Spectacular Fall Firearms Auction
Largest Grossing Firearms Auction
Ever Held in the World! $9.2 Million!

Auction: October 3rd-6th, 2005

Preview: October 1 & 2, 2005

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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2000

US 11” DAHLGREN CANNONBALL. Non-excavated. Dated 1861 and stamped, “MCM” (US Navy inspector Matthias C. Marin) and “HW&CO” (Hinckley, Williams & Co. was a Boston Massachusetts firm that manufactured ordnance for the Navy during the Civil War). Complete with fuse. CONDITION: Very fine. 4-55790 JM38 (400-650)

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2001

US 15” TRIPLE FUSED RODMAN CANNONBALL. Excavated. Fired. This is an extremely rare triple watercap fused 15” Rodman ball that was fired from either the U.S.S. Montauk or the U.S.S. Lehigh at Battery Pringle on the Stono River near Charleston, South Carolina

USS Montauk, a 1335-ton Passaic class monitor built at Greenpoint, New York, was commissioned in December 1862 under the command of Commander John L. Worden (Captain of the famous Monitor). She arrived at Port Royal, South Carolina, in mid-January 1863 to join the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Late in the month she bombarded Fort McAllister, Georgia, in a test of her combat abilities. At the end of February, Montauk returned to Ft. McAllister to shell and destroy the Confederate privateer Rattlesnake and early in the next month covered another bombardment of the fort by three of her sister monitors. She was hit several times by enemy cannon fire in these actions and also received damage when a mine (or “torpedo” in the terminology of the day) detonated near her hull just after she had attacked the Rattlesnake.

On 7 April 1863, Montauk was one of nine ironclads, including seven monitors that made a close-range bombardment of Fort Sumter, in Charleston harbor, S.C. During the summer of that year, she participated in a series of attacks on the Charleston harbor fortifications that led to the capture of Battery Wagner in September. Montauk continued to serve in the vicinity of Charleston until February 1865, when she moved north to take part in operations on the Cape Fear River, North Carolina. While stationed off Washington, D.C., in late April 1865, Montauk served as the platform for an examination of the body of John Wilkes Booth, the murderer of President Abraham Lincoln. She also was a temporary prison for some of Booth’s co-conspirators.

During the Charleston campaign the US gunners on the warships learned how to skip these massive cannonballs on the water so that the shells would skip over the fort walls and land inside the fort. This would be the most effective form of destruction within the fort. All three water cap fuses unscrew. CONDITION: Generally good. Some minor surface indentions from rolling on a hard surface. 4-55788 JM192 (3,000-5,000)

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2002

CS 8” INCENDIARY SHELL. Finest non-excavated specimen known to exist. Possibly picked up from the staging area for the US troops on Folly Island, South Carolina, before they crossed Morris Island on the advance to Battery Wagner (which was the setting for the movie, “Glory”). Only one other specimen known to exist and it was excavated. This shell contains the largest fuse plug known from the war: 2.3” head diameter. The fuse in the center is an 1859-dated US Navy watercap fuse, many of which were captured by the Confederates in 1861. Marked on the side, “INERT”. Brass water cap fuse is removable. According to Jack Bell, author of Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance, the bursting charge was sealed in the tin can, with a liquid incendiary mixture filling the shell cavity. This provenance indicates CS origin. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-55797 JM10 (1,750-2,750)

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2003

US 9” DAHLGREN SHELL. Non-excavated. Brass 1864 dated watercap fuse unscrews. Stamped near the fuse is the inspector stamp “G.C.” (possibly US Navy inspector, George H. Cooper according to Warren Ripley’s book, Artillery Ammunition of The Civil War.). CONDITION: Marks on shell where it was part of a display otherwise in near excellent condition. 4-55796 JM37 (375-550)

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2004

US 9” DAHLGREN CANNONBALL. Non-excavated. One of the finest examples of a 9” Dahlgren cannonball on its orig wooden sabot that are known to exist. The Navy 1862 dated water cap fuse unscrews. The orig twine is still wrapped around the sabot straps. Would have been fired out of a 9” Dahlgren smoothbore cannon. You will never find a better specimen in private hands! CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. 4-55795 JM17 (2,500-3,500)

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2005

US 13” MORTAR BALL. Excavated. Fired. Found near the West Point test range in West Point, New York. Largest mortar ball fired during the Civil War and is the same type fired by the famous “Dictator” used at the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. CONDITION: Lightly pitted. 4-55789 JM189 (1,500-2,500)

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2006

US 15” SHELL. Non-excavated. Unfired. This is the army version with a 1” diameter fuse opening (fuse missing). CONDITION: Virtually no pitting. 4-55787 JM191 (1,400-2,100)

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2007

US 15” SOLID SHOT. Excavated. Fired. Found near the West Point test range in West Point, New York. Having two tong holes for lifting. This is the largest caliber smoothbore projectile fired during combat during the Civil War. CONDITION: Lightly pitted. 4-55786 JM190 (1,200-2,100)

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2008

CS 10” COLUMBIAD CANNONBALL. Excellent excavated condition. Unfired. This cannonball came from the Congaree River in Columbia, South Carolina. There is a “D” stamped near the fuse hole, which indicates Atlanta or Charlotte manufacture. This is where General William T. Sherman’s troops destroyed the Confederate ordnance by dumping them into the river. Accompanying shell is a wooden time fuse adapter and a paper time fuse. CONDITION: Excellent condition for an excavated cannonball. 4-55791 JM59 (300-450)

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2009

US 10” MORTAR CANNONBALL. Excavated. Has a wooden time-fuse adapter with an orig paper time-fuse. Mold seam goes through the fuse hole making it pre or early Civil War manufacture. CONDITION: Light pitting, otherwise very good. 4-55792 JM7 (250-350)

