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  1. Quite rare to recover, cast brass, Civil War flag topper.  This was recovered years ago in a cotton field here at the Battle of Stones River.  Civil War flag pole base cups are occasionally found, but it is very rare to recover a flag topper.--$125.SOLD*

  2. Very rare, excavated, solid cast, letter "I".  This excavated letter measuring 1 1/2 inches is likely too tall to be a hat letter but is quite likely to be off the side of a cartridge box.  A second solid cast letter was recovered a few feet away, and it is an "N" which indicates that it was probably a regimental number and "INF" and would have been on the side of a leather cartridge box being this big in size.  I also have the letter "N" that was found close by.--$150 for the pair.SOLD*

  3. Very nice cased group of five complete glazed clay smoking pipes.  These five pipes rank among the nicest condition of those recovered from Confederate trash pits around Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$195. for the entire group.SOLD*

  4. Beautiful condition, excavated, Federal Patriotic Shield device.  This pin has remnants of enameled paint and has a cannon and a stack of cannon balls pictured above the enameled stripes beneath.  This pin was recovered from an Ohio Artillery camp and even still has the attachment pin intact on the reverse.  It would be difficult to recover a nicer condition Patriotic pin.--$95.SOLD*

  5. Beautiful condition, blacksmith-made, Confederate iron cavalry spur.  This is out of a local smoke house, and the rowel will still spin.--$125.SOLD*

  6. Excavated iron device that I have seen called everything under the sun, but I am pretty sure that I know accurately what it is.  Several years ago I had a cased, single hexagonal barrel boot pistol come through the shop, and this tool was with it for unscrewing the barrel for cleaning, so I am pretty sure it is actually a pistol gun tool.--$48.SOLD*

  7. Very nice condition, excavated pair of hat pins that were recovered on private property here at Stones River together and were no doubt on the same "Hardee" style Federal hat.  The set of hat pins consists of the stamped brass French Horn (which is of course Infantry) and the die-stamped Eagle hat plate that held up the one-folded side of the Hardee hat.  It is a rarity to recover both hat devices off the same hat.--$295. for both.-SOLD

  8. Beautiful condition, excavated, .69 cal., import musket gun tool.  This massive gun tool was recovered about 40 years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  The tool remains in complete condition with all parts intact, even including the needle-sharp nipple pick.--$85.SOLD*

  9. Excavated, original, regulation "Hi-Port" Federal Cavalry bit with both cast-brass rosettes remaining intact.  This bit was recovered from "Camp Stanley" which was the 1863 Federal winter Cavalry camp here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, named in honor of General David Stanley.  The bit is rusty, but remains quite stable with both brass rosettes intact.--$150.

  10. Very attractive, small display case of artifacts recovered on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The display includes an original, brass bayonet scabbard tip with a little bit of the original leather scabbard sticking out the top of the scabbard tip.  There is in addition an excellent condition, coat size, Federal Officer's Eagle "I" (Infantry) uniform button and also a nice condition, excavated Federal Enlistedman's coat size Eagle button.--$55 for the entire display, case and all.

  11. Quite rare to find anymore, excavated, complete, .577 cal., Enfield nipple protector with chain.--$48.

  12. Nice condition excavated "Crescent Hatpin" recovered over 30 years ago from an 1862 Louisiana camp located in the Shenandoah Valley.  This was recovered from the same camp as the one pictured in the Jan. - Feb., 1987 North - South Trader magazine.  This will be a fine compliment to a display of Louisiana State Seal buttons.--$175.

  13. Excellent condition, excavated, stamped brass, regimental number "0".  This would have been worn on the kepi designating 10th, 20th, 30th, etc. regiment.  This is the smaller size stamped brass number measuring 5/8 inch in height.  It was recovered from a Confederate camp on private property here in Middle Tennessee.--$38.

  14. Quite unusual excavated find, this is the excavated pewter canning seal for Civil War Era canned goods.  The seal is dated 1854, and the company is Wells and Provost.  This company later on became Delmonte canned foods.  This pewter seal was recovered from an 1863 winter Federal camp here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.--$25.SOLD*

  15. Excavated, glazed clay pipe bowl with basket weave designed bowl.  This was recovered from a trash pit of a Confederate camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$48.SOLD*

  16. Quite rare, excavated, "open pontil" Elixir of Opium bottle.  Apparently the Confederates were able to get their hands on some "good stuff" as this came out of an Army of Tennessee Confederate trash pit near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This would be an excellent medical addition to any collection.--$65.SOLD

  17. Beautiful condition, excavated, Union Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered over 30 years ago on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The spur is complete even with the iron rowel remaining intact.--$85.

