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UNISSUED McCLELLAN “WAR OF 1861” IDENTIFICATION DISK

UNISSUED McCLELLAN “WAR OF 1861” IDENTIFICATION DISK

This is an unissued brass identification disk. The front features a central bust of George B. McClellan and reads “MAJOR GENERAL GEO. B. McCLELLAN / WAR OF 1861”. This was never stamped with a… (344-2965). Learn More »

US NAVY SEAMAN’S DUFFEL BAG WITH EAGLE AND NAME

US NAVY SEAMAN’S DUFFEL BAG WITH EAGLE AND NAME

This seaman’s duffel bag, measuring about 23’ by 12 ½” when laid flat, was intended for personal clothing, etc., and has been personalized with a stenciled American eagle with outstretched… (1179-593). Learn More »

BEAUTIFUL LEATHER-BOUND BIBLE PRESENTED TO COLONEL DARIUS N. COUCH – LATER MAJOR GENERAL

BEAUTIFUL LEATHER-BOUND BIBLE PRESENTED TO COLONEL DARIUS N. COUCH – LATER MAJOR GENERAL

This leather-bound Bible was printed in England in 1857. The thick leather covers are deeply embossed with linear as well as geometric decorations. Cover edges do show wear from rubbing. Spine has… (1179-514). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR-ERA “7-HOLE” FIFE

CIVIL WAR-ERA “7-HOLE” FIFE

This wooden fife is a fine example of a musical wind instrument as used during the Civil War period. In very good original condition, this fife measures 15” long and is made of ebony or… (1179-1341). Learn More »

$135.00
ON HOLD

CIVIL WAR-ERA “CROSBY” FIFE

CIVIL WAR-ERA “CROSBY” FIFE

This wooden fife is a wonderful example of a typical musical wind instrument as used during the Civil War period. In very good original condition, this fife measures 17” long and is made of ebony or… (1179-1340). Learn More »

$145.00
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G.A.R. UNION VETERAN’S CANTEEN OF ROBERT ELLIOTT 23RD PENNSYLVANIA

G.A.R. UNION VETERAN’S CANTEEN OF ROBERT ELLIOTT 23RD PENNSYLVANIA

The canteen had great significance for the G.A.R. in symbolizing service (as an essential piece of army gear,) comradery and, later, reconciliation, as the slogan “we drank from the same canteen”… (480-334). Learn More »

RARE LOCK AND KEY BY ELIJAH RICKARD, SHEPHERDSTOWN, VA

RARE LOCK AND KEY BY ELIJAH RICKARD, SHEPHERDSTOWN, VA

This hasp of this screw pad lock bears the “ER” stamp Elijah Rickard (1795-1879,) the adopted son of its inventor, whitesmith Michael Rickard. Both Elijah and his own son, James, carried on the… (490-6774). Learn More »

VERY SCARCE CIVIL WAR BROGANS

VERY SCARCE CIVIL WAR BROGANS

Officially referred to as army bootees, collectors most often know them as brogans, a term used at the time, though soldiers mostly called them just shoes. They were produced in a number of… (149-42). Learn More »

$2,250.00
Originally $2,500.00

IDENTIFIED BROOKS PATENT “WRITING, WORK AND TOILET CASE COMBINED,” OF SERGT. ENOCH JOY, 18th NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH: EX-TEXAS CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

IDENTIFIED BROOKS PATENT “WRITING, WORK AND TOILET CASE COMBINED,” OF SERGT. ENOCH JOY, 18th NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH: EX-TEXAS CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

This is an excellent example of a Civil War soldier’s writing kit, one of several different designs marketed to new soldiers directly and through loved ones who wished them to write. The Brooks… (1179-623). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT WITH REGIMENTAL BADGE

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT WITH REGIMENTAL BADGE

This small soldier’s sewing kit, popularly known as a “housewife” in Civil War camp jargon, is made of a red wool, with the edges bound in a light green, which might be a faded light blue, and… (1179-548). Learn More »

