Miscellaneous Relics

MS 1. Terry’s Texas Rangers Identified Confederate Canteen.

This fantastic Confederate “Gardner Pattern” Wood Canteen was carried by a member of the 8th Texas Cavalry Regt. (Terry’s Texas Rangers). The initials “JMC” are carved around a five pointed star. In the course of brief research I found a “J.M. Crain” in Co.B and a “John M. Claiborne” in Co. D. Underneath the star is carved “TR” for Texas Rangers. This unit saw heavy action in the Army of Tennessee.

$6500.00 

 

 MS 2. U.S. M-1858 “Bullseye” Canteen.

A great example. Completely untouched with original stopper, chain, linen sling and tan wool cover. This canteen was issued during the war and is not a surplus item. 

$395.00

 

 

MS 4. Confederate Grouping from the family of Fontaine Watts Mahood, 2nd Lieut. Co. G, 24th VA. Infantry and Co. A of Otey’s Battery, 13th VA. Artillery Battalion.

This grouping surfaced recently in Greensboro, Alabama and consists of Fontaine W. Mahood’s original Richmond Arsenal Belt and several UCV and USCV medals along with a genealogical book concerning the family. The Confederate notes came with the collection but are being offered separately. Mahood originally enlisted as a private in Co.G, of the 24th VA. Infantry on May 2nd, 1861. He was eventually promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of said regiment. Mahood fought with the regiment at the Battle First Manassas and the Battle of Williamsburg. On May 10, 1862 Mahood was discharged from the 24th (reason unknown) and re-enlisted as a Corporal of Co. A, Otey’s Battery, 13th Light Artillery Battalion. This unit served in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. Sometime after the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, the battery was summoned to the defense of Petersburg where it served with distinction, Particularly at the Battle of the Crater. Mahood survived the war and eventually wrote a History of the Confederate Commissary Dept. Mahood was also active in UCV affairs and his son of the same namesake became Chief Historian of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mahood died post 1900 in Washington, DC. His Grandson married into a Greensboro Alabama family and hence the origin of the estate. The CS Richmond Arsenal Buckle is on it’s original belt. One end of the belt has a repair where it evidently wore through at the belt loop. The medals are all reunion era and are in great condition. The There is a small silk Confederate Flag in the grouping which is frayed. More research can be conducted on this interesting Confederate Family but I will leave that to the buyer.

$9,500.00

 

MS 5. Confederate Officer’s Kepi identified to Captain Albert G. Rennolds, Co.F, 55th VA. Vol. Infantry Regt.

This outstanding Confederate Captain’s Cap was originally acquired directly from Rennold’s family in 1992 and had been in a private collection until now. Albert Rennolds was a cadet at the Virginia Military Academy in 1860 and actually served as a drill master in Richmond before enlisting on Oct.21, 1861 as a private in Co. F, 55th VA. Vol. Infantry. He was wounded in action at Mechanicsville (Seven Days Campaign) and commended for meritorious conduct during the battle. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant, June 30, 1862 and immediately to Captain on July 26, 1862. Rennolds was severely wounded at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863 and again at the Wilderness. He was wounded once more at Battle of Weldon Railroad Aug. 18, 1864 and was captured at Saylor’s Creek, VA. on April 6, 1865. Captain Rennolds survived brief imprisonment on Johnson’s Island and returned home to be a farmer. He died on April 9, 1903 and was buried in Rockland, VA. This cap shows wear consistent with Rennolds’ record and appears to be the one on his lap in a wartime photo (retained by family). The kepi retains it’s original chin strap with matching “Flower Buttons”. A detailed analysis report done by Fonda Thomsen in 1992 accompanies the kepi as well as her restoration report. She states in her examination conclusion “The original materials and techniques used in the construction of this kepi support mid 19th century period construction early in the Civil War rather than later. Condition supports a period of extensive use then placement in less than ideal storage. In my opinion, based on the examination of this kepi, the kepi is an excellent example of a Civil War Period kepi that has not been previously altered or changed except for the early repairs noted and the recent conservation treatment outlined in the attached report.” The early repairs she notes are “re-attachment of the brim, chin strap and sweat band”. She did a masterful job restoring this artifact which had some insect damage and was in a “flattened” condition. Thomsen’s work is widely respected in the field of textile preservation. A notarized affidavit of provenance from Captain Rennolds’ Great Granson dated June, 25th, 1992 is also provided. Of most remarkable note is an article written by Captain Rennolds and recorded in the Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. 24. (originally published in the Richmond Dispatch, Feb.7, 1897). He penned a fantastic eyewitness account of his experiences during the Battle of Chancellorsville. You can access this account online. I recommend reading this as you consider purchasing this outstanding kepi which is a silent witness of Captain Rennolds harrowing experiences.

