condition, coarse weave, brown woven wool
military blanket. The blanket is
regulation, mid 1800's size, is hemmed around
the edges, and has the remnants of a red
stitched "US" lettering. It is actually
very difficult to find an original butternut
Civil War Era blanket in nice condition, and
this one will make an excellent addition to
shadow boxed pair of original Confederate
postal stamps. One is a blue/green 5
cent stamp, and one is a blue/green 10 cent
stamp.--$45. for both in a display case.SOLD
in this morning from a family out of the local
area, large size, tin drum canteen with
rounded, convex faces and a tin spout.
According to family information, this canteen
was carried by a Confederate ancestor in the
Civil War. It measures 8 inches in
diameter by 1 inch width. A nearly
identical canteen is pictured on page 95 of
Civil War Canteens
by Sylvia and O'Donnell. A near
identical canteen was on display for many
years in the Gettysburg Shields Museum.
This example remains in nice condition with
the original leather sling remaining intact.
In over 40 years, I have only had four or five
of these larger size canteens.--$595.SOLD
scarce, Model 1839, small oval, US waist belt
plate on original leather belt. The
original percussion cap box remains intact on
the belt and still has percussion caps inside.
The belt is quite short and was probably a bit
longer to begin with even for skinny Civil War
soldiers. You do not often see this
small size, early model US oval on belt for
nice condition Civil War enlistedman's leather
Saber Knot. It is very difficult to find
one of these in nice condition and not missing
a portion of the tassles. This example
does not appear to be missing a single one,
and would be a wonderful compliment to accent
your nice Civil War Cavalry Saber.--$375.
large size, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist
belt plate on the original, black leather
waist belt with the brass belt adjuster
remaining intact. An original Model
1864, .58 cal. cartridge box remains on the
belt rig. This belt rig and cartridge
box was purchased several years ago out of a
central Ohio estate sale.--$595.
attractive pliable condition, small leather,
Federal percussion cap box with a US Inspector
mark on the outside flap and a Newark, NJ,
makers mark on the inside flap. The box
remains pliable with full wool and original
nipple pick and some original percussion caps
all still intact. Percussion cap boxes
this complete rarely come along any more.
According to family information, although
Federal manufactured, this little cap box was
carried by Robert Wilder of Company K, 57th
nice condition, Model 1858, regulation,
Federal, smooth type canteen with full
original butternut wool cover with no holes,
original stopper and original linen sling.
Every quality collection should have an
original Civil War canteen.--$350.
out of a Central Kentucky estate sale, a
small, leather, Federal, Civil War,
regulation, percussion cap pouch. The
leather remains complete and pliable except
for missing the very tip of the leather
closure tab. Every Civil War collection
MUST have an original percussion cap
condition, .36 cal., pistol cartridge box
appropriate for display with Colt, Remington,
Whitney, or any of the standard .36 cal.,
Civil War percussion revolvers. The box
is complete with both belt loops, brass
finial, and leather closure tab and is, in
addition, "Davy and Co." maker marked.--$195.
nice condition, regulation Civil War Cavalry
bit with both brass rosettes intact.
This bit was found in an old log barn here in
Murfreesboro near where "Camp Stanley" was
located during the Civil War. Camp
Stanley was the 1862 - 1863 Federal Winter
Cavalry camp. This bit very likely
originated with this large Federal Cavalry
Winter camp site located here at
beautiful, 9 inch, G.A.R., black trimmed
Memorial Ribbon. This is from the "John
Kell" Post# 241, Franklin, Ohio Chapter.
In over 40 years, this is the first Memorial
Ribbon from this post that I remember
nice condition, Federal .58 cal. cartridge box
complete with both belt loops, both iron sling
buckles, brass finial, and leather closure
tab, large size lead-filled US cartridge box
plate and both cartridge tins intact on the
inside. The box remains complete and
very pliable and is maker marked, "Moores &
Co. Cin. O". This is an Ohio cartridge
box maker that is quite rare to find offered
for sale - especially in nice
1840 Era, 14 inch powder flask of the style
commonly found on Southern plantations and
often taken to war by young Confederates in
1861. This example remains in overall
good condition, but in one spot, about 1inch
wide, a mouse has chewed a bit.--$85.SOLD
condition, small brass Eagle motif powder
flask. This size flask is generally
found with "Cased" pocket model Colt
revolvers. The flask has a never
cleaned, rich, aged patina and still functions
perfectly. Eagle flasks are beautiful on
display and add a touch of museum type class
to a collection.--$350.
