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  1. It is with sad heart that I announce the passing in November of last year, of fellow Civil War relic hunter and Civil War history enthusiast, Ken Norwood.  It has been awhile since I have seen Ken, because in recent years, I haven't attended the Memphis Civil War Show where I always saw him.  You couldn't ask to meet a nicer, more genuine, and friendly person than Ken Norwood, and throughout his life, he was an avid Civil War relic collector, and historian. Rest in Peace, Ken, and you will be greatly missed by all of us who knew you in the Civil War collecting world.

  2. We awoke this morning (Friday 2-7-20) to our first decent snow of the season.  It was 32 degrees and beautifully covered the ground and frocked all the trees, but did not cover the roads at all.  It was absolutely beautiful, and by afternoon was pretty much all gone.  It feels like we have had a winter now that we have had ONE snow !!!

  3. How many of you guys can say that you have ever accomplished this?  Nita's 2003 Chevrolet Blazer - "Ole Red" - just turned 444,444 miles.  (How convenient that it happened right here at Stones River Battlefield).  That is a whole bunch of trips relic hunting, to the mountain, a few relic shows, and about 1,000 trips to the Post Office, FedEx, etc.  GM can certainly be proud of this one!  Next stop - 500,000 !!!

  4. Every now and then an artifact comes through the shop that is truly jaw-dropping.  In this instance, I received a beautiful full plate tintype of James K. Burger (sometimes spelled Berger) of Co. F, 88th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry (sometimes known as the Board of Trade Regiment organized around Chicago, Illinois).  James Burger enlisted in the Federal Army on August 15, 1862.  Within less than two months, he was in line of battle at Perryville, Kentucky.  Nine of James' comrades were KIA, and 36 more were wounded with himself being one of the latter.  It is believed that James improved from his wound enough to be forwarded to his regiment encamped at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He then took a turn for the worse and either died from complications of his wound or from typhoid or small pox which were both circulating through the Federal camps at Murfreesboro.  James died on March 22, 1863, here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  It occurred to me that it was very possible that James could be buried in the National Cemetery literally a few yards from the front porch of the shop.  With just a little investigating, I discovered that James was buried in section "C", grave# 1379 and can easily be seen from the front porch of the shop.  The National Park is showing interest in purchasing the photograph to be used in the Park's Candlelight Tour of the Cemetery.  In the above photograph, we are at James' grave in the Stones River National Cemetery.  How cool is that !!!!!  UPDATE --  STONES RIVER NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD IS PURCHASING THIS IMAGE TO REMAIN HERE WITH THE YOUNG MAN'S GRAVE INDEFINITELY !!!

  5. IT IS YOUTH RELIC DISPLAY GIVEAWAY CONTEST TIME AGAIN !!!  This is our THIRD youth relic display give-away, and this beautiful display consists of an original VIRGINIA Confederate note - several bullets - one beautiful gilted Federal Infantry officer button - one bayonet scabbard tip - one sword belt length adjuster - a right and a left Civil War knapsack J-hook - a baggage trunk key - and a harmonica board.  I would like to thank Ted and B. J. Campbell- David Hayden - Russ and Dottie Wunker - Jerry Emberlin - and Charlie Williams who along with Nita and myself made this display possible.  We encourage ANY other interested youths (14 years of age and younger) who have not yet entered to send a letter telling why you would like to win the Civil War artifact giveaway display, and you will be entered as well.  We want to do our part to encourage our youth to be interested in our heritage.  IF YOU GUYS HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY YOUNG FOLKS THAT REALLY LIKE HISTORY - PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE OF THESE CONTESTS !!!  I'D REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SPREADING THE WORD !!!  THIS CONTEST WILL END MARCH 31, 2020.  If any of you old time relic hunter/collectors would like to help support these youth relic give-aways, please just send over any relics to help us out.  Your help will certainly be appreciated and go for a good endeavor !!

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

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

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

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

  10. Last Thursday (now years ago !!) was absolutely beautiful and 67 degrees.  My daughter - Savannah - and I decided that it was a perfect day to play "Hooky" and go relic digging instead of opening the shop.  I had found a small Union camp a few weeks earlier and we decided to see what was there.  We got several bullets - a coat size eagle "I" button - and then I got this nice clear "80" reading on the scale.  At 14 inches deep and under several big roots was a beautiful early style - lead filled - "U.S." oval.  Notice the oval "ghost" where it has been laying 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 !!!}

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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" !!!

  13. Very attractive, .58 cal., 1861 "Special Model", 3-band, rifled musket with lockplate markings of, "1863 - US - S.N.&W.T.C. for Massachusetts".  This musket was manufactured by Simon Norris and W. T. Clements for a State contract to Massachusetts.  The musket has a smooth, brown/gray, aging patina and crisp action.  Both sling swivels, ramrod, and long range site remain intact.  The musket has a Model 1863 Springfield "S-shaped" hammer which appears to have been in place for a very long time.  The soldier's last name, "Havey", is stamped three times into the wooden stock.  In searching Massachusetts and New York records, we discovered that during the Civil War Era, Havey was a fairly common name there.  This musket could have belonged to any one of them.  The musket still has crisp action and a strong main spring and lots of original rifling.  This is a very nice mid-war Civil War musket that will make a nice addition to someone's Civil War display.--$1,450.

  14. Really pretty, excavated, lead-filled, large size, US oval cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered by Russ and Dottie Wunker about 40 years ago from a Federal campsite in Central Virginia.  The plate is backmarked, "W.H. Smith - Brooklyn", and has full lead and both attachment loops intact.  The plate remains just as dug and has never even been washed off.  Due to acid rain and an extra 40 - 50 years, we are just not recovering plates this beautiful anymore.--$225.

  15. Very unusual, dropped field mold, Confederate .69 caliber 3-ring Minie ball.  This projectile was recovered from an 1862 Confederate Infantry camp located near Corinth, Mississippi.  The bullet has an unusual, long, pointed nose and a deep "cup-shaped" cavity.  This is a bullet that many, even old-time bullet collectors, will not have in their collection.--$45.

  16. Excellent condition, non-excavated, .54 cal., Burnside Carbine bullet mold.  This mold is out of the personal collection of Civil War author, Charlie Harris.  It would be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War Burnside Carbine.--$395.

  17. Beautiful condition, excavated, .50 cal., "pointed nose" Maynard Carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered many years ago from Wilson's Federal Cavalry position along Granny White Pike at the 2nd days fighting, Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  There are many, many more flat top Maynard cartridges recovered than pointed top, and this is a beauty.--$55

  18. It would be hard to recover a prettier Confederate Block "A" artillery button than this one.  The face is perfect with a slick emerald green patina.  The iron reverse is rusty, of course, but remains completely intact.  This button would have been a thrill to have recovered.--$175.

  19. Really pretty excavated coat size "Tenn. Puff Rim" Confederate local Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This is a beauty that was recovered years ago from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Confederate winter camps located around Tullahoma, TN.  The rusty iron reverse with shank remains intact.--$115.

  20. Absolutely beautiful original "SNY" waist belt rig complete with nice condition original "New York" marked percussion cap box.  This is a "Museum Grade" belt rig.--$975.

  21. Rich bronze-chocolate aged patina on this regulation size stamped brass Federal bugle-hunting horn "Infantry" hat pin.  Never been cleaned with one of the two attachment loops still intact on the reverse.--$95.

  22. Excavated, stamped brass, "Texas Star" hat pin HAND CUT OUT by the soldier in the field.  This artifact was recovered many years ago from the Camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.--$195.SOLD

  23. Very pretty condition, non-excavated, lead-filled, 1840 - 1850 era, maker marked, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle has a nice, uncleaned patina on the face with numerous small dings and marks from actual field service.  The reverse has all three attachment hooks intact and is backmarked, "W.H. Smith - Brooklyn".  This is a really nice plate.--$325.SOLD

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

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

  26. Beautiful condition, 3-piece, New York State Seal button with an "Extra Quality" backmark and a small section of the original dark blue uniform.  The button is in excellent condition with 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.--$65.SOLD

  27. Excavated, 3 inch, heart wood pine knot with Minie ball inside.  This was recovered near Chickamauga, Georgia, as almost all of these are.  The knot has been split so that you can separate the two sides to see the bullet inside.--$48.

  28. Excavated, 1/2 of a lead bar used for molding bullets in camp.  This section of bar is marked, "---D Co. New York", which would have been "something" Lead Co., New York.  The bar has a snow-white patina and would be a wonderful display compliment to any Civil War bullet display.--$48.

  29. Excavated, folding, 3-prong camp eating fork.  This artifact was recovered by our friends, Russ and Dottie Wunker, over 40 years ago from a Federal campsite in Central Virginia.  This would be a fine compliment to any Civil War camp scene display.--$45.SOLD

  30. Very attractive, excavated, Vir./Tenn. style, cast brass, rectangle "CSA".  This buckle was recovered over 40 years ago by a relic hunting buddy at a Confederate 1863 campsite located at Graysville, GA.  The plate has a nice, uncleaned, brown/green patina, and all three attachment hooks remain intact on the reverse.  This "CSA" rectangle is about as pretty as you could hope to find.  The plate measures "48 by 71" and is almost an exact dead ringer to Steve Mullinax's plate "090" on page 53 in his first original printing Confederate buckle book.--$2,850.SOLD

  31. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1850, "Ames" Foot Officer's sword in original Ames marked leather scabbard.  The grip has original sharkskin and wire intact, and the brass guard has near 100% original gold gilt.  The blade remains in excellent condition with full engraving from top to bottom and is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee Mass".  The scabbard is complete top to bottom with no breaks or weak spots, and all three mounts have lots of gold gilt remaining.  The top mount is nicely marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee Mass".  This sword is nice enough for any museum and would be a fine addition to any collection.--$1,850.

  32. Very nice condition, original Gardner patent, Confederate drum style wooden canteen.  The canteen has a rich, aged patina and what appears to be "5th Tenn" faintly carved with a pen knife into the side.  All three strap loop holders remain intact.  This Confederate canteen would be a museum quality addition to any collection.--$1,695.

  33. Very pretty CASED, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver.  The revolver has a clean, brown/gray, gently aging patina with an all matching serial number of 101178 which is very desirable mid-war, 1863 production.  The revolver has crisp action, and about 50% of the cylinder scene remains visible.  It has very nice condition, original walnut grips with a clearly stamped military inspector cartouche.  The case was made during the 1960 Centennial years and is very nicely crafted.  In the case, with the 1860 Colt Army revolver, is an original, .44 cal., double cavity bullet mold, an original tin for percussion caps, and an original brass powder flask.  The powder flask was not present when I acquired this cased set.  I had the one pictured with the set on hand and am including it with the cased revolver, but the flask is slightly larger than the area provided for it.  I'm sure it could be fitted, but also acquiring a better fitting flask is an option.  As you can see in the picture, this cased Colt revolver has a museum like presentation.--$2,850 for everything.

  34. Just in out of the local area, nice condition, Confederate manufactured, "Dog River", C.S. Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber blade is just beginning to darken with age.  The Confederate "Red Brass" guard remains perfectly intact as well as the wrap and single-strand iron wire on the grip.  The scabbard is a classic Confederate manufactured lap seam with brass mounts.  This saber without a doubt saw a lot of actual field service, because the top mount is worn almost halfway through.  This excellent Confederate manufactured saber would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$4,250.

  35. Beautiful condition, yellow piping, Federal Cavalry Shell jacket.  The blue color remains bright and vivid with virtually no fading at all.  The yellow piping remains 100% intact, and the yellow color also remains bright and vivid.  It is a size "2" as is marked in the cream white sleeve liner.  All buttons remain perfectly intact.  This is a Cavalry Shell jacket nice enough to be on display in any museum in the country.--$3,250.

  36. 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.

  37. Very nice condition, Model 1851, brown buff, Federal Cavalry sword beltrig complete with brass hardware and both leather sword drops.  The brown buff belt remains strong with no breaks, repairs, or weak spots.  This is a nicer beltrig than most that you encounter.--$850.

  38. 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.

  39. Quite rare to find, Confederate carried, .44 cal., Colt Model 1860 Army revolver in original, Confederate manufactured leather holster.  This revolver has a smooth, chocolate brown, aged patina and is serial number 20997 which is very desirable 1862 production.  The Colt has crisp action and is cut for a leather lanyard strap.  We have inserted a leather strap for display purposes.  With this revolver is a very nice condition, Confederate produced, black leather holster, correct for a .44 cal. Army revolver.  Both revolver and holster remain in good, solid condition but do show good wear from actual service in the field.  This will make a nice centerpiece for your Confederate display.--$2,250.SOLD

  40. Quite rare, .36 cal., 5-shot, Model 1862, Colt Police revolver.  This revolver is very early production with an all matching serial number of 9774.  This looks to be 1863 production.  The revolver has a smooth, brown/gray patina with barrel markings of, "Address Col. Samuel Colt - New York - US - America".  It has crisp action and very nice condition original walnut grips.  This revolver would be a very nice addition to any Civil War firearms display.--$975.

  41. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Officer "CSA" uniform button.  This button has a smooth brown/green patina on the face and is backmarked, "Superior Quality", with the shank remaining perfectly intact.  There are quite a number of non-excavated examples of this type button available, but excavated examples are much more rare to find.--$295.

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

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

  44. Extremely rare to recover, excavated, large size, lead-filled, Federal Officer's "US" marked Martingale Heart.  This Martingale is a recent recovery from 1863 Federal Cavalry camps near Triune, Tennessee.  The plate had perimeter damage when recovered and has been restored by the best around, Robert McDaniel, Waterloo, Alabama.  Very few relic hunters, even the old-timers, can say that they have recovered one of these.  I have been relic hunting for almost 50 years, and I have recovered a couple plain face hearts, but never one with the "US" or the "Eagle".  Even though this plate has had some restoration work, it is an extremely rare find and displays beautifully.  It has all three attachment hooks remaining intact on the reverse.--$650.SOLD

  45. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Cavalryman's Eagle sword belt plate with applied silver wreath.  This buckle remains in excellent condition with a nice, uncleaned, aging patina.  Both the belt loop on the side and attachment hook on the reverse remain intact.--$375.

  46. Chocolate brown, attic condition, .577 cal., Enfield, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket was brought into the shop out of the local area and remains just as found.  It is a "Barnett - London" Enfield musket and almost all were Southern carried.  The lockplate is marked, "Barnett - London - Tower".  The action still works perfectly, firmly locking into both half-cock and full-cock.  The musket has considerable burnout of wood right behind the nipple indicating this musket was extensively carried and fired many rounds.  If you are looking for a Confederate carried weapon, untouched, just as found, with knee-deep patina, this is a musket you'll like.--$1,295.

  47. Very pretty excavated coat size CONFEDERATE Script "I" with "Isaacs & Campbell/London/71 Jermyn St" backmark.  The button is solid as can be with a smooth chocolate brown patina, and shank intact.--$195.SOLD

  48. Very nice condition large size lead filled US oval waist belt plate on the original Civil War black leather belt.  The buckle is the arrow hook pattern, and the rig also has an original Civil War leather percussion cap box with percussion caps still inside, and an original gilted Infantry officer's button affixed to the outside.  The rig remains pliable with no breaks or weak spots.  This belt rig could literally be worn today and would be an excellent museum quality addition to any collection.--$695.