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2010

10” SOLID SHOT CANNONBALL. Excavated. Possible Confederate manufacture due to the mold seam. WEIGHT: Over 100 lbs. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting. 4-55793 JM158 (200-375)

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2011

US 9” PEVEY CANNONBALL ON orig SABOT. Non-excavated. One of only two known to exist with orig sabot. Has a near mint US Navy water cap fuse dated 1859 that is removable. Stamped “5 SEC” on the lead fuse tab. On the side of the cannonball is clearly stamped “P.V.” in 1/2” letters. Ball was a shell within a shell and loaded with iron balls in between shell bodies. Known battlefield recoveries have been from Petersburg, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia. CONDITION: Straps are loose and one may be broken near the base. 4-55794 JM8 (2,500-3,900)

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2012

CS 8” MORTAR BALL. Non-excavated. Has a clear “D” stamped by the fuse hole, which indicates possible Atlanta Arsenal manufacture. Has a wooden time-fuse adapter and paper time-fuse (original but not orig to this shell). This is the exact shell pictured on page 56 of Jack Bell’s book, Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance. Similar to the specimens recovered from Congaree River that were dumped by General Sherman’s troops during the destruction of Columbia, South Carolina. 4-55798 JM30 (350-450)

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2013

US NAVY 32-POUNDER WATERCAP FUSED CANNONBALL. Non-excavated. Missing watercap fuse and has a lifting ring in it. Appears ball was taken off the sabot, cleaned and put back on due to the lack of paint on the ball. CONDITION: Ball is in excellent condition. Wood sabot and straps in very fine condition. 4-55799 JM94 (750-1,200)

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2014

LOT OF HALF SHELLS AND MISCELLANEOUS IRON BALLS. 1) 32-pounder solid shot. 2) Lot of canister and grape shot balls in various stages of condition. 3) CS 20-pounder Read sabot. Fired with nice rifling. 4) 32-pounder stand of grape bottom plate and center bolt. CONDITION: Heavy pitting. CONDITION: All lightly pitted except as noted. 4-55800, 4-56000, 4-56001, 4-56002 JM183 (200-400)

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2015

BRITISH 24-POUNDER CANNONBALL. Non-excavated. Very rare projectile. Has orig British shipping plug, which unscrews. Dimple opposite the fuse hole used to attach the wooden sabot. CONDITION: Very fine condition with almost no surface pitting. 4-55801 JM67 (300-450)

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2016

CS 12-POUNDER CANNONBALL W/CS NAVY WATERCAP FUSE. Excavated. Pictured on page 19 of Charles H. Jones’, Artillery Fuses of the Civil War. From the Charles Jones Collection. Probably the only known example in existence. Small disarming hole opposite the fuse. Excavated on July 3, 1969 (marked). Rests on a reproduction wooden sabot. CONDITION: Ball has light to moderate pitting. 4-55803 JM5 (300-500)

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2017

US 12-POUNDER BRAILLE BORMANN TIME-FUSE CANNONBALL. Excavated. The Braille fuse is unpunched and has a slight swell in the powder chamber. The fuse has been disarmed with a small hole and the shell has a hole drilled opposite the fuse hole where it was disarmed. Beautiful unpunched Confederate Bormann time-fuse. Cannon ball rests in a reproduction wooden sabot. CONDITION: Iron is very good. Braille visible with close inspection. 4-55804 JM4 (200-375)

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2018

BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL. Excavated. 6-pounder Bormann fused cannonball, probably Confederate. Two disarming holes. On reproduction wooden sabot. CONDITION: Moderate pitting. 4-55805 & 4-55827 JM92 (150-350)

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2019

CS 12-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL. Excavated. Cannon ball rests in a reproduction wooden sabot. Beautiful unpunched Confederate Bormann time-fuse. CONDITION: Slight to medium pitting. Opposite the fuse hole is a 1/4” hole where the shell was disarmed. 4-55806 JM3 (200-450)

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2020

LOT OF THREE CANNONBALLS. 1) CS 12-pounder w/CS 12-pounder case shot with an iron side loading plug and copper time fuse. CONDITION: Moderate ground action. 2) CS 12-pounder wood fuse cannonball w/authentic wood fuse plug in it (not orig to shell). CONDITION: Light pitting. 3) 6-pounder solid shot. CONDITION: Light pitting. All rest on a reproduction wooden sabot. 4-55807, 4-55816 & 4-55833 JM93 (400-600)

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2021

CS 12-POUNDER CONFEDERATE FUSED CANNONBALL. Excavated. Has a copper time-fuse adapter that sticks up above shell body surface. Has a disarm hole opposite the fuse hole. Possibly polygonal cavity. Cannon ball rests in a reproduction wooden sabot. CONDITION: Medium ground action. 4-55808 JM6 (250-350)

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2022

CS 12-POUNDER CASE SHOT CANNONBALL. Excavated. Has a lead side loading plug and a copper time fuse. Due to the scarcity of lead the Confederates needed for bullets, the cannonballs contained iron case shot balls. Comes with wooden reproduction sabot for display. CONDITION: Light to moderate ground action. 4-55809 JM60 (300-450)

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2023

LOT OF FOUR CANNONBALLS. All excavated. 1) 6-pounder solid shot. 2) US 6-pounder Bormann fused cannonball with disarming hole opposite fuse. 3) 12-pounder solid shot. 4) 12-pounder Bormann fused cannonball with disarming hole. Most of Bormann fuse has corroded away. CONDITION: All with light to moderate pitting. All rest on reproduction wooden sabots. 4-55810, 4-55820, 4-55825 & 4-55832 JM85 (350-500)

