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  1. Really nice display containing fifteen excavated carved bullets.  This display of bullets was recovered from Manigault's South Carolina Brigade camp here at Stones River.  Several of the bullets are quite extensively carved, but one is very special being a lead Palmetto tree and was very likely going to be a South Carolina Palmetto Tree hat pin when completed.  The entire display is in a nice glass Riker display case.--$195.SOLD

  2. Nice condition set of three excavated, dropped, Williams Cleaner projectiles.  This set contains a type 1, a type 2, and a type 3 all dropped and recovered on private property at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.--$25.

  3. Excavated, carved lead "acorn".  This bullet was carved from a regular Minie ball, and the "acorn" is the corp badge for the 14th Army Corp.  This was recovered near the Battle of Chickamauga.--$25.

  4. Plastic display container with Battle of Stones River motif containing approximately 250 projectiles recovered here at the Battle of Stones River and being approximately 80% dropped and 20% fired.  The container of bullets weighs 15 pounds.--$475.

  5. Group of 15, nice condition excavated dropped .69 cal. 3-ring Minie Balls.  These were recovered from Confederate camps on private property here at Murfreesboro.  There are several different mold varieties in this grouping.  The display comes in a glass Riker display case.--$75.

  6. Excavated dropped .577 cal. Confederate used ".57" base marked Enfield rifled musket projectile with boxwood plug remaining in place.  This projectile was recovered among the limestone out-croppings on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.--$20.

  7. Very nice condition, excavated, drop, Confederate Richmond Lab High-Base Sharps.--$35.

  8. I've just purchased an additional several thousand bullets to go with the original 10,000+ mixed excavated Civil War bullets that we already had.  Bag of 50 mixed dropped and fired U.S. and C.S. bullets (Approximately 2/3 dropped and 1/3 fired) - each bag includes a variety of different type bullets at a low cost of $1.78 per bullet.  I can guarantee that it is progressively becoming much more difficult both to secure permission and to recover Civil War projectiles.  They are for sure not going to remain at the dirt-cheap price of $1.78 per bullet very much longer.--$89. per bag of fifty.

  9. Excavated, quite rare, .45 cal., Kerr rifle projectile.  This was recovered at Ft. Donelson many years ago.  The Kerr rifle was very accurate and sometimes used by Confederate sharp shooters.--$45.

  10. Very attractive display containing six different kinds of projectiles including a complete Spencer cartridge, a Confederate .58 cal. Gardner projectile, a .69 cal. dropped Minie ball, a cleaner projectile, a .69 cal. musket ball, and a .58 cal. Minie ball with a raised star in the base.--$65. for the entire case.

  11. Very nice condition, excavated, complete .54 cal., Burnside carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered from Lytle Creek which flows through camp Stanley here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The cartridge almost looks non-dug, because it was actually recovered from the water of Lytle Creek.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Burnside carbine.--$55.

  12. Very attractive glass jar adorned with Stones River Battle scenes and containing about 19 pounds of Civil War bullets recovered over the years here at Stones River.  There are many different types and calibers consisting of about 80% dropped projectiles and 20% fired projectiles.  There are numerous $8 - $10 bullets including Confederate Selma Arsenal, assorted Enfields, various cleaner bullets, assorted carbines, and numerous other types.  We estimate there to be around 300 projectiles.  These were for the most part picked up in crop fields here at Stones River after the rains had washed them off following cultivation in years gone by.--$595.

  13. Excavated, .52 cal., Palmetto Arsenal Sharps projectile.  This is a ring tail type Sharps that was recovered from the river near the Palmetto Arsenal site.--$60.

  14. Quite scarce .56 cal "Blank" Spencer Cartridge.  These were used by Federal Cavalry in training the horses to be used to gunfire.  It remains in very nice unfired condition.--$48.

  15. Very unusual, .50 cal., solid base country rifle projectile.  This projectile was recovered by Otis Brown on private property at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee.  It is a style projectile that I am not acquainted with.--$45.

  16. Original, unopened packet of ten original Civil War musket percussion caps.  A packet of caps exactly like this was enclosed in each ten-round brown paper wrapped factory grouping of Minie balls and tied with a brown cotton string.--$38.