nice condition, 7-ring, Federal Bullseye
canteen with complete butternut cover,
complete original linen sling, and original
stopper intact. The pewter spout has a
Philadelphia makers mark. This is an
exceptionally nice artifact and will make a
museum level addition to any display.--$425.SOLD
Model 1855, .58 cal. cartridge box with
over-the-shoulder sling and both plates intact
as well as original cartridge tins. The
cartridge box remains pliable with a maker's
mark of, "Manufactured by J. E. Condict - New
York." The inner flap of the cartridge
box is intact but a bit fragile. The
over-the-shoulder sling is completely intact
with Eagle breastplate. This rig will
make a very nice addition to any Civil War
black leather pistol cartridge box for .36
cal. revolver cartridges. The box
remains quite pliable with both belt loops
remaining intact on the reverse. The
small leather closure tab is not present and
appears to have been intentionally removed
long ago. This would be an excellent
compliment to display with your .36 cal. Colt
attractive, .58 cal., Model 1855, Federal
cartridge box. This box is both maker
marked and dated on the inside flap, "Longley
& Co. - Lewiston - ME - 1863". The box
remains pliable with the original lead-filled
brass cartridge box plate on the outside flap.
Both cartridge tins remain intact on the
inside. The box is missing part of the
leather closure tab and appears to have had
both iron roller buckles intentionally
removed. The box has very nice display
rare display including the "Maid of Honor"
ribbon for the 1924 UCV Reunion in Memphis,
Tennessee, for the Eastern Division of the
United Confederate Veterans. This ribbon
was purchased out of the Bradley/Forrest
estate in Memphis, Tennessee, around 1970, and
with the ribbon is an ambrotype of a Civil War
Era lady holding what appears to be a Bible.
This display is going to be an exciting
research project for someone. We believe
this young lady could possibly be Marguerite
Toutant Beauregard of New Orleans, Louisiana,
who was the Chief Maid of Honor at this
reunion. Who is up for this research
attractive, regulation, small, leather Federal
percussion cap box. The box remains
pliable with closure tab, brass finial, and
both belt loops remaining intact. There
is a small amount of original wool inside as
well as several original, brass, Civil War
musket percussion caps.--$150.
condition, yellow piping, Federal Cavalry
Shell jacket. The blue color remains
bright and vivid with virtually no fading at
all. The yellow piping remains 100%
intact, and the yellow color also remains
bright and vivid. It is a size "2" as is
marked in the cream white sleeve liner.
All buttons remain perfectly intact.
This is a Cavalry Shell jacket nice enough to
be on display in any museum in the
pliable condition, small black leather,
Federal percussion capbox. The box
remains pliable with full original wool and
nipple pick intact inside. For whatever
reason, the soldier intentionally removed the
small leather tabs on each end of the inner
flap. Both belt loops and the leather
closure tab remain intact. It is
uncommon to find an original percussion cap
pouch with the original wool and nipple pick
condition small "Eagle" powder flask of the
type usually seen with Cased Colt boxes.
It has a rich, aged bronze patina and is
marked "E. Pluribus Unum".--$425.
attractive .58 cal. original Model 1855
Federal leather cartridge box complete with
original lead filled large oval "U.S."
cartridge boxplate and also one original
cartridge tin. The box is missing one
iron roller buckle. The box is maker
marked "R. Neece" and also has a set of
soldier initials carved in the inner
condition, non-excavated, stamped brass,
officer's gilted, false embroidered Infantry
hatpin. The pin retains nearly 100%
bright gold gilt, but is missing the two
attaching loops on the reverse.--$225.
rare and in near mint, perfect condition,
Civil War regulation issue, over-the-shoulder
Pioneer Brigade axe cradle. In over 40
years, I have had only a handful of these, and
this is the most perfect one I have ever
condition, early battlefield pick-up, Model
1858, smooth type, Federal tin canteen.
The canteen is in stable condition but is
missing the sling straps and has a couple of
small holes rusted through. It will
display very nicely.--$115.
handle, non-excavated, Civil War soldier's
pocket knife as sold by many Suttlers.
