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MS 1. Dug Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Officer’s Saber Guard.

Way more rare than a CSA Belt Plate. Crisply cast with sharp “CSA” and clear “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” legend. Fantastic brown woods patina. Guard is complete though bent. Provenance uncertain but someone out there may recognize this piece. I believe I saw it for sale about 12 years ago with Middle Tennessee provenance. What a cool dug Confederate relic!

$3250.00

 

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate “Script CS” Sword Belt Buckle Tongue.

Verbal provenance of Northern VA. Digger has slightly over cleaned it but a patina would come right back on it with some time in the ground. Should not be that hard to find a wreath. This rare buckle is thought to have been issued to Confederate Surgeons and Engineers.

$3250.00 HOLD S.R.

 

CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

You rarely see this “Stamped Iron CS” variant offered for sale and when you do, they are usually in bad condition. This buckle is a fantastic example with only light surface rust and great detail. Very similar to the ‘Breckinridge” oval pattern. The soldered on hooks are missing and were probably left in the hole. There are traces of the solder on reverse. Rare. Provenance uncertain.

$7995.00 

 

MS 2. Matching Pair of US M-1859 “Gutterback” Spurs with Straps and Buckles.

Really fine condition. Note remnants of old typed museum tag (I cannot make out what it says). The straps are possibly slightly post war because the buckles appear to be nickel plated. 

$295.00

 

USBP 1. Dug Ohio Volunteer Militia Breast Plate.

Found in a fire pit in the wake of Gen. Henry Halleck’s Corinth Campaign. Backside appears to have been filled with epoxy to add stability. Decent details. Note glue repair on bottom edge. Certainly a candidate for a better restoration job. A very rare plate.

$950.00

 

MS 3. Bowie Knife, Tintype and Discharge belonging to Private John S. Womelsdorf, Co. I, 10th Illinois Veteran Vol. Infantry Regt.

Neat little grouping. Womelsdorf was born in Bibighausen, Germany and enlisted on Jan. 1st, 1864 and was discharged on July, 4th, 1865 in Louisville KY. The knife is in very good condition and marked with “NY” and a Federal Shield on the scabbard and blade. Ricasso is marked “ALEXANDER” above “SHEFFIELD”, Cordovan Red Leather scabbard is missing brass tip. Horn handle has a little damage to one end. Blade has an ancient gray patina and is smooth. The tintype of Womelsdorf is dark but he fits the description mentioned in the discharge. Discharge is in excellent condition and signed by his commanding officer, Capt. William H. Carr. Verbal provenance states that this grouping was purchased intact and as is from the family.

$795.00 HOLD K.O.

 

MS 4. Dug Knot of Wood with fired Confederate Enfield Bullet .577 Cal. embedded inside.

This relic was found many years ago along CS General R.E. Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg VA. by Arthur Lehman. The wood is split into several pieces showing the path of the bullet. 

$125.00 HOLD J.B.

 

MS 5. Dug Confederate Railroad Spike used as a Tent Peg.

I dug this spike in one of CS Gen. William J. Hardee’s camps guarding the Shelbyville Road near Tullahoma, TN. Note small size and round head. You don’t see too many of these early railroad spikes. 

$15.00

 

ART 1. US 3.8″ Hotchkiss Percussion Fused Shell from Vicksburg MS.

A beauty. Iron is flat mint. Lead driving band (Sabot) shows lands and grooves of the 3.8″ James Rifle it was fired from. Note perfect iron percussion fuse.

$550.00 HOLD J.B.

 

ART 2. Confederate 3″ Canister Round with “Chopped Lead” Shrapnel.

All found together in general vicinity on private property that was once part of the Sept. 19, 1863 Battlefield of Chickamauga, GA. Complete with lead base and iron top plate. The chopped scrap lead shrapnel would have been packed in sawdust. I suppose this round must have been dropped or was fired and didn’t scatter properly. A candidate for reconstruction. Rare.

$495.00

 

MS 6. US M-1851 “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin attributed to Captain Charles H. Dyer of Co. K, 28th Maine Vol. Infantry.

Unusual gold plated officer’s pattern in mint condition with all three attachment hooks. A hand written letter of provenance from Lewis Leigh accompanies the hat pin. The 28th Maine signed up for 9 months and served in Louisiana. I assume that the pin was acquired from the family, hence the verbal provenance.

