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The Civil War
 Civil War Relics


7508 - THE DEATH OF SEDGWICK AT SPOTSYLVANIA, A iron flat-headed hand wrought nail from the Alsop House, Spotsylvania Court House where Meade had his headquarters during the battle. Sedgwick's body was laid out on the porch after he was killed by a Confederate Sharpshooter on the morning of May 9th, 1864. Group also includes a spent musket ball and a US eagle button with shank excavated at Spotsylvania, three items in the group, have two lots available....................................$45.00   another group just the spent Minnie ball and nail............................................$20.00

7509 - BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA
, Confederate artillery brass fuse, solid with all threads, excavated at Spotsylvania, scarce CSA fuse..................................
$69.00


7510 - SHARPSHOOTER SUN GLASSES
, Civil War period sun glasses, the type used by sharpshooters, amber glass, with frosted lenses with clear amber centers. Wire frame, excellent condition....................................................
$110.00


ATTRACTIVE STAG HORN BOWIE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD

5171 - A MASSIVE STAG HORN HANDLE BOWIE WITH INLAID INITIALS IN THE HANDLE, 13" overall, 7" blade, a massive stag handle with a silver inlaid plate on the butt end with the initials "WKW". The original leather scabbard is included, with a German silver throat. Scabbard is intact, metal throat split but intact; scabbard has the belt loop, some fraying at tip. The knife blade shows normal usage. Lovely patina to the handle. C.1850-through the Civil War. A nice example of a side knife carried by both Union and Confederate soldiers...............................................$395.00


3606 - 19TH CENTURY OPTISOMETER, a 6" optisometer in the original box that was used for computing distances on maps by laying the instrument upright, adjusting the bottom opening towards light and reading the scale for distances. A much scarcer version than the wheel type for measuring curved distances such as rivers and roads. Complete and functional...............$225.00

2410 - CIVIL WAR TRAVELING DESK, INK BLOTTER, AND CANDLEHOLDER, 8" X 11.5" X 13.75". Dark wood writing desk that opens and has a compartment for storage of paper, an ink well, pens/pencils, and other writing accessories. Lavender cloth lining to the desk. This desk includes a tinned blotter which breaks down for storage and an iron candleholder that also fits in the desk. Add a period inkwell and pens, and some paper and you have a complete ensemble that was typically used by officers in the field. Desk, blotter, and candleholder, 3 items. Condition is fine............................................................$325.00


40712 - MODEL 1859 CARBINE BOOT/SOCKET, 4" carbine socket/boot, no markings but identical to workmanship/style of the George Peters marked socket, fine.........................$49.00

40713 - ORNATE POWDER FLASK, C. 1840 - CIVIL WAR, 8" graduated spring cap for dispensing black powder, shell design, unmarked American flask, two eyelets to either side of this violin shaped flask, very small fissure at bottom seam trivial, spring intact and tight, fine overall. Excellent surfaces..........................................$145.00

40718 - CIVIL WAR PERIOD OFFICERS WRITING BOX, 7" X 14" X 9", inlaid top of walnut, flip up interior compartment for storing paper and other accessories, ink well and pen holder to front of case. Quite nice and much more upscale than the usual writing box seen with the attractive top............................................$295.00


2149 - PERIOD CIVIL WAR TOBACCO TWISTS, 4" - 5" twisted very aged tobacco sold by the Sutlers to soldier of both sides. Immensely popular by the pipe smokers in the army. Have three available.................................$25.00/each

1095 - CIVIL WAR ERA WALLET, 3.5" X 6.5", hand-tooled leather man's wallet, two compartments, complete with closing flap, tan leather. From a North Carolina estate. C. 1860, very good..................................................$85.00

12160 - CERAMIC RELICS FROM VICKSBURG, Two ceramic items. [a] a small deep bowl 5.5", c. 1840's English import. Decorated with a mother and children, repaired and 100% intact with nice color. [b] c. 1780 - 1810, 6" English imported plate female in her garden, intact, both recovered from a Vicksburg Civil War era trash pit...............................................$65.00/pair

11081 - A PAIR OF WOODEN APOTHECARY SPOONS, 1840 - 60, 4.5", one with a straight handle, another with an ornate turned handle, used for measuring medicines, both very fine......................................................$55.00/pair


72001 - CIVIL WAR ERA TOOTH EXTRACTOR, Tiemann & Co. NY, 8" very fine, ex - Dr. Paul Johnson Collection with his tag...........................$225.00

72003 - CIVIL WAR PERIOD AMPUTATION KNIFE, 10" blade with 4.5" thermo plastic checkered blade, George Tiemann, NY maker. Ex - Dr. Paul Johnson Collection with his tag, razor sharp blade...............................................................$295.00