  49. Absolutely beautiful condition, cast brass, Army of Tennessee, "CS", round corner waist belt plate on original, Civil War brown leather waist belt.  The buckle remains in beautiful condition with about 90% original black enamel remaining intact in the background, and all three attachment hooks remain intact with deep spun-downs around each one.  The brown leather waist belt remains in very nice condition with no breaks or repairs.  This Confederate belt rig would be an excellent museum grade addition to any Civil War collection.--$6,950.SOLD

  50. Extremely rare, handcrafted, Confederate haversack/possibles bag.  This bag appears to be made from a tar cloth knapsack and is completely hand-sewn.  The bag retains its original over-the-shoulder tar cloth sling, and the bag itself is buttoned closed using a beautiful, chocolate brown, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate script "I" button.  Bags of this type often carried a sewing kit, a gun tool, extra buttons, eating utensils, and sometimes chewing tobacco.  This is a Confederate accessory that you rarely encounter.--$800.SOLD

  51. Incredible, museum worthy archive of material pertaining to John J. Bray, 1st New Jersey Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Potomac.  This excellent grouping of material consists of John Bray's 1864 diary, a very rare and crystal clear 1/2 plate, fully cased tintype housed in a beautiful, patriotic, gutta percha full case.  With these items comes an original, war date, Harpers Weekly magazine with a full, multi-page account of Bray's escape from Confederate prison in Richmond and his ordeal in making his way back to Union lines.  With these war date items come two hard-back regimental history type books also detailing Bray's escape from prison.  This is an absolutely incredible group of material.--SOLD

  52. 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.

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

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

  55. Really pretty, excavated, baby Cavalry size, Confederate Georgia Frame waist belt buckle.  This buckle has a nice, pea-green patina and was recovered over 30 years ago by Kenny Banks from the camp of the 2nd Georgia Cavalry.  This buckle would be a fine addition to any Confederate artifact display.--$595.

  56. Very nice condition, drum style, Confederate tin canteen fresh out of a North Georgia estate.  The canteen has an old painting on one side, "Civil War Canteen used in Georgia".  The canteen still has its Civil War Era leather sling and also wooden stopper.--$795.

  57. Absolutely beautiful condition and solid as a rock, excavated, coat size, Confederate Droop-Wing, Staff Officer button, CS21A.  This button was recovered from Confederate 1862 - 1863 winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina with crisp detail with not a hint of dent or crack.  The reverse has the Confederate Local depressed channel with the brass shank remaining intact.  This is one of the nicest excavated Confederate Staff Officer buttons that we have had come through in a long time.--$295.SOLD

  58. Relic condition, blue covered, Model 1858, Federal canteen.  This canteen was found in the attic of a Civil War Era Pennsylvania home and quite likely saw the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Federal canteens with blue covers are far rarer to come by than the butternut covers.--$195.SOLD

  59. Complete folding carpet bottom camp chair.  These are becoming harder to find, especially with the original carpet bottoms.  Every Civil War collection should have an original camp chair.--$125.SOLD

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

  61. Nice condition, original, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular socket bayonet in complete, original leather scabbard.  The bayonet has a smooth, gently toning gray/brown patina with a deep, crisp US mark.  The leather scabbard remains completely intact and is maker marked, "Storms - NY".  This would be an excellent museum-grade compliment for your .58 cal. Civil War musket.--$295.

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

  63. Excavated pair of .52 cal., Spencer carbine cartridges.  These cartridges were recovered from the position of "Wilder's Lightning Brigade" at Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.  Both cartridges have one attractive display side, and the other side is cracked due to the powder decay.  We have the cartridges displayed in a glass Riker case.--$45 for both cartridges and the case.

  64. Drop-dead beautiful condition, .58 cal., Model 1861, US Norwich rifled musket.  This musket appears near, if not completely, unfired.  It has lockplate markings of "Norwich - 1863 - US", and has a deep crisp matching 1863 barrel date.  The main spring on this musket remains as strong as when issued, and the bore is crisp and clean and also as deep as when issued.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with a visible inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  I suspect that this musket would still "drive nails" and would be a fine quality addition to any Civil War collection or museum collection.--$2,150.

  65. Drop dead perfect and beautiful condition excavated emerald green C.S. Leech and Rigdon "C.S." marked Confederate Cavalry Officer's spur.  This was recovered many years ago from General Forrest's 1863 Confederate Winter Camps near and around Spring Hill, Tenn.  The wear pattern clearly indicates that this spur was worn on the right boot.  The green patina is a slick, pretty green resulting from the high copper content of the Confederate brass.  It will likely be a very long time before another one this pretty comes along !!--SOLD

  66. 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.

  67. Very attractive, .36 cal., 5-shot, Manhattan "Navy type" revolver.  There was a total estimated production of 78,000 of this revolver.  This example is serial number 48163 which appears to be early 1864 production and looks to be a series 4 revolver.  The revolver has a smooth, attic brown patina with good, crisp action and has a 4-inch barrel.  It has barrel markings of "Manhattan Firearms Co. - Newark NJ - Patented March 8, 1864".  Manhattan .36 cal. revolvers were one of Colt's bigger competitors.  This revolver has original walnut grips that remain in very nice condition.--$895.

  68. Slick Emerald Green excavated large size Confederate enlistedman's "Fork Tongue Frame" waist belt plate.  This pretty buckle was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of the 16th Alabama Volunteer Infantry located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  I dug the twin to this one about 50 feet away, and still have it in my collection today.  When this plate was recovered the forked tongue itself was broken where it goes around the center bar (which is no doubt why the plate was discarded).  We have restored the break and the plate displays drop dead beautifully, but the tongue is not strong enough for the stress of actually being worn.  You just won't see a plate that displays any nicer than this one.--$750. 

  69. Really pretty, excavated, cast brass, Model 1851, Federal Cavalry sword belt plate.  This is the style plate with applied silver wreaths and has rays going all the way around the plate.  This buckle was recovered several years ago on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga and remains just as found.  The plate has a pretty, brown/green patina and marks remain where the applied wreath once was.  Model 1851, solid cast sword belt plates are much rarer to recover than regular lead-filled, US oval waist belt plates.--$325.

  70. Quite rare, .36 cal., 5-shot, Model 1862, Colt "Police" revolver.  This revolver is serial number 35406 which appears to be 1864 production.  The revolver turned up in Grundy County, Tennessee, in a very nice condition, Confederate manufactured holster.  The revolver indexes well and has numerous dings and marks and wear from actual field service.  The Confederate made leather holster remains in very nice condition and is a rarity.  This revolver and holster is almost certainly what a Confederate soldier was carrying when the war ended and was taken home by him.  The Colt revolver and holster will make a very nice addition to someone's Confederate display.--$1,450.

  71. Very nice condition, Model 1851, cast brass Officers Eagle sword belt plate on original black leather waist belt.  This belt rig has the standard Civil War Officer's style sword plate with integrally cast wreaths and has the medium width Civil War Era keeper on the reverse.  The leather waist belt remains in very good condition with no breaks or weak spots.  This would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$595.

  72. Super rare, excavated, "CS" marked, Confederate manufactured, Artillery short sword.  This sword was excavated over 40 years ago and has been tastefully cleaned to an early Battlefield pick-up type look.  The blade remains full length with typical Confederate unstopped fuller.  The blade does have some areas of pitting due to excavation but remains 100% stable and shows no sign of further deterioration.  The crude cast-brass guard remains completely intact with "CS" cast into the cross guard on each side and a star cast into the pommel of each side.  As a relic hunter, this would unquestionably be an absolute dream find and a centerpiece to any excavated artifact collection.--$2,250.

  73. Super rare, excavated, single cavity, .54 cal., Sharps Carbine bullet mold.  This mold was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The mold has been part of Civil War author, Charlie Harris's collection for over 30 years.  Charlie has cleaned the mold up, and it opens and closes with ease now.  We have inserted a Civil War dropped Sharps bullet that exactly fits the mold for display.  This would be an excellent artifact to display with your Civil War Sharps Carbine or would also be an excellent compliment to your Civil War bullet collection.  Over the past 45 years, I have seen only a few Sharps bullet molds recovered.--$425.

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

  75. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful CS8, coat size "S. Buckley" CSA Officer's button.  This button has a slick, near reflective, chocolate brown patina and very crisp detail on the letters.  The reverse remains perfect as well with a nice, clear "S. Buckley - Birmingham" backmark, and the shank remains intact and straight.  They just do not get more perfect than this one.--$695.

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

  77. Really pretty condition .54 Cal. Model 1842 smoothbore military "Horse Pistol".  The metal is clean with no pitting what so ever, and lockplate markings of "1852 - U.S. - H. Aston - & MIDDtn., Conn."  The barrel is really pretty as well, and is dated "1852".  The original walnut stock remains in excellent condition with two military inspector cartouches as criap as they were 169 years ago.  Any Civil War collector would be pleased to have this pistol in their collection.--$895.

  78. Very attractive, excavated, die-struck, sheet brass, lead-filled, rectangular, Louisiana State Seal sword belt plate.  This extremely rare Confederate buckle was recovered several years ago from General Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  When recovered, the plate was bent to the rear just to the right of the Pelican's neck.  The plate has been professionally restored to its original confirmation.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina with full lead fill in the reverse, and all three attachment hooks remain intact.  Even though this plate had damage when found, it looks absolutely fantastic now and will be a very nice complimint to someone's Confederate plate display.--$2,950.

  79. Very nice condition and extremely rare to recover, coat size, Confederate "Cavalry" button.  This button was recovered many years ago from General N. B. Forrest's 7th Tennessee Cavalry camp located near the Tallahatchie River in North Mississippi.  The button has a smooth, brown patina on the face and a rusty reverse in that this button had an iron back.--$425.

  80. Excellent condition Civil War era "oil or kerosine" can.  This can is hand crafted, and flat bottom as is typical of the Civil War era.  It will be an excellent addition to your Civil War "Camp Scene" display.--$95.

  81. Extremely rare and in very nice condition, Confederate manufactured, Boyle & Gamble - Richmond, VA, CS Foot Officer's sword and leather scabbard.  The blade remains clean with light visible, Confederate engraving in areas.  The distinct "Boyle & Gamble" blade fault remains clearly visible.  The original, leather grip remains completely intact as well as original wrap and single strand brass wire.  The Boyle & Gamble cast brass guard remains in beautiful condition with a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina and has never been cleaned.  The original, Confederate leather scabbard remains completely intact with the original, middle mount and drag intact.  The top, brass scabbard mount was missing, having been lost somewhere along the way.  This rare sword came out of a Northern estate where it was taken home as a war trophy.  I have been able to locate an original, Civil War top mount, and it displays beautifully.  Although original, the top mount is not a Boyle & Gamble product.  This is a much nicer example of this rare, Confederate manufactured Officer's sword than most you usually encounter.--$4,850.

  82. Just in out of a Williamson County Tennessee estate here locally, .577 cal., 3 band, Enfield rifled musket.  The metal has a clean, gently aging, gray/brown patina with lockplate markings of, "Tower - 1863 - and the British Crown".  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with a "cheek area" hand carved by the Confederate soldier.  The main spring remains strong, and the hammer locks firmly in place.  Both sling swivels remain intact, and the very desirable "25 - 25" mark remains clearly visible on the barrel.  With this musket, we are including an excavated Enfield projectile and two percussion caps in a small display case.  The stock maker, "E. Turner", can still be easily seen on the bottom of the stock.  This is a classic example of what would become one of the Confederate Infantry's favorite weapons.--$1,250.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. VERY RARE, 1862 date, $2 State of Louisiana note issued at Baton Rouge, PRINTED ON THE REVERSE OF A SHEET OF BANK OF TEXAS NOTES.  This would be a fine addition to either a Louisiana or Texas collection.  The note is only lightly circulated and is complete with crisp edges.  It is serial number 19521.--$150.

  86. Very pretty condition Enfield saber bayonet and scabbard that fits the 2-band, Civil War Enfield rifle.  This bayonet has a bright, clean blade just beginning to darken with age in a few areas.  The checkered pattern, pressed leather grips remain in absolutely perfect, excellent condition.  The leather scabbard is complete with no breaks, repairs, or weak spots.  This saber bayonet is very nice quality and would be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$350.

  87. 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.

  88. 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 CivilWar collection.--$2,850.

  89. VERY COOL RECOVERY - This .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy Model revolver was recovered from Chickamauga Creek near Chattanooga, Tennessee, about 30 years ago.  The revolver is serial number 70990 which is late 1850's production and was very likely Confederate carried.  The revolver still has two loaded chambers in the cylinder.  This will make a super nice centerpiece to an excavated Civil War artifact collection.--$650.SOLD

  90. JUST RECOVERED !!!  Beautiful untouched large size Confederate "Forked Tongue Frame" waist belt plate.  This excellent buckle was recently recovered from one of Polk Corps - 1863 - Army Of Tennessee Winter Camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  It hasn't even had the green woods mulch rinsed off of it.  If you have been wanting a REALLY NICE example of a Confederate Forked Tongue Frame C.S. waist belt plate.  You quite simply "could not" dig a nicer example than this one.--$850.

  91. Nicely patinaed set of Civil War Era, Paris marked brass binoculars.  The brass has a nice, aged patina and displays well, but the optics no longer work properly.--$48.SOLD

  92. Large, 1/4th plate, glass ambrotype of a full standing view Federal Infantry soldier.  He is wearing a 9-button Enlisted man's frock coat, kepi, US beltrig with cross belt and breastplate and has his Springfield musket standing alongside with bayonet in place.  The image has good clarity but is flaking just a little bit in a couple of places.  Although the image isn't in a case, it has full brass matting and glass ready to go into a hard-image case.--$125.

  93. Excavated coat size MISSISSIPPI "I" Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered from "Camp Walthall" which was a camp occupied by Walthall's Mississippi Brigade and located near Estill Springs, TN. in 1862.  Over the years several coat size Mississippi buttons have been recovered here.  The button is brown overall with a little gold gilt around the star, and letters, and also gold down in the letter "I".  The shank remains intact, and the button is attractive, but does have some ground action.  Mississippi buttons are rarely recovered anymore.--$195.

  94. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated Confederate "Script A" C.S. artillery button.  This incredible button was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Chickamauga, GA.  This is a "C. S. 107" with a blank back.  Slick brown patina - crisp detail - and shank intact.--$475.

  95. Complete Civil War era civilian leather horse bridle of the exact type often taken from home by young Confederates leaving their homes and plantations in the South for the Civil War.  With this bridle comes an entire collection of civilian bridle "heart rosettes" of the exact type that we often recover in early Civil War Confederate Cavalry camp sites.  This nice grouping would be an excellent addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$250. FOR ALL

  96. Very attractive small 8-inch 4-section Civil War era spy glass of the type used by Civil War Officers to examine enemy positions, and small enough to carry in the pocket.  The spy glass collapses to only 2 1/2 inches in length.--$95.SOLD

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

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

  99. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle cross belt plate.  This breast plate was recovered many years ago and has the name "J. Pots" cut into the lead on the reverse.  This is quite likely "Jonas Pots" of Co. G, 4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry.--$195.SOLD

  100. Very pretty, complete, excavated, Federal Enlistedman's brass shoulder epaulet.  It is very difficult to recover an epaulet in complete condition like this one.  This example was recovered over 40 years ago from private property near Shiloh.--$95.

  101. Nice condition, early battlefield pick-up, .69 cal., Model 1816, triangular, friction fit, socket bayonet.  This was a battlefield pick-up from here at Stones River picked up just a few years after the battle.  Rusty as found, but remains very stable.  This type bayonet was extensively used here at Stones River by Confederate Infantry.--$125.

  102. Very nice condition, lightly circulated, February 17, 1864, "horses pulling cannons", Confederate $10 bill.  This is a T-68 and is serial number 79231.  A number of collectors consider this to be one of the prettiest of all Confederate notes.--$50.

  103. Very nice, lightly circulated condition, Confederate Feb. 17, 1864 $20. Dollar note picturing the State Capitol in Nashville, TN.  This note has crisp detail and just enough wear to show that it was actually circulated.  This particular note is serial number 27174.--$89.

