mtr2.jpg (16054 bytes)

Like us on Facebook

NEW ITEMS

 Click on any thumbnail for a large image

 

  1. American Digger Magazine Proudly Presents the 4th annual

    2021 Chattanooga

    Antique Militaria & Americana Show & Sale


    July 24 & 25, 2021


    Camp Jordan Arena 

    323 Camp Jordan Pkwy.

    East Ridge, TN

    WHAT A FUN SHOW THIS WAS AND GREAT TO "FINALLY" GET TO SEE EVERYONE AGAIN !!!

     

  2. This is what happens when two does have a disagreement on who has rights to the food block.  It may look like they are dancing, but they are not!!!

  3. Congratulations to the winner of our 6th Youth Civil War Relic Contest, "Tennessee Smith", of Mineral, Virginia.  This display is in a beautiful walnut display case and consists of an excavated Federal Eagle breast plate, four original Civil War uniform buttons, an original excavated Civil War domino, five different types of Civil War bullets, and an original $100 Bank of Louisiana Civil War note.  We hope this display helps to encourage Tennessee's interest in Civil War artifacts, history, and heritage.  We have carried all entries forward, and we invite and encourage any young folks age 14 and under to send us a letter telling us why they would like to win this Civil War display, and we will get you entered into the contest.  The following individuals, along with Nita & myself have contributed artifacts to make these youth relic displays possible: Eric Lawson - Ted and B. J. Campbell- David Hadden - Russ and Dottie Wunker - Jerry Emberlin - Tom Stone - William Briner - Jody Wright - Ed Heck - Charlie Williams - Kenny Brown - and Gerard Simoneaux.  IF YOU GUYS HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY YOUNG FOLKS THAT REALLY LIKE HISTORY - PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE OF THESE CONTESTS !!!  I'D REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD !!! BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE !!!

  4. Meet my future replacement already in training.  This is "Stonewall Jackson" Todd.  Jackson is the son of Jon and Amy Todd.  I knew Jon had a keeper in Amy when they came in the shop in hip waders having been "water relic hunting" that day.  Finding a girl who likes going relic hunting is tough enough, not to mention relic hunting in the water with all kinds of creatures.  Amy is nothing short of a sweetheart!!!

  5. Here is a picture of myself and my "little friend" Castibelle Schweinfurth and her mom at the Civil War Show in Mansfield, Ohio, in 2015, and here is a picture of Castibelle and me at the Civil War Show this past weekend "2021" in Mansfield, Ohio.  She is growing into quite the "living history" young lady.  She even recently had the honor of firing a real Civil War cannon.  She and I also share a love for home made ice cream, and we got us a couple of cones at the show.  She is a genuine treat to spend time with, and her parents are doing an incredible job exposing her to Civil War history!!!

  6. WINNER, WINNER - chicken dinner - We have just had our drawing for the FIFTH Youth Civil War Relic Display Giveaway, and our winner is LILLY HICKOX from Arlington, Virginia.  We send our congratulations to Lilly and we will carry forward all our Youth entries for the next relic display giveaway which will begin soon.  Once again, Congratulations to Lilly !!!  ------  It is once again Youth Relic Display Contest time in Tennessee.  This relic display is, in my opinion, one of the most attractive to this point.  The display consists of a Droop Wing Eagle Confederate Officer's button, a camp site recovered soldier's Crucifix, a very attractive excavated lead-filled Eagle breast plate from here at Stones River, a stamped brass Cavalry rosette with the raised heart, an original pair of soldier's reading glasses, an original 1862 Wilmington, North Carolina, Confederate note, an original Civil War era domino, several bullets, a musket gun tool, a canteen stopper pull, and a coat size Federal Eagle button all displayed in a professionally made oak display case.  This collection is easily worth over $400.  So, young folks, get busy and let me hear from you.  The following individuals, along with Nita & myself have contributed artifacts to make these youth relic displays possible: Eric Lawson - Ted and B. J. Campbell- David Hadden - Russ and Dottie Wunker - Jerry Emberlin - Tom Stone - William Briner - Jody Wright - Ed Heck - Charlie Williams - and Gerard Simoneaux.  We will carry forward all entries from the first, second, third, and fourth giveaways.  We encourage ANY other interested youths (14 years of age and younger) who have not yet entered to send a letter telling why you would like to win the Civil War artifact giveaway display, and you will be entered as well.  We want to do our part to encourage our youth to be interested in our heritage.    IF YOU GUYS HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY YOUNG FOLKS THAT REALLY LIKE HISTORY - PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE OF THESE CONTESTS !!!  I'D REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD !!!  This contest has ended October 31, 2020.

  7. Quite a few of you folks that were shop regulars, a few years back, will remember Lorenzo from his time apprenticing in the shop.  We are very proud of Lorenzo having just finished his final field training exercise.  We wish the very best for Lorenzo and think he looks every bit the part of PVT Lorenzo Grover-Rizzo, Cavalry Scout, US Army !!!  I'd say the physical training program is working QUITE WELL !!!

  8. AND THE WINNER OF OUR FOURTH YOUTH RELIC DISPLAY CONTEST IS JAX BLEVINS (WHO CAN BE SEEN ABOVE WORKING ON HIS LETTER).  We will soon have our fifth Civil War display put together and a new contest underway.  All entries will be carried forward to the next contest, so if you haven't won so far -- Keep the faith - You might very well win the next one !!!  CONGRATULATIONS JAX !!!  IT IS TIME FOR OUR FOURTH YOUTH RELIC GIVEAWAY.  This display contains a genuine, excavated, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate, a brass bayonet scabbard tip, a $15 coupon from a Confederate Loan Bond, an original Civil War domino, a .54 cal., ring tail Sharps Cavalry bullet, a coat size Federal Infantry Officer button, and a gilted cuff size New York State Seal button.  The following individuals, along with Nita & myself have contributed artifacts to make these youth relic displays possible: Eric Lawson Ted and B. J. Campbell- David Hadden - Russ and Dottie Wunker - Jerry Emberlin - Tom Stone - William Briner - Jody Wright - Ed Heck - and Charlie Williams.  We will carry forward all entries from the first, second, and third giveaways.  We encourage ANY other interested youths (14 years of age and younger) who have not yet entered to send a letter telling why you would like to win the Civil War artifact giveaway display, and you will be entered as well.  We want to do our part to encourage our youth to be interested in our heritage.    IF YOU GUYS HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY YOUNG FOLKS THAT REALLY LIKE HISTORY - PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE OF THESE CONTESTS !!!  I'D REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD !!!  This contest will end July 31, 2020

  9. AND WE HAVE A WINNER - OUR FIRST YOUNG LADY - MS. CASTIBELLE SCHWEINFURTH !!!  EVEN AT HER TENDER YOUNG AGE CASTIBELLE IS A FAMILIAR FACE AROUND THE CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY COMMUNITY, AND THAT IS THANKS TO THE DELIGENT EFFORTS OF HER MOM AND DAD - (BRET AND KELLY).  MY CONGRATULATIONS TO A VERY DESERVING YOUNG LADY !!!  IT IS YOUTH RELIC DISPLAY GIVEAWAY CONTEST TIME AGAIN !!!  This is our THIRD youth relic display give-away, and this beautiful display consists of an original VIRGINIA Confederate note - several bullets - one beautiful gilted Federal Infantry officer button - one bayonet scabbard tip - one sword belt length adjuster - a right and a left Civil War knapsack J-hook - a baggage trunk key - and a harmonica board.  I would like to thank Eric Lawson - Ted and B. J. Campbell- David Hadden - Russ and Dottie Wunker - Jerry Emberlin - Tom Stone - William Briner - Jody Wright - Ed Heck - and Charlie Williams who along with Nita and myself made this display possible.  We encourage ANY other interested youths (14 years of age and younger) who have not yet entered to send a letter telling why you would like to win the Civil War artifact giveaway display, and you will be entered as well.  We want to do our part to encourage our youth to be interested in our heritage.    IF YOU GUYS HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY YOUNG FOLKS THAT REALLY LIKE HISTORY - PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE OF THESE CONTESTS !!!  I'D REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD !!!  THIS CONTEST WILL END MARCH 31, 2020.  If any of you old time relic hunter/collectors would like to help support these youth relic give-aways, please just send over any relics to help us out.  Your help will certainly be appreciated and go for a good endeavor !!  TRIVIA QUESTION -- CAN ANYONE GUESS WHY CASTIBELLE IS HOLDING THE CANNON !!!  (HINT -- THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTION !!) - (ANOTHER HINT - WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PART OF THE CANNON THAT CASTIBELLE IS HOLDING !!!)

  10. We just received the most current issue of "North South Trader", and, low and behold, there is Adian on page 19 - Youth Division.  Apparently, when you're hot, you're hot!!!   CONGRATULATIONS!!!  We have just held our drawing for our SECOND Youth Relic Giveaway, and our winner is - ADIAN HARWICK - from Lititz, PA.  Soon after the Thanksgiving holiday, we will begin our third Youth Relic Giveaway, and we will carry forward all entries from the first and second giveaways.  This is a fantastic display, and we congratulate Adian on his win!!!  We appreciate all of the youths who entered the first and second drawings.  We encourage ANY other interested youths (14 years of age and younger)  who have not yet entered to send a letter telling why you would like to win the Civil War artifact giveaway display, and you will be entered as well.  We want to do our part to encourage our youth to be interested in our heritage.  IF YOU GUYS HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY YOUNG FOLKS THAT REALLY LIKE HISTORY - PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE OF THESE CONTESTS !!!  I'D REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD !!!  ADIAN - YOUR PRIZE IS ON THE WAY TO YOU !!!

  11. ATTENTION - OUR "FIRST" YOUTH RELIC GIVE AWAY !!! - I was asked by a friend (MR. DICK TIMPANO) to give away this nice starter Civil War Bullet collection to a deserving young collector.  If you are 14 years old or younger and are really interested in Civil War history - please send me a letter as to why you would like to have this collection, and in a couple weeks we are going to have a drawing from all the names of young folks that sent me a letter wanting this collection.  We will show pictures of the drawing and post the WINNER on the page here !!!  GOOD LUCK !!!  SEND LETTER TO:  Larry Hicklen -- 3511 Old Nashville Hwy. - Murfreesboro, TN. -- 37129  (WE ARE GOING TO ACCEPT ENTRIES ARRIVING IN PERSON OR THROUGH MAIL DELIVERY ON OR BEFORE SEP. 30, 2019 !!!)  IF YOU ARE AN OLD SCHOOL CIVIL WAR COLLECTOR AND WOULD LIKE TO DONATE RELICS IN SUPPORT OF THESE RELIC GIVE-AWAYS TO YOUNG FOLKS -- PLEASE LET ME HEAR FROM YOU !!  THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER AND WE WILL VERY SOON HAVE THE DRAWING.  BUT --- WE WILL SOON ANNOUNCE THE NEXT CONTEST, AND EVERYONE THAT ENTERED INTO THIS CONTEST WILL BE CARRIED OVER, -- SO YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED !!  MANY THANKS TO MR. DICK TIMPANO FOR THE ARTIFACTS !!!  AND OUR WINNER IS - JONATHAN PRIOR - 5TH GRADE, AGE 10!!!  CONGRATULATIONS, JONATHAN.

  12. A little while earlier today (7-12-19), I had a couple of fellows in the shop from near Perryville, Kentucky.  In the course of looking at relics and discussing various battlefields, one of the gentlemen said, "I visit your nature area at the Battlefield of Perryville quite often."  I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about.  A good many years ago, I purchased a 54-acre farm on the Battlefield of Perryville, Kentucky, that was in danger of being developed.  I held the farm for several years until the Civil War Preservation Trust was in a position to acquire it.  Little did I know that in appreciation for saving that part of the Battlefield, I have a pond and nature area marked with our family name.  How cool is that!!!

  13. These are some fun memories from 35 years ago of one GREAT day digging at a newly found "Polk's Corp" Army Of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camp located along the Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  The day's finds include 2 nice arrow hook "U.S." oval waist belt plates - one C.S. manufacture plain face pewter waist belt plate - one very rare "Rope Border" style C.S. oval waist belt plate - A beautiful Leech and Rigdon style "CS" marked Confederate Cavalry Officer's spur - and over 100 bullets and buttons.  Now those are some priceless memories !!

  14. Last Thursday (now years ago !!) was absolutely beautiful and 67 degrees.  My daughter - Savannah - and I decided that it was a perfect day to play "Hooky" and go relic digging instead of opening the shop.  I had found a small Union camp a few weeks earlier and we decided to see what was there.  We got several bullets - a coat size eagle "I" button - and then I got this nice clear "80" reading on the scale.  At 14 inches deep and under several big roots was a beautiful early style - lead filled - "U.S." oval.  Notice the oval "ghost" where it has been laying in the ground for the last 150 years.  Savannah now has it in her display case to remember the experience !!!!!  {If a guy could bottle the rush that you get from digging a Civil War belt plate - It would put Cocaine right out of business !!!}

  15. Here is an interesting set of 4 photographs contrasting the panther and the bobcat.  These four photographs were taken by the same game cam at the same location a few days apart.  Notice aside from the obvious (the panther has a long tail and the bobcat has virtually no tail), that they are structurally different as well.  The panther is overall larger, more muscular, especially in the front shoulders, than the bobcat.  The bobcat has a more slender profile with his back legs almost appearing longer than his front legs.  Also, the two cats make very different screams.  On the bright side, one would think that we shouldn't have a mouse problem on the mountain!!!

  16. We are headed to the mountain today, and hopefully there will be some cool new trail cam pictures to share !!  For the past couple of months, our neighbors and ourselves have been hearing the cry of an unusual animal.  About a month ago, I caught sight of what appeared to be a large cat moving through the woods.  Several weeks ago we installed a game cam to be able to see what type animals were passing.  One of the locations of the game camera was where several roads and paths came together.  At this location, we saw more different type animals than any other location of the camera.  We have been scattering corn and cut the Halloween pumpkins into and placed them in front of the camera.  We have seen many different type mountain animals including deer, armadillos, red fox, coyote, and raccoons.  A couple of nights ago, we captured a couple photographs of this huge Mountain Bobcat - (We at first thought Panther, but markings suggest a LARGE male Bobcat rather than Panther.)  As you guys can now clearly see - WE DEFINITELY HAVE A PANTHER (aka Eastern Mountain Lion) - (as well as a Bobcat) !!!  We have no doubt that he was drawn to this location by the smell of the presence of all the other wild animals that had been there eating.  To give a size reference, the pumpkin halves beside the cat are ten inches in diameter.  Notice the power and muscle mass of this big cat.  We will likely think twice now about taking night walks through the woods!!!  A few nights ago our next door neighbor found a deer slain, and litereally shreded - I wonder who might have done THAT !!!  Outside "MAN WITH GUN" - This guy really is "King Of The Woods" !!!

  17. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, Confederate lined "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago near Brandy Station, Virginia, and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with the shank intact.  It has excellent eye appeal but does have a tiny little mark on the interior of the "C".  The button remains solid as can be.--$350.

  18. Very nice condition, Whites XLT metal detector complete with headphones, carrying bag, and relic pouch.  This detector was purchased a few years back new by a friend, but he wasn't able to use it over a couple of times before his health failed.  I have checked the machine out, and it has very good tone and depth.  We are pricing it at only a fraction of what the machine sold for.--$395.

  19. Small size, spring loaded type, Civil War Era, brass cased bleeder.  This bleeder still cocks and works perfectly but is missing the brass cover on the back side.  It displays nicely from the front, and we have put it in a glass display case.--$49.

  20. Small relic display consisting of a soldier's pocket knife with the bone handle remaining intact, a gilted, coat size, civilian pattern button (brought from home and worn by soldiers), and a small Cavalry rosette with a star type configuration.  These artifacts were recovered over 30 years ago from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  All three artifacts in glass case.--$45.

  21. Very pretty, .44 cal., smooth bore Pennsylvania long rifle.  This musket has lockplate markings of "Whitmore Wolff - Duff & Co. Pittsburgh".  The barrel is marked, "A. Bennett - 1860".  This is exactly the type weapon that many young Confederates left home for the Civil War carrying in 1861.  This fowling rifle has a brass nose cap, brass ram rod guides, brass trigger guard, and brass butt plate.  It will make a beautiful addition to any Civil War Confederate display.  This rifle came directly out of a deep South estate.--$1,150.SOLD

  22. Very attractive, "Haiman" style, Confederate manufactured, Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains in nice condition, just beginning to turn brown/gray with age.  The high copper content brass guard remains in perfect condition with a rich, never cleaned, bronze patina.  The grip retains 80% - 90% original brown leather wrap and has fragments of the single strand iron wire.  The Confederate manufactured, brass mounted, lap seam scabbard remains in excellent condition showing extensive wear with the upper ring mount worn within 1/32 of an inch being worn all the way through.  This is a beautiful and historic Confederate artifact that has spent extensive time in the saddle.--$4,250.

  23. Relic condition, large frame, .44 cal., Deane and Adams revolver.  This relic came out of a north Florida estate and was almost surely Confederate carried.  Although in relic condition, it displays very impressively and would have no doubt been CS carried.--$495.SOLD

  24. Very attractive, 6 inch barrel, Model 1849, Colt .318 cal., 6-shot pocket revolver.  This revolver is out of a deep South estate and was quite likely Confederate carried.  It is serial number 209433 which is most desirable 1861 production.  The revolver has a smooth, uncleaned, chocolate patina overall and is marked, "Address Col. Saml. Colt - New York - US America".  The walnut grips are original and show nice, even, honest wear.  The main spring remains good and strong, and the action advances properly some of the time and some of the time it does not.  This would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection and was very likely CS carried.--$975.

  25. Very nice condition, import, Model 1832, Roman style Artillery short sword.  This sword was recently purchased out of a north Florida estate and was very likely Confederate carried.  There was a great shortage of both swords and firearms in the South, and the Confederates often traded cotton to the European countries for weaponry.  The blade remains in nice condition and is gently turning gray/brown with age.  Here is your chance to add an almost certainly Confederate carried weapon to your collection for the price of a US buckle.--$295.SOLD

  26. Very pretty condition, excavated, 3 inch, Confederate Read projectile.  This projectile was recovered from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and the beautifully rifled brass sabot remains completely intact as well as the brass time fuse.  Confederate artillery shells this nice are seldom being recovered any more.--$695.

  27. Excellent condition, Civil War Era tin whiskey flask with the original glass pouring cup remaining intact inside.  This would be a super nice addition to a Civil War camp scene display, either Union or Confederate.--$250.

  28. Excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This was recovered about 20 years ago from a hospital site on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The plate has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with full lead in the reverse but is bent forward just slightly.  The plate has pretty eye appeal and would be a nice addition to any Battle of Stones River collection.--$85.

  29. Beautiful condition, Civil War tin soup bowl.  This bowl measures 8 1/4 inches across the top, 4 inches across the bottom, 2 1/2 inches tall and has a standard coffee cup type handle.  This would be a beautiful addition to any camp scene type display.--$95.

  30. Quite rare, excavated, 3 inch, "case shot" Shenkl Federal artillery projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  It is quite a rarity to recover a blunt nose Shenkl case shot projectile with the pewter combination fuse remaining intact.  This projectile has a complete combination fuse, has been cleaned, coated, disarmed, and is ready for display.--$425.

  31. Beautiful 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 country.--$3,250.

  32. 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.

  33. Beautiful condition, Civil War Era, large Company size, soldered seam, tin coffee pot complete with removable top.  This coffee pot has the classic "flat bottom" Civil War Era construction with the solder dropped in from the top.  It measures 9 inches across the base and is 9 inches high.  This will be a beautiful addition to any Civil War camp scene display.--$190.

  34. Excellent condition, Civil War Era, flat bottom solder seamed coffee cup.  This cup displays perfectly with the above listed coffee pot or is plenty nice displayed on its own.--$79.

  35. Super, Super rare, excavated, rectangular, cast PEWTER CSA waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered about 40 years ago by Wayne Williams from an 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate camp located near Tyner's Station, Tennessee, (Tyner's Station was a railroad station located on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee).  Excavated pewter CSA buckles are almost always broken when found, because the pewter is so brittle.  This one was no exception and was broken into three pieces when recovered.  The buckle has been professionally restored by Robert McDaniel and is one of the few examples that retains all three iron wire hooks intact.  These rare pewter Confederate buckles were manufactured by Noble Brothers of Rome, Georgia.  Very few museums even have an example of this super rare Confederate buckle.--$3,250.

  36. Extremely rare to recover, an excavated Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver is a London Iron Frame Colt and was recovered many years ago from the Confederate position on Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It is a super rarity for any relic hunter to recover an entire Colt revolver.  We are including with the revolver a small display containing two original Colt Navy bullets and an original percussion cap.  This would be a fine addition to any Civil War artifact collection.--$795.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. Beautiful condition, excavated Confederate local, coat size, "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  This button has a beautiful, slick, brown/green patina with an iron reverse and shank intact.  It was recovered from the Army of Tennessee 1863 Artillery camp outside Shelbyville on Lewisburg Pike.--$175.SOLD*

  40. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate (Script I).  This button is superb with a rich, deep, bronze patina on the face with an unmarked reverse and shank intact.  This button is a hand-me-down from a local family, and we have a fair idea who likely wore it.--$250.

  41. Excavated, beautifully gilted, coat size, "W.M.I. Cadet".  This button was recovered from a Confederate Infantry camp located just north of Triune, Tennessee.  W.M.I. was "Western Military Institute" and was located prior to the Civil War at Georgetown, Kentucky.  Just before the start of the Civil War, the school had relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, and became known as the "Nashville Military College".  At the outbreak of the Civil War, General Hardee was an instructor there, and our local boy hero, Sam Davis, was a student there.  This button has nice detail and is absolutely loaded with gold and has the shank intact.--$350.SOLD*

  42. Nice condition, excavated, large size, US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered over 30 years ago from the rock out-croppings on private property here at Stones River.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina, full lead, and both wire attaching loops remain intact.  Acid rain, ground action, and time are taking a toll on Civil War artifacts still in the ground, and rarely is a plate this nice recovered anymore.--$195.SOLD

  43. Very nice condition, non-excavated, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet correct for a "Towers" musket.  This was brought in out of a local estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$195.

  44. Quite rare and unique, soldier hand-carved, "Droop Wing Eagle" from a .69 cal. flattened Towers projectile.  This carved bullet was recovered from the 8th Texas Cavalry camp located near Unionville, Tennessee.--$95.SOLD*

  45. Excellent condition, excavated, Austrian musket jag with the bullet extractor still screwed in place.  This was recovered from a Confederate position on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$48.SOLD*

  46. Extremely rare, excavated drop, .54 cal., Italian Carcano projectile.  This rare bullet is one of only about five that have ever been found here at Stones River that I am aware of.  This example does have one attractive display side but is unfortunately flattened a little on the other side.  Very few bullet collections have an example of this projectile.--$45.

  47. Excellent condition, excavated, Model 1851, Officer pattern Eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast brass wreaths.  This buckle was recovered many years ago near Atlanta, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina with the soldier's initials, "J.L.", carved into the tongue on the reverse of the buckle.  It would be difficult to find a nicer example than this one.--$375.SOLD*

  48. Very attractive, Model 1855, Federal cartridge box, complete with the over-the-shoulder sling, both plates, and original cartridge tins still inside.  This cartridge box rig remains quite stable but does have some surface flaking in areas.  It remains strong and stable enough to display on a mannequin.  This rig just came in out of an old collection here in Middle Tennessee.--$895.

  49. In very nice used condition, one of the best and easiest to use detectors of all time.  This is a Fisher 1266X and comes complete with 2 coils, a set of head phones, and a camouflage relic hunting bag.  The beauty of the Fisher 1266X has always been that you basically just turn it on and you're ready to relic hunt.  This particular detector was purchased by a good friend who intended to relic hunt.  Unfortunately, his health failed, and the detector has hardly been used at all.  I have personally recovered at least a dozen Confederate waist belt plates with this exact model detector.  The Fisher 1266X with 2 coils, headset, and digging bag cost around $650 to purchase, and you can have it today for -- $375.SOLD*

  50. Very pretty condition, excavated, large oval US cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse has full, smooth lead with rusty stubs where the wire loops once were.  You couldn't ask for a prettier face.--$150.

  51. New condition, The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics, by Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell.  This is one of the best reference books around, and this copy has been well cared for.--$49.

  52. Quite rare to come by, FIRST EDITION, Confederate Arms, by William A. Albaugh III and Edward Simmons.  The book remains in very nice condition with original dust jacket and a protective plastic cover over the dust jacket.--$65.SOLD

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

  54. Excavated iron "ball puller" buried up in a Civil War Minie ball.  Really neat Civil War conversation piece.--$45.SOLD

  55. Excavated, cast brass, Civil War "lice comb".  This was recovered from a Confederate camp near Tyner Station, Tennessee.  Can anybody tell me why the teeth are so fine in a lice comb?  Can anybody tell me where the origin of the term "quit nit-picking" came from?--$35.SOLD*

  56. Very cool, hand-crafted, lead, .54 cal., musket tompion.  This tompion has been crafted by a Confederate soldier from a .69 cal. CS Towers bullet.  This artifact could nicely fit into a number of different types of Civil War collections or displays.--$45.

  57. Very attractive, Confederate captured, Model 1855, Maynard tape primed, .58 cal., rifled musket, and has had the Maynard lockplate system removed and replaced with an 1863 Richmond complete lockplate assembly.  It was a common phenomenon for Confederates to rework captured Federal weapons and reissue them.  This weapon has very nice eye appeal and appears to have a .58 cal. glancing blow bullet strike just in front of the butt plate.  Maybe not Confederate manufactured at the Richmond Armory, but just as Southern through rework and Southern issue.--$4,850.SOLD

  58. Stamped brass, clip corner waist belt plate that was recovered about 30 years ago from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Rangers.  This camp was located just south of Unionville, Tennessee.  This plate has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with a clear and distinct print of where a star device once was attached.  Out good friend, Robert McDaniel, could easily restore this plate and put the star device back in place.  I didn't already do that, because I wanted everyone to be able to see the clear print of where it once had a star in place.  This will likely be the most reasonably priced, Texas worn star device waist belt plate that you will ever see.--$295.SOLD*

  59. Extremely rare, fired, 1862 date, 3 inch Hotchkiss canister round.  The Hotchkiss base has nice rifling from actually being fired and is crisply marked, "Hotchkiss - 3 in. - January 7, 1862 Patent".  My friend, Wayne Williams, recovered this round many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  Wayne recovered enough canister balls to reconstruct what the interior of the canister round would have looked like.  This is a super nice Civil War artillery artifact in that it is both maker marked and dated.--$450.SOLD*

  60. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate, solid cast brass "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago from 1863 Confederate winter camps around Dalton, Georgia.  This is an excellent example.--$150.SOLD*

  61. Extremely rare to recover, excavated, emerald green "Selma Arsenal" slotted, Confederate Bormann cast copper under plug.  This example remains in perfect condition and was recovered on private property at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  These are quite rare to recover.--$49.SOLD

  62. Every Civil War collector likes to have a few items in their collection that are ACTUALLY the artifacts published in the standard reference books.  In this instance, it isn't just a "published" artifact; this is an excavated BULLET STRUCK Confederate egg shaped CS oval waist belt plate.  It is the very buckle pictured on page 34 in Charlie Harris' reference book, Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns 1861 - 1865.  This buckle was recovered on private property near Shiloh and has a clear hole where a .69 cal. Minie ball passed through.  This would be a fantastic addition to any Civil War collection.  We are going to include a copy of the page showing the buckle, and if anyone is interested, we have an original copy of the book for sale in the "Documents" section.  I feel certain this artifact will not last long.--$1,650.SOLD(I WAS RIGHT !!)*

  63. Very nice condition excavated 3 inch Federal Hotchkiss projectile recovered many, many years ago by Wayne Williams at the base of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee.  This hotchkiss projectile has nose - cup - and rifled lead sabot all remaining intact.  It has been nicely cleaned - coated - and I have disarmed it, so it is ready to go on display.--$275.

  64. Very nice condition GOLDEN SABER II TESORO METAL DETECTOR complete with stock 8 inch coil and new high quality set of headphones.  Tesoro is well known for producing excellent quality, and long lasting hobby metal detectors.  The Golden Saber II is basically an "On And Hunt" machine.  It is ideal for both coin hunting, and Civil War Relic hunting.  My friend purchased this one a while back, and his health failed, and I'm not sure if this machine has even been used once or not.  Tesoro detectors are famous for having really good discrimination, and this one has crisp tone and very good depth.  My friend paid $429. for the detector, and $89. for the headset for a total of $518. plus shp/ins.  Your price is $295. plus shp, and has new batteries in it - ready to go digging !!

  65. Nice condition, excavated, 3 inch Federal Hotchkiss projectile.  This shell was recovered near Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The shell cleaned up nicely, and you can still read the Hotchkiss patent information on the bottom of the base cup.  The lead sabot was found nearby and displays nicely with the shell.  This projectile has an open fuse hole with good threads, and a fuse could easily be added if a person wished.--$195.

  66. Excavated, 6 pound Confederate Bormann ball recovered many years ago from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  The ball has been cleaned and coated and also disarmed.  The Bormann fuse blew out of the top of the shell and was recovered about 50 feet from the ball itself.  It is displayed with the ball but is not attached and can be removed.--$375.

  67. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, lead filled, early pattern "puppy paw hook", US oval waist belt plate.  This excellent buckle was recovered here at Stones River over 40 years ago and has never even been washed off.  There is still dirt under the attachment hooks.  You are not going to recover a much nicer US buckle than this one.--$295.SOLD

  68. Absolutely mint beautiful, excavated, 3 inch, copper time fuse, Confederate Read projectile.  This beautiful shell was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The iron could not be much nicer with a nice, crisp mold seam, and the brass sabot and copper time fuse both remain perfectly intact.  The shell is cleaned, coated, and I disarmed it today; so it is ready to go on display.--$750.SOLD

  69. Really pretty and extremely rare, excavated, "Eagle Head" Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered over 30 years ago from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's CS Cavalry camps located near Liberty, Tennessee, and occupied during the spring of 1863.  Eagle Head spurs have always been super rare to recover.--$695.SOLD*

  70. Excavated, circular, Federal Eagle cross belt plate (breast plate).  This buckle was recovered from a trash pit at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  Soil conditions and trash pits are often quite acidic and causes the lead backing in plates to crack and flake.  This breast plate does have some lead flaking on the reverse.  The face, however, still has nice detail and is quite attractive.--$75.SOLD*

  71. Beautiful condition, "Dixon" maker marked, large size, 3-blade fleam (bleeder).  This example remains in perfect condition and would be a fine addition to any Civil War medical display.--$125

  72. Excavated display of three beautiful, gilted, Federal buttons recovered on private property here at Stones River.  The buttons consist of (1) 90% gilted, coat size, Federal Staff Officer button, (2) 70% gilted, coat size Federal Infantry Officer button, and (3) a rare gilted, coat size, Federal Eagle enlistedman's button.--$95. for the entire display.