  18. Excellent condition, excavated, cast brass, "Flagstaff topper".  This flagstaff top was recovered about 30 years ago from the 1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry.  This camp was located near the current crossroads of "Midland", Tennessee.  The camp was attacked and destroyed by Union Cavalry under command of General David Stanley in March of 1863.  This would be an excellent addition to any Confederate artifact display.--$150.SOLD*

  19. This is one of the rarest of all State hatpins to recover.  It is the "Minnesota", and this one was recovered from the campsite of the 1st Minnesota Infantry here at Murfreesboro.  It was recovered almost 50 years ago by one of my earliest relic hunting buddies, Mr. Claiborne Lytle.  In almost 50 years being open, this is only the second Minnesota hatpin that I have ever had.--$1,250.SOLD

  20. Very pretty, excavated, stamped brass, "Hardee" Eagle hatpin.  These were worn on the side of the Hardee hat that was folded up.  This example remains in nice condition and was recovered on private property near the rock quarry here at the Battle of Stones River.  These stamped brass hatpins are quite thin and a rarity to get out of the ground without breaking them.--$175.

  21. Absolutely beautiful excavated Federal lead filled Artillery "Bullseye" bridle rosette.  This was recovered many years ago from a Federal artillery camp on the banks of the Elk River near Tullahoma, TN.--$65.

  22. Excavated, Model 1816 musket lockplate that was originally produced in flintlock, but was converted to percussion.  The brass plug where the flash pan once was remains intact.  Early in the Civil War, especially here in the Western Theater, much of the Confederate Infantry was armed with this weapon.--$65.

  23. Very nice, excavated, Federal Cavalry Officer's spur.  This spur was recovered a couple of days ago on Christmas afternoon on private property here at Stones River.  It has a very nice, never cleaned, brown/green patina.--$275.

  24. Very attractive, excavated, cast brass, Confederate manufactured Cavalry spur.  This style spur is sometimes associated with Mississippi Cavalry.  From the wear pattern, it appears to have been worn on the left boot.--$395.

  25. Very nice condition, excavated, Federal Cavalry bit that was recovered in the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry, and the Federal bit has had the US cast rosettes intentionally removed sot that the bit could be used by the Confederate Cavalry.  The bit remains in virtual usable condition with the original, intertwined, brass curb chain remaining intact.  This will be an excellent addition to someone's Confederate Cavalry display.--$150.

  26. When Relic Hunting the Confederate winter camps here - there are no end to the surprises that you dig up.  Here is one for the books though.  This is the brass "TONGUE" out of a large size Confederate Fork Tongue buckle that the soldier made into an "EATING FORK" !!--$95.

  27. Excavated Enfield trigger guard and coat-size floral button.  These were both recovered from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located near Middleton, Tennessee.--$45. for both with case.

  28. Excavated iron equipment buckle with a tree root growing through it.  This was recovered by Charlie Harris from private property on the side of LookOut Mountain, TN.  Charlie recovered this many, many years ago (and might even be published somewhere) as many of Charlie's finds are.  A very cool find.--$55.

  29. Very cool excavated artifact.  This is a broken up, excavated, Confederate "Dog River" Cavalry saber.  It was recovered over 30 years ago by David Thompson from the 1st Alabama Cavalry camp - CSA -that was located near Midland, Tennessee.  This camp was attacked and destroyed in March of 1863 by General David Stanley's Federal Cavalry.  I personally recovered one of the rarest relics of my 50-year relic digging in this camp.  It is an oval "Map-on-Tree" Alabama State Seal belt buckle.  This saber was recovered less than 50 yards from my Alabama buckle.  I will include a map showing the exact recovery site of this artifact.--$350.

  30. Excavated, lead-filled, floral type Cavalry rosette.  This rosette was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  The rosette has nice detail and full lead in the reverse.--$48.

  31. Nice condition, excavated, Federal Enlistedman's cast brass Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered many years ago from Camp Stanley here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  This was the Army of the Cumberland's 1862/1863 winter Cavalry camp located along Lytle Creek near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The camp was named for their commanding General, General David Stanley.  One side of the rowel holder broke which is no doubt why the spur was discarded.  It has a smoother, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina.--$69.

