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  1. 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.

  2. Excavated, complete, 3 inch, Confederate Read projectile.  It is complete with the rifled brass sabot completely intact.  I have disarmed it and rinsed the dirt off, but you get to finish cleaning it and coat it to your taste.  It was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, and appears to still have quite good iron.--$475.SOLD

  3. Mint condition, excavated, long pattern, Confederate copper time fuse.  This fuse was recovered at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, and was part of Mr. Herbert Harper's massive Franklin collection.--$65.SOLD

  4. Excavated, 3" Confederate Read projectile.  This projectile was recovered years ago near a railroad stockade south of Nashville, Tennessee, that was attacked and destroyed by Forrest's Cavalry.  The projectile has been disarmed, cleaned, and coated and is ready to display.--$450.

  5. Ten pound size Federal Parrott projectile picked up years ago by a farmer here at Stones River.  It is complete with the full rifled iron sabot intact and has been drilled, but remains rusty and uncleaned just as picked up.--$250.SOLD

  6. Excavated, 12 pound size, Confederate polygonal cavity canon ball.  This ball was recovered near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and has been cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.  There are a couple areas that have some pitting.  It has one very attractive display side.--$275.

  7. Excavated 3 inch size Confederate Read shell.  This was recovered from private property near Richmond, VA.  It has the copper time fuze remaining intact as well as 100% of the copper sabot.  The iron has been through electrolysis - disarmed - cleaned and coated.  It has about average amount of pitting/ground action, and is ready for display.--$325.

  8. Excavated, 12 pound Confederate, copper time fused, CS "side loader" cannonball.  This ball was recovered on private property near Petersburg, Virginia, and is the pattern with the lead side loading plug.  The ball has been cleaned, coated, disarmed, and is ready for display.--$425.SOLD

  9. Excavated 12 pound solid shot cannonball recovered by Kent Wall in a lawn on private property near Tyne Blvd.  This is second day fighting at the Battle of Nashville.  The ball has been lightly cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$195.SOLD

  10. Excavated lower portions of 2 artillery shells.  One is a Federal 3 inch Hotchkiss projectile, and the other is a C.S. used 3 inch Dyer [what we used to call a 3 inch Burton}.  These were both recovered on private property near Chickamauga by Dr. Rees Buttram.--$48. for both shells

  11. 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.

  12. Excavated, 12 pound Confederate cannonball with an open fuse hole for a copper Confederate time fuse.  This ball was recovered from somewhat low ground on private property near Petersburg, VA.  It does have some ground action, but is preserved, coated, and is very stable at this point.--$175.SOLD

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

  14. Nice condition excavated 3 - inch Confederate Read shell recovered in central Virginia and clearly demonstrating the "base chipping" flaw that the C.S. Read shells were famous for.  The shell has a perfect C.S. copper time fuse.  It has already been disarmed - cleaned - and coated and is ready to go on display.$350.
  15. Fresh dug 3 inch Percussion fuzed Hotchkiss projectile recovered by my buddy - Kent Wall - along Franklin Rd. near Columbia, TN. which is Fighting prior to the 1864 Battle of Franklin, TN.  The cup wasn't with the shell when found - just an extra one I had and am including for better display of the projectile.  I have drilled it, but you get the "fun" to clean it to your own taste.--$250.SOLD

  16. 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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Larry Hicklen

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