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 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.


 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 # DR323                             Dug Bullet Extractor. Nice worm recovered from Petersburg, Va.


 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
                                               condition anymore.


 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.


 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.
                                                          $35.00                                             30mm


 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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