  32. Excellent condition excavated regulation cast brass Federal Cavalry spur.  This was recovered over 40 years ago from "Camp Stanley" here at Murfreesboro, TN.  It has a beautiful smooth brown patina with the rowel remaining intact.--$85.SOLD

  33. Beautiful condition, excavated, stamped brass, lead-filled shield rosette.  This rosette was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry near Unionville, Tennessee, and still has two of the brass attachment wires still intact on the reverse.  This artifact would make a nice addition to an excavated, Confederate Cavalry display.--$175.

  34. Very pretty condition, excavated Jeff Davis stamped brass hat pin.  This pin was recovered here at Stones River many years ago and remains complete even with the little arrows and olive branch.  These are almost always missing.  This example has a smooth, chocolate patina and would be an excellent addition to any collection.--$195.

  35. Super rare, excavated, "CS" marked, Confederate manufactured, stamped brass saddle shield.  This is a beauty, and an especially rare pattern with a more slender profile than the one usually found and without the strap slot.  This one was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp located along the North Anna River in Virginia, and has never even been washed off.--$650.SOLD

  36.  On a 1 - 10 condition, this is a 12.  This gorgeous Hardee hatpin was recovered on private property here at Stones River over 40 years ago.  There is really nothing I can say except, you could not hope to dig a nicer one.--$195.

  37. Excellent condition, excavated, cast brass, US Cavalry bridle rosette.  This rosette remains in perfect condition and was recovered from the 1863, Federal winter cavalry camp (Camp Stanley) here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  This one is as perfect as they come.--$48.

  38. Excavated, small, lead-filled, silvered rosette recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.  This rosette has some design on it, but I can't really make out what it is.--$38.

  39. Beautiful, emerald green excavated Confederate enlistedman's "Stud Type" cast brass cavalry spur.  This was recovered over 40 years ago from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry camp located just South of Unionville, TN.  One of my old school teachers used to own this camp !!!  According to Mrs. Burke -- I was a much better Relic Hunter than Student !!!--$125.SOLD

  40. Beautiful condition, massive cast brass, Federal artillery stirrup.  This stirrup was recovered by one of my relic hunting buddies about 30 years ago at the Battle of Vaught's Hill near Milton, Tennessee.  Confederate Cavalry General John Hunt Morgan attacked several Union Infantry Regiments along with their artillery on Vaught's Hill.  The Union Infantry Regiments repulsed several furious charges by General Morgan's Confederates and held firm until reinforcements arrived.  This stirrup has a beautiful, uncleaned, green patina and will enhance any Civil War display.--$150.

  41. Excavated, absolutely massive, hand-made spur rowel.  This rowel measures 2 1/2 inches across, and since it was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry, it is quite likely that this rowel was intended for a huge Mexican style spur.  I personally recovered a very similar one from the 8th Texas camp about 30 years ago.  This would be a fine addition to an excavated "Texas relics" display.  I can't imagine any other state but Texas interested in having a rowel this huge.--$75.SOLD

  42. Excavated iron lockplate from a Model 1816, .69 cal., smooth bore musket.  This was recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp near Chattanooga, Tennessee.--$45.

  43. Display of artifacts recovered from Army of Tennessee Confederate camps located near Shelbyville, Tennessee, and occupied during the spring of 1863.  This grouping consists of a complete brass flash pan from a Model 1816 Flintlock musket, a brass bayonet scabbard tip, and a dropped .69 cal., triangle base French Minie.--$75. for the entire display and case.

  44. Beautiful condition, COMPLETE, excavated Hardee hat pin.  This example has crisp detail, a smooth chocolate patina, and is complete even to having the olive branch and arrows in the Eagle's claw.  One of the brass wire attaching loops remains intact on the reverse.  This was recovered from Federal camps around Chattanooga, Tennessee.--$195.

  45. Extremely rare, excavated, blacksmith made, Civil War fish hook.  From the size of these fish hooks, I suspect that they were fishing for catfish.  The fish hook itself is half as big as some of the Blue Gill we catch.  The fish hook remains in excellent condition, and they are pictured in a number of different reference books.--$48.