  73. Very pretty condition, excavated, 1846 - O, half dollar.  This coin was recovered from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's CS Cavalry camp occupied during the spring of 1863 and located near Liberty, Tennessee.  This beautiful coin was recovered by one of my early relic hunting buddies who recently passed away.  I was hunting with him the day he found this coin.  It has crisp detail, and you can still read full "Liberty".--$350.

  74. 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.

  75. Beautiful condition, excavated, cast brass, "gutter back", Confederate Georgia frame waist belt buckle.  This beautiful plate was recovered many years ago by Wayne Williams from Army of Tennessee Confederate camps located around Tyner's Station, Tennessee.  This buckle has a nice, never cleaned, brown/green patina and could still be worn today.--$650.SOLD*

  76. Very nice condition, excavated, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered on private property near Chickamauga and remains solid as a rock.--$175.

  77. 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.

  78. Beautiful - Like New Condition Fisher F-75 Special Edition metal detector with a set of very sought after $125. Grey Ghost head phones.  My friend recently purchased this state of the art detector and only used it two times before falling ill, and is not going to be able to use it.  This is exactly what I currently hunt with, and it does an excellent job.  Frankly - I DON'T WANT to dig a bullet deeper than this thing will go.  And is equipped with a "Bad To The Bone" set of Grey Ghost Head Phones.  This detector lists with these head phones for right at $1,000.  Your cost.--$495.SOLD

  79. Excellent condition, small 7 mm, Belgian Leige produced, 6-shot pinfire revolver.  This revolver has the folding trigger, cartridge ejector rod, and loading door all completely intact, and the action still works perfectly.  Confederate General Stonewall Jackson carried a pinfire revolver very much like this one except a larger caliber.  This revolver would make a nice addition to any Confederate display.--$595.

  80. Extremely rare, excavated, coat size, CS189A, which is the coat size Confederate local Script "I" with a "C" on one side of the "I" and "S" on the other.  This example has a smooth chocolate brown patina on the face with absolutely no dents or cracks.  The "C" is clear and easy to see, but the "S" on the right side of the Script "I" is not as strong a strike and can only slightly be seen.  The reverse of the button is a Confederate local with the shank intact.  This ranks among the top tier of rarity of excavated Confederate buttons.--$895.SOLD

  81. Really pretty, non-excavated, coat size, "CSA", with Superior Quality backmark.  It has a rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze patina with shank intact and the correct "Superior Quality" backmark.--$250.

  82. Very pretty excavated coat size Virginia Staff Officer with "Mitchel & Tyler - Richmond" backmark.  The button has 90 % bright gold gilt, and shank is intact.  The only negative this button has is that a portion of the lock ring is decayed away.  This one was recovered near Valley Mountain, WV. many years ago.  When was the last time that you saw one of these recovered.--$395.  (If I am not mistaken - our good buddy "William Leigh" was along on this hunt !!)

  83. This is one RARE MAMMA JAMMA. It is, I believe to be a TINY  excavated "CS5av" Confederate Staff Officer in Albert - I believe it to be one of only a handful known.  Half the shank is intact, and half missing.  There may be writing on the back, but I can't tell for sure.  In almost 50 years I have never had one of these before.  There is a little gold gilt around the "drooped wing eagle".--$450.

  84. Very pretty condition, non-excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate has nice detail and a rich, aged patina on the face with full lead and one of the two wire loops intact on the reverse.  A very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$175.

  85. Excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered from a fire pit on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The face remains completely intact, but part of the soldered backing did melt out.  It still displays very nicely and is a bargain.--$79.(You can't dig 'em for that!)

  86. Very attractive excavated lead filled large size "U.S." oval cartridge box plate.  This was recovered here at Stones River about 40 years ago by one of my old relic hunting buddies.  It has a pretty face with full lead, and both iron loops remain intact on the reverse.--$175.

  87. Original 1887 printing of Vol. 20 Parts 1 and 2 of the "Official Records Of The War Of The Rebellion".  This is the "Battle Of Stones River Set", and is hands down the best first "GO TO" when doing research relating to the Battle.  I still use my set all the time !!--$70. for the set

  88. One of the reference books owned by virtually every Civil War Collector by Alphaeus H. Albert, Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons.  This is a used copy, but remains in really good, solid condition.--$75.SOLD

  89. Excellent condition, excavated pair of cast brass US bridle rosettes.  These rosettes were recovered many years ago from the 1863 Union winter Cavalry camp here at Murfreesboro (Camp Stanley).  These rosettes are especially nice in that they represent the two different rosette patterns that we recover here at Murfreesboro.  One style has the dot between the U and the S, and the other one does not.  This set would be an excellent addition to any Cavalry display.--$85.SOLD

  90. Excavated Model 1861 Springfield or contract musket lockplate that was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.  They didn't throw a whole lot of these down !!--$45.SOLD*

  91. Really pretty vase carved from an Enfield bullet by a Confederate soldier.  This was recovered from an 1863 Army Of Tennessee winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  How cool is this !!--$95.SOLD

  92. Quite rare excavated fired .45 cal. Whitworth projectile recovered on private property at the Battle Of Nashville, TN.  This would have been fired by Hood's Confederate Sharpshooters positioned on the Brentwood Hills a good solid half mile away !!  Those Whitworths would sure enough "reach out and touch" !!--$45.SOLD*

  93. Nicely soldier carved "lead dice".  This was recovered on private property along the Confederate Battle line here at Stones River.  I once had a soldier's letter that said that the Battle line was strewn with playing cards, dice, and all manner of things that the soldier did not want sent home to Mama in the event he was killed - full knowing that he could make new dice the next day if he survived !!--$38.

  94. Very nice condition excavated drop .58 cal. Federal Minie Ball with RARE "US" raised marking in the base.  This was recovered from a Federal winter camp located near Fredericksburg, VA.--$55.SOLD

  95. Excavated, Model 1839, small size US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, and has a triangular bayonet hole punched in the face, and on the reverse the plate retains full lead and both wire attaching loops remain intact.  Additionally, on the face, the soldier carved his initials with a pin knife.  This is a neat artifact with several unusual factors going on.--$295.SOLD*

  96. Super rare set of "head-on" collided .58 caliber 3-ring Minie balls.  These were recovered over 40 years ago from near Appomattox in Virginia.  I have recovered well over 20,000 projectiles and have only found one set of collided bullets.  This is a rarity that even few museums can offer.--$295.SOLD*

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

  98. Extremely rare, excavated, coat size, CS189A, which is the coat size Confederate local Script "I" with a "C" on one side of the "I" and "S" on the other.  This example has a smooth chocolate brown patina on the face with absolutely no dents or cracks.  The "C" is clear and easy to see, but the "S" on the right side of the Script "I" is not as strong a strike and can only slightly be seen.  The reverse of the button is a Confederate local with the shank intact.  This ranks among the top tier of rarity of excavated Confederate buttons.--$895.SOLD

  99. Quite rare and unusual, excavated, "Tennessee Thin" issue, cast brass, rectangular CSA waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from a Confederate camp site located on private property near Tupelo, Mississippi.  The two back hooks broke, and the soldier made a field modification using square nails in order to keep using the buckle.--$2,250.SOLD

  100. Very pretty, excavated, solid cast brass, Model 1851, Federal Cavalryman's sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 30 years ago on private property at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  It has an excellent, uncleaned, brown/green patina with belt loop and attaching hook both remaining perfectly intact.  This would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$350.SOLD*

  101. Excellent condition, non-excavated, die stamped brass, Infantry Officer's false embroidered hat pin.  The pin retains about 90% original gold gilt, and both attachment loops remain intact.--$225.

  102. Excellent, excavated, 1840 pattern, large size, lead-filled, US oval waist belt plate.  This plate has "puppy paw" hooks and is backmarked "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn".  I was relic hunting 35 years ago with an old friend in John Hunt Morgan's 1863 Confederate Cavalry camp near Liberty, Tennessee, and he recovered this buckle.  Interestingly, back during that era, I had a Confederate soldier's letter that mentioned capturing some Federal accoutrements and stripping the leather.  I have no doubt that Morgan's Confederate Cavalry captured this US buckle on belt, stripped the leather belt, and discarded the US buckle for us to find 125 years later.  It is very seldom that a plate of this quality is recovered now.--$275.SOLD*

  103. Very rare, excavated, dropped projectile that was recovered from a Confederate camp on private property near Fort Donelson.  This projectile appears to be akin to #648 in McKee and M.E. Mason with supplement.  It is believed to be from one of the imported Swiss rifles that was being Confederate used.  The projectile looks to be about .36 cal.--$48.SOLD*

  104. Very rare, excavated drop, .44 cal., Sharps slant breech Cavalry carbine bullet.  This projectile was recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry camp located one mile south of Knob Gap, Tennessee.  This is a very nice example that has not even been washed off.--$48.

  105. Just brought in out of the local area, Confederate import marked, .577 cal., Enfield 3-band rifled musket.  This musket remains in very nice condition with the metal just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked, "Barnett - London - and the English Crown".  The English walnut stock remains in very nice condition and has a "Sinclair Hamilton" Confederate import mark just in front of the brass butt plate.  The musket has the original, long range site - original ram rod - and both sling swivels remain intact.  The musket still has lots of rifling and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,850.SOLD

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

  107. Absolutely beautiful, Leech & Rigdon produced, eleven star, Confederate Officer's two piece saber belt plate.  This buckle ranks as one of the very rarest in all of Civil War belt plate collecting.  This buckle was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate camp near Spanish Fort, Alabama.  Both pieces were dug together and remain totally uncleaned with an excellent brown/green woods patina.  This plate has been a centerpiece in the well known Confederate buckle collection of Coy Kitchens.  Coy is in the process of entering the ministry full time and is selling some of his nicest Confederate buckles to make this possible.  It has been a very long time since I've seen one of these offered for sale.--$16,850.SOLD

  108. Excavated, quite ornate snake centerpiece to a 3-piece English snake buckle.  This attractive buckle centerpiece was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry.  English snake buckles were typically issued with Enfield type weapons.--$150.SOLD

  109. Excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal breast plate.  This was recovered on private property here at Stones River about 30 years ago.  The plate has a smooth chocolate patina and a crisp Eagle motif.--$100.SOLD*

  110. 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.

  111. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Federal Eagle Staff Officer's button.  This button was recovered on private property here at Stones River and retains 70% bright gold gilt.  It has an "Extra Quality" backmark and shank intact.--$45.SOLD*

  112. Extraordinary, excavated, coat size, Federal Cavalry button.  This button was recovered on private property here at Stones River and has at least 80% bright gold gilt and the shank remains intact.  It is backmarked, "Scovill Waterbury Mfg. Co."--$85.

  113. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, "D" (Dragoon) uniform button.  This button has 50% bright gold gilt and was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Fosterville, Tennessee.  It has a "Waterbury" backmark with shank intact.--$125.SOLD*

  114. Excavated, coat size, gilted, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) uniform button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  There is gold around the Eagle and around the "R".  The shank remains intact, and there is a backmark, but I am unable to read it.--$95.

  115. Quite rare to recover, .69 cal., 2-ring British Sea Service projectile.  This projectile was recovered from an 1863 Confederate camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The bullet is a drop, but it has a number of small gravel dings from being in the ground for many years.--$45.

  116. Excavated, .69 cal., Italian Carcano projectile.  This bullet was recovered from a North Carolina camp near Browns Gap, Virginia.  The soldier has carved a "V notch" in the base.--$35.

  117. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, 1835 bust dime.  This very early date dime has hardly any wear, and you can read full "Liberty".  It was recovered from General Lucius Polk's 1863 Brigade camp near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$75.SOLD*

  118. Just in out of a local family.  This is a percussion double barrel shotgun made by "Mortimer" of London, and according to hand me down family information was carried by an ancestor in the American Civil War.  The weapon shows extensive use, and has an old repair with brass at the wrist.  Pictured above are a couple Confederates carrying near identical weapons.  Here is a very cool old Southern weapon at a VERY reasonable price.--$395.SOLD

  119. Extremely rare to recover - a complete plain face rectangular Noble Bros. pewter Confederate enlistedman's waist belt plate.  This one was recovered some 40 years ago by Otis Brown at Fort Donelson, Tennessee.  These plates are almost always broken into 2, 3, or more pieces.  This one remains intact with 2 1/2 of the three original strip brass hooks remaining intact on the reverse, and the distinctive "line-up lines" (for the hooks) remain clearly visible.  An unbroken pewter is rare as can be!!--$750.SOLD

  120. Very pretty, excavated, officer pattern, Richmond Arsenal CS two-piece saber belt plate.  This excellent buckle was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Brandy Station, Virginia.  Both halves were dug together, and the plate has a nice, never-cleaned, brown/green patina overall.--$2,450.SOLD*

  121. Beautifully ornate, Federal Presentation grade, Field & Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade has a gently graying, aged patina with intricate "US" engraving.  The brass guard is extremely ornate with the cut-out "US" and the cast brass Eagle Head.  The Eagle Head has either ruby or red glass eyes.  The original sharkskin grip remains intact as well as triple strand wire.  The scabbard remains in excellent condition with intricate engraving on both mounts and the drag.  The upper mount has a shield for a Presentation, but it remains blank.  This sword is literally a work of art and would be a fine addition to any public or private museum or collection.--$1,850.

  122. Excellent condition, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, US arrow hook waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago among the limestone out-croppings on private property here at Stones River.  They just are not coming out of the ground now this nice.--$295.SOLD*

  123. Excavated, lead-filled, Model 1840, 3-hook NCO style breast plate.  This early style breast plate actually hooked and unhooked as an actual cross-belt buckle.  This plate has an olive green patina and was recovered here on private property at Stones River.  There are at least 15 - 20 regular breast plates for every one of these.--$225.

  124. Excavated, Federal Cavalry carbine sling buckle.  This buckle was recovered from a portion of "Camp Stanley" here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, that has been cultivated over the years, and this plate has been struck by a disc or plow and bent.  It is likely it could be straightened though.--$65.SOLD*

  125. Very cool, excavated "1863" dated Patriotic token from Cincinnati, Ohio.  This token was recovered from an 1863 Ohio Infantry camp here at Murfreesboro and is marked, "E. Townley - Hives & Bees - Mt. Auburn - Cincinnati", and on the reverse, the Indian Head and 1863 date.  I can't remember seeing another one of these ever recovered here at Murfreesboro.--$75.

  126. Excavated, 1852, "large cent" recovered from Confederate Army of Tennessee General Lucious Polk's 1863 winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  Large cents are much less frequently recovered here in the west than in eastern theater sites.--$35.

  127. Very pretty, excavated CS102 in Albert, Confederate Artillery button.  The face is beautiful with a lined "A" and a smooth chocolate patina without a hint of a dent or crack.  Now for the bad news - When the button was recovered, it was missing the back.  There are tons of correct backs around for this style button, and you would have a gorgeous, coat size, Confederate Lined "A" for a fraction of what it would normally cost.  This button was recovered from the 1863 Confederate Army of Tennessee Artillery camp on Lewisburg Pike 4 miles out of Shelbyville.--$150.SOLD*F

  128. Excavated, snake portion of a Confederate 3-piece snake buckle.  The snake has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and his head is raised as if he were preparing to strike.--$150.SOLD*

  129. Very pretty, excavated, olive green, Model 1851, cast brass sword belt plate with keeper.  This rare buckle is one of the very rare few recovered which is backmarked, "Allegheny - US".  This buckle was recovered about 40 years ago from a railroad stockade just up the tracks from Murfreesboro.  This is a very scarce buckle with an excellent display look.--$425.SOLD*

  130. Beautiful, excavated, large oval "US" cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River by one of my old relic-hunting buddies.  The face has a choice, brown/green patina and is complete and solid as can be.  The reverse has full lead, and the lead has a very rare stamped "E. Gaylord" backmark.  Both iron loops remain 100% intact.  This is an excellent plate.--$250.SOLD*

  131. Very nice condition, excavated, large oval US cartridge box plate.  This plate has a smooth, crisp face with full lead and both attaching loops remaining intact on the reverse.  The plate appears to have been clipped right on the edge by a passing .69 cal. Minie.  It will make a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$250.

  132. Very nice condition, excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered on private property here at Stones River almost 40 years ago.  It has an excellent face with crisp detail.  One of the two attaching loops remains intact on the reverse, and the plate is backmarked, "W. H. Smith - Brooklyn".  This plate would be a very nice addition to any collection.--$250.

  133. Excavated, almost 1/2 of a 24 lb. size cannonball.  We have included three 12 pounder size canister balls and three 6 pounder size canister balls.  This entire display was recovered on private property at Vicksburg and will make an excellent desk display.--$85.SOLD

  134. Extremely rare to recover, Confederate plain face "mitered corner" rectangular sheet brass waist belt buckle.  These buckles were produced by Noble Brothers of Rome, Georgia, who were also responsible for the pewter CSA buckles.  This example was recovered on private property at Shiloh and has all three strip brass attachment hooks remaining intact.  This is hardly ever the case.  This will be a very nice addition to any Western Theater Confederate belt plate collection.--$595.SOLD*

  135. This is the most mammoth size excavated wreath that I have ever seen.  As can be seen in the picture, the perimeter of the wreath is the same size as an Eagle breast plate (believe it or not).  This buckle was recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp on Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The wreath measures 2 1/2 inches from outside to outside of the circular portion.  The belt loop is for a massive 2 1/2 inch wide belt.  The center disc would measure 1 5/8 inch across.  I believe this to be some sort of pre-war militia buckle, but I have never seen a two-piece buckle this large.  This thing reminds me of some of the Texas rodeo buckles!!  As can be seen in the picture, a section of the wreath has been intentionally cut out for some purpose.  To say the least, this is a super unusual plate.--$450.

  136. Really pretty, excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from "Camp Stanley" here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is the winter camp for the Cavalry attached to the Army of the Cumberland and was named for General David Stanley.  The plate has crisp detail - original body curve - and a smooth, chocolate brown patina.  We had an extra Model 1851 sword belt plate keeper that fit the buckle nicely, and we have included it for better display.--$375.

  137. Very pretty, excavated, early "fat letter" pattern, large oval, lead-filled, US cartridge box plate.  This pretty box plate was recovered about 40 years ago among the limestone rock outcroppings on private property here at Stones River.  This is one of the nicer plates from here at Stones River that I have seen in awhile.  Both attachment loops remain intact on the reverse.--$225.SOLD*

  138. Excellent condition, excavated, cast brass, Federal Cavalry carbine sling buckle.  This buckle was recovered about 30 years ago on private property at the Battle of Hoover’s Gap, Tennessee.  This campaign got underway on June 25, 1863.  The buckle has a smooth, brown/green patina with both tongues remaining perfectly intact.--$125.SOLD*

  139. Beautiful condition, excavated, solid cast brass, Confederate block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago at the Battle of Franklin Tennessee on private property along the east side of Columbia Pike near the base of "Breezy Hill".  You won't find a nicer example than this one.--$150.SOLD*

  140. Very nice cased display of exploded artillery fuses of different sorts recovered on private property from here at Stones River.  There are several Bormann fuses, a couple Shenkl fuses, a CS dyer fuse, and a Confederate brass time fuse.  The fuses are displayed in a quality made oak display case.--$150. for fuses with case.

  141. New condition, and quite hard to find - Civil War Reference book -  "CIVIL WAR PROJECTILES II - Small Arms and Field Artillery" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr. (with supplement)--$125.

  142. Quite rare, excavated, dropped, .69 cal., plug base, English Towers projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It is a type bullet almost always recovered from early war Confederate Infantry camps.--$48.

  143. Very pretty condition, excavated, 1829 date Capped Bust Half Dime.  This coin was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Infantry camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has very nice detail with full "Liberty" still clearly and completely visible.  This would be an excellent addition to any coin collection or Civil War collection.--$125.SOLD

  144. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, 1856 date, seated Liberty dime.  This coin was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  You can read full "Liberty" with only minor wear to the coin.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War display.--$95.SOLD

  145. Excavated, center disc portion of a die stamped brass, militia Eagle, two-piece sash buckle.  The tongue has very nice detail and a smooth brown patina.  It was recovered about 20 years ago from a Federal camp along Stones River here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The "Eagle" stands out very bold and nicely.--$50.SOLD*

  146. 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.

  147. Excavated matched pair of soldier hand-made lead dice.  This set of dice was recovered about 40 years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  They come with an interesting story.  Many years ago, I had a soldier's letter that he wrote to his folks back home stating that many of the soldiers that had the vice of playing dice would discard their dice for fear of being killed and being sent home to their mother.  The thought, of course was, if you survived the battle, tomorrow you could make new dice.--$95. for the pair.SOLD

  148. Very unique excavated die stamped brass rectangular waist belt plate.  This style plate is usually associated with Confederate troops, but NOT ALWAYS !!!  This buckle was recovered from an 1863 Federal camp here at Murfreesboro by one of my Relic Hunting buddies some 40 years ago.  The buckle has penknife writing ALL OVER the face including the soldier's name - regiment - and other writing.  The name is ?(an initial) "Merril" -- 14th OHIO - and in a ribbon "CMW".  I may be reading something wrong as I can't figure out who this person is.  It is totally possible that he could be in the Stones River Cemetery right across the street from me.  (This has happened before.)  I'm hoping one of you guys can solve this mystery for me !!--$595.  (And you get to have all the research fun !!!)  It is SO annoying when the soldier leaves all these fantastic clues, and you just can't unravel it !! SOLD  - And Jeff - I hope you report back with this mystery solved !!  Well that was fast !!  Private Lavine Merrill - 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry !!!

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

  150. Very rare, excavated, large size, solid cast brass, Confederate Company hat letter "H".  This excellent artifact was recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 1st Tennessee Infantry.  This was the very regiment that Sam Watkins was a member of and wrote the book, (Co. Aytch).  This is a book in which Sam Watkins humorously describes the plight of a common private in the Army of Tennessee.  This is actually my favorite Civil War book of all time.--$150.SOLD

  151. Extremely rare to recover, massive 14 inch Confederate bowie knife blade recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.  This bowie knife was made from a huge rasp, and you can still see remnants of some of the rasp teeth in areas.  Apparently the Texas guys were much like Crocodile Dundee, "No, this is a knife."  This will be a fine addition to any excavated Confederate weapons display.--$750.

  152. New condition, 1987 First Edition printing of Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns, by Charles S. Harris.  This is an autographed edition and is a reference book that EVERY Civil War collector should have.--$125.SOLD

  153. Beautiful condition, excavated, "Breckenridge" pattern, large CS oval waist belt plate.  This extremely rare Confederate buckle was recovered from the camp of Patrick Cleburne's command, occupied November - December 1862 and located near College Grove, Tennessee.  I dug my own Breckenridge CS oval less than 50 yards from this one.  The plate was recovered around 1980 and will be an absolute jewel to add to someone's Confederate buckle collection.--$3,850.SOLD

  154. Beautiful condition, coat size, Confederate Block "R" (Rifleman).  This button is in virtually mint condition with 100% bright gold gilt and a perfect reverse with "H.T. &B. - Manchester".  I don't think you could hope to find a more flawless example for your collection.(CW)--$650.

  155. VERY pretty excavated "1845" date silver dollar.  This pretty silver coin was recovered almost 40 years ago from an 1863 date Texas cavalry camp located about 2 miles from Unionville, TN.  With a glass you can read the full word "LIBERTY".  This was the winter camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  Talking about one rare to recover !!--$475.SOLD

  156. Excavated, cast brass, Model 1851, Federal Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered by an early relic hunter here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from Camp Stanley (1863 Federal winter cavalry main camp).  The gentleman that recovered this buckle put it on a belt and wore it for several years.  So now, it actually has a near non-dug look.  Even though cleaned a bit, still a very nice Civil War Model 1851 sword belt plate.--$295.

  157. Excellent condition, non-excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was a recently purchased out of an Ohio estate sale.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example with a rich, aged, never cleaned patina and both attachment loops remaining intact on the reverse.--$225.SOLD*

  158. Very pretty, excavated, medium size, Confederate States Navy button.  This button was recovered in 1980 by my old relic hunting buddy, Randall Tidwell.  It has a smooth, brown, beautiful face with no dents or cracks.  On the reverse, the shank was pushed partially into the back of the button.  The original shank has been professionally secured back into its proper position.  This is a style Confederate Navy button that is rarely seen recovered.  Randy recovered this rare pattern Confederate Navy button from a Confederate 1862 Infantry camp located about 1 mile Northeast of Triune, TN.--$450.SOLD

  159. Quite rare, excavated, drop, .45 cal., hexagonal Whitworth bullet.  This bullet was recovered on the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville where General Hood's sharp shooters were posted.  When found, the bullet had been cut exactly half into by a bored Confederate sharp shooter.  We have had the projectile professionally restored to display as a complete bullet.--$125.

  160. Beautiful condition, Model 1858, smooth type Federal canteen with complete linen sling - butternut cover - and original stopper.  There are some faint soldier initials cut into the pewter spout.  This would be a museum quality addition to any collection.--$450.

  161. Beautiful condition excavated rare early "Puppy Paw" hook pattern large size U.S. oval waist belt belt plate.  This nice U.S. buckle was recovered on private property here at Stones River about 30 years ago.  It is solid as a rock and hasn't even been washed off.--$325.

  162. Very nice condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker", Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate Cavalry, especially early in the Civil War.  Union Cavalry, for the most part, changed over to Model 1860 Light Cavalry sabers, but Confederate Cavalry continued to carry the Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" throughout the Civil War.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one early in the war, and many in his command carried Model 1840 sabers throughout the Civil War.  This particular saber is out of a local Williamson County, Tennessee, estate, and it is highly likely that the saber was Confederate carried.  It has a clean blade just beginning to darken with age, a very nice condition cast brass original three- branch guard, and original wrap and wire on the grip.  The iron scabbard remains in excellent condition with only a couple small usage dings.  This is a very typical saber that a Confederate Cavalry Enlistedman would have been carrying.  Because this style saber was quite likely the most commonly carried saber in the Confederate Cavalry, it is the exact style saber that I have hanging above my own fireplace.--$895.SOLD

  163. Very nice condition, 6 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch albumin photograph of James H. Clanton taken by Moyston of Memphis, Tennessee.  On the reverse of the photograph, in very old period writing is, "James H. (Holt) Clanton - Lawyer - CSA Soldier - January 8, 1827 - September 27, 1871 - Killed in a gun fight on the street of the Lamar House Hotel - Knoxville, Tennessee, by a Yankee - A. Clanton."  We are unsure which James H. Clanton it is in the records as there are about three that served.  I have no doubt that with some diligent research this mystery can be solved and likely with additional information.--$48.SOLD

  164. Very pretty, excavated, LA6A, coat size, Louisiana State Seal with "Sideways Pelican".  This button was recovered from Army of Tennessee 1862/1863 winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This button has about 70% bright gold gilt with the shank intact and a RMDC "Scovill" backmark.  A VERY pretty button.--$375.

  165. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, coat size, gilted Georgia State Seal Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago from an early war Georgia Infantry camp located near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  It has a smooth, brown patina with 90% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "1861 W. G. Mintzer - Phila".  This Georgia button is about as nice as they come.--$350.SOLD*

  166. Could not be nicer - mint beautiful as issued, large size, lead-filled US oval on original brown buff leather belt.  This belt rig was purchased almost 50 years ago and has been in the same private collection ever since.  Look as long as you like and you're not going to find a nicer example.--$650.

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

  168. Nice condition, 3 inch, spring loaded, brass lancet bleeder.  This bleeder remains in excellent condition with a very strong spring.  I have no doubt that it would inflict quite a "bleeding" wound today.  Every Civil War collection should have one of these.--$125.SOLD*

  169. Excellent condition, original Civil War "pestle" from a mortar and pestle set.  This is a very nice Civil War medical item that would be a nice addition to any collection.--$125.

  170. Complete, .577 cal., Confederate triangular blade Enfield socket bayonet.  This bayonet has a smooth, brown, never-cleaned, aged patina and was found in an old barn at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  It will make a fine addition to any Battle of Franklin relic display.--$150.SOLD

  171. Excellent condition non-excavated cast brass regulation Federal enlistedman's cavalry spur.  This came out of an old building near the Battle of Franklin, TN. and was likely a left-over from the Battle.  The spur has a rich - never cleaned - aged bronze patina, and the original rowel remains intact and will still spin.  Extra nice condition.--$89.

  172. Beautiful condition, Confederate manufactured wooden canteen carried by Lanford W. Rogers who served in Company G, 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry.  Sgt. L. W. Rogers served with the 4th Regiment Louisiana Infantry from May 25, 1861, throughout the entire war.  He was captured on August 5, 1864, before Atlanta, Georgia, and was sent to prison in Camp Chase until near the war's end when he was admitted to the hospital.  The canteen remains in beautiful condition with a rich, aged patina and original leather sling.  We have a number of Sgt. Roger's military records to accompany the canteen.(CW)--$3,850.SOLD

  173. Absolutely beautiful, percussion double barrel shotgun with a "Razorback Hog" beautifully and ornately carved into the stock.  This weapon is out of an Arkansas estate and has a military (likely cavalry) sling swivel in the stock located right in front of the hog's snout.  The action of both barrels works perfectly and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  This would be an absolutely killer addition to any Arkansas collection.--$1,650.SOLD

  174. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, "CSA" Officer's button.  This is the very desirable "S. Buckley Birmingham" backmark.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail - nice clear backmark - and shank intact.--$595.

  175. Very pretty excavated coat size Confederate "C" (Cavalry) button.  This was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Sayler's Creek, VA.  It has a slick brown patina with shank intact, and is backmarked "Superior Quality".--$425.

  176. Very pretty, 7 mm, Belgian made pinfire revolver out of a North Florida estate and almost surely Confederate carried.  The revolver has the folding trigger, the loading door, and the cartridge ejector rod all remaining intact.  Usually, one or more of these three items are missing.  The revolver does have a broken mainspring which almost any gunsmith can easily repair.  This would be an excellent addition to someone's Confederate Civil War display.--$395.

  177. Beautiful condition, excavated, early style, large oval, US cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with full lead and one and one-half wire loops intact on the reverse.  This is about as nice a plate as you could hope to recover now.--$195.SOLD*

  178. Very pretty condition Civil War era small "Officer's Size" glass whiskey flask with detachable pewter base that doubles as a "shot glass".  These were very popular with both Union and Confederate officers, and are present in many current museum displays,--$95.

  179. Nice condition floral pattern 8 inch brass powder flask.  This is very typical of the type brass powder flask that many young Confederates left their homes in the South carrying in 1861.  Many had the family fowling rifle, and a brass powder flask just like this one.  Within the first year most were replaced with more current Springfield, and Enfield military rifled muskets.--$95.SOLD*

  180. Beautiful condition excavated creme colored 8 inch "Ginger Beer" crock bottle.  This was recovered from a Confederate "Army Of Tennessee" trash pit located on Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Excavated glassware adds class and color to any collection.--$45.SOLD

  181. Very nice condition quite rare "tortoise shell" 3 blade bleeder with "Holmes" maker mark.  These are found in about every Civil War era medical display around.  They come in Brass, hard rubber, and the most sought after is the "Tortoise shell".--$125.

  182. Very nice condition and quite rare Civil War era Officer's soldered seam tin shaving mug together with its original Civil War cased straight razor. This is truly a museum worthy artifact.--$225.

