ITEM # DR256 1830s Shako Hat Plate. Excellent dug condition without defects or repairs.
Recovered near Fort Pender N.C. The fort was built during the
Revolutionary War and saw use in the war of 1812 and Civil War.
This piece is a nice early insignia. Measures 3'' by 3 1/2".
ITEM # DR255 Excellent condition Clover Heel Plate. This is one of the
harder patterns to find. Excellent detail and no wear.
Recovered from Chesterfield, Va.
ITEM # DR254 Early iron keys recovered from camps and
house sites around Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR253 Grouping of early brass keys recovered from camps
and house sites around Richmond, Va.
ITEM # DR252 Confederate Read Shell Base & Sabot. This piece was excavated near
Walthall, Va. Bermuda Hundred Campaign.
ITEM # DR251 Grouping of artillery shot recovered from Petersburg, Va.
ITEM # DR250 Federal Curry Comb. Andrew Hotchkiss patented this comb around
1850 and supplied large numbers of union forces during the war.
He was also known for his production of the rifled cannon projectile
( Hotchkiss Shell ). This comb is in better than average condition
and carries the Makers Name & U.S. stamping.
Recovered from Northern, 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 witch 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
witch 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 for less than $3000.00.
ITEM # DR247 Sword Pommel recovered along Lee's retreat through Amelia Co, Va.
Nice dug patina.
ITEM # DR246 Heart Heel Plate. This one has two cracks but is solid.
Recovered from Dinwiddie Co, Va.
ITEM # DR245 Large Jews Harp. This one looks to be pewter construction
and still contains the wire witch 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 clear image. The
case has minor scuffing around the edges and is in very good
condition with a tight seem and 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 # DR237 Cannon Ball Fragment, Federal Eagle Button & Bullet. These
artifacts where recovered from the Petersburg Battlefield, Va.
( private property ). All in nice excavated condition.
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 # DR234 U.S. Cartridge Box Plate. Nice patina. Recovered from
Point of Rocks on the Appomattox River, Va. 1996.
Plate is missing hooks.
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 # DR224 69 Caliber lock in excellent condition. This lock has
mainsprings and all internal parts. Recovered from
Dinwiddie Co, Va. These 69 Cal rifles were phased
out towards the wars end and mainly used by the
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 # DR218 FAT LADY curry comb. This piece is in better than average dug condition.
It is missing the handle but is very hard to get them this nice.
Recovered from Berkley Plantation on the James. President Lincoln
visited Berkley twice during the war to confer with Gen. McClellan.
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 # DR201 Civil War Bullet in wood. Recovered from Dinwiddie C.H. 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 # DR194 U.S.Box Plate. This plate was picked up while doing yard excavation
work on the Sailors Creek Battlefield (private property).
ITEM#DR193 U.S.Carbine Sling Buckle & Belt Tip. I do not know that these were dug
together but are a very nice set. Recovered from New Kent Co, 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 # DR178 Canteen neck and stopper. This piece was recovered from
Hanover, Va. The cork is missing from the stopper.
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 # DR166 Relic grouping of artifacts recovered from camps and battlefields
of the Civil War. These items consist of ( Soldiers Pocket Knife,
Shell Fragment,Carbine Bullet,Carbine Case,Jews Harp,Barrel
Spigot,Thimble,Clay Pipe,Tent Gromet,Heel Plate,Toe Tap,1/3
Of An Eagle Breast Plate,Eagle Button,Blanket Roll Buckle,
Canteen Stopper Pull and Spout,Trigger Guard and Spencer
Carbine Bullet. Recovered from Richmond and Petersburg, Va.
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 # DR153 Colt Gun Wrench. This wrench was recovered from Berkley Plantation,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.
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 # DR146 Hotchkiss brass time fuse with flange. Nice condition
Recovered from Richmond,Va.
ITEM # DR145 Here is one for the ladies. Early sidesaddle stirrup. Looks to be hand forged
construction and I believe will pre-date the Civil War..
ITEM # DR142 Miniature tintype of Confederate soldier wearing kepi and coat witch appears
to be in uniform. Set in a nice Gutta-Percha Oreo style case. Both in excellent
condition. Case measures 68mm.
ITEM # DR141 Eagle Shoulder Belt Plate. Flawless example. Smooth front and back with
strong rust free hooks. Hard to get one nicer than this. Excellent plate.
Recovered from Dinwiddie C.H. in the 1960s.
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 # DR127 Bullet in wood. Recovered from the Chamberlains Bed Battlefield
near Dinwiddie Court House, Va. Action of March 31,1865.
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 # DR114 Rare Iron Stud U.S.Buckle. These buckles are very scarce to find.
This one is in very nice condition. The buckle was over cleaned in
my opinion but does not take away from it's rarity. Recovered
from Hanover Co,Va.
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 # DR86 Star & Cresent cape pin.This pin is in excellent condition.
I have no recovery location on this piece. Purchased out
of a Northern, Va. collection
ITEM # DR82 Nice cannon primer recovered from near Stones River Battlefield.
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.).
ITEM # DR62 12 Lb Confederate Solid Shot. This ball was recovered from the Battle of
Slash Church Hanover, Va. Action of May, 27 1862. Ball has excellent
with very little pitting, ball has been cleaned and painted.
ITEM # DR48 Cavalry curb bit recovered from Winchester,Va. These
were standard issue for the cavalry.
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