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  1. Today was one of those special days that we will talk about years from now.  Several months ago, two of my relic hunting buddies (Patrick Stewart and Josh Tyree) took a trip to an organized relic dig in South Carolina.  They recovered a nice variety of both Civil War and Revolutionary War artifacts.  Patrick was fortunate enough to recover an extremely rare Revolutionary War pewter, 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers uniform button.  This unit served under the famous Revolutionary War, "Swamp Fox," who was, of course, Francis Marion.  Our buddy Josh Turner has four young sons, one of which is named "Marion" in honor of none other than Francis Marion the "Swamp Fox."  Even though this Revolutionary War South Carolina 2nd Regiment button was one of Patrick's lifetime best finds, he made the decision that he wanted Josh's son, Marion, to have this button.  We all met at the shop this afternoon, and Patrick presented Marion with a beautiful display of artifacts that he recovered at the South Carolina dig INCLUDING the 2nd Regiment South Carolina Revolutionary War button.  What a fun day we had and hopefully inspired a coming generation.

  2. A "tale of two tails"!!!  Several months back, I was on the front porch of our cabin located on the Cumberland Plateau near Sewanee, TN.  I caught a glimpse of a large cat running through the woods in a stealth-like manner.  It was gone quickly, but I was almost sure it had a long tail.  Weeks later, a picture was taken by the game camera located about 200 yards behind the cabin where we had been feeding deer and raccoons.  The position of the cat made it impossible to see the tail.  Some people thought it was a mountain lion, while others assumed it was a bobcat since there are no documented sightings of mountain lions in the Middle Tennessee area in recent years.  Many weeks passed without further pictures of the cat.  Just last week, another cat appeared moving sideways and obviously is not a bobcat.  One of the pictures was taken at noon this past Monday.  People in the area are quite excited as some have reported seeing this type cat, but without pictures, they cannot be documented.  We have decided to discontinue putting out food for the animals for fear we will cause them to be eventually attacked by the cat; and, we will no longer move about outside after dark (not to mention keeping our eyes open during the day)!!!  It is cool, however, to actually see an animal that was thought by many to be extinct from the area.

  3. 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!!!

  4. SEMI-RETIREMENT HAS BEGUN !!!! After 40 years, we are now on-line, at shows, and open by appointment only.  WE CAN BE REACHED BY PHONE AT 615-893-3470 OR BY EMAIL AT larryhicklen@comcast.net.

  5. Thank you to our friend, Gary Strobel, for these incredible Yellowstone wildlife photographs. 

  6. Thanks to our good buddy, Charlie, out in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming for some outstanding wildlife photographs.  It is amazing to me how many Civil War and history enthusiasts also love the wildlife and outdoors.  I personally found some of these photographs near jaw-dropping!!!

  7. 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" !!!

  8. Very nice condition, rare "E. Robinson" contract of the Model 1861, percussion, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, clean metal just beginning to gently tone with age.  The lockplate is marked, "E. Robinson - New York - 1864 - US - and the Eagle".  The barrel has a matching 1864 date and retains deep, sharp rifling.  The action is crisp with long range site, both sling swivels, and original ramrod all remaining intact.  The stock is all original and complete with numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  This is a quality condition, rare contract that will be a fine addition to any Civil War firearms collection.--$1,850.

  9. Very rare and in excellent condition, "MOLE" marked, Confederate, imported, English Cavalry saber.  The pressed leather grips remain in very nice condition, and the blade remains sparkling bright.  The Mole marking remains as deep and sharp as it was during the Civil War.  The scabbard has a smooth, chocolate, aged patina and is without even a single dent.  This is a Confederate imported and used saber that many collections are missing and quite difficult to find in nice condition.--$1,650.

  10. Very pretty, Richmond Arsenal style, Confederate Enlistedman's CS tongue and wreath sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry Camp on private property near Brandy Station, Virginia.  It has a very pretty, uncleaned, brown/green patina and is going to make a beautiful centerpiece for someone's excavated relic collection.--$2,450.

  11. 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.

  12. About as nice as you will ever see recovered, large oval, lead-filled, US cartridge box plate recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina with full lead in the reverse as well as both iron attaching loops intact.  They just don't get much prettier than this.--$250.

  13. Beautiful condition, excavated, Confederate "Brandy Station" style spur recovered nearly 50 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property near Brandy Station.  This spur has a very slick, never cleaned, brown/green patina.  Nice condition, excavated, Brandy Station style spurs are very rarely recovered now.--$295.

  14. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has virtually 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Van Wart. Son & Co."--$125.

  15. Beautiful condition, small brass Eagle motif powder flask.  This size flask is generally found with "Cased" pocket model Colt revolvers.  The flask has a never cleaned, rich, aged patina and still functions perfectly.  Eagle flasks are beautiful on display and add a touch of museum type class to a collection.--$350.

  16. Excavated, large size, lead-filled US cartridge box plate that appears to have been fashioned into a camp spoon.  This plate was recovered many years ago by Mr. Bill Gavin from an 1862 - 1863 Confederate winter campsite located near Moss Neck, VA.  This was Bill's 225th plate.--$150.

  17. Excavated display of artifacts recovered from private property around the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky.  These artifacts were recovered between 30 and 40 years ago.  The display includes a large size, US cartridge box plate that is somewhat curled from ground action (in the early days were thought to be grave plates).  There are also six excavated buttons including a coat size Federal Staff Officer button, a coat size Federal Infantry Officer button, a cuff size Eagle button, and three excavated pants buttons.  The entire display --$125.SOLD

  18. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, .54 cal., cartridge for a Burnside carbine.  The Burnside carbine cartridge has a very distinctive shape looking somewhat like an ice cream cone.  This example remains in perfect condition with a never cleaned, rich, aged patina.  This will be an excellent compliment displayed along with someone's Burnside carbine.--$65.

  19. Very nice condition, .58 cal., Minie ball in original brown paper wrapper.  This cartridge remains quite stable and was inside a cartridge box from an estate we recently purchased.--$125.

  20. This is among the rarest items that you can hope to encounter related to the American Civil War.  It is an original, very nice condition, FIRST MODEL, LeMat revolver.  It has an all matching serial number of 458.  This is the very revolver that was a crown jewel center piece in Don Bryan's nationally acclaimed and award winning LeMat display that Don won awards all over the United States with.  This precise revolver is referred to by exact serial number on page 36 in, The Confederate LeMat Revolver, by Doug Adams.  The famous LeMat revolver was carried by numerous famous Civil War figures, including Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard as well as President Jeff Davis, General J. E. B. Stuart, and Stonewall Jackson.  All carried this wicked revolver with 9 - .41 cal. projectiles in the cylinder and a .64 cal. shotgun underneath the barrel.  This revolver is near identical to the First Model LeMatt #115, which was being carried by Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart at the time of his death at the Battle of Yellow Tavern.  This revolver is an absolute treasure for someone to hand down to future generations of collectors of the ultimate in Civil War artifacts.--$26,500.

  21. Excellent condition, excavated, rectangular, plain face, stamped brass, Confederate waist belt plate.  This style plate was manufactured by Noble Brothers of Rome, Georgia.  The solder spots remain visible on the reverse where the hooks were, but the hooks are not present.  This plate was recovered on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.--$395.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.--$250.

  24. Quite rare now to recover, full copper plate base for a 3 inch Confederate Mulane shell (aka Tennessee sabot projectile).  This type Confederate Artillery projectile quite often throws the sabot.  If you have a 3 inch Mulane projectile and need a base plate, here is your opportunity.--$125.

  25. Super rare recovery, FULLY LOADED, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has a field repair to the loading lever and appears to have been struck by something REALLY HARD severing the trigger guard and brass grip frame.  A portion of the brass frame remains intact with the screws in place and the remainder severed from just beneath the screws.  This revolver was recovered on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.--$750.

  26. Very nice condition, 7-ring, Federal Bullseye canteen with complete butternut cover, complete original linen sling, and original stopper intact.  The pewter spout has a Philadelphia makers mark.  This is an exceptionally nice artifact and will make a museum level addition to any display.--$425.

  27. Confederate letter written March 27, 1863, by James Stark of Company E, 46th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry.  This is a two page letter and is written in pencil.  Part of the letter can be relatively easily read, but part of the letter is worn very dim and hard to make out.  I do believe, with some work, the letter can be transcribed.  The letter ends, "Your son until death, James T. Stark."--$95.SOLD

  28. Complete, excavated, lockplate and hammer assembly for a Model 1816, .69 caliber converted musket.  This artifact was recovered from an 1862 - 1863 Confederate winter camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$75.

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

  30. Very nice condition, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright, just beginning to darken with age in areas.  The blade is marked, "Clauberg - Solingen and Iron Proof".  The engraving remains clearly visible from top to bottom of the blade.  The grip retains original shark skin, and the brass guard has a pleasing aged patina.  It is in its original leather scabbard that is complete with no breaks or repairs and has lots of wear in the ring mounts and on the tip of the brass drag.  This is a sword that clearly saw LOTS of actual Civil War field service.--$975.

  31. Absolutely beautiful condition, Confederate Leech & Rigdon, cast brass, enlistedman's cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered from a Starnes Confederate Cavalry camp on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, and from the wear pattern, is clearly for the right-hand boot.  The spur has a beautiful, reflective, emerald green patina and was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp that was occupied during the early spring months of 1863.--$295.SOLD

  32. Absolutely beautiful, rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze patina on this early pattern, large oval, lead filled, US waist belt plate with puppy paw type hooks.  A portion of the original leather belt remains with the buckle.  This buckle has one of the prettiest aged patinas that I have seen in ages.--$325.SOLD

  33. Excellent condition, excavated, 6 pound size, solid shot cannonball.  This ball was recovered in 1998 from Ft. Hill, Kentucky, which is on the railroad there.  It has been cleaned and coated and is ready for display.--$165.SOLD

  34. This is actually two Confederate letters in one and was written by two different people.  The first letter was written from James Stark to his father on April 29, 1863.  He says, "Dear Father,  I will drop you a few lines to inform you I am not very well.  I have been sick several days, but I feel some better today than I have been.  Father, I have not heard from you all since Mr. Meadows was here.  I wish I could get a letter from you.  Father, this is a bad place to be sick at.  Marching from Wilmington down here is what made me sick.  I hope I may be well in a few days.  We are near the Top Sail Sound.  Our company went on pickett last night down on the Sound a few miles from town.  They got back today six miles from here.  Father, I want you to get me a substitute and bring him as soon as you can for I don't believe I can ever stand the Army.  I am afraid I shall have a heart attack or sickness now but am in hopes I shall not.  Father Joseph Hinton has written home for his brother John to come and see him and bring a lot of provisions for him and me and Charles.  I hope he will come.  Joseph has a box on the way now by express but has never got it yet.  He expects it every day.  If John Hinton comes before you do with the substitute, send me something that I can eat by him.  My fare is bad here.  Joseph gets me some milk every time he can, but I tell you it is a hard place to get anything here for love or money.  I have not drawn any money to date for monthly wages.  The boys threw in $18 to me for the benefit of my box you sent me.  Father, I have no news to write now only I want to hear from you all very bad.  Give my love to all and write soon to your ever true son.  Jimmy"  The second letter which was written by a fellow soldier, Father Joseph K. Hinton, reads, "Mr. Stark, Sir, this will inform you that I am well as is common hoping this may find you and all of the family.  James is not well, but he is better today than he was last night.  The boys told me that were with him and had to leave him last evening and go on pickett duty.  He is very low spirited, but I think he is more homesick than anything else.  I will mind him the best I can.  Our accommodation is very common here.  We don't get much to eat, but what we do get is not fit for a sick man.  I write this to let you know that James is no way dangerously sick.  If he gets worse, I will let you know.  Joseph K. Hinton.  This is about as realistic a look at the hardships of a Confederate soldier's daily life as you are going to see.--$125.SOLD

  35. Nice clear waist up CDV of William Boyer of Co. "E" - 9th Ill. Vol. Inf.  William Boyer was from Sunbeam, ILL. and enlisted on 8-9-1861 and served all the way through the Civil War and mustered out on 7-9-1865.  He would have likely seen almost every major Civil War Battle that the unit was involved in.  This is a very nice image.--$95.

  36. Very nice condition, Texas associated, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver has a smooth, gently graying patina with traces of original finish in recessed areas.  It has an all matching serial number (including the wedge) of 149063 which is early 1863 production.  All markings remain sharp and clear with about 50% original scene on the cylinder.  The revolver has an inlaid, silver name plate on the right grip and is engraved, "V. Chance".  V. Chance was a member of Co. I, 1st Texas Infantry, but unfortunately died in the hospital at Richmond in late 1863.  The revolver was apparently carried by a second soldier with the initials, "BWF", which is engraved in the brass buttstrap.  The revolver remains in very nice, tight condition with crisp action and a good bore.  It would be a very nice addition to anyone's Civil War collection.  We are pricing it only at its value as a very nice Colt Navy Model revolver with no value addition for the name or initials.--$1,950.SOLD

  37. 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.

  38. Very nice condition, excavated, 3 inch, Confederate Reed artillery projectile.  This projectile was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The copper sabot remains 100% intact, and the iron remains almost nice enough to fire today.  The projectile has an open fuse hole and took a wood drive-in fuse adapter.  This is a really nice Confederate projectile.--$650.

  39. Excellent condition, 2 page, brown ink, Confederate letter and cover.  The letter was written by C. K. Thomaston who was a soldier to Mr. K. G. Stark who was inquiring the location of his wounded son.  The letter was written from Lynchburg, Virginia, May 25, 1864.  It says, "Dear Sir, I avail myself of the opportunity of writing you a few lines to inform you that father arrived here this morning and has inquired and searched all over the place for your son, James, but cannot find him.  Robert Oakley says his son was taken off at Gordonsville.  it is reported here that Gordonsville is taken by the enemy.  Whether it is true or not I cannot say.  Everything has been taken from that place that is - all the government stores and the sick and wounded soldiers.  Therefore, I cannot tell where he is.  I would like very much to hear from him.  Yours truly, C. K. Thomaston."  He writes a second letter within the letter, "Dear brother James, I am mending slowly.  I am so that I can walk about.  I would be glad to come home if I could for I am very weak.  It would be two or three months before I am able for duty.  Monroe is well and B. Ellington is mending.  N. Dixon is well.  Yours truly, C. K. Thomaston."  One can only imagine the pain and torture during the Civil War a parent endured while searching for a wounded son.--$125.SOLD

  40. Exceptionally nice condition, large size, lead filled, Arrow Hook pattern, US Oval waist belt plate on original black leather waist belt.  The belt remains pliable with no breaks or repairs.  This would be an excellent belt to display with an original cap box or cartridge box.--$450.

  41. Super nice artillery display item.  This is an exploded portion of a 10 inch Naval case shot ball.  There are approximately 25 case shot balls still visible in the matrix of the ball.  This artifact was recovered at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and weighs about 20 pounds.--$195.

  42. 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, Kepi size, US Navy 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.

  43. 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.

  44. Massive, .72 cal., 1857 date, English Model 1842, single-shot horse pistol.  This pistol is dated "1857" and has a pivoting ram rod much like our US Model 1842.  The metal remains in nice, clean condition with lockplate markings of, "Enfield - 1857 - and the British Crown."  It has crisp action and a strong main spring.  This would be one wicked weapon loaded with buck.--$850.SOLD

  45. Beautifully half-sectioned, Federal, 30 pound size Parrott projectile.  This is an excellent educational display piece clearly showing the powder cavity and the fusing system.  It has been sectioned, cleaned, coated and is ready for permanent display.--$225.

  46. Very nice condition, two page Confederate soldier's letter written by James T. Stark, a Private in Co. E, 46th Regiment, North Carolina Volunteer Infantry.  James Stark resided in Granville County, North Carolina, and enlisted in the 46th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry at age 17 on February 27, 1863.  This letter was written April 26, 1864, from camp near Orange Courthouse, Virginia.  He writes, "Camp near Orange Courthouse, VA, April 26, 1864.  Dear Father, I received your kind letter last evening and felt proud to hear from you all.  I am well excepting the toothache - I have been pestered with a toothache for several days.  I see no chance of my getting home soon.  It will be nearly a month now, even if they keep furloughing, it seems like luck is against me.  Though I hope it is all for the better, I am the next man to go home if they keep furloughing.  I will get off when Thomas James gets back.  You can send me something to eat by him.  I am very anxious to come for I want to see you all very much.  I am sorry to hear of you all being enrolled.  I hope you will never have to go.  A few of us boys expressed (shipped) a lot of clothes home directed to James Meadows.  I have a blanket in it with my name on it.  I have no news at all, only we are looking for some kind of a move over here.  Some say we will go back to Richmond before long.  I hope so for I don't want to go any further north.  My love to all, write soon and often.  From your ever true son until death, J .T. Stark."  Little did James Stark know that in approximately two weeks he would be severely wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness, and would after that spend the duration of the war in the invalid corps.  This Confederate letter is in excellent condition, very clear, and written in ink.--$125.SOLD

  47. Beautiful, near mint condition, Model 1842, Springfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  The plate is marked, "Springfield - 1852 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 musket that needs a nice lockplate, here is your chance.--$195.

  48. Excellent condition, original back sling swivel for the .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.  It is quite common for Enfield muskets to be missing this sling swivel, and I have several extra originals if any of you need one.--$38.

  49. Very nice condition, "Standard Model", .54 cal., percussion, breach loading, Burnside carbine.  This example is serial number 11211 and is matching on both the barrel and breach block.  This carbine has crisp action and excellent, sharp rifling.  The stock remains in nice condition with two clearly visible inspector cartouches.  The Burnside carbine was extensively used during the Civil War by regiments, including the 1st Michigan Cavalry, 3rd Indiana Cavalry, 5th, 6th, and 7th Ohio Cavalry, 1st New Jersey Cavalry, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry, 3rd, 14th, and 18th Pennsylvania, and the 2nd, 12th, 14th and 16th Illinois Cavalry.  This carbine would be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,495.SOLD

  50. Very nice condition, excavated, 3 inch, percussion fused, complete Hotchkiss projectile.  This shell was recovered many years ago near Battery Lane - 2nd days fighting at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It has been drilled, cleaned, and coated, and is ready for display.  Nose, lead sabot, cup, and percussion fuse all remain intact.  The canon's rifling can be clearly seen on the projectile's lead sabot.--$275.