The pocket knife has a hoof pick for the
horses, a cork screw, and a regular knife
blade. Originally, there was a second
knife blade, but that blade is broken.
There is a silver, Federal shield inlaid in
the side of the bone handle. I can
clearly see why knives of this pattern were so
popular with Civil War soldiers.--$175.
condition, "United States Naval Yard -
Boston," marked leather naval fuse pouch.
The pouch remains in nice, pliable condition
with a crisp "USNY - Boston" mark on the
condition pair of United Confederate Veteran,
circular, metallic button/pins that are for
the benefit of the "Home for Confederate
Women". This motif is written encircling
the Confederate Battle Flag. One of the
two pins is backmarked, "Lucke Badge & Button
Co., Baltimore MD". Both buttons remain
in excellent condition with pins intact on the
reverse.--$45 each, or both for $75.
condition, gold filled GAR membership lapel
pin. This pin belonged to Henry J. Devoe
who was a member of Company G, 1st Michigan
Engineers. Henry Devoe was in numerous
campaigns and entered the service on
10-23-1862 at Hillsdale, Michigan, as a
private. He was promoted to Corporal on
1-1-1864, and to Sergeant on 11-1-1864.
Henry was eventually mustered out of service
on 9-22-1865, while at Nashville, Tennessee.
Gold filled GAR membership lapel pins are very
rare to come by.--$195.
beautiful, non-excavated, "SUPER INTRICATE"
patriotic, gem size, stamped brass photo case.
The case has a spread wing Eagle with stars
above on one side and a raised shield with
wreath and stars on the reverse. In 40
years, I have only had three or four of
example of Confederate "Prisoner of War" art.
This was recently brought in by a local
family, and according to family hand-me-down
information, was carved by an ancestor while
in a northern prison camp. This artifact
started out as one block of wood, and the
round balls were carefully carved from the
solid wood interior of the artifact. It
is hard to imagine the countless hours of
meticulous carving it took to create the
artifact. This fine artistic "Prisoner
of War" artifact would be an excellent
addition to any Civil War Collection no matter
of non-excavated spurs that date the late
1800's Indian War Era. Both spurs --$48.
display containing three items from a Central
Texas estate sale. One item is a
one-piece 1840 Mexican War Era coat size Eagle
Militia button, and a second coat size pewter,
floral, 1840 Era button, and most importantly
a silver medal made from an early 1800's
silver coin with a castle affixed to the face.
The castle, of course, generally relates to
"Engineers". There is also a silver cross bar with the
Texas Star. All three items -- $195.
rare, tiny U. S. Grant Presidential Ferrotype.
The image holder and pin on the back both
remain perfectly intact.--$150.
non-excavated, gilted, matching pair of Civil
War Officer eaglehead spurs. This
beautiful pair of eaglehead spurs is out of
the well known Civil War author, Charlie
Harris's personal collection. The
intricacy of the detail on this pair of spurs
is a near work of art.--$895.
condition, leather sword knot, correct for the
1840 or 1860 Model Cavalry sabers. This
would be an excellent compliment for your nice
condition Civil War Cavalry saber.--$350.
condition, non-excavated, Company letter "I",
stamped brass hat insignia. The insignia
remains in excellent condition with the
attachment loop intact on the reverse.--$48.
colorful "GAR" Reunion ribbon from Post #349,
condition, standard "GAR" Membership Badge.
The badge has a nice, aged patina and displays
near mint condition, complete deck of "Great
Mogul" Civil War playing cards. This
is the red deck. This deck remains in
the original wrapper, and the tape seal has
never even been broken. This will be a
museum quality addition to someone's Civil
condition, very ornate, 8 inch, game scene,
brass powder flask. Flasks of this type
were very popular with sportsmen in the South
at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War.
Many young Confederate volunteers left home
for the war carrying the family fowling rifle
and "game scene" brass powder flask.
This example is fresh in out of the local area
and has an intricate game scene and a rich,
aged, uncleaned, bronze patina.--$175.
