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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.SOLD

  2. Excavated, 12 pound size, Bormann fused cannonball that was recovered here at the Battle of Stones River over 30 years ago.  The cannonball has nice, smooth iron and has been disarmed - cleaned - coated and is ready for display.--$250.SOLD

  3. Beautiful condition excavated Federal 4.5 inch Dyer projectile.  This projectile was recovered several years ago on private property near Fort Powhatan, VA. by Don Bailey.  It has the distinctive Dyer ribbed base exposed and has been disarmed - cleaned - coated - and is ready for display.  Really Nice.--$325.

  4. Quite rare now to recover, full copper plate base for a 3 inch Confederate Mulane shell (aka Tennessee sabot projectile).  This type Confederate Artillery projectile quite often throws the sabot.  If you have a 3 inch Mulane projectile and need a base plate, here is your opportunity.--$125.

  5. Very nice condition, excavated, 3 inch, Confederate Reed artillery projectile.  This projectile was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The copper sabot remains 100% intact, and the iron remains almost nice enough to fire today.  The projectile has an open fuse hole and took a wood drive-in fuse adapter.  This is a really nice Confederate projectile.--$650.

  6. Super nice artillery display item.  This is an exploded portion of a 10 inch Naval case shot ball.  There are approximately 25 case shot balls still visible in the matrix of the ball.  This artifact was recovered at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and weighs about 20 pounds.--$195.

  7. Beautifully half-sectioned, Federal, 30 pound size Parrott projectile.  This is an excellent educational display piece clearly showing the powder cavity and the fusing system.  It has been sectioned, cleaned, coated and is ready for permanent display.--$225.

  8. Very nice condition, excavated, 3 inch, percussion fused, complete Hotchkiss projectile.  This shell was recovered many years ago near Battery Lane - 2nd days fighting at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It has been drilled, cleaned, and coated, and is ready for display.  Nose, lead sabot, cup, and percussion fuse all remain intact.  The canon's rifling can be clearly seen on the projectile's lead sabot.--$275.

  9. Excavated, 3 inch, Confederate Reed-Parrott artillery projectile.  This rare Confederate shell was recovered many years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has the Confederate dimple base and has full iron sabot intact.  The projectile is disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$375.

  10. Quite rare to recover, 3.8 inch, "Bird Cage" James artillery projectile.  This shell was recovered many years ago on private property near Shiloh.  I have disarmed the shell as well as cleaned and coated it, and it is ready for display.  The brass anvil cap remains perfectly intact.  It is quite a rarity now for someone to recover a nice James shell.--$795.

  11. Pair of excavated, brass Hotchkiss time fuse adaptors.  These were recovered a number of years ago by Kent Wall along Leland Lane at the 2nd days fighting - Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.--$48. for both.

  12. Quite rare and in very nice condition, excavated, 3 inch size, Confederate, Reed Parrott projectile.  This shell has the lathe dimple in the base and iron sabot, lathed turned sides, and took a wooden drive-in fuse adaptor.  This projectile was recovered over 30 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$450.

  13. Very nice condition, excavated, DROP, 3 inch, Hotchkiss projectile with cup, lead sabot, nose, and brass time fuse all intact.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property at the second day's fighting at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is quite rare to recover an unfired, dropped artillery projectile on a battlefield.--$295.

  14. Extremely rare to recover, DROP 3.8 inch Birdcage James Bolt with complete lead and tin remaining intact.  This projectile was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It has been cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$950.

  15. Excellent condition, original linen powder bag for a 12 pound cannonball.  Every Civil War artillery collection should have an original powder bag.--$95.

  16. Excavated base section of an iron sabotted 10 pound Federal Parrott projectile.  This was recovered years ago from the part of the battlefield here at Stones River that is now "The Avenue" shopping mall.--$25.

  17. Very attractive, sky-blue, 1863 date, Frankfort Arsenal, 12-second, artillery time fuses.  The packet itself remains almost completely intact, but only one fuse remains inside.  It is still, however, an excellent piece for a Civil War artillery display.--$65.

  18. Quite rare to recover, complete pewter time fuse for the Confederate used 3-inch Dyer projectiles.  In the early days of relic hunting we called these Confederate "Burton" shells.  This fuse is complete and not misshapen, and even has good threads remaining.  Over the years, I have seen very few complete quality examples of this time fuse recovered.--$95.

  19. Nice condition blue wrapper covered packet of original Civil War cannon friction primers.  Every artillery display MUST HAVE an original packet of primers.--$150.SOLD

  20. Excellent condition, original Civil War powder bag for a 9 inch size Naval cannon ball.  It remains in excellent condition and is big enough to carry a good size baby.--$95.

  21. Excavated, pewter, Bormann time fuse recovered here at Stones River having the rare "U-backwards S" mark.--$55.

  22. Original, unopened, blue colored packet of Frankford Arsenal, 1863 date, 10-second artillery time fuses.  This is going to be a very nice and colorful addition to someone's Civil War Artillery display.--$95.

  23. Nice condition, original, Civil War Artillery lanyard.  No artillery display is complete without a lanyard.--$425.

  24. Beautiful condition, long pattern (2 inch), pewter, Parrott, percussion fuse.  All threads remain intact and crisp, and the screw-in pewter anvil cap remains perfectly intact as well.  This is an extremely rare fuse to find in nice condition.--$95.

  25. Extremely rare, 6 pounder size, Confederate, wood drive-in fuse cannonball.  This projectile was recovered many years ago from private property near Shiloh and is one of less than half a dozen of this type ball ever recovered there.  It is disarmed, cleaned, coated, and ready for display.--$595.

  26. Quite rare to come by, original 1975, First Edition, Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery, by W. Reid McKee and M.E. Mason, Jr.  This book remains in nice condition with just normal, slight yellowing of pages with age.--$150.

  27. Nicely sectioned, 12 pound, Confederate Bormann fused case shot cannonball.  This projectile nicely shows the Confederate copper underplug as well as the Confederate Bormann fuse and case shot balls.  It is clean, coated, and ready for display.--$225.

  28. Excavated, complete fired 3.8 inch Hotchkiss brass, time fused artillery projectile.  This shell was recovered several years back from private property near Vicksburg, MS.  The projectile remains rusty and dirt-covered just as dug.  We have drilled the shell, and it is ready to be cleaned to your individual taste.  It is quite difficult to recover a Hotchkiss this large with all four parts (brass time fuse, nose, cup, and rifled lead sabot) all still intact.--$295.

  29. Early 1900's battlefield pick-up, 3.8 inch Hotchkiss Bolt projectile.  This projectile was picked up near Vicksburg, Mississippi, many years ago and has been a door stop ever since.  The family now lives in this area, and there was recently a death in the family.  The surviving widow is "tired of tripping over that damn thing."--$350.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

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

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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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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