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WP 1. M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword Identified to Capt. Thomas Phelan, Co. A, 8th Alabama Vol. Infantry Regt. Wounded at Seven Pines, Killed at Gaines Mill, June 27, 1862.

The sword itself is an unmarked US M-1850 Foot Officer’s Sword in very good and untouched condition. The leather scabbard is missing its lower section. Captain Phelan made sure that if this sword was lost, that there would be no question as to who owned it. It is clearly inscribed by his own hand on the scabbard mounts as well as the hilt which he dated “1861” and scratched “CSA”. Phelan survived being wounded at Seven Pines only to be killed shortly afterwards at Gaines Mill. No doubt, he was carrying this sword on that fateful day while leading his troops. A large compilation of Phelan’s Confederate service records accompany the sword.

$6500.00 HOLD B.T.

 

ANT 1. Excavated Scandinavian Gilt Silver “Fenrir” Wolf Pendant ca. 9th-10th Cent. AD.

Classic example of this Viking pendant. Fashioned in the Scandinavian “Borre” art style. Excellent condition with traces of gold plating. Minor freeze crack on left hand side. Metal detector find from Poland. Authentic and rare. See page 27, figure abb. 3:19 of Greta Arwidsson’s reference book “Birka II:3 Systematische Analysen der Graberfunde” for an identical example found in Sweden. Here is a link to the Norse mythology surrounding this pendant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenrir

$2495.00

 

WP 2. Rare Confederate Cavalry Saber produced by the College Hill Armory, Nashville Tennessee.

High quality example of this rare saber, and the actual one shown on page 218 of Shannon Pritchard’s book “Collecting the Confederacy”. Shannon describes it as a “Cavalry Officer’s Saber”, possibly due to its rarity. Tarred canvas grip and single strand wire wrap is in excellent condition. Leather throat washer appears original. Blade is gray with some mottled carbon staining and no nicks. Scabbard is a fine example of the College Hill/Nashville Plow Works variants, this one has the boat shaped throat. No repairs or issues. Comes with COA from Shannon Pritchard.

$7995.00 

 

MS 1. Muster Roll and Pay-roll of Co. D, 154th Tennessee (Senior) Vol. Infantry Regt. dated May 1st, 1862. General Preston Smith’s Brigade.

Filled out and submitted to the Confederate authorities by Captain Sterling Fowlkes Jr. Condition is remarkable. Signed by the present soldiers, many of whom may be ancestors of folks living today. There is a lot of information about the regiment during the battle of Shiloh and its aftermath, concerning casualties as well as equipment and arms. Intact Confederate muster rolls are rare, especially in this condition. Housed in an archival folder. 

$2995.00

 

MS 2. Excavated Effects of a Vermont Soldier Killed on the Gaines Mill VA. Battlefield.

Found by the late Tom Everett many years ago on his own farm, the remains of a Union soldier were discovered and the metal items recovered. What we have here are the two bullets that killed the soldier, his US belt plate, uniform buttons (including one Vermont Militia), a bayonet scabbard tip, a large cent, trouser button and suspender button. Tom had also found another Vermont soldier with his ID badge and a North Carolina soldier on his farm. What he did with the bodies is unknown but from what I understand, in that area, in that same situation, diggers I know have found very little of the actual biological remains due to the acidity of the soil there and also that the bodies may have been removed after the war, leaving only the artifacts.

SOLD

 

ART 1. Excavated Confederate Artillery Friction Primer. Fort Fisher NC. Battlefield.

Rare pewter friction primer with intact brass pull wire. These were a very late war development due to the shortage of brass.

$85.00

 

ART 2. Excavated Confederate 7 Second Time Fuse Cap. Fort Fisher NC. Battlefield.

Scarce lead cap used to designate detonation times of Confederate Watercap fuses used in heavy artillery projectiles. These were fired from the big siege guns facing the Union blockading fleet. If you have a dug Confederate watercap fuse, this may be something you want to display with it.

$85.00 HOLD

 

MS 3. A Father’s Letter to his son, Confederate Private R.M. Rucker, Co. A, 2nd Tennessee Vol. Infantry Regt. (Bates), Cleburne’s Brigade, Edmund Kirby Smith’s Division.

