ITEM # DR374 3'' Dyer. Pointed Nose variant. Excellent condition shell with lead
cup sabot and zinc time fuse. I have no recovery location on the
shell. Weight 10 lbs.
ITEM # DR373 Regimental # 4. Excellent regulation size number without
defects or repairs.
ITEM # DR372 Company Letter K. This one has minor edge flaking to the
top but is unbroken and hard to get in this condition. Dug
in the Fredericksburg area.
ITEM # DR371 Federal Cavalry Sword Hanger. Dug in Hanover, Va
near McClellan's Headquarters.
ITEM # DR369 Early Shoe Buckle. Dug in outstanding condition without defects
or repairs. This style will date about 1750-1800. Recovered
from Dinwiddie Co, Va. Buckle measures about 4'' in length.
ITEM # DR368 Early Dig. Excellent condition Eagle Shoulder Belt Plate.
Verbal provenance of Fredericksburg, Va. Great eye
appeal on the face with full lead back and strong hooks.
ITEM # DR367 Dug Confederate Bormann Time Fuse. Recovered from Winchester, Va.
ITEM # DR366 Federal Rooster Neck Spur. This is the variant with the Gutter.
Recovered from New Kent, Va. by Bruce Deem.
ITEM # DR365 Confederate P-1853 Enfield Butt Plate. This one is
Marked F and the # 16. The F is the mark of
maker Parker, Field & Son and was used to show
proof of delivery to Sinclair, Hamilton & Co under
the Confederate Contract. Excellent dug condition.
ITEM # DR364 1858 Smooth Side Canteen. Nice non-excavated
condition with only minor bumps and bruises.
Complete with chain and stopper. This one is
ITEM # DR363 Bridle Rosette with a nice Ornate look and lots of
silver wash. Sportsman style with what appears
to be an Antelope on the face. Pewter Rosette
and still has the attachment staple in place.
Recovered from near Winchester, Va.
ITEM # DR362 Federal Shoulder Belt Plate. Missing hooks and showing signs
of heavy usage this plate is in overall good condition with a
clear face and most of it's lead back intact. Plate was recovered
from a Union Camp on the outskirts of Bermuda Hundred.
ITEM # DR361 Great example of a ( Hand Carved ) soldier's pencil.
This one shows knife carve marks through-out it's
entire length. Recovered from a C.S. Camp on the
North Anna River. Pencil measures 2 3/4 in length.
ITEM # DR360 6th Plate Image. U.S. Officer in full length coat with stripes, U.S. Buckle
and Shoulder Belt with Plate. Photo and Gutta - Percha case are in
very nice condition. Photo shows some glare due to lighting.
ITEM # DR359 Dug U.S. Bridle Rosette. Excellent condition with a smooth face
and full lead back. Recovered from a camp of Gen. Warren
along the route of his Railroad Destruction near Emporia, Va. $50.00
ITEM # DR358 1831 Artillery Short Sword. Very nice dug artifact and hard to get piece.
These Gladius style swords were commonly used during the war
but seldom seen in dug condition. Most likely imported for C.S.
usage. This one is in great excavated condition with a nice patina
to the brass and minimal loss to the blade. Sword was recovered
from the First Manassas Battlefield ( private property ). Surly a
center piece for any excavated display.
ITEM # DR357 Regulation Company Letter E. Nice condition without
any repairs. Recovered near Brooke Station, Va.
ITEM # DR356 Saddle or Bridle shields. These were recovered from an 1864 Union cavalry
camp near Hopewell, Va. Both are constructed of brass and are in nice
dug condition. This camp was part of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.
ITEM # DR354 Bullet in Wood. 3 Ring Bullet nestled in a slab of ( Heart Pine ).
Recovered from the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, Va. This
was one of the last Battles fought in this Theater. March, 1865.
ITEM # DR353 U.C.V. Confederate Reunion Medal ( Macon, Ga. ) 1912.
This one is missing the top bar.