$22,500.00

 

MS 6. Alabama Volunteer Corps Haversack.

I naturally approach marked Confederate items with extreme skepticism and believe me when I tell you that this 9th Regiment AVC marked Haversack was subjected to analysis by the sharpest minds in the field at the Charleston Show last weekend. It passed muster and I will stand behind it 100%. The consignor acquired it along with an AVC Oval Belt Plate on it’s original belt (previously sold) from an Alabama family estate. I cannot emphasize how rare any Confederate Haversack is. This piece belongs in a museum. The roughly woven linen is characteristic of the period and is in a delicate state of preservation. The stenciled “AVC 9” is consistent with the aging of the fabric. The Alabama Volunteer Corps was a proud military organization and I am not surprised that they would mark their accoutrements as did other units of the period. 

$8500.00 

 

MS 7. Cloth Star taken from a Confederate Battle Flag lost at the Battle of Winchester VA.

Neat war trophy brought home by a Yankee Soldier. Which Battle of Winchester it was taken at is unknown.

SOLD

 

MS 8. Impressive Chickamauga Battlefield War Log.

This old school White Oak log is totally riddled with Case Shot and Canister from all directions. Note the finely engraved nineteenth century silver tag. There are 17 visible projectiles embedded in it, mostly .69 Cal. lead Case Shot and .69 Cal. Musket Balls. There are two 12 lb. iron Canister Balls and a 12 lb. Shell Fragment. This log came from an area of the most severe fighting on the Sept. 19-20, 1863 battlefield. A classic centerpiece for any collection. Approx. 30″ in length.

$9,500.00

  

 

MS 9. Rare Volunteer Maine Militia Cartridge Box and CDV identified to John A. Chadwick, Co. D, 9th Maine Vol. Infantry.

This identified Cartridge Box is in very nice shape and was carried by John A. Chadwick of Co. D, 9th Maine Vol. Infantry. According to Military Records, he enlisted as a Private on 9-22-1861 and was twice wounded in action. Once at Fort Wagner, SC. on 7-18-1863 and again on 8-16-1864 at the Battle of Weldon Railroad, Va. where he was severely wounded in the left leg by a “Minnie Ball”.  The leg was amputated. He was discharged on 1-29-1865. A copy of his application for an artificial limb dated 1870 is included. In this application he lists the place of his wounding as “Deep Bottom” Va. The box itself has tight stitching and solid leather. Roller buckles intentionally snipped off as Chadwick apparently carried the box on his waist belt. Original tins present. The flawless VMM Cartridge Box Plate is a beauty and has never been removed or tampered with. The box is actually a Maine product and is stamped on the inner flap “J.B. THAXTER, PORTLAND ME.”.  This is a great identified piece worthy of any museum or private collection and was no doubt with Private Chadwick on the day of his tragic wounding. Chadwick’s CDV is also included and has a Belfast, Maine Photographers’ stamp on the reverse.

$2995.00

 

MS 10. Dug U.S. “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin.

A beauty. Dug long ago by Jack Wells near Bentonville, NC.

$195.00

 

 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.

$695.00

  

 

 

MS 14. Holster for Colt Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Great condition. Designed for the Colt Pocket Revolver with the 5″ barrel or Colt Police Model.

$450.00

 

 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.

$9,500.00

 

  MS 16. Richmond Rifle Musket Barrel Band.

Great to find when you need one. This is the front Barrel Band with the sling loop. Guaranteed to be the real deal and 100% Richmond.

$250.00

 

MS 17. Dug Confederate Trooper’s Spur.

Standard Richmond Arsenal Cavalry Spur that was dug back in the 1970’s near Cold Harbor, VA. One leg of the spur is broken but can be easily repaired. I like it as it was found. Totally untouched with fragments of leather strap.

$225.00

 

MS 18. Dug U.S. M-1858 Canteen from the Chickamauga GA. Battlefield.