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2024

CS 12-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL ON orig WOODEN HOWITZER SABOT. Non-excavated. One of only a handful known to exist on the orig wooden Howitzer sabot. The Confederate Bormann time fuse unscrews and additionally the brass Bormann underplug unscrews. Would have been fired out of a 12-pounder Howitzer cannon. CONDITION: Near mint and museum quality. 4-55812 JM87 (2,000-3,000)

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2025

US 12-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL W/ORIGINAL WOODEN SABOT. Non-excavated. Has a small disarming hole on the side of the cannonball. CONDITION: The non-battlefield is unpunched and a small push near the number “1”. Has light surface rust. The wood sabot is in fine condition. Light tear in one strap. 4-55811 JM61 (1,250-2,100)

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2026

EUROPEAN 14-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL ON orig SABOT. Non-excavated. On the face of the Bormann time fuse the background is painted red. CONDITION: The sabot and straps are near mint as well as the shell. Museum quality. 4-55813 JM88 (1,200-1,800)

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2027

LOT OF FOUR 12-POUNDER CANNONBALLS. All excavated. 1) 12-pounder Bormann fused cannonball (lacking fuse). Disarming hole opposite fuse hole. 2) Possible Revolutionary War cannonball, due to the small fuse opening. Brass bushing that slides into the fuse hole (not orig to the shell). 3) Confederate 12-pounder with an authentic wooden time fuse (not orig to shell). Possible polygonal cavity interior. 4) 12-pounder solid shot on reproduction sabot and straps. All rest on reproduction sabots. CONDITION: All with light to medium pitting. 4-55814, 4-55817, 4-55818 & 4-55819 JM86 (400-600)

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2028

LOT OF TWO CANNONBALLS. Excavated. 1) CS 12-pounder with fuse cannonball. Appears to have polygonal cavity interior. Has an orig wooden time fuse not orig to this cannonball. 2) US 12-pounder Bormann fused cannonball. Small disarming hole. CONDITION: Both with light pitting. 4-55815 & 4-55802 JM89 (350-450)

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2029

CS 6-POUNDER WOOD FUSED CANNONBALL ON orig WOODEN SABOT. Non-excavated. Pictured on page 30 of Melton & Pawl’s, Guide to Civil War Artillery Projectiles (figure III A-5). One of the finest specimens known to exist. This ball has the Confederate mold seam clearly visible around the ball and it still has the wooden time-fuse adapter. CONDITION: Missing one of the four straps and small chips and slight crack to the wood sabot. 4-55821 JM2 (1,750-3,000)

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2030

6-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL W/LEAD CASE SHOT BALLS. Non-excavated. Unfired. The Bormann underplug and Bormann fuse are lacking, although the fuse threads are in excellent condition. Accompanying is a reproduction Confederate Bormann time fuse replacement. Possible Confederate manufactured shell. CONDITION: Ball is in excellent condition and sabot is in near excellent condition. 4-55822 JM187 (750-1,750)

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2031

CS 6-POUNDER BORMANN CASE SHOT CANNONBALL. Non-excavated. Ball contains slugs from the Augusta Arsenal, which were used as a substitution for case shot balls. Cannon ball rests in a reproduction wooden sabot. Having a rare Confederate copper Bormann replacement fuse that unscrews. CONDITION: Excellent condition with a copper Bormann replacement fuse plug. 4-55823 JM1 (350-650)

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2032

CS 6-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL W/PART OF orig WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. From the site of Augusta Arsenal in Georgia. Has a disarming hole in the side. Some numbers on the fuse are legible. CONDITION: Body with light to medium ground action and sabot is poor. 4-55824 JM90 (350-450)

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2033

CS 6-POUNDER BORMANN FUSED CANNONBALL W/PART OF orig WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. From the site of Augusta Arsenal in Georgia. Has a disarming hole in the side. Some of the straps still visible. CONDITION: Body with light to medium ground action. Bormann time fuse is illegible. 4-55826 JM91 (350-450)

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2034

CS 6-POUNDER SOLID SHOT ON REPRODUCTION WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. Possible orig tin straps but twine and wooden sabot are reproductions. CONDITION: Iron very lightly pitted. 4-55828 JM118 (150-250)

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2035

CS 6-POUNDER SOLID SHOT ON orig WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. Professionally conserved. Tin straps are intact and wood sabot is best excavated condition. As per The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, Volume XLIV, report number 90 of Colonel William Hawley, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, states that on or around November 22, 1864, Hawley’s troops threw 170 boxes of fixed artillery ammunition into the Oconee River at Milledgeville (the wartime capital of Georgia) and also destroyed the weapons that the Confederates has stored in Milledgeville. CONDITION: Iron very lightly pitted. Straps very good to fine and wood sabot in fine condition. 4-55829 JM117 (500-750)

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2036

CS 6-POUNDER ON orig WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. Professionally conserved. One tin strap is missing. Part of wooden sabot is chipped away along base. Probably came from Milledgeville, Georgia. CONDITION: Ball in very fine condition. 4-55830 JM119 (350-500)

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2037

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE RAINS BARREL TORPEDO. One of two known examples in existence and the only one in private hands. This is a Rains barrel torpedo that was recovered during the Civil War in Mobile Bay, AL. and was developed by Gabriel James Rains, Chief of the Confederate Torpedo Service. Gabriel James Rains was born in Craven County, NC in 1803. Rains entered West Point and graduated 13th in the class of 1827. He was a Lt. in the 5th U.S. Inf. serving in FL. and LA. He fought in the Second Seminole War and recruited troops for the Mexican War. In early 1861 Rains had risen to the rank of Lt. Col. and after NC seceded he resigned his commission and entered the Confederate army as a Col. by September of 1861 Gabriel Rains was promoted to Brig. Gen.

