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US 4.4-INCH SCHENKL SHELL

US 4.4-INCH SCHENKL SHELL

This size shell was used in the 4.5” siege rifle. This shell measures 4.4” in diameter and 12.5” long. This unusual looking artillery shell features vertical ribs on the tapered base. Notice the… (998-501) Learn More »

MID-19TH CENTURY CAST IRON STOVE MADE AT THE GETTYSBURG STEAM FOUNDRY

MID-19TH CENTURY CAST IRON STOVE MADE AT THE GETTYSBURG STEAM FOUNDRY

First, the history of the piece. George Arnold (1799-1879) was a very active merchant in Gettysburg, also an associate and friend of Thaddeus Stevens. Of interest to us here is his foundry business.… (M26037) Learn More »

DIARY OF PRISON LIFE AS WRITTEN BY AN UNIDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE OFFICER ACCOMPANIED BY SPECTACLES AND A WELL-WORN SOLDIER’S HYMN BOOK

DIARY OF PRISON LIFE AS WRITTEN BY AN UNIDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE OFFICER ACCOMPANIED BY SPECTACLES AND A WELL-WORN SOLDIER’S HYMN BOOK

DIARY Here we have a very interesting account of a Confederate officer’s perspective of life as a prisoner on Johnson’s Island, which contains a day by day look at happenings in the prison. This… (766-1026) Learn More »

RELIC BAYONET RECOVERED ON 2ND BULL RUN BATTLEFIELD

RELIC BAYONET RECOVERED ON 2ND BULL RUN BATTLEFIELD

Model 1816 socket bayonet in relic condition. Iron shows heavy pitting and surface rust. Looks as though the blade is complete along its length but minor mounts of material are missing along the… (462-283) Learn More »

BOOK OF WORLD WAR TWO LETTERS WRITTEN BY A MARINE OFFICER KILLED ON OKINAWA

BOOK OF WORLD WAR TWO LETTERS WRITTEN BY A MARINE OFFICER KILLED ON OKINAWA

Published in 1946 this small volume contains letters written by 1st Lt. David Tucker Brown to friends and family during World War Two. Lt. Brown entered the Marine Corps in July 1941. He attended OCS… (427-25) Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF SEATED UNION SOLDIER IN WONDERFUL MOTHER OF PEARL CASE

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF SEATED UNION SOLDIER IN WONDERFUL MOTHER OF PEARL CASE

Image shows a Union private seated with his left arm resting on the back of his chair. He wears a dark frock coat buttoned only at the throat. The rest of the coat is open to partially reveal a dark… (846-354) Learn More »

CLASSIC CIVIL WAR UNION “BUMMER,” FATIGUE OR FORAGE CAP

CLASSIC CIVIL WAR UNION “BUMMER,” FATIGUE OR FORAGE CAP

Introduced in 1858 as a cap for fatigue wear (manual labor around camp, etc.,) this cap became the most widely issued and worn piece of headgear in the Union army in all circumstances and is the… (286-1018) Learn More »

U.S. PARROTT LONG FUSE ADAPTER

U.S. PARROTT LONG FUSE ADAPTER

This is the long pattern Parrott time fuse adapter. This style features a top flange with two spanner wrench holes, a middle portion with threads (12 threads to the inch) and an extended lower portion… (M26284) Learn More »

RELIC U.S. PARROTT FUSE ADAPTER FOR 20 & 30-PDR.

RELIC U.S. PARROTT FUSE ADAPTER FOR 20 & 30-PDR.

Zinc fuse adapter for a 10-pounder Parrott rifled cannon. Measures approximately 1.76” long. Rounded flange atop a threaded body. A couple of small dings on top from being fired. Two small holes for… (M26283) Learn More »

RELIC U.S. PARROTT FUSE ADAPTER FOR 20 & 30-PDR.

RELIC U.S. PARROTT FUSE ADAPTER FOR 20 & 30-PDR.

Excavated, large white-metal time fuse adapter for use in 20 and 30-pounder Parrott shells. Measures 1.35” across top flange and 2.38” long. Threaded on the entire length of the body. Very nice… (M25849) Learn More »

RELIC U.S. NAVAL WATERCAP FUSE ADAPTER

RELIC U.S. NAVAL WATERCAP FUSE ADAPTER

Excavated Federal artillery fuse adapter known as a naval watercap fuse and is a fired specimen. Of wartime design, this tapered, cylindrical-shaped brass fuse adapter is the type utilized by the U.S.… (M23138) Learn More »

HENSHAW BROWN BESS BAYONET

HENSHAW BROWN BESS BAYONET

Triangular “Brown Bess” bayonet that meas. approx. 16.25 in overall length. The surfaces of the iron are dark throughout. Socket meas. approx. 4.00 inches long while the blade is approx. 11.75… (1037-150A) Learn More »

SCARCE LEATHER PANNOTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF A VMI CADET IN UNIFORM, IDENTIFIED AS “WILLIS” AND DATED 1858

SCARCE LEATHER PANNOTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF A VMI CADET IN UNIFORM, IDENTIFIED AS “WILLIS” AND DATED 1858

The Virginia Military Institute was intimately involved in the war. It fielded some 1,827 alumni in the conflict, all but 19 of whom served in the Confederate army, and 20 of whom achieved a… (846-202) Learn More »

$2,500.00
Originally $2,900.00
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TIFFANY 1860 STAFF AND FIELD SWORD CIRCA 1890

TIFFANY 1860 STAFF AND FIELD SWORD CIRCA 1890

This is a very nice Tiffany made officer’s sword. We still tend to call it the 1860 Staff and Field officer’s sword, though as Thillmann notes, the proper label should be the 1872 Staff and Line… (870-405) Learn More »

OUTSTANDING PAIR OF 7th MICHIGAN CAVALRY LEDGER/DIARIES  - 1ST LIEUTENANT JAMES W. BENTLEY, REGIMENTAL COMMISSARY OFFICER

OUTSTANDING PAIR OF 7th MICHIGAN CAVALRY LEDGER/DIARIES - 1ST LIEUTENANT JAMES W. BENTLEY, REGIMENTAL COMMISSARY OFFICER

Lieutenant Bentley’s diaries contain his narrative of 7th Michigan regimental service between June 30, 1863, and April 17, 1864.  These diaries came in to The Horse Soldier along with a group of… (766-1045) Learn More »

SCHUYLER, HARTLEY AND GRAHAM SILVER GRIPPED TRANSITIONAL 1860 STAFF AND FIELD SWORD

SCHUYLER, HARTLEY AND GRAHAM SILVER GRIPPED TRANSITIONAL 1860 STAFF AND FIELD SWORD

As Thillmann notes, the 1860 Staff and Field is a misnomer derived from Peterson’s classification of the 1860 Staff sword that morphed into the 1872 Staff and Line officers’ sword. This one dates… (870-401) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE 7” BROOKE SHELL

CONFEDERATE 7” BROOKE SHELL

This is a massive “dug” artillery projectile for the 7” Brooke rifle. Of Confederate manufacture, this is a shell with two bourrelet rings, and copper sabot bolted to the bottom. Projectile was… (727-279) Learn More »