$350.00

 

MS 7. Dug .58 Cal. Three Ring Bullet embedded in a knot of wood.

Particularly nice relic with wood split perfectly revealing the bullet. Dug many years ago by Arthur Lehman along Gen. Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg, Amelia County VA.

$125.00 

 

ANT 1. Quapaw-Tunica Swirled Polychrome Water Bottle ca. 800-1540 AD.

A very fine Pre Columbian vessel with bright well defined paint and no repairs or restoration whatsoever. Slight rim chip. De-accessed some time ago from the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga TN. The Tunica and Quapaw Tribes lived along both sides of the Mississippi River in Mississippi and Arkansas. They were an extension of the Mississippian Mound Building Culture. The tribe currently exists in Oklahoma with around 3000 members.

$2495.00 

 

ANT 2. Large Caddoan Incised Jar. Ca. 800-1500 AD.

Flawless condition with no repairs or restoration. Once part of the Hiwassee College Museum collection that was de-accessed several years ago. The Caddo Tribe was an extension of the Mississippian Mound Building Culture and their territory was centered in Western Mississippi, Southeastern Arkansas and Northeastern Louisiana. They still exist as a tribe after removal to Oklahoma with 6000 members currently.

$650.00

 

ANT 3. Anasazi “Snowflake” Olla with Dog Effigy. Ca. 900-1300 AD.

Remarkable condition with no restoration or repairs. Found many years ago in New Mexico by a local doctor and Anthropologist. Upon his death, his daughter sold it at auction here in Knoxville. More detailed provenance goes to the buyer.

$1250.00

 

MS 6. 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.

$1250.00

 

MS 7. State of Virginia Secession Badge.

A nice looking and authentic Civil War Secession Badge with a Virginia Militia Staff Officer’s Button mounted in the center of a red, white and blue silk badge with tails. These badges are documented being proudly worn by soldiers in wartime images. You don’t see many of these offered for sale. These set of badges was recently acquired from a long time collection in Richmond.

$1250.00

 

CSBTN 1. Confederate Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 1, 26 mm. A stunning and untouched example of this very large Army Staff Button with “C.S.A.” emblazoned on the shield. “S. ISSACS CAMPBELL & CO, St. JERMYN ST. LONDON” bm.

1495.00

 

CSBTN 2. Confederate Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 5, 25 mm. Outstanding top of the line example with blazing gold plating and fine detail. “EXTRA QUALITY * TREBLE GILT” bm.

$275.00

 

CSBTN 3. Confederate Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CS 4, 24 mm. Totally untouched since the war. This button actually came off a uniform and has real service wear. “HT&B MANCHESTER” bm.

$2250.00

 

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

CS 7, 23 mm. Superb excavated example with a lot of gold plating and sharp details. Provenance uncertain. “W. DOWLER SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm.

$1250.00

 

CSBTN 5. Confederate Infantryman’s Coat Button.

CS 181, 22 mm. Non excavated example of this crude Confederate made (local) button. Manufacturing flaw on rim. Shank intact but bent. A good representative example. Most likely produced in Richmond VA.

$395.00

 

CSBTN 6. Confederate Infantryman’s Coat Button.

CS 181, 22 mm. High quality non excavated example of this crude Confederate made (local) button. Similar to the ones with the “E.M.L.& C. RICHMOND VA.” bm., but with a plain brass back and ring of dots.  Most likely produced in Richmond VA.

$695.00

 

CSBTN 7. Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 172, 23 mm. These lined “I” buttons were imported from England through the US Blockade in quantity. This button is in great condition with an untouched patina. “SUPERIOR QUALITY” bm.

$250.00

 

CSBTN 8. Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 177, 23 mm. These script “I” buttons were imported from England through the Federal Blockade in quantity. This variant has an untouched mellow patina, obvious service wear and a scarce floating shank.

$295.00

 

CSBTN 9. Confederate Infantry Coat Button.

CS 175, 23 mm. Nice British imported Manuscript “I” Infantry button with the desirable “HALFMANN & TAYLOR MONTGOMERY ALABAM’D” bm.

$295.00

 

CSBTN 10. Confederate Infantry “Script I” Coat Button.

CS 177, 23 mm. One of the more readily available types. These script “I” buttons were imported from England through the Federal Blockade in quantity. This variant has the less common blank brass back.

$250.00

 

MS 8. US M-1855 Enlisted Cavalryman’s Shell Jacket.

