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  1. Excavated, brass wedding ring.  This was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.  This is a super nice item for a soldiers personal items display.--$48.

  2. Excavated railroad style padlock.  The lock is marked, "C S & O", and we are unsure as to what that stands for.  The lock appears to be of the Civil War Era and has a brass cover and mechanism.--$45.

  3. 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.

  4. Excavated, glazed clay pipe recovered from a spring of 1863 Confederate trash pit located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This is a complete pipe in which over 90% you find are broken.  It will be an excellent addition to any camp display.--$48.

  5. Very crude,and extremely rare excavated pewter TEXAS MANUFACTURED Confederate saddle skirt tip device.  The device has a raised "TEXAS STAR" in the center.  Remnants of the attachment hooks remain intact on the reverse.  This very rare Texas saddle device was recovered from a Texas Cavalry camp located near Houston, Texas.--$475.

  6. Battlefield pick-up, Remington .44 cal. revolver.  This revolver was picked up on private property at the Battle of Chickamauga.  It will make a fabulous centerpiece for an excavated artifact display.--$550.

  7. Excavated, 6 inch section of the end of the blade of a Confederate bowie knife.  This was recovered from the 1863 camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  This is an inexpensive artifact that "Sam Bowie" would have been proud of.--$25.

  8. Very nice condition, excavated brass cross guard from a small Confederate side knife.  This was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.--$35.

  9. Excavated blob top blue-green bottle marked "Jno. Obrien - AGT. - St Louis, MO."  I understand that Jno. Obrien blob top bottles date 1860s and 1870s.--$45.-SOLD

  10. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size crossed cannon hat insignia.  This was recovered from a Confederate Artillery camp but is in actuality a pre-war, 1840 era, stamped brass Federal Artillery hat insignia.  It is quite common to recover pre-Civil War buckles, buttons, and insignia from Confederate camps.  This example has one attachment loop remaining intact and solder marks where the other three once were.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$395.

  11. Excavated .44 cal. Remington 1858 New Model Army revolver.  This was recovered many years ago among the limestone outcroppings on private property here at Stones River.  There have only been a small number of weapons recovered here over the years.  This one was recovered by Wade Buchanan during the 1970s.--$425.

  12. Excavated, glazed clay pipe with 2 1/2 inch stem remaining intact.  This pipe was recovered from a Confederate trash pit along the Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Ninety percent of the pipes we recover have the stems broken off.  The pipe either has a set of horns coming around it or one mammoth mustache.--$48.

  13. Excavated, ten inch section of musket barrel with a .58 caliber Minie ball lodged inside.  This was recovered at the site of the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.  We recovered several sections of cut-off barrel there where they were shortening muskets for use on horseback.  This is quite a unique artifact.--$48.SOLD

  14. Absolutely beautiful COMPLETE glazed clay smoking pipe recovered from a Confederate trash pit along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It is a very rare thing to get one of these out complete and unbroken.--$75.

  15. Nice dug glazed clay "eagle claw" smoking pipe bowl.  This was recovered from a Confederate trash pit located near Shelbyville, TN.  These are relatively rare to recover, and really display well in a collection.--$125.SOLD*

  16. Excellent display of excavated, glazed clay pipes recovered from Civil War trash pits over the last 40 years.  These pipes were all recovered from Confederate trash pits located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The Army of Tennessee Confederates were camped there from January 3, 1863, Until June 25, 1863.  This is a display that will add nice color to your excavated Civil War relic collection.--$225.

  17. Very attractive display of excavated artifacts recovered from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  The artifacts include one broken brass Cavalry saber guard, two broken brass spurs, one broken brass stirrup, and the prize - a very nice condition cast brass "Texas Star" Cavalry harness rosette.  There are also three bullets and buttons from the camp.  The entire display is in an 8 x 12 professionally made walnut case.--$350.

  18. This is a very unusual artifact.  It is a literal "pile" of coins consisting of about 25 or 30 coins and recovered where a Civil War hospital burned down in the 1930's.  You can actually see a buffalo nickel, several quarters, what looks like a half-dime, and a good number of others that I can't identify.  I do see one coin that could be gold.  It will be a fun project carefully cleaning the "pile" of coins up so as to identify as many as possible.  (We just found another small clump with about half a dozen coins.)--$89.SOLD*

  19. Excavated, very ornate, cast brass Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered from an Alabama Cavalry camp located near Middleton, Tennessee.  This was the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry that was attacked March 23, 1863, at dawn by General David Stanley's Federal Cavalry.  The spur remains in very nice complete condition.--$150.

  20. Beautiful condition, quite rare, excavated, glazed clay pipe WITH COMPLETE 4 INCH STEM.  For every 100 pipes and partial pipes that we recover from Civil War trash pits, you are doing good if "ONE" is full length and unbroken.  This one was recovered from a Confederate trash pit along the Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$55.

