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Updated 3-28-20

 

CWI 1. Cased 6th Plate Ambrotype of a Confederate Major armed with an “Eagle Head” Foot Officer’s Sword and wearing a CS “Coin Style” Sword Belt Buckle.

An impressive and clear ambrotype. This officer is certainly from the Western Theater and can possibly be identified through regimental histories. It is also possible that he is a Mississippi officer because the “CoinPattern” CS Officer’s Buckle is thought to be a product of Jackson and then later, Columbus Mississippi. Fantastic content and the only known photo of a soldier wearing this distinct Confederate Belt Buckle.

$8500.00

 

CSBTN 1. Dug Confederate Infantryman’s Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Fantastic example with a super slick green patina. One of the best out there. Provenance uncertain.

$185.00

 

SSBTN 1. Dug Texas Militia Coat Button.

Approx. 20 mm. Rare button with plain star on lined field. Gold plating on front and silver plated reverse. Possibly produced in Louisiana. 

$2250.00

 

SSBTN 2. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 5, 22.5 mm. Remarkable condition and loaded with gold plating. “YOUNG SMITH & CO. NEW YORK” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$350.00

 

SSBTN 3. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 13, 23 mm. Perfect, no ground action, loaded with gold and sharp details. “KENT. PAINE & CO. RICHMOND” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$395.00

 

SSBTN 4. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Superb example with an unusual amount of gold plating. This variant has an intact iron shank. Provenance of Northern VA.

$350.00

 

SSBTN 5. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 1, 23 mm. Rare and highly detailed variant with a lot of gold plating. “KENT. PAINE & CO. RICHMOND” rmdc. Provenance of Chancellorsville Battlefield, Northern VA.

$1250.00

 

SSBTN 6. Excavated Kentucky Military Institute Coat Button.

SU 192, 20 mm. Nice looking button with gold plating. “W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS PHI.” rmdc. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 7. Excavated Mississippi Militia Artillery Coat Button.

MP 2, 21 mm. Rare button in remarkable condition with a lot of gold plating. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$1250.00

 

CSBTN 2. Dug Confederate Infantryman’s Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Scarce sharply defined and symmetrical variant. Excellent condition. Dalton GA.

$175.00

 

CSBTN 3. Dug Confederate Infantryman’s Coat Button.

CS 184, 23 mm. Classic cast brass Confederate Infantry Button with super slick patina. A flawless beauty. Dalton GA.

$185.00

 

CSBTN 4. Dug Confederate Army Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 7, 23 mm. Nice excavated example with bright gold plating. “W. DOWLER SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. Provenance uncertain.

$995.00 HOLD L.B.

 

SSBTN 8. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 13, 23 mm. Nice representative example with gold plating and only minor ground action. “KENT. PAINE & CO. RICHMOND” rmdc. Provenance of Malvern Hill VA. Battlefield.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 9. Excavated Virginia Militia Cuff Button.

VA 4, 14 mm. Fantastic little button loaded with silver plating and no ground action at all. Rare and unlisted “CANFIELD & BROTERS BAL.” rmdc. Provenance of Chancellorsville VA.

$350.00

 

SSBTN 10. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 4, 22.5 mm. Low convex two piece with silver plating. Shank missing. “CANFIELD & BROTHER BALTIMORE.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 11. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 5, 22.5 mm. Low convex two piece with a lot of gold plating. Shank missing. “YOUNG SMITH & CO. N.Y.” rmdc. Provenance of General Whiting’s Dec. 1861 Camp near Dumfries VA. 

$225.00

 

SSBTN 12. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 22, 23 mm. Clean example with a dark brown patina. Shank missing. Provenance of the 1862 Malvern Hill Battlefield near Richmond VA. 

