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The Civil War Connection
Relics & Detectors 
 September 2010 Catalog

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Antique Artillery

*All Artillery Shells have been disarmed and rendered inert*

AR1  Civil War Artillery Paper Time Fuse - an original paper time fuse for an exploding artillery projectile. 5 Second Fuse. Nicely displayed in a riker case $25.00 SOLD  

AR2. Artillery Gimlet - Very Fine condition    $68.00  SOLD

AR3. Union 20 Pd. Hotchkiss Shell- tiny portion of sabot remains, Rare size & seldom seen, overall iron is VG, it has a few deep pits but is a good looking shell, still has wood fuse  $495.00  SOLD

AR4. 6 Pound Bormann- with Bormann time fuse, VG condition, you can see powder train on fuse, hard size to find
nowadays  $245.00

AR5. Twelve Pound Bormann- Fine iron, with brass underplug, fuse blew out but the fuse is in real nice condition, puinched at #1, numbers 2/3/4 and many lines are visible, dug in Central, MS   $235.00  Spring Special Price  $225.00

AR6. 30 Pound Union Parrott Shell
- no sabot, Very Good condition, Zinc Fuse, hard size to come by  $245.00  SOLD

AR7. CS 12 Pd. Wood Plug Shell- Fine condition, dug in Central MS   $259.00  SOLD

AR8. US/CS Twenty Four Pound Solid Shot Cannonball- fine iron, hard to come by Solid Shot  $235.00  SOLD

AR9. CS 3.3 Pointed Nose Selma Disc Sabot Bolt- with Cloverleaf Sabot, dug in Central MS, Rarity 8. Are mainly found in only 2 places in the nation, Rare Bolt  $450.00  SOLD

AR10. CS Bormann Top with Fuse & Brass Underplug- dug in Central MS, cool relic  $29.00  SOLD

AR11. Twelve Pound Bormann
- extra fine iron, nice Bormann Fuse, dug in Central MS  $275.00  SOLD

AR12. Eight Inch Mortor Shell-
no tong holes which is harder to come by, very fine iron, dug in Central MS  $350.00

AR13. Union Hotchkiss Fuse
- paper time, nice green petina, fine condition  $45.00

AR14. Three Inch Early Pattern Hotchkiss Shell- very fine condition, premium grade shell, no flame grooves(Early), and brass percussion fuse. This one is Museum Quality  $275.00  SOLD

AR15. Large 5 pound Ketchum Hand Grenade- Fine condition, Rare Size, very hard to come by  $575.00  SOLD

AR16. Twelve Pound Bormann Shell- nice condition, Very Fine Fuse- all 5 numbers can be seen  $265.00

AR17. US 12 Pd. Bormann- nice condition, 4 numbers can be seen, Fine Fuse  $249.00

AR18. Union 20 Pd. "Chill Nose" Parrott Bolt
- with Sabot, VG condition  $245.00  SOLD


BO1.  Clay Ink Bottles - small ink that are sometimes found in Civil War camps.   $12.00 each  SOLD

BO2.  100th Anniversary Coke Bottle - still full and capped, only made in Vicksburg, MS by Biedenhorn (First bottler of Coca Cola), Fine condition.     $12.00 

BO3.  75th Anniversary Coke Bottle - 3/4 full and capped, celebrating the World's 1st Coke Bottling Company in Chattanooga, TN     $15.00 

BO4.  Wine Bottle - dark green, VG, 11 inches tall, dug in central Miss.  $12.00 

BO5.  Champagne Bottle - fine, dark green, dug in central Miss., 10 inches tall.  $12.00 

BO6. Whiskey Bottle - dark brown, fine, dug in central Miss., 10 inches tall.  $12.00 

BO7.  Clay Ink - almost 4 inches tall, light brown, fine, dug in New Orleans, LA. $12.00

BO8.  Clay Ink - 1 3/4” tall, rare size, very fine, light brown, dug in New Orleans, LA.  $12.00  SOLD

BO9. Civil War Pepper Sauce Bottle - dug near Vicksburg, MS- light aqua blue, 8 inches tall, fine condition, 8 sided design  $55.00   SOLD

BO10. Civil War Cologne Bottle - ornate, fine condition    $19.00

BO11. Civil War New Orleans Blob Top Bottle - dark Aqua Blue, VG condition, "Mineral Water Factory/Pablo & Co/270&272 Royal Street" embossed on the side of the bottle, dug in New Orleans, LA, Rare  $35.00 SOLD  

BO12. Civil War 8 Sided Umbrella Ink - light Aqua Blue, 8 sided, dug in New Orleans, LA- fine condition  $49.00

BO13. Biedenharn Script Coke Bottle -  "Biedenharn" on the side of the bottle, Script "Coca Cola" at the Top-first time Script "Coca Cola" was ever put on a bottle, VG condition, Rare Coke Bottle   $125.00 SOLD  

BO14. Civil War Medicine Bottle - aqua blue, 7 inches tall, fine condition, graphite pontil on bottom  $15.00  SOLD

BO15. Cathedral Pickle Bottle- with Leaves on Shoulder, 8 inches tall, fine condition, dug in
Central MS  $125.00  SOLD

BO16. Large Glass Master Ink- light blue, dug in Central MS, 9 inches tall  $35.00  SOLD

BO17. Eight Sided Umbrella Ink- dug in Central MS, pontiled bottom, VF condition  $49.00