  17. Beautiful collection of 35 carved and whittled bullets from the Battle of Stones River and the 1863 Union and Confederate camps following the battle.  These were recovered about 40 years ago from Union and Confederate camps along Stones River and along Duck River near Shelbyville.  The carved bullet collection is displayed in a nice quality, hand-crafted oak display case.  Case and bullet collection--$295.

  18. Very nice condition, excavated, dropped, .58 cal., Gardiner explosive Minie.  This rare bullet was recovered on private property near Gettysburg.  Some of the letters of the marking around the base of the projectile are visible but not all.--$150.SOLD*

  19. Very nice condition, excavated pair of .52 cal. German Shul carbine projectiles.  In the display is a two-ring variety and a three-ring variety.--$35.

  20. Excavated, .69 cal., "triangle base" French produced Minie.  This example was recovered only a few hundred yards from our shop here among the limestone rocks on the Confederate line.  This is a projectile you do not often recover.--$35.

  21. Super-nice soldier made lead nipple protector.  This was made from a .69 cal. Tower projectile, and is as Rebel as you can get.  This was recovered on private property here at Stones River.--$20.

  22. Very cool, excavated, drop, .46 cal., Swiss Chaucer foreign rifle bullet.  This projectile was recovered over 40 years ago by Otis Brown of Ft. Donelson, Tennessee.  The base of the bullet was lightly scalloped by the soldier.  These are currently known as the "Dimick" rifle projectiles and are generally associated with the 66 Illinois Volunteer Infantry.--$48.

  23. During the mid-1970's, Claiborne Lytle, and I were able to find the position of the Confederate Sharp Shooters on the Brentwood Hills during the 2nd day's fighting at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The Confederate Sharp Shooters had a good many of the famous English Whitworth scoped sniper rifles.  Claiborne and I together found a good many (around 250) beautiful drop, .45 cal., Whitworth sniper projectiles.  This particular bullet is a beautiful example and is one that Claiborne recovered on this line.--$225.

  24. Original, unopened packet of ten percussion caps as issued with a ten-round, paper-covered block of projectiles.--$48.

  25. Excavated, very nice condition, drop, .577 cal., Enfield projectile with "L" (London) base mark.  This was recovered on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$25.

  26. Excavated, .56 cal. Spencer carbine/rifle cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered many years ago from the position held by Wilder's Lightning Brigade at Hoovers Gap, Tennessee.  Excellent to display with your Spencer rifle or carbine.--$45.

  27. Excavated, 7 inch bullet-in-wood.  This bullet-in-wood contains a Cavalry carbine projectile and was recovered near Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia.  It has been cleaned and has had preservative applied.--$95.SOLD

  28. A rare, complete, .58 cal., "compressed powder" musket cartridge.  These cartridges were produced with the intent of eliminating the paper wrap and therefore allowing them to be loaded faster.--$125.

  29. Excavated .58 cal. extracted Minie complete with extractor recovered from Triune, TN. on Aug. 2, 1975 by my old digging buddy - Forrest Maxwell.--$75.

  30. Very pretty condition, excavated, .52 cal., Spencer rifle/carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and would have been lost by one of Wilder's Lightning Brigade.  General Wilder's mounted Federal Infantry was armed with Spencer 7-shot repeating rifles.  This cartridge would be a nice compliment for your Spencer rifle or carbine.--$45.

  31. Excavated collection of carved and whittled bullets recovered from Confederate camp sites following the Battle of Stones River.  There are 15 bullets in the set and are displayed in a glass case.--$75.

  32. Excavated set of nine different caliber round balls recovered from private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The balls range in size from .28 cal. to .75 cal.--$45.

  33. Excellent condition, .58 cal., Minie ball in original brown paper wrap.  This is a very nice example and was in a cartridge box I recently purchased.--$95.

  34. Nice condition, excavated drop, .69 cal., Italian Carcano projectile.  This projectile was recovered from a North Carolina Infantry camp near the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia.--$55.

