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The Civil War
 Union Artifacts


3225 - THE 155TH NEW YORK INFANTRY, CORCORAN'S IRISH BRIGADE, in October 1862, more than 400 Buffalo men, most of them Irish, heeded President Abraham Lincoln's call for additional volunteers during the Civil War and crowded into Fort Porter near the present day Peace Bridge to become the basis of the 155th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment part of Corcoran's Irish Legion 2nd Division 2nd Corps. The 155th - marching under a green banner emblazoned with the Harp of Erin - journeyed to Staten Island where it was consolidated with other units so that ultimately the regiment contained only two companies from Buffalo; another two companies became part of the 164th New York. The 155th moved south into Virginia where, on Jan. 30, 1863, it saw its first action in what was to become known as the Battle of Deserted House near Suffolk, VA. Months of mind-numbing monotony mixed with hardships caused by weather and disease were to follow. In the spring of 1864, it became part of the Army of the Potomac and at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse suffered about 60 casualties. More engagements resulted in further losses and the assault on Cold Harbor, VA, cost the 155th more than 160 men. Tipping was to refer to the frontal assault as "murder, not war." During the attack on Petersburg in June 1864, the 155th was riddled with casualties at the rate of 50 percent, or about 80 men, and was soon down to a mere 75 men. By July 1864, only 41 remained of the 820 who had arrived at Suffolk in December of 1862, according to the history. The 155th participated in 16 battles or campaigns and was present on April 9, 1865, for the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. On July 15, 1865, the 155th New York Volunteers were officially mustered out of service. The US flag remnants were part of the effects of Captain Joseph F. Eustice of the 155th NY who distinguished himself at the Battle of Hatcher's Run and was carried by that unit. The copy photo above shows Union troops during the assault on Petersburg. 11" X 14" double matted, we have a limited quantity to sell of these displays...................................................................$195.00/unframed


1242 - ANTIETAM CAMPAIGN, US regulation cap box, early battlefield pickup marked "Antietam PU", exterior in excellent condition with both straps on verso, only one interior "ear" missing. Leather has been nicely preserved. Fine.................$250.00

1243 - ANTIETAM CAMPAIGN, EAGLE BREASTPLATE, excellent face and rims, missing the hooks, dark chocolate patina [5] marked Ant. Museum [an old museum that was sold years ago], fine.................................................$145.00

1244 - ANTIETAM CAMPAIGN, EAGLE BREASTPLATE, excellent face and rims, missing one hook, dark chocolate patina [4] marked Ant. Museum [an old museum that was sold years ago], fine.........................................................$155.00

1245 - ANTIETAM CAMPAIGN, EAGLE BREASTPLATE, excellent face and rims, complete hooks, mottled patina [5A] marked Ant. Museum [an old museum that was sold years ago], fine.................................................$195.00

1246 - ANTIETAM CAMPAIGN, EAGLE BREASTPLATE, excellent face and rims, complete hooks, mottled patina [7] marked Ant. Museum [an old museum that was sold years ago], fine....................................................$195.00


11096 - EXCAVATED NEAR ANTIETAM, Regulation US oval buckle with all the hooks remaining on the reverse, small edge ding, light abrasion to "S", marked "Antietam" in white.................................................$275.00

11098 - 14TH CORPS BADGE, Acorn shaped field made badge with T bar hooks evident on the reverse [no bar remains] excavated near Dalton, GA. 2" X 2" copper-brass alloy, the XIV Corps, along with the XIII Corps, were both created in October of 1862 with the passing of General Orders No. 168. The order directed that all the troops of the Department of the Cumberland be organized into the XIV Corps with General William Rosecrans in command. The troops of this corps had previously been styled the Army of the Ohio, under the command of Don Carlos Buell. Buell's Army of the Ohio had already been divided into three unofficial coprs designated I, II, and III Corps. When Rosecrans took command the army was renamed the Army of the Cumberland and was made up of twelve divisions. This included 155 regiments of infantry, 1 regiment of engineers, 35 batteries of artillery, and 6 regiments of cavalry. This corps served in the battles from Stones River to the March to the Sea in 1865. Nice form and metal quite solid........................................$165.00 

