nice condition, navy blue wool, 9-button,
single-breasted frock coat, identified to 1st
Lt. Henry S. Hitchcock, of Co. A, 21st
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The
coat has the owner's name written in ink in
the liner of the right shoulder. The
coat has an original compliment of coat size,
Federal, Eagle "I" (Infantry) officer buttons.
Henry Sparhawk Hitchcock of the 21st
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was promoted
to 1st Lieutenant on April 26, 1863, making
this a very desirable, mid-war, Federal
officer's frock coat. Lt. Henry S.
Hitchcock served with the unit at Roanoke, New
Burn, Camden, and then was engaged at 2nd Bull
Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania,
Bethesda Church, The Crater, and Weldon
Railroad with a total of 159 officers and men
either killed or mortally wounded. This
frock coat is historic and nice enough to be
in any museum in the nation.--$4,850.SOLD
attractive, Model 1864, .58 cal., Federal
cartridge box and sling. The cartridge
box itself remains in excellent condition and
about as pliable as the date it was issued.
It is maker marked on the inside flap, "B.
Metzger - Phila." and is also U.S. Ordinance
Department sub inspector marked. The box
has both iron roller buckles intact, both belt
loops, and both cartridge tins. It also
has the seldom found, original,
over-the-shoulder sling with breastplate
intact and U.S. Inspector marked. The
sling has, however, been reinforced on the
tips where it goes through the iron roller
buckles. The rig displays very
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, non-excavated, "crossed sabers"
Federal, Cavalry, stamped brass hatpin.
This set of crossed sabers has a beautiful,
never cleaned, deep bronze/brown, aged patina.
They remain perfect on the reverse with all
four wire attaching loops remaining intact.
You couldn't ask for a nicer set of crossed
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
nice condition, small, leather, Federal
percussion cap pouch. The cap pouch
retains nice surface finish with absolutely no
flaking at all. The soldier's initials,
"P O", are nicely carved into the outside flap
with a pen knife. The box retains both
belt loops, brass finial, and original leather
closure tab. This box is going to
display very nicely in someone's
condition, 1840 - 1850 era, ribbed, brass
powder flask made by "Hawksley". This is
a very well made flask and is of the exact
type carried by many young Confederates when
they first left home for the Civil War.
It has a rich, never cleaned, aged, bronze
vivid, yellow color on this mint condition,
unissued, Federal, Cavalry hat cord.
There is absolutely no fading or fraying, and
the strings around the tassels have never even
been cut. They just don't get nicer than
nice condition, 1840 - 1850 era, original, 9
inch powder horn. This is a classic
example of the typical powder horn that many
young Confederates carried with them off to
war along with the family fowling
pretty, 1840 - 1860 era, 7 inch, brass powder
flask of the exact type carried from home to
the Civil War by many young Confederates when
they first left home for war in 1861.
This flask has a rich, never cleaned,
bronze/brown patina with numerous small dings
and marks indicating lots of actual field
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.
rich aged patina on this 9 1/2 inch 1840 -
1850 era brass powder flask. This is the
exact type flask carried by many young
Confederates when in 1861 they first left home
for the war with their hunting rifles and
powder flasks slung over their shoulder.--$85.SOLD
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
nice condition, Indian War Era, Federal Kepi.
The Kepi has virtually no mothing whatsoever
and retains bright, vivid blue color with no
fading. It was manufactured by W. E.
Walsh & Sons, Albany. The Kepi has
regulation Federal Staff buttons on each side,
crossed muskets on the front, and an Eagle
device on the top. This is one of the
nicer condition Indian War Era Kepis that I
have seen offered in awhile.--$450.SOLD
nice condition, original Model 1858, smooth
type, Federal canteen with original butternut
cover and original stopper and chain.
This type canteen was extensively carried by
both Union and Confederate soldiers.--$295.
condition, Civil War Era, brass "snuff can".
This is a very ornate container with an inlaid
silver star on the brass top. I'm
thinking some old Texas Confederate Cavalryman
might have just been a "dipper".--$95.
nice condition, small leather, Federal
percussion cap pouch. The pouch is maker
marked, "W. H. Hipple, Philada.". The
leather remains soft and flexible with both
belt loops, closure tab, brass finial, and
inner flap all completely intact. It is
becoming more and more difficult to find good,
solid, complete Civil War percussion cap
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.
nice condition, soldier's two part pewter
travelling pocket mirror. The original
mirror remains intact and in very good
condition. I have recovered quite a
number of the pewter mirror cases from 1862 -
1863, both Federal and Confederate camps here
in Middle Tennessee.--$95.