  35. Non-excavated, .58 cal. bullet worm displayed with an extracted Minie ball from here at the Battle of Stones River.  This makes quite an impressive display and would be a very nice accessory to display with your .58 caliber musket.--$65.SOLD

  36. Excavated, .69 cal., triangular base French Minie.  This is a dropped projectile found along the Confederate battle line on private property here at Stones River.--$38.

  37. Nice condition wood display case measuring 12 x 18 inches and containing 100 projectiles of several different types and calibers all recovered on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  In order to ship them, we will remove them from the display case and wrap them separately from the case.--$350. (including the display case)

  38. Very pretty condition, excavated, .52 cal., Spencer rifle/carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and would have been lost by one of Wilder's Lightning Brigade.  General Wilder's mounted Federal Infantry was armed with Spencer 7-shot repeating rifles.  This cartridge would be a nice compliment for your Spencer rifle or carbine.--$45.SOLD

  39. Nice excavated drop .69 cal. Confederate "plug base" Towers bullet.  This was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

  40. Never recovered anymore.  .58 cal. Minie Ball with full "pig skin" casing.  This was recovered about 40 years ago at Harrison Landing, VA.--$48.SOLD

  41. Excavated "lead pencil" made from a .69 cal minieball.  This was recovered on private property here at Stones River from where the Confederate advance stalled on the night of Dec. 31, 1862.  This lead pencil could have very easily penned a young Confederate soldier's last message home.--$35.

  42. Excellent condition, excavated, drop, .69 triangle base French Minie.  This projectile was recovered from General Breckinridge's Confederate camp located near Readyville, Tennessee, and occupied during November of 1862.--$38.

  43. Nice condition, quite rare, excavated drop, "US" base, .58 cal. Minie.  This projectile was recovered on private property near Gettysburg and is a type bullet virtually never found in our theater.--$85.

  44. Very nice condition, .58 cal., Confederate "New Austrian" projectile.  This is an MM108 in McKee & Mason.  It is an excellent example with visible mold mark.  It was recovered in Central Virginia.--$95.

  45. Very nice condition, excavated, .45 cal., 3-ring, teat base, Confederate Kerr projectile.  This is a nice drop recovered by Mr. Otis Brown almost 50 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Ft. Donelson.--$48.

  46. Extremely rare to recover, nice dropped, .36 cal., "RING-TAIL" Confederate Sharps projectile.  This perfect condition, super rare, Confederate used bullet was recovered from the November - December, 1862, camp of Wharton's Texas Cavalry located near Nolensville, Tennessee.--$89.

  47. Very rare complete excavated cartridge for a front loading .42 cal. Plant Revolver.  On this cartridge, the bullet is completely contained back into the cartridge.--$25.

  48. Excavated pair of .698 cal. field-molded Confederate Prussian bullets.  These bullets have three well-defined rings and a fourth ring that is faint.  They were recovered from the November 1862 camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry located near Knob Gap, Tennessee.--$45. for both bullets.SOLD

  49. Quite rare to recover, dropped .36 cal., Starr revolver bullet.  This was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp near the Cumberland Plateau.--$25.

  50. 44 cal., excavated cartridge for the Civil War Era Frank Wesson rifle.  Very similar to a Henry but no "H" on the bottom.--$25.

  51. Not often encountered, non-excavated, .32 cal., "Flat Teat" cartridge for the National revolver.--$35.

  52. Nice condition excavated drop .69 cal. triangular base French minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from Gen. Breckinridge's Nov., 1862 CS camp located near Readyville, TN.--$38.

  53. Beautiful condition, excavated, extremely scarce, Lindner carbine projectile.  I recovered this projectile over 30 years ago from a US/CS Cavalry camp located near Huntersville, West Virginia.  This is the only site that I ever recovered Lindner carbine projectiles.  I was relic hunting with my old buddy Joe Hayworth at the time.--$45.

  54. Excellent condition excavated drop Confederate "Picket Bullet".  This was recovered from a n 1862/1863 Confederate Cavalry camp located near Fosterville, TN.--$28.

  55. Very nice cased display showing a .58 cal. Minie ball in its original paper wrap and an original bullet extractor for removing misfired bullets.  This would be a very nice compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$125.

