Powhatan Station Relics  

                                                                                    Specializing In Dug Civil War Relics                                                                                                      804-598-6991                                                     rmanuel58@verizon.net                                                           804-382-2598

                                                                                                Site Update 02-20-18     

ITEM # DR167                                   Boot Pistol. Nice looking pistol in great dug condition. Appears to be

                                                            about 36 Cal. provenance unknown.


ITEM # DR1                          U.S. Belt Plate. I have had these U.S. Plates cut into a square making

                                               a U.S. square buckle and may have been the intent here. Plate is in

                                               good condition minus bumps and bruises. Recovered from the

                                               Battle of Peebles's Farm Petersburg, Va.


ITEM # DR66                          58 Cal. Austrian Lorenz Bayonet. This one does have moderate ground action

                                                 with chipping in a few areas but is a good condition dug bayonet. Recovered

                                                 from  Chickamauga, Ga. Bayonet is out of the Bobby Sizemore collection.


ITEM # DR55                               U.S. Cartridge Box Plate.  Nice plate with a smooth dark dug patina. 

                                                      Excellent face, back is missing some lead but has both hooks.


ITEM # DR15                                 U.S. C.S. Snake Buckle. Most likely a British import smuggled through

                                                        the Blockade for Confederate usage. Verbal provenance  on this one

                                                        states it was recovered from a low area near Spring Hill, TN. Buckle

                                                        does have some ground action. Dug complete and no repairs.



ITEM # DR65                                              Early Pad Lock. Good dug condition and solid. Recovered from

                                                                     a C.S.Camp in King William Co, Va. Lock measures  2'' x  2 1/2''.


ITEM # DR28                                   Federal Poncho Hook. Great dug condition with wire still intact.

                                                          These are becoming very hard to come by anymore. Recovered

                                                          from Winchester, Va.


ITEM # DR36                                  Hotchkiss Brass Fuse Adapter for Case Shot Shells. Great

                                                         fuse with perfect threads. Dug in Dinwiddie Co, Va.



ITEM # DR60                                     Springfield Bayonet Scabbard Tip. Nice condition. Dug Near

                                                            Charles City Court House, Va.


ITEM # DR8                                        Regulation Company Letter 'E'. Nice dug condition without

                                                             breaks, bends or repairs. There is a small stamping flaw on

                                                             the top leg. Letter is solid. Recovered near Brooke Station.


ITEM # DR26                                       U.S.Cartridge Box Plate. Good looking plate with smooth

                                                              face , full lead back and both hooks. There is a very slight 

                                                              curve on the left end. Recovered from Charles City, Va.


ITEM # DR35                            1859 Federal Cavalry Spur. Nice dug condition and patina. Remnants 

                                                    of the rowel can still be seen. Recovered near Hopewell, Va.


ITEM # DR56                        Regulation Company Letter ( M ).  Letters  L & M  were used exclusively by

                                               the Cavalry during the conflict and are scarce to come by. M is the most

                                               scarce of all and never up for purchase. This one is in great dug condition

                                               without breaks or repairs. Verbal provenance of New Kent Co, Va.

                                               Here is the opportunity to complete your Letter collection.



ITEM # DR39                                       Federal Poncho Hook or Cape Clasp. Nice dug condition

                                                              and still retains it's iron hook. It is becoming very scarce

                                                              to dig these like this anymore. Dug at Drewry's Bluff, Va.



ITEM # DR33                                          8 Second Allegheny Arsenal Fuse Pack. Original package,

                                                                 nice condition and unopened.


ITEM # DR40                                   Large size ( Heart ) Boot Heel Plate. Nice dug condition and stippled.


ITEM # DR30                          Eagle shoulder belt plate. Good looking plate with both hooks and

                                                 the mark of W.H.Smith/ Brooklyn. Plate has a full lead back and

                                                 recovered from Charles City, Va.


ITEM # DR31                             Candle Stick Holder. These holders would have been pushed into

                                                    the ground or driven into wood for lighting up a soldier's tent.

                                                    Much needed for camp life. Recovered near Antietam, Maryland.



ITEM # DR57                           58 Cal. Springfield or Contract Musket Bayonet. Early pickup or barn find.

                                                  Bayonet has a very light rust look and still contains the Lock Ring & Screw.

                                                  Great condition. Out of a Northern Va, Estate.


ITEM # DR44                                Federal Cavalry U.S. Bridle Rosette. Fair example Rosette with lead

                                                       back and nice dug patina. Recovered near Trevilian Station, Va.



ITEM # DR61                                          Parrott Time Fuse Adapter With Flange. Great condition.


ITEM # DR3                                          Artillery Grape Shot. Shot measures about 1 1/2''.

                                                              Recovered from the Battle of Sayler's Creek, Va.


ITEM # DR48                                  Cavalry Stirrup. Ornate design and great dug condition.

                                                         Recovered near King & Queen Courthouse, Va.


ITEM # DR23                                 Four Brass Borman Fuse Under - Plugs. These were

                                                        recovered from the Richmond & Petersburg areas.

                                                        $50.00 for the lot.


ITEM # DR34                                 Early Shoe Buckle. Dug in outstanding condition without defects or

                                                        repairs. This style will date about 1750 to 1800. Recovered from  

                                                        Dinwiddie Co, Va. Buckle measures about 4'' in length.


ITEM # DRI7                                 Large size Forked Tongue  'Wish Bone'  Buckle.  As dug, dirt covered

                                                       buckle with great eye appeal.  No breaks, or repairs. Nice C.S.

                                                       buckle. Recovered near Middle, Tennessee.



ITEM # DR10                                    Infantry Horn Hat Insignia. Non-dug with both loops.