The authentic mushroom anchor was recovered from Charleston, SC. Accompanying are two reproduction Rains sensitive primer fuses that are exact copies made by Michael Kochan co-author of the book TORPEDOES Another Look at the Infernal Machines of the Civil War and this torpedo is pictured on page 42, bottom right, of this book. There are two iron fuse plates that held the Rains torpedo fuses. The Confederates made the torpedo from locally available materials with the main body consisting of a wooden barrel or keg. At each end is a solid pc of a pine log that was hand shaped into a cone and affixed to the ends of the bbl. At the end of each cone are loops that were used to secure the torpedo to the mushroom anchor. It was found that the bbl alone would roll in the current or tide and possibly dislodge from the anchor. Later the cones were added to streamline the bbl torpedo. Both the inside and outer surface of the bbl was coated with tar to make it watertight. After the bbl was watertight, it was filled with black powder with a small air pocket left for buoyancy.

The first warship sank by a torpedo (we call them mines today) was the U.S.S. Cairo at 11:55 AM on December 12, 1862 in the Yazoo River, Mississippi. George Yost, a fifteen year old crew member of the U.S.S. Cairo, wrote “…just as we were training on the battery we were struck by a torpedo, which exploded under our starboard bow, a few feet from the center and some 35 or 40 feet from the bow proper just under our provision store room, which crushed in the bottom of the boat so that the water rushed in like the roar of Niagara. In five minutes, the hold was full of water and the forward part of the gunboat was flooded…One of our heaviest bow guns had been dismounted by the force of the explosion injuring three men…” “…Executive Officer Hiram K. Hazlett and the writer were the last two persons to leave the sinking vessel which we did by jumping into the “dingey” which was manned by two sailors, and awaited us at the stern…We moved off just in time to escape being swallowed up in the seething caldron of foaming water… Nothing of the CAIRO could be seen 12 minutes after the first explosion, expecting the smoke stacks, and the flag staff from which still floated the flag above the troubled waters…”.

In 1877 General Rains wrote in the Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. III. Richmond, VA., Nos. 5 and 6, that “…Ironclads are said to master the world, but torpedoes master the ironclads, and must so continue on account of the almost total incompressibility of water and the developed gasses of the fired gunpowder of the torpedo under the vessel’s bottom passing through it, as the direction of least resistance….” “…During the war with the Confederacy, there were 123 torpedoes planted in Charleston harbor and Stono River, which prevented the capture of that city and its conflagration. There were 101 torpedoes planted in Roanoke River, NC, by which, of twelve vessels sent with troops and means to capture Fort Branch, but five returned. One was sunk by the fire from the fort, and the rest by torpedoes. Of the five ironclads sent with other vessels to take Mobile, AL (one was tin clad), three were destroyed by torpedoes. There were fifty-eight vessels sunk by torpedoes in the war, and some of them of no small celebrity, as Admiral Farragut’s flagship the Harvest Moon, the Thorn, the Commodore Jones, the Monitor Patapsco, Ram Osage, Monitor Milwaukee, Housatonic and others. (Cairo in Yazoo River). Peace societies we must acknowledge a failure in settling national differences by arbitration, since enlightened nations go to war for a mere political abstraction, and vast armies in Europe are kept ready for action, to be frustrated, however, by this torpedo system of mining, carried out according to views…”.

The destruction of Union ships during the Mobile Bay campaign was severe. On August 5, 1864 the U.S.S. Tecumseh led the 18-ship Union squadron into the Mobile Bay, which included the monitors U.S.S. Chickasaw, U.S.S. Manhattan, and U.S.S. Winnebago. Just after 7 A.M., Tecumseh opened fire on Fort Morgan. When the U.S.S. Tecumseh veered left to engage the Confederate ram C.S.S. Tennessee, the Union monitor hit a torpedo. A tremendous explosion occurred sinking the U.S.S. Tecumseh rapidly with its captain and 92 crewmen. Rear Admiral David Farragut is famous for shouting the order “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” after the sinking of the U.S.S. Tecumseh. After the naval attack of August 5, 1864, at total of nine U.S. warships and a launch were sunk as a result of these infernal machines with around 200 seamen killed or wounded. These devices may seem to be crude but they played a prominent role in the Civil War damaging or destroying more U.S. Navy ships than all of the other Confederate weapons or ships combined.

The photograph is a wartime image of the Charleston Arsenal in South Carolina (courtesy Library of Congress). Several Rains bbl torpedoes can be seen in the center of the photograph. The torpedo drawings are from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion.

DIMENSIONS: Overall length 43-1/2”, Diameter 44”. Accompanying this lot is a photocopied letter from Jack Tripp to Cdr. Owens of the naval base in Charleston, SC in which Mr. Tripp confirms his desire to have the mine transferred to the Fleet Mine Warfare Training Center to be placed on display as part of the Charleston Harbor Exhibit at Patriots Point. Anchor chain display created by Historical Ordnance Works, Woodstock, GA. CONDITION: Fine condition with most of the tar remaining on the outer surface and most of the bands intact with a few loose but secure bands. Wood has some shrinkage. Bbl has most of the orig coating and is the only one with most of the orig coating that exists. 4-55991 (25,000-100,000)

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2038

BRITISH 6.4” WHITWORTH SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Sir Joseph Whitworth was probably the best mechanical engineer Britain had during his lifetime. Most of Whitworth’s achievements represented international firsts. He had forty-eight patents from 1834-1878, for machinery, artillery projectiles, cannons, tools, armor, and other improvements. One of his better known inventions was the Whitworth cannon and rifle with their corresponding projectiles. Whitworth cannon were used at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Fort Fisher, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, as well as other American Civil War battlefields. Purportedly from the Confederate blockade-runner Ella, that ran aground off Fort Fisher, North Carolina. This shell came with shipping plugs fixed into the fuse bushing. It may have been dumped overboard by the Ella as she tried to elude Union Blockade ships. Such a gun with British-made projectiles would have posed a significant threat to the Union fleet. Shipping plug is removable. CONDITION: Salt water shell. Exterior has a light restoration finish with some slight cracking to finish. 4-55977 JM9 (2,000-3,000)