  56. Very nice glass display case containing two extracted Minie balls with extractors showing both the long and short variety extractors.--$95. for both.

  57. Very pretty condition, excavated, .52 cal., Spencer rifle/carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and would have been lost by one of Wilder's Lightning Brigade.  General Wilder's mounted Federal Infantry was armed with Spencer 7-shot repeating rifles.  This cartridge would be a nice compliment for your Spencer rifle or carbine.--$45.

  58. Very pretty condition, excavated, .52 cal., Spencer rifle/carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and would have been lost by one of Wilder's Lightning Brigade.  General Wilder's mounted Federal Infantry was armed with Spencer 7-shot repeating rifles.  This cartridge would be a nice compliment for your Spencer rifle or carbine.--$45.

  59. Very pretty condition, excavated, .52 cal., Spencer rifle/carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and would have been lost by one of Wilder's Lightning Brigade.  General Wilder's mounted Federal Infantry was armed with Spencer 7-shot repeating rifles.  This cartridge would be a nice compliment for your Spencer rifle or carbine.--$45.SOLD

  60. Excavated CARVED .69 cal., 3-ring Minie Ball.  This was recovered from a Confederate camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The bullet is carved to almost look like a space ship.--$25.

  61. Quite unique relic.  This is one compartment of a wooden block containing six Colt .36 cal. Navy size cartridges.  There is one complete, original .36 cal. Colt cartridge in the wooden block.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with you Colt Navy Model revolver.--$95.

  62. Perfect condition, non-excavated, 12mm pinfire cartridge.  This would be a perfect compliment to display with your pinfire revolver.--$25.

  63. Excavated Burnside carbine cartridge and an excavated Spencer carbine cartridge.  The Burnside was recovered many years ago in Granny White Gap at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The Spencer is from Hoover's Gap.--$75. for both.SOLD

  64. Excavated drop, .69 cal., triangle base French Minie that the Confederate soldier has whittled on some around the base.  This was recovered from Breckenridg'e 1862 camp located near Readyville, Tennessee.--$38.

  65. Very pretty condition, excavated, dropped, .577 cal., Enfield projectile.  This bullet was recovered on private property along the Confederate battle line here at the Battle of Stones River.  The bullet has a raised, "57", mark in the base that many people erroneously think is ".57 caliber".  The "57"basemark actually refers to the patent pattern of 1857.  This will be a very nice addition to someone's bullet collection.--$20.

  66. Excavated Minie Ball in a walnut size knot of wood.  This bullet in wood was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$48.SOLD*

  67. Beautiful collection of carved and whittled projectiles recovered by my old hunting buddy, Wayne Tucker, from Confederate camps  on private property in and around Mobile, Alabama.  There are a total of 54 projectiles nicely displayed in a glass face walnut display case.  There are hundreds of hours of hard relic hunting represented in this display case.--$250.SOLD

  68. EXTREMELY RARE dropped .58 cal. Federal "Minie Ball" with a raised "US" mark in the base.  This is a nice example and was recovered from General Hooker's 1863 Federal camps located near Wauhatchie, TN.  (This is near Chattanooga, TN.)--$85.SOLD*

  69. This is a very cool bullet.  It is a Sharps carbine projectile that a Texas Cavalryman laid flatways over his carbine nipple and used the bullet as a home-made nipple protector.  The nipple is imprinted on one side of the bullet, and the hammer is imprinted on the other.  This "nipple protector" was recovered in the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.--$35.

  70. Beautiful display containing 40 carved and whittled Civil War projectiles.  These bullets were all recovered from Polk's Corps Confederate camps located around Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Some of the projectiles have been made into homemade lead nipple protectors while others are made into game tokens, and some resemble small spaceships.  The case itself is custom made of maple.  I am pricing the entire collection at basically $6 per bullet.--$250. for the entire collection and case.SOLD

  71. Excavated, drop "high-base", Confederate mold, .58 cal. Minie.  This projectile was recovered many years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  Here in the Western Theater, we do not recover a great quantity of these type mold Confederate Minies.--$45.

  72. Excellent condition, excavated, dropped, .69 cal., Confederate "Towers" Minie.  This projectile was recovered on the western slope of the Cumberland Plateau where the Confederate Army of Tennessee crossed the plateau.  This is the plug-base variety.--$45.