BO18. Smooth Sided Cone Glass Ink- shear top neck(small chip were they made it)
dug in Central MS, hard to come by  $55.00

BO19. Large Whiskey Bottle- 3 piece mold, nice condition  $19.00

BO20. Ginger Beer Bottle- two tone(white & tan), VG condition  $19.00  SOLD

BO21. Ginger Beer Bottle- Rare all white Ginger Beer, Fine condition  $25.00  SOLD

BO22. Clay Ink- Rare Cone shape, nice condition  $19.00  SOLD

BO23. Ginger Beer Bottle- Rare Brown Ginger Beer Bottle, Fine condition  $25.00  SOLD

BO24. Blob Top Soda Bottle- pontiled, VG condition, aqua blue  $19.00  SOLD

BO25. 1850's Gin Bottle- with glass seal, a few pings here & there but still a very nice Gin that is hard to come by, dark green glass, dug in New Orleans, LA  $45.00

BO26. Biedenharn Coke Bottle
- dug at Vicksburg, MS where Coke was first bottled, Rare Bottle $49.00  SOLD

BO27. James Edwards & Son Plate- VG condition, dug at a Civil War Plantation in LA-  $9.00  SOLD

BO28. Gun Oil Bottle- key mold, Bailey & Eaton, Scarce Bottle, would look great in a gund or bottle collection  $25.00  SOLD

BO29. Two Medicine Bottles- dug in LA Camp, both are smooth sided $18.00  ON HOLD

BO30. Two Pontiled Medicine Bottles- found in a LA camp near New Orleans, LA-one is 3 inches long and the other is 4 inches long  $18.00  SOLD

BO31. Sauce or Food Bottle- pontiled, 6 inches tall, cute little bottle  $12.00

BO32. New Orleans Master Ink Bottle
- marked Mitchell Peres/NO, extremely rare to find a New Orleans marked Ink  $85.00

BO33. Large Ginger Beer Bottle- almost 10 inches tall, very Rare size, dug in New Orleans, LA  $58.00  SOLD

Buckles & Plates

BP1. Union Cavalry Carbine Buckle- with one hook, possibly for Buckle use, with Bat Wing, VG condition  $95.00

BP2. Eagle Breastplate cut in half- unique item, soldier cut this one in half, front cleaned years ago by digger, two "I" Letters carved in back  $35.00

BP3. Civil War Puppy Paw Hooks- all three hooks are there but found seperately, only $19.00

BP4. US Eagle Breastplate- VG condition, unique plate- has a little lead in back but solid hooks are still attached  $135.00  Spring Special Price  $125.00

BP5. US Ohio Eagle Breastplate- Very Rare and difficult to find Plate, dug in an Ohio camp in LA  $129.00

BP6. Union Officer Buckle- with both hooks, fine condition   $235.00  Spring Special Price  $220.00  SOLD

BP7. US Buckle-
marked WH Smith Brooklyn, with all 3 hooks, dug in Central MS, Rare buckle  $115.00  SOLD

BP8. CS "Smooth" Wreath
- Super Rare CS Wreath- according to Steve Mullinax this is the correct wreath that goes to Plate 051 in his Expanded Edition Buckle Book. A Tenn Digger found a complete buckle that was still hooked together in Eastern Tenn. There are only 2 known buckles of this type that are complete. This rare wreath was found in Central MS in the Camp of the Washington Arsenal Artillery which was attached to General Loring.  $1200.00  Lowered to $950.00

BP9. Union Boxplate- pretty face, no hooks, full lead  $119.00  SOLD

BP10. Early Clip Cornered Buckle- dug at a Hotel Site which was visited by Andrew Jackson and used as an early Hospital, digger cleaned face to reveal Initials of Owner(HW) better, smooth face and back, with hooks, crack in corner can easily be fixed, only $125.00  SOLD

BP11. CS Cavalry Frame Buckle- dug in a Miss Camp, gorgeous green petina, measurements right on 57 x 70 mm, hard size to find   $475.00  SOLD

BP12. Union Eagle Officer Buckle- excellent condition, non dug, pleasant old age petina, with Silver Wreath  $295.00

BP13. Union Boxplate- with solid hooks which have been preserved with Rust Reformer, Fine condition   $155.00



BU1.  Union New York State Seal Button - non-dug, coat size, small push on front, with shank, lots of gold gilt, VF   $29.00 

BU2. Union Massachussetts Volunteer Militia Button - with shank, non dug, loaded with Gold Gilt, Very Fine condition $28.00

BU3. Union Navy Button- cuff size, with shank, tin back, gorgeous face, dug in Texas  $25.00

BU4. Spanish Coin Button- no shank, Sunburst back, "Double Gilt", fine condition $5.00

BU5. Union Connecticutt National Guard Button - Scovill Backmark, non dug, with shank, loaded in Gold Gilt, cuff size, $29.00

BU6. Union Patriotic Button - cuff size, with shank, Very Fine Condition  $35.00

BU7. Napoleonic Pewter Infantry Button
-   cuff size, pewter, with shank, B/M- "LYON", found in a Box of French Military Buttons marked 7HUSS and 7REG Grenadiers, Very Fine condition, Rare  $25.00

BU8. Union Officer Button - with shank, Coat Size, non dug, VF condition, loaded in Gold Gilt, Mintzer B/M  $32.00

BU9. Union General Service Button - with shank, non dug, nice button, cuff size, loaded in Gold Gilt, Scovill B/M  $14.00