$195.00

 

SSBTN 13. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 15, 21 mm. A beauty with no ground action and a lot of gold. Sharp details. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 14. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

VA 20 A, 22 mm. A good looking staff button with a lot of gold and the desirable “MITCHELL & TYLER, RICHMOND VA.” bm. Light ground action. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$250.00

 

SSBTN 15. Excavated Virginia Militia Cuff Button.

VA 13, 15 mm. Rare silver plated cuff with no ground action. Missing shank. “Wm.H. SMITH & CO. NEW YORK” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$195.00

 

SSBTN 16. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 2 (Alberts) VA 105 F (Tice), 22 mm. Very rare variant with silver plating and applied face planchet over type “E” back (see Tice’s notes on this variant). Shank missing. “SCOVILLS / WATERBURY CON. EXTRA RICH” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 17. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 6, 21 mm. Scarce type with silver plating and desirable “G. FLOYD & CO. SUPERFINE” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$395.00

 

SSBTN 18. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 9, 23 mm. This is a rare and unlisted variant. According to Tice’s book these buttons are supposed to be all silver plated and 22 mm. This one has traces of gold plating and is 23 mm. “SCOVILLS & CO. WATERBURY” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$350.00

 

SSBTN 19. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 13, 23 mm. Rare and beautiful rose gilt variant with no ground action and sharp details. Shank missing in action. “CANFIELD BRO. & CO. BALTIMORE” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$295.00

 

SSBTN 20. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 7, 22.5 mm. Common variant with traces of gold and light ground action. “SCHUYLER H&G NEW YORK” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 21. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 7, 22.5 mm. Nice clean button with a slick patina and gold plating. Desirable “MITCHELL & TYLER RICHMOND VA.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 22. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 14, 21 mm. You don’t see this one too often. Very good example with sharp details and gold plating. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 23. Excavated Virginia Militia Cuff Button.

VA 13, 15 mm. A lot of gold plating with no ground action and sharp details. “SCOVILLS & CO. EXTRA” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$195.00

 

SSBTN 24. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 15, 21 mm. A nice clean example with traces of gold. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$195.00

 

SSBTN 25. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 3, 22 mm. Sharply detailed early find with a super slick brown patina. Blank back. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 26. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

VA 18, 22 mm. Scarce to find dug. Loaded with blazing gold and sharply detailed. Small pushes to face. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$225.00

 

SSBTN 27. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 22, 23 mm. Confederate made version with “W.WILDT & SON RICHMOND VA.”. Shank missing. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$250.00

 

SSBTN 28. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 22, 23 mm. A real beauty. Confederate made version with blank channel back. Produced by W. Wildt and Sons. Slick patina. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$395.00

 

SSBTN 29. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 13, 23 mm. Gold plating and sharp details. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY Ct.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA.

$250.00

 

SSBTN 30. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

VA 20 C, 22 mm. A very good example with a lot of gold plating and very light push. “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$195.00

 

SSBTN 31. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

VA 20 A, 22 mm. Loaded with bright gold. Push to face. “MITCHELL & TYLER RICHMOND VA.” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$195.00

 

SSBTN 32. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

VA 20 A, 15 mm. Super little button with no ground action at all and gold in all the right places. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$150.00

 

SSBTN 33. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

VA 18, 15 mm. Very scarce excavated. Gold plated with no pushes. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$225.00

 

SSBTN 34. Excavated Virginia Militia Cuff Button.

VA 21, 15 mm. Scarce locally produced cuff button similar to VA 22. Traces of gold, shank intact. Provenance of Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 35. Excavated Virginia Militia Cuff Button with scarce “STEELE & JOHNSON” Back Mark.

VA 15, 15 mm. A beauty with gold plating, sharp details and no ground action. “STEELE & JOHNSON” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$195.00

 

SSBTN 36. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

VA 20 A, 15 mm. Outstanding little button with almost 100% gold plating and no ground action at all. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$225.00

 

SSBTN 37. Excavated Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

VA 20 A, 15 mm. Gold plated with mild ground action. “CANFIELD BRO. & CO. BAL.” bm. Provenance of Gen. A.P. Hill’s position on the Antietam MD. Battlefield. Found in 1978. 

