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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Beautifully half sectioned 30 lb. Federal Percussion Fuzed Parrott projectile showing even the half sectioned Percussion Fuze.  This projectile was recovered at Vicksburg, MS. and shows exactly how everything worked on this projectile.  It is cleaned - coated - and is ready for display.--$195.

  5. VERY RARE 1890 era "Early Battlefield Pick-Up" 3.8 inch Federal "Birdcage James" percussion fuzed projectile.  This projectile was picked up around the turn of the century on private property near Shiloh.  It has a smooth basically non-excavated surface with sharp, crisp corners on the ribs.  This is a beauty that has been kept indoors, and would be ready to fire today.  I have drilled it and it is ready for display.--$895.SOLD

  6. Very nice condition, excavated, three inch size, Confederate Reed projectile.  This shell was recovered almost 40 years ago from near Sulpher Branch Trestle, Alabama.  It is 100% complete with a clearly visible mold seam, and the rifled copper sabot remains completely intact.  I have disarmed this projectile by going down through the center of the wooden drive-in fuse and preserving the wooden fuse plug.  The projectile is cleaned, coated, and ready for display.--$695.SOLD

  7. Mint, beautiful, non-excavated condition, 3.67 recessed groove, football shaped, percussion Shenkl projectile.  This shell is as nice as it was during the Civil War, and over the years has been used as a barn door counter weight.  The original brass percussion fuse remains intact and can be screwed in and out with ease.  The hanging hook for its use as a barn door counter weight goes right down through the middle of the percussion fuse.  This is as slick and pretty a Shenkl shell as I have seen in a long time.--$695.SOLD

  8. Excavated, 12 pound size, Bormann fused cannonball.  This ball was recovered many years ago by Wade Buchanan here at Stones River.  I have cleaned it and drilled it and have saved a small vial of the black powder from inside the shell.  It is now ready for display.--$275.SOLD

  9. Quite rare to recover, 3.67 inch, recessed groove, brass percussion fused, football shaped, Shenkl projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago from not only "at" the Battle of Stones River but "in" the Stones River.  I have cleaned the projectile and drilled it.  The iron on this projectile is nicer than most recovered here.--$450.SOLD

  10. Excavated, ten pound size, Parrott projectile.  This projectile was recovered a few months back from a construction site here on the Stones River Battlefield.  I can include a map showing the site of recovery.  I have drilled the projectile, but it remains dirty and rusty just as recovered, so you can clean it and coat it to suit your taste.--$275.SOLD

  11. Nice condition, excavated, 3" size, case shot, J.P. Shenkl artillery projectile.  This shell was recovered many years ago on private property near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The iron has been lightly cleaned and coated, and the pewter combination fuse remains perfectly intact.  This is a very scarce shell to recover with fuse intact, and I have, of course, drilled it.--$395.

  12. Complete, excavated, 3" percussion fused Hotchkiss projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago from a lawn near the stone wall and Granny White Pike in the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It has been drilled, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$295.SOLD

  13. 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.

  14. Excavated, copper time fused, Confederate 12 pound shell.  This projectile was recovered near Richmond, Virginia, and has been disarmed (April Fools - it will be disarmed before I ship it) and is coated and (will be) ready for display.--$350.SOLD

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.SOLD

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.SOLD

  21. 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.

  22. 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.SOLD

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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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