  183. Beautiful condition Ancient & Honorable Artillery Button.  A&HA, with the date 1638 below.  (25.4mm)   All were worn on early Massachusetts Continental uniforms of a pattern worn by George Washington.  Backmark: Blank.  Flat two-piece.  Reference: Albert MS 47, Tice MS222A.  This was an early - early Massachusetts button.--$95.

  184. Excellent condition PAIR of non-excavated coat size gilted 3-Piece Federal staff officer's buttons.  Each have "Waterbury - Extra" backmarks, with 90 % bright gold gilt, and shanks intact.--$75. for the PAIR.

  185. Beautiful condition, regulation, Federal linen haversack complete with over-the-shoulder strap and both original buttons.  With the haversack is a complete soldier's mess kit, including a nice condition, original tin plate, two knives, a spoon, as well as scissors, era eyeglasses, and snuff or soap container.  All these items are in museum quality, beautiful condition and will make a soldier's camp items display worthy of any museum.--$895. for the entire group of eight items.

  186. Beautiful condition, original, Regimental size, 1855 to Civil War Era drum.  This drum measures 15 inches in height and 17 inches across and is a larger regimental size.  Both heads are intact and remain in nice condition with red trim top and bottom.  The label inside reads, "Bass and Tenor Drums - Porter Blanchard - Concord NH".  The drum has original ropes and has a museum worthy display presentation.(CW)--$1,450.

  187. Just brought in by a local family, and is 100% untouched.  This is a very nice hand-me-down Confederate local made "CS DOG RIVER" Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a pretty gently greying aged patina, and the brass guard has a thick - never touched - brown patina.  The grip is down to the wood with only a few fragments of the leather and single strands of iron wire.  The scabbard is a classic lap seamed - brass mounted CS made scabbard.  This is a very nice, straight out of the Southern estate and untouched for the last 150 years, Confederate manufactured, "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$3,850.

  188. Beautiful condition, cased Spring Lancet Civil War Era Bleeder.  It is extremely rare to find a Civil War bleeder in its original case.  We just purchased an entire collection, and there are only two cased bleeders in the entire display.--$295.SOLD*

  189. Beautiful condition, large size, excavated, solid cast brass, 1812 era waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 40 years ago from Polk's Corp, Army of Tennessee 1863 winter camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The plate has a smooth, reflective, brown/green patina and all three attachment hooks intact on the reverse.(CW)--$695.

  190. Excavated remnants of a Civil War Era brass folding lancet bleeder.  This was recovered at the Jenkins house Civil War Hospital here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, before the house was destroyed.  Medical artifacts are quite rare to recover.--$69.SOLD*

  191. Very nice condition, center "snake portion" of a 3-piece English snake buckle.  This was recovered from the Camp of the Confederate 51st Alabama Cavalry and was generally issued with Enfield accoutrements.--$150.SOLD*

  192. Beautiful condition, large size US oval plate that has had the lead melted out and a large broach pin inlaid.  This was generally done by wives and mothers of Union soldiers showing their support for the war effort.--$150.SOLD

  193. Very attractive, small leather Federal musket percussion cap pouch.  This cap pouch remains quite pliable and is maker marked, "J. E. Condict - New York".  The cap box has closure tab, brass finial, and both belt loops intact (one belt loop is dis-attached at one end).  The cap pouch would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection or display.--$150.

  194. Relic condition, Model 1855, .58 cal., Federal cartridge box out of a local outbuilding and was very likely left over from the Battle of Stones River.  The box remains reasonably pliable with both iron roller buckles intact and both belt loops on the reverse.  The box is slotted for a box plate, but there is not one present.  This cartridge box will be a very nice addition to any Battle of Stones River relic display.--$250.

  195. Very nice condition, excavated, COMPLETE 3-inch Federal Hotchkiss shell consisting of nose, cup, lead sabot, and brass time fuse all remaining perfectly intact.  The lead sabot retains clear rifling marks from the cannon barrel.  This one was recovered many years ago from a lawn off Leland Lane, 2nd days' fighting, Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  This is a "case shot", because after I drilled and disarmed the shell, I could hear case shot balls rattle around inside.--$295.

  196. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate has a rich, never cleaned, aged patina on the face with full lead and both attachment hooks intact on the reverse.--$250.

  197. Very pretty condition, excavated, "French Horn", Federal Infantry insignia.  It is very rare to recover one of these complete with even the small mouthpiece intact.  This example was recovered by Doug Drake on private property here at Stones River about 40 years ago.  It will be a quality addition to any excavated artifact collection.--$150.SOLD*

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

  199. A rare, complete, .58 cal., "compressed powder" musket cartridge.  These cartridges were produced with the intent of eliminating the paper wrap and therefore allowing them to be loaded faster.--$125.

  200. Model 1842, .69 cal., 3-band percussion musket.  This musket was purchased years ago out of a Central Virginia estate.  For many years, it was in my old friend, Jim Brandon's collection in Richmond, Virginia.  The musket has crisp action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  The lockplate has a smooth, never cleaned, gently browning patina with markings of, "1848 - Springfield - US - and the American Eagle".  Faintly carved in the left-hand side of the stock is "7 VA".  This is a nice, honest weapon that would be an excellent addition to a Virginia collection.--$1,350.SOLD

  201. Just in out of a local Middle Tennessee estate, Model 1860 import, light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains bright and clean with just a couple of small blade nicks from service.  The 3-branch brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze patina, and the grip has original wrap and wire.  The iron scabbard remains in very nice condition with a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina.  From where this saber came from, it was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$750.SOLD

  202. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast "CSA" uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina with the shank intact.--$750.

  203. Excellent condition, private purchase, cast brass, Civil War Era Cavalry spur.  These were sold by military suppliers, such as Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham and are often recovered from Confederate Cavalry sites.  Nita and I recovered an identical example from the 1863 camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry.  This example remains in excellent condition with the rowell intact and will spin.--$375.

  204. Very nice condition .58 cal. minie in original paper wrap cartridge.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your .58 cal. 3-band contract, Harpers Ferry, or Springfield rifled musket.--$125.

  205. Very pretty, T64, Confederate States of America $500 note picturing Stonewall Jackson and dated February 17, 1864.  This note has good color and remains crisp and strong but does show mild evidence of circulation.  It is serial number 25739.  I have recently seen this note priced at well over $1,000.  This is a very nice example and reasonably priced.--$595.

  206. Quite historic "1832" date .69 cal. Prussian musket that was carried through the Civil War, and taken home - sporterized - and used for hunting game to feed the family during the Post War Reconstruction years.  These ancient old import Prussian muskets were imported by both North and South early in the Civil War.  Before the Civil War's end both North and South had replaced them with smaller caliber, and more accurate Springfields and Enfields.  They ended up after the Civil War as shotguns for hunting game to feed the families.  A very nice piece of Civil War, and Reconstruction era history.--$450.SOLD

  207. Quite rare long barrel model Civil War era single shot boot pistol.  This pistol is out of a Florida estate, and was almost certainly Southern carried.  It remains in very nice condition with the exception of the top part of the hammer being broken off.  This is a repair that pretty much any quality gunsmith could make, and you would have an excellent little Civil War era boot pistol.--$195.SOLD*

  208. Fresh out of a Florida estate, very attractive, 7mm, Belgian produced pinfire 6-shot revolver.  This little revolver has excellent eye appeal, original walnut grips, folding trigger intact, cartridge loading door intact, and cartridge ejector rod remaining intact.  It is very rare that a pinfire revolver isn't missing one or more of these items.  The revolver does need some attention to its action as it does not advance the cylinder properly every time.  It displays beautifully, and being out of a deep South estate, was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$350.SOLD*

  209. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate local CS26A droop wing Staff Officer Confederate uniform button.  This very nice Confederate button was recovered a good many years ago from Lucius Polk's Army of Tennessee Brigade 1863 winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The button has bright gold gilt surrounding the Eagle and also gold gilt in the channel on the reverse.  It remains solid as a rock with shank intact.--$295.SOLD

  210. Excellent condition, matching pair of Federal Enlistedman's cast brass Cavalry spurs.  Both spurs are complete with rowels intact and turning freely.--$175. for the pair.SOLD*

  211. Very attractive, cast brass, Model 1851, large size, Federal Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle was picked up on a local farm here at the battlefield many years ago and was put on a belt and worn for at least 30 years.  The plate has a non-excavated appearance now, but deep in some of the tiny recesses, you can still see evidence of dug relic patina.  The plate would display as it is nicely, or you could put it on a belt and continue wearing it.--$295.

  212. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US oval waist belt plate.  This is the pattern with arrow hooks, and the plate remains perfect with full lead and all attachment hooks intact.--$295.

  213. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size floral button that somewhat resembles a star.  This button was recovered from the 1863 winter camp of Wharton's Texas Cavalry and was likely being used due to its similarity to being a star.  The button has 90% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse.--$45.SOLD

  214. One of the reference books owned by virtually every Civil War Collector by Alphaeus H. Albert, Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons.  This is a used copy, but remains in good, solid condition.--$65.SOLD*

  215. Excavated matching pair of cast brass, Federal, rooster neck, Cavalry Enlistedman's spurs.  This set of spurs was recovered over 40 years ago from "Camp Stanley" here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  "Camp Stanley" was the 1863 Federal Cavalry Headquarters camp located along Lytle Creek here at Murfreesboro.  Both spurs have a smooth, brown/green patina, and one of the two has a complete rowel remaining intact.--$125. for the pair.SOLD

  216. Excellent condition, non-excavated, "WMI", coat size cadet uniform button - WMI (Western Military Institute) in Georgetown, Kentucky.  This button is a RMDC with Scovill backmark, and the shank remains perfectly intact.  This school eventually relocated to Nashville and became the "Nashville Military College".  The button remains in beautiful condition with virtually 100% bright gold gilt.  Every one of these that has been recovered that I am aware of has come from Confederate sites.--$175.

  217. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, die struck, gilted "Mounted Rifleman" Enlistedman's hatpin.  This rare pin retains 90% original gold gilt and both attachment wires remain in place.  You won't see a nicer example.--$195.SOLD*

  218. Excellent condition, excavated, "ginger beer" crock.  This was recovered from a Confederate trash pit along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$45.SOLD*

  219. Very pretty, 1863 issue, State of South Carolina 50 cent fractional note.  The note is circulated but remains complete with strong edges all the way around.--$45.

  220. Smooth chocolate brown, "barn find", .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was likely picked up on the battlefield here at Stones River and ended up in a local smokehouse.  The bayonet remains complete with lock ring and a thick, brown, aged patina overall.--$150.SOLD*

  221. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, Officer's grade, Richmond Arsenal CS two-piece sword belt plate.  This excellent buckle was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Brandy Station, Virginia.  The two pieces of the buckle were together when found.  This plate has absolutely beautiful, never cleaned eye appeal with a perfectly matching brown/green patina overall.  If you have been wanting a REALLY nice example for your collection, they just don't get prettier than this one.--$2,850.SOLD*

  222. Very nice condition, Model 1840, Federal Light Artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade is marked, "Emerson & Silver - US - 1863", and has a gently aging, gray/brown patina.  The cast brass "D" guard remains in nice condition, and the saber has original wrap and wire on the grip.  The scabbard has several small dings and marks from use and very nice wear in the ring mounts from actually being carried.  This artillery saber would be a very nice addition to any Civil War display.--$850.SOLD

  223. Very pretty, 8 1/2 inch musket powder flask with an intricate hunter and dog scene.  The flask has a rich, 150-year-old, aged patina.  Many young Confederates carried the family musket and a powder flask much like this one as they left home for the Civil War in 1861.  This flask would be a fine addition to any collection.--$175.

  224. Civil War Era, "hard pack" knapsack.  This knapsack came out of a New York estate and was likely carried by a member of the 13th New York Infantry.  It remains in good, pliable condition and will display very nicely.--$195.SOLD*

  225. SUPER RARE - excavated, Confederate manufactured, "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber.  This scarce artifact was recovered many years ago along Columbia Pike south of "Breezy Hill".  This is one of only two complete sabers that I am aware of that have been recovered at the Battle of Franklin.  The blade on this saber is complete and has the classic Confederate Dog River unstopped fuller.  This is an artifact that is worthy of being in a barn wood frame shadow box and would be a museum worthy display.--$1,450.SOLD

  226. Super rare, one of less than five known, excavated, kepi size, Confederate manuscript "A" button.  This beautiful button was recovered near Savannah, Georgia.  The button has a backmark, but is so tiny that I am not sure what it is, but my best guess is "Super Fine".  They just don't get nicer or rarer than this little gem.--$1,250.

  227. Just brought in, very nice condition, .44 cal., Model 1860, Colt Army revolver.  This revolver has an all-matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 140633, which is very desirable mid-war 1863 production.  The barrel is nicely marked, "Address Col. Saml Colt - New York - US America".  The revolver retains about 30% original cylinder scene, has an excellent bore, and still has good crisp action.  This is a nice quality Civil War, .44 cal., Model 1860 Colt Army revolver.--$1,950.SOLD

  228. Excavated center portion of a Confederate used 3-piece "Snake Buckle".  This buckle portion was recovered from an Alabama Confederate Cavalry camp here.  The interesting thing is that this center-portion appears to be a two headed "DUCK" rather than the usual snake.--$150.SOLD*

  229. Large size, lead-filled, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recently brought in out of the local area and could very well be an early battlefield pick-up from here at Stones River.  This plate is the pattern with the double arrow hooks under the "S" and the single attachment hook under the "U".  This style buckle is typically hooked and unhooked using the left hand, so it is often referred to as a "left-handed" US buckle.--$295.SOLD*

  230. Large size, lead-filled, arrow-hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was purchased several years ago out of an Ohio estate sale.  This plate is the pattern with the double arrow hooks under the "U" and the single attachment hook under the "S".  This style buckle is typically hooked and unhooked using the right hand and is referred to as a "right-handed" US buckle.--$295.

  231. Beautiful condition rare pattern Confederate tin drum canteen.  This is out of a local Williamson County Middle Tennessee estate, and has all three sling holders intact as well as the original tin spout.  The canteen remains in "museum quality" condition.--$850.SOLD

  232. Nice condition drop .58 cal. Confederate cap-nose minie.  Some collectors feel these to be field molded C.S. bullets.  We find them at Shiloh - Fort Donelson - and Stones River, but they begin to fade away, and are not often found after Chickamauga and onward towards Atlanta. This one comes in a small riker case.  (Some of the local diggers call these "Confederate Madonna Bullets" !!)--$25.

  233. Excellent condition, excavated, thinner Tennessee style, cast brass, rectangle CSA waist belt plate.  This buckle has a very pleasing, never cleaned, light brown/green patina on both front and back.  This plate is one of the few of its style recovered in the Eastern Theater.  It was recovered from a Confederate camp site that was part of the "Wilderness Campaign".  You could not ask for a nicer example of this very sought after style Confederate waist belt plate.--$3,250.SOLD

  234. Very ornate, 1864 date, State of Georgia $20 note out of Milledgeville, Georgia.  This note is number 38079 and is in near uncirculated condition.--$89.

  235. Beautifully ornate, 1854 date, Farmers and Exchange Bank, Charleston, SC, $5 note.  This is a beautiful note with Yoke and Oxen graphics.  It is serial number 889 and is only lightly circulated with strong edges.--$89.

  236. Very attractive, excavated, rare cast PEWTER, rectangular CSA waist belt plate.  These buckles were manufactured by "Noble Bros." of Rome, Georgia.  This example was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The buckle was broken into several pieces (3 pieces I believe) as they always are when recovered.  It has been professionally restored by the best around, Robert McDaniels.  I have personally recovered three pewter CSA rectangular buckles from the same camps, and all three of mine were broken when found as well.  This is a Confederate buckle that most collections are missing, and this example, although repaired, has very nice display eye appeal and has all three attachment hooks intact on the reverse.--$2,750.SOLD

  237. Extremely rare, non-excavated, folding double cavity, .44 cal., "Tranter" marked, cast brass bullet mold.  This mold is out of a local Southern estate and would still mold Tranter projectiles perfectly.  This would be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$595.SOLD

  238. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cast brass, Model 1851, Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle has a rich, bronze, aged patina, and the three piece silver wreath remains 100% intact.  The buckle has never been cleaned, and the silver wreath - attachment hook - and cast belt loop all remain perfectly intact.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$375.

  239. Just in out of the local area, Model 1849, .318 cal., Colt Pocket Model revolver.  The revolver has an all-matching serial number of 23781 except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This is extremely desirable, super early, 1849 - 1850 production.  The revolver has crisp action and has about 50% original cylinder scene remaining.  It has very nice condition, original walnut grips and still has deep, crisp rifling.  This revolver was almost certainly Confederate carried.  It has about 30% original silver wash remaining on the trigger guard and has some very faint engraving on the brass strap at the base of the butt.  It appears to have the number "16", and there is clearly more engraving but too scarred up for me to read.--$1,450.SOLD*

  240. Extremely rare to recover, a complete Model 1840 heavy cavalry saber with scabbard.  One of my local relic hunting buddies recovered this saber about 40 years ago from an Alabama Cavalry camp here.  It is a "diamond in the rough", and it was his intention to eventually shadow box the excavated saber into a permanent museum like display.  Unfortunately, my friend recently passed away, and the shadow boxed saber project never came to be.  With the correct presentation, this artifact can be stunningly beautiful, and how often in this era does someone dig an entire cavalry saber.  We are pricing this artifact very reasonably leaving lots of room for creativity.--$450.SOLD*

  241. Very pretty, excavated, Richmond Arsenal pattern, tongue portion of a Confederate Cavalry Enlistedman's tongue and wreath sword belt plate.  When recovered, the belt loop portion was broken from the disc exactly where it attaches to the disc.  Our good buddy, Robert McDaniel, purged the relic demons and reattached the belt loop using pins for strength.  This artifact was recovered many years ago near Brandy Station, Virginia, and just needs a nice Richmond Arsenal wreath to complete a beautiful plate.--$975.SOLD*

  242. Excavated, center snake portion of a 3-piece English snake buckle.  This was recovered several years ago from the camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry located on Highway 231 near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  We recovered several complete snake buckles as well as a couple "snakes only".--$150.SOLD*

  243. This is an exquisite and super rare, excavated "CS105A1" which is a lined manuscript, Old English "A" with a backmark of "Halfmann & Taylor/Montgomery".  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Artillery camp on private property near Cold Harbor, Virginia.  In almost 50 years, this is the nicest example of this button that has ever come through the shop.--$825.SOLD*

  244. Perfect condition, non-excavated, die stamped brass, large size, Company hat letter "C".  This hat letter still has the attaching loop intact on the reverse.  You won't find a nicer example.--$55.

  245. Very nice condition, original die stamped brass, Federal Infantry "Bugle" hat pin.  It has an aging, brown patina with both attachment loops remaining intact on the reverse.--$95.

  246. Absolutely beautiful, presentation grade, 1870's era, Fraternal sword in original ornate sheath.  The sword itself has an intricately engraved blade presented to "Benno Rohnert".  The sword has an inscribed ivory grip and an incredibly ornate, cast brass, scabbard throat and mount.  This is a Masonic Knights of Templar with IN HOC SIGNO VINCES around a "blood red passion cross".  It is my understanding that these ultra ornate Templar swords were reserved for the Masonic Commandery.  It is without a doubt the most ornate Fraternal sword that has come through this shop in many years.--$395.

  247. Beautiful condition, full size regimental drum out of a local estate and almost surely CS used.  The drum has quite ornate, original folk art painting on it and has original rope and both original heads as well as the original drum sticks.  This drum would be a fine addition to any Southern Civil War display.--$1,650.SOLD*

  248. Very nice condition, excavated, 12 pound, solid shot cannon ball recovered about 200 yards north of Shy's Hill at the Battle of Nashville.  It has been cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$195.SOLD*

  249. Very nice condition, 1863 date, .577 cal., Enfield/Tower 3-band rifled musket.  This musket retains its original long-range site, all three bands, both sling swivels, original ramrod, and soldier hand-made lead nipple protector and chain.  This musket has the very desirable "25-25" barrel markings and nicely carved into the stock is "L. (Luke) L. Simpson - 1863".  It appears the musket was carried by Luke Simpson of the 2nd Palmetto Regiment of South Carolina.  Luke died in Howard Grove Hospital on May 28, 1863.  I recently purchased this musket from a family who inherited it.  This would be an excellent addition to any Southern artifact display.--$2,650.SOLD

  250. Very pretty, Enlistedman's Richmond Arsenal, Confederate CS two-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from a Confederate winter camp near Brandy Station, Virginia.  It has a very nice fit and a perfectly matching chocolate brown patina.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice Confederate buckle.--$2,250.SOLD*

  251. Really pretty and quite rare, early tall pattern, Federal Forage cap.  This cap remains in nice, stable condition with only a few minor moth nips.  It has full, complete liner intact as well as the original sweat band and both kepi buttons.  It has original hatpin devices indicating it is "Company C - 1st Regiment - Infantry".  This nice condition Forage cap was originally located by our good buddy, "Will Gorges", over in Newbern, North Carolina.  This is a terrific relic that would be a fine addition to any collection.--$2,450.SOLD

  252. Really pretty, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate recently came out of an Ohio estate sale and has a beautiful, never cleaned, aged bronze patina.  The reverse has full lead-fill, and both wire loops remain intact.--$250.

  253. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, lead-filled US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, olive green patina with full lead and both wire loops remaining intact.  This plate would be a beautiful addition to any Civil War display.--$250.SOLD

  254. Nice condition and very sought after, soldier's New Testament Bible.  This Bible was printed by The American Bible Society - New York and is dated 1851.  There are several names in the front of the Bible in old brown ink, but the prevalent one appears to be George "Mean" Deatherage.  George was a member of the 45th Regiment - South Carolina Militia.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War camp scene or personal items display.--$195.SOLD

  255. Beautiful condition, 1840 era, stamped brass, LARGE size crossed cannons artillery hat insignia.  We have it displayed in a glass display case with a mint condition red artillery hat cord.  It is ready for display in your relic room.--$325.

  256. Very pretty condition, bright, clean, non-excavated, .69 cal., English Towers, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet fit the .69 cal. British counterpart to our Model 1842 rifled musket.  We have recovered quite a number of these from Confederate early war campsites.--$175.

  257. Complete, excavated, .577 cal., Enfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered over 30 years ago from limestone out-croppings on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  It has been lightly cleaned and coated and is ready for display.  There was a point in time, 30 - 40 years ago, that we quite often recovered complete bayonets.  It is quite a rarity now when someone recovers one.--$150.SOLD*

  258. Very pretty, pattern 1853, .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has been in a private museum for years and is in very nice, uncleaned, chocolate brown condition tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - Tower - and the English Crown".  The barrel has the distinctive 25 - 25 marks, but you have to look close to see them through the chocolate patina.  On the underside of the stock is a nice, clear "Moore & Harris", and there is a very faint Confederate "Sinclair Hamilton" mark behind the trigger guard.  The main spring remains good and strong, and both sling swivels remain intact.  The long range site has been gone many years, but the print of where it once was remains visible.  There is some flash in back of the nipple indicating this musket saw a significant among of actual field service.  We're also including a small display with an original battlefield recovered Enfield projectile and an original musket percussion cap.  This old Southern Warrior would be a nice addition to any Confederate collection.--$1,550.SOLD*

  259. Absolutely pristine beautiful, excavated, coat size, Confederate Script "C" (Cavalry) CS130 uniform button.  This button has a slick, chocolate brown patina with a lined, Old English "C" and is backmarked, "S. Isaacs Campbell & Co./. London./71. Jermyn St."  This excellent button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp at Brandy Station, Virginia.  The button has the shank intact, and they just do not get much prettier than this one.--$550.SOLD*

  260. Coolest Southern corn/tobacco knife EVER.  This Southern "crop knife" was made from a Confederate Manufacture "Dog River" C.S. Cavalry saber, and still has the Rebel "unstopped fuller" blade, as well as the high copper content C.S. pommel cap, and the original Confederate grip and single strand wire.  This artifact is a classic example of the biblical passage "Turn Your Swords Into Plow Shares" !!!  Just a SUPER symbolic Southern artifact.--$750.SOLD

  261. Really pretty, and quite rare, SILVER grip 11 inch "Manson - Sheffield" Civil War era side-knife.  This is out of a Southern estate, and are quite commonly pictured being Confederate carried.  This bad boy would be DEADLY yet today, and would be a fine addition to any Southern collection or display.--$450.SOLD

  262. Excellent condition, silver tip, Rosewood Fife of the exact type carried and played by bands both North and South during the American Civil War.  This example remains in near perfect condition and will be a very nice addition to any Civil War display or collection.--$150.

  263. Just in, classic pattern 1853, 3-band, Enfield - Towers rifled musket.  This musket has nice, clean metal with lockplate markings of, "1862 Towers".  It has both sling swivels, the original ram rod, and long range site all remaining intact.  This is a classic example of one of the most popular and used rifled muskets of the American Civil War.  We are including with this musket a small display with an Enfield projectile and percussion caps and also a reproduction Enfield leather sling if wanted for display.  Confederates received a large issue of this exact pattern Enfield musket in the early months of 1863.  Many historians attribute the Confederate success at Chickamauga partly to the Confederate Infantry then being armed with this excellent weapon.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection or display.--$1,595.SOLD

  264. Very attractive, big 12 mm, "E. Lefaucheux" pinfire revolver.  This revolver is out of a private museum in Arkansas and is very similar to the pinfire revolver carried by General "Stonewall" Jackson.  It has intact both the loading door and cartridge ejector rod which are often missing.  The lanyard ring on the butt is not present and the trigger doesn't advance the cylinder "every time".  This will be a very nice addition to any Confederate display, and it is extra nice in that it is BIG caliber and is actually "E. Lefaucheux" marked.--$895.

  265. Beautiful collection of 9 assorted size Civil War era French Pinfire cartridges.  The pinfires range in size from a tiny 5 mm - all the way up to a big old 15 mm and also, a 12 Ga. shotgun.  The collection includes sizes 5 mm - 9 mm - 11 mm - 12 mm - and a couple quite rare big old 15 mm and also, a 12 Ga. shotgun.  For the entire collection of 9 pinfire cartridges in case.--$175.

  266. Absolutely drop-dead perfect, excavated, coat size, cast brass, Confederate "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered from Confederate camps near Savannah, GA.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina both front and back and literally no ground action whatsoever.--$150.SOLD

  267. Excellent condition set of Federal crossed cannons stamped brass artillery hat insignia.  The insignia has a nice aging patina, and all 4 brass attachment wire loops remain perfectly intact.  Perfect to go back on a nice Hardee hat or Artillery kepi.--$195.SOLD*

  268. Here is a very scarce one.  It is an extremely early production Roman Style Model 1832 Short Artillery sword and leather scabbard.  The blade has a smooth - gently aging grey-brown patina with blade markings of "1836-US-N. P. Ames-Springfield".  In 45 years I have only had two or three examples of this very rare pattern scabbard come through.  It is braded top to bottom just like a Naval cutlass scabbard.  Many quite advanced sword collections do not have an example of this rare style Model 1832 sword and scabbard.--$1,450.SOLD

  269. Drop dead beautiful excavated (reflective olive green) coat size Confederate Lined "A" (Artillery) button.  This button has a blank reverse with shank perfectly intact and straight.  It was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Cold Harbor, VA.-- $425.

  270. Nice condition, regulation, large size, US oval, lead-filled waist belt plate on original black leather waist belt with brass adjustor remaining perfectly intact.  This was likely worn by an Ohio Infantry soldier as it recently was purchased at a Central Ohio estate sale.  The buckle itself remains in beautiful condition with a rich, never cleaned, bronze/brown aged patina.  The reverse has full lead and all three attachment hooks intact (arrowhead pattern).  The belt itself remains pliable with no breaks or weak spots and will be a fine addition to someone's collection.--$550.

  271. Excavated 12 lb. Confederate "wood drive-in fuse" type cannonball.  This projectile was recovered many years ago by Mr. Roy Blick on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  It is safe, cleaned, coated, and ready for display.--$275.SOLD

  272. BA - BA - BAD TO THE BONE !!!  Extremely RARE excavated early double brass wire hook variety of the super scarce large GEORGIA STATE SEAL OVAL.  This KILLER BUCKLE was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate camp located near Manassas, VA.  Smooth chocolate patina, crisp motif detail, full lead, and all three double brass wire hooks remain intact.  Digging this jewel is what dreams are made of !!--$5,850.SOLD

  273. This is quite possibly the most beautiful "Jeff Davis" Hardee hatpin ever recovered here at Stones River.  It was recovered over 30 years ago on private property near the well known "rock quarry" here.  It isn't often that with excavated artifacts you can use the term "mint" perfect, but in this case, it applies.--$195.SOLD

  274. Drop-dead beautiful condition, 1835 date, English Tower, .69 cal., sporting rifle in original flint.  This musket still functions perfectly and has crisp, sharp rifling remaining in the barrel, and the lockplate action is perfect with a strong main spring.  There is an English Setter bird dog hand engraved in a brass plaque inlayed into the left check of the stock.  The bird dog is intricately done and is literally true to life.  The brass butt plate has a deer engraved in the woods.  On the top of the barrel is engraved "Frank Burns - 1841" which would have been an early owner of the rifle.  This rifle is not only a rare and beautiful weapon but is also literally a work of art.  Early in the Civil War, a good number of English sporting rifles and Brown Bess muskets were carried by the Confederates until they could get more up-to-date percussion weapons.  This musket would be an excellent addition to any firearms collection.--SOLD

  275. Excellent condition, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This breast plate was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  Plates this beautiful are just not recovered any more.--$225.SOLD

  276. Very pretty condition, Model 1852, Federal Naval Officer's sword and leather scabbard.  The blade remains sparkling bright with Naval engraving from top to bottom and is maker marked, "W. H. Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia".  The ray skin grip and wire remain perfectly intact, and the brass guard retains 90% bright gold gilt.  This Naval sword and scabbard remain in nicer condition than most that you encounter.--$1,250.

  277. Model 1819, .54 cal., flintlock horse pistol that was converted to percussion by Baker of North Carolina for the Confederacy.  The pistol is dated "1821" and is marked, "US S North MIDDLtn Conn".  Baker imported distinctive shaped hammers from Europe to use on his conversions, and this horse pistol has the exact, correct Baker hammer.  It has a chocolate brown patina overall, and the action still works perfectly.--$1,250.

  278. Beautiful condition, coat size, New Hampshire Volunteer Militia.  This button is non-excavated and has excellent detail with 90% bright gold gilt.  The reverse has a "RMDC" backmark of "Waterbury Scovill Mfg Co".(CW)--$75.

  279. Quite unusual, excavated, .69 cal., Model 1842, triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered over 30 years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  Interestingly, the socket is broken just behind the lock ring.  I can't imagine how you would accomplish breaking the bayonet at this point.--$95.

  280. Paper and foil, .50 cal., cartridge for the Gallager carbine.  This would be a very nice compliment displayed with your Civil War Gallager carbine.--$79.

  281. Excavated "Whitworth-like", .45 cal., cylindrical projectile.  This bullet was recovered along with regular cylindrical drop Whitworths at the Battle of Nashville among the Brentwood hills.  This projectile differs from the others we recovered in that it has no cavity and appears that the soldier whittled on it a little bit.  It is without question an oddity.  It is pictured along with a normal Whitworth that I recovered at the Battle of Nashville.  I'm not 100% sure what to make of it - possibly a miscast.--$35.SOLD

  282. Very nice condition, excavated, drop, Confederate Richmond Lab High-Base Sharps.--$35.

  283. 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.