$2,000.00
Originally $2,950.00

CONFEDERATE 7” BROUN BOLT

CONFEDERATE 7” BROUN BOLT

This is a massive “dug” artillery projectile for the 7” Brooke rifle. Of Confederate manufacture, this is a solid bolt with one bourrelet ring, blunt nose, and copper sabot cast into the… (727-280) Learn More »

$2,000.00
Originally $2,950.00

CONFEDERATE 6.4” READ SHELL

CONFEDERATE 6.4” READ SHELL

This is a large “dug” artillery projectile for the 32-pounder rifle. Of Confederate manufacture, this is a shell with two bourrelet rings, pointy nose, and copper sabot cast into the base. The… (778-04) Learn More »

$1,250.00
Originally $1,850.00

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD MADE AND MARKED BY BOYLE, GAMBLE AND MCFEE OF RICHMOND

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD MADE AND MARKED BY BOYLE, GAMBLE AND MCFEE OF RICHMOND

This is an excellent example of the “open guard” style of foot officer’s sword made by Boyle, Gamble, and McFee of Richmond, VA, which bears their company name and address cast in raised letters… (870-599) Learn More »

LADY’S INSCRIBED SNUFF BOX

LADY’S INSCRIBED SNUFF BOX

This nicely inscribed silver plate oval box has a push-button latch and a red interior top and bottom that shows some wear around the sides. The box measures about 2 ½ inches by 1 7/8 inches and fits… (30-2224) Learn More »

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US BELT PLATE, MISSING TONGUE

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US BELT PLATE, MISSING TONGUE

Stamped brass oval plate with lead filled back. The face is clean with a light surface patina and minor surface wear. There are no major dings or dents. Reverse has 100% of the lead fill and both… (2020-857) Learn More »

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US DRAGOON BELT PLATE

PATTERN 1839 OVAL US DRAGOON BELT PLATE

Stamped brass oval plate with lead filled back. The face has moderate surface wear in the form of numerous small scratches as well as some spots of oxidation. The top of the plate has a flattened… (1117-149) Learn More »

PACK OF 7 CARTRIDGES FOR M1860 (56-56) SPENCER (& JOSLYN)

PACK OF 7 CARTRIDGES FOR M1860 (56-56) SPENCER (& JOSLYN)

This is one of the “inner” sleeves from a full box of 42 Spencer cartridges.  A complete box of Spencer ammunition contained six of these smaller boxes.  Each “inner sleeve” held seven… (362-913) Learn More »

$195.00
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PACK OF 7 CARTRIDGES FOR M1860 (56-56) SPENCER

PACK OF 7 CARTRIDGES FOR M1860 (56-56) SPENCER

This is one of the “inner” sleeves from a full box of 42 Spencer cartridges.  A complete box of Spencer ammunition contained six of these smaller boxes.  Each “inner sleeve” held seven… (362-914) Learn More »

MINTY PACK OF FRANKFORD ARSENAL 8-SECOND FUSES

MINTY PACK OF FRANKFORD ARSENAL 8-SECOND FUSES

This pack of 8-second artillery fuses originates from the Frankford Arsenal and was produced in 1863. The pack is constructed of a drilled wood block covered with a paper label. This paper covering is… (M23179) Learn More »

ORIGINAL WAR OF 1812 ERA TWELVE-POUNDER AMERICAN GUNADE – AND REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

ORIGINAL WAR OF 1812 ERA TWELVE-POUNDER AMERICAN GUNADE – AND REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

This twelve-pounder gunade, dating about 1800-1820, was deaccessioned several years ago from the Fort Ticonderoga collection of artillery. It is unmarked and likely American. The gunade, or gunnade,… (1124-01) Learn More »

MODERN HISTORY OF THE 48TH GEORGIA INFANTRY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

MODERN HISTORY OF THE 48TH GEORGIA INFANTRY LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

The full title of this work is “FOR HOME AND THE SOUTHLAND” by John Zwemer and published by Butternut & Blue, Baltimore, Maryland in 1999 as part of their “ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA… (2020-1038) Learn More »

$45.00
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BOOK OF LETTERS FROM MEMBERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE

BOOK OF LETTERS FROM MEMBERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE

The full title of this work is “THE PAINFUL NEWS I HAVE TO WRITE: LETTERS AND DIARIES OF FOUR HITE BROTHERS OF PAGE COUNTY IN THE SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERACY” by Harlan R. Jessup and published by… (2020-1037) Learn More »

$45.00
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M1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD BY ROBY, DATED 1863

M1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD BY ROBY, DATED 1863

Sword measures approximately 34 ½” overall with a 28” blade. Blade is mostly bright with a few scattered patches of darker spotting and light surface rust. Obverse ricasso is marked “US / 1863… (462-284) Learn More »

ALLIN CONVERSION MODEL 1865 TRAPDOOR RIFLE

ALLIN CONVERSION MODEL 1865 TRAPDOOR RIFLE

This rifle is the first model of the Allin conversion trapdoor. The breech loading “Trapdoor” mechanism, designed by Erskine S. Allin of the Springfield Armory was adopted in 1865 and 5000 model… (490-1835) Learn More »

ETCHED BLADE, INSCRIBED E.J. JOHNSON C.S. OFFICER’S SWORD OF COL. W. M. SLAUGHTER, 51st GA, KILLED AT CHANCELLORSVILLE

ETCHED BLADE, INSCRIBED E.J. JOHNSON C.S. OFFICER’S SWORD OF COL. W. M. SLAUGHTER, 51st GA, KILLED AT CHANCELLORSVILLE

This E.J. Johnston Confederate officer’s sword has an etched blade identifying both the maker and the officer who carried it when killed at Chancellorsville. It was the subject of an article and… (846-238) Learn More »

$16,500.00
Originally $21,000.00

MODEL 1862 JOSLYN CARBINE

MODEL 1862 JOSLYN CARBINE

This is a very good example of the breech-loading .52 caliber Joslyn carbine as carried by a number of Union cavalry regiments. Total production is estimated at 3,300, with 2,201 purchased by the… (506-20) Learn More »

$1,450.00
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QUARTERPLATE TINTYPE OF ARMED UNION SOLDIER WITH US FLAG

QUARTERPLATE TINTYPE OF ARMED UNION SOLDIER WITH US FLAG

Full standing view of a young, cleanshaven armed Union soldier posed by a podium which holds a small US flag on a staff. The subject wears a dark forage cap with four-button sack coat and matching… (2021-35) Learn More »

1904 GAR & POTOMAC DAY HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

1904 GAR & POTOMAC DAY HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

Top is a fraternal cross with “1904” at center. Each arm of the cross holds a different symbol. One holds a rising sun, one holds shaking hands and the other two show angelic figures. Original… (1011-37) Learn More »

1924 DEPARTMENT OF OHIO GAR ENCAMPMENT BADGE

1924 DEPARTMENT OF OHIO GAR ENCAMPMENT BADGE

Top bar is rather large and consists of a section of made to look like wood with “G.A.R.” at center topped by a riband that reads “REPRESENTATIVE” with a lower riband that reads “DEPT. OF.… (1011-36) Learn More »

1890 WOMAN’S RELIEF CORPS NATIONAL CONVENTION BADGE

1890 WOMAN’S RELIEF CORPS NATIONAL CONVENTION BADGE

Brass top bar has what looks like an axle with a cog at center and flowered ends. There is a riband above that reads “BOSTON 1890” and one below that reads “F.C.L.” for Fraternity, Charity and… (1011-35) Learn More »