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2039

BRITISH RIFLED 32-POUNDER LYNALL THOMAS SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. From Fort Fisher, North Carolina. There are only 6 known to exist; with possibly only three in private hands and this one is the nicest of the three. Fitted for a wood fuse adapter. Two lead bands were used as the sabot. Imported and used by the Confederates and only found at Fort Fisher or Fort Caswell, North Carolina. Iron rivet in base and lead ring on the bottom of the base. CONDITION: Light pitting with a couple light pits. 4-55976 JM138 (2,500-3,500)

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2040

BRITISH 12-POUNDER WHITWORTH SHELL. Non-excavated. Unfired. Accompanying is a brass British shipping plug that unscrews. Having a case shot interior that is easily seen by looking through the fuse hole. Stamped on the removable nose and the shell body are the number “38”. CONDITION: Light pitting to one area, otherwise near excellent condition. 4-55978 JM179 (750-1,150)

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2041

US ARMY 9” QUILTED GRAPE SHOT. Non-excavated. The finest specimen known to exist. The canvas covering is in excellent condition. This exact specimen is pictured on page 120 of Jack Bell’s book, Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance. CONDITION: Near mint museum quality. 4-55834 JM121 (2,500-4,000)

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2042

US 32-POUNDER STAND OF GRAPE. Excavated. Having nine iron balls surrounded by two rings and the top and bottom plate and center bolt. Has never been disassembled – 100% orig. Extremely nice condition. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. 4-55835 JM137 (1,500-2,500)

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2043

US 12-POUNDER STAND OF GRAPE. Non-excavated. Extremely rare. In 1861 the US Ordnance Department replaced the 12-pounder stand of grape with the canister. This obsolescence increased the scarcity of this projectile. CONDITION: Light traces of orig arsenal paint. 4-55836 JM127 (1,500-2,400)

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2044

RARE AND UNIQUE 30 LB CANISTER. 4.2” Diameter 11” tall. Top plate has 1” x 1” loop. This is the only canister ever noted like this. This is probably early battlefield pickup. Possibly Navy, possibly Confederate. CONDITION: Shell is solid, however, has considerable rust and breaks in canister body. Approx 1” iron canister balls can be seen through breaks in canister. Still this is the only specimen known. 4-55837 JS309 (1,500-3,000)

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2045

US 6-POUNDER CANISTER. Non-excavated. Unfired. Museum quality specimen. Having a lathe dimple in the wooden sabot. CONDITION: Orig and untouched condition. 4-55838 JM160 (1,500-2,750)

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2046

CS 6-POUNDER SMOOTHBORE CANISTER. Non-excavated and one of the finest known examples. What makes this one Confederate are the way the grooves are machined and the general crude construction. The orig tin top has never been removed. CONDITION: Light scrapes and wears to grooved wooden sabot and minor impressions on the canister. 4-55839 JM22 (2,500-3,750)

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2047

US 3” HOTCHKISS CANISTER. Non-excavated. Unfired. Having raised letters on the lead sabot, “HOTCHKISS’ 3 IN JAN’Y 7 1862 PATENT”. With the exception of a couple of letters being slightly corroded, the base is well above average and probably as good a specimen as you will find. CONDITION: Orig and untouched condition. Museum quality. 4-55840 JM161 (1,250-2,250)

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2048

LARGE PAINTING OF ANTIETAM BATTLE SCENE. This oversized painting; an original OOC (probably painted in the early 1900’s) with what appears to be the signature, “ART FONEK” and depicts the 1st Texas in the cornfield at the Battle of Antetiem. This original battle took place on September 1862. Included is a letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson who states he originally discovered it in a back room of a New York upstate gallery where it was stored unstretched and rolled. SIZE: 4’ x 8’. CONDITION: Generally very good. 4-56004 (5,000-10,000)

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2049

LOT OF 11 MINIATURE CANNONS. 1) Copy of an 1861 Dahlgren cannon on field carriage measuring 15” overall, made of pot metal.. CONDITION: Very good. 2) Miniature copy of an 1861 Dahlgren cannon on field carriage complete with caisson. Overall length 20”. CONDITION: Very good. 3) Miniature handmade model of a coast artillery cannon on a barbette mounting. Bbl is 6-1/2”; 12” overall. CONDITION: Fair. Carriage is cracked. 4) Miniature cast iron cannon on cast iron field carriage, probably Spanish, artificially aged, measuring 16” overall. CONDITION: Very good. 5) Miniature cast model Parrott desk cannon, measuring 7” overall. CONDITION: Very good. 6) An unassembled kit of a 12-lb Whitworth cannon on field carriage manufactured by the Marine Model Company in its orig box. CONDITION: Excellent. 7) Three small desk cannons, two identical and measuring 7-1/2” overall, and the other measuring 4-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. 8) One crudely fashioned folk art-like cannon with a 9” bbl mounted on a rough-hewn wood carriage. CONDITION: Good. 9) Commercially manufactured modern carbide cannon manufactured by Conestoga Co., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. CONDITION: Unfired, as new. 4-56038-3 CW41 (500-800)

