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MS 1. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Butternut Shell Jacket Identified to Private William B. Royal, Co. C, 38th North Carolina Vol. Infantry Regt.

This high quality and classic example is made from homespun wool. Linen liner is original and in great condition. There are two belt loops on the side. Jacket retains seven original gold plated North Carolina Militia coat buttons. The buttons are Confederate made, most likely in Richmond VA. by S.A. Myers. They are consistent in finish and patina, and may very well be original to the coat. The truly great thing about this jacket, is that it was acquired from William B. Royal’s direct descendant, Howard ‘Hardy” Lee Royal in 2002 by Will Gorges of New Bern NC. There is a Statement of Provenance letter that comes with the jacket signed by Royal. According to Hardy, the bullet hole in the shoulder is from when his great-great grandfather was wounded at the Battle of The Wilderness on May 5, 1864. Private Royal enlisted on Jan. 16, 1862 and served consistently with the Army of Northern VA. He recovered from his wound and returned to the army in September of 1864. He was captured at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run VA. at the close of the war, and did a short stint at the Point Lookout, MD. prison. The 38th NC was in the thick of the fighting at Gettysburg suffering severe casualties. A copy of Royal’s service records and the regimental history of the 38th NC. are included. I photographed the jacket in some photos with original Confederate accoutrements to show its display potential. Ex. Will Gorges, Ex. Ray Richey Museum, Ex. Horse Soldier. 


MS 2. Confederate Tarred Canvas Haversack that was Carried into the Battle of Franklin TN. by Confederate General Otho F. Strahl when he was killed, November 30, 1864.

First of all, any Confederate knapsack is extremely rare. The one carried by a Confederate Brigadier General killed at Franklin is a historical Southern Treasure. Old brown ink card that was inside states: “The haversack used by Brigadier Gen’l Otto Frederick (actually French) Strahl of Tennessee during the late War Between the States. The mutilation of the flap was by a fragment of the shell in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30-1864 in which Gen’l Strahl lost his life.” The Battle of Franklin was truly the twilight of the once mighty Confederate Army of Tennessee. Major General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham commanded a division of mostly Tennessee Brigades (including Strahl’s). They were needlessly sacrificed due to the ineptitude and ego of General John Bell Hood. Five Confederate Generals were killed that day; Patrick Cleburne of Arkansas, Strahl from Tennessee, John Adams of Tennessee, States Rights Gist of South Carolina and Hiram B. Granbury of Texas. A sixth General, John C. Carter of Tennessee died the next day of a mortal wound. After the battle, their corpses were laid on the rear wooden porch of the Carnton House. General Strahl was leading his men on foot when he received a bullet through his neck, he was then quickly dispatched by two more bullets to the head. General Strahl is buried in Dyersburg TN. The haversack itself is quite rare and remarkable. It is well made from tarred canvas and has an intact carrying strap and adjuster buckles. Flap retains latch tab and buckle. Note damage to the flap that is mentioned on the tag.


MS 3. US M-1858 “Bullseye” Canteen with Original Blue Cover.

Nice Union canteen with original stopper and shoulder strap. Maker marked on spout.


MS 4. Exceptional “Wide-Awake” Lincolnite Kepi ca. 1860.

Worn by pro-Lincoln political supporters associated with the “Know Nothings”, by 1860, the Wide Awakes backed the new Republican Party and its candidate, Abraham Lincoln. There were hundreds of chapters of the club throughout the nation and they were considered a quasi-military organization with officers, uniforms, torches, banners, and some drill expertise. They functioned as a political police force, escorting campaign speakers and maintaining order at large political gatherings. They assembled at polls to protect voters and marched in parades in support their party. On October 3, 1860, 10,000 Wide Awakes marched in Chicago in a procession three miles long. Harpers Weekly illustrated the event in the October 13, 1860 issue of the magazine. This is no doubt one of the finest in terms of condition. The oilcloth paint is still vibrant. No tears, repairs, or issues. The name “Joseph Dillon” is written inside with pencil. A remarkable American Civil War and US Political artifact.


MS 5. Early Oil Painting depicting the Battle of Mobile Bay. The USS Hartford and The CSS Tennessee.

