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Lead Finale: 100% Confederate, from Confederate Lines at New Hope Church. Held cartridge box closed. Union were always brass, Confederate sometimes used  lead.

 

DM 396

$22

Issac & Campbell Confederate Knapsack Hooks: Made in England and imported through the blockade for use by Confederates.

MD748AJJJ

$45/ each

Civil War Rope:  Rope section, about 7/8” diameter x almost 3” long, in 5 x 6" deep riker case. Found by divers years ago in international waters from what was thought to be a blockade runner. If you want a piece of Civil War era rope, here’s your chance!

MD722JAFJ

$37

Small Ramrod Guide: Probably from late 1700-early 1800s pistol. Found near Charleston, SC. MD717JAJJ

$8

Bullet extractor. Used to remove misfires in muskets. Solid dug condition. Picketts Mill, Ga. Just Added!

MD753JEJJ

$15

Musket Tompion Cap: Used with a cork to keep water out of gun barrel. This style is different from the normal US issue, more crude. Might be a CS made item? Shown on page 98 of Crouch's Civil War Artifacts. From South Carolina Low Country. 

MD611JAJJ

$9

Enfield Musket Lockplate: From the battle of New Hope Church, Ga. The Enfield was by far the most common musket used by Confederates in this area. Cleaned and coated. From the Don McMichael collection.

DM377

$25

Enfield Musket Lockplate: From the battle of Pickets Mill, GA, Ga. The Enfield was by far the most common musket used by Confederates in this area. Cleaned and coated.

MD743AJJJ

$20

Pistol Trigger Guard: Not sure what kind, may be boot pistol, spur trigger style. Cast brass. Dug in South Carolina Lowcountry. 

MD637JAJJ

$12

Musket Mainspring With Field Repair: Neat! The soldier has jammed a wad of lead between the spring, probably to increase spring pressure on a worn out mainspring. A neat example of ingenuity on a near perfect mainspring! From South Mtn/Wilderness area.

MD451JIJJ1

$25

US Model 1855 Musket Mainspring Vice: These were used to compress the mainspring of a musket in order to disassemble the lock mechanism. Rarely found, as they were only issued to certain Sergeants who were in charge of keeping the weapons in good repair. This one is in very good dug condition, as good as you’ll see dug, found in Richmond, VA. Cleaned and coated to prevent further rust. 

MD723JBJJ

$55

Enfield Gun Sight: Complete, cleaned and coated for display. Iron grained  slightly on sides. From South Mtn/Wilderness area.

MD458JIJJ1

$15

Sword belt adjuster hook: Large size brass, almost 4 inches long. Remains of two pins which attached it to leather, other missing. From middle Tennessee. MD732JAJJ

$5

Sword belt adjuster hook: Large size brass, almost 4 inches long. From middle Tennessee. MD731JAJJ

$5

Belt adjuster/musket sling hook: 2-1/2 inches inches long. Bits of leather remain. From middle Tennessee. MD733JAJJ

$5

“Caltrop”:  A caltrop was designed to cripple horses, and many swear this item was made as a caltrop. However, new evidence suggests these were actually a “medium” used in machine shops of the time to deburr castings. No mater, they are found at Civil War sites enough to suggest that soldiers used them for caltrops, and there is also evidence some made their way into canister. The sign in the 4 x 5” Riker case was there when we obtained the item and suggests this one was a caltrop…maybe, maybe not.

MD720JJJJ

$40

Cartridge Box Finial: Brass, with leather remains, From Battle of Peachtree Creek.   From Don McMichael collection.

DM284

$8

Token? Maybe so, maybe not. Has reeded edge so it was more than a tool tag or something. Slightly smaller than a quarter, one side is stamped "25" and "101" Other side is blank although it almost looks like there's something lightly engraved. Hard to say. It was found in a Union Camp near Beaufort, SC. Has top section missing, as per photo.

MD443JAJJ

$15

Jeweler's Universal Watch Key: One of these is shown in Civil War Artifacts by Howard Crouch's on page 52. Unfortunately, this one is only the holder, the keys having been unscrewed. Still a neat piece and rarely seen.