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

  105. Quite rare, excavated, Confederate cast pewter Eagle button.  For many years, this was believed to have been a field-made Confederate button, but it has been discovered that they are actually factory produced Confederate buttons.  This example was recovered from the Camp of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, when encamped along Tippah Creek and the Tallahatchie River in North Mississippi.  Most of these are in very poor condition when recovered due to the deterioration of pewter.  This example remains unusually nice with sharp detail.--$95.SOLD

  106. Quite rare, excavated PAIR of Isaac Campbell Confederate knapsack hooks.  This set includes both the J-hook portion and the portion which the J-hook connects to.  This set was recovered from 1862 - 1863 Confederate camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$95. for the pair.

  107. Really pretty, excavated, extremely rare, "MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS" CS marked Confederate Cavalry Officer's spur.  This spur was recovered years ago from the camp of General N. B. Forrest, 7th Tennessee Cavalry which was located along Tippah Creek in North Mississippi.  The spur has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with bold "CS" marking and raised stars on each side.  The iron rowel is rusty but remains intact.  This spur would be a fine addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.  The spur was worn on the right boot as the boot heel is wallowed into the left side of the spur, and the spur's neck is slightly sprung outward to the right.--$2,250.SOLD

  108. Just brought in out of the local area, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  This revolver has a smooth, attic brown patina overall with a matching serial number of 119367 which is extremely desirable 1861 - 1862 production.  It has crisp action and shows even wear overall indicating considerable active field service.  This is the exact type revolver carried by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and left to his son in his will with the notation, "If you are ever in need of defense, I hope that you will not hesitate to use it."  This is a revolver that clearly shows active use and campaigning but remains a very attractive Model 1851 Colt Navy.--$1,650.SOLD

  109. Extremely rare Confederate canteen with a large 6-pointed star on each side of the canteen.  This style is thought by many to have been manufactured for the Confederacy in North Carolina.  Both Mississippi and Texas troops found this style canteen very appealing because of the star on each side.  This particular canteen came out of a Texas estate and has the initials, "N R", nicely carved into the spout with fine cross-hatching.  The name, Napoleon Roberts, is cut into the side of the canteen with fine letters using a pen knife.  Napoleon Roberts went into the 6th Texas Cavalry as a Private and served the entire war and was discharged at the war's end as a Sergeant.  This canteen is quite a rarity and will make a fine addition to any Texas related Civil War display.--$750.SOLD

  110. Extremely rare and in very nice condition, original, Confederate manufactured, "CS" Artillery short sword.  This style Confederate sword is believed by many to have been manufactured at the Selma Arsenal in Alabama.  This belief comes from a couple of unfinished examples having been found in the river at the location of the Arsenal.  This example has a nice blade with a smooth, dark, attic patina.  The patina is much like the patina on a gun barrel, and there is no deep pitting at all.  The tip is worn slightly rounded.  The massive cast, high copper alloy brass guard remains in excellent condition and has a rich, aged, bronze patina.  The guard has "CS" and a star cast into each side and is a quite crude mold as is always the case.  The sword remains tight and is a nice example of a very rare and sought after Confederate manufactured sword.--$3,250.SOLD

  111. Very nice condition, large size, US oval waist belt plate on its original, black leather waist belt.  The US buckle has a rich, bronze/brown, never cleaned, aged patina, and the brass belt adjustor remains perfectly intact.  On this belt rig is the original, brown leather percussion cap box.  The box remains in very nice, pliable condition and is maker marked, "J.B. Thaxter - Portland, ME - 1862".  The percussion box still has the original nipple pick, and there are original percussion caps still inside.  This is a very nice example of a regulation US Infantry Enlistedman's waist belt rig with clear indication of actual service.--$695.

  112. Very nice condition, typical carpet seat, folding camp chair.  Many times the carpet is in poor condition on camp chairs.  Every Civil War collection should have at least one nice camp chair.--$150.SOLD

  113. Very attractive, Model 1858, regulation, Federal bullseye canteen complete with original, brown wool cover - linen sling - and stopper with chain.  This canteen shows clear evidence of actual field service with the cover being worn through at the high point where it would have rubbed against the soldier's side.  Pewter spout is "Hadden" maker marked.  This a very nice quality, virtually untouched, Federal bullseye canteen with cover, sling, stopper, and maker marked.--$425.

  114. Beautiful condition, excavated, Model 1851, cast brass sword belt plate recovered in November, 2014, by Christy Tiller while working in her flower bed.  Christy lives where there were massive Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee, during the winter of 1862 - 1863.  Although this plate is a Federal produced plate, many Confederate Cavalrymen wore this type belt rig.  The plate has a pretty, uncleaned, brown/green patina with the attachment hook remaining intact on the reverse, and the belt loop is intact on the side.  It remains just as found and hasn't even been washed off.--$295.SOLD

  115.  VERY COOL BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP STOCK TO A SPENCER 7-SHOT REPEATING RIFLE.  This artifact was picked up on the battlefield shortly after the Battle of Hoovers Gap, Tennessee, in June of 1863.  Wilders Lightning Brigade was armed with Spencer repeating rifles at this conflict.  From the looks of this stock, someone picked up a Spencer rifle and slammed it into a tree breaking the stock.  This is a very cool artifact that you do not often see offered and at a very reasonable price.--$195.

  116. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, puppy paw hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered almost 40 years ago next to the railroad track a few hundred yards from where our relic shop sits in the narrow area between the railroad track and new NW Broad.  This area has limestone outcroppings everywhere, and many of the artifacts were virtually lying on top of the ground with only moss covering them.  I clearly remember when Wade Buchanan recovered this plate, because he brought it into the shop with the dirt still wet on it.  This is about as mint fine Battle of Stones River US buckle as I have ever seen.--$325.SOLD

  117. Brass handle saber bayonet that was found by a fisherman in Stones River about 40 years ago.  The very tip of the blade has decayed away, but the remainder of the saber bayonet remains solid as can be with a rich, never cleaned, aged patina.--$195.SOLD

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

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

  120. Very pretty, Confederate States of America $500 Loan Bond.  This bond is dated February 20, 1863, and is serial number 9431.  The bond pictures a Confederate Infantry soldier on picket duty by a fire.  There are seven coupons remaining.  The bond remains in nice condition and will frame up beautifully.--$150.SOLD

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

  122. Excavated, hand-carved, 5-point, lead star hatpin.  This hatpin was recovered from General Wharton's 1862 - 1863 winter Confederate 8th TEXAS Cavalry camp located just south of Unionville, Tennessee.  This is a beautiful artifact recovered over 30 years ago and will make a fine centerpiece to a carved bullet display.--SOLD

  123. Nice, clean, Model 1842, .54 cal., smooth bore, "Horse Pistol".  These massive pistols were carried extensively prior to the Civil War and were carried over and used by some Confederates during the early years of the Civil War.  This example has nice, clean metal and a matching 1852 date on both the barrel and lockplate.  The lockplate is also marked, "H.Aston & Co."  The action works perfectly, and the main spring remains as strong as it was during the Civil War.  There are two military inspector cartouches clearly visible on the stock opposite the lockplate.  This is a very attractive example of this classic, old military horse pistol.--$850.SOLD

  124. Pretty, green, excavated pair of regulation, cast brass, Federal Cavalry spurs.  This set of spurs was recovered over 30 years ago from "Camp Stanley" which was the Federal 1862 - 1863 winter Cavalry camp located here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  This set of spurs was recovered together in a trash pit at Camp Stanley.--$195. for the pair.

  125. Battlefield pick-up, Federal, smooth type, Model 1858 canteen.  This canteen was picked up on private property at the Battle of Shiloh in 1929.  There is an old information tag on the canteen that has become brown and brittle with age.--$195.SOLD

  126. Nothing less than DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL SUPER HIGH PRESENTATION GRADE "Tomes - Son, & Melvain - New York" Federal Officer's sword.  This high grade officer's sword has a solid silver engraved grip, and the cast Eagle in the guard has REAL ruby eyes.  The blade retains crisp engraving from top to bottom.  The scabbard is extremely high grade with a sharkskin covered body and intricately engraved brass mounts.  This beautiful presentation sword is out of an Ohio estate sale and will be a centerpiece to even a museum quality display.--$3,850.SOLD

  127. Fresh out of a Central Ohio estate sale, Model 1863, type 2, .58 cal., 3-band, rifled musket.  When issued, this musket would have had a Springfield lockplate, but during the Civil War Era, the Springfield lockplate was apparently damaged and was replaced with an 1864 date Bridesburg.  The metal has a smooth, gray/brown, attic patina with lockplate markings of, "1864 - Bridesburg - US".  The action locks firmly in half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring remains as strong as 150 years ago.  Both sling swivels, original ramrod, and the long-range site all remain intact.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with two clearly visible inspector cartouches.  There is good bore remaining, but it does not appear to have been cleaned in the last 150 years.  This is a nice, honest, 1864 date, .58 cal., Civil War 3-band rifled musket.--$1,450.

  128. Very attractive, excavated, large size, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from an early Civil War Federal camp located near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The face remains perfect with a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and although the lead is mostly melted out, the brass stud hooks remain intact on the reverse.--$125.

  129. Absolutely beautiful condition, set of four matching gilted coat size Federal general service Eagle buttons.  Each button has shank intact and a Waterbury Scovill backmark and 100% bright gold gilt.  They just don't get much nicer than these are.--$85 for all four.SOLD

  130. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a full-standing pose Union soldier.  He is wearing a "4-button sack coat".  The photo has good clarity and remains quite stable with practically no emulsion flaking at all.--Only $125.

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

  132. Very nice condition, .54 cal., complete Burnside carbine cartridge.  This cartridge was recovered literally out of Stones River about 30 years ago.  The brass still looks as it did when issued, because being under water the entire time protected the cartridge from oxidizing and decay.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Burnside carbine.--$65.SOLD

  133. Very attractive, .69 cal., smooth bore, Springfield musket that was originally produced in flint but was converted to percussion for Civil War service.  This musket was just brought in out of the local area and has a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate patina from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - 1827 - US - and the American Eagle", and the barrel has a matching "1827" date.  The wood remains in nice condition with obvious wear.  The stock retains two clear military inspector cartouches and has several dings, marks, and a couple wood chips around the lockplate from actual Civil War usage.  This musket was almost certainly Confederate carried, and the action remains perfect, locking firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket we are including a display case with buck and ball which was a favorite ammunition among Confederates to use in this weapon.--$1,150.

  134. Excavated, pre-war, clip corner, stamped brass, militia waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered from an early war Confederate camp in Central Virginia.  There are two holes clearly indicating that the plate once had a device affixed to it.  This could have been anything from a Regimental number to a South Carolina Palmetto tree, and quite often a "star".  The plate has a smooth, brown/green patina and solder marks on the back where the hooks once were affixed.  I have set a lead star in place just for display demonstrating how the plate may have looked when worn during the Civil War.  This is a very nice artifact that is extremely rare to recover anymore.--$275.

  135. Large size, US oval cartridge box plate recovered over 40 years ago from private property near "The Wilderness" area of Virginia.  The plate has a beautiful face but has been in a fire which melted most of the lead out of the reverse.  Even though most of the lead is melted out, part of the wire loops remain intact.  We have this plate displayed in a Riker glass case with a butternut background.--Only $89.

  136. Original, historic, "General Order #92" dated May 12, 1864.  In this General Order, a slave by the name of "Abe" was brought before the court accused of raping a white lady named Mrs. Creger of Blount County, Tennessee.  The court found the man guilty of rape, and he was sentenced "to be hanged by the neck until he is dead".  During the Civil War Era, this was about as serious a charge as you could get.--$95.SOLD

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

  138. Here is a "SUPER RARE" item out of the original Gen. N. B. Forrest home and estate in Memphis, TN.  This item, along with a number of other items belonging to General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was purchased by Dr. Roland Bill and John Montague from the Memphis estate of Kathleen Forrest Bradley.  (I have in my own collection one leather wallet belonging to General Forrest with his name in gold on the wallet that was part of this estate.)  This current wallet was purchased at the same time and out of the same estate, and without question, either belonged to General Forrest or one of his children.  The wallet was purchased out of the items of this estate by Chip Newman in the 1990's.  I recently purchased the wallet directly from Chip.  This is likely one of the very last items directly from General Forrest's Memphis estate to be offered for sale in the near future.  (Framed portrait not included.)--$495.SOLD

  139. SUPER - SUPER RARE excavated SOLID CAST BRASS large size U.S. oval waist belt plate.  These solid cast brass U.S. oval waist belt plates were issued in extremely limited quanity to EARLY WAR OHIO TROOPS.  There have only been a handful ever recovered, and this pretty example was recovered in 1980 by Ricky Rorie on private property at Camp Clear Creek, near Corinth, MISS. where several OHIO Regiments were in winter quarters. The plate has been in Ricky's personal collection the entire time since his finding it.  The plate has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and all three hooks are intact on the reverse.  There is a tiny warp to the plate where a farming disc barely hung the edge many years earlier.  You will likely never have a chance at a "Solid Cast US Oval" of this beautiful quality again.--$1,995.SOLD

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

  141. Quite rare Austrian Model 1849, .71 cal. long rifle.  These weapons were purchased by both the Union and the Confederacy.  Many of these rifles continued to be used by Confederate Infantry long after their Union counterparts had abandoned them for smaller caliber, more accurate rifled muskets.  This example is out of the local area and was quite likely Confederate carried.--$975.SOLD

  142. Very nice condition, original Model 1855, Federal .58 cal., leather cartridge box.  The box is slotted for a cartridge box plate, but a plate is not present at this time.  We likely have one in stock should you want to add a cartridge box plate.  The box remains pliable with both roller buckles, both belt loops, closure tab, and both cartridge tins all remaining intact.  The box has strong stitches throughout and will be a very nice addition to someone's Civil War collection.--$395.

  143. Cased pair of dropped Colt revolving rifle bullets, one being the normally encountered .56 cal., and the other being the ultra rare, .50 cal.  This projectile has only been recovered at one camp in our area (which is where this bullet was recovered), and this site has now been destroyed for a large housing development.  Both projectiles are very nice dropped examples.--$45.

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

  145. Beautiful condition, Civil War mess kit consisting of a regulation tinned plate, knife, fork, and spoon and a military tin cup.  The plate and eating utensils are all Civil War vintage, but the tin cup has a recessed base and is Indian War's era.  This is a BEAUTIFUL display grouping.--SOLD

  146. Quite rare, recently recovered, "George Washington" horse bit rosette.  This was recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp here in Tennessee.--$48.SOLDf

  147. Excellent condition ORIGINAL Civil War soldier's mess group consisting of an original tinned mess plate - perfect condition tinned , flat bottom Civil War cup, and bone handled knife and fork.--SOLD

  148. Extremely rare to come by, beautiful condition, non-excavated, gilted, small size, stamped brass, Federal Artillery Officer's, false embroidered crossed cannons hat pin.  This is one that you rarely see and could not be in more perfect condition.--$275.

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

  150. Quite rare and in beautiful condition, State of Mississippi, November 1, 1862, $20 note.  This beautiful note is serial number 17157 and is near uncirculated.  The note has very ornate graphics with a red overprint "XX" across the face of the note.  This is a note that you do not often see offered for sale.--$95.SOLD

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

  152. Extremely rare and in absolutely beautiful condition, solid cast brass with applied droop wing eagle rosettes, pre-war, Militia Officer's stirrup.  The stirrup remains in perfect condition with the original droop wing eagle, lead-filled rosettes intact on each side.  These pre-war, cast brass, Militia stirrups are almost always excavated from Confederate sites indicating that they saw extensive Confederate usage.  This stirrup is out of the personal collection of well-known Civil War author, Charlie Harris.--$795.SOLD

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

  154. Extremely rare, but unfortunately quite faded, "S. Anderson - New Orleans" CDV of Confederate Cavalry General John Hunt Morgan.  This is a really hard one to get and very unfortunate that it is so faded, but on the bright side - priced right.--$125.

