTH & Co. NEW HAVEN Ct.”. A good piece to display with a Civil War Carbine.



 MS 17. Dug Cathedral Pickle Bottle.

Large size bottle. Perfect and unbroken with no cracks. Hard to find complete excavated. Found by Ray Treece and Brant Arnold in a large Union trash pit between Shiloh and Corinth, MS. Bullet shown for scale.



MS 18. Dug Entrenching Hoe from New Hope Church.

Large type in perfect condition. Dug by Steve Mullinax in the New Hope Church Battle Lines ca. 1964.




MS 20. Dug M-1855 Bayonet forged into a trenching tool.

Nice early excavated condition. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Ray Treece Collection.



 MS 21. Dug Tree Root with embedded .58 Cal. Three Ring Minie’ Bullet.

This is a remarkable and unique artifact. Nature embraces and absorbs the past, yea, even consumes and overtakes it….(waxing poetic)…. I was with Ray Treece when he found this thing. I heard him hacking away in the woods and upon investigation saw that he had detected a bullet about seven or eight inches deep but it was firmly encased in this large tree root. While he was thus occupied, I was digging a few dropped Colt Revolving Rifle and Enfield Bullets. Brant Arnold gave him a hand getting it out of the ground but it took them at least two hours. I have to say that these two guys are great friends and super fun to dig with. Found south of the Shiloh, TN. Battlefield on private property.

$650.00 HOLD J.S.


MS 22. Confederate Bullet Mold for Navy Revolver .36 Cal.

The bullet cast from this mold is identical to M&M # 130. It also casts a .36 Cal. Round Ball. Immaculate condition with intact sprue cutter. This would be ideal to display with your Griswold, Spiller and Burr, Leech and Rigdon, Dance etc.



MS 23. Excavated Civil War Era Reading Glasses.

This complete and unbroken set of spectacles was dug by Tom Queener near Tazewell, TN. in a Confederate Camp. The glasses were intentionally placed underneath a flat rock. How cool is this for a dug relic?



MS 24. Dug Eagle Stirrup Mount.

Scarce early Militia Bosses that were mounted in pairs on a large fancy officer’s stirrup. When found, it seems that they come predominantly Confederate sites. 



MS 25. Dug Throat for Confederate B. Douglas Cavalry Saber Scabbard. 

Made of cast brass and in excellent condition. A real good thing to have if your wooden Confederate Saber Scabbard needs one. Dug near Chickamauga GA in 1986.



MS 26. Excavated U.S. “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin.

Used to pin up one side of a Hardee or Slouch Hat. This example is immaculate and was dug near Shiloh, TN. by Ray Treece.



MS 27. Set of three wooden Tompions. Cal. 54, 58 and 69.

All authentic and in great condition. Perfect for display with your Civil War Rifle or Rifle Musket.

$35.00 ea.




 MS 30. Battle Flag of 12th GA. Vol. Infantry captured at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863 by the 102nd NY. Vol. Infantry.