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2050

LOT OF 3 REPLICA MINIATURE CIVIL WAR NAPOLEON CANNONS ON FIELD CARRIAGES. 1) Scale replica of an 1840’s period Napoleon, the bbl measuring 15-1/4” long, a firing replica marked “Jukar, Spain, 70 cal./Black powder only” near the cascabel, mounted on a painted wooden field carriage, highly detailed with iron hardware painted black. Accompanying the cannon is a rammer and sponge. CONDITION: Good. A few pieces of the hardware are bent. Carriage is slightly wobbly. Has been fired numerous times. 2) Miniature replica of an 1840’s period Napoleon cannon on field carriage. The bbl is of nickel-plated steel, 15-1/8” long. A firing replica made and marked by “Armsport Inc., Miami, FL”. SN 66748. The wooden carriage is mounted with chrome plated hardware, and the set it accompanied by a rammer and sponge, and a firing a lanyard. CONDITION: Very good. One or two screws missing. Has been fired several times. 3) Non-firing miniature Confederate field cannon. Cast metal 1840’s style Napoleon bbl, measuring 16-1/4” in length and mounted in a cast iron field carriage with cast iron wheels. The carriage is painted gray and black, the bbl gold. Cast in the trail of the cannon carriage is “CSA”. CONDITION: Very good. 4-56038-2 CW40 (400-600)

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2051

EXTREMELY RARE CS 6-POUNDER BRONZE NOBLE BROTHERS & COMPANY SMOOTHBORE. This is the only one of its kind in private hands that is available for purchase. Total length, 66-1/4” inches. Muzzle is 6-3/16” diameter. Having a threaded hole for the front sight, which is missing and a replaced vent. According to historian Wayne Stark, who created and maintains the National Register of Surviving Civil War Artillery, and is a member of the Company of Military Historians, Mr. Stark is a nationally-recognized authority on Civil War era cannon, and co-authored The Big Guns: Civil War Siege, Seacoast and Naval Cannon, with Edwin Olmstead and Spencer C. Tucker. All eight surviving Noble bronze guns were cast in 1862 and have a distinctive flattened knob and the weights of these eight known surviving guns vary from 835 to 920 pounds. Surviving records indicate that Noble Brothers of Rome Georgia cast about 20 of these bronze guns. Having a No. 1 field artillery carriage of recent vintage from Tom Bailey of Historical Ordnance Works in Woodstock, Georgia and is the highest quality reproduction available with intricate attention to detail; this is an exact copy of an orig carriage down to the worn-looking paint. Approximately 70% authentic Confederate iron was used on the carriage. Bore diameter is 3.69-3.71” (measured with digital calipers). Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson in which he states it “was purchased in the late 1980’s from a gentleman past north of Richmond, Va. The cannon was mounted on a concrete stand marking his driveway.” CONDITION: Bore has light use and is in very fine condition. Bbl has no markings and is in very good to fine condition with scattered nicks and scratches on the bbl, which do not detract from the overall appeal of this fine example of Confederate manufacture. 4-56031 JM194 (150,000-250,000)

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2052

VERY RARE CS 3” IRON NOBLE BROTHERS & COMPANY ORDNANCE RIFLE. Iron tube. Bbl. is 58” long (overall). Mr. Anderson’s letter of provenance accompanying this lot states, “This Noble Brothers & Company, Rome, Georgia, Three Inch Ordnance Rifle was purchased from the estate of Mr. Edward Kelley of North Aurora, Illinois. During 2004, I had Tom Bailey of Woodstock, Georgia replace the vent and clean the barrel. The front and rear sights were made and added in 2004. The cannon is mounted on an Original Confederate Carriage. The carriage was found in the basement of a building in Atlanta, Georgia.” Also accompanying this lot is a copy of a letter dated February 1997 from E. A. Kelley regarding the proposed sale of this cannon to Mr. Anderson. The following is from C. W. Anderson’s article on Noble Brothers & Company. “Noble Brothers & Company, Rome Ga. was organized and built in the summer of 1855. By 1861 Noble Brothers & Company had expanded operations in include stationary steam engines of any size or pattern, railroad work, iron bridges, hot blast for furnaces, rolling mills, iron castings of any size, etc. In March 1861, Col. C. M. Pennington, of the Cherokee artillery, received “A fine iron cannon from the Nobles’ foundry”. This cannon was made from iron obtained from Round Mountain Iron works near Centre, Alabama, and shipped by river steamers up the Coosa River to Rome, Ga. The Nobles built iron cannons of the following sizes: 3 inch rifled; 6 pdr. Smooth Bore field pieces; 12 pdr. Smooth Bore field howitzer; 8 inch siege & garrison howitzer; and bronze Smooth Bores of the 6 powder and 12 powder sizes. U.S. General Jefferson C. Davis captured Rome, May 17, 1864, closing down the Noble Brothers & Company foundries and machine shops.” On a mostly orig restored carriage that was found in an Atlanta, Georgia building. Wheels were rebuilt in 1965 by Atlanta Carriage and are believed to be CS iron. Bore very good condition and rifling is worn and appears to have had a lot of battlefield use. Muzzle diameter is 6-3/8”. Having six lands and grooves. Reproduction irons are painted gloss black. No manufacturer’s numbers can be seen on iron tube. The trunion diameters are 3-5/8”. The authentic wooden carriage (not orig to this tube) has some deterioration and cracking on the trail. Having a bronze vent. There are very few Confederate cannons in private hands today and this is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to buy not only a very rare genuine Confederate cannon, but also one on a period Confederate carriage! CONDITION: Light salt & pepper pitting over surface of bbl. No deep scars or any damage to the bbl. 4-56030 (125,000-225,000)