Remarkable and complete condition with sharp blue and yellow color. All original buttons. The loose-weave gray/brown wool lining is in place and complete. I cannot make out the size/maker stamp inside the sleeve. There are some very minor areas of restitching but no tears or moth holes. Overall this is a high quality and authentic American Civil War uniform jacket and it was originally in the collection of the noted artist Don Troiani who used it when composing his American Civil War action paintings.

$2650.00

 

SSBTN 1. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 4, 22.5 mm. Low convex two piece with bright silver plating. Superb condition. “CANFIELD & BROTHER BALTIMORE.” rmdc.

$395.00

 

ART 1. Dug US 3.8″ Hotchkiss Percussion Fused Shell.

Excellent dropped condition with perfectly intact iron anvil cap and visible 1855 Hotchkiss Patent address on base. Designed for use in the 3.8″ James Rifle. Provenance of Chattanooga Campaign.

$650.00

 

ART 2. Dug US 3″ Schenkl Common Shell.

Designed for use in the US 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Good overall condition with moderate pitting. Note threads for Schenkl Percussion Fuse. If you had one, it would not be a problem screwing it in for display. Dug in Amelia County VA. by the late Arthur Lehman.

$250.00

 

ART 3. Dug US 12 lb. Bormann Fused Case Shot.

This dropped case shot was found in Amelia County Virginia in the wake of Lee’s retreat from Petersburg. Shell mostly moderate pitting with heavier pitting on bottom. Digger disarmed it by drilling a 1/2″ hole. Not the best job but effective. The unpunched Bormann Time Fuse is very nice.

$250.00

 

ART 4. Dug US 3″ Hotchkiss Common Shell.

Really nice shell with intact lead driving band and brass fuse adapter. Designed for use in the US 3″ Ordnance Rifle. Note rifling impressed into the driving band (sabot). Provenance uncertain but most likely the Atlanta Campaign.

$350.00

 

ART 5. Dug Confederate 12 lb. Spherical Shell.

Really nice Confederate shell. This type utilized a wooden adapter for the paper time fuse. Note mold seam typical of Confederate projectiles. Designed for use in 12 lb. Napoleons and Howitzer guns. Dug many years ago along General Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg VA. by Arthur Lehman.

$295.00 

 

ART 6. Dug 3″ Confederate Broun “Long” Shell.

Very good dropped condition with perfect brass sabot. This one is the longer variant and it was found along General Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg VA. by Arthur Lehman. These are only found in late war sites.

$495.00 HOLD J.N.

 

ART 7. Dug 3″ Grape Shot for 7″ Coastal Columbiad Gun.

Massive Grape Shot Ball in excellent condition. Almost the size of a six pound shot. Found many years ago at a fort site near Pensacola, FL.

$150.00 

 

ART 8. Dug Tail Section of US 3″ Schenkl Shell.

Neat piece of shrapnel in amazing condition. Dug along Lee’s retreat route from Petersburg VA. 

$45.00

 

ART 9. Dug US 12 lb. Bormann Fused Case Shot.

This dropped case shot was found by Arthur Lehman in Amelia County Virginia along the route of Lee’s retreat from Petersburg. Shell has moderate to heavy pitting. Digger disarmed it by drilling a 1/2″ hole. Not the best job but effective. The unpunched Bormann Time Fuse is very nice and has two stars stamped into it. Probably indicative of the Washington Arsenal.

$225.00 HOLD R.M.

 

ART 10. Excavated 12 lb. US/CS Solid Shot from the May, 1863 Chancellorsville, VA. Battlefield.

Very good condition and from a remarkable battle. These were used to break up columns of men, batter fortifications and engage enemy artillery. An iconic and probably the most representative artillery projectile of the American Civil War.

$250.00

 

ART 11. Excavated U.S. 3″ Parrott Shell with “W” (Washington Arsenal) marked Time Fuse Adapter.

A very fine shell with a perfect brass Type III Sabot and scarce “Washington Arsenal” Time Fuse Adapter that screws out. Definitely a dropped example. Provenance uncertain. The adapter screws most of the way in and with a little work on the threads, will screw all the way down.

$395.00 HOLD I.T.

 

ART 12. Excavated US 3″ Hotchkiss Case Shot.

One of the mainstays of the Federal Artillery. This projectile was used on almost all Civil War Battlefields and fired from the US 3″ Ordnance Rifle. This example threw it’s lead driving band (sabot) when fired but did not explode. The brass paper time fuse adapter is in excellent condition and can be screwed out. Provenance uncertain.