  284. Complete center portion of an 1820's era import, .69 caliber flintlock musket.  This unusual relic was found several years ago in the walls of a Civil War Era home being torn down near Shiloh.  The lockplate mechanism still works perfectly locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  The frizzen still locks firmly in place as well.  It is highly likely that this ancient flintlock musket was a battlefield pick-up from the field of Shiloh.  It would make a fantastic centerpiece for an excavated gun parts or battlefield pick-up items display and at a very reasonable price.--$350.SOLD

  285. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, 2-piece "CSA" uniform button.  This button has a "Superior Quality" backmark and has a nice, clear makers mark and shank intact.  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Confederate camp near Winnsboro, South Carolina.  Excavated examples of a "Superior Quality" CSA button are very rare to come by.--$425.SOLD*

  286. Excavated, coat size, 2-piece Confederate local block "I".  This button was recovered many years ago from the winter camp of Lucius Polk's Brigade of the Army of Tennessee while encamped near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$95.SOLD

  287. Non-excavated, double twist, 17 inch, brass military bugle.  We are uncertain of the exact era of the bugle, but its style suggests "turn of the century", early 1900's era.  The bugle is unmarked and remains in very nice condition.  It has the original cast brass mouthpiece intact.  It will display nicely.--$175.

  288. Very nice condition, excavated, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered about 40 years ago from the Confederate battle line on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  It was recovered from among limestone outcroppings which helped keep the bayonet in beautiful condition.  It remains completely stable and is ready for display.--$175.SOLD

  289. Excellent condition (near uncirculated), State of North Carolina 75 cent note.  It is dated January 1, 1863, and is serial number 19.  In addition, the note has beautiful graphics.--$85.

  290. State of Louisiana $1 note dated March 1, 1864.  This note is serial number 2580 and was printed out of Shreveport, Louisiana.--$45.

  291. Extremely rare, 100% gold gilted, Confederate Staff Officer CS36A1.  I don't see how this button could possibly be any nicer.  The face is flawless with 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse remains perfect as well and is marked, "H. T. & B. Manchester".  This is a Confederate button that you will NEVER, EVER need to upgrade.--$1,150.

  292. Beautiful, 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 War collection.--$395.

  293. Very nice condition autograph of James Edmund Bailey who, during the Civil War, served as Colonel of the 49th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.  Signature is crisp and clear in old brown ink.--$150.

  294. Very rare, full page letter dated May 2, 1831, written by Andrew J. Donelson who is a member of the founding families of Nashville, Tennessee, and the family for whom Donelson Pike in Nashville is named.  Andrew Donelson was a trusted aide to General Andrew Jackson during the second Seminole War in Florida.  Two of his sons died in the Civil War, one at Chickamauga.  The other was murdered by an unknown assailant.  Andrew Donelson ran for Vice President with Fillmore of the "Know Nothing" party, but lost by a large margin.  This would be an excellent addition to an early Tennessee founding families collection.--$125.

  295. Very pretty condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate lined "C" with "Superior Quality" backmark.  This button was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp at Sayler's Creek, Virginia.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina on the face with shank intact on the reverse.--$450.SOLD

  296. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local, block "A" (Artillery) button.  This is the style button with the copper face and iron reverse.  The face has a beautiful, slick, reflective, green patina, and the iron reverse remains intact with shank.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Artillery camp near Petersburg, Virginia.--$195.

  297. Very nice condition, Civil War date (November 8, 1861) ornate $80 note from the "State of New York - Ilion Bank - Herkimer County."  This note has beautiful graphics with an Indian warrior on the left side and a maiden pictured in the upper right.--$55.SOLD

  298. Excellent condition - bright and clear - signature of Civil War Major General and famous Author, Lew Wallace.  Major General Lew Wallace served at Shiloh and in many other capacities.  Lew Wallace is most famous for his 1880 book entitled Ben Hur.  Ben Hur has been made into numerous movies, the most recent of which was in 2016.  This is a Civil War signature that is not easy to come by.--$350.(ONE OF THESE NOT AS NICE RECENTLY SOLD FOR OVER $500.)SOLD

  299. Drop-dead beautiful condition, cast brass, coat size (CSA) uniform button.  This extremely rare button was recovered many years ago from General Longstreet's camp located near Knoxville, Tennessee.  You just will not find a more beautiful, perfect, cast brass CSA uniform button.--$750.SOLD

  300. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, 90% gold gilted, North Carolina Sunburst uniform button.  This button was recovered almost 40 years ago from a North Carolina Infantry camp located near Cold Harbor, Virginia.  The button has super crisp detail and bright gold gilt on both front and reverse of the button.  Even the shank of this button has some gold gilt.--$695.SOLD

  301. Very nice condition, excavated, friction fit, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered over 30 years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  It remains in very sound condition, has been cleaned and coated and is ready for display.--$125.

  302. Quite rare, Corporation of Winchester, CIVIL WAR DATE, red print, 15 cent note.  This note is dated June 24, 1861, and is serial number 2708.  The note remains in nice condition but does have two small chips around the edge.--$75.

  303. Civil War Guns by William B. Edwards was originally published in 1962 and was one of the first reference books owned by most of us old timers.  It remains an excellent reference book to have, and this copy is a July, 1978, printing and remains in nice condition with dust jacket intact.--only $25.SOLD

  304. Excavated pair of Model 1861, Springfield or contract musket lockplates.  These were recovered many years ago along the Federal battle line on private property here at Stones River.  They will be a very nice addition to someone's Battle of Stones River artifact display.--$65. for both.SOLD*

  305. Excavated Enfield nipple protector with brass chain.  This was recovered over 30 years ago by Wade Buchanan from the Confederate battle line on private property here at Stones River.  Enfield nipple protectors with the brass chain intact are rarely recovered anymore.--$48.SOLD

  306. Very attractive, 1/6th plate, fully cased "Ruby" ambrotype image of a Civil War Union Infantryman.  This image remains very clear and is a seated pose of "D. M. Hulshouser".  He has his .69 cal., Model 1842 musket with bayonet by his side.  D. M. Hulshouser served with the 11th and then later the 109th Illinois Infantry, and records show that he enlisted in August of 1862 and served until the war's end and was discharged in July of 1865.  This is a quite rare and attractive ID'd 6th plate Ruby ambro of a Union Civil War soldier.--$395.SOLD*

  307. Excellent condition, excavated Confederate brass bayonet scabbard tip and also a brass saber bayonet throat.  These items were recovered many years ago from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of Lucius Polk's Brigade of Army of Tennessee Confederates.  Both items remain in very nice condition.  Both Confederate items display in a glass Riker mount case.--$48. for both.SOLDbrass saber bayonet throat.

  308. Collection of five North South Trader Civil War Artifact Price Guides.  This group consists of 8th edition, 9th edition, 10th edition, 11th edition, and 12th edition.  This grouping of price guides runs from 1997 until 2010 and is an excellent source of tracking price fluctuations on thousands of artifacts.  These guides originally sold from $30 to $40 each.  All five issues for--$95.

  309. Large, single twist, antique, French manufactured bugle.  The bugle is marked, "G. Gras - 47 Parvis St. Maurice Lille".  It is my understanding that large, single twist French manufactured brass bugles of this type were manufactured from the late 1800's through the early 1900's.  We are unsure of the exact year.  The bugle clearly shows use and would look excellent in any display.--$195.SOLD

  310. Chocolate brown, .69 cal., Model 1842, import triangular socket bayonet that was found in a log outbuilding here at Stones River.  Confederates here at Stones River carried a good number of import muskets of this caliber, and this bayonet was likely left behind and picked up by the farmer on the battlefield.--$150.SOLD

  311. Large size, excavated, 9 1/2 inch, blue/green elixir bottle.  This bottle was recovered from a Confederate trash pit along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has an applied lip at the top and lots of bubbles in the glass.--$65.SOLD*

  312. Really pretty, excavated, thin Tennessee style, cast brass, rectangle "CSA" waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from near Corinth, Mississippi.  It has all three original, brass attachment hooks intact on the reverse, plus there is a fourth iron square nail hook.  We are uncertain as to the purpose of the square nail, but some suggest it could have been nailed to an early relic board or barn wall or could have been a marker for a Confederate field burial.  We will probably never know for sure, but it is an excellent Confederate buckle and would be a fine addition to any collection.--$2,450.SOLD*

  313. Drop-dead stunning, excavated, coat size Virginia State Seal.  This is a rare RMDC "Kent Paine & Co. - Richmond" backmark.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and has about 80% bright gold gilt and slick chocolate patina.  The reverse is perfect as well with the shank intact.  They just do not get nicer than this button is.--$350.SOLD

  314. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina and is loaded with gold gilt.  It has a "Smith & Co. - New York" backmark.  The shank on the reverse of the button remains straight and perfectly intact.  It was recovered from a Confederate camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia.--$425.SOLD*

  315. Beautiful condition, hand-blacksmith crafted, iron canteen with a nicely constructed, brass spout and stopper.  The canteen has a blacksmith forged handle much like a bucket.  It is out of a Central Arkansas estate and would have no doubt been Confederate carried.  It will display superbly.(CW)--$350.SOLD

  316. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Goodyear 1851 patent hard rubber button.  This button remains in flawless condition, and several just like it were recovered in trash pits from the Camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  They were no doubt wearing the button because they liked the star pattern.--$65.SOLD*

  317. Large, 1840 - 1860 era, wooden wagon canteen.  Canteens of this type carried larger quantities of water than the canteens for individual soldiers.  This example remains in very nice condition.(CW)--$375.SOLD*

  318. Excavated, complete, .56 cal., Spencer carbine/rifle cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered from Wilder's Lightning Brigade position at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.  Interestingly, the base of this cartridge has some knife cut marks.  I am unsure of the reason for that.--$35.

  319. Pair of excavated, .69 cal., triangle cavity, French musket projectiles.  One of these projectiles is the standard base height projectile we typically recover.  The other projectile is a rarer medium/high base example.  Both were recovered along the Confederate battle line on private property here at Stones River.  Each projectile has a little damage on one side but retains one nice display side.--$48. for both.

  320. Excavated, drop, .577 cal., Enfield projectile with the rare "L-2" base marking and original boxwood plug still intact.  This was recovered from private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  "L-2" base Enfields are quite rare to find here in Middle Tennessee.--$29.

  321. Quite rare, excavated, drop, Confederate 4-ring Prussian projectile.  This projectile was recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry camp located just south of Knob Gap, Tennessee.  This bullet is so huge that it is hard to find a really pretty example.  This is a dandy.--$48.SOLD

  322. 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.

  323. Very nice display consisting of eight excavated floral plain face and 1820 - 1840 era English military buttons.  These were all recovered from Confederate camps around Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Entire display -- $125.

  324. Large fragment of a Confederate mortar ball recovered near Vicksburg, Mississippi, with several different size canister balls displayed within it.  This would make a fantastic Civil War desk display.--$95.

  325. Excavated, cast brass, Hotchkiss projectile time fuse.  This was recovered many years ago from a lawn along Battery Lane at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.--$45.

  326. Excavated, quite rare, Confederate manufactured, "L - shaped", artillery friction primer.  This was recovered from a Confederate artillery position just off Battery Lane (near the stone wall) at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.--$48.SOLD

  327. Excavated, complete, .577 cal., Confederate used Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered about 40 years ago by Wade Buchanan from a Confederate battle line position among the limestone outcroppings here at Stones River.  This bayonet remains solid as a rock and will display beautifully.--$125.SOLD

  328. Excavated, cast brass, Enfield tompion.  This recovered along the Confederate battle line here at Murfreesboro, and still has the brass stem intact that held the cork.--$35.SOLD

  329. Very pretty, excavated, drop, Confederate, .54 cal., CS mold ring tail Sharps.  This rare style Sharps was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Richmond, Virginia.--$38.

  330. Excavated, beautiful condition, drop, .69 cal., 2-ring Prussian projectile.  This was recovered from an Ohio winter camp here at Murfreesboro.--$35.SOLD

  331. Excavated, nose portion of a super rare, dropped, hexagonal Whitworth sharpshooter bullet.  This was recovered at the Battle of Nashville, and the bored Confederate sharpshooter sat and whittled this ultra rare bullet in half.  The nose is present and enough of the sides of the projectile to see the flat hex sides are intact.  Too bad the soldier didn't lay this one aside and carve on a common Enfield.  If this projectile were complete, it would be a $600 bullet.--$75.

  332. Nice condition, excavated, folding Springfield combination gun tool.  This was recovered on private property among the limestone rocks here at Stones River.  It is hard to believe, but the folding screwdriver blade can still be folded with ease.--$45.SOLD*

  333. Excavated, rare Confederate .69 cal. 2-ring Gardner projectile.  This was recovered here at Stones River on private property where it was fired by the Confederates into the Union battle line.  Although the projectile is fired, it retains a nice base and ring pattern.--$25.SOLD

  334. Very nice condition, 1820 - 1840 era, Eagle-head, Militia Officer's saber and leather scabbard.  This saber is out of a Central Arkansas estate and would no doubt have been Confederate carried during the Civil War.  The blade has a smooth, aged, gray/brown patina, and the grip is nice condition, original ivory.  The brass guard and eagle head remain in excellent condition with a rich, near brown patina.  The leather scabbard remains completely intact with no breaks and all three original mounts remaining in place.  There are numerous marks on the inside of all three brass mounts that could very well have some further meaning.  This was almost surely a Confederate carried, well pre-Civil War Eagle head Militia Officer's saber.(CW)--$950.

  335. Seldom recovered completely intact "Enfield Musket Oiler Can".  This was recovered many years ago along the Confederate Battle line along the Stone Wall at the second day fighting at the Battle of Nashville.  I can't remember seeing another intact one found.--$45.SOLD

  336. Original "1837" date N P Ames manufactured "Peace Flask".  This flask has a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina and clearly shows evidence of wear and use.  The seam on one edge is opened up just slightly.  Many even advanced collections are lacking this flask.--$275.

  337. Beautiful condition, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina with beautiful detail.  The reverse has full lead and 1 and 3/4 of the 2 iron attaching loops intact on the reverse.  There is Civil War carving in the lead from a pin knife.  I can definitely see "7" and possibly "Ohio" in the reverse.  This plate was dug over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  You just do not dig plates this beautiful today.--$225.

  338. Beautiful condition, copper, Confederate Bormann fused ball under plug.  These are believed to have been made at Selma, Alabama.  This example was recovered here at Stones River.--$25.

  339. Extremely rare, second Model, Kenansville, NC, (Confederate States Armory) CS cavalry saber.  This is the saber only and is out of a Central North Carolina estate.  The blade has a gently darkening gray/brown patina and is literally one of the heaviest Kenansville blades that I remember seeing.  The grip is worn to polished wood, and the brass guard and pommel cap have an aged, near bronze/brown never cleaned patina.  The high copper content brass guard has the Roman Numeral VII cut into it.  This saber has been in the Ann and C.W. Webb private museum in Lowell, Arkansas, for the past 30 - 40 years.  This artifact would be a fine addition to any Confederate cavalry display or CS collection. (CW)--$2,950.SOLD

  340. Very attractive display of an extracted .69 cal. 3 - ring Minie with the long pattern .69 cal. excavated extractor attached.  This is a local find on private property here at Stones River.--$48.SOLD

  341. Beautiful - like New condition - "Record Of American Uniform And Historical Buttons" by Alphaeus Albert.  For many years this was the gold standard in Civil War button collecting, and remains today a "must have" reference book in the Civil War Button Collecting Field !!--$125.SOLD

  342. Very nice condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker", Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate Cavalry, especially early in the Civil War.  Union Cavalry, for the most part, changed over to Model 1860 Light Cavalry sabers, but Confederate Cavalry continued to carry the Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" throughout the Civil War.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one early in the war, and many in his command carried Model 1840 sabers throughout the Civil War.  This particular saber has an unusual 3-branch "iron" guard rather than the more typical brass guard.  These are generally an import procured before the Civil War by "Tiffany" of New York.  This example has a nice, clean, unmarked blade just beginning to darken with age.  The grip remains in nice condition as does the 3-branch iron guard and pommel cap.  This saber is out of a Central Arkansas estate and was very likely Confederate carried.(CW)--$795.

  343. Very rare find, recovered here at Stones River about 40 years ago.  This is a "numbered", cast brass, Confederate, imported Enfield musket butt plate.  This particular butt plate is serial number "1998".  This past year, local relic hunter Lanier Lowe was relic hunting "in" Stones River and made a fantastic find involving a similar numbered butt plate Enfield that is documented in this youtube presentation.  It originally aired on "Shooting USA".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&feature=youtu.be&v=D10sIbuIFAA  This particular buttplate was recovered on private property along the Confederate battle line.  A ton more research could be done on the history of this piece even to the point of the ship it crossed the ocean on.--$275.SOLD

  344. Beautiful condition, original $500 Confederate bill dated February 17, 1864.  This bill is serial number 17604 and has crisp signatures and pretty pink color.  It would be a nice addition to any Confederate display.--$425.

  345. Very nice condition, one complete excavated layer of 7 canister balls correct for the 12-pound Napoleon.  The circle of canister balls would measure 4.5 inches in diameter across.  These were extensively used here at Stones River as well as most other battles of the Civil War.--$95. for the entire layer.

  346. Complete excavated layer of canister balls for a 3 inch bore rifled gun.  This complete set of canister balls makes a very nice display.--$75. for the entire set.

  347. Excellent condition, excavated, perfect drop, .58 cal., "blob-top" 3-ring Minie.  This projectile was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.--$38.

  348. Flattened Enfield projectile with a perfect "heart" cut out of the center.  Too bad I didn't get this piece in a little earlier - what a perfect Valentine gift!  This would make a nice addition to any "carved bullet" collection.--$38.SOLD

  349. Just in, very attractive, Model 1863, Type 1, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band rifled musket complete with original, triangular, socket bayonet.  The musket has lockplate markings of, "US - 1863 - Springfield".  The action is excellent with a strong main spring and locks firmly into half-cock and full-cock.  This musket has both sling swivels, original ram rod, and original long-range site intact.  It has four marks in the wood opposite the lockplate that could very well be "kill marks".  The musket shows clear evidence of use and being carried, but yet remains in nice condition.--$1,650.SOLD

  350. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, Confederate cast brass "fork tongue" frame waist belt plate.  This buckle has a smooth, olive patina and was recovered about 30 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Richmond, Virginia.  It would be difficult to recover a more perfect plate than this one.--$895.SOLD

  351. Very nice example of an original St. Louis Arsenal, solder seam, tin spout, Model 1858, smooth type canteen.  This canteen has a complete butternut wool cover and a small fragment of the original sling.  It is out of an Arkansas estate, was likely Confederate carried, and for many years, was on display in the private museum owned by Ann and C.W. Webb of Lowell, Arkansas.  This canteen would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection of artifacts.(CW)--$350.

  352. Very nice condition, excavated, large oval, regulation US waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga.  The plate has a smooth, chocolate brown face, full lead in the reverse, and both arrow hooks intact, but is missing the single front hook.  This is no doubt why the plate was discarded.--$225.

  353. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This excellent plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a beautiful face with crisp, sharp detail and full lead in the reverse with both iron attachment loops remaining perfectly intact.  It appears that a "map" has been carved into the reverse lead of the plate.  Nothing less than "simply beautiful" would do justice to this breast plate.--$225.SOLD

  354. Beautiful condition, excavated, gilted, Kepi size, Federal Navy button.  This button was recovered near Norfolk, Virginia, many years ago.--$35.

  355. Excavated set of nicely gilted Federal Infantry Officer Kepi buttons.  These two buttons were recovered right together and almost certainly were off the same hat.  Each has nice gold gilt remaining.--$45. for the pair.

  356. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, two piece, gilted Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact and is back marked "Van Wart & Son Co."--$195.

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

  358. Excavated, post Civil War, coat size Tennessee State Seal Militia Officer button.  This button was recovered at a cabin site a few miles from the battlefield here at Murfreesboro.  At the same cabin site, a rare style CS tongue and wreath sword belt plate was recovered only about 6 or 8 feet from this post war Tennessee State Seal.  This usually indicates that the owner of the Confederate buckle likely lived in the cabin and continued service in the Tennessee Militia in the years following the Civil War.  A War Date Confederate Tennessee State Seal uniform button sells for $4,000 to $6,000.  This example is just a few years later and is only $45.SOLD

  359. Beautiful condition QUITE RARE non-excavated Civil War era "University of the South" - Sewanee, Tenn. uniform button.  This button has near 100 % bright gold gilt, and has a Civil War era RMDC "Scovill" backmark.  This is one that you do not see every day !!(CW)--$395.

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

  361. Very pretty condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Script "I".  This button was recovered from a Confederate position on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The button has crisp detail and excellent eye appeal, but does have a tiny ding just left of the letter "I".--$175.

  362. Excavated, cast brass, "US" Cavalry rosette.  This rosette was recovered from Camp Stanley here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which was the Army of the Cumberland's 1862 - 1863 main winter Cavalry camp.  The rosette has a rectangular shaped notch cut out for some purpose.  The notch is not haphazardly done but rather precision in cut.  Who knows its purpose.--$45.

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

  364. Seldom seen, 1858 date, $1 note from the Mechanics Bank of Augusta, Georgia.  This note is serial number 3680 and has a portrait of George Washington on the extreme left and an Eagle in the center of the note.  Bank notes, like this one, saw usage throughout the Civil War.--$95.

  365. Excavated set of arrow hooks that were recovered from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, CSA.  After recovering a number of these in Confederate camps, we came to realize that the Confederates were melting the lead out of Federal belt buckles and wearing the hooks only, much like wearing a frame buckle.  This example remains in perfect condition and could literally still be worn today.--$65.

  366. Excavated, complete, .56 cal., Spencer carbine/rifle cartridge.  This complete cartridge was recovered during the 1970's from the position of Wilson's Cavalry at Granny White Gap at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The Spencer is one of the most historically important weapons of the American Civil War.--$35.SOLD

  367. This is a neat little display.  It is a spring type, .58 cal. bullet extractor embedded in the top of an extracted, .58 cal. Minnie ball.  This display nicely presents exactly how a bullet extractor worked.--$48.SOLD

  368. Very pretty Battle of Vicksburg, MISS. recovered artillery desk display consisting of a large section of a 24 lb. size cannon ball filled with assorted size grape and cannister balls.--$95.

  369. Excavated 3 inch time fuzed Hotchkiss projectile recovered over 40 years ago along Battery Lane at the Battle of Nashville.  The projectile is safe, and remains uncleaned - just as dug all those years ago.  Both the fuze and the cup can be removed for display.  This projectile will nicely clean if so desired.--$195.SOLD

  370. Excavated .69 cal Model 1816 triangular socket bayonet recovered over 40 years ago from property here at the Battle Of Stones River where currently a huge Baptist Church now stands.  This bayonet would have been Confederate carried here, and was lost during the Confederate charge on Dec. 31, 1862.  Most iron artifacts recovered here now are seriously decayed - considerably more decayed than this artifact.  Whole entire bayonets have always been rare and exciting to find, but are almost never found here anymore.--$125.SOLD

  371. Excavated 24 lb. size cannonball that has an open fuze hole and was recovered by Calvin Sharpe about 30 years ago on private property .at Vicksburg, MISS.  I believe this ball to be CS, and would have taken a threaded copper CS time fuze.  The ball is 5.68 inches in diameter, and is safe and ready for display.--$250.SOLD

  372. Very nice condition, original Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army Model revolver.  This revolver has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with barrel markings of, "Address - Col. Sam'l - Colt - New York - US America".  This revolver has an all-matching serial number of 106707, including a matching wedge.  This is very desirable 1863 - 1864 production.  It has excellent action, locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, and a crisp bore.  The owner's initials, "M. M"., are carved into the left-hand walnut grip.  This is a first-class, war date, Model 1860 Colt Army that shows clear wear evidence of actual service.--$1,950.SOLD

  373. Excavated, complete, .56 cal., Spencer carbine/rifle cartridge.  This complete cartridge was recovered during the 1970's from the position of Wilder's Lightning Brigade at Hoovers Gap, Tennessee.  The Spencer is one of the most historically important weapons of the American Civil War.--$35.

  374. Excavated, solid silver cuff link with what appears to be a "rail car" engraved, and beneath it "Red Line".  This was recovered from an 1863 Federal camp site, and we suspect it is from a train or trolley line.  We do believe it to be from the Civil War Era considering where it was recovered.--$38.

  375. 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.

  376. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1849 Colt, .318 caliber pocket model, 5-shot revolver.  This revolver has an all-matching serial number (except for the wedge which is an old replacement) of 184374 which is very desirable 1860 production.  The barrel is marked, "Address Sam'l Colt - Hartford CT".  There is about 30% original cylinder scene remaining visible.  The trigger guard and back strap retain about 70% original silver wash.  There was, at one time, a name inscribed in the brass on the butt of the gun.  It is considerably worn, but appears to be "William Young".  The revolver has crisp action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, has a good bore, and nice condition original walnut grips.  This revolver would be an excellent addition to any collection.--$1,295.SOLD

  377. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal Confederate uniform button.  This button has about 50% gold surrounding the Palmetto tree and motto.  The reverse has an "R.M.D.C." Young & Co. backmark.  This button was recovered many years ago from Manigault's South Carolina Brigade position on private property here at the Battle of Stones River (under a BIG hospital now).  The button is missing the shank which is no doubt why it was lost, but other than that, it's just a gorgeous excavated South Carolina uniform button.--$195.

  378. Excavated, 2-piece, coat size, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from Confederate General Lucius Polk's 1862 - 1863 Brigade winter camp located just outside Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This style Confederate "I" button has a brass face and an iron reverse.--$95.

  379. Very rare, stamped brass, Patriotic case for a gem size tintype.  On one side, there is a spread-wing eagle with stars above, and on the reverse is a shield with stars encircling.  These Patriotic cases are quite rare, and I generally only see one or two a year.--$295.

  380. Excavated, cast brass, Federal Hotchkiss time fuse.  This fuse was recovered many years ago from just behind the stone wall at the Battle of Nashville.  It remains in perfect condition and could be screwed back into an artillery shell.--$45.

  381. Quite rare to recover - an excavated Federal musket mainspring vice.  This was recovered over 40 years ago on private property among the limestone outcroppings here at Stones River.  It is my understanding that only the Sergeants were allowed to carry one of these.  This example, although rusty, remains in nice enough condition to be freed up and actually used again.--$65.SOLD

  382. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate "Script I".  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Confederate Infantry camp located on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face without a single dent or crack.  The reverse remains very solid with the shank intact.--$225.

  383. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, New York State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina with about 50% bright gold gilt.  The reverse remains perfect with an "Extra Quality" backmark and the shank intact.  This button was recovered from General Hooker's 1863 New York Infantry camps located near Tiftonia, Tennessee.--$45.

  384. Excellent condition, excavated, cuff size, Federal "C" (Cavalry) Officer button.  This button was recovered here at Stones River and has about 70% bright gold gilt.  The reverse is perfect with a "Scovill" backmark and shank intact.--$35.

  385. Beautiful excavated sterling silver photo locket that was recovered from a Confederate camp site here that was located around a historic antebellum home.  The locket remains in excellent condition, and will still open and close with ease.  The locket was empty when found, but I had the image on hand, and decided to put it in the locket for display purposes.  From the research that I have done - It appears that this locket falls within the Civil War time frame, and will make a classy addition to someone's collection.  The locket is "Sterling" marked.--$175.

  386. Just brought into the shop today - nice, clean, Model 1840 ("Old Wristbreaker") heavy cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840's were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate Cavalry during the American Civil War.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest himself carried one early in the war, and many of his cavalry command continued to carry them throughout the war.  This example has a nice, clean blade, just beginning to darken with age.  The cast brass, three-branch guard remains in very nice condition, and the saber has original leather wrap and wire on the grip.  The iron scabbard remains in excellent condition with a smooth, chocolate patina and is without even a single dent.--SOLD

  387. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Block "A" (Artillery).  This button has a slick, chocolate brown patina and a full, solid iron reverse with shank intact.--$175.

  388. About 30 years ago, it wasn't really uncommon to encounter one of these.  But, in recent times, you seldom see one offered.  This is an original 25 round, Requa - Billinghurst battery gun clip.  This clip is complete and will still hinge open and closed.  There has to be lots of Civil War artillery and small arms collections that are missing one of these.--$250.SOLD

  389. Very nice condition, excavated clay pipe bowl.  This pipe bowl was recovered from a Confederate trash pit located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It remains complete without even a chip broken.--$45.

  390. Really pretty, excavated, matching set of cast brass US Cavalry rosettes.  Both these rosettes were recovered from "Camp Stanley" here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Camp Stanley was named after the Federal Cavalry commander here at Murfreesboro, General David Stanley.  Maybe not super rare, but just plain pretty.--$125. for the pair.SOLD*

  391. Very attractive condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number (including the wedge) of 154430 which is most desirable 1863 mid-war production.  This revolver came out of a Central Arkansas estate and was very probably Confederate carried.  It has a smooth, attic brown patina overall with about 30% or 40% original cylinder scene remaining.  The action works well locking firmly into both half cock and full cock, and lots of bore remains as well.  This is a nice, solid example of your classic Civil War Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver showing nice, honest, actual service.(CW)--$1,895.SOLD

  392. Very pretty condition excavated coat size Confederate "Lined I" uniform button.  This is a "Superior Quality", and has the shank intact on the reverse. This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Confederate camp near Fredericksburg, VA.--$195.

  393. Very pretty condition excavated matching set - nicely gilted coat and cuff Mass. State Seal Federal uniform buttons.  These were recovered from a Mass. winter camp in Northern VA.--$75. for both-SOLD

  394. Really pretty cased set of three coat size, excavated, Federal buttons all recovered on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  All three buttons have beautiful gold gilt, and all have shanks intact.  Two of the buttons are Infantry Officer buttons, and one is a Staff Officer button.--$85. for all three.

  395. Another one just brought into the shop yesterday.  This a nice condition 6-shot, Model 1860 .44 cal. Colt Army Model revolver.  The revolver has a smooth, gently aging grey patina, and an all matching serial number of 120067 (except for the wedge which is an original, but different number).  This revolver is about "fall of 1863" mid-war production.  The action still works perfectly, and has a good strong mainspring.  The revolver is out of this local area, and could have easily been Southern carried.  The .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver is considered by many collectors as being "the classic revolver of the American Civil War" and no Civil War collection is complete without having a Model 1860 ColtArmy Model Revolver.--$1,650.SOLD

  396. Excavated, great coat size, nicely gilted, Eagle "I" (Infantry) Officer uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.--$35.

  397. Excavated, coat size, Confederate stamped brass, Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from General Lucius Polk's Brigade winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee, during the winter of 1863.  The rusty iron back and the iron shank both remain completely intact which is a rarity with this style button.--$95.

