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Miscellaneous Relics

MS 1. Extremely rare Texas Militia Artillery Officer’s Bit and Bridle Harness with Reins.

Very fancy Civil War period brass “snake” bit with an inlaid silver star on both sides. Confederate regulation block letter “A” rosettes (identical to the Confederate artillery coat buttons) are lead backed and are similar to the contemporary US Artillery pattern. Leather harness is original and has some areas of re-enforcement and re-stitching. All brass adjuster buckle are present as is a diamond shaped escutcheon bearing the number “42”. This may be a one of a kind custom harness made for a high ranking Texas Artillery Officer  and it appears totally Confederate as well. Quite remarkable indeed!



MS 2. Confederate Infantry Courier’s Dispatch Case.

Extremely rare. Typical Confederate manufacture being made of tarred linen and hand sewn. Script “I” Confederate Infantry button used to secure outer flap. Remarkable condition. Used to convey written orders between officers.



MS 3. Rare US Mounted Officer’s Spur with Stars.

A fantastic and totally untouched example that saw service. Note patriotic design with 13 stars and “US” straddling the rowell shank. Rowell spins freely.



MS 4. US M-1851 Enlisted Cavalry or Artillery Saber Belt Rig marked “DINGEE & LORIGAN”.

High quality belt is made of supple buff leather. The buckle is very nice and stamped with bench # 923 (keeper is not numbered). Note maker stamp “DINGEE & LORIGAN MAKERS, NEW YORK” on inside surface of belt. Both saber hangers are present. A very nice rig to display with your US Cavalry/Artillery Saber or mount on a mannequin with your Cavalry or Artillery Shell Jacket.



MS 5. Virginia Secession Badge attached to a Confederate Requisition Receipt dated Feb. 9th, 1862.

This receipt is for several items received from a John Hopkins. It mentions “three perfect and five imperfect sets of harness” as well as a “set of whiffle trees, a camp kettle, two wagon covers, six imperfect bridles, two six mule teams, two extra wagons” etc. all signed for by a “T. E. Leahy”? I imagine that the Secession Badge was possibly left as a token of surety by this particular officer. The badge itself is finely crafted from red, white and blue silk ribbons and has a Virginia Militia Coat Button attached by a strand of bullion wire. The button bears the “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm. with rays.



MS 6. State of Louisiana Secession Badge.

Something you don’t see everyday and this one is in superb condition with a wartime Louisiana Militia Coat Button mounted in the center of a red badge with white tails. There are many early wartime photos showing soldiers wearing these proudly on their uniforms. These rare badges were recently acquired from a long time Richmond VA. collection.



MS 7. Confederate States $1000 “Stonewall Jackson” Bond.

Probably the most iconic and collectable Confederate Bond. Great condition with seven interest coupons remaining. Perfect for framing. Comes from the family estate of Civil War veteran Pvt. William Phillips, of the 11th Tenn. Cavalry (US).



MS 8. US M-1864 Cartridge Box for .69 Cal. Rifled Musket.

Scarce US Infantry cartridge box in very good condition. 100% complete and original. Clearly embossed “US” on outer flap. Leather has some crazing on surface but is flexible. Maker marked on inner flap “R. NECE” in addition to a US Ordnance Inspector’s stamp. Original tins present.  Box measures approximately 8 ¼” x 2” x 5” (for the .69 caliber elongated ball). Appropriate to display with your .69 Cal. rifled and sighted M-1842 and M-1816 as well as the variety of French, German, Austrian and Belgian rifled muskets in .69 Cal.

$425.00 HOLD R.M.


MS 9. Alabama Volunteer Corps Secession Badge or Cockade.

Most likely a cockade sewn onto an Alabama Officer’s Slouch hat. Remarkable condition with a cuff or vest size Alabama Volunteer Corps button fastened in the center of a star. These badges were recently acquires from a long time collection in Richmond VA.



MS 10. Confederate Infantryman’s Cartridge Box.

A very well made type with intact inner flap, tool pouch and both tins. This box has belt loops in lieu of roller buckles. Top of flap has almost separated but is still hanging on. Interesting closure tab finial. Old paper tag on outer flap states “CARTRIDGE BOX/ATLANTA”. Soldier’s initials “T.M.P. neatly carved on reverse. Confederate cartridge boxes rarely survive.