War Era, civilian horse bridle of the type
that many young Confederates who left home
with their own horse to join the Confederate
Cavalry. We often recover the "raised
heart" rosettes of this type in early war
Confederate Cavalry camps. I personally
recovered a heart rosette identical to the one
on this bridle from the 1862 camp of Wharton's
8th Texas Cavalry. This Cavalry bridle
was found hanging in a Civil War Era log
outbuilding here in Middle Tennessee and will
make a very nice - yet inexpensive compliment
to your Confederate Cavalry display.--$195.
condition, non-excavated, 3/4 inch size,
regimental hat numbers, 4 and 6. Both
hat numbers retain the original loops for
sewing on on the reverse.--$75. for both.
scarce, US Navy marked, Federal percussion
capbox. The box is marked, "USN" in an
oval on the outside flap and is maker marked,
"E. Metzger - Philadelphia" and is inspector
marked, "H. H. Hartzell - US Ord. Dept" on the
inside flap. The box remains complete
with both belt loops, closure tab, and finial
rare, Confederate manufactured waist belt with
a brass frame style buckle and a Confederate
manufactured, single wide belt loop pattern,
percussion cap box. Both the belt and
cap box show typical service wear but remain
quite pliable and complete. Confederate
manufactured belt rigs this nice rarely
nice condition, non-excavated, set of Federal
Enlistedman's brass epaulets. Both
epaulets actually show wear from service and
have a pretty, uncleaned, aged, bronze
patina.--$350 for the set.
1850 era, "cylindrical", brass powder flask.
Far more powder flasks of the era were of the
classic "bag" style than the cylindrical
design. This would make an excellent
display compliment for one of the single shot
pistols of the era.--$125.
beautiful Civil War era 8 inch brass powder
flask of the exact type carried by many young
Confederates when they first left home for the
Civil War. The flask has an intricate
game scene with a dog and pheasants.
This is guaranteed to add a nice touch of
class to any Civil War display.--$175.
little display of Civil War artifacts found
while cleaning out an old antebellum home
here. The artifacts appear to be C.S.
related as the display includes (1)
Confederate Flag "UCV" reunion pin (2) two
non-excavated .69 cal. musket balls typical of
what the C.S. was using here (3) two brass
musket percussion caps (4) two sew on shirt
buttons that look to be made from Oyster
shells.--$65. for the entire display
cased, apothecary scale with an embossed eagle
on the outside of the case and original
weights and pans intact on the inside. I
have been told that these cased scales were
used both in the medical/apothecary
application and also were used around the
early gold mines.--$295.
leather Civil War era Pistol cartridge box
correct for .44 cal. revolver ammunition.
The box remains in nice condition with pliable
leather, and is only missing the tip of the
leather closure tab. This would be a
perfect compliment to display with your .44
cal. Colt or Remington Army revolver.--$175.
condition original unissued red Federal
Artillery Hat Cord. A very nice - yet
inexpensive, addition to your Civil War
condition, Civil War, leather, cavalry carbine
boot. This device was used to keep the
barrel of the cavalry carbine stable while
riding. Without this cavalry boot to
keep the carbine restricted, it would have
been flying all over the place when riding at
rare, mid 1800's era, dental forceps for
extracting teeth. I had to go to the
dentist this morning for a crown, and I'm sure
glad I didn't see this thing coming my way.
I have also, through the years, heard that in
certain situations, this instrument was also
used for recovering bullets. I wouldn't
want to be on the receiving end of that use
beautiful condition, private purchase, cast
brass, Confederate used cavalry spur.
Over the years, we have recovered several
spurs of this type, and every one has come
from Confederate Cavalry sites. This
example has a rich, aged patina and a large,
handcrafted, copper rowel that was made from a
coin. A small portion of the original
leather boot attachment strap remains with the
1864 Federal .58 cal. cartridge box with the
original "over the shoulder" leather sling.
The cartridge box remains pliable with the
original .58 cal. cartridge tins still intact.
The leather sling is slotted for an eagle
breastplate, but there is no evidence that
there was ever one there. The entire rig
is in overall solid, pliable condition.--$895.
private purchase style spur that we often
excavated from Confederate Cavalry campsites.
The spur remains in nice, stable condition
with the original rowel still intact and will
nice condition original Civil War Cavalry
Carbine "Bore Brush". This will make a
very nice compliment to display with your
Civil War carbine display.--$69.
brought into the shop earlier today.