Dated Oct. 9, 1862, from Samuel Reade Rucker of Rutherford Co. TN. to his son Robert Martin Rucker. “I seize an opportunity to send you a letter by Henry Mosely-also some money which I owe you for the use of your farm & which my affection would induce me send at any rate. It is a long time since I received a line from you, not since you left the Potomac though we have heard repeatedly from you & that you are always well and by the blessing of God escaped death & wounds in every battlefield you were in”. The letter is basically a report from the home front describing Yankee activity in Nashville. He also laments the losses of Negroes, “The people of Tennessee have suffered much in every way during the last six months-it was a time to try men’s souls. I have lost two Negro men, Peter, who left with Mitchell’s army that went to Huntsville (Alabama). Never heard from him since. (name unintelligible)- whom they may have corrupted & who is now in Nashville with them, as I understand, his tale is too long to tell…” goes on to describe property looted, “two loads of corn, two head of young fat cattle including my fine spike steers”. Rucker states “the Yankees, hard as they may be, have now treated your mother and me with respect-have made no searches & done us no wanton mischief”. He goes on to say that “Your mother is in fine health. All the family and all would be glad to see you. Tell West and Pinck that their families are well and that Susan has not lost one negro yet. Mr. Edelman only one negro; Uncle’s only one”. Samuel would be dead less than two months later. The letter was written while Robert was engaged in Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith’s invasion of Kentucky. The letter is accompanied by a full transcription.

$395.00

 

MS 4. Confederate Soldier’s Letter from Pvt. Robert M. Rucker, Co. A, 2nd Tennessee Vol. Infantry Regt. to his father, Samuel Reade Rucker. Dated Feb. 18, 1862.

These Tennessee Troops were among those rushed to Virginia to participate in the Battle of First Manassas. Most arrived right after the battle, after which, they went into camp and later participated in the Cheat Mountain and Romney WV. Campaign. Written from Camp Currin (N. Virginia). In part…”I suppose you have heard by this time that our regiment have all but about fifty men, reenlisted for two years or the war and are now on their way home with furloughs until the first day of April”..Rucker goes into more details about the movements of the regiment “Since the regiment have left for home, we that are left- have heard that the regiment is ordered to Knoxville, and also that those who have started home were ordered to be stopped at Richmond and other places along the road, and all batteries up at Knoxville”…..”Col. Bate has now gone to Richmond to see the War Department and is there now, and will, I suppose, do his best to get us off to Tennessee”…”We are left at present in a rather anomalous condition, and now the forty or fifty men, doing picket duty, that the whole regiment did before it left-and you may say without officers, except Lieutenant Buttar, who is detailed to stay with us.”….”I think it is probable that General Holmes will order us to Tennessee, and if he does not, we may have to go into the batteries at Evansport (Quantico VA.) and take charge of a gun until our time is out. This is supposition on my part, however, this post is vacant now and we are not in a safe position, our pickets were fired upon last night, some seven or eight shot-from a vessel at us. It is reported that another regiment will even move here. We men that are left behind lines have not reenlisted, of course except myself, are some of the toughest and best men in the regiment. Yours affectionately, R.M. Rucker”. The letter is accompanied by a full transcription.

$295.00

 

ANT 2. Excavated Viking Warrior’s Battle Sword ca. 10th-11th Century AD.

Provenance of Northern Germany (possibly near the Viking trade emporium of Haithabu). Condition is very good and complete. A classic example of a Petersen Type V Sword. Note gold wire inlay on the cross guard. The pommel most surely had this same decoration, but is is obscured by oxidation. Viking swords in any condition are extremely rare and the vast majority being marketed online and at auctions are fakes or miss-identified. The blade retains its temper and sharp edge in spite of the pitting. When you handle the sword, the first thing that surprises you is how light and balanced it is. A true killing machine in the hands of an experienced warrior. Viking swords were given names such as “Leg Biter”, “Snake of the Byrnie”. Leech of Wounds”, “Flame of Battle” and “Hole Maker”. These swords were very well made with many of the blades being forged in the Frankish Rhineland and traded to the Norse. The Vikings thereafter would add their own decoration and hilts. This trade became painfully acute to the Frankish authorities who enacted measures to ban this commerce as raiding increased. Viking swords were highly prized, and were traded as far as Ireland, North Africa, Constantinople, Russia and even Baghdad. There is a wide variety of intricately crafted hilts and cross guards on these swords influenced by Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Slavic art forms. One can only imagine the scenes of carnage and chaos that were witnessed by this amazing weapon.