  51. Excavated, 3 inch, Confederate Reed-Parrott artillery projectile.  This rare Confederate shell was recovered many years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has the Confederate dimple base and has full iron sabot intact.  The projectile is disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$375.

  52. Excavated, Western Theater pattern, 3 inch, Confederate Reed projectile.  This Western Theater Confederate shell has a rather tall, copper sabot and bourlets that are crude and uneven in both width and height.  This projectile was recovered many years ago from near Atlanta, Georgia.  It has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$695SOLD

  53. Original, 2-page, Confederate soldier's letter written in ink from Brandy Station, Virginia, on November 5, 1863.  This letter was written by 17-year-old Private James T. Stark of Company E, 46th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry.  Private Stark says, "Dear Father,  It is with pleasure that I seat myself to drop you a few lines to let you know that I am well hoping when these few lines come to hand they may find you and all enjoying the same blessing.  We have winter quarters near Brandy Station and have built us a very good cabin to stay in.  Our boys will soon have all the houses up.  I want you to bring me something to eat or send it by the first (person) passing.  This is a bad place for something to eat.  We can't buy anything to eat and we don't draw rations, so I am hungry all the time, and if I could buy anything I have got no money to buy with.  I am in a bad place and a bad way.  I want you to send me some peppers to put on the raw beef we draw and send me some sewing thread and send me some salt.  I eat "twist" a day and is as often as I can eat and don't eat much at that.  And send me some of your new molasses and some butter and send anything you can send that is to eat.  Rite often and let me hear from you.  Try and get somebody to come out or come out yourself.  I heard that James Meadows was coming out soon.  Tell him to come as soon as he can and bring me some boxes.  Our boxes is all gone.  Nothing more at present, only remember your son till death.  James T. Stark."  Private James Stark was eventually wounded at the Battle at the Wilderness on May 5, 1864.  A nice Confederate letter written by a 17-year-old who wants everyone at home to know he is very hungry!--$125.SOLD

  54. Quite rare, $1000 Confederate Loan Bond authorized on May 1, 1861, from Montgomery, Alabama.  There are fourteen uncut coupons remaining.  The note remains in nice condition and has green over-print.  It will frame up beautifully.--$150.

  55. Very nice condition, ornate, brass powder flask marked "American Flask Co".  Powder flasks of this type were carried from home to war by young Confederate soldiers when they first left home in 1861 carrying the family hunting rifle and powder flask.--$85.

  56. One of the most popular and sought after of all Confederate notes - This is the "T-41" (Negros Chopping Cotton) $100. Confederate note with the orange-red overprint.  In nice condition these are bringing around $175. to $225. these days.  This is a beautiful example with the unfortunate fact that somewhere in the last 150 years a mouse decided to have the upper left corner for dinner.  I have restored the corner for very nice display.  Here is your chance to own one of the most popular and sought after Confederate $100. notes at a BARGAIN price.  The note is serial number "34773" and is dated Oct. 29, 1862.--$75.

  57. 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.

  58. Extremely rare and sought after, February 17, 1864, - T-64 - "Stonewall Jackson" $500 Confederate note.  This note is serial number 22170 and is circulated, but remains solid and complete.  The Stonewall Jackson $500 is one of the most popular of all Confederate currency.--$350.SOLD

  59. Small display containing five Civil War Era cartridges.  The display includes a 9mm French pinfire, a brass cased Derringer, a Spencer carbine cartridge, a Wesson cartridge, and a small caliber Smith & Wesson cartridge.--$75. for the entire display in glass case.

  60. Very nice display containing two hand formed soldier personal artifacts.  One of the items appears to be a hand-carved whistle made from an Enfield projectile.  The second item is a hand-made soldier's ring that appears to be made from either lead or pewter.  These two artifacts are good examples of how soldiers passed the time over the long weeks and months spent in camp.--$75. for both items.

  61. Extremely rare, Confederate carried, NUMBERED BUTTPLATE, 1861 date, Enfield Tower, 3-band, .577 cal., percussion, rifled musket.  This musket was purchased directly out of a North Alabama estate about 30 years ago and shows clear evidence of having been carried through many a campaign.  The buttplate has a rich, aged, bronze patina and is "Number 43".  The lockplate has a smooth, dark, never cleaned, attic patina, and is marked "1861 - Tower - and the English Crown".  The stock has extensive dings and marks and wear from being carried multiple years.  There is a "10" carved into the underside of the stock likely meaning it was carried by a member of the 10th Alabama Infantry.  Numbered, Confederate, Enfield muskets are very rare and are often priced between $3,500 - $4,500.  Here is a great buy on a Confederate carried, numbered, Enfield musket out of a North Alabama estate that plays "Dixie" loud and clear.--$1,450.SOLD

  62. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, 7mm pinfire, 6-shot revolver.  The metal remains in mint condition with beautiful engraving on both the frame and cylinder.  The action works perfectly, and the three items that are usually one or all missing, the loading door, the ejector rod, and the folding trigger all remain perfectly intact.  The checkered walnut grips remain in mint, just as issued condition.  The vast majority of pinfire cartridges that we recover are from Confederate camp sites, because the Confederates were able to purchase these revolvers from France and Belgium.  The revolver remains in near mint condition and could easily fit into any museum in the country.--$695.

  63. 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.

  64. Quite rare to recover, 3.8 inch, "Bird Cage" James artillery projectile.  This shell was recovered many years ago on private property near Shiloh.  I have disarmed the shell as well as cleaned and coated it, and it is ready for display.  The brass anvil cap remains perfectly intact.  It is quite a rarity now for someone to recover a nice James shell.--$795.

  65. Small display of nice artifacts recovered here in Middle Tennessee from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry - CSA.  This display consists of an excavated, iron rowel for a Cavalry spur and an iron bullet extractor and an extracted Minie.  If you have recovered a nice Civil War spur, but missing the rowel, here is your chance to significantly improve your spur.--$69.

  66. Pair of excavated, brass Hotchkiss time fuse adaptors.  These were recovered a number of years ago by Kent Wall along Leland Lane at the 2nd days fighting - Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.--$48. for both.

  67. 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.

  68. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated, 1863 date, Springfield musket lockplate and hammer assembly.  This lockplate retains some original bluing, beautiful crisp marks, and excellent action locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  If you have an 1863 or 1864 Springfield musket that would be improved by a very nice lockplate and hammer assembly, here is your opportunity to get one.--$195.

  69. Excavated, Confederate, 12 pound, wood drive-in fuse type cannonball.  This projectile was recovered on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, remains just as dug, and has never been cleaned or electrolyzed.  I feel certain that this Confederate cannonball will look lots better after proper cleaning and coating.--$195.SOLD

  70. Excavated, .577 cal., Enfield, triangular, socket bayonet that was recovered here on private property at the Battle of Stones River in 1956.  The bayonet is of course very rusty just as recovered, but is complete and sound with an old 1956 dated recovery label.--$125.

  71. Just brought into the shop out of the local area a .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army Revolver.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging grey brown patina with an all matching serial number of "131333" (except for the wedge which is an old replacement with a different number). This is very sought after mid-war 1863 production.  The cylinder retains about 50% of the original cylinder scene, and the grips have faint remnants of the original military inspector's cartouche.  The action remains crisp, and the revolver retains an excellent bore.  This is a quality Colt, but does show clear evidence of seeing actual field and campaign Civil War service.--$1,950.

  72. Exceptionally nice condition, Model 1861, .58 cal., Savage contract, 3-band, rifled, percussion musket.  The metal on this musket remains clean with crisp lockplate markings of, "1864 - Savage R.F.A. Co. - Middletown CT - US - and the Eagle."  The barrel has a crisp, 1863 date and an N.J. State mark.  The barrel retains rifling as deep and sharp as when it was issued.  The walnut stock is in excellent condition and also has a "N.J." State mark.  The action remains as crisp and sharp as when the musket was issued.  With this musket comes the original .58 cal. triangular socket bayonet.  This is a museum quality weapon that has been fired very little if any.--$2,150.

  73. Excavated, smooth side type, large size, Confederate Georgia frame waist belt buckle.  This buckle was recovered many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  When recovered, the plate had a break in the outside frame which has been professionally restored and displays the same as a perfect example.  The break in the outside frame of the buckle is no doubt why the buckle was discarded.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina.--$425.SOLD

  74. Quite rare and in very nice condition, excavated, 3 inch size, Confederate, Reed Parrott projectile.  This shell has the lathe dimple in the base and iron sabot, lathed turned sides, and took a wooden drive-in fuse adaptor.  This projectile was recovered over 30 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$450.

  75. Nice condition, small, black leather, Federal percussion capbox.  The box retains both belt loops, brass finial, leather closure tab, and inside flap.  This would make a very nice compliment to display on a US oval belt and buckle.--$165.SOLD

  76. Approximately .45 cal., brass bullet mold for molding a single "Country Rifle" projectile.  I have never seen this projectile recovered anywhere except Confederate sites.  It will make a fine addition to any Confederate artifact display.--$100.SOLD

  77. Extremely rare to encounter, Confederate $10 note picturing a Negro picking cotton.  This is a T-29 and is one of the lowest serial numbers that I have ever had.  This is serial number 597.  The note is circulated but remains complete and strong.  It does have an old water stain on the right lower corner.  In very nice condition, it is not uncommon to see this note priced at $1,000 or more.--SOLD

  78. Extremely rare, September 2, 1861 issue, T-25, Confederate $10 note picturing "Hope with Anchor" with red "X" over-print.  The note remains in solid, circulated condition, but does have an old water stain on the lower right corner.  I get less than one of these per year.--SOLD.

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

  80. 1864 date, Bank of Commerce - Savannah, GA, $20 note.  This note has beautiful river graphics and has been "cut-cancelled".--$89.

  81. 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.

  82. Really pretty excavated Richmond Arsenal pattern Enlistedman's C.S. 2-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Brandy Station, VA.  It has a light pea-green color with dirt remaining just as dug.  The 2 pieces were dug right together, and fit like a glove.  This will be a center piece for someone's excavated Confederate relic display.--$2,450.

  83. 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.

  84. Excavated cast brass flag staff top.  This was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry which was located on private property near Midland, TN.  These are not at all common to find.  I have only recovered three or four of these in forty years.--$85.

  85. Pretty excavated pea green solid cast letter "B".  This was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tenn. Vol. Inf. - C.S.A.  This camp was located on private property near Tullahoma, TN.  I originally found this camp, and over the course of about 5 years I dug 16 C.S. belt plates from this camp !!!  Man - those were the days !!!  This cast letter "B" is just too large to be a hat letter, so I would guess was likely on a Cartridge Box.  Maybe something like "BG" for Birmingham Guard.--$95.SOLD

  86. This has to be one of the most beautiful "Heartbreakers" that I have ever seen.  It was dug at a War-Date Texas Cavalry camp site where a "T. Miller "C" and a coat size Confederate local "C" had been previously recovered.  Not to mention two Texas Dragoon "star" saddle skirt tips as well.  Then - up comes this "drop dead stunning" gilted coat size Texas State Seal -- and now the "Heartbreaker" part.  It apparently belonged to a returning veteran as the Backmark is "Waterbury" and is just Post Civil War era, and into the Indian Wars.  Even though that is the case - This is one Bad-Ass beautiful excavated coat size Texas State Seal button.--$95. (Really)SOLD

  87. Really pretty excavated 1840s era low convex 2-piece eagle "I" coat size button.  Although pre-war Federal production these were often carried over and used in the Civil War.  This one was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry. - C.S.A.--$45.

  88. Really pretty emerald green excavated "Gutter back" Confederate GA. Frame enlistedman's C.S. waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered many, many years ago from the Army Of Tennessee 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry - C.S.A.  This camp was located on private property near to Tullahoma, TN.  The plate is heavier than most Gutterback GA. Frames - and is about equally as heavy as a thick Atlanta Style C.S.A. rectangular waist belt plate.  This style plate was never an easy one to find, but is now an "extreme rarity" to recover.--$595.SOLD

  89. Quite rare contract of the .58 cal., Model 1861, 3-band, percussion, military, rifled muskets.  This musket has metal that is just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  It has lockplate markings of "1863 - US - Wm. Muir & Co.".  The barrel has a matching 1863 date with long range site intact as well as both sling swivels and original ramrod.  The musket retains very good rifling and has a faint military inspector cartouche visible opposite the lockplate.  This is without question one of the tougher Model 1861 contracts to find.--$1,650.

  90. Just brought in out of the local area, Model 1840, Ames Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade is overall clean with some areas beginning to darken with age.  The blade is marked, "US - WD - 1848 - NP Ames - Cabotville."  The 3-branch, cast brass guard remains in nice condition and has the soldier's initial "K" carved in with a pinknife.  The grip remains in nice condition with original wrap and wire.  The iron scabbard has a smooth, chocolate patina with two or three small dings from service and nice wear in the ring mounts.  This saber was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$1,150.

  91. Very nice condition, thick cast brass, Atlanta style, rectangular "C.S.A." waist belt plate on original, Confederate waist belt.  With this belt rig  came a nice condition, hand-stitched, Confederate holster for a .36 cal. Navy size revolver.  The belt and buckle have clearly been together for many, many years as they are literally grown together with green patina.  With the addition of a nice Colt Navy revolver, this will be a fine museum grade display.--$6,350.

  92. 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.

  93. Very pretty condition, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate has a smooth, chocolate patina on the face with crisp detail and full lead on the reverse and both iron attaching loops remaining intact.  It was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$225.

  94. 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.

  95. Excavated, large size, standard regulation, US cartridge box plate and two Federal Eagle buttons, one coat size and one cuff size.  These items were not only found AT Stones River, but IN Stones River at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.--$165. for all three pieces.

  96. Quite rare and sought after, Confederate, February 17, 1864, "Stonewall Jackson" $500 note.  This note is circulated but remains strong and complete.  The note does have one small repair just under the word "Richmond".  This is one of the most popular and sought after of all Confederate notes.  This note is serial number 8711.--$295.

  97. 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.

  98. Very nice condition, excavated, DROP, 3 inch, Hotchkiss projectile with cup, lead sabot, nose, and brass time fuse all intact.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property at the second day's fighting at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is quite rare to recover an unfired, dropped artillery projectile on a battlefield.--$295.

  99. 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.

  100. Very nice condition, $500 Confederate States of America Loan Bond.  This bond is serial number 13641, issued February 20, 1863, and is actually an issued bond rather than the more common unissued, surplus bonds.  There are seven coupons remaining with the last coupon clipped having been dated January 1, 1865.  The next coupon, which is dated July 1, 1865, is remaining intact (being after the end of the war).  This is a classic example of how many Southern citizens invested in the Confederacy, and many lost everything in the end.  This bond will frame up beautifully, and pictures a Confederate on Picket duty in the center.--$125.

  101. Group of four excavated buckles, all recovered from the camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry occupied during the Spring of 1863.  The buckles include three cast frame type and one wreath half to a die-stamped 2-piece sash buckle.  All four buckles--$100.

  102. Very nice condition, non-excavated pair of artillery friction primers.  One primer is the standard Civil War variety with the twisted brass wire.  The other primer is a quite rare early 1840 Era "quill" primer which is literally made from a hollowed out bird quill.--$100. for the pair.SOLD

  103. Group of four excavated wedding rings recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from various Civil War camp sites on private property over the course of many years.  Two appear to be men's rings and two appear to be ladies rings.--$100. for all four.SOLD

  104. Out of a North Alabama estate, .69 cal., French musket converted from flintlock to percussion.  The musket has a smooth, aged, chocolate patina overall and has an old stock repair under the first barrel band.  The musket is dated 1815 and is very typical of what many Confederates carried in the first year of the American Civil War.  Even during the early years of the Civil War, I can't imagine any Union Troops carrying a weapon this old and obsolete.  But Confederate Troops, during the first year of the Civil War, could sometimes get nothing any better and were forced to carry these ancient flintlock conversion muskets.--$650.

  105. Very nice condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker" Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard, just brought in out of the local area.  This saber was almost certainly CS carried and is of the exact style carried by many Cavalrymen in General N. B. Forrest's Cavalry Corp.  The blade remains clean and bright, and the grip is very nice with complete wrap and wire remaining intact.  The original scabbard remains with the sword and is in excellent condition without even a single dent.  It has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate brown, aged patina.--$795.SOLD

  106. Extremely rare to recover, DROP 3.8 inch Birdcage James Bolt with complete lead and tin remaining intact.  This projectile was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It has been cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$950.

  107. Beautiful condition, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breast plate.  This plate was recovered over 40 years ago and has a beautiful face with crisp detail and a smooth, chocolate brown patina.  The reverse has full lead fill and both wire attachment loops remaining intact.  This plate was recovered on private property from near "The Wilderness" area in Virginia.--$225.

  108. Excellent condition, excavated, long pattern, Confederate copper time fuse adaptor.  This is the type fuse adaptor found in many Read projectiles.  This fuse plug remains in perfect condition and was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, about 40 years ago.--$48.SOLD

  109. Quite attractive, .58 cal., Model 1855, Federal cartridge box.  This box is both maker marked and dated on the inside flap, "Longley & Co. - Lewiston - ME - 1863".  The box remains pliable with the original lead-filled brass cartridge box plate on the outside flap.  Both cartridge tins remain intact on the inside.  The box is missing part of the leather closure tab and appears to have had both iron roller buckles intentionally removed.  The box has very nice display eye appeal.--$450.