  73. Very pretty, excavated, dropped, .58 cal., 2-ring German Suhl rifle projectile.  This quite rare bullet was recovered from General John Hunt Morgan's spring of 1863, Confederate Cavalry camp near Liberty, Tennessee.  This is a projectile that most bullet collections are missing.--$65.

  74. Very nice condition, excavated, .36 cal., Savage revolver projectile.  This was recovered from a Federal Cavalry camp near the base of the Cumberland Plateau.--$25.

  75. We just had an original, .58 cal., Civil War cartridge box come in that has several original, .58 cal., 3-ring Minie ball cartridges intact on the inside.  The box appears to be a standard Federal, Model 1855 - 58 cal. cartridge box.  This is one of the cartridges that was inside the cartridge box.--$95.SOLD*

  76. Quite rare to recover, nice drop, early Model, .54 cal., Confederate Selma Arsenal projectile.  This particular Confederate bullet was recovered from General Robert E. Lee's early War Confederate camps near Valley Mountain, West Virginia.  This is a beauty.--$38.

  77. Excellent condition, excavated, .69 cal., drop, triangle base French Minie.  This particular example has a nice "cold mold" line running all the way around the bullet.  It has a nice, cream white patina.--$38.

  78. Excellent condition, excavated, drop, rare 3-ring, .54 cal., Confederate used German Shul projectile.  This is actually a fairly rare bullet to recover especially in perfect condition.--$25.

  79. Very cool, excavated bullet from here at the Battle of Stones River.  This is a Confederate, .69 cal., triangular base, French Minie that is a "blow-through".  When this happened, the bullet was doing good to get out of the end of the barrel.--$28.

  80. Quite rare to recover, .69 cal., 2-ring British Sea Service projectile.  This projectile was recovered from an 1863 Confederate camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The bullet is a drop, but it has a number of small gravel dings from being in the ground for many years.--$45.

  81. New condition, and quite hard to find - Civil War Reference book -  "CIVIL WAR PROJECTILES II - Small Arms and Field Artillery" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr. (with supplement)--$125.SOLD

  82. Quite rare, excavated, dropped, .69 cal., plug base, English Towers projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It is a type bullet almost always recovered from early war Confederate Infantry camps.--$48.

  83. Quite rare, excavated, drop, .45 cal., hexagonal Whitworth bullet.  This bullet was recovered on the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville where General Hood's sharp shooters were posted.  When found, the bullet had been cut exactly half into by a bored Confederate sharp shooter.  We have had the projectile professionally restored to display as a complete bullet.--$125.SOLD

  84. A rare, complete, .58 cal., "compressed powder" musket cartridge.  These cartridges were produced with the intent of eliminating the paper wrap and therefore allowing them to be loaded faster.--$125.

  85. Very nice condition .58 cal. minie in original paper wrap cartridge.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your .58 cal. 3-band contract, Harpers Ferry, or Springfield rifled musket.--$125.SOLD

  86. Very nice condition, excavated, drop, Confederate Richmond Lab High-Base Sharps.--$35.

  87. Excavated, complete, .56 cal., Spencer carbine/rifle cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered from Wilder's Lightning Brigade position at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.  Interestingly, the base of this cartridge has some knife cut marks.  I am unsure of the reason for that.--$35.

  88. Pair of excavated, .69 cal., triangle cavity, French musket projectiles.  One of these projectiles is the standard base height projectile we typically recover.  The other projectile is a rarer medium/high base example.  Both were recovered along the Confederate battle line on private property here at Stones River.  Each projectile has a little damage on one side but retains one nice display side.--$48. for both.

  89. Very pretty, excavated, drop, Confederate, .54 cal., CS mold ring tail Sharps.  This rare style Sharps was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Richmond, Virginia.--$38.

  90. Excellent condition, excavated, perfect drop, .58 cal., "blob-top" 3-ring Minie.  This projectile was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.--$38.

  91. Three nicely carved bullets recovered from an 1863 Confederate Army of Tennessee winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Two appear to have been carved from Enfield bullets and one from a .58 cal. Minnie.  All three are displayed in a glass Riker case.--$48.