  46. One of the rarest and most sought after excavated Civil War artifacts reference books around.  This is Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Camp Sites of the Civil War 1861 -1865 - Supplement 1, by Stanley S. Phillips.  This is the March, 1980, first edition and remains in very nice condition with original dust jacket.  This one has been out of print for years.--$125.

  47. Very pretty Texas Cavalry display consisting of a rare, stamped brass, lead-filled shield with star Martingale and a super rare, excavated, pewter Texas produced Cavalry saddle corner device.  Both artifacts remain in excellent condition.--$750. for the entire display.

  48. Very pretty "Cavalry display" recovered from various Federal Cavalry camps around Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The display consists of a partial saber scabbard, two cast brass spurs, one beautiful coat size gilted Federal Cavalry button, three silvered rosettes, a cast brass saber hanger, one brass powder flask, and several Cavalry projectiles.  The entire display is presented in a well-made wooden case.--$350. for the entire display including display case.

  49. Excavated, silvered, die stamped brass, lead-filled Cavalry rosette.  This rosette has very ornate eye appeal and was recovered over 30 years ago from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Rangers.--$75.

  50. Beautiful condition, excavated, Confederate "stud" type, cast brass "raking spur".  This spur was recovered about 40 years ago from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Rangers.  The spur hasn't even been washed off and has remnants of the iron rowel in place.--$195.

  51. Quite rare and in very nice condition, complete Federal Cavalry cross-sabers hatpin.  This hatpin was recovered from an 1863 Federal Cavalry camp located just south of Triune, Tennessee.  When recovered, one leg of the scabbard was folded backwards.  It has been straightened and reinforced and displays beautifully.--$295.

  52. Beautiful condition, excavated, silvered "Star" Cavalry rosette.  These are generally recovered from Texas or Mississippi camp sites.  This example was recovered near Manassas.--$275.SOLD

  53. Excellent condition, cast brass, Isaac - Campbell, Confederate knapsack hook.  This was recovered years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.--$48.

  54. Really pretty display of twelve 1780 - 1820 era Colonial shoe buckles.  These were all recovered out of Confederate camps near Fredericksburg, Virginia, where apparently Colonial shoe buckles were being used as Confederate waist belt buckles.  Entire framed display -- $150.

  55. Grouping of three excavated items recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located just south of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  This grouping consists of two extremely ornate, gilted, coat size, floral pattern buttons taken from home and worn on Confederate uniforms.  In addition is a portion of a watch fob that is created by interlocking false gold coins.  This is a very attractive little Confederate grouping.--$48. for all.

  56. Very nice display of an excavated soldier's pocket knife (with Mother Of Pearl) handles, and 6 floral, and plain face uniform buttons.  These items were recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp site on private property here in Middle Tennessee.--$48. with glass case included.

  57. Hand-crafted, Confederate lead nipple protector complete with iron chain (protector likely made from a musket ball) and purely CS lead capbox finial.  These were recovered many years ago from Lucius Polk's Army of Tennessee Confederate 1862/1863 winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  You just don't get more Southern and Rebel than these items.--$95. for both.

  58. Excavated brass spoon from a patented folding spoon or spoon/fork combination.  This was recovered from an 1863 Federal camp here at Murfreesboro.  It remains in perfect condition.--$45.

  59. Excavated, Model 1854, Austrian Lorenz, 3-band musket nose cap.  This was recovered many years ago along Confederate lines on private property here at Stones River.--$25.

  60. Excavated hand blacksmith crafted wrought iron hook for hanging pots over the camp fire.  A very nice campsite item not often recovered.--$25.

  61. Excellent condition, excavated, solid cast brass mount to a "Dog River" Confederate Cavalry saber scabbard.  This would be an excellent addition to your Confederate Cavalry display.--$75.

  62. Quite rare, excavated, blacksmith forged tool for working leather.  This tool was recovered in 1989 from a Civil War trash pit located on private property near Camp Butler, Illinois.  Most of the original wooden handle remains intact.  This tool would be a very nice addition to any camp scene artifact display.--$45.

  63. Excellent condition, excavated pair of Federal, brass epaulet keys.  These were sewn onto the uniform, and the brass button came up through the epaulets and twisted to lock them in place.  These would be an excellent compliment for your set of either excavated or non-excavated brass shoulder epaulets.--$45. for the pair.