  155. Very rare, excavated, cast IRON, .577 cal., Enfield bullet mold.  This mold was recovered from Confederate 1863 Infantry camps located near Dalton, Georgia.  The mold has been carefully cleaned and would literally still mold bullets today.  This excavated Confederate Enfield bullet mold is out of the personal collection of Civil War Author, Charlie Harris.--$295.SOLD

  156. Very pretty, excavated, Leech & Rigdon manufactured, Confederate Cavalry Enlistedman's cast bras spur.  This spur was recovered from General N. B. Forrest's Cavalry camp located near Spring Hill, Tennessee.  It remains in very nice, complete condition but does have a small casting flaw at the lower corner of the right strap holder, which is likely why the spur was discarded.  It will display very nicely, however.--$295.SOLD

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

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

  159. Regulation, large size, lead-filled, Arrow Hook, US oval waist belt plate on the original Civil War waist belt.  The belt remains complete with the brass adjustor still intact.  The buckle has a beautiful, never cleaned, aged, bronze patina.  This is out of a Central Ohio estate sale and remains untouched just as found.--$595.

  160. Very attractive, Civil War Era "Brady's Photographic Gallery - New York" CDV of a gentleman identified as "Uncle Robert Norton of Beaufort, SC".  We believe this to be Dr. Alexander Robert Norton who was in Beaufort, South Carolina, at this point in time.  Dr. Norton lived from 1812 until 1888.  He had five sons in the Confederate Army and was himself a surgeon in the Confederate Army.  He is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.--$65.

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

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

  163. This weapon is considered by many to be the classic most representative musket of the American Civil War.  It is the "1861 DATED" Model 1861, .58 cal., Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  This musket is out of a local estate and has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "Springfield - US - 1861 - and the American Eagle".  There is some rifling remaining but appears not to have been cleaned in the last 150 years.  The original walnut stock remains in nice condition with no cracks or repairs, and there is a faint remnant of an inspector's cartouche.  The original ramrod, both sling swivels, and the long-range site all remain intact.  The lockplate locks firmly into both half-cock and full-cock, and the main spring remains about as strong as in 1861.  This is not an easy weapon to find, and I usually only get one or two 1861 dated Springfields in per year.--$1,550.SOLD

  164. Nice condition, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber has a nice, clean blade and is marked, "Ames Mfg Co. - Chicopee - 1864 - US".  The cast brass, three-branch guard remains in perfect condition, and the saber's grip has all original leather wrap and twisted brass wire.  The soldier's initials are carved into the top portion of the brass guard with a pen knife.  The original scabbard remains in very nice condition and is without even a single dent.  This is overall a nicer Model 1860, Civil War Light Cavalry saber than most you see.--$895.

  165. Excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) Confederate uniform button.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with gold in the recessed "I".  The word "Mississippi" is spelled around the points of the star.  It has the very desirable backmark, "Hyde & Goodrich - NO".  A portion of the top of the shank is missing which is very likely why the button was lost.  A pretty, coat size, Mississippi "I" is an extremely rare button to recover anymore.--$295.

  166. Very pretty, excavated, large size, US oval waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered many years ago from private property very near to Camp Butler which was a Federal Training Camp and also a Confederate Prisoner of War camp located 6 miles northeast of Springfield, Illinois.  The buckle has a beautiful, never cleaned, green/brown patina and literally could not display nicer.  The plate had been tossed into a campfire or trash fire, and most of the lead was melted from the reverse.  We have the buckle displayed in a glass display case with a butternut colored backing.--$150.

  167. Civil War Era CDV of Private John W. Archer of 1st Regiment, Co. B, New Jersey Infantry.  This photograph was taken by Wenderoth and Taylor, Philadelphia, and has a 2 cent revenue tax stamp on the reverse.  This is a full standing view.--$75.

  168. 1/6th plate, fully cased, Ambrotype of a Union soldier.  He is seated and wearing a 9-button frock coat.  The image remains in nice condition with good clarity and hardly any flaking at all.--$150.

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

  170. .69 cal., Confederate carried, French percussion musket that was brought home from the Civil War and adapted for hunting to feed the family.  This is a classic example of how some military items (especially in the South) following the war were useful in civilian life.--$295.SOLD

  171. VERY RARE BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP, .58 cal., Model 1863, Type 1, Springfield 3-band rifled musket.  This musket is a battlefield pick-up following the December, 1864, Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The metal is overall rust covered, clearly being exposed to moisture for some time.  The walnut stock remains in good, solid condition with no breaks or repairs.  Although the musket is rust covered, the lockplate action still works perfectly and locks both in half-cock and full-cock.  This musket would be a beautiful centerpiece to any "Battle of Nashville" display.--$750.SOLD

  172. Very nice condition - very near uncirculated, State of Mississippi $5 note dated 1st day of November, 1862.--$95.SOLD

  173. Display containing three excavated Cavalry rosettes and one broken leg portion of a Leech and Rigdon Confederate spur.  This group of Cavalry rosettes was recovered years ago from the 1863 winter/spring camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry CSA.  This would be a very nice addition to any Confederate Cavalry display.--$75.SOLD

  174. Original Civil War CDV of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  It is an "E. & H. T. Anthony" Photographic Studio, New York image.  This CDV remains in nice condition and is signed, but we are unsure if it is indeed General Beauregard's signature or not.  The signature is positively written in era-old brown ink.--$150.

  175. Very nice condition and quite rare, "E. Lefaucheux" marked, 12 mm pinfire revolver.  This example has the spur type trigger guard and has the lanyard ring, cartridge door, and ejector rod all remaining intact.  Lefaucheux pinfire revolvers were very popular among Confederate Officers; even Stonewall Jackson is known to have had one.  This example remains clean with crisp action, and is serial number 17107.  The revolver has original walnut grips which remain in excellent condition.  This weapon would be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection.--$1,150.SOLD

  176. 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.

  177. Very nice condition, typical carpet seat, folding camp chair.  Many times the carpet is in poor condition on camp chairs.  Every Civil War collection should have at least one nice camp chair.--$150.SOLD

  178. Quite rare, blacksmith crafted, Confederate CARRIED Cavalry saber.  This saber was crafted using a "Dog River", unstopped fuller, Confederate manufactured blade with a pre-war, 1840,"Old Wristbreaker" guard and pommel cap.  The saber was carried in a Model 1840, iron-mounted wristbreaker scabbard.  A couple of sword collecting friends and myself were looking at the scabbard, and we noticed that the two iron ring mounts are soldered into place.  This is a trait sometimes associated with the Palmetto sabers out of Columbia, South Carolina.  It is a classic example of the extreme lengths that the South went to to arm their Cavalry.--$1,450.

  179. Small, scissor type, folding bullet mold for a .44 cal. musket ball.  This type mold was typically used for molding bullets for small, single shot vest pistols.  This mold remains in very nice condition, and we have displayed a correct size pistol ball in the mold that we recovered here at the Battle of Stones River.--$48.

  180. VERY COOL BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP STOCK TO A SPENCER 7-SHOT REPEATING RIFLE.  This artifact was picked up on the battlefield shortly after the Battle of Hoovers Gap, Tennessee, in June of 1863.  Wilders Lightning Brigade was armed with Spencer repeating rifles at this conflict.  From the looks of this stock, someone picked up a Spencer rifle and slammed it into a tree breaking the stock.  This is a very cool artifact that you do not often see offered and at a very reasonable price.--$195.SOLD

  181. Very nice condition, non-excavated, regulation, large size, lead-filled, US Oval Federal waist belt plate.  This buckle is out of an Ohio estate sale and shows clear signs of having been worn.  The buckle has several small dings and marks from service and a very attractive, uncleaned, bronze patina.  On the back of the plate, there is a number "11" stamped into the lead.  I have seen this in the past and have always heard that it was mainly Massachusetts Regiments that stamped the regimental number into the back of the plates.--$250.

  182. Being offered are two very rare, "Old South" documents.  The first is an extremely rare, hand-written, war date, (November 17, 1863) pass for John Butler to go through our lines of guards and pickets until November 30th (1863).  Noting that Mr. Butler is "a man of undoubted loyalty", this pass was issued by Lt. Col. W. R. Sellon of the 2nd Alabama Volunteer Infantry (OF AFRICAN DESCENT - U.S.A.).  The second document is a full page description and bill of sale for a 20-year-old Negro girl and her 3-month-old baby.  This document is dated "4th Day of January 1830".  The two slaves were sold by Josiah Gollespie to Mr. John Butler for the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars and fifty cents in hand.  The slaves were guaranteed to be of sound body and mind.--$425. for both historic documents.---SOLD

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

  184. Beautifully archival framed, February, 1863, Stonewall Jackson $1,000 bond and an excellent condition, February 17, 1864, Stonewall Jackson $500 note.  Both items are framed with acid-free matting and light filtering glass.  This item will be extremely difficult and expensive to ship and would be much better picked up at the shop or at a show.--$850.SOLD

  185. Nothing less than "Drop Dead Beautiful" 1840 - 1850 era excavated Droop Wing Eagle Militia Panel Plate.  This "Smokingly Beautiful" Militia Eagle Buckle was recovered about 40 years ago by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate camp on private property located near Mobile, AL.  In almost 50 years of dealing in Civil War artifacts -- This is without question the nicest example of this Rare Style Militia Buckle that I have seen recovered.  You will not live long enough to see a nicer exacavated example !!!--$425.SOLD

  186. 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.

  187. If you have ever wondered what fired those cool Confederate used triangle base HUGE French minies -- here is your guy.  It is a .69 cal. Model 1842 rifled short French musket.  These were originally produced as full length 3-band rifled infantry muskets, and some (like this one) were Arsenally shortened to two band Mississippi Rifle length.  This weapon is out of the local Middle Tennessee area, and would be as Southern carried as they can possibly get.  I am including a display containing one of the distinctive .69 cal. triangle base French projectiles.--$850.

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

  189. Model 1860, Ames produced, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with markings of, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass" on a scroll on one side, and on the other side, "US - A.D.K. (Alias D. King).  The date appears to be 1861, but the "1" has some scars, and I'm not 100% sure what it is.  The cast-brass, 3-branch guard remains in perfect condition, and the wrap and wire remain intact and in very nice condition as well.  The metal scabbard has a smooth, aged, gray/brown patina and shows clear evidence of lots of service with the top ring worn 1/4th of the way through the mount.  This is a Cavalry saber that could tell lots of combat stories.--$850.

  190. Just in out of a local Middle Tennessee family, 1863 pattern, thinner "CSA" rectangular, cast-brass waist belt plate on its original, brown leather, Confederate belt.  Also on this beltrig is the original, Confederate manufactured, single belt loop, CS percussion cap box, as well as a Confederate manufactured brown leather holster with the original, nice condition, Model 1851, .36 cal., Colt Navy Model revolver.  The belt remains pliable, but does show clear evidence of actual field service.  The CSA rectangle is a very crude casting with all three attachment hooks remaining perfectly intact.  The revolver has crisp action and has an all matching serial number of 132097 which is very sought after 1863 production.  We know the family name on this rig, but it could have belonged to any one of about three brothers and cousins.  This is a museum quality grouping that would be a fine addition to any collection or museum in the country.--$7,850.SOLD

  191. Very nice condition, Confederate "Negroes chopping cotton" $100 note.  This note is serial number 102364 and appears to be uncirculated or very near to it.  The note is out of Richmond, Virginia, and is dated December 11, 1862.  This is a very nice example of one of the more sought after Confederate notes.--$175.

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

  193. Drop Dead Beautiful slick emerald green cast brass smooth face militia waist belt plate with 1840 stud style hooks.  This excellent plate was recovered over 40 years ago by Wayne Tucker on private property from an early War Alabama Infantry camp located near Mobile, AL.  Relics out of the sandy soil in the Mobile area are among the most beautiful recovered anywhere in the country.  This plate could not be more perfect.--$450.

  194. Very pretty Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade is clean and has beautiful deep, and sharp engraving on both sides from top to botton.  The blade is crisply marked "PDL" which means that this sword and scabbard was made in Germany for an American market, and contract.  The ornate cast brass guard remains in excellent condition with the "cut-out U.S." and a rich aged, never cleaned patina.  The original ray-skin covered grip, and wire remains intact as well.  The original brass mounted metal scabbard is still with the sword, and remains in very nice condition with a rich, aged patina.  The scabbard shows nice wear, and only a couple small dings from actual service.--$975.

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

  196. Very attractive, .36 cal., Model 1851, Colt Navy revolver.  The metal on this revolver has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip with an all matching serial number of 153449 which is very desirable 1863 production.  The Colt markings on the barrel remain crisp and sharp, and about 50% of the cylinder scene is still visible.  The action still works perfectly, but its mainspring has grown a bit weak.  The Model 1851 Colt Navy was General Nathan Bedford Forrest's favorite weapon and is one that he left to his oldest son in his will with the instruction, "If you are ever in need of defense, do not hesitate to use it."--$1,650.SOLD

  197. Beautiful condition, folding trigger, 7MM, Belgian produced pinfire revolver.  The revolver remains perfectly clean and functions beautifully.  The folding trigger, cartridge door, and cartridge ejector rod all remain perfectly intact.  The small caliber, folding trigger, French and Belgian produced revolvers were a very popular last line of defense "vest gun" for Confederate officers.  With this revolver, we are including a 9MM, original pinfire cartridge to display with the revolver, but for the safety of children, is too large to be able to actually load.  The original walnut grips remain perfectly intact.--$475.SOLD

  198. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Federal Staff Officer's sword with an ornately engraved blade.  The sword maker, "Schuyler & Hartley - New York" remains clearly visible in the engraving on the blade.  The grip retains original Ray skin and wire.  This is the pattern 1860 Staff Officer's sword with a diamond shaped cross section of the blade.  These were produced from the end of the Civil War through the 1870's era.  This example could be late Civil War, but is most likely just post-war.  The sword has a folding guard on one side and is missing the small ball that locks it in place.  This would be an excellent first sword for a young collector in that it is extremely ornate and is definitely from the 1800's era, but is yet quite inexpensive.--$175.SOLD

  199. Beautifully framed, original, March 1864, Confederate $1,000 Equestrian Bond.  This bond is one that was actually issued, and is serial number 1504.  It has been archivally framed using acid-free matting and light filtering glass.  It is ready to hang and would be a beautiful addition to any study or relic room, "or in my case, the den".--Only $275.

  200. Extremely rare, excavated, rectangular, pewter "CSA" waist belt plate.  This buckle was recovered from Army of Tennessee Confederate 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  As is usually the case, this buckle was broken into several pieces when recovered and has been professionally restored to its original shape and displays beautifully.  It has two of the three original attachment hooks intact on the reverse.  If this rare buckle had been completely intact when recovered, it would be an $8,000 - $10,000 buckle.  This example displays as beautifully as a complete one and is at a fraction of the cost.  The buckle was made by Noble Brothers of Rome, Georgia, who made numerous types of Confederate buckles and even cannons for the Confederacy.  I have personally recovered three of the pewter CSA buckles from the very same camps; all three of mine were broken when I recovered them and have been restored exactly the same way this one has been.--$1,850.SOLD

  201. Extremely rare to recover, 3 pound Ketchum hand grenade.  This grenade was recovered many years ago on private property near Port Hudson, Louisiana.  It has been sectioned with the fuse remaining intact on one side so as to be able to see the inside cavity of the grenade.  In over 40 years, I have only seen three or four Ketchum grenades sectioned.  This item will make an excellent addition to someone's Civil War artillery display.--$295.SOLD

  202. Beautiful, extremely ornate graphics, State Bank of South Carolina $10 note.  This note was issued out of Charleston in February of 1860.  The graphics show several sailing ships in Charleston Harbor.  This would be a very nice addition to any South Carolina collection.--$85.

