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The Civil War
 Civil War Relics


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


40711 - MODEL 1859 CARBINE BOOT/SOCKET, 4" carbine socket/boot, marked G. PETERS. George Peters had a contract 1864-65 for military equipment. Complete with buckle, fine.............................................SOLD

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

72002 - CIVIL WAR EAR TOOTH KEY, c. 1860, wooden handle tooth turn buckle, used to extract teeth in the 19th Century by dentists, ex - Dr. Paul Johnson Collection with his tag. Very fine..................................................SOLD

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

72026 - GETTYSBURG BATTLE FIELD CANTEEN, Model 1858, Union canteen with stopper still intact, no cover. Purchased in 1981 in a Gettysburg Farm auction along the Emmetsburg Road. One of many items sold in that family auction in 1981 where found by the family over the years put them in a crate in a barn. Some oxidation, some dings, completely intact and marked to the date of purchase in 1981. Very good............................................................SOLD


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

12168 - CIVIL WAR TIN IMPORTED CANTEEN FROM MISSISSIPPI, 6" X 6" X 2.5", made in France [model 1858] tin canteen imported into the US for both Union and Confederate armies. This example came from a Mississippi estate from which a nice Confederate carbine box originated from in the 1970's. Such canteens came in through Charleston. Complete with stopper. Louisiana and Mississippi state governments in 1861 imported these as well as guns and ammunition via Charleston........................................SOLD


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...............................................$49.50


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..................................$35.00/each


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

BATTLE OF SHILOH, LOT OF FOUR RELIC PLATES, (4), 2 Cartridge box plates. One US Buckle and one Eagle plate. These are relic plates with much erosion around the edges, with the central designs clear. Shiloh area relics are scarce.............................SOLD

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......................................................$75.00

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, BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, Enfield bayonet, with old marking "piefer Farm-Antietam". Complete bayonet with strap, oxidized but has good form. Scarce Antietam find........................................................SOLD

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

CIVIL WAR BAYONET, BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR, VA, Enfield bayonet, excavated at Cold Harbor, VA. Nice form through oxidized, scarce.........................................SOLD

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



50526 - CIVIL WAR ERA CAMP COFFEE POT
, 12" high, 6" base with tapered form. Wooden turned handle and spout top, really a nice example, nice dark patina to the brass........................................
SOLD

50515 - CAPTURED "SEGARS" FROM VIRGINIA, 3/4" X 4.3/4" large cigars that came from a GAR Hall in Dixon, Illinois. They came in a small box labeled REBEL SEGARS FROM VIRGINIA", we have five to sell, and each will come with a copy of the label on the box. A great souvenir from "Dixie" obviously brought home by an Illinois soldier from Virginia. All in nice condition aside from a few trifle insect holes.................................................SOLD

12169 - CIVIL WAR EAR BRASS COMPASS, 2.5" brass case with top, works fine, nice mid 19th Century example.................................SOLD

12170 - AMPUTEE KNIFE/FORK CIVIL WAR, 8" overall with a hard rubber [gutta percha] handle. Designed to allow an arm amputee to eat with one hand with the instrument being a fork and a knife. An excellent example of this Civil War vintage medical instrument....................................................SOLD

11181 - SUPERB NEAR MINT CONDITION MODEL 1832 ARTILLERY SWORD AND LEATHER SCABBARD, a superb example of this popular artillery sword dated 1844 and popularly used in the Mexican War and the Civil War. Marked US 1844 Ames/Springfield. The blade is absolutely mint. The leather scabbard is exceptional. Brass hilt and grips, decorative eagle. Ex-Flayderman & Co. Catalogue #16. This short sword was used extensively during the Civil War.......................................SOLD

6800 - CIVIL WAR OFFICER'S GROOMING BOX, Overall 6" X 8", 2" deep, hardwood box used for carrying such items as brush, comb, razor, etc. The 5" X 7" mirror slides in position when the box is opened for viewing oneself when grooming on a table. Bottom of box has some minor fissures but quite solid, mirror is nicely intact and not tarnished as many are. Fine..............SOLD

6801 - CIVIL WAR TOBACCO TWISTS, 4" - 5" in length. Civil War vintage tobacco twists nicely preserved. The style soldiers would buy from sutlers and carry in their backpack or haversack, have a couple available.......................................SOLD

50516 - CIVIL WAR POCKET BLESSED MOTHER STATUE, 1" metal statue of the Virgin Mary with the brass carrying case. Religious miniature statues such as this one were carried on the person of many soldiers especially Catholics during the Civil War. This one is in excellent condition...........SOLD