Nice condition regulation Federal small
leather percussion cap box. The box is
faintly "Baker" maker marked on the inside
flap and has a beautiful gilted Federal Eagle
"I" button affixed on the outside flap.
Really a pretty one.--$185.
condition, United Confederate Veteran
"Delegate" badge from the April 25, 1906,
"U.C.V." Reunion at New Orleans,
unusual reunion ribbon. This is a gold
Civil War Reunion Ribbon from the "Cavalry
Corps Association". This is a fairly
rare ribbon as I have only had a couple other
of these over the years.--$65.
little Reunion badge and ribbon with a
suspended gilted brass stirrup indicating
Cavalry of course. The unit and event date
would have been in the cross bar, but has
fallen out somewhere along the way. A
cool little Cavalry ribbon and a fun research
nice condition, leather cartridge box by "J.
Davy & Co. - Newark NJ". An excellent
item to display with your .44 cal. Colt
revolver or your .44 cal. Remington revolver.
The box remains very pliable with very little
flaking at all.--$295.
brass, top bar to a "G.A.R." (Grand Army of
the Republic) ribbon and bar. There are
fragments of the original ribbon on the back
of the bar. This was found in the attic
of a Civil War Era Ohio home and has a rich,
never cleaned, aged patina.--$38.
non-excavated, pair of brass, Federal,
enlistedman's shoulder epaulets. The
epaulets are completely intact with both
attaching tabs underneath as well as the
brass, sew-on clips to attach the epaulets to
the uniform. If you have a nice Federal
shell jacket or enlistedman's frock coat,
these will be perfect to complete your
display.--$375. for the pair.
scarce, circular, celluloid, Delegate badge
from the "Grand Camp C.V. of VA" held at
Pulaski, Virginia, October 11th - 13th, 1899.
This badge has the unusual motif of the
Confederate battle flag crossed with the State
Seal of Virginia flag. The badge is
backmarked "Whitehead and Hoag". This is
a Virginia badge that you will not often
nice condition, non-excavated, stamped brass,
Federal Infantry bugle hatpin. Displayed
with the bugle is a small, stamped brass, 1/2
inch Company letter "G". They are
displayed in much the same way they would
appear on a Federal Kepi.--$135.
condition, non-excavated, stamped brass
"Hardee" hatpin. These were worn to hold
up one side of the Model 1858 Hardee hat.
This example is in nice condition with one of
the small brass loops remaining intact.--$175.
condition large size stamped brass Civil War
hat letter"K". It really is hard to find
a "K" in perfect shape with no damage and the
loop on the back still intact.--$85.
condition non-excavated regulation U.S.
cavalry "hi-port" bit. This bit was
lightly plated a few years back and until
fairly recently was actually STILL BEING USED.
You couldn't ask for a nicer example, and the
plating could easily be removed if desired.
Cross bar and both cast brass "U.S." rosettes
condition non-excavated highly gilted, false
embroidered 1850 era stamped brass Artillery
Officer's hat pin. Absolutely perfect
with all 3 attachment wires remaining
condition non-excavated 1840 - 1850 era die
stamped brass spread wing eagle hat divice.
This example is mint with both wire attaching
loops remaining perfectly intact.--$250.
COMPLETE, "1863" date .58 cal. U.S.
Springfield lockplate - hammer and all
internal parts. This lockplate works
perfectly and is ready to drop into a
condition, non-excavated, Federal Cavalry
Officer's cast brass spur. This spur
started out as a standard regulation Federal
"roosterneck" cavalry spur. A jeweler
has finely stippled the spur over the entire
outside body of the spur. This would
have been privately contract done by the
individual soldier. The original rowel
remains intact and spins freely.--$195.
dead beautiful example of a non-excavated
heavy cast brass cavalry spur of a style
that we often recover in Confederate 1863
Cavalry camps here. This style spur is
sometimes called a "Richmond Arsenal
Variant" and sometimes referred to as a
"Private Purchase". I actually
recovered a twin to this one a while back in
the camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry
located near Altamont, TN. You will
not see a finer example.--$375.
purchase heavy cast brass spur with a crude
"Eagle Head" rowel holder. Most of these that
I have seen recovered have been from
Confederate sites. The spur is perfect with
it's original rowel intact.--$275.