High quality painting done shortly after the war. Very well executed but unfortunately there is not a signature visible on the painting. Captures US Admiral David Glasgow Farragut’s “Damn the Torpedoes” moment with the Hartford run alongside the Tennessee. Water gilded frame is original. Measures 33.5″x 24.5″ overall. No damage or restoration. This is a really great painting. 


MS 6. Excavated Silver Shield Badge Inscribed “John J. Meighan, Co. B, 1st U.S. Cav”.

Nicely decorated around the border and inscribed by a jeweler. Pin missing on the back. I don’t have much information on this soldier. It is recorded that Meighan also served in Co. E. of the 53rd PA. Infantry. According to his obituary, he died of “Bright’s Disease” after working for many years in New York as a stationary engineer for coal companies. He was a member of the Conyngham Chapter of the G.A.R. I will leave the research to the buyer. A cursory look at this unit’s history shows its involvement in many important battles including Kelly’s Ford, Trevillians Station, Brandy Station, Gettysburg and many others. The badge was dug near Fredericksburg VA.


MS 7. 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. 


MS 8. Confederate Tin Drum Canteen.

Fine quality canteen with intact sling loops, spout and only minor service dings. Ex. Steve Mullinax collection.


MS 9. Exceptional US M-1858 Cavalryman’s “Hardee” Hat.

High quality, most likely unissued. No tears or repairs. Cavalry insignia as well as yellow hat cord are authentic. Sweat band present and a clear “US ARMY/EXTRA MANUFACTURE” and size “7” stamp present inside the crown. This hat would be a fitting accessory to your US Cavalry Jacket. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 10. Brass Powder Flask for Cased Colt M-1849 Pocket Revolver .31 Cal.

Excellent condition with an untouched patina. Pouring mechanism and spout intact. Classic patriotic design.


MS 11. Confederate Made Holster for Colt M-1849 Pocket Revolver.

A fine example with smooth supple leather. Hand stitched with lead rivets on the reverse. Small hole at the tip. Perfectly fits a Colt pocket revolver with 5″ barrel.


MS 12. Confederate Trooper’s Stirrup.

Solid cast brass and crudely finished. Surfaced in Central VA.


MS 13. Confederate Marked P-56-P-60 Enfield Rifle Saber Bayonet Scabbard.

Quite a bit more scarce than the bayonets themselves. Blockade Runner manifest # 3228 engraved on belt frog stud. Very good condition. I cannot fully fit a loose bayonet into the scabbard as it has shrunk slightly. See page 328 of Corky Huey and Russ Pritchard’s fine reference book “The English Connection” for a similar example.


MS 15. US Officer’s Bridle Bit Rosette.

Large pre-war type with lead fill and intact brass attachment loop. Very rare non-excavated.


MS 16. US M-1859 Cavalry Carbine Cartridge Box, Maker Marked “DINGEE & LORRIGAN”.

High quality box with intact roller buckles, latch tab and wooden cartridge block. The wooden block accommodates .54 Cal. Cartridges. Note belt loop modification for carrying on a sling. Appropriate to display with your American Civil War carbine.


MS 17. Pinkerton Hand Cuffs ca. 1887.

Used for restraining the lawless in the wild west. This type was also used by Houdini in his escape performances. No key. 


MS 18. Original Allen C. Redwood Pen and Ink Drawing Titled “An Incident in the Defense of New Orleans”. 

The artist was certainly intimate with this event and was probably a participant. He depicts Confederate Troops preparing an ambuscade of a steam powered riverboat or transport barge in the swamps of Louisiana. The soldiers are depicted realistically and in great detail. Redwood signed his name “A.C.R.” over “E.J.M.”. He is probably the foremost contemporary Confederate artist of the Civil War and is known for several famous drawings. Nicely framed with hand decorated matt.


USBP 21. US M-1851 Belt Plate on Cotton Web Belt.

Almost certainly a US state militia belt. It must be quite rare, and if anyone has some input on which troops were outfitted with these, please chime in. Condition is excellent.


MS 22. Original Watercolor Portrait of Confederate General John Sappington Marmaduke of Missouri.

Exceptionally well executed and most likely the work of artist William B. Cox (1836-1882) who was known for his portrait work in Missouri, particularly of Civil War luminaries. Painting shows Marmaduke seated and in uniform. Painting measures 15″x 18″. Marmaduke commanded Confederate Cavalry under Gen. Sterling Price. He survived the war and eventually became governor of Missouri but died while in office. Marmaduke is buried in Jefferson City MO.