$18,500.00

 

 CWI 1. Cased 6th Plate Tintype of a Massachusetts Militia Soldier.

Really clear image. There is a note inside the case saying that his name was “John S. Potter”. He is decked out in very fine style with a shako hat, eppaulets, buff leather accoutrement belt and cross belt, Infantry horn breastplate and Massachusetts State seal coat buttons. Thermoplastic case is separated at the hinges. It may be worthwhile for someone to research this soldier. 

$595.00

 

 CWI 2. Quarter Plate Ambrotype of a New York Militia Soldier wearing an SNY Belt Plate.

Full standing pose of a New York State infantryman. You can clearly see “SNY” on his belt plate. 

$895.00

 

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare pewter CSA that was found in four pieces and subsequently restored. A good representative example. Hooks are original. Provenance uncertain. X-ray accompanies the buckle.

$2650.00

 

CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Rifle Sling or Accoutrement Belt Buckle.

Found only in Confederate contexts, this type of buckle is described and illustrated on page 336 of Lon Keims reference book “Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates”.

$75.00 HOLD M.C.

 

MS 5. Excavated Civil War Medicine Bottle.

A delicate 12 sided bottle in perfect condition. Note open pontil. Dug many years ago by Warren Vestal in a Civil War camp trash pit. Approx. 5″ in length. Found in North Carolina.

$65.00

 

ART 1. US 3.8″ James Bolt found on the Vicksburg MS. Battlefield.

Very good condition. Used to batter fortifications and destroy enemy artillery. 

HOLD L.C.

 

ART 2. Confederate 6 lb. Shot found in Texas.

Superb condition with smooth iron surface. Unfortunately provenance is rather vague. Once part of a trans-Mississippi museum collection.

$250.00 

 

ART 3. US 3″ Schenkl Percussion Fused Shell with remnants of Papier Mache’ Sabot. 

Near mint condition. Found on the Kelly’s Ford VA. Battlefield by Charles Darden in 1972. 

SOLD

 

ART 4. Confederate 6 lb. Shot from the Pea Ridge Arkansas Battlefield.

I rarely see anything from this early war battlefield. Excellent condition with crude mold seam. Once part of a long time trans-Mississippi museum collection.

SOLD J.B.

 

ART 5. Confederate 2.9″ Tredegar Read Shell.

Rare late war shell in near mint condition. Perfect brass fuse adapter and wrought iron sabot. Most likely dropped. Provenance of Petersburg VA. area. These projectiles were designed for use in the Confederate 2.9″ Parrott Rifle.

$1250.00

 

ART 6. Confederate 6 lb. Shot from Missouri.

A high quality example. Comes from an unknown Missouri Battlefield, possibly Wilson’s Creek. Once part of a trans-Mississippi Civil War museum collection.

$250.00

 

MS 10. US M-1839 Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

Fine quality US Infantry Belt with brass adjuster and “W.H. SMITH/BROOKLYN” marked belt plate. Ex. Charles Darden collection.

$650.00 HOLD D.A.

 

 MS 11. Dug Confederate Lead Ingot. 

Crudely cast and issued to soldiers for casting bullets in the field. Found many years ago in an Eastern NC Confederate camp by the late Warren Vestal.

55.00

 

WP 5. US M-1841 Harpers Ferry “Mississippi” Rifle Converted to .58 Cal. by the Confederacy.

Sometimes referred to as a “Virginia” alteration, Confederate arsenals would apply a saber bayonet lug and alter the nose-cap/barrel band by shortening it to clear the lug. This particular rifle has the shortened upper barrel band, but has a numbered screw on adapter for the saber bayonet. Barrel has been re-bored to .58 cal. Lock functions properly and is marked “HARPERS FERRY /1851”. Gun metal is mostly smooth with some minor oxidation at the breech. Breech has inspector stamp “AW” over “P” as well as the “VP” and eagle head proof. Ramrod is correct and original to the gun. Stock is in very good condition with well defined edges. There is some typical service wear and a sliver of missing wood adjacent to the bolster. Bore is well defined. Overall, a very fine example.

