CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY FUSE INSERT - CS insert
for artillery shell. This would screw into the nose of the shell
and a paper timer fuse would be placed inside of this insert.
Judging by the condition of the cap end, no doubt this one
was actually fired. Recovery place unknown.
|DUG BUTTONS ARE LISTED IN THE 'BUTTONS' CATAGORY
LARGE KEY - APPOMATTOX - Looks like an old jail house
key. Nearly 6 inches in length. Recovered from Appomattox, Va.
LOCKPLATE AND HAMMER - NASHVILLE, TN. - Lockplate
with hammer to a percussion gun. This would be to a civilian
type of rifle. Recovered in Nashville, Tn. Looks to have seen a
violent end by the looks of the bent screw.
M-1861 LOCKPLATE AND HAMMER - Recovered in Virginia,
this M-1861 lockplate & hammer appears to have been blown off
the rifle as the hammer is fully down below where it would have
stopped and rusted in place if the barrel were still attached.
OFFICER'S SWORD BELT PLATE - DUG - Recovery
location unknown. This plate has seen it all - many nicks,
etc (most probably from plows). Narrow tongue denoting an
earlier plate. German silver applied wreaths are gone, has a
bench number of 48 on reverse.
Listed in Leather and Plates Catagory
DUG RIFLE MAINSPRING VISE - Recovered in Northern Virginia -
spring bar is not frozen strangely enough for the amount that it has
rusted. Good solid condition.
|DUG BELT PLATES ARE LISTED IN THE 'LEATHER AND
M-1851 RECTANGULAR SWORD BELT PLATE WITH
INITIALS ON REVERSE - Dug M-1851 eagle sword belt plate
with applied German silver wreath. Recovery sight unknown.
Plate has owner's initials of "T.I.P." stamped in reverse side of
plate - unknown. Small bend in the belt keeper side but otherwise
U.S. EAGLE GENERAL SERVICE COAT BUTTON WITH
UNIFORM CLOTH STILL ATTACHED - Dug eagle coat button
with a section of the uniform still attached. Recovery sight
unknown. Cloth is in a fragile state as you could imagine and
one small piece is detached. Cloth is a brown color at this stage.
U.S. EAGLE GENERAL SERVICE CUFF BUTTON WITH
UNIFORM CLOTH STILL ATTACHED - Dug eagle cuff button with
a section of the uniform still attached. Recovery sight unknown. Cloth
is in a fragile state as you could imagine. Cloth is a brown color at this
VMM - MAINE PLATE - BATTLEFIELD RECOVERED - In two
pieces and missing 95% of the lead on the back of the plate - just
a small blob left. Plate has extensive damage and distortion as
can be seen. Recovery site unknown. Fragile item.
GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON - Battlefield recovered button.
Horstmann is visible but I can't tell much more beyond that. Back of
button has been caved in at the shank. Recovery site unknown.
CAVALRY CARBINE SLING HARDWARE - DUG - All three metal
segments of the cavalry carbine sling recovered from same location.
The carbine sling swivel, the buckle and the tip of the belt commonly
referred to as the 'bat wing'. Recovered from Virginia is about all I can
give for location. Nice grouping.
U.S. BELT PLATE - CHANCELLORSVILLE - Nice rich brown
face - arrow hook belt plate recovered from the Chancellorsville
battlefield. Good amount of ground action on lead reverse and one
blemish in the 'S' of the front.
M-1851 RECTANGULAR EAGLE SWORD BELT PLATE WITH
APPLIED GERMAN SILVER WREATH 3PC- Dug plate - recovery
place unknown. Originally had a 3 pc. applied wreath but the two
tips have been dislodged and are missing.
DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS BOTTLE - PAT. 1860 - Approx. 3"
square and 10 1/4" in height. Looks to have been excavated but very little
ground action. Embossed text on the top angled area "DRAKE / 1860 /
PLANTATION / X / BITTERS" and on the opposite side, "PATENTED /
1862". Through the brown glass can be seen many flaws and air bubbles. Top
spout has a shallow 'V' which is smooth to the touch so as these were not
known to have this 'flaw' I would assume that it was at one time chipped and
then touched up and ground smooth. Good condition.
3 PIECE SHALER BULLET - COMPLETE - DUG - Years ago I
purchased a large relic collection which included almost 13,000
dug bullets - just about everything you could imagine. In that
group were three complete Shalers of several different variations.
I sold one right away, kept one for my own collection and have
now placed the third up for sale. A digger is lucky to get even one
piece of a Shaler let alone the entire 3 piece bullet. They fit nicely
together but of course due to their travels don't fit completely into
one another. Rarely seen!! Recovered in Virginia.
DUG TOURNEQUIT STARAP CLAMP- Great for a Civil War
Medical display. Still retains the four rollers and shows why it was
discarded on the battlefield - the threaded hole for the
thumbscrew had cracked, probably rendering it useless. Nice piece
to show the desperate struggle to save lives due to the wound.
REMINGTON .44 CAL. ARMY REVOLVER - Recovery site
unknown but must have had a violent end probably during
reloading as the gun is in half cock position, empty cylinder and
both the loading lever and cylinder pin are both broken with the
broken end of the cylinder pin still holding in the cylinder and
the ram portion of the loading lever still in the hole. Trigger
guard also missing. Heavily rusted condition as would be
expected. A relic any hunter would die to pull out of the ground.