5144 - CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SPONGE COVER, 10" bore sponge cover for a howitzer used to protect and preserve the sponge used to clean the barrel. Excellent condition, from an old Illinois Collection.....................................................$175.00

41804 - A SPECIAL OFFERING OF THE ORIGINAL 100TH ANNIVERSARY CIVIL WAR MEDALLION BRONZE MEDALS, 1861-1961
, 2.75", [64mm]. LET US HAVE PEACE, LEE AND GRANT, reverse two soldiers, CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE. The official 100th Anniversary medal produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York. In the original box with papers. Mint condition. We see these listed on Ebay for $29.99-$35.00. We have a few at................................................$20.00/each

5033 - CIVIL WAR GOODYEAR MARKED SYRINGE
, 5" syringe with storage cap, marked "Goodyear". This size was used for irrigation and interchangeable nozzles were used [not included]. A nice example of a Goodyear marked syringe.................................
$95.00

5066 - CIVIL WAR ERA LEATHER DICE BOX WITH DICE, 5" X 2.5" sewn leather throwing box with a pair of 19th Century dice. One of the more popular gambling games of soldiers during the war. Fine...........................................................$75.00


12167 - SULPHATE OF QUININE TIN CONTAINER, Civil War era 4" X 7.5" X 2.25". Manufactured by Conrad Zimmer of Frankfort, Germany but labeled by the...GRD Drug Company in St. Louis (paper label), noted as containing 5 oz. of Quinine. The form of quinine most effective in treating malaria was found by Charles Marie de La Condamine in 1737. Quinine was isolated and named in 1820 by French researchers Pierre Joseph Pelletier and Joseph Bienaime Caventou. The name was derived from the original Quechua (Inca) word for the cinchona tree bark, "quina" or "quina-quina", which roughly means "bark of bark" or "holy bark". Prior to 1820, the bark was first dried, ground to a fine powder and then mixed into a liquid (commonly wine) which was then drunk. Large scale use of quinine as a prophylaxis started around 1850. Commonly used during the Civil War for the treatment of malaria. Very fine...........................................$125.00


50517 - CIVIL WAR BRASS MEDICAL FORCEPS, 9" in length. Solid brass forceps from the Civil War era, stamped F & A New York. Very fine.......................................................$145.00

50518 - CIVIL WAR VINTAGE SHARPSHOOTER GLASSES, A nice set of blue colored glass lens sharpshooter glasses with the original metal case for storage, expanding sides to adjust to fit. A nice set...................................$200.00


50520 - CIVIL WAR ERA BRASS MEDICAL BLEEDER
, 2.75", a two bladed bleeder house in a brass case used in the 19th Century for "bleeding" patients as a form of medical treatment, good honest use...........................................
$95.00

50521 - CIVIL WAR ERA MEDICAL FLEAM WITH LEATHER CASE, 2.75", a two bladed fleam in a brass case, ex-Dr. Paul Johnson Collection. Case and fleam in excellent condition, a nice pair.........................................$165.00

50523 - BLACK JAPANNED CIVIL WAR ERA DRINKING CUP, The main stay of every knapsack. This 3.5" X 2.5" black japanned cup is in perfect condition with handle, quite nice...............................................SOLD


50527 - CIVIL WAR PERIOD LEAD PENCILS
, Vintage Civil War lead pencils, 4" - 5", have two styles (a) Plain with no paper wraps..................
$20.00/each     (b) Pencils have a patriotic red/white/blue wrapper..................................SOLD


50528 - TIN POTATO GRATE, CIVIL WAR VINTAGE
, 4.5" with pierced tin bottom and handle to grate potatoes. Non-dug................................
$25.00

50529 - LARGE CIVIL WAR VINTAGE MAP CONTAINER IN JAPANNED TIN, 1.75" X 24" map carrier made of japanned tin painted black, nice overall with minor pushes. Style used to carry field maps, fine............................$125.00

50530 - CIVIL WAR CHERRY WOOD FIFE MARKED CROSBY, 15" overall. A nice example of this popular Civil War musical instrument with German silver tips, stamped CROSBY.................................................$150.00


11404 - THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, SEPTEMBER 1862, 6" sword scabbard tip excavated near Antietam, style may be Confederate. Complete with nice form as these are usually quite crushed, from an old Maryland Collection.................................$75.00

11405 - THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, SEPTEMBER 1862, Brass sword pommel excavated near Antietam. A great example with a nice patina and not damaged, from an old Maryland Collection.................................$75.00