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

  204. Absolutely perfect, mint beautiful condition, original CONFEDERATE, .58 cal., Minie ball complete cartridge.  Awhile back, a friend purchased a Confederate cartridge box with about half a dozen complete Confederate cartridges still remaining inside.  Here is your chance to get a beautiful condition, original Confederate manufacture, .58 cal. cartridge.--$195.SOLD

  205. Very sought after, Model 1840, "Ames" Old Wristbreaker Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, brown/gray patina just beginning to darken with age.  The blade is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass - 1856", and on the reverse, "US - ADK".  Ames Heavy Cavalry sabers were extensively used by both Union and Confederate Cavalry forces during the Civil War.  On this saber, the outside branch of the guard is bent forward indicating that at some point the horse went down on top of it.  This is an excellent artifact with clear proof that it "saw the elephant".--$975.

  206. Very attractive set of post Civil War "UCV" (United Confederate Veteran) CSA buttons.  One is a coat size, and one is a cuff size.  Both buttons are in a glass display case.--$45.

  207. Excavated, solid cast brass, coat size Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button remains in very nice condition and was recovered from Confederate camps near Atlanta, Georgia.--$150.

  208. 1870's era, Presentation Militia Officer's sword and scabbard.  The sword has a bone grip with an Eagle perched on a knight's helmet pommel cap.  The blade remains clean and bright with only a few areas beginning to darken with age.  The Presentation in Old English script is to E. M. Timbers.  We have not researched E. M. Timbers, and it is quite possible that he may have also served in the Civil War.  Although post Civil War Era, this is a beautiful sword and scabbard that displays first rate.--Only $150.

  209. Relic condition, Model 1860, .44 cal., Colt Army revolver.  This revolver is serial number 90020, which is early 1863 production.  It appears to have been stored in an outbuilding or attic and is frozen up tight as can be.  Although in relic condition, it still does have a very nice display look and is a bargain priced for what it is.--$750.SOLD

  210. Very nice condition, small, leather, Federal percussion cap pouch.  The leather remains smooth and pliable with a "US" embossed on the outside flap.  Both belt loops, closure tab, brass finial, inner flap, and nipple pick all remain intact.  This is an unusually pretty little cap box with a number of original percussion caps left inside.--$195.

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

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

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

  214. Full standing pose CDV of Private George Nash of Co. B, 12th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.  Private Nash was KIA at Cedar Creek, Virginia, in January of 1864.--$75.

  215. CDV of Confederate Major General Albert Sidney Johnston.  General Johnston was KIA at Shiloh in 1862.--$89.

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

  217. Hand crafted Confederate side knife blade formed from a file.  This was recovered about 30 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram from a Confederate winter camp located near Dalton, GA.--$75.SOLD

  218. Fresh out of a North Florida estate, Confederate carbine created by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Mr. Baker specialized in taking old out-of-date weapons and reworking them so that they would be serviceable by Confederate forces.  This particular example started out a .69 cal., Model 1795, Springfield flintlock musket type I.  Baker shortened the weapon to carbine length and converted it from flintlock to percussion using his distinctive drum style bolster and percussion fowling rifle hammer that he procured from Europe.  This weapon remains in nice condition and is as Confederate as any Fayetteville or Richmond produced weapon.  The last picture is a Baker weapon from Confederate Longarms and Pistols by Hill & Anthony.--$895.SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

  225. Very pretty condition Model 1840 Federal N.C.O. (Non-Commissioned Officer) sword only without leather scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright, and is dated "1863".  The date remains visible, but isn't stamped very deeply at all.  This would be a fantastic first Civil War sword for a young Civil War collector.--ONLY $295.

  226. Really pretty condition excavated circular lead filled Federal Eagle Breastplate.  This plate was recovered about 30 years ago on private property near Mobile, AL. by my digging buddy - Wayne Tucker.  The plate came out of sandy soil, and has a beautiful chocolate brown patina on the face, and full lead in the reverse with remnants of the iron attachment loops.--$150.

  227. Excellent condition, excavated, cast brass, Federal Cavalry carbine sling buckle.  This buckle was recovered from the huge 1863 Federal winter Cavalry camp here at Murfreesboro, known as "Camp Stanley" after Federal General David Stanley.  The buckle remains in excellent condition and has never even had the dirt washed off.--$150.

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

  229. 8 inch, Civil War Era, leather shot flask with a "hanging game" scene impressed.  These leather shot flasks were very common carrying buck shot for game hunting prior to and during the Civil War.  Early in the Civil War, many young Confederates left home carrying the family fowling rifle along with the brass powder flask and leather shot flask.  This is an inexpensive item that displays much nicer than it costs.--$55.

  230. 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.

  231. CDV of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, fresh out of a Winchester, Virginia estate.  This is a shoulder and head view with his three General's stars clearly visible.  The image has no backmark.--$295.

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

  233. Very attractive, Confederate carried, smooth bore, Model 1842, .69 cal., Springfield percussion musket.  This musket has a smooth, never cleaned, attic brown patina tip to tip and has lockplate markings of, "Springfield - 1846".  The musket has an attractive, original, walnut stock and has the soldier's name, "J. Howard", carved in large letters down nearly the entire length of the shoulder portion of the stock.  We believe the musket to have been carried by John Howard of Co. I - 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.  With this musket, we are including a small cased display with an original buck and ball and percussion caps for firing the musket.  This weapon would make a fine addition to any Southern Infantry display.--$1,350.SOLD

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

  235. Very attractive, imported, .75 cal., smooth-bore, percussion horse pistol.  The pistol remains in very attractive condition with a gently aging, gray/brown patina on the metal and fine checkering on the original, walnut grip.  Many Confederates, early in the Civil War, carried these massive horse pistols loaded with buck.--$450.

  236. Beautiful condition, and extremely rare 15 inch overall Blacksmith crafted Confederate Bowie knife out of a North Georgia estate.  The blade on this knife is almost 2 inches wide, and appears to have been crafted from a Buggy Spring.  The knife has a walnut grip, and a brass ferrel and cap - both of which have a rich aged, never cleaned patina.  This will be a fine, museum worthy addition to someone's Confederate Blade collection.--$950.

  237. 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.

  238. 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.

  239. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, officer style, Model 1851 sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths.  This excellent buckle was recovered many years ago from a Federal camp in Central Virginia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with loads of bright gold gilt in the background outlining the eagle and wreath.  The wreath itself retains a good amount of original silver wash.  The reverse has gold gilt as well with the attachment hook intact as well as the belt loop.  This beautiful sword belt plate deserves to be the centerpiece of some display.--$375.

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

  241. Very nice condition, regulation Civil War Cavalry bit with both brass rosettes intact.  This bit was found in an old log barn here in Murfreesboro near where "Camp Stanley" was located during the Civil War.  Camp Stanley was the 1862 - 1863 Federal Winter Cavalry camp.  This bit very likely originated with this large Federal Cavalry Winter camp site located here at Murfreesboro.--$195.

  242. 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 CS button to recover.--$350.

  243. 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.

  244. Very nice condition, non-excavated, .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet, correct for .58 cal., Model 1855 Springfields, Model 1861 .58 cal. Springfield and contract muskets, and .58 cal., Model 1863 Springfield muskets.  This bayonet has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with a crisp, deep, "US" mark.  This would be the perfect compliment for your .58 caliber Springfield or contract Civil War musket.--$195.

  245. 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.--$2,250.SOLD

  246. Drop dead mint beautiful uncirculated Confederate Feb. 17, 1864 $20. Dollar note picturing the State Capitol in Nashville, TN.  You will not see a more pristine example.--$125.

  247. Quite rare, excavated, rectangular, plain face, pewter, Confederate Enlistedman's waist belt plate.  This plate was recovered several years ago on private property near Shiloh.  It has all three hooks remaining intact.  These rare pewter plates were manufactured by Noble Brothers of Rome, Georgia, who were also the makers of the super-rare CSA marked pewter plates.  This is actually a plate you rarely see offered for sale.--$595.SOLD

  248. Fresh in out of the local area.  Model 1860 .44 cal. Colt Army Revolver.  This revolver has an all matching serial number of 75431 (including the matching wedge).  This is very desirable 1862 production, and very likely was carried by a member of Forrest's Confederate Cavalry.  The "New York", and "United States" markings were long ago intentionally removed from the barrel.  If you'd like an almost certainly Southern used Colt Army revolver in your collection - Here is your chance !!  The action still works perfectly, and the original grips remain intact.--$1,450.SOLD

  249. Very nice condition, .31 cal., 6-shot, 1837 date, "Allens Patent", pepperbox revolver.  The original walnut grips remain in excellent condition, and the metal is clean with nice, clear markings and engraving.  Every Civil War collection should have an example of a pepperbox revolver, and this would be a quality example at a very reasonable price.--$650.

  250. Quite rare to find, Civil War Era, Bank of Chattanooga $2 note printed on the reverse of a sheet of Bank of East Tennessee notes.  This was necessary because of shortage of paper, making these notes a bit scarce to come by.  If you are a Chattanooga collector, this would be a fantastic piece to add to your collection.--$125.SOLD

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

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

  253. Extremely heavy barrel .60 cal. fowling rifle that has been shortened for Civil War service.  This weapon is out of a South Carolina estate, and has lockplate markings of "L. M.".  We believe that this weapon was likely made by "L. Moissun" of Charleston, SC since he was making fowling rifles in this immediate area at the time of the Civil War.  As a part of shortening the weapon a massive pewter nosecap was made for the stock.  We are including with this weapon a small display having an original projectile, and a couple correct size percussion caps to display with the weapon.  These old hand modified weapons are what the South had to make do with until they could get their hands on something better.--$550.

  254. Very sought after 42 inch in length Civil War "War-log" that was recovered many years ago from private property near Antietam.  This log has two visible bullets that have been exposed.  Both hullets are Williams Cleaner bullets.  The War Log has been cleaned and coated, and is ready for permanent display.  Through most of its length it is from 7 to 9 inches through.  Nice War Logs often run several thousand dollars.  This is a nice one, and at a very reasonable price.--$850.SOLD

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

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

  257. Extremely rare, Confederate military telegram sent February 24, 1862, from Confederate General Leonidus Polk to Confederate General Pgt. Beauregard.  The super rare element of this telegram is that it is written in a Confederate "coded" message.  The telegram has been deciphered with the deciphered correct letter beside each coded letter.  Once deciphered, the telegram reads, "To General Beauregard,  Just in - says enemy is moving from Paducah - though not in cars, his intention is to attack as soon as practical.  Signed, General Polk."  This extremely rare, coded Confederate telegram has been archively framed with acid-free matting and light filtering glass.  With the framed, coded Confederate telegram, is a framed, original Civil War date CDV of Confederate General Pgt. Beauregard.  On over 40 years of dealing in Civil War artifacts, this is only the second coded Confederate message that I have ever had come through the shop.  This is an artifact that most, even advanced Civil War collections, do not have an example of.--$595.SOLD

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

  259. Two excavated sword belt plate keepers and one sword belt adjuster buckle.  These artifacts were all recovered from one of John Hunt Morgan's 1863 winter Confederate cavalry camps near Liberty, Tennessee.  All are in nice condition, but the smaller size keeper has a break in one corner, which was why it was discarded.--$95. for all-

  260. 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.

  261. Nice condition, non-excavated, stamped brass "Hardee" hatpin.  These were worn to hold up one side of the Model 1858 Hardee hat.  This example is in nice condition with one of the small brass loops remaining intact.--$175.

  262. Very attractive display of excavated artifacts recovered from General Nathan Bedford Forrest's 1863 CONFEDERATE Cavalry camp located near Spring Hill, Tennessee.  The display contains a circular, stamped brass Cavalry rosette, an intertwined brass Cavalry curb chain, an original bone domino dug from a trash pit, an ornate brass watch key, and a large size plain faced uniform button.--$95. for the entire display.

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

  264. Hand carved brass device recovered from an 1863, Army of Tennessee winter camp near Tullahoma, Tennessee, by Kenny Banks.  Some relic collectors who have seen this feel it to be a soldier, hand-carved, "snake" -- while others feel that it is a hand made brass tool for pulling leather stitching through leather, making repairs in the field.  I can't say for sure which it is, but I can say it is --$35.

  265. Fresh out of an Illinois estate sale, 1819 dated, .69 cal., Prussian Potsdam, 3-band, rifled musket originally produced in Flintlock and converted to percussion and rifled.  The Governors of both Illinois and Ohio ordered the purchase of several thousand of these obsolete, old muskets and issued them to State Troops heading off to the Civil War in 1861.  The muskets were soon found to be extremely heavy and not very accurate in comparison with the .58cal., Model 1855 and Model 1861 Springfield 3-band, rifled muskets.  This musket shows clear signs of many campaigns but remains completely functional, and the hammer locks in both half-cock and full-cock.  With this musket comes an original, 1862 Ordnance document showing the purchase of 74 new Prussian muskets for the 63rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  Also with this musket comes a small display containing a rare, .69 cal., 2-ring, Prussian projectile and two original musket percussion caps.  Altogether, this will make a museum quality display.--$1,150.

  266. Quite nice condition, 1849 date, .54 cal., H. Aston, Model 1842 horse pistol.  This massive, old pistol has a smooth, attic brown patina tip to tip with lockplate markings of, "US - 1849 - H. Aston - Midd'tn Conn."  The walnut stock is completely original with no cracks or repairs, but does have rounded edges from lots of service.--$950.

  267. Quite attractive, 6 inch by 9 inch, albumin image of a Federal Lieutenant standing with full equipment in front of a tent scene.  This image remains framed in the original, antique oval frame that it was in when it came out of the New York estate.  The image has some fading due to light, but everything remains completely clear enough to see and recognize.--$250.

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

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

  270. Quite rare, non-excavated, MAKER MARKED, Hi-Port Federal Cavalry bit with both brass US rosettes intact.  The bit is maker marked, "Jos. Baldwin - Newark".  This is a local barn find and was likely used by General David Stanley's Federal Cavalry while stationed here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 1863.  The bottom cross bar has been intentionally removed as was often done.--$195.

  271. Very nice condition Manhattan .36 cal. Navy Model Revolver.  This is a very scarce Series "5" Manhattan Navy with the 6-shot cylinder, and 6 1/2 inch barrel.  It has an all matching serial number of "4930" which was manufactured in mid 1867 for Indian War service.  There were a total of less than 9000 of these ever made.  It has near 100 % original cylinder engraving, and still has bluing in recessed areas.  This is a quite rare revolver, and in very nice condition.--$975.

  272. Just in - Really nice dark brown leather "Rope Braid" saber knot.  This is out of a local Southern estate, and was at one time on an ancestor's "Dog River" Confederate Cavalry saber.  I'll bet that somewhere out there is a nice "Dog River", or "Memphis Novelty Works", or "Kenansville saber" just begging to have this beautiful knot on it. --$375.

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

  274. Very attractive, non-excavated, 1840 era, solid cast brass, two-piece, spread wing eagle, militia style sword belt plate.  This buckle has a beautiful, rich, aged patina with gold gilt remaining in some recessed areas.  These pre-war militia style buckles are equally, if not more often, recovered in Confederate sites rather than Union.  This plate will be a fine addition to someone's Civil War buckle collection.--$495.

  275. Very rare, 3-piece grouping pertaining to Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins.  Confederate General Jenkins fought in several battles, including Gettysburg, and was eventually seriously wounded at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, and died shortly afterward following an arm amputation by Union surgeons.  This grouping contains an original, war-date CDV of CS General A. G. Jenkins, a 1930 era photograph of his ornate tombstone in Pulaski County, Virginia, and a written memorial in old brown quill ink.  The entire grouping--$295.SOLD

  276. Absolutely beautiful, never cleaned, rich, bronze/brown, aged patina on this "Hawksley" marked, clamshell pattern, 8 inch, brass powder flask.  The mechanism on this flask, including the spring, still works perfectly.  There is an ancient soldered repair on the base of the flask where there was apparently a seam separation.  These ornate flasks date from 1840 through the 1860's and were often carried from home to war by young Confederates.  These ornate powder flasks are often purchased for display in the studies of very expensive homes.--$89.