11099 - 19TH CORPS BADGE, 35mm X 35mm, silver with swivel tie bar on verso. 900 silver, un-inscribed, nicely fashioned by a jeweler, shows nice wear. Typical style of the 19th Corps serving in Louisiana and Virginia. Battles this corps fought in were: Baton Rouge; Georgia Landing; Bayou Teche; Fort Bisland; Irish Bend; Plains' Store; Assault on Port Hudson, May 27th; Assault on Port Hudson, June 14th; Port Hudson Trenches; Thibodeaux; Brashear City; Donaldsonville; Sabine Cross Roads; Pleasant Hill; Cane River; Cloutierville; Alexandria; Mansura; Yellow Bayou; Atchafalaya; Berryville; Opequon; Fisher's Hill; Cedar Creek. Nice style and similar specimens are typically offered at $600 up............................................................$425.00


2273 - CIVIL WAR PERIOD DE LA RUE PLAYING CARDS, A complete deck of cards manufactured by De la Rue of London, the largest manufacturer of playing cards of the period. De la Rue also printed a Confederate stamp for the Confederate Government during the War. This is a complete and well used set. A favorite of soldiers on both sides to pass the time away was playing cards. Difficult to find today................................................$285.00



60610 - GREAT EARLY WAR GETTYSBURG FAN SOUVENIR
, Early 20th Century souvenir fan printed by Osburn of Biglerville, PA. Wooden blades with dual-sided Gettysburg prints, photos, and maps of the three day battle. Condition is fine with no tears, uncommon..........................................
$57.50

795 - 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...............................$275.00

797 - NORTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE BUTTON, Large coat two piece, state seal. Complete with shank, clear details, representative specimen.......................$65.00

798 - 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. Civil war...............................................$115.00

800 - CIVIL WAR CAVALRY HAT INSIGNIA, Large crossed sabers, stamped brass with original hooks. Lovely olive patina, scarce today...........................$175.00

801 - CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTONS, Large I, good face no back. Good for a display as it has an excellent face. Dug at Mobile............................$45.00     another has back, slight push, no shank. Dug in Tennessee............................$45.00

803 - 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

804 - CIVIL WAR ENFIELD BAYONET, Non-dug example stamped US, complete with tightening strap, nice and un-cleaned.............................$145.00

805 - 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

807 - CIVIL WAR BAYONET, VICKSBURG, MS, Enfield bayonet excavated near Vicksburg, MS. Has good form, oxidized surfaces, but solid shape................................$125.00

808 - CIVIL WAR BAYONET, CHANCELLORSVILLE, Scarcer Austrian bayonet. Has good form, although oxidized, could be cleaned additionally............................$135.00

809 - CIVIL WAR BAYONET, BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR, VA, Enfield bayonet excavated at Cold Harbor, VA. Nice form through oxidized, scarce................................$130.00

822 - BULLETS IN WOOD FROM SPOTTYSYLVANIA BATTLEFIELD AREA, Nice 4" - 5" pieces of wood with exposed Minnie balls from this famous 1864 battle.........................SOLD

823 - MUSKET BARREL RINGS, GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD, Intact. We have four nice complete rings....................................$15.00/each

824 - SMALL GUN WRENCH, GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD, Intact. 4" long, a scarce relic from this famous battle............................$28.00

825 - PISTOL WORMS, GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD, Dug from a GB camp site. Used to remove stuck bullets from barrels. These are scarce...........................$30.00

826 - GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD, Confederate Gardner bullets...........................$10.00

827 - ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD, Lead artillery fuse caps. Dug near Antietam.............$10.00

828 - GENERAL SLOCUM MONUMENT DEDICATION MEDAL, GETTYSBURG 1902, Complete medal, nice gray tone with picture of monument.............................$250.00

829 - BADGE, GETTYSBURG 1913, Beautiful celluloid badge with complete ribbons. Quite colorful. Very fine...................................$250.00


THE 61ST PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, The flag remnant above came from one of the Regimental Flags used by the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War. While this regiment did not win specific acclaim for turning the course of a battle, it was a workhorse unit that participated in the vast majority of the battles fought by the Army of the Potomac and it also fought briefly in the Army of the Shenandoah. The major battles the unit fought in were: Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Marye's Heights, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Gettysburg, Petersburg, and Appomattox Court House. At Fair Oaks, the unit was mauled by Micah Jenkins' Confederates and lost 263 men and all the field officers were killed, wounded, or captured. The unit lost 151 men at the Wilderness and 139 at Spotsylvania. The 61st lost more officers in combat than any other Federal regiment and the battle deaths were the 15th highest of the 2000 Federal regiments that fought in the War. In spite of tremendous losses the 61st never lost a battle flag and was mustered out in Pittsburg ending the tragedy and suffering of its tired men. The copy photo above shows Federal troops staging before the Battle of Fair Oaks where the 61st suffered their greatest losses in soldiers and officers. (a) fragments from the flag.............................................$125.00     (b) partial gold painted star......................$200.00
(c) entire gold painted star.........................................$295.00     11"X14" unframed