  110. Very large size, Civil War Era wine bottle with its original war date wicker covering.  The wicker covering was to act as insuation to keep the wine a more constant temperature.  This example remains in excellent condition.--$125.SOLD

  111. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, .58 cal., "Special Model", Colt, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  This musket has sparkling, clean metal with lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - Colt's Pt F.A. Mfg Co - Hartford CT".  The barrel is equally as crisp and clean and has a matching 1863 date.  The walnut stock remains in excellent condition as well with an inspector cartouche on the left hand side and is in excellent condition tip to tip.  This musket has crisp action and locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  It has deep, sharp rifling - original long-range site - original ram rod - and both sling swivels remaining intact.  This is a museum grade musket that has been fired very little if any and will be a fine addition to any museum or collection.--$2,950.SOLD

  112. Just purchased directly out of the family, quite rare Ames Model 1840, Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, brown/gray patina, gently darkening with time.  It is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Cabotville - 1849 - US".  The brass guard remains in excellent condition with a nice, toned, uncleaned, aged patina.  The grip has original wire and fragments of the original leather, but is largely worn through to the wood.  The iron scabbard is complete and in very nice condition.  We purchased this saber directly out of the Reindhart family here, and it is believed that the saber was carried by their ancestor, Private M. L. Reindhart, Co. D of Napiers, Tennessee, Cavalry Battalion.  It is quite rare now that I get items directly out of families.--$1,150.

  113. Very attractive, Model 1851, N. C. O. (Non-Commissioned Officer) belt and Eagle sword belt plate.  The cast brass Eagle plate remains in near perfect condition with full silver wreath and a never cleaned, rich, aged patina.  The leather belt remains complete and pliable but does have one weak spot supported with leather from the back side.  The belt rig displays very nicely and would look fantastic with a holstered revolver on it.--$595.

  114. Excellent condition, original linen powder bag for a 12 pound cannonball.  Every Civil War artillery collection should have an original powder bag.--$95.

  115. Excavated base section of an iron sabotted 10 pound Federal Parrott projectile.  This was recovered years ago from the part of the battlefield here at Stones River that is now "The Avenue" shopping mall.--$25.

  116. 4-page soldier's letter on patriotic stationary and 1861 date Bible belonging to Ole K. Holverson of the 82nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  It appears this individual was a German immigrant as the letter is written on November 8, 1863, and is worded in mixed German and English.  The Bible is an 1861 printing and is completely in German.  There is likely someone out there with a German background that would really enjoy these two artifacts.--$195 for both.SOLD

  117. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured, Mitchell & Tyler - Richmond, VA, Confederate Foot Officer's sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, uncleaned, gray/brown patina with faint traces of original Confederate etching.  The Confederate manufactured, brass guard has a rich, bronze/brown, uncleaned, aged patina.  It has original wrap and wire on the grip with the leather worn through to wood in several places.  The leather scabbard has been with the sword as it has come down through the ages.  At some point, the brass drag dropped off the scabbard and became lost.  We have located a brass Foot Officer sword scabbard drag with a closely matching patina.  This is a very rare Confederate manufactured Foot Officer's sword with scabbard and is going to be an excellent addition to someone's Confederate display.--$3,450.

  118. Very attractive, sky-blue, 1863 date, Frankfort Arsenal, 12-second, artillery time fuses.  The packet itself remains almost completely intact, but only one fuse remains inside.  It is still, however, an excellent piece for a Civil War artillery display.--$65.

  119. Model 1858, smooth type canteen with original, butternut, wool cover.  This canteen almost certainly saw field service, because the wool cover shows wear on the side against the body, and it has several small dings from actual field use.  "3 CT" (3rd Connecticut) can be faintly seen stenciled on one side of the canteen.  $250.

  120. 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.

  121. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, Leech & Rigdon, serifed letters, 2-piece, CS sword belt plate.  This excellent plate was recovered over 40 years ago from near Tupelo, Mississippi, was dug together, and fits perfectly.  You are likely not going to see a prettier, just as dug example of this rare style Leech & Rigdon 2-piece sword belt plate.  The plate was likely discarded due to a small crack in the belt loop on the tongue side.--$2,650.

  122. Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and original metal scabbard.  The blade is marked, "US - 1864 - Mansfield & Lamb."  The blade remains overall clean, just beginning to darken in a few areas.  The 3-branch, brass Cavalry guard has an attractive, gently aging, bronze patina.  The original leather wrap and wire remains perfectly intact and is nicer than most that you encounter.--$850.

  123. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered from Federal Camps at Tunnel Hill, Georgia, nearly 50 years ago.  The face has a smooth, chocolate patina, and the reverse has smooth, full lead with both attachment loops remaining intact.--$250.

  124. Nice, clean, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield, triangular, socket bayonet correct for the Model 1855 Springfield, the Model 1861 Springfield, as well as all the contracts and the Model 1863 type 1 & 2 Springfields.  The bayonet remains clean and bright with just a few areas beginning to darken with time.  The leather scabbard remains complete and full length with the only negative being that the stitches have broken with age, and the seam opens up a little.  This would make an excellent addition to compliment your .58 cal. Springfield or contract rifled musket.--$275.

  125. Nice, clear, fully cased, young Federal Private seated wearing his frock coat, vest, and kepi.  This young man has the look of your typical Federal Private in the American Civil War.--$135.

  126. Very nice condition, regulation, Model 1840, N.C.O. (Non-Commissioned Officer) sword and scabbard.  This sword has a sparkling, bright, clean blade with markings of, "US - 1862 - Emerson & Silver - Trenton NJ."  Emerson and Silver N.C.O. swords are unique in that they have metal scabbards (rather than leather) which requires much less care and delicate handling.  The cast brass guard remains in perfect condition with a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.  This sword will be a quality addition to any collection.--$650.

  127. Excellent condition, original Civil War powder bag for a 9 inch size Naval cannon ball.  It remains in excellent condition and is big enough to carry a good size baby.--$95.

  128. Nice condition blue wrapper covered packet of original Civil War cannon friction primers.  Every artillery display MUST HAVE an original packet of primers.--$150.SOLD

  129. Excellent condition, original, Model 1858, bullseye pattern canteen with Hadden, Porter, and Booth maker marked pewter spout and original stopper and chain intact.  The original butternut cover is completely intact and in unusually nice condition.--$325.SOLD

  130. Original, 1904 edition of the Nashville Banner covering the Confederate Reunion in Nashville, Tennessee.  It is called, "The Nashville Banner Confederate Reunion Edition."  There are also two ornate, heavy ropes with tassels from the reunion.  Each rope, one red and one white, measures over 6 feet in length.  The entire grouping--$75.SOLD

  131. Nice condition, excavated, Model 1808, friction fit, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered from a Confederate position on private property at Antietam.  There is a very old ID tag now turning brown with this information.--$125.SOLD

  132. Very nice condition, excavated, .577 cal., Enfield, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered over 40 years ago by Wade Buchanan on private property here at Stones River.  Iron in this nice condition is simply not being recovered anymore.--$125.

  133. Quite rare to recover, complete pewter time fuse for the Confederate used 3-inch Dyer projectiles.  In the early days of relic hunting we called these Confederate "Burton" shells.  This fuse is complete and not misshapen, and even has good threads remaining.  Over the years, I have seen very few complete quality examples of this time fuse recovered.--$95.

  134. Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The revolver has crisp action and a smooth, dark, gray/brown patina.  It has an all matching serial number of 167874, except for the wedge which is an old replacement.  This is 1863 - 1864, mid-war production.  There are faint hints of original cylinder scene remaining but most is worn away.  It has barrel markings of, "Address Col. Saml. Colt New York US America."  The revolver has original walnut grips with 90% original lacquer.--$1,495.

  135. Quite scarce, .69 cal., Austrian Augustin long rifle of the Model 1849.  These rifled muskets were extensively imported, and in the early years of the Civil War, were issued to Confederate Infantry.  This is a very nice example complete with the massive saber blade type bayonet.  This musket is out of a North Georgia estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  It still has crisp, strong action - deep rifling - and the flip up long-range site is intact.  This musket is going to make a very nice addition to someone's Confederate Infantry display and comes complete with its original saber style bayonet.--$1,150.SOLD

  136. Very cool, blacksmith crafted, Confederate, .577 cal., Enfield Carbine fashioned from an 1862 date Enfield 3-band Infantry weapon.  This artifact was recently purchased out of a Marshall County, Tennessee, estate and remains just as it has been for the last 100+ years.  The weapon at one time had the soldier's initials in the stock, but somewhere along the way, perhaps another soldier acquired the weapon and removed one of the initials.  One of the barrel bands is present but has slid forward a few inches.  The weapon has the original blacksmith crafted ramrod still remaining with it.  This weapon is as typical Southern Cavalry as you can get.  We will include a couple of original Enfield bullets that we have recovered here at Stones River.--$695.SOLD

  137. Mint beautiful condition, gilted Civil War Officer's sword knot.  If you have a nice condition Civil War Officer's sword, this will be the perfect compliment to make it a museum worthy display.--$395.

  138. Really pretty excavated "tall loop" Leech and Rigdon "08" pattern C.S. Cavalryman's 2-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was recovered about 30 years ago from Gen. N. B. Forrest's Confederate Cavalry camp located on Tippa Creek in North Mississippi.  I personally recovered an identical plate to this one in the very same camp around 1980.  When this plate was recovered the belt loop on the wreath side was broken, and has been expertly repaired by the "best around" - Robert McDaniel.  This is a very scarce Confederate sword belt plate that anyone would be pleased to have in their collection.  It has a smooth perfectly matching chocolate brown patina.--$2,450.

  139. Very scarce and in excellent condition, non-excavated, Federal Officer's spur, sometimes called the "Christmas Spur" because of the December 24, 1861 patent date inside the spur.  This example remains in perfect condition with a rich, aged patina - rowel intact - and original leather attachment strap.  Wear pattern indicates this spur was worn on the right boot.--$395.

  140. Extremely rare, excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate with BRASS loops.  We pretty much exclusively recover these in early war Ohio Infantry camps.  This is one of the nicer excavated examples that I have seen in a long time.--$295.

  141. Exceptionally nice condition, unissued, brown buff, Federal waist belt with the original, large size, lead-filled, US oval waist belt plate.  The belt is "Young" maker marked and remains as pliable and perfect today as when it was manufactured.  You won't find a nicer one.--$695.

  142. Mint, beautiful condition, original, unissued box of 12mm French pinfire, long pattern cartridges.  This would be a wonderful compliment to display with your 12 mm French pinfire revolver.--$395.SOLD

  143. 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.

  144. Group of three, large size, New York Infantry documents dated 1862, 1863, and 1864.  All are in nice condition and suitable for framing.--$150. for all three.HOLD

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

  146. Circulated, February 17, 1864 date, Confederate $50 note with Jeff Davis in the center.  This is serial number (58600).--$85.

  147. Everything that you would ever need for live black powder shooting.  This gentleman who recently passed away was an avid black powder shooter and participated in many North/South Skirmish Association shooting events.  This group of material consists of a very heavy, well constructed, wooden box that will contain everything.  There are two high quality brass bullet molds, both with cone cavity inserts for molding bullets.  There are at least 100 or more bullets already molded, and black powder is in the box for them.  The wooden box has a lift-out tray that will hold  63 cartridges that are ready for firing.  There is also 35 pounds of soft Civil War lead (from melting down fired Minie balls that he recovered) ready to be molded into bullets.  Inside the large wooden box are also targets and patches and other related items to black powder shooting.  I am not going to be able to ship this, but the first guy with a $100 bill at the door gets to load it!!!

  148. Model 1841, "Mississippi" rifle purchased about 30 years ago out of a North Alabama estate sale and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The rifle has a smooth, dark, aged patina overall with lockplate markings of, "US - Tryon - Philada PA - 1844".  The rifle has seen tons of service and has appreciable burnout behind the nipple area.  All the brass hardware, including brass bands, brass trigger guard, brass butt plate, and brass patch box all remain intact.  The extra nipple remains stored inside the patch box.  This rifle is smooth bore now and appears to have been used for hunting and feeding the family, and the ramrod is an old blacksmith made replacement.  The weapon is well used but can still sing "Dixie" loud and clear!!!--$1,250.

  149. Small antique cedar box that contains about 50 Minie balls that over the years have been picked up on a private farm here that encompassed part of the Battle of Stones River.  This farm is now a shopping mall.--$95.SOLD

  150. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, .58 cal., bullet extractor with an extricated Minie ball for display.  This has become an item not as readily available as they once were.--$55.

  151. Excavated, pewter, Bormann time fuse recovered here at Stones River having the rare "U-backwards S" mark.--$55.

  152. 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.

  153. Relic condition, original, Model 1855, .58 cal., Federal, leather cartridge box found in an old log barn here.  Much of the stitching has rotted but it still makes an attractive display.--$75.SOLD

  154. Absolutely beautiful 1/9th plate EAGLE PATRIOTIC hard rubber case complete with patriotic matting and glass intact.  If you have a killer image worthy of a SWEET case - Here it is !!!--$225.

  155. Original, unopened, blue colored packet of Frankford Arsenal, 1863 date, 10-second artillery time fuses.  This is going to be a very nice and colorful addition to someone's Civil War Artillery display.--$95.

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

  157. Nice condition, 1863 date, .54 cal., second type Merrill carbine.  This carbine is out of a North Carolina estate and has a replacement hammer identical to those used by M.A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M.A. Baker is well known to have repaired and converted many weapons for the State of North Carolina during the entire Civil War.  It is quite likely that this weapon could have been repaired by M.A. Baker and Confederate carried.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of "J.H. Merrill - Baltimore - July 1858".  The original walnut stock is in nice condition but does have an old age crack running down the left hand side.  The action still works perfectly, and a good bore remains.  This carbine is serial number (14432) and has an assembly number of "94" and two dots at several different locations.--$1,450.

  158. Beautiful condition, excavated, large size, plain face, regulation, Federal Cavalry Martingale Heart.  This Martingale is out of the Charles Sweeney collection and was recovered over 30 years ago from Federal camps at La Grange, Tennessee.  La Grange is well known for its sandy soil and beautiful condition artifacts, and this Martingale is no exception.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina on the face and full lead intact in the reverse.  This is one that you will not ever need to upgrade.--$595.

  159. SUPER COOL and educational, excavated, 10-pound size, Parrott time fused projectile.  This projectile was recovered many years ago on private property here at Stones River.  The projectile when found had a crack right down the middle.  It has been cleaned up and can be taken apart to show the case shot and sulfur matrix as well as the time fuse, powder cavity, and rifled iron sabot.  The two pieces fit back together to form a perfect, complete, 10-pound Parrott.  I don't think that you will find a more interesting and educational projectile than this one.--$250.SOLD

  160. Excavated, 12-pound size, case shot, Bormann fused cannonball that has been sectioned to be able to clearly see the sulfur matrix that remains completely filled with lead case shot balls.  This piece would make a fantastic desk display item for your favorite Civil War enthusiast.--$75.

  161. Beautiful condition, long pattern (2 inch), pewter, Parrott, percussion fuse.  All threads remain intact and crisp, and the screw-in pewter anvil cap remains perfectly intact as well.  This is an extremely rare fuse to find in nice condition.--$95.

  162. Complete excavated Enfield lockplate and hammer assembly.  This was recovered long ago on private property here at Stones River.  Close examination reveals that a broken mainspring was why the lockplate was discarded.  In the heat of battle it is much quicker to change out the entire lockplate assembly rather than replace the broken mainspring.--$75.SOLD

  163. Excellent condition and quite rare, .54 cal., 4-RING, Confederate ring tail Sharps projectile.  This scarce bullet was recovered many years ago by Charles Sweeney from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Corinth, Mississippi.--$45.

  164. Quite rare to recover, dropped, .40 cal., Dimmick foreign rifle projectile.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Ft. Donelson, Tennessee.--$48.

  165. 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 !!!

  166. Beautiful, non-excavated, gilted, matching pair of Civil War Officer eaglehead spurs.  This beautiful pair of eaglehead spurs is out of the well known Civil War author, Charlie Harris's personal collection.  The intricacy of the detail on this pair of spurs is a near work of art.--$895.

  167. Nothing less than "drop-dead beautiful" condition, excavated, medium size O.V.M. lead-filled waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered during the early 1970's on private property near Shiloh.  The face has a slick, near reflective, chocolate brown patina with full lead and both attachment hooks intact on the reverse.  This O.V.M. buckle is so nice that it would be virtually impossible to improve upon.--$2,150.SOLD

  168. Absolutely as pretty as they get, excavated, large oval, lead-filled "VMM" (Volunteer Maine Militia) cartridge box plate.  This excellent plate was recovered during the early 1970's from the Maine Troop camps located near Port Hudson, LA.  This example has full lead and 1 1/2 of the wire attachment loops remaining intact.  The face of this plate has a slick, reflective, chocolate brown patina with detail as crisp as the day it was issued.--$1,250.

  169. Nice white patina, excavated drop, .44 cal., foreign rifle projectile (sometimes referred to as Swiss Chaucer).  This example was recovered by Charles Sweeney during the early 1970's from Corinth, Mississippi.--$48.

  170. Beautiful condition, gold filled, 1880's Era, GAR watch chain.  The GAR device is mounted inside a gold wedding band.  This would be the perfect compliment to display with your Civil War Era pocket watch.--$195.SOLD

  171. Extremely rare, excavated, large size, Leech and Rigdon produced, enlistedman's two-piece CS saber belt plate.  This buckle has the distinctive Leech and Rigdon "08" lettering pattern and was recovered on private property near Port Hudson, LA.  The plate has a nice fit and a pretty brown/green woods patina.--$2,650.SOLD

  172. Very attractive, .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket purchased over 30 years ago out of an estate near Birmingham, Alabama.  The musket has a smooth, chocolate brown, attic patina with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1861 - and the British Crown."  The mainspring remains strong, and the musket firmly locks at both half cock and full cock positions.  The barrel has the very desirable "24 - 24" marks.  The musket is missing the rear sling swivel and the long-range site which have both been gone for a long, long time.  This is a nice, honest example of a very typical Confederate carried, Enfield, rifled musket.--$1,295.

  173. 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.