All Confederate Battle Flags are rare. Even more rare than that are flags with minimal damage and/or restoration. What we have here is a beautiful example of the Army of Northern Virginia pattern measuring approximately 50″ X 49″. The red and blue color is still bright and sharp. What really sets this flag apart is the attribution and history behind it. There is a period patch of cloth sewn onto it in the lower left hand corner with a brown ink inscription reading thus; “Confederate Battle Flag of 12th Georgia Vols captured at Chancellorsville, May 3rd 1863 by 102 Regiment N.Y. Vols, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Div. 12th Army Corps”. This same information is hand written on the borders of the flag along with the “White Star” 12th Army Corps emblem and “Forwarded by BRIG. GEN. JNO. W. GEARY”. Here is an excerpt from General Geary’s Official Report written after the battle;  “Shortly after daylight on the morning of the 3d instant, the action commenced at a distance from our line on the right and rear of the army, and within half an hour it had reached my division and become general along the whole front. About 8 o’clock the division was in the trenches, exposed to a terribly raking and enfilading fire from the enemy, who had succeeded in turning the right flank of the army, leaving us exposed to the full fury of his artillery. At the same time attacks were made upon us in front and flank by his infantry. Thus hemmed in, and apparently in danger of being cut off, I obeyed an order to retire and form my command at right angles with the former line of battle, the right resting at or near the brick house, the headquarters of General Hooker.
        While in the execution of this order, and having withdrawn the command and in the act of forming my new front, General Hooker came up, and in person directed me to resume my original position and hold it at all hazards. I accordingly advanced again into the trenches with the First Brigade, Greene’s and Kane’s having, in the confusion of the moment and the conflict of orders, become separated from the command and retired to a line of defense in a woods to the north of the Chancellor house. Upon regaining the breastworks, I found that the Sixtieth and One hundred and second New York Volunteers, of Greene’s brigade, had been left behind when the command had retired, and were now hotly engaged with the enemy, who were attempting breaches throughout the whole length of my line, and in many places actually occupied it. These two regiments had captured some 30 prisoners and a battle-flag of the enemy, the One hundred and second having captured that of the Twelfth Georgia. Our men here, after a fierce struggle, took a number of prisoners, who had advanced into our works under the impression that we had abandoned them. The fire upon our lines was now of the most terrific character I ever remember to have witnessed. Knap’s and Hampton’s batteries had been ordered to take part in the engagement in another part of the field. Two brigades of my command were separated from me, and, had I even known their locality, could not hope to have them reach my position. I was thus left with but Candy’s brigade and two regiments of Greene’s, and Lieutenant Muhlenberg with two sections of Bruen’s battery and one of Best’s. Against this comparatively small body the whole fury and force of the enemy’s fire seemed to be concentrated. Three of his batteries engaged Lieutenant Muhlenberg in direct fire at about I mile range. A heavy battery completely enfiladed our works from the right; that constructed by them in the woods directly in our front, which had been discovered by me in the engagement of the previous day, played upon us at short range with destructive effect, while under cover of their guns the infantry, becoming emboldened by the near approach of what seemed to them our utter and total annihilation, charged upon us repeatedly and were as often repulsed.” The 12th Georgia was a highly regarded regiment in the Doles-Cook Georgia Brigade. Here is Brigadier General George Doles official report of the battle. Note that he does not mention the loss of this flag;  “ Sunday morning, May 3, at 6 o’clock, the command was ordered forward as follows: Forty-fourth, Twenty-first, Twelfth, Fourth [Georgia], the left of the Forty-fourth connecting with the right of General Ramseur’s brigade. The march to the front was through a very dense pine wood and swamp. During the march the left of the brigade lost its connection with the right of General Ramseur, and moved off by the right flank, passing in rear of the regiments to its right, while four companies of the Twenty-first Georgia and the Twelfth Georgia, with portions of the Forty-fourth and Fourth [Georgia], moved to the front. The right portion of the brigade was ordered by General [J. E. B.] Stuart to support a battery to its right, while the left moved forward, assaulting the enemy and assisting in driving him from his position from behind a strong work of logs. He was dislodged, after a very stubborn resistance, by a charge. This portion of the command kept up the pursuit, driving him through the woods back on his batteries on the heights near Chancellorsville. While moving to assault him in his position on the hill, I discovered the enemy in large force to my right. Colonel [Edward] Willis, commanding Twelfth Georgia, was ordered to wheel his regiment to the right and engage him, the other companies coming up promptly to Colonel Willis’ support. The enemy, after the first fire, fled ; a large number threw down their arms and surrendered; they were ordered to the rear. Being protected by a crest of a hill to the left of the enemy’s batteries, we moved by the flank, getting in his rear, when he abandoned seven pieces of artillery on the hill and fled. We were attacked in our rear by his infantry force from the wood; we faced to the rear, charged the wood, and, after a few minutes’ resistance, he withdrew. After he withdrew, his batteries at the Chancellor house opened a very destructive fire on us with grape, canister, and shrapnel. We were within about 400 yards of his batteries. We did not have force enough to carry his position, and seeing no support on the field, and the enemy moving a large infantry force to our right, we withdrew to the woods where we first engaged him. That portion of the brigade ordered to support our battery was under command of Col. J. T. Mercer, Twenty-first Georgia. They were afterward ordered forward, and to conform to the movements of General Archer’s brigade. After advancing to the woods from which we were forced to retire, they were also forced to retire. The brigade was reformed, and, by order from General [R. E.] Lee, ordered to the spring to our right, to act as provost-guard over a large number of prisoners collected there. We remained there two or three hours; sent prisoners to the rear, under Lieut. R. V. Jones, brigade inspector. We then joined the division on the Germanna road at Chancellorsville; remained in position in the road that night”. I also read the official reports of Colonel Edward Willis and Major Issac Hardeman and found no mention of the lost flag. Of course we can only speculate as to the reasons they neglected to put this negative incident in their reports. This battle was of course Lee’s greatest victory and the Doles-Cook Georgia Brigade was a conspicuous participant in Lieutenant General Thomas J. Jackson’s brilliant flank march and attack that rolled up the Union right sealing the victory. As we all know, Jackson was mortally wounded, and his loss was something that the Army of Northern Virginia never recovered from. Consider for a moment that this flag was there with Jackson’s assaulting force on that fateful evening attack on the 2nd. It was captured by the 102nd New York in the confused fighting of the 3rd. This flag is a witness to some profound historic spectacles. The fact that the capture of this particular flag is specifically mentioned in Geary’s Official report and the battle honors inscribed upon it make it truly special. The condition of the flag is also remarkable. Aside from a few bullet holes and minor tears, it is outstanding and ready for archival framing.