GAR MEMORIAL RIBBON FOR ROCKVILLE, CONNECTICUT POST

GAR MEMORIAL RIBBON FOR ROCKVILLE, CONNECTICUT POST

Stamped thin top bar with pin on back and embossed G.A.R. at center and original pin on reverse. Suspended from this bar is a black ribbon meas. approx. 8.00 inches long. At top in silver lettering is… (1011-34) Learn More »

$55.00
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1907 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SOLDIERS AND SAILOR’S REUNION RIBBON

1907 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SOLDIERS AND SAILOR’S REUNION RIBBON

At top of the ribbon is a stamped brass frame that has a celluloid label at center with a full color GAR membership badge at center flanked by “GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC” in black ink. Reverse of… (1011-33) Learn More »

$65.00
SOLD

SMITH & WESSON MODEL NO.1 THIRD ISSUE REVOLVER

SMITH & WESSON MODEL NO.1 THIRD ISSUE REVOLVER

Revolver is .22 rimfire with a barrel that meas. approx. 3 3/16  inches long. Top of barrel is strongly stamped with “SMITH & WESSON, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. PATENTED APRIL 3 .55, JULY 5 .59  DEC.… (1107-37) Learn More »

RARE YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA SCREW-TIP POWDER HORN

RARE YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA SCREW-TIP POWDER HORN

These elegant screw-tip powder horns are as quintessentially American as the Pennsylvania-Kentucky rifles they often accompanied. Produced as early as the French and Indian War, they retained their… (490-2454) Learn More »

$750.00
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1840/41 PATTERN GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD BY HORSTMANN

1840/41 PATTERN GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD BY HORSTMANN

This is a scarce version of the 1840/41 pattern general officer’s sword by Horstmann in very good condition. This was formerly in the superb collection of Kevin Hoffman, who felt it was a very early… (870-346) Learn More »

HARPER’S WEEKLY, MAY 11, 1861 – COL. ELMER ELLSWORTH

HARPER’S WEEKLY, MAY 11, 1861 – COL. ELMER ELLSWORTH

Vol. V—No. 228. 16pp., [289-304], 4 columns, numerous attractive lithographs, including a center-fold spread of the Federal destruction of the Norfolk Navy before its abandonment to Confederate… (998-1884) Learn More »

$100.00
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HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, JUNE 25, 1864 – ANDREW JOHNSON/ GRANT’S OVERLAND CAMPAIGN

HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, JUNE 25, 1864 – ANDREW JOHNSON/ GRANT’S OVERLAND CAMPAIGN

Vol. VIII—No. 391. 16 pp. [401-416], four columns, with numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features portrait sketch of “Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee”, who would… (998-1879) Learn More »

$45.00
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HARPER’S WEEKLY DATED JULY 23, 1864 – CSS </I>ALABAMA</I>

HARPER’S WEEKLY DATED JULY 23, 1864 – CSS ALABAMA

Vol. VIII—No. 395. 16pp. [465-480], 4 columns, with numerous illustrations. Front cover features magnificent full-page illustration of “The Sinking of the “Alabama,” off Cherbourg, June 19,… (998-1878) Learn More »

HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24, 1864 - JOHN HUNT MORGAN/ FARRAGUT AT MOBILE

HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24, 1864 - JOHN HUNT MORGAN/ FARRAGUT AT MOBILE

Vol. VIII—No. 404. 16 pp. [609-624], four columns, with numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features portrait sketch of John Hunt Morgan, w/inside story of his death.… (998-1874) Learn More »

$65.00
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HARPER’S WEEKLY – JULY 30, 1864

HARPER’S WEEKLY – JULY 30, 1864

VOL. VIII/ NO. 396. 16pp. This issue appeared the day of the Crater explosion at the Siege of Petersburg, while Sherman maneuvered toward the capture of Atlanta. The front cover features a portrait… (998-1877) Learn More »

$35.00
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HARPER’S WEEKLY, APRIL 5, 1862—ASSAULT ON ISLAND NO. 10/ BURNSIDE EXPEDITION TO NORTH CAROLINA

HARPER’S WEEKLY, APRIL 5, 1862—ASSAULT ON ISLAND NO. 10/ BURNSIDE EXPEDITION TO NORTH CAROLINA

Vol. VI—No. 275. 16 pp. [209-224], four columns, w/numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features dramatic pull page illustration of “The Rebel Steamer “Nashville”… (998-1847) Learn More »

$45.00
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“EAGLE” POWDER FLASK FOR REVOLVERS

“EAGLE” POWDER FLASK FOR REVOLVERS

This small flask is for the Colt pocket model or similar revolvers. Measures approximately 4.5” tall x 2” at widest point. Front features the American eagle with shield, thirteen stars, and with… (1107-150) Learn More »

“EAGLE” POWDER FLASK FOR REVOLVERS

“EAGLE” POWDER FLASK FOR REVOLVERS

This small flask is for the Colt pocket model or similar revolvers. Constructed with a copper body and brass top and spout. Measures approximately 4.5” tall x 2” at widest point. Both sides… (1110-62) Learn More »

.44 CALIBER HAZARD CARTRIDGE

.44 CALIBER HAZARD CARTRIDGE

Cartridge for .44 caliber Army revolver made by Hazard Powder Company.  These were made under the three Doremus & Budd patents of 1862, using a moulded powder cake glued to the bullet and then… (1117-70) Learn More »

EXCELLENT CONDITION .36 CALIBER REVOLVER CARTRIDGE

EXCELLENT CONDITION .36 CALIBER REVOLVER CARTRIDGE

This is what was termed the “paper envelope” cartridge. Used in Colt, Remington, and any other .36 caliber percussion revolver of the Civil War. Constructed using a typical “new model” lead… (1117-72) Learn More »

$65.00
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.31 CALIBER REVOLVER CARTRIDGE

.31 CALIBER REVOLVER CARTRIDGE

This is a complete and original cartridge for Colt .31 caliber “pocket” revolver. This was made at the Colt Cartridge Works. The bullet has no grooves and utilizes a slight rebated area at the… (1117-71) Learn More »

.50 CALIBER MAYNARD CARTRIDGE

.50 CALIBER MAYNARD CARTRIDGE

Dr. Edward Maynard held patent #22,565 dated January 11, 1859.  By this patent, cartridge cases for the Maynard carbine were made of drawn brass to form a tube with a closed end.  A brass disk was… (M26456) Learn More »

WHITWORTH RIFLE BULLET

WHITWORTH RIFLE BULLET

This is a very fine specimen of an excavated .45 caliber bullet for the English Whitworth rifle.  These highly accurate rifles were imported by the Confederacy through the Union blockade. This bullet… (2020-1192) Learn More »

STARR DOUBLE ACTION 1858 ARMY REVOLVER

STARR DOUBLE ACTION 1858 ARMY REVOLVER

Starr made about 23,000 revolvers circa 1850s-1860s. The single action replaced the Model 1858 double action because it was less expensive to manufacture. The only revolvers that surpassed the Starr… (362-823) Learn More »

ENFIELD BAYONET W/ SCABBARD

ENFIELD BAYONET W/ SCABBARD

Very good condition Enfield Bayonet with accompanying scabbard.  This British-made accoutrement is an original socket bayonet made for the Enfield .577 caliber musket longarm. The bayonet’s blade… (2020-699) Learn More »