  398. Extremely rare, non-excavated, coat size, Charlotte Military Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina button.  This is "SU 55" in Albert and has a RMDC backmark of "Scovill Mfg Co/Waterbury".  This is an extremely rare Confederate used North Carolina Civil War button to come by in non-dug state with 90% bright gold gilt.  I do not recall ever having one of these non-dug before.(CW)--$795.

  399. Beautifully done cast exact replica of a 2.9 inch Confederate used Burton (or Dyer) projectile.  The original projectile that this was cast from was recovered at 2nd Manassas.  This display is nice enough to be in either a den or relic room.--$75.

  400. .52 cal., excavated, Spencer carbine or rifle cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered many years ago from the Battle of Hoovers Gap, Tennessee.  This was the first sizable engagement in Tennessee where the Confederates encountered the Spencer 7-shot repeating rifle in quantity.  They were so impressed that they nick-named it "The Yankee All-Week Gun" - you load it on Sunday and shoot it all week.  In my opinion, this weapon had a far more dramatic effect on Confederate morale than credit is given.--$35.SOLD

  401. Beautiful set of seven intricately carved bullets all found together in a Confederate winter camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  No two of them are the same, so you have to wonder if the soldier was attempting to carve a chess set or something else.  We have all seven displayed in a glass case.--$75.

  402. Extremely rare and in drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, Federal "cape hook".  This cape hook was recovered during the mid-1960's from a Federal camp located just north of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The button portion of the cape hook itself is a cuff size Eagle "I" and has 90% bright gold gilt.  The hook remains perfect and is sharp as a needle.  The cape hook has the extremely rare backmark reading, "Pat. July 29, 1862", and that remains perfectly legible.--$325.

  403. Very attractive condition, US Model 1884 Trapdoor Springfield rifle.  The trapdoor mechanism remains completely intact and functions perfectly.  Both sling swivels and the flip-up long range sight all remain intact as well.  This rifle is serial number 535046.(CW)--$850.

  404. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Model 1850 Officer's sword belt plate with the integrally cast wreath.  The plate has nice detail and a very pretty, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina.  This would be a very nice addition to any Civil War Relic Display.--$295.

  405. Rare one-piece excavated Navy button that was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Army of Tennessee winter camp here in Middle Tennessee.  I think this is a 1795 - 1812 English BNH7 in Albert, but I'm not 100 % sure.  I'm sure that it is VERY early though, and has nice gold gilt in all the right places.--$48.

  406. Really nice soldier hand carved "ball in cage".  These were carved by very bored soldiers - both North and South - from one piece of wood.  This example is 7 inches overall, and has a date of 1864, and has a soldier's name that is a little hard to read.  It appears to be "D. R. McVe???"-1864".  This is a cool little relic that is going to be a fun and challenging research project for someone.--$89.SOLD

  407. Beautifully done cast exact replica of a 30 lb. Federal Parrott Projectile.  The master original that this was cast from was recovered "The Seige Of Vicksburg, MS."  This is a very nice display piece.--$75.

  408. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate manuscript "I".  This is a CS175A2 with the "Halfmann & Taylor - Montgomery Alabam"d".  The misspelling of Alabama is a well known trait of this button.  This is a beautiful example with crisp backmark and shank intact and would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.(CW)--$325.

  409. Rare, 12 pound size, Confederate, polygonal cavity ball with four side diamond shaped pattern shrapnel inside.  The ball has been cut in half, nicely showing the diamond shaped pieces inside, the wooden drive-in fuse plug, and a large casting flaw typical of Confederate artillery shells.  This will make an excellent addition to someone's Confederate artillery display.  It has been cleaned, coated, and is mounted on a walnut display base.--$295.SOLD

  410. Confederate Enlistedman's 21mm button.  This rare button is a cast pewter copy of the Federal Eagle button.  For many years it was thought to be a field molded button, but in more recent years has been determined to be the product of an actual Southern manufacturer.  I personally recovered this button about 30 years ago while relic hunting with Robert McDaniel in an N. B. Forrest Cavalry camp located along the Tallahatchie River in Northern Mississippi.  (I dug a complete Leech & Rigdon CS two-piece that same day!!!)  Most examples of this button are literally crumbling apart, but this button remains stable and solid as a rock.  It is missing the pewter shank which is near 100% the case.(CW)--$125.

  411. Excellent condition, excavated, .577 cal., Enfield bullet with a crisp, "57" base marking with the original boxwood plug in place in the base (and as you can see, the boxwood plug can be removed).--$25.SOLD

  412. Extremely RARE non-excavated CS107A3 - Confederate Coat Size non-excavated Script "A".  This button does actually show field use.--$795.

  413. Very nice condition, Model 1858, Federal bullseye canteen that is complete with butternut cover, linen sling, cork stopper, and chain.  Every Civil War display should have a nice original canteen.(CW)--$450.

  414. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, "sideways Pelican", Louisiana State Seal.  I personally recovered this button over 40 years ago from an 1863 Louisiana Infantry camp located on private property near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The button remains solid as a rock and has a "Horstmann & Allien" backmark and shank intact.(CW)--$350.SOLD

  415. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Maryland Staff Officer button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Waterbury Scovill Mfg Co" in small letters.  The shank remains perfectly intact on the reverse.(CW)--$425.

  416. Coffee tin containing 100 mixed type excavated Union and Confederate bullets.  This would be perfect for giving young folks an original bullet who come to view your collection.--$175.SOLD

  417. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail and an RMDC backmark of "William H. Smith - New York".  It was recovered near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The shank remains perfectly intact as well.(CW)--$250.

  418. Very pretty condition, 1864 date Union 2 cent piece.  This coin has excellent detail.--$25.SOLD

  419. Just in, classic pattern 1853, .577 cal. 3-band, Enfield - Towers rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, chocolate brown metal from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked "1863 - Towers".  It has both sling swivels, the original ram rod, and long range site all remaining intact.  This is a classic example of one of the most popular and used rifled muskets of the American Civil War.  We are including with this musket a small display with an Enfield projectile and percussion caps.--$1,450.SOLD

  420. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "Militia" button.  This is an MP5A with the plain star and the word "Mississippi" perimetering the outside edge.  I personally recovered this button about 40 years ago from a Mississippi campsite located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This button remains absolutely solid as a rock.--$850.

  421. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size Connecticut State Seal.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from near Charleston, South Carolina.  It is flawless with 70% bright gold gilt - Steele & Johnson backmark and shank intact.(CW)--$85.

  422. Beautiful condition, uncirculated, State of North Carolina 25 cent note.  This note is serial number 14460 and is dated January 1, 1863.--$85.

  423. Excavated, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered many years ago along the Confederate line on private property here at Stones River.  The bayonet is just as recovered and still has mud packed inside the socket.  Many years ago, I would recover a bayonet every three or four relic hunts.  But, at this point in time, it is an extreme rarity to recover a complete CS used bayonet.--$150.

  424. Absolutely drop dead perfect and beautiful non-excavated coat size Confederate stippled Old English "E" (Engineer).  This button literally has 100 % bright gold gilt - "H. T. & B. - Manchester" Backmark - and shank straight and intact.  It is "CS153A" in Albert.   I recently saw one of these sell for $2,000. - and was not one bit nicer than this one.--$1,450.

  425. 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.

  426. Very nice condition, quite rare, excavated, .69 caliber, Confederate 2-ring Gardner dropped projectile.  I have recovered almost 20,000 Civil War bullets, and I can count on my two hands the number of these that I have recovered.--$95.SOLD

  427. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, coat size, CS41A in Albert.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from 1863 Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The detail of the button is crisp as can be and outlined with gold gilt.  It is one of the few Confederate local Staff Officer buttons with the Eagle looking to the right and a circular laurel wreath in his left talon.  A good many early button collectors believe this button to be a product of "C. Rouyer/NO".  There is some gold gilt remaining on the reverse also.  The shank is missing which is typical with this particular button.  It would be difficult to find a prettier example of this style Staff.--$395.SOLD

  428. Very nice condition Confederate $20 bill picturing the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville in the Center and Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens on the lower right.  This note is serial number 13764 and is only lightly circulated with strong, crisp edges and nice detail and color.--$89.

  429. Very nice condition Confederate $5 note dated February 17, 1864, and picturing the State House in Richmond, Virginia, as well as President Jefferson Davis on the lower right corner.  The note is serial number 88066 and has nice color and strong edges showing only light circulation.--$89.

  430. Mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, "C.S.A.", Confederate officer's button.  This button retains near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse, and backmarked "Superior Quality".--$250.

  431. Very nice condition, Model 1858, smooth type Federal canteen with a complete, original butternut cover, original linen sling, and original stopper with chain.  This canteen is as nice quality as most that you see on display in park museums.--$395.

  432. Very nice condition, Civil War Era, folding leather CDV photo album.  This album contains twenty CDV's with about six or seven being Civil War military.  It will make a very nice addition to someone's Civil War display.--$350.

  433. Beautifully ornate, 1840 - 1850 era, gilted, non-excavated, two-piece Militia sword belt plate.  This very ornate buckle retains near 100% bright gold gilt, and most that have been recovered come from Confederate sites.  This buckle would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$450.

  434. Very pretty condition, excavated, extremely rare, coat size, Confederate block "I" with the "I" surrounded by ten 5-point stars.  This is CS186 in Albert and has a brass face with a tin/iron back.  This is a button that is extremely difficult to find in nice condition, and usually the stars can barely be seen if at all.  On this example, the stars can be seen from across the room, and the rusty iron back remains intact along with the iron shank.  A nice example seldom seen offered for sale.--$395.

  435. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, Confederate States Navy button.  This button has virtually 100% bright gold gilt, shank intact, and "Treble Gilt" backmark.  You won't find a more perfect example.--$595.

  436. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, LA8, Confederate Local Louisiana State Seal.  This beautiful button was recovered from General Hardee's 1862 - 1863 winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  Several rectangular Louisiana buckles were recovered from this same camp.  This excellent button has a flawless, smooth, chocolate brown face with gold outlining the detail and a perfect reverse with gold in the depressed channel and shank intact.--$395.

  437. Beautiful display containing a non-excavated, Federal Eagle breastplate with nice detail and two small holes where the plate was once mounted on an old relic board.  Also in the display is a large, coat size, non-excavated, Federal "I" (Infantry) Officer's coat button and also a perfect condition large size Federal Staff Officer's uniform button.  This is really a nice-looking display.--$225. for everything including the display case.

  438. Very nice archively framed grouping of Confederate currency and also a Confederate slave document.  The slave document is dated February 15, 1839, and is a Bill of Sale for a young slave girl.  She is guaranteed to be "sound in body and mind".  Also from the Crane family are five excellent condition Confederate notes consisting of an 1863 $1 note, an 1864 $10 note, an 1862 $2 note, a February 17, 1864, $20 note, and a February 17, 1864, $100 Confederate note.  All of the Confederate notes and the Confederate slave Bill of Sale are in very nice condition and are framed on acid-free matting with light-filtering glass.--$475.SOLD

  439. New condition, quite hard to get, out of print Civil War reference book.  This is Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian, by Howard R. Crouch.  This is one of the very best reference books covering excavated Civil War artifacts.--$125.SOLD

  440. Untouched family hand-me-down, Model 1851, cast brass Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle came out of a local estate and has a deep, rich, untouched, aged, bronze/brown patina with the applied silver wreaths remaining intact.  This style Eagle sword belt plate was extensively worn by both US and CS Cavalrymen.  So, this buckle, coming out of a Middle Tennessee estate, could have been just as easily US or CS worn.--$395.

  441. Very attractive, .36 cal., Model 1862, Colt Police Revolver.  The Colt Police was made from 1862 - 1873 and was serial numbered with the Model 1862 Pocket Navy revolver.  This example is serial number 35406, which places the production of this revolver right at the end of the Civil War Era and into the beginning of the Reconstruction Period.  It has a smooth, gray patina overall, and the action functions correctly.  This revolver is out of a local estate and was thought to have been carried by an ancestor in the Civil War, but the serial number indicates that he carried it just after the Civil War and into the Reconstruction Era.  The Colt Police Model revolver was made in a much more limited quantity than most other Civil War Era Colt revolvers.  There were only about 28,000 Model 1862 Colt Police Model revolvers produced compared to about 250,000 Model 1851 Colt Navy revolvers, 200,000 Model 1860 Colt Armies, and over 300,000 Model 1849 Colt Pocket revolvers.  This revolver will be a nice addition to someone's Civil War Era Colt revolver display.--$895.SOLD

  442. Very attractive, Civil War Era, Model 2, Smith & Wesson Army revolver.  This revolver is crisply marked, "Smith & Wesson - Springfield Mass", and has the very early serial number 18338.  The action still works perfectly, and there are traces of original finish in recessed areas.  The revolver has its original walnut grips.--$950.

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

  444. Beautiful, uncirculated condition, $10 State of Texas warranty note.  This note was authorized on December 15, 1863, and was issued on February 10, 1865.  You couldn't ask for a more perfect condition Texas note.--$89.

  445. Mint uncirculated condition, January 1863, 50 cent note from the State of North Carolina.  This beautiful note was issued out of Raleigh, North Carolina.--$75.SOLD

  446. Very nice condition, lightly circulated, September 2, 1861 issue, T28, Confederate $10 note.  This note pictures Ceres and Commerce with an urn on the upper left and a locomotive on the right.  This note is serial number 134549 and is a note that you do not often see.--$125.

  447. Very pretty untouched Model 1860 AMES Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber was purchased many years ago from a Pennsylvania estate sale not too many miles from Gettysburg.  The blade has a smooth grey-brown patina gently darkening with age.  The blade is marked "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass. - 1863 - U.S.".  The brass guard remains in very nice condition, and the saber has nice original wrap and wire on the grip.  The original metal scabbard remains in very nice condition with a smooth - never cleaned - chocolate patina.  This saber is felt by many to be the most representative saber of the American Civil War.--$950.

  448. Autograph of Union Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding.  Admiral Paulding was appointed in 1861 by President Abraham Lincoln to be in charge of building up the Federal Navy Fleet.  He personally took over the New York Navy yard and oversaw the destruction of several Federal ships in port at the Norfolk Virginia shipyard to prevent them from falling into Confederate hands.  This is a comparatively rare autograph with rank to find.--$195.

  449. Nice, solid, excavated, Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This is a CS26B in Albert and is in very solid condition with no dents and shank remaining intact.  This is a Confederate Local and was recovered about 30 years ago by Kenny Banks from General Hardee's 1863 Confederate winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$275.

  450. 1849 date, United States large Cent that appears to be on the way to becoming a spur rowel.  The hole in the center is complete, but the points were not fashioned yet.  Also, an 1863 Indian Head Cent with a small hole for wearing it as a necklace or watch fob.  There is also an excavated, coat size, Confederate used Sportsman button with a buck deer on it.  A very attractive display for the money.--$49.

  451. Excavated coat size Confederate worn Sportsman button and two excavated silver coins - {a "1783" Spanish Reale - and a bust half dime with a hole through part of the date} For the Confederate Sportsman button and both silver coins.--$95.SOLD

  452. Excavated pair of pre-Civil War silver coins recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp.  One of these coins is an 1854 date dime, and the other coin is an 1854 date silver quarter.  Each of the coins has a small hole, and the tale that I have always been told is that the Confederate soldiers often wore a silver dime or quarter on a string around their neck so that at all times they had enough money for a meal.  When you realize that gravity, these two silver coins really do represent something.--$48. for both.-SOLD

  453. Excellent, uncirculated condition, February 1, 1863 dated, State of South Carolina 25 cent note.  This note remains in near perfect condition.--$38.SOLD

  454. Very nice excavated pair of dropped 3-piece Shaler projectiles.  Both of these projectiles were recovered on private property near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Each of the bullets was recovered with two out of the three parts intact.  It is a very doable thing to locate the missing top portion for each of the bullets and have two very rare and expensive Civil War projectiles.--$95. for the pair.

  455. Absolutely flawless beautiful, non-excavated, coat size, Federal "C" (Cavalry) button.  This button has very near 100% bright gold gilt and has a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark with shank intact and straight.  You won't find a more perfect example.--$95. 

  456. Excavated, cuff size, VA13A4, Virginia State Seal.  This button has a smooth chocolate patina with a little gold gilt perimetering the figures.  It has a backmark of, "Schuyler H & G/N Y".  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Virginia Infantry camp located near Winchester, Virginia.  This is a cuff size, Virginia State Seal that you rarely encounter.  It remains in very solid and uncleaned condition.--$150.

  457. Very attractive, small collection of excavated, rarer cuff size Civil War issue Federal uniform buttons.  This group of buttons consists of a gilted cuff size Federal Navy, a gilted Connecticut State Seal, a gilted Massachusetts State Seal, a gilted Eagle "I" (Infantry) officer's button, a gilted cuff size Vermont State Seal, and an extremely rare, excavated cuff size Eagle "V" uniform button.  This group of six rare Civil War cuff size buttons is displayed in a glass riker case.  Entire collection -- $195.

  458. Beautiful condition, September 1, 1862, State of North Carolina $1 note.  This note is number 32 and was printed out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  The note remains in excellent, uncirculated condition.--$75.

  459. Very rare signature of Confederate Brigadier General John Bullock Clark, Jr.  John Bullock Clark entered the Confederate service as a Lieutenant and was soon made Captain of the 6th Missouri Infantry.  He was later promoted to a Major and participated in the Battles of Carthage and Springfield.  Clark was then promoted to the rank of Colonel and commanded a Confederate Brigade at Pea Ridge (Elkhorn).  On March 6, 1864, John Bullock Clark was commissioned Brigadier General.  From 1864 forward General Clark served with Generals Marmaduke and Shelby in the Trans-Mississippi Department.  Following the Civil War, Clark was elected to Congress and served from 1873 until 1889.  From 1889 until his death in 1903, he practiced law in Washington where he died and is buried.  This is a very important autograph in Missouri history.--$195.

  460. Beautiful condition, uncirculated, January 15, 1862 issue, State of Georgia $5 note.  This is an excellent note with crisp edges and has orange over-print.  The note is out of Milledgeville, Georgia.--$85.

  461. A pair of $20 Confederate notes showing the State Capitol of Nashville, Tennessee, and dated February 17, 1864.  Both these two notes were brought in out of a local estate and had been in the family since the Civil War Era.  Each of the two notes has a little damage around the perimeter due to mice, and these small areas have been tastefully restored for nice display.  One of the notes is serial number 34558 and the other note is serial number 94883.  Both notes display well and will frame up nicely, and we are offering them together at a considerably reduced price to reflect the restoration around the perimeter.--$75. for both notes.SOLD

  462. Excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button was recovered many years ago from the position of Gen. Managault's South Carolinians on private property here at Stones River.  The location where this button was found is now under a giant hospital.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with good detail of the Palmetto tree on the face, but appears to have been stepped on and is somewhat flattened.  The button has a "Waterbury Scovill" RMDC backmark.--$125.

  463. Beautiful condition, excavated, vest size, Federal Navy button.  This beautiful button was recovered about 30 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina, and was the "extra" button on a small loop sewn inside the uniform.  The button has a "Waterbury" backmark with lots of gold gilt even on the reverse and shank intact.--$45.

  464. Three nicely carved bullets recovered from an 1863 Confederate Army of Tennessee winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Two appear to have been carved from Enfield bullets and one from a .58 cal. Minnie.  All three are displayed in a glass Riker case.--$48.

  465. Original stereo card of Mt. Vernon (home of President George Washington) photographed by Gardner of Washington, D.C.  The image has a pleasing, yellowing, aged tone but remains complete and in good condition.--$48.

  466. Beautiful condition, post Civil War Era, Federal Navy Officer's sword of the pattern of 1851.  The sword has a beautiful blade with 100% crisp, clear engraving and a presentation to "Tom Graham".  The sharkskin grip remains in very nice condition, and the scabbard remains in nice condition as well.  We are unsure as to the exact era that this sword falls, but we are confident that it is post Civil War Era.  This beautiful presentation sword will be a fun research project for someone.--$495.

  467. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, VA13, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  The button has a rich, aged patina with some gilt remaining and shank intact.--$195.

  468. Excellent condition CDV of George Smith of Co. D, 7th Iowa Infantry.  George Smith enlisted at Ft. Madison, Iowa, on 9-16-1862, and served to the war's end and mustered out in Washington on 5-26-1865.  George was in numerous battles, including both Corinth and Shiloh.  The image is nicely signed on the reverse.  Iowa images are among the harder states to find.--$145. 

  469. Model 1860, Federal Naval Cutlass with leather scabbard.  The Cutlass has an aging, brown/gray patina on the blade and is dated 1862.  The brass guard remains in nice condition, and the original leather scabbard remains with the sword but is missing the brass button for seating into the leather saddle.  The scabbard is very solid and sturdy but is missing the last couple of inches.  This would be a quality addition to someone's Civil War display.--$695.

  470. Non-excavated, coat size, 2-piece, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This is a VA15B with a Horstmann & Allien - NY backmark.  The button remains in very nice condition with a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina.  The reverse has the shank remaining perfectly intact.--$250.

  471. Beautiful condition, 1862 date, commission for Thomas Claffey to be appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 19th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  Unfortunately, Lieutenant Claffey was killed six months later on December 16th at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  This document measures 10 1/2 by 16 inches and remains very crisp and complete.  The document has the State Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts embossed on it.  It will frame beautifully.--$150.SOLD

  472. Excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The button has traces of gold gilt around the figure but is unfortunately pressed a bit in the center.  The shank is still filled with Civil War thread.  The button has an RMDC Scovill backmark.--$125.

  473. Clipped corner CDV of Private Ira C. Denise of Co. B, 10th Regiment, New York Infantry.  Private Denise was in the Army 1861, 1862, and until May of 1863 and saw numerous battles including Malvern Hill, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.  The image is backmarked, "Photographed BY MOSES, 13 E. State Street, Trenton, N.J."--$75. 

  474. Very sought after set of Civil War reference books in new condition.  The Unfinished Fight - Volume 1, by Craig L. Barry, and The Unfinished Fight - Volume 2, also by Craig L. Barry.  This rare set of books has in-depth information on Confederate material culture.--$95. for the set of two.

  475. Check signed "S. Remington".  7 1/4 x 2 1/2, March 17, 1860, Check is for $5, made out to himself for expenses and drawn on Remington's account at the Ilion Bank in Ilion, New York.  Samuel Remington (1819 - 1892) was the son of Eliphalet Remington II, the founder of Remington Arms.  Samuel joined his father's company in 1845 when it was named E. Remington & Sons and became a partner in the company.  This is an excellent Civil War Era document from a family of very important people during the American Civil War.--$95.

  476. Very nice historic grouping containing three $50 Confederate notes that have been handed down and are original to the historic Cedar Grove plantation house that is located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  The notes remain in solid condition but have clearly been circulated and come with a signed family affidavit verifying that these notes are original to the Cedar Grove plantation.  It isn't often that we have Confederate currency come in that has an iron-clad, single family history back to the Civil War.--$275.for all three notes along with their documenting history.

  477. Very nice condition, seated view CDV of Private William J. Bodell of Co. D, 66th New York Volunteer Infantry.  This is an excellent photo, signed on the reverse with a nice clear "BRADY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO" mark.--$95.

  478. Just in out of a South Carolina estate, February 1, 1863 date,  South Carolina fractional note.  The note interestingly states, will pay bearer on demand "in current funds" (whether it's US or CS).  The note is quite circulated but remains strong and stable.--$48.SOLD

  479. This is one of the most popular of all Confederate notes.  It is the February 17, 1864 issue of the $10 note picturing horses pulling a cannon.  This example is uncirculated with a pretty pink color and strong crisp edges all the way around.--$79.SOLD

  480. Very pretty "State Of North Carolina" War Date 10 cent fractional note.  The note is out of Raleigh, NC and is dated Jan. 1, 1863.--$65.SOLD

  481. Beautiful condition, Civil War date, $5 Texas Treasury Warrant.  This note was issued February 10, 1865, out of Austin, Texas, and remains in excellent, uncirculated condition.--$89.

  482. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted Eagle "D" (Dragoon) button.  This button has a rare "Extra Rich Robinson" backmark and retains over 90% original bright gold gilt with shank perfectly intact on the reverse.--$175.

  483. Very pretty, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) uniform button.  This button has over 90% bright gold gilt and is RMDC and is backmarked Horstmann Bro & Allien NY, and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$95.

  484. 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.

  485. Excellent condition, non- excavated, coat size, Federal Eagle "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  This button has over 90% original bright gold gilt and a very rare RMDC "Canfield Bros. Baltimore" backmark.  This button is about as pretty as they get !!--$95.

  486. Excellent condition, February 17, 1864, issue, $5 Confederate note.  This note appears to be uncirculated or near uncirculated and is serial # 33754.  It has strong edges and nice pink color.--$75.

  487. Very nice condition, State of Louisiana, $1 note issued from Shreveport, Louisiana, on March 1, 1864.  The note retains nice detail and sharp edges.--$75.

  488. Very nice condition, State of North Carolina $1 note.  This note was issued from Raleigh, North Carolina, January 1, 1863, and remains in uncirculated or near-uncirculated condition.--$75.SOLD

  489. Excellent condition, hand blacksmith crafted, 14 1/2 inch overall with a 9 inch blade, Confederate sideknife.  The knife has a walnut grip with a brass ferrule and will make a fine addition to your Confederate weapons display.--$695.

  490. 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.

  491. Model 1840, "Ames" heavy Cavalry saber (Old Wristbreaker) found in a Civil War Era outbuilding located near Charleston, South Carolina.  The saber is complete but has a very dark patina overall with some pitting to the scabbard due to exposure to the elements for the last 150 years.  When found, the grip was decayed down to wood and has had the leather nicely restored for better display.  The blade is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass - 1855 - US - JB".  This is a quite rare saber that could be displayed equally well with an excavated or non-excavated collection.--$850.

  492. The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics, by Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell.  This is one of the "must have" Civil War reference books in new condition.--$65.

  493. Absolutely 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 having.--$150.

  494. Model 1851, Federal Officer's cast brass Eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths on its original leather belt.  The belt remains pliable with no breaks or weak spots.  The cast brass Eagle Officer's buckle has a very nice, uncleaned, aged brown patina and would make a very nice addition to any Civil War display.--$650.

  495. Extremely rare, cuff size, non-excavated, Federal Topographical Engineer button with 100% bright gold gilt on the face and shank intact on the reverse.  This button is backmarked, "Robinsons/Extra".  In 40 years, I have only had three non-excavated, cuff size, Topographical Engineer buttons.--$350.

  496. Super rare, original die - counter die - and cut out die for the scarcest Sheridan Cavalry Corps badge.  These items have been in an old New England collection for many, many years.  They were originally purchased from Bannermann's Island, and I was able to purchase them as part of settling the estate.  I really don't have a clue how to price this, as in over 50 years - I have never seen one of these offered for sale.  SO -- I am just going to take a guess, and this price very well may be less than 50% of this group's actual value.--$1,500.

  497. Quite rare, original, ivory pocket diary.  The small ivory tablets were carried in the soldier's pocket where he would keep notes to later be transcribed into his regular paper diary.  It is quite rare to find one of these that remains complete, perfect, and undamaged.  This is an excellent example.--$195.

  498. Beautiful condition, excavated, 1812 - 1815, one-piece Script "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  These buttons pre-date the Civil War by almost 50 years, but apparently some Confederates were wearing buttons from their father's or grandfather's early uniforms.  This button was recovered from an 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee winter Infantry camp.  This example is in perfect condition with shank intact.--$95.

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

  500. Quite unique, excavated, 10 inch, blue/green, French manufactured medicine bottle.  This bottle is marked, "Marque Deposee" which roughly translated means "mark registered or trademark".  The bottle has what appears to be a medical symbol embossed on the side, and has an applied lip at the top.  This bottle was recovered many years ago from a trash pit near to the Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  We are not 100% sure of the time frame on this one but believe it to be of the Civil War Era.--$65.SOLD*

  501. Quite rare to find, original, Federal carbine sling over-the-shoulder belt, complete with buckle, belt tip, and carbine sling snap swivel.  The belt remains solid and pliable but does have one break repaired with small staples located just behind the buckle.  This would be an excellent accessory to display with your Civil War Cavalry carbines.--$750.SOLD

  502. Beautiful condition, Model 1840, Ames Non-Commissioned Officer, Federal sword and scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright with Ames on the scroll marking on one side and dated 1864 and marked "US" on the other.  The leather scabbard remains complete and in very nice condition tip to tip.--$695.

  503. Indian Head token, G.C. Porter & Co. Clothing and Dry Goods, Meadville, PA.  Although undated, these tokens are believed to have been issued in 1863.  The token has a hole in the top where it appears to have been worn as a necklace at some point in time.  This is a neat Civil War Era Pennsylvania store token.--$38.

  504. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, coat size, Federal "C" (Cavalry) Officer's button.  This button has about 70% bright gold gilt, crisp detail, and almost no ground action.  The backmark is "Horstmann Alien - New York", and the shank remains intact but is bent over.--$75.

  505. Beautiful condition original "Carbon Studio" albumin of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  The image measures 4" by 6" and was published by "M. Miley and Son - Lexington, VA (Michael Miley)."  It remains in absolutely perfect condition.--$295.

  506. Very attractive condition, Model 1840, Ames production, N.C.O. (Non-commissioned officer) sword and original leather scabbard.  The sword has blade markings of "Ames Mfg. Co. - U.S. - 1862".  The original brass guard remains in excellent condition just beginning to tone with age.  The leather scabbard is complete with brass throat and drag intact.  There is a little black tape around the scabbard where the brass drag meets helping to support the weak area where the brass drag attaches to the leather scabbard.  Both the sword and scabbard remain in overall nice condition.--$595.

  507. Extremely ornate, 1860, Bank of the State of South Carolina note with beautiful graphics typical of life in Charleston around 1860.  The note is circulated but remains complete and sound.  This note would make a fine addition to any Civil War display.--$65.

  508. Very attractive, Model 1864, .58 cal., Federal leather cartridge box.  The box remains pliable and is maker marked, "W. H. Wilkinson - Maker - Springfield Mass."  Both iron buckles and both belt loops remain intact on the box.  The small leather closure tab is broken where it snaps over the brass finial.  There are not cartridge tins remaining inside.  This box has an excellent display appearance.--$295.

  509. Small display consisting of an excellent condition, non-excavated, stamped brass, "Jeff Davis" or "Hardee" Federal hatpin.  Stamped brass Hardee hatpins are almost paper thin and very difficult to recover intact after 150+ years.  With the non-excavated Hardee pin, we are including in the display fragments of a battlefield recovered Hardee pin from here at Stones River.--$95. for the display.SOLD

  510. Very attractive, circulated February 17, 1864, Confederate $10 horses pulling the cannon note.  This note clearly shows circulation but remains complete and very sound.  The lady who was cutting the note apparently had a rough previous night and got portions of three adjoining notes with this note.  It is a very early serial number of 900.--$65.

  511. Very attractive, February 17, 1864, issue of the Lucy Pickens $100 Confederate note.  This note is serial number 72062.  Apparently the ladies that sat and signed and cut Confederate notes all day long every day had grown weary, because this one has a quite uneven angular cut.  If I had to sit, sign, and cut Confederate notes all day long every day, I'm certain mine would be more uneven than this one is.--$110.