  174. Very attractive, Model 1864, .58 cal., Federal cartridge box and sling.  The cartridge box itself remains in excellent condition and about as pliable as the date it was issued.  It is maker marked on the inside flap, "B. Metzger - Phila." and is also U.S. Ordinance Department sub inspector marked.  The box has both iron roller buckles intact, both belt loops, and both cartridge tins.  It also has the seldom found, original, over-the-shoulder sling with breastplate intact and U.S. Inspector marked.  The sling has, however, been reinforced on the tips where it goes through the iron roller buckles.  The rig displays very nicely.--SOLD

  175. One of the most distinctive and collectible revolvers of the American Civil War.  This is the .36 cal., Savage Navy Model revolver.  This unusual design revolver has one ring that advances the cylinder and cocks the revolver, and the trigger for firing the revolver is in the upper ring.  The unusual revolver saw wide distribution, and there are numerous photographs of both Union and Confederate Cavalrymen carrying this weapon.  This example has smooth, clean metal, just gently toning gray/brown with age.  The Savage maker marking remains crisp and clear, and the distinctive double ring Savage mechanism still works perfectly.  This example has a nice, early serial number of "1914" indicating service throughout the Civil War.  The original walnut grips remain intact with nice wear but no cracks or breaks.  This is a very solid and attractive example of one of the most distinctive and unusual weapons of the American Civil War.--$1,850.

  176. Super rare, and in absolutely beautiful condition, CS Marked, Leech & Rigdon, Confederate Cavalry Officer's spur.  This spur was found about 30 years ago in a log out-building on private property near Shiloh.  It has a rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze/green patina and has the original iron rowel remaining intact.  Both the CS mark on the rear of the spur and the raised star on each side can be boldly seen by anyone from across the room (with cataracts).--$2,150.SOLD

  177. 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.

  178. 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.

  179. Beautiful shadow boxed grouping consisting of the Southern Cross of Honor awarded to 1st Sergeant Pollard Wood, Co. B, 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment.  And with the Southern Cross of Honor is a Cross of Military Service awarded to Pollard Wood's grandson, 2nd Lt. Daniel P. Wood, for WWI service as a U.S. Army aviator.  This is a family with tons to be proud of.--$495. for the entire display.SOLD

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

  182. Very attractive, classic .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, brown/gray, aged patina with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1862 - and the British Crown."  The barrel has the classic, upside-down, 25 - 25 marks.  The wood remains in very nice condition with just the normal small dings and marks of being carried.  There is typical flash around the nipple, and the hammer locks firmly into both half cock and full cock positions.  This musket was brought into the shop by a young, 30-something-year-old couple who had inherited it and brought it to sell because, "They did not allow firearms in their house."  This worked out perfectly well, because I LOVE having them in my house.--$1,650.

  183. Very attractive, 1848 date, Model 1841, "Mississippi" rifle.  The metal has a smooth, attic brown patina, and the lockplate is marked, "E. Whitney, N. Haven - 1848."  The mainspring remains very strong and firmly locks into both half cock and full cock.  Both inspector marks remain visible in the wood opposite the lockplate.  This is a classic example of one of the more sought after weapons of the American Civil War Era.--$1,895.

  184. Very attractive, excavated, Richmond Arsenal pattern, two-piece, CS sword belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Brandy Station, Virginia.  The plate has a nice fit and slight original body curve and will be an excellent center piece for an excavated, Confederate artifact display.--$2,595.

  185. Drop dead beautiful excavated large size Confederate "Forked Tongue" frame waist belt plate.  This was recovered many years ago from Confederate 1863 Army Of Tennessee winter camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  This plate has a nice brown/green woods patina that has never even been washed off.--$895.

  186. Just brought into the shop, Model 1841, "Robbins and Lawrence" Mississippi rifle.  This rifle has a smooth, thick, aged, chocolate brown patina and has lockplate markings of, "Robbins & Lawrence - 1850 - Windsor VT".  The brass has a very nice, aged, bronze patina.  This rifle would have some very interesting stories to tell in that the stock has at some point been near a fire and is charred black between the two barrel bands.  It has good action, and the barrel was bored to .58 cal. for service in the Civil War.  Mississippi rifles have always been a favorite among collectors because of their Mexican War/Pre-Civil War history and how attractive they are with the numerous brass pieces including a brass patch box.  This is a weapon that shows clear evidence of having seen lots of service.  Who knows - the fire that it got too close to might have been a campfire in Tennessee or possibly the burning of Atlanta.--$1,350.

  187. Very pretty, excavated, large size, "Star in Shield", lead-filled device that was inset and worn as a Martingale on horse harness.  This example has an excellent, smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face and full lead fill in the reverse.  It was recovered from Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry camp, occupied during the Spring of 1863 and located just south of Unionville, Tennessee.  This piece would make a fine centerpiece for any Texas Cavalry display.--$395.

  188. Nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, Savage Firearms Company, 3-band, contract, percussion, rifled musket.  This musket has smooth, clean metal, gently graying with age.  It has lockplate markings of, "Savage - R.F.A. Company - Middletown CT - US."  The barrel has a matching 1863 date as well as a New Jersey state mark.  The musket has crisp action and a strong main spring and firmly locks into both half-cock and full-cock positions.  The bore is exceptional and remains about as crisp as the day it was issued.  The walnut stock is all original with only the small dings and marks of actual field service.  A Savage Contract rifled musket is a scarce one to come by.--$1,495.SOLD

  189. Quite rare, "Dog River" style, Confederate manufactured, Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber has a nice, clean blade, with classic, Confederate, unstopped fuller, and just beginning to gray with age.  The high copper content brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze patina and is classic Confederate manufactured.  The saber has original wrap and wire on the grip with about 90% of the original leather remaining intact.  The scabbard is classic, lap seam, brass mounted, Confederate construction and has a thick, brown, aged patina.  The scabbard is complete except for missing the small, brass plate at the top.  There is nice wear in the ring mounts indicating lots of actual field service.--$3,950.

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

  192. Quite rare, complete, Model 1851, Federal Eagle sword belt rig complete with both leather drops remaining intact.  The leather belt is a little stiff but remains complete with no breaks or repairs.  This would be a perfect rig to display with your Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$975.

  193. Nice, clean, .58 cal., Springfield, triangular, socket bayonet in original, leather sheath.  The bayonet remains clean and bright with a visible US mark.  The leather sheath is complete with no repairs.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your .58 cal. Springfield or contract, 3-band, rifled musket.--$295.SOLD

  194. Extremely rare, 6 pounder size, Confederate, wood drive-in fuse cannonball.  This projectile was recovered many years ago from private property near Shiloh and is one of less than half a dozen of this type ball ever recovered there.  It is disarmed, cleaned, coated, and ready for display.--$595.

  195. Recently recovered from here at the Battle of Stones River, .69 cal., triangle base, French Minnie.  This rare bullet has one nice display side and is scarred on the other.  It was recovered from a site here at Stones River that is located only a few hundred yards from the famous "Slaughter Pen".  This site is now completely destroyed and has a mental hospital located there.  I already have my room reserved.--$20.

  196. 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.--$3,450.

  197. Nice large display of 14 excavated Civil War artifacts that were recovered years ago at "Cold Harbor",VA.  The relic grouping consists of One quite rare excavated large size early lead filled "Puppy Paw" hook style U.S. oval Federal waist belt plate - one excavated coat size "New York" state seal uniform button, and several other bullets - buttons - knapsack parts - etc.  A great buy for the entire display !!--$295. for all

  198. Very, very rare to revover - Early production .36 cal. Remington Navy Model ENTIRE REVOLVER.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Fort Donelson, TN.  Although rusty, the revolver remains very solid.  It was not loaded when recovered, but I have inserted one correct .36 cal. projectile for display.  This is the type single artifact "center-piece" that can turn a run-of-the-mill dug relic display into a Museum quality display.--$595.

  199. Very, very rare to excavate an entire Civil War revolver.  This is a .44 cal., Remington Army model and was recovered many years ago near Chickamauga, Georgia.  This will make an incredible center piece for any excavated relic display.--$650.SOLD

  200. Very rare Boyle, Gamble, and MacFee Confederate Foot Officer's sword.  The blade remains in nice condition, gently turning gray/brown with age and has the typical Confederate unstopped fuller.  The high copper alloy brass guard has "Boyle, Gamble, and MacFee - Richmond VA" cast into the underside of the guard in raised letters.  The guard remains in excellent condition and has a rich, bronze/brown, never cleaned, aged patina.  The leather grip remains intact with wear at the normal places.--$3,950.SOLD

  201. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, Model 1852, Federal Naval Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade has bright, beautiful engraving and frosting from top to bottom and is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass."  The brass guard has an intricate US Navy motif with literally 100% bright gold gilt.  The original sharkskin grip and wire remain intact and in near mint condition.  The leather scabbard is complete and in very nice condition, and all three mounts  have virtually 100% bright gold gilt.  The top mount is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co Chicopee Mass."--$2,250.

  202. Just brought in out of the local area, Model 1816, L. Pomeroy, .69 cal., smooth bore, 3-band musket originally produced in flintlock but converted to percussion for Civil War use.  The metal has a smooth, dark, chocolate, aged, brown patina with lockplate markings of, "1836 - L. Pomeroy - US - and the American Eagle."  The barrel has a smooth, chocolate patina as well and a matching 1836 date.  The walnut stock is in nice condition but does have the normal dings and marks of active field service.  The inspector cartouche remains visible in the wood opposite the lockplate.  It is almost certain that this weapon was Confederate carried.--$950.

  203. Extremely RARE Model 1832 Federal Artillery Short Sword in its original BRASS SCABBARD.  In over 40 years I have only had 4 of these.  They are believed to have been custom made in small number for an elite state unit.  The blade has a nice gently aging grey-brown patina and is "intricatly engraved" up both sides of the blade.  The blade is marked "N. P- Ames - Springfield - 1839 - United States".  The brass scabbard remains in beautiful condition with a pretty aged bronze patina.  This is a quite rare artillery sword and scabbard.--$1,295.

  204. Very nice condition, small grouping of documents related to Lt. Col. George W. Johnson of the 49th New York Volunteer Infantry.  This grouping includes Lt. Col. Johnson's muster out document dated March 3, 1863, from camp near Belle Plains, VA.  The Muster Out document is for the rank of Major so that he could Muster In (the following document) with the rank of Lt. Colonel.  Also, there is a printed document from the State of New York, Bureau of Military Statistics, dated August 25, 1863, and signed by Lt. Col. George Washington Johnson.  There is also a very pretty "New York - Union" patriotic cover addressed to Lt. Col. G. W. Johnson and dated 1863.  Lt. Col. George Washington Johnson was critically wounded on July 12, 1864, and died on July 27, 1864.  This is a very nice grouping from a New York hero that died in the Civil War.--$150 for all.SOLD

  205. Nice, solid, complete, excavated, .58 cal., Federal, Springfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered by Wade Buchanan here at Stones River during the mid 1970's.  The bayonet is rusty, but remains complete and solid to the very tip.--$125.

  206. Beautiful condition, Model 1840, Federal Musician's sword and scabbard by Ames.  The blade remains sparkling bright and is marked, "US - 1864 - Ames Mfg Co."  The leather scabbard remains as perfect as the day it was issued.  You just won't find one much nicer than this one.--$650.

  207. Very attractive, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword in original, high grade, sharkskin covered scabbard.  The blade remains clean, just beginning to turn gray with age.  Deep intricate engraving remains visible from top to bottom and is maker marked, "W. H. Horstmann - Philadelphia."  The brass guard remains in excellent condition with a pretty, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina.  The grip has original sharkskin and wire.--$1,150.

  208. Quite rare, original, .52 cal., Sharps linen cartridge.  This will be a beautiful compliment to display with your Sharps carbine or rifle.--$195.SOLD

  209. Quite rare to come by, original 1975, First Edition, Civil War Projectiles II Small Arms & Field Artillery, by W. Reid McKee and M.E. Mason, Jr.  This book remains in nice condition with just normal, slight yellowing of pages with age.--$150.

  210. Beautiful condition, excavated, 1854, one dollar, type 1 US gold coin.  This coin was recovered from 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville.  It has excellent detail with no damage whatsoever.--$265.SOLD

  211. Very nice condition and well written, 4-page, Confederate 1st Virginia Cavalry letter.  This letter was written, October 10, 1863, from near Bloomingdale, VA, from a family member of a soldier "Henry".  Henry was apparently in her business about not writing often enough.  She says, "Dear Henry, Don't feel yourself neglected or think you are forgotten if you don't get letters from home as often as you might wish.  You know my duties here always have been pretty heavy, but you can form no idea of their intolerable presence now.  I have scarcely time to think, much less to write."  This letter is well written and reasonably easy to read.  She says, "Have you a Chaplain in your regiment now?  Do you have regular religious services, or do you have none at all? . . . I have never heard a word from Mr. Spindle since I saw it stated he was severely wounded at the Brandy Station fight."  There is much, much more good content that can be unraveled with concentrated effort.--$125.SOLD

  212. Quite rare, September 2, 1861, Confederate $50 note.  This is a "T16" in Criswell.  It has President Jefferson Davis in the center with black writing and green over-print.  It is serial number 4003 and has been considerably circulated, but remains complete with nice green color on the over-print.--$150.

  213. Quite rare, December 1, 1861 date, 5 cent, Bank of Tennessee fractional note.  This note is circulated but remains complete and sound and is marked "Bank of Tennessee - Nashville - December 1, 1861."--$75.

  214. What is considered by many to be the most representative weapon of the American Civil War, .58 cal., Model 1863 Springfield type 1, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket.  The metal remains clean beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Springfield - US - and the American Eagle."  The mainspring remains strong and locks firmly into full-cock, but sometimes jumps off half-cock.  It has faint rifling remaining, both sling swivels, long range site, and ramrod.  This musket was carried in 1963 in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The leather sling from 1963 remains with the musket.  It has a very nice look and displays great on the wall.--$1,495.

  215. Very rare, original 1840 era, cased pair of single shot dueling pistols.  The case itself is walnut and remains in very nice condition.  In the case are two identical .36 cal. single shot percussion pistols, an original box of percussion caps, an oiler, a gun tool for disassembling, a bone handle screwdriver, and 27 original musket balls.  An original cased pair of dueling pistols is very rare to come by.--$1,850.

  216. Very nice condition, original 1820 - 1840 era, single shot, flintlock boot pistol.  The action still works nicely at both half-cock and full-cock.  There is a military drum intricately engraved on both sides of the pistol.  It is approximately .42 cal., and we are including 3 original projectiles in a small display case.  There is also an original flint in place for display.  Complete original flintlock pistols are quite rare to come by.--$475.SOLD

  217. Just in out of a local estate, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Model - London production.  This revolver has a smooth, gently aging, brown patina with case colors remaining in some recessed areas.  It has an all matching serial number, including the wedge, of "40586" which is super early, mid-1850's production.  The serial number and lots of original cylinder scene can be clearly seen under the patina on the cylinder.  The barrel is marked, "Address Col. Colt - London."  The revolver being London production, of course has an iron backstrap.  The action remains crisp, and the original walnut grips remain in very nice condition with 90% original lacquer.  This is a very nice example of a rare London Colt that was almost certainly Southern carried.--$2,150.SOLD

  218. Very nice condition, small, leather, Federal percussion cap pouch.  The cap pouch retains nice surface finish with absolutely no flaking at all.  The soldier's initials, "P O", are nicely carved into the outside flap with a pen knife.  The box retains both belt loops, brass finial, and original leather closure tab.  This box is going to display very nicely in someone's collection.--$150.SOLD

  219. Quite rare 1993 book entitled Brown Angels by Walter Dean Myers.  This book is a collection of late 1800 and early 1900 photographs of African American children.  Some of the pictures are quite incredible.  For example, there is a beautiful photograph of a 5 - 6 year old Negro boy on his little wagon being pulled by two billy goats.--$35.

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

  222. Beautiful condition, 1840 - 1850 era, ribbed, brass powder flask made by "Hawksley".  This is a very well made flask and is of the exact type carried by many young Confederates when they first left home for the Civil War.  It has a rich, never cleaned, aged, bronze patina.--$95.SOLD

  223. Extremely rare, 14 inch, hand blacksmith crafted, Confederate bowie knife in original, brown leather, hand tooled, Confederate sheath and belt cradle.  This is an exceptionally nice Confederate side knife/bowie purchased in 1989 out of the Nationally know Fred Slaton, Jr. collection of Nebo, KY.  The blade appears to have been made from a file and has a 4 1/2 inch walnut grip.  For many years, the Fred Slaton, Jr. collection was considered one of the best in the nation, and it is virtually unheard of to find an original Confederate bowie in both its original brown leather sheath and also the original brown leather, hand-crafted saddle for attaching it to the belt.  This is an unusually nice Confederate blade with a cool Fred Slaton pedigree.--$1,295.

  224. 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.

  225. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate lined "C" button.  This is a blank back, CS127A1, with crisp detail and a nice, gently toning, aged patina.  The shank is intact on the reverse, and the button is perfect with no dents or blemishes at all.--$450.

  226. Very nice condition, 1840 - 1850 era, original, 9 inch powder horn.  This is a classic example of the typical powder horn that many young Confederates carried with them off to war along with the family fowling musket.--$95.

  227. Really pretty, 1840 - 1860 era, 7 inch, brass powder flask of the exact type carried from home to the Civil War by many young Confederates when they first left home for war in 1861.  This flask has a rich, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina with numerous small dings and marks indicating lots of actual field service.--$95.SOLD

  228. Beautiful condition small "Eagle" powder flask of the type usually seen with Cased Colt boxes.  It has a rich, aged bronze patina and is marked "E. Pluribus Unum".--$425.

  229. Seldom recovered excavated flint with lead wrap for a flint lock pistol or rifle.  The metal detector picked up the lead wrap of course.  This was recovered from a Confederate 1863 camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.--$45.

  230. 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.

  231. Beautiful rich aged patina on this 9 1/2 inch 1840 - 1850 era brass powder flask.  This is the exact type flask carried by many young Confederates when in 1861 they first left home for the war with their hunting rifles and powder flasks slung over their shoulder.--$85.SOLD

  232. Virtually drop dead beautiful MINT large size arrow hook U.S. oval waist belt plate on mint unissued brown buff leather belt.  This belt rig was no nicer 150 years ago than it is today !!--$595.