  92. Display containing two quite rare Confederate bullets.  These bullets were recovered from an 1862/1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  One of the bullets is a "dropped" Enfield with the rare "L-2" marking in the base (London -2nd Type), and the other projectile has a teat protruding out from the base of the cavity, and is often called by collectors a "Georgia Troop" - because more of these are recovered from the camps of Georgia Troops than anywhere else.--$48. for the pair of rare bullets and display case.

  93. A recent recovery from private property here at Stones River just down the road from the shop.  Beautiful, snow-white, dropped, triangle base, Confederate used, .69 cal., French projectile.  This has always been one of my favorite bullets to recover; the triangle cavity is so distinctive.--$38.

  94. ATTENTION - GIVE AWAY !!! I was asked by a friend to give away this nice starter Civil War Bullet collection to a deserving young collector.  If you are 14 years old or younger and are really interested in Civil War history - please send me a letter as to why you would like to have this collection, and in a couple weeks we are going to have a drawing from all the names of young folks that sent me a letter wanting this collection.  We will show pictures of the drawing and post the WINNER on the page here !!!  GOOD LUCK !!!  SEND LETTER TO:  Larry Hicklen -- 3511 Old Nashville Hwy. - Murfreesboro, TN. -- 37129 - CONTEST OVER

  95. Beautiful collection of carved and whittled projectiles recovered by my old hunting buddy, Wayne Tucker, from Confederate camps on private property in and around Mobile, Alabama.  There are a total of 54 projectiles nicely displayed in a glass face walnut display case.  There are hundreds of hours of hard relic hunting represented in this display case.--$250.

  96. Very nice condition, excavated, .58 cal., Confederate "tall base" 3-ring Minie.  This rare projectile was recovered from 1863 Confederate camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$25.

  97. Small display case containing three rather rare dropped Confederate projectiles.  One is a nice dropped .58 cal. Confederate "blob top" field molded 3-ring minie, and second is a scarce dropped HI-BASE Confederate 3-ring minie - and the third is a crude variant dropped Ringtail Sharps carbine.  All three were recovered from Confederate 1863 winter camps here in Middle Tennessee.--$75. for all

  98. Excavated, perfect drop, .50 cal., Greene projectile for the Greene Confederate used sniper rifle.  This bullet was recovered from the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville where Whitworth, .45 cal, sniper projectiles were also recovered.--$35.SOLD

  99. Excavated pair of, excellent condition, Confederate field mold "blob top"minies.  These two excellent examples were recovered from Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Both bullets are displayed in a glass display case.--$45 for both.

  100. Beautiful condition, excavated, gilted, Confederate used, floral button, and also an intricately carved, .69 cal. musket ball.  Both these nice artifacts were recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  Both artifacts are presented in a glass display case.--$75 for both.

  101. Beautiful condition, non-excavated pair of .69 cal. bullet worms.  One of the worms is a long pattern, and the other a short pattern.  This display will make a wonderful compliment to display with your .69 cal. percussion muskets.--$95 for both worms.

  102. Small cased display containing five chewed musket balls.  These balls were all recovered from the Confederate line on private property here at Stones River.  All five balls have been chewed and on close examination, four of the five appear to have human teeth marks.  There has through the ages been a folklore tale of soldiers biting down on a bullet for pain while medical procedures on the field were being performed.  This is the origin of the term, "bite the bullet".--$45 for the entire case.

  103. Complete excavated set of ammunition for a .69 cal. Civil War musket.  This group includes a .69 cal. buck and ball, a .69 cal. 3-ring Minie ball, and a .69 cal. musket ball.  These projectiles were all recovered from private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  This would be an excellent set to display with your .69 cal. Civil War musket.--$38.

  104. 4relics.jpg (40397 bytes)4relicsrev.JPG (51730 bytes)Display of 4 excavated purely Confederate artifacts recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A. -  located on private property near Tullahoma, TN.  The display consists of a coat size Confederate floral button - a purely Confederate lead Cartridge Box finial - a blob top Confederate nose pour Minie - and a .58 cal. "Richmond Lab." Gardner - all displayed in a glass display case.--$75. for all

  105. Dropped .69 cal. Confederate Belgium minie recovered from the Confederate battle line here at Stones River by Arnold Alexander.  It has never even been washed and Arnold dug it off his own farm located here at Stones River.--$38.