$3995.00 

 

MS 12. Excavated Colonial Period Crotal Bell.

Found on the grounds of an 18th century North Carolina Plantation by Warren Vestal. Perfect condition. These were used on horse drawn vehicles to warn pedestrians on the roads. Bell still jingles.

$20.00 

 

USBP 4. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

Not a beauty queen, but not a dog either. Found by Warren Vestal near Greensboro NC.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 2. Dug Confederate Engineer’s Coat Button.

CS153 A, 25 mm. Very rare to find excavated. Smooth emerald green patina. No repairs or issues. “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Found in the sugar white sand near Fort Fisher, NC.

SOLD R.B.

 

CSBTN 3. Dug Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS126 A, 25 mm. A real gemstone, super slick. No repairs or issues. “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm. Found in the sugar white sand near Fort Fisher, NC.

$695.00 

 

CSBTN 4. Dug Confederate Cavalry Coat Button.

CS143, 20 mm. Rare button produced by T. Miller at the Houston TX. Depot. Very good condition with intact shank. Found near the Vermillion River in Louisiana.

$995.00 HOLD R.E.

 

CSBTN 5. Dug Confederate Artillery Coat Button.

CS102, 23 mm. High quality example of the classic Confederate lined “A” artillery button. Provenance uncertain. “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm.

$350.00 

 

CSBTN 6. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS174, 22 mm. Rare button in very good condition. Olive green patina. Provenance of coastal South Carolina. “C. ROWLEY/EXTRA RICH” bm.

SOLD

 

CSBTN 7. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button produced by William Bird, London.

CS178, 23 mm. High quality example of this rare English made Confederate Infantry button. Blank brass back with two rings. Provenance of coastal South Carolina. 

SOLD

 

CSBTN 8. Dug Confederate Infantry Coat Button with Stars.

CS186, 23 mm. One of the scarcer Confederate made infantry buttons. These were produced late in the war and are only found in the Richmond/Petersburg VA. area. Condition is excellent with most stars visible. Iron back is intact and retains the shank. Provenance of Richmond VA.

$595.00

 

CSBTN 9. Dug “Flower” Coat Button found in NC Confederate Camp.

Approximately 22 mm. Found by Warren Vestal near Greensboro NC.. 

SOLD

 

BLT 1. Excavated Confederate .69 Cal. Gardner Bullet.

M&M#168. Produced early in the war for the rifled and sighted .69 Cal. military muskets. Slick dropped example. Found N. Virginia.

$110.00

 

BLT 2. Excavated Confederate Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M#375. Nice dropped example of this scarce bullet. Note square rings. Found Gettysburg PA.

$45.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 3. Excavated US Shaler 3 Piece Rifle Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M#520. Excellent dropped example. All three pieces dug together intact. Found Culpeper VA.

$125.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 4. Dug Confederate Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M # 250. Very good dropped condition . This variant has a truncated cone cavity. Found by Brian Cruz in Gen, Patrick R. Cleburne’s camp at Tyner Station near Chattanooga TN.

$195.00 HOLD S.P.

 

BLT 5. Dug Confederate Sharp’s Cavalry Carbine Bullet produced at the Selma Alabama. Arsenal .54 Cal.

Very good dropped condition. Found among the surrender camps close to Greensboro NC. Listed on page 195 of Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4.

$35.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 6. Dug Sharp’s and Hankins Cavalry Carbine Bullet, Early Model .54 Cal.

M&M # 71. Rare bullet in very good dropped condition. Provenance unknown.

$45.00

 

BLT 7. Dug “Tie Ring” Adams Revolver Bullet by Eley. 54 Gauge.

Excellent dropped condition. Imported from England through the Federal Blockade and used by the Confederacy in Tranter, Adams and Kerr Revolvers. Scarce variant to find excavated. Listed on page 177, Specimen 67, in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4.

$95.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 8. Dug Confederate Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M# 250. Very good dropped condition. This variant has the conical cavity. Provenance of Nashville TN.

$225.00

 

CART 1. US Merrill Cavalry Carbine Cartridge .54 Cal.

Classic pink paper cartridge in good condition with some cracks stabilized. Perfect for displaying with your American Civil War Merrill Carbine.