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.
unissued, yellow Cavalry hat cord for the
Hardee style military hat. The cord is
yellow in color and has never even had the
strings clipped around the tassels. The
yellow Cavalry hat cords are generally
considered the most sought after color.--$85.
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
nice condition, Civil War Era, folding lap
desk of the exact type carried by many Civil
War officers. The original writing
surface remains 100% intact, and we are
including a nice hand-quilled, 1848 date
document for display with the desk. This
artifact is quite ornate and displays with a
museum type presence.--$195.
rare and in very nice condition, 6" black
G.A.R. Mourning Ribbon from Wilson Post #134
and beautiful, 9" GAR "Black Mourning Ribbon".
This ribbon is from the E. B. Townsend G.A.R.
Post #100 -- Bloomfield, Iowa. This
ribbon is nothing short of a work of art, and
I really don't encounter a large amount of
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.
condition, original, non-excavated, stamped
brass, Federal, Infantry Bugle hat pin.
This insignia has a nice, aged patina and has
both attachment loops intact on the reverse.
Just an overall excellent example.--$95.
beautiful condition, long pattern, maker
marked, Federal carbine snap swivel.
There is absolutely no pitting, and the deep,
crisp maker mark reads, "O.E. North & Co New
Haven CT". This will be a beautiful
compliment to display with your Civil War
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
shadow boxed grouping consisting of the
Southern Cross of Honor awarded to 1st
Sergeant Pollard Wood, Co. B, 13th Virginia
Infantry Regiment. And with the Southern
Cross of Honor is a Cross of Military Service
awarded to Pollard Wood's grandson, 2nd Lt.
Daniel P. Wood, for WWI service as a U.S. Army
aviator. This is a family with tons to
be proud of.--$495. for the entire display.
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.
condition pair of Civil War Era "sniper or
sharp shooter" glasses. Glasses of this
type were very popular during the Civil War
Era and earlier for competition sport shooting
and were carried over into the Civil War and
used by Civil War sniper sharp shooters.
The glasses remain in very nice condition and
could perfectly well still be used
rare, tiny U. S. Grant Presidential Ferrotype.
The image holder and pin on the back both
remain perfectly intact.--$150.
nice estate grouping belonging to Kirke Moses
of the 30th Regiment, Maine Volunteer
Infantry. The grouping consists of a
signed CDV of Kirke Moses and two CDV's of his
wife, two extensive "Muster Roll" like
regimental documents, and most importantly, a
beautiful silver pocket watch belonging to
Kirke Moses with a Civil War soldier engraved
on one side and a fort scene engraved on the
other. The engraved silver pocket watch
is one of the prettier ones I have seen.--$895
for the entire estate.
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.--$975.
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
nice condition, 1961 Centennial era, high
quality, embroidered - three piece
construction -Confederate Battle Flag.
The flag remains new in the box, and in the
past 50 years has taken on a pretty aged tone
look. (Guaranteed to be totally
condition, circular, United Confederate
Veteran pin picturing the Stars and Bars
Confederate Flag, the Confederate Battle Flag,
and the Confederate Third National
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.
non-excavated, Eagle hat device. Judging
from the style attachment clips on the
reverse, I suspect about 1880's era.--$45.
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.
beautiful condition, intricate 1840 era, 8
inch brass powder flask. This was just
brought in and is a very typical type that
many young Confederates left home with for the
Civil War in 1861.--$195.SOLD
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.
condition original Civil War leather cavalry
saber/sword knot. These were used just
like the ones used today on snow skis so that
if your saber is knocked from your hand - You
are NOT S.O.of L. If you have a nice
Civil War cavalry saber - here is a compliment
to make it museum level.--$425.
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.
nice condition, original die stamped, brass
crossed cannons, Federal Artillery hatpin.
All four attachment loops remain intact on the
reverse, and the pin has a pleasing,
uncleaned, aged, bronze/brown patina.--$195.
of a Rhode Island Cavalry Trooper displayed in
a Civil War Era, military motif frame.
With this photo, came a perfect condition,
Federal cross sabers cavalry hatpin with all
four attachment loops intact on the reverse.
It is very possible that this is the actual
cross sabers hatpin being worn in the
photograph.--$450 for the grouping.
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, non-excavated, large size, die
stamped brass number "5" regimental hat
number. The pin retains the small loop
on the reverse for sewing it onto the
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.