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 # DR3 Carbine Sling Belt Tip ( Bat wing ) in good dug condition.This
tip will make a nice addition to your Carbine Buckle display.
Dug near New Kent Court House, Va.
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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # DR48 Cavalry Stirrup. Ornate design and great dug condition.
Recovered near King & Queen Courthouse, Va.
ITEM # DR23 1855 Springfield Musket Butt Plate. Iron butt plate in nice dug condition. The
U.S.stamp is still visible. Recovered in a federal camp near Winchester, 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 # 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 # 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 # DR50 Nice group of exploded Schenkl Shell Pieces.
Recovered from Bermuda Hundred, Va.
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 # 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 # DR44 Federal Cavalry U.S. Bridle Rosette. Fair example Rosette with lead
back and nice dug patina. Recovered near Trevilian Station, Va.
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 # 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 # 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.
ITEM # DR63 Artillery Grape Shot. Assorted shot recovered from the
Petersburg, Va area. Shot range from 1/4'' - 1 1/2''.
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 # 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 # DR35 1859 Federal Cavalry Spur. Nice dug condition and patina. Remnants
of the rowel can still be seen. Recovered near Hopewell, Va.
ITEM # DR61 Parrott Time Fuse Adapter With Flange. Great condition.
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 # DR11 C.S. Sword Belt Wreath. Great looking wreath without defects or repairs.
Recovered from Dinwiddie, Va. This wreath will fit the ( flat back or
bar style ) tongue.
ITEM # DR52 Large Pewter Medallion reading ( The Union Coffee Co. New York ).
I have not been able to find any info on this piece. I do believe it to
be early. Recovered from Berkeley Plantation on the James.
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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 # 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 # 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 # DR33 8 Second Allegheny Arsenal Fuse Pack. Original package,
nice condition and unopened.
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.
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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 # DR43 Dug Colt Revolver Nipple Wrench. Fair dug condition.
This will look great displayed with a dug Revolver.
Recovered from Berkeley Plantation, Va.
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 # 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 # 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 # DR40 Large size ( Heart ) Boot Heel Plate. Nice dug condition and stippled.
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 # DR24 Militia Cartridge Box Tin. Pre war tin in fair dug condition.
This one is missing two cartridge tubes. Recovered near
ITEM # DR53 Early Rosette. Nice dug condition. Recovered
from Hanover Co, Va.
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 # 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 # DR65 Early Pad Lock. Good dug condition and solid. Recovered from
a C.S.Camp in King William Co, Va. Lock measures
ITEM # DR10 Infantry Horn Hat Insignia. Non-dug with both loops.
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 # 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.