$95.00 SOLD J.F.

 

CART 2. US Maynard Cavalry Carbine Cartridge .50 Cal.

Early to mid war pattern with longer nose and flat tip. Flawless condition. Ready to display with your first or second model Maynard Cavalry Carbine.

$75.00 

 

CART 3. Excavated US First Model Ballard Cavalry Carbine Cartridge .54 Cal.

Very rare cartridge, especially dug and complete. Excellent condition. Provenance uncertain. See McKee and Mason page 88, fig. 122 for reference.

$150.00 

 

BLT 9. Dug New Haven Arms “Volcanic Self Contained” Revolver Bullet .41 Cal.

M&M# 141 (page 89). Excellent dropped condition. Intact cork and brass base.

$95.00

 

BLT 10. Dug New Haven Arms “Volcanic Self Contained” Revolver Bullet .31 Cal.

M&M# 145 (page 89). Good dropped condition. Intact cork and brass base.

$65.00

 

BLT 11. Dug CS Maynard Cavalry Carbine Bullet .37 Cal.

M&M # 84. For use in the First Model Maynard Carbine. Most of these carbines ended up in the hands of Confederate forces. Provenance uncertain.

45.00 

 

BLT 12. Dug Confederate Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

M&M # 89. Scarce bullet. Produced by the Confederacy for use in the Colt and Remington Army Revolvers. Provenance uncertain.

$45.00

 

BLT 13. Dug Confederate “Delvigne” Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 614. Extremely rare and impressive Confederate bullet. Measures 1.295″ x .569″ dia. at the base. Nose diameter is .506 mm. Plug cavity. Flawless dropped condition. Found near Fredericksburg VA. 

$1250.00

 

BLT 14. Dug Confederate Rifle or Carbine Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 656. Rare Confederate bullet associated with North Carolina troops. Incorrectly referred to as a “Gywnn and Campbell” in McKee and Mason. Find sites are primarily Fort Fisher, NC. and Fredericksburg VA. area. Excellent dropped condition. Measures .739″x.576″.

$395.00

 

BLT 15. Dug CS/US Pepperbox Pistol/Pocket Revolver Bullet.31 Cal.

Very rare unlisted variant measures .614″x .307″. Excellent dropped condition. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$195.00

 

BLT 16. Excavated Confederate “Bavarian” Sharps Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 622. Scarce Confederate bullet in good dropped condition with well defined raised rings. Found near Vicksburg MS. 

$75.00

 

BLT 17. Dug US “Bartholow” Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

M&M # 479. Patented by Marylander Robert Bartholow who later became a surgeon in the Union Army. High quality example.

$15.00 HOLD R.B.

 

BLT 18. Rare Confederate Carbine/Rifle Bullet .54 Cal.

Rare unlisted bullet. Similar to M&M # 398 but with a solid base and smaller caliber. Probably made by same Southern arsenal. Measures .923″ x 539″. Provenance of Shiloh TN.

$95.00 HOLD J.B.

 

BLT 19. Rare Agar “Coffee Mill” Machine Gun Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 542. High quality dropped example. One of two types used in steel reloadable cartridges. The other one is M&M # 539. Provenance of Harrison’s Landing, VA. 

$295.00

 

BLT 20. Dug Confederate Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

Similar to M&M# 250, but a Confederate field cast variant with a distinct rounded nose and rounded cylindrical cavity. Measures 1.428″ x .446″. Very good dropped condition. Provenance of Middle TN.

$225.00

 

BLT 21. Dug Confederate Vandenburg Volley Gun Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M # 159. Flawless example. Found at Sugar Loaf Hill near Wilmington NC. by Ben Ingraham.

$250.00

 

BLT 22. Dug US Billinghurst Requa Battery Gun Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 145. Nice dropped example with well defined rings.

$95.00

 

BLT 23. Dug US “Ringless” Prussian Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 211. Nice dropped example. Machine turned. There are many variations of this family, most have rings and tight symmetry. All have a parabolic cavity. Found at Shiloh TN. It is known that these were issued to some Ohio regiments.

$95.00

 

BLT 24. Dug US “Prussian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 288. Nice dropped example with wide rings. Unknown Northern manufacture. Found at Shiloh TN. Sometimes found in the wake of Ohio Troops.

