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
|DUG BUTTONS ARE LISTED IN THE 'BUTTONS' CATAGORY
civil war relics - David K. Parks Military Antiques
Gettysburg Relics: Newly listed Items R-21 through R-25 are items I purchased from
a Gettysburg local back in the early 70's. He had recovered these items (plus others I
have) from his own 10 acre parcel of land located across from the Gettysburg Airport
approximately three miles east of the town square off the Chambersburg Pike.
LARGE KEY - APPOMATTOX - Looks like an old jail house
key. Nearly 6 inches in length. Recovered from Appomattox,
MULE AND PARTIAL HORSESHOE - APPOMATTOX -
Haven't seen too many of these receovered - a mule shoe.
Also partial horseshoe. Curious as to whether the shoe just
broke or if there was a more violent reason. Both recovered at
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.
EAGLE HEAD SWORD POMMEL ?? - Heavy cast eagle head,
what appears to be a sword pommel & backstrap. Real neat
item - some of original red around eagle eyes still visible.
Recovered in Virginia.
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
BULLET IN WOOD - .58 Cal. 3 ring bullet in wood of a tree.
Appears as though the wood had split at one time just
enough to allow the bullet to come loose. along the edge of
the bullet there can be seen the shiny residue of glue that is
keeping it in place.
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
CONFEDERATE GEORGIA BRIDLE CUTTING PIKE
HEAD - This is one of the pike heads from that
spectacular find recovered along the tracks of the
Manchester and Wilmington Rail Road in 1980. While
completely rusted, is still solid as most of them were.
Listed in Weapons 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
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
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
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.