Found with several others many years ago on private property near the Chickamauga, GA. Battlefield. All were punctured with a pick. I suppose they were rendered useless by retreating Yankees. Fantastic condition.

$295.00 

 

MS 20. Receipt Roll of Clothing for Co. E, 121st Ohio Vol. Infantry Regt. Dated December, 1863 at Chattanooga TN.

I would imagine that after the siege of Chattanooga, these boys were probably in dire need of clothing. This detailed receipt is written up by Lieutenant Charles Van Houten and lists the survivors of the regiment and exactly what they were issued. I took a brief look at the final muster roll for this company and noticed that a few of the soldiers that signed this roll were killed in action in the coming Atlanta Campaign. This interesting document is complete and in remarkable condition.

$250.00

 

MS 21. Dug Austrian Rifle Combination Tool.

Nice war relic. Dug near Pickett’s Mill GA. Battlefield.

$25.00

 

 MS 22. M-1864 U.S. Cartridge Box .58 Cal. 

High quality. Marked on inner flap “J.HAEDRICH PHILAD’A”. Leather is smooth and supple throughout. Both tins present. Outstanding example.

$450.00

 

 MS 23. Confederate Veteran’s Reunion Flag of the 20th Alabama Infantry Regiment.

This is a rare and very attractive example of a Confederate Regimental Reunion Era Flag. The 2oth Alabama Regt. was surrendered at Vicksburg and exchanged in time for the siege of Chattanooga. They were organized into Edmund Pettus’ Brigade (Army of Tennessee) and were engaged throughout the Atlanta Campaign, Carolina Campaign and finally surrendering at Salisbury, NC. in April of 1865. Only 165 men were present at the surrender out of an original muster of 1100 men in 1862. The flag itself is in remarkable condition showing appropriate age with bright colors and no major damage. Measures 49.5″ X 35.5″. A great candidate for framing.

SOLD

 

MS 24. Dug Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Saber Guard.

This amazing relic is complete though straightened out. It actually displays quite well in a case. Note clear “CSA” and “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” address. If I had a choice between this and a dug Confederate Buckle, I would have to go with the Saber Guard. I mean, how freaking cool is this?? Dug near Maxwell, TN (close to Winchester).

SOLD

 

MS 25. Dug U.S. M-1858 Canteen dug at Hilton Head, SC.

Complete with sling loops and spout. Perfect for a dug relic display. 

$75.00 

 

  MS 26. Mitchell and Tyler Coin Silver Ladle and Forks.

Heavy Coin Silver Ladle and Forks marked “MITCHELL AND TYLER”. This Richmond, VA. based retailer is also known for their fine Confederate Swords, Belts and Buckles. They also provided Militia Uniform Buttons for Virginia and North Carolina. These silver utensils come from a long time Virginia Collection.

$995.00

 

MS 27. Dug U.S. M-1861 Springfield Rifle Musket Lock.

Very good condition. Cold Harbor, VA. Battlefield.

$45.00

 

 

 MS 1. 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.

SOLD 

 

 MS 32. Dug Confederate Spur.

Unusual high necked pattern with initials “M M” scratched into side. Perfect condition. Dug near Fort Fisher, NC. by Ben Ingraham.

$250.00

 

MS 33. Dug Soldier’s Heel Plate.

These were nailed onto the leather heels of the Civil War Infantryman’s Brogans to prevent wear. Shoes were highly prized and needed to last. Dug on the Shiloh, retreat route near Michie, TN.

$15.00

 

 MS 34. Dug Colonial Belt Axe.

Dug on the Carolina Coast by Ben Ingraham. These were useful for splitting skulls and many other applications.

SOLD

 

MS 35. Dug U.S. M-1841-1842 Combination Tool.

Issued with M-1841 Mississippi Rifles and M-1842 Springfield Muskets. This one was dug near the Cold Harbor, VA. Battlefield.

$20.00

 

  MS 36. Dug Texas Mounted Dragoons Bridle or Valise Rosette.

Fantastic early dug condition. Found by Bob Shelton at Fort Ainge, TX.

SOLD

 

MS 38. Dug Springfield Rifle Musket Combination Tool.

Remarkable condition. Dug near the Petersburg, VA. Battlefield.

$35.00 

 

  MS 10. Confederate Trooper’s Saddle.