BU10. Early Naval Button - made of brass, very hard to come by, with shank, Fine condition  $55.00

BU11. Patriotic Eagle Button(Early 1800's) - with shank, dug in Louisiana, Very fine condition, Eagle on the Back of the Button, not listed in Albert's Button Book(Rare), 26mm- Large Button   $50.00

BU12. Artillery Button(1808-1821) -  with shank, overcoat size, dug in LA, VG condition  $39.00

BU13. CS South Carolina State Seal Button - with shank, "SC" on front, with shank,Vest size, VG condition   $85.00

BU14. Union Staff Officer Button- cuff size, with shank, dug in LA, Gold Gilt on face, Fine condition   $15.00

BU15. Connecticut State Seal Button- coat size, with shank, VG condition   $45.00

BU16. Rhode Island State Seal Button- with shank, D.Evans B/M, VG condition, dug at Port Hudson, LA   $46.00

BU17. Maine State Seal Button- with shank, small push on face & small portion of rim missing, Scovill B/M, loaded in Gold Gilt, Scarce Button  $69.00 Spring Special Price  $59.00

BU18. US Eagle General Service Button- with shank, non dug, very fine condition  $18.00

BU19. Eleven US Eagle Buttons- all with shanks, coat size, non dug, loaded with gold gilt  $125.00  SOLD

BU20. Two US Eagle Buttons- with shanks, non dug, cuff size, gorgeous buttons  $19.00  SOLD

BU21.  CS South Carolina State Seal Button - non-dug, Vest size with shank, Horstmann B/M, Very Fine  $69.00

BU22. US/CS Voltiquers "V" Button- Rare, with shank, in VG condition. The Voltiquers were a Special Forces unit that used Light Mountain Howitzers & Hale's Rocket Launchers during the Mexican War. Robert E. Lee and Joseph Johnston both commanded the Voltiquers. Interesting fact is the Voltiquers wore a light grey uniform opposed to the dark blue of the other uniforms. Coincidently, these two future great Confederate Generals donned the "grey" a full decade and a half before the Civil War. These buttons were used by Southern Troops during the Civil War. They were distributed to LA and VA troops for Civil War usage and are found in their Camps. Seldom seen for sell, buy this one while you can at this price due to the scarceness & history.  $269.00 Spring Special Price  $235.00  SOLD

BU23. Eleven Ball Buttons- all have shanks and some have small portion of chain. Fine condition $35.00

BU25. CS Louisiana Pelican Button- cuff size, lots of gold gilt, with stand up shank, VG condition  $185.00 

BU26. CS Louisiana Pelican Button-
with stand up shank, coat size, gold highlighting all of face, pretty green petina, fine condition  $275.00 

BU27. Rare African Head Bust Button- with shank, Gold Gilt highlighting Head Bust, can't quite make out B/M, RARE BUTTON  $59.00  SOLD

BU28. CSA Button-
coat size, with shank, Birmingham B/M, made into a poker chip, cool relic, dug in Central, MS   $105.00

Antique Cartridges & Bullets

C1.  Enfield - with remnants of powder in base, from the 'CS Wishing Well' odd bullet, large base that tapers off at the nose - has ring around nose. Drop, Fine condition.    $20.00   SOLD

C2. .44 Short Cartridge - non-dug, in brass casing, VF condition    $25.00

C3. Carved Two-Ring Bullet - Soldier made, he carved this Bullet into a fine point $8.00

C4. Three-Ringer Cartridge- 58 caliber, with paper casing, dug in a creek, extremely hard to come by in dug condition, fine looking cartridge   $49.00   SOLD

C5. Ethan Allen Long Cartridge- 32 caliber, in brass casing, non dug, very fine condition, hard to come by  $39.00

C6. Ethan Allen Cartridge- 32 caliber, non dug, in brass casing, very fine condition $29.00

C7. Six 44 caliber Colt Revolver Bullets- fine condition, all dug near vicksburg, MS  $12.00

C8. Italian 69 Caliber Garibaldi- dug unfired drop, very fine condition  $39.00

C9. Spencer Cartridge- in brass casing, dug condition, very fine for a dug cartridge  $19.00  SOLD

C10. Rifled 69 Musket Bullet- fine condition  $12.00

C11. Carved Acorn- looks like a bullet that was chewed & carved into an Acorn, another cool carved bullet  $25.00

C12. Lead Nipple Protector- for percussion firearm, made by a Soldier  $14.00

C13. Maynard Pointed Nose Cartridge- in brass casing, fine condition, highly used by CS Cavalry  $39.00  SOLD

C14. Maynard Flat-Nose Cartridge
- in brass casing, non dug, very fine condition, highly used by CS Cavalry $35.00  SOLD

C15. Burnside Cartridge- in brass casing, very fine condition, non dug, hard to come by  $55.00  SOLD

C16. French Triangle Bullet- drop, very nice bullet, trangle base  $19.00

C17. Large 12MM Short Pinfire Cartridge
- in short brass casing, non dug, VF condition, used in the 12MM Pinfire Revolver which was one of the most reliable revolvers during the Civil War and also highly used by Officers.   $19.00  SOLD

C18. Large 12MM Long Pinfire Cartridge- in long brass casing, non dug, VF condition, used in the 12MM Pinfire Revolver which was one of the most reliable revolvers during the Civil War and also highly used by Officers.   $19.00  SOLD