  277. .58 cal., triangular, Springfield or contract, socket bayonet in original, leather scabbard.  The bayonet itself has a gray/brown patina on the blade, just beginning to darken with age.  The bayonet has a crisp US marking, and the socket portion of the bayonet, that has been exposed to the elements, has a smooth chocolate brown patina.  The leather scabbard is complete with no flaking or weak spots, and the seam remains fully stitched and intact the entire length of the scabbard.  This would be a beautiful compliment to display with your .58 cal. Springfield or contract rifled musket from the Civil War.--$295.

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

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

  280. 1/6th plate tintype of a seated Union infantry sergeant mounted in a full hard case.   He is wearing a 9-button blue trimmed enlistedman's infantry frock coat with his sergeant stripes clearly visible.  He is also wearing his regulation  U. S. belt rig, but his U.S. buckle has been gilted.  The photo has nice clarity with only a few tiny aging lines.--$195.

  281. 1/6th plate, Ambrotype of a seated, Union Corporal wearing an Enlistedman's 9-button frock coat.  The image has good clarity but is just a little bit darker than what would be optimum.--$150.

  282. 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.

  283. Nice condition, Model 1855, .58 cal., leather Federal cartridge box.  The box remains quite supple and has the original, lead-filled US cartridge box plate remaining intact.  As was quite often the case, the soldier removed the inside flap to provide quicker access to his ammunition.  Both cartridge tins remain intact as well as leather closure tab, brass finial, both iron roller buckles, and both leather belt loops on the reverse.  This box is literally nice enough to almost still use today.--$475.

  284. Really pretty excavated circular Federal eagle breastplate recovered over 30 years ago near the base of "Breezy Hill" at the Battle of Franklin, TN.  I personally dug 5 of these in one weekend at the same location in 1968 !!  It has a pretty face - full lead - and both attachment hooks remain intact on the reverse.--$175.

  285. Original Civil War Soldier's Discharge.  This discharge is to Private Charles Joy of the 44th Regiment - MASS. VOL. INF. and is dated June 18, 1863, and is discharged due to expiration of his term of service.  This document will frame up very nicely.--$65.

  286. Excavated many years ago, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate has a smooth, brown patina on the face with several small dings around the edge.  The reverse has full lead, both iron attachment loops, and is backmarked, "W.H. Smith - Brooklyn".  It is quite rare now to recover a backmarked plate in nice enough condition to be able to read the backmark.  This example was recovered near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.--$195.

  287. Excavated pair of Spencer Carbine bullets.  These were recovered from the position of Wilder's Lightning Brigade at the Battle of Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.  One of the bullets is a complete cartridge that is quite solid, but does have one age crack.  The second is the nose portion of a Spencer cartridge with the top of the brass casing around the bullet.  Both bullets are displayed in a nice glass display case.--$38. for both.

  288. Excellent condition pair of excavated, cased artifacts.  One of the two items is a Springfield combination musket tool.  The second item is a two-piece, brass sword hanger from a Model 1851, Federal Cavalryman's sword belt rig.  Both these artifacts were recovered over 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.--$45.

  289. Very rare and seldom offered for sale, .44 cal., massively heavy, Colt 1st Model Dragoon revolver.  This revolver shows good, honest wear throuhgout and is serial number 4356.  The serial number is all matching except for the loading lever which appears to be an era replacement.  The revolver displays beautifully with nice, even wear and rounded corners indicating lots of actual field service.  The revolver is out of a San Antonio collection and quite likely saw much service in that theater.  The action still works nicely, but the markings are worn quite dim requiring a bright light and a good imagination.  This massive, historic old weapon will likely be the centerpiece of someone's antique weapon collection.--$3,500.SOLD

  290. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, large size, lead filled, "US" Oval cartridge box plate.  This plate has an untouched, rich, aged patina with loops on the reverse, 2 1/2 inches apart.  If you have a Federal cartridge box needing a plate, and this one will fit, it is a gem.--$225.

  291. Beautiful, rich, aged, bronze/brown patina on this non-excavated, circular, lead-filled, Eagle cross belt plate.  The plate has a beautiful face with crisp detail with full lead in the reverse and both attachment loops remaining intact.  The loops are 1 3/4 inches apart.  If you have a cartridge box with over-the-shoulder sling needing a breastplate, this is a really nice one.--$225.

  292. Excellent condition, framed original Federal soldier's discharge from service.  The discharge is for Private William H. H. Badkin.  Private Badkin was a member of the 58th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers.  He was discharged on January 24, 1864, at Loudon, Tennessee.  Private Badkin was being discharged so that he could reenlist as a Veteran Volunteer.  Private Badkin was 21 years of age, 5 ft. 11 in. tall, with light complexion, light hair, and blue eyes.  This document would be a very nice addition to your collection.--$75.

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

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

  295. Excellent condition, non-excavated, large size, lead-filled, US Oval cartridge box plate.  This cartridge box plate has a nice, uncleaned, aged patina on the face with full lead and both wire attachment loops intact on the reverse.  The wire attachment loops are 2 1/2 inches apart and will be perfect if you have a Federal cartridge box needing a box plate.--$225.

  296. Excavated pair of quite rare .69 caliber Confederate projectiles.  The first is a "high base", triangle cavity, French Dragoon projectile, and the second is a perfect .69 caliber Towers projectile.  This pair of rare projectiles was recovered from a Confederate camp site on private property near Shiloh, Tennessee.--$115.for both.

  297. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from Camp Walthall located near Estill Springs, Tennessee.  The button has a smooth, chocolate patina with gold gilt around the letters, the star, and in the "I".  It is solid as a rock with a "Hyde & Goodrich - New Orleans" backmark.  The loop is partly intact and partly missing which is why the button was lost.--$425.

  298. Really nice Enfield display with an original, brass, Enfield tompion with cork intact.  Second, an original .577 Enfield projectile that was extracted using a "ball puller",.  We have displayed the find with an original ball puller with the bullet.--$125 for the entire display.

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

  300. Very nice and quite rare display of "Type 1 -- Type 2 -- Type 3" Williams Cleaner projectiles.  The rarity of the display is that all three projectiles retain their original zinc cleaning washer, which is almost always decayed away.--$50 for all three types and case.

  301. Very scarce display containing six rare type dropped Confederate projectiles.  The grouping consists of 1) long pattern, cone base, .69 caliber, Atlanta Arsenal Towers projectile whittled by soldier on one side, but remains perfect for display on the other.  2) Nice drop, .69 cal., 3-ring, Belgian Minie.  This projectile was recovered from the camp of Wharton's Texas Cavalry near Nolensville, Tennessee.  3) Nice drop, .58 cal., "blob-top", field mold, Confederate Minie.  This projectile was recovered from Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  4) Beautiful drop, .69 cal., Italian Carcano projectile recovered from a North Carolina camp near Browns Gap, Virginia.  5) Nice drop, .69 cal., triangle base, French Minie recovered from the Confederate line on private property here at Stones River.  6) Very rare, .58 cal., 2-ring German Shul projectile.  This projectile was recovered from the camp of the 1st Confederate Cavalry, CSA, near Unionville, Tennessee.  This is a fine selection of very scarce Confederate projectiles.--$250 for all.

  302. Quite rare, Federal carbine sling, belt buckle, tip, and snap swivel on a partial leather cross belt.  The buckle is one of the rare ones with triple markings.  It is marked, "E. Gaylord - Chicopee Mass - US - T. J. Shepard".  This will make a beautiful Cavalry display.--$395.

  303. 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 but is a nice, honest example of a typical Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard that was carried in the American Civil War.--$950.

  304. .32 cal. 6 shot "Luicius Pond" iron frame revolver.  These were Civil War era production rimfire revolvers, and were eventually ruled an infringement on the Smith and Wesson Patent and production stopped.  This is an attractive example, but is missing the trigger, and thus needs a little TLC.  Priced RIGHT though !!--$295.

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

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

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

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

  309. Model 1840, Federal Light Artillery saber and scabbard.  This saber recently surfaced in a North Florida estate sale.  The blade remains clean and bright with markings of, "US ADK & 1863".  The markings remain visible but are light as if someone attempted to remove them.  Confederates carrying captured Federal swords and firearms quite often removed the Federal marks from their weapon.  The grip retains original wrap and wire, and the single "D" brass guard remains perfectly intact with a rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze patina.  The original scabbard has a smooth, chocolate brown, aged patina and does not have even a single dent.  This will be a very nice addition to any Civil War collection or museum.--$750.

  310. Quite rare, Model 1819, .54 cal., smooth bore "horse pistol" that was converted from flintlock to percussion for Confederate Civil War use by M. A. Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  M. A. Baker converted numerous early flintlock weapons from flintlock to percussion using a distinctive method of screwing a drum style bolster directly into the barrel and using an early percussion fowling rifle type hammer that he purchased from Europe.  This ancient weapon remains totally untouched just as it was used 150 years ago during the Civil War.--$1,250.

  311. Very nice condition, Model 1858, smooth type canteen with complete, butternut cover and a soldier hand-made stopper.  Although this canteen is Federal production, it came out of a local Southern family and is known to have been Confederate carried.  This canteen would be an excellent addition to any museum or private display.--$295.

  312. "1861" date brass handle saber bayonet and scabbard (the leather scabbard is broken at two places) but is all there and displays nicely, and is correct for the Remington Zouave rifled musket.  The blade has an attractive - gently aging grey-brown patina, and is marked "1861 - Collins and Co. - Hartford, Conn."  The bayonet and scabbard displays very nicely just as it is, or the leather scabbard could definitely be restored.  Here is a GREAT buy on a saber bayonet that you very seldom see.--$325.

  313. Excavated, regulation, Federal Cavalry bit.  This bit remains complete with both cast brass US rosettes remaining intact.  It was recently found in a old log barn near the battlefield here at Stones River.  It was no doubt picked up on the field after the battle and ended up out in the barn.  It is a rarity to find a Civil War Era Cavalry bit surviving intact.  The bit has a smooth, brown patina but is not pitted nearly as severely as it would have been if recovered from under the ground.  Every Civil War collection should have a nice Cavalry bit.--$175.

  314. Getting very rare to find, absolutely perfect, unfired condition, brass, Confederate cannon friction primer with the twisted primer wire remaining perfectly intact.  This friction primer was recovered from a Confederate cannon position just off Leland Avenue at the second days fighting - Battle of Nashville.--$45.SOLD

  315. Excellent condition, excavated, brass matting for a 1/6th plate ambrotype or tintype.  This matting was recovered by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate camp located near Mobile, Alabama.  We have displayed the matting with a photo of Gen. N. B. Forrest housed in a glass display case.--$35.

  316. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 1840 - 1860 era pattern, large size, lead-filled "puppy paw hook style" US oval waist belt plate.  The buckle has a nice, uncleaned, aged patina with numerous tiny dings and marks from actual field service.  The reverse is lead filled with "puppy paw style" hooks with all three hooks remaining intact.  This is a very nice example that clearly saw service.--$295.

  317. Excellent condition excavated small brass "Acorn".  This was recovered many years ago from the camp of the Federal 14th Army Corp. -Army Of The Cumberland - here in the Western Theater.  The acorn was the Corp Badge for this unit.  Many years ago Nita dug almost a twin to this one in one of their camps here.--$195.

  318. Excavated iron Confederate cartridge box roller buckle with a good size root growing right through it.  This was recovered by Wayne Tucker from a Confederate camp near Mobile, AL.--$38.

  319. Absolutely beautiful condition, .58 cal. Colt Special Model, contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  This musket is out of the well known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.  It is in absolutely spectacular condition and remains as bright today as when issued during the Civil War.  Jim was well known for cleaning his weapons back to a state as bright and shiny as they were 150 years ago.  This example is just that nice, and I am unsure whether the musket has been cleaned and buffed or plated.  All markings remain as deep and sharp as during the Civil War.  The lockplate is marked, "Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg Co. (Firearms manufacturing company) - 1864".  The stock retains two crisp inspector cartouches, and the bore is so sharp that the musket appears to be near unfired.  This weapon would be a museum grade addition to any Civil War collection.--$2,150.SOLD

  320. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1851, cast brass, Federal Eagle sword belt plate.  This buckle has crisp detail on the face with a pleasing, aged, brass patina with the three-piece silver wreath remaining perfectly intact.  The reverse has the hook intact with deep wear from Civil War use.  This is as pretty an example of a Civil War Model 1851 sword belt plate as you are going to see.--$375.

  321. Quite rare battlefield pick-up, .36 cal., Remington New Model Navy revolver.  This revolver was picked up near Atlanta several years after the war.  The revolver shows evidence of being exposed to the elements for some time but is not completely frozen up.  The cylinder will still turn, and the hammer will still move.  This is the revolver that the little .36 cal. "tear drop" projectile fit.  We are including a display with a tear drop bullet and also percussion caps.  This will make an excellent centerpiece for an excavated artifact display.--$975.

  322. Rare to find, CDV of Gen. William T. Sherman with "C.G. BRUCE & PRESTON - AUTHORIZED ARMY AND NAVY WAR CLAIM AGENTS" on the reverse of the card.  Various businesses during the Civil War and immediately following paid to have their advertisements on the reverse of famous Civil War personality CDV's.  This example remains in very nice, complete condition.--$55.

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

  324. Nicely framed, Southwestern Telegraph Company Confederate telegram from New Orleans, dated August 21, 1861.  This telegram reads, "August 21, 1861 - New Orleans - To Col. French (Col. Chester, Samuel, Bassett French CSA).  We have 204 bags buck shot suitable for cartridges (buck and ball) at 20 cents per pound if you need any.  Answer as we cannot hold it over tomorrow -- cash.  Bostick and Seymeur."--$95.SOLD

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

  326. Extremely rare, .69 cal., Model 1847, US Artillery Muskatoon that has been blacksmith adapted to be a CS Cavalry carbine.  The carbine is fitted with a "Harpers Ferry" lockplate from a, Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.  The sling swivel bracket on the bottom of the butt of the stock remains intact, but the sling swivel itself if not present.  This weapon originally had a Springfield lockplate but was outfitted for Confederate Cavalry use with a Harpers Ferry, Mississippi rifle lockplate.  The weapon has a great feel and would have positively been an effective Cavalry carbine.  We are enclosing a small display case containing typical ammunition for this weapon.--$975.

  327. Confederate used and blacksmith fabricated, .58 cal. carbine created by cutting back a .58 cal., 3-band, Infantry musket to carbine length.  The lockplate has a chocolate brown patina and has never been cleaned.  It is marked, "1864 - US - Springfield."  This came out of the local area and could have very well been with the Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Franklin.--$695.

  328. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, perfect condition, excavated, circular, lead-filled, Federal Eagle breastplate.  The face has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail on the Eagle, and the reverse has full, smooth lead and both iron attachment loops remain intact and strong enough to go back on a cross beltrig.--$225.

  329. Very pretty, non-excavated, 1840 era, large size, US oval lead-filled waist belt plate.  This buckle has a smooth, clean face with full lead fill in the reverse and is of the "early puppy-paw" hook style with all three attachment hooks remaining intact.--$275.

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

  331. Very attractive, 1845 date, Allen & Thurber, .31 cal., 6-shot revolver.  It still has excellent action, original walnut grips, and is marked, "Allen & Thurber - Allen's Patent - 1845".  The revolver has a very nice, uncleaned, chocolate brown patina overall.--$695.

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

  333. Extremely rare, non-excavated, 17 inch, Confederate fighting knife made from an extremely scarce Cook & Brother saber type bayonet.  This fighting knife is finely crafted and is referred to by exact serial number "159" on page 299 of the reference book, Confederate and Southern Agent Marked Shotguns by Russ Pritchard and John Ashworth.  There is thought to be less than ten Confederate side knives made from Cook & Brother saber bayonets in existence.  I am including a copy of the reference book along with this rare Confederate fighting knife.--$1,950.

