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Miscellaneous Dug Items

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  1. Excavated, brass, spring loaded, lancet (or bleeder).  This bleeder was recovered from 1863 Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It is marked, "Wiegand and Snowden," who were manufacturers of medical lancets from 1824 - 1855.  This is a nice little find that will fit beautifully into a medical display.--$95.SOLD

  2. Excavated, "Droop Wing Eagle," rosette off the side of an 1840 era Dragoon Officer's stirrup.  This was recovered many years ago by Charlie Harris and is out of his personal collection.--$95.

  3. Beautiful condition, excavated, "Hardee" stamped brass hatpin.  It was recovered many years ago on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  This one is about as nice as they come.--$175.

  4. Excellent condition, excavated, complete, regulation Federal Cavalry bit.  The bit remains 100% intact with both cast-brass US Rosettes as well as the lower cross bar and both reins rings.  This was recovered something like 40 years ago from a Federal Cavalry camp on private property near Shiloh.  This is a Civil War Cavalry artifact that is rarely found complete.--$250.

  5. Excavated cylinder to a Model 1860, 6-shot, Colt Army revolver.  The cylinder has four chambers still loaded, three are loaded correctly, and one is loaded backwards.  Interestingly, the cylinder pin remains frozen inside the cylinder.  This was recovered during the early 1970's from private property near Shiloh.--$125.SOLD

  6. Excavated, enlistedman pattern of the Leech and Rigdon, Memphis, Tennessee, cast brass Confederate Cavalry spur.  At some point, the Confederate Cavalryman lost one side of the rowel holder.  In order to continue using this spur, the Confederate soldier sharpened the remaining side to a very sharp point, and this became the rowel.  The spur has a very nice, uncleaned, brown-green patina and was recovered during the early 1970's from private property near Shiloh.  This is a hand modified Confederate Cavalry artifact that any Confederate collector would be proud to own.--$295.

  7. Excavated group of three artifacts recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry Camp located just South of Unionville, TN. and occupied during the Spring of 1863.  The group consists of a blacksmith made Confederate stirrup - a brass toe plate, and a cast brass heel plate with the "heart design".  All three were recovered about twenty years ago.--$75. for all

  8. Tell me - How cool is this !!  Civil War collecting OVERLAPS with Native American collecting !!!  Beautiful hand carved lead arrow head made by a Civil War soldier from a lead bullet displayed along side a nearly identical actual 500 year old Cherokee arrow head found here as well.  In 40 years this is the first time that I have encountered this !!  Just a treasure for any "carved lead" collection or display.  Incredibly, the white patina on the carved arrow head has brought it to almost "match" its geuine 500 year old counterpart.--$125.SOLD

  9. Very nice display of large size, stamped brass, Civil War Company hat letters.  The display includes E,F,G, & H.  Solder marks are visible on the reverse where the hooks once were, but the hooks are not there now.--$175.SOLD

  10. REALLY COOL excavated Model 1842 .69 cal. entire musket.  The musket was recovered on private property near New Kent Courthouse, VA.  The musket has been intentionally disabled by wrapping it around a tree.  It is displayed in a very creative manner showing exactly what occurred.  This artifact will need to picked up here at the store for a couple of reasons.  One, and the most obvious, is that it is freaking huge, measuring approximately 4 feet by almost 2 feet.  Secondly, I am convinced that it would destroy the display.--$495.

  11. Three excavated Confederate revolver related artifacts recovered on private property at the Griswald Revolver factory site in Georgia.  The three pieces include a cylinder blank - a hammer blank - and the stock that the hammer was cut from.  Artifacts from this famous Confederate weapons factory are very, very rare to come by now.--$395 for all.SOLD

  12. Very nice condition, early battlefield recovered, regulation, Union, cast-brass cavalry spur.  This spur was found on the battlefield of Franklin, Tennessee, by pioneer relic hunter/collector Mr. Herbert Harper.  It is the pattern with the hollowed out back of the spur.--$95.

  13. Early battlefield pick-up, Model 1840, heavy cavalry saber and scabbard.  This was found in Williamson County, Tennessee, and could likely have been a leftover from the Battle of Franklin.  The saber is uncleaned, just as found, with a smooth rust covering.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by the Confederate Cavalry.  This example could be mounted on barn wood to make a wonderful Confederate Cavalry display.  General Forrest himself carried a near identical saber.--$650.SOLD

  14. Excellent condition, "semi"- excavated, regulation Union Cavalry spur.  This is an early 1900 era battlefield pickup and is in such nice condition the rowel will still turn.--$85.

  15. Excavated pair of heavy private purchase spurs that were recovered in the 1862 camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry.  The spurs remain in good solid condition with most of the iron rowels intact.--$525.

  16. Excavated, .44 cal., Remington Army Model revolver.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It will be a perfect centerpiece to a display of excavated Civil War artifacts.--$450.SOLD

  17. Excavated regulation Federal Cavalry bit and excavated regulation cast brass Federal "Rooster Neck" Cavalry Spur.  These were recovered many years ago from the 1863 winter Federal Cavalry camps located on private property here at Murfreesboro, TN.  The bit is very sound with one of the original "U.S." cast brass bosses still intact. The brass spur is in very nice condition as well, and in recent years has had a brass rowel put back in it (which could of course be removed if desired).  Both are ready for display.--$195. for the PAIR

  18. Quite crude, excavated, brass Confederate musket buttplate recovered on private property by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate Camp near Mobile, Alabama.--$45.

  19. Drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, super scarce "WISCONSIN" stamped brass state pin.  This pin was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  Wisconsin is one of the toughest of the state hat pins to acquire, and this is an absolute beauty.--$750.