$125.00

 

CSBTN 4. Dug Confederate Cavalryman’s Cuff or Vest Button.

CS 127 am, 16 mm. Rare size “Lined C” button. No issues and a nice untouched patina. Can’t make out the back mark. Provenance of Northern VA.

$495.00

 

CSBTN 5. Dug Confederate Infantryman’s Cuff or Vest Button.

CS 172 am 1, 16 mm. Scarce size “Lined I”. No issues and a nice untouched patina. Appears to have a blank back or back mark may be obscured by ground action. Provenance unknown.

$295.00

 

CSBTN 6. Dug Confederate Infantryman’s Kepi Button.

CS 177 as 2, 13 mm. Fantastic example of this tiny “Script I” button with a great patina and sharp detail. weak “TREBLE RICH STAND’d.” bm. Provenance of Northern VA.

$295.00

 

ART 14. Dug Confederate 3″ Broun Shell with “A” Inspector Stamp and intact Wooden Time Fuse Adapter.

Really high quality example with Confederate inspector stamp “A” on the brass sabot. Note removable wooden fuse adaptor. Provenance uncertain but almost surely from the Petersburg Campaign.

$695.00 HOLD J.N.

 

ART 15. Dug US 3.67″ Schenkl Shell.

The 3.67″ or 20 lb. Schenkl is particularly uncommon. These shells were fired from 20 lb. Parrott Rifles. Condition is superb with a super nice Schenkl Percussion Fuse. A relic of the Fredericksburg VA. Battlefield.

$850.00 HOLS J.N.

 

ART 16. Dug Confederate 3″ Bourelleted Read Shell.

Classic Army of Northern Virginia Read in mint condition Note lathe marks and perfect brass time fuse adapter. Provenance of Northern VA.

$695.00 HOLD T.W.

 

MS 28. US Patriotic Letter Envelope”1861″.

Nice condition. Bright colors.

$35.00

 

MS 29. “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″

$125.00 

 

MS 30. 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.

$65.00

 

MS 31. Dug Confederate Cavalry Saber Scabbard Mount.

Nice green patina. Dug in a CS Cavalry camp in Amelia County VA. by Arthur Lehman.

$45.00 HOLD D.C.

 

MS 32. Dug Brass Company “F” Stencil.

Neat relic in good condition. Found by the late Arthur Lehman in Amelia County VA.

SOLD J.B.

 

MS 33. 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.

$650.00 

 

MS 34. Rare Confederate “Double Ended” Navy Revolver Bullet and Mold .36 Cal.

This is a known Confederate Revolver Bullet Pattern. Double ended bullet mold is in great condition and also casts a round ball. The bullet is excavated and is in flawless dropped condition. 

Mold $295.00  Bullet $75.00

 

MS 35. Civil War Period “Pork Pie” Hat with US Cavalry Hat Cord.

A very popular hat during the war but a civilian pattern and not military issue. There is a minor repair on the brim. The US Cavalry hat cord was added and is not original to the hat. Displays like a champ though and this type is documented in many photographs being worn by officers and enlisted men alike. Of particular note, US Major General William T. Sherman.

$695.00

 

MS 6. US M-1864 Cartridge Box for .58 Cal. Rifle Musket.

Maker marked “S.H. YOUNG & CO. NEWARK”. Condition is very good with latch tab and roller buckles intact. Tins are not present. Displays great.

$225.00

 

MS 7. US Cavalry Carbine Cartridge Box.

Excellent condition with intact latch tab, original wood block and great leather. US Military Inspector Stamp on front flap. A fitting item to display with your Burnside, Gallagher, Spencer, Smith or Maynard Carbine.

$350.00 HOLD B.P.

 

MS 8. Confederate Cavalry Spur marked “OAKES”.

