ITEM # DR291 Grouping of items recovered from a camp and trash pit of
the 5th Corps Line located in Petersburg, Va. July, 1864.
Consisting of a 58 Caliber Bayonet, Fork, Infantry Button
with shank, Portion of Cartridge Cap Box with Finial and
Pipe Bowl all in good condition.
ITEM # DR290 Cannon Primer. This one was dug near Confederate
Battery Brooks on the James in Chesterfield Co, Va.
ITEM # DR289 11 1/2 Inch Seat saddle shield in very nice dug condition.
This is a large size shield recovered from North Anna, Va.
ITEM # DR288 Excellent condition dug Austrian Lorenz Bayonet. Light pitting
and solid metal. Very nice example of this 54 Caliber Bayonet.
Recovered near Fredericksburg, Va.
ITEM # DR287 Clover Heel Plate. This is one of the harder patterns
to find. Recovered from Amelia Co, Va.
ITEM # DR286 C.S. Richmond Spur. This is about as Confederate Cavalry as it gets.
Very nice condition with no repairs. Recovered near Locust Grove,Va.
ITEM # DR285 Carbine Sling Buckle and Belt tip. Buckle has some ground action
but is a good condition piece. No breaks or repairs. Tip was not
dug together but is a good match. Recovered by Tommy Smith
in Charles City, Va.
ITEM # DR284 Blanket Roll Buckle. This one was recovered from Hanover, Va.
Nice dug artifact. This buckle has the Bulls eye pattern.
Buckle measures 2'' - 2 1/4''.
ITEM # DR283 Bullet Reference By W.Reid McKee and M.E.Mason,Jr.
Civil War Projectiles II. Small Arms & Field Artillery.
ITEM # DR282 Early Ornate Stirrup. Nice condition stirrup recovered from
King & Queen, Va. Most likely silvered at one time.
ITEM # DR281 Nice condition Rosette recovered from Northern, Va. This is the lead
filled style most likely confederate used. This one is missing the
attachment bar. Has a good amount of gold gilt.
ITEM # DR280 Revolutionary War 6 pound shot. Purchased out of a Richmond Estate.
This ball was sold as a Confederate shot but I do believe it is an early
Rev War ball. The casting sprue on the ball is somewhat typical of the
early shot. Excellent mold seem and condition. C.S. or Rev either way
it is an excellent ball with great eye appeal.
ITEM # DR279 Dug Officers Bar Insignia. I believe this one is
for a Lieutenant. Recovered from Stafford, Va.
ITEM # DR278 This is a heavy, thick cast Carbine Sling Buckle. I am told these are
Confederate and also told Unmarked Allegheny Arsenal. I am not
sure but do know it's not your standard Federal Issue. Excellent
condition set dug near Fredericksburg, Va. The Cavalrymen would
never be concerned with breaking this one. Nice dug patina.
ITEM # DR277 Confederate copy of the 1859 Federal cavalry spur. Nice dug patina
and condition. Recovered from the Southern Retreat through
Amelia, Va. This was the route taken by the wagons & soldiers
ITEM # DR275 Model 1859 Federal Cavalry Spur. This spur looks to have been modified
into a camp pot hook. These were used for hanging cooking pots
over the fire. This one was recovered from Petersburg, Va.
ITEM # DR273 Medical Syringe. Often used in the field this Pewter Syringe is
in good condition and has a moving plunger. These are not
very often excavated. This one was dug in Petersburg, Va.
Measures about 3 1/4'' in length
ITEM # DR272 Drum Tensioner. This up-swept wing eagle is used on the
Snare Drum. Recovered from Manassas, Va.
ITEM # DR271 Cavalry Cross Sabers Insignia. Recovered from Brooke Station, Va.
This Hardee Hat insignia was struck by the digger when dug and
have been professionally repaired. These are becoming hard to
find even in repaired condition. This one is the large size and is
a very nice pair.
ITEM # DR270 Confederate Saddle Shield. This is the unmarked version of
the style often embossed with CS. Nice dug condition.
Shield measures 2'' = 1 1/2''.
ITEM # DR269 Confederate Georgia Pike. One of many recovered from the munition
train captured and burned by the Union Army. They were to be issued
as a last defense to arm the Public and Confederate Soldiers when the
Union Army was invading South Carolina in 1865. These pikes were
also issued to the Confederate men during the siege of Petersburg, Va.
These pikes are becoming harder to locate and seldom for purchase.
Pike measures 19'' overall with a massive 12'' blade. This style is
known as the Bridle Cutter in excellent excavated condition.
This pike comes with the letter of authenticity from the digger.
ITEM # DR268 Confederate pack hook and floral button recovered from
Jackson's winter camp at Clarks Mountain.
ITEM # DR266 Boot Heel Plate. This is the larger size in excellent dug
condition. Recovered from Dinwiddie, Va.
ITEM # DR265 Lead filled Artillery or Bulls Eye Rosette. Excellent dug condition.
This one still has the attachment bar and leather. Recovered
from Northern, Va.
ITEM # DR263 Double Barrel Lock Assembly. Early shotgun most likely confederate
used with both Hammers, Plates and Triggers. A very cool dug relic.