  21. Very pretty condition, excavated, private purchase, Confederate used cast brass spur.  This spur was recovered from General Starne's 1862 Confederate Cavalry camp on top of the Cumberland Plateau.  I have in my collection a near twin to this one that I recovered from the same camp.  Both the iron rowel and small brass spur strap buckle remain intact.--$375.

  22. Nice condition iron cavalry bit of the Civil War era, and extensively used by Southern cavalry.  These are considered civilian bits that were common around Southern Plantations, and very often found their way into Confederate use.  This example exactly matches the one in the reference book.  I have personally recovered several of these from 1862/1863 Confederate Cavalry winter camps.  This example remains nice enough to literally still use today.--$79.

  23. NOT CIVIL WAR (much older).  Native American flint scraper that is made on the order of an arrowhead.  This was picked up in a local crop field here in Middle Tennessee and is as cool as it can be, I think!--$38.

  24. Excellent grouping of "5" Confederate camp site recovered LEAD (one is crude brass) cap box finials.  I personally recovered a couple of these from 1863 Confederate camps around Shelbyville, TN.--$65. (for all)

  25. Beautiful condition, excavated, "crossed sabers" Federal Cavalry hat pin.  This pin was recovered over 40 years ago from a Federal Cavalry camp near Triune, Tennessee.--$295.

  26. Excavated Federal "bugle" Infantry kepi hat pin.  This was recovered on private property among the limestone outcroppings here at the Battle of Stones River.--$195.

  27. Very nice condition excavated larger size glazed crock ink.--$65.

  28. Really nice excavated glazed crock small ink recovered from a Confederate camp in central TN.--$48.

  29. Very nice condition excavated COMPLETE .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket ramrod.  This ramrod was recovered from linestone outcroppings on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  If you have an excavated Enfield musket that needs a ramrod - Here it is !!!--$95.

  30. Super nice, excavated, "French horn", stamped brass, Federal Infantry hat insignia.  This was recovered on private property here at Stones River and pretty much just couldn't be nicer.--$195.

  31. Excellent condition, excavated, stamped brass "Hardee" hat pin.  This pin was recovered on private property among the limestone out-croppings here at the Battle of Stones River.  It is an absolute beauty, and I don't think you could recover a prettier one.--$195.

  32. Excavated Federal leather percussion cap box with some of the original percussion caps that were in the box.  The remains of this cap box was recovered several years ago in a camp trash pit located near Yorktown, Virginia.  The remains of the leather percussion cap box and original caps are displayed in a glass Riker case.--$75.SOLD

  33. Very nice condition, excavated Enfield nipple protector with chain.  This was recovered from the Confederate battle line on private property here at Stones River.--$48.SOLD

  34. Very nice condition, cast brass, Federal Cavalry spur crisply marked, "Allegheny Arsenal #2".  This spur was recovered from a Federal Cavalry camp located near Stephenson, Alabama.--$195.SOLD

  35. Nice display recovered here at Stones River consisting of an IRON Confederate knapsack triangle, and a brass Union knapsack triangle.--$25.

  36. Group of assorted excavated Confederate Cavalry relics consisting of a portion of a brass cavalry spur, and two portions of brass stirrups.  These were recovered from a Texas cavalry camp site located near Unionville, TN.--$75. for all

  37. PAIR of excavated "cast brass" Confederate Cavalry Saber scabbard ring mounts.  These were recovered from an 1863 N. B. Forrest Confederate Cavalry camp located near Spring Hill, TN.  These are VERY hard to find when you need one !!--$150. for both

  38. Very pretty condition excavated cream colored glazed clay pipe.  This one was recovered from a Confederate trash pit located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  Nita gave it a try, and she said it smoked "real good" (HA - OK she didn't really )!!--$48.SOLD*

  39. Excavated iron stirrup recovered from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  The stirrup appears to be blacksmith-made and is in complete condition.--$45.

  40. Excavated, original, regulation "Hi-Port" Federal Cavalry bit with both cast-brass "US" rosettes remaining intact, as well as the original brass curb chain.  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, as well as both reins rings, and cross bar, and original beass curb chain.--$195.

  41. Excavated cast brass Enfield nose cap recovered here at Stones River, and has a nice hunk of the Enfield wooden stock still intact on the under side.  This was recovered a few hundred yards in rear of my shop many years ago - back when that area was beautiful woods, and was private property.--$48.

  42. Display of six assorted miscellaneous excavated artifacts recovered here at Murfreesboro, TN.  The six artifacts include a brass bayonet scabbard tip, a complete Spencer carbine cartridge, a 57 base marked dropped Enfield projectile with the box wood plug still intact, a fired .69 cal. triangle base CS used French Minie, a carved lead poker chip, and a .69 cal. musket ball with a wood screw imbedded in it likely used as a "plumb bob" or a fishing sinker.  All six artifacts and the glass display case--$75.