These distinct “OAKES” marked spurs are dug in Confederate Cavalry camps and are thought to have been produced in Richmond VA.

SOLD

 

BLT 1. Extremely rare Four Piece US Shaler Bullet .58 Cal.

Hardly ever seen for sale. Dropped example in great condition. All pieces dug together. Found near Stafford VA. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$2850.00 HOLD D.D.

 

BLT 2. Extremely rare “CS” marked Enfield Bullet .577 Cal.

A good dropped example though pulled. Clear raised “CS” in cavity. Very few of these are known. I know of one other in a private collection and it is identical to this one. It was dug in East TN. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$2250.00 HOLD D.D.

 

BLT 3. Dug Confederate Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .69 Cal.

M&M # 199. Nice dropped example with no issues. Dug near Richmond VA.

SOLD

 

BLT 4. Dug Confederate Lemat Revolver Bullet .42 Cal.

M&M # 658. A very rare Confederate bullet in perfect dropped condition. Found along Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg. Amelia County VA. 

$195.00

 

BLT 5. Confederate Incendiary Enfield Bullet .577 Cal.

Unlisted in M&M. Extremely rare type only found at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely Alabama. Cavity is packed with twine soaked in a highly flammable substance. Most likely used to blow up enemy artillery caissons and ignite wooden defense structures. Recovered by Bryan Clark.

SOLD

 

BLT 6. Dug Confederate Enfield Bullet with “Raised Dot” Cavity .577 Cal.

Perfect dropped condition. Provenance uncertain.

SOLD

 

BLT 7. Fired Confederate Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

Mushroomed from high velocity impact. Provenance uncertain. Someone was lucky they didn’t get hit because you know they were aiming with deliberation. The Whitworth Sniper Rifle was a fearsome weapon in the hands of the Confederate marksman.

SOLD

 

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

Non excavated example showing shallow cavity and hexagonal twist. The Whitworth Sniper Rifle was a fearsome weapon in the hands of the Confederate marksman.

$195.00 HOLD D.D.

 

CART 1. Cylindrical Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Standard cardboard cartridge imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Very good condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 245 Fig. 621 for type.

SOLD

 

CART 2. Cylindrical Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Extra long cardboard cartridge with green paper tab imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Outstanding condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 245 Fig. 622 for type.

SOLD

 

CART 3. Cylindrical Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Unusual short pattern cardboard cartridge imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Outstanding condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 245 Fig. 620 for type.

SOLD

 

CART 4. Patched Hexagonal Whitworth Sniper Bullet .45 Cal.

Housed in a cardboard casing with a green tab. Bullet is wrapped in paper and has waxed wad at base. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 244 Fig. 611 for type.

$295.00

 

CART 5. Hexagonal Whitworth Sniper Rifle Cartridge .45 Cal.

Extra long hexagonal cardboard cartridge with green paper tab imported from England for the Confederate Armies. Outstanding condition. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 244 Fig. 613 for type.

SOLD

 

CART 6. Confederate “French Dragoon” Rifle Musket Cartridge .69 Cal.

This off the charts rare Confederate made cartridge is the exact one pictured in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 238 Fig. 580. The distinct bullet housed within this cartridge has a triangular shaped cavity and they are mostly recovered in Western Theater sites. See M&M # 264 for type. The Confederate Arsenal (probably Augusta or Columbus GA.) produced these after the English Pattern identical to their version of the .577 Cal. Enfield-Pritchett Cartridge.

$950.00

 

CART 7. Confederate “Augusta Arsenal” Rifle Musket Cartridge. Enfield-Pritchett Pattern .577 Cal.

Excellent condition and straight out of a pack marked “Augusta Arsenal”. Formerly part of Paul Johnson’s comprehensive cartridge collection. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 234 Fig. 538. The Augusta Arsenal produced these after the English Pattern. A great item to compliment your Confederate Enfield or Richmond Rifle Musket.