  233. Very nice condition, Indian War Era, Federal Kepi.  The Kepi has virtually no mothing whatsoever and retains bright, vivid blue color with no fading.  It was manufactured by W. E. Walsh & Sons, Albany.  The Kepi has regulation Federal Staff buttons on each side, crossed muskets on the front, and an Eagle device on the top.  This is one of the nicer condition Indian War Era Kepis that I have seen offered in awhile.--$450.SOLD

  234. Nicely sectioned, 12 pound, Confederate Bormann fused case shot cannonball.  This projectile nicely shows the Confederate copper underplug as well as the Confederate Bormann fuse and case shot balls.  It is clean, coated, and ready for display.--$225.

  235. Model 1850 Federal Foot Officer Sword and Scabbard.  This example has a nicely engraved clean blade, and is marked "W. H. Horstmann - Philadelphia".  The grip retains original sharkskin, and about 90 % of the original wire.  It is in a higher grade scabbard than most that you see in that it has an entire sharkskin covering.  This is going to really look sweet on someone's wall.--$1,150.SOLD

  236. VERY SELDOM RECOVERED - Excavated Federal carbine sling buckle and matching belt tip that is "E. Gaylord - Chicopee, Mass." Maker Marked and "T. J. Sheppard - U.S." Inspector Marked.  And to make it even nicer - The belt tip still has some of the original leather belt still intact on the reverse.  Very few excavated collections have one of these.--$295.

  237. Very nice condition, original Model 1858, smooth type, Federal canteen with original butternut cover and original stopper and chain.  This type canteen was extensively carried by both Union and Confederate soldiers.--$295.SOLD

  238. Massive and beautiful, 9" GAR "Black Mourning Ribbon".  This ribbon is from the E. B. Townsend G.A.R. Post #100 -- Bloomfield, Iowa.  This ribbon is nothing short of a work of art, and I really don't encounter a large amount of Iowa artifacts.--$150.

  239. Quite rare and in very nice condition, 6" black G.A.R. Mourning Ribbon from Wilson Post #134 Mifflintown, PA.--$150.

  240. Excellent condition, Civil War Era, brass "snuff can".  This is a very ornate container with an inlaid silver star on the brass top.  I'm thinking some old Texas Confederate Cavalryman might have just been a "dipper".--$95.

  241. Excellent condition, "Sheffield", 9 inch, silver handle Dirk.  This little sideknife is a style often worn stuck behind a soldier's waist belt.  The very ornate silver handle and the diamond cross-section, dagger style blade are each 4 1/2 inches in length.--$275.

  242. Extremely rare, well written in old brown ink, four-year diary of John W. Fisher of Company H, 7th Illinois Infantry.  Private Fisher kept his diary in a 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" store cash ledger book.  The diary begins with a fairly long stay for training around Ft. Holt, Kentucky.  From Kentucky, the regiment boarded a ship and headed for Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson.  The regiment arrived at Ft. Henry on February 4, 1862.  From that point through the next 20 days or so, Private John Fisher vividly describes the fighting around both Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson.  On February 13, 1862, while in front of Ft. Donelson, Private Fisher writes, "Today I fight my first battle for my country.  My regiment assaulted their works.  Every man fought bravely.  Captain Mendall was killed and many wounded."  February 14 - "Desperate fighting - many fall around me, but I remain untouched.  Very cold and very weak from being sick.  I find it very difficult to keep up with my Regiment.  The battalion movement is made in double quick time, but the setting sun finds me amid a thousand mangled comrades.  This date will be long remembered by the many made widows and fatherless."  February 15 - "The most bloody day of the whole fight with desperation.  Very cold last night and many froze to death.  The woods take a fire and burn hundreds more wounded to death."  Sunday, February 16 - "The fort with the garrison is surrendered to General Grant by Rebel General Buckner - a glorious conclusion of our last three days intense suffering, etc."  February 17 - "This day is spent in claiming the spoils of our victory which prove to be 15,000 rifles and large quantities of sugar, flour, etc. too numerous to mention.  With guards, we send prisoners to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois.  On February 24th we are on the Cumberland River aboard the steamer Tigress."  There are in-depth descriptions of many other Western Theater actions including a detailed account of the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi.  This diary is a multi-year treasure of eye-witness experiences of a Federal Private in the 7th Illinois Infantry.--$1,295.SOLD

  243. Large 7 1/2 inch by 11 inche one page brown ink Confederate letter written from Goldsboro, NC. on May 29th, 1862.  The letter was written by Evans Oldham of Co. "G" - 48th Regt. North Carolina Volunteer Infantry while in the Hospital near Goldsboro recovering from the Measles.  He reassures his family that he is improving, and that there are "not many deaths" considering the amount of men that are sick".  He tells everyone at home that he would love to come home to see them, but he is afraid that it will be "some time first".  He says most of the NC men have moved out for Richmond and Wilmington.  He pleads with folks at home to write soon and often.  Evans was apparently reasonably well educated as his writing is easy to read, and his spelling is much better than most Confederate Soldiers.--$125.SOLD

  244. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, circular, Federal, Eagle breastplate.  The face has crisp detail and a smooth, aged, bronze patina.  The reverse has full lead, and both wire attaching loops remain perfectly intact.  If you have been looking for an original, nice quality, Federal breastplate, they don't get much prettier than this one.--$250.

  245. Really pretty, excavated, Richmond Arsenal style, CS two-piece saber belt plate.  This buckle was dug together many years ago near Brandy Station, Virginia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, nice fit, and has original body curve.  This Confederate plate would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$2,850.

  246. Very nice condition, small leather, Federal percussion cap pouch.  The pouch is maker marked, "W. H. Hipple, Philada.".  The leather remains soft and flexible with both belt loops, closure tab, brass finial, and inner flap all completely intact.  It is becoming more and more difficult to find good, solid, complete Civil War percussion cap boxes.--$165.SOLD

  247. Beautiful condition, 7 mm, folding trigger, French pinfire revolver.  The folding trigger and loading compartment door both remain perfectly intact.  In addition, on this revolver, the cartridge ejector rod is screwed into the base of the grip, and it remains intact as well.  I am including a complete pinfire cartridge for display, but it is the next size larger so that a child cannot accidentally load and discharge the gun.  The original checkered walnut grips remain perfectly intact.--$695.

  248. 1870's Indian War Era albumin of a young Federal Enlistedman identified on the reverse as Jack Copeland.  He is wearing the regulation Indian War beltrig with the cast brass buckle with the oval and the US in the center of the oval.  A "crossed muskets" hat insignia can be seen on his kepi.  The photograph was taken by Lyman & Wells - Photographer; 276 1/2 S. High St.; Columbus, Ohio.  This is a standing view with his musket at his side.  The Indian War Era is becoming more popular to collect these days.--$45.SOLD

  249. 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.

  250. Very nice condition, soldier's two part pewter travelling pocket mirror.  The original mirror remains intact and in very good condition.  I have recovered quite a number of the pewter mirror cases from 1862 - 1863, both Federal and Confederate camps here in Middle Tennessee.--$95.SOLD

  251. Extremely rare and in near mint, perfect condition, Civil War regulation issue, over-the-shoulder Pioneer Brigade axe cradle.  In over 40 years, I have had only a handful of these, and this is the most perfect one I have ever had.--$695.

  252. Relic condition, early battlefield pick-up, Model 1858, smooth type, Federal tin canteen.  The canteen is in stable condition but is missing the sling straps and has a couple of small holes rusted through.  It will display very nicely.--$115.

  253. Bone handle, non-excavated, Civil War soldier's pocket knife as sold by many Suttlers.  The pocket knife has a hoof pick for the horses, a cork screw, and a regular knife blade.  Originally, there was a second knife blade, but that blade is broken.  There is a silver, Federal shield inlaid in the side of the bone handle.  I can clearly see why knives of this pattern were so popular with Civil War soldiers.--$175.

  254. Nice condition, original paper wrapped, complete Confederate .69 cal. buck and ball cartridge.  I recently purchased a Confederate cartridge box, and this still remained inside.  It will be an excellent compliment to display with your .69 cal., smooth bore, Model 1816 or Model 1842 percussion musket.--$175.

  255. Original twisted paper packet of Confederate percussion caps exactly as issued with Confederate cartridges.  This is a rarity to find in the original wrapped paper, and there are generally ten caps inside.  This was in the same Confederate cartridge box with the .69 cal. buck and ball CS cartridges.--$48.

  256. Excellent condition, original, non-excavated, .54 cal., Burnside carbine cartridge.  This is a choice cartridge with a rich, aged patina and is without a single dent.  It will be a beautiful compliment with your Burnside carbine.--$65.SOLD

  257. Quite rare, 1840 - 1850 era, .50 cal., single-shot boot pistol with a folding bayonet.  The pistol looks to be of European origin and has a smooth, dark, aging patina.  The original walnut grips remain intact and in excellent condition.  It is missing a couple of small screws but should be no big deal to locate and replace.  The bayonet still remains sharp as a razor.  These do not come along every day, and it has been three to four years since I have had one.--$795.SOLD

  258. 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.

  259. 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.

  260. Quite rare, gem size ambrotype of a Confederate Captain (as seen by the three bars on his collar) in a full gutta percha hard case.  The image is unfortunately broken into multiple pieces that fit back together to be the entire image.  If this image were not broken, it would be a quite expensive ambrotype.  It is still a nice photograph, but due to being broken, is now a super reasonably priced Confederate Captain image.--$195.SOLD

  261. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, excavated, circular, lead filled, Federal Eagle breastplate.  This excellent plate was recovered over 40 years ago on private property near 2nd Manassas.  It has an excellent face, full lead, and both wire attaching loops perfectly intact.--$250.SOLD

  262. Original, unissued, yellow Cavalry hat cord for the Hardee style military hat.  The cord is yellow in color and has never even had the strings clipped around the tassels.  The yellow Cavalry hat cords are generally considered the most sought after color.--$85.SOLD

  263. Quite rare tiny Civil War era Photo Album for tiny little "Gem Size" tintypes and CDVs.  The album contains 61 photos with a few being military including Gen. U. S. Grant.  There are also lots of ladies, gents, and children of the era.--$195.

  264. Very attractive excavated "U.S." oval large size cartridge boxplate.  The REALLY cool thing about this plate is the 3rd Corps symbol carved into the lead in the back.  The plate was recovered from private property near Falmouth, VA.  It is a rarity to find any artifact with a carved corps badge, and 3rd Corps is a special rarity.--$250.

  265. Beautiful condition complete regulation Federal Cavalry bit with both cast brass "U. S." rosettes intact.  This nice Federal Cavalry bit was found in an old log barn here at Stones River located very near "Camp Stanley" which was the Federal 1862 - 1863 Winter Camp for the U. S. Cavalry Corps located here under Federal General David Stanley.  I feel it very likely that this bit found its way to the log barn from the massive Federal 1862 - 1863 winter Cavalry Camp so close by.--$250.

  266. Quite rare to find, original long barrel (6" barrel model), 1849 Colt Pocket revolver with all matching serial number of 64123 which is very early 1850 production.  This revolver comes with an original Colt double cavity bullet mold, original tin of revolver percussion caps, and an original brass pistol powder flask.  These items are beautifully displayed in a well crafted, 1961 era hand-crafted case.  You just couldn't ask for a more beautiful cased Colt display.--$1,895.

  267. 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.

  268. Very nice condition, Civil War Era, folding lap desk of the exact type carried by many Civil War officers.  The original writing surface remains 100% intact, and we are including a nice hand-quilled, 1848 date document for display with the desk.  This artifact is quite ornate and displays with a museum type presence.--$195.SOLD

  269. Very rare, original albumin photograph taken by famous Lookout Mountain photographer, J. B. Linn, clearly showing Union soldiers scaling the mountain cliff using a series of ladders on November 25, 1863.  The photograph remains very clear, and a number of Union soldiers can be clearly seen on the ladders climbing the mountain.  This is truly an excellent Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Lookout Mountain artifact.--$225.SOLD

  270. Really BIG, fully cased, 1/4th plate tintype of three young Federal artillery soldiers.  All three soldiers are wearing artillery shell jackets and have crossed canons on their kepis.  Multiple subject Civil War images in nice condition are scarce to come by.--$295.SOLD

  271. Fully cased, 1/9th plate ambrotype of a young man out of the local area with his fowling rifle at his side and his powder flask slung across his shoulder.  This is very typical of how many young Tennessee Confederates left home for the war.  We unfortunately do not have a firm I.D. on this young man but may be able to learn more about him.--$450.

  272. 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.

  273. Very attractive and quite rare to recover regulation large size lead filled Federal Cavalry Martingale Heart.  Most finds this nice were recovered thirty years or more in the past.  That is not the case with this artifact - It was recovered within the past 12 months on private property after Shiloh and from a Federal Cavalry position located near Corinth, Mississippi.  The face has a smooth brown/green patina with full, smooth lead, and two of the three attachment wires remaining intact on the reverse.  Aside from a couple very small spiderweb freeze cracks, you couldn't ask for a more attractive RECENTLY excavated Martingale Heart.--$475.

  274. Very nice condition rare "exaggerated serif" pattern Richmond Arsenal "C.S." 2-Piece saber belt plate.  This plate was recovered many years ago and has a smooth chocolate brown patina.  It was recovered from Confederate Cavalry camps located near Spotsylvania, VA. and has a very nice fit and light body curve.--$2,650.

  275. Extremely rare and excellent condition hand blacksmith crafted Confederate artillery Short Sword.  The sword appears to be made from a buggy spring or a large rasp.  It has an "S" shaped cross guard and has its original walnut grip.  This is out of a local estate and is completely uncleaned - untouched - and is 23 inches in overall length.  It is MANY times rarer than a Southern hand crafted bowie knife.  Here is your chance to own a Confederate Blade that MOST (even advanced) collections are missing.--$1,850.

  276. Nice condition, Model 1860, 1864 date, New Jersey marked, Ames light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean and is marked, "Ames Mfg - Chicopee Mass." - 1864 - N.J. - D.R."  The three branch brass guard remains in nice condition and has an attractive, aging patina.  The saber has original wrap and wire on the grip, but the leather wrap is wearing through to the wood beneath in some areas.  The metal scabbard remains in nice condition with a smooth, gray/brown patina and just two or three small dings from actual service.  This is a good, solid, Model 1860, Federal Cavalry saber that remains in good condition, but does show actual signs of service.--$795.SOLD

  277. Model 1840, Federal light artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean with just a few areas beginning to darken with age and is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee Mass - US - 1865."  The blade was sharpened long ago but is aged to match the rest of the blade.  The D-shaped brass guard remains in very nice condition with an attractive, aged patina.  The leather grip was restored in the 1960's and displays as nicely as original today.  It is in the original metal scabbard which remains in good condition, but does have several small dings from field service.--$795.

  278. This soldier's letter was written by Oliver S. Lyman of the 18th U.S. Regulars, Army of the Cumberland to his parents in Defiance, Ohio.  This particular letter is well written in ink and is four pages in length.  Oliver gives a clear, well written account of Army of the Cumberland daily life during their winter camp the first half of 1863 here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The real significance of this letter is what Oliver Lyman's not - to - distant future would hold.  Oliver was captured the following year near Resaca, Georgia, during the Federal Army's drive for Atlanta.  From Resaca, Georgia, Oliver Lyman was sent to the dreaded Andersonville, Georgia prison.  He died there a few months later on October 27, 1864, and is buried in grave #11,543 at Andersonville.  This four page letter written from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is a classic example of how quickly a soldier's life can radically change during times of war.--$115.SOLD

  279. YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO READ ABOUT THIS RELIC!!  This listing is to prove that those who say, "If you want a cool historic, Civil War relic, be prepared to pay BIG BUCKS," are not always correct.  I recently purchased a collection, and in the collection is a patriotic cover that is stamped and postmarked, "Nashville, Tenn. May 5, 1863" and addressed to Mrs. Catharine Getchey (the widow), Cattawissa, Columbia Co, Pennsylvania.  When I first saw this artifact, a couple of factors immediately struck me.  (1) This is a Civil War date, patriotic cover stamped and postmarked from Middle Tennessee and, (2) addressed to a lady in Pennsylvania with a note "the widow".  My first suspicion was that this cover was carrying terrible news to a family back in Pennsylvania.  After doing some research, we uncovered the bad news the Civil War cover carried.  Catharine Getchey was the mother of 21-year-old Franklin Getchey.  We were able to locate a letter that gave precise details of Franklin Getchey's death.  Franklin Getchey was a member of the 7th Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry, and on the 4th day of April, 1863, the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry encountered Rebel Cavalry at Snows Hill, Tennessee (Snows Hill is located near Liberty, Tennessee).  In this engagement, in the words of a fellow soldier who was present and witnessed the incident, "I saw Franklin Getchey of said Company wounded --- he received a gunshot wound right below the heart - and the ball coming out of his back on the right side, and he died from said wound in three to four hours after receiving the wound.  He received this wound in the line of duty from the hands of the enemy.  I assisted in carrying Franklin Getchey from the field."  Now fast forward to 30 years ago and to now.  About 30 years ago, I was relic hunting on private property where this very skirmish occurred and I recovered numerous fired projectiles.  Also while exploring this small battle site, I stumbled upon six or eight unmarked graves simply known to be Union soldiers who died at this skirmish.  I now have no doubt that I know who one of these soldiers is.  A good number of years ago, the busily traveled highway was moved a short distance to the side of this location, and a modern highway built, thus more or less, freezing this spot in time.  With this postal cover, I am including two fired projectiles that I recovered from this site as well as a copy of an actual letter vividly describing what happened that we uncovered during research.  How about this for a smoking cool historic artifact for a mere -- $100.SOLD

  280. Pair of non-excavated and beautifully gilted, Federal, great coat size buttons.  One of the buttons is a gilted Federal Infantry 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.

  281. 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.

  282. 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.