MS 23. Dug Union Third Army Corps Hat Insignia.

These were worn on forage caps of Union soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. Superb condition, jeweler engraved around the edges and made of silver. Found in Richmond VA. Comes with an attractive display case. Ex Terry Teff collection. 


MS 24. Dug Child Slave’s Cotton Hoe.

What was life like for an enslaved child? I suppose they might have been allowed to play after a long day in the fields. I imagine that it was also natural for children to emulate their parents. This tiny wrought iron cotton hoe was dug on a North Carolina plantation site near Greensboro by Warren Vestal. It is a rare and interesting relic with a cruel story. The child slave was also property and productivity was no doubt extracted from them.


MS 25. US Pattern of 1858 Embroidered Cavalry Officer’s Forage Cap Insignia (First Regiment).

Very good condition with bullion border sewn onto black felt background. See pages 196-197 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for similar examples and more information. Particularly fig, 463 and fig. 465. Measures 2.25″ x 1.75″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 26. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (100 volumes, including 5-volume index).

For serious relic hunters that do research, this set of books will be a game changer. These volumes are relatively scarce and most relic hunters don’t even know they exist. All of the information left out of the original Official Records: the reports listed as “not located”, the reports the Confederates didn’t send in, the Union reports not sent in, misplaced or sent in late, correspondence, itineraries of the units, record of events, records of the secret service.  “An invaluable collection of primary source material.”-Civil War Magazine. ” The single most important publication for Civil war researchers in nearly a century.”-William Marvel, author and Civil War historian. Arrangement of material: Part I, Reports; Part II, Record of Events and Itineraries of the Units; Part III, Correspondence; Part IV, Index. Printed on acid-free paper, sturdy cloth binding with gold stamping, sewn not glued, reinforced hinges, easy to read. These volumes were produced by Broadfoot Publishing. I have the complete set, like new condition. Shop or show pick up only. The best price I can find for a complete used set is $4500.00.

$1495.00 Shop or Show pick up.

MS 27. Dug Civil War Pickle Bottle.

Unusual type with pontil. Measures approx. 8″ in length and 2.75″ in diameter. Light aqua glass. Warren Vestal had a note with it saying he found it at Port Hudson LA. 


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MS 30. Embroidered US Artillery Officer’s Hat Insignia.

Regulations of 1858 Pattern. High quality piece with gold bullion and red central boss. See pages 128-129 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for similar examples and more information. Measures 2.5″ across. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 31. Embroidered 5th US Army Corps Officer, First Division Hat Badge.

Large well made insignia with a gold bullion border surrounding a red field. Probably for an officer. One of the more iconic insignia of the Army of the Potomac. Measures 2″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 32. Embroidered Engineering Corps Officer’s Hat Insignia.

US or State Militia. Well made insignia with gold and silver bullion sewn on to black felt background. Classic turreted castle design. See page 189 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for similar examples and more information. Measures 3″ across.


MS 33. South Carolina Militia Officer’s Embroidered Hat Insignia.

Classic Civil War Palmetto Tree insignia made of fine gold bullion. Ca. 1860. Measures 2″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 34. Dug Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Scarce decorated iron type with brass rowell. Excellent condition. Provenance of CS Cavalry camp near Corinth MS.


MS 35. Enfield Rifle Musket, Rifle and Carbine Tompions .577 Cal.

Authentic examples in excellent condition.

$75.00 ea. 

MS 36. Dug Bridle Bit Rosette found in Confederate Cavalry Camp near Chattanooga TN.

Unusual octagonal rosette made of stamped brass with lead fill. Iron attachment loop intact. Found many years ago by the late Charlie Harris.


MS 37. Dug Civil War Ale or Bitters Bottle from Petersburg VA.

Nice condition with no issues. Unusually short and fat variant. Dark green glass. Found back in December of 2003 by Charles Darden in a trash pit.


MS 38. Dug Lead Shield Badge Identified to Richard McCullough of Co. I, 139th PA. Vol. Inf. Regt. Inscribed “R. Mc/Co. I/139”.

