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Here's a very unique item that we just picked up. This item came from Arkansas but unfortunately no history accompanies it. This is the type of Civil War Veterans Amputee crutch/prosthesis that were worn by many, many veterans after the Civil War. The wounds were horrific and the easiest way to take care of them was just to amputate the limb. This particular crutch was made for an amputation just above the knee. This piece is made of walnut, I believe, and shows a bit of use. Where it is black is the original old patina and where it is wood grain is where the old vet would handle it. If this piece is commercially made I can find no makers marks. The pics can describe it much better than my poor attempts to do so. There are two brass strips on either side of the yoke for strength. The peg leg end is held together from splitting with an iron ring about 2 inches long tipped with an old formula of red rubber which exhibits much use. There is a piece of padded leather in the yoke on which to rest the stump. This entire piece is about 40 inches long and over 6 inches wide. This piece was made for a right leg amputation as there is wehre the notches for the straps flare out so that this individual could tighten the straps by himself. There are a few age cracks but surface only . A very unique piece and probably one of a kind! I have included a couple of pics showing a similiar crutch used in the Civil War by a soldier wounded at Hatcher's Run. This information is from page 249 of Warman's Civil War Collectibles Identification and Price Guide by John F. Graf. This particuliar guide was printed in 2006. Check out the pics!!! $650.00
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We have came onto several brass shotgun shells. Most are old/antique and would look good on display with those old rabbit eared Cowboy shotguns from the late 1800's!!.
This first pair is marked CBC S.Paulo which is Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) is a company in Sao Paulo, Brazil that manufacturers and distributes Magtech, Sellier & Bellot and MEN ammunition. Since 1926, CBC has manufactured its own components, bringing their customers full quality control over every stage of the manufacturing process as well as the final product. Their goal is to market the best ammunition in the industry. These are new unused fully loaded 12 ga shotgun shells. For the pair $5.00
This next bunch is empty with mixed makers including Winchester and Remington UMC. In 1912, Remington and Union Metallic Cartridge Company were combined into a single entity, called Remington UMC. In the early 21st century, Remington still produces U.M.C. brand ammunition. In 1915, the plant at Ilion was expanded, and with this expansion became basically the same plant as today. I believe these shotgun cartridges to be fairly early. Most of the shells are 12 ga but I just saw a 16 ga Winchester, a 10 ga UMC (not Remington made) 10 ga WRA RIVAL, two plated shells and one I cleaned so you could see how nice they look cleaned. $5 each on these.
Here’s another bunch of empty brass shells and all are marked and uncleaned or lightly cleaned. These are all USC. CO. No 12 CLIMAX brass shot shells! They are all 12 ga and all in pretty good condition just needing a good cleaning or leave them like this for display. Each $5.00
This last bunch of shells are all loaded and uncleaned. We have a Winchester No. 20 & 16, Rem UMC No. 16’s and Winchester No. 12’s plated. Some are full with plug and some are partially loaded with plug. Each $10.00
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Here we have an old set of 1870-1880 Medical Saddle bags in relic condition. They were found in a barn and this is what’s left. There are 3 bottles left in the divider on one side with an open bag on the other side. These are constructed exactly like the Civil War medical bags but with split rivits instead of solid rivits and burrs of the Civil War. Take a look. What you see is what you get! No markings that I see on these old saddlebags. As is $65.00
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Need your help on this one! This is a military holster by design but I cannot find another one like it for comparison. The holster is a short flap over holster measuring about 6 ¾ inches long by nearly 6 inches across at the top. There is a pouch inside for an extra magazine of the single stack variety. The back has a single belt loop and double rings for an over the shoulder strap. This holster is in great condition and the leather is still quite pliable. There are no markings on this holster. The flap button closure is missing. Let me know what it is if you know and I’ll get a price. Check out the pics!
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Here’s another that we need your help on! This is a leather double magazine pouch for long sten type magazines. This one has been in storage for awhile as the leather is stiff. The pouch measures about 9 inches long by 4 ½ inches wide. One of the closures is missing the brass stud. The leather has been painted olive green and I believe that paint to be original. I believe that the leather belt loop is a replacement as you can see where other attachment points were at one time. No marks on this one either. Check out the pics. If you know what it is I will list it. Thanks!
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Here is a large handmade holster that fits a Single Action Army with 6 inch barrel or other large frame revolver. It’s seen better days but that it is still here is a miracle in itself! The leather is extremely pliable and the closer is the snap type so I think that it’s at least turn of the 20th century or newer. The belt loop on the back is broken but still there. It’s a great companion piece in a display! $45.00
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Here is a large two volume set of HISTORY OF BOONE COUNTY (Indiana) up until 1914 by the Hon. L.M.Christ There are 1063 pages in these two volumes! The pages are bright and the binding is tight. The books are in their original boards with leather. The leather is deteriorating due to age as one would expect. The edges of the pages are gold. There is a wealth of info in these pages and there are photo illustrations and drawings! Also included are a couple of newspaper clipplings dealing with Boone County History and a letter with the letterhead SUNNY SLOPE FARM M.W.Lane. These books belonged to Zora Lane of Boone County and were given to Kenneth Lane. Born in Indiana on 4 Dec 1890 to Michael W. Lane and Nancy 'Lina' Evaline Sanford. Zora Lane passed away on Nov 1981 in Lebanon, Boone, Indiana. The letter talks about Slaves . It says that 5 Slaves should count as 3 freemen and that Slaves were to be admitted until 1808 and levy a tax of ten $ on each. On the back is a list of the Colonies, or at least 11 of them. For this two volume set $150.00 Check out the pics!
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Here is a item that I usually don’t put in this space however this is a Historic Study that I feel belongs here.
This is a book entitled A HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY AMONG NEGROES IN AMERICA by Harry E. Davis, 1946, FIRST EDITION. United Supreme Council, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry , 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 334 pages no illustrations. Brown cloth with lettering in gold on the front board and spine. Lacks the dust jacket. A study of freemasony among Americans of African descent beginning with Prince Hall in the 18th century and continuing through the 19th century. Good with mild bumps and some discoloration to the covers. Binding is tight. No torn pages. Nice! $165.00
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Here we have a Civil War Spencer Carbine. The Spencer repeating rifles and carbines were early American lever-action firearms invented by Christopher Spencer. The Spencer was the world's first military metallic cartridge repeating rifle, and over 200,000 examples were manufactured in the United States by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. and Burnside Rifle Co. between 1860 and 1869. The Spencer repeating rifle was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the cavalry, during the American Civil War but did not replace the standard issue muzzle-loading rifled muskets in use at the time. Among the early users was George Armstrong Custer. The Spencer carbine was a shorter and lighter version designed for the cavalry. The Spencer carbine was one of the most popular firearms of the Civil War. Issued late in 1863, the Spencer carbine had a demoralizing effect on the Confederate soldiers. General James Wilson wrote, “There is no doubt that the Spencer carbine is the best firearm put into the hands of the soldier, both for economy of ammunition and maximum affect both physical and moral.” The smaller, lighter gun could fire a magazine of seven copper rimfire cartridges in 30 seconds. The cartridges were fed into the breech by a compressed spring in the magazine. Lowering the operating lever dropped the breech block, extracting the spent cartridge. The same motion had the magazine automatically feed another round into the chamber. Basically, all a soldier had to do was cock, aim and pull the trigger. The production of the Blakeslee Cartridge Box gave a solider 10 to 13 magazine tubes ready to fire. This lever-action repeate was a formidable opponent against the slow firing muzzle loaders of the Confederacy. Even when the Confederate army captured Spencer carbines, they were useless because they required rimfire cartridges not made in the South. Over 94,000 Spencer carbines were purchased by the Federal government and another 120,000 were purchased privately. This Carbine is a later 56 caliber carbine. The carbine is in good condition with nice wood overall except for a couple of age cracks you can see in the pics. The metal is a dark patina but very pleasing to the eye. The markings are mostly sharp and easily read. The mechanics are very nice. The wood is in overall good condition and there are no cracks in the stock where the magazine tube passes through. The sling bar is missing but can be replaced if desired. The serial number on this carbine is 22060 and it is the Model 1865. The fall of 1864 and the early months of 1865 saw three major changes to the Spencer carbines being delivered on existing Army contracts, resulting in a nomenclature change to the Model 1865. In November 1864, the Ordnance Dept. directed that the carbines be chambered for the new standard rimfire round, .56-50, replacing the .56-56. The new .56-50 ammunition could chamber in the older M1860 carbines, but the earlier .56-56 would not chamber in the new carbines. The .56-50-chambered guns were stamped on the receiver “Model 1865,” and the barrel length was shortened to 20 inches as this one has been and the bore is nice with deep rifling. One final improvement was the March 1865 incorporation of the Stabler cut-off attachment, which was invented by Edward Stabler of Sandy Springs, Md. It allowed the carbine to be fired as a single-shot with the seven cartridges in the magazine being held in reserve. Stabler was paid a royalty of 25 cents for each carbine fabricated with his magazine cut-off device. This one still has the stabler cutoff on it as it should be. This carbine most likely saw action later in the Indian Wars. This is a nice carbine! Check out the pics! $2500.00
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Here we have a Civil War New Model Sharps Carbine. CIVIL WAR NEW MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE. The most famous, single-shot, percussion firearm used during the Civil War was the Sharps carbine, a . 52 caliber, breechloading firearm invented and patented by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps. Presented here is a very good specimen of the New Model 1863 Sharp’s carbine that features serial # C, 21002. Carbine has a 21½” long round barrel with what looks like saber strikes on it (we have a pic below) and a ‘straight-breech’ type lockplate fitted to its walnut stock and forend. Barrel address is fairly strong with “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD, CONN” in front of rear sight. “NEW MODEL 1863” stamped to rear of sight with 1863 being a little hard to make out. Stock and forend appear never to have been cleaned. Two, strong inspector cartouches at the sling bar area. Stock has the usual dings from use but no breaks. Major components have sub-inspector marks visible. . Lock screws are original and in good condition however the rear sling screw may be a replacement as it has some blue on it while all the others have brown patina. Metal surface of the carbine appear a dark brown as does the butt plate. No trace of original colors present. Maker markings and patent designations are fairly clear. The Serial number is sharp and strongly stamped unto the upper plate tang. Breechblock operating lever mechanics are crisp. Iron bar tight and has its iron ring. Bore with its six-groove rifling is mostly bright with some minor pitting that I can see. This New Model 1863 Sharps carbine is a fine, original percussion cavalry short firearm of the Civil War Union army . This is a nice Carbine! Check out the pics!! $2500.00
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Here is the shortest Percussion Rifle from the 1840’s period that I have ever seen! I do not believe that this is a cutdown rifle for various reasons that I will relate to you. The entire piece is over 27 inches long with a 11 ¾ inch long octagonal 38 caliber bore. All the iron metal pieces on this piece have the same patina. This piece hasn’t been messed with! The hardwood stock also has a great dark patina! This stock, it seems to me, was made for this short configuration! The forearm is short and there are two ferules to run the ramrod through. They would not be that close on a halfstock or fullstock rifle. Also the front sight is dovetailed on this short rifle and the nose cap was made to fit flush to the stock. The lock is a set trigger lock set up and works very well. The nipple is clear and not mashed at all. There are some decorations on the lock but can’t quite make them out. The trigger guard and butt plate are both brass and have a nice mellow patina. This is not a kids rifle as the buttstock is made to fit an adult shoulder. Perhaps you have some idea why it was made short like this. Perhaps it was made to conceal or perhaps it was used to dispatch hogs prior to butchering. Maybe it was made like this to take on a trap line to dispatch any poor unfortunate critters caught in the iron leg traps. Who knows! The only damage I see is a crack in the forestock from the noseguard back about 6 inches and easily fixed if you want to. Take a look at the pics! Definitely one of a kind!!! $695.00
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Here is a fantastic Model 1860 Model Army .44 caliber Round Cylinder Model Colt! The condition of this Colt 1860 is excellent! Best I have ever seen. This one is serial numbered 185919 which dates it to which dates it to 1870. Don’t have any history on it unfortunately but look at the pics! Fantastic! The frame and hammer case colors are still present as well as the most bluing on the barrel I have seen on an original weapon of this period. The naval cylinder scene is fantastic and all the markings on this piece are clear and sharp! This revolver has been fitted with old Ivory grips and I believe that they are originals! Good mechanics and locks up tightly!!! No silver on the triggerguard but the bluing on the backstrap is very very nice! Take a look at the pics! The first two are with the flash on which shows the revolver as being in the white but it is not. This piece is Beautiful !!!!~ For this fantastic piece $12,500.00
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Here’s a nice Manhattan Series III .36 caliber 5 shot revolver with a 4 inch octagonal barrel with a fairly dark bore but rifling easily seen. The markings on the barrel are in one line. There is a good amount of original blue left on the barrel. The cylinder scene is very nice as is the patent stamping on the cylinder. The grips are in nice condition with original finish on them. The serial numbers all match except for the wedge which starts 393XX while the rest of the revolver is 397XX. The frame of this piece exhibits a nice patina. The action works excellent. The brass trigger guard exhibits a lot of the original silver but the silver is fairly well worn off on the backstrap. This is a really nice revolver!!! Check out the pics! For this one $800.00
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Here’s an old War Horse!!! This is a model 1860 .44 caliber Army Colt cut for a shoulder stock. The serial number is 60988 and all numbers match except on the butt. Looks like the butt iron was ground down a little so a shorter screw could be used. This serial number indicates that this piece was made in 1862. The action works well and all nipples are in great shape. The 8 inch barrel’s bore has some pits but has been cleaned and has very deep rifling still. The cylinder has a visible cylinder scene and the serial number is entirely visible as well as the patent markings. The cool thing about this firearm is that the grip still has a cartouche on it and you can see where the grip was broken and period repaired. Great stuff! They fixed things then no just replace them! Still an outstanding piece! $1950.00
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Here we have a M1 Garand used in both WW2 and the Korean War! M1 Garand S/N 394625 wa produced by Springfield Armory in Feb. 1945.
The barrel was changed and is still a Springfield Armory Barrel made in November 1952 and marked 11-52.
This one is an import marked on the barrel 'EXEL/GARDNER, MA.' Exel Arms of America formed on June 15, 1983. This rifle was imported into the United States in the 1980's from South Korea. The stampings are not that deep on the barrel.
The wood stock is void of any markings but appears to be an original stock. The stock looks to be walnut and has several scratches of unknown origin on the reverse side, especially in the buttstock area. There is a non displaced crack, barely visible to the eye, going forward from the floor pan on the bottom of the stock for about 2 inches. The handguard just forward of the receiver is a slightly different color so it may be a replacement. The forearm forward of the handguard is a field repaired piece showing 7 'T' nails or brads driven into it to hold it together. Although it doesn't look the greatest it does the job!
We have fired several clips through this rifle and it works very well ! Check out the pics! $1250.00
Here we have an M1 Carbine from WW2. This M1 Carbine has a Winchester Receiver S/N 5568029 which was made in 1944.
The barrel was made by Winchester and is so marked with a 'W' on the top side of the barrel. This barrel is also marked with BLUE SKY / ARLINGTON, VA. This carbine was imported into the USA is the 1980’s from South Korea.
The front barrel bank is marked 'A1' which was made by Inland.
The front sight is marked 'N' which means it was manufactured by Inland.
The rear sight is marked 'I. R. Co.' which was made by Inland and is the type III stamped adjustagle sight.
The trigger group is marked 'B.E.B.' which was made by I.B.M.
The magazine release is stamped 'SW' made by Standard Products.
The Magazine itself is marked 'KSG' made by Saginaw Steering Division of General Motors.
The top wooden forearm is an original walnut forearm which the main stock is Mahogany. Mahogany stocks are common on Blue Sky Imports and was probably made to replace an original cracked or broken stock before importing to the USA from South Korea. There are no breaks or cracks in this stock and no markings whatsoever. It’s very nice and very pleasing to the eye.
We have fired this carbine and it operated very nicely! Some corrosion on outside of barrel that we have shown in the pics. Good Bore! Check out the pics! $875.00
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Here we have an old leather shot pouch and an antler power flash pan measurer. The old leather pouch is for a shotgun as it has lead shot in it. Take a look at the pics. The leather is in great condition and the flask has a wooden stopper. I believe this piece to be handmade and very old. The pouch measures 6 ½ inches long to the stopper and 2 ¾ inches wide. For this old handmade pouch $45.00
The antler powder measure is over 3 inches long with a little string attached to it. This little pan measure was probably tied to a possibles bag or powder horn. This would have been used with a flintlock musket or shotgun more than likely. $25.00
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Here we have some old hand loader tools! These tools are for removing (wooden handle tool) and loading (iron handle tool) the center caps into the shotgun shells and for loading powder and shot in them as well. The old shot and powder measure may belong to this set as well. When we got this set there were several old brass shells in the box. Take a look at the pics! $55.00
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Here is an old tin of center fire shotgun caps. The label has on it 100 FOIL LINED NO. 11 CENTER FIRE. Also it is marked Winchester Repeating Arms! I don’t know if there is 100 in here but there is plenty! For the tin $15.00
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Here we have an old shot and powder measure! The bottom is marked BGI Co Pat. Nov 23, 86 (1886) It is in very nice condition for the age and still adjusts to whatever you need. Has a nice little hardwood handle as well! $25.00
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Here we have two hand held round bullet molds. They both appear to be .28 caliber and both are iron. On the left is a single cavity scissors mold and has a sprue cutter between the handles. Also the marking 180 is there. Don’t know what that is suppose to indicate. The mold operates freely and has a great old attic patina to it! $30.00
This other mold is a little heavier but has no sprue cutter. It also is iron and operates freely. No markings on this one. $30.00 Check out the pics!
Here we have a Civil War era WADE & BUTCHER – SHEFFIELD straight razor and case. This is the CELEBRATED HOLLOW GROUND RAZOR and comes in the original leather covered pasteboard container. The grips on this old razor are horn and there are no breaks or cracks. Nice! Good for a Civil War Display! $65.00
Here’s an old floral holster that we believe is for the 1849 Colt Pocket .31 caliber model Revolver. This thing is really ornate! I don’t believe I would try to force a revolver in it but it would look great in a display! The flap has been reinforced and resewn on the back but its there and pretty solid. There was a piece of leather, now lacking, that went horizontally across the front for the flap tab to slip down into. This holster even has the plug still in it at the bottom. I believe it accommodated a 6 inch barrel. Probably fit other single action small revolvers of the time as well. For this piece $165.00
The hardwood handle is pretty much intact on this piece. The total piece is 15 inches long overall. The ax head is 5 ¼ inches long and is 3 ¼ inches long at the bit or blade. The ax has been used as one would expect.
Here we have a small hand ax that has 4 different areas of embossing on it. One one side is a Native American Chief’s bust with an Elk below. This ax has been sharpened and used so only the top of the Elk’s head and antlers are present. On the reverse of this single bit hand ax is a Bulldog on the top by the poll and a devil under him. The devil is holding up a blue ribbon type award with the word RED DEVIL embossed in it. Has been sharpened as one would expect and has a damaged handle. Overall it is about 13 3/8th inches long with the head being 4 ¼ inches long and about 2 ½ inches long at the bit. Still pretty nice!! $195.00
Here we have a small spike ax. I wasn’t sure about this one but I showed it to a dealer who has had this type of small spike ax before and he believes that it is correct due to it’s construction and patina. It’s over 8 ¼ inches long with the spike being half the length of the piece. This spike is hand forged into the ax head and not welded. Forging hammer marks abound on this piece and the spike is the same patina as the ax. There is a small piece of wood handle remaining. The Ax is 2 ½ inches wide at the widest point which is the bit or blade. There are a couple of chips out of the blade. This ax came in with the one below. For ths piece $275.00
Here we have a small polled ax. This small hand ax is about 5 ½ inches long and 1 ¾ inches wide at the widest point which is the bit or blade. There is a substantial chip out of the blade and the poll is beat down some but what a nice 1800’s ax. It may be around the 1860’s and was probably a pioneer small hand ax but could have been used by a native american. We don’t have any history on this piece. Take a look at the pics! Nice!!! $325.00
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Here we have two GREAT Knives! These were personally given to my consignor by Col. Rex Applegate! Following info courtest of wikipedia.
Rex Applegate (June 21, 1914 – July 14, 1998) was an American military officer who worked for the Office of Strategic Services, where he trained Allied special forces personnel in close-quarters combat during World War II. He held the rank of colonel. Applegate was born on June 21, 1914, in Oregon. He was a descendant of Charles Applegate, who blazed the Oregon Trail in 1843 with his brothers Jesse and Lindsay and established the Applegate Trail. Applegate began hunting and shooting at a young age and learned marksmanship from his uncle Gus Peret who was a famed exhibition shooter and professional hunter at the time. Applegate graduated from the University of Oregon with a Business Degree in 1940 and went on to take a commission in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. His first billet was with the 209th Military Police Company as a lung ailment kept him from holding a combat position. In 1941 Applegate was developing armed and unarmed close quarter combat courses for the US Army when he was recruited by Wild Bill Donovan for the OSS, specifically to build and run what was called "The School for Spies and Assassins", the location of which is now Camp David. Donovan had Applegate learn all that he could about armed and unarmed fighting from William E. Fairbairn to form a brutal and effective system. He was the close-combat coordinator for all clandestine missions and this role brought him into contact with other fighters and martial artists of the time period such as a Finnish soldier who killed 21 Russians with a knife and the founder of the British SAS: David Stirling. At one point during the war, he served as the personal bodyguard to President Franklin D Roosevelt. After the close of World War II, Applegate spent the next 15 years as an advisor to the government of Mexico who made him an "Honorary General". Applegate was friends with actor John Wayne and in addition to teaching Wayne how to shoot, Applegate served as a technical advisor on the set of The Alamo. Applegate was said to be the source and inspiration for several of Ian Fleming's characters in the James Bond novels. When not traveling to promote his pistol-shooting methods, Applegate spent his last years at the Applegate House in Yoncalla, Oregon and at his home in Scottsburg, Oregon. Rex Applegate's daughter, historian Shannon Applegate, who writes and lectures on Oregon and the Applegate family history, lives in the adjacent homestead. Granddaughter, Jessica Applegate Brown, owns and manages Applegate House Vineyards, an organic vineyard on the historic Applegate House property.