MS 11. US Militia Mounted Officer’s Breast Strap.

Civil War period or slightly earlier and in remarkable condition. Adorned with brass studs and highly decorated leather straps. The brass martingale features a Federal Eagle surrounded by a floral border. This had to belong to a high ranking officer and surely saw service in the Civil War. This rare piece originally surfaced in Texas and comes from an advanced Civil War Cavalry collection. The Eagle Martingale is super.



MS 12. Dug Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Spur produced by Memphis Novelty Works.

Excellent condition. Standard Leech and Rigdon pattern with “CS” on the reverse and stars on each arm. Found just last year on the road from Shiloh to Selmer TN. by Brant Arnold.




MS 14. Large excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1820-1835.

Rare and complete with no bends or cracks. Some ground action at the bottom. Green patina with spots of oxidation on the face. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 265, Fig. 612 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



MS 16. Dug US “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin.

Used to pin up one side of the US M-1851 Hardee Hats. This superb example was dug by Bob Shelton at Camp Cooper Texas where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was once stationed before the war. 



MS 17. Dropped Confederate Gardner Bullets .577 Cal. Found on the Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

All in great condition and dug long ago by Mike Mancuso in an area occupied by Texas and Georgia Troops on private property near the South Cavalry Field.

$15.00 ea.


 MS 18. First Edition “Life and Travels of General Grant” Authored by J.T. Headley and Published in 1879.

Superb condition. Surely a most interesting read.




MS 21. Scarce Dug US Militia Hat Insignia.

Impressive spread winged Federal Eagle with both attachment loops intact. Approx. 2.5″ across. Ca. 1850’s. Richmond VA. area.



MS 22. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt.

This fine looking Confederate “Army of Tennessee” belt buckle retains a good bit of the original black enamel paint in the recesses and has the “spun” type hooks on the reverse. Two of the hooks were cast quite short but they still catch the belt which is a Federal enlisted man’s accoutrement belt. A COA from Larry Hicklen accompanies the rig. In it, he states that he believes that the buckle has been with it since the war. The Confederates certainly used whatever they could capture on the battlefield. This is a fantastic looking belt rig.



MS 23. Brass Bullet Mold for Pickett Rifle.

Approximately .45 Cal. Excellent condition.



MS 24. Extremely Rare Matching Pair Of Brass Confederate Cavalry Stirrups.

Rare Confederate copies of the US M-1833 Dragoon Stirrup. Fantastic green patina. Dug together on the Brandy Station VA. Battlefield. Ex. Sam Higginbotham Collection.



MS 25. US Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt and Percussion Cap Box.

A very attractive US belt rig. Mid war Boyd and Sons government contract pattern US oval buckle with arrow hooks mounted on its original polished leather belt complete with brass adjuster. Cap box is also very nice with original wool lining and maker marked “S.H. YOUNG/NEWARK”. .



MS 26. Dug US M-1841 “Mississippi” Rifle Lock Assembly.

Excellent condition and complete. If you are trying to complete a dug weapon, this might work for you. Provenance unknown.



MS 27. Confederate Gardner Pattern Canteen.

Classic Confederate wooden drum canteen with a great patina to the wood. Sling and spout missing in action. There is a soldier’s initial “J.K.” on one side. A small piece of wood is absent near the spout opening. A great representative example. A COA letter from Larry Hicklen comes with the canteen stating that he believes that it belonged to a Pvt. James Karney of Co.E, 2nd TN. Vol. Infantry. CSA. 





MS 30. Dug Brass Spigot for Barrel or Cask Tap.

Found by Warren Vestal in a Civil War Camp near Greensboro NC. 



 MS 31. Excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1825-1840.

Extremely rare large cap plate, even more rare excavated. Highly detailed and loaded with silver plating. Initials “HLH” scratched on bottom. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 281, Fig. 627-628 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



MS 32. Letter from Master’s Mate William L. Howorth, U.S.N. One of the surviving commandos responsible for the destruction of the Confederate Ram “CSS Albemarle” and a button from his coat used to smuggle a letter from Danville Prison.