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2053

US FIELD ARTILLERY LIMBER. One of the best to be found in private hands. Limber came from Augusta, Georgia the site of the Confederate Augusta Arsenal & Powder Works. A limber was a two-wheeled carriage, which was used to transport the cannon and its carriage. The iron ring (lunette) on the cannon trail was attached to an iron pintle at the rear of the limber to form a four-wheeled unit. The limber also carried an ammunition chest (a.k.a. limber chest), tar bucket, leather or canvass water buckets, and a tarpaulin. Six horses were usually required to pull the limber and cannon. CONDITION: Good to very good wood and iron hardware. Retains 50% of orig paint. 4-56035 JM206 (15,000-35,000)

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2054

VERY RARE CS LIMBER CHEST. Confederate limber chests are rarely found or rarely available for sale. Field artillery ammunition box held the artillery projectiles, powder charges and gunners implements. Having dividers (not original). Found in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Appears to be made of heart pine. Some orig paint remains. Bottom is solid. Having reproduction paper nomenclature tag inside lid. Top is copper and is a possible replacement. SIZE: 19” long x 42” wide x 15-1/2” high. Top is 44”long x 21” wide. CONDITION: Some restoration. Wood is matching but replaced. Iron is pitted with some places that have rusted away. 4-56032 JM197 (10,000-20,000)

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2055

NEW JERSEY FIELD ARTILLERY LIMBER. Partially restored. NJ Marked. Orig limbers are impossible to find and usually are in need of extensive restoration. A limber was a two-wheeled carriage, which was used to transport the cannon and its carriage. The iron ring (lunette) on the cannon trail was attached to an iron pintle at the rear of the limber to form a four-wheeled unit. The limber also carried an ammunition chest (a.k.a. limber chest), tar bucket, leather or canvass water buckets, and a tarpaulin. Six horses were usually required to pull the limber and cannon. Footboards and wheels are of recent vintage. CONDITION: Partially restored wood, otherwise good to very good. 4-56033 JM205 (8,000-15,000)

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2056

US 12-POUNDER LIMBER CHEST. One of the finest US limber chests to come to market in the last decade. Having most orig paint, copper top with nice patination and hardware complete and intact. Inside the lid is stenciled “CANISTER”, “SHOT”, “S.CASE SHOT”, & “SHELLS”. Stenciling seems to be contemporary to the box. Having reproduction paper nomenclature tag inside lid and 6 authentic dividers made out of one-piece walnut boards. Field artillery ammunition box held the artillery projectiles, powder charges and gunners implements. SIZE: 20”long x 42”wide x 16”high. Top is 44”long x 22”wide. CONDITION: Rear tab cleaned to facilitate it being loaded on limber. Compartments and chest show wear but otherwise in well above average condition. 4-56034 JM198 (9,000-15,000)

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2057

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL US CIVIL WAR HALE ROCKET LAUNCHER. 2.73” in bore diameter. This fired the 2-1/4” to 2-1/2” rockets. At 47 degrees elevation, the ranges were 1760 and 2200 yards for shot, shell and case. Rockets were used very little by either side during the Civil War with occasional mention of use is found in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. They were fired during the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina. This rocket launcher has the orig tripod, weight and most of its orig paint. Included is a book titled the “24th N.Y. Battery” which includes the rocket battalion. Also included is a CDV of Capt. Alfred Ronson, Niagra Company, Co. “A”, New York Rocket Battalion. Later 23rd Indiana Battery Light Artillery. Only Official Unit to be equipped with the Rockets in the Union Army During the Civil War. Together with a hand-written letter dated May 23rd, 1861 in it is so stated, “Dear Sister “…Thomas called to see me the other day. Had just come from Washington. They were well pleased with his rocket guns which he had been to try but the government rockets were good for nothing. He is going to making rockets that will be far better than the government ones. I hope he will succeed and think he will too, so far as making better than they have…” SIZE: 58-1/2”long. CONDITION: Outstanding museum quality condition. 4-56036 JM207 (15,000-30,000+)

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2058

CS (TENTATIVE) 2.5” HALE ROCKET. The only known non-excavated specimen known and similar to the one pictured on page 505 of the book, Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War (1993 Edition), by Dickey & George. Invented by William Hale and used by the US forces in the Mexican War and in 1847, about 2,000 were purchased at Washington Arsenal in 2.5” & 3.5” cal.. Due to the high quality of the construction and due to the fact that Hale moved the rotation orifices forward in 1855, placing the vents at the base of the head, this could be a US or CS Hale rocket. SIZE: 2.5” cal.. CONDITION: Retains most of the orig arsenal paint. Near mint and museum quality. 4-55993 JM55 (3,000-5,000)

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2059

CS (TENTATIVE) 2.5” HALE ROCKET. One of two complete excavated specimens known and similar to the one pictured on page 505 of the book, Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War (1993 Edition), by Dickey & George. Invented by William Hale and used by the US forces in the Mexican War and in 1847, about 2,000 were purchased at Washington Arsenal in 2.5” & 3.5” cal.. Due to the high quality of the construction and due to the fact that Hale moved the rotation orifices forward in 1855, placing the vents at the base of the head, this could be a US or CS Hale rocket. SIZE: 2.5” cal. CONDITION: Some corrosion around the nose, with a dime-sized hole in the nose. 4-55994 JM54 (1,250-1,900)

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2060

US 2.5” HALE ROCKET. Excavated. Similar to the one pictured on page 504 of the book, Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War (1993 Edition), but Dickey & George. Probably recovered from the Seven Pines Battlefield, Virginia. SIZE: 2.5” cal.. CONDITION: Above average for an excavated Hale rocket, with no fill or restoration. Moderate ground action. 4-55992 JM56 (1,200-2,200)