  43. Very nice condition, excavated, cast brass, rare Variant Richmond Arsenal Confederate spur.  This spur has a nice, brown/green patina and was recovered from General Starne's Confederate Cavalry camp located near Altamont, Tennessee.  It remains completely uncleaned, just as dug.  I can tell from the wear pattern that it was worn on the left boot.--$350.SOLD

  44. Excavated, Model 1840, heavy Cavalry saber scabbard.  This scabbard was recovered from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry which was raided and destroyed by Union Cavalry in March of 1863.  This scabbard was broken into three pieces and was actually recovered many, many years ago when we first found the camp.  It is currently still in three separate pieces, but displays very nicely.--$75.

  45. Excavated Infantry musket ram rod that was recovered on private property among the limestone out-croppings here at the Battle of Stones River.  This appears to be about three fourths of the entire ram rod.--$45.

  46. Intact sardine ration tin that was recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp site along Duck River, near Shelbyville, TN.  These are rarely ever recovered anymore as most are almost totally rusted away, and in pieces now.--$35.

  47. Very cool artifact!!  Regulation Federal Cavalry spur that is clearly bullet struck.  This spur was recovered many years ago from a position near Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas.  The bullet appears to have taken the entire heel of the Cavalry boot off.--$195.

  48. Excellent condition, excavated, Federal Cavalry picket pin complete with the "figure 8" horse attachment loop still perfectly intact.  This example was found among the limestone out-croppings on private property about 40 years ago here at Stones River.--$195.

  49. Excellent condition, excavated, cast brass Cavalry spur.  This is a style spur that is private purchase and is a rough simulation of a flying Eagle.  It was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Cavalry camp here in Middle Tennessee.--$350.

  50. Extremely rare, excavated, stamped pewter, Confederate corner device for a Texas made Confederate saddle.  These pewter devices were affixed to the saddles on each front corner with folding brass strips.  The saddles are felt to have actually been manufactured in Texas.  This example remains in very nice condition with remnants of the three attachment devices intact on the reverse.  It was actually recovered IN TEXAS from a Texas Cavalry camp located not far from Houston, TX.--$350.SOLD

  51. Drop-dead beautiful, private purchase, heavy cast brass, Confederate spur.  This spur was recovered many years ago from Starnes Confederate Cavalry camp located on the Cumberland Plateau near Altamont, Tennessee.  The spur has a beautiful, reflective, emerald green patina, and the iron rowel remains perfectly intact.  This is the way we dug them 30 - 40 years ago.  I actually dug a nearly identical one from the same camp about 30 years ago.--$350.

  52. Excavated pair of musket tools recovered along the Federal battle line on private property here at Stones River.  One of the tools is open-end, and the other tool is a socket type.--both for $75.

  53. Excavated heavy cast brass Confederate local Cavalry spur.  This was recovered many years ago from Wharton's 1863 8th Texas Cavalry Camp located one mile South of Unionville, TN.  This camp was owned by one of my old grade school teachers, so permission wasn't too tough on this one !!  Between my digging buddy, (J. T. Leathers) and myself - we dug about 8 Confederate spurs from this camp.  They were there in March, 1863.  This is a Rebel beauty.--$395.SOLD

  54. Very nice, excavated, private purchase, cast brass, Cavalry spur.  This was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp as most of this type are.  It will make a fine addition to any Cavalry display.--$325.

  55. Excavated, glazed, cream colored pipe bowl recovered from a trash pit of Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The pipe bowl has a marking starting “Home” but we are unable to make out the entire marking.  This one has a couple inches of stem remaining with it.--$55.SOLD

  56. Beautiful excavated "Richmond Arsenal" Confederate manufactured Cavalry spur.  This was recovered years ago from Gen. Starnes 1862 Confederate Cavalry camp located near Altamont, TN.  It has a smooth - never even washed brown/green woods patina - and the rowel not only remains intact, but will still spin !!  I have its twin in my collection that I recovered from the same camp !!  Must tell a Relic Hunting story at this point -- Many years ago I was at this very camp hunting and was taking a lunch break when the owners - Keith and Kenny - came by.  You will never meet a couple nicer "pure mountain boys".  I was attempting to hunt a deep ravine that was grown up with blackberry stickers so thick that I could hardly push through.  Keith and Kenny stopped to chat and they saw what a hard time I was having in the ravine, and they said "We can help you out with that !!" and proceeded to throw a match in there, and burned it off slick as a baby's butt !!  I went straight and bought them a case of beer !!!  You won't see a nicer example.--$350.SOLD

  57. Excavated group of Austrian musket parts and gun tools.  These were all recovered many years ago on private property along the Confederate line here at Stones River.  The group includes an Austrian lockplate, a front barrel band, Austrian musket tool, and a tumbler punch.--$100. for all four pieces.