  20. Excellent condition, excavated, lead-filled, bullseye Artillery rosette recovered by Terry Booth on private property from a Texas Cavalry camp.  You couldn't hope to find one in nicer condition.--$65.

  21. Beautiful excavated ornate floral pattern, lead filled, Confederate Cavalry rosette recovered from an 1863 Alabama Cavalry camp located near Middleton, TN. - super condition.--$75.

  22. Really pretty excavated smaller size lead filled floral pattern Confederate Cavalry rosette recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, TN.  Really pretty rosette.--$65.

  23. Very nice display of three excavated artifacts recovered many years ago from private property near Shiloh.  The display consists of a folding iron scissor type bullet mold holding an original ball - a beautiful excavated coat-size Federal Infantry Officer's button with 90% bright gold gilt - and lastly, a rare excavated large size crossed cannons artillery stamped brass hat insignia.  The hat pin was missing one tip when recovered, and that has been restored for display.--$250 for the entire display.

  24. Beautiful condition, excavated, silvered, lead-filled Cavalry Rosette recovered by Charlie Harris from a Confederate site near Farminton, Mississippi.  This rosette, or a near identical one, is pictured on page 51 in Charlie Harris' reference book, Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns.   You couldn't ask for a nicer condition.--$75.SOLD

  25. Excavated 8-side aqua unbrella inkwell--$45.

  26. Excavated early production .28 cal. "Colt Root" Model 1855 Side Hammer Pocket Revolver.  This was a turn of the century find on private property near Chickamauga, GA.  The revolver is mostly complete - even with remnants of the original grips.  It is, however, missing the hammer and loading lever.  This revolver will make a wonderful center piece to any excavated relics display.--$550.

  27. Beautiful condition, excavated, matching pair of Confederate style cast brass Cavalry spurs.  These were recovered from a Mississippi Cavalry Camp on private property in North Mississippi.  They are the style with the very long extended necks.  Both spurs retain complete rowels.  Matching pairs of Confederate spurs this nice simply are not being recovered anymore.--$650.

  28. Excellent condition, excavated, dye stamped brass, Company hat letter "B".  This was recovered by Wayne Tucker on private property near Mobile, Alabama, about 30 years ago.--$75.

  29. Excavated, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet is very rusty, just as recovered.  It was dug many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, and the blade is bent in a way suggesting that it was run over by a wagon or canon wheel.  In our current era, it is quite rare to recover a complete bayonet at all.--$95.

  30. Excellent condition, excavated, Confederate Cavalry spur recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  This spur is a crude Confederate copy of the regulation style Federal spur of the Civil War Era.--$195.

  31. Excavated, Confederate manufactured, solid cast brass saber scabbard ring mount recovered from a Confederate 1863 camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  We aren't recovering many cool little brass items like this anymore.--$75.

  32. Broken, excavated, regulation, Federal Cavalry horse bit with cast brass "U.S." rosette remaining intact.  This bit was recovered on private property from a Federal Cavalry campsite located near Winchester, Virginia.--$125.

  33. 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

  34. photoback.JPG (76128 bytes)photobackrev.JPG (86672 bytes)Excavated 1/6 plate Daguerreotype recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp along Duck River near Shelbyville.--$45.

  35. swdmount.jpg (88629 bytes)Excavated solid cast brass saber scabbard ring mount recovered from a Confederate 1863 camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  We aren't recovering many cool little brass items like this anymore.--$75.

  36. rosette.jpg (64515 bytes)rosetterev.JPG (103418 bytes)Excellent condition excavated lead filled floral Confederate used bridle rosette.  This was recovered from private property along Duck River where Roddy's Alabama Cavalry were encamped for the winter of 1863.--$48.

  37. test7.jpg (1353421 bytes)Excavated brass tipped iron ramrod recovered from Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee, occupied during the winter of 1863.  The ramrod appears to have been shaped into a utilitarian camp implement such as a pot hook.--$75.
  38. iowaid.JPG (80570 bytes)iowaidrev.JPG (70585 bytes)iowaidbk.JPG (61018 bytes)iowaidbkcls.JPG (78812 bytes)Recently recovered partial very rare lead "IOWA" state pin.  This pin was recovered by Brant Arnold and - as you can see - is actually pictured in the current issue of North - South Trader.  The pin is perfectly fine just as it is "IOW" and {matching it's picture in the North South Trader} OR could be easily restored by the master {Robert McDaniel} to display as nicely as any complete example.  And priced at a fraction of the $850. that complete ones sell for.--only $175.
  39. Two partial excavated Confederate cast brass cavalry spurs that were recovered years ago from A Confederate Cavalry camp on private property located near Corinth, Mississippi.  Look very impressive on display.--$125.
  40. 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.
  41. .69 cal musket barrel that appears to have been severed by an artillery shell.  This unusual artifact was recovered on private property at Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram in the late 1960s.  This barrel is a Model 1816 converted from flint.--$95.
  42. 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.
  43. locks.JPG (25466 bytes)lockseagle.JPG (33688 bytes)lockseagl.JPG (29907 bytes) Three excavated brass officer baggage trunk locks all excavated from Union 1863 winter camps here at Murfreesboro.  Two of the three locks have the military eagle motif on them.--$65. for the set. 

  44. 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
  45. 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.
  46. 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:
  47. 2andcase.jpg (11809 bytes)2 and case --$25.
  48. 3andcase.jpg (16522 bytes)3 and case --$30.
  49. 4andcase.jpg (18480 bytes)4 and case --$38.
  50. 5andcase.jpg (11877 bytes)5 and case --$48.
  51. 8andcase.jpg (16952 bytes)8 and case --$70.

Middle Tennessee Relics
Larry Hicklen

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