C19. Confederate Whitworth Bullet-
solid base bullet, dug in CS Camp near Morton, MS- drop condition, very fine, crude casting at bottom, highly used by CS Sharpshooters during the Civil War, Rare Bullet  $175.00


BK1. Gun Collector's Handbook Of Values - by Charles Edward Chapel, 4th edition, Copyright 1958, VG condition, 398 pages, Hardback  $18.00

BK2. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War - Volume III, The Tide Shifts, by Castle Books, 1995, 752 pages, hardback with jacket, excellent condition  $16.00

BK3. Decisive Battles of the Civil War - by Lt. Col Joseph B. Mitchell, paperback, still in original plastic shrinkwrap. Has 35 maps designed by author.  $8.00

BK4.  Shiloh - by Shelby Foote, Copyright 1952, Special Edition for Shiloh Military Trail Hikers, page 226, very good condition, paperback. $10.00  SOLD

BK5.  The Journal of Mississippi History - Volume XLIX No. 1, February 1987,  contains stories: Poor Relief in Antebellum Mississippi, Riverboat Accounting & Profitability and US Senators & Representatives from Mississippi 1828-1836.  Fine condition, paperback, 80 pages.  $4.00

BK6.  The Journal of Mississippi History - Volume LX, No. 1 Spring, 1998, contains: Lost Chance to Save Vicksburg, fine condition, paperback, $4.00

BK7.  The Journal of Mississippi History - Volume LIV, No. 2, May 1992, contains: Forgiven or Forgotten, the Image of Jeff Davis and The Overthrow of Reconstruction in Mississippi. Fine condition, paperback.  $4.00

BK8.  Plantation Homes of Louisiana - by Pelican Publishing Company, copyright 1989, 128 pages, very good condition paperback.  $9.00

BK9.  Civil War Sites in Virginia, A Tour Guide - by James I. Robertson, Jr., copyright 1985, 100 page paperback, very good condition.  $8.00

BK10.  Musket to M14 - Pistols, Rifles and Machine Guns through the Years,  by C. B. Colby, copyright 1960, 48 page hardback, fine condition.  $18.00

BK11. Report of the Rhode Island Monument at Andersonville, GA - by E.L. Freeman & Sons, VG condition, 1903, hard to come by Book  $65.00

BK12. Decision In Mississippi- by Edwin Bearss, VG condition, extremely Rare and desirable Book, Autograped & dated by Bearss  $115.00   SOLD

BK13. The Public Life of John Brown - by James Redpath, VG condition, published in 1860 in Boston, Rare Book  $55.00

BK14. The Gunboat Series Before Vicksburg- dated 1866, by H.C. Castlemon, VG
condition  $29.00


Spring Discount on all images- 10% off

I1.  Andrew Johnson CDV -  no backmark, very good condition, clear image.    $65.00
I2.  John Slidell CDV - engraving, fine.  $18.00
I3. Washington & Lincoln CDV - fine condition.  $39.00  SOLD
I4.  CDV of George Washington - Fine condition,   $20.00

I5. CDV of Grant Holding his Daughter - clear image, VG condition  $39.00

I6. CDV of Union General Wadsworth - by Wm. Ballantyne, Washington DC- period writing under image "Our General", Fine condition  $35.00

I7. CDV of General McClellan  & Wife - clear image, VG condition  $39.00

I8. CDV Of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher - seated view from waist up. Charles D. Fredericks & Co, New York backmark. $45.00

I9. CDV of 4 Women - the Lady in the Middle appears to be an Angel with light around her, the other women are kneeling at her side, dated 1864 by John Soule, VG condition  $25.00

I10. Unusual Western Theme Albumen Photo- An outdoor photo showing eight men on horseback.  One of the men is pointing a small caliber pistol in the air.  Another young dandy is holding a knife in each hand and jokingly pointing the knives at the chests of the riders to his left and right.  This could be a picture of a posse except that one of the men is holding a baby who has a doll in one hand.  Circa 1880 to 1900.  Measures 8.5X6.5 inches in very good condition with some water staining on the edges.  $125.00

I11. Another Unusual Western Photo - This time a man is sitting on a porch holding a towel around his neck while a woman in a bonnet pours something from a can onto his head while another man massages it into the seated man's head.  Circa 1880 in very good condition.  Image measures 3.25 inches square.  Black backing measures 5.25 inches square.  $50.00

I12. Tintype and Testimonial of Sgt. George Perkins- he was a Sergeant in the 3rd New
Hampshire Infantry Regiment, and enlisted in 1861 at age 25. He was KIA at Deep Bottom, VA. The Testimonial from the State of New Hampshire measures 15 x 12 with a water stain coveringthe bottom right two thirds. The testimonial was presented to the Perkins family in 1867. The tintype is a one sixth plate, waste up view, of a seated Sgt. Perkins with no case or mat. Both are nicely mounted together in acid free matting and ready to be framed. A great ID'd grouping of a KIA Union Soldier  $425.00

I13. Union Soldier CDV- he's sitting in a chair wearing his uniform, "John  Tryon"  on  the back of the CDV, clear image  $45.00  SOLD

I14. Union Soldier CDV- standing up view of a US Soldier, he's wearing his tall boots and uniform, Washington DC backmark  $35.00  SOLD

I15. Union "Boy" Soldier-  standing up view, he's wearing his uniform/boots and holding his hat, clear image, Stamp on back, Springfield backmark, too young to be fighting in my opinion, hard to believe youngsters his age were in the Civil War  $39.00