$225.00
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SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVER

SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVER

This is a Smith & Wesson, No. 2, Old Model Army Revolver. It is a .32 caliber, six-shot revolver with a 6” barrel, rosewood handles. Post-Civil War serial number 44417. Production began in 1861,… (G3939) Learn More »

$550.00
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COMPLETE TIN OF MAYNARD TAPE PRIMERS

COMPLETE TIN OF MAYNARD TAPE PRIMERS

Cylindrical japanned-tin container holds ten roles of Maynard tape primers. Container remains in solid shape with no rust. There are scratches and some loss to the brown japanned finish. Complete with… (302-95) Learn More »

HISTORY OF THE 126TH NEW YORK INFANTRY BY MAHOOD

HISTORY OF THE 126TH NEW YORK INFANTRY BY MAHOOD

The full title of this work is “WRITTEN IN BLOOD; A HISTORY OF THE 126TH NEW YORK INFANTRY IN THE CIVIL WAR” by Wayne Mahood and published by Longstreet House, Hightstown, New Jersey in… (2020-1053) Learn More »

$30.00
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1994 REPRINT OF THE 1911 HISTORY OF THE 14TH BROOKLYN

1994 REPRINT OF THE 1911 HISTORY OF THE 14TH BROOKLYN

The full title of this work is “THE HISTORY OF THE FIGHTING FOURTEENTH PUBLISHED IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FIFTIETH SNNIVERSARY OF THE MUSTER OF THE REGIMENT INTO THE UNITED STATES SERVICE MAY 23,… (2020-1108) Learn More »

$50.00
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U.S. GRANT BADGE CARTRIDGE BADGE

U.S. GRANT BADGE CARTRIDGE BADGE

Hangar for badge is a 45-70 black powder round by The Union Metallic Cartridge Co. Stamping on end reads, “U.M.C. / S H / .45-70. It dates from about 1885 into the 1890’s. The “SH” means it is… (1054-2199) Learn More »

GETTYSBURG ETERNAL PEACE LIGHT MONUMENT PIN

GETTYSBURG ETERNAL PEACE LIGHT MONUMENT PIN

Vintage brass pin shows a raised image of the Eternal Peace Light Monument in Gettysburg. Pin mounted on reverse has the patent number for the safety catch stamped on the base which reads, "Pat.… (635-375) Learn More »

HIGH WATER MARK MEMORIAL SOUVENIR PAPERWEIGHT

HIGH WATER MARK MEMORIAL SOUVENIR PAPERWEIGHT

This vintage heavy glass paperweight shows an early image of the High Water Mark Memorial at the Gettysburg Battlefield. Measures 2 ½” by 4”. Image has yellowed with age but is clear. Glass shows… (1054-1298) Learn More »

$40.00
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GENERAL MEADE’S HEADQUARTERS SOUVENIR PAPERWEIGHT

GENERAL MEADE’S HEADQUARTERS SOUVENIR PAPERWEIGHT

This vintage heavy glass paperweight shows a colored image of General Meade’s Headquarters at the Gettysburg Battlefield. Measures 2 ½” by 4”. Image is clear. Glass shows no chips or cracks.… (1054-1297) Learn More »

$65.00
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GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR POCKET KNIFE

GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR POCKET KNIFE

Vintage pocket knife has raised images on both sides. One side features the Jennie Wade House. Other side shows General Meade’s Headquarters and the Pennsylvania State Memorial. Knife has two… (635-366) Learn More »

US 3.67 INCH 20 POUND PARROTT SHELL RECOVERED IN VIRGINIA

US 3.67 INCH 20 POUND PARROTT SHELL RECOVERED IN VIRGINIA

This 3.63 inch Parrott, sub-pattern III projectile fired from a 3.67 inch 20 pounder Parrott rifle, meas. 10 1/8 inches, weight 18 lbs. Brass ring sabot is intact and the nose has the remains of the… (2020-800) Learn More »

U.S. 3” HOTCHKISS ARTILLERY SHELL

U.S. 3” HOTCHKISS ARTILLERY SHELL

This is an excavated specimen and this common size was for the 3” Parrott and ordnance rifles. This shell was fired and retains its lead sabot and base cup. The top half of the zinc fuse adapter is… (M26265) Learn More »

PAIR OF SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPES IN UNION CASE

PAIR OF SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPES IN UNION CASE

Here is a pair of 1/6-plate tintypes, probably a husband and wife. Images are extremely crisp and clear. On the left side is a well-dressed woman and on the right side is a well-dressed man. Both have… (2021-15) Learn More »

1893 NEW YORK DAY AT GETTYSBURG: NY MONUMENT DEDICATION “MEDAL OF HONOR”

1893 NEW YORK DAY AT GETTYSBURG: NY MONUMENT DEDICATION “MEDAL OF HONOR”

New York commemorated the service of its soldiers at Gettysburg with the dedication of a state monument on the field in 1893. This stretched over the three-day thirtieth anniversary of the battle and… (766-1447) Learn More »

SUPER CLEAN US MODEL 1902 OFFICER’S SWORD BY THE LILLEY-AMES COMPANY

SUPER CLEAN US MODEL 1902 OFFICER’S SWORD BY THE LILLEY-AMES COMPANY

The drawn sword meas. approx. 35.50 inches long from point to pommel. The immaculately clean and bright blade meas. approx. 30.00 inches long and has an unstopped fuller approx. 19.25 inches long. The… (E2388) Learn More »

WEST POINT CADET SWORD WITH SCABBARD, ID’D TO CLASS OF 1932

WEST POINT CADET SWORD WITH SCABBARD, ID’D TO CLASS OF 1932

This is a circa 1960s sword from a Class of 1932 cadet. Cast brass cross guard, grip, and pommel; plated. Each end of the cross guard features an eagle head with coiled snake clutched in its beak. The… (266-1004) Learn More »

$450.00
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CAVALRY SPUR FROM THE BOHON COLLECTION, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG

CAVALRY SPUR FROM THE BOHON COLLECTION, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG

This is a regulation issue cavalryman’s spur, with rounded profile to the sides and neck, with the rowel in place. The rowel shows some rounding the tips, and one tip missing, but turns freely. The… (490-2447) Learn More »

CAVALRY SPUR FROM THE BOHON COLLECTION, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG

CAVALRY SPUR FROM THE BOHON COLLECTION, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG

If you have been following our recent offerings, you will be familiar with the collection of Tom Bohon, a longtime customer and friend. He was also a regular visitor to the Shields Museum, which… (490-2471) Learn More »

$225.00
ON HOLD

U.S. INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BOX AND SLING FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG: SHIELDS MUSEUM

U.S. INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BOX AND SLING FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG: SHIELDS MUSEUM

Luck is the residue of diligence. Tom Bohon was one of our earliest customers, a regular at our first shop, and regular visitor to the old Shields Museum. In 1974 he was offered a rare opportunity by… (490-2453) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

This Confederate cartridge box was a battlefield pick-up from the first day’s battlefield here at Gettysburg and comes from the collection of Tom Bohon, who acquired it in 1974 directly from the… (490-2448) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE LEAD RIVET FIELD REPAIRED HOLSTER, SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S FIELD OF GETTYSBURG

