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VERY SCARCE SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET, CIRCA 1799: COMPANY C, 54th REGIMENT, NORFOLK BOROUGH

VERY SCARCE SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET, CIRCA 1799: COMPANY C, 54th REGIMENT, NORFOLK BOROUGH

This musket follows the general lines of a British Short Land Pattern musket, but bears no British maker, ordnance, or proof marks. The lock is a two-screw lock with gooseneck hammer, rounded pan and… (1000-0255). Learn More »

FACE TO FACE WITH JOHN S. MOSBY! INSCRIBED BALLARD CARBINE OF MAJOR DOUGLAS FRAZAR, 13th NEW YORK CAVALRY

FACE TO FACE WITH JOHN S. MOSBY! INSCRIBED BALLARD CARBINE OF MAJOR DOUGLAS FRAZAR, 13th NEW YORK CAVALRY

An officer in the 13th NY Cavalry might really want to carry a carbine: the regiment was actively engaged in dozens of patrols, expeditions, and small unit actions, particularly against John S. Mosby,… (218-531). Learn More »

VERY RARE AMES DRAGOON OFFICER’S SABER: 1850 LOUISIANA PRESENTATION TO JAMES R. BURNS, LATER LIEUTENANT COLONEL 35th TEXAS CAVALRY

VERY RARE AMES DRAGOON OFFICER’S SABER: 1850 LOUISIANA PRESENTATION TO JAMES R. BURNS, LATER LIEUTENANT COLONEL 35th TEXAS CAVALRY

This rare dragoon officer’s saber was made by Ames and sold through H.E. Baldwin & Co. of New Orleans for presentation to Colonel James R. Burns of the Louisiana militia in August 1850. It was… (870-239). Learn More »

WOODEN DITTY BOX ID’D TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT JOHN M. DEANE OF THE 3RD & 29TH MASSACHSUETTS INFANTRY

WOODEN DITTY BOX ID’D TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT JOHN M. DEANE OF THE 3RD & 29TH MASSACHSUETTS INFANTRY

This wooden ditty box was preserved by the family with a significant trove of artifacts belonging John M. Deane that we are offering in separate sales. When the war broke out Deane was a 29 year-old… (846-230). Learn More »

$399.00
Originally $550.00

ORNATE NON-REGULATION MODEL 1850 FIELD & STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD ID’D TO 141ST NEW YORK MAJOR

ORNATE NON-REGULATION MODEL 1850 FIELD & STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD ID’D TO 141ST NEW YORK MAJOR

Sword is identified to Charles W. Clanharty [Clauharty] who rose to be Major and then Lieutenant-Colonel (not mustered) in the 141st New York Infantry. The drawn sword meas. approx. 37.25 inches from… (846-118). Learn More »

$3,695.00
Originally $3,950.00

CAPT. JAMES O. McCLURE, GENERAL BANKS’ BODY GUARD: ETCHED BLADE INSCRIBED 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY WILLARD & HAWLEY

CAPT. JAMES O. McCLURE, GENERAL BANKS’ BODY GUARD: ETCHED BLADE INSCRIBED 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY WILLARD & HAWLEY

This very nice US Model 1850 Staff and Field officer’s sword by Willard and Hawley of Syracuse, NY, has great blade etching that includes an officer holding a U.S. flag aloft as he surmounts enemy… (846-143). Learn More »

$3,995.00
Originally $4,950.00

EXTRAORDINARY SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF COL. DAVID ADDISON WEISIGER, LATER BRIGADIER GENERAL C.S.A., WITH FELLOW VA MILITIA OFFICER AT CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, FOR THE HANGING OF JOHN BROWN 1859

EXTRAORDINARY SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF COL. DAVID ADDISON WEISIGER, LATER BRIGADIER GENERAL C.S.A., WITH FELLOW VA MILITIA OFFICER AT CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, FOR THE HANGING OF JOHN BROWN 1859

This is an extremely rare, identified ambrotype, one of fewer than a dozen known taken of Virginia militia officers and men assembled at Charlestown, Virginia, in late 1859 as security forces for the… (846-201). Learn More »

$6,790.00
Originally $8,900.00

INK ID’D IMAGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CAPTAIN GEORGE M. FAIRLEE OF ORR’S RIFLES

INK ID’D IMAGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA CAPTAIN GEORGE M. FAIRLEE OF ORR’S RIFLES

CDV shows Fairlee in the classic Napoleonic stance, posed in front of a pastoral painted backdrop. He wears a gray frock coat with captain’s insignia on the collar, dark cuffs and galloons on the… (846-150). Learn More »

$799.00
Originally $900.00

ARTILLERY TREATISE OWNED, SIGNED, AND WITH NOTATIONS, BY JOHN MERCER BROOKE, INVENTOR OF THE BROOKE RIFLE AND PROJECTILES, DESIGNER OF THE IRONCLAD C.S.S. VIRGINIA

ARTILLERY TREATISE OWNED, SIGNED, AND WITH NOTATIONS, BY JOHN MERCER BROOKE, INVENTOR OF THE BROOKE RIFLE AND PROJECTILES, DESIGNER OF THE IRONCLAD C.S.S. VIRGINIA

This is Volume 1 of an original 1809 first edition of Louis De Tousard’s American Artillerist’s Companion, or Elements of Artillery, given to John Mercer Brooke by William Green of Richmond, Va.,… (846-186). Learn More »

$1,395.00
Originally $2,200.00

IDENTIFIED 18th SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX: W. F. HODGE, Co. B, WOUNDED IN ACTION AT SECOND MANASSAS

IDENTIFIED 18th SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX: W. F. HODGE, Co. B, WOUNDED IN ACTION AT SECOND MANASSAS