I16. Union Officer CDV- Boston B/M, 44th Mass. Volunteer Militia, Capt. J. M. Richardson, clear image  $65.00

I17. Union Officer CDV- signed by John Cellar, clear image  $59.00  SOLD

I18. Lucius Q. C. Lamar Autograph- 1911 photo of him from a book, autograph, and history expertly framed & matted. He served as Lt. Colonel of the 18th Mississippi. Very Fine condition $195.00

I19. CDV with Nathan Bedford Forrest- CDV with 7 CS Generals, one of which is the famous Nathan Bedford Forrest, Very Fine condition, Anthony B/M   $175.00

I20. CDV of Union General McPherson- Fine condition, Anthony B/M  $49.00


M1. Indian Axe Head - charcoal black rock, 5" long- 1 1/2" width, grooved, fine $75.00
M2. Pair of Civil War Bone Dice - fine condition, numbers are black and clear  $15.00  

M3. Child's Slave Trade Bracelet - made for a small child, very hard to come by, VF condition, Heavy brass bracelet, used to trade for slaves or worn by slaves  $55.00  

M4. Civil War Ivory Game Markers - pair of Game markers, made of Ivory, used by soldiers to pass time  $25.00

M5. Spanish/Colonial Period Wedding Ring- ornate, dug in a Settlement used by Spanish and Colonial people  $25.00

M6. Spanish/Colonial Period Earrings-  ornate, made of brass, hard to come by, fine condition  $25.00

M7. Confederate Isaac Campbell Knapsack Hook- made of iron which is Rare, dug at Middle TN    $85.00

M8. Early 1800's- Civil War Period Silversmith's Hammer - with original wooden handle, fine condition, seldom seen Tool  $75.00

M9. Pair of Civil War Brass Campsite Candle Holders - VF condition, seldom seen item, Non Dug, a must for any Camp Site Collector  $165.00  SOLD

M10. Large 1851 Dated Brass Bucket - Fine condition, "H.W. Haydens/Patent/Dec. 16, 1851" on bottom of the bucket, Very Rare, $175.00

M11. Large CS Company Letter "I" Hat Insignia - with hooks, dug near at Bovina in a CS Camp, VG condition  $58.00 

M12. Civil War Period Brass ChamberStick- for a Candle, type used by Soldiers in Camp, Fine Condition  $45.00

M13. "USS OHIO" Water Container(Barrel) - the USS Ohio was launced in 1820 and served until 1875. This Water Container is in Very Fine condition. It has "USS Ohio/22" on the wood and a Supply Officer Paper Seal on the side. The two handles and barrel bands are still there and in excellent condition, Super Cool item. This was taken home by some sailor and taken care of.  $950.00    

M14. 1863 Indian Head Store Token- "Grocer" on back, VG condition  $19.00

M15. New CD of Raising of the "Cairo"-  made by a friend of mine, Ken Parks, one of the men that helped raise the Cairo  $19.95

M16. Civil War Dominos- two Dominos in a Case   $20.00

M17. Eagle Top- made of brass, top of some kind of container, droop winged eagle with Stars, unique relic  $25.00

M18. Pair of Union Stirrups- both are different, made of iron, VG condition  $29.00

M19. Moral Almanac(1863)- made in Philadelphia, 36 pages, VG condition $29.00

M20. 10 North/South Trader Magazines- all are in nice condition, 3 are from 2006, 3 from 2005, 2 from 2004, Vol XXVII No. 2, and Vol. XXVII No. 5.  All Ten magazines for $30.00

M21. Civil War Match Safe- dug in a privy at a plantation near New Orleans, LA. Cool relic seldom seen dug. The match safe has two brass end pieces and side straps but the sides are gone. Still full of matches which is remarkable  $45.00

M22. Printers Type 150+ pieces, dug in a Union Camp near Port Hudson, cool as heck find  $250.00

M23. Four Musket Nose Caps or Ends- 3 are brass and one is iron, all were dug near Vicksburg  $49.00

M24. Tan Face Pipe- unique Pipe dug in a privy in New Orleans at a Plantation, small chip where stem goes in, overall Fine condition, appears to be a man wearing a Crown, cool relic  $29.00 SOLD

M25. Relic Box- Musket Lock plate, Minnie Ball, Knapsack hook, and an envelope with Pic of US General McCllellan. Comes in Glass Case  $39.00

M26. Relic Box- Patriotic Envelope with a General & Flags, Tent Grommet, Harmonica piece, Henry Rifle Cartridge, and knapsack rivet  $45.00

M27. Two large Black Men Face Pipes- 2 1/2 inches from top to bottom, Rare Pipes that date from the mid 1850's, they were dug in a privy at a plantation in New Orleans, two Rare Pipes  both for $325.00

M28. Civil War Period Water Keg- with Iron Bands, Pewter Mouth Piece, 12 inches long by 8 inches wide, excellent condition  $175.00

M29. Two New Orleans 1858 Half Dimes- both New Orleans Half Dimes for $29.00  SOLD

M30. Civil War Chess Pieces- 28 pieces, made out of wood, all are in fine condition $145.00

M31. Group  of Central MS Relics- Friction Primer, French Triangle Bullet, Poker Chip, and 4 Scabbard Tips  $65.00

M32. American Halberd- very fine condition, Colonial Period(1750-1770), cool artifact, rare, 19 inches long  $795.00