  64. Very attractive, excavated group of Enfield related items recovered from Confederate Army of Tennessee camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The display includes two Enfield nipple protectors with chain, one complete brass Enfield tompion, one drop Confederate mold, .577 cal. Enfield bullet, and one excellent condition and quite rare Isaac Campbell Confederate knapsack hook.  Entire display in a glass display case.--$150.

  65. Excavated group of Confederate artifacts recovered from General Manigault's South Carolina Brigade camps located near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The display includes an excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal button, a Confederate cap box lead finial, a Confederate manufactured brass scabbard tip, and a brass back from a Confederate local button.  All in a glass display case.--$125. for all

  66. Very attractive, heavy solid cast brass, Confederate Cavalry spur that was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located in Orange County, VA.  This style Confederate spur is believed to have originated from a small foundry located at Richmond Virginia.  Interestingly, we recovered an exact matching spur from an August 1863 Confederate Cavalry camp here in Middle Tennessee.  This particular spur was discarded, because one of the legs broke.  Both pieces were present when found, and the broken leg has been epoxied back into place.  This will make a very nice addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$150.

  67. Unusual dug glazed brown clay pipe bowl recovered from a Confederate camp trash pit along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  The figure appears to possibly be Middle Eastern.  It will make a neat addition to someone's excavated artifact display case.--$45.SOLD*

  68. Beautiful cased artifact display purchased out of a local private museum.  This display consists of an excavated Model 1851, cast brass, sword belt plate recovered from an 1863 camp Stanley trash pit, an 1863 Patriotic token, an excavated soldier's pocket knife with bone handle intact, an excavated 12mm pinfire cartridge, an excavated .69 cal. Confederate buck and ball, an excavated tin containing percussion caps, an excavated bayonet scabbard tip with leather still inside, one CS used excavated floral button, 4 Federal Eagle buttons, two excavated knapsack hooks, and several other smaller artifacts.  These artifacts are all displayed in a very nice 12 x 18 glass face walnut display case.--$395. for the entire display.

  69. Very pretty, excavated, slick emerald green, Confederate Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered over 30 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Kennesaw, Georgia.  It is a style spur that had a long, extended neck much like a Mississippi spur.  The spur broke at the narrow, weak point on the neck.--$95.

  70. Excellent condition, excavated, "1861" dated, Federal Cavalry Officer's spur.  This spur was recovered from Federal Cavalry camps near Triune, Tennessee, that were occupied during the spring of 1863.  It has the 1861 date on the inside of the spur.  Remnants of the rusty iron rowel remain intact.--$275.

  71. Hand crafted Confederate side knife blade formed from a file.  This was recovered about 30 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram from a Confederate winter camp located near Dalton, GA.--$75.

  72. Super Rare to recover.  This is a REALLY NICE condition excavated high copper content -"single hole" Confederate Richmond Musket nosecap.  This is the first one of these that I have seen recovered in ages.--$95.

  73. Hand carved brass device recovered from an 1863, Army of Tennessee winter camp near Tullahoma, Tennessee, by Kenny Banks.  Some relic collectors who have seen this feel it to be a soldier, hand-carved, "snake" -- while others feel that it is a hand made brass tool for pulling leather stitching through leather, making repairs in the field.  I can't say for sure which it is, but I can say it is --$35.

  74. Excavated "general service" brass waist belt buckle, coat size Confederate "Block I" Infantry button, and coat size Confederate used floral button.  These three artifacts were all recovered together in General Lucius Polk's, winter of 1863, Army of Tennessee Brigade camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  Two of these three items were non-military and privately acquired mostly from the soldier's homes.  The two-piece Confederate "I" (Infantry) button is standard CS military issue and was issued in quantity in Tullahoma, Tennessee, during this time.  This display is perfectly representative of the typical buttons and buckle being worn by a large percentage of the Army of Tennessee - CSA - in 1863.--$125.

  75. Excellent condition pair of excavated, cased artifacts.  One of the two items is a Springfield combination musket tool.  The second item is a two-piece, brass sword hanger from a Model 1851, Federal Cavalryman's sword belt rig.  Both these artifacts were recovered over 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$45.

  76. Excavated, regulation, Federal Cavalry bit.  This bit remains complete with both cast brass US rosettes remaining intact.  It was recently found in a old log barn near the battlefield FV a rarity to find a Civil War Era Cavalry bit surviving intact.  The bit has a smooth, brown patina but is not pitted nearly as severely as it would have been if recovered from under the ground.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice Cavalry bit.--$195.SOLD

  77. Excavated iron Confederate cartridge box roller buckle with a good size root growing right through it.  This was recovered by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate camp near Mobile, AL.--$38.