$45.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 25. Dug US Machine Turned Rifle Bullet .70 Cal.

M&M # 339. Nice dropped example with three rings. Unknown Northern manufacture. There are many variations of these bullets and the main common denominator is a parabolic cone cavity. Superb condition. Found at Shiloh TN.

$35.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 26. Dug US/CS Sharps Patent Rifle Bullet .577 Cal.

M&M # 42. Scarce bullet in perfect condition. Dug near Bean Station, TN. by Marcus Osborne.

$28.00

 

BLT 27. Dug US Sage Patent Army Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

M&M # 122. Nice example and less common than the standard Colt patent variants.

$20.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 28. Dug US/CS Sharps Slant Breech Carbine Bullet .46 Cal.

M&M # 195. Superb example and one of the scarcer Sharps variants. Almost always found in Confederate camps.

$65.00

 

BLT 29. Dug Confederate “Extra Tall” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 267. This large and distinct looking bullet is the scarcest member of the “French” triangular cavity variants. Obviously a crude Confederate copy of the French Carbine pattern. Found near Shiloh TN. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$495.00

 

BLT 30. Dug Confederate “Lovell Cavity” French Dragoon or “Infantry Weapon” Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 263. Flawless example of this very scarce variant. A very limited number of these were dug at Port Hudson LA. and that is the only place I know of them being found. Distinct deep ogival cavity. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$95.00

 

BLT 31. Dug Confederate “High Base” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 266. One of the rarest of the triangular cavity variants. As far as I know, these rare bullets have only been found at Shiloh, Corinth and a few other early war Western Theater sites. This one is perfect and was dug at Shiloh many years ago. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$95.00 HOLD S.P.

 

BLT 32. Dug Confederate French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 264. This is the most common variant. Nose cast, and according to Dean Thomas (see page 237, Vol. 4, of “Round Ball to Rimfire”) may have been brought to the Confederacy through Mexico via France. It was originally packaged in an English style cartridge (see example on page 238). Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$25.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 33. Dug Confederate French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 265. Another variant with rounded off nose, exactly like M&M # 263 but with a triangular cavity. Only found at Port Hudson LA. and vicinity. These bullets exhibit very high quality manufacture and were almost surely imported. This one was found by Ronnie McCallum at Port Hudson.

$25.00

 

BLT 34. Dug CS/US Rifle Bullet with “French” style triangular cavity .577 Cal.

M&M # 349. Nice example. I have personally found some of these interesting bullets in a New York troops camp near Stafford VA. Some diggers have found them in Confederate contexts. They are only found in the Eastern Theater.

$25.00

 

BLT 35. Dug Confederate Hexagonal Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal. found at Fort Fisher NC.

M&M # 251. One of the very few of these with provenance that I consider acceptable. Patina perfectly matches other bullets dug at Fort Fisher and the digger, the late Jack Wells, had one of the most comprehensive and uncorrupted early dug collections from that area. Excellent dropped condition. 

$395.00 HOLD R.B.

 

BLT 36. Dug Confederate “Four Ring” Sharps Cavalry Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 178. Excellent dropped condition with distinct raised rings. Scarce Confederate bullet. Provenance of N. Virginia. 

$85.00 HOLD M.R.

 

BLT 37. Dug US Greene Rifle/Cavalry Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

Not listed in M&M, but is illustrated on page 132, Fig, 439 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. Also known as a “solid base Enfield”. Note rounded nose. Good dropped condition. Measures .999″ x .535″. Really scarce bullet. Provenance of N. Virginia. 

$150.00

 

BLT 38. Dug “Patriot” Rifle Bullet/Shotgun Slug .69 Cal.

Rare trans-Mississippi bullet shown on page 262 of Tom Stelma’s Reference book “Some Civil War Bullets Vol.2.”. Flat solid base with rounded edge. The only place where these are mentioned as being dug is Springfield Missouri. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$175.00 HOLD J.B.

 

BLT 39. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .54 Cal.

Similar in form to M&M # 438, but with one wide ring and probably the .54 Cal. version of M&M # 559 , which is also illustrated on page 186, Fig, 169-170 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville TN. Arsenal. Excellent dropped condition with teat in cavity. Measures .1.070″ x .536″. Really scarce bullet. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$195.00 HOLD M.A.