$265.00

 

CC 1. 1864 Series Confederate $100.00 Note featuring Lucy Pickens with Confederate Treasury Stamp.

T-65 (Criswell) in choice uncirculated condition with full borders, sharp detail and nice pink color.

$175.00

 

CC 2. 1862 Series Confederate $1.00 Note featuring Clement C. Clay, Confederate State Senator from Alabama.

T-55 (Criswell) in fine plus to very fine circulated condition with full borders and good details.

$95.00

 

CC 3. 1862 Series Confederate $1.00 Note featuring Clement C. Clay, Confederate State Senator from Alabama.

T-55 (Criswell) in fine plus to very fine circulated condition with full borders and good details.

$95.00

 

CC 4. 1862 Confederate States $2.00 Note featuring Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of War. 

1862 Series T-54 in uncirculated condition. Good borders, sharp detail and contrast. No folds. Judah P. Benjamin pictured on the right. A fantastic example.

$195.00

 

CC 5. 1862 Confederate States $2.00 Note featuring Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of War. 

1862 Series T-54 in uncirculated condition. Very nice color. No folds. Judah P. Benjamin pictured on the right. 

$195.00

 

CC 6. 1862 Series Confederate States $5.00 Note featuring Confederate Secretary of State, Christopher C. Memminger. 

1862 Series T-53 in Very Fine circulated condition. Typical pink and blue color. Good borders. Capital of the Confederacy in Richmond featured in main vignette. Christopher Memminger pictured on bottom right. 

$55.00

 

CC 7. 1862 Series Confederate States $5.00 Note featuring Confederate Secretary of State, Christopher C. Memminger. 

1862 Series T-53 in Very Fine circulated condition. Good color and contrast. Reverse is very nice with blue color. Good borders. Capital of the Confederacy in Richmond featured in main vignette. Christopher Memminger pictured on bottom right. A very good representative example.

$55.00

 

CC 8. 1863 Series Confederate States $1.00 Note featuring Alabama Senator Clement C. Clay.

1863 Series T-62 in Choice Uncirculated condition. Nice contrast and borders. No issues. Confederate Senator from Alabama, Clement C. Clay featured in the center vignette.

$195.00

 

CC 9. 1863 Series Confederate States $2.00 Note.

1863 Series T-61 in Extra Fine plus condition. Sharp contrast. Full borders. Minor pinholes. Scarce note in this condition.

$350.00

 

SSBTN 21. Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 4, 22 mm. Great looking non dug example with a fantastic untouched patina and evident service wear. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm. This button really has character and imagine the stories it could tell.

$850.00

 

SSBTN 44. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 22 mm. Solid example of this crude variant. Traces of silver plating. Crude off-set shank. Provenance of Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 45. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. A really nice looking North Carolina button. Shank missing. Provenance of Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 46. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 22 mm. A good representative example of this common button. Provenance of Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 47. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 22 mm. A good representative example with no issues. Provenance of Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 48. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Remarkable condition, a well made variant with traces of gold. Great patina. Found near Mine Rd. Fredericksburg VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 49. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 22 mm. A good quality example. Clean face, no issues. Provenance of Mine Rd. near Fredericksburg VA.

$150.00

 

SSBTN 50. Excavated North Carolina Militia Cuff Button.

NC 8, 15 mm. Scarce cuff size with traces of gold. Shank missing. Provenance of Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 51. Excavated Kentucky Military Institute Coat Button.

SU 192, 20 mm. Nice looking button with gold plating and one damn near microscopic pin hole. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm. Provenance uncertain.

$195.00

 

SSBTN 52. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. A beauty. Loaded with gold. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near Chancellorsville VA.

$295.00 HOLD R.B.

 

SSBTN 53. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 11b, 23 mm. A very nice example of this Confederate local with no ground action and gold plating. Shank missing. Found Northern VA.

$295.00 HOLD R.B.

 

SSBTN 54. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 8, 24 mm. Produced by the Confederacy, possibly by Casimir Rouyer. Traces of gold. Shank damaged. Found Northern VA.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 55. Dug Georgia Militia Cuff Button.

GA 2, 15 mm. This little Georgia Cuff has a nice highlighted green patina. “W.G. MINTZER Phil.” bm. Found Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 56. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 8, 24 mm. A very nice Georgia. Produced by the Confederacy, possibly by Casimir Rouyer. No ground action and substantial gold plating. Shank missing. Found Northern VA.