Recovered from Georgia.
ITEM # DR261 Federal Sword Hanger. Recovered near the Headquarters of
Gen, George B. McClellan in New Kent, Va.
ITEM # DR259 Dug Mainspring Vise. These tools were issued to the
Infantry Sergeants. I am not sure of the dig location.
ITEM # DR257 12 lb Solid Shot. Good condition ball recovered from Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR251 Grouping of artillery shot recovered from Petersburg, Va.
ITEM # DR249 Federal Eagle Shoulder Belt Plate. Nice looking plate with rust free hooks
and full lead back. Back has been coated with polyurethane which seems
to have been the norm with the early hunters. Recovered from the camps
of Stafford, Va.
ITEM # DR248 C.S. Waist Belt Plate. Tennessee style plate recovered from Atlanta. Ga.
Kerksis #293 in as dug condition. This is known as the spun hook style
which is a rarer version of this buckle. The black enamel paint can still be
seen through the dirt. The front hook has been partially broken off and
most likely why discarded. A very nice C.S. Plate.
ITEM # DR245 Large Jews Harp. This one looks to be pewter construction
and still contains the wire which are most often missing.
Purchased out of a Northern Virginia collection.
ITEM # DR244 French Import 1831 Short Sword. Very scarce dug relic and seldom seen up
for purchase. This one was recovered from the Manassas Battlefield
( private property ). Great patina. Tag reads Manassas. Very nice artifact.
ITEM # DR243 1/9 Plate Ambro Type of a U.S.Dragoon in full dress with his
Eagle Buckle and a fat Colt in his belt. Nice image. The case
has minor scuffing around the edges and is in good
condition with a solid clasp.
ITEM # DR242 Iron camp dug candle holder. Excellent example recovered from
Manassas, Va. This one has been left as dug.
ITEM # DR241 Grouping of civil war period marbles. Early hand made and
painted clay marbles. These items will make a nice
addition to the civil war collection.
ITEM # DR240 U.S.Bridle Rosette. This bridle boss was recovered near Manassas, Va.
Nice U.S. Cavalry artifact.
ITEM # DR238 Shell Fragment, Federal Eagle Button & Bullet. All recovered from
the Petersburg Battlefield, Va. ( Private Property ). All are in nice
as dug condition. Shipped in a nice Riker case.
ITEM # DR236 Official Military Atlas Of The Civil War. This is a must for the Historian
or Metal Detectorist. 821 Maps, 106 Engravings, and 209 Drawings.
A very large book at 16'' by 13''. This copy is in new condition.
Maps and Info coincide with the Official Military Records by Series,
Volume, and Page.
ITEM # DR235 Side Knife. This knife has a 6 1/2'' blade with an overall length
of 10''. Recovered from a confederate camp in Manassas, Va.
ITEM # DR233 Pair of Epaulettes ( Shoulder Scales ) in good solid condition. Nice woods
dug patina. Recovered from a Union camp near New Kent C.H., Va.
ITEM # DR232 S.N.Y. Belt Buckle. This buckle has a very nice patina. There is some
light edge flaking to one end. Recovered from Northern, Va.
ITEM # DR231 Artillery Hammer. This piece was recovered from Berkley Plantation.
There looks to be a small portion of the shank missing. Most likely
due to prying.
ITEM # DR229 Federal Carbine Sling Swivel. Moves freely at all sections and is
in good condition. Recovered from Northern, Va.
ITEM # DR228 U.S. Bridle Rosette. This style has the lead back.
Recovered from Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR227 Civilian lead filled rosette. I have dug many styles of these in
civil war camps and homesites. Most likely confederate used
recovered from Northern, Va. This one has the attachment
bar in place.
ITEM # DR225 Coin Silver I.D.Badge for Private John Good, H Co. 87th Pennsylvania Vol. Infantry.
Recovered from the trenches of Petersburg, Va. Mr. Good enlisted Sept 19, 1861
in York Pennsylvania at the age of 19. Discharged Oct 14, 1864 for Expiration of
term. Noted engagements for Mr. Good are Mine Run, Wilderness, Cold Harbor,
Winchester, Petersburg, and others. If Mr.Good were here today he would surely
have interesting stories to tell. The attachment pin is missing from the back.
ITEM # DR222 Union and Confederate bayonet scabbard tips. Recovered from Manassas, Va.
ITEM # DR221 U.S Stud Hook Buckle. Fairly nice buckle recovered from Culpepper, Va.
This one is marked Boyd and Sons Boston. A scarce buckle to find.
There are a few small defects on this one. A plow mark at 11:00 and
two small freeze cracks. One on the dent and one at the bottom of
the S. This is common on field dug plates. Nice lead back and front.
ITEM # DR220 Enfield Bayonet and Scabbard. British import bayonet in nice condition and
full of markings. Bayonet, scabbard, tip & throat are all marked with the
arrow over WD and Crown. Scabbard top and tip have some stitching loose
most likely due to attic storage. All metal parts are in excellent condition.