CONFEDERATE LEAD RIVET FIELD REPAIRED HOLSTER, SHIELDS MUSEUM, FIRST DAY’S FIELD OF GETTYSBURG

This revolver holster shows a classic Confederate field repair and was part of a Shields Museum display of battlefield pick-ups from the scene of the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg. The holster… (490-2452) Learn More »

PORTIONS OF THE “OLD ARMY BLANKET CARRIED & USED BY JOHN MCDANIELS THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR 1861 – 1865”

PORTIONS OF THE “OLD ARMY BLANKET CARRIED & USED BY JOHN MCDANIELS THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR 1861 – 1865”

This is a nicely documented section, in two pieces, of a regulation Civil War army issue blanket with an old pencil note that was pinned to it at some point, reading, “Old army Blanket carried &… (846-248) Learn More »

$1,095.00
Originally $1,500.00
ON HOLD

THE LAST CONFEDERATE FLAG TO FLY OVER THE C.S. CAPITOL AT RICHMOND

THE LAST CONFEDERATE FLAG TO FLY OVER THE C.S. CAPITOL AT RICHMOND

An 1881 newspaper article called Lt. Col. Abram Burtt Lawrence (18 May 1834 to 30 March 1912,) “an inveterate collector of relics,” and the collecting bug seems to have bitten him early. Displayed… (846-345) Learn More »

$1,950.00
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CINCINNATI DEPOT CANTEEN WITH POST-WAR STRAP

CINCINNATI DEPOT CANTEEN WITH POST-WAR STRAP

Pattern 1858 smooth side canteen with tin spout as made by the Cincinnati Depot. The body of the canteen is in good condition. One side has a small bent at center while the other has two at center.… (668-298) Learn More »

RELIC REMINGTON REVOLVER RECOVERED AT THE SITE OF THE LARGEST CAVALRY BATTLE OF THE WAR - BRANDY STATION, VIRGINIA

RELIC REMINGTON REVOLVER RECOVERED AT THE SITE OF THE LARGEST CAVALRY BATTLE OF THE WAR - BRANDY STATION, VIRGINIA

Revolver is in near complete relic condition. The only visible pieces missing are the wood grips cylinder pin and the loading lever. All metal surfaces have been cleaned of heavy rust leaving behind a… (475-304) Learn More »

$425.00
ON HOLD

HIGH GRADE US 1860 STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES WITH GILT SCABBARD

HIGH GRADE US 1860 STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD BY AMES WITH GILT SCABBARD

This beautiful, high quality sword by Ames follows the printed regulations for the 1860 sword for “officers of the general staff and staff corps” except on two points. Rather than horn, it a… (870-399) Learn More »

MODEL 1892/98 KRAG BAYONET

MODEL 1892/98 KRAG BAYONET

This is the Krag – Jorgensen bayonet used on the model 1892 Krag rifle. Overall length of the bayonet is approx. 16.25 inches from point to pommel. The blade itself is approx. 11.75 inches long with… (2020-1187) Learn More »

US NAVY MARK 2 FIGHTING KNIFE

US NAVY MARK 2 FIGHTING KNIFE

Blade is in fair condition. True edge has numerous small nicks long its length. Blued finish is worn slightly in scattered spots. Underside of the iron counterguard is marked “CAMILLUS, N.Y.” and… (490-2441) Learn More »

US WORLD WAR ONE MODEL 1917 HELMET SHELL WITH PAINTED 35TH DIVISION INSIGNIA

US WORLD WAR ONE MODEL 1917 HELMET SHELL WITH PAINTED 35TH DIVISION INSIGNIA

Standard issue British made US Model 1917 helmet with a dark OD painted exterior and moderate sand finish. Exterior shows light wear from age, use and storage. Interior of the shell is empty but for… (980-68) Learn More »

$125.00
ON HOLD

PETER WRIGHT & CO. DRUGGIST BOTTLE

PETER WRIGHT & CO. DRUGGIST BOTTLE

Aqua glass druggist bottle shows paneled sides with an applied top and pontil scar. Embossing on front and sides reads, "PETER WRIGHT & CO. PHILDA / WHOLESALE / DRUGGIST". Bottle measures 4.5"… (998-1680) Learn More »

DR. THOMPSON'S EYE WATER BOTTLE

DR. THOMPSON'S EYE WATER BOTTLE

Aqua glass cylinder shaped bottle shows a rolled lip and pontil scar. Embossing reads, "DR. THOMPSON'S EYE WATER / NEW LONDON CONNT". Bottle measures 4" tall by 1" in diameter. No chips or… (998-1692) Learn More »

PHALON'S MAGIC HAIR DYE BOTTLE

PHALON'S MAGIC HAIR DYE BOTTLE

Aqua glass bottle shows an applied top and pontil scar.  Embossing reads, "PHALON'S MAGIC HAIR DYE NO. 2". Bottle measures 2.75" tall by .75" square. Edward Phalon, a popular New York hairdresser and… (998-1694) Learn More »

NORWILL'S PECTORAL ORAL HONEY OF LIVERWORT BOTTLE

NORWILL'S PECTORAL ORAL HONEY OF LIVERWORT BOTTLE

Cylinder shaped aqua glass bottle shows a rolled lip. It was made from a two-piece mold. Embossing reads, "NORWILL'S PECT. ORAL HONEY OF LIVERWORT". Bottle measures 4.75" tall by 1.25" in diameter. … (998-1684) Learn More »

MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER

MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER

Here is a Civil War Colt Model 1860 Army revolver in good original condition. In production from 1860 through 1873, these handguns were the successor to the Colt Third Model Dragoon pistols. The Model… (30-2049) Learn More »

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION MODEL 1840 GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD OF WILLIAM SCHOULER, ADJUTANT GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS 1860: HE PREPARED THE “MINUTEMEN OF ‘61”

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION MODEL 1840 GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD OF WILLIAM SCHOULER, ADJUTANT GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS 1860: HE PREPARED THE “MINUTEMEN OF ‘61”

This sword has a wonderful undisturbed patina on the exterior and bright blade with vivid etching that really catches the eye when drawn. It also bears a great 1860 inscription to the Adjutant General… (870-343) Learn More »

PRE-CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY TOMPION

PRE-CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY TOMPION

Cylindrical iron tompion that meas. approx. 4.00 inches across the bottom by 3.25 inches high. The body is made of one piece with a welt at each end. The face of the tompion was made slightly wider… (2020-903) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE BELT WITH PATTERN 1839 US PLATE ATTACHED

CONFEDERATE BELT WITH PATTERN 1839 US PLATE ATTACHED

Belt is the Pattern 1851 waist belt with the sewn loop on one end. Laid flat the leather belt meas. approx. 39.50 inches long x 1.75 inches wide. The end of the belt which has the sewn loop also has… (2020-1206) Learn More »

$450.00
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CONFEDERATE 7” BROOKE BOLT

CONFEDERATE 7” BROOKE BOLT

This is a heavy “dug” artillery projectile for the 7” Brooke rifle. Of Confederate manufacture, this is a solid bolt with two bourrelet rings, blunt nose, and copper sabot bolted to the… (R21824) Learn More »