The loss of the Eighteenth South Carolina Volunteers in this engagement was   very heavy, being nearly or quite half the number that went into action.” – Official Report of Second Bull Run by… (846-195). Learn More »

$2,995.00
Originally $3,550.00

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 »

$3,950.00
Originally $4,950.00

HISTORIC EARLY CIVIL WAR PROTOTYPE FOR A CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAG, FORMERLY OF THE MASTAI COLLECTION

HISTORIC EARLY CIVIL WAR PROTOTYPE FOR A CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAG, FORMERLY OF THE MASTAI COLLECTION

Between the secession of South Carolina on December 20, 1860, and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861 a wave of creativity swept the South in the design and construction of new flags. Even some… (1092-01). Learn More »

1858 PATTERN COMPANY LEVEL MARKSMAN AWARD STADIA BY SIMMONS AND  FRANKFORD ARSENAL

1858 PATTERN COMPANY LEVEL MARKSMAN AWARD STADIA BY SIMMONS AND FRANKFORD ARSENAL

This is a very scarce example of the U.S. Army company marksmanship award of 1858 made by Simons of Philadelphia and issued through the US Army Ordnance Department. With the adoption of the 1855… (490-2574). Learn More »

FIVE BATTLES, A BREVET, AND A DUEL WITH MISSISSIPPI RIFLES AT THIRTY PACES SUPERVISED BY STONEWALL JACKSON - THE MAGNIFICENT MEXICAN WAR PRESENTATION SWORD OF BREVET CAPTAIN B.F. HARLEY 11th US INFANTRY

FIVE BATTLES, A BREVET, AND A DUEL WITH MISSISSIPPI RIFLES AT THIRTY PACES SUPERVISED BY STONEWALL JACKSON - THE MAGNIFICENT MEXICAN WAR PRESENTATION SWORD OF BREVET CAPTAIN B.F. HARLEY 11th US INFANTRY

This beautiful and historic sword was presented to Brevet Captain B.F. Harley by his “fellow citizens” of Philadelphia upon his return from service in Mexico and bears the city’s coat of arms on… (870-448). Learn More »

RARE 90-BORE CHRISTIAN SHARPS PISTOL-RIFLE

RARE 90-BORE CHRISTIAN SHARPS PISTOL-RIFLE

One of the most famous names in Civil War firearms, Christian Sharps, received his first patent for his breechloading mechanism in 1848. He later sold this patent and the Civil War-era Sharps carbines… (218-561). Learn More »

$5,790.00
Originally $6,000.00
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FROEHLICH, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY, KENANSVILLE NC CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD

FROEHLICH, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY, KENANSVILLE NC CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD

There are only six known examples (Louis Froelich, Arms-Maker to the Confederacy by McAden & Fonvielle, pg. 56) of this unique Cavalry officer’s pattern, which has a large brass guard with… (870-556). Learn More »

US MODEL 1841 “MISSISSIPPI” RIFLE MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON, FROM THE ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION OF GETTYSBURG

US MODEL 1841 “MISSISSIPPI” RIFLE MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON, FROM THE ROSENSTEEL COLLECTION OF GETTYSBURG

This US Model 1841 “Mississippi” Rifle by Remington was part of George Rosensteel’s Civil War National Museum; later the museum incorporated the Electric Map. George Rosensteel over the next… (2021-320). Learn More »

$4,000.00
ON HOLD

U.S. 1834 OFFICER’S SWORD OF MAJOR R.M. KIRBY U.S. ARMY WITH 6th PLATE AMBROTYPE BY REES OF SON JOSEPH L.S. KIRBY AS C.S. ARMY 2nd LIEUTENANT WITH THIS VERY SWORD, PART OF AN EXTENSIVE FAMILY ARCHIVE

U.S. 1834 OFFICER’S SWORD OF MAJOR R.M. KIRBY U.S. ARMY WITH 6th PLATE AMBROTYPE BY REES OF SON JOSEPH L.S. KIRBY AS C.S. ARMY 2nd LIEUTENANT WITH THIS VERY SWORD, PART OF AN EXTENSIVE FAMILY ARCHIVE

This substantial archive descended in the family of Joseph Lee Smith Kirby (4 Nov. 1841- 28 July 1933,) who left West Point to join the Confederate Army in 1861 and was among the last to surrender in… (870-310). Learn More »

1847 CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS OF THANKS TO GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR AND HIS OFFICERS AND MEN FOR MONTERREY, PERSONALLY DISPATCHED BY PRESIDENT POLK

1847 CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS OF THANKS TO GEN. ZACHARY TAYLOR AND HIS OFFICERS AND MEN FOR MONTERREY, PERSONALLY DISPATCHED BY PRESIDENT POLK

Zachary Taylor received the formal thanks of Congress three times, along with gold medals, for victories in the Mexican War, the largest number of such resolutions and awards made by Congress to… (766-938). Learn More »

B. DOUGLAS CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, COLUMBIA, SC

B. DOUGLAS CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, COLUMBIA, SC

This rare sword has 3 known examples. This sword has a brass hilt with florally decorated branches. Douglas has several unique features to his hilt: a large mushroom shaped pommel cap; a knuckle bow… (870-549). Learn More »


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US NAVY EAGLE POMMEL SWORD ID’D TO PERCIVAL DRAYON, WHO SERVED HIS COUNTRY FOR 38 YEARS

Manufactured: Unmarked  Maker: Unmarked  Year: 1838 - 1850s  Model: Eagle pommel Size: 29.5 inch blade, 1 inch wide, .314 thick  Condition: VG The blade is etched: “Percival / Drayton / U.S. / Navy”. The blue and gold decorated blade has a… (870-48). Learn More »

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