ITEM # DR219 Die Cast Civil War Artillery Souvenirs from Jamestown, Va.
$60 For The Lot $25 Each.
ITEM # DR214 Enfield Musket Lock. Recovered from ( Five Forks Battlefield Private Property)
Dinwiddie, Va. A nice looking Enfield lock.
ITEM # DR211 Late war buckle hooks. These buckles were often melted out
by the confederates for field casting bullets.
Recovered from Petersburg, Va.
ITEM # DR210 Infantryman's Boot Heel Plate. These were worn by the Infantry soldiers.
Recovered from Petersburg, Va.
ITEM # DR206 ( Baby ) U.S. Buckle. This buckle is in good overall condition and
has one hook remaining. Recovered from Hanover, Va.
ITEM # DR205 31 Caliber Pistol Mold. This brass pocket mold has a great dug patina and
comes complete with bullet & ball. Recovered from Spotsylvania, Va.
ITEM # DR198 Tintype of a Federal Cavalryman seated with full accoutrements.
The inner cloth is torn, hard case is in nice condition. 1/9 plate.
ITEM # DR197 Pewter Gun Flask. Early powder flask in nice condition
with the flying geese motif. Flask measures 6" tall.
ITEM # DR196 Entrenching or Camp Shovel. Hard to come by large item like
this anymore. Recovered from ( Camp Bartow ) West Virginia.
ITEM # DR195 Double end candle holder. These holders were designed to be use vertical
in the ground or could be driven into a wall, plank or tree to be used
horizontal. The spike is missing on this one, most likely why discarded. A
nice little relic. Tag reads Falmouth, Va.
ITEM # DR184 Stamped Brass Belt Plate. Plate is in overall good condition. Appears
to have been repaired by the digger where hit or may have been
folded on the corner when dug. Recovered from Hanover, Va. This is
the smaller size plate measuring 2"/3". Kerksis #224. This plate has
a rarity of 7 and is seldom seen excavated.
ITEM # DR170 Shoulder Belt Plate. Plate is in very nice condition and carries the mark of
W.H.Smith Brooklen. Recovered from Eastern, Va. Plate has full lead
back and both hooks.
ITEM # DR168 Large Brass Chain Bit. These were used by the C.S. & U.S. cavalry.
This one is heavier than most I have had and measures 8".
Recovered from Hanover, Va.
ITEM # DR167 Small Broad Axe recovered from Chesterfield Co,Va.
Measures 5" / 6"
ITEM # DR163 1/4 Plate tintype photo of a young union soldier. Wearing full accoutrements
and gear. Notice the upside down U.S.Buckle he is wearing. Great tintype in
great condition with a nice patriotic backdrop.
ITEM # DR152 RARE Medium size fork tongue ( Wish Bone ) Buckle. This buckle has a
green dug patina without defects or repairs. Rarer than the so called
Baby Fork Tongue in my opinion. This one was recovered from
Fredericksburg, Va. A must have for any collection.
ITEM # DR151 Harpers Weekly News Journal. This paper is in very nice condition.
Dated November 30, 1861. The front page reveals the portrait of
Major.General Halleck, U.S.A. Commanding the Army in Missouri.
Excellent example of a 150 year old news letter.
ITEM # DR149 U.S. Plate with strong hooks. There is some light rust to the front.
Recovered from the Confederate Howlett Line Defences in
ITEM # DR138 Dug Tompion with excellent patina and has some of the cork
remaining. Used to keep debris out of the barrel. Recovered
from Wilderness Battlefield private property.
ITEM # DR136 Large size English Snake Buckle. This one is very nice with a light green
patina, no defects or repairs. This is the style run through the blockade
for Confederate usage, made by ( Issacs and Campbell ) of England.
Recovered from Bovina, Mississippi.
ITEM # DR128 Cavalry Picket Pin. This pin is in super nice condition and is one of the best
that I have seen. Early find with excellent metal. Dug near Murfreesboro,Tn
ITEM # DR119 20lb. U.S. Parrott Chilled Nose Bolt.This is a very nice Parrott Bolt.
Recovered from the Battle of Kennesaw Mt,Ga. June 27 1864.
Shell has been disarmed and cleaned.
ITEM # DR116 Snake to an English snake buckle. Still shows some of the silver wash.
Recovered from Nottoway,Va. Snake measures 1 1/4 - 3/4.
ITEM # DR113 Shoulder Belt Plate. This one is battle weary with slight bends & cracks,missing
hooks but not a bad plate overall and carries the mark of W.H.Smith.
ITEM # DR112 U.S.Box Plate. Nice looking plate with a smooth brown patina and both
hooks.There is a very light curve on the edge right of the S.
Recovered from Northern,Va.
ITEM # DR106 Rifle Butt Plate. This one is constructed of iron and is in excellent
condition. Cleaned,coated and ready for display. Contains both
hold down screws. Recovered from New Kent Court House,Va.
ITEM # DR72 Triple Marked Pistol Cartridge box.This box is in overall nice condition.
All stitching and rivets are tight with minimal flaking. Cover is marked
( T.J.Shepard, J.Davy & Co Newark N.J. and U.S.).
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