  334. Very scarce to recover - Excavated LARGE portion of a CAST BRASS RATCHETED SABOT FOR A 9 INCH CONFEDERATE BROOKE PROJECTILE.  This was recovered many years ago on private property near Mobile, AL. by my good buddy - Wayne Tucker.--$65.SOLD

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

  336. Excellent U.S. artillery vent pick priming wire for cannon.  It was used to puncture the powder bag through the vent at the rear of the tube so that when the fuse friction primer ignited, the cannon would fire.  It is 24" in length overall for a very large gun.--$75.

  337. Very pretty condition original Civil War era leather bound C.D.V. album.  The leather bound album itself remains in nice condition and has a tuck flap much like a diary of the Civil War period.  The album contains 20 images with about 7 or 8 Civil War era military.  This would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.--$350.  (Which is only $15. per image and $50. for the album !!!)SOLD

  338. Very rare to find in nice condition, .36 cal., Federal, Navy pistol cartridge box with built-in percussion cap pouch.  It is a rarity to find a Naval cartridge box with the belt loop, the leather closure tab, and especially the interior leather cap pouch all remaining intact.  This example remains very solid, complete, and pliable.--$350.

  339. Quite rare, T50, Confederate $50 note dated December 2, 1862, with green over-print on the front and complete green motif on the reverse.  This is a circulated very scarce note but remains complete and solid and will display very nicely.--$150.SOLD

  340. Really pretty big 12mm French pinfire revolver.  These were very popular with Confederates (especially Confederate Officers) during the Civil War, and we recover French pinfire cartridges in almost every Confederate 1862 - 1863 winter campsite here.  This example functions perfectly, and has completely intact all the items that one or more are typically missing -- (loading door - ejector rod - lanyard ring - etc.)  Confederate General T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson had one of these very similar to this one.  With this revolver I am including an original Pinfire cartridge for display, but of a different caliber than the gun to keep a child from being able to load it up.  Every Confederate display should have a Pinfire Revolver.--$850.

  341. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, 2-piece, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button recovered by Kenny Banks from General Hardee's 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The face has a pleasing, uncleaned, brown/green patina.--$95.

  342. Very rare display of Confederate manufactured artifacts from General Leonidas Polk's 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This grouping consists of a hand-crafted 4 inch lead pencil, a Confederate manufactured, iron bayonet scabbard tip, a rare iron Confederate manufactured knapsack hook, and found with it a rare iron knapsack triangle with leather still attached.  Found near these items and included is a large, gilted, plain face uniform button.--$95 for the entire display of rare Confederate manufactured items.

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

  344. Very pretty excavated Confederate "Leech and Rigdon" (Memphis Novelty Works) C.S. cavalry enlistedman's spur.  This spur was recovered several years back from a Confederate Cavalry camp located on private property near Chickamauga, GA.--$295.

  345. 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.

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

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

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

  349. STATE OF TEXAS, Gonzalez County, quite rare, four large page, dated January, 1851, legal document settling the estate of George E. Norwood.  Within this estate settlement document is description and dispersion of numerous individual slaves and also several slave families.  Mid-1800 era Texas slave related documents are quite scarce.--$150.SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

  355. Excavated, coat size, Confederate, tin back Infantry button.  This button has an attractive brown/green patina on the face and rusty iron on the reverse.  It was recovered by Kenny Banks from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$89.

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

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

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

  359. Very nice condition, original pair of Civil War Era leather gauntlets.  This is the classic style that you often see worn by officers during the American Civil War.  They are made of a beautiful, white doe-skin leather that has turned a golden tan tone over the years.  As you can see, they display superbly from all angles.  A nice condition, original pair of gauntlets is actually more scarce than uniforms, because they have a much lower survival rate.  These are especially nice, because you can see that they were actually worn quite a bit, but they were always taken care of.  They have some minimal flaking, but that doesn't detract from their quality or overall display presentation.--$650.

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

  361. Really pretty Model 1855 Federal regulation issue .58 cal. leather cartridge box complete with original U.S. cartridge boxplate, and the original cartridge tins intact inside.  In addition this is the scarce U.S. cartridge box with the "U.S." stamped into the outside flap just under the brass cartridge boxplate.  You will never need to upgrade this one.--$575.

  362. 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.

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

  364. Nice, clean, .58 cal., Springfield or Contract, triangular, socket bayonet in original leather scabbard.  The bayonet remains clean, just beginning to darken with age.  The leather scabbard is complete and is maker marked, "Storms Maker NY".  This will make a beautiful compliment for your .58 cal, 3-band, Civil War rifled musket.--$350.SOLD

  365. Excellent condition, non-excavated, 1863 date, "Army & Navy" patriotic token.--$38.

  366. 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.

  367. 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.

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

  369. Very nice condition, fully cased, ruby ambrotype of James Ewing Thompson who lived from February 2, 1820, to July 1907.  During the Civil War, James Thompson served as a courier for Confederate General John Cabell Breckenridge.  This image was purchased from a family estate sale in Swoop, Virginia, in 1998.--$295.

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

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

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

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

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

  375. Nice, clear, full standing view of Private Charles Sowles of the 6th Michigan Artillery (Heavy Artillery) - Co. H.  This unit spent the majority of their service at Port Hudson, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Spanish Fort.--$75.SOLD

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

  377. Beautiful condition, large size, lead-filled, US Oval on original regulation black leather waist belt.  The belt is crisply marked, "US - WATERTOWN ARSENAL - 1864", and on the inside of the belt is stenciled, "Jarius J. Morse" who was the belt's owner.  He was a Corporal with the 20th Unattached Company, Massachusetts Infantry, which was a 100-day unit in 1864.  This belt remains in museum quality, excellent condition with both makers mark and soldier ID.--$650.

  378. Nice condition, empty, original 1860 era, C.D.V. photograph album which will hold 50 C.D.V.'s.  This album would be perfect to display your Civil War Era C.D.V. collection in.--$65.

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

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

  381. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Springfield or contract, rifled musket combination gun tool.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War musket.--$65.SOLD

  382. Really nice condition regulation small leather Federal percussion cap pouch.  The box remains quite pliable with virtually no flaking at all.  The box is crisply marked "J. E. Condict - NEW YORK" on the inside flap, and has the original nipple pick, and several original percussion caps still in the box since the American Civil War.  The box retains both belt loops - closure tab - brass finial - original nipple pick - and several original percussion caps.  It is nicer than those in most museums.--$175.

  383. Really nice display of an excavated group of quite rare Confederate artifacts.  (1) Is a COMPLETE excavated cast brass flashpan to a Model 1816 flintlock musket.  These are almost found in Confederate camps 100% of the time. (2)  Rare excavated Confederate manufactured IRON bayonet scabbard tip recovered from 1862 - 1863 winter Confederate camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN. and (3) A broken .577 cal. Enfield musket ramrod head.  Entire display only.--$75.

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

  385. Very nice condition, small book entitled, "Children of the Bible", published in 1860 by Fisher and Brother.  The book has a faint marking in the back of "Chas. Mimmick - AD. 1864".  Small religious books of this type were quite common around Civil War camps.  This little book will make an excellent addition to someone's Civil War camp scene display.--$95.

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

  387. Very pretty, Model 1861, .58 cal., Norwich contract, 3-band, rifled musket.  The musket has smooth metal, just beginning to turn gray/brown with age.  The lockplate is marked, "1863 - Norwich - US", and the barrel has the normal markings and is dated 1862.  The original walnut stock remains in very nice condition with a clear inspector cartouche opposite the lockplate.  This musket retains as crisp action as it likely had 150 years ago, and the bore remains deep and sharp.  This musket is actually nicer than most that you see in museums.  This weapon is out of the well-known Jim Brandon collection of Richmond, Virginia.--$1,850.

  388. Quite rare Confederate newspaper -- "Richmond Daily Dispatch" dated Wednesday morning, September 18, 1861.  Lots of very interesting reading, reports of Reconnaissance balloons are floating high above such locales as Hampton Crossroads.  The newspaper measures 16 inches wide by 23 inches tall for framing purposes.  The neutrality of Kentucky is being called out in one of the articles.  The "wanted" and "for sale" listings, for example - "Information wanted --- is Robert J. Griffith, 8th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, at any of the public or private hospitals in the city.  If so, the person having charge of said hospital will please inform me at the dispatch office."  Another entry - "Having heard of remarks prejudicial to my school in consequence of the recent occupancy of one of the rooms by a few sick soldiers under the care of some of the ladies in this vicinity.  I hereby take occasion to say that this room has been used especially for the convalescence . . . . . experience no ill affect from the presence of the disabled men, and all the rooms are being thoroughly cleaned and whitewashed."--$125.SOLD

  389. Mint perfect, large size, lead-filled, arrow hook pattern, US Oval waist belt plate.  This plate is a standard issue, mid-war, US Oval in perfect condition with original tissue wrap.  They just do not get more mint perfect than this example.--$275.

  390. Extremely rare, Model 1841, 4-piece Mississippi rifleman's buckle on original leather belt.  By the time of the Civil War, the Model 1841 Mississippi rifle was considerably more widespread used by Confederates than by their Union counterparts who were by this time armed with Model 1861, .58 cal., Springfield, 3-band rifled muskets.  At least 80% of the 4-part Mississippi rifleman's buckles and buckle parts that I have recovered over the years have come from Confederate sites.  It is a true rarity to find all four parts of the Mississippi rifleman buckle intact on the original belt.  This would be an incredible compliment to display with your Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.--$1,850.

  391. Really nice regulation Federal small leather percussion cap pouch.  The leather remains nice and pliable with a "New York" mark on the inner flap.  There are even original percussion caps still inside.  REALLY PRETTY !!!--$165.SOLD

  392. Original Model 1851 Federal saber belt with it's original solid cast brass Model 1851 Eagle Sword Belt Plate.  The Eagle Sword Belt Plate remains in beautiful condition with 100 % applied silver wreath remaining intact.  The belt remains pliable but does have one very old repair exactly where the percussion cap box sits.  The cap box remains in nice condition - is quite pliable - and is marked "HOOVER - CALHOUN &Co. - NEW YORK".  This belt rig would be a fine addition to any collection.--$650.

  393. Very pretty excavated large size lead filled "U.S." Cavalry rosette.  This was in Charlie Harris' fine Civil War collection for a good many years, and may even be in his reference book -- "Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns".  This will make an excellent addition to any Civil War Cavalry display.--$75.

  394. Very popular, Confederate $100 Central Government note picturing Negroes chopping cotton.  This note is dated October 29, 1862, and is serial number 34771.  The note remains in nice condition except for the unfortunate fact that a mouse dined on the upper left corner which I have restored for better presentation.  This note has quite a rarity in that the interest on the note was paid at Tallahassee, Florida, and the note has a Tallahassee stamping on the reverse.  If the mouse had not dined on the upper left corner of this note, it would easily be a $200 note, but since it has repair, it is very reasonably priced at --$75.SOLD

  395. Beautiful matching pair of non-excavated, floral pattern, civilian rosettes of the exact style we often find in Confederate Cavalry camps.  Both rosettes have a rich, never cleaned, aged, bronze patina.--$45 for the pair.

  396. Very nice condition "barn find", Federal "high port" regulation Cavalry bit.  This was a local find near the site of Camp Stanley which was the site of Rosecran's Cavalry winter encampment during the months of January - June of 1863.  The bit remains very sound with a near dug-like patina.  Interestingly, the US rosette on one side has a period between the U & S, and on the other side, there is no period between the U & S.  Bits with this type extreme "high port" were usually reserved for horses with "bad manners".--$195.

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

  398. Excavated, iron bullet extractor in a glass display case with an extracted Minie ball found nearby the extractor.--$35 for the display.SOLD

  399. Excavated, Federal carbine sling buckle that is both Gaylord and Shepherd marked.  This buckle was recovered about 20 years ago from a Federal Cavalry camp near Winchester, Virginia.  The markings are clearly visible as being present, but are difficult to read because of patina and ground action.--$175.

  400. Really pretty and quite rare to find, a mid-1800's ladies side hair comb.  These are quite common to see in Civil War Era photographs of ladies, both North and South.  This will be a classy and attractive addition to any Civil War collection.--$48.

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

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

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

  404. Excavated, circular, Eagle breast plate recovered on private property here at Stones River several years ago.  The plate has a brown/green patina on the face with a couple of small rust spots from the wire loops on the reverse side.  The reverse has full lead and both wire loops remaining intact.--$150.

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

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

  407. Original discharge from military service for Levi Lyons of the 4th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Independent Cavalry.  Levi was discharged by reason of expiration of his time of service.  Levi was 5 feet 10 inches tall with fair complexion - gray eyes - and light hair - and was 18 years of age.  Discharge documents have always been very popular because they frame up so beautifully.--$95.

  408. Nice, clear, Civil War date CDV of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis.  This is a head and shoulders view without backmark.--$150.

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

  410. Very pretty condition, original, Model 1855, .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet in nice condition, original, leather scabbard.  This bayonet is correct for the Model 1855, the Model 1861, and the Model 1863, 3-band rifled muskets.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War 3-band rifled musket.--$295.

  411. 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.

  412. Excavated, very ornate, cast brass buttplate from an 1800's era flintlock musket.  This very attractive artifact was recovered from Hardee's Corp 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$48.

  413. Quite rare, excellent condition, excavated, patent style spur that had the separate piece neck and rowel.  On these style spurs, the separate piece neck and rowel was often something very ornate like an eagle head or a horse head.  On this spur, the cast brass neck and rowel piece is not present and is likely why the spur was discarded.  I have over the years had a number of the cast brass neck and rowel portion of this style spur come through the shop.  If you know where one is or can round up this piece, you will have an incredibly beautiful Civil War Officer's Cavalry spur.  This spur was recovered in one of Fighting Joe Wheeler's 1863 Confederate Army of Tennessee CS Cavalry camps.--$150.

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

  415. Nice condition, original, Model 1855, .58 cal., leather cartridge box complete with the original cartridge tins remaining inside.  This box came out of a local Middle Tennessee family and, although it was Federal manufactured, the "US" cartridge box plate was removed long ago and Confederate carried with no box plate at all.  The box remains very stable and pliable with inner flap, both iron roller buckles, both belt loops, and original cartridge tins all remaining intact.  This is a very nice box that would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$395.

  416. Massive, excavated, brass signal.  This complete, Model 1840, Federal non-commissioned officer's brass sword guard was recovered many years ago by Kenny Banks from Union camps here in Middle Tennessee.  The guard has never even been washed off and has a beautiful, pea-green patina tip to tip.--$95.

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

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

  419. Very rare original Civil War era C.D.V. of Confederate Gen. J. E. B. Stuart.--$225.

  420. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breastplate.  This excellent breastplate was recovered almost 40 years ago from an 1863 Federal camp on Nickajack Creek near Bridgeport, Alabama.  It has a slick, chocolate brown patina on the face, full smooth lead on the reverse, and both attachment loops in place.--$225.

  421. 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.

  422. Very rare to recover, complete, excavated, Federal Navy, cast brass water cap fuse.  The fuse has the water cap itself intact and is marked, "Ord. and the anchor" and is dated 1861, but the fuse impacted on the "61" and it is barely visible.--$95.

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

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

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

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

  427. Very, Very rare to recover wreath portion of a Confederate local made 2-Piece Georgia State Seal tongue and wreath sword belt plate.  This wreath has a couple traits that makes it quite easy to recognize.  It has a solid back, and a decored inner belt loop.  This rare Georgia local wreath was recovered many years ago here in Middle Tennessee from the 1863 winter camp of the 2nd Georgia Cavalry.  If you have access to this tongue - here is your chance to complete a Rarity 8 Confederate belt plate.--$1,150.