In 1943 he wrote Kill or Get Killed, which is still considered a classic manual of Western-style hand-to-hand combat. The updated 1976 edition of Kill or Get Killed was published by the US Marine Corps as Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication 12-80. From the foreword: Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 12-80, Kill or Get Killed, is published to ensure the retention and dissemination of useful information which is not intended to become doctrine or to be published in Fleet Marine Force manuals.
This reference publication was written in 1976 by Lieutenant Colonel Rex Applegate, USA (Ret), with the help of the Combat Section, Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland. At last there is one volume which speaks to the subjects of unarmed combat (offensive and defensive), combat use of weapons, disarming the enemy, handling of prisoners, the handle of mob/crowd disobedience, the use of chemicals in such situations, and how to establish a professional riot control unit.
Applegate developed the techniques outlined in the book during his work with William E. Fairbairn, who had previously developed his own techniques while working for the Shanghai Municipal Police from 1907 to 1940. Fairbairn drew heavily on Chinese martial arts, which he simplified and tailored to the needs of police training in one of the world's most crime-ridden cities, due to its history of crime related to the opium trade, the rebellion, and the activities of Triad gangsters. His result was the development of Defendu, widely considered the first of what became known as modern combatives. Applegate's techniques are heavily based on Fairbairn's Defendu, enhanced with feedback from the OSS operatives who put his techniques into action during World War II.
Applegate was a proponent of the combat pistol shooting system outlined in Kill or Get Killed, which is based on point shooting with a strong emphasis on training for close-range, fast-response shooting. This system is somewhat at odds with another prominent system (developed and promoted by Jeff Cooper) called the modern technique. Both systems have many supporters, with variants of Cooper's system being more commonly used. Supporters of Cooper's methods point to the near-universal use of his system in the International Practical Shooting Confederation and other forms of action shooting, while Applegate's supporters point to police incidents where officers trained in Cooper's methods discharge many rounds at close range (most measured in tens of feet (3 m) or less) with few (if any) disabling hits. The last years of Applegate's life were spent promoting his combat-pistol-shooting methods to police agencies. Applegate co-wrote The Close-Combat Files of Colonel Rex Applegate (with Chuck Melson), and was a founding member of the International Close Combat Instructors Association. In the early 1980s, Applegate released a design called the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife (a modified version of the World War II Fairbairn-Sykes knife). The new knife's design was a collaborative effort by Applegate and Fairbairn during World War II, eliminating the major weaknesses of the F-S knife (among them a weak blade point and the impossibility of determining the blade's orientation by grip alone). Boker Knives offers several versions of the A-F knife. Gerber Legendary Blades produced a line of folding knives by Applegate and Bill Harsey, Jr. based on the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife.
In the late 1980s Applegate released a modified version of Fairbairn's Smatchet, which had been used by the SAS and OSS during World War II. The development of this weapon began as a collaborative effort between Applegate and Fairbairn during the war. Applegate named his 10-inch (25 cm) double-edged knife the "Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Smatchet"; it was initially offered as a handmade knife by Bill Harsey, Jr., and later by Wells Creek Gun and Knife Works, and after that by Al Mar Knives. Following Mar's death, Boker Knives was licensed to produce it. Applegate later had Harsey design a "Mini-Smatchet" (with a 4.75-inch (12.1 cm) blade) which was produced by Boker.
Applegate was inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame at the 1994 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia in recognition of the impact his designs have made upon the cutlery industry and for his writings on knife fighting.
Now on to the knives! This first one is the Smatchet and is in unusued , unsharpened condition! This is number 4 or 10 made for SOLDIER OF FORTUNE 15’TH ANNIVERSARY which was in made in 1990 as Soldier of Fortune Magazine started printing in 1975 and finished with their last issue in April of 2016. Take a look at the pics. This is the Wells Creek Model made in Scottsburg, Oregon. Rex Applegate and W.E.Fairbairn are engraved on the overserse of the blade ricasso. This is one fantastic knife! Again, this piece was personally handed to my consignor by Col. Applegate!! For this great knife $950.00 and I bet you cannot find another of the 10 made for SOLDIER OF FORTUNE anywhere on the web for sale! Take a look at these pics!
This next knife is the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife previously mentioned and this great unusued, unsharped knife was made by William Harsey Jr. and so etched into the blade! This knife is one of the original 150 made and is serial numbered 1116 and since the serial numbers started at 1000 then this one is number 116! This knife is in excellent condition and only has wear from pulling in and out of the sheath. This knife has never been sharpened!! This knifes are reproduced but this one is one of the ORIGINAL 150 !!! You may never find another for sale. This knife was also personally given to my consignor who was a long time friend of Col. Applegate and traded guns and knifes with him regularily! For this wonderful original fighting knife $600.00 !! Look at the pics!!!
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL !!!
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Here we have a fantastic original Photograph taken by Alexander Gardner. Photograph shows Abraham Lincoln at Antietam, Maryland, on Friday, October 3, 1862, during his visit to General McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, to encourage "Little Mac" to attack the Confederate Army. Lincoln is posed standing by a chair and facing McClellan with other Union Army officers grouped outside a tent. From left to right: Colonel Delos B. Sacket, Captain George Monteith, Lieutenant Colonel Nelson B. Sweitzer, General George W. Morell, Colonel Alexander S. Webb [Chief of Staff, 5th Corps], General George B. McClellan, Scout Adams, Dr. Jonathan Letterman [Army Medical Director], unidentified soldier, President Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Henry J. Hunt, General Fitz-John Porter, Joseph C. G. Kennedy, Colonel Frederick T. Locke, General Andrew A. Humphreys, and Captain George Armstrong Custer. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 107)
Alexander Gardner (October 17, 1821 – December 10, 1882) was a Scottish photographer who immigrated to the United States in 1856, where he began to work full-time in that profession. He is best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln's assassination.
This original 7 X 9 photograph has been professionally framed and matted in acid free materials and sun resistant low e-glass. This photograph was purchased in 2012 by my consignor and offered for sale here following the passing of her beloved husband. She could not find the original letter of authenticity but was send a follow up letter on April 24, 2019 from Daniel Weinberg, President of Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois confirming that this photograph is an original albumen taken directly off the original glass negative and sold by them to my consignor. This is a fantastic piece and sure to be the center of your Civil War Collection! You need to do nothing but hang it on the wall and enjoy it! ORIGINALLY PRICED AT $3,650.00 NOW WE HAVE IT PRICED AT $2750.00!!! You won't find another one at this price!!! Take a look!!!
NEW AND HOT OFF THE PRESSES !!!!
Here we have the 2nd Edition of CIVIL WAR HARD IMAGES Volume 2- UNION by Ben L. Pauley and Christopher Anderson with Foreword by Ted Caldwell (yours truly!) I was thrilled to be asked to write the foreword for this truly fascinating research book by these two fine young men! This book is an extensive study of the photographs within. All are hard images and teaches us how to grade them with each image study getting an Image score. The vast array of different images is outstanding showing different types of Union uniforms, accoutrements and weapons! The authors went to painstaking efforts to identify the many different weapons shown in these images. The book is in large format being hardbound with dust jacket and utilizing 215 glossy pages with color photographs! The many photographs are enlarged to show details. This is the companion book to their first edition entitled CIVIL WAR HARD IMAGES Volume 1-CONFEDERATE. These Volumes are truly outstanding and definitely belong in every Civil War Collectors or Student's Library! $65.00 each volume!
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Here we have a large 45 Star Flag! This flag measures about 9’ 3 “ X 5’ so it would cover about one entire wall ! This large flag was made in the period between 1896 and 1907. The State of Utah became the 45th state in 1896. It had been attempting to gain statehood for many years, but remained a territory, primarily due to the fact that the Mormon Church and Utah authorities continued to be openly tolerant of polygamy. In 1890, Mormon Church President Wilford Woodruff published a manifesto that denounced the contract of “any marriages forbidden by the law of the land”. This gave way to Utah’s 1896 acceptance. Although it remained official until July 3rd, 1908, the 45 star flag generally fell out of use in 1907, when Oklahoma joined the Union. Due to the Spanish-American War (1898) and Teddy Roosevelt’s famous world tour of the “White Fleet” (launched in 1907), this was an extremely patriotic era. The canton and stripes of the flag are made of wool bunting that has been pieced by machine. The stars are made of cotton and are double-appliquéd (sewn to both sides) with a zigzag machine stitch. These are configured in staggered rows of 8-7-8-7-8-7, which is typical of the 45-star count. There is a canvas binding along the hoist, with two brass grommets. There are several smaller moth holes in the wool but nothing major as to affect the strength of the flag. I could find no printing or writing on the flag anywhere so no history accompanies it other than it came from Indiana. For this old piece of history $495.00
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(49)Here we have a .45 Caliber CVA Customized Full Stock Short Rifle that measures about 51 1/2 inches long. This rifle was built by a retired gentleman who is thinning out since he is in his 80's. The fullstock is in good condition with various brass decorative parts attached to it including the 'Running Fox' that is very popular! This rifle is rifled with a 35 1/4 inch octagonal barrel. The sights are the traditional sights. The decorative lock used a set trigger and it works just fine. The stock has a couple of small grain cracks that I see but is solid as a rock. The patch box door works as it should and there is a nipple pic on the reverse side of the stock below the brass fox. There are also finger grooves carved in the wood on the reverse side as well. Right handed rifle for sure. There are no markings on the barrel or stock at all. A very nice small percussion rifle!! Take a look at the pics. They will show you all the detail. $650.00
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(48) Here we have a Custom CVA Flintlock Full Stock 50 Caliber Rifle that was finished by a retired gentleman in his 80's and now he is thinning down his collection. The original stock and barrel was purchased at the Friendship, Indiana National Muzzleloading shoot and then finished. This flintlock rifle is 48 inches long with a 31 1/2 octagonal barrel topped by modern sights and is rifled. This Flintlock has a set trigger which works well and the flint hammer holds in both half and full cock. The stock has a patch box on the obverse side and is functional. The reverse stock has a modified cheek rest and finger grooves carved in. You can see where an extra wooden piece was made and installed on the top of the buttstock so that a larger brass butt plate could be used. There are a couple of very minor wood grain cracks in the stock but they are very minor and this stock is solid as a rock! This Flintlock Rifle/Musket was made for Deer Hunting and does have a fiberglass rod and camo strap. Take a look at the pics!!! $575.00
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Here we have a L&R Percussion Lock Full Stock Percussion Rifle 50 cal made by an 80 some old gentleman who is thinning his collection. This percussion rifle was made in 2016 and marked on the bottom 2016 R WAYMAN. The fullstock is 52 1/2 inches long with a 36 inch octagonal rifled barrel topped by traditional sights. Neither he barrel or lock are marked externally with any markings. The lock is a set trigger lock and works but sometimes is a little sensitive! The stock looks like tiger stripped maple and is in good condition with handcarving on it. This handcraving is done with the frontiersman in mind and not the professional gunstock carver. You can definitely tell the carving was hand made with the loving hands of one who loved this rifle and not machine made! There are a few very minor stress cracks in the grain. As mentioned they are very minor but there are there and this stock is as solid as a rock! Also there is a vent pic mounted to the stock on the reverse butt stock underneath the modified cheek rest. Take a look at the pics! $625.00
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Here we have a small grouping of items that we picked up from a Gentleman who lives in New Hampshire. Here is the grouping:
War of 1861 Spread winged Eagle with United States underneath the Eagle. On the reverse is E. SMITH CO B 14TH REG. 14TH NHV N. CHARLESTON. Guaranteed Original and it is fantastic! This id is for Erastus Smith and here is his stats:
Residence Charlestown NH; 30 years old. Enlisted on 8/30/1862 as a Private. On 9/22/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. NH 14th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/8/1865 at Savannah, GA He was listed as: * Wounded 9/19/1864 Opequan, VA Other Information: born in New Hampshire After the War he lived in Keene, NH Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65 (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Here is his regimental history by a member of the 14th NHV:
By FRANCIS H. BUFFUM, late Sergeant Company F, Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and Historian of the Regiment. THE Fourteenth was the last long term regiment furnished by New Hampshire. It was recruited mostly from the central and southwestern sections, Cheshire county raising five companies. The chief recruiting officers were: Company A--F. T. Barker; B-J. G. Johnson, A. M. Adams; D-C. W. Hodgdon, J. N. Brown; I-S. Clogston, D.F. Pike; C-A. D. Coombs; F-G. W. Pierce, J. H. Goodwin, E. Brown; H-W. E. Buntin, A. H. Sawyer, W. H. Sargent, M. M. Holmes; K-O. H. Marston, J. N. Snell; E-E. Brown, D. Sessions, William Cobleigh; G--C. F. Webster, S. A. Carter, Rev. S. L. Gerould. The towns with the largest quotas in the different companies were: Company A-Hinsdale, Westmoreland, Dublin; B--Walpole, Charlestown, Marlow; D--Weare, Seabrook, Deering; I -- Cornish, Newport, Grantham, Claremont; C - Keene, Swanzey, Marlborough, Fitzwilliam; F-Winchester, Chesterfield, Richmond, Milan; H--Chichester, Dunbarton, Concord, Bow; K -- Sandwich, Pembroke; E -- Lancaster, Dummer, Northumberland; G-Jaffrey, Keene, Dublin, Stoddard. Company E-I was peculiar in being drawn from twenty towns, and in containing twelve pairs of brothers. The men were enlisted mostly in the month of August, many of them expecting to enter earlier regiments. They rendezvoused in "Camp Cheshire,'' Concord, September 19. The muster into United States service was completed September 24, but the Government recognition on dates from October 16. On entering the service the colonel was 51 years old, the lieutenant-colonel 55, the major 26, surgeon 40, chaplain 48, adjutant 30. The oldest captain was 41, the youngest 20, and the average age 27. The youngest member of the regiment was 15, and the eldest 63, both in Company F. The initial and inharmonious combination in field and staff was a misfortune which disturbed the unity and lowered the morale of the regiment through half of its existence, and only by exceptional excellence in the line and the ranks was the ultimate high standard of discipline and efficiency attained. The Fourteenth, nine hundred and sixty-seven officers and men, under Col. Robert Wilson, left the State October 18, reached Washington the 20th, and camped in shelter-tents on East Capitol hill. An immediate assignment to Grover's Independent Brigade sent the regiment into the arduous service of defending the Potomac, above Washington, against guerrilla incursions. The brigade included the Thirty-ninth Massachusetts, Tenth Vermont, Twenty- third Maine, " Scott's 900,'' cavalry, and the Tenth Massachusetts Light Battery. At the outset the men were armed with old 54 calibre, smooth-bore, flint-lock, altered to percussion, muskets; ammunition, " buck-and-ball." These were replaced, May 3, 1863, by Springfield rifles. The picket duty of the first winter was severe enough to well season the men, and marked improvement was shown in drill. The nine months in Washington, beginning April 21, 1863, with its multifarious duties, arduous and exacting, proved to be an experience of incalculable benefit in developing this command to its noted condition of discipline and varied serviceableness. This attainment was conspicuous enough to win the personal and emphatic commendation of President Lincoln. The service in Washington was peculiarly burdensome, and the regiment was more than decimated by disease; yet, as a whole, in detachments, in details. heavy and light provost, Patrol, and guard duty, special details, staff, headquarters, and secret service, the Fourteenth had a range of experience, a "school of the soldier," such as few organizations in that war enjoyed. Early in February, 1864, the regiment was hurried to the Upper Potomac to repel guerrilla invasion. Returning to Harper's Ferry, a camp on Bolivar Heights, in shelter-tents, the ground covered with snow, and zero weather, was an experience of hardship almost unendurable. However, a transition, as startling as it was gratifying, relieved the stress of this short but sharp campaign; for the Fourteenth was ordered " home to vote," and with transportation all rail, via Washington, Concord was reached February 28, and the men got a fortnight's furlough. Many a town meeting was enlivened by the aggressive patriotism of the voters in blue. March 16 New Hampshire was again left behind, New York city being the rendezvous; thence off, in the "Daniel Webster," on a long ocean voyage, with a hurricane off Hatteras, and forebodings of foundering so realistic as to stir feelings of horror in the writer thirty years after. The battered, crowded transport crawled into Hilton Head, and the Fourteenth camped in deep sand and shelter-tents, under glorious palm trees and pitiless rain clouds. Letters home were headed "Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, April 12," and then Camp Parapet; the northern defense of the Crescent city, was held for nearly two months, with Colonel Wilson as Post commander. Steaming up the Mississippi to Morganzia, the regiment became a part of the Nineteenth Army Corps, June 8, and so continued to the end. Extreme heat and a strange climate proved sadly fatal during the stay in Louisiana. The new comprehensive strategy of Grant demanded a transfer of troops, and early in July the regiment returned to New Orleans and sailed-the right wing, under Colonel Wilson, in the "Continental," left wing, under Major Gardiner, in the " General Lyon ''- July 13, with sealed orders. The re doubtable Jubal A. Early largely shaped the subsequent career of this organization, for he was menacing Washington just as the left wing reached Fortress Monroe. The right wing, arriving previously, had been ordered to the Army of the James, where it saw fighting. The left wing was hurried up the Potomac, posted in the defenses of the Capitol, and then went to the Valley, the Nineteenth Army Corps becoming a part of Sheridan's famous Army of the Shenandoah. The two wings were re-united, near Winchester, August 18, and entered upon their sanguinary campaign solidified and disciplined to high efficiency. Severely tried, these men never faltered nor failed. Throughout the Valley campaign the regiment had but one field officer, Colonel Wilson resigning, Major Gardiner succeeded to the colonelcy early in September. The charge of the Fourteenth-holding the right of the line- at the battle of the Opequan was a remarkable performance from any standpoint of criticism. Losing one third of its number in thirty minutes, the regiment advanced persistently until all semblance of formation was destroyed ; and the scattered remnants retreated only on repeated orders. At Fisher's Hill the advance was over the most perilous ground traversed by the Nineteenth Corps, and the steadiness of the Granite State boys was highly commended. At Cedar Creek, with the enemy on three sides, in the midst of indescribable confusion, the regiment fought on both sides of its breastworks, changed fronts while almost surrounded, and formed new lines at every command. Its signal steadfastness caused the brigadier to rally his shattered brigade on the colors of the Fourteenth New Hampshire. At Deep Bottom, Winchester, Halltown, Berryville, Lock's Ford, Tom's Brook, and Strasburg, the regiment confronted the enemy, and always realized the demand of the situation. In this campaign the Fourteenth was brigaded with the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Ninth Connecticut, Fourteenth Maine, Twelfth Maine, Seventy-fifth New York. Colonel Gardiner was mortally wounded September 19, and was succeeded by Adjt. C. D. Wright, who was promoted to the colonelcy December 6 ; but he retained command only a short time, and was succeeded by Capt.F. L. Tolman, promoted to be major the same month. Major Tolman remained in command until Capt. O. H. Marston was commissioned lieutenant-colonel, March 24, 1865 ; and who took the regiment home. Remaining in the Valley until the end of 1864, the Second Division of the Nineteenth Corps was ordered to Savannah, via Baltimore. For some time the Fourteenth furnished the martial municipal administration of Savannah, after Sherman marched northward. During the spring months this service was the most agreeable of the war. In May the brigade marched to Augusta-the first Yankee soldiers ever seen there. This was a romantic campaign, with its thousands of rebel soldiers roaming homeward, and the "kingdom coming" to the exultant darkies. The return march was disastrous to health, and in the rice swamps of Georgia a large proportion of the men got the seeds of permanent disability. The last dress parade of the Fourteenth was made June 18; and the final review, by General Birge, occurred July 3. The discipline and morale of the command were maintained fully to the end On the 7th of July the regiment left Savannah, was mustered out at Hilton Head, and sailed in the "Constitution," July 11, for Boston,where a banquet was served in Faneuil Hall. Then to the Granite Hills and the vocations of peace. The Fourteenth had three colonels,-- Robert Wilson, Alexander Gardiner, Carroll D. Wright ; two lieutenant- colonels,--Tileston A. Barker, Oliver H. Marston ; three majors,-Samuel A. Duncan, Alexander Gardiner, Flavel L. Tolman; three adjutants, --Alexander Gardiner, Carroll D. Wright, L. Warren Wright. Several members of the regiment acquired distinction outside of the organization. Capt. S. A. Carter served honorably on the staff of Gen. E. W. Hincks; Adjt. C. D. Wright was acting assistant adjutant-general on General Birge's staff; Lieut Stark Fellows became the brilliant colonel of the Second United States Colored Troops; Maj. S. A. Duncan passed "No. 1 in class 1," and got a colonelcy in the United States Colored Troops, coming out of the war brevet major-general of volunteers. This regiment was peculiarly fortunate in its recruits, many of them proving equal to the best of the original material. While in Augusta the Fourteenth had in custody, for one day, Jeff Davis, just captured by Wilson's cavalry. The colors of the Fourteenth were waved over Sumter by the writer of this sketch when Anderson raised again the flag he hauled down four years before. The regiment made four sea voyages, traveled fifteen thousand miles, and served in seven states of the Confederacy. Attached to Grover's Independent Brigade, Corps of Observation on the Upper Potomac, Defenses of Washington, October 21, 1862; Twenty-second Army Corps, Military District of Washington, April 22, 1863; Third Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, February 9, 1864; at Washington, D. C., February 25 to March 1,1864; en route to New Orleans, La., March I to April 12, 1864; at Camp Parapet, District of Carrollton, Department of the Gulf, April 13 to June 7, 1864; attached to Second Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, June 7, 1864; First Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, June 26, 1864;in District of Savannah, Department of the South, January 17 to July 8,1865. E N G A G E M E N T S . Deep Bottom, Va. (Right Wing, Cos. A, B, C, D, H I) ..............................................July 27, 28,1864 Winchester, Va. (Left Wing, Cos. E, F, G, K) .................................................Aug. 17, 1864 Halltown, Va. .................................................Aug. 26, 1864 Berryville, Va. .................................................Sept. 3, 1864 Lock's Ford, Va. ................................................Sept. 13, 1864 Opequan (or Winchester), Va. ................................................Sept. 19, 1864 Fisher's Hill, Va. ...............................................Sept. 22., 1864 Tom's Brook, Va. ..................................................Oct. 9, 1864 Reconnoissance to Strasburg, Va. .................................................Oct. 13, 1864 Cedar Creek, Va. .................................................Oct. 19, 1864 Source: New Hampshire Soldiers & Sailors War of the Rebellion, Ayling
Quite a history! Now on to the rest of the items.