MS 31. Army of Tennessee Gen. Orders # 2o6, Missionary Ridge. Nov. 16, 1863.

The issue of this General Order is documented in several accounts and memoirs. This is the one sent to Gen. Joseph Wheeler. Condition is superb and written on imported light blue paper. Transcribed as follows;

Headquarters Army of Tenn.

Missionary Ridge

November 15th, 1863  General Orders #206 }

Publications in violation of orders have recently appeared in the public journals giving information of the organization of this army and of changes made therein. All such publications are highly improper and are positively prohibited-Commanding Officers furnishing or allowing copies of orders to be furnished from their headquarters to persons not entitled to receive them, will be held responsible for their publication.

By command of General Bragg,

George Wm. Brent A. A. Genl.

Maj. Genl. Wheeler, Cmdg Corps

This is a high quality Confederate Document was issued just nine days before the disastrous defeats of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. As you can see, we have the same problems today with the media today giving information to the enemy. This document was found in the 1960’s in a dumpster behind the State Courthouse in Montgomery Alabama during a renovation of the building. 



 MS 32. Dug Bone Comb from a Civil War Trash Pit. 

Great condition with unbroken tines. Verbal provenance of Northern VA.



MS 33. Dug Federal Major’s Oak Leaf Insignia.

Small Brass Oak Leaf appears to be cast not stamped. Most likely once mounted on a shoulder board. Found in a Federal Camp near Knoxville TN. 



MS 34. Wartime Document signed by CS Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

This document concerns intelligence about the Yankees near Tompkinsville KY. and is transcribed as follows:

“April 30, 1863

Genl. Jno. H. Morgan

It is reported that there are 400 Federals at John Ray’s five miles on this side of Tompkinsville in the Brumett’s Ferry Road. A lady brings in this information. They are said to be taking all the horses they can find, also all the bacon & corn.

In haste, your obedient servant,

W.B. Carlen, Confed. Comdg. Post near Celina Tenn.

Official, W. M. Magenis AAG”

On the backside of the document it states:

“Hdqtrs Morgans Division

Sparta May 1st, 1863

Respectfully forwarded,

Jno H Morgan

Brigd. Gen”

This is Morgan’s actual signature. The document is brief in nature but very specific about where the Yankees were camped. Might be a good tip for someone with a metal detector. The blue paper was imported from England and has an “S THOMAS 1862” watermark. Recovered from a dumpster behind the Montgomery Alabama Court House during a renovation project in the 1960’s.



MS 35. Dug wheel carved from lead.

Large carved wheel possibly made for a toy cannon. Who knows what it was for? Found in a Federal Camp between Corinth MS. and Shiloh TN. by Ray Treece. 



MS 36. Excavated CS Enfield bullet carved with swirl pattern.

Product of a bored Confederate and a skilled whittler. Dug on the Cold Harbor VA. Battlefield. 




MS 38. Dug U.S. Chest Lock with iron key.

This is a great relic. A small brass lock with a Federal Eagle above the keyhole and a tiny iron key. Both were found in the same trash pit near Mickey, TN. south of Shiloh.



MS 39. Dug Percussion Pistol Barrel .75 Cal.

Unusually large caliber for a percussion belt pistol. Really good condition. I can’t remember where this piece was found. Ex. Ray Treece collection.



MS 40. Civil War Era Reading Glasses in original case.

I have excavated an identical pair of these in a Federal Camp before. Condition is super. Case still retains fabric lining and the is a tiny patent address on the case that I can’t make out. Perfect for reenacting.



MS 41. Dug U.S. Artillery Hat Insignia.

Nearly flawless, just as dug and not even washed off yet. No bends or repairs, just a tiny push on one of the muzzles. Dug near Elkton, VA.



 MS 42. Dug U.S. Cavalry Hat Insignia.

Early dug example in excellent condition with no repairs. Provenance of Murfreesboro, TN.



MS 43. Dug U.S. Infantry Hat Insignia.

Flawless Condition and very solid. Dug near Winchester, VA.



MS 44. Dug Clay Tobacco Pipe.

Really good condition. Found by Ray Treece and Brant Arnold while digging Federal trash pits between Shiloh and Corinth. 



MS 45. Dug Federal Eagle Mount for a drum.

Made of cast brass. Provenance uncertain.



MS 46. Dug U.S. Company Letter “I” Hat Insignia.

Typical stamped brass about 1 ” tall. Found near Corinth MS.



MS 47. Dug U.S. “Bullseye” Rosette for Artillery Bridle Bit.

Complete with attachment bar. Provenance uncertain but most likely Strawberry Plains TN. Ex Ray Treece Collection.



MS 48. Dug “William T. Sherman” Hat Badge.