FISHING NET FLOAT OR BUOY FROM FORT PEMBINA

FISHING NET FLOAT OR BUOY FROM FORT PEMBINA

Excavated at Fort Pembina, near the Red River in North Dakota, this tapered wood cylinder is most likely a buoy or float from a fishing net, having grooves cut at either end for tying in place. Army… (1052-638). Learn More »

 SPANISH AMERICAN WAR HARDTACK

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR HARDTACK

Volunteers in the Spanish American War were just as anxious to illustrate the hardships of army life by bringing home souvenir hardtack as their fathers had been after the Civil War. That staple of… (1219-43). Learn More »

INTRICATELY DECORATED SHOE BUCKLES

INTRICATELY DECORATED SHOE BUCKLES

This is pair of shoe buckles measure about 2-¾” by 2-1/4” and show some very delicate, intricate work. The central frame with teeth and tongue is iron, cast and chased in low relief, and the… (30-1979). Learn More »

US CIVIL WAR POCKET TESTAMENT DATED 1864

US CIVIL WAR POCKET TESTAMENT DATED 1864

Small New Testament meas. approx. 2.50 x 3.75 inches with embossed leather covers with raised typical Victorian linear decoration. Cover edges show wear. Front and back covers are still connected but… (1179-461). Learn More »

$125.00
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INDIAN WAR FOLDING KNIFE AND SPOON COMBINATION

INDIAN WAR FOLDING KNIFE AND SPOON COMBINATION

During the Civil War the commercial market was filled with devices and gadgets promoted as making life easier for the soldier in camp and field. Combination mess utensils were a category of their own,… (490-2927). Learn More »

$180.00
Originally $225.00

CIVIL WAR PERIOD LINEN SHEET WITH MONOGRAM

CIVIL WAR PERIOD LINEN SHEET WITH MONOGRAM

White linen sheet meas. approx. 75.50 inches wide by 82.00 inches long (it is folded in half in the photos). Sheet has finished edges with a small monogram in approx. 1.00 inch high letters that reads… (1025-01). Learn More »

$600.00
Originally $750.00

1864 PRIVATE DEVOTIONS BOOK

1864 PRIVATE DEVOTIONS BOOK

This little volume looks very much like the small pocket testaments of the period but this one is titled “THE BOOK OF PRIVATE DEVOTION: A SERIES OF PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS” by Hannah Moore and… (1179-457). Learn More »

VERY PRETTY CIRCA 1830 CASED ENGLISH GOLD PLATED SHOE AND KNEE (BREECHES) BUCKLES

VERY PRETTY CIRCA 1830 CASED ENGLISH GOLD PLATED SHOE AND KNEE (BREECHES) BUCKLES

Housed in a forest green, gilt blind-stamped case lined in blue velvet with blue silk lining in the top, these elegant gold plated English shoe and knee buckles date about 1830 or so and were likely… (2022-751). Learn More »

$395.00
Originally $495.00

COBALT BLUE FEATHER EDGE IRONSTONE PLATTER

COBALT BLUE FEATHER EDGE IRONSTONE PLATTER

This style was made in Staffordshire and Leeds areas in England, circa 1840-60. This is a large serving platter with raised edge featuring cobalt blue “feather edge” design. Unmarked. Measures… (213-108). Learn More »

$85.00
Originally $125.00

US CIVIL WAR WALLET IDENTIFIED TO 16TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER KILLED AT 2ND BULL RUN

US CIVIL WAR WALLET IDENTIFIED TO 16TH MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER KILLED AT 2ND BULL RUN

Wallet is made of brown leather and is of the usual tri-folding type with two bill sized interior pockets with leather divider and another of three pockets held closed by a leather flap. The wallet is… (1179-624). Learn More »

$750.00
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AMBROTYPE OF IDENTIFIED MUSICIAN OF THE PETERSBURG MILITIA

Formerly in the collection of Bill Turner, this sixth plate ambrotype has a great pedigree, having been published as Figure 2 in Albaugh’s landmark “Confederate Faces.” Identified there as a, “Musician named Crowder, of Petersburg, Va., in… (1138-1866). Learn More »

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