2. Here we have a belt with puppy paw US belt plate and cap box. The leather is still soft overall but could use some leather preservative as it is dry in spots. The puppy paw plate has a leather piece glued to the back of it for some reason. The belt has a single hole for the tongue to pass through and you can see indentations in the leather where the puppy paws were against the belt. The cap box is complete however the closure is torn through on one side but not the other. The box exhibits full wool and still has the nipple pick! The belt also still has the leather keeper for the tail end of the belt. Nice!
3. The final piece is a small 1865 dated Song Book that has several patriotic songs in it. I believe the leather cover has been replaced at some time. This book was carried for awhile! 69 pages of song after song!!! This little book is about 2 by little over 3 inches in size.
Nice grouping!!! $1150.00 for all.
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Here we have a small metal canteen with an original Civil War canteen stopper/cork in it. This little canteen came from another NH Gentleman and cannot be attributed to the previous items. This canteen is most likely a GAR or UCV reunion canteen and measures about 3 ½ inches across from side to side being painted green which is now quite dull. Take a look at the pics!!! $45.00 •
Wilder 0001 AS ONE LOT CONSIGNMENT
OWNER IS MOTIVATED TO SELL !
Here we have a large collection of items belonging to a relative of Lt. Henry W. Tutewilder of the 17th Indiana Wilder's Brigade. These were passed down through the family and will be priced as a group. While most of the items are from before 1920 When Henry died in 1920. Mementos continued to be given to the family after Henry's death and I believe that the family picked up a couple of items pertaining to the Wilder's Brigade. This is a large list of many items numbering nto the 70's . Here they Are
Here is a couple of photos in the owners Collection that is NOT part of this grouping. He wants to keep these but I wanted to show you Lt. Henry W. Tutewiler's photos. Also, we are showing you a couple of photos of Lt. Tutewiler and His wife just post Civil War I believe, and a photo of an unknown officer. Any ideas on the Officer's ID?. This entire lot is Valued at $19,995.00 NOW WE HAVE IT LISTED FOR $10,000.00!!!! WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO FIND THIS MUCH MATERIAL RELATING TO THE WILDER BRIGADE IN ONE PLACE!!! Take a look at all the pics !!! Thanks!
1. Original Lithograph of the Missionary Ridge Battle in November, 1863.
2. Wilder Ribbon.
3. 1908 GAR Flag.
4. 1908 Wilder Reunion in the old Post Office in Lafayette. Large Photo.
5. 1908 Wilder Reunion Photo Reunion Badge Lafayette and buttons, GAR and Indiana State Seal buttons.
6. Two Proceedings 27th National Emcampment Booklets. 1 with detached front cover.
7. Delegate Ribbon 27th Encampment Lafayette, Indiana.
8. Encampment Badge 27th Encampment Lafayette, Indiana.
9. Forty Seventh National Emcampment Chattanooga, Tennessee 1913.
10. 55th National Encampment, Indianapolis 1921.
11. 54th National Emcampment Indianapolis with Reviewing Stand Pass.
12. Final Encampment Indianapolis 1949.
13. Felt Banner 1913 Encampment>
14. Wilder Ribbon 1908 Lafayatte, In, 72nd Indiana.
15. Wilder Brigade Medal for P.W.Brown 17th Indiana. Here's P.W. Brown's stats:
Philip W. Brown Residence Franklin IN; Enlisted on 2/25/1864 as a Private. On 2/25/1864 he mustered into "D" Co. IN 17th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 8/8/1865 at Macon, GA
16. Also we have his stencil as well. Check out the pic!
17. Here we have a corps bade on watch chain for J. Kilsey. I did not find him on civilwardata.com but he could have easily been a replacement or gave a fictious name when he enlisted. As a matter of fact, I did not find anyone with the name Kilsey on either side so it could have been a misspelling. Could have been Kelsey and they was a James Kelsey with the 17th Kansas Infantry. Who knows.
18. Program for the 1949 Final Encampment at Indianapolis.
19. Program for the 1942 76th Encampment with ribbon.
20. Program for the 1946 80th Emcampment.
21. Post War box of Blank Spencer Cartridges. The wraps are a little loose but this box has never been opened.
22. Gold Plated Locket with photos of Generals inside.
23. George H. Thomas Post 17 Ribbon.
24. Large Photo Medallion of General Wilder for the Frankfort, IN 1916 Reunion.
25. GAR Membership Metal and 72nd Indiana Wilder Ribbon w/ damage.
27. GAR Ribbon Indianapolis 1893 28. 17th Indiana Ribbon 1905 29. 17th Indiana Ribbon 'Wilder's Brigade' 30. Army of the Cumberland Ribbon 1869
31. 14th Corps Ribbon 1902
32. Medal and Ribbon Chattanooga National Park Dedication
33. Weissert National Staff Medal
34. Ribbon for the 75th & 101St Indiana Battles. The owner told me that these units were part of Wilder's Brigade until 1862.
35. Pewter Wilder Tower Medal
36. Civil War glass flask with Federal Eagle on cap.
37. Indy Executive Board Medal 27th Encampment.
38. Indy GAR 1900 medal and ribbon.
39. Sherman 1893 Encampment medal and ribbon. 40. Sherman silver anniversary of the GAR, Detroit, MI 1891
41. Journal 25th Anniversary, Detroit, MI 1891 . Has 412 pages.
42. 27th National Emcampment with a Pic of Gen Wiessert 1893 on cover.
43. National Encampment Wasington 1902 Medal and Ribbon.
44. Metal drop for 1921 National Encampment.
45. Ladies of the GAR-National Encampment 35th 1914.
46. 14th Corps Badge personally belonging to Lt. Tutewiler 17th Indiana.
47. 2 sets of 17th Lettering. One set is used for leather and one is a cap or breast pin.
48. Cap pouch with 17 applied and belt w/o plate.
49. This is a small metal box with 17 applied to it. There is speculation on what it's purpose is for. I persoanlly think it was a snuff box.
50. Victorian mechanical pencil with clear top.
51 and 52. Pewter Mugx with the Indy War Memorial on it. Soldier's and Sailor's monument. The Monument was built in 1902 and I was told that these mugs were sold to help raise funds to build it.
53. Civil War Era Peace Flask With Union on one side. Nice!
54. Hoof Scraper carried personally by Lt. Tutewiler.
55. 1/9th plate empty thermoplastic photo case missing pillow. Cannon design only on one side.
56. 1/9th plate empty thermoplastic photo case complete with the cannon design on both sides.
57. Army of Cumberland, Wilder Monument document. Discussing building of the monument at Chickamauga.
58. Burial Booklet of A.O.Miller Col. of the Wilder Brigade along with a copy of his likeness and signature.
59. Wilder surrender at Munfordville Indiana History Bulletin.
60. GAR Booklet Chattanooga 1913
61. Booklet 47th Encampment 1913.
62. 1913 Chattanooga Booklet 47th National Encampment.
63. Is listed with 58. 64. Map 1913 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Map.
65. Official Program Army of Cumberland 1889.
66. Army of the Cumberland Medal 1889.
67. Army of the Cumberland Ribbon 1889.
68. Wilder Brigade Reunion Ribbon Chattanooga 1889.
69. This is the Jewel in the bunch! This is the Chattanooga Sign in book exhibiting hundreds of autographs of members of all 5 Units that made up the Wilder's Brigade!!! The binding is separated but what the heck! This is outstanding!!!
70. Souvenir 17th Regiment IN Vol Mounted Infantry with Inscription.
71. Book- 72nd Indiana .
72. Book- Indiana at Chickmaugha.
73. Original Civil War Spencer Bullet.
All from the same place so selling as a lot !!
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Here is a small collection of Civil War dug artifacts from the Civil War. The US Puppy Paw plate has on the back of it marked ‘UNION CAMP - STAFFORD COUNTY, VA. These items were collected by the grandfather of a friend of mine but were not family related and we do not know the history other than what is written on the plate.
The lot consists of:
1. US Officers Model 1851 Belt plate with integral cast wreath. It comes also with the keeper but we believe the patina on this keeper is not consistent with the belt plate so it is from another plate. The plate and keeper are not numbered. Conditition is excellent plus for a dug piece!
2. This piece is a waist belt plate, regulation 1839 pattern, Infantry Enlisted, circa 1861-1863 stamped on the back W. H. SMITH/BROOKLYN. The markings are a little obscure but still there. The piece had been in the ground a long time and shows a triffle bit of damage to the lead fill but not bad at all and, what the heck!, it’s a Puppy Paw Plate! This piece has not been overcleaned in any way. Nice!!!
3. Here we have a cleaned and coated 3 inch Federal Hotchkiss shell. This late war Hotchkiss Projectile has the flame grooves which allowed the flame of the cannon ignition to make its way around the projectile and ignite the paper time fuse. This improvement over the earlier Hotchkiss shells was patented by Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss on June 7, 1864, patent #43,027. The Lead sabot is completely intact as well as the cup. This is a timed fuse shell with flames grooves on the exterior and filled with case shot. The shell was never fired and has been rendered safe to display. The shell is in fantastic condition! No patent info on the base cup. Check out the pics!!!
4. Here we have many different dug bullets including a Spencer Round, a Burnside Round, perhaps a carbine pistol round, 1 cs 2 banded gardner, several .58 caliber 3 banded mini balls, a 69 caliber mini ball and other examples- 13 examples in all! Check out the pics!
FOR THE ENTIRE LOT OF ITEMS $650.00
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Here we have a 19th/20th century English Court or Diplomat sword in partial sheath. Brian Garvin shared this info about these type swords.
“An International Diplomat is someone who has been appointed to represent a particular government and who has relations with people from other governments, sort of like a Liaison. Diplomats that reside and represent nations all over the world have used the Sword as part of their formal attire. Swords that were used by Military Troops have always been regulated, this you'd only see them using a particular type of Sword. However Ambassadors have a lot of latitude regarding the type of sword they carry, so you could end up seeing them one of many variations of this Battle Weapon. American Diplomats started using Swords around the 1800's. These were generally Short in length and the blade was typically anywhere from 36-38 inches. Around the 1850's the American Diplomats used to carry a Sword with a straight blade that was tapered on each side and had a fine point on the end of it.”.
This particular sword is in the English pattern and is quite lovely. It has a gold gilt grip and knuckbow/guard and even the 6 sided blade has gold gilt on it and a blued panel on either side typical of what the Americans carried. I can see no makers marks on it anywhere and it did come out of Central Indiana as most of my offerings do so it could well be American as the Americans copied patterns of other countries. The blade is 30 ½ inches long and is quite slender. There is staining on the last 9 inches or so of the blade but stable at this time. There is a gap between the blade and the hilt and the original red felt washer is still present. There is a sword knot that hangs from the knucklebow. The entire piece is over 37 inches long. The sword does have a scabbard but it’s not in very good condition. The top mount is present and that’s pretty good but the leather body has been broken in two and the bottom drag is missing. All in all it’s still a very pretty sword! $595.00
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Here we have an attic find from Central Indiana! This is a WW2 Nazi Luftwaffe (Air Force) sword in sheath. You can tell it was in the attic as there is damage to the leather covering on the sheath and leather damage on the grip. The blade is in decent shape and The makers markings of DM which is:
David Malsch Steinbach/Thür surrounding “DM” within single-oval trade mark as well as Waffen style eagle with the number 5 under it. Remnants of the original blue tang washer are present. The original hanger is also present on this piece but in bad shape. In my opinion this is a great candidate for restoration. Except for the heat damage from being in a hot attic this piece is complete and could look real nice again. Usually this maker in good condition sells for over $1650.00 as this is an early maker. The underside of the cross guard is stamped on one side ‘1 Fea 37/4. .For this piece of Captured war Memorbillia $750.00
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This sword was made by Luckhaus & Gunther of Remscheid, Germany, and was purchased by the Spanish Army and believed to be a Spanish American War Souvenir from 1898. We do not know who brought it back but it did come out of Central Indiana and Indiana did have soldiers who served in the Spanish American War. This is the Eaglehead type of this sword with checkered wooden grip and brass eaglehead pommel and crossguard with ‘traces’ of silver wash on them. 33 inches long in the sheath and out of the sheath it has a 27 inch blade with a few nicks on the edge and most of the markings can be made out on the blade. There is a leather sword knot present on this piece. The sheath is in generally good condition and has the original frog still attached and because it is still there most of the silver wash still appears on the top mount. The bottom mount/drag has no such silver wash present instead being a nice dark patina. I do not know if this drag is original to this piece but has certainly been on the sheath for a very long time! Take a look at the pics! $325.00
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Here we have an Odd Fellows display belonging to Col. Wiliam H. Jacks. The display was found in Kokomo, Indiana. The display consists of his sword, 3 medals and his photograph at the bottom which states Col. William H. Jacks, R. Deceased. There are water stains on the mat but the photo is completely untouched. The sword and medals are all in great shape! They are all housed in an old wooden case with glass front that we have not taken apart. I believe this probably hung in the old Odd Fellows Lodge . According to our research William H. Jacks was originally from Logansport, IN so we don’t know how it got to Kokomo. William H. Jacks served from 8/16/1862 to 7/1/1865 in the 73rd Indiana Infantry which had a great regimental history! For this great piece of Odd Fellows memorbillia $395.00
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Here we have a WW2 Navy fighting knife. It is a USN MK1 knife and marked so on the sheath. It is made by PAL and is a model RH-35. On the other ricasso is marked USN. Exellent candidate for restoration. NOTE***** We have done some light restoration on this knife. Check it out!!! For this knife and correct maker marked sheath $85.00
Here is the 'then' pics
Here are the now pics!
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Here we have an excellent late 1800’s Spanish American War Mills type Belt and 1886 type ‘H’ plate for the 30-40 Krag rifle. This belt is in excellent condition with no fraying. The ‘H’ US buckle is not marked and neither is the belt itself. Room for 45 cartridges and has grommets. Excellent Condition! You won’t find better! For this fine piece $275.00
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Here we have a WW1 identified mess kit with the three utensils marked 1917 ! The top of the aluminum mess kit is marked 1959408 EPH. H. NEWKIRK M.S.T.308 MCH. UNIT NO. 1 CO. B. AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) 1917-18-19. Ephraim was born in Indiana but lived in Ohio when he enlisted. After the war he was married in Indiana and this mess kit was found in Central Indiana. Nice ID’d piece !! $75.00
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Here we have a pretty nice used clamshell holster for the M1905 Steyr Mannlicher and if you have one of these odd pistols then you know how hard it is to find an original holster for it! Well, here’s your chance !!! Generally good shape with minor wear and tear and pliable !! $95.00
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Here we have a U.S. Model 1917 WW1 Bolo that has seen hard use! The knife is in generally good shape but the top of the crossguard has been bend down for some reason. The blade has been sharpened a few times however all markings are quite present and clear. The canvas cover sheath is in good condition and has nice markings on the leather tip. Take a look at the pics! $125.00
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Here we have a pair of large Civil War Soldier tintypes in oval frames. There is some damage to the frames here and there but overall just fantastic! The cardboard backs have been replaced by acid free cardboard. Unfortunately I have no id on these pieces but they did come from the same home in Central Indiana, so possible Indiana soldiers. Both frames are the same being 10” wide by 12” tall. The tintypes are about 5 X 7 inches. These tintypes are double matted and show water stains. One of the tintypes has the original glass while the other tintype has had the glass replaced. This first one shows a soldier with the look as if he had seen the ‘Elephant’! He has that haunted look about his. There is some hand tinting on this one. Nice image!
• This second tintype shows a much more subdued soldier that does not look like he has seen the terrible death and carnage that the other one may have seen. Hand tinting to this one as well. Nice pair! We would like to keep them together since they came from the same place.
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Here we have an item that I have not seen in my 35 years of collecting! This is a colorized document entitled UNTIED STATES ARMY DIPLOMA for Joab P. Murphy in a frame measuring 15 1/2 X 11 1/2. Here is Joab’s stats:
Joab P. Murphy Residence North Vernon IN; Enlisted on 1/7/1864 as a Private. On 10/25/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. IN 6th Infantry He was transferred out on 9/22/1864 On 9/22/1864 he transferred into IN 68th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Here’s a history of the 6th Indiana Infantry:
Sixth Infantry (Reorganized). Cols., Thomas T. Crittenden, Philemon P. Baldwin Hagerman Tripp; Lieut.-Cols., Hiram Prather, Hagerman Tripp, Calvin D. Campbell; Majs., Augustus H. Abbett, Calvin D. Campbell, Samuel F. McKeehan, Delaney Kavanaugh. This regiment was mustered in at Madison, Sept. 20, 1861, for three years, and left the state the same day. At this time it numbered about 500, being un-uniformed and hastily provided with arms. The rumors of Morgan's invasion of the state, through Kentucky, led Col. Crittenden to request that it be sent to Louisville to aid in repelling such an advance, and it was the first northern troop to enter Kentucky. It went to Louisville, thence to Muldraugh's Hill, near Elizabethtown, and later was transferred to Nolin creek. On Oct. 9, it was joined by 300 recruits from Madison, bringing its strength to about 800, and was assigned to Rousseau's brigade of McCook's division. It moved to Bowling Green, where it remained until March, 1862; was then ordered to Nashville, and thence to Savannah, Tenn., where a steamer was taken for Pittsburg landing. It was engaged during the second day's fight at Shiloh, saving a battery from capture at a critical moment and making a charge that aided very materially in turning the tide of battle for a Union victory. It lost in this engagement 43 in killed and wounded. It camped on the field until the beginning of the march for and siege of Corinth, in which it participated. Just before the fall of Corinth Col. Crittenden was appointed brigadier-general, Lieut-Col. Prather resigned, Capt. Baldwin was elected colonel, and Capt. Tripp, lieutenant- colonel. It proceeded to Nashville with Buell's army and thence to Louisville, Ky., which was reached Oct. 2, 1862. It participated in Rosecrans' march upon Murfreesboro, being in an all day's skirmish on Dec. 25, and took part in the battle of Stone's River, where 3 of its color-bearers were shot and the regiment fell back with its brigade to escape annihilation, but reformed and aided in driving the enemy back some hours later. It was engaged in campaigning between Murfreesboro and Chattanooga during the spring and summer of 1863, being in a sharp engagement at Liberty gap during the movement towards Tullahoma in June. In the battle of Chickamauga it was thrown into the breach at noon of the first day's fighting, participated in two successful charges during the afternoon, in the grand charge the same night when Col. Baldwin was killed and Lieut.-Col. Tripp severely wounded and held its ground under a heavy fire all of the second day. It was in the skirmish at Brown's ferry, and took part in the engagement at Missionary Ridge, after which it moved to the relief of Gen. Burnside in eastern Tennessee and remained there until spring. It joined Sherman's movement towards Atlanta, in 1864, being in the battles of Tunnel Hill, Buzzard Roost, Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Allatoona Ridge, Dallas, Kennesaw mountain, Marietta and before Atlanta. Its term of service expired in August and the reenlisted veterans and recruits whose term of service had not expired, were transferred to the 68th Ind. infantry. The regiment was mustered out Sept. as, 1864. On the final muster-out of the 68th, 19 men of the 6th were found to be still in service and were transferred to the 44th Ind., being mustered out with that regiment Sept. 14, 1865. The original strength of the three years regiment was 996. It gained by recruits 113, and by unassigned recruits 9; total 1,118. Loss by death 253; by desertion 48; unaccounted for, 10. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
This Diploma was given while ‘ON TO ATLANTA’! He must have folded up this document and carried it with him on his way to Atlanta. Still in great shape in the original 15 1/2 X 11 1/2 frame they put it in when he returned home. Feels and looks like velum to me. Signed by Capt. S. McKeehan of Company B. Who was killed at Dallas, GA in May of 1864. Rare to find! $395.00
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Here is a framed 13 1/2 X 11 1/2 discharge for Andrew Isgrigg when he was in the 3 month 10th Indiana Infantry and it was signed by Col. Mahlon D. Manson. Here are his stats and bio:
Mahlon Dickerson Manson Residence Crawfordsville IN; 41 years old. Enlisted on 4/17/1861 as a Captain. On 4/25/1861 he was commissioned into "G" Co. IN 10th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 8/6/1861 at Indianapolis, IN On 9/18/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IN 10th Infantry He was discharged for promotion on 3/24/1862 On 3/24/1862 he was commissioned into US Volunteers General Staff He Resigned on 12/21/1864 Promotions: * Major 4/27/1861 * Colonel 5/10/1861 * Brig-General 3/24/1862 (As of US Vols) Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 4/27/1861 from company G to Field & Staff Other Information: born 2/20/1820 in Piqua, OH died 2/4/1895 in Crawfordsville, IN Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana - Dyer: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion - Heitman: Register of United States Army 1789-1903 - Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders - Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com MAHLON DICKERSON MANSON Manson, Mahlon D., brigadier-general, was born at Piqua, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1820. He removed to Indiana in early life, served in the Mexican war as captain in the 5th Ind. infantry, and was a representative in the Indiana state legislature in At the beginning of the Civil war he became captain in the 1Oth Ind. volunteers, soon afterwards major and colonel, and he commanded his regiment at Rich mountain, Va., July 11,1861. He was in command of the 2nd brigade of the army of Gen. George H. Thomas at the battle of Mill springs, Ky., Jan. 19, 1862, and on March 24 he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. In April and May 1862, he engaged in the skirmishes in front of Corinth, Miss., and at the disastrous battle of Richmond, Ky., he commanded the national forces before the arrival of Gen. Nelson, being wounded and taken prisoner. He was exchanged in Dec., 1862, in the following March commanded the national forces in a skirmish with Pegram, and in July, 1863 was in command during the Morgan raid in Indiana and Ohio. He served with Burnside in east Tennessee, was placed at the head of the 23d army corps in Sept., 1863, and took part in the siege of Knoxville, Tenn., and in various engagements in that state. He was severely wounded at the battle of Resaca, and resigned on account of his wounds, Dec. 21, 1864 Gen. Manson was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana in 1864, and subsequently for secretary of state, but he was elected to the 42nd Congress, and in 1872 was elected auditor of the state of Indiana. He died in Crawfordsville, Ind., Feb. 4, 1895. Source: The Union Army, vol. 8
The document is also signed by A.O.Miller who was the Captain and later became Brig. General. He was later with the 72nd Indiana which was part of Wilder’s Brigade! Here are his stats:
Abram O. Miller Residence Jefferson IN; 34 years old. Enlisted on 9/18/1861 as a Captain. On 9/18/1861 he was commissioned into "C" Co. IN 10th Infantry He was discharged for promotion on 8/23/1862 On 8/24/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IN 72nd Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/24/1865 at Nashville, TN He was listed as: * Wounded 4/2/1865 Selma, AL Promotions: * Major 9/21/1861 (As of 10th Inf) * Lt Colonel 4/5/1862 (As of 10th Inf) * Colonel 8/13/1862 (As of 72nd Inf) * Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 9/21/1861 from company C to Field & Staff (As of 10th Inf) Other Information: born 10/2/1827 in Madison County, OH died 4/25/1901 in Lebanon, IN Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, IN Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana - Adjutant General's Office General Order #133, August 22, 1865 - Dyer: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion - Heitman: Register of United States Army 1789-1903 - Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue - Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS - Research by Mark Davis (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Here is Andrew Isgrigg’s bio and stats:
Andrew Isgrigg Residence Clinton County IN; Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Private. On 4/25/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 10th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 8/6/1861 at Indianapolis, IN Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Lots of info here but this is a historic piece with those two General’s Signatures on there before they were Generals. Here’s the 10th Indiana’s Regimental History for the 3 month Unit:
Tenth Infantry. Cols. Joseph J. Reynolds, Mahlon D. Manson, William C. Kise, William B. Carroll, Marsh B. Taylor, Lieut.- Cols., James R. M. Bryant, William C. Kise, Abram 0. Miller, William B. Carroll, Marsh B. Taylor Job H. Van Natta; Majs., Mahlon D. Manson, William C. Wilson, Abram 0. Miller, Benjamin M. Gregory, Marsh B. Taylor, Job H. Van Natta William B. Carroll. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in April 1861 for the three months' service, and was mustered in April 25. Col. Reynolds was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers June 10 Maj. Manson was promoted colonel, and Capt. William C. Wilson, of Co. D was made major. The regiment left the state June 19, and proceeded to Parkersburg, W. Va., thence to Buckhannon. It reached Rich Mountain July 10, and the next day charged the enemy's works, routing him and capturing his guns. It then moved to Beverly, where it remained in camp until July 24, and it was mustered out at Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1861. Its original strength was 789; recruits, 1 total, 790. Loss by death, 6; desertion, 6.