Really interesting letter describes Howorth using a button on his uniform “worn during the destruction of the Albemarle” to smuggle a letter from a fellow imprisoned Federal Officer. He describes being searched three times by the “Notorius Dick Turner of Libby Prison fame” on his way to being released. Howorth was one of the 11 men captured by the Confederates after the sinking of the Albemarle. His commanding officer, Lt. William B. Cushing (who planned and executed the Albemarle raid) escaped after a harrowing journey down the Roanoke river. Two men drowned after the explosion (a spar torpedo was planted on the Abemarle and detonated by Cushing). This button witnessed one of the most daring commando raids of the war. Housed in an attractive display case. An amazing piece of American Naval history.



MS 33. Dug Confederate “Tredegar Iron Works” Socket Bayonet.

Scarce wrought iron Confederate bayonet with flat three sided blade. Appears to have been made into a body hook that has been stretched out from use. Very good excavated condition. Provenance uncertain.



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. Dug Mexican Cast Bronze Signal Cannon. 1/2″ Bore. Ca. 1840-1860.

Unusual little gun complete with trunions and Mexican coat of arms with eagle devouring a snake. Deep green patina. Provenance unknown. Weight and length forthcoming. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



 MS 36. Dug US Militia Stirrup Mount ca. 1820-1830.

Really cool looking Federal Eagle surrounded by 13 stars in an oval. These would have accompanied a high ranking officer’s saddle. See page 138, Fig. 2 of Howard Crouch’s “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” reference book for an illustration of the type as mounted on the stirrup. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



MS 37. Dug CS/US Cavalry Picket Pin.

Very good condition. Dug near Shiloh, TN. 



MS 38. Volunteer Maine Militia Belt Rig and Wallet Identified to David O. Hoyt, Co. I, 9th Maine Vol. Infantry Regt.

Rare belt. Both items from same family estate according to the picker. One of my clients shared this information: Sergeant Major David O Hoyt. Son of Nathaniel and Ann Hoyt. Husband of Linney Doe Hoyt. Enlisted at Passadumkeag, Maine Sept 21, 1861 at age 24 as a private into Co I 9th Maine Infantry Regiment. Promoted Corporal 1863. Re-enlisted Jan 1, 1864. POW Aug 16, 1864 at Weldon Rail Road, VA. Promoted Sergeant 1865. Promoted Sergeant Major and transferred to Field & Staff June 23, 1865. Mustered out July 13, 1865.



MS 39. Dug Silver US 9th Army Corps Insignia. 

Remarkable condition with sharp detail. Fashioned from stamped silver. Found long ago on the Petersburg VA. Battlefield.



MS 40. Rare Confederate Cartridge Box and Sling, both marked “MANUFACTURED BY MAGEE & GEORGE/NEW ORLEANS”.

This leather working firm was early on known as “Magee, Horter and George” but later dropped Horter. They were prolific suppliers of cartridge and cap boxes as well as waist belts and bayonet scabbards to the Confederacy and individual Southern State units. Magee and George ceased production when New Orleans capitulated to the Federals in April of 1862. The cartridge box featured here is in good condition for Confederate leather. The outer flap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY MAGEE & GEORGE/NEW ORLEANS. Tins are missing but tool pouch is present. Intact closure tab and brass finial. Adjuster buckles for the sling are torn loose but present inside the box. Sling is also maker marked with the same three line Magee & George address as the box. Sling exhibits crazing to the leather surface, is a bit stiff and has some repairs. Nonetheless, it is displays great with the box. Ex. Jim McConkey Collection.



MS 41. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness. 

Extremely rare. This is the same Federal Eagle pattern that adorns the breastplate on the US cartridge Box slings. It is in great condition and was cut out along the sides for some unknown reason. Cool relic. This is the very martingale photographed on page 201 in Charlie Harris’ reference book “Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns”. Found in North GA. 



MS 42. Dug Colt Navy Revolver Mold .36 Cal.

Condition is such that the mold hinge is not frozen and it is complete with sprue cutter. Provenance of Shiloh TN.



MS 43. Dug US Cavalryman’s Spur.

Found near Greensboro NC. by Warren Vestal.



MS 44. 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 45. 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. Comes with a COA from Brendan Synammon of the Union Drummer Boy in Gettysburg PA.