$495.00

 

CART 8. Early US Military Musket Cartridge .69 Cal.

Excellent condition and probably Mexican War era. A fitting piece to accompany your M-1816, M-1835 and M-1842 Musket. See page 81, fig. 11 in McKee and Mason’s projectile reference book for corroboration. Ex. Paul Johnson collection. 

$195.00

 

CART 9. Confederate Cavalry Buckshot Cartridge .69 Cal. 

Unusual pattern with four tiers of buckshot balls tied by string. Used in muskets and shotguns by mounted troops and effective in close range scraps. Ex. Dean Thomas collection.

$650.00

 

CART 10. US Smith Cavalry Carbine Cartridge .50 Cal.

Cardboard variant in very good condition and a fitting accessory to your Smith Cavalry Carbine.

$135.00

 

CART 11. Columbus Arsenal Buckshot Cartridge .69 Cal. 

A rare Confederate cartridge that came out of a Columbus GA. Arsenal marked package. Flawless condition. Used by Cavalry troops in short range combat. This cartridge is the exact one pictured in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 184 Fig. 144. Ex. Dean Thomas collection.

$495.00

 

CART 12. Selma Arsenal Musket Cartridge .69 Cal. 

This rare Confederate made cartridge is the exact one pictured in Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 183 Fig. 133. See also M&M page 84, fig. 45. Condition is superb and it came from a Selma AL. Arsenal marked package. This would be a fine accessory to your Confederate carried .69 Cal. Musket. Ex. Dean Thomas collection.

$650.00

 

CART 13. Kerr Revolver Cartridge .84 Gauge. 

Excellent condition with orange “ELEY LONDON” label on base. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 176 Fig. 51. for type. 

$125.00

 

CART 14. Sharps Pistol Carbine Cartridge .36 Cal. 

Good overall condition with a minor hole on one side. A rare cartridge. See McKee and Mason’s book page 84, fig. 44 for reference.

SOLD

 

CART 15. Buckshot Cartridge by Eley, 12 Gauge. 

Very good condition. This is also called a “wire shot” cartridge. Imported from England and used by Confederate Cavalry armed with shotguns for close range encounters.

$95.00

 

CART 16. US Navy Revolver Cartridge .36 Cal. 

Standard US made ammunition and a great accessory to your Colt, Savage, Remington or any other .36 Cal Navy Revolver you may have. Good overall condition.

$65.00

 

CART 17. US Navy Revolver Cartridge .36 Cal. 

Standard US produced paper cartridge and a great accessory to your Colt, Savage, Remington or any other .36 Cal Navy Revolver you may have. Excellent condition.

$85.00

 

CART 18. Tranter Revolver Cartridge by Eley, 84 Gauge. 

Tranter Revolvers and cartridges were imported from England by the Confederacy in considerable quantities. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 177 Fig. 71 for reference. This rare and original cartridge is in superb condition and would be a fitting accessory to your Tranter or Adams Revolver.

$125.00

 

CART 19. Paper Cartridge for Mississippi or Austrian Rifle .54 Cal. 

Flawless condition and ready to display with your rifle. See page 82, fig. 24 in McKee and Mason’s Civil War Projectiles book for reference.

$120.00

 

CART 20. Confederate Tie Ring Sharps Cartridge .52 Cal. 

Rare cartridge in excellent condition and ready to display with your Sharps rifle. See Dean Thomas’ book “Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 4, page 194, fig. 207 for reference.

$450.00

 

CART 21. Civil War Paper Cartridge for Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

Flawless condition and ready to display with your rifle. See page 82, fig. 32 in McKee and Mason’s Civil War Projectiles book for reference.

SOLD

 

CART 22. 12 Gauge Pinfire Shotgun Cartridge by Eley, dated 1861. 

Superb condition. Imported from England and used by Confederate Cavalry armed with shotguns for close range encounters. Examples of these dated brass bases have been excavated in Civil War camps and battlefields.