7-INCH DYER SHELL, NON-EXCAVATED WITH OLD PAINTED LABEL

7-INCH DYER SHELL, NON-EXCAVATED WITH OLD PAINTED LABEL

This is a non-excavated Civil War rifled artillery projectile. It is a 7” Dyer shell for the rifled 42-pounder gun. This projectile was manufactured in the Federal arsenals following the invention… (R21825) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE 7-INCH MULLANE BOLT

CONFEDERATE 7-INCH MULLANE BOLT

This is a heavy artillery projectile for the 7” Brooke rifle. Of Confederate manufacture, this is a solid bolt with two bourrelet rings, blunt nose, and copper sabot bolted to the bottom. The sabot… (M24001) Learn More »

M1842 BAYONET WITH SCABBARD

M1842 BAYONET WITH SCABBARD

The bayonet depicted here has an original black bridle leather scabbard with a brass 2 rivet leather frog. There is some evidence of crazing on the body and stitching is open.  The finial is brass… (E2907) Learn More »

US MODEL 1816 SOCKET BAYONET

US MODEL 1816 SOCKET BAYONET

Federal accoutrement is an original angular socket bayonet made for the US Model 1816 Flintlock Musket longarm. This bayonet was the first American bayonet to include a uniformly ground flute and the… (1037-436) Learn More »

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1819 HALL RIFLE, DATED 1831 CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1819 HALL RIFLE, DATED 1831 CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION

A very nice Harper’s Ferry arsenal second production type specimen of the Model 1819 Hall’s Flintlock Rifle altered to percussion. This single shot breech loading longarm measures 52 3/4” long… (218-570) Learn More »

MODEL 1861 TRENTON CONTRACT RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1863

MODEL 1861 TRENTON CONTRACT RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1863

Here is an original, 1863-dated Model 1861 .58 caliber “Trenton Contract” percussion rifle-musket in excellent condition overall. The weapon was a product of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine… (218-571) Learn More »

U. S. MARINE CORPS MARKED POCKET KNIFE

U. S. MARINE CORPS MARKED POCKET KNIFE

It is believed that this style knife was first produced in 1945 and was made for years by the Camillus Company before becoming more of a general produced item. It has no official connection to the… (1037-416) Learn More »

CIVIL WAR HOUSEWIFE

CIVIL WAR HOUSEWIFE

For a thread based Civil War item this housewife is in very good condition.  It does show signs of wear, but all fabric pieces are intact. It is missing its original sewing implements, but red fabric… (665-85) Learn More »

SAPPERS SHAKO PLATE FROM THE 2ND FRENCH EMPIRE – ITEM FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE ARTIST, RON TUNISON

SAPPERS SHAKO PLATE FROM THE 2ND FRENCH EMPIRE – ITEM FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE ARTIST, RON TUNISON

Stamped brass plate of a bursting bomb within a wreath of palm branches above a riband that reads “SAPEURS POMPIERS.” Plate meas. approx. 4.00 x 5.00 inches with excellent detail to the flame… (1100-103) Learn More »

$75.00
SOLD

CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE FROM THE 2ND FRENCH EMPIRE – ITEM FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE ARTIST, RON TUNISON

CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE FROM THE 2ND FRENCH EMPIRE – ITEM FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE ARTIST, RON TUNISON

Stamped brass plate of a sun burst with a domed King’s crown at center above the letter “N” for Napoleon III. Plate meas. approx. 5.00 x 3.00 inches with excellent detail in the crown. Face has… (1100-102) Learn More »

$95.00
SOLD

GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE FROM THE MOLLUS MUSEUM

GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE FROM THE MOLLUS MUSEUM

This is one of several G.A.R. badges we recently acquired from the War Library and Museum of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S. (MOLLUS,) the veterans’ organization composed of… (1052-30) Learn More »

$125.00
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GAR NATIONAL LEVEL SERVING OFFICER’S BADGE FROM THE MOLLUS MUSEUM

GAR NATIONAL LEVEL SERVING OFFICER’S BADGE FROM THE MOLLUS MUSEUM

This is one of several G.A.R. badges we recently acquired from the War Library and Museum of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S. (MOLLUS,) the veterans’ organization composed of… (1052-27) Learn More »

$125.00
ON HOLD

GAR POST LEVEL SERVING OFFICER BADGE FROM THE MOLLUS MUSEUM

GAR POST LEVEL SERVING OFFICER BADGE FROM THE MOLLUS MUSEUM

This G.A.R. membership badge has the rank bar positioned at the top of the 1887 pattern ribbon indicating the member is a currently serving officer. The blue border of the ribbon and blue ground of… (1052-26) Learn More »

CIVIL WAR FEDERAL LIMBER OR AMMUNITION CHEST

CIVIL WAR FEDERAL LIMBER OR AMMUNITION CHEST

These wooden chests, utilized to transport and store artillery projectiles in the field, were mounted on the wheeled, horse drawn limber; additionally, they served as seating for three… (M24717) Learn More »

IDENTIFIED FIELD USED 9th MICHIGAN CAVALRY M1860 SPENCER ARMY RIFLE

IDENTIFIED FIELD USED 9th MICHIGAN CAVALRY M1860 SPENCER ARMY RIFLE

This low-numbered Spencer rifle, #3670, is verbally identified to Jerome K. Brown,  Co. K 9th Michigan Cavalry, and is one number away from one documented by Springfield Research Services as… (2021-01) Learn More »

VERY NICE “SAVAGE” MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1864, NEW JERSEY STAMPED

VERY NICE “SAVAGE” MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1864, NEW JERSEY STAMPED

Original, 1864-dated, .58 caliber, Model 1861 percussion rifle-musket in very good condition. Specimen is a product of the Savage Revolving Fire Arms Company of Middletown, Connecticut circa 1862-64.… (1037-18) Learn More »

SWEDISH / NORWEGIAN LARGE SIDE KNIFE

SWEDISH / NORWEGIAN LARGE SIDE KNIFE

The drawn knife meas. approx. 23.75 inches long from point to pommel. The blade itself meas. 18.25 inches and is about 1.75 inches wide at the ricasso. The surface of the blade is bright with light… (2020-849) Learn More »

NEW YORK TIMES FOR FRIDAY JULY 3, 1863 - GETTYSBURG HEADLINES

NEW YORK TIMES FOR FRIDAY JULY 3, 1863 - GETTYSBURG HEADLINES

Full eight-page issue of the New York Times for July 3, 1863. Some of the headlines along the left edge of the paper are: VERY IMPORTANT NEWS FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE BATTLE NEAR GETTYSBURGH ON… (668-218) Learn More »

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER—GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN—JUNE 20, 1863

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER—GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN—JUNE 20, 1863

6 pp., 12.5 x 20”, five columns. Exhibits light chipping and water staining round the margins. Else VG & entirely legible. This issue is dated two weeks after Gen. Lee ordered his army north… (141-20) Learn More »

$75.00
SOLD

COLT POCKET REVOLVER MADE IN 1860

COLT POCKET REVOLVER MADE IN 1860

This is a nice Colt 1849 pocket revolver with smooth metal, sharp markings, visible cylinder scene, good grips, crisp action, some thin blue and case color, and traces of silver on the triggerguard.… (315-06) Learn More »

TROPHY NAPKIN RING FROM “THE FIRST REBEL SHIP CAPTURED BY US”

TROPHY NAPKIN RING FROM “THE FIRST REBEL SHIP CAPTURED BY US”

This hard rubber napkin ring, measuring about 1 by 2 inches, is decorated with border and center lines and with applied silver stars on either side of a small applied rectangular silver plaque. The… (846-247) Learn More »

$495.00
Originally $695.00

20th MAINE: THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN’S COMMISSION AS BREVET MAJOR, “FOR DISTINGUISHED GALLANTRY AT THE BATTLES OF BETHESDA CHURCH AND PEEBLE’S FARM, VIRGINIA.”