For this rare discharge $165.00
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Here we have a fantastic Dog River Confederate Cavalry Saber! Guaranteed !!! This is a rare authentic antique American Civil War Confederate cavalry saber in the classic unmarked version that has been nicknamed by collectors as the “Dog River” Confederate cavalry saber that is patterned after the U.S. model 1840 cavalry known as the “wristbreaker” heavy Cavalry Saber. . They get this nickname because some of the unmarked cavalry sabers were made by the factory on the Dog River in Georgia. The fact is that most of the swords that are unmarked with this nickname were made throughout the south at arsenals and retailers both large and small. This one has miraculously not been cleaned and the grip has not been replaced! The piece is about 39 inches long with about 1/8th inch of the tip lacking. The blade is the typical unstopped fuller made with the wide spline of a 1840 Heavy Cavalry saber and totally unmarked. The blade has some roughness to it from being in the attic but fortunately the old veteran didn’t give it to the kids and there is virtually no or little damage to the edge. The blade itself is about 33 ½ inches long. The tang passes through a brass guard and the passageway is quite large, perhaps way too large for this tang and the guard is very loose on the blade but obviously original to this piece. Most of the brass on the handguard is a very dark patina with red brass showing through. The guard has casting flaws in it that you can see in the pics. The pommel cap also has casting mistakes on it as well. The grip is wooden with spirals cut into the wood and utilizes a different kind of wire in it. If you look at the pics of the close up of the wire I believe that this too is original to this particular saber. The wooden grip has a fantastic dark patina that initially looks like leather but I believe the leather is lacking. The original grip may have been wrapped in oil cloth as well. By looking at the tang it appears that this sword has never been apart. Unfortunately, we do not have the scabbard. For this fine old piece $2595.00
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Nice Civil War Infantry Officers General Staff Sword and scabbard !!! Falling under the general heading of the “Peterson-75,” from Harold Peterson’s The American Sword, these swords were made for export to the U.S. in Germany, but were based on the British 1827 Rifle officer’s sword and the 1822/45 infantry officer’s sword. They were liked by US officers for field wear because of their robust iron or brass hilts and iron scabbards, however this is a grade above that with a silver washed brass scabbard, mounts and rings! This one also has a high-quality open-work brass hilt with an unusual American eagle on the front of the guard, US in the open brass work on the bottom of the guard and vivid blade etching to match with the Eagle with E. Pluribus Unum on one side and US on the other side. This has a brass hilt that has an undisturbed, uniform, mellow patina on the pommel, backstrap and open-work guard and has not been cleaned. . The guard shows a finely detailed eagle in perching, carrying a long ribbon in its beak reading “E Pluribus Unum.” In contrast to many guards of this type, the details of the eagle’s feathers and the floral elements are deeply chased and detailed. The use of the US in the guard classifies it as a staff and field sword, but photographic evidence shows it in use by officers of different ranks and posting. The grip is deep leather grip, completely intact with a few minor rubs, and the three-strand brass wire binding is present but a little disarayed. The brass mounted brass scabbard is in good condition with a 'door' dent here and there. . The brass throat, carrying rings and drag are all there and match the patina of the hilt. There is only traces of the original silver wash but it definitely was silver plated at one time. The spearpoint blade is near excellent, showing some gray staining here and there along the blade, but showing bright overall with vivid etching. The ricasso on the reverse shows the Clauberg, Solingen, maker’s stamp surrounding their trademark knight. A central panel on the blade with decorative ends surrounds floral scrolls bordering a large “US” entwined with vines and scrolls, and showing some original frosting and some staining. . The obverse of the blade has a central etched panel with the same decorative points and floral scrolls, but surrounding a bright etched American eagle, matching that on the guard, that perches clutching olive branch and arrows in its talons with an E Pluribus Unum ribbon in its beak, surrounded with sunburst rays. The hilt is very tight to the blade with no wobble at all! This is a most unusal sword of this type and this is a very good looking, high-quality officer’s sword. Sorry but no history accompanies it other than it was found in Central Indiana. This sword is totally unmessed with and uncleaned! Hard to find in original condition! For this unique piece $1650.00
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Here is a pretty nice early Infantry Non Commissioned Officers Sword from around 1805 or so. This is a similar copy of an English sword but without the many marks and ciphers that you see on English swords. There are no markings on this sword at all that we can see. The blade is slightly curved with a blood fuller at the top. The blade shows no damage but does exhibit some scattered staining over it’s length. There is a little roughness to the blade edge but not bad at all. The entire piece measures over 32 inches in length with a 27 ¼ inch long blade. The handguard and pommel cap are brass and the grip is reeded dark bone. The blade is pretty tight against the grip with little to no wobble although there is wobble in the hand guard. The blade may have had some light cleaning in the distant past but the brass has not been cleaned at all. This is a nice example of an early blade. For this piece $375.00
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Here we have a very nice little .41 caliber Colt single shot 3rd model deringer. 2 ½ inch barrel pivoting to the right for loading. The serial number on this piece is “74”. Here is some info from proof house:
3rd Model (Thuer) Deringer
• Chambered in .41 caliber.
• Manufactured circa 1875-1912.
• Serial number range 1-45000.
• Yearly production numbers are not known.
• By the low serial number on this little pistol we know that it was definitely made in 1875 so no FFL is required. The pistol itself is in pretty good condition with graces of original plating on the brass frame and nearly all the plating present on the backstrap. The top of the barrel is marked –COLT- as it should be and the caliber designation is marked on the brass frame on the reverse side near the spur trigger. The varnished walnut grips are very pleasing to the eye. One of the grips has a crack in it but is not broken through. The action works fine and you can still see traces of rifling in the dark barrel. We have shown a cartridge in the pics that this piece would have taken. The cartridge is for display purposes only and not included with the pistol. For this Historic low serial number Colt $1950.00 •
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Here we have two shadow box frames with English and Canadian hat badges in them. There are 7 each in the two frames and all are different. I see a Tank Corps with a WW1 tank on it, the word Egypt and Nederland, ASSAYE, LABOR OMNIA VINCIT, ROYAL ENGINEERS, ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS-CANADA, ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS, ect. Each frame measures almost 12 X 14 inches. Nice! Ready to hang! $225.00
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Here we have a theatre made US fighting knife made from an existing knife. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as ‘Customized’! The knife is over 11 ½ inches long out of the sheath with a 6 ½ inch long blade with a blood groove on either side. This knife has some funny kind of rust staining on either side of the blade like blood was left on it. The grip has been replaced with plastic washers and the aluminum pommel cap has been pinned to keep it on the tang of the blade. The sheath fits the blade but the shape of the sheath and the shape of the blade are different but, hey!, it works!!! The maker may have taken out a few stitches at the bottom so this blade wouldn’t cut them. Take a look at the pics! $95.00
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Here we have a more modern Post WW2 issue U.S.M.C issued parkerized knife with USMC marked sheath. The excellent unsharpened knife is marked U.S.M.C. on one side of the ricasso and CAMILLUS, N.Y. on the other side. This knife appears to have never been used although it does show some age. For this excellent example $110.00
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Here we have a U.S.M.C. marked KABAR in a customized sheath. We believe the knife to be WW2. The knife is typical lacking most finish, being marked well with only the top of the cross guard bent for some reason. The knife has been sharpened some. The sheath has the added feature of having a leather thong wrapped entirely around the length to complete cover it. It’s pretty neat!!! Take a look at the pics!!! For this one $120.00
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Here we have 1942 marked USMC Marine Medical Corpsman Knife and sheath by Village Blacksmith. The knife is in good used condition with several marks cut into the grip on both top sides. Perhaps it helped with grip. I don’t know. Any any rate the knife is in good condition but needs cleaned. The wooden grips are in good shape as well. The leather scabbard is conplete with some cracking to the front surface but not the rear surface. The sheath is marked on the back ‘US’‘BOYT’’42’ (1942). I wish it could talk!!! For this piece $150.00
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Here we have an 18th century “Child’s Sword”! This one seems to be German in nature although it came with the Tintype of the Civil War soldier below. The sword is about 25 inches long with a over 20 ½ inch long steel blade. The blade is curved like a Cavalry Saber with a blood fuller in both sides. The blade has no edge and no tip as it was made for children to play with. The hilt is all brass with a crown over an anchor on the handguard and a lion head pommel. The back strap is there but the front end is floating. The wooden grip is in nice original condition with wire but is missing the leather wrap and has a crack in it. Hey! This thing was played with! There is no sheath. For this old unique kids sword $225.00
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Here we have a group of 6 outstanding CDV’s from the 1880’s of Native Americans. They are all taken by PARKER Landscape & Portrait Photographer , Corner of F and Sixth Streets, San Diego, Cal. Negatives Preserved. Also all of them have notations written in ink on the back and pertain mostly to the Zuma tribe and a couple attributed to the Cocopah tribe. The Suma (also Zuma and Zumana) were an indigenous people who lived in northern part of the Mexican state of Chihuahua and western part of the U.S. state of Texas. They were nomadic hunter gatherers who practiced little or no agriculture. The Suma merged with Apache groups and the Mestizo population of northern Mexico, and are extinct as a distinct people today.
Image no. 1 is of two Chiefs. Written on the back is “Indian on the right with a white Plume is the Chief of the Zumas. To the left a subordinate Chief. The 5 plumes sticking away from his head denote no. (number) of scalps he has taken. ????? 1880. Legs tattoed or inscribed with mud”.
Image no. 2 is if an Indian maiden standing by a chair with top uncovered. This is a hot climate and this people did not look upon this as nudity, just comfort. The back of this photograph has written on it in ink “Zuma Squaw Colenado River, Cal. And Arizona 1880””Juanita”.
Image no. 3 is of a group of 3 native Americans being one squaw and two bucks. The writing is “Colonado Desert Indians. Yuma Cal X Arizona 1880. Zuma tribe”
Image no. 4 is of a young bare chested Indian Maiden with paint on her face. Inscription on back says “Indian squaw Cocopah Tribe. Colonado Desert Lower Cal Mexico 1880”. “Macaila”. The Cocopah, also Cucapá (in Cocopa: Kwapa or Kwii Capáy - "Cloud People" referring to the fog along the Colorado River), are Native Americans who live in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, and in Arizona in the United States. The Cocopah language belongs to the Delta–California branch of the Yuman family. The Spanish term for Cocopah is Cucapá. Their self-designation is Xawill kwñchawaay, translating to “Those Who Live on the Cloudy River” (from Xawílly - "river", kwii - "cloud", (ny)way - "to live", llyay/nyaam - "many"). According to the US Census, there were 1,009 Cocopah in 2010. California's Colorado Desert is a part of the larger Sonoran Desert..
Image No. 5 is a family group photo with 3 females of different ages and one young boy that is standing between probably his mother and his sister. On the back of the CDV is written Zuma & Cocopah Indians. 2nd one from the left with hair cut straight across a Cocopah Boy 1880.”
Image No. 6 is a maiden sitting on a chair. On the back is written “Zuma Tribe Squaw Colonade Desert Cal. & Arizona 1880’”
This is an outstanding grouping of 6 original photographs with hand written proof on the back as to what you are looking at. One of these two tribes no longer exist and are extinct and the other tribe is small, numbering only about 1,009 individuals in 2010! The acutual CDV’s are much better than what my pics show-guaranteed !! Outstanding! We do not want to break them up. For this rare grouping $2,700.00
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Just picked up these two old revolvers from a very nice gentleman. The first one is a Belgium made British Bulldog THIS ONE SOLD!!!! 6 shot revolver in what I believe to be .28 caliber or 7mm. The revolver is double action only and although it works the trigger spring is not functioning as you have to physically return the trigger to the original position. It’s a nickel plated specimen and typical of these revolvers from the late 19th early 20th century with areas where the finish is lacking. There are Belgium proof marks on this piece. These were such good revolvers that many countries copied the pattern to offer them to their customers as well. It’s still a nice example and has great wooden grips with no breaks or cracks. This one has the loading gate on the back of the cylinder. Check out the pics! Since we are not sure when it was produced it will have to be transferred through a FFL. $95.00
This next revolver is a very nice Harrington & Richardson YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION revolver and so marked on the top of the firearm. The H&R info is on the barrel as well as the caliber which is .32 caliber. This firearm has most of it’s original nickel with virtually no flaking just some thinning. The markings are very good and the revolver works fine. It is double action only so you can’t cock it to fire it, you just have to pull the trigger. There was no loading gate on this revolver as the cylinder is timed to be just a little off set when cartridges are in the cylinder so they don’t fall out. Also the cylinder is free moving until the trigger is pulled. Also this piece has excellent hard rubber grips on it which are correct in every way. These little revolvers were made from 1884 to 1941 with over 1,500,000 of them produced but you rarely see one in this condition. From what research that I can find this is a 1st model 3rd variation and should have been made before 1898 so it qualifies as an antique. There are a couple of spots of rust on it but still you never see them in this condition. For this old girl $195.00
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This is an old back action lock Double Barrel shotgun that is from the 19th century and will not need to be transferred. The locks read PARKHURST and the top of the barrel reads LAMINATED STEEL BELGIUM. The locks work fine, the wood is fairly good but the forearm has been broken through and repaired. The bores should clean up good. There is a little slop in the barrels and the lock but not bad. Not warranted to shoot! For this old war horse $195.00
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Here we have a modern made Percussion single shot rifle that is better than the usual one that we see. This one is rather delux with the stamped engraving on it. It is a .45 caliber single shot pistol with 10 inch octagonal rifled barrel with loads of decoration on it. The lock works fine and this piece could easily be shot with no problem. It’s fully funcitonal and although not new it’s probably no older that 30 years or so. No markings are present anywhere on this piece that I can see. The hardwood stock is beautiful with no problems. It’s a nice piece and entirely affordable at $125.00
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Here we have a Civil War cutdown rifle made into a shotgun, probably after the war that came out of an attic from Central Indiana. Whether or not the man who owned this piece was a soldier we may never know but it’s a good possibility that this Civil War rifle belonged to him. This is a 1863 Springfield musket that works just fine to this day. The nipple is intact but probably blocked with rust from time. The way you see this rifle/shotgun is exactly how it came out of the attic. I have not cleaned it in any way. It’s about 48 inches long now with a 32 inch barrel. The barrels are normally 40 inches long. The stock has been shortened just ahead of the last barrel band. There are no perceivable markings on the barrel. The ramrod was shorted accordingly and matches the patina of the rest of the gun perfectly. If you want a Civil War Rifle to hang on the wall that doesn’t cost you a small fortune then this is for you. $395.00
Here we have some 18th century flatware of various makers and some is monogramed. Take a look at the pics. I believe it all to be coin silver. For each piece $20.00 or $200 for the set!
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Now we have the blacksmith made knife that accompanied the other two pieces. This is a spearpoint knife being 12 inches long with a 7 1/2 inch long blade. The blade is hand wrought with roughness and pitting here and there. It has a large clipped corner rectangular hand guard being made from a single piece of sheet iron. The round wooden grip has a round ferrel on it next to the guard and is a compression fit on the tang. The 7 3/4 inch brown leather scabbard started out life on a nicer knife as it was well made with a design around the edge on both sides and excellent stitching. You can see where a belt loop was originall sewn onto this piece but now lacking as I don't believe it would have worked with this particular knife. More than likely this knife in scabbard was shoved into a belt of trousers. For this piece $275.00
Here are several Radio Link Straps for the WW2 Radioman.
We have several of these. These are WW2 US Army Backpack Radio Strap ST-118/G NOS. There is some rust on the rivets and some verdigris. These are new Old Stock. $15.00 each
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Here are some parts! Let me know what interests you and I'll shoot you a price! Thanks!