THE UNION INFANTRY IN THE CIVIL WAR, An eye catching display with graphics showing a Confederate Infantry charge on Union Infantry at Gettysburg in color. An authentic Union Infantry Kepi insignia mounted on a remnant of a 34 Star Civil War flag of red and white fabric stitched together. The kepi insignia is in mint condition and is absolutely authentic. The text accompanying the display describes the make up of an infantry company and regiment citing the rank of officers in each company. The infantry was the backbone of the Union Army during the War and this horn insignia was the symbol of the infantry. 11"X14" unframed.............................................$145.00

THE AGE OF CUSTER, George Armstrong Custer was an aggressive cavalry commander during the Civil War leading his Michigan Brigade into battle such as he did at Gettysburg. For his actions, he was made a Major General at age 23. Other battles he and his brigade took part in were the Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Trevelian Station, the Valley Campaigns of 1864, and the final campaign stopping Lee from moving south from Appomattox. After the War, he was made Lt. Colonel of the 7th U.S. Cavalry in the West and was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn by a force of Indians consisting of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The copy photo above shows Custer leading his men into the Black Hills in the Dakotas. Custer is seen in the light colored shirt. The brass cavalry insignia is the model 1873 crossed sabers, the type worn by the cavalry during the Indian Wars. The flag remnant dates from the Civil War (1863-65) when Custer was made famous for his daring cavalry charges. 11"X14" unframed.....................................................$125.00

34 STAR US CIVIL WAR FLAG, This great inexpensive display is housed in a 5"X7" plexiglas holder and contains a copy photo of a Union soldier holding a large Civil War flag similar in size to the one these remnants were salvaged from. You can see the stitching holding the red and toned white fabric together. A popular one with our customers for years and at the price we sold them for in 1995 when we first made this display.................................$45.00

All displays sold unframed, but framing is available at an extra charge and a nominal fee.
Displays shipped shrink-wrapped otherwise!


71144 - FROM A FALLEN SOLDIER AT THE BATTLE OF BULLS RUN, a large coat New York button on the original coat fabric it was excavated with years ago. The note states "Bulls Run" and does not mention whether it is 1st or 2nd Bulls Run. Due to the large scope of the 2nd Battle compared to the first battle it could be assumed it came from a combatant in 2nd Bulls Run from a New York Regiment. But since several NY regiments fought in both encounters there is always the possibility this is a relic from 1st Bulls Run. Button has light oxidation with no pushes. Fabric swath is 2" X 3.5"........................................................................SOLD


11093 - EXCAVATED AT GETTYSBURG
, US breast plate with Eagle. Superb face, hooks missing from verso, probably being clipped off to mount on an old relic board. Markings on verso: "Gettysburg"..........................
SOLD


11095 - EXCAVATED NEAR SOUTH MOUNTAIN [ANTIETAM]
, Union gutter back spur, brass, intact, undamaged as most are................................
SOLD

110910 - SOUTHERN USED CIVIL WAR MEDICAL KIT, 2.5" X 7", rosewood hardwook box containing 7 medical instruments consisting of two saw blades, three bone-handed scalpels, one tweezers, and one hooked probe, made by V.W. Brinkerhoff of NY, supplied medical instruments to the army. All marked with the maker. Old pen identification on the inside of the velvet lining seems to be C. Thomason, New Orleans, LA. A very nice set...................................SOLD

110912 - CIVIL WAR ERA GLASS SYRINGE, 6" glass syringe with the intact pewter cap. All interior plunger seals intact which is unusual, in excellent condition......................................................SOLD

796 - SOLDIER'S CIVIL WAR CAMPAIGN EATING SET, Knife, fork, and spoon. All fit and have hardwood handle with brass fittings. Lovely patina to metal and wood. Three prong fork, scarce....................................SOLD

802 - 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........................................SOLD

806 - 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

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