$295.00

 

SSBTN 57. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 2, 23 mm. Chocolate patina nicely highlighted with gold. “W.G. MINTZER Phila. 1861.” rmdc. Found Northern VA.

$265.00

 

SSBTN 58. Dug Georgia Militia Cuff Button.

GA 2, 15 mm. Pretty little cuff with gold plating. “W.G. MINTZER Phil.” bm. Found Northern VA.

$125.00

 

SSBTN 59. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Nicely highlighted patina. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near the Cedar Creek VA. Battlefield.

$165.00

 

SSBTN 60. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Slick dark patina with gold plating. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Found near Reams Station VA.

$165.00

 

SSBTN 61. Dug Georgia Militia Cuff Button.

GA 1, 14 mm. Blazing gold plating. Blank back. Dug in New Kent County VA. in CS Gen. Augustus Smith’s camp.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 62. Dug Georgia Military Institute Coat Button.

SU 128, 21 mm. Nice detail. Dug near Macon GA. “FINE GILT” rmdc. Shank missing in action.

$295.00

 

SSBTN 63. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. Slick chocolate patina with a lot of gold plating. Shank partially intact. A gorgeous and sharply detailed example. Most likely made by Bellenot & Ulrich of New Orleans. Verbal provenance of Northern VA.

SOLD

 

SSBTN 64. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. This variant was made by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Good looking face with gold. No pushes or issues. Iron shank is solid and intact but rusty. Dug near Dalton GA. back in 1971. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 65. Dug Louisiana Militia Cuff Button.

LA 3, 14 mm. Nice looking kepi-cuff button with very bright gold. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm. Verbal provenance of Northern VA. 

$250.00

 

SSBTN 66. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 21 mm. This variant was made by Bellenot & Ulrich of New Orleans. Beautiful top notch example with 90% gold plating, sharp details and no ground action. Dug long ago near Corinth MS. 

$550.00

 

SSBTN 67. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. Great looking Louisiana button with bright gold front and back. Good details and pelican stands out nicely. Provenance uncertain. 

$450.00

 

SSBTN 68. Dug Louisiana Militia Cuff Button.

LA 220, (Tice) 14 mm. Nice looking and detailed kepi-cuff button with blank back. Verbal provenance of Northern VA. 

$175.00

 

SSBTN 69. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 2B, 21 mm. Loaded with gold, around 95 %. Killer face but back has been repaired. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” rmdc. Provenance uncertain. 

$295.00

 

SSBTN 70. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3A, 21 mm. Great looking example with gold, great detail and no pushes or other issues. “E. HALFMANN * MONTGOMERY ALA. ” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA. Scarce back mark.

$695.00

 

SSBTN 71. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3A, 21 mm. Untouched brown patina with gold, great detail and no pushes or other issues. Blank channel back is actually quite scarce. Provenance of Northern VA. 

SOLD

 

SSBTN 72. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3A, 21 mm. Nice representative and honest example. Light ground action with gold highlights. “LAMBERT & MAST PHILADA.” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$350.00

 

SSBTN 73. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 15B, 19 mm. This variant is medium sized and is loaded with gold. Slight push to face. Shank missing in action. Backmark is not clearly readable but should be “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY”. 

$115.00

 

SSBTN 74. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 23 mm. Solid example with no pushes and a good amount of gold plating. “SCHUYLER H&G NEW YORK” rmdc. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$175.00

 

SSBTN 75. Dug South Carolina Militia Kepi Button.

Not listed in Albert’s, SC 268 Cs (Tice), 14 mm. Scarce little variant with large arrows and gold plating. Blank back which is proper for this type. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$125.00

 

SSBTN 76. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 14, 23 mm. Outstanding button with gold plating and “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm. with rays. Note “SC” on either side of Palmetto tree. More scarce than SC 13. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$225.00

 

SSBTN 77. Dug South Carolina Militia Kepi Button.

SC 13, 14 mm. Mint condition with blazing gold and no ground action. “SCHUYLER H & G NY.” bm. A killer little button. Provenance of Northern VA. 

$150.00

 

SSBTN 75. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 19 mm. Non excavated with a light push to face and unusual “W.H. SMITH & CO. NEW YORK” rmdc. 

$95.00

 

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.

SOLD

 

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