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Here we have a pretty nice WW2 Japanese NCO sword. This one has the solid aluminum grip that has been cleaned at some point in its life as non of the original brown paint is remaining. There are arsenal markings on the brass proximal part of the grip that is visible in the photos. The lock is still present on the top of the grip which passes through the scabbard to keep them together. The tsuba is the typical stippled plain type piece. The blade is in pretty good condition with some old rust staining, now stable. The serial number on the blade and the serial number on the scabbard are matching. The original brown paint on the scabbard has been overpainted with a black paint but not recently. It’s old paint for sure. The edge blade has not been sharpened and is not sharp like the officers model. The sword is original in length being 36 inches long with a 27 ½ inch long blade and has not been shortened or messed with in any way except to keep it clean and oiled. All in all this is a pretty nice piece. $695.00
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Here’s a curio that’s sure to grace your desk as a wonderful paperweight! This is a cast steel 1873 model Colt Single Action Army unfinished frame! Don’t know who made it but like to think it’s Colt. If it isn’t made by Colt they sure did a great job in casting this piece! Take a look at the pics!!! $45.00
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Here is a frame for a Harrington & Richardson Trapper Model .22 caliber revolver. This one has the 4 ¾ inch long octagonal barrel. It is rusty but mostly surface rust and will clean accordingly. The bore is dark but I can see rifling. It’s a pretty nice frame so I don’t know why anyone stripped it but if you need one then here it is. $25.00
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Here we have a nice long target scope! I see no makers markings on it but perhaps one of you know who the maker is and if you let me know I’ll post it. This scope is 19 inches long with a single mount. The optics are good and there is a nice cross hair to view. Optics need cleaning but they are intact. For this fine old piece $225.00
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Here we have a very nice pair of WW2 Italian Mountain Snow Goggles. These are the iron type with the slots with a padded cloth face mask and cotton tie string. Look around on the web and you might find a reference but you probably won’t find a pair for sale like this. This set is in fine condition. $125.00
We just received this very nice discharge along with pension papers for Private Arthur B. Noble of the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry who joined on the 9th day of September 1862 and was discharged on in June of 1863 for disability. Along with this discharge, which by the way is much lighter than my pics show due to the lighting used for photography and much better condition than any discharge I have, is the pension papers and notices that show him getting his pension increased up to 1931 when he was receiving $100 a month which was way lots more than he received as a soldier! Take a look at the pics! Nice grouping! Here is some of the info for Arthur:
Residence Northampton MA; a 21 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 9/9/1862 as a Private. On 10/2/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. MA 52nd Infantry He was discharged for disability on 6/4/1863 (On Surg. Certif. of Disability) He was listed as: * Absent without leave 12/8/1862 (place not stated) (From Dec. 8, 1962 to June 4, 1963) Other Information: born 12/29/1832 Member of GAR Post # 86 (W. L. Baker) in Northampton, MA died 3/11/1936
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Here is some regimental history
The 52d Regt. Mass. Vol. Mil. was raised in Franklin and Hampshire Counties in response to the call of Aug. 4, 1862, for nine months troops. Its rendezvous was Camp Miller, Greenfield, and here the companies were mustered in on Oct. 2 and 11, 1862. The field and staff having been mustered Nov. 19 on the following day the regiment left for New York, proceeding thence to Long Island and going into quarters at Camp Banks where the Banks expedition to Louisiana was being organized. On the 2d of December the regiment embarked on the steamer ILLINOIS bound for Louisiana. Touching at Ship Island and New Orleans, it reached Baton Rouge on the 17th where it was assigned to Kimball's (2d) Brigade, Grover's (4th) Division, l9th Corps. The regiment remained at Baton Rouge until March 13, when with the rest of the corps it participated in the demonstration against Port Hudson in cooperation with Farragut's fleet in its attempt to pass the batteries. This attempt having been partially successful, the regiment then penetrated to within a few hundred yards of the enemy's works and held its advanced position for forty-eight hours, after which it began its return march, reaching its old camp at Baton Rouge, March 20. One week later, March 27, it was transferred to Donaldsonville, and on the 31st started with Grover's Division up Bayou Lafourche, proceeding to Thibodeau, which place was reached April 2. Two days later it entrained at Terre Bonne for Bayou Boeuf whence, on April 9, it marched to Brashear City. Here, two days later, it took steamer for Indian Bend on the westerly shore of Grand Lake in an effort to cut off a Confederate force at Fort Bisland. After the battle at Indian Ridge, in which the 52d did not participate, and the escape of the enemy northward, the 52d joined in the pursuit to New Iberia. Four companies were left here to do guard duty, while the remainder proceeded on past Opelousas to Barre's Landing on Bayou Courtableau. Here they remained until the 21st of May, collecting and guarding supplies and loading and unloading boats at the landing. On the l9th the companies left at New Iberia arrived, and on the 21st the regiment commenced its return march via St. Martinsville to Brashear City, reaching its destination May 26. On the 28th the regiment was transported by rail to Algiers, directly opposite New Orleans, whence it was transferred by steamer to Springfield Landing just above Baton Rouge. This place was reached May 30, and thence the regiment marched to join its brigade before Port Hudson. After a short expedition to Clinton, June 5 to 8, to disperse a force of Confederates there, the regiment returned to its place on the Port Hudson front and participated in the assault of June 14, losing three men killed and seven wounded, Captain Bliss mortally. On the 20th, while guarding a train of wagons near Jackson's Cross Roads, it was attacked by the enemy. The enemy was repulsed, but many of the wagons were lost through the stampeding of the mules. Returning that night to the front at Port Hudson, the regiment remained there until the surrender of that place, July 9. The term of service of the regiment now having expired, on July 23 it boarded the steamer CHOUTEAU bound for Cairo, Ill. Arriving at this place July 30, on the same afternoon it entrained for home. Reaching Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 3, the men were furloughed until the 14th when they reassembled at the same place and were mustered out of the service. Source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors & Marines in the Civil War
These documents are in very nice condition and much better than my pics show. For the grouping $175.00
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Here we have an original full stock percussion rifle that is pretty ornate. It’s showing it’s age but it works properly and has a nice rifled barrel! The wood is ornate and so is the furniture. There is a chip here and there in the wood and a repair that can be seen near the lock but hey, this rifle has been there and done that! Obviously well loved and cherished as it still exists!!! The rifle is about 48 inches long with a stripped pattern to the wood, especially the buttstock. It has a raised cheek piece and hand carving on the stock. There is hand checkering back of the lock on the stock and on the forearm. The lock is a single trigger lock and works well. The barrel is heavily rifled and appears to be 56-58 to 60 caliber. The barrel is part octagonal and part round being 34 ¼ inches long. IT has peep type brass sights on it with a peep hole in the back sight and a cross hairs type sight up front. The brass furniture is very nicely patinated and looks great. Take a look at the pics! Great!!! $725.00
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Here we have a frame for a Smith & Wesson 1st Model Russian Revolver in .44 caliber. Something to work with or just display! $25.00
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Here we have a recovered bayonet which is a type 30 Variation G & H bayonet. It looks like it may have laid in the surf for awhile as one side of the slab grips looks like driftwood! The bayonet is somewhat rusty but full length and still shows the markings on the blade. The markings on the blade are Matsushita Kinzoku KK Arsenal or commonly known as "National Denki". The bayonet catch still works as well. The blade as been sharpened as well at some point and the very tip of the blade looks to be lacking. Interesting! $65.00
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Here we have a WW1 German Canteen complete with cloth cover. It’s kind of rough but it was rough on the Rhine and these things got used and abused Complete with leather strap around the spout and pewter button which has came loose but in the canteen. This is a enameled blue canteen with corduroy type cloth cover which is well worn and stained as well and has something stamped on the back but I can’t quite make it out. I can feel a dent under the cloth but not bad. For this good example $75.00
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Here we have an empty Winchester 12 Ga. Repeater Paper Shot Shell’s loaded with Smokeless Powder box for sale. The colors are still nice on this totally 2 piece original box. The owners name which is Chas. ???? is written on the top but hard to see. This makes a nice display box with an old shotgun! I have been told that this box is from 1903 !! Measures about 4 ¼ X 4 ¼ inches and is 2 ½ iches tall. $45.00
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Here’s two old bayonets. The one at the top is a dug .58 caliber Springfield Rifle Bayonet with a faint US on the blade. This piece has minor pitting all over. The locking ring is missing. Came out of Frankfort, Indiana so we don’t know where it was picked up. Very nice shape for dug so it was probably an early pickup. For this one $75.00
The second bayonet on the bottom is a battle damaged Trapdoor Springfield bayonet that has had the bottom of the muzzle ring blown off. The only battle damage I can imagine on this is a fight between the army and the Native Americans. You can tell it has been laying out for a while but also I believe an early pick up. Came with the other bayonet from central Indiana. For this one $55.00
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Here is a complete lock for a percussion rifle and even though it looks to be completely unmarked it’s quite old and in remarkable condition.. The lock has only one position and that is full cock. The lock is 5 ½ inches long and nearly 1 ¼ inches tall not including the hammer. There is some simple line engraving and dot stimpling on this lock and the hammer matches. For this piece $175.00
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Here we have a fine American Civil War Period embossed copper powder flask that was made circa 1860. This is a typical mid-19th century design with a two piece embossed copper body with a classic raised “Shell & Bush” motoif (Riley # 384 & 390). Originally Mounted with four (4), copper pins and its iron suspension-rings: two studs and rings missing. Nicely patinaed, graduated, brass priming-spout: the base with a clear “AM. CAP & FLASK Co.” marking for the noted manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. Four-step pouring-spout with its functional, internal, powder-cut-off spring and lever. The spring is missing but the spout still works and opens. In good untouched, non cleaned condition. The body with deeply embossed flutes and smooth, untouched, richly patinated, copper surfaces with some minor handling marks, minor dents and fine seams. Overall length, 8 3/4" and being almost 4 inches wide. A very nice piece! Find a spring and it’s near perfect! For this piece. $150.00.
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Here we have a G. and J.W. HAWKSLEY Black Powder Flask, made in Sheffield England in the 1800’s. The brass flask measures about 71/2 inches long by 3 ½ inches wide and is complete and still works fine. There are a couple of very minor dents as one would expect but still very nice with a great patina! This is a great piece !!! $250.00
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Here is a Curtis's and Harvey's Gunpowder of Hounslow and London, tin red painted flask.. The flask is complete except for about half of the label. Most of the paint remains. There is a dent in the front but not too bad. Comes with the little tin spout. Take a look at the pics! This flask measures about 8 ½ inches tall and 4 ½ inches wide. The company started in 1820/21 and marketed powder under their name until about 1938/39 when most of their production was switched to military production. You can have this flask for $49.00 It would be over $100 with a better label.
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Here we have a two compartment shot flask made of leather. This double flask is supposed to be hung from a belt over the shoulder (now lacking). One of the pouches is missing the little brass shot measure on the end but perhaps they were made to move from one to another because there is a gate in each to keep the shot from reaching the measure until you want it. 1800’s early 1900’s construction. I have not seen this type before. The bags are solid and the leather just needs a little cleaning. I can still hear some shot inside one of them. Stitching is real nice still. For this outfit $125.00
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Here we have a very rare .44 Caliber Civil War Starr Revolver Bullet Mold. A new made bullet was done so you could see what it looks like. This piece is extremely hard to get. It has a brass body with wooden handle and the top pivot is iron. The entire piece measures about 5 ¼ inches long. Makes a nice display piece with the original revolver !! No markings as usual. Take a look! $325.00
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Here we have a probable Civil War to late 1800’s glass paperweight for a Civil War Veteran of Co. F. 20th Indiana Infantry! Glass paperweights were invented and first shown at a show in Vienna in 1845. The French saw their potential and they took off. This is a nice decorated one! The inside id says it belonged to Moris Cammel. There was no Moris Cammel in the unit but in Co. F there was a Morris Campbell and I know this is the guy they mean! He was probably not happy with the misspelling but he kept it anyway. Here is his info:
Morris Campbell Residence Cass County IN; Enlisted on 8/25/1862 as a Private. On 8/25/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. IN 20th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 5/31/1865 Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 10/18/1864 from company G to company F Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
Here’s a little history on the 20th:
Twentieth Infantry INDIANA (3 years) Twentieth Infantry. Cols., William L. Brown, John Van Valkenburg, John Wheeler, William C. L. Taylor, William Orr, Albert S. Andrews; Lieut.-Cols., Charles D. Murray, Benjamin H. Smith, John Van Valkenburg, John Wheeler, James H. Shannon, William C. L. Taylor, George W. Meikel, Albert S. Andrews, John W. Shafer; Majs., Benjamin H. Smith, John Van Valkenburg, John Wheeler, George F. Dick, James H. Shannon, William C. L. Taylor, George W. Meikel, Erasmus C. Galbreath, William Orr, Joseph T. Ives, John W. Shafer, John W. Williams. This regiment was organized at Lafayette in July 1861, and was mustered in at Indianapolis, July 22. It left the state on Aug. 2, being ordered to Cockeysville, Md. for railroad guard duty. It sailed for Hatteras Inlet, N. C., Sept. 24, and was sent to north end of Hatteras bank, 40 miles from the fortifications, without transportation or artillery. It was attacked on Oct. 4, by the enemy's fleet, loaded with infantry, and was compelled to retreat. It embarked Nov. 9, for Fortress Monroe where it remained until March, 1862. It was at Newport News during the engagement between the Merrimac, Cumberland and Congress, and prevented the enemy from taking possession of the Congress after she had struck her colors. It participated in the capture of Norfolk and on June 8, was assigned to Jameson's brigade, Kearny's division Heintzelman's corps, with which it fought at Fair Oaks. It was in the battle of Oak Grove, where it lost 144 in killed, wounded and missing, and covered the rear of the 3rd corps in the Seven Days' battles, participating in all of them and being heavily engaged at Frazier's farm. It then moved to Yorktown, Alexandria, and thence to Manassas, where it was engaged, Col. Brown being killed. It was also in the battle of Chantilly, after which its division was ordered to rest, having lost heavily in its campaigns, and the 20th went into camp at Arlington Heights. On Oct. 11, it crossed the Potomac, hoping to intercept Stuart's cavalry and was in camp at Poolesville, Md., until Oct. 29, when it moved to Leesburg and Warrenton. With Franklin's corps it was engaged at Fredericksburg, and in May 1863, was in the battle of Chancellorsville, capturing the entire 23rd Georgia, which outnumbered it, and when the 11th corps broke and the enemy turned the right of the Union forces, cutting off the 3rd corps from the main army, the regiment made a bayonet charge, reestablishing communication. It pursued Lee through Maryland and Pennsylvania, reaching Gettysburg in time to participate in the second day's battle, where it was exposed to a sweeping fire, and lost 152 in killed and wounded, including Col. Wheeler. It was in hot engagements on the 3rd, and in heavy skirmishing on the 4th. Overtaking Lee's rear-guard at Manassas Gap, it aided in an attack and defeat of the enemy, and was then sent to New York during the draft riots. It was engaged at Locust Grove and Mine run in November. A portion of the regiment reenlisted as veterans on Jan. 1, 1864, at Culpeper and received a furlough. The 20th participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Po river, Spottsylvania, Totopotomy and Cold Harbor. At the last point the veterans and recruits of the 14th were consolidated with the 20th. It was engaged at Deep Bottom and Strawberry Plains, and was then in the trenches before Petersburg under fire daily, Lieut.-Col. Meikel being killed. On Oct. 18, the recruits and veterans of the 7th and 19th were consolidated with the 20th. The regiment was engaged in the various movements about Petersburg, participating at Peebles' Farm, and Hatcher's Run. It was in the advance division of the 2nd corps in the pursuit of Lee and participated in the various battles up to his surrender. It then moved to Washington thence to Louisville, and was mustered out July 12, 1865. The original strength of the regiment was 1,051; gain by recruits, 410; reenlistments, 282; total, 1,743. Loss by death, 228; desertion, 66; unaccounted for 176. On reorganization the strength was originally, 906; gain by recruits, 33; total, 939; loss by death, 44; unaccounted for, 56. Source: The Union Army, vol. 3
Great History! This blown paperweight is really unique. It measures about 3 ¾ inches across at the widest point and is about 3 inches tall. It has a great broken pontel rod on the bottom showing that it was hand made. The glass is a triffle scratched up on the top which could be polished out if one so desires but I would leave it as it is. No breaks or cracks! For this unique piece of personal Civil War History $245.00
ORGINAL CIVIL WAR DISCHARGES !!!
I have, in my possession several Original Civil War discharges from various units. Some are in frames and some are not. These were given out in the field so many have folds where the soldier folded them up and put them in their pocket for the trip home. There are also some separation at the folds. That's usual. The photos are generally darker than the actual document due to my artificial lighting. Prices vary on condition and importance of the unit as far as action in war. Capsule histories of the units are included with the discharges. Here is the list:
2 discharges for Andrew J. Isgrigg of Clinton County Indiana. One is for the 3rd Indiana Cavalry and one is for the 8th Indiana Cavalry. He mustered into the 3rd Indiana Cavalry on September 12th, 1861 and transfered into the Indiana 8th Cavalry on December 15th 1864. Here are both discharges. Andrew was in many engagements including Gettysburg !!! Also included is several penison documents and handwritten notes trying to get a disability from events happening in the service. For this fine collection $375.00
Here we have a discharge for Phillip E. Massey from Connersville, Indiana who was was a member of the 5th Indiana Cavalry from August 14th, 1862 until May 20th, 1865. This unit went after Morgan's Raiders and participated in several engagements especially in Kentucky and Tennessee. Fold as usual and some tape repairs on the back but still nice. $125.00
Here is the discharge for Alfred P. Boyce of the 79th Indiana Infantry who obtained the rank of corporal. Great Regimental history including Perryville, Stone's River, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Strawberry Plains, New Market, Mossy creek Kennesaw, Peach Creek, Atlanta, Lovejoy's Station Franklin, Nashville and Huntsville, Alabama! What a history!!!. Folds and a few stains but still nice and Historic. $125.00
Here is the discharge for John A. Stanfield of Franklin, Indiana who was a member of the 70th Indiana Infantry. NIce condition with folds. Col. Benjamin Harrison who became president was the commander of this outfit. John was in from Sept. 1862 to June 1865. Great History.! Was sent to Bowling Green, KY and was engaged at Russellvlle, KY then on to Tennessee and to Murfreesboro and Nashville. They also participated in the Atlanta Campaign and Rasaca. $125.00
Here is the discharge of Alonzo P. Hughs from Jay County, Indiana who served in the 138th Indiana Infantry. This unit was one of several late in the war that was mustered in for 100 days. Did guard duty in Tennessee. Folds but bright. $65.00
Here is the discharge of Horatio P. Chapin of the 40th New Jersey Infantry. He came late in the war from March 1865 to July 1865. Nide condition! $75.00
Here is the discharge of Linus G. Sutter who was with the New York 17th Light Artillery. He went in the service in August 1862 and was discharged June 1865. Did service protecting D.C. and wound up in Virginia in action. Nice conditon overall with folds. $85.00
Here is the discharge of Jacob Keller of A company Pennsylvania 143rd Infantry. He went in in August 1862 and was discharged on June 9, 1865. He was a POW 5/5/1864 at the Wilderness, VA and was returned 4/28/1865. This unit suffered heavy losses at Gettysburg. Nice condition with folds. $165.00
Here is the discharge of James Kain of the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry who joined December 1863 and served unti the 14th day of July 1865. He was at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harber, Petersburg and others. He was also at Appomattox. Nice bright condition with folds as usual. James was a Musician. $125.00
Here is the discharge of George Seigel who was a member of the Ohio 4th Independent Battery Light Artillery 'Hoffmans'. He went in the service in August 1861 and remainted until March 1865 during which time he was promoted to Corporal and then on to Sergant. He was in many engagements including Bentonville, AR, Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss, LookOut Mtn, Tennessee, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Kennesaw and Atlanta. The conditon of the document is dirty with many folds but dark ink and easily readable. $95.00
Here we have the discharge for George A. Cook who was a private in the 28th Michigan Infantry. He went in in September of 1864 and was mustered out in June 1866. This was a late war unit but still participated in many battles especially Nashville and stayed in the service through some of the reconstruction time. Comes with a pension document. $95.00
Here we have the discharge from Massachuttes of Warren Thayor who was mustered in as a Corporal of the 1st Regiment of Mass. Cavalry in September of 1861 but was discharged the 15th day of November 1861 because of surgeons certificate of disability. Warren was 42 years old when he joined so he was quite old by fighting standards to join the military at that time. Warren was discharged before he could do any real service. Nice condition! $65.00
Here we have the discharge of Ambrose Odell who was mustered into the New York 15th Engineers on August 29, 1864 and was mustered out on June 13, 1865. While in he attained the rank of Artificier. Good condition with folds as usual and easily readable. This unit was at the seige of Yorktown and built roads for the "Mud March" and built bridges during the Chancellorsville campaign. It was present for duty at Gettysburg, Mine Run campaign and the siege of Petersburg. Great History! $125.00
Here we have the discharge of Josiah W. Hill of the Ohio 2nd Heavy Artillery. He was in from December 31st, 1863 to August 23rd, 1865. He did duty in Athens, Tennessee. Light brown with folds and a couple of spots but still very nice! $85.00
Here we have the discharge of John J. Burke of the New Hampshire 7th Infanry. He served the 7th from Novemer 1861 until July 20th, 1865 (he reenlisted in March 1864). This unit was at the siege on Fort Wagner where the regiment lost 218 killed, wounded, and missing and of this number 8 were officers. This was the largest loss of officers in the way by any regiment. This unit has a terrific history. This discharge is mostly clean and light with nice dark printing and handwritting. Easily readable. Has folds and a couple of tape repairs to the back but still tremendous! $125.00
Here we have the discharge of David D. Dimmich who enlisted on October 8th, 1861 into Co G of the New York 13th Infantry "Rochester Regiment". He was mustered out on May 13, 1863. He is listed as having been wounded at 2nd Bull Run, VA on August 30th, 1862. Nice brown color discharge with dark Ink. Engaged at Blackburn's ford and Bull Run. The regiment was at the Penisular Campaign as well as 2nd Bull Run as well as Antietam and Sharpsburg after a sharp enonter with the enemy at Shepherdstown. It lost heavily at Fredericksburg as well. This regiment also participated in the "Mud March". Great History! Brown discharge with dark ink and easy to read. NO folds to this one. $125.00
Here's the discharge of Wilhelm Lentzen of the 43rd Illinois Infantry. I could not find him in the database but here is his discharge so I cannot argue with the proof!!! HIs name may be misspelled which is common. He is listed as a Veteran after his name on the top line of the discharge. This discharge is a reenlistment document saying that he reenlisted on the 14th day of Januay 1864 for 3 years service and was discharged on the 30th day of November 1865 due to Circular 30 from the War Dept. series of 1865. This unit was at Shiloh and the Red River Expedition and since this is a reenlistment document he was most likely present during these actions. The discharge was given at Little Rock, AR. and is brown with folds but still good! $95.00
Here is the Discharge of John D. Meyer (Discharge has Mayer). John enlisted on March 24, 1865 and was discharged on July 13, 1865 from the 40th New Jersey Infantry. This unit participated in the last battle of Petersburg on April 2nd, 1865 and captured the battle flag of the 18th North Carolina earning Pvt. Frank E. Fesq the Medal of Honor. Nice brown color with decent ink and writting. Two folds with 2 small tape repairs on back. NIce! $95.00
Here is the discharge for Daniel H. Dearborn who enlisted on September 16th, 1864 into the Maine 1st Light Atillery and mustered out in 20th Day of June in 1865. It has a great regimental history and was present in actions at Winchester, Strasburg and Cedar Creek as well as the major others until the end of the war. This document was carried some before being put away. Several folds on the medium brown document with edge chips. There is also some foxing to the paper. The great history makes up for some of he condition! $95.00
Here is the discharge for Jacob D. Schermerhorn who enlisted on September 14th, 1861 into the New York 56th Infantry. He mustered out on October 20th, 1864. This unit participated in the Seige of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Savage Station, Bottom's bridge, Fair Oaks, Seven Days Battle and the Seige of Fort Wagner. Great History! $125.00
Here we have the Framed Discharge of Samuel C. Lilley who enlisted on July 12, 1861 as a Private in Co. G of the Pennsylvania 30th Infantry. This unit participated in the Battle of Mechanicsville, Glendale, Malvern Hill (in reserve), South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run Campaign and the Wilderness Campaign! Great History! The discharge exhibits several folds and is missing a small part of the document on the right bottom and right top. It has several water stains as well but still all is visible and readable. In old frame with wood back. Due to the great history this one is $125.00
Here we have the Framed Discharge of Thomas Haywood of the 72nd Indiana 'Wilder's Brigade'! Thomas mustered into company E of the 72nd Indiana Infantry on July 25, 1862 and mustered out on July 24, 1864. The 72nd moved into Tennessee in November and arrived at Murfreesboro Jan. 8, 1863, where it was mounted and served as mounted infantry in the campaign against Tullahoma and Chattanooga. It aided in defeating the enemy at Hoover's gap, sustaining a heavy loss, met and routed a brigade at Rock Springs was in the battle of Chickamauga meeting with heavy losses, and aided in driving Wheeler out of Middle Tennessee. At Mooresville, Ala., it engaged the enemy in November was sent to Memphis the following month and attached to the cavalry command of Sherman's army, moving with it on the Meridian raid. It returned to Memphis, thence to Nashville, joined the 3d brigade, 2nd cavalry division in March, 1864, and on April 30 started on the Atlanta campaign. It was constantly engaged in battles and skirmishes until the fall of Atlanta. When Sherman commenced his march through Georgia, the horses of the regiment were turned over to Kilpatrick's division and the regiment was ordered to Louisville for new mounts. It moved to Gravelly Springs, Ala., on Dec. 28, and joined Wilson's. cavalry expedition, which resulted in the capture of Selma and Montgomery, Ala., and Columbus and Macon, GA, with 8,000 prisoners great quantities of supplies and artillery. After Richmond's fall the regiment was sent out in detachments to intercept Davis. It left Macon for Nashville May 23, and was mustered out at that place June 26, 1865. This document is in good folded condition being medium brown and the back of the frame is also close enclosed to show the back of the document. Nice!! $145.00
Here we have the discharge of Jacob S. Hummer of the 9th Indiana Infantry. Jacob mustered in Company A on January 1st, 1864 and mustered out on May 24th, 1865. While Jacob was in the unit It participated in the Atlanta campaign, being engaged at Taylor's Ridge and Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, New Hope Church, Kennesaw mountain, Marietta, Peachtree Creek, the investment of Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Lovejoy's Station. It joined in pursuit of Hood's army to Athens, Ala., and then moved to Pulaski, Tenn., reaching there Nov. 1, 1864. It was in the action at Columbia; in the heavy skirmishing on the route to Franklin in the battle at that place Nov. 30, participated in the battle of Nashville, joined in the pursuit of Hood as far as Huntsville, Ala.; was in camp there from Jan. 6 to Mar. 13, 1865, and moved to Nashville about May 25. It was sent to Louisiana and Texas, as part of Sheridan's army of occupation and was mustered out Sept. 28, 1865. Great content! Excellent frame with exposed back under glass. $145.00
Here is the discharge of Henry N. Ferguson who was a corporal in Company D 1st Regiment of Untied States Veteran Volunteers who enrolled on January 12th 1865 and was discharged on 22nd day of August 1865 due to surgeons certificate of disability.