50519 - SOLDIER'S POCKET MIRROR, A 3" mirror housed in a two piece pewter case with decorative trim and EP Paris. Typical of the small mirrors carried in a knapsack by a soldier, in exceptional condition.....................SOLD

50525 - SMALL TINNED CIVIL WAR ERA MATCHBOX WITH MATCHES, 2.75" X 1.25" tinned cylinder matchbox with seven wooden Civil War era matches inside, used to protect matches from moisture, very fine...........SOLD

GENERAL NATHANIAL LYON FIRST UNION GENERAL TO BE KILLED IN THE CIVIL WAR AT WILSON'S CREEK IN MISSOURI

Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 - August 10, 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War. The two armies met at dawn a few miles south of Springfield on the morning of August 10 in the Battle of Wilson's Creek (also known as Oak Hills). Lyon, who had already been wounded twice in the fighting was shot in the head, leg, and chest and killed while dramatically rallying his badly outnumbered men. Although the Union Army was defeated at Wilson's Creek, Lyon's quick action neutralized the effectiveness of pro-Southern forces in Missouri, allowing Union forces to secure the state. The copy of the note states that was hair from the mane of the horse Lyon rode. "THIS IS THE HAIR OF THE MANE OF THE HORSE OF GEN. LYON WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF OAK HILLS."

The long strand of hair in this display came from the small lock shown with the original note below and originated from the mane of the horse of General Nathanial Lyon.

11" X 14", double matted, cream with royal blue trim. Hair contained in an archival Mylar pouch. Unframed/shrink wrapped............................................SOLD

11403 - THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, SEPTEMBER 1862, 5" X 8". US Cavalry horse bit with both the US emblem plates still attached. Great form as it had not been crushed as many are found when excavated, excellent patina. From an old collection in Maryland, tough to find this nice and complete................................SOLD

CIVIL WAR CHEWING GUM, Wrapped in light tissue this "gum" was made from the sap of spruce trees and sold by Sutlers to the soldiers. We discovered about five pieces long ago stored when we had an original box....................................SOLD

CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTONS, Large I, good face no back, good for a display as it has an excellent face. Dug at Mobile......................................................................SOLD
another has back, slight push, n/s. Dug in Tennessee........................................SOLD

11180 - RARE 3" HOTCHKISS SHELL FROM THE FAMOUS J.A. DANNER COLLECTION IN GETTYSBURG, the shell has the number "35" painted on the side. The accompanying wood base has "Codori's Farm". Shell was fired missing fuse with quite a bit of lead still adhering to the sides. Nice, dark patina with smooth surfaces. A very rare shell fired at Gettysburg and originally from the L.M. Buehler Collection which was part of the famous Danner Museum of Gettysburg. Ex-Horse Soldier catalogue #22....................................................SOLD

11182 - RARE NEW HAMPSHIRE CARTRIDGE BOX WITH PLATE, a great example of this rare cartridge box with the original HNSM oval lead filled brass box plate, original tins, contractor's markings "Longley & Co./Lewiston, Maine 1862". The maker and date are deeply stamped in the leather which is in excellent condition. Ex-Flayderman Catalogue #117. Seldom offered for sale..............................SOLD

50531 - ARSENAL MARKED FEDERAL CAP BOX, A nice marked Watertown Arsenal 1862 dated box, really a solid box with just the slight trace of wear, still has the fleece inside the cap pocket, difficult to find dated as such...................................SOLD

11406 - THE RETREAT FROM GETTYSBURG, JULY 1863, Enfield bayonet scabbard tip and throat with hanging hook excavated on the retreat route of the Confederates from Gettysburg by the Confederates. Tip excellent, throat needs a little straightening. The pair of Enfield Confederate relics from an old Maryland Collection............................................SOLD


11407 - 5TH CORPS BADGE, THE MALTESE CROSS
, A brass Corps badge with two holes for affixing to a cap or uniform coat. Excavated at Cold Harbor, VA. Nice smooth patina of light green to the brass.................................
SOLD

11411 - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN, Excavated bullet "worms" from the Gettysburg Campaign from an old Gettysburg Collection. (a) pistol worm.....................$25.00     (b) musket worm.............................SOLD

11415 - PETERSBURG EXCAVATED CAVALRY BUGLE, 13" brass bugle that is flattened and excavated at Petersburg, VA. A great relic from this epic campaign in 1864-65. You can be sure this one was used, nicely preserved and intact...............................SOLD

 
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