  106. Excellent condition, excavated, creamy white, dropped, 5-point, "Swaged Base" .58 cal. 3-ring Minie.  The swage marks in the base of the Minie are actually from the lathe chuck that held the bullet in place while the three rings were cut in rather than molded in.  This is a beautiful example.--$18.

  107. Excavated pair of dropped, .54 cal., German Suhl projectiles.  These projectiles were recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry Camp located near Unionville, TN, occupied during the Spring of 1863.  One of the projectiles is the standard 2-ring variety, and the second is a seldom seen 3-ring variation of the same bullet.  Both are nice drops.--$45. for the pair.

  108. Very nice condition excavated "Drop" .577 cal. Enfield projectile with the scarce "L" (London) base mark.  This was recovered from the Confederate Battle Line here at Stones River a good many years ago.--$25.

  109. Excavated, nice drop, .577 cal., lube grooved - plug cavity, Confederate Minie.  This was recovered on private property at the Battle of Chickamauga.--$25.

  110. Beautiful condition, excavated, .58 cal., Confederate, "Blob Top" nose cast Minie.  This was recovered many years ago from a Confederate position on private property near Shiloh.--$25.

  111. Nice drop, .58 cal., excavated "Confederate HI-Base".  This was recovered on private property near Petersburg, Virginia.--$35.

  112. Very nice condition excavated dropped Confederate "Blob Top" field molded minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from Wharton's 1863 Texas Cavalry camp located near Unionville, TN.--$25.

  113. Excellent example of a dropped, excavated, field molded, "blob top" .58 cal. Confederate 3-ring minie.  This rare bullet was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$25.

  114. Excavated male phallic symbol recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  I was a little surprised that this bullet did not have carved into it "Lorena Bobbitt was here".--$75.

  115. Excavated, dropped, .577 cal., "L" basemarked Enfield projectile.  This was recovered a number of years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$20.

  116. Very nice condition, excavated, drop, .36 cal. Savage revolver projectile.  This bullet was recovered quite a number of years ago on private property that was at one time part of Camp Stanley located here at Murfreesboro, TN, during the Spring of 1863.--$25.

  117. Very nice excavated "dropped" .577 cal. Enfield projectile. This bullet has a smooth, white patina with a raised "57" in the base indicating pattern of 1857, and the original boxwood plug remains intact.--$20.

  118. blobtopmnie.JPG (79917 bytes)Quite sought after by Civil War bullet collectors - nice drop Confederate field mold "Blob Top" C.S. three ring Minie.--$25.

  119. mbthreeringer.JPG (53568 bytes)mbthreeringerbase.JPG (46611 bytes)Excellent condition excavated "Blob Top" Confederate field molded .58 caliber Minie Ball.--$25.

  120. bulletone.JPG (43663 bytes)bulletonevase.JPG (45465 bytes)Nice excavated drop .69 cal. Confederate "plug base" Towers bullet.  This was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

  121. enfield.jpg (66702 bytes)enfieldbase.JPG (40629 bytes)Excavated .50 cal. "Whitworth-like" smooth sided projectile recovered among .45 cal. Whitworth bullets in the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville, TN.  Many collectors believe this to be from a Confederate Sharp-Shooter's weapon - possibly a Greene Rifle.--$45.