MD582JAJJ

$7

Eagle 1860's Hand Saw Disc: These are the ones that so often are misidentified as a button when shaft is missing. Actually they were mounted on handsaws of the period. Marked "Warranted Superior" with a droop wing eagle. This one is complete, found in Savannah, GA             

MD377JAJJ

$10

Eagle 1860's Hand Saw Disc: These are the ones that so often are misidentified as a button when shaft is missing. Actually they were mounted on handsaws of the period. Marked "Warranted Superior" with a droop wing eagle. This one is complete but shank is bent over, found in Savannah,.    

MD378JAJJ

$10

Tin Cup or Pot Handle: Typical Civil War Style, found in Stafford, VA. Has odd hinge on end.

MD419JAJJ

$8

  "J B Williams Est 1840" Pewter Lid:  Near as we can tell, this went to a shaving accessory or talc product. Found at a Civil War fort in Florida, it appears to be a period item. Silver plated pewter.  

MD284JFJJ

$10

Bone Toothbrush: Classic Mid 1800's, just like the soldiers used .Missing only the horsehair bristles and one row of holes,  Nice solid slick bone, 6 1/4" long 

MD266JDJJ

$20

Brass Finials for Cartridge and Cap Boxes: These, although dug, were specially selected by Greybird as useable by re-enactors, or to replace missing ones. As dug, could be cleaned up if you do use them; otherwise, great relics!

MD3JAJA

 

 

$4 ea

 

 

Poncho Grommets: These were the standard grommets used on the ponchos issued to the Civil War soldiers. All are in good dug condition. Found near Murfreesboro, TN. MD39JEJJ

$1 each

Equipment Rivets: These brass rivets were used on cartridge boxes, saddles, sword belts, and much more by the Armies of both sides. Specify large, medium, or small if you have a preference. Dug near Murfreesboro, TN.

MD40JEJJ

$1 each

Knapsack/Sword Belt Rivets: Made of cast brass, used by both sides. Held the straps together on the knapsacks and sword hangers.

MD82JAJJ

$2 each

Unfired Percussion Caps: These were what made the old muskets shoot. These were found near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

MD45XJJBE

$1 each
Fired Percussion Caps: These were used and discarded near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

MD46XJJBE

.50 each
Rail Road Car Seal: Can not decipher writing, these were used to seal cargo to avoid tampering. Just Added! MD757JAJJ $5

Relic Groupings

   

Johnson River Line (GA)  Relics: Fired spencer bullet, fired Williams Cleaner, flattened lead, brass tube?, piece of melted lead, rivet, rougfh Eagle I button, and two fired pistol bullets (these two may be post war). With digger’s tag “Howell’s Mill (Johnson River Line).

DM399 $15
Confederate Percussion Caps: Found at site of Hardee’s Salient, Marietta, Georgia. Mostly fired. Packages of 10 each. Don McMichael collection    DM364 $10/ pk of 10.

(Have six Packages)

Five Spencer Casings From Battle of Dallas, Ga: Various condition as seen in photo. This was the cavalry weapon of choice in Georgia, an 8 shot repeater. Preserved with clearcoat. Don McMichael collection   

DM367 $7

Five Spencer Casings From Battle of Dallas, Ga: Fair-good  condition as seen in photo, all complete but semi flattened as are most. Includes digger’s notes. This was the cavalry weapon of choice in Georgia, an 8 shot repeater. Preserved with clear coat.Don McMichael collection   

DM363 $10

Brushy Mountain Line (GA) Relics. .69 musket ball showing three buckshot indentions, hard impacted fired bullet, sword hanger ring, unfired .45 Colt Revolver bullet. Don McMichael collection.

DM229 $10

Kolb's Farm (GA) Grouping. This was where Hood launched attack of Yankee right flank. Battle field is National Park, these were found legally (as is all our items) on private property. One Burnside bullet, three flat buttons, three percussion caps, and two buckshot. Don McMichael collection.

DM230 $12

Thirty Eight Native American Pot Sherds: Mostly small-medium size. Surface finds in Cartersville, Ga. From Don McMichael collection.

 

DM309 $14
Twenty Assorted Native American Pot Sherds: Surface finds in Cartersville, Ga. From Don McMichael collection. DM298 $10
Twenty Assorted Native American Pot Sherds: Surface finds in Cartersville, Ga. From Don McMichael collection. DM299 $10

Twenty Assorted Native American Pot Sherds: Surface finds in Cartersville, Ga. From Don McMichael collection.

DM300 $10

 

Twenty Assorted Native American Pot Sherds: Surface finds in Cartersville, Ga. From Don McMichael collection.

 

DM297 $10

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