MS 46. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Remarkable condition with long neck and large iron rowell. Classic style. Provenance of New Market TN.



 MS 47. Dug US Company Letter “B” Hat Insignia.

Perfect condition and hard to find intact. Large size (1″tall) and made of stamped brass. Dug near Orange VA. by Sam Higginbotham.



MS 48. Dug Company Letter “A” Hat Insignia.

Large 1″ size neatly perforated by the soldier to be sewn onto a hat. Found by Bob Shelton in a Texas Civil War troops camp.



MS 49. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

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



ART 50. New York Navy Yard Primer Box dated 1861. 

Very good condition. Well marked.



MS 51. Dug Brass Applique with War Trophy Motif.

Cool relic found in a Civil War camp near Greensboro NC. I have no idea what it if for, perhaps a decoration on a sword scabbard. 



MS 52. Dug Powder Measuring Tip from Black Powder Flask. Marked “AM FLASK & CAP CO.”

A neat little war relic found near Bentonville NC. by Warren Vestal.



MS 53. Excavated Confederate/Militia Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness. 

All Martingales are scarce. This plain one is of a type thought to be Confederate and found in Confederate sites. Near perfect condition with full lead on the reverse. Found in a CS campsite near Bovina MS. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



MS 54. Civil War Era Tobacco Tin marked “C. PARKER PAT’d. JAN. 24, 1860”. 

Great condition and still contains original tobacco.



MS 55. 1862 dated Letter Envelope from Private James F. Cameron, Co. C, 11th Alabama Vol. Infantry. Killed in action at Gettysburg.

Great condition and fully legible. Sent to his father. James had a brother named Matthew in a different regiment who was also killed in battle at Chickamauga on Sept. 20th, 1863.



MS 56. 12 Dug Clay Tobacco Smoking Pipe. 

Superb condition. Found in a Civil War Camp near Greensboro NC. by Warren Vestal.



MS 57. “UNION OR DEATH” Inscribed .69 Caliber Three Ring Rifle Bullet from the Shiloh TN. Battlefield. 

This is the real deal. Found several years ago by Brant Arnold on private property that was once part of the first day’s Battle and also a Federal Infantry Camp. Dropped condition. Neatly and legibly inscribed. I believe this bullet may also be published in an issue of the North South Trader Civil War Magazine. A Federal soldier has expressed his sentiments quite forcefully here and with profound symbolism.



MS 58. Civil War Period “Dispatch Case”.

Early wooden case covered in tarred leather with intact carrying strap. Very good condition considering its age. Supposedly used by mounted couriers to carry dispatches and written orders between officers. 



MS 59. Heavy Brass US Mounted Dragoon or Artillery Stirrup with “T.&T. FAIRBANKS & Co. St. JOHNSBURY VT.” Maker Stamp.

Scarce maker mark. Rarely seen.



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MS 61. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness ca. 1835-1845. 

Very rare early 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 62. Dug Quarter Cut 1776 Silver Spanish 8 Reale Coin.

An authentic “Piece of Eight’. Found many years ago by Warren Vestal near Greensboro NC. Cool relic.



MS 63. 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 64. US M-1859 Military Training or “Curb” Bit.

Relatively scarce US Cavalry relic. Excellent condition with both brass “US” bosses. There is a maker stamp but I cannot make it out.



MS 65. Dug Regimental #0 Kepi Insignia.

Small 1/2″ size for Kepi. Very fine example with no issues. Dug near Orange VA. Ex. Sam Higginbotham Collection.



MS 66. Civil War era Curry Comb.

Very similar to US military patterns and possibly Confederate manufacture. Excellent non dug condition.



MS 67. US M-1851 Officer’s Sword Belt.

Good overall condition. Totally untouched since the war. Missing one of the hangers. 



MS 68. 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 69. 1842 Dated Patriotic Pin with Federal Eagle.

This piece came from a diggers collection but I have no provenance on it. I suppose it commemorates some event. Measures about 5/8″ in diameter or a little larger than a penny. Missing pin on back.



MS 70. Civil War period Iron Bridle Bit, possibly Confederate.

Unusual but simple style. Part of an advanced Civil War cavalry collection.