$150.00

 

CART 23. US M-1865 Allin Conversion Cartridge for Springfield Rifle Musket .58 Cal. 

Rare .58 Cal. Rimfire Cartridge for the 1st Model Allin Conversion of the Springfield Rifle Musket. Only about 5000 of these guns were altered and issued, therefore the cartridges are quite scarce. Flawless condition.

$65.00

 

CART 24. Frankford Arsenal Bullet for .69 Cal. Rifled Muskets. 

Rare and unusual bullet with wooden plug and paper charger. Possibly experimental due to its rarity. These were produced for the thousands of smoothbore muskets being rifled and sighted at the outbreak of hostilities. See Dean Thomas’ book “Roundball To Rimfire” Vol. 1 for more information.

$95.00

 

 

 

Dan Wingate Bullet Collection

We are offering several really rare and unusual bullets from a 40 year collection. Dan Wingate is well known by many of my fellow relic purveyors. One of the nicest and most unassuming people you will ever meet. He is a beekeeper in rural North GA. and I always remember him as coming to the deep south shows seeking the rarest and most unusual variants of American Civil War bullets. He also collected carved bullets and oddities. I want to give Dan acknowledgement for this fine collection. I have never seen one more comprehensive in scope with such high quality specimens. The variety of American Civil War Ammunition is bewildering, particularly of the Confederacy. Fortunately we have the elementary school primer McKee and Mason’s “Civil War Projectiles” reference book as well as the scholarly and exhaustively researched volumes of Dean and Jim Thomas’ “Round Ball to Rim Fire” . Even with these resources, there are many bullet types still unlisted and unknown with new ones being discovered to this day.

 

 BLT 1. Rare Confederate Tie Ring Sharps with Cone Cavity .54 Cal.

Most like M&M # 188 but with a conical cavity. This is the only one I have owned and it comes from Dan Wingate’s comprehensive bullet collection.

$95.00

 

BLT 3. Dug Confederate Carbine or Rifle Bullet, Unlisted in M&M.

Mint condition, two recessed rings. Approx. .54 Cal. Dug in the Shenandoah Valley near Harrisonburg VA.

$150.00 HOLD D.D.

 

BLT 4. Dug Confederate Gardner Bullet .577 Cal. M&M # 173.

Well formed high base variant with pointed nose in very good condition. A scarce Gardner variant. These are mostly found in Western Theater sites. 

$35.00

 

BLT 5. Confederate Morse Carbine Bullet .50 Cal. 

Listed as #190 in Thomas and Thomas. Rare bullet produced in Greeneville SC. for the Morse Carbine. Nice dropped example. This bullet was originally fixed to a brass cartridge that had an integral percussion cap. If you have a dug cartridge, here is the bullet you need.

$295.00

 

BLT 6. Dug Confederate “Arkansas Hog” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 608.

Rare Trans Mississippi Bullet found in Arkansas. This variant has the plug cavity. Excellent dropped condition.

$595.00

 

BLT 7. Dug Confederate “Belgian” Rifle Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 570.

Nice dropped example. Nose cast with low shallow rings. Typical thick skirt.

$45.00

 

BLT 8. Louisiana Troops Rifle Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 291.

Also known as “British Sea Service” bullet. Excellent condition and known to have been found in Louisiana Infantry camp sites. Provenance unknown.

$95.00

 

BLT . Confederate .52 Cal. “Delvigne” Pattern Rifle Bullet M&M # 614.

Rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. This one has a solid rebated base.

SOLD

 

BLT 10. Confederate “Lovell” Cavity French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 293.

Rare bullet in flawless condition. Port Hudson La.

SOLD

 

BLT 11. Rare “Extra High Base” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. M&M # 267.

Very rare. Excellent condition. Shiloh TN. Battlefield.

SOLD

 

BLT 12. Rare Confederate “Square Cavity” French Dragoon Bullet .69 Cal. T&T (Thomas & Thomas) # 579.