ITEM # DR352 U.S. C.S. Snake Buckle. Most likely a British import smuggled through
the Blockade for Confederate usage. This one is the large size and
is in nice condition without cracks, breaks or repairs. Buckle was
recovered from Spring Hill, Tennessee.
ITEM # DR351 U.S C.S. Solid Shot. Ball was dug by Adam Bond in a C.S.
camp near Tomahawk Church, VA. This was a camp of the retreating
Southern Army on the route to Amelia Courthouse, Va. Nice condition.
Shot weights about 4 3/4 Lbs.
ITEM # DR350 Federal Cavalryman's Picket Pin. This pin is the style with the fixed ring
that will not move down the pin. This one is in good condition and was
recovered from Chancellorsville, Va.
ITEM # DR345 Bullet in Wood. Dug near Five Forks, Va. Bullet has one groove visible
near the wood edge and appears to be a Williams Type 3 Cleaner. It
has a nice entry hole on the reverse.
ITEM # DR343 Soldier's candle holder in great condition. This is a style seldon seen
and scarce to come by. I do not have a dig location on this piece.
These are not often found with stem intact on any style.
ITEM # DR342 1/9 Plate Ambro type of what appears to be a Dragoon or Artilleryman in full
uniform. Epaulettes, Eagle Buckle and a fat Colt in his belt. Case has
minor scuffing to the edges. Great full case Ambro type.
ITEM # DR340 1864 Frankford Arsenal 5 Second Fuzes. Unopened and in great condition.
There is some scuffing to one corner as can be seen in the photo's. Nice !!
ITEM # DR339 Grouping of Artillery Canister Shot. Recovered around the
Petersburg, Va area. Shot range from 42 to 17 mm.
ITEM # DR338 This One Saw The Cannons
Battle weary large size Confederate Fork Tongue Buckle.
As dug, dirt covered buckle with great eye appeal.
There is a small piece of the fork snapped off that
appears to be from over stress of use. Buckle has no
cracks, bends or repairs. Verbal provenance on this
buckle is Middle Tennessee. It surely has the look of
being in the action.
ITEM # DR337 Pewter Whistle. These were often used by instructors
during march and training excercise. Most that I
have found have the stem broken off missing the loop.
This one is whole, in excellent condition.
Recovery location unknown. measures 2'' in lenght.
ITEM # DR335 Early Ornate Bridle Rosette. Nice pewter rosette with a high-lighting
of silver plate. The attachment bar is missing and appears to have
been altered for continuing use. Recovered from Northern, Va.
ITEM # DR333 Brass Heel Plate. This one has the Octagon pattern and is
in good dug condition. Recovered from Chesterfield, Va.
ITEM # DR332 Clover Heel Plate. This is one of the harder patterns to
find. Recovered from Dinwiddie Co, Va.
ITEM # DR330 12lb Solid Shot. Recovered from the early engagement of
Slash Church, Hanover, Va. 1862. Ball has great metal
with very light pitting and has been cleaned and coated.
ITEM # DR329 Artillery Friction Primer. Good dug condition with the wire
intact. Dug near ( Fort Darling ) Drewry's Bluff Battlefield
located on the James near Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR328 Bracelet or Anklet recovered from an early Slave Quarters
in Surry Co, Va. Brass construction with an Ornate design
around the outer edge. Measures 65mm / 2 5/8''
ITEM # DR324 Regulation Company Letter. These Cavalry letters are the rarest
of all and are very scarce to come by. Verbal provenance on this
one is near Fredericksburg, Va. Excellent example without any
problems or repairs. This letter is almost never up for purchase.
ITEM # DR321 1855 Riflemen's Buckle in great condition. Verbal provinance is
Caroline Co, Va. and was dug complete. Very nice belt plate.
ITEM # DR320 Regulation Company Letter H. This letter is in great condition
without cracks or repairs. These are most often broken when
found. Excellent example. Dug near Brooke Station, Va.
ITEM # DR319 Jeff Davis Hat Insignia. Outstanding condition and patina with
no bends, cracks or repairs. Recovered from Fredericksburg.