  283. Extremely rare, soldier's 1865 journal belonging to David Hire, Co. I, 74th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, kept from Sunday, January 1, 1865, through Thursday, June 29, 1865.  He is listed as being 5' 9" tall, had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, and was a farmer.  This journal documents almost every historical event surrounding the closing months of the American Civil War.  It is well written and documents in detail General Sherman's march to the sea with lots of intricate detail of fighting and maneuvering in North Carolina.  The journal documents General Lee's surrender, General Johnson's surrender in North Carolina, President Lincoln's assassination, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis' attempt to escape and capture.  The journal truly documents some of the most important events of the American Civil War.  David Hire died on December 24, 1925, and is said to have lived his life with injuries from his service in the Civil War, including Rheumatism of his back and hips and disease of the kidneys and chest.  David Hire had three children and drew his Civil War pension through December 4, 1925.  The journal is written in such detail that a person could spend years following all the leads and information held within.--$1,500.SOLD

  284. Extremely rare to find, a beautiful excavated matching set of "Allegheny Arsenal - #1" Federal regulation issue, cast brass, cavalry spurs.  This set of spurs was recovered from the 1863 Federal winter Cavalry camp located along Lytle Creek just south of Murfreesboro.  It is seldom that someone recovers one Allegheny Arsenal marked spur, and many times more rare to recover a matching pair.--$350 for the pair.

  285. 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.

  286. 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.

  287. Extremely rare to recover, "1861" date, silver, U.S. quarter dollar.  This quarter was recovered from a spring of 1863 Confederate Infantry camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It is extremely unusual to recover any of the 1861 date U.S. silver coins.--$85.

  288. Excavated group of three artifacts recovered by Terry Booth from a Texas Cavalry camp.  The grouping consists of (1) a flattened lead poker chip or game piece, (2) a brass Jew's Harp, (3) and last, a crude, Confederate Texas Cavalry, used iron stirrup.--$48 for the group.

  289. Extremely rare, original 7-shot, .52 cal., Model 1860, Spencer repeating rifle.  This rifle is serial number 23602; according to serial number, it appears this rare repeating rifle was issued to the 148th PA Volunteer Infantry.  The 148th PA was at Gettysburg, but we do not feel that the weapon had been issued to them at that time.  They are clearly recorded as carrying the Spencer rifles at Petersburg, VA.  The rifle has smooth, clean metal just gently darkening with age.  There is excellent rifling remaining, crisp action, and faint remnants of an inspector cartouche on the left-hand side of the stock.  The weapon is missing the two sling swivels which appear to have been intentionally removed long ago.  It would be a very simple thing to replace them.  A nice Spencer repeating rifle is a rarity to come on the market these days.    I have located sling loops - so these are now intact !!--$3,650.SOLD

  290. Nice condition, percussion, 12-guage, double-barrel shotgun of the exact type carried by many Confederates when they first left home for war during the early years of the American Civil War.  This example is out of the local area and has a beautiful, aged, chocolate patina with ramrod intact and original walnut stock.  Pictured above is a Texas Confederate carrying a nearly identical weapon during the early years of the American Civil War.--$695.

  291. 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.

  292. Beautiful condition, excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Officer's sword belt plate and keeper.  This is the officer's variety in that the plate has integrally cast wreaths around the Eagle.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from an 1863 Federal winter camp on private property just west of Triune, Tennessee.--$395.SOLD

  293. Excellent condition and quite rare, non-excavated, 1840 - 1850 production, lead filled, large oval U.S. waist belt plate with stud type hooks.  We tend to recover this style U.S. Oval waist belt plate from 1861 and 1862 early war Federal camp sites.  This example has a beautiful, rich, aged patina with full lead and all three hooks intact on the reverse.--$350.

  294. Quite rare and in very nice condition, non-excavated, Model 1839, small size oval U.S. waist belt plate.  This plate has a nice patina on the face with full lead and both brass hooks intact on the reverse.  Early issue small size U.S. buckles and plates are usually recovered from 1861 and 1862 Civil War sites.--$350.

  295. Beautiful condition and extremely rare, original 1865 soldier's folding pocket diary kept by Lt. Charles McDavitt, Co. H, 4th Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.  The diary is clear and well written with hardly a day missed until the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  After this event, Lt. McDavitt ceased to keep the diary.  The final two entries in the diary are Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th.  On April 15th, Lt. McDavitt documents the murder and death of President Lincoln.  Lt. McDavitt's final entry on Saturday 15th immediately after President Lincoln died was this quote, "Thus died a great and good man."  Here is your chance to own a Civil War soldier's actual account and documentation of the death of President Lincoln, on the very day it occurred.--$1,150.SOLD

  296. Very rare to find, especially in nice condition, a "Miller Conversion" from percussion to cartridge of an 1864 date Parker's Snow & Company contract rifled musket.  The conversion is crisply marked, "W. H. & G. W. Miller - Patent May 23, 1865, - Meridian Mfg. Co. - Meridian, Conn."  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina, and the wood remains in nice condition as well with the normal small dings and marks of service.  The musket has the soldier's initials "HL" carved into both sides just above the butt plate.  In over 40 years, I have seen only a handful of quality weapons with this scarce conversion.--$1,150.

  297. Extremely rare, carved burl neckerchief slide with a tiny albumen print of General Thomas L. Crittenden. The photo is under a crudely cut piece of glass with remnants of red sealing wax around the edges. Crittenden was at Shiloh, Stone's River, Chickamauga, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. In the photograph he is a Major General; this along with the shield shape probably means this was made by a soldier in the 9th Corps after Crittenden was made a commander in that corps. It measures only 1" tall and is in superb condition.  As we sit tonight composing this listing, we are within 50 feet of General Crittenden's position here at Stones River.  I think I might feel his spirit while holding this image!!--$395.SOLD

  298. 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.

  299. 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.

  300. 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.

  301. Very rare, Model 1861, .58 cal., "C.D. Schubarth" Contract 3-band percussion rifled musket.  This is a very scarce contactor to find and not to mention in beautiful condition.  The metal throughout remains clean with lockplate markings of, "1863 - U.S. - C.D. Schubarth - Providence", and the barrel has a matching 1863 date.  The original walnut stock remains in exceptionally nice condition with two deep, crisp inspector cartouches.  The musket has both sling swivels intact as well as long range site with both leafs.  The musket has crisp action at both half-cock and full-cock and has a beautiful bore, practically as deep and sharp as when it was issued in 1863.  This is without question a museum grade weapon and a very rare contractor.--$2,850.SOLD

  302. Quite rare to find, an original Model 1842, complete lockplate and hammer assembly with all internal parts.  The lockplate still functions perfectly and will lock at both full-cock and half-cock.  The lockplate is crisply marked, "Springfield - 1851 - US - and the American Eagle."  If you have a Model 1842 Springfield musket with a "not-so-great" lockplate, here is your chance to significantly upgrade your musket.--$250.

  303. Quite rare to come by, WAR DATE, Bank of Chattanooga, Tennessee, $1 note.  The note is dated January 4, 1863, and pictures a locomotive scene.  The note is circulated but remains complete and sound.--$89.

  304. Excavated, complete fired 3.8 inch Hotchkiss brass, time fused artillery projectile.  This shell was recovered several years back from private property near Vicksburg, MS.  The projectile remains rusty and dirt-covered just as dug.  We have drilled the shell, and it is ready to be cleaned to your individual taste.  It is quite difficult to recover a Hotchkiss this large with all four parts (brass time fuse, nose, cup, and rifled lead sabot) all still intact.--$295.

  305. 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.

  306. Excellent condition, non-excavated, .69 cal. triangular socket bayonet correct for the .69 cal. Model 1842 percussion musket.  The metal remains clean with no pitting whatsoever and with a deep, crisp "US" marking.  If you have a nice Model 1842, .69 cal., 3-band, percussion musket, here is a beautiful bayonet to help take your musket to the next level.  Bayonets this nice are very hard to find for the .69 cal., Model 1842 percussion muskets.--$275.SOLD

  307. 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.

  308. Beautiful condition, original, non-excavated, stamped brass, Federal, Infantry Bugle hat pin.  This insignia has a nice, aged patina and has both attachment loops intact on the reverse.  Just an overall excellent example.--$95.SOLD

  309. Early 1900's battlefield pick-up, 3.8 inch Hotchkiss Bolt projectile.  This projectile was picked up near Vicksburg, Mississippi, many years ago and has been a door stop ever since.  The family now lives in this area, and there was recently a death in the family.  The surviving widow is "tired of tripping over that damn thing."--$350.

  310. Drop-dead beautiful condition, long pattern, maker marked, Federal carbine snap swivel.  There is absolutely no pitting, and the deep, crisp maker mark reads, "O.E. North & Co New Haven CT".  This will be a beautiful compliment to display with your Civil War carbine collection.--$150.SOLD

  311. This is quite a rarity to come by, and I'll bet that there are a lot of .577 cal. Enfield rifled musket owners out there that need this.  The lockplate has a smooth brown/gray patina with a deep, sharp mark of "1862 - Tower - and the British Crown."  Over the years, I have seen many nice Enfield muskets with pitted or worn lockplates that this lockplate would vastly improve, and lockplates this nice are seldom ever offered for sale loose.--$150.

  312. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Federal, circular, lead-filled, Eagle cross belt plate.  The plate has an excellent face with a rich, aged patina, full lead, and both belt loops intact on the reverse.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$295.

  313. 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.

  314. 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.

  315. Group of excavated artifacts recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 51st Alabama Cavalry located near Fosterville, Tennessee.  The grouping consists of a soldiers brass lice comb, a soldiers brass wedding band, and a Confederate worn, "star pattern", civilian floral button.--$95 for the entire CS used grouping and glass case.

  316. 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.

  317. Quite rare, regulation, 3-blade, combination musket tool correct for all the 1855, 1861, and 1863 .58 cal. Springfield and Contract rifled muskets.  The tool remains in perfect condition with 90% original bluing and a crisp "US" mark.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War, 3-band rifled musket.--$95.

  318. 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.

  319. 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.

  320. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate Local, North Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered from a North Carolina winter camp in Central Virginia over 40 years ago.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina on the face and an excellent Confederate Local reverse with gold gilt remaining in the channel and shank intact.  This is a nicer example than most that you see and that is most likely because it was dug so long ago.--$115.

  321. Excavated, very nice condition, brass saddle shield marked "2" meaning size 2.  This was recovered years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property in Central Virginia.--$35.

  322. Excavated coat size Georgia State Seal.  This button was recovered many years ago from a GA. camp in central VA.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina - crisp detail - Horstmann and Allien backmark, but is missing the loop.--$125.

  323. Nice, honest, fresh out of the estate, 1863 date, US Watertown, 3-band, percussion, contract, rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - Watertown".  The action remains crisp at both half-cock and full-cock.  The walnut stock shows rounding of corners and all the small dings and marks of having been actually carried in numerous Civil War campaigns.  Both inspector cartouches remain lightly visible, and faint rifling remains.  This is a very cool musket in that, when you look at it, there is not one shadow of a doubt that it was actually carried and was on many marches, campaigns, and Battles during the American Civil War.--$1,295.SOLD

  324. 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.

  325. Very nice condition, original 6-shot, 7MM, folding trigger, French pinfire revolver.  Many Confederate Officers carried French pinfire revolvers, and we often dig pinfire cartridges in Confederate 1863 camps.  This is an unusually nice example with loading door, ejector rod, and folding trigger all remaining intact.  The action works perfectly, and the original walnut grips have near 100% original enamel.  I have included for display an original cartridge, but it is the next size larger to prevent a child from possibly loading the revolver.--$595.

  326. 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.

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

  328. Large, 1/4 plate, fully cased tintype of a standing Federal Infantryman.  He is wearing a 9-button Enlistedman's frock coat with a camp scene backdrop and a red, white, and blue American flag flying.--$195.SOLD

  329. Small display containing three items from a Central Texas estate sale.  One item is a one-piece 1840 Mexican War Era coat size Eagle Militia button, and a second is a coat size pewter, floral, 1840 Era button, and most importantly a silver medal made from an early 1800's silver coin with a castle affixed to the face.  (The castle, of course, generally relates to Engineers)  There is also a silver cross bar with the Texas Star.  All three items -- $195.

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

  331. Just this morning brought in out of the local area, .36 cal., Savage 6-shot Navy Model revolver.  This revolver has the distinction of being the earliest, lowest serial number of any, over the last 40 years, that I have previously had.  This is serial number 181.  The weapon has a smooth, attic, gray/brown patina, and the intricate Savage action still works perfectly.  There are a couple nipples that are chipped and broken from the weapon being dry-fired over the years.  Also, one side of the ramrod retainer is broken, but will be an easy repair for a gunsmith.  The family who brought this weapon in this morning has ancestry that served in the Ohio Cavalry and are quite likely who this weapon belonged to.  This is a super early production, straight out of the bushes Savage Navy Model revolver.  Very reasonably priced at -- $1,495.

  332. Quite rare to come across, 1830's Era, Andrew Jackson "hard times token" from the economic panic of 1837, depicting Andrew Jackson and a trunk.  A family just brought this in and has been a family hand-me-down for many years.  There is a little damage to the rim area in a couple of places, but it is definitely a token that you don't see every day.--$55.

  333. Model 1840, Federal Musicians sword and original metal scabbard.  The sword has an aging, gray/brown patina on the blade and is marked "US - 1863 - Emerson and Silver - Trenton NJ".  The cast brass guard remains in excellent condition, and the original metal scabbard remains in nice condition as well with a pleasant, aging, gray/brown patina.  There are far less Emerson and Silver 1840 Musicians than the Ames we most commonly encounter.--$550.

  334. Nice condition pair of Civil War Era "sniper or sharp shooter" glasses.  Glasses of this type were very popular during the Civil War Era and earlier for competition sport shooting and were carried over into the Civil War and used by Civil War sniper sharp shooters.  The glasses remain in very nice condition and could perfectly well still be used today.--$89.

  335. Extremely rare, tiny U. S. Grant Presidential Ferrotype.  The image holder and pin on the back both remain perfectly intact.--$150.

  336. Complete, beautiful condition, folding, cast brass field mold for .577 cal. Enfield projectiles.  The mold has a rich, aged patina with original cavity insert intact and also original sprue cutter intact.  We have included and placed into the mold a dropped Enfield projectile (recovered here at Stones River) of the exact type this mold produces.  This will be a museum level compliment to display with your .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.--$895.

  337. Beautiful condition, 12 inch overall, blacksmith crafted, Confederate, spear point, "S" guard dagger.  The dagger remains in excellent condition with a bright, clean 7 1/2 inch blade and in its original hand-stitched, brown leather, Confederate sheath.  This dagger is a classic example of those you often see on belts in Confederate photographs.  The original brown leather sheath is almost rarer than the dagger itself.--$1,150.

  338. Ultra rare and in very nice condition "Kraft Goldschmidt and Kraft - Columbia SC" Confederate manufactured Cavalry saber.  The saber has an excellent blade just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The brass guard is the typical "extra small" KG&K style product.  The grip remains in excellent condition with 100% original leather wrap and wire intact.  The distinctive wooden scabbard has been professionally and exactly reproduced for the saber.  Examples of this rare saber with original wooden scabbard have been known to sell for over $10,000.  This saber is 100% correct, and the scabbard displays perfectly with it for a fraction of the cost.--$3,850.SOLD

  339. 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

  340. Beautiful condition, Model 1851, NCO Eagle Sword belt plate and original leather waist belt.  The buckle has a beautiful, never cleaned, aged, bronze patina with the silver wreath remaining 100% intact.  The leather belt remains complete, strong, and very pliable.--$650.SOLD

  341. Just as recovered about 40 years ago, .69 cal., Model 1816, friction fit, triangular, socket bayonet.  This was recovered from a Confederate position on private property near Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  It remains exactly as it was when he found it.--$125.

  342. 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.

  343. Fully cased little 1/9th plate "Ruby" ambrotype of Harry Smith of Co. "F" - 29th TN. VOL. INF.  This information is behind the image as well as the date that the image was taken (Feb. 24. 1862).  I have been able to confirm that Harry Smith of the 29th TN. did exist, but I have not been able to determine if he lived or died in the War.  The 29th TN. was in some of the hardest fighting experienced by the Army Of Tennessee.  This unit had 51% casulaties at the Battle of Stones River alone.  This is a nice little Southern image at a very fair price.--$195.SOLD

  344. Excavated, large size, puppy-paw hook pattern, Oval SNY (State of New York) waist belt plate.  The buckle has a pleasing, chocolate brown patina with a little scattered green.  The reverse has full lead and all three attachment hooks intact.  It was recovered about 40 years ago on private property at Harrison's Landing, Virginia.--$895.

  345. 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.

  346. Excellent display consisting of an excavated, rare, first model, Confederate Kenansville, NC,  Cavalry saber and a section of the brass mounted Confederate scabbard.  It is very nicely displayed in a walnut display case.  This grouping was recovered a number of years ago by Barney Tyree in "LA" (Lower Alabama).--$495.

  347. Quite rare, 12 inch by 16 inch, Gilbert Gaul lithograph entitled, "Taking the Ramparts".  The litho was published by D. Appleton & Company, New York, during the early 1900's.--$75.SOLD

  348. 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.

  349. 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.

  350. 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

  351. Very nice condition, massive 21" Confederate side knife, blacksmith made from an English manufactured cavalry saber with pressed leather grips.  The knife has a smooth, chocolate, never cleaned brown patina overall and original pressed leather grips remaining perfectly intact.  This is a well crafted and lethal Confederate weapon and would make a fine addition to your Confederate weapons display.--$895.

  352. Quite rare, excavated, iron frog hook from a Confederate Linen musket sling.  This one remains complete and was recovered from the camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry.--$45.

  353. Excavated Federal grouping consisting of a seldom recovered huge, brass, blanket roll pin and found with both a left and right Federal knapsack J-hook.  Entire display--$45.