Fine quality field made insignia that was dug within the Artillery Ridge Subdivision near Fredericksburg VA. Badge is clearly inscribed and decorated with stars. Probably lost during the May 3, 1863 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg/Chancellorsville. McCullough survived the battle but subsequently deserted during the Gettysburg campaign. Comes with a brief Regimental history of the 139th PA. and notes on the soldier. Originally purchased from the Horse Soldier of Gettysburg PA.

$650.00 HOLD D.D.

MS 39. Confederate Saddle Bags picked up on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield. De-accessed by Lee’s Headquarters Museum in August of 2000.

High quality construction, totally hand stitched russet brown leather with cow hide over the outer flaps. Lined on the inside with polished linen. Leather smooth and supple. Original Museum inventory tag (#485) still attached. The saddlebags are accompanied by a signed authentication letter from the Lee’s Headquarters Museum, a copy of the museum’s inventory list ca. 1900 with saddlebags listed, and a signed letter of authenticity from Brendan Synammon of the Union Drummer Boy in Gettysburg.

$1650.00 Reduced!

MS 40. 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.


MS 41. Excavated US Enlisted Artillery Corps Cap Plate ca. 1816-1820.

Another really rare and early plate. Complete with original attachment loops. Some freeze cracks have been stabilized with solder on the reverse. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 62, Fig. 85 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. John Powell, ex. Claude Maley collection.


MS 42. Complete set of Confederate Cavalry Saddle Bags. 

Rare to find connected as most were cut and used as satchels after the war. Good overall condition with characteristic “crow’s feet” closure straps. One buckle and one leather handle missing. Weak area in the center with minor tears from wear. 


MS 43. Rare US Topographical Engineer’s Embroidered Hat Insignia.

Antique gold bullion on black felt. Pattern of 1839. I have not seen an exact example of this pattern but it is no doubt real. See pages 180-181 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for more information. Measures 2.25″ x 2″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 44. Dug Shovel and Pick used by Confederate Forces at Bridgeport Alabama.

Found many years ago by Jerry Wormsley in the Confederate fortifications guarding the strategic Tennessee River crossing. Both pieces in remarkable condition.

$395.00 HOLD M.B.

MS 45. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Untouched woods patina with small brass rowell. Provenance of Corinth MS.


MS 46. Confederate Tin Drum Canteen with Original Linen Strap. 

Excellent and untouched. This canteen surfaced near Salisbury NC. Ex. Terry Teff collection.


MS 47. Dug Lead Toy Cannon from Kennesaw Mtn. Battlefield.

Cast from melted bullets by bored soldiers manning the trench lines facing Kennesaw Mountain GA. Fully functional with vent hole. Warped from firing. Note crude decoration on barrel. Found many years ago by Scott Howell.

$395.00 HOLD D.D.

MS 51. Dug Civil War Bayonet Converted into an Entrenching Tool.

Appears to be a Springfield bayonet. This tool was useful for rocky and hard ground. Excellent condition. Provenance of Tennessee.


MS 55. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness ca. 1835-1845. 

Very rare Mexican War type in great condition. Only minor loss at the upper right edge and no repairs. Possibly cleaned by the digger or a water find. See page 145, Fig. 2. in Howard Crouch’s reference book “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” for the type. Provenance unknown.


MS 56. Dug Regimental #0 Hat Insignia.

Large 1″ size for Kepi or Hardee Hat. Very fine example with no issues. Dug near Orange VA. Ex. Sam Higginbotham Collection.


MS 57. Volunteer Militia Hat Plate ca. 1825-1840.

Very good condition with a nice patina. Sharp details. Note small holes for sewing to the cap. See page 274 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for an illustration of this variant and more information. Measures 4.5″ x 3.25″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 58. US 6th Army Corps Kepi Insignia.

Large size with intact Civil War period T-hinge pin. Silver plated brass.


MS 59. Large excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1820-1835.

Rare to find at all, much less complete. Fantastic green patina with traces of silver plating. Some freeze cracks and minor bends. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 261, Fig. 603 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.


MS 60. US Infantry Officer’s Embroidered Hat Insignia.

Really nice looking Pattern of 1851 Infantry insignia with a brass regimental #4 mounted in the center. Thick and heavily decorated. See pages 145-146 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for similar examples and more information. Measures 3″ across. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 61. Enfield Rifle Musket Oil Can.

Rare and complete with applicator lid.


MS 62. Early US Cavalry Bridle Bit Rosette.