This extremely rare Western Theater badge is made of pewter with General Sherman in relief on one side and the symbols of the 12th, 14th, 15th and 17th Army Corps on the other. Only found in Arkansas and as of today, only 4-5 known to exist. Two were dug by Skip Mayorga at DeVall’s Bluff Arkansas and this is one of those he found.



MS 49. Dug U.S. Springfield Gun Tool and Worm.

Superb early finds. Both dug by John Marks in the huge Federal Camp at Hurricane Creek MS.



MS 50. Dug U.S Shoe Blacking Tin.

Found perfectly preserved in a trash pit near Corinth, MS. by Brant Arnold. Some of the shoe blacking compound is actually intact inside. An amazing time capsule!



MS 51. Revolutionary War Pike Head.

Note crude construction. A relic of the 1780 Siege of Charleston, SC.



MS 52. Dug “Martingale” for U.S. Cavalry Harness.

Plain lead filled type with raised rim in fantastic condition. No repairs. Ex. Claude Maley Collection.



MS 53. Silver U.S. 2nd Corps Badge, 34th New York State Volunteers “Herkimer Regiment” Army of the Potomac.

This fancy silver Corps Badge once belonged to a member of the 34th New York Regiment. This unit saw heavy fighting in the East and West Woods of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Great condition with intact T-Bar Pin.



MS 55. Dug pair of Shoulder Scales from the North Anna VA. Battle Lines.

This matched set of Shoulder Scales or Epaulettes is in fantastic condition and was intentionally buried, wrapped together in a wool sock of which remnants remain. 



MS 56. Dug Pocket Watch Chain and winding key.

Fantastic little relic lost by one of the Federal Soldiers camped at Lagrange TN. Dug many years ago by John Marks.



 MS 57. Dug Federal Infantryman’s Iron Heel Plate. 

These were used to add miles to a soldiers leather brogans. Great Condition. Found near Corinth MS.



MS 58. Dug Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip.

Rare pewter scabbard tip in perfect condition. Dug near Richmond VA. 



 MS 59. Dug “Baby” Inkwell.

Rare small size pontiled clear inkwell in perfect condition. Found by Charlie Harris near Tunnel Hill, GA.



MS 60. Dug set of U.S. Cavalry / Artillery Man’s Shoulder Scales.

Designed to offer limited protection from hammer like saber blows. Dug near the Antietam, MD. Battlefield according to verbal provenance.



 MS 61. Dug Confederate Artillery Short Sword Blade.

Scarce find. Most likely a Leech and Rigdon Blade that would have had a cast brass “CS” marked guard. Found by Brant Arnold and Ray Treece in a trash pit along the Shiloh retreat route. Someone out there has a dug brass guard that would mate with this rare blade.



MS 62. Cook and Brother of New Orleans $2.00 Note.

Very scarce note dated 1862 issued by the famous manufacturers of Gun, knives and bayonets for the Confederacy. This note would greatly compliment any of those rare weapons.



 MS 63. Dug fragment of a U.S. Gardiner Explosive Bullet .58 Cal.

This bullet did what it was designed to do. It exploded and here is the base of it with intact nozzle and copper fulminate chamber. Dug near Chancellorsville, VA.



 MS 64. Dug Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip.

Unusual pattern. Found near Corinth, MS. by Brant Arnold. Excellent condition.



MS 65. Dug Confederate Knapsack Hooks.

These are the fasteners for the Issacs and Campbell Knapsack produced in England and imported in limited numbers by the Confederacy. Dug near Vicksburg MS. by Bob Bankston.



MS 66. Dug U.S. Company Letter “B” Hat Insignia. 

Standard large size made of stamped brass. Excellent condition. Found on the Cold Harbor VA. Battlefield.



MS 67. Dug Western Military Institute Grouping from Nashville. 

These relics were recovered from the grounds of the Western Military Institute in Nashville TN. several years ago. There is a nice W.M.I. Cuff Button with intact shank and gold plating, a Shako Hat Plume Holder and a U.S. Militia Waist Belt Plate made of stamped brass. The cadets that were attending this school enlisted in the Confederate Army.



MS 68. Large excavated Opium Bottle.

Cool relic. Perfect condition with an unusual olive green color. Bullet shown for scale. Ex Ray Treece Collection.



MS 69. Dug U.S. Mainspring Vise. 

Used to replace broken mainsprings which was the number one cause of gun malfunctions in the field. This one was found along the Shiloh retreat route by Ray Treece.



MS 70. Dug pair of .69 Cal Confederate “French Dragoon” Bullets with a square nail driven into them. 

Found long ago in a Confederate Camp near Frankstown MS. by Conrad Allen. Was there a purpose here? Maybe just good ole’ camp boredom. Cool Confederate relic for sure.