I cannot begin to tell you how scarce this Confederate Saddle is, not to mention it’s untouched condition. Note pewter “CS” Saddle Shield and strap mounts. The original cowhide covering is also intact. Original leather skirt and wooden stirrups. The cinch strap appears to be fashioned from Federal Sky Blue Kersey Wool. Once part of Steve Mullinax’s fine collection. Verbal provenance of a New Hampshire GAR Hall.

 $14,500.00

 

MS 11. Dug .58 Cal. 3 Ring Bullet embedded in a knot of wood, Cold Harbor Battlefield.

This is a really neat one. Note how the knot splits apart revealing the bullet. You can also see the entry hole.

$75.00 

 

MS 42. 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.

$295.00

 

MS 43. Dug Confederate Lead Ingot.

Neat relic. This crude lead bar was used to cast bullets in the field. The grayish color is from impurities in the lead. Verbal provenance of Middle Tn. Ex. Bill Ewing Collection.

$55.00

 

 MS 45. Dug U.S. Cavalry Hat Insignia.

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

$350.00

 

MS 46. Dug U.S. Infantry Hat Insignia.

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

$225.00

 

 

MS 47. Dug silver “Love Token” fashioned from a Seated Liberty Quarter.

Company letter “D”? or family name? Fancy letter “D” is expertly engraved. Dug in a post Shiloh Federal Camp near Michie, TN. Several silver tokens and coins were found in a small hoard. Possibly robbed from the Shiloh Battlefield corpses. Coin has a New Orleans Mint Mark.

$95.00

 

 MS 48. Dug Civil War Era Padlock.

Typical early lock. Dug near Fort Fisher, NC. by Ben Ingraham.

$15.00

 

  

 MS 49. Dug Beaumont-Adams Revolver Cleaning Tool.

These revolvers were imported through the blockade from England and must have been carried by officer’s of the Confederate Garrison. Several of these two piece cleaning/extractor tools were dug near Fort Fisher, NC. and up until recently, I did not know exactly what they were. Thank you Ralph!

$65.00

 

MS 50. Dug U.S. Trooper’s Spur from the Brandy Station VA. Battlefield.

Real nice “Foliate” design spur. Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of the war fought on June 9, 1863.

$75.00

 

MS 51. 6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype of a young Confederate Private.

Super clear image in it’s original leatherette case. This boyish looking fellow may be a South Carolina soldier as his uniform is similar to several identified SC images. You can clearly see the freckles on his face.

$2,650.00

 

MS 52. U.S. Revolver Cartridge Box.

Decent condition. Great looking US Cartridge Box Plate attached.

$225.00

 

MS 53. Dug Bugle Mouthpiece.

Unusually small size with bullet shown for scale. Perfect condition. Dug near in Eastern Arkansas by the late Skip Mayorga.

 $45.00 

 

 MS 54. Dug Gun Flints.

Brad Dilbeck found a cache of these flints while digging for Civil War relics near Marietta, GA. If your old musket or rifle lock needs an original flint for display, look no further.

$15.00 ea.

 

MS 55. Civil War era Gambling Die.

Perfect bone die with black pips. This piece came from a dug relic collection and may have been eyeballed in a trash pit. Provenance unknown.

$35.00

 

MS 56. Dug U.S. Officer’s Sash Buckle Tongue Disc.

Belt loop broken off but still a neat relic. Dug by Terry Hammonds near Murfreesboro TN.

$25.00

 

MS 57. Dug Nipple Protector carved from a bullet. 

Great example, very well carved. Provenance unknown.

$15.00

MS 58. 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!

$95.00

 

MS 59. Revolutionary War Pike Head.

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

$295.00

 

MS 60. Excavated Tin of unusual Percussion Caps.

Dug long ago near Shiloh, TN. by Bobby Barnes. These interesting caps appear to have little eagles stamped on them.

 $45.00

 

 MS 61. Excavated Confederate Trooper’s Spur.

 MS 62. Dug U.S. Bridle Rosette.

Scarce early lead filled pattern in excellent condition. Dug N. Georgia.

SOLD

 

MS 63. Unknown spur type found in Confederate Cavalry Camps.

This pattern was most likely produced in the South and may be for civilian use. They are dug with some frequency in Confederate sites. This particular spur was either dug long ago or is a barn find. Provenance unknown.

$75.00 

 

 MS 64. Dug Boot Pistol Barrel.

Neat relic. Barrel appears to be filled with lead. Dug by Anthony Skok on the Stones River Battlefield (private property).