 

BLT 40. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .58 Cal.

M&M # 297, also illustrated on page 186, Fig, 168 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is one of the more common, probably made in quantity once a standard pattern was settled upon. Excellent dropped condition. Measures .993″ x .565″ Provenance uncertain. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$75.00

 

BLT 41. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 298 & 299, also illustrated on page 200, Fig, 264 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is the most common, probably made in quantity once a standard pattern was settled upon. Designed for use in the Mississippi Rifle but also used in carbines and Austrian Rifles. Excellent dropped condition. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$28.00

 

BLT 42. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 438, also illustrated on page 200, Fig, 269-70 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is relatively scarce and has a teat cavity. Designed for use in the Mississippi Rifle but also used in carbines and Austrian Rifles. Good dropped condition. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$65.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 43. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .45 Cal.

M&M # 439, also illustrated on page 185, Fig, 148-49 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is relatively scarce and has a pointed nose and teat cavity. Excellent dropped condition. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$75.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 44. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .45 Cal.

Variant of M&M # 439 but with a rounded nose. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. Excellent dropped condition. Found near the Fort Donelson TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$75.00 HOLD LK

 

BLT 45. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .48 Cal.

Very rare unlisted Nashville Arsenal variant. Typical teat cavity with one ring and a pointed nose. Measures .763″ x .468″. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. Excellent dropped condition. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$150.00

 

BLT 46. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle” Bullet .52 Cal.

Very rare unlisted Nashville Arsenal variant. Typical teat cavity but with one ring. Measures .885″ x .511″. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. Excellent dropped condition. Found near the Fort Donelson TN. Battlefield. Ex. Joe Hayworth, ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$150.00

 

BLT 47. Dug Confederate Rifle or Carbine Bullet .52 Cal.

Very rare unlisted early war variant. Two widely spaced rings and conical cavity. Measures .978″ x .513″. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. Good dropped condition. Found near the Fort Donelson TN. Battlefield. Ex. Joe Hayworth, ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$150.00

 

BLT 48. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle”/ Carbine Bullet .50 Cal.

M&M # 311, also illustrated on page 185, Fig, 165 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is rare and may have been produced for cavalry carbines. Excellent dropped condition. Measures .808″x .490″. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

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BLT 49. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle”/ Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

M&M # 302, also illustrated on page 185, Fig, 156 of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is rare and may have been produced for Army revolvers. Excellent dropped condition. Measures .701″x .433″. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

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BLT 50. Dug Confederate “Tennessee Rifle”/ Revolver Bullet .44 Cal.

Sharply pointed variant of M&M # 302 in superb condition. This family of “Tennessee” rifle bullets is bewildering, and the rare variants were produced in very limited numbers. They are mostly found in early war Confederate contexts, and were probably made by the Nashville Arsenal to use in various hunting and target rifles. This variant is rare and may have been produced for Army revolvers. Measures .759″x .436″. Found near the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

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BLT 51. Dug “French Sharps” Rifle/Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

Scarce French made bullet shown on page 52 (Fig. 02-090) of Tom Stelma’s Reference book “Some Civil War Bullets Vol.2.”. Excellent dropped condition. It appears that these bullets did not see use beyond the State of Texas. Provenance of Dyer’s Island, TX. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

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BLT 52. Dug Sharps and Hankins Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

M&M # 72. Good dropped condition. Scarce bullet.

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BLT 53. Dug US/CS Foreign Revolver/Pistol Bullet .42 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M. Same caliber as the Lemat but with two grooves and a rounded nose. Measures .767″ x .414″. Excellent dropped condition. Scarce bullet.

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BLT 54. Dug US Johnston & Dow Patent Starr Cavalry Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M but shown and discussed on page 257 (Fig. 588) of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. 2. Scarce bullet described as the Johnston & Dow waterproof and combustible cartridge for the Starr Carbine. Flawless dropped condition. Provenance of Dinwiddie Co. VA.

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BLT 55. Dug Confederate Cavalry Carbine Bullet .54 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M but shown on page 197 (Fig. 229) of Dean Thomas’ reference book “Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. 4. Also shown on page 34 of Tom Stelma’s reference book “Some Civil War Bullets” Vol. 2. Rare CS bullet in flawless dropped condition. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

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