1st Regiment Infantry
Organized at Washington, D.C., December 24, 1864, to March 1, 1865. Attached to Hancock's 1st Veteran Corps March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Veteran Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865. Middle Department to July, 1866.
SERVICE.--Duty at Washington, D.C., in the Shenandoah Valley and in the Middle Department until July, 1866. Mustered out January 10 to July 21, 1866.
Henry was from Richland County, Ohio and it says on the discharge that his occupation was as a soldier. Paper backed frame. This discharge has obviously been in the frame for years. Still in good condition. $95.00
Here is a framed discharge of one Robert Neuman who was a Private in Company F, 7th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps. The Veteran Reserve Corps (originally the Invalid Corps) was a military reserve organization created within the Union Army during the American Civil War to allow partially disabled or otherwise infirm soldiers (or former soldiers) to perform light duty, freeing able-bodied soldiers to serve on the front lines. This veteran probably served his time in Washington D.C. as that is where he was discharged upon completion of serviced. This document is in a wood frame with glass on both sides. There is some separation noted at the seams. Looks nice! $145.00
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Here we have an India Ax of the type used in Indian during the 17th and 18th centuries. This particular one is , what we believe to be, a Victorian Copy for decoration in a well to do household of the time. Egyptian and other exotic weapons and objects decorated the affluent Victorian Homes of the 1880’s-1890’s and so on. This particular ax is pretty substantial and could actually be used as a weapon. The piece measures about 33 inches long with a hand hewed hardwood shaft wrapped in copper wire on the upper end. There is a brass decorative finial at the bottom. The head/bit looks to be forged and done quite well. The bit is over 11 inches long by over 2 inches wide . The head measures 5 ½ inches to the back of the shaft. The wood shaft terminates into a point but I believe that there was a spear point on that end at one point in time, now lacking. All in all a nice piece that shows some nice wear. For this India Ax $210.00
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Here’s an example of a German Import Civil War Cavalry saber that was brought back after the war and given to the kids to play with. Yep, that occurred in startling frequency!!! This is an Model 1840 Import sword from W. Walscheid of Solingen that was imported to both sides during the Civil War. This is either a bring back piece or a Union hand me down. The blade is over 34 inches long with a rounded tip so that the kiddies wouldn’t stab each other! Also evidenced is the numerous, and I mean numberous, dings down the blade from trying to chop down the old fence wire! The markings on the ricasso are still good and the hand grip is still there. The brass hand guard is in good condition with a crack on the knuckbow at the bottom and a couple more smaller cracks at the top. The number 44 is stamped below the blade on the handguard. The pommel cap is obviously matching and has the number 11 stamped on the top of it. The grip has most of the leather and some of the wire still on it. This is obviously the german grip with cord wrapped on wood with leather over that and then the wire applied within the grooves. Kind of a sad end to an old War Horse but that’s what happened at that time. Heck, I played with the stuff my Dad brought home after WW2. Who knew it would be worth anything some day! Here it is for $295.00
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Here we have a 19th Century European Cavalry Saber. It kind of leans toward French but it could also be Russian. Still researching. At any rate it’s a solid piece without scabbard. The blade is 34 inches long with just a trace of a ricasson on each side. The blade resembles the Boyle and Gamble flat blades of the Confederacy but I assure you it is not. There is some words stamped into the right flat blade but I just cannot make them out. The holt has the 3 brass branches and knuckguard as well as a brass pommel cap which extends the entire way up to the grip ferule. The grip is a grooved hardwood grip which is lacking leather and wire. There is a crown and BV that is stamped on the backside of the handguard. For this piece $295.00
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Here we have a small German Hunting Sword. A thorough investivation shows no markers markings on it that I can see. The sword is 24 ½ inches long with a brass cross guard and clamshell guard. The pommel cap is also brass and it’s all held together by peening the tang over at the pommel cap. The guard is staghorn and in nice condition. The blade is 19inches long and has tons of light etching on each side of the blade. It’s kind of hard to photograph it as there was a lot of shine. There are some areas of pitting on the blade but not severe. The pitting is stabilized so no more should occur if correct conditions are maintained. The original red washer is still present as well. Overall a very nice example of a 1800’s early 1900’s hunting sword. The scabbard measures about 19 inches long being leather with brass mountings. There is a small hole in the ‘drag’ where the blade penetrated it at some point. I have no doubt that this is the original scabbard for this sword but it is about the same length of the sword with probably only the washer keeping it from bottoming out. All in all a nice example!!! Check out the pics! $350.00
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Here we have a Masonic Lodge sword that belonged to a John A. Rice and is marked both on sword blade and metal gold washed scabbard. This is a beautiful sword but I have no history on John. The sword is very ornate as you can see in the pics and so is the scabbard. Take a look at the pics. The maker is M.C.Lilley out of Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell C. Lilley (1819-1882) was born in Columbus, Ohio. He was a bookbinder and publisher and published Masonic and Odd Fellows books. In 1865, he founded M. C. Lilley & Co, which produced regalia and swords. The company expanded into a complete line of military and fraternal swords, uniforms, accessories, and equipment. Following several mergers, the company changed its name to the Lilley Co. and The Lilley-Ames Co. In 1951, the company was sold to the C.E. Ward Company of New London, Ohio. It operated until 1953. So you see this sword was made prior to 1951. It’s a beautiful piece! For this sword $275.00
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Here we have 4 different lots of eating utensils from the Civil War or before till at least the Korean war. Here they are:
This lost consists of 3 different lots of 1 knife and 1 four tine fork each but being sold as a unit. The fork and knife at the top have ornate handles being a rather small size with the fork being 6 ¾ inches long and the knife being 8 ¼ inches long. The handles are bone and on one side they have a Pheasant engraved on it. W S & Co are stamped into the shank of the fork and the blade of the knife. Don’t know who that is but probably English.
The second set is probably the oldest most likely from before the Civil War and English but I am no expert. The 3 tined form is small like the one above being the same length and the knife is 8 inches long. Both are marked in the metal with a V Crown R for Victoria Regina, Barton Brothers & Company over Clossop and looks like Road but that part is worn. The form has no markings but they are very similar in design so I thought that they belonged together. Barton Brothers Firm appeared in 1849 and 1852 Sheffield directories as “Merchants and Manufacturers” at 231 Glossop Road. . The set has bone handles.
This 3rd set is Civil War era or so being marked Lamson Goodnow & Co, S. Fallworks. This company dates back to 1842. The knife is bone handled and is 8 ¼ inches long with the fork being 7 3/4 inches long. The 3 tined fork is not marked as the knife but they look very similar. The fork is also bone handled with pewter end caps. Nice.
For all of these piece $45.00
Set # 2 consists of 4 knifes and 4 forks all matching and made by Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett Co that formed into a business in 1865. An interesting note is that in 1932 this company founded True Value Hardware. The forks and knifes are all bone handled with pewter end caps between the handle and the utensil end. Forks are 7 ½ inches long and the knives are 9 ¼ inches long. All of the knives are marked with the makers name but the forks are now, however, obviously they are all from the same manufacturer and still in pretty nice condition. For this set $45.00
Set #3 consists of all metal black painted grips/handles. Most of them have the paint worn off. There are 3 three tined forks, 1 four tine fork and 6 knives that slightly vary in blade conformation. There are no names on these pieces but this type was popular at the end of the 19th century into the early 20th century through WW1. The forks are 7 ½ inches long and the knives are 9 inches long. All 10 pieces for the price of $35.00
Set # 4 consists of all US marked military utensils. There are 3 knives, 3 forks and 3 large spoons. The knives about 7 ½ inches long with stainless steel blades and aluminum handles, all marked U.S. There is a hallmark on the back of one of the knives handles that I don’t know. The other two knives have O.L.1952 on them so I assume these were made during the Korean War. The forks are all stamped stainless steel being 7 ½ inches long and marked with the large U.S. on the handle. There is nothing else stamped on them. The spoons are all like table spoon size and measure about 7 3/8ths inches long. The look to be all marked with a W in a circle on the back. These handles are all marked with a large U.S. as well, as normal. For this nice set $45.00
NOTE!!! We just got in several ‘HANDYMAN SPECIALS’ or parts guns. Take a look!!
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Lets start with the roughest one of the lot! This is a.52 caliber poor boy half stock rifle that has seen better days and needs a good craftsman to bring her back to life!!! The octagonal barrel measures 40 inches long and has utilized the drum and nipple method on the side of the barrel. There are 3 exposed dovetails on the bottom of the barrel which were probably made for ramrod thimbles which are now missing. The stock is wired to the barrel to keep it in place. The front and rear sights are present and this file has a double screw tang arrangement. This is a single trigger type rifle and the trigger guard is lacking. There is no butt plate and never was one. The stock has seen lots of bumps and bruises and has several cracks in it, it’s not broken but has several cracks. The lockplate is missing Look at the pics. You get what you see. For this piece $195.00
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Here we have a 14 gauge fowler with a 39 inch barrel. The entire piece measures 53 ¾ inches long. The piece is missing the butt plate, trigger guard and hammer. The stock is still in generally good condition with the usual burn out behind the nipple. ?There is even some checkering done on the stock. The back action lock has some engraving on it but no name and I found no name on the barrel as well. I have not taken the barrel off the stock so there may be something under there. The front of the barrel is holding the under barrel rib on with wire. There is some simple engraving on the barrel tang and some rings to the front of the octagonal part of the barrel. The majority of the barrel is round. The wonderful thing about this piece is that it has the original ramrod! These are missing more than 90% of the time so this is a plus! For this piece needing restoration $250.00 Look at the pics!
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Here we have a full stock rifle that’s virtually complete except for a working lock and a trigger guard. The 38 caliber barrel is 44 inches long with the entire piece being about 60 inches long. I can’t tell for sure if this barrel is rifled or not as it needs a good scrubbing. The hardwood stock is in good condition overall with some burn loss behind the nipple which is still present. R.W. Booth, Cincinnati is on the lock plate while W. Rennara is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The brass nose cap is present as well as the two brass ramrod thimbles and the third thimble that enters into the stock. The trigger guard is missing (probably brass) but the butt plate is present. There is a hole recessed into the obverse butt stock that may have been for a cap box but it looks unfinished. Perhaps a small tin box fit in that recess. The small brass sideplate is present but the lock screw is missing. Take a look at the pics. I believe a good craftsman could fix this up fine. There is plenty to work with here and it’s a fullstock! $295.00
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Here we have a large 60 caliber half stock with no lock. This is a nipple side lug percussion that looks to be a somewhat crude ‘Poor Boy’ which were made without butt plates most of the time. The stock is quite large and the hardware seems to have had the stock someone crudely or hand cutout to fit the iron parts. The from barrel pin is missing that’s why you see a rubber band holding on the barrel in the front. This heavy octagonal barrel is 40 inches long no rifling that I can see. Both ramrod thimbles are present front and rear sight. The percussion side drum is present but missing the nipple. I can see no makers names on this piece anywhere. The stock is in generally good condition with the exception of a piece lacking opposite the lock and cracking where the butt was on a damp floor probably most of it’s life as well as a chip out of the butt. This rifle has a single trigger and an iron triggerguard. Worthy of restoration! For this piece $195.00
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Here is a paid of Civil War Boots that showed up for sale in Lebanon, Boone County, Central Indiana. Unfortunately no history accompanies them and they are just as found. These are about a size 9 to 9 ½. The boot pull loops were reinforced at some time with some copper rivets that are not period to the piece but at least the original leather boot pulls remain. These are the typical shorter Cavalry type and are 3 piece construction not counting the sole and heel. The boots are a little stiff but not really that bad and look great in a display. The pulls are stiffer than the boots but there is leather treatment available should you decide you want to soften them up. The boots are about 16 inches tall in the front at the crown and about 11 inches long from heel to toe. There is a small 1 inch hole on the front of one boot, probably done by a mouse. The soles are both in great shape with a double row of wooden pegs that reach up to the toe area then scaled down to a single row of nails around the toe area. The heels are leather as well with many iron nails in them. One heel has a steel heel protector on it but on the other boot shows the nail hole but the protector is lacking. Square toes. No markings are present anywhere on these boots. Overall a nice used pair of original boots of the Civil War period !!! Guaranteed Original! These boots can sell for over $2000 but this pair is a bargain at $450.00
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Here we have an old sword bayonet that has been converted to a long knife or short sword. Due to the crudeness of this piece it is likely a Confederate repurposed weapon. If the original brass grip was intact it would have been used as is so probably the grip was damaged or missing so a crude conversion was done to make it a useful weapon. The unstopped fullered blade on this piece is 19 7/8ths inches long with an unsharpened edge exhibiting absolutely no edge nicks, just edge roughness. The oval handguard is 2/1/4 X 1 1/2 inches and is sheet iron. The wooden grip is 4 inches long and fits my hand just fine. The grip is made up of 3 pieces of wood with one cracked the entire length and has incised carved lines in it to assist with gripping. The wood parts are all loose now from shrinkage. This grip is held together by iron ferels on either end and a larger washer on the very end in which the tang passed through and was peened over to keep the entire affair together. The patina matches on all iron/steel parts so I have no doubt that this piece has been together a very long time. Overall it's 24 inches long and just screams Dixie!!! The Confederates were great for making due with what they had. For this nice old piece. $450.00
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Here we have 2 project guns! ONE SOLD !!! These are both old percussion with one being a rifle and the other being a double barrel shotgun! Here there are:
2. This second firearm is a put together from two guns 12 gauge double barrel percussion shotgun! It’s in bad condition but it’s very unusual as well! This firearm is a whooping 60 inches long with 45 3/8ths inch barrels that obviously came from two different guns. The conversion was the drum and nipple method. Necessity is the mother of invention and we believe this hunter needed a goose gun that could fire more that one shell before reloading so hence this piece was born!!! The stock is massive as well being quite wide at 3 inches at the widest point. The stock itself is nearly 31 inches long. No makers name is on the one lockplate remaining so we don’t know who made it or at the very least the locks. The triggers are missing and some wood is lacking but it is what it is! Take a look at the pics so you can see what I mean! Unique and would look great on the wall when you put it back together! For this piece $195.00
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Hard to find book by Captain E. J. Sherlock entitled 'MEMORABILIA OF THE MARCHES AND BATTLES IN WHICH THE ONE HUNDREDTH REGIMENTH OF INDIANA INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS TOO AN ACTION PART. WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861-5.' This book of 431 pages measures 8 X 6 inches Kansas City, MO being the first edition printed in 1896. The cover is the worst thing about this great book with wear and dirt but the inside is excellent with little of no foxing and being bright. There is a very nice presentation on the frontis page from Colonel John Headington of the 100th Indiana to his brother, Nim Headington in the Colonel's handwriting. Look at the pics. I think that Nim Headington was actually Nimrod Headington, who was in the 34th Indiana. There was only 2 Headingtons in the Union Army from Indiana so I think I am right. Here is Nimrod Headingtons stats:
Nimrod Headington Residence Jay County IN; Enlisted on 9/16/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 9/30/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. IN 34th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) Promotions: * Capt 1/4/1863 (As of Co. K) * Major 4/19/1864 * Lt Colonel 3/21/1865 (Not Mustered) Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 4/19/1864 from company K to Field & Staff Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
Also in the front on a blank page is fingerprints of perhaps the Colonel or his brother! Who knows for sure but they are there. There are many many photographs and engravings in this book. Here is a bio of the 100th Indiana as well as the Colonel:
John W. Headington Residence Portland IN; Enlisted on 9/11/1862 as a Captain. On 9/23/1862 he was commissioned into "H" Co. IN 100th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 6/8/1865 at Washington, DC Promotions: * Major 6/1/1864 * Lt Colonel 5/21/1865 (Not Mustered) Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 5/15/1865 from company H to Field & Staff Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana - Union Blue: History of MOLLUS (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
As a point of interest the 100th Indiana wore Zouave type uniforms and were known as the - 100th IN Inf. - Persimmon Regiment (Wore Zouave-inspired veteran jackets) . Also the 34th Indiana that his brother was in was known as the Morton Rifles (Wore Zouave-inspired veteran jackets).
One Hundredth Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) One Hundredth Infantry. -- Cols., Charles Case, Sanford I. Stoughton Albert Heath, Ruel M. Johnson, Lieut.-Cols., Albert Heath, Ruel M. Johnson, John W. Headington; Majs., Robt. Parrott, Ruel M. Johnson, John W. Headington William H. Vernamon. This regiment was organized at Ft. Wayne in Aug. 1862, two companies, organized for the 88th regiment being assigned to it to complete its organization, and it was mustered in Sept. 10. It left the state Nov. 1, for Memphis where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, Army of the Tennessee. It moved in the first expedition against Vicksburg, but was forced to turn back by the enemy's capture of Holly Springs, and was assigned to garrison and railroad guard duty at Collierville. In June, 1863, it joined the army at Vicksburg, took part in the siege and then moved against Jackson, where it was constantly engaged until the evacuation. It was then in camp at the Big Black River until Sept. 28, when it sailed to Memphis with the 4th division, 15th army corps, thence moved to Stevenson and Bridgeport, Ala., and Trenton, Ga. It was in the movement in which the left flank of Bragg's army was turned and the enemy driven from his position on Lookout Mountain. The regiment then marched to Chattanooga in time to participate in the storming of Missionary Ridge, its division gaining the crest of the hill and holding the position against repeated assaults. The loss of the regiment was 132 in killed and wounded. After pursuing the enemy as far as Graysville, it was ordered to Knoxville for Burnside's relief and thence proceeded to Scottsboro, Ala., which place was reached Dec. 26. On May 1, 1864, it joined in the Atlanta campaign and was engaged at Dalton, Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Big Shanty, Kennesaw Mountain, Nickajack Creek, Cedar Bluffs, Chattahoochee River, Decatur, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. After Atlanta's evacuation it was encamped at East Point until it went in pursuit of Hood in October, moving as far as the Tennessee River and then returning to Atlanta. As part of the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 15th corps, it moved upon Savannah and was engaged in a desperate fight at Griswoldville, where repeated assaults by the enemy were repelled. From Savannah it moved by steamer to Beaufort, S. C., thence through the Carolinas, assisting in the capture of Branchville, Columbia, Georgetown and Cheraw, S. C., and fought at Bentonville, N. C. It was at Goldsboro from March 26 until April 10, then moved successively to Raleigh, Richmond and Washington, D. C., where it was mustered out June 9, 1865, and the recruits were transferred to the 48th Ind. The original strength of the regiment was 968; gain by recruits, 86; total 1,054. Loss by death 237; desertion, 31; unaccounted for, 11. Source: Union Army, vol. 3, p. 172
This is a wonderful book and NOT a reprint but the original. For this wonderful Unit history of the 100th Indiana Infantry by one who was there $295.00
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MODEL 1873 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER!
Here is a Model 1873 Colt Single Action Army First Generation Revolver in the scarce .41 Caliber round! There were only 19,676 of this model made in this caliber! The caliber is not marked on the firearm but I gauged it with my Colt Caliber Gauge and compared it to .41 Colt Thunderer and it’s the same caliber. Here is some history of the 1873 Colt SAA Revolver!