ITEM # DR45                       C.S. 12Lb Solid Shot. Typical confederate manufacturing with small areas

                                               of break away metal & mold seem. This ball was recovered near the

                                               1862 engagement of ( Slash Church ) Hanover Co, Va.


ITEM # DR32                                Eagle Shoulder Belt Plate. Good looking plate with chocolate brown

                                                       patina, both hooks and no issues. The back has been coated with

                                                       polyurethane which seems to have been the norm with early hunters.

                                                       Dug in Stafford Co, Va.


ITEM # DR41                                1859 Artillery Bridle Bit in great dug condition. This one has been

                                                       cut down an altered into a short bit. Likely done by a southern

                                                       trooper of the Confederate Cavalry. Dug near Brandy Station, Va.


ITEM # DR64                                      U.S. Buckle Hooks. These are the arrow hook variant and are

                                                             in nice dug condition. They are often dug in C.S. camps and

                                                             are often the result of melting out plates for lead to field cast

                                                             bullets when ammunition is low. Unfortunately these were

                                                             dug in a Federal Camp near Fredericksburg, Va.     Neat Relic !


ITEM # DR2                            Large 1850's era Officer's False Embroidered Artillery Hat Pin.

                                                 Great condition, loaded with gold and non-dug. All attachment

                                                  wires are still remaining. Great looking Insignia.


ITEM # DR62                            Grouping of items dug in ( Trash Pits ) along the lines occupied by the

                                                    U.S. VI Corps during the siege of  Petersburg, Va. Items consist of

                                                    one Fork, Eagle Infanrty Button, Pipe Bowl & Portion of Cap Box.


ITEM # DR49                            Colt 44 Cal. Pistol Pocket Mold. Nice mold with sprue cutter

                                                   in place. Iron construction, comes complete with Bullet and

                                                   Ball. Mold is unmarked. These large caliber mold are scarce.



ITEM # DR46                              Schenkl Combination fuse. Great looking fuse dug and complete.

                                                     Nice addition to your dug Schenkl Shell or Artillery display.


ITEM # DR42                                       U.C.V. Confederate Reunion Medal. ( Macon Ga. ) 1912.

                                                              This one is missing the top bar.


ITEM # DR47                                      Confederate Time Fuse Adapter For Rifled Projectile .

                                                             This one has a scratch down the threads but will not

                                                             interfere with inserting it into a shell . Nice Fuse !


ITEM # DR12                                    Confederate ( Gutter Back ) Frame Buckle. Good condition buckle

                                                           with woods dug patina and no repairs. This one has been in

                                                           service and has the look. Recovered from Winchester, Va.

                                                           Battle weary and hard fought. This one saw the cannons.


ITEM # DR63                                          Artillery Grape Shot. Assorted shot recovered from the

                                                                 Petersburg, Va area. Shot range from 1/4'' - 1 1/2''.


ITEM # DR14                                 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 # DR54                              U.S. C.S. Cavalry Spur variant. Great looking spur with a really nice

                                                      woods dug dark green patina. Recovered from East Tennessee.


ITEM # DR58                              Relic Grouping. Dug items recovered from a Federal Camp at Bermuda

                                                    Hundred, Va. Group consist of a Soldiers Pocket Knife, Powder Flask Top

                                                    and a Carpet Bag Lock. All in good condition. Shipped in a Riker Case.



ITEM # DR59                           Early Sportsman style Rosette. This one appears to have an Antelope Bust

                                                  on the front with lead field back and staple in place. Lots of silver wash.

                                                  Recovered from North Anna, Va.


ITEM # DR11                          Richmond Arsenal C.S. Sword Belt Wreath. Great looking wreath without                                                                                defects or repairs. Recovered from Dinwiddie Co, Va.


ITEM # DR52                        1858 Smooth Side Canteen. Nice looking canteen with chain & stopper.

                                                Canteen has some light service dings with missing strap and cover.

                                                Overall great condition.


ITEM # DR37                                  U.S. Belt plate. Small size or ( Baby  U.S. ) in good dug condition.

                                                        Buckle is missing one hook but overall nice shape. Recovered in

                                                        an 1864 camp at Bermuda Hundred, Va.


ITEM # DR24                                      Militia Cartridge Box Tin. Pre war tin in fair dug condition.

                                                             This one is missing two cartridge tubes. Recovered near

                                                             Winchester, Va.


ITEM # DR53                                               Early Rosette. Nice dug condition. Recovered

                                                                      from Hanover Co, Va.



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ITEM # DR4                                 Pewter Whistle. These were often used by instructors during march

                                                      and training exercise. Most that I have found are broken missing

                                                      the stem. This one is complete and in excellent dug condition.

                                                      Recovered from Northern, Va. Measures 2'' in length.


ITEM # DR50                                          Nice group of exploded Schenkl Shell Pieces.

                                                                 Recovered from Bermuda Hundred, Va.


   ITEM # DR51                              Confederate Saddle Shield. This is the style often found embossed 

                                                        with the letters C.S. This one is unmarked. Recovered near the

                                                        Battle of Hatcher's Run. Dinwiddie Co, Va.  Measures 2'' = 1 1/2''.


ITEM # DR27                                               Civil War Period hand made and painted

                                                                      clay marbles. Various colors and sizes.     


ITEM # DR43                                     Dug Colt Revolver Nipple Wrench. Fair dug condition.

                                                            This will look great displayed with a dug Revolver.

                                                            Recovered from Berkeley Plantation, Va.


ITEM # DR13                            U.S. 1859 Horse Bridle Bit. This one appears to be an early Battlefield

                                                   pick-up and is in very fine condition. Nice patina on the bosses with

                                                   excellent metal throughout and bares the makers name. A. Barclay.

                                                   Alexander Barclay produced Bits & Spurs from 1842 until 1860.