M33.  Two Historic Autographs- Senator John Brooks Henderson, MO signature. This is from an autograph book. On the back is a second historical signature- Senator Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana. Page is about 4.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall.
John Brooks Henderson signed his name here as J. B. Henderson, Missouri.  He was born near Danville, VA on November 16, 1826.  Later he moved with his parents to Lincoln County, MO.  Self schooled he was admitted to the bar in 1844.  He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1848-1850 and 1856-1858.  When the Civil War broke out he was commissioned a brigadier general in the State militia.  On January 17, 1862, Henderson was appointed to the U.S. Senate as a Unionist to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of . Trusten Polk. Later that year, Henderson was elected to a full six year term in the U.S. Senate. Probably Henderson's most noteworthy accomplishment was that as a United States Senator representing a slave state, he co-authored and co-sponsored the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution permanently prohibiting slavery in the United States.  He also was one of only seven republi can Senators who voted for the aquittal of  President Andrew Johnson during his impeachment trial. Henderson's extraordinary life ended on April 12, 1913 in Washigton, DC.
If one historic signature isn't enough there is a second one on the back of this page.  Thomas  A. Hendricks signed his name as Thos. A. Hendricks, Ind.   Hendricks was born near East Fultonham, Ohio, on September 17, 1819. He moved with his parents to Indiana in 1820.  He was a member of theIndiana State House of Representatives in 1848.   He ran for Congress in 1850 and was elected as a Democrat to the 32nd and 33rd Congresses serving from March 4, 1851 to March 4, 1855. Iin 1862 he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, and served from March 4, 1863 to March 4, 1869.  He was then elected Governor of Indiana in 1872. He served as Governor from 1873 until 1877.and was the first Democrat Governor elected in the North after the Civil War.  Hendricks ran as an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President on the Democratic ticket with Samuel Tildenin in the presidential election of 1876. He ran aga in in 1884, and was elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Grover Cleveland, filling an office that had been vacant since Vice President Chester A. Arthur became President in 1881.He only served from March 4, 1885, until his death a few months later on Novembr 25, 1885 while on a trip home to Indianapolis.  $49.00

M34. Rare 1838 Pocket Size Bible- 170 years old and in nice condition, seldom seen this fine, many Soldiers carried this size Bible thru the War with them  $79.00

M35. Artillery Gimlet- with wood handle, fine condition  $40.00  SOLD

M36. Child's Slave Bracelet- dug condition, very fine  $55.00  SOLD

M37. New Orleans 1839 Half Dime-  good condition, scarce coin  $25.00  SOLD

M38. New Orleans 1850 Half Dime- hole put in coin for wearing, VG condition  $26.00  SOLD

M39. Exploded Gun Barrel
- cool relic, end of 8 sided gun barrel blown off, almost 9 inches long  $49.00

M40. Six Nazi War Dated Coins
- all 6 are in very fine condition  $19.00

M41. Civil War Leather Wallet- very fine condition  $49.00  ON HOLD

M42. Colt 44 Caliber Bullet Mold- made two bullets(Musketball & Conical Bullet), dug at Bovina MS, still opens and closes, the best 44 Caliber Colt Mold I have seen dug around here, "Colt" can still be read on frame, Fine condition   $89.00

M43.  Local found Gun Parts- all of these Gun parts were found in Central MS. This group includes a Flint Lock Side Plate,  Rifle Side Plate with Hammer, Gun Tool, Part of a Miss Rifle Patchbox, Brass Trigger Guard, and a Bayonet  $59.00 SOLD

M44. Central MS Camp Site Relics(Vicksburg Campaign)- this group includes a Syringe, Bone Handled Knife, Spur, Fork, Part of a Rifleman's Buckle, Spoon, and a Spigot  $39.00  SOLD

M45. Union Cavalry Spur-
fine condition, dug in South MS  $45.00  SOLD

M46. Original Musketball Bullet Mold- very fine condition, non dug   $35.00

M47. Colt Navy Bullet Mold- 36 caliber, dug but in fine condition which is seldom seen, Rare Bullet Mold  $89.00

M48. Case of Bovina, MS Relics-
US Boxplate with no hooks, cut in half Eagle Breastplate, Brass Cavalry Bell, Iron Lock, Colt Bullet, Two Three-Ringers, Sharps Ringtail, Pewter Harmonica, Flower Button, part of Lantern, 2 brass buckles, and a Knapsack Hook. $125.00