The Single Action Army became available in standard barrel lengths of 4 3/4 inch, 5 1/2 inch, as well as the Cavalry standard, original 7 1/2 inch. The shorter barrelled revolvers are sometimes called the "Civilian" or "Gunfighter" model (4 3/4 inch) and the Artillery Model (5 1/2 inch). There was also a variant with a sub-4-inch barrel, without an ejector rod, unofficially called the "Sheriff's Model", "Banker's Special", or "Storekeeper".. From 1875 until 1880 Colt marketed a single-action revolver in .44 rimfire Henry caliber in a separate number range from no. 1 to 1,863. A "Flattop Target Model" was listed in Colt's catalogs from 1890 to 1898. Colt manufactured 914 of these revolvers with a frame that was flat on top and fitted with an adjustable leaf rear sight. The front sight consisted of a base with an interchangeable blade. In 1896, at serial number 164,100, a spring-loaded base pin latch replaced the cylinder pin retaining screw and by 1900, at serial number 192,000, the Colt Single Action was certified for use with smokeless powder. In 1920, larger, highly visible sights replaced the original thin blade and notch. The revolvers remained essentially unchanged from that point until cessation of manufacture at the beginning of World War II. From 1873 through 1940 (with small numbers assembled during and after World War II, the so-called "Pre-War, Post-War" model), production of the Colt Single Action Army reached 357,859. This is identified as the "Pre War" or "First Generation" of the model. Calibers, at least thirty in all, ranged from .22 rimfire through .476 Eley, with approximately half, or 158,884 (including Bisley and Flat Top Target variations), chambered for .45 Colt. The next most prevalent were the .44-40 Winchester Center fire (WCF) at 71,392; 38-40 (38 WCF) at 50,520; 32-20 Winchester (32 WCF) at 43,284 and, the 41 Colt at 19,676.[
Now on to this old Colt :
This old colt is in excellent condition with most of the original blue on it with some of it thinning out some and fading some. I have seen several with the frame blued, presumably over the case hardening, but most with just the case hardened frame. This one has the blued flame and it matches the rest of the weapon so I think it is quite old if it was reblued. This particular Colt was made in 1913 and is in excellent working order! You can hear the distinctive 4 clicks when you cock it and the cylinder locks up tight. The original grips are complete with no cracks or breaks. The 7 ½ inch barrel has excellent markings and an excellent bore. This is one beautiful revolver! Check out the many pics!! $3850.00 REDUCED TO $3350.00 !!
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Here we have recently acquired a shotshell hand reloader. The owner of this machine states that it is complete and ready to use. This is a 20 gauge reloader. Along with the 20 ga reloader is many empty shells and about 500 20 gauge wads! For this reloader with componets $175.00
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These next 4 musket/rifles belong to a friend of mine who is getting up there in age and wants to thin down his collection some. He personally made all four of these firearms over the years with a couple made in the last few years. Check them out!!! All would look good over the fireplace and all four function and fire!
2. Here’s another nice full stock flintlock rifle with a HATFIELD LOCK and flint hammer assist. The lock works perfect with the set trigger. This is a full stock rifle being 56 1.2 inches long overall with a over 40 ½ inch long octagonal .40 caliber rifled barrel. The stock is hardwood being a nice darker brown with tiger striping down it’s 58 1/2 inch length. The two ramrod thimbles and the ramrod channel into the stock are all nice brass as well as the buttplate and straps. The patch box is also brass. The triggerguard is iron with engraving. The lock is prominently marked HATFIELD with Warranted under that. The reverse stock has a brass sea serpent attached to it as well as a Buffalo nickle and the name Bob and the date 2017. The rear sight is iron leaf and the front sight is more modern. The ramrod is brass tipped and the nose cap is also brass. There is some hand engraved line drawings on the stock. There is a vent pic mounted under the name BOB. A nice piece with an original HATFIELD LOCK!! For this rifle $800.00
3. Here we have another nice flintlock rifle being over 60 inches long with a 44 inch octagonal rifle .36 caliber barrel. The hardwood stock is fully tiger striped down it’s entire length and has a cheek rest on the reverse side. The set trigger lock works very well and is totally unmarked. The 3 ramrod thimbles and the stock ramrod channel are all brass as well as the patch box , buttstock and buttstock strap. The reverse plate is engraved brass as well. The triggerguard is iron and the nose cap is a special type of metal material. The ramrod has a brass tip as well. The rear sight is a buckhorn sight and the front sight is a dovetailed large blade sight. There is a touch hole pick mounted on the bottom of the cheek piece buttstock. Pretty nice! $775.00
4. This last rifle has a rather slender stock measuring 56 ½ inches long overall with a 41 inch long octagonal .45 caliber smooth bore barrel. This hardwood stock is in good condition with incise line carvings and light tiger striping. The flintlock has no markings on it whatsoever and is set up with a set trigger system. The bottom of the buttstock is marked RSW 2015 who is the maker of the musket and when. This musket has brass furniture except for the triggerguard and nose cap. The stock has a cheek rest on the reverse and a mounted vent pick. This musket has seen little use and would look great over the fireplace or take it out and shoot it! Take a look at the pics! For this musket $775.00
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Here we have a set of old Confederate Saddlebags. These saddlebags were original purchased in 1993 at the Lexington, KY Civil War Show. These bags are the large style and in fair to good condition with a somewhat faint CSA in 3/8ths large letters stamped in the leather on which would have been the right hand side of the flap just above the finial fastening hole. Both finials are now missing and there’s a seam open here and there showing some crude repairs. The CSA has been there for a long long time with the leather crazing going through the letters. This has not been added after the crazing started. These letters were added before the crazing occurred. The bags themselves measure about 10 deep by 14 inches wide and the leather is still supple although the finish is crazed. Great display item! Take a look at the pics!!! $895.00
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Here we have a medium sized brown tooled in flower motif holster. The entire holster is 9 ¾ inches long and 5 inches wide at the widest point. The back of the holster has that it’s for a Colt Model 18?? and belonged to Wm R. Wrasse of Findlay, Oh. I believe this piece to be from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. I put my Colt 1849 pocket model with 6 inch barrel in it and the holster was a little big for it. Seams are still solid. Check out the pics!!! For this piece $295.00
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Here we have a large holster for a Colt Single Action Army which has many decorations on the front of it including a cowboy on a horse. The seams are all solid and the plug is in the bottom. I believe it would fit a 6 ½ inch barrel. It’s the flap over type with finial. No makers name on it but it does have numbers on the back belt loop. I believe it dates to the mid to late 1800’s and perhaps into the early 20th century. The leather is still supple with some loss here and there to the finish. Overall it’s in very good condition! $495.00
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Here we have a flap over basket weave holster from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s This one is marked on the flap ‘ROYAL 4 ¾’. The holster has overall wear and the rear belt loop has the stitching gone from the top mount. The holster measurements on the front not including the flap are 8 ½ inch long by 5 inches across the top before the flap. The brass finial is still present and the leather is still in good condition just needing to be dyed if so desired (I would just clean it up a little and let it go) . For this old holster $250.00
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Here’s a 20th century knife sheath with ‘125’ marked at the top between the belt slits. Made for about a 6 ½ inch long double edged bowie it is marked on the front of the sheath with decorations and the works ‘DANGER KEEP OFF’ ‘J.J.SCOONMAKER’, ‘SELKIRK, NY’. Kind of unusual! No other markings. Check out the pics!!! $35.00
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Here we have an old cowboy 12 guage shotgun belt with 30 loops. I believe this belt is for 12 gauge shells but it could fit 16 ga or 20 ga shells as well. The belt is 32 inches long not counting the 2 small buckles or the leather belt ends that go in the buckles. The belt is a little stiff in the center but some leather conditioner would help that. Excellent display piece for a cowboy display or even a Stagecoach display for the shotgunner! Take a look at the pics $395.00
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Here we have an old ‘Slim Jim’ western holster You can still see the impression of the old revolver in it. Probably held a colt. The leather is pretty stiff in spots and you can see the old leather thong down where the seam is. I see no traces of thread or even traces of sewing down the seam. I see some extra holes so it may have had rivits of some kind in it at one time but now lacking. Definitely 1800’s old west holster. Open ended with no plug. A geat display piece! In fair condition overall. $395.00
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Here’s a dandy! This is an early Cowboy slim jim type Holster that is decorated with studs on the seams and on the cross over straps but most impressive is the studs that make up a star! We believe this holster to be a Texas Holster. It’s still in supple condition with the seam being separated and became so while being used as evidenced by the extra studs and rivits to hold it together. This would fit an old Colt with at least a 6 inch barrel. Take a look at the pics and the construction. By the wear shown to the underside it was worn quite a bit. The holster has a couple of small holes in the distal inside bottom for a tie down loop. Some finish lacking but quite unique. For this one $695.00
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Here we have US Cavalry Model 1904 Saddle bags that are very worn with open seams in places and some torn leather however it still displays well. These were rode hard and put away wet! Hey, they are what they are but will still fill a display. The US in the oval on each flap is still there but hard to see. Overall these are in poor to fair condition. For this set $125.00
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Here we have a well worn / used WW1 US M1909 Holster with plug and tie down for the Colt / S&W 1917 Revolver. I don’t see any Mfg’s markings on it. The leather is still in pretty good condition but the finish has seen rough use . Some seam thread is gone and needs some attention. The US in oval is still visible but light. The finial is still present and tight. Overall this is a holster in fair to good condition and just needs cleaned up a bit. For this piece $110.00 Check out the pics!!!
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Here we have a Harrington & Richardson Saw-Handled frame spur trigger revolver made from 1878 to 1883. Thi sis .32 caliber single action model with 5 shot capacity. This revolver is the Model 1 ½ rimfire revolver with a 2 ½ inch octagonal barrel. This is a nickel plated model with about 90% of the nickel remaining. The barrel markings are quite nics as well as the serial number of 3596. There were about 10,000 of this model made. The actions works very well on this revolver. The checkered hard rubber grips are in excellent condition as well. All in all it’s a well above condition example of this firearm. For this nice revolver $250.00 ANTIQUE SO NO FFL NEEDED
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Here we have a Whitney birdshead .32 caliber single action 5 shot revolver in nickel. This is a brass framed model. The barrel is a rare 2 ½ inch long octagonal barrel with the makers markings on the top. This is the original barrel and not a cutdown so it’s RARE! The Whitneyville markings are weak and some letters impossible to see but the PAT MAY 23, 1871 are clear and quite sharp. The nickel is about 85% left and bright. The serial number on this piece is 687 B. These little revolvers were made from 1871-1879 with a total of all models being approximately 30,000. The action works perfectly in this little revolver and the birdshead grips, which are wood, are in great condition. This is listed at a Model No. 1 ½ and being Whitneyville marked. There were 5 different models made. For this one $375.00 ANTIQUE SO NO FFL NEEDED
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3. Small all brass Colt style pistol flasks.
The first one on the left is a embossed on one sided Colt Eagle Pistol Flask in working condition. The side with the eagle has a dent in it while there are a couple of holes in a dent on the other side. There is an odd design scratched into the brass near those holes on the back and I do not know the purpose of that. This small pistol flask is 4 1/2 inches long and exhibits a nice patina. No markings. For this piece $275.00
The second one from the left is a smaller flask being about 3 3/4 inches long and is in pretty good working condition with a couple of minor dents. I can see no markings on this one and it's missing one of the top mounting screws. The eagle design is on both sides of this small pistol flask. No Markings. Not marked Colt. $325.00
The third one from the left is the larger style pistol flask being about 4 1/2 inches long and showing the eagle motif on both sides. This one has seen lots of use! The top spring is missing as is all three top piece mounting screws. The flask has several small dents indicating that it was indeed used heavily! This one has lots of character!!! No Markings except for E PLURIBUS UNUM on the bottom ribbon. . Not marked Colt. $225.00
The forth one from the left is a smaller type being about 3 3/4 inches long and missing the top mechanism. This one has a small piece of copper wire in it so it was probably hung up for a display. The body of the flask is in nice condition with minor dents. There are no markings on this one as well. Not marked Colt. $225.00
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5. Soapstone bullet mold for round bullet. The people of Scandinavia began using soapstone during the Stone Age, and it helped them enter the Bronze Age when they discovered that it could be easily carved into molds for casting metal objects such as knife blades and spearheads. They were among the first to discover the ability of soapstone to absorb heat and radiate it slowly. That discovery inspired them to make soapstone cooking pots, bowls, cooking slabs, and hearth liners. Throughout the world, in locations where the soapstone is exposed at the surface, it was one of the first rocks to be quarried. Soapstone's special properties continue to make it the "material of choice" for a wide variety of uses.
This soapstone bullet mold looks to be for a .25 or .30 caliber round ball. This piece measures 3 inches by 2 inches x 1 3/8 inches and comes apart into two pieces. This piece is quite primitive and comes with one or the original hardwood pivot pins. There are some incised marks on one end but no other markings as well. The two halves of this mold would be placed together and secured with wooden sticks through the two holes. Then molten lead would be poured into the single bullet mold cavity. The mold would be opened after cooling, the lead sprue would be cut from the bullet, and the bullet surface would be filed smooth. Soapstone was used to make bullet molds because it was easily carved, heat resistant, and durable enough to be used hundreds of times.
This one we believe is from the Revolutionary War. We have seen these before in single and in gang molds of 6 bullets or so. The top photo is Soapstone inkwell from the 1700s with the initials "AL" carved on one side. Image from Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service. This piece we have is definitely a bullet mold.
For this nice primitive mold $225.00
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Here we have a .38 caliber fully engraved Colt Revolver. This one most clearly resembles the Colt Round Barrel Pocket Navy with ejector on page 99 of Flayderman's Antique Arms guide. This particular revolver has the 4 1/2 inch barrel being a .38 caliber centerfire model. This is not a conversion from percussion to cartridge but a new revolver probably using some parts from the older revolvers. This barrel, which is obviously the original barrel with this piece, looks more like 5B-130 below the model referenced in the book. The serial number on this great looking look revolver is 38900 with the letters IE stamped below the s/n and all numbers match. There are no barrel markings on this piece nor any other Colt designation except on the cylinder which is COLT'S PATENT No. 870. The only other markings are '.38 cal' being stamped at the rear of the triggerguard. There is a ton of engraving on this piece so check out the pics! The triggerguard has traces of original silver on it. The action works perfect! The grips, I believe, are modern replacements and are not ivory but polymer. Take a look at the pics!!! $3,500.00
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Here we have an excellent dug cannonball that was found with the 8 inch mortar shell below in central Indiana. This is the 9# solid shot that measures 4 inches across. This style of projectile is tough to find because the 9 pound version was seldom encountered. Most of them were used by the English navy but the Confederate Arsenal at Macon, Georgia produced at least one 9 pound smoothbore cannon for the Confederacy. This one is in very fine excavated condition. It will enhance any Civil War artillery artifact collection. For this fine old piece $175.00 Pics below
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Here we have a dug 8 inch mortar shell that weighs out to 41 pounds. This one has a pronounced mold seam as well as a fuze hole and two tong holes for lifting. The 8-inch and 10-inch siege mortars had maximum ranges of 2,225 and 2,064 yards, respectively, and the 13-inch seacoast mortar had a maximum range of 4,300 yards, but their effective ranges were much shorter. For the 8-inch siege mortar at a range of 800 yards, about 50% of the shells would fall within a 50-yard radius of the target. On this particular shell it has been in the dirt for awhile and has some moderate pitting to the surface area. Great piece of Civil War Heavy Artillery History!!! $375.00
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Here we have a Hopkins and Allen XL No. 4 and so marked. This is a .38 RF cartridge 5 shot revolver single action made starting in 1871. This revolver has a 2 1/2 inch octagonal barrel with a spur trigger and birds head grips which are in very nice condition . There is a lot of traces of nickel on this piece. The action works ok but the lock up is a little loose unless you push up on the cylinder stop on the bottom so I'm sure a spring is a little weak in there. The serial number is 914 and matches. It's a heavy little revolver. The markings are nice and deep on the top of the strap above the cylinder. The cylinder pin is a replacement of some sort but works fine. It still a nice piece. Take a look at the pics. Has not been cleaned! $450.00
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LARGE bicycle and driving map of indianapolis 1899-1900. This would look great framed! Some tears at the folds but otherwise great with a chip out of the side that you can see in the pics. $125.00
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Certified Statement from the 72nd Indiana on June 22nd, 1865 regarding the disposition of horses and mules used by the regiment. 2 pages written on the front of both pages. $65.00
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Here is a strombecker civil war charge shiloh april 6, 1862 4 soldier metal kit with horse. The box shows 5 on the cover but the side says that the set includes one soldier less than illustrated in scene. This particular set was produced in 1966 I believe. One solder has part of the barrel of his rifle missing and the officer on the horse is missing the end of his sword.
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Full set of REPORT OF W.H.H.TERRELL, ADJUTANT GENERAL INDIANA . Here we are showing volumn V11. This is the original Eight-Volume Report Prepared by W. H. H. Terrell and Published in 1869. All in excellent condition but have been rebound. Volume 7 alone has 781 pages in it. There is some slight foxing by definition. The inscription in this one says To Chancy Jones with respects of W.H.H.Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana. I am afraid that I do not know who Chancy Jones is. These volumns have been rebound by Miriam Sharp, Head of Bookbinding at Purdue University. Price on the set to follow.
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. Here is a lot of 4 identical US Flag paper shields attached to a nickeled safety pin for attachment to the jacket. Shields are 2 inches tall by 1 1/2 wide. Believed to be GAR. Excellent condition! For each $12 –For the lot $40.00
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Negus Field Glasses with sun shades in very good condition with some small amount of leather replaced on the tube. These are very nicely marked on the eye pieces T.S. & J. D. NEGUS * NEW YORK. This pair has great optics!!! Check out the Company history below. I believe these to date fairly early, perhaps 1869, as they are the early type. Qualifies as Indian War Usuage! Complete set!! Thomas S. Negus was an immigrant from England who began making and selling chronometers in New York in 1848. The firm was trading as Thos. S. Negus & Co. in 1864 and T. S. & J. D. Negus in 1869, and was described as "probably the most prolific American chronometer manufacturer" up through the first quarter of the 20th century. Negus was still a going concern in 1961. In addition to chronometers, Negus offered a wide range of instruments for nautical use. $145.00
These next three rifles were built by a friend of mine with some of the work being custom and some parts being from CVA, a well known black powder company. He has reached a point in his life where he wants to let some things go. Here they are!
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This first one is a flintlock rifle in about .50 caliber I believe with browned rifled barrel. The entire piece is 57 1/4 inches long not counting the ramrod that extends several inches past the end of the barrel. This is a set trigger model and the action works perfectly. This one was finished like one would have been finished on the frontier. Woodsmen would purchase parts like barrels, lock plates and such from a dealer and put them together themselves. There are some inletting gaps, screw offsets and the patch box is not inletted into the buttstock. The butt plate was too short on top and a piece of polished bone was placed there to for the most part, fill the gap. The thimbles, butt plate, patchbox and nose cap are brass while the trigger guard is steel with some engraving on it and is also not inletted into the stock. The sights are iron. There are no CVA or manufactures names or markings anywhere on this piece that I can see. The fullstock is walnut and in pretty good condition with a couple of minor dings. This is a pretty nice 'Frontier' style rifle and 'sparks' just fine when the trigger is pulled. This is a rifle that can be used and also look great above the fireplace!!! Take a look at the pics!!! For this piece $575.00
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This last rifle is a small full stock rifle in approximately 30 caliber or so. This is percussion as well with the 2 trigger set trigger set up. The overall length is 43 inches with a 27 1/8 inch octagonal browned rifled barrel. There are no markings on the barrel and the top of the barrel looks to have been drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Otherwise there is a dovetailed rear iron sight with dovetailed blade sight up front. The brass sideplate is not inletted into the stock and neither is the brass trigger guard. There are a few inletting gaps from hand fitting into the stock. This stock has been damaged at some point and has a dowel through the wrist when repaired. It is solid as a rock at this point. The butt plate and ramrod thimbles are also brass. It's a nice looking little fullstock and the hand work is apparent. The owner wants $525 for this one. Take a look at the pics!!!
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Here we have items belonging to Private George N. Mount of the 86th Indiana Infantry. Here is a bio of the 86th: Eighty-sixth Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS) Eighty-sixth Infantry. -- Cols., Orville S. Hamilton, George F. Dick Lieut.-Cols., Dixon Fleming, George F. Dick, Jasper M. Dresser, Jacob C. Dick; Majs., Jasper M. Dresser, Jacob C. Dick, Philip Gemmer. This regiment was organized at Lafayette, was mustered in Sept. 4, 1862, and was hurried to Covington to assist in repelling the threatened invasion of Kirby Smith's forces. It left for Louisville on the 20th, was assigned to the 14th brigade, 5th division, Army of the Ohio, and was in pursuit of Bragg for two months, reaching Nashville Nov. 26. When the Army of the Cumberland was formed the regiment was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 3rd division, 21st corps, and in the battle of Stone's River it was on the left wing. It was with the division that saved the right from rout, bringing victory out of defeat, and drove the enemy nearly a mile. It remained at Murfreesboro until the movement was made towards Chattanooga, was actively engaged at Chickamauga and after the battle was assigned to the 3rd brigade, 3rd division, 4th corps, with which it was in the storming column at Missionary Ridge the men sweeping up the cliff-like hill and into the works with irresistible force, capturing hundreds of prisoners and 11 pieces of artillery. The regiment passed the winter in east Tennessee on various expeditions and scouting trips, and rejoined its corps near Chattanooga in April, 1864. It moved in the Atlanta campaign and participated at Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, Kingston, Pickett's Mills, Kennesaw Mountain, Chattahoochee River, Peachtree Creek, the siege of and battle at Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station Sept. 2. It moved towards Chattanooga in pursuit of Hood as far as Gaylesville, when its corps was assigned to Gen. Thomas' command, and it was in the engagements at Franklin and Nashville. It joined in the pursuit as far as Huntsville, Ala., where it remained until Mar. 15, 1865, and then moved to East Tennessee, marching to New Market and Jonesboro, thence to Nashville, which place was reached April 27. It remained in camp at Nashville until June 6, when it was mustered out. The original strength was 958; gain by recruits, 41; total, 999. Loss by death, 241; desertion, 48; unaccounted for, 1. Source: Union Army, vol. 3, p. 165
George was from Lebanon, Indiana and enrolled on August 1st, 1862 being discharged on May 15th, 1865. George was in the Hospital since December 15, 1864 until his discharge on May 15th, 1865. I don't know if he was sick or was injured. We have George's Regimental History of the 86th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and the inside cover has a presentation in it and it says: Presented to Minnie Graham by George N. Mount. The names Graham and Mount are well known Lebanon, Indiana names. The regimental also comes with a 1 1/2 inch by 7 inch long tan ribbon that is dated 1862 1917 ANNUAL REUNION OF THE 86TH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (corps badge) Lebanon, Ind. September 5 and 6, 1917 which is in pretty nice shape. Also included is a Civil War era CDV of friend and fellow veteran Aaron B. Jack also of the 86th Indiana. This cdv shows a full standing view of a young man in civilian clothing. Aaron was from Attica, Indiana and the backmark on the CDV is from photographer J. W. Ennis of Attica, Ind. I also have some info from Ancestry.com that I looked up concerning George. He passed away December 22nd, 1925 in Lafayette, Indiana. It is believed that he died at the Veteran's Home in Lafayette. He was a farmer from Boone, County Indiana of which Lebanon is the County Seat. The regimental History book is in pretty good shape and consists of 613 pages. Measures 9 X 6 inches and is over 2 inches thick. The binding is still pretty good. This was a great unit with a great history!!! Nice small grouping! Shipping is free here in the lower 48 states!