SOLD

 

MS 65. Dug Spur Rowell fashioned from a U.S. Seated Liberty Quarter.

Dug near Chattanooga, TN. by Charlie Harris. Does your dug Cavalryman’s Spur need a rowell?.

SOLD

 

 MS 66. Dug Cape Pin and Chain.

This is the only type of “Cape Pin” I have ever seen come from the Western Theater. Excellent condition. Port Hudson, LA.

SOLD

 

 MS 67. Dug Axe Head.

 MS 68. Excavated Lead Ingot and associated relics.

This group of relics was dug recently in one afternoon by my friend Phillip Hill near Winchester, TN. The site is a Federal Infantry Camp and of particular interest is the large lead ingot marked “NATIONAL LEAD CO.”. This firm had been in business since the 1700’s and is still in business today making paint. The old iron padlock is pretty cool too.

$75.00 for the lot.

 

 

 MS 69. Lot of Dug Confederate Spur Pieces.

Various types found in Confederate Camps.

$95.00 

 

MS 70. Tin Drum Canteen.

Most likely Confederate carried. Excellent condition. Found recently in a barn near Jackson, MS.

$750.00

 

 MS 71. Dug U.S. M-1816 Musket Butt Plate.

Dug in a Confederate Camp near Charleston, SC.

SOLD

 

 MS 75. Confederate Percussion Cap Box.

Good looking box with characteristic tapering flap and single belt loop. Finial is made of brass. Does have some flaking to the leather but otherwise, a very example.

SOLD

 

MS 76. U.S. Shako Hat Star.

Early U.S. Militia decorative silver star boss that was mounted where the chinstrap met the body of the hat on both sides. Dug at Fort McCullough, Oklahoma by Bob Shelton.

$20.00

 

 MS 77. Dug “Baby” Inkwell.

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

$125.00

 

MS 78. 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.

$225.00

 

MS 79. Dug U.S. Dragoon or Artillery Stirrup marked “E & T. FAIRBANKS & Co. St. JOHNSBURY, VT.”.

This excavated stirrup was part of a contract that outfitted the entire 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment. Verbal provenance of Northern,VA.

SOLD

 

 

 MS 80. Dug Company Letter “I”.

Perfect condition. Dug in vicinity of Fort Fisher or Fort Anderson, NC.

$55.00

 

 MS 81. Dug Company Letter “B”.

Very nice with no ground action at all. Dug Carolina Coast near Fort Fisher, NC.

SOLD 

 

 MS 84. Dug U.S. Soldier’s Shaving Mirror.

Glass is missing. Found by Greg Johnstone in a Yankee Camp near Nashville, TN. Neat relic.

SOLD

 

MS 83. Original Box for .52 Cal. Sharp’s Cartridges.

This opened box of 10 linen Sharp’s Cartridges is  in excellent condition. Perfect to display with your Sharp’s Carbine or Rifle as well as with a bullet and or cartridge collection. No cartridges included.

SOLD

 

 

 MS 84. Spencer Cartridges for M-1860 Carbine and Rifle .52 Cal.

Straight out of the box. These great looking cartridges will be perfect to display with your Spencer Rifle or Carbine.

$35.00 ea.

 

MS 85. 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.

$395.00

 

  MS 86. Original package of Merrill Carbine Cartridges .54 Cal.

Very nice and solidly constructed box with several cartridges in various states of condition. A perfect compliment to your Merrill Carbine.

$250.00 for box. Cartridges in better condition $125.00 ea.

 

 MS 87. Original pack of six .44 Cal. Army Revolver Cartridges.

Nice condition with strong unfaded print. Some minor separation at edges on sides.

SOLD

 

 MS 88. Dug Confederate Bayonet Scabbard Tip.

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

$45.00

 

 

MS 89. Excavated U.S. Soldier’s Candle Holder.

An unusual variant that held two candles. Dug by Bill Shaner in a Federal Camp near Savannah, TN.

$25.00

 

MS 90. Dug U.S. M-1842 Musket Lock.

Very good condition. Cold Harbor, VA. Battlefield.

$45.00

 

 MS 91. Complete package of Ten Burnside Carbine Cartridges .54 Cal.

This original package is in very good condition despite some minor tears and a replaced string. Note clear label printing. These are hard to come by and would be a nice compliment to your Burnside Carbine.

$695.00