Scarce non-excavated example.


MS 63. Dug Mustard or Sauce Bottle from US Trash Pit.

Found at Petersburg VA. in 2003 by Charles Darden.


MS 64. Dug Confederate Lead Bar for Casting Bullets.

Warren Vestal found a few of these in a Confederate surrender camp near Greensboro NC. Crude lead ingot with no markings.


MS 66. Dug Regimental #1 Hat Insignia.

Excellent condition. Larger 1″ size. Found near Fredericksburg VA.


MS 67. Dug Regimental #8 Hat Insignia.

Slick and flawless. Larger 1″ size. Found near Fredericksburg VA.


MS 68. 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.


MS 69. Non Regulation Martingale for Cavalry Harness.

This decorative piece was affixed to the chest strap on a horse’s military riding harness. Confederate or State Militia use. Excellent non dug condition with full lead and two of the three attachment pins intact. 


MS 70. 6th Plate Ambrotype of Mother and Child.

A very clear and touching image. A mother and child hoping daddy will come home from the war? Perfect reenacting prop. 


MS 71. US Dragoons and Lancers Hat Insignia ca. 1833-1850.

High quality non excavated example with a deep patina. See pages 115-117 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s “American Military Headgear Insignia” reference book for illustrations and more information.


MS 72. Dug Regimental #9 or #6 Hat Insignia.

Very good condition. Larger 1″ size. Found by Bob Scates near the Wilderness VA.


MS 74. US M-1859 McClellan Military Saddle made by Clare & Co., Bethel Ohio.

Good quality saddle with accessories. Brass saddle shield marked “11 1/2 INCH SEAT”. Rawhide seat is in remarkable condition with only a few minor tears. Complete with all fittings, crupper and leather straps. Lariat, carbine boot or “thimble” and US M-1859 smooth sided canteen included. Brass maker tag is stamped “S. CLARE & CO. /MAKERS/BETHEL OHIO”. Leather skirts and stirrup covers are in great condition as are the wooden stirrups. 


MS 75. Dug US M-1859 Cavalryman’s Spur.

Excellent condition. Found Brandy Station VA. 


MS 76. Texas “Hope” Saddle.

Has rawhide-covered seat and is trimmed with dark russet brown bridle leather. The seat covering, quarter straps, sweat leathers, etc. are all tooled leather. The bent wood stirrups are of the rounded-top Confederate pattern. Confederate soldiers hailing from Texas commonly used this type of saddle. The Texas Rangers also
made them famous by their use. Includes girth strap.


MS 77. Southern, possibly Confederate, Morgan “Muley” Saddle.

Evidently this type of saddle is considered to be made in accordance with Southern and Trans -Mississippi saddle making traditions, notably the lack of a “saddle horn”. Condition is very good with intact leather side flaps and iron stirrups. Original woven girth strap also intact. Many Confederate Troopers brought these saddles into the service. Guaranteed to be Civil War period or earlier.


MS 78. Large Dug Clod of Red Clay with dropped .58 Cal. 3 Ring Minie’ dug in a Rifle Pit by Bill Erquitt near the Greenwood Cemetery in 2002. Atlanta Campaign.

Neat relic with solid provenance. Like a moment frozen in the summer of 1864.


MS 80. Dug Confederate Cavalry Spur found on the 1863 Brandy Station VA. Battlefield.

Scarce type, most likely a civilian pattern. Condition is excellent with intact iron rowell. Pea green patina.


MS 81. Dug Confederate Cavalry Spur. Rare Variant with Long Neck.

Most likely produced by a small Southern contractor. High quality spur with inserted shaft for rowell. I cannot remember where this one was dug unfortunately.


MS 82. Fine “Paris Oyster Dish” From Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Family Estate.

This fine porcelain serving dish once belonged to General Forrest and was acquired from the Tennessee State Museum by Gary Hendershott. One of an original group of nine. Excellent condition.


MS 89. Identified Confederate Surgeon’s Pocket Surgery or Field Kit.

High quality example with complete set of instruments. Leather folding case is embossed in gold “DR. ALEXANDER ERSKINE./238 BEALE ST./MEMPHIS TN.” The inside of the case is maker marked “BLEES-MOORE INST. CO./ST. LOUIS MO.” Cursory research shows that Erkine was indeed a Confederate surgeon in the Army of Tennessee. He served in a Tennessee Regiment but I forgot which one. Erskine continued to practice medicine after the war and it is possible that this kit may be post war. Will update this info soon.


