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Miscellaneous Dug Relics

"You paid how much for that?? Why didn't you just go dig one up?"

(collector's spouse, after purchase of rare item)

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Nothing is quite as historical as an artifact that is dug from the ground. We can tell a lot about the soldiers by examination of the actual equipment they carried and lost while in camp or battle. There is also a certain satisfaction in knowing that these relics were rescued from destruction, either from bulldozers, or the natural elements themselves. Please note that all relics offered by Greybird were legally found, and offered for sale as such. We hope you'll find something of interest here...

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Confederate Made Tredegar Iron Works Bayonet: Very rare, these resemble the Enfield except the blade is narrower and no ridge where socket meets blade. These were made at Tredegar Iron Works, although some now believe they were produced in NC. 100% Confederate made and used, for sure! Dug, good solid condition except a portion of socket is missing. Found in Marietta, Georgia. From the Don McMichael collection.  DM144 $375

Bayonet Scabbard Tip: Great condition, rarely dug this nice. Dallas, GA From the Don McMichael collection Just Added!

 

DSM393 $18
Bayonet locking ring: From near Dead Angle (now Chatham's Hill, GA) includes digger’s note card. From the Don McMichael collection. Just Added! DM390 $10
Iron Spur: Civilian style or light military, early 1800's, both strap holders broken off, no rowel. From the Wilderness/South Mountain area. As dug, not cleaned nor coated.  MD543JDJJ

$8

US Cavalry Spur: Gutter back type, no rowel, otherwise complete. The type used by tens of thousands of US Cavalrymen during the Civil War.

MD705JJJJ $65
Very old iron spur: Possibly 1600s Spanish, found in north Florida. MD727JCJJ $17
Screw-on Civil War era Spur: Rarely seen, this not only screwed to boot, but rowel arm also screwed in to back. Slightly bent, nice patina. From mid Tennessee. MD729JFJJ $44

US Cavalry Boss: Found at Kingston, GA  Just Added!

DM382 $50
Ink Bottle: Umbrella style Civil War era aqua eight sided ink. Very small period chip in base and rim.   MD740AJJJ $20
Heel Plate: Iron, most commonly seen, large brogan size, found near Picket’s Mill, Georgia MD744JDJJ $8
Heel Plate: Heel Plate: Iron, most commonly seen, medium size, found near Picket’s Mill, Georgia MD745JDJJ $8
Heel Plate: Heel Plate: Iron, custom blacksmith made, medium size, likely Confederate, found near Picket’s Mill, Georgia. MD746JDJJ $10
Heel Plate: Well made with recessed gutter and ends bent to better grasp leather, likely Confederate, found near Picket’s Mill, Georgia
 
MD747JDJJ $14

Canteen Halve: From Union canteen, found at Nashville, such halves were used for digging or eating by the soldiers. Just Added!

MD749JEJJ $25

Cartridge Box Tin: Complete but squashed like most. Held the bullets in the cartridge box. Found at Nashville, TN Rusty and solid as dug $22 Just Added!

MD750JGJJ $19

Odd Heel Plate: Found near Picketts Mill, Georgia, near action known as “Hells Hole.” Looks to be commercially made, cast iron, found near Confederate lines. Rusty but solid.

MD724JJGJ $14

Engraved “HB” Plate: Only half is there, might be a belt plate but I think it more likely a trunk or luggage tag. 1 ¾ x 2 “. Sheet brass. From a Wilmington, NC collection. Comes with 3 x 4” riker case.  

 

MD691JEJJ

$20
Issac Campbell Confederate Knapsack Hook: These are hard to find, and a great documented Confederate relic imported through the blockade. No markings as all are unmarked, but made by S Issac Campbell of London. From Wilderness-South Mountain area.. MD460CJJJ1

$60

Octagon Civilian Rosette: Lead fill, some lead missing, mid 1800s, found in Charleston, SC. No hooks.