MS 71. Pair of matching Brass Stirrups.

Excellent condition and of a type found in Confederate cavalry camps. Most likely an antebellum civilian pattern. 



MS 72. Dug George Washington Bridle Rosette.

Large size, about 2.25″ in diameter. Very rare and in very good condition with intact iron/tin back. Provenance unknown. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



MS 73. Non regulation Civil War period Bridle Bit.

Finely crafted iron bit with silver plating. Delicate design with intact curb chain. A type used by the planter class or someone of status.



MS 74. Dug US 12th Army Corps Hat Insignia.

Perfect condition with traces of gold plating. This type was provided by camp sutlers to troops in the Army of the Potomac. Verbal provenance of Chancellorsville, VA.



MS 75. Matching pair of Civil War era Brass Spurs with intact boot straps.

Nice non regulation pair in great condition. Typical of what a lot of Confederate Cavalrymen went to war with.



MS 76. Austrian Lorenz Sergeant’s Combination Gun Tool for .54 Cal. Rifle.

Very scarce in non excavated condition and complete with attached worm and intact nipple pick. A fitting item to display with your .54 Cal. Austrian Lorenz Rifle. 



MS 77. Non excavated P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket #4 Private’s Combination Tool.

Non dug “T” pattern complete with wiper/worm attached and lubricating apparatus. Missing nipple pick. See page 366 of Russ Pritchard and C. Huey’s Book “The English Connection” for detailed information on these tools. A perfect item to display with your Enfield Rifle Musket.



MS 78. Dug P-53 Enfield Rifle Musket #4 Sergeant’s Combination Tool.

Scarce dug “T” pattern in great condition with intact nipple pick. Missing worm. See page 365 of Russ Pritchard and C. Huey’s Book “The English Connection” for detailed information on these tools. A perfect item to display with your Enfield Rifle Musket. Find a dug worm/wiper and you will be in business.



MS 79. Excavated Kenansville Field and Staff Sword Guard.

Found many years ago in the James River by the late diver/relic hunter Sam White at City Point, VA. Sam was tragically killed while disarming excavated Civil War ordnance. This relic comes directly from his family and was the pride of his collection. I knew Sam, he was a nice guy and was super passionate about finding the relics.



MS 80. Dug South Carolina Breastplate. 

Interesting Confederate relic with two attachment studs intact on reverse. A bit rough around the edges. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Walter Lineberger collection.



MS 81. 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 82. Dug Memphis Novelty Works “CS” Marked Cavalry Officer’s Spur.

The firm that produced this spur was also known as “Leech and Rigdon”. They were a prolific contractor/manufacturer originally based in Memphis TN. producing Swords, bowie knives, cutlasses, belt rigs, spurs and many other kinds of military equipment. This spur is in remarkable early dug condition with a mostly intact iron rowell, clearly cast “CS” and a smooth patina. Provenance uncertain. More rare than a CSA belt buckle.



MS 83. US Cavalry Hat Insignia.

Classic crossed sabers pin in remarkable condition. Complete with no repairs. Found near Spotsylvania, VA. 



MS 84. Dug South Carolina (Palmetto Armory) marked Socket Bayonet.

Appears to be a M-1835 .69 Cal. Socket Bayonet with “SC” over “WG” (William Glaze) stamp. Note that this stamp is clearly on top of the original “U.S.” stamp. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Walter Lineberger collection.



MS 85. Dug Confederate Cavalryman’s Spur.

Unusually large and sturdy spur. Confederate Arsenal Pattern. Iron rowell intact but quite rusty. Provenance of North Ga.



MS 86. Civil War Period Surgeon’s Amputation Kit produced by Shepard & Dudley of New York.

Remarkable condition. Case is very nice, has original key is and lined with blue velvet. All of the instruments are well organized and in great condition. Kit seems relatively complete.



MS 87. 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 88. Excavated US Militia Sword Guard Plate.

Most likely from an early US Militia Sword with an Eagle Head Pommel. Guard fragment is silver plated and features a spread winged US Eagle. Cool looking relic. Dug in an Alabama Troops camp. Northern VA.



MS 89. “G.Wostenholm I*XL” Side Knife with Bone Grips, Identified to “Dr. J.B. Martin, Elizabeth NJ”.