Paper Items

P1.  Gettysbury Centennial Stamp (1863-1963) - fine condition.    $4.00
P2  Wilderness Centennial Stamp (1864-1964) - fine condition.    $4.00
P3.  Connecticut Envelope - Great Seal of Connecticut, fine condition.  Was  $20.00,  Clearance Price $12.00 
P4.  Confederate General F. M. Cockrell Autograph - fine condition.  $79.00
P5. 1863 10 Cent Georgia Note - with state seal stamp, very good condition.  $20.00 SOLD
P6. Florida Envelop e - very fine condition, "Florida Secession" & Eagle on the front    $95.00
P7. Virginia Envelope - fine condition, State Seal on the front  $65.00
P8. Boston Daily Journal Newspaper(March 9, 1863) -  good condition, news from Vicksburg  $12.00
P9. Boston Daily Journal Newspaper(Jan. 18, 1863) - Gen. Forrest on the Cumberland River, VG condition  $20.00  SOLD
P10. Boston daily Journal Newspaper(Aug. 9, 1864) - Union navy at Mobile, plus many other Civil War Stories, VG condition   $20.00  SOLD
P11. 5 Boston Newspapers from May 1865 - Lincoln Conspiracies, VG condition, very sought after among collectors   ALL 5 for $100.00  SOLD
P12. Envelope Addressed by Jeff Davis - very good condition, Rare  $175.00
P13. Unusual Cover(Envelope )- addressed to 2nd Lieutenant James Dole , 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Washington DC- What makes this rare and unusual is the blood stain in the left corner on the front which is human(tested in Lafayette, LA)- VG condition $95.00P
P14. Union Patriotic Envelope - with Eagle & Flag in upper left corner, very fine condition  $12.00  SOLD
P15. Union Patriotic Envelope - with Two Crossed flags in upper left corner, very fine condition  $12.00  SOLD
P16. Unnatched German Regiment For Illinois - RARE Union broadside for the recruitment of an unattached regiment for the State of Illinois. Dated March 14, 1861. 6 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches.  Printed on heavy paper, completely in German, using Fraktur type.  $450.00
P17. (1857) Summons from Madison County, MS - signed by William Priestley who was the Confederate Postmaster and well known Mississippian, fine condition  $10.00
P18. "Confederate Green" 10th Tennessee Regiment Print - Limited edition, #327 of 750, with Certificate of Authenticity, Rare Print, by Michael Gnatek, Excellent condition, already Professionally Framed and Matted with pocket for Certificate on back,  $250.00
P19. "Letter from Home" Army of Northern Virginia Print - Limited Edition, with Certificate of Authenticity, Rare Print, by Mort Kunstler(Famous Artist), #567 of 1150, Excellent condition, already Professionally Framed and Matted with pocket on back for Certificate $250.00
P20. Memphis, TN 1855 Newspaper- Fine condition, numerous Slave Ads, Nathan Bedford Forrest Slave Ad- Rare   $225.00  Sold
P21. Confederate Cover(Envelope)- from CS Infantry, man was in the 53rd Georgia Infantry, barely legible but there, Rare   $65.00  SOLD
P22. US Revenue 2 Cent Stamp- blue stamp with Washington, 1864 dated, Fine condition $4.00
P23. Missouri Envelope or Cover
- with State Seal and "On the fence" motto, Fine condition, hard to come by  $29.00  SOLD
P24. Confederate Virginia Envelope or Cover- with State Seal and famous "Liberty or Death" motto, Fine condition, Very Rare  $149.00
P25. Rare CS Sheet Music- "Rock me to sleep Mother", a ballad published by Julian A. Shelby in Nov 1862. Two pages in fair condition.  $49.00
P26. Natchez Receipts- 1850's receipts for printing jobs performed at the Office of the Natchez Courier. Four are available. VG condition $10 each
P27. Way Bills for Fort Apache two way bills for supplies delivered to the famous Fort Apache. Both are dated 1904 and are in excellent condition. 7 X 8.25 inches in size. $25.00 each
P28. Savannah 1861 Fifty cent Note- VG condition  $19.00
P29. Civil War Tax Receipt for Slaves- Fine condition, Rare item  $49.00
P30. Jeff Davis Envelope- Fine condition, has a Flag with "JD" and Skull/Bones on it, in reference to Jeff Davis and not in a nice way  $25.00
P31. Envelope Addressed by Jeff Davis
- very good condition, Rare  $175.00  SOLD
P32. Mississippi One Dollar 1862 Note( Jackson, MS)
- VG condition  $29.00
P33. CSA 1864 $10.00 Note- Fine condition, Richmond/VA Note  $28.00  SOLD
P34. CS 1861 North Carolina One Dollar Note- Lady on the left side, Sailing Ship in the middle  $18.00
P35. Confederate Special Order from CS General Polk
- July 11, 1862- from Camp near Tupelo, MS- Special Order #3, written to General Van Dorn at Vicksburg, MS- very nice condition  $185.00
P36. CS Letter written to Wife- from Corinth, MS- excellent penmanship, 3 pages, talks about Bull Run,
Fine condition  $119.00  SOLD

Antique Weapons

W1. Union 1865 Cavalry Sword- with Scabbard, has Leather and part of Brass Wire, Guard has crack in one branch but still looks nice, "US/1865" marked Blade, VG condition  $595.00

W2. Center Hammer Boot Pistol- This center hammer percussion single shot pocket pistol was used by US & CS troops during the Civil War. It is 6” long overall with a 3” half octagon half round barrel that ends in a plain muzzle while the bore is about 31 caliber. The hammer holds at half and full cock. Very good condition  $209.00

W3. Allen & Wheelock Style Boot Pistol- action works, Very Good condition, very popular with Soldier's during the Civil War  $235.00  SOLD

W4. Double Barrel Boot Pistol- looks like a small shotgun, Fine condition, used by US & CS troops during the Civil War,
get these while you can at this prie  $265.00  Spring Special Price  $245.00  SOLD

W5. Allen & Thurber Pepperbox- 6 shot cylinder, percussion firing system, action partially works, "Allen Thurber & Co/Worcester" markings are real clear on the barrel, small chip of wood missing on one grip, VG overall condition, this is the granddadddy of all revolvers, very cool looking weapon  $575.00

W6. 7MM Pinfire Revolver- Very Fine condition, 6 shot cylinder, nice wood grips  $249.00