  78. Excellent condition excavated small brass "Acorn".  This was recovered many years ago from the camp of the Federal 14th Army Corp. -Army Of The Cumberland - here in the Western Theater.  The acorn was the Corp Badge for this unit.  Many years ago Nita dug almost a twin to this one in one of their camps.--$195.

  79. Excavated, Federal Cavalry bit recovered from an Alabama Cavalry camp located here in Middle Tennessee and occupied during the Spring of 1863.  The Confederate soldier pried both cast brass US rosettes off the bit and used it plain.  The bit when recovered still had the original cast brass curb chain attached.  This is an excellent example of Southern Cavalry making do with whatever they could obtain.  This artifact will be a fine addition to any excavated, Confederate Cavalry artifact display.--$150.

  80. Excavated, very ornate, cast brass buttplate from an 1800's era flintlock musket.  This very attractive artifact was recovered from Hardee's Corp 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$48.

  81. Massive, excavated, brass signal.  This complete, Model 1840, Federal non-commissioned officer's brass sword guard was recovered many years ago by Kenny Banks from Union camps here in Middle Tennessee.  The guard has never even been washed off and has a beautiful, pea-green patina tip to tip.--$95.

  82. Talk about a HUGE SIGNAL - Complete excavated Federal cast brass Model 1840 N.C.O. (Non-Comissioned Officer) sword guard.  This was recovered by Kenny Banks from Federal camps following the Battle of Stones River.  It is broken, but both pieces were present.--$85.

  83. Quite rare to recover, excavated, die-struck, brass Eagle centerpiece to a Civil War Officer's two-piece Eagle sash buckle.  The Eagle center disc has a smooth chocolate patina with super crisp detail.  This would be an excellent addition to any excavated relic collection.--$95.

  84. A display containing two excavated artifacts from the 1862 - 1863 Confederate winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The first artifact is a cast lead finial to a Confederate cartridge box.  The second piece is the brass insert for a Model 1816 musket that has been converted from flint to percussion.  This brass piece filled the spot where the flint flash pan originally was.  Both artifacts are Rebel as can be.--$48.

  85. Excavated, cast brass, patchbox door from a Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.  This was recovered from Confederate camps following Stones River and was somehow broken into three pieces.  This is quite a feat considering how thick and strong a patchbox door is.--$45.

  86. Complete, excavated, regulation Federal Cavalry bit with both cast-brass US rosettes remaining intact.  This Cavalry bit was recovered about 30 years ago from a trash pit in "Camp Stanley" which was the 1862 - 1863 Federal winter Cavalry camp here in Murfreesboro following the Battle of Stones River.  The bit remains exactly as it was recovered and can be cleaned to a collector's personal taste.  This is an excellent artifact rarely recovered complete.--$195.

  87. Really pretty, 12 inch x 18 inch, matted display containing 23 artifacts including a Confederate style Martingale Heart, 20 excavated US and CS cap and cartridge box finials, and two Richmond Arsenal Gardner bullets.  This entire display of artifacts was recovered from Confederate Camps around Brandy Station, Virginia.--$295 for the entire display.

  88. Very rare, excavated, cast brass, Confederate Richmond musket nose cap together with the brass rowel holder of a Richmond Arsenal spur.  Both artifacts are presented in a matted glass case.--$85.

  89. Excavated portion of a VERY rare "IOWA" lead hat pin.  This was recovered on private property near Shiloh by Brant Arnold and is the "OWA" portion of the hat pin.  I have absolutely NO DOUBT that Robert McDaniel could restore this rare piece to display complete and would look like a million bucks.  In complete condition these guys run something like $500. to $600.  This can be a WONDERFUL display piece and at a price that a young collector "cutting grass" could afford !!--$125.

  90. Excavated, cast brass, Patriotic Eagle tension device usually found around the perimeter of Civil War Era banjos and drums.--$65.

  91. Beautiful condition, excavated set of brass cufflinks and a rare "Eagle motif" portion of a private purchase military watch fob.  The Eagle is finely detailed and can be seen clear as can be.These two artifacts were recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  These two artifacts were recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$95 for both artifacts.