11408 - CANISTER SHOT FROM GETTYSBURG, Iron shot with a nice black patina due to treatment when dug that was excavated in the northern part of the town from an old Gettysburg collector who dug these himself. Lot of 3 assorted sizes..............................................$25.00

11409 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, 3.5" gun tool excavated near Gettysburg. Has excellent form for an iron excavated item from an old Gettysburg Collection..............$24.00

11410 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, Excavated rifle bands which have retained good form being excavated from an old Gettysburg Collection.......$20.00/each

11412 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, Excavated bridle cavalry chain, about 6" in length. Excavated near Gettysburg from an old Gettysburg Collection. Good form....................$25.00

11413 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, We have a small group of Confederate Gardner bullets that have been fired and excavated near Gettysburg. All from an old Gettysburg Collection. An opportunity to get a Confederate bullet fired at Gettysburg.............................$10.00/each

11414 - ANTIETAM CAMPAIGN, Lead fuse caps from artillery projectiles excavated near the Antietam battle site. Assorted sizes and types..................................$15.00/each


11416 - CAVALRY STIRRUP PICKED UP AT GETTYSBURG
, Iron stirrup measures 6" X 5", oval footrest, noted as item #24 GETTYSBURG in white paint. From an old Gettysburg Family Collection, nice patina.................
$165.00

11417 - BULLET IN WOOD FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, 5" section of wood taken near the action at Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia. As usual the bullet is misshapen due to the concussion with the wood, guaranteed authentic as many are not on the market. Have several available.................................$79.00/each


LOUISIANA RECTANGULAR PLATE DUG AT COLD HARBOR, VA, Mullinax #258 plate, rectangular Louisiana plate that had been modified by a soldier to wear after it had been damaged. Left border section missing and the soldier put two holes in the left side to tie to a belt then the plate was lost and dug in the 1970's. Details of the Pelican sharp and clear. Quite a bit of history to this plate as the plate was recycled by some Rebel. Comes with note of provenance, reasonably priced at.......................................................$1,250.00

SOLDIER'S CIVIL WAR CAMPAIGN EATING SET, Knife, fork, and spoon all fit and on a hardwood handle with brass fittings. Lovely patina to metal and wood, three prong fork, scarce......................................................SOLD

NORTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE BUTTON, Large coat two piece, state seal, complete with shank. Clear details, representative specimen....................................$65.00

CIVIL WAR OFFICER'S BRASS HAT WREATH, Complete with hooks. An excellent example of the half wreath officer's hat piece used with a regiment number, nice olive patina.....................................................................$115.00

JEFFERSON DAVIS HAT PIECE, Brass Eagle with rays. Commonly known as the "Jeff Davis" emblem, complete with hooks. Great dark patina, hard to beat....................................$150.00

US OVAL BELT BUCKLE, Complete with hooks. Excavated from a Virginia riverbed. Sharp US and completely intact, several areas of erosion unaffecting attractiveness of the buckle.............................................................$135.00

CIVIL WAR SPRINGFIELD BAYONET WITH LEATHER SCABBARD, Stamped US, non-dug Springfield bayonet with almost all of leather scabbard. Top portion missing by holding strap, a nice example............................................$145.00

CIVIL WAR BAYONET, BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VA, Enfield bayonet excavated at Winchester, VA. Complete with tightening strap and has good form, oxidation on surface, nicely sealed, black patina..........................................$125.00

CIVIL WAR BAYONET, CHANCELLORSVILLE, Scarcer Austrian bayonet, has good form although oxidized, could be cleaned additionally, scarce battle site...............................$135.00

RARE SPECIMEN OF A CONFEDERATE HORSE BLANKET MADE OF LIVE OAK MOSS, Discovered in an excavation in Nashville years ago. 2" X 2" section of a Confederate horse blanket made of MOSS!. Due to the scarcity of wool late in the War, moss from the famous Southern Live Oak trees was harvested and fibers woven into blankets for use for the artillery and cavalry. This was mainly done in the Western theater. We have several examples.....................................................................$25.00/each

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL FLEAM WITH CASE, Two bladed brass fleam used commonly for bleeding, comes with a shagren (sharkskin) case oxblood in color. Ex-Dr. Paul Johnson Collection. Fleam is in excellent condition, bright blades...................................$155.00

PLAYING CARDS, GREAT MOGUL IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, 19th Century complete deck, made in Belgium. Wrapped in fancy gilded gold and red wraps. Fresh and never unsealed. Only have one deck available..........................................$125.00

VICKSBURG BOMBARDMENT, Large canister iron shot probably originated from Federal artillery from ships in the Mississippi River. Shot in cluster canisters that exploded in flight, really large. Some almost 2"...............................................$25.00/each


 

 
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