  58. 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.SOLD

  59. Two excavated partial waist belt plates recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton's Cavalry).  The Confederates sometimes took Union waist belt buckles and melted the hooks out of the back of the buckles and simply wore the hooks themselves as their belt buckle.  The first buckle is 1/2 of a cast brass "Georgia Frame" Confederate manufactured Cavalry frame buckle.  Both buckles are presented in a glass display case.--$95. for both buckles.

  60. Excavated, stamped brass hat device (1), I think.  This hat device, I believe, could possibly be a number of different things.  It could be a (1) as it appears to be, or it could be one leg of an (H), or a stamped brass (I) missing one tip, or other possibilities I'm sure.  Whichever it is, it is --$25.SOLD

  61. Group of three excavated Confederate artifacts recovered years ago from the Battlefield of Franklin, Tennessee.  These artifacts include 1) the top and spout portion of a Confederate drum canteen, 2) very tip of a broken Confederate D-guard bowie knife blade, 3) ornate, lead-filled brass side knife bolster.  All three Confederate artifacts were recovered from lawns at the Battle of Franklin where the Confederates made the futile charge.--$95. for all.

  62. Really pretty, stamped brass, English Lion's head device.  This was very likely the device on the end of the watch fob.  It remains in excellent condition with some gold gilt.--$95.

  63. Excellent condition excavated Federal Cavalry brass curb chain.  This one was found by Wayne Jenkins at Camp Stanley here in Murfreesboro, TN. and is 100 % complete.--$38.

  64. Very unique, hand crafted, Confederate lead regimental hat number "1".  This hat number was recovered many years ago from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry occupied during the spring of 1863 and located near Middleton, Tennessee.  It was recovered by my old relic hunting buddy, Wayne Jenkins.  This camp was attacked and destroyed by Federal Cavalry in March, 1863.  You can clearly see where the hat number would have been sewn on.--$95.

  65. Excavated, regulation, cast brass, Federal Cavalry Enlistedman's spur.  This spur was recovered here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at Camp Stanley (which was the Federal Cavalry winter camp of 1863).  The spur is in nice condition but had the neck broken at the point where the rowel is located.  One side was found with the spur and has been glued back in place.  The rowel and the other side were not present.  It displays very nicely.--$45.SOLD

  66. Excellent condition glazed clay pipe bowl recovered from a Confederate trash-pit located near Shelbyville, TN.--$48.SOLD

  67. Excavated, cast brass, Enfield nose cap recovered on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  It was recovered over 30 years ago by Wayne Jenkins and still has some of the wood musket stock inside the nose cap.  A very nice little Confederate relic from Stones River.

  68. This is a rare little recovery.  It is two sections of a Suttler's button sample chain that showed the various buttons he carried in stock.  This example has a Federal Navy button and a rare California button "Eureka".--$75.

  69. Very nice display of artifacts recovered from the 1862 camp of the 16th Alabama Volunteer Infantry.  This display includes a soldier's pocket knife, a cast brass heel plate, and a perfect condition, 2-piece, Confederate block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.--$150. for the entire display.

  70. Excavated pair of 4-piece rifleman buckle adjusters.  These were recovered from General Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$89. for the pair.SOLD

  71. Excavated, small caliber (likely .28 cal.) revolver that has been struck by a projectile just in rear of the cylinder, and everything from there back has been severed by the projectile strike.  This was recovered on private property along the battle line here at Stones River many years ago.  This is a fantastic example of the kind of thing that happens in the fury of battle.  We have set a projectile into the strike for display.--$395.

  72. 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.

  73. Quite rare to find anymore, excavated, complete, .577 cal., Enfield nipple protector with chain.--$45.

  74. 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

  75. 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*

  76. 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

  77. 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.SOLD*

  78. 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.

  79. 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.--$195.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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

  86. 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.

  87. 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

  88.  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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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

  91. 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.

  92. 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

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

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

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.--$195.

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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

  114. 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.

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

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

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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.

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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 was recovered from the 1863 camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry, and has traits leading one to think that it is likely a product of Leech and Rigdon of Memphis, Tennessee.--$295.

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. 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.SOLD*

  137. 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

  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. 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
  141. 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
  142. 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:
  143. 2andcase.jpg (11809 bytes)2 and case --$25.
  144. 3andcase.jpg (16522 bytes)3 and case --$30.
  145. 4andcase.jpg (18480 bytes)4 and case --$38.
  146. 5andcase.jpg (11877 bytes)5 and case --$48.
  147. 8andcase.jpg (16952 bytes)8 and case --$70.
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