  354. Relic condition, Model 1860, Federal Navy Cutlass.  The blade on this Cutlass is pitted and appears to have possibly been excavated once upon a time.  The massive, brass guard has a small portion broken away but remains 80% - 90% intact.  The grip was restored for display back in the 1970's era.  Not high grade by any means, but is still a real deal Civil War sword.--$250.

  355. Pair of excavated, Federal Enlistedman, brass shoulder epaulets.  These are only recovered from sites dating the first couple years of the war, because their use was pretty much discontinued after that.  These are huge signals, and by far, most brass signals of this size have been excavated and are hardly ever recovered now.  The pair has a nicely matching brown/green patina and will be a quality addition to any excavated Civil War relic collection.--$295 for the pair.

  356. Absolutely pristine beautiful, excavated, Model 1851, Federal Eagle sword belt plate with applied wreaths.  This plate was dug over 30 years ago and has a beautiful, slick, olive green patina, and the applied wreaths remain over 90% intact.  This is one of the nicest excavated Model 1851 Eagle sword belt plates that I have seen on the market in a long time.--$350.

  357. Unusual to come by, non-excavated, gilted, coat size, Connecticut National Guard Staff "C.N.G."  This is the pattern of this button that is occasionally recovered from Civil War camp sites.  This example has near 100% bright gold gilt, a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark, and has the early style narrow lock rim.--$65.

  358. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean with no rust at all and just beginning to gray with age.  The blade is marked, "US - 1864 - Emerson & Silver, Trenton NJ".  The three-branch brass guard remains in nice condition with a gently aging, bronze patina.  The grip retains 100% original wrap and wire intact.  The iron scabbard has a smooth, gray/brown patina just beginning to age with time.  There is nice ring wear in the upper mount indicating actual field service.--$895.

  359. 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.

  360. 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.

  361. Fresh out of the attic, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword (sword only without leather scabbard).  The blade is just beginning to darken in areas with age and retains original blade engraving almost full length on both sides of the blade.  The sword retains its original brass guard with a beautiful, near chocolate aged patina and original sharkskin on the grip.  This would be a fantastic first Civil War sword for a young or new Civil War collector.--$450.

  362. 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.

  363. 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.

  364. Excellent condition grouping of three non-excavated, gilted, cuff size, Federal uniform buttons.  One is an artillery, one is an infantry, and one is general service.--$48. for all three.

  365. Nice three-piece set grouping of the February 17, 1864 Confederate currency printing, consisting of a Confederate $20 note, a Confederate $50 note, and a Lucy Pickens Confederate $100 note.  All three notes are circulated examples and retain good color, and each displays nicely.  This set of notes was printed in Richmond, Virginia.--$250 for the set of three.SOLD

  366. 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 Tallassee $50 is especially rare.--$225.

  367. Solid as a rock excavated coat size North Carolina Confederate local uniform button.  This was recovered from a North Carolina camp in Virginia, and does have a small push - but has great detail, and a very attractive, slick chocolate brown patina.  The shank is broken off the reverse, but displays very nicely.--$95.

  368. Excellent condition, excavated, solid silver, side knife scabbard tip.  This was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry.--$65.

  369. October 17, 1861 issue of a one dollar State of North Carolina note.  The note is circulated but remains in complete, sound condition.--$48.

  370. Nice condition, January 1, 1863 issue of a "State of Georgia" twenty five cent fractional note.  This note was printed at Milledgeville, Georgia.  The note is circulated, but remains complete and sound.--$48.

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

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

  373. Very nice estate grouping belonging to Kirke Moses of the 30th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry.  The grouping consists of a signed CDV of Kirke Moses and two CDV's of his wife, two extensive "Muster Roll" like regimental documents, and most importantly, a beautiful silver pocket watch belonging to Kirke Moses with a Civil War soldier engraved on one side and a fort scene engraved on the other.  The engraved silver pocket watch is one of the prettier ones I have seen.--$895 for the entire estate.SOLD

  374. 1862 date, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 5 cent fractional note.  Excellent uncirculated condition.--$45.

  375. Excavated, .58 cal., Springfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered about 20 years ago from private property at the base of Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia.  At this point in time, it is a real rarity to recover a complete Civil War bayonet.--$125.

  376. Very seldom seen March 10, 1863 Wardate State of Louisiana $5 note.  The note is definitely "near" uncirculated, and may actually be totally "Uncirculated".  This is one that doesn't come along every day.--$150.SOLD

  377. Mint UNCIRCULATED State of North Carolina "Jan. 4, 1863" Wardate $2. note.  This note is in just flawless condition.--$85.

  378. Model 1863, type 1, .58 cal., Springfield, 3-band rifled musket.  This musket was brought into the Dalton, Georgia, Civil War Show by a local family.  It was a hand-me-down through their family and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  The interesting thing about this musket is that the musket itself is a Model 1863, and yet it has an 1862 Springfield lockplate.  It is quite likely that this could be a Confederate captured musket, and the earlier lockplate installed to make it functional.  The lockplate has clear markings of "US Springfield 1862" and has a never cleaned, smooth, chocolate patina.  The remainder of the metal on the musket has a smooth, aged, brown patina as well.  The wood remains in nice condition with just the normal small dings and marks of actual Civil War service.  It is a musket that will make a nice addition to someone's Civil War relic room.--$1,450.

  379. 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.

  380. One of the most distinctive and collectible revolvers of the American Civil War.  This is the .36 cal., Savage Navy Model revolver.  This unusual design revolver has one ring that advances the cylinder and cocks the revolver, and the trigger for firing the revolver is in the upper ring.  The unusual revolver saw wide distribution, and there are numerous photographs of both Union and Confederate Cavalrymen carrying this weapon.  Every Civil War weapons display MUST include a Savage revolver.  Serial #11889.  This is a decent representative example, but not high grade with one side of the rammer retainer catch not present.--$1,495.SOLD

  381. Beautiful condition, excavated, marble white patina, dropped .69 cal. triangle base, French Minnie.  This bullet was recovered from General Breckenridge's 1862 camps near Readyville, Tennessee.--$38.

  382. 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.

  383. 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.

  384. Quite rare to find and original paper wrapped, .69 caliber conical Minnie cartridge.  We have the cartridge displayed in a small glass display case with an excavated .69 cal. conical Minnie ball displayed alongside.--$150.

  385. Very colorful "GAR" Reunion ribbon from Post #349, Boston Mass.--$45.

  386. Early - Early - Early 1816 date Harpers Ferry .69 cal. smoothbore Musket originally produced in flintlock, and later converted to percussion for Civil War use.  This musket is out of the local area, and was nearly surely "C.S." carried.  After the Civil War was over the musket was brought home, and "sporterized" for hunting and feeding the family.  The stock was cut back to the first band to turn the old military rifle into a fouling rifle for game hunting.  In the last 20 years or so a collector has restored the musket stock back to full length and it now displays just as it was carried in the American Civil War.  It is a rarity to see a Harpers Ferry musket dated this early "1816", and YOU KNOW that a Federal soldier would HAVE NEVER been caught carrying this 50 year old antique at the time of the Civil War.  Talk about singing "Dixie" !!!--$1,150.

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

  388. Extremely rare to find, original, complete .45 cal. Ringtail Sharps cartridge.  I have never seen one of these projectiles recovered anywhere except from Confederate Cavalry camps.  This is a cartridge that you will rarely get a chance to own.--$250.

  389. 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.

  390. Very attractive 1864 date .58 cal. COLT "Special Model" 3-band percussion rifled musket.  Everyone is acquainted with the Colt Civil War era handguns, but COLT also made a Civil War 3-band rifled musket.  The metal has a gently aging brown-grey patina with lockplate markings of "1864 - COLT MFG. CO. - HARTFORD, CT."  The original walnut stock remains in overall nice condition with two visible military inspector cartouches.  A little bit of original bore remains, but the weapon has seen quite a bit of firing and actual field service.  An original Civil War date COLT MUSKET would be a nice addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,450.

  391. Beautiful condition, very ornate, 8 inch, game scene, brass powder flask.  Flasks of this type were very popular with sportsmen in the South at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War.  Many young Confederate volunteers left home for the war carrying the family fowling rifle and "game scene" brass powder flask.  This example is fresh in out of the local area and has an intricate game scene and a rich, aged, uncleaned, bronze patina.--$175.

  392. Beautiful condition, excavated, die struck brass, North Carolina sunburst, coat size, Confederate uniform button.  This button has not been cleaned, and I can see lots of silver wash lying behind the woods mulch patina in the background.  The strike is crisp and sharp and has excellent detail.  This button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from near Dalton, Georgia.  As is almost always the case, the solder mark is visible on the reverse where the shank was, but the shank is no longer present.--$150.

  393. 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.

  394. Pair of excavated Spencer carbine/rifle cartridges that were recovered many years ago from Wilder's "Lightning Brigade" position at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.--$65. for both.SOLD

  395. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local manufacture, South Carolina State Seal.  This button is solid as can be with a smooth, chocolate brown patina and was recovered from Manigault's Confederate South Carolina camps following the Battle of Stones River.  The shank remains intact on the reverse.--$165.

  396. Civil War Era, civilian horse bridle of the type that many young Confederates who left home with their own horse to join the Confederate Cavalry.  We often recover the "raised heart" rosettes of this type in early war Confederate Cavalry camps.  I personally recovered a heart rosette identical to the one on this bridle from the 1862 camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  This Cavalry bridle was found hanging in a Civil War Era log outbuilding here in Middle Tennessee and will make a very nice - yet inexpensive compliment to your Confederate Cavalry display.--$195.

  397. 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.

  398. 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.

  399. Confederate issued, 5 dollar note, dated September 2, 1861.  This is a "T36" in Criswell and is commonly known as the"Ceres Seated on Bail of Cotton" note.  It is a very early numbered note - 851, and is in sound, complete, but circulated condition.--$85.

  400. 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.

  401. Nice condition, Model 1840, Ames production, light Artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, gently aging, brown/gray patina and is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee - 1863".  The grip remains intact with original wrap and wire.  The scabbard has a smooth, brown/gray, aged patina with just a couple of small dings from actual field service.  Every Civil War collection needs a nice light Artillery saber.--$975.SOLD

  402. Quite rare to find these days, an original, Election of 1864, Union Presidential Ticket, from Miami County, Ohio.  It lists Abraham Lincoln as the Presidential candidate and Andrew Johnson as the candidate for Vice President.  The ticket is in very nice condition, matted, and ready to hang.--$195.

  403. 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.

  404. Extremely rare, "STATE OF FLORIDA" $5 note dated March 1, 1864, out of Tallahassee, FL.  The note remains in very nice condition showing just normal circulation and remaining complete with strong edges.  Civil War date currency from the State of Florida rarely comes along.--$325.

  405. Really pretty, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, US Cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia, on February 10, 1978.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse has full lead and both attachment loops intact and is backmarked, "Boyd and Sons - Boston".  There is a small cut along the top edge of the plate that appears to be original to the plate from the time it was lost.  Maker marked plates this nice just are not being recovered anymore.--$250.

  406. Pair of excavated, Federal Enlistedman, brass shoulder epaulets.  These are only recovered from sites dating the first couple years of the war, because their use was pretty much discontinued after that.  These are huge signals, and by far, most brass signals of this size have been excavated and are hardly ever recovered now.  The pair has a nicely matching brown/green patina and will be a quality addition to any excavated Civil War relic collection.--$295 for the pair.

  407. 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.

  408. 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.

  409. Beautiful condition, gilted, coat size, non-excavated, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button is one of an entire coat of Georgia buttons that several years ago came out of a Georgia estate and were all off one Confederate uniform.  The button has a "Horstmann Allien" backmark with shank perfectly intact.  This is the style Georgia button most often recovered from Civil War camp sites and battle areas.--$225.

  410. 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.

  411. Excavated, 20 pound size, time fused, Parrott projectile.  This shell was recovered about 30 years ago on private property at Vicksburg.  The iron remains very sound and stable with typical amount of pitting on the iron surface.  The pewter Parrott time fuse remains intact and in very nice condition.  It has been disarmed, cleaned, coated, and is ready for display.--$295.

  412. 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.

  413. 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.

  414. 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.

  415. Original .58 cal. minie ball in original paper wrap.  I recently purchased a Confederate .58 cal. cartridge box and a couple of these were still inside.  I am unsure if it is U.S. or C.S. production.  It will certainly be an excellent addition to someone's collection, and would be very nice displayed as a compliment to your Civil War .58 cal. musket.--$125.

  416. Three inch Amsterdam Federal Civil War Cannon projectile.  The shell has an open fuze hole, and has been cleaned to a smooth brown display apperance.  The brass sabot remains completely intact and the Amsterdam patent stamping can still be seen in the brass sabot.--$250.

  417. Very nice condition excavated 3 inch size fired Read - Parrott Confederate projectile.  This pretty Confederate projectile was recovered many years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  The projectile has been dis-armed - cleaned - and coated and is ready for display.  The copper time fuze adapter remains perfectly intact, and all of the rifled copper sabot, but one small piece remains intact as well.  The iron is nice enough that we could fire it today.--$475.

  418. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured waist belt with a brass frame style buckle and a Confederate manufactured, single wide belt loop pattern, percussion cap box.  Both the belt and cap box show typical service wear but remain quite pliable and complete.  Confederate manufactured belt rigs this nice rarely surface anymore.--$1,950.

  419. Nice condition, crude blacksmith crafted, 12 1/2" overall, Confederate sideknife.  The blade on the dagger is just over 7" in length and is crafted from a file, and it has a pewter throat and walnut grip.  The knife remains in its original leather sheath, and although very crude in construction, is quite sturdy built and remains very sharp yet today.  Maybe not ornate or fancy, but I guarantee this knife would yet today be lethal as ever.--$495.

  420. 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.

  421. Very nice condition, non-excavated, set of Federal Enlistedman's brass epaulets.  Both epaulets actually show wear from service and have a pretty, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina.--$350 for the set.

  422. 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.

  423. Quite nice condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, "Special" model, 3-band, percussion, rifled musket..  The musket has smooth, attractive metal just beginning to darken with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1864 - L.G.&Y. - Windsor VT."  The stock remains in crisp condition with a deep, clear inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The musket retains an excellent bore, and the mainspring remains as strong as when it was used during the Civil War.  The barrel has a matching "1864" date, and the musket retains both original sling swivels - original ramrod - and the long range site remains intact.  This is a quality example of quite a rare Civil War musket.--$1,750.

  424. Seldom encountered, 1874 issue, United States Ten Cent Fractional note.  The note remains in sound but circulated condition.--$38.

  425. Just brought in quite Rare Model 1850 AMES MFG. Federal Foot Officer sword (This is the sword only without leather scabbard.)  It has a nice clean blade and crisp, clear "AMES" markings and visible engraving top to bottom.  The cast brass guard remains in excellent condition with a rich aged patina.  The sword retains original, sharkskin wrap and wire on the grip.  This is a very nice Ames manufactured, Federal Foot Officer's sword.--$695.SOLD

  426. 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.

  427. 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.

  428. Beautiful condition, cuff size, Civil War Era, Federal "Marine" button.  It has 90% bright gold gilt with "Extra Quality" backmark and shank intact.--$75.

  429. 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.

  430. Excavated Confederate "I" {Infantry 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 "I" button and both silver coins.--$125.

  431. Model 1863, 3-band, .58 cal., Springfield rifled musket.  This musket has overall clean metal with a small amount of flash around the nipple area.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1864 - US - and the American Eagle."  The musket has nice wood with normal wear and a faint inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  The mainspring remains strong, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.  There is a little bore remaining, but very dirty, likely having not been cleaned in the last 100 years.  This is an attractive, honest, middle grade example of one of the most famous muskets of the American Civil War.--$1,450.

  432. 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.

  433. Excavated, large size, lead filled US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recently recovered on private property near Shiloh.  The face has a smooth brown/green patina, and the reverse has full lead intact and the rust remnants of where the two wire loops once were.  This is a good quality plate for a current recovery.--$150.

  434. Beautiful condition, cast brass, .32 cal., "Colts Patent" marked, double cavity bullet mold, an excellent compliment to display with your .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt Pocket Model revolver.--$175.

  435. Excellent condition, excavated, thin, delicate "open pontil" medicine bottle recovered from a Confederate trash pit on private property along the Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  These camps were occupied during the spring of 1863, following the Battle of Stones River.--$45.

  436. 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

  437. Excavated folding "box-end" Springfield combination gun tool.  This was recovered on private property along the battle line here at Stones River many years ago.  It is nicely cleaned and coated, and ready for display.--$45.

  438. Excavated "Flying Eagle" one cent piece.  This was recovered from a Confederate camp here, and "I think" is dated "1858".  I believe that the date can be brought out a bit more if desired.--$25.

  439. 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.

  440. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Local, Virginia State Seal button.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with a Confederate Local depressed channel reverse.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property near Winchester, Virginia, and still has the shank intact on the reverse.  The face has a small push, but remains very solid with good detail, especially for a Confederate Local.--$195.

  441. 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.

  442. 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.

  443. Absolutely beautiful condition, complete Model 1832, Federal Artillery short sword, scabbard, and belt rig.  The sword itself has a clean blade just beginning to darken in areas with age.  The blade is marked "N.P. Ames Cabotville" on one side and "U.S. - 1847" on the other.  The short sword is mounted on the extremely rare, original, white buff belt with the two disc style cast brass buckle.  The belt remains complete and quite pliable and is maker marked, "H. Dingee - New York" on the belt reverse.  The belt remains strong, but clearly shows actual field service.  The buckle has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.--$2,450.

  444. Nice assortment of excavated artifacts recovered from the Confederate battle line (on private property) here at Stones River.  The group includes a broken blade to a Model 1816, .69 cal., socket bayonet, an 11 inch iron side knife, one camp hatchet, one early Model 1812 barrel band, two Jews harps, eight assorted type small arms projectiles, and one large, brass, officer's baggage trunk lock.  This entire collection of artifacts for -- $150.

  445. 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.

  446. 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.