Great condition. Skirt slightly out of round. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

$150.00 

 

BLT 14. Rare CS Tall “Tower” Rifle Variant .70 Cal M&M # 208.

Very scarce and massive bullet. Thick skirt with small teat in base. 1.20″ in length. Some evidence points to these being used by South Carolina Troops. Only found in early war sites. 

SOLD

 

BLT 15. “Extra Tall” CS Tower Bullet .69 Cal. T&T # 594.

Good dropped condition. Unlisted in M&M. Found near Richmond VA. 1.12″ in length with plug cavity. See page 240 of Thomas and Thomas Confederate Arsenals Volume for details.

SOLD

 

BLT 16. Charleston Arsenal “Brunswick Rifle” Bullet .64 Cal. M&M # 216.

Very rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. Note crude thick skirt. Ex. Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 17. Rare Confederate Hall Rifle Bullet .64 Cal.

The only one I have ever seen. Identical to M&M # 291 (British Sea Service) but in .64 Cal. Most likely for use in the Hall Rifle. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 18. Confederate Hall Rifle Bullet .64 Cal. M&M # 642.

Rare bullet in excellent dropped condition. Solid base. Ex Dan Wingate collection.

SOLD 

 

BLT 20. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .70 Cal. M&M # 290.

Produced in very limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 21. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .58 Cal. M&M # 290.

Perfect example. Produced in limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. These variants are also incorrectly known as “Carcanos” or “Garibaldi’s”. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 22. Raleigh NC Arsenal Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. M&M # 290.

Perfect example. Designed for Austrian and Mississippi Rifles. Produced in limited quantities at the Raleigh Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind. These variants are also incorrectly known as “Carcanos” or “Garibaldi’s”. Ex. Dan Wingate Collection.

SOLD

 

BLT 23. Extremely rare “Von Dryse” Needle Fire Bullet .54 Cal.

Rarest of the rare. Nice dropped example with intact percussion cap. Used in the M-1841 Prussian Breech Loading Rifle. Unlisted in M&M. Found in Yankee camp near Fredericksburg VA.

$2495.00 HOLD D.D.

 

BLT 25. CS “Cleburne” Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. Unlisted in M&M.

A handful of these rare bullets were dug many years ago by Coy Kitchens in the Bivouac site of General Patrick R. Cleburne’s Troops on the approach to Shiloh.

$350.00 HOLD D.D.

 

BLT 27. Dug “Gwynn and Campbell” Bullet .577 Cal. M&M # 656.

McKee and Mason incorrectly call this rare bullet a “Gwynn and Campbell” but in actuality it is an unknown Confederate Rifle variant. Several of these were dug at Fort Fisher in Confederate context. Ex. Dam Wingate collection.

$350.00 HOLD W.S.

 

BLT 29. Trans Mississippi Confederate Rifle Bullet .54 Cal. M&M # 301.

Noted as a “Mississippi Rifle” Bullet in M&M. Great dropped condition. This variant has the rounded cavity. 

$125.00

 

 BLT 31. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Scarce Confederate produced variant. Nose cast with a shallow rounded cavity. Very rare and mostly found along 1864 Atlanta and Nashville Campaign sites.

$295.00

 

BLT 32. Confederate Whitworth Sniper Rifle Bullet .45 Cal.

Another Confederate produced variant. This type is shorter with a conical cavity. Found only in very late war sites on the North and South Carolina coasts, particularly around Fort Fisher NC.

$195.00 

 

BLT 33. Confederate Whitworth Rifle Sniper Bullet .45 Cal. 

Unknown variant with bull nose, shallow rounded cavity and thick skirt. Very rare.

$250.00

 

BLT 34. US Springfield Arsenal Bullet .58 Cal. with “US” Base Mark. 

Superb example. Dug somewhere in Northern VA.

$65.00