  428. Quite rare, excavated, "Baby size", Confederate forked tongue frame waist belt plate.  This rare size Confederate frame buckle was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Cavalry winter campsite here in Middle Tennessee.  When recovered, the plate had a break in the outside frame which was no doubt why the plate was discarded.  This break has been professionally restored, and you cannot even find where it was.  Very few collections have an example of this rare size Confederate frame buckle.--$895

  429. Positively drop-dead beautiful, excavated, large oval, early letter pattern, US lead-filled cartridge box plate.  This excellent plate was recovered during the 1960's by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  Due to acid rain, etc., plates of this quality are no longer being recovered--$225.SOLD

  430. Excavated, circular, Federal Eagle breastplate recovered several years ago on private property here at Stones River.  The plate has a smooth, brown patina with full lead intact on the reverse.--$165.

  431. Beautiful condition, excavated, heavy cast brass, Confederate bayonet scabbard tip.  This was recovered from Lucius Polk's 1863 Confederate Brigade camp located at Tullahoma, Tennessee.  These are quite rare to recover.--$25.

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

  433. Beautiful condition, excavated set of "puppy paw" belt buckle hooks.  This was recovered from an 1862 - 1863 Confederate winter camp and was no doubt created by melting the lead out of the back of an early US buckle or State Seal buckle and used by Army of Tennessee Confederates as their actual belt buckle.  The hooks show wear and were no doubt actually used.--$48

  434. Talk about a HUGE SIGNAL - Complete excavated Federal cast brass Model 1840 N.C.O. (Non-Comissioned Officer) sword guard.  This was recovered by Kenny Banks from Federal camps following the Battle of Stones River.  It is broken, but both pieces were present.--$85.

  435. Beautiful excavated tongue portion of a cavalry enlistedman's "C.S." tongue and wreath saber belt plate.  This tongue was recovered in the early 1970s (45 years ago) on private property near Brandy Station.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and with the correct wreath will make a SUPER NICE C.S. 2-PIECE SABER BELT PLATE.--$1,150.SOLD

  436. This ultra rare, near one of a kind wreath portion to a two-piece tongue and wreath sword belt plate was recently recovered from Confederate camps near Dalton, Georgia.  This wreath takes an absolutely huge center disc that must measure a full 1 1/2 inches across to fit properly.  The wreath is very well made with ten hand-engraved stars and has remnants of gold gilt.  We are unsure what the center disc of this buckle may look like.  It could be an eagle or maybe a Virginia State Seal for the 10th State in the Union, or who knows what.  One thing is for sure - if you complete this buckle, you have an extreme rarity.--$475

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

  438. This is a beautiful museum grade, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular, socket bayonet complete in its mint condition, original leather scabbard.  If you have an unusually nice quality .58 cal. Civil War musket, here is your chance to add a bayonet as nice as your musket.--$395.SOLD

  439. Quite rare to recover, excavated, die-struck, brass Eagle centerpiece to a Civil War Officer's two-piece Eagle sash buckle.  The Eagle center disc has a smooth chocolate patina with super crisp detail.  This would be an excellent addition to any excavated relic collection.--$95.

  440. A display containing two excavated artifacts from the 1862 - 1863 Confederate winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The first artifact is a cast lead finial to a Confederate cartridge box.  The second piece is the brass insert for a Model 1816 musket that has been converted from flint to percussion.  This brass piece filled the spot where the flint flash pan originally was.  Both artifacts are Rebel as can be.--$48.

  441. 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.

  442. 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.

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

  444. 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.

  445. 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.

  446. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, circular, Federal, Eagle breast plate.  This plate has a rich, aged, bronze, never cleaned patina with full lead and both loops intact on the reverse.  There is a small divot in the lead at one spot due to an air pocket when the lead was poured.--$250.

  447. Quite rare, Model 1832, Ames regulation, artillery short sword manufactured in the first year of production.  This sword has a smooth, aged, never cleaned, gray/brown patina with blade markings of, "Ames - Springfield - 1832 - US".  The original leather scabbard remains complete and in very nice, solid condition.  This would be a quality addition to either a Civil War artillery display or a Civil War sword display.  It has been many years since I have had a first year production Ames short artillery sword.--$975.SOLD

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

  449. Very pretty condition, Model 1858, smooth type Federal canteen with original butternut cover, sling, and stopper intact.  The sling has been shortened as is often done with canteens carried by the Cavalry.  The pewter spout has faint initials or a name scratched in with a pen knife.  This is a very nice, untouched since the war artifact.--$295.SOLD

  450. Seldom seen, patented tin drum canteen with a threaded screw-on spout.  A near identical example is on display in the Confederate Museum of Richmond, Virginia, and is the one pictured on page 57 of the Sylvia and O'Donnell, Civil War Canteens book.  The canteen remains in good condition with only a couple of small holes rusted through and has old silver paint suggesting it was likely on display in one of the old UCV - GAR Halls.  Most of the time, these canteens are found missing their screw-on caps.--$295.

  451. Excavated, cast brass, patchbox door from a Model 1841 Mississippi rifle.  This was recovered from Confederate camps following Stones River and was somehow broken into three pieces.  This is quite a feat considering how thick and strong a patchbox door is.--$45.

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

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

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

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

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

  457. Quite rare, 1862 date, "Special Model 1861" contract, rifle musket.  This musket has seen lots of service and has a chocolate brown patina and lots of wear from tip to tip.  The lockplate is marked, "1862 - US - Windsor VT".  The lockplate has quite a bit of wear and a gray/brown patina, but the markings can still be read.  The walnut stock remains in nice condition but does show similar wear with rounded edges and typical small dings and marks.  The action works well and will lock firmly into both half-cock and full-cock.  Both sling swivels remain intact as does the original ramrod.  The long range site is not present and has been gone for many years.  The musket shows clear signs of having seen much service but remains a rare contract and a nice, early, "1862" date.--$975.

  458. Excellent condition, large size, lead-filled, arrow hook, US oval waist belt plate on original black leather waist belt.  The belt remains pliable, and the buckle has a rich, aged, bronze patina with full lead and all three attachment hooks remaining intact on the reverse.  Every Civil War collection should have an original US belt and buckle.--$495.SOLD

  459. Complete, excavated, regulation Federal Cavalry bit with both cast-brass US rosettes remaining intact.  This Cavalry bit was recovered about 30 years ago from a trash pit in "Camp Stanley" which was the 1862 - 1863 Federal winter Cavalry camp here in Murfreesboro following the Battle of Stones River.  The bit remains exactly as it was recovered and can be cleaned to a collector's personal taste.  This is an excellent artifact rarely recovered complete.--$195.

  460. Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber (saber only without scabbard).  This saber has a clean blade, just beginning to turn brown/gray with age.  It is marked, "C. Roby, Chelmsford Mass - 1865 - US."  The grip is worn to polished wood, and the brass guard remains in nice condition, except for the outside branch which appears to have been broken off by an impact - likely a projectile.  This saber will almost certainly be a topic of conversation in any collection.--$550.

  461. Quite scarce, Model 1839, small oval, US waist belt plate on original leather belt.  The original percussion cap box remains intact on the belt and still has percussion caps inside.  The belt is quite short and was probably a bit longer to begin with even for skinny Civil War soldiers.  You do not often see this small size, early model US oval on belt for sale.--$595.

  462. Original, February 17, 1864, issue Confederate $50 note.  This note is serial # 83967 and pictures Confederate President, Jefferson Davis.  This is a good, honest, circulated Confederate $50 note.--$89.SOLD

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

  464. Very pretty, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber with sparkling bright blade from tip to tip and is marked, "US - 1864 - Mansfield & Lamb - Forestdale R.I."  This saber has original wrap and wire on the grip and also original metal scabbard that is without even one single dent.  All in all, this is a considerably nicer quality Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber than most that come along.--$895.

  465. Beautiful condition, excavated, Confederate side knife, hand blacksmith crafted from a file.  The knife still has the original brass cross guard intact on the tang.  It was recovered about 30 years ago from a Confederate camp on Bear Creek near Tupelo, Mississippi.  It is going to make a fine addition to someone's excavated Confederate weapons display.--$395.

  466. Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate "Cast I" - Infantry button.  It has a nice dark green patina and was recovered from Confederate 1863 - 1864 winter camps around Dalton, GA. (which is where they were issued).  Totally uncleaned with shank intact.--$145.

  467. Exceptionally nice condition Civil War enlistedman's leather Saber Knot.  It is very difficult to find one of these in nice condition and not missing a portion of the tassles.  This example does not appear to be missing a single one, and would be a wonderful compliment to accent your nice Civil War Cavalry Saber.--$375.

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

  469. Regulation, large size, arrow hook pattern, US oval waist belt plate on the original, black leather waist belt with the brass belt adjuster remaining intact.  An original Model 1864, .58 cal. cartridge box remains on the belt rig.  This belt rig and cartridge box was purchased several years ago out of a central Ohio estate sale.--$595.

  470. Very pretty condition, excavated, early block letter style, large size, lead-filled, US oval cartridge box plate.  This was recovered over 40 years ago by Wade Buchanan among the limestone outcroppings on private property here at Stones River.  The plate has a slick, near reflective, chocolate brown patina on the face with full lead and both iron loops intact on the reverse.  It would be very difficult to recover a more beautiful plate than this one.--$225.

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

  472. Excavated, large size, lead-filled, "US" cartridge box plate recovered from private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  This plate was recovered about 30 years ago and has a beautiful, slick, chocolate face with full lead and the very rare "Gaylord" backmark.  The wire attachment loops are both rusted away.--$225.

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

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

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

  476. Very nice condition, Model 1858, regulation, Federal, smooth type canteen with full original butternut wool cover with no holes, original stopper and original linen sling.  Every quality collection should have an original Civil War canteen.--$350.

  477. Excavated pair of rare style .69 cal. Prussian bullets.  One of the bullets is the standard, 2-ring, .69 cal. Prussian minie, and the second bullet is a very rare "no-ring" Prussian cast in a wooden mold, and you can still see wood grain in the lead.--$48 for both

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

  479. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, Model 1851, Officer's sword belt plate with integrally cast wreaths.  This plate has a smooth, gently aging, bronze patina with crisp detail with both belt loop and attaching hook on the reverse perfectly intact.--$325.

  480. Fresh out of a Central Kentucky estate sale, a small, leather, Federal, Civil War, regulation, percussion cap pouch.  The leather remains complete and pliable except for missing the very tip of the leather closure tab.  Every Civil War collection MUST have an original percussion cap pouch.--$95.

  481. Really pretty, 12 inch x 18 inch, matted display containing 23 artifacts including a Confederate style Martingale Heart, 20 excavated US and CS cap and cartridge box finials, and two Richmond Arsenal Gardner bullets.  This entire display of artifacts was recovered from Confederate Camps around Brandy Station, Virginia and has several rare Confederate lead ones.--$295 for the entire display.

  482. Very rare, excavated, cast brass, Confederate Richmond musket nose cap together with the brass rowel holder of a Richmond Arsenal spur.  Both artifacts are presented in a matted glass case.--$85.

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

  484. Original, quite rare, partially filled, blue wrapped packet of Federal cannon friction primers.  This packet still contains three original cannon friction primers as well as most of the original blue wrapper.  Some of the markings remain faintly visible if you have bright light and a good imagination.  This will display fantastic with your artillery shells or fuses.--$95.

  485. Absolutely beautiful, 9 inch, G.A.R., black trimmed Memorial Ribbon.  This is from the "John Kell" Post# 241, Franklin, Ohio Chapter.  In over 40 years, this is the first Memorial Ribbon from this post that I remember having.--$150.

  486. 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.

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

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

  489. Beautiful condition early Battlefield Pick-up .69 cal. Model 1816 triangular socket bayonet.  This was picked up on private property along the Confederate Battle line here at Stones River during the early 1900's.  This is a very nice condition Confederate used artifact.--$150.

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

  491. Really pretty, non-excavated, reunion era, coat size and cuff size Tennessee State Seal.  Both buttons remain in perfect condition.--$65 for both.

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

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

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

  495. 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.

  496. Excavated portion of a VERY rare "IOWA" lead hat pin.  This was recovered on private property near Shiloh by Brant Arnold and is the "OWA" portion of the hat pin.  I have absolutely NO DOUBT that Robert McDaniel could restore this rare piece to display complete and would look like a million bucks.  In complete condition these guys run something like $500. to $600.  This can be a WONDERFUL display piece and at a price that a young collector "cutting grass" could afford !!--$125.

  497. Nice, clean, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet is correct for the Model 1855 Springfield - the Model 1861 Springfield - and the Model 1863 Springfield and contracts.  If you have one of these .58 cal. muskets, here is the bayonet to complete it.--$195.

  498. 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.

  499. 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.

  500. 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.

  501. 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.

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

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

  504. 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.

  505. 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.

  506. 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.

  507. 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.

  508. 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.

  509. 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.

  510. 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.

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

  512. 1864 date, Bank of Commerce - Savannah, GA, $20 note.  This note has beautiful river graphics and has been "cut-cancelled".--$89.

  513. 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.

  514. 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.

  515. 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.

  516. 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.

  517. 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.

  518. 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.

  519. 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.

  520. 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.

  521. 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.

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

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

  524. 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!!!

  525. 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.

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

  527. 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 !!!

  528. 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

  529. 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.

  530. 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.

  531. 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.

  532. 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.

  533. 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.

  534. 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.

  535. 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.--$695.SOLD

  536. 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.

  537. 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.

  538. 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.

  539. 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.

  540. 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.

  541. 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.

  542. 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.

  543. 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.

  544. 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.

  545. 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.

  546. 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.

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

  548. 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.

  549. 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.

  550. 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.

  551. 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.

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

  553. 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.

  554. 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.

  555. 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.

  556. 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.

  557. 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.

  558. 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.

  559. 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.

  560. 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.

  561. 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.

  562. 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.

  563. 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.

  564. 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.

  565. 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.

  566. 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.

  567. 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.

  568. 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.

  569. 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.

  570. 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.

  571. 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.

  572. 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.

  573. 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.

  574. 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.

  575. 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.

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

  577. Extremely rare, tiny U. S. Grant Presidential Ferrotype.  The image holder and pin on the back both remain perfectly intact.--$195.

  578. 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

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

  580. 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.

  581. 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.

  582. 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.

  583. Excavated pair of "Rooster Neck" regulation, cast brass, Federal Cavalry spurs.  These spurs were recovered from Camp Stanley which was the 1863 Federal Cavalry main winter campsite here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  One of the spurs remains in near perfect condition, and the second spur got too close to the fire and nearly completely melted away.--$89. for both.SOLD

  584. 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

  585. 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.

  586. 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.

  587. 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.

  588. 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.

  589. 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.

  590. 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.

  591. 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.

  592. 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.

  593. 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.SOLD

  594. 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.

  595. 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.

  596. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  602. 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.

  603. 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.

  604. Excellent condition, non-excavated, Company letter "I", stamped brass hat insignia.  The insignia remains in excellent condition with the attachment loop intact on the reverse.--$48.SOLD

  605. 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.

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

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

  608. 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.

  609. 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.

  610. 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.

  611. 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.

  612. 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.

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

  614. 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.

  615. Really pretty, excavated, large oval, lead-filled, US Cartridge box plate.  This plate was recovered on private property near Lagrange, TN. on February 10, 1978 by Mr. John Marks.  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.

  616. 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.

  617. 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.

  618. 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.

  619. 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.

  620. 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.

  621. 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.

  622. 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.

  623. 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.

  624. 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.

  625. 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.

  626. 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.

  627. 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.

  628. 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

  629. 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.

  630. 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.

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

  632. 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.

  633. 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.

  634. 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.

  635. 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

  636. 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.

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

  638. 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

  639. 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.

  640. 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.

  641. 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.

  642. 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.

  643. 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.

  644. 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.

  645. 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.

  646. 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.

  647. 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.

  648. 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.

  649. 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.

  650. 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.SOLD

  651. 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

  652. 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

  653. 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

  654. 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.

  655. 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.

  656. 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.

  657. 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

  658. 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.

  659. 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.

  660. 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.

  661. 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.

  662. 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

  663. 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.

  664. 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