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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. 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.

  3. Very nice condition, non-excavated pair of artillery friction primers.  One primer is the standard Civil War variety with the twisted brass wire.  The other primer is a quite rare early 1840 Era "quill" primer which is literally made from a hollowed out bird quill.--$100. for the pair.SOLD

  4. 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.

  5. Excellent condition, excavated, long pattern, Confederate copper time fuse adaptor.  This is the type fuse adaptor found in many Read projectiles.  This fuse plug remains in perfect condition and was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, about 40 years ago.--$48.SOLD

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

  7. 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.

  8. Extremely rare, "NON-EXCAVATED" tie-ring base, 3.8 inch, James artillery projectile.  This scarce projectile was purchased  out of a GAR hall near Baltimore, MD, over 50 years ago.  The projectile has original lead, original tin, and even the original brown canvas covering around the birdcage.  The threaded fuse hole remains open, and the threads could be easily chased and an original brass, anvil cap screwed into place.  It has been many years since I have had a non-excavated tie-ring base, 3.8 inch James projectile.--$1,450.SOLD

  9. Excavated, large size, J. P. Shenkl, brass percussion fuse.  This fuse was recovered near Vicksburg and was clearly actually fired as it has numerous dings and marks on the face of the fuse from impact.  It has a very pretty, olive green patina with center plug intact as well as plunger inside.--$85.SOLD

  10. 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.

  11. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, fired, 3-inch, Confederate Read projectile.  This was recovered during the early 1970's at Sulfur Branch Trestle, Alabama.  This projectile would have been fired by Forrest's artillery without any doubt whatsoever.  This is one of the nicest examples overall that I have seen recovered at this site.  It is disarmed, cleaned, and ready for display.--$695.SOLD

  12. Beautiful condition, excavated, 3 inch, percussion fused J. P. Shenkl projectile.  This shell was recovered over 40 years ago near Leland Lane, 2nd day fighting, at the Battle of Nashville.  I have disarmed, cleaned, and coated it, and it is ready for display.--$425.SOLD

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Very nice condition with original dust jacket, out of print, "Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War", by Hazlett, Olmstead, and Parks.  This reference book was printed in 1983.  This particular book was purchased directly from Mr. M. Hume Parks of Nashville, Tennessee, by Mr. J. H. Moore of Bellaire, Texas.  This rare and difficult to find artillery reference book will be a fine addition to someone's Civil War artillery collection.--$95.SOLD

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

  18. Non-excavated, original, Civil War, wood artillery fuse plug.  This is the exact type fuse plug often used in Confederate Read shells.--$48.SOLD

  19. Mint beautiful condition, original, non-excavated, 3 pound size, Ketchum hand grenade.  This rare Ketchum grenade remains complete with original plunger and fins.  The 3 pound size is one of the rarer ones to find.--$2,450.SOLD

  20. Rarely seen for sale - An original NON-EXCAVATED Percussion Brass Hotchkiss Fuze.  The center-plug has crisp Hotchkiss markings and patent dates - AND YOU CAN SCREW IT OUT WITH YOUR FINGER to see the capped plunger inside.  This is a cool Civil War Artillery fuze that you rarely see offered for sale NON-DUG AND COMPLETE.--$125.SOLD

  21. Mint, beautiful, non-excavated, battlefield pickup, 6 pound size, Confederate Bormann cannonball.  This projectile has an old brown ink label in the fuse hole saying that it was picked up on the battlefield of Stones River by Col. Alexander Cassil of the 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  I have drilled and disarmed the projectile and with it we have a published picture of Col. Cassil of the 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry who picked the shell up on the battlefield and took it home.  There are very few quality battlefield pickup relics around from the Battle of Stones River.--$395.SOLD

  22. Excellent condition, original, non-excavated, Civil War Artillery "grease bucket".  This grease bucket still retains the original pivoting top and also the original chain for hanging the bucket under the gun carriage.  Every Civil War Artillery display should have an original grease bucket.--$395.SOLD

  23. 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.

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

  25. SUPER COOL and educational, excavated, 10-pound size, Parrott time fused projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.  The projectile when found had a crack right down the middle.  It has been cleaned up and can be taken apart to show the case shot and sulfur matrix as well as the time fuse, powder cavity, and rifled iron sabot.  The two pieces fit back together to form a perfect, complete, 10-pound Parrott.  I don't think that you will find a more interesting and educational projectile than this one.--$250.SOLD

  26. Excavated base to a ten-pound brass sabot, Federal Parrott explosive projectile.  This shell base was recovered from the Battle of Hoovers Gap where Federal Artillery batteries fired projectiles into the advancing Confederate Infantry line.  The rifled brass sabot remains perfectly intact.--$45.SOLD

  27. Excavated, 12-pound size, case shot, Bormann fused cannonball that has been sectioned to be able to clearly see the sulfur matrix that remains completely filled with lead case shot balls.  This piece would make a fantastic desk display item for your favorite Civil War enthusiast.--$75.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.SOLD

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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.SOLD

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. 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.SOLD

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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

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

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

  56. 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

  57. 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.

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

  59. 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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