This fine knife retains its original scabbard and leg belt. Only the adjuster buckle is missing. Knife has perfect bone grips and a sharp 6″ blade. The ricasso and scabbard are marked “I*XL”. Blade is stamped “G. WOSTENHOLM & SON over “WASHINGTON WORKS (mostly worn)” and “HUNTER’S COMPANION”. Reverse of scabbard has the name “Dr. J.B. Martin, Elizabeth NJ.” written in dark ink. Someone should research this fellow. If he was a doctor, he may have served in the Union Army.



MS 90. 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 91. Dug Confederate Rifle Musket Sling Buckle.

Standard issue in Western Theater. This one was found in a Confederate surrender camp near Greensboro NC. by Warren Vestal.



MS 92. Civil War Straight Razor With US Patriotic Motif On Blade.

What a cool razor. Not only is the blade engraved with the US Federal Eagle but check out the nude babe on the bone or thermoplastic handle. Blade also bears a Sheffield, England maker mark and has a small chip. 



MS 93. 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 94. 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 95. US M-1859 Girth Strap for M-1859 McClellan Saddle.

Rare piece, especially in this condition. From a long time Texas cavalry collection.



MS 96. “A Soldier’s Dream Before A Battle” Song Card.

Excellent condition and printed on period card stock. Bright red and blue colors. No doubt sold to soldier’s by camp sutlers.

“Its midnight now in Tennessee,
There is no sound, but in the forest tree,
The cold October winds blow wild.
I’m sad when I think of the soldier’s child.

The soldier lies in his tent and dreams
Of his home in the North, and the bright running streams,
Of the wife of his youth, and the old cottage home,
Where, when but a boy, they delighted to roam.

He dreams of his parent’s’ that’s beneath the cold sod,
They are resting their bodies, their souls are with God;
He dreams of his daughter, so beautiful and mild,
That’s with her mother, a poor soldier’s child.

The bugle is sounded, the war path must be tread;
He thinks of his friends, he leaves them with God;
He rushes to battle, with the thousands so true,
To die ‘neath the folds, of the red white and blue.

He has fought his last fight, his country to save,
To conquer the foe, that seeks to enslave;
He fell in the battle, so fierce and wild,
And he breathed his last prayer, for the soldier’s child.

From the field of the battle his body is borne
To rest in the grave, ‘till the great judgement morn;
In his grave near the Camp may he find sweet repose,
And his friends the spot, when the war shall close.

Camp Smith, Tennessee, October 28th, 1864″



MS 97. Dug US Artillery Hat Insignia.

Used on Forage Caps and Hardee Hats. Very good condition with no repairs and only minor cracks. Found long ago by Arthur Lehman, Amelia County VA.



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MS 98. Dug Confederate Bridle Bit Boss.

Excellent condition. Civilian type with lead fill and silver plating. Dug in a CS Cavalry Camp in Amelia County VA. by Arthur Lehman.



MS 99. US Patriotic Letter Envelope”1861″.

Nice condition. Bright colors.



MS 100. Dug Confederate Battle Flag Spade or Finial.

This crude flagstaff finial or spear is made of wrought iron and was dug within the Confederate trenches at Spanish Fort Alabama. Rare and 100% Confederate.



MS 101. US M-1858 Smooth Side Canteen with Patriotic Paintings.

One side features a mounted cavalryman and the other has a Federal Eagle with flags. Possibly a GAR display piece.



MS 102. 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. A moment in time frozen in 1864.



MS 103. Dug US Seated Liberty Silver Dollar dated 1869.

Remarkable condition with fantastic toning. Provenance uncertain. Scarce date.



MS 104. Dug Portrait of a Man Carved From Lead found at Vicksburg, MS.

Remarkable relic carved by a bored soldier in the works around Vicksburg MS, Ex Claude Maley collection.



MS 105. Dug Lead Poker Chip with Leaf Carved on it from Vicksburg, MS.

Large and thick poker chip with carving of leaf or a tree. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



MS 106. Human Figure Carved from Lead, found at Vicksburg, MS.

Whittling was a popular pastime with bored soldiers and here is an interesting piece carved during the siege warfare of Vicksburg. Ex. Claude Maley collection.