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  1. Ultra-Rare 8 Foot Chickamauga War Log that was cut during the 1880s and has remained in the immediate Chickamauga/Chattanooga area since that time.  The tree is a Dogwood measuring about a foot in diameter at the base and 6 inches or so at the top.  It is peppered with artillery fire from top to bottom, and has about 9 or 10 strikes consisting of canister and shrapnel from numerous different type shells.  This fantastic "Museum Quality" artifact has been a part of Charlie Harris's Nationally known collection for many years.  Charlie has the piece mounted on a base that will turn to view all sides, and a custom made bracket for the top, and this all goes with the War Log.  This artifact is nothing short of incredible.   Priced at less than half what I have seen other War Logs half its size priced at.--$9,850.

  2. Excavated 12-pound size, Bormann fused cannonball recovered from a lawn on Robertson Academy Drive, 2nd day fighting, Battle of Nashville.  I have drilled the shell, and it has been cleaned and ready for display.--$275.

  3. Excavated and reconstructed Confederate, 3.67 inch, and 6-pound size canister round.  This canister round was recovered on private property near Shiloh over 30 years ago.  It has been nicely reconstructed, but has been left rust covered just as found.  Recovering a complete canister round is virtually impossible nowadays.--$375.SOLD

  4. Rare, 12 pound size, Confederate, polygonal cavity ball with four side diamond shaped pattern shrapnel inside.  The ball has been cut in half, nicely showing the diamond shaped pieces inside, the wooden drive-in fuse plug, and a large casting flaw typical of Confederate artillery shells.  This will make an excellent addition to someone's Confederate artillery display.  It has been cleaned, coated, and is mounted on a walnut display base.--$295.

  5. Very nice condition, excavated, "DROP" 3.8 inch, Birdcage James Bolt.  This rare projectile was recovered many years ago from private property near Shiloh.  The projectile has been cleaned and coated and is complete with 100% lead sabot and 100% tin outer coating.  It is an extreme rarity to find a 3.8 inch Birdcage James Bolt with complete lead sabot and tin.  This extremely rare example is ready for display.--$950.

  6. Nicely cross-sectioned, Confederate Bormann Fuse, 6 pound size case shot canon ball.  Several of the lead case shot balls remain embedded in the tar matrix and have been cross-sectioned as well.  This is a very educational display clearly showing how a Confederate 6 pound case shot ball functioned.--$275.SOLD

  7. Excavated group of large size artillery fragments from a 3 inch rifled Federal Hotchkiss projectile.  These were recovered altogether in a very small area in front of the stone wall near Leland Lane - 2nd day fighting Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The majority of a complete projectile could be reassembled from these parts.--$48.

  8. Excavated Bormann time fused, 12 pound size, Federal cannonball recovered from a lawn off Leland Lane which is 2nd day fighting at the December 1864 Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  I have already drilled, cleaned, and coated the projectile so it is ready for display.--$275.SOLD

  9. Nice little display of 5 sizes of Civil War Artillery iron balls ranging in size from a small iron case shot ball - through the various canister sizes and ending with a big Naval grape ball.--$125. for all.

  10. Out of print and very sought after "Bullet Bible".  This is Civil War Projectiles II, Small Arms and Field Artillery by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr.  This has been out of print for a while and is an absolute must if you are going to search for Civil War artifacts, bullets being the most frequent thing you recover.--$95.

  11. Excavated, 20 pound size, time fused, Parrott projectile.  This shell was recovered about 30 years ago on private property at Vicksburg.  The iron remains very sound and stable with typical amount of pitting on the iron surface.  The pewter Parrott time fuse remains intact and in very nice condition.  It has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$295.

  12. Very nice condition, excavated, 10 PDR time fused Parrott projectile.  This projectile was recovered about 30 years ago by one of my hunting buddies on private property just down the road from the shop.  It has been disarmed and cleaned, but currently has not been coated and has its natural finish.--$275.

  13. Three inch Amsterdam Federal Civil War Cannon projectile.  The shell has an open fuze hole, and has been cleaned to a smooth brown display apperance.  The brass sabot remains completely intact and the Amsterdam patent stamping can still be seen in the brass sabot.--$250.

  14. Excavated 6 lb. Bormann ball that was recovered many years ago here at Stones River.  Far and away most of the 6 lb. size Bormann Balls used here at Stones River were fired by Confederates.  This example has been disarmed - cleaned - and coated and is ready for display.  The Bormann fuze remains stable with a couple of the second numbers still visible.--$325.SOLD

  15. Very nice condition excavated 3 inch size fired Read - Parrott Confederate projectile.  This pretty Confederate projectile was recovered many years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  The projectile has been dis-armed - cleaned - and coated and is ready for display.  The copper time fuze adapter remains perfectly intact, and all of the rifled copper sabot, but one small piece remains intact as well.  The iron is nice enough that we could fire it today.--$475.

  16. howitzerrear.jpg (1289193 bytes)howitzer.jpg (1227670 bytes)howitzerrev.jpg (1318867 bytes)howitzerside.jpg (1175111 bytes)howitzerdstnt.jpg (1309053 bytes)howitzermkr.jpg (740994 bytes)howitzernmbr.jpg (916256 bytes)howitzercstbl.jpg (774920 bytes)howitzerdte.jpg (826019 bytes)This is as rare as it gets in Civil War collecting !!  ORIGINAL 12 pound bronze Mountain Howitzer on a fine quality "Cannons Ltd." carriage with complete implements.  This is a "Cyrus Alger" 12 # bronze tube and is marked "C.A. & Co. - Boston" on the right trunnion, and is dated "1861" on the left trunnion.  The muzzle has "180" on the top face, and "T.J.R." on the bottom face.  "U.S." is nicely stamped on the top of the tube between the trunnions, and on the cascabel is the number "224".  The tube has a beautiful - uncleaned - aged pea green patina - no shiny brass here !!  The vent hole is open and we are supplying 20 friction primers with the cannon, SO look out neighbors !!!  A finer ORIGINAL and "1861" dated Civil War cannon you just will not see.  You can pick it up here, or we can help in arranging delivery.  A BARGAIN AT--$58,500.SOLD

  17. Excavated large size - 2 inch in diameter - 12 lber cannon size "Grape Shot Ball".  This was recovered at the Battle of Nashville, and not a lot of these larger balls have been recovered there.  They were fired 9 to a shot.--$25.SOLD

  18. Excellent condition, excavated, brass sabot from a 30 lb., Federal Parrott projectile.  This was recovered on private property at Vicksburg, MS.-$45.

  19. Excavated, top section of an 1863 dated Naval watercap fuse.  This was recovered near the Cumberland River associated with the Battle of Nashville.--$45.

  20. Group of 6 excavated cannon friction primers.  These were recovered many years ago by Mark Swann from a cannon position behind the Stone Wall at the Battle of Nashville, TN.--$175. for all 6

  21. Beautiful condition, original, non-excavated, Civil War cannon friction primer.  It is totally possible that we might be able to still fire a cannon with this jewel.--$55.

  22. Mint condition original unissued "red" Federal Artillery hat cord for the "Hardee Style Hat".--$45.

  23. Beautiful condition, excavated, Confederate cannon friction primer.  This was recovered along the 2nd day Battle of Nashville Confederate line.  It remains complete with the twisted brass wire intact.--$48.


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