W7. Civil War Boot Pistol- action works, super fine condition- seldom seen this nice, percussion firing system  $245.00

W8. French Short Sword with Scabbard- used by Confederates and Union Soldiers during the Civil War, Very Fine condition, the Scabbard is extremely hard to come by  $350.00  Spring Special Price  $325.00  SOLD

W9. Civil War Cavalry Sword with Scabbard- with wood handle and brass wire, marked "ADK" which is inspectors initails, #40 on Hand Guard & Pommel, extremely nice condition(near mint), used by Union and Confedrate Soldiers during the Civil War $575.00  SOLD

W10. Import Short Sword with Leather Scabbard- Roman Style Sword, French import, used by US & CS Troops during the Civil War, Very Fine condition, with Leather Scabbard which is extremely Rare to come by(seldom seen)   $495.00
Spring Special Price  $465.00  SOLD

W11. Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun- action is tight, Serial #681, gorgeous Shotgun, you would be hard pressed to find one nicer, highly used by CS Cavalry during the Civil War  $375.00  SOLD

W12. Large 12mm Pinfire Revolver
- nice wood grips, ornate cylinder, Fine condition, highly used by Officers during the Civil War  $375.00  SOLD

W13.  Double Barrel 12mm Pinfire Pistol- fold down triggers, action still works, nice wood grips, fires two Large 12mm  pinfire cartridges, hard to come by pistol  $255.00  SOLD

W14. French Pinfire- ID'd to Capt. C. Otey(4th VA Heavy Artillery)
- found in a trunk with many personal items, Capt. Otey was killed in action, mechanically crisp, grips are perfect, French & Belgium proof marks, very ornate, outstanding Revolver $2550.00  SOLD

W15. Colt 1861 Navy Revolver- extremely low serial number(#251), all numbers match except for the wedge, action works, markings are pretty good, highly used by Cavalry during the Civil War, nice wood grips, early numbered Colts are very hard to come by $1995.00  SOLD

W16. European .69 caliber Musket
- Very good condition, Import musket of this kind were imported by both the North and South during the Civil War. Has all brass furniture. This early gun was originally a flintlock converted to percussion. Overall length is 56” with a 41” barrel that is complete with original full length ram rod and barrel has bayonet lug on the bottom. Metal finish is brown and grey, action is complete, and it's tight & functions fine.  Beautiful looking original walnut stock has a very pretty grain pattern and possible unit markings in the left side butt stock- 5.D39. This Civil War era musket will make a fine display in a collection. $750.00  SOLD

W17. US Civil War Musician's Sword
- marked with inspectors "FP" on blade, "DFM" Inspectors marks on the brass handle, VG condition  $285.00

W18. Import 1840 Cavalry Sword with Scabbard- fine condition Sword & Scabbard, no leather on grip but some wire remains, wood in nice shape, used by CS and US Cavalry during the Civil War  $550.00  SOLD

W19. Import Artillery Sword with Scabbard- VG condition, replacement brass wire on grip, no leather, wood is nice and solid, used by both sides during the Civil War  $525.00  SOLD

W20. Large 12mm Pinfire Revolver- dug decades ago at a Plantation in Central MS, expertly cleaned, cylinder/ trigger/hammer will move which is cool, very fine condition  $285.00

W21. 7MM Pinfire Revolver-
Excellent condition, 6 shot cylinder, and very nice wood grips  $269.00  SOLD

W22. Extremely RARE Brass Framed Double Barrel Boot Pistol- scarce to find Brass Frame, Very Fine condition, seldom ever seen for sell, not many produced due to danger of brass body, only the second one I have ever owned in 26 years  $325.00

W24. Large European Pistol- import, made from mid 1850's thru Civil War, percussion firing system, very fine condition  $375.00  SOLD

W25. Roman Style Short Sword- import sword, used by both sides during the Civil War, very fine condition
$325.00  SOLD

W26. CS Enfield Tower Rifle- cut down for Cavalry use, nice markings highlighted in white, Fine condition  $450.00

W27. Pinfire Revolver- 6 shot cylinder, 7mm revolver, fine condition, with Large carved Star in wooden grip. This Star has plenty of natural wear and was done back then unlike some I see nowadays, you can tell this was done a long time ago, very cool  $245.00

W28. Union 1864 Cavalry Sword
- with Scabbard, both are in VG-Fine condition, made by C.Roby, VF markings on blade, with leather & wire, the 2 dark spots in pic of blade are shadows from my legs   $675.00

W29. Import Short Sword with Leather Scabbard- German Import, used by US & CS Troops during the Civil War, Very Fine condition, with Leather Scabbard which is extremely Rare to come by(seldom seen), nice clear markings on Blade   $350.00

Ancient Artifacts

AA1. Egyptian Beads - group of five in various colors & sizes displayed in case.  $8.00  Group of 16 beads.. $14.00  SOLD 

AA2. Ancient Roman Terra Cotta Bottle - has crack in neck and chipoff of lip, still a nice looking piece and reasonably priced  $25.00

AA3. 1000 BC Bronze Dagger- Rare dug item    $175.00

AA4. 1300 AD Bronze Mongul Arrowheads- Fine condition, Rare  $45.00

AA5. Iron Medieval Mace Head -- about 2 inches wide by 1 inch high.  In good dug condition.  Dating to the 13th century this mace head was found in the Balkans.  $95.00

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