  512. Original 1840 -1850 era, pewter, 7 1/2 inch powder flask.  This is the exact type powder flask carried by many young Confederates as they left home for the Civil War in 1861.  We frequently recover evidences of them in early 1861 Confederate Infantry camp sites.  It will make a nice addition to someone's early war Confederate display.--$65.SOLD

  513. Quite rare, $50 Treasury Warrant from the State of Texas.  This $50 note was authorized December 15, 1863, but wasn't actually produced until January 26, 1865.  Every Texas collection should have at least one "Texas Treasury Warrant" note.--$89.

  514. 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.

  515. Very attractive condition, small leather Federal percussion cap pouch.  This pouch has both belt loops, brass finial, closure tab, and inner flap all remaining intact AS WELL AS original wool and numerous original percussion caps still inside.  The box is clearly maker marked, "E. GAYLORD - CHICOPEE MASS".--$195.

  516. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, lead-filled, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered here at the Battle of Stones River over 40 years ago.  It remains exactly as it was recovered and has never even been washed off.  It has brown/green wood mulch still on the face with nice detail and full lead on the reverse with both attachment hooks remaining perfectly intact.  This is an excellent example of how much nicer quality recovered plates were 50 years ago.--$225.

  517. Absolutely beautiful, free standing, 9 foot in length and 4 1/2 feet in height, antique display case with walnut trim and four sliding doors in the reverse.  This case remains in beautiful condition and is out of the private museum of my lifelong collecting buddy - Sonny Collins, who recently passed.  This case is currently available for the give away price of $750, but must be picked up at Sonny's home just north of Nashville, Tennessee.  There are also a couple of smaller size antique display cases as well that could be additionally purchased if interested.  Please get in touch with me if you are interested in purchasing this case, and I will assist you in contacting the family.SOLD

  518. Just brought in today, fresh out of a Murray County estate, this is an untouched, second model, Confederate manufactured Kenansville Cavalry saber.  This is the saber only without scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, unpitted, brown/gray patina, and the brass guard and distinctive style pommel cap remain in perfect condition.  The grip is worn to polished wood, much like a staircase railing.  The brass guard has the Roman Numeral "XLV" which is a classic trait of Kenansville sabers.  This is an untouched saber from a rare Confederate maker that would be a fine addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$2,150.SOLD

  519. Very nice condition, quite rare, cast brass folding "scissor" type bullet mold for a .36 cal. "SUGAR LOAF" pistol projectile.  I have only recovered rare Sugar Loaf projectiles from Confederate campsites.--$175.

  520. 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.

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

  522. Quite rare, 1862 date, State of Arkansas Treasury Warrant.  The note is serial number 137438.  This scarce note is only lightly circulated, is dated July 22, 1862, and has the Arkansas State Seal in the center of the note.--$175.SOLD

  523. Very ornate, March of 1863, $5 State of Louisiana mid-Civil War note.  I am unsure of the meaning of the graphics in the center of the note, but it appears to be a warrior with his foot on an Eagle's neck, holding the Eagle down, with a drawn sword about to run through a young lady on the ground.  This note was issued out of Shreveport, Louisiana, on March 10, 1863.--$75.SOLD*

  524. Beautiful graphics and in near uncirculated condition, 1860 date $5 note from the State Bank of South Carolina.  This South Carolina note will add a touch of color and ornateness to your collection.--$85.

  525. Beautiful condition, lightly circulated, 1862 date, State of Virginia $10 note.  This is an extremely ornate note dated October 15, 1862.--$75.

  526. 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.

  527. Very pretty GAR grouping out of Crawford County, Illinois.  This grouping consists of a GAR pin remaining in perfect condition, a ribbon for the 1911, 31st Annual Reunion of the Crawford County Veteran Association, and a CDV of the owner wearing a GAR hat.  We unfortunately do not know the soldier's name, but this is a really nice, out of the bushes, GAR grouping.--$55. for all.

  528. Very scarce display containing six rare type dropped Confederate projectiles.  The grouping consists of 1) long pattern, cone base, .69 caliber, Atlanta Arsenal Towers projectile whittled by soldier on one side, but remains perfect for display on the other.  2) Nice drop, .69 cal., 3-ring, Belgian Minie.  This projectile was recovered from Army of Tennessee camps near Dalton, GA..  3) Nice drop, .58 cal., "blob-top", field mold, Confederate Minie.  This projectile was recovered from Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  4) Beautiful drop, .69 cal., Italian Carcano projectile recovered from a North Carolina camp near Browns Gap, Virginia.  5) Nice drop, .69 cal., triangle base, French Minie recovered from the Confederate line on private property here at Stones River.  6) Very rare, .58 cal., 2-ring German Shul projectile.  This projectile was recovered from the camp of the 1st Confederate Cavalry, CSA, near Unionville, Tennessee.  This is a fine selection of very scarce Confederate projectiles.--$195. for all.SOLD*

  529. Very attractive, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword and original, metal scabbard.  The sword has crisp, visible, Union engraving on the blade top to bottom.  The sword is a "Solingen" marked import manufactured under Federal contract.  The grip has original sharkskin and original wire.  The metal scabbard has a smooth, brown, aged patina and a couple of normal small service dings.  The brass drag has a rich, dark, never cleaned patina and is mounted "upside-down" to the way it usually is.  If you like a nice, honest sword that clearly saw service and has not been cleaned, you will enjoy this one.--$1,150.

  530. Excavated, large size, lead-filled, US oval cartridge box plate.  This is a very attractive plate with a smooth, brown/green patina on the face and full lead with both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Manassas, Virginia.--$185.SOLD

  531. Quite hard to come by - 3 out of the 4 Parts of Vol. 34 - Official Records of The War Of The Rebellion.  This is the Trans-Mississippi Set for April - May, 1864.  I can guarantee from personal experience that there are some GREAT Relic Hunting spots hidden within these volumes !!--$65. for all three

  532. Just brought in out of a local estate, .58 cal., 3-band, Model 1861, contract rifled musket.  This musket has a dark, attic brown look tip to tip and has definitely seen service as there is some flash around the nipple area, and the stock has the typical bumps and scratches from having been carried.  The lockplate is marked, "Norfolk - 1863".  The action still works perfectly and firmly locks into both half-cock and full-cock.  The mainspring still remains strong.  This is not a "high grade" musket but a good, honest example of a typical regulation Civil War musket that clearly saw service.--$1,150.SOLD

  533. Two absolutely beautiful excavated floral buttons recovered from an Alabama Cavalry camp located near Midland, TN.  Each has nice gold gilt and excellent detail with both shanks intact.  They are preserved in a nice glass riker mount display case.  For both buttons and display case.--$45.SOLD

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

  535. Excellent condition, State of South Carolina 75 cent fractional note dated February 1, 1863.  This note remains in near uncirculated condition and is hard to find mid-Civil War dated.--$45.

  536. Quite scarce, $3 note from the "Bank of East Tennessee".  This note remains in nice, solid but circulated condition.  It was issued January 1, 1855, out of Knoxville, Tennessee.  This would be a very nice note to add to any Tennessee collection.--$125.SOLD

  537. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated cuff size Virginia.  The button has 70 % to 80 % bright gold gild - super sharp detail - "Extra Quality" backmark, and the shank is intact.  This was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property just North of New Market, VA.--$195.

  538. Model 1850, Federal Field & Staff Officer's sword in original, brass mounted metal scabbard.  The blade on this officer's sword was at some point in time plated and has residue of old plating remaining today.  The cast brass guard remains in nice condition with a good bit of original gold gilt still visible.  The grip remains very nice with original shark skin wrap and wire.  The metal scabbard remains in nice condition as well and also has residue of old plating.  Over the years, I have discovered that a good many Civil War guns and swords that were plated were on display in old GAR meeting halls and UCV meeting halls.  Their thinking apparently was, if we plate them, we won't have to keep cleaning them.  This is a very attractive sword and scabbard with the cut-out "US" in the guard.--$950.

  539. Very pretty excavated coat size Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Virginia Infantry camp on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  The button has nice detail, and a smooth chocolate brown patina with traces of gold gilt around the figures.  It has a "Horstmann and Allien" backmark with the shank intact.--$195.

  540. Absolutely beautiful excavated Coat size New York State Seal 3-piece Uniform button.  This was recovered on private property about 50 years ago from Gen. Hooker's camps near Tiftonia (near Chattanooga, TN.)--$48.

  541. Very nice condition, 1840 - 1860, pewter clamshell design, 8 1/2 inch powder flask.  This type powder flask is the exact pattern that many young Confederates left home carrying as they headed off to the Civil War in 1861.--$65.SOLD

  542. Huge Military Atlas that was originally published to accompany the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion.  The atlas has been reprinted several times and is an absolute must have in doing Civil War research.  Mine is so worn that some of the pages have become dis-attached.  This book was, at one point in time, fairly available to find, but in the last few years has become difficult to get.  This example remains in very nice condition.--$95.

  543. Just purchased out of a local Southern estate.  This is a folding BRASS double cavity bullet mold for a .32 cal. round ball, and also for a .32 cal. elongated projectile.  This mold would make projectiles correct for the .32 cal. Colt Pocket Model, or would fit any of the other .32 cal. Pocket size revolvers.--$125.

  544. Beautiful uncirculated condition State of North Carolina 1863 date $5. note.  This note was printed in Raleigh, and is serial number 4328.  Bright and vivid note that could hardly be any nicer.--$95.

  545. Beautiful condition excavated lead filled concentric ring "Artillery" rosette recovered about 20years ago from here at the Battle of Stones River.  I don't think that you could recover a nicer example than this one.--$75.SOLD

  546. Very pretty condition "COLT" marked double cavity bullet mold that goes with the .32 cal. Model 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver.  This would be a sweet display accessory for your pretty Colt Pocket Revolver.--$175.

  547. Excavated set of 3 Naval Grape - The larger balls are roughly 2 inches in diameter.  These were recovered on private property at Vicksburg, MS. many years ago.-- $65. for all three

  548. Long out of print - One of the relic hunter classic books detailing what Relic Hunting was REALLY like back in the very earliest days (and with lots of pictures of the finds).  This is "RELIC HUNTER - The field account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting" by Howard Crouch.  I guarantee this book will have you amped, and ready to go digging in the morning !!--$65.

  549. This new condition and very nice quality reproduction, Confederate Officer's grouping consisting of: 1) brass frame "Griswold like" Confederate revolver, 2) nice quality reproduction Confederate Officer's saber and scabbard, 3) complete Confederate belt rig consisting of leather saber belt, 2-piece interlocking CS buckle, revolver holster, leather percussion cap box, leather cartridge box, and leather over-the-shoulder support strap.  This excellent grouping of nice quality reproduction, Confederate Living History items has been donated to sell with proceeds going to Battle of Nashville Preservation.  The retail value of this grouping of material would be between $800 and $900.  Here is a bargain.--$495. for the entire group.  (And you will be supporting Battle of Nashville Preservation.)--SOLD

  550. Display containing two quite rare Confederate bullets.  These bullets were recovered from an 1862/1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  One of the bullets is a "dropped" Enfield with the rare "L-2" marking in the base (London -2nd Type), and the other projectile has a teat protruding out from the base of the cavity, and is often called by collectors a "Georgia Troop" - because more of these are recovered from the camps of Georgia Troops than anywhere else.--$48. for the pair of rare bullets and display case.

  551. Original twisted brown paper packet containing original Civil War musket percussion caps.  One of these packets of percussion caps were packaged with each brown factory wrapped package of 10 Civil War Minie Ball cartridges.  EVERY Civil War collection should have an original packet of musket percussion caps.--$48.

  552. Smokeingly beautiful excavated large size lead filled "U.S." cartridge boxplate recovered here at Stones River in the 1960s - before acid rain and before 50 more years of decay.  This boxplate is just FINE !!!--$225.

  553. SUPER RARE excavated .41 cal. VOLCANIC in excellent condition with self contained cork and brass cavity with propellant remaining completely intact.  Over the past 50 years I have recovered over 30,000 Civil War bullets - and have recovered only ONE of these !!  These are almost always recovered from CS sites.--$195.SOLD*

  554. Local "smokehouse find", circular, Federal Eagle breast plate with an aged patina on the face almost approaching an excavated brown patina.  The reverse has full lead, and both attachment loops remain intact.  This was without a doubt a local battlefield or campsite pick-up 150 years ago that ended up in the smokehouse.  You gotta love the patina the face of this plate has.--$225.

  555. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, vest size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse and a "Horstmann" backmark on the reverse.  This would be a very nice addition to any South Carolina collection.--$95.

  556. Excellent condition, blacksmith made, "scissor type" bullet mold for a single, .36 cal. pistol or musket ball.  The mold has a rich, aged patina and still works perfectly.--$85.

  557. .58 cal., triangular, socket bayonet correct to fit the Model 1855, all Springfield and contract rifled muskets Model 1861, and Model 1863 type 1 & 2 muskets.  The bayonet was an early battlefield pick-up here at Stones River and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina overall.--$150.

  558. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, Model 1851, cast-brass, Federal Cavalry Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from "Camp Stanley" here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which was the Army of the Cumberland's 1863 winter Cavalry camp following the Battle of Stones River.  Camp Stanley was named in honor of General David Stanley who was the Commander of Federal Cavalry here at Murfreesboro.  The plate has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail, and both the belt loop and attaching hook on the reverse remain intact as well as the belt keeper that hooked into the attaching keeper hook.  This was recovered many years ago and is about as nice as you could hope to recover.--$350.SOLD

  559. Very rare, double cavity, cast brass bullet mold for a "Sugar Loaf" style projectile.  This mold is approximately .48 cal. and would have been likely used with a "Country Rifle".  I have only recovered a few "Sugar Loaf" type projectiles, and every one that I have found has been from an early war Confederate camp.--$150.

  560. Beautiful condition scissor type cast brass double cavity bullet mold for a .36 cal. Country Rifle.  Many young Confederates left home for the Civil War carrying the family Rifle as that was all they had.  Within the first year of the Civil War these were all pretty much replaced by more conventional military weapons.  This is out of a local estate, and is in near perfect condition.--$95.

  561. Beautiful, archively framed portrait of General Ambrose E. Burnside, double matted and framed with a clipped, original Burnside autograph.  On the reverse is a "Beckett Letter of Authenticity" for the Burnside autograph.  This is framed with acid-free matting and light filtering glass and is ready to be hung in your office or relic room.--$225.SOLD

  562. Quite rare to find, non-excavated, .44 cal., Colt "Dragoon", double cavity, folding, iron bullet mold.  We have inserted two original battlefield excavated Colt projectiles for nice display.--$195.

  563. 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.

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

  565. Very sought after, original 1889 printing of Volume XXIV in all three parts.  This is the "Vicksburg" set and is without question loaded with research information that would result in some good relic hunting locations.--$125.

  566. Really pretty, non-excavated, coat size, "CSA", with Superior Quality backmark.  It has a rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze patina with shank intact and the correct "Superior Quality" backmark.--$250.SOLD

  567. Very nice artillery display containing five iron balls ranging from case shot to 6-pound size canister and 12 pound size canister ball, and finally a large Naval grape.--$75. for the entire display.

  568. Super rare and in drop-dead beautiful condition, original folding scissor type, cast brass bullet mold for the Confederate used, .69 cal., "Tower" bullet.  Early in the Civil War, the South traded cotton to England for .69 caliber Tower muskets in an attempt to arm Southern Infantry troops.  The massive, .69 cal., Towers bullets are recovered in early war Civil War sites such as Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Stones River, but by mid-1863, most of the .69 cal. muskets had been replaced by the .577 cal., 3-band, Enfield rifled muskets.  This example is the rarer, cone cavity variety and is out of Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, personal collection.  In almost 50 years, this is the most perfect condition, .69 cal., Towers bullet mold that I have seen.--$950.

  569. Quite rare, Model 1839, small oval, single hook pattern, lead-filled US waist belt plate on original white buff leather belt, together with an excellent condition, Federal leather percussion cap pouch.  The white buff leather belt remains in very nice condition with no breaks or weak spots and remains very pliable.  The small oval US buckle has an excellent face with a gently aging bronze patina.  The buckle has full lead in the reverse and both attachment hooks remain intact.  This belt rig is out of a local Middle Tennessee estate and was almost certainly Confederate used.  The US buckle is being worn "upside down" so as to read "SN" (Southern Nation).  We recover these small 1839 US plates almost exclusively from early war camps (both US and CS) and battles.  With this belt rig is a really nice condition regulation small leather Federal percussion cap pouch.  The box remains quite pliable with virtually no flaking at all.  The box is crisply marked "J. E. Condict - NEW YORK" on the inside flap, and has the original nipple pick, and several original percussion caps still in the box since the American Civil War.  The box retains both belt loops - closure tab - brass finial - original nipple pick - and several original percussion caps.  It is nicer than those in most museums.  This belt rig would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection (both US and CS).--$695.SOLD

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

  571. Quite scarce excavated "Long Tail" Confederate cavalry - Hall carbine projectile.  This is an excellent drop recovered from the camp of the 1st Confederate Cavalry located near the old academy at Unionville, TN.--$65.

  572. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated pair of Federal Enlistedman brass shoulder epaulets.  This pair of epaulets was purchased out of a Central Ohio estate sale and have numerous small dings and marks clearly indicating actual service.  Both epaulets remain complete with brass attachment tabs intact underneath each.--$325. for the pair.

  573. Nice condition excavated .58 cal. Springfield trianglar socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered over 40 years ago on private property here at Stones River.  It is rusty, of course, but has been nicely cleaned, and is ready for display.  It is complete to the very tip, and even has the lock ring still intact.  These days - it is a real rarity to recover one of these, and they are almost never in this nice condition.--$150.

  574. Excellent condition, uncirculated, Confederate 50 cent note dated February 17, 1864.  This note is serial number 6217.--$48.

  575. Very nice condition, near uncirculated, "T-69" Confederate $5 note dated February 17, 1864, and is serial number 94875.  This note literally appears to have never been folded.--$75.

  576. CDV of Federal General Philip H. Sheridan.  General Sheridan served with distinction in the west at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga and was then called back east where he commanded the Federal Cavalry at Yellow Tavern, Valley Campaigns of 1864, Third Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Creek, and Appomattox Campaign.--$95.SOLD

  577. 1864 date, State of Alabama, $50 note.  This note pictures an Indian Warrior on the lower left and the Alabama "Map on Oak Tree" in the lower right.  It was printed in Montgomery and shows clear evidence of actual circulation.  A "Montgomery" $50 Alabama note is a rarity to find.--$150.

  578. Civil War date, August 9, 1861, receipt from Providence Tool Company for 3 bundles of iron weighing 353 pounds.  It is very likely that this wrought iron during the Civil War was on its way to becoming muskets, sabers, or bayonets.  Providence Tool Company itself produced both muskets and sabers during the Civil War.--$45.

  579. Nice, crisp CDV of Major General George B. McClellan and his wife.  This image is backmarked, "R. W. Addis - Photographer - McClee's Gallery - 38 Penn. Ave. - Washington D.C."  On the face it is marked, "Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1863 by R. W. Addis".--$85.

  580. Beautiful condition, stamped brass, gold and silver gilted, "GAR" hat wreath.  This hat pin remains in perfect condition with the attachment pin still intact on the reverse.  This pin displays beautifully just as it is or could be put back on a GAR hat.--$65.

  581. Model 1840, Federal, Ames "N.C.O." (Non-Commissioned Officer) sword and scabbard.  The blade is clean, just beginning to darken with age and is marked, "1862 - US - ADK (Alias D. King) - Ames Mfg. Co."  The brass guard remains in perfect condition with a rich, deep, bronze/brown, never cleaned patina.  The leather scabbard is complete with no breaks or repairs but has a little surface flaking in areas.  This is considered by many to be the most desirable date N.C.O. that you can get.--$650.SOLD*

  582. Very nice condition group of three "Day Orders" for the 33rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers.  All three documents remain in very nice condition and are dated the second half of 1861.--$150 for all three.

  583. Quite scarce .58 cal. "Providence Tool Co." - 1863 date Model 1861 3-band contract rifled musket.  This musket shows clear signs of having really been carried A LOT.  The metal has a smooth dark, attic brown patina with lockplate markings of "Providence Tool Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1863".  The markings are all visible, but worn down quite a bit from use.  The wood shows lots of use as well with corners rounded and all the normal bumps and bruises of a carried weapon.  The inspector's cartouche is worn, but you can still faintly make it out.  It is missing the rear sling swivel and has a "home grown" rear site.  This is a good, honest rare contract Civil War musket that without question "Saw The Elephant".--$1,150.SOLD

  584. Very nice condition from life CDV of Lt. Col. Theodore Jones, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  This image is backmarked, "Griswold and Smith, Photographers - Johnson Bldg. - Columbus O."  This is a very nice Ohio officer CDV.--$95.

  585. Gorgious pair of excavated coat or shell jacket size gilted floral buttons.  These buttons were recovered many years ago from the "spring of 1863" camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, TN.  Both buttons are perfect, beautiful, and are displayed in a glass riker box.--$45. complete in display case.SOLD

  586. Original completely filled out Consolidated Morning Report Document for the 33rd Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry.  A scarce New York document in very nice framable condition.--$95.

  587. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Model 1850 Officer's sword belt plate with the integrally cast wreath.  The plate has nice detail and a nice, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina.  We have a correct belt keeper on hand for this buckle, and it is pictured above on the buckle.  We are going to offer the buckle itself without keeper, and also the buckle with correct keeper attached.--$315. without keeper or $350. with keeper.

  588. Nice, clear CDV of Federal General William Rosecrans.  This image is particularly relevant here at Stones River in that General Rosecrans commanded the Federal forces here at the Battles of Stones River.  His CDV is one that you do not encounter as often as many of the others.--$95.

  589. Regimental detail for duties at Camp Granger, July 22, 1861, for the 38th Regiment, New York State Volunteers.  All the camp guards and police for July 22, 1861, are detailed by name in this order.  This hand-written order is signed by R. F. Taylor, Col. commanding the Regiment.--$95.

  590. Very nice condition, cast brass, Model 1851 sword belt plate of Civil War issue on an original 1870's Indian War leather waist belt.  The belt remains soft and pliable and is marked, Watervliet Arsenal.  This would be the perfect belt rig if you happen to have an Indian War's Era jacket.--$495.

  591. Recent find in the attic of a Civil War Era Middle Tennessee home, original Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber.  The blade has a smooth, chocolate brown patina that literally has never been cleaned since the Civil War.  The brass guard has a rich, aged patina as well and the peculiarity of having one branch intentionally and perfectly removed for some reason, making this saber a two-branch guard Cavalry saber.  The original leather grip remains approximately 90% intact.  This would make a fantastic first Civil War saber for a young collector.--only $350.SOLD

  592. In 43 years, I can count on one hand the number of original Civil War Election "Pollbooks" that have come through the shop.  This example remains in very nice condition and is for Co. B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery.  The election was to be held on the 8th day of November, being the Tuesday next after the 1st Monday of November in the year 1864.  This artifact is especially relevant in this current year of election.--$275.

  593. Very attractive, $500 Confederate States of America Loan Bond, dated February 20, 1863.  The bond still has seven interest coupons remaining intact.  It was folded for many years and has been supported along one fold line.  This bond is serial number 11125 and pictures a Confederate on Pickett, sitting by a fire.  It will frame up beautifully.--$115.

  594. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cast brass, original Cavalry saber pommel cap.  This pommel cap would be correct for either an 1840 or an 1860 Civil War Cavalry saber.--$89.

  595. Beautiful condition Confederate Feb. 17, 1864 issue $20. note picturing the State Capitol at Nashville, TN.  This note is a rarity in that it has the red Confederate Treasury Dept. stamp in the lower left corner of the reverse of the note.  Only a very rare few notes have this.  This note is serial number "57312", and is in near uncirculated condition.--$125.SOLD

  596. Nice bust shot image of a Federal Officer (likely from Kentucky) taken at "J. C. Elrod's Gallery - 409 Main Street - Louisville, KY."  This is a Kentucky photographer that you rarely see.--$85.

  597. Very attractive bust shot C.D.V. of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A.  This image has a plain reverse with no photographer's stamp.  It's a good solid Reb image.--$150.

  598. Very rare Confederate preprinted ordnance document from Guinas Station, VA. dated April 15, 1863.  The document pretains to food and soap for Ramsiur's Brigade at Guinas Station, VA.  Guinas Station, VA. is most famous for being the site where Stonewall Jackson died.--$250.

  599. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, US Oval cartridge box plate.  The attachment loops on this plate are 2 5/8 inches apart.  This plate has a rare "E. Gaylord" backmark.  If you have a Federal cartridge box missing the box plate, this plate will nicely complete your cartridge box.--$295.

  600. Excellent condition, WAR DATE (March 1, 1864), State of Florida $5 note printed out of Tallahassee, FL.  This is an absolutely beautiful note with a standing Indian (probably a Seminole).  This note is serial number 5175 and appears to be uncirculated or very close to it.--$295.

  601. Drop-dead beautiful, hand-me-down, non-excavated, large size, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has a nice, never cleaned, near chocolate patina on the face with full lead and all three attachment hooks intact on the reverse.  If you have an extra Civil War Era black leather waist belt, here is the perfect US buckle to go with it.--$275.

  602. Very nice condition, solid cast brass bullet mold for a .45 caliber "country rifle" projectile.  Country rifles were carried from home by many young Confederates when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861.  We rarely find country rifle projectiles in Confederate camps any later than 1863 because of issue of more standard weapons.  This mold still operates perfectly and would yet mold bullets today.--$195.

  603. Extremely rare to recover, excavated, single cavity bullet mold for the .50 caliber Smith carbine.  This bullet mold is out of the nationally known Civil War author, Charlie Harris's, collection.  Although excavated, it remains in very nice condition and will open and close with ease.  This would be a fine compliment to display with your Smith carbine or to add to your Civil War excavated artifact collection.--$395.

  604. Absolutely beautiful, non-excavated, Model 1850 Officer's Eagle sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths.  Although non-excavated, this buckle has an aged chocolate patina rivaling many excavated examples.  It has crisp detail and nice wear marks around the hook, indicating lots of actual field service.  It has such a beautiful, chocolate patina that the plate would nicely fit into either an excavated or non-excavated Civil War artifact collection.--$375.

  605. Here is an incredibly RARE item to excavate.  This is a complete recovered cast brass "EAGLEHEAD" Civil War Officer's spur.  This very rare spur was recovered from one of Gen. N. B. Forrest's 1863 C. S. Cavalry winter camps located near Spring Hill, TN.  The spur clearly appears to have been worn on the left boot.  When was the last time that you saw one of these dug !!!--$595.

  606. Very nice condition, $5 Arkansas Treasury Warrant.  This note is dated January 21, 1863, and is especially rare in that the note is printed on "Bank of the State of Arkansas - Little Rock" notes on the reverse.  It is serial number 4089 and remains in very near uncirculated condition.--$150.

  607. Small leather Federal percussion cap pouch.  This pouch has both belt loops, closure tab, brass finial, and inner flap all remaining intact.  The box is marked on the inside flap, "Lewiston, ME - 1862".  Only a very few makers of Civil War percussion cap boxes dated them.  This cap box remains pliable, and still has several percussion caps present on the inside.--$195.

  608. Quite rare, State of Arkansas, war date note (January 6, 1864).  This note is complete with strong edges, but does appear to be lightly circulated.  It has the Arkansas State Seal pictured on the left-hand side of the note.--$150.SOLD*

  609. Very nice condition, original Centennial edition from the "Nashville Tennessean".  One hundred years ago, Battle of Nashville, the end came on Shy's Hill.  This particular paper is dated Sunday, December 6, 1964.  This issue has an in-depth breakdown of the Battle of Nashville along with a full page, color map that I have personally used many times in relic hunting at the Battle of Nashville.  Also found in the same old house, a 50-year-old Kurtz & Allison print of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas.  The print has aged to an attractive, cream/tan color and will frame nicely for your relic room.--$38 plus shipping for both items.

  610. Very nice condition, complete, Model 1858, smooth type, Civil War canteen with nice condition butternut cover, original stopper, and original linen sling still intact.  There appears to be soldier's initials around the pewter spout cut in with a pen knife.--$425.

  611. Militia style, tin drum canteen, 5 inches in diameter, and 1 1/2 inches in width.  The canteen has a single belt loop attachment on the reverse.  I have always heard that small type canteens like this one often carried whiskey rather than water.  This is out of a deep South estate and was very likely Confederate carried.--$295.

  612. Very nice condition, February 17, 1864, "T66" Confederate $50 note picturing President Jefferson Davis in the center.  This note has nice pink color and is serial number 65762.  The note appears to be uncirculated or very near to it.  In addition, this note has the red "Department of Treasury" stamp in the lower left.--$125.

  613. Original, very nice condition, Confederate States of America newspaper.  This is the Friday, July 12, 1861, issue of "The Daily Journal - Wilmington, North Carolina".  Content is quite varied, including numerous medical miracle drugs and quite a number of "arms" for sale, including Smith & Wesson, Allen & Wheelock, pistols with bowie attached, and Maynard rifles all offered for cash.  With this newspaper, you are reading exactly the same news that a citizen would have been in 1861.--$125.

  614. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) Officer's button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt remaining with the shank intact on the reverse and is backmarked, "Horstmann and Allien - NY".--$95.

  615. Very ornate, October 10, 1862, State of Louisiana $5 note.  This note was printed in Baton Rouge and has a very ornate, symbolic scene in the center and a mother Pelican feeding her young on the left-hand side (just like on the Louisiana buttons and Louisiana waist belt buckle).  The note remains in solid, crisp condition but does have a little chipping on the upper left corner.--$75.

  616. Two beautiful condition, excavated, rare Confederate bullets recovered on private property near Shiloh.  One of the bullets is a .69 cal., 3-ring "Belgian" Minie, and the second projectile is a dropped, Confederate, .69 cal. Towers.  Both projectiles are excellent examples.--$78 for both.SOLD

  617. Nice, clear, war date, Brady/Anthony New York CDV of Federal Major General Nathaniel P. Banks.  Brady images are among the more sought after Civil War photographers.--$95.SOLD

  618. Extremely rare, College Hill Arsenal, Confederate Foot Officer's sword and original scabbard.  The sword has a nice, clean blade with faint traces of original Confederate engraving.  The cast brass Foot Officer's guard remains in perfect condition with a never-cleaned, rich, aged, bronze patina.  The leather grip remains in nice condition as well, but we feel it may have had the leather restored during the 1960's era.  The original scabbard remains with the sword with no breaks or weak spots and all brass mounts intact.  This would be a museum quality addition to any Civil War Confederate collection.--$7,950.

  619. Extremely rare, scissor type, Confederate used, .65 cal., Hanoverian bullet mold.  This rare mold remains in perfect condition and is out of the personal collection of Civil War author, Charlie Harris.  It will be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$395.

  620. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, Eagle "A" (Artillery) with Horstmann backmark and 100% bright gold gilt.--$25.

  621. Beautiful condition (near uncirculated), Confederate, February 17, 1864, (horses pulling the cannon) $10 note.  The most interesting thing about this note is that it appears to have two different serial numbers on the same note (20951 at one location and 30951 at another location.--$75.SOLD

  622. Confederate tin drum canteen with original linen strap.  The canteen measures 6 3/4 inches by 2 inches.  It has all three sling strap holders intact as well as the tin spout and cork stopper.  There appears to be some soldier initials in old brown ink on the linen sling.--$795.