  122. deanadams.JPG (90569 bytes)deanadamsbore.JPG (58743 bytes)Excavated set of 34 cal. projectiles for the 34 cal. Dean and Adams revolver.  These are quite rare to recover and were excavated from a Confederate camp on private property near Corinth, MS.--$35.
  123. carvedbullets3.JPG (83628 bytes)3 carved bullets from Confederate camps located near Franklin, TN.  One appears to be an unfinished nipple protector - one looks like a little space ship - and one is a whittled C. S. Gardner.  All 3 are displayed in a nice glass case.--$55. for all
  124. moldbullet.JPG (65804 bytes)moldbulletrev.JPG (64278 bytes)Single cavity cast brass "scissor type" bullet mold for the "Country Rifle or Picket Bullet".  This is a mold to make bullets for the rifles from home that many Confederates left home for the Civil War in 1861 carrying.  This one looks to be about .36 to .40 cal.  We primarily recover bullets of this type in 1861 and 1862 Confederate camps {but recently we recovered several from a mid-1863 Confederate camp.  Excellent condition.--$150.
  125. Excavated drop .69 cal. triangle base French Minie.  This was recovered near Readyville, TN. from Gen. Breckenridge's Nov. 1862 Army of Tennessee Confederate camp there occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.  This is one of my favorite bullets to dig.--$35.
  126. Beautiful excavated drop .58 cal. 2-ring German Suhl projectile.  This extra nice and quite rare Confederate bullet was recovered by Mark Heath from an 1862 Wheeler Confederate Cavalry Camp located near Knob Gap, TN.--$65.
  127. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated "drop" .69 cal. Confederate used triangle base French minie.  It has a creamy, marble like white patina and was recovered here at Stones River in the late 1960s.  I don't know how it could possibly be any nicer.--$45.
  128. Nice condition excavated .58 cal. Confederate "Blob Top" field molded minie.  This was recovered from the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$25.
  129. Quite scarce excavated "Long Tail" Confederate cavalry - Hall carbine projectile.  This is an excellent drop recovered from the camp of the 1st Confederate Cavalry located near the old academy at Unionville, TN.--$65.
  130. 36maynard.JPG (77845 bytes)Quite rare excavated drop 36 cal. Maynard carbine projectile.  These are almost always recovered from Confederate cavalry sites and is a bullet you rarely dig.--$35.
  131. fieldcast58.JPG (24696 bytes)fieldcast.JPG (28396 bytes)fieldcastnose.JPG (20433 bytes) Beautiful condition drop Confederate field nose cast 58 cal. minie.  It has a clipped nose and a "monster" mold line.--$18. 
  132. 33proj.JPG (29502 bytes)33projectiles.JPG (29848 bytes)Group of 33 freshly dug drop Union and Confederate carbine projectiles.  Some of the different type projectiles in the group are Starr, Merrill. Sharps, Spencer, Burnside, German Suhl, Colt Revolving Rifle, and Maynard.  The group is priced at less than $3. per bullet.--$95.

  133. wmcleaners.JPG (36199 bytes)35 nice condition dug drop 58 cal. Type III Williams Cleaner bullets.  Many of these still have the zinc cleaner washer intact.  They were dug years ago by Pam and Allen Clark along Hood's campaign from Spring Hill to the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  I am seeing nice Williams Cleaner bullets commonly priced at $5.-$10. each.--$135.

  134. 3buckball.JPG (30220 bytes)69 cal. Confederate 3-buck "Buck & Ball" projectile.  I dug this "Buck & Ball" along the Confederate retreat route out of Middle Tennessee enroute to Chickamauga.  The bucks were originally loose packed with the ball using paper wrap.  They were loose in the hole when dug, and I have glued them in their correct position for display.--$15.

  135. 1200.7.jpg (7285 bytes)MM 299--54 cal. German Suhl. This is a nice dropped. These were used almost exclusively by Southern cavalry--$10.
  136. 1200.8.jpg (12135 bytes)We have various Sharps bullets varying from 52 to 54 cal. We have a number of variations--$10 each.
  137. Bullets.jpg (16536 bytes)Collection of 6 completely different Civil War bullets in a 5" x 6" display glass case--$35.
  138. Burnside.jpg (5052 bytes).54 cal. Burnside carbine. We have this bullet in both MM #119(flat based) and the MM #(dished base)--$7.50.
  139. ColtRevRifle.jpg (4636 bytes)MM #116 .56 cal. Colt Revolving Rifle. This is a nice dropped example with smooth white patina--$7.50.
  140. Joslyn.jpg (3577 bytes)MM #470 This is a .52 cal Joslyn carbine. Perfect dropped example with nice white patina--$7.50.

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