MS 90. M-1851 Dug Colt Navy Revolver Bullet Mold .36 Cal.

Very good condition. Professionally cleaned, opens and closes. Designed to cast round and conical bullets. Provenance unknown. 

$95.00 HOLD D.H.

MS 91. Cased Eye Surgery Kit by Tiemann.

Fine looking walnut case with what appears to be a pretty complete set of surgery instruments. Metal plate for box lid missing.


MS 92. Dug US Company Hat Letter “A” Hat Insignia. 

Found in N. VA. Larger 1″ size.


MS 93. Dug US Company Hat Letter “B” Hat Insignia. 

Found in N. VA. Larger 1″ size.


MS 94. Dug US Company Hat Letter “C” Hat Insignia. 

Found in N. VA. Larger 1″ size.


MS 95. Dug US Company Hat Letter “D” Hat Insignia. 

Found in N. VA. Larger 1″ size.


MS 96. Dug US Company Letter “E” Hat Insignia.

Good condition with a couple of light bends. Larger 1″ size. Provenance uncertain.


MS 97. Dug US Company Letter “F” Hat Insignia.

Excellent condition. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Orange VA. Ex. Sam Higginbotham collection.


MS 98. Dug Company Letter “G” Hat Insignia.

Excellent condition. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Spotsylvania County VA. 

$65.00 HOLD

MS 99. Dug Company Letter “H” Hat Insignia.

Excellent condition. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Spotsylvania County VA. 


MS 100. Dug Company Letter “I” Hat Insignia.

Excellent condition. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Orange County VA. Ex. Sam Higginbotham collection.


MS 101. Dug Company Letter “K” Hat Insignia.

Excellent condition. Hard to find intact. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Spotsylvania County VA. Ex. Bob Scates collection.


MS 102. Dug Company Letter “L” Hat Insignia.

Rare company letter in excellent condition. Hard to find intact. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Stafford VA.


MS 103. Dug Company Letter “M” Hat Insignia.

Rare company letter in excellent condition. Hard to find intact. Larger 1″ size. Provenance of Fredericksburg VA.


MS 104. Dug Civil War Period Shackle Ball.

Here is a real “Ball and Chain” but unfortunately missing the chain. Used to restrain slaves and prisoners by chaining it to the ankle with an iron cuff. This early type may date back to Colonial times. It originally had a tall loop “which is broken off) to which the chain and leg shackle was attached. Found long ago by a late Fredericksburg VA. relic hunter who thought it was a 32 lb. cannon ball.  Actually, it could have possibly been used as a projectile for a 32 pounder gun? The numbers “2 1/2” are cast into the ball. Very crude with mold seam and casting flaws. Shop or show pick up only. Weighs 32 lbs.


MS 105. Matching Pair of US Militia Shako Hat Insignia ca. 1840-1850

These Federal Eagle rosettes were mounted on each end of the chinstrap. Mint condition with soldered attachment wires.


MS 106. US Infantry Officer’s Embroidered Hat Insignia ca. 1845-1855.

Early pattern with silver bullion and sequins on black felt. See page 138, fig. 309 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for a near identical example and more information. Measures 2.5″ across. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 107. US Pattern of 1858 Stamped Brass Cavalry Hat Insignia.

Superb and untouched with all soldered attachment loops intact. See page 200, fig. 477 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for this exact pattern and more information. Measures 3.25″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 108. US Pattern of 1858 Stamped Brass Artillery Hat Insignia.

Superb and untouched with all soldered attachment loops intact. See page 130, fig. 282 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for this exact pattern and more information. Measures 3.25″. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 109. US Pattern of 1858 Stamped Brass Infantry Hat Insignia.

Fine example with all soldered attachment loops intact. See page 154, fig. 362 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for this exact pattern and more information. Measures 3.5″. Lead filled regimental #5 is a bonus. Ex. Mike Janton collection.


MS 110. Embroidered Ordnance Corps Officer’s Hat Insignia.

Well made insignia with bullion and sequins. Pattern of 1851. US or State Militia. See page 178 of O’Donnell and Campbell’s fine reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia” for more information and illustration.