ITEM # DR317 Belgian Rifle Lock Plate. Seldom dug rifle lock in good condition.
I am told these rifles were imported by both armies but do know
the few bullets I have dug over the years have all come from
Confederate sites. Lock was recovered near Winchester, Va.
ITEM # DR316 1859 Federal Rooster Neck Spur. Excellent spur with a nice chocolate
brown patina. This is the style with the ' Foliate ' design on the back.
Recovered from Winchester, Va.
ITEM # DR314 Soldiers Pocket Axe. Measuring only 2 1/2 by 1 1/4 inches these may
have been for laughter more than any other reason that I can think of.
I can't imagine they could have served a meaningful purpose. This one
was dug in Northern, Va.
ITEM # DR312 State of New York. S.N.Y. Buckle with a great looking patina,
has a full lead back and all hooks. Buckle has some light
flaking to one end as can be seen in the photo along with
light blistering to the back. All is intact and is a nice
looking Buckle. Dug in Northern, Va.
ITEM # DR311 C.S.Tongue. Richmond style tongue for a Two Piece C.S. Buckle.
This one has a green-brown patina without defects or repairs.
Buckle was recovered near Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR310 Jew's Harp. Pewter mouth harp in excellent condition and this
one still has the wire which is most often missing. This one is
about the largest that I have seen measuring 2 1/2 - 3 3/4''.
ITEM # DR308 Lock Plate. This is an unusual one and is most likely off
a Confederate used shotgun Nice condition with all
internal parts. This one was dug at Chester Station, Va.
This small lock will look great with a Lock Plate display.
Lock measures 4 1/2'' - 2''.
ITEM # DR306 Springfield bayonet in good condition with only a light
surface rust. Most likely an early pickup or barn find.
It is complete and has a clear U.S. stamp.
ITEM # DR304 U.S.Buckle. Nice buckle that has had the sides rolled under.
All hooks and lead back are still remaining. Buckle was dug
at the Battle of Peebles Farm in Dinwiddie Co, Va.
ITEM # DR303 Federal Eagle Shoulder Belt Plate. Very Nice!. Plate has a dark chocolate brown
patina with both hooks and no issues. Back has been treated with polyurethane
which seems to be the norm with the early hunters. Dug in Stafford, Va.
ITEM # DR302 Cavalry Cross Sabers Insignia. Nice insignia with a dark brown
patina. This one has no repairs and are hard to come by in this
ITEM # DR299 Cavalry Spur dug from an East Tennessee camp with the most
beautiful dark green woods dug patina one can imagine. This
style is a variant to the Federal Rooster Neck Spur. Nice!!.
Spur measures 3 1/2 - 4 1/2.
ITEM # DR298 Dug Poncho Hook. Nice condition hook from the
Drewry's Bluff Battlefield ( Private Property )
These are becoming very hard to find anymore.
ITEM # DR296 Coin Silver I.D. Badge. Recovered by Robert Goodwyn from Petersburg, Va.
Pvt. John Good Co H 87th P.V.I. $995.00
ITEM # DR293 U.S. Model 1859 Horse Bridle Bit. This one appears to be a barn find or
early Battlefield pickup and is in very fine condition. Nice black-green
patina on the bosses with excellent metal through-out and bares the
makers name A. Barclay. Alexander Barclay produced Bits and Spurs
from 1842 until 1860.
ITEM # DR292 Excavated Cavalry ( Fat Lady ) Curry Comb. This one is in
nice condition and still has the manufacturers brass seal
which is most often missing. Recovered from Northern, Va.
Seal reads ( I.Carpenter, New York. #102 over the
Federal Eagle and Warranted below ).
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 # DR282 Early Ornate Stirrup. Nice condition stirrup recovered from
King & Queen, Va. Most likely silvered at one time.
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 # 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 # 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 # DR228 U.S. Bridle Rosette. This style has the lead back.
Recovered from Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR206 ( Baby ) U.S. Buckle. This buckle is in good overall condition and
has one hook remaining. Recovered from Hanover, Va.
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.
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