  92. Excavated, brass powder flask that was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Infantry camp near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Both sides of the flask are present, but are separated at the seam.  With some TLC, this could be a very nice artifact to display.--$45.

  93. Excavated pair of "Rooster Neck" regulation, cast brass, Federal Cavalry spurs.  These spurs were recovered from Camp Stanley which was the 1863 Federal Cavalry main winter campsite here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  One of the spurs remains in near perfect condition, and the second spur got too close to the fire and nearly completely melted away.--$89. for both.

  94. Very nice condition, excavated, Confederate used, private purchase, heavy cast brass spur.  The spur has an uncleaned brown/green patina and is a recent recovery from a Confederate Cavalry camp here in Middle Tennessee.  I personally recovered a near identical spur a few years back from the camp of Starnes 1863 Confederate Cavalry camp.--$275.

  95. Excavated interwined brass cavalry curb chain that was recovered many years ago by Steve Mullinax from private property at the Battle of Atlanta, GA.  This artifact was in Steve's private collection for over 30 years. Here is your chance to own an artifact from the collection of one of the pioneers in our collecting field.-- $125.

  96. Excavated bail from a camp cookpot.  This was recovered from an Army of Tennessee, 1863, Confederate winter campsite located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Not super rare, but a camp item that you do not recover every day.--$35.

  97. Complete, excavated, cast brass, Confederate, Cavalry spur.  This was recovered many years ago, and has a smooth olive green patina with remnants of the iron rowel.  The spur has traits leading one to think that it is likely a product of Leech and Rigdon of Memphis, Tennessee.--$295.

  98. Very nice condition, excavated, lead-filled, Federal artillery rosette.  The face has a very nice, never cleaned, brown/green patina, and the reverse has full lead and one attachment hook remaining intact.  This rosette was recovered from a Federal camp near Brandy Station, Virginia, a number of years ago.--$65.

  99. Group of three unique, excavated artifacts recovered from the Battle of Franklin and out of Mr. Herbert Harper's collection.  The first item is the "hooking device" out of the back of an early pattern "puppy paw hook" US Oval waist belt plate.  The second item is a portion of a brass, Confederate Cavalry spur.  The third item is a brass bayonet scabbard tip with leather still protruding from the top of the brass tip.  All three items are displayed in a glass riker case.--$95 for all three.

  100. Excavated, heavy cast brass, Confederate Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered from the 1863 camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry.  The spur is quite heavy and is worn in such a way that it is clear that it was worn on the left boot.--$195.

  101. 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

  102. Perfect condition excavated heavy cast brass private purchase {but Confederate used} cavalry spur.  This one was recovered from Starnes 1863 C.S. Cavalry camp located near Altamont, TN.  It has the rowel perfectly intact and a nice green/brown uncleaned woods patina.  A very nice piece.--$275.
  103. Quite rare beautiful excavated gilted brass 1884 "James G. Blaine" Presidential token.  In the Presidential token world - this is one that you don't see every day.  "Republican Candidate for President - 1884"--$95.
  104. d1.15.1126.jpg (38773 bytes)Large size cannon shell fragments from various battlefields perfect form making a desk paperweight or great for any display. These large fragments are becoming very difficult to dig. $15 each
  105. mortontag.JPG (57735 bytes)mortontagclose.JPG (66830 bytes)Excavated Nathan Bedford Forrest "related" brass tag -- {kind of - sorta}.  Here's the deal  -- During the Civil War John Morton was the Chief of "Forrest's Artillery" and following the War wrote the definitive book on the subject "Forrest's Artillery".  West Morton was John Morton's son and was County Register of Nashville during the early 1900s.  This tag belonged to West Morton.--$45.SOLD
  106. We have picked up several arrowheads in Middle TN, while looking for Civil War Relics. They of course are hundreds of years older but what made a good camping ground a hundred years ago also made a good camping ground a thousand years ago. We offer these arrowheads in groups of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 – complete with a display case. The prices are:
  107. 2andcase.jpg (11809 bytes)2 and case --$25.
  108. 3andcase.jpg (16522 bytes)3 and case --$30.
  109. 4andcase.jpg (18480 bytes)4 and case --$38.
  110. 5andcase.jpg (11877 bytes)5 and case --$48.
  111. 8andcase.jpg (16952 bytes)8 and case --$70.
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Middle Tennessee Relics
Larry Hicklen

Shop:  (615) 893-3470

Email:
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