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Here we have a US bridle with iron bit. This bridle is complete with the bronze US Rosettes of the National Seal type. They are the thin bronze rosettes with the offset staple. The leather is all supple and only seems to have any weak spot where the reins are sewn together. I believe this to be the Model 1909. The bit is not the military bit of that time frame and may be earlier. This bit and the rosettes have been on this bridle for a very long time! For this historic piece of history $195.00
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Here we have a set of W. G. Phillips improved Police-Nippers. These were made to clasp a criminals wrist as they were drug off to jail! This one has traces of old plating with most lacking at this time. I show two pair in the photos but the darker of the pair is what I am talking about here. The nippers are stamped PAT'D AUG 10 '69 (1869). Both arms are marked 94 indicating that this is a matched set with no repairs and they work great! Kind of depends on dealing with a passive criminal I think!!! Copies of an original patent paper will be provided with this set of Nippers. $145.00
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Here we have a pair of old Civil War era wooden crutches with strips of old cloth used to soften the impace on the arm pits. These crutches were a bear to use long time and I think the addition of the cloth indicates prolonged use. Many thousands of these were produced during the Civil War as we had a bunch of soldiers with lower limb injuries and amputations that needed them unfortunately. Crutches were becoming more user friendly toward the end of the war with hand supports and better supports for under the arms but until then what a bear!!! For this pair $125.00
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Here we have a wonderful Black McClellan Saddle from the 1800's. This may be a civilian saddle although it follows the military style. I did find the same style stirrups in CONFEDERATE SADDLES & HORSE EQUIPMENT by Ken R. Knopp which is an excellent book and eveyone that is interested in these saddles should pick up a copy. The text describing these stirrups are listed for you to view. The saddle also has the squared off Sweat leathers or fenders and you can see that in a drawing of saddle parts on page 11 of the book. The saddle is a full size saddle and is complete just missing the Girth and/or Surcingle. The leather is in generally good condition with the usual cracks and is missing a few screws. Although the saddle follows the military pattern the strap mortise plate brass pieces on the saddle themselves are pretty thin and where the pommel ornament front plate was it is missing although the telltale signs of nails are left showing that it was there at one time. There also is no ring staples or foot staples present and looks to never have been. The underneath tree is leather covered as well and shows signs of use. The center of the saddle which is usally open is covered with a ventilated leather cover. A lot of the 19th centurn horses were thin and a full covered saddle would hurt the horses spine so the spline are was left open. This one is still open there just covered with a piece of ventilation type leather. The stirrup is covered with leather and NOT marked with the US that you see on Union Saddles. This saddle displays very well and although it could well be a Military Saddle used by Officers on either side it could very well be a civilian saddle from the period. Take a look at the pics! $695.00
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Here we have a group of medals with most being GAR but some being Sons of Union Vets and some being Women's Relief Corp (GAR Auxillary) and at least 1 Daughters of Union Vets. Here they are from left to right starting at the top:
1. Washington 1892 w/ Bust of General Sheridan. Full ribbon no attachment $65.00
2. 1896 Washington and Alaska celluloid large button with Delegate attachment and red/ white and blue ribbon with 1896 imprinted on it. $65.00
3. Women's Relief Corp (GAR auxillary) three piece ribbon and medals being extra nice with a Buffalo hanging from the suspension ring. $25.00
4. Dept of West Virginia large 7 inch ribbon with flag ribbon attached to the top. This one is from 1899. There are tears to the middle of the ribbon but it's reinforced on the reverse. $40.00
5. 19th Annual Indiana GAR Encampment 3 piece ribbon with celluloid drop 1898 Columbus, IN. Still decent shape. $30.00
6. Delegate GAR medal with celluloid drop in metal ring. Shows the WRC medal in the Center so probably mostly Women's Relief Corps. Shows Normal School on Front. $30.00
7. SOLD!!! 1900 GAR West VA medal being 3 pieces with celluloid drop that shows the Marion County Court House, Fairmont on the front . State of West Virginia state Seal on the back in Color. Entitled SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF WEST VIRGINA. $45.00
8. Medal and ribbon with drop showing spinning wheel entitled LADIES OF G.A.R. STATE G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT 1910 HOLLAND MICH. Nice! $25.00
9. Regular Daughters of Union Veterans 2 piece metal including the ribbon. $25.00
10. 3 piece Crawfordsville GAR medal missing ribbon for 1909 with Lew Wallace bust on the bottom and 3 Indiana Heros busts on the middle bar. For this piece $75.00
11. Here's an early Sons of Veterans two piece medal with ribbon. Nice patina! $35.00
12. Here's a medal that was used by both the Masons and Civil War Veterans to honor a fallen comrade. It has a black ribbon with the Maltese cross. $10.00
13. SOLD!!! 1897 West Virgina GAR medal. 3 Pieces with brass top bar, middle ribbon and bottom celluloid drop in metal ring showing the Commander Romeo Freer. Dated 1897 $45.00
14. 1897 NY GAR Souvenir 2 piece all brass medal. Nice! $20.00
15. 1898 GAR Cincinnati Medal with top attachment missing and frayed ribbon. The bottom drop is really nice however. $30.00
16. Here's another early type of Sons of Veterans Medal that shows the 3rd type of Eagle used on the Grand Army of the Republic Membership medals. This is a nice 2 piece medal with ribbon. $35.00
17. Here's an outstanding Denver 1905 National Encampment Medal. Cowboy riding Bronco!! $65.00
18. Des Moines, 1931 Celluloid GAR National Encampment button. Nice quality $12.00
19. 1899 GAR Cincinnatti 2 piece brass medal. Souvenir National Encampment Nice! $35.00
If you have any questions about any piece let me know! Thanks!
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Here we have three medals. They are:
1. Indian Wars-U.S. Army for Service. It looks good but may be a repro. Check out the pics and decide.
2. United States Marine Corps Good Conduct medal. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal was Instituted in 1896 Criteria: Outstanding performance and conduct during 3 years of continuous active enlisted service in the U.S. Marine Corps. This style was the earlier version because afer WWII after the suspension bar "U.S. Marine Corps" was dropped. This one looks to have age to it.
3. This is the U.S. Navy medal for the NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN OF 1912 for Service. The Nicaraguan Campaign Medal is a campaign medal of the United States Navy which was authorized by Presidential Order of Woodrow Wilson on September 22, 1913. A later medal, the Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal was authorized by an act of the United States Congress on November 8, 1929. The two medals were considered two separate awards, with the original medal being commonly referred to as the First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal.
The attachments on the first two medals look period but the Indian Wars Medal looks like a more modern attachment. For the trio in Case $75.00
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Hee we have a nice letter from Richmond, VA on July 12, 1864 concerning Cotton purchases by See Company of Jonesville, VA and is written thusly:
Commercial Agency of Virginia
Richmond July 12, 1864
M D Richmond, Esq
Agt for See Co.
Sir, In reply to your **** I would say that I hpe to be able to supply Lee County with the full amouth of your order-not all at once however. If you will forward funds a once you may get in-in time for next distribution which will be made as soon as the Danville road is completed in 10 or 15 days. I can let you have the cards now-Cotton $45-wool $43 per yard. You will get from this distribution 11000 yards cotton say at $3.72 ? per yard about 343 pads cotton yarns ? at $45 per pad. You will by calculation ascertain the amouth of money needed. The money can be sent by express and the goods will be forwarded by your direction. The cards are going off rapidly. Respy, T. Bassett French C.A. of VA.
Cotton was King!!! For this letter on Cotton $125.00 Nice dark ink and mostly legible. Check out the pics!
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Here is a very rate letter of Sue Betty Campbell-Wife of Colonel Given Campbell C.S.A. who was Jefferson Davis's Chief Escourt when captured at Irwinville, GA. I have been told that this letter has been published in THE LAST CONFEDERATE SCOUT! ( I have not been able to secure a copy) Here's what the letter written in pencil states:
Geneva May 24, 1866 My dear Mr. Campbell, I now sit down by my window to have my usual afternoon chat with you which I believe is the pleasantest part of the day to me. I did not get any letter from you last night which was a great disappointment although I know you worthe then and the letter will doubtless be here tonight. Cal Christy is very good about sending things out since Father is away. Annie Lou has left today wo we have had his company. I health is still improving, slowly however but of course I can not expect it to be otherwise and I am truly thankgul to God that I am as well as I am. I enclose you a picture for you to see how much you think I have improved. I do so earnestly hope it is not war in New Orleans. You must be careful darling to change your clothes with the weather and if you get the least bit sick chill give up your business and come right to me, to your own little wife and I will nurse you and cure you right away-after supper. I got your letter of te 19th this evening-a sweet precious letter. I am tired tonight but darling but I will wrie you a long letter tomorrow. I hope you won't send me the pine apples as I have never gotten the banannas. Good Night my own darling, Yours lovingly Bess.
What a sweet letter ! A GREAT PIECE OF HISTORY! For this published piece $125.00
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Here we have a letter and cover from Vicksburg, Mississippi from a Mary (?) and she asks for correspondence to go back in care of Col. Sam Thomas at Davis Bend, Miss. In June 1863, Capt. Samuel Thomas was appointed Assistant Superintendent of contrabands, under Colonel Eaton, for the Department in the area of Helena. Eaton’s position and title was eventually changed to General Superintendent of freedmen, and Thomas became the Assistant Superintendent of freedmen. When Colonel Thomas assumed supervisory responsibilities for the provost marshal in various districts and posts, his title was changed to provost marshal of freedmen. The positions of both Eaton and Thomas, coupled with the office of the medical director, inspector of freedmen, and several freedmen’s hospitals and homes, constituted the Freedmen’s Department of the Department of the Tennessee. In November 1864, the Freedmen’s Department became part of the Department of the Mississippi. By summer 1865, the functions and activities of the Freedmen’s Department were assumed by the recently formed Freedmen’s Bureau, so that the Department was the precursor the Bureau’s Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Mississippi.
The letter consists of this text:
Davis Bend, June 18th, 1864
My dear Maggie, Again I seat myself for the purpose of writing to you and to tell ou that at last wehave decided to remain here all summer. It will be quqite unsafe to go up the rifle for sime time yet and by the time the Blockade is removed it will be as late in the season it will be be worth while to go. The part of our corps that left two weeks ago arrived safely in Cairo but advised us to stay where we are. We feel a little disappointed but I hope we wil soon get over that. The rest ofour family have gone across the river today onan excursion but I prefered remaining at home. So here I am, with no company but the mosquitoes and a headache which I would be willing to dispense with if possible. Once in a while a contaband puts her head in at the door to see how I am getting along. They are verykind and are willing to do any thing they can for us. A bridal party has just arrived. They came in great state riding in a cart drawn by an old mule. The bride is dressed in white with a white veil overher face. The bridgroom has a blue coat with brass buttons and white trousers and while cotton gloves. I just wish you could see them, it would do you good to see some sights among the contrabands. I wish you could make me a visit one of these days. Has Lydia Worth given up here. I thing she has forgotten me altogether, she has not written to me for a long time. I received a letter from Aggie last week she said she had received your picture. Why don't you send me one, but I know you will pretty soon. Now Maggie I must close for my head aches to badly to wrie anymore. I will enclose two dollars to pay for those nets? and ****? and if not too much trouble I would like you to semd me about net just like the others. If you see any of Uncle Roberts thell them I am not going home now. Give my love to all yourself in particular. Yours most Affectionately, Mary ***** Davis Bend Via Box 2 Vicksburg Miss Care Col. Sam. Thomas.
This is an interesting letter and comes with the cover marked VICKSBURG and addressed to Miss Maggie R. Thompson, Oxford, Chester Co. Penna with a 3 cent Washington Stamp. Nice Quality! Good paper then! For this fine interesting letter and cover $125.00
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Here we have something special. This is a razor hone with storage for the razor. Inside the slide out box is an old razor that is marked A.W. PITTMAN CO. D 2ND USSS. This was Berdan's Sharpshooters. The thermo plastic or gutta percha handle is broken on the attachment end and glued to the blade that is in it. I do not think that it is the correct blade as England is stamped into it. It is a George Westerholm blade. I have not found his name listed as of yet but I have not found a complete roster of personnel listed either. The leather covered hone case is 13 3/4 inches long including the wooden handle. The little tin pull out drawer is a little over 8 inches long with a little brass pull. The bottom of the drawer is felt lined and there is a little wood stop on the distal end. For this piece $275.00
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We just acquired this Civil War Officer's Shaving Box with folding mirror and it has several items in it. The box itself seems to be made of pine and has blackened brass hardware. The box measures 12 X 8 1/2 (base is 13 1/4 X 9 3/4) and it is 5 3/4 inches tall. When the lid is lifted the mirror is moved forward against the front. The mirror is in great condition with no cracks, breaks or loss of silver. Items inside the slide out drawer are :
Officer's glass whiskey flask with leather cover on the top and has slide off pewter cup that is marked JAMES DIXON & SONS who was a maker of fine brass powder flasks. The flask also has a pewter cap that still has the cork washer in place. This is nice!
Two piece slide apart knife and fork very popular with men and officers. It is 4 inches closed and about 7 inches open. The knife is marked J.C. Graves Sheffield (England) . The fork is the correct 3 tine type.
Wade and Butcher "for barbers only' Horn handled Civil War razor. This one has the big wide blade. Someone has crosshatched part of the grip. This is in excellent condition!!! It's very sharp and you could use it today! 6 1/2 inches closed.
Civil War Officers Field Glasses marked on the eye cups LEMAIRE FABt PARIS. The slide out sun shields are leather covered while the brass field glasses tubes are not. Eye cup optics are excellent while the large lenses are not for the most part and have crystals in them. The tubes extend out as they should and you can still see partially through them.
Field Officers Drafting kit in wooden box that measures 6 1/4 X 4 X 1 inch tall. Officers used these when looing at maps and drawing in things that they knew about. Take a look at the pics! One tool has an ivory handle to it. There seems to be 2 items missing. I see no makers markings on any of the tools or box. The box is in great condition with a little brass plaque in the center of the lid.
Finally, we have an Infantry insignia that is small for a kepi and is marked with a B for Company B and a 13 for the Regiment. This is a screw back with 2 prongs for anti slippage. I have always been told that these type of screw back insignia are post Civil War but everything else is Civil War period and the box even looks older than that. For the box and the entire contents $675.00
I sure wish I knew who had carried it!
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Here we have a relic Winchester Model 1894 Carbine in 30-30 I believe that was from Idaho and has been through a fire. I wish I knew more that than but I am afraid that's all the info we have. This old girl was not in a recent fire as the metal has darkened and rusted since then. The serial number of 1042300 makes it manufactured in 1928. The stocks are burned off of course and the magazine tube has split indicating that it may have had ammo in the tube during the fire. You can still see the spring through the split. The markings on the tank are all clear and both sights are present. Lots of 'speculation' stories here! No FFL needed for this fire damaged relic. Take a look at the pics. $275.00
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Here we have a Confederate Railroad Document in Acrylic frame. This document measures about 7 3/4 X 6 1/4 inches and is partially printed and partially filled out in ink on blue paper that has one fold in the middle. The Document is headed 'MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY' and signed in two places Henry Vaughan and H. Vaughn for 45 cords 4 foot wood @ 2 ($2) (total) $90. The document goes on to have on it 'I certify the abo ve is correct. Feby 21st, 1863 R. S. Mackin, Feby 24, 1863, Approved E. D. Trask Supt. and under that H. Hall $90.-- Received May 14, 1863 of-------, Treasurer of Mississippi Central Railroad Co., Ninety Dollars, in full of above account H. Vaughan. Check out the pics and the back of the Document. There is a small amount of browning on the paper that does not touch any of the Printing or Ink. For this piece of Civil War Railroad memoribillia $125.00
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Here we have a letter being 8 X 9 1/2 inches and written in Ink dated August 13.1862. The letter has been transcribed as sometimes the writting from back there is hard to read. The content is as follows: OFFICE MED. (medical) DIRECT TRANSPORTS Capt. Pitkin, Please inform me if it is possible for you under your instructions regarding the contrabands (slaves) to furnish me with a few for permanent duty on the hospital transports. There s a great deal of heavy and dirty work to be done on the transports and two or three to each ship could be kept in constant employ and made extemely serviceable. If you can comply with my request I would like tow immediately for duty on the Steamship Dan'l Webster. Very Espy, Yr. Obdt. Servt. E. S. Dumster, Asst. Surg. U.S.S. Med. Direct Transports.
On the reverse of the letter is: Capt. Sawtelle August 13, 1862 , Capt P.P.Pitkin, A.Qm. is instructed to furnish to Dr . Dunster Med. Director of transports for the sick such contrabands as he may from time to time make application for. Respy, C. G. Cawtelle, Capt & A. QM. Comdg Depot. Office of A.Q.M., Harrison's Landing VA. Aug. 18, 1862
This letter is positioned between two pieces of acrylic in a frame for viewing on both sides with a stand on the reverse for display. Nice piece! For this document regarding Negros and the Medial Department the price is $145.00
Check out the pics!!!
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This is a new built rifle made in 2008 by a friend but since it is in the old tradition of percussion rifles then I will put it here. This is an entirely handbuilt full stock rifle in the tradition of the Mountain men and Indians of the early to mid 19th century. The rifle is in .45 caliber and has set triggers. The nipple is in unused condition and has a rubber washer over it to protect when your 'Friends' dry fire it in front of your very wide eyes!!! The entire piece is about 53 1/2 inches long with a 3 6 inch octagon rifled barrel. The barrel has been browned and looks great! The stock has the look of curley dark maple and is in very nice condition. There is a crack at the toe that you can see in the pic. The carvings on the stock are obviously hand done just as one would expect to see during the day. The owner has carved his name on the bottom of the buttstock with the year 2008 when he made it. The rifle has an adjustable sight on the rear and a simple blade sight up front. The buttstock has a raised cheek piece and there are 'Indian' tacks applied on the rear of the buttstock and brass tacks applied up and down the stock. This is a beautiful piece and will not break the bank at $675.00 !! Get a custom made percussion rifle at a decent price! Take a look at the pics!
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1863 State of Alabama 50 Cents Montgomery, Confederate States Treasury Note Small Obsolete Note. This is the Second Series and is catalogued as Criswell-4. It depicts the Alabama Tree and Map. This note is in Fine condition. Bold blue overprint. Showing a teee and map in the center with Juliett Hopkins in lower right. Confederate nurse Juliet Hopkins Juliet Hopkins (1818–1890) was born on a plantation in West Virginia, but moved to Mobile, Alabama after marrying Arthur Hopkins. When her husband was appointed to oversee hospitals during the Civil War, Juliet went to work converting tobacco factories into hospitals. $48.00
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1863 $20.00 State of Louisiana at Shreveport, March 10, 1863 with Confederate General P.T.G. Beauregard on the front. Design on the back. Unissued. Nice Note! NO folds. $125.00
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Here we have a model 1864 Cartridge box that would be perfect for display and will not break the bank! This one has the embossed US on the front flap but you can see that a couple of slots were put it in so that a pre 1864 Cartridge Box plate could be mounted on the front. The box is in overall good condition with a couple of condition problems. The two roller buckles on the bottom are lacking and the implement tool pouch is missing. The tool pouch flap is there but the enclosure is lacking. The tins are present albeit one is missing the center divider. There is crazing to the leather, especially on the back but it looks stable now. C.S. STORMS MAKER N.Y. is stamped on each end piece. Heck, it’s not perfect but it is a good example of what was used and the price is only $225.00
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U.S. Model 1898 Krag Rifle Complete Receiver by Springfield Armory. This one is serial numbered 178386. Any thing under 152670 is considered antique and anything over that has to be transfered by Federal Law. This is for the receiver and not the complete rifle. This rifle takes the 30-40 Krag round which was the first smokeless round adopted by the U.S. Government. The receiver is in very nice condition and needs the part to keep the magazine door shut. The action works fine. The markings are all nice and clear. There is about 7 inches or original barrel left and the stock has been cut off at the first barrel band. The butt plate is also original but the trigger guard is a home made affair. What's left of this piece is in very good condition and worthy to use as a restoration piece or parts. $250.00
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Here is a well worn U.S. Mills Cartridge Belt for the 45-70 Cartridge. There is room for 50 cartridges on the web belt. General Anson Mills developed this belt to be used with brass cartridges because of the chemical reaction between brass and leather and he made a fortune at it selling not only to the US Military but to other Nations Military all over the world! Anson was born about 10 miles from where I live in Thorntown, Indiana. This belt is the brown web belt and has been used much. Take a look at the pics and you can see the markings on the brass end pieces. There are no markings on the web belt itself. This is the late Indian Wars/Spanish American War belt with the last patent date of 1894. For this piece $165.00
Here we have a WW1 Magazine pouch marked APR 1917 MILLS complete with 2 Model 1911 - .45 caliber magazines (less cartridges). GI Magazines (from 1911Tuner) are marked and these magazines are marked thusly.
S=Scovill is on the toeplate of one magazine and L=MS Little is on the toeplate of the other magazine. The pouch is also marked 4519 inside the flap and C4519 on the reverse. You can see in the pics that it has a 'nip' where the flap folds over. The belt itself is a later issue and is marked with the large US on it. For the set- $95.00
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