  623. Excavated, 2-piece, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with the rusty iron reverse still intact.  It was recovered from General Lucius Polk's 1862 - 1863 winter Brigade camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This button was recovered only a couple of days ago.--$85.

  624. Beautiful condition, uncirculated "Lucy Pickens" Confederate $100 note.  This is the February 17, 1864, issue note with the standing Confederate soldier pictured on the lower left and Lucy Pickens in the center.  This note is a T-65 and is serial number 51894.--$150.

  625. Beautifully ornate, $5 note from "The Bank of East Tennessee - Knoxville".  This note is dated January 1, 1855, and is in near uncirculated condition.  It is serial number 1421.--$150.SOLD

  626. 1/6th plate, fully cased, Ambrotype of a Union soldier.  He is seated and wearing a 9-button frock coat.  The image remains in nice condition with good clarity and hardly any flaking at all.--$150.

  627. Very attractive and quite rare to find in complete condition, 1/9th plate, ornate black thermoplastic photograph case.  This is an "Improved Union Case" by "S. Peck & Company".  The case comes complete with patriotic brass matting and glass.  The brass matting bears the logo, "The Union Now and Forever.--$150.

  628. Very attractive condition, T39, Confederate $100 note with "straight steam" coming out of the locomotive.  This note is serial number 31885 and is dated August 12, 1862.  The note is only lightly circulated with good, strong edges.--$125.

  629. Very attractive, Model 1850, Federal Field & Staff Officer's sword and original leather scabbard.  The blade has darkened with age, but you can still clearly see the full engraving on both sides of the blade.  The blade is marked, "Iron Proof" on the top which indicates that it is a German contract and imported.  The cast-brass guard has the classic staff cut out "US" and a beautiful, rich, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina overall.  The grip retains full Ray Skin wrap and three strand wire.  The sword remains in its original leather scabbard, but the brass top mount and the brass drag have been lost somewhere over the last 150 years.  This Field and Staff Officer's sword shows clear evidence of actual use and will be a very nice addition to someone's Civil War collection.--$895.

  630. Very nice condition, February 17, 1864, "T66" Confederate $50 note picturing President Jefferson Davis in the center.  This note has nice pink color and is serial number 57355.  The note appears to be uncirculated or very near to it.--$125.

  631. Very attractive "T-43" Confederate $2. note depicting the "South Striking The North" with green overprint.  The note is circulated, but remains complete and sound, and is a note that is becoming rarer to see available.--$89.

  632. Very ornate, March of 1863, $5 State of Louisiana mid-Civil War note.  I am unsure of the meaning of the graphics in the center of the note, but it appears to be a warrior with his foot on an Eagle's neck, holding the Eagle down, with a drawn sword about to run through a young lady on the ground.  This note was issued out of Shreveport, Louisiana, on March 10, 1863.--$75.

  633. Very pretty condition, 1855 date, Bank of East Tennessee/Knoxville $5 note.  This note is serial number 445 and is one that you do not often see.--$125.SOLD

  634. Very nice, lightly circulated condition, Confederate Feb. 17, 1864 $20. Dollar note picturing the State Capitol in Nashville, TN.  This note has crisp detail and just enough wear to show that it was actually circulated.--$89.

  635. Nice clear, full standing pose CDV of Private David B. Parsels of Co. F, 107th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry.  This photograph was taken by J. E. Canfield and appears to be an early war photograph.--$75.

  636. Excavated soldier's pocket mirror that was hand crafted by folding a brass back around a portion of a broken pocket mirror.  The brass back has initials carved on the reverse.  This artifact was recovered from a Confederate camp located near Tunnel Hill, Georgia, by Dr. Rees Buttram about 40 years ago.  The brass back is about the weight of a stamped brass Confederate buckle, and it is possible that the Confederate soldier might have used a stamped brass Confederate buckle to form the back of his mirror.  This is a very cool excavated soldier's personal item that was very meaningful to the Confederate soldier in the field.--$75.SOLD

  637. 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.SOLD

  638. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size Eagle "R" (Rifleman) button.  This button retains literally 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Waterbury/Extra Button Co."  The shank remains perfectly intact.--$95.

  639. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, three piece, New York Staff button.  This button was recovered from General Joe Hooker's New York Infantry camps located in Wauhatchie Valley near Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The face has crisp detail, a chocolate brown patina, and nice gold gilt.--$48.SOLD

  640. Extremely rare, excavated, 1788 (as best as I can tell), "Connecticut Copper".  This is the oldest American produced coin that I have ever had to offer for sale.  Detail is only fair, but considering that this coin is 231 years old and spent the last 150 years underground, I suspect it is in about as nice condition as one could hope for.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina with just a little green, and displays very nicely.--$85.

  641. Very nice condition, $3 Texas Treasury Warrant note that was authorized December 15, 1863, but was not printed and issued until February 10, 1865.  The note remains in excellent, near uncirculated condition.--$89.

  642. Very rare, Confederate Central Government, T-26, Confederate $10 note with the solid red "XX" overprint.  This note remains in excellent, near uncirculated condition.--$195.

  643. Very nice condition, 1840 - 1860 era, 8 inch brass powder flask.  These were often carried from home to the Civil War by young Confederate recruits early in the war.  This example remains in nice condition with an attractive, aged patina.--$75.

  644. Nice condition, regulation, large size, US oval, lead-filled waist belt plate on original black leather waist belt with brass adjustor remaining perfectly intact.  This was likely worn by an Ohio Infantry soldier as it recently was purchased at a Central Ohio estate sale.  The buckle itself remains in beautiful condition with a rich, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina.  The reverse has full lead and all three attachment hooks intact.  The belt itself remains pliable with no breaks or weak spots and will be a fine addition to someone's collection.--$550.

  645. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Local, North Carolina State Seal.  This button was recovered from a Confederate camp on private property near Fayetteville, North Carolina.  It is solid as a rock with a smooth, chocolate brown patina and shank intact.  There is one very lightly pushed area that keeps the button from being 100% spectacular, but it is still a very pretty North Carolina, coat size Confederate Local.--$125.SOLD

  646. Absolutely beautiful condition pair of coat size, super rare, Confederate Officer buttons (CS41A).  These two Confederate Officer buttons were turned into cuff links following the war and were purchased at a Mobile, Alabama, estate sale about 30 years ago.  Each button retains 90+% original bright gold gilt.  Each of these uniform buttons would sell for well over $2,000 if they had been left in their original state as buttons.  Now as a pair, and both in stunning condition--$1,950. for both.

  647. Uncommonly nice condition saber bayonet in its original leather sheath, correct for the Remington Zouave rifle.  The blade remains sparkling bright without even one hint of rust or darkening.  The heavy cast brass guard remains perfect as well and has a nice, untouched, bronze patina.  The original leather scabbard is complete and in nice condition, but the stitched seam has opened up in areas.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Remington Zouave rifle.--$395.

  648. Excellent condition, non-excavated, heavy cast brass, single-cavity bullet mold for making "country rifle" type bullets.  Many young Confederates, when they first left home for the Civil War in 1861, left home carrying the family country rifle, and in many cases, were forced to field mold ammunition for these "brought from home" weapons.  We have recovered "country rifled" type bullets from Confederate camps dating at least to the end of 1863.  This is a quite heavy brass bullet mold and has enough brass to make at least two or three CSA rectangle buckles.--$175.SOLD

  649. Civil War date, Bank of West Tennessee, $20 note.  This note is dated September 6, 1861, and has beautiful graphics of a steamboat going down the Mississippi River.  The note remains in excellent condition and has a small hole where it was "cut-canceled".  If you are a Civil War collector from West Tennessee, this would be a very nice addition to your collection.--$125.SOLD

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

  651. Fresh out of a Central Illinois estate, Model 1873, 45 - 70 caliber, "trap door", Springfield rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip and remains just as it has been for many, many years.  With the rifle, comes an original, triangular, socket bayonet complete with a partial leather scabbard.  This old trap door rifle remains absolutely untouched with tiny specks of paint where the rooms in which it was stored have been painted several times over the years.  This is an historic, old, untouched, Model 1873, Springfield trap door.--$850.

  652. Quite scarce, and in very nice condition, original, large size, lead-filled, puppy paw hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate with a portion of the original, leather belt.  This US belt buckle and partial belt was purchased many years ago from an estate sale in New Hampshire.  The lead-filled US belt buckle has a tiny "NH" carved into the lead on the reverse.  This is a very nice artifact and would be a great addition to any Civil War collection.--$325.

  653. Very, very rare, 206-year-old newspaper from Georgetown, District of Columbia, and dated October 20, 1813.  This newspaper is titled, "Federal Republican and Commercial Gazette".  The ads in this newspaper are truly eye-opening.  For example, "$50 reward for runaway near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  A Negro slave who calls himself, Bill, about 5' 6" or 7" high, rather of a lighter complexion than the generality of blacks -- extremely awkward and ungraceful in his address and particularly his walk, and has a wild, suspicious stare when approached."  There are many more ads of this nature pertaining to slave runaways.--$95.

  654. One excavated sword belt plate keeper and one sword belt adjuster buckle.  These artifacts were all recovered from one of John Hunt Morgan's 1863 winter Confederate cavalry camps near Liberty, Tennessee.  All are in nice condition, with no breaks or cracks.--$45.

  655. Nice 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.

  656. Very attractive, 1840 - 1860 era, "hanging game", brass, 8 inch powder flask.  This flask was made by American Flask and Cap Company and shows clear signs of actually being carried.  The spring to the top measuring device is still strong and works perfectly.--$95.

  657. 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.

  658. Absolutely flawless, beautiful, non-excavated, great coat size, Federal Eagle "C" (Cavalry) button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank perfect and intact and rare "Treble Gilt" backmark.--$89.

  659. Absolutely flawless perfect, great coat size, gilted, Federal Eagle "D" (Dragoon) uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank perfect and intact, and is backmarked, "Mintzer - Phila."--$175.

  660. Quite rare and very attractive, 8 inch, "basket weave", copper powder flask.  This flask dates the 1840 - 1860 era, has intricate detail, and a gently aging patina.  Many collectors have historically believed this to be one of the most attractive pattern antique powder flasks.--$95.SOLD

  661. A recent recovery from private property here at Stones River just down the road from the shop.  Beautiful, snow-white, dropped, triangle base, Confederate used, .69 cal., French projectile.  This has always been one of my favorite bullets to recover; the triangle cavity is so distinctive.--$38.

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

  663. 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.

  664. Nice, complete, small leather Federal percussion cap pouch.  The leather remains pliable with closure tab and brass finial intact as well as both belt loops on the reverse.  The box still contains a number of original percussion caps inside.--$175.

  665. Just brought in by a local family, a T-20 CSA Confederate note, dated September 2, 1861, serial number 545, with Alexander Stephens pictured in the lower left, and, in the center, Industry, Cupid, and Beehive.  The note is lightly circulated but remains complete with good, strong edges.--$85.

  666. Very pretty, non-excavated, crossed sabers, regulation, Federal, Cavalry hatpin.  The face has a nice, uncleaned, bronze/brown patina, and the reverse has two of the four brass attachment loops still intact.  The pin displays beautifully.--$295.

  667. Complete Model 1851 N.C.O. leather waist belt with the original brass keeper, and brass adjuster hook on the other end.  Perfect if you have a nice non-excavated Model 1851 cast brass eagle sword belt plate to put with it.  The belt has one weak spot reenforced from the back, but is solid and pliable otherwise--$195.SOLD

  668. Civil War Discharge and Pay Voucher dated March 12, 1862 for Private Edwin Teal.  Teal served from Jan.1, 1862 until  March 12, 1862.  He was discharged due to disability.  Private Teal was in Co. "B" - 4th New York Cavalry Regiment.  There are two documents.--$45. for both

  669. Virtually drop dead beautiful MINT large size "puppy-paw" U.S. oval waist belt plate on it's original mint unissued brown buff leather belt.  This belt rig was no nicer 150 years ago than it is today !!--$695.

  670. Very interesting, hand-written letter from L. W. Webb who was the Official Auditor of the State of Virginia CONFEDERATE Senate written to a friend from the CONFEDERATE "Hall of the Convention" in Alexandria, Virginia, December 12, 1864.  This is actually a quite rare document in that it was written from the Convention Hall and is Civil War dated.--$125.

  671. "1861" date brass handle saber bayonet and scabbard (the leather scabbard is broken at two places) but is all there and displays nicely, and is correct for the Remington Zouave rifled musket.  The blade has an attractive - gently aging grey-brown patina, and is marked "1861 - Collins and Co. - Hartford, Conn."  The bayonet and scabbard displays very nicely just as it is, or the leather scabbard could definitely be restored.  Here is a GREAT buy on a saber bayonet that you very seldom see.--$325.

  672. 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 here at Stones River.  It was no doubt picked up on the field after the battle and ended up out in the barn.  It is 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.--$175.

  673. 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 here.--$195.

  674. 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.

  675. Pair of Civil War Era Victorian Age ladies in classic 1850 - 1860 "off-shoulder" gowns.  I believe that these two ladies are likely sisters in that they have similar facial traits.  Both gowns are exquisite.  One of the images is backmarked, "J.W. Molton - Artist - 214 Essex St. - Salem, Mass".  The other is backmarked, "C. Seaver, Jr. - Photographer - 27 Tremont Rd. - Boston".--BOTH IMAGES--$48.

  676. Beautiful collection of carved and whittled projectiles recovered by my old hunting buddy, Wayne Tucker, from Confederate camps  on private property in and around Mobile, Alabama.  There are a total of 54 projectiles nicely displayed in a glass face walnut display case.  There are hundreds of hours of hard relic hunting represented in this display case.--$250.

  677. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US oval arrow-hook waist belt plate.  This buckle has a pleasing, aged patina on the face, nice body curve, full lead in the reverse, and all three attachment hooks perfectly intact.  They don't get much nicer than this one.--$275.

  678. Original, smooth type, Model 1858, Civil War canteen with complete butternut cover as well as the original stopper and chain.  It is becoming rarer and rarer to find Civil War canteens with their wool covers remaining intact.--$250.SOLD

  679. Very pretty original regulation issue Federal Infantry enlistedman's belt rig inclding the large size lead filled arrow hook U.S. oval waist belt plate on the original Federal black harness leather waist belt with the original brass belt adjuster still intact.  With this belt rig came a pretty condition and quite rare pattern Federal small leather percussion cap pouch.  The cap pouch is in very nice condition with caps still inside, and also the musket nipple pick is still inside.  What makes this cap pouch special is that it has the large "U.S." stamp on the outside flap of the box.-- Belt rig complete with U.S. buckle and cap pouch included.--$750.  Original U.S. buckle on belt, but WITHOUT leather percussion capbox.-- $595.  Original U.S. cap pouch with large "U.S." mark, nipple pick still inside, and original caps still inside.--$195.

  680. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate Officer "CSA" button.  This is a CS81-B in Albert, the reverse is backmarked "Superior Quality," and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$225.

  681. Very attractive, excavated, chocolate brown, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This was recovered several years ago on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  The lead was chipping out in a couple of areas on the reverse and has been stabilized.  Many years ago, it was reasonably common to recover a breast plate, but it is quite a rarity to find one these days.--$165.

  682. Very nice condition CDV with waist-up pose of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard.  This CDV has a quite rare "Brady's National Portrait Gallery" backmark.--$195.

  683. Small display containing an excavated Enfield musket tompion with part of the cork still intact, together with a hand-made soldier's lead poker chip marked with an "X" (meaning 10).  These items were both recovered by Kenny Banks from 1863 winter camps of Hardee's Corp. Army of Tennessee located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$65 for the entire display.SOLD*

  684. Very nice condition, $50 Civil War Confederate Loan document.  The document is dated March 10, 1863.  This loan bond was actually issued and is serial number 2537, and the last interest coupon redeemed was January 1, 1865.  This is a very nice piece of Confederate and Civil War history and will frame beautifully.--$150.

  685. Very nice condition, straight razor of the typical ones used in the Civil War.  Markings on this straight razor, however, suggest this example dates about 1890.  Still, it displays very nicely in a camp scene display.--$25.

  686. War date Civil War letter (June 6, 1863) written from a father to his daughter.  The father is in Chicago attending a National Medical Conference, and he is writing his daughter back in Philadelphia, PA.  The letter is written in old brown ink and gives general news of the father's visit to Chicago for the National Medical Conference.  The letter remains in its original, stamped envelope and is in very nice condition.--$25.SOLD

  687. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, Confederate droop-wing Eagle Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps located around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, brown patina with no dents and slight traces of gold gilt.  The reverse has the typical Confederate local depressed channel, and the iron shank remains perfectly intact.  This would be a quality addition to any Confederate collection.--$225.

  688. Very pretty, excavated, "1863" date, "Army and Navy" patriotic token.  It has crisp detail, a smooth, chocolate patina overall, and an easily legible 1863 date.--$38.SOLD

  689. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Federal die-struck brass "French Horn" Infantry hat insignia.  This insignia remains in perfect condition with crisp detail and both attachment loops remaining intact on the reverse of the pin.--$95.

  690. Excellent condition, March 3, 1863 issue, 3 cent United States fractional currency.  George Washington is pictured in the center.--$65.

  691. Group of four Civil War/Victorian Era ladies.  Three of the four pictures are ambrotypes, two of which are ruby.  There is one tintype.  These images go from a young five-year-old girl to a 30-ish lady, and then to two elderly ladies.  I find the style of their clothing very interesting.  All four images--$125.

  692. Very nice condition group of four Civil War documents pertaining to John Harner.  The documents consist of one military appointment document, two discharges, and one Treasury Dept. document.  John Harner was a member of Co. G, 4th Regiment, US Cavalry for most of the duration of the war.  John Harner, along with his regiment, was at one time posted here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and also participated in both Battles of Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864, and Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864.  All four documents remain in good condition, are easily legible, and will frame up beautifully.  For all four documents--$295.

  693. Just in out of the local area, .69 cal., Model 1842, 3-band, percussion, Springfield musket.  The metal remains clean, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - US - 1853 - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has an 1852 date.  The action remains crisp and strong and locks firmly at both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition with the soldier's initials "H. T." cut into the left-hand side opposite the lockplate.  This is a very representative weapon that both Union and Confederate soldiers extensively carried during the early years of the Civil War.--$1,450.

  694. Fresh out of a Florida estate sale, Federal Model 1840, N.C.O. (Non-commissioned Officer) sword in original scabbard.  The sword has a bright, clean blade marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - 1864 - US".  The brass guard remains in excellent condition with some aged, bronze/brown patina remaining in recessed areas.  The leather scabbard remains complete with the brass top mount intact, but the brass drag has dropped off somewhere along the way.  These are fairly easy to locate for replacement.--$495.

  695. Model 1851, brown buff leather, Cavalry belt rig.  These type belt rigs were extensively used by both Union and Confederate Cavalry in the American Civil War.  This belt rig was purchased many years ago out of an Alabama estate sale.  It remains very pliable with one of the original leather sword drops still remaining intact.  The cast brass, Model 1851 sword belt plate has a smooth, brown, aged patina with the three piece German silver wreath remaining completely intact.  Considering this belt rig was purchased out of an Alabama estate many years ago, it is extremely likely that it saw Confederate service.  The belt remains complete with no breaks or weak spots.--$750.

  696. Rare stereo card of a "Rice - Raft" with black plantation hands floating rice straw down the creek headed for Charleston.  Rice and rice straw was one of South Carolina's most valuable productions during the Civil War Era.  For over 200 years, there have been prolific rice fields all along the low land reaches of South Carolina.--$95.

  697. Very nice condition, March 1863, Confederate $50 Bond.  This bond was actually issued and interest coupons redeemed until the war's end, and the next available coupon was July 1865, and of course there was no need to go to the Treasurer's Office at this date as the war was over, and the Confederate Bond was worthless.  This bond will frame up beautifully.--$125.

  698. Very nice lightly circulated condition Confederate Central Gov't. issue $10. note dated "APRIL 6. 1863, and picturing the State Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina.  The reverse has pretty blue-green graphics.--$85.

  699. Very nice condition April 6, 1863 date Confederate $20. note which pictures the State Capitol in Nashville, TN. and has Alexander Stevens (the Confederate Vice-President) pictured on the front in the lower right hand corner.It has a pretty green-blue motif on the reverse.--$85.

  700. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, 3-piece Mobile Cadet uniform button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Scovill Mfg Co/Waterbury".  This button is believed to date around 1871, because that is when the Mobile Cadets were reconstituted after Alabama was readmitted into the Union.  The button has a wide lock ring indicating it was likely manufactured after the Civil War rather than before.  There are, however, collectors who believe this button to possibly date Civil War Era.--$95.SOLD

  701. Quite rare to find, a full length seated view of a Confederate soldier.  The image has nice clarity and is out of a Maryville, Tennessee estate.--$275.

  702. Very nice condition, Model 1851, cast brass sword belt plate on original brown buff leather sword belt.  The buckle remains in beautiful condition with full silver wreaths intact.  The brown buff belt also remains in nice condition with the brass sword hanger remaining intact.  This is a quality Cavalry beltrig that would be a very nice addition to any collection.--$650.

  703. Quite rare, March 1860 check from "E. Remington & Sons" Arms Company, Ilion Bank, New York, signed by none other than Eliphalet Remington himself.  This will make a beautiful compliment to display with your Remington revolver or rifle.--$75.

  704. Quite rare, Civil War date (August 27, 1861), receipt from Providence Tool Company for the purchase of one bar of Zagnall iron weighing 225 pounds.  It is very likely that this iron would be used for the manufacture of muskets and sabers for the American Civil War as Providence Tool Company had contracts for both.--$48.

  705. Good, solid, Civil War enlistedman's leather Cavalry Saber Knot.  It is very difficult to find one of these in decent condition and not missing most of the tassels.  This example remains very pliable and will very easily mount back on a Civil War Cavalry saber for display.  Most of the tassels remain intact, but some of the tassels have a portion of the ends broken off.  It would, however, display very nicely on a Civil War Cavalry saber and be an excellent compliment to it.--$175.

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

  707. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, vest size, South Carolina State Seal uniform buttons.  The button faces are all perfect with 100% bright, gold gilt.  The buttons have a "Horstmann & Allien - New York" backmark with shanks perfectly intact.  You could not hope to find more perfect examples.--$125 each, or 3 for $300.

  708. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, Officer pattern, solid cast brass Eagle sword belt plate.  On this style Officer pattern sword belt plate, the wreaths are integrally cast as part of the buckle.  This example has the medium width attachment hook on the reverse and has an attractive, never cleaned, rich, aged, bronze patina overall.--$395.

  709. Very nice condition, non-excavated, early pattern, puppy-paw hook, large size, lead-filled, US Oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has a nice aged patina on the face with full lead and both puppy-paw hooks and main hook intact on the reverse.  This example is nice enough to go back on a belt.--$325.

  710. Quite rare to recover - excavated set of keepers for the four-piece, Model 1841, Mississippi Rifleman buckle.  These were recovered by Kenny Banks from 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate Infantry camps located around Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$48. for the pair.SOLD

  711. Quite rare and nice example excavated CS26B coat size Confederate staff officer button.  This rare button was recovered by Kenny Banks about 20 years ago from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps around Tullahoma, TN.  In one of these camps alone Kenny and I recovered over 65 marked Confederate manufactured buttons and 16 Confederate manufactured plates.  This pretty button has gold gilt in the recessed areas on the face, and gold gilt in the channel on the reverse.  This is a sweetheart of a CS button with even the iron shank intact on the reverse.--$250.

  712. Excavated, circular, Federal, Eagle breastplate recovered by Kenny Banks from a Union camp following the Battle of Stones River.  The plate has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with full lead and both loops intact on the reverse.--$165.SOLD

  713. 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.

  714. Nice, clear, wartime CDV of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  This image has the rare backmark of "G. W. Minnis - Photographic Gallery - Richmond VA".--$195.

  715. Very attractive, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, "SNY" (State of New York) waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 30 years ago from private property near Cold Harbor, Virginia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with full lead and all three hooks present on the reverse.  This plate would make an excellent addition to any collection.--$895.

  716. Very nice condition, complete Model 1851, brown buff, Cavalry saber belt rig.  The brown buff belt remains strong and pliable with no breaks or repairs.  The sword belt plate is in beautiful condition with complete silver wreath and is the rare pattern with raised rays totally encircling the plate.  Additionally, both leather saber drops remain intact as well.  This rig is nice enough to easily go on a mannequin.--$975.SOLD

  717. Mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, "C.S.A.", Confederate officer's button.  This button retains near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse, and backmarked "Superior Quality".--$250.

  718. Very nice condition, excavated, .58 cal., Confederate "tall base" 3-ring Minie.  This rare projectile was recovered from 1863 Confederate camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$25.

  719. Very attractive, Model 1864, .58 cal., Federal cartridge box with embossed US on the outside flap.  This cartridge box remains complete and pliable with both cartridge tins remaining intact inside.  With this cartridge box is an over-the-shoulder leather sling that was purchased and carried in 1963 for the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  On the sling is a beautiful condition, original, circular, Federal Eagle breastplate.  This cartridge box and sling displays beautifully and at a very reasonable price.--$650.

  720. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  The button retains 90% bright gold gilt on the face and has a Waterbury Scovill backmark on the reverse with the shank remaining intact.  This is an excellent coat size Federal Cavalry button.--$75.

  721. Very nice condition, 1960's era excavated, lead-filled, large size, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This is an early war letter pattern, excavated plate and has been cleaned up a bit as was a fad during the 1960's time period.  The plate is so nice that it could almost pass as non-excavated, but from the reverse, you can clearly see it is indeed an excavated plate.  Just an extra nice quality excavated plate recovered over 50 years ago from private property near Shiloh.--$195.SOLD

  722. Excavated Minie Ball in a walnut size knot of wood.  This bullet in wood was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$48.SOLD

  723. 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.

  724. This is an absolute soldier work of art.  It is the Eagle carefully and perfectly carved out of a Jeff Davis hat pin.  You won't see over one of these this nice recovered in a 10 year period.--$250.

  725. 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.

  726. Regulation, black leather, Federal Civil War Enlistedman's US waist belt rig with original percussion cap box still intact.  The waist belt remains soft and pliable with no breaks or weak spots.  The buckle has a nice uncleaned, aged patina with all attaching hooks remaining intact.  Original Civil War percussion caps are still in the cap box.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice example of a typical Federal Enlistedman's waist belt rig.--$650.

  727. Very nice condition, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet originally issued with .69 cal., Model 1816 muskets that were converted to percussion using the Maynard priming system by Remington.  The bayonet will also fit .69 cal., Model 1842 muskets, and I have gotten in directly from families, Model 1842 hand-me-down muskets with this bayonet on the musket.--$195.

  728. Quite rare, young Mexican War Era, General Robert E. Lee.  This is a nice, crisp image with a "Charles D. Fredericks & Co. - New York" backmark.--$295.

  729. 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.

  730. Very attractive, Federal enlistedman's regulation US oval waist beltrig with large size US buckle and percussion capbox with some original wool left inside.  The US buckle has a beautiful, rich, never cleaned, aged, bronze/brown patina and is the "arrow hook" variety.  This beltrig is out of a Central Illinois estate sale.--$595 complete.

  731. This is a bullet mold that you seldom see offered for sale.  It is a "COLT" marked .28 cal. double cavity for the Colt "Root" revolver.  If you have a nice Colt Root - here is your chance to add a correct bullet mold to your display.  You won't see this one very often.--$350.

  732. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Missouri State Seal Officer's button.  This is a M0205A3 in Tice and is exactly the same strike and backmark as the Missouri buttons recovered by Meigs Brainard and Bill Gurley from the Arkansas camp of Mosby Parson's Missourians.  This button could not be a nicer example with 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.--$450.

  733. Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal Cavalry Officer Eagle "C" button.  It has 100 % bright gold gilt, and is backmarked "Scovill Mfg. Co. - Waterbury", and has the shank intact and straight.  Just a choice button.--$75.

  734. Excellent condition, original, stamped brass, large size (1 inch), Company Letter "G".  It remains in perfect condition with the soldered on loop intact on the reverse.  Also, a very nice original, die struck, medium size (3/4 inch), Regimental number "2".  Both hat devices for --$95.SOLD

  735. Quite 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 sale.--$595.

  736. Small display case containing three rather rare dropped Confederate projectiles.  One is a nice dropped .58 cal. Confederate "blob top" field molded 3-ring minie, and second is a scarce dropped HI-BASE Confederate 3-ring minie - and the third is a crude variant dropped Ringtail Sharps carbine.  All three were recovered from Confederate 1863 winter camps here in Middle Tennessee.--$75. for all

  737. Exceptionally 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.

  738. Case containing "7" beautifully gilted non-excavated Federal cuff size gilted standard eagle buttons that would be correct for the cuffs of a Federal Enlistedman's frock coat or would also be correct for use up the front of a Federal Cavalry or Artillery shell jacket.  These are extremely reasonably priced, and would be a great idea to pick them up and store them back for when needed.-- Only $125. for the entire case of buttons.

  739. Official document from the State of Rhode Island dated August 28, 1862, authorizing the purchase of 6 dozen iron hand cuffs to be purchased from Providence Tool Company.  This is a very nice condition, war date, State of Rhode Island document.--$75.

  740. Excellent condition, excavated,drop, .54 cal., "Georgia Troops - teat base", Confederate manufactured Minie.--$20.SOLD

  741. Excellent condition, September 17, 1862, purchase document with ornate heading for Providence Tool Company to purchase one buff calf skin from James Davis, manufacturer of leather belting.  This buff leather was likely to be used in the manufacture of musket slings and/or Federal waist belt assemblies.--$75.

  742. Scarce 1862 date Lucy Pickens $100. Confederate note.  The note is complete, but has been folded for the past 150 years, and is a bit weak at the folds.  It displays very nicely though.--$95.

  743. Excavated, perfect drop, .50 cal., Greene projectile for the Greene Confederate used sniper rifle.  This bullet was recovered from the Brentwood Hills at the Battle of Nashville where Whitworth, .45 cal, sniper projectiles were also recovered.--$35.SOLD

  744. Fresh 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 pouch.--$95.SOLD

  745. 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 and has several rare Confederate lead ones.--$295 for the entire display.

  746. 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.

  747. Excavated pair of, excellent condition, Confederate field mold "blob top"minies.  These two excellent examples were recovered from Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Both bullets are displayed in a glass display case.--$45 for both.

  748. Quite nice, circulated condition, July 21, 1862, One Dollar Virginia Treasury Note.  The note is marked, "Virginia Treasury Note - Richmond - The Commonwealth of Virginia" and has red over-print.--$75.

  749. Quite rare and in excellent condition, Wilmot patented musket tompion.  This tompion is marked, "Patented November 24, 1863" (155 years ago tomorrow).  These were actually issued and used as I have seen three or four recovered here.--$95.

  750. Really pretty non-excavated coat size Federal Staff Officer's button.  The button has a a rich - never cleaned aged patina with "Extra Quality" backmark, and shank intact.--$45.

  751. Very pretty condition and excavated many years ago at Chancellorsville, VA.  It is a coat size, VA13A1, with rmdc, "Scovill Mfg Co. Waterbury CT".  This button has a beautiful chocolate brown patina with the figures completely outlined in gold gilt.  The reverse has shank intact.--$275.

