CIVIL WAR RELICS

Dug Relics

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 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.
                                       The bayonet alone is worth this price.


 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 # DR215                           Large Early Key. Unusual looking key recovered from an 
                                                early cabin sit in Surry, Va. The key was recovered with
                                                1830s large cents. Key measures  6 3/4 ''.


 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 # DR209                      Fuse cap. Top reads ( J.P. SCHENKL. PAT OCT.16.1861 ).
                                           Recovered  North Anna. Va.


 ITEM # DR208                 Artillery grape shot. These were recovered from the Petersburg, Va.  area.



 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 # DR204           Infantrymen's boot heel plate. Iron construction, recovered from Petersburg, Va.


 ITEM # DR203                         Bullet and Cannon Ball fragment recovered from the 
                                               Petersburg battlefield ( private property ).


 ITEM # DR201                      Civil War Bullet in wood. Recovered from Dinwiddie C.H. Va.


 ITEM # DR199                           Confederate sword hanger. This one has the iron ring.
                                                Recovered from Northern, 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 upright
                                    in the ground or could be driven into a wall or plank. The spike is missing
                                    on this one and 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 # DR187                 Nice pair of large brass keys on an iron ring. These were recovered
                                       from the Midlothian Coal Mines in Chesterfield, Va.
                                       Keys measure 4 1/2'' in length.


 ITEM # DR185                 Regimental number 1. This is the small size number recovered near
                                       Fredericksburg, Va. Number measures 5/8" tall.


 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 # DR183                Regimental number zero. Nice condition, recovered from Brooks Station,Va. 
                                       Number measures 5/8'' tall.        


 ITEM # DR182                  Company Letter B. This is the smaller size. Recovered from Brooks Station,Va. 
                                        Letter measures 5/8'' tall.       


 ITEM # DR178                           Canteen neck and stopper. This piece was recovered from
                                                Hanover, Va. The cork is missing from the stopper.


 ITEM # DR173                  Large portion of an 1860 Union Cavalry Saber Scabbard.This piece was
                                         recovered from Hanover C.H. Va. There is a small hole where either
                                         hit by the digger or flaking rust. It has been cleaned,coated and 
                                         appears to be very solid. A nice dug artifact.


 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 # DR157              Regimental number 1  in nice condition. No breaks or repairs.
                                     Recovered near New kent C.H.  Stamped brass construction.
                                     Number measures 1'' tall.


 ITEM # DR155                Company Letter A. No breaks or repairs. Recovered from the camps
                                      near New Kent C H.Va.  Letter is 1'' tall.




 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 # DR148                Carbine sling buckle belt tip. Notice there are only three attachments. Some say
                                       Early and some say Confederate. I do know it is the only one that I have seen in
                                       over twenty years of digging & collecting. Recovered from Richmond,Va. The 
                                       U.S. example on the bottom is for comparison only.


 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 # DR144                 Ambrotype of a Federal Dragoon soldier in uniform wearing his Eagle Buckle
                                        and a fat Colt pistol in his belt. This is one Bad looking cat. Case and
                                        image are in very nice condition. Image was hard to photograph and looks           
                                        much nicer in hand.



 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 # DR139                  Austrian combination gun tool. Nice condition. Recovered from
                                        Wilderness Battlefield private property.


 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 # DR129            Jeff Davis Hat Pin. This piece is in fairly good condition only missing some
                                    of the arrows and has a nice dug patina. Recovered from Middle,Tn.



 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 # DR126 
                      Regiment #8. This is the large size number. Recovered from
                                            Berkley Plantation. There was some glue added to the back
                                            for strength. Number is solid.


 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 # DR117             Excellent dug 12lb C.S. solid shot. This ball has very light pitting. Recovered
                                     from the Battle Of Hanover Court House ( Slash Church ) May-27-1862.


 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 # DR104                        Springfield lock in really nice condition. This rifle lock-plate has
                                               been cleaned and coated and is ready for display. Recovered
                                               from the Walthal,Va. area.


 ITEM # DR87                      Company letter K with a nice dug patina, no breaks or repairs. Recovered
                                         near Fredericksburg,Va. These are one of the hardest to recover due to
                                         being very easly broken.


 ITEM # DR86                          Star & Cresent cape pin.This pin is in excellent condition.
                                            I have no recovery location on this piece.


 ITEM # DR82                                  Nice cannon primer recovered from near Stones River Battlefield.


 ITEM # DR80                            Eagle Shoulder Belt Plate recovered from Henrico Co,Va. Plate is
                                              missing hooks.


 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# Solid Shot ball with good iron and very light pitting. A mold 
                                           sprue can be seen on the ball. Recovered within the city limits of
                                           Richmond,Va. Ball has been cleaned and painted.


 ITEM # DR48                                  Cavalry curb bit recovered from Winchester,Va. These
                                                   were standard issue for the cavalry.


ITEM # DR36                                                Federal Carbine Sling Buckle and belt tip in nice condition
                                                             recovered from Charles City,Va. Buckle and tip were dug
                                                             seperately but are a good match.


 ITEM # DR33                          'I' find this to be an interesting piece. Early stove door most likely
                                            late 1800s with Officers Hat & Cross Sabers motif. There is also
                                            a set of Sabers across the top. I assume NEW-LEE is an updated
                                            model of an earlier LEE Stove. Recovered near Powhatan,Va.
                                            This piece will make an excellent addition to the fire-place mantel.
                                            Door measures 15 / 6 inches.

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