MD646JAJJ $5

Harmonica: Complete except for most of tin outer shell, including wood. Found at Union cavalry camp overlooking railroad in Kingston. Just Added!

DM381 $20

Complete Civil War Harmonica As Dug: Still has much of wood remaining. Dug in a Union camp in Dallas, Ga. As complete as you’ll ever see one recovered. In 5 x 6 Riker case.

 

 

DM362 $25
Pot Hook (?) Made From mid 1800s Stirrup: I suspect it is a pot hook or latch, although some think a hoof pick. Whatever, it is a testimony to blacksmith ingenuity. As dug, good solid iron. Found in middle Tennessee. Pipe Bowl: Charleston privy find, circa late 1700s-mid 1800s $5 MD730JCJJ $14
Large Civilian Rosette: Lead filled, silver plated, and as right for the period as they come. I've dug almost identical ones at a Confederate Cavalry site here in GA. This one was dug in Murfreesboro, TN, and almost looks like it had engraving on the face. Unfortunately not all there, but priced accordingly. 

MD205JAJJ

 

 

$10

 

 

Civil War Era Claw Hammer Head: Found at US camp in Marietta, Georgia. From Don McMichael collection. 

 

DM260 $8

Small Hinged Gun Cleaning Brush: Still has remains of the hog hair bristles. Overall 2 ¾ “ long. Just like standard carbine cleaning brush but smaller. Dug in South Carolina Lowcountry.

MD628JAJJ  $12
Knife Ferrell Band (?): Found near Harpers Ferry area. Very crude, looks to probably  be from a big bowie. Thin iron, cleaned. .750" x 1" MD536JAJJ

$5

Cartridge Box Finial: Used to fasten cartridge box flap. Brass. Found near New Hope Church, GA. With digger’s note. From Don McMichael collection. 

DM303 $8
US Musket Punch Tool: Complete, pitted, one pin is almost rusted through. Used to remove the pins from musket lock. Cleaned and coated. MD9JAEE

$6

1865 Two Cent Coin: Decent detail for a dug coin.  Found in Savannah, GA, area 

MD601JAJJ $16

Bullet Worm/wiper: Used to extract jammed bullets, and also to hold rag to clean barrel. Found in North Georgia 

MD147JCJJ

$10

Large Coat Weight/Buttons: Made of lead, these are said to have served dual purpose, which I believe. Definite Civil War or before era. These are about 1.150" diameter. Found at Wilderness/South Mountain Area. Have two in this size.             

MD514JAJJ1

$3 each

Medium Coat Weight/Buttons: Made of lead, these are said to have served dual purpose, which I believe. Definite Civil War or before era. These are about .950" diameter. Found at Wilderness/South Mountain Area. Have four in this size.          

MD515JAJJ1

$3

Clay Pipe: Smooth bowl, with enough stem to smoke. Marked Black king Twist and Old Charlie Smoking. One side has black spots on it in two places.    

MD440JCJJ

$12

Padlock: Circa 1700s-mid 1800s, hast of hasp still attached. Large, approximately 3 x 4 inches. Found in Savannah, GA. MD725JEJJ $18
Railroad Padlock: Marked “NC & Sl RW” (Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Rail Way), solid brass, missing back side and hasp. The NC&StL RW was chartered in 1845, unsure what this one dates to. Found in Chattanooga, TN. Mounted in 5 ¼  x 6” velvet lined glass top riker case, with hole for wall hanging.  MD698JGJJ $32
Pre Civil War Padlock: Brass cover has “D&M” and a shield. Cleaned and coated against further deteriorate.. Mid 1800, found in Savannah, Ga. MD742JEJJ $14

Small Brass Padlock: Mid 1800s, 1 x 1 ¾”.  Iron hasp, brass body, keyhole cover marked with crown and “VR”. From Willmington, NC collection. With small riker case. 

MD688JEJJ

$20

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