  447. Nice display containing three original, non-excavated, Civil War revolver cartridges.  One cartridge is an original brass cased derringer cartridge, and the other two cartridges are rare front-loading, .36 cal. teat-fired cartridges.  One of the cartridges is a flat type, and the other is a round teat type.--$75 for the entire display and glass case.SOLD

  448. Ultra-Rare 8 Foot Chickamauga War Log that was cut during the 1880s and has remained in the immediate Chickamauga/Chattanooga area since that time.  The tree is a Dogwood measuring about a foot in diameter at the base and 6 inches or so at the top.  It is peppered with artillery fire from top to bottom, and has about 9 or 10 strikes consisting of canister and shrapnel from numerous different type shells.  This fantastic "Museum Quality" artifact has been a part of Charlie Harris's Nationally known collection for many years.  Charlie has the piece mounted on a base that will turn to view all sides, and a custom made bracket for the top, and this all goes with the War Log.  This artifact is nothing short of incredible.   Priced at less than half what I have seen other War Logs half its size priced at.--$9,850.

  449. 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.

  450. Pair of mid-1800s era "eliptical blade" Militia Officer/Fraternal bone grip swords and original scabbards.  These were quite commonly carried during the Civil War era and continued to be carried during the 1870 and 1880s post war years.  These swords have the early style "eliptical" shaped blades rather than the later diamond cross section blades.--$275. each or the pair for $450.(One is SOLD and one remaining)

  451. Very attractive, Model 1850, contract import, Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is just beginning to gray with age and has clearly legible US engraving from top to bottom, and is "Solingen" marked.  The brass guard is in very nice condition with a rich, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina and original sharkskin and wire on the grip.  The sword is in the original, brass mounted, metal scabbard that it came down through the family in.  It has a couple of small dents from field service and is missing the brass drag.  This is a nice, honest example of a typical, Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard that was carried in the American Civil War.--$850.SOLD

  452. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, set of four, gilted, cuff size, Federal, Eagle buttons, also correct to be used on a Union Cavalry or Artillery Shell jacket.  The set of four buttons are displayed in a glass Riker case.--$48.

  453. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, "silvered", NC, sunburst button.  This button was recovered many years ago by Benny Anderson from Confederate camps near Dalton, GA.  Shell jackets had been purchased by the Confederate States government from the State of North Carolina and distributed during the winter of 1863-1864 to Army of Tennessee Confederate troops camped around Dalton, GA.  It is very rare to recover a North Carolina sunburst retaining this much original silver wash.--$150.

  454. Excavated, cast brass, Enfield musket buttplate.  This musket buttplate was recovered years ago in a crop field here at Stones River that is now the upscale "Avenues" mall.--$25.SOLD

  455. 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

  456. Quite interesting sword belt rig.  This rig has a beautiful condition Civil War era Officer's integrally cast wreath pattern cast brass officer's sword belt plate mounted on an Indian War era leather sword belt with classic Indian War era round adjuster hooks.  It is likely that this could be an Indian War era belt rig sporting an earlier era Civil War Officer's Eagle Cast Brass Sword Belt Plate.  The beautiful Civil War Officer Buckle is worth the price of the rig all by itself alone.--$425.

  457. 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.

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

  459. 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

  460. Quite rare to find - Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size "Excelsior - New Yok State National Guard".  I don't think that I have ever seen a nicer example.--$75.

  461. 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.

  462. Exceptional, fully cased, 1/6th plate, tintype of a well equipped Federal Cavalry trooper.  He has a Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver across his chest and an 1840 Heavy Cavalry saber standing alongside.  He is also wearing a regulation Model 1851 Eagle sword belt rig and has a clearly visible crossed sabers hatpin on his cap.  The image is cased in a beautiful, patriotic, Gutta Percha, "UNION" case.  The case is marked, "Littlefield, Parsons & Co." patent union cases.  Only a few images per year this nice come along.--$750.SOLD

  463. 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.

  464. 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.

  465. 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.

  466. Excavated, coat size, die struck, North Carolina Sunburst uniform button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 - 1864 Army of Tennessee winter campsite located near Dalton, GA.  It has a beautiful, brown/green woods patina that has never even been rinsed off.--$110.

  467. Absolutely beautiful condition, New Jersey State Seal, Staff Officer, coat size button.  The face is flawless with a "Schuyler H. & G. - New York" backmark.  It retains near 100% original gilt with shank remaining intact and straight.  This is a relatively rare Civil War State Seal button to come by.--$350.

  468. 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.

  469. Excavated, regulation, cast brass, Federal Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered from private property near Chickamauga and has a smooth, brown/green patina with remnants of the iron rowel still intact.--$75.

  470. 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.

  471. Very attractive excavated coat size MISSISSIPPI "I" Confederate uniform button.  This was recovered from Gen. Walthall's 1862 Mississippi camp located near Estill Springs, TN.  It is solid as can be with a smooth chocolate brown patina - no dents - shank intact - and "Hyde and Goodrich - N.O." backmark.--$295.

  472. 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.

  473. Exceptionally nice condition excavated coat size Confederate "A" (Artillery) button.  This beautiful Confederate button was recovered from the 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate Artillery Park Camp located a few miles outside Shelbyville along Lewisburg Pike.  The face has a smooth chocolate patina with loop and iron back nicely intact on the reverse.--$175.

  474. 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.

  475. Drop dead beautiful example of a non-excavated heavy cast brass cavalry spur of a style that we often recover in Confederate 1863 Cavalry camps here.  This style spur is sometimes called a "Richmond Arsenal Variant" and sometimes referred to as a "Private Purchase".  I actually recovered a twin to this one a while back in the camp of Starnes Confederate Cavalry located near Altamont, TN.  You will not see a finer example.--$375.

  476. Very nice condition, excavated, iron Cavalry spur recovered from the 1863 camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry.  This camp was located near Unionville, Tennessee, and occupied during the spring of 1863.  The spur has the classic, large, Mexican/Spanish type rowel that we found on several spurs recovered from this camp.--$195.

  477. Extremely rare, Virginia manufactured Cavalry saber manufactured at the Virginia Armory located in Richmond.  As originally designed, these Cavalry saber blades were massively long, measuring a full 40 1/2 inches.  These sabers were designed to be carried by a cross-shoulder sling and frog; therefore, the all iron scabbards were fitted at the throat only with a stud to engage the frog.  Many of the massively long Virginia manufactured sabers had the blades slenderized and shortened to the more 1860 era conventional 32 to 36 inch length.  The sabers were also re-scabbarded to conform with the standard 1860 method of carrying.  These scabbards were of iron with brass ring mounts and rings.  The throat and drag were of iron.  This example has a very nice condition, slenderized blade, measuring 35 1/2 inches long.  The brass mounted iron scabbard is in excellent condition, but does show clear wear from time in the saddle.  The grip is worn to polished wood with a small piece missing just at the rear base.  The saber has typical VA regimental markings on the top of the blade.  It has a beautiful, untouched, attic patina throughout with no evidence at all of cleaning.--$4,250.SOLD

  478. Very attractive original Model 1850 Federal Foot Officer's sword (without scabbard).  This was purchased long ago out of a central Ohio estate sale.  The blade has a gently aging grey-brown patina with visible engraving top to bottom with "U.S. - E. Pluribus Unum - etc.".  The ornate cast brass guard has a rich never cleaned aged patina, and the grip has original shark skin and wire.  The sword shows clear signs of having actually been carried.  This would be a wonderful sword to begin your Civil War collection.--$550.SOLD

  479. 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

  480. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, officer's grade, Eagle sword belt plate.  This plate has a medium size keeper on the reverse and integrally cast wreaths surrounding the Eagle, and has excellent, sharp detail.--$325.

  481. 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

  482. Pair of excavated cast brass spurs recovered many years ago in a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Brandy Station, VA.  Each of the two spurs is broken, but could be easily restored because 95% of the spurs are intact, or they display perfectly fine just as they are.--$225. for the PAIR

  483. Excavated smooth face large size Confederate style Martingale Heart.  This was recovered on private property near Manassas over 30 years ago.  The Heart had two bends when found. and has been unfolded.  Here is a rare Confederate type lead filled Cavalry Martingale Heart at the price of a common "U.S." oval.--$250.

  484. Crisp - clear fully cased 1/6th plate tintype a young Federal enlistedman.  This is a seated pose wearing a shell jacket (likely artillery), and has nice clarity with no flaking at all.--$150.SOLD

  485. Excellent condition, excavated, brass sabot from a 30 lb., Federal Parrott projectile.  This was recovered on private property at Vicksburg, MS.-$45.

  486. 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.

  487. Beautiful condition, excavated, cast brass, Confederate style Cavalry spur.  This was recovered many years ago from an Alabama Cavalry camp.  The iron rowel is not only still intact, but will turn.--$325.

  488. 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.

  489. 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

  490. 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.

  491. Excavated, enlistedman's, Memphis Novelty Works, cast brass, Confederate Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered from an 1862 N. B. Forrest Cavalry camp located near Spring Hill, TN.  The spur is complete except for one side of the small rowel holder. CS Arsenal manufactured spurs are very rare now to recover.--$250.

  492. 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.

  493. Very unusual recovery - Excavated leather remains of a Federal soldier's "Bootee".  This was recovered from a Federal trash pit located in Nashville, TN.  Not everyone has an original EXCAVATED Civil War shoe in their collection !!--$65.

  494. Nice condition original Civil War leather cavalry saber/sword knot.  These were used just like the ones used today on snow skis so that if your saber is knocked from your hand - You are NOT S.O.of L.  If you have a nice Civil War cavalry saber - here is a compliment to make it  museum level.--$425.SOLD

  495. Very rare to recover, nice drop, .69 cal., two-ring musketoon projectile.  This rare bullet was recovered years ago from a Confederate camp near Triune, Tennessee.  Interestingly, this is one of the very few sites in our area where this projectile has been recovered.--$79.

  496. 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.

  497. 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

  498. Very attractive "Special Model 1861" .58 cal., "S. Norris & W.T. Clements for Massachusetts", 1863 date, 3-band percussion rifled musket.  The metal has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with an 1863 date on the lockplate and an 1864 date on the barrel.  The main spring remains strong and the musket locks in both half-cock and full-cock positions.   Both sling swivels , long range site, and original ramrod remain intact, and a good, crisp bore remains.  The wood remains in nice condition with a faintly visible inspector cartouche, and the normal dings and marks from actual field service.  There is a small sliver of wood missing from just beneath the lockplate.  This is a quality condition musket and shows evidence of just good, honest, actual Civil War field service.--$1,450.

  499. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, large coat size, Confederate block "A" button.  This is a rare 25mm, CS-101A in Albert and is backmarked, "HT & B /Manchester".  This button has a glossy, dark green/black patina and has the shank perfectly intact on the reverse.  It was recovered near Savannah, Georgia, and has that slick, glossy, beautiful patina common to that sandy area.  You are not going to find a more beautiful example.--$395.

  500. 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

  501. Nice crisp albumin photograph of Corp. John A. Gilmore and his 5 brothers along with an individual CDV of Corp. Gilmore.  Gilmore was a member of Co. "E" - 9th Ill. Vol. Inf. and was involved at both Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh.--$195. for BOTH IMAGES

  502. Excellent condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval, Federal cartridge box plate.  This is an early "fat letter" style plate.  The wire loops on the reverse are perfectly intact, straight, and 2 3/4" apart.  If you have a leather US cartridge box needing a box plate, this is a beauty.--$250.

  503. 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.

  504. Very nice condition, original die stamped, brass crossed cannons, Federal Artillery hatpin.  All four attachment loops remain intact on the reverse, and the pin has a pleasing, uncleaned, aged, bronze/brown patina.--$195.SOLD

  505. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Pennsylvania National Guard.  It is in perfect condition with near 100% bright gold gilt.  This button has a late war backmark of "Horstmann NY & Philada."  A quite rare and beautiful button at a great price.--$125.

  506. CDV of a Rhode Island Cavalry Trooper displayed in a Civil War Era, military motif frame.  With this photo, came a perfect condition, Federal cross sabers cavalry hatpin with all four attachment loops intact on the reverse.  It is very possible that this is the actual cross sabers hatpin being worn in the photograph.--$450 for the grouping.SOLD

  507. Very nice condition, Confederate Manufacture "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, attic brown patina, and the grip has original wrap and wire and a beautiful aged bronze patina on the Confederate cast red brass guard.  The scabbard is soldered lap seam Confederate construction with heavy brass ring mounts.  This saber shows clear evidence of saddle wear and has several small dings and marks from actual field service.  Any Confederate collector would be proud to have this Confederate produced Cavalry saber in their collection.--$4,250.

  508. Nice condition, .32 caliber, rimfire, Smith and Wesson, Model #2, old Model Army revolver.  The revolver remains in very nice condition with crisp action and some original case colors in recessed areas.  This is the more desirable 6-inch, octagonal, long barrel model.  Many Civil War officers, who were able to afford one, carried the Model #2 Smith and Wesson as their personal sidearm.  There were a total of 77,155 of these revolvers produced.  The serial number of this revolver falls at the end of the Civil War period and the beginning of the Wild West Era.  The notorious western gunslinger, "Wild Bill" Hickok, while Marshall of Deadwood, was carrying a Model #2 Army the night he was shot.  This is a very nice example of quite an historic weapon.--$895.

  509. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Officer's droop wing button.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina - nice crisp detail - and even has the brass shank intact on the reverse.--$275.

  510. 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.

  511. 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.

  512. 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.

  513. 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.

  514. 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

  515. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is clean, just beginning to gray with age, and easily visible engraving remains. The guard is iron and quite ornate with the "cut-out eagle and U.S. and E. Pluribus Unum".  The original sharkskin and wire remains perfectly intact on the grip.  The scabbard has a slick brown aged patina with only a couple of small dings from use.  A nice honest example that has clearly seen field service.--$895.

  516. 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.

  517. Excavated, medium size, lead-filled, Martingale Heart.  This Martingale was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp in Central Virginia.  The perimeter of the heart was eroded away and frayed in some areas when recovered.  It has been professionally restored and stabilized.  Confederate used Martingale Hearts are very seldom recovered anymore.  Although this one does have a little restoration work, it is very sound and displays beautifully.--$195.

  518. Excavated, coat size, "CS 5" Confederate Droop Wing Eagle Staff Officer's button.  The button remains solid as a rock with the rare "Rivet'd & Solderd" backmark.  The face has crisp detail, nicely outlined with gold gilt, but does unfortunately have a light press at the eagle's chest.  This is a backmark that you rarely see recovered.--$250.

  519. 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.

  520. ornateswdcls2.JPG (49777 bytes)ornateswdeng.JPG (60419 bytes)ornateswdgrd.JPG (63202 bytes)ornatesedeagl.JPG (58129 bytes)ornateswdopn.JPG (17871 bytes)ornateswd.JPG (12115 bytes)ornateswdgrp.JPG (61235 bytes)ornateswdeng2.JPG (95821 bytes)Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful high grade 1840 era Militia Officer's sword and scabbard.  The pommel cap is an intricate, finely detailed gilted cast brass eagle, as is the sword's cast brass cross guard.  BOTH the brass scabbard and the blade have finely detailed engraving, and the grip is very old ivory.  Only a high ranking officer would have carried a sword of this fine grade.  Anyone that comes to look at your collection will stop in their tracks when they get to this one.  Swords of this type were carried by both Union and Confederate High Ranking Officers.--$1,850.

  521. 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.

  522. Nice condition, .32 cal., Model 1849, Colt 5-shot pocket revolver.  The metal remains clean with very little pitting whatsoever.  The barrel is marked "Address Sam'l. Colt - New York City".  It has an all matching serial number of 130138 which is good early 1855 - 1856 production.  It retains good action and about 60% - 70% original cylinder scene intact.  The revolver has original walnut grips with 90% original lacquer.--$1,150.

  523. 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.

  524. Just in out of the local area - .69 cal. Model 1842 Springfield percussion musket.  The metal has a dark chocolate brown attic patina with lockplate markings of "1855 - Springfield - and U.S.".  There is some pitting around the nipple area from having seen lots of field service.  The wood is a very dark red-brown color and has the expected numerous small dings and marks from lots of actual field service.  The mainspring is still strong as can be and the hammer sets solidly at both half cock and full cock.  This one is a smoothbore and would have fired both musket balls and "buck and ball".  This is a very typical antequated weapon that the Southern Infantry was armed with through much of the Civil War, and considering the area here where the musket came from - was almost certainly Southern carried and is going to look great on someone's wall.--$1,295.

  525. Really pretty, cast brass, Model 1851, saber belt plate with the applied silver wreaths.  It is mounted on an excellent condition, "Rock Island Arsenal", Indian War, leather sword belt.  I suspect that this was a Civil War buckle carried over and used in a slightly later military campaign.--$495.

  526. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate, Lined "A" button.  It has a "Superior Quality" backmark and has the shank intact.  It was recovered on private property at the site of the Confederate 1863 Artillery Park a few miles out Lewisburg Pike from Shelbyville.  This is a first class example of a quite rare button to recover.--$350.

  527. Absolutely beautiful condition, SUPER RARE, Confederate manufactured wooden scabbard Confederate Cavalry saber.  Most collectors now believe this to be a product of Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft of Columbia, SC.  This extremely rare Confederate saber was for many years believed a product of H. Marshall of Atlanta, GA.  This example has a bright, clean blade and an excellent grip with original wrap and wire.  The original wooden scabbard is one of the nicest that I have seen in years.  This fine Confederate Cavalry saber was for many years on display in a GAR Post in Boston.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example of this extremely scarce Confederate manufactured Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$8,500.

  528. 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.

  529. Nice condition, Model 1840, Federal Light Artillery saber and scabbard.  This example was manufactured by Emerson and Silver which is a seldom seen maker of Artillery sabers.  The blade is clean, just beginning to lightly darken with age.  It is marked "Emerson & Silver - Trenton, NJ - 1863".  The scabbard has a smooth, brown, aged patina with several service dings on the lower half.--$895.SOLD

  530. 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.

  531. 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

  532. 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

  533. 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

  534. 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

  535. 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

  536. 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.

  537. 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 !!!!

  538. 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 !!!

  539. Last Thursday 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 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 !!!}

  540. .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.

   

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