  752. Single cavity iron bullet mold for a .36 cal. country rifle elongated "picket style bullet" of the exact type carried by many young Confederates as they first left their homes in the South for the Civil War.  The mold would have originally had two wooden handles which are not present, but could be easily replaced.--only $79.

  753. Beautiful graphics and very nice condition on this Nov. 1861 WAR DATE Bank Note from the "ILION BANK OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK".  The Bank Note is dated Nov. 8, 1861 and is for Eighty Dollars.  A REALLY PRETTY NEW YORK NOTE.--$75.

  754. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated Confederate Pike Head with a small portion of the original wooden shaft.  It measures 17" overall with a 9" Pike blade.  There is a law that says, "Every Confederate blade collector must have an example of an original Confederate Pike."--$895.SOLD

  755. Regulation, black leather, Federal Civil War Enlistedman's US waist belt rig with original percussion cap box still intact.  The waist belt remains soft and pliable with no breaks or weak spots.  The buckle has a nice uncleaned, aged patina with all attaching hooks remaining intact.  Original Civil War percussion caps are still in the cap box.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice example of a typical Federal Enlistedman's waist belt rig.--$650.

  756. 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.

  757. Original, early pattern, "Puppy-Paw" hook style, large oval, lead-filled, US Enlistedman's belt plate on original, black leather waist belt.  The buckle has a rich, uncleaned, aged patina on the face with full lead and all three attachment hooks on the reverse.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice US belt buckle on original belt.--$495.

  758. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Droop Wing Eagle Staff Officer's button.  This is a CS26A and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with hints of gold gilt remaining.--$195.

  759. Excavated, coat size, Louisiana State Seal Pelican button.  This button has 90% bright gold gilt on the face, but unfortunately, the back was out when recovered.  If you have an extra Confederate back, this Louisiana could easily be restored to a top shelf, gilted Louisiana State Seal button.--$225.

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

  761. Very nice condition, Model 1840, Ames manufactured, non-commissioned officer (NCO) sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade remains bright and clean and is marked, "US - 1864 - Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass".  The leather scabbard remains complete and sound with no repairs or weak spots.  This would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$650.

  762. Grouping of four Civil War and earlier buttons consisting of:  one excavated, coat size, 1820 Era, one piece Eagle on cannon button, one excavated, highly gilted, cuff size, US Staff button, one excavated, cuff size, US Artillery button, and one non-excavated, cuff size, Eagle "A" (artillery) button with 100% bright gold gilt.--$95. for the case and all four buttons.

  763. Complete, 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 display.--$1,150.HOLD

  764. Large, fully cased, 1/4 plate tintype of a young Federal Infantryman wearing a 4-button sack coat and US belt and buckle rig.  The image has a patriotic backdrop with a red, white, and blue tinted American flag flying.  The original case remains in nice condition.--$195.

  765. Original T18, September 2, 1861 issue, $20 Confederate note with the sailing ship in the center.  The note is circulated and cut cancelled, but remains very sound and attractive.--$89.

  766. Quite rare to find, 1863 date, Bank of Chattanooga, $2 note backed by CONFEDERATE FUNDS.--$150.

  767. 1864 date, Bank of Commerce - Savannah, GA, $20 note.  This note has beautiful river graphics and has been "cut-cancelled".--$89.

  768. Excellent condition, January 24, 1862, "Providence Tool Company" document.  This document is a receipt to Providence Tool Company for freight charges for 45 bars of raw iron shipped from New York to Providence Tool Company on the Steamer Ospray.  Providence Tool Company was a manufacturer of both Civil War sabers and muskets.  This raw iron would, no doubt, eventually become Civil War weapons.--$85.

  769. Extremely rare to recover - Coat size lined Script "C" - Confederate Cavalry Officer's button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate trash pit located on private property near Savannah, GA.  The button has quite a bit of pitting/ground action due to the corossive trash pit conditions, but remains solid with no dents or cracks, and still has the shank intact.  Even though there is some pitting the button displays nicely, and is one that is very rarely recovered.  I just tonight saw one of these priced at $1,450. - SO here is a SUPER GOOD BUY !!!--$425.

  770. Quite rare, "Brady" CDV of Confederate General John B. Floyd.  General Floyd had very little military experience and is credited for dumping the command at Ft. Donelson on General Buckner for surrender.  This is a Confederate CDV that you do not often see offered for sale.--$150.SOLD

  771. Small 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 Navy revolver.--$225.

  772. Quite rare to recover, coat size, "U.S.M.A." cadet button (West Point).  This button has a smooth, brown patina with nice detail and about 20% bright gold gilt.  It has a "Waterbury Button Co." backmark and shank intact.  It does, unfortunately, have a small dent beside the eagle near the rim.  It still displays very nicely.--$89.

  773. Quite nice, circulated condition, July 21, 1862, One Dollar Virginia Treasury Note.  The note is marked, "Virginia Treasury Note - Richmond - The Commonwealth of Virginia" and has red over-print.--$75.

  774. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, arrow hook, US Oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has an attractive, gently aging, bronze patina with full, smooth lead and all three attachment hooks (arrow style) intact on the reverse.--$295.

  775. Very sound, but circulated condition, February 17th, 1864 date, Lucy Pickens, Confederate $100 note.  This is serial number (4076).--$95.

  776. Circulated, February 17, 1864 date, Confederate $50 note with Jeff Davis in the center.  This is serial number (58600).--$89.

  777. Extremely 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 challenge?--$395.

  778. Nice condition, original, Civil War Artillery lanyard.  No artillery display is complete without a lanyard.--$425.

  779. The following beautiful condition artifacts are from the excellent collection of my long time friend and very serious collector - Charles Sweeney - of Iuka, Mississippi.  As you can see from Charle's "sign-in ledger" - I was last there in 1980 !!!!  Where did those 38 years go !!! WOW !!!

  780. 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.

  781. 1/6th plate, fully cased tintype of a young, Federal Private.  This is a bust view, and he is wearing a 9-button Enlistedman's frock coat.  The image has good clarity and is not flaking at all.--$125.SOLD

  782. Beautiful 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.

  783. Beautiful 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 how advanced.--$275.

  784. Nice, solid, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered several years ago from a Mississippi Infantry camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This camp was occupied during the winter and spring of 1862 - 1863.  The button has a smooth, chocolate patina with no dents and has the shank intact on the reverse.  It is backmarked, "Hyde & Goodrich, N.O."  It is solid as can be and has very pleasing eye appeal.--$275.SOLD

  785. Nice 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 intact inside.--$150.

  786. Quite rare to find, complete mid-1800's DOUBLE leather shot flask.  This shot flask has two completely separate compartments with two brass measuring devices so that you could have your choice of two different size lead shot depending on what you were hunting.  It remains completely intact with original brass buckle, and both measuring devices still have good springs and work perfectly.--$115.

  787. Original, full length, very soft, tanned deer skin cover for an 1840 - 1850 era, ornate Militia Officer's sword.  These are quite delicate and fragile and rarely found still full length.  This one remains full length (38 inches) and has an early gilted Eagle button closure device.--$195.

  788. Cool 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 project!!--$50.

  789. Quite 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 flap.--$495.

  790. Excellent 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.

  791. Nice condition, cast brass, folding, double cavity bullet mold for a .45 cal. picket country rifle.  These are bullets that we only recover from Confederate sites.  This mold remains in nice enough condition to mold bullets today.--$95.SOLD

  792. Nice 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 inside.--$195.

  793. Original T18, September 2, 1861 issue, $20 Confederate note with the sailing ship in the center.  The note is circulated and cut cancelled, but remains very sound and attractive.--$89.

  794. Pair of non-excavated and beautifully gilted, Federal, great coat size buttons.  One of the buttons is a gilted Federal Infantry "I" Officer's button with Waterbury backmark, and the other is a quite rare, HEAVILY GILTED, D. Evans backmark, Federal general service Eagle button.--$65 for the pair.

  795. Perfect condition, non-excavated, musket tumbler punch.  It has lots of original bluing remaining and will make an excellent compliment to your Civil War musket display.--$65.

  796. Beautiful condition, excavated, Civil War combination musket wrench.  This musket tool was excavated over 30 years ago from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, by Dr. Rees Buttram.  The tool remains in such nice condition that the folding screwdriver blade will still rotate.  This tool could easily still break a Springfield musket down today.--$65.

  797. Extremely rare, non-excavated, 100% gilted, 15MM, VA20 - Virginia State Seal, cuff size button with the super sought after "Mitchel & Tyler/Richmond, VA" backmark.  This beautiful button has a deep, sharp backmark, straight shank, and an original piece of butternut cloth still with it.  This was purchased out of a Richmond, Virginia, estate many, many years ago.  This is one very tight button that you will not see offered very often.--$295.

  798. Excellent 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.

  799. Very attractive, Model 1860, Ames produced light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber has a nice, clean blade and is marked, "1864 - Ames Mfg. Co. - US" - and is N.J. marked for New Jersey.  The saber retains original wrap and wire, but the leather is worn through to wood in some areas due to service.  The scabbard remains in very nice condition with a smooth, brown/gray patina with only a couple of small dings from actual service.  This is a classic example of what is considered the most representative saber of the American Civil War.--$850.

  800. Beautiful condition, non-excavated pair of .69 cal. bullet worms.  One of the worms is a long pattern, and the other a short pattern.  This display will make a wonderful compliment to display with your .69 cal. percussion muskets.--$95 for both worms.

  801. Beautiful condition, excavated, gilted, Confederate used, floral button, and also an intricately carved, .69 cal. musket ball.  Both these nice artifacts were recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  Both artifacts are presented in a glass display case.--$75 for both.

  802. 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.--$95 for both artifacts.

  803. Very nice condition, non-excavated, large size, brass face, lead filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  The plate has a nice face with a gently, aging patina.  The reverse retains full lead and both wire attachment loops.  The loops are 2 5/8" apart.  This would be perfect to complete your nice Federal cartridge box lacking a box plate.--$275.

  804. Good, solid, complete, lightly circulated, February 17, 1864, Confederate $20 bill picturing the current State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.  The note pictures the Tennessee State Capitol in the center and Confederate Vice President, Alexander Stephens, on the lower right.--$85.

  805. Fresh out of a Pennsylvania estate sale, crisp, clear CDV of a Federal Lieutenant in a Civil War Era, die stamped, black paper lacquered frame.--$175.

  806. Pair of non-excavated, pre-Civil War Era coins that were handed down through a local family by a Confederate ancestor.  The coins are an 1828 large cent and an 1847 half dime.  Both coins are presented in a glass display case.--$79.

  807. Absolutely 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 these.--$350.

  808. Excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with some slight traces of silver surrounding the Palmetto tree.  It has a Waterbury - Scovill, RMDC backmark and shank is intact.  This button was recovered from General Manigault's 1863 South Carolina winter camp near Unionville, Tennessee.  The button has nice detail and remains solid as a rock.--$175.

  809. Excavated, circular, lead-filled, Eagle breast plate.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail.  The reverse has full lead and 1 1/2 of the two wire attachment loops remaining intact.  This plate was recovered many, many years ago from a Federal campsite in Central Virginia.--$150.

  810. Very nice, excavated, coat size, Droop Wing Eagle, Confederate Staff Officer button.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with no dents or cracks whatsoever.  The reverse is the depressed channel Confederate Local.  Rusty iron stubs remain of what was once the iron shank.  This button was recovered many years ago from the 1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry.  This is about as nice an example as you could hope to dig.--$225.

  811. Pair of non-excavated spurs that date the late 1800's Indian War Era.  Both spurs --$48.

  812. Small cased display containing five chewed musket balls.  These balls were all recovered from the Confederate line on private property here at Stones River.  All five balls have been chewed and on close examination, four of the five appear to have human teeth marks.  There has through the ages been a folklore tale of soldiers biting down on a bullet for pain while medical procedures on the field were being performed.  This is the origin of the term, "bite the bullet".--$45 for the entire case.SOLD

  813. Really pretty little lady's locket that is shaped like a bible and actually opens up and has 4 tiny little gem size tintypes on the pages inside.  There are tintypes of George Washington - Grant - Scott - and McClellan.  The back cover of the locket is not present.  I only get one of these little book lockets about every couple years.  This little locket displays beautifully opened up to the pictures inside.--$195.SOLD

  814. Very nice display containing brass Cavalry sword rig hardware.  Included is, (1) a sword belt plate keeper, (2) a brass sword belt adjuster buckle, (3) a two-piece brass sword hanger hook.  All three pieces were recovered at "Camp Stanley" which was General Rosecran's winter Federal Cavalry camp during the spring of 1863 after Stones River.--$55 for all.SOLD

  815. 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.

  816. 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.SOLD

  817. Very attractive display of four excavated musket tools recovered during the 1960's from private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  The tools include an Austrian musket jag, a standard Springfield combination gun tool, a "Y" shaped Austrian gun tool, and a portion of an Enfield gun tool.  The entire display for --$95.SOLD

  818. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, droop wing Eagle, Confederate Staff Officer button.  This is a coat size, CS22 in Albert and a Confederate Local back with an iron shank which has rusted away.  This button remains just as dug with the woods mulch still stuck to it and hasn't even been rinsed off.--$195.

  819. Excellent condition display consisting of a coat size, non-excavated, Federal Infantry Officer Eagle "I" button and a matching non-excavated, cuff size, Officer Eagle "I" button.  Also included is a coat size, non-excavated Enlistedman's Eagle button and a cuff size, non-excavated Enlistedman's Eagle button.--$55. for all four.

  820. Quite rare, 1862 date, State of Missouri $5 note.  This note was printed in Jefferson City, Missouri.  At some point in the past, someone has attached the note to a clear backing by a little drop of glue in each corner.  The note has a little fraying along the top left edge, and I'm sure the clear backing was done to help stabilize the note.  We don't get State of Missouri Civil War date currency very often.--$115.

  821. Very scarce, Civil War Era $1 "script".  This $1 note was printed in Kansas City, Missouri, and could be redeemed at the "American Clothing House" located at the corner of 4th and Main in Kansas City, MO.  This note was at some time in the past affixed to a clear plastic backing for support.--$115.SOL

  822. Very rare and in nice condition, October 10, 1861, Civil War date, State of Florida, $50 note issued from Tallassee.  Florida notes as a whole are rare to come by, but a Tallahassee $50 is especially rare.--$225.

  823. Quite circulated, April 1861, Corporation of Richmond VA, fifty cent fractional note.  The note remains complete but is quite worn from circulation.--$45.

  824. Attractive, framed display containing several original Frankford Arsenal musket percussion caps.  Nicely displayed and ready to hang.--$35.

  825. Nice 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.

  826. Excellent 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.SOLD

  827. Complete excavated set of ammunition for a .69 cal. Civil War musket.  This group includes a .69 cal. buck and ball, a .69 cal. 3-ring Minie ball, and a .69 cal. musket ball.  These projectiles were all recovered from private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  This would be an excellent set to display with your .69 cal. Civil War musket.--$38.

  828. Nice condition, standard "GAR" Membership Badge.  The badge has a nice, aged patina and displays well.--$65.

  829. Excellent condition, original Civil War Cavalry carbine bore brush.  The leather thong is complete with no breaks or weak spots, and the bore hair brush has all bristles 100% intact.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War Cavalry carbine.--$89.

  830. Excellent 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.SOLD

  831. Very ornate, 5 dollar note from the "Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston, SC".  The note has intricate graphics of oxen pulling a load of cotton.  The note is circulated, but sound.--$65.SOLD

  832. Quite 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 all intact.-$195.

  833. Really pretty large size lead filled "SNY" oval waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from the James River about 30 years ago and has as nice a face as you are going to see.  The reverse has full lead and prints where the three iron hooks once were, but they are no longer present.  The "SNY" letters are very crisp and bold.--$550.

  834. Quite rare to recover (and super hard to find when you need one) pair of excavated waist belt plate "brass hooks".  One of the hooks is a Confederate strip brass hook of the style found on "Roper Border -Regulation - and Breckenridge" style, stamped brass, Confederate waist belt plates.  The second hook is an excavated "stud" style that is found on 1840 - 1850 era State Seal and early US Oval waist belt plates.  Both hooks were recovered from an Alabama Infantry camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$65 for both.

  835. 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.

  836. Beautiful condition, matching coat and cuff, Georgia State Seal uniform buttons.  These two buttons came out of an estate and are said to be hand-me-downs off the same uniform.  Both buttons are perfect with near 100% gold gilt.  The coat size is backmarked, "Horstmann & Allien/NY", and the cuff size has a "Mintzer" backmark.  This Georgia two button set makes a fantastic display.--$350. for both buttons.

  837. Extremely rare, and in mint condition, folding scissor type bullet mold for the Hanovarian or Saxon projectile.  100% of these type bullets that I have seen recovered have been from Confederate sites.  The projectile appears to be approximately .50 cal.--$195.SOLD

  838. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Federal Navy button.  The face has near 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse has an R.M.D.C. backmark of "Horstmann and Alien".  The shank remains perfectly intact on the reverse.--$75.

  839. Model 1860, Federal Navy Cutlass.  The blade on this sword is actually an early excavated artifact.  The digger was able to locate an original 1860, Navy guard and brass pommel cap.  He reassembled the sword to display as it would have originally when issued.  This artifact could easily be a great centerpiece for an excavated relic collection.--$295.

  840. Unusual, 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.

  841. Very pretty Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword.  The sword has a nice clean blade with lots of original engraving remaining visible.  The brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina with original sharkskin on the grip.   This is a really pretty "just as attic found" Federal Foot Officer's sword.--$550.SOLD

  842. Really pretty grouping of four excavated cuff size buttons - ALL RETAINING NICE GOLD GILT - The grouping consists of a gilted Federal enlistedman's eagle button (rare to dig with nice gilt) - a pretty gilted eagle Infantry Officer - a nicely gilted Federal Staff Officer - and a gilted Confederate Floral.  All are presented in a glass riker display case.--$79. for all

  843. Nicely 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.

  844. Quite scarce, original CIVIL WAR DATE 1863 issue, bank of Chattanooga one dollar note.  The note remains in very sound circulated condition and is noted on the face of the note, "Pay to Bearer One Dollar in Confederate Treasury Notes when presented in sums of five dollars or its multiples."  This would be an excellent addition to a Chattanooga area Civil War collection.--$95.SOLD

  845. Early battlefield pick-up look, .577 cal., Enfield, rifled musket, triangular socket bayonet.  The bayonet is missing the lock ring, but is otherwise full length and complete.--$150.

  846. Beautiful condition, 1840 land grant from President Martin Van Buren.  This grant contains 40 acres and is for land located near Edwardsville, Illinois.  This land grant retains the original Presidential Seal and is certificate number 19691 and is dated January 1, 1840.--$250.

  847. Small 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.

  848. Original 1862 date $1,000. Confederate Civil War Bond.  The bond is #1710 and was actually issued - not a surplus bond - and has 30 original interest coupons remaining.  It was authorized by Confederate Congress on August 19, 1861 and was actually issued on Nov. 4, 1862.  It is an excellent piece of Confederate history and will frame beautifully.--$125.SOLD

  849. Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal Staff Officer's button.  It has near 100 % bright gold gilt - "Extra Quality" backmark - and shank intact.--$45.

  850. Excellent condition original unissued red Federal Artillery Hat Cord.  A very nice - yet inexpensive, addition to your Civil War Artillery display.--$48.

  851. Original Feb. 20, 1863 $100. Confederate States of America Loan Bond.  Eight of the original interest coupons remain intact, and the bond will frame beautifully.  The vignette in the center pictures a Confederate soldier with sword in hand and leaning against a tree.--$125.SOLD

  852. Excavated, coat-size, Eagle "D" (Dragoon) button.  This was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of Lucius Polk's Army of Tennessee Brigade winter quarters located near Tullahoma, TN.--$75.

  853. Quite 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 either!!!--$79.

  854. Original, February 17, 1864, issue Confederate $50 note.  This note is serial# 37003 and pictures Confederate President, Jefferson Davis.  This is a good, honest, circulated Confederate $50 note.--$89.

  855. Excellent 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 a gallop.--$85.

  856. Absolutely 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 spur.--$295.

  857. 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.

  858. Model 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.

  859. During the opening years of the Civil War many young Confederates left home for the War carrying the family fowling rifle or double barrel percussion shotgun just like the young fellows in the pictures above.  This percussion 12 Ga. double barrel is an 1800s era W. Richards from London, England and was purchased many years ago out of a Northern Mississippi estate.  The shotgun remains in nice condition and the action on both barrels works perfectly.  This is going to be an excellent and reasonably priced addition to someone's Civil War display.--$650.SOLD

  860. Just brought in out of a local estate - .69 cal. Harpers Ferry 3 band musket originally produced in flint and converted to percussion for Civil War use.  The musket is clean with lockplate markings of " 1834 - Harpers Ferry - U.S." and the barrel has a matching "1834" date.  The stock remains in nice condition, but does show rounding of corners from lots of service.  There appears to be an old repair to an old crack at the wrist, but is very nicely done.  This weapon was no doubt carried by a local Tennessee Confederate, and is going to be a very nice and reasonably priced addition to someone's Confederate display.--$1,295.SOLD

  861. 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.

  862. Quite rare, non-excavated, two-piece, flat "Ancient and Honorable Artillery - 1638" button.  This is a Massachusetts Artillery unit and is among the oldest military organizations in the nation.  The button has the inscription, "A & H A " above and "1638" below.  It has near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse.  This is an MS47A in Albert and is a virtually perfect example.--$175.

  863. Quite rare, .58 cal., type III, Richmond Armory, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has lockplate markings of "CS - Richmond VA - 1863".  This is the type III Richmond Armory musket with the "lower" humpback lock.  The barrel is Richmond Production as well with the distinctive crescent shaped slot.  The musket has the distinctive brass buttplate of Richmond Production after leftover Harpers Ferry parts had been exhausted.  The stock appears to be Confederate produced rather than a leftover Harper's Ferry stock, in that it is not milled for the Maynard primer system.  The musket shows rounding of corners with numerous dings and marks in the wood from many campaigns.  This musket is a good, solid example of a Confederate Arsenal weapon that has survived many a campaign.--$5,850.SOLD

  864. Non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval Cartridge Box Plate.  This plate has a very attractive, never cleaned, dark aged patina on the face and full lead and both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  The wire loops are 2 5/8" apart.  If you have a nice, .58 cal., Federal cartridge box missing the plate, here is an excellent example to finish out your cartridge box.--$250.

  865. Very rare, and beautiful condition non-excavated cuff size "Goodyear's Patent" HARD RUBBER Federal Eagle Button.  These are believed to have been used by Federal Sharp Shooters to prevent the sparkle of gilted brass buttons to give the Sharp Shooter's position away.--$225.

  866. Non-excavated, 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 spin.--$150.

  867. 1/6th plate, ambrotype of two seated Union soldiers that look to likely be brothers.  One is wearing a standard kepi, and the other is wearing an earlier Mexican War era hat.  The image is out of an Ohio estate and remains nice and clear.--$150

  868. Beautiful condition 9-mm French Pinfire revolver.  The revolver still has pretty case colors and the ejector rod intact - the loading door intact - folding trigger intact - and I am including two original cartridges to display with the revolver.  The South purchased many of these, and we recover the pinfire cartridges from almost every 1863 Confederate camp here.--$695.SOLD

  869. 58 cal., triangular socket bayonet, correct for .58 cal. Springfield or contract 3-band rifled muskets.  The metal is smooth, just beginning to darken with age.  It was apparently a private purchase, because there are no US marks.--$195.

  870. Quite rare "From Life" CDV of Confederate Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall.  General Marshall was from Kentucky and was very active during the Civil War Era, both militarily and politically.--$125.

  871. Very - very nice condition Model 1852 Federal Naval Officer's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade is beautiful with deep - crisp engraving from top to bottom.  The guard has a rich never cleaned thick bronze - brown patina, and the grip has the original sharkskin weap and wire.  The blade is bright with sparkling bright engraving and is marked "Philadelphia" and would have been also marked "Horstmann" -  but that mark has been intentionally removed.  The leather scabbard is exceptionally nice with "coiled rope" ring mounts and a Dolphin drag.  What a fantastic gift this would be for that Naval person in your family.--$1,250.

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

  873. 1/6th plate tintype of a fully equipped, Federal Infantry Enlistedman.  This is a standing view wearing a 9-button frock coat with US beltrig and cartridge box at his side.  His musket with bayonet stands in front of him.  The photograph is taken in front of a patriotic backdrop with tents, canons, and flags.  The photograph is housed in a 1/2 hard case and remains in good stable condition with no flaking at all.  The only negative is the image is unfortunately darker than what would be ideal.  Even though dark, the image has great content and would be a nice addition to a collection.--$175.

  874. Very attractive excavated large oval lead filled "SNY" waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Cold Harbor over 20 years ago.  The face is complete , and has a pretty brown-green patina with good crisp detail.  The reverse is lead filled, and all three attachment hooks remaining intact.  At the time this plate was recovered the lead on the reverse was flaking a bit along one edge.  This has been professionally stabilized, and this is now a very nice plate that most any collector would be very proud to have in his collection.--$650.

  875. Pristine, 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.

  876. Beautiful excavated large size oval "VMM" (Volunteer Maine Militia) cartridge boxplate.  This plate was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Port Hudson, LA.  The face has a slick chocolate brown patina and sharp, crisp letters and the plate has literally never even been rinsed off.  The plate is the pattern ""VMM" with very little lead in the back - Actually just barely enough to keep the wire loops in place.  Rusty residue of the wire loops still remains.  This is one of the prettiest "VMM"s from that area that I have seen.--$1,150.

  877. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, 3-piece, Virginia Staff Officer button.  This button has virtually 100% bright gold gilt and is perfect with no dents or cracks.  The reverse is backmarked "Canfield Bro. & Co. Baltimore," and the shank remains perfectly intact.  This button is nice enough quality for even the most discriminating collector.--$275.

  878. Absolutely beautiful non-excavated coat size Georgia State Seal Confederate Officer's button.  It has a super nice face with virtually 100 % bright gold gilt intact.  The reverse is prewar backmarked "Horstmann and Allien - NY" and is perfect as well with shank intact.--$225.SOLD

  879. Very attractive, excavated, large size, lead-filled, Georgia State Seal oval waist belt plate.  This extremely rare Confederate buckle is out of the nationally known Charlie Harris collection and was originally recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram off private property near Chickamauga.  The face has a nice brown/green patina with crisp detail.  This rare buckle has the distinction of having been in two of the finest nationally known excavated artifact collections in existence.--$3,950.SOLD

  880. scriptibutton.JPG (98130 bytes)scriptibuttonrev.JPG (90628 bytes)Nice crisp excavated coat size Confederate "Script "I" uniform button.  It has a smooth chocolate patina, with no dents and shank intact.  This button was recovered on private property located near Richmond, VA.--$165.SOLD

  881. pairofbullets.JPG (79945 bytes)pairofbulletsinside.JPG (51109 bytes)Pair of excavated .577 cal. Confederate Enfield bullets with rare base markings.  One is base marked "L" {for London} and the second is base marked "L-2" {for London 2nd pattern}.  The "L-2" still has the original boxwood plug intact in the base and can be taken in and out.  They come in a nice glass display case.--$45. with case-SOLD

  882. canteenstnd.JPG (59429 bytes)canteenstndcls.JPG (59303 bytes)canteenstndstns.JPG (95254 bytes)canteenrev.JPG (63506 bytes)Very cool Model 1858 Federal "Bullseye" canteen that is complete with cover - stopper - sling - and has the sling shortened indicating Cavalry service.  There are some "red-brown" splatters on it - Wonder if DNA works after 150 years ??--$495.SOLD

  883. bayonetwed.JPG (35332 bytes)Early Battlefield Pick-up .577 cal. Enfield triangular socket bayonet picked up on private property near Chickamauga, GA, many, many years ago.--$150.SOLD

  884. A few days ago - April 10th, 2017 - was one of life's very best days.  My 3rd granddaughter (Isabella Rose) was born to my younger daughter Savannah Cynthia and her husband Luke.  Isabella Rose was born at 1:10 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 1/4" long.  She appears very healthy and has a head full of dark brown hair.  To me, she looks like a near exact duplicate of her older sister, Lila Magnolia.  The birth went perfectly, and we hope to have both coming home soon.  Lila is very proud of her new baby sister, and we hope that sentiment lasts.

  885. lilapic1.JPG (83855 bytes)lila2poppy.JPG (18033 bytes)lila3asleep.JPG (20264 bytes)lila5profpic.png (771077 bytes)lila5wrapped.jpeg (262144 bytes)lila4andmomhosp.JPG (141046 bytes)lila6reaction.JPG (23590 bytes)lila7goodmorning.jpg (65573 bytes)lila8happytues.jpg (59827 bytes)lili10pinksocks.JPG (26317 bytes)lila11withana.JPG (27622 bytes)lili12cheerldr.JPG (93658 bytes)savannahcheer.JPG (36520 bytes)lila13easterbunny.JPG (118941 bytes)lilasheep.JPG (27660 bytes)lilasthrnbell.JPG (28647 bytes)lilakitchen.jpg (37664 bytes)lilainstrawberries.JPG (702058 bytes) volcheerleader.JPG (647692 bytes)Meet "Lila Magnolia Blackwelder" !!!  She is my younger daughter - Savannah Cynthia and her husband - Luke Blackwelder's first child.  She was born December 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.  She was born with a head full of dark brown hair and a fine set of lungs.  She has a wonderful disposition, and loves to smile and giggle.  I plan to do my best to spoil her beyond belief !!!!

  886. annasoccer.JPG (39064 bytes)poppyana&rachJPG.JPG (253237 bytes)anastasiaschool.JPG (25834 bytes)larrya.jpg (610641 bytes)NEW PICTURE !!!  Guess who is celebrating 1 year old today ??  Yep -- "Lady A - Anastasia" .  I  just got back from Houston, TX. visiting my first "Grandchild - Lady-A" {Anastasia}.  She is an absolute little doll and has everyone wrapped around her tiny, little finger.  She has arrived at the conclusion - "If I'm awake, somebody best be holding me if you know what's good for you" -- {otherwise I'll give you the business} !!!  She and I have a lot in common -- Two of our favorite things on earth to do is "Eat and Sleep" !!!!  Jonathan {the pup} is a wonderful "Big Brother" -- As a matter of fact - He has a little sweater that has "Only Child" crossed out and "Big Brother" written beneath it.  She is something like 11 months old and already weighs 23 lbs. -- Texas thing I'm told !!!   {Make that "5 YEARS" old now !!!!}  WOW --- Time sure gets away !!!!  And now ANOTHER year !!!!   I'm getting SOOO old, but beats the alternative !!!

  887. forrestprint.JPG (71374 bytes)Beautiful and tough to come by 1973 print of General Nathan Bedford Forrest that was done by the Sons of Confederate Veterans over 30 years ago.  The print is BIG measuring 24 inches by 30 inches before framing and is absolutely breathtaking once it's matted and framed.  I seldom get these in anymore.--$89.

11  

Middle Tennessee Relics
Larry Hicklen

Shop:  (615) 893-3470

Email:
larryhicklen@comcast.net