20th MAINE: THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN’S COMMISSION AS BREVET MAJOR, “FOR DISTINGUISHED GALLANTRY AT THE BATTLES OF BETHESDA CHURCH AND PEEBLE’S FARM, VIRGINIA.”

Thomas Chamberlain will need no introduction to students of Gettysburg. Born in 1841, he was the youngest brother of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who earned fame as the commander of the 20th Maine at… (846-246) Learn More »

$5,450.00
Originally $6,500.00

TRANTER REVOLVER BULLET MOLD FROM THE FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD, EX- BOHON COLLECTION AND SHIELDS MUSEUM

TRANTER REVOLVER BULLET MOLD FROM THE FIRST DAY’S BATTLEFIELD, EX- BOHON COLLECTION AND SHIELDS MUSEUM

This British import bullet mold has a tight provenance through Tom Bohon to the Shields Museum, which opened here in Gettysburg in 1925 near the Reynolds equestrian statue on the first day’s field… (490-2445) Learn More »

$495.00
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EXCELLENT CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

EXCELLENT CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

This a classic Confederate infantry cartridge box picked up on the first day’s field of fighting at Gettysburg and once on display at the Shields Museum. This comes to us from the collection of Tom… (490-2449) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM GETTSYBURG, FIRST DAY’S FIELD, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM

CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM GETTSYBURG, FIRST DAY’S FIELD, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM

We are proud to offer this classic Confederate cap box picked up on the first day’s field at Gettysburg and formerly in the Shields Museum. The condition is very good, showing field wear with some… (490-2451) Learn More »

CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

This is a nice example of an early Gettysburg battlefield pick-up from the scene of the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg in the fields west of town. This was formerly in the Shields Museum and… (490-2446) Learn More »

CLASSIC CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

CLASSIC CONFEDERATE CAP BOX FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, SHIELDS MUSEUM

This is a classic Confederate cap box constructed with a two-piece rectangular flap, single wide belt loop, and lead/pewter finial. The box was obtained in a 1974 direct purchase from the Shields… (490-2450) Learn More »

RARE CLASSIC CONFEDERATE WISHBONE BUCKLE ON THE ORIGINAL BELT FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM

RARE CLASSIC CONFEDERATE WISHBONE BUCKLE ON THE ORIGINAL BELT FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG, EX-SHIELDS MUSEUM

The wishbone or forked-tongue buckle was widely made throughout the south and is found in several variations, but is very seldom seen on its original leather, much less with a Gettysburg provenance… (490-2444) Learn More »

FAYETTEVILLE SABER BAYONET FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG: SHIELDS MUSEUM

FAYETTEVILLE SABER BAYONET FROM THE FIRST DAY’S FIELD AT GETTYSBURG: SHIELDS MUSEUM

We are proud to offer some select items acquired privately from the Shields Museum in 1974, all picked up on the first day’s field of battle at Gettysburg. This is a scarce Confederate saber bayonet… (490-2439) Learn More »

THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS—RICHMOND, AUGUST 15, 1863

THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS—RICHMOND, AUGUST 15, 1863

Volume II./ No. 6. Eight pages (41-48), 16 x 11.5”, w/illus. and cartoon. Chipped round the extremities, w/inner page right margin torn off from mid-gap down. Else good and entirely legible. The… (959-15) Learn More »

EXCELLENT & RARE REFERENCE WORK ON SILVER MOUNTED SWORDS

EXCELLENT & RARE REFERENCE WORK ON SILVER MOUNTED SWORDS

The full title of this work is “SILVER MOUNTED SWORDS – THE LATTIMER FAMILY COLLECTION – FEATURING SILVER HILTS THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE” by Daniel D. Hartzler, published in 2000. Book is… (2020-965) Learn More »

SIGNED COPY OF WORK ON THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA AT GETTYSBURG

SIGNED COPY OF WORK ON THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA AT GETTYSBURG

The full title of this work is “THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS AT GETTYSBURG: LIKE RIPE APPLES IN A STORM” by Michael A. Dreese, with forward by Timothy H. Smith and published by McFarland in… (2020-1077) Learn More »

GETTYSBURG 1923 ANNIVERSARY RIBBON

GETTYSBURG 1923 ANNIVERSARY RIBBON

This button and ribbon commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The event was held in Gettysburg on July 3 and 4, 1923. The commemorative badge has a brass framed button with a… (2020-738) Learn More »

$75.00
SOLD

U.S. 1870 PATTERN RIFLE SLING, WATERVLIET ARSENAL

U.S. 1870 PATTERN RIFLE SLING, WATERVLIET ARSENAL

This is a good condition 1870 pattern U.S. rifle sling for the army’s .45-70 trapdoor rifles of the Indian Wars. These rifles were shorter than Civil War rifle muskets but used swivels on the… (2020-1189) Learn More »

MODEL 1861 RAMROD RECOVERED ON CULP’S HILL – GETTYSBURG

MODEL 1861 RAMROD RECOVERED ON CULP’S HILL – GETTYSBURG

Near full length (37") ramrod for a Model 1861 Springfield in relic condition. The rod has the tulip shaped head with the proper swell approx. 5.00 inches below it. Iron surface is dark and pitted… (R23021) Learn More »

$225.00
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US 3.00 INCH HOTCHKISS SHELL FRAGMENT FROM THE PHILADELPHIA CIVIL WAR LIBRARY AND MUSEUM COLLECTION – RECOVERED AT BULL RUN

US 3.00 INCH HOTCHKISS SHELL FRAGMENT FROM THE PHILADELPHIA CIVIL WAR LIBRARY AND MUSEUM COLLECTION – RECOVERED AT BULL RUN

Relic consists of most of the base cup of a 3.00 inch Hotchkiss shell. Faintly visible on the bottom is the engraved patent information “HOTCHKISS PAT. OCT. 9, 1855.” Shell surface is very clean.… (1052-16) Learn More »

$200.00
ON HOLD

GENERAL BUTTERFIELD’S BANDANNA

GENERAL BUTTERFIELD’S BANDANNA

This is a scarce piece of field gear or field wear: a well preserved and nicely presented Civil War kerchief or bandanna worn by General Daniel Butterfield. These were not items of issue, of course,… (846-262) Learn More »

$4,950.00
Originally $6,500.00

NEW YORK TIMES FOR SATURDAY JULY 4, 1863 - GETTYSBURG HEADLINES

NEW YORK TIMES FOR SATURDAY JULY 4, 1863 - GETTYSBURG HEADLINES

Full eight-page issue of the New York Times for July 4, 1863. Some of the headlines along the left edge of the paper are: THE GREAT BATTLES OUR SPECIAL TELEGRAMS FROM THE BATLE FIELD TO 10 A.M.… (668-241) Learn More »

$225.00
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THE NEW YORK HERALD — BATTLE OF NASHVILLE/SIEGE OF SAVANNAH - DECEMBER 23, 1864

THE NEW YORK HERALD — BATTLE OF NASHVILLE/SIEGE OF SAVANNAH - DECEMBER 23, 1864

Whole No. 10,344. 8 pp., 24 x 15.5”, six columns. Exhibits center fold-mark, chipping round the margins, w/small inward tear along right margin fold-line. Else VG & entirely legible. This issue… (141-21) Learn More »

ENGRAVED BRASS PROTRACTOR BY PIERRE LE MAIRE II, PARIS, CIRCA 1762

ENGRAVED BRASS PROTRACTOR BY PIERRE LE MAIRE II, PARIS, CIRCA 1762

Gunnery, engineering, and surveying were fields of applied mathematics and their instruments were often finely made by the same makers. This brass protractor is marked out in degrees and is signed… (179-1042) Learn More »

EARLY 1920’S REPRODUCTION RECTANGULAR C.S.A. BELT BUCKLE RECOVERED NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE IN 1960

EARLY 1920’S REPRODUCTION RECTANGULAR C.S.A. BELT BUCKLE RECOVERED NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE IN 1960

Plate is sand cast brass with nice dark patina overall and a very nice “C.S.A.” at center. Reverse has all three brass hooks. A close examination reveals some lumps and bumps to the casting as… (33-250) Learn More »

“EAGLE” POWDER FLASK FOR REVOLVERS

“EAGLE” POWDER FLASK FOR REVOLVERS

This small flask is for baby dragoon or early pocket model revolvers. Constructed with a copper body and brass top and spout. Measures approximately 4.5” tall x 2” at widest point. Both sides… (1110-63) Learn More »

STATE OF NEW YORK CUFF BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

STATE OF NEW YORK CUFF BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

On June 30, 1863 during its approach march to Gettysburg, the Union 2nd Corps camped at Taneytown, Maryland. Over the years this camp has yielded many relics including the button offered… (2020-1163) Learn More »

$30.00
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US EAGLE “R” RIFLEMAN’S COAT BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

US EAGLE “R” RIFLEMAN’S COAT BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

On June 30, 1863 during its approach march to Gettysburg, the Union 2nd Corps camped at Taneytown, Maryland. Over the years this camp has yielded many relics including the button offered… (2020-975) Learn More »

$45.00
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FACE ONLY OF A US EAGLE “I” COAT BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

FACE ONLY OF A US EAGLE “I” COAT BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

On June 30, 1863 during its approach march to Gettysburg, the Union 2nd Corps camped at Taneytown, Maryland. Over the years this camp has yielded many relics including the button offered here. Face is… (2020-979) Learn More »

$32.00
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US EAGLE “I” CUFF BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

US EAGLE “I” CUFF BUTTON RECOVERED IN 2ND CORPS CAMP IN TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND-GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

On June 30, 1863 during its approach march to Gettysburg, the Union 2nd Corps camped at Taneytown, Maryland. Over the years this camp has yielded many relics including the button offered… (2020-981) Learn More »

$18.00
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50-CENT BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

50-CENT BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

An original piece of Southern county issued money, being a beautiful 50-cent note. Authorized to be issued on August 15, 1862.  Blank ink printing overall with a large eye-catching “50” in green… (2020-401) Learn More »

$50.00
ON HOLD

75-CENT BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

75-CENT BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

An original piece of Southern county issued money, being a beautiful 75-cent note. Authorized to be issued on August 15, 1862.  Blank ink printing overall with a large eye-catching “75” in blue… (L15540) Learn More »

$50.00
SOLD

25-CENT BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

25-CENT BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

An original piece of Southern county issued money, being a beautiful 25-cent note. Authorized to be issued on August 15, 1862.  Blank ink printing overall with a large eye-catching “25” in red… (L15537) Learn More »

$40.00
SOLD

$1 BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

$1 BANK NOTE FROM SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AUGUST 1862

An original piece of Southern county issued money, being a beautiful $1 note. Authorized to be issued on August 15, 1862.  Blank ink printing overall with a large eye-catching “ONE” in blue ink… (L15536) Learn More »

$50.00
ON HOLD

 BREVET MAJOR GENERAL’S COMMISSION AND G.A.R. BADGE OF SAMUEL SPRIGG CARROLL: HIS TROOPS HELPED SAVE CEMETERY HILL ON JULY 2 AND TO REPULSE PICKETT ON JULY 3 AT GETTYSBURG

BREVET MAJOR GENERAL’S COMMISSION AND G.A.R. BADGE OF SAMUEL SPRIGG CARROLL: HIS TROOPS HELPED SAVE CEMETERY HILL ON JULY 2 AND TO REPULSE PICKETT ON JULY 3 AT GETTYSBURG

Carroll was a fighting general who acquired several nicknames from his red hair along with three wounds and a number of promotions and brevets for his service on the battlefield. He received several… (2020-894) Learn More »

EARLY PATRIOTIC SILK & PASTEBOARD BOX

EARLY PATRIOTIC SILK & PASTEBOARD BOX

Shield shaped box made of pasteboard and covered in red silk around the body. The removable lid has a blue field with 24 stars with red and white stripes. Colors have faded some with age. The silk… (1042-43) Learn More »

FEDERAL MILITARY MAP, N.E. VIRGINIA & WASHINGTON, DC WITH PRESENTATION

FEDERAL MILITARY MAP, N.E. VIRGINIA & WASHINGTON, DC WITH PRESENTATION

“Survey for Military Defences/ N.E. Virginia and Vicinity of Washington/ Compiled in Topographical Engineers Office of/ Division Head Quarters of General Irwin McDowell/ Arlington, VA, January 1st… (1000-1591) Learn More »

PRE-WORLD WAR TWO US NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD OF LT. ARTHUR DZENDOLET USS ENTERPRISE AIRGROUP, FIGHTING 6, IN 1938, AND COMMANDER MANSFIELD FLYING FIELD, SQUANTUM NAVAL AIR BASE 1942

PRE-WORLD WAR TWO US NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD OF LT. ARTHUR DZENDOLET USS ENTERPRISE AIRGROUP, FIGHTING 6, IN 1938, AND COMMANDER MANSFIELD FLYING FIELD, SQUANTUM NAVAL AIR BASE 1942

This sword came from the effects of U.S. Navy Pilot, Lt. Arthur Dzendolet (1914-1942.) Formerly in the well known and respected Bill Cooper collection, the sword is in mint condition with strong gilt… (266-1008) Learn More »

$475.00
Originally $975.00
SOLD

VIETNAM ERA US MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT SWORD AND SCABBARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

VIETNAM ERA US MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT SWORD AND SCABBARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

This sword is in spectacular condition and comes from the collection of William Cooper. It is a beautiful example of the post-1922 USMA West Point cadet’s sword, which replaced the 1870s pattern,… (266-1005) Learn More »

$350.00
Originally $450.00

US WORLD WAR TWO NAVY OFFICER’S INSIGNIA

US WORLD WAR TWO NAVY OFFICER’S INSIGNIA

Insignia consists of a silver spread-winged eagle and shield superimposed over gold plated crossed anchors. Insignia was worn on the overseas caps of Navy officers. Reverse is stamped “STERLING”… (266-1011) Learn More »

$40.00
Originally $50.00


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