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2061

REVOLUTIONARY WAR IRON CANNON. 2-1/4” bore. Found/dug in front of Fort No. 4 in New Hampshire. Possibly having been used during the American Revolution. The Fort dates from 1743 and was under attack from as early as 1744 when hostilities between France and England erupted. The New York Independent Company garrisoned the Fort in 1759. In 1777 New Hampshire troops under John Stark garrisoned the Fort. Manufacturers name is cast in raised letters but illegible. SIZE: 23” long (overall). A letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson states, “This cannon was excavated from private property during the 1960’s just outside of Fort Number 4 in New Hampshire. It was purchased from a Civil War dealer who reportedly purchased it from the man who dug the cannon. There are maker marks on the breach of the cannon but cannot be read. It is believed this cannon was made in the Unites States during the early days of the country…Possibly being used during the American Revolution. The Fort dates from 1743 and was under attack from as early as 1744 when hostilities between France and England erupted. The New York Independent Company garrisoned the Fort in 1759. In 1777 New Hampshire troops under John Stark garrisoned the Fort.” CONDITION: Very good condition with light pitting. 4-56042 JM203 (3,500-9,500)

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2062

CIVIL WAR LIMBER POLE. Non-excavated. Impossible to find! Used during the war. The limber pole was similar to the tongue of a wagon in that it was attached to both the limber and to the horses that pulled the limber. CONDITION: Some rot to one end. No orig paint remains. 4-56043 JM204 (750-1,500)

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2063

US MODEL 1841 24-POUNDER BRONZE COEHORN MORTAR ON WOODEN PLATFORM. This is a reproduction of the type of mortar used during the Civil War. Fired a 24 pound Coehorn mortar ball to lay down effective fire and was easily transported by 4 soldiers. CONDITION: Light rust on the iron. In nearly new condition. 4-56041 JM195 (2,500-5,000)

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2064

LOT OF CIVIL WAR ERA AND POST CIVIL WAR CASED AND PAPER PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES. The Civil War period images are as follows: one carte de visite engraved image of Colonel Ellsworth, a standing union soldier back marked “Butler & Smetters, Springfield, Illinois, seated uniformed 2nd Lieutenant with corps badge on slouch hat back marked “L.T. Sparhawk, West Randolph, VT”, bust view of General Duryea, back marked “Tabor, New Bedford, Mass.” CONDITION: Very good. 2) Cased images are: quarter-plate tinted ambrotype of three young children in Zouave style costumes in an embossed paperboard case. CONDITION: Very good. 3) Cased civilian tin typed image of a young man in a pressed paperboard case. CONDITION: Fair. 4) Cased sixth-plate ambrotype of a young boy with cigar in floral gutta percha case. CONDITION: Excellent. 5) Sixth-plate ambrotype of a young man with goatee in a gutta percha floral case. CONDITION: Image is very good. One corner of case is chipped. 6) Post Civil War images; tin type of a young man in a paper mat, and a cased tin type of a National Guard drummer in fancy uniform with kepi and sergeant stripes on his sleeve holding drum and sticks in embossed paper board and case. CONDITION: Fair. 7) Cabinet card of a 12-lb Napoleon on carriage in front of a fortress-like building. CONDITION: Fair. 8) Early 20th C. photograph of three young men atop a cannon on a made-up carriage, and a framed World War I period picture of three military school cadets. CONDITION: Good. 4-56213-121 CW36 (300-500)

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2065

LOT OF CIVIL WAR AND RELATED DOCUMENTS, LETTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS. A mixed lot of interesting items, which include: an 1862 handwritten guardhouse report, an 1863 Confederate letter from Hiram Turner of the Hampton Legion, Camp Wigfall to his cousin, two Civil War covers dated 1863 and 1864, a muster out roll for Company I 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, printed general orders, New Orleans, 1865, an Oswego, New York Volunteer enlistment dated 1862, a quarter master report from Brandy Station, December, 1863, a character reference for Warren Ryder, Company B Battalion of US Engineers, a leather bound company order book for Company C, 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry with only 3 pages filled in, 2 post war letters from General William Tecumseh Sherman, one to I.H.S. Henessey Esq. regarding a proposed publication of the army register of the United States, dated 1880, the other is a letter to General Burnside regretting an engagement, dated 1887, a druggists bill dated April 1, 1910 to the son of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a 6-pg letter dated March 1797, an old copy photograph of the Thomas Moore home, a cabinet card of John Palmer, Comander of the National GAR in uniform with his GAR badge, and a copy of the book The Demon Of Andersonville or the Trial of Wirz published in Philadelphia around the turn of the century. CONDITION: All of the papers and photographs are in good to very good condition. An interesting group of Civil War and later archival material, including several important post war autographs. 4-56213-122 CW37 (500-700)

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2066

MAP CASE AND MAP BELONGING TO CAPTAIN W.H. MICKLE, 134TH NEW YORK. This lot contains a tarred linen case with flap 10” x 5”. Two maps are contained, one is 8” x 5” hand drawn, showing part of the Resaca, Georgia battlefield. The other map is about 19” x 12”, being a printed map, printed in the lower right corner reads “MAP Showing Route of Marches of the Army of Genl. W.T. Sherman FROM ATLANTA, GA. TO GOLDSBORO, N.C. To accompany the report of operations FROM SAVANNAH, GA. TO GOLDSBORO, N.C. Engineer Bureau, WAR DEPARTMENT”. Written in period brown ink, bottom margins of this map reads “Officially issued to Captain William Mickle, A.A.G. Artillery Brgd. Army of Georgia” signed by “R.M. McDowell, Bvt. MA. Chief Engr. Army of GA”. CONDITION: Tarred linen bag is excellent, missing button for closure. Hand written map soiled, foxed, chipping around edge. Printed map is dry-mounted with chipping around edges, cracks at folds, small paper label glued to bottom of map. Maps in linen case are still very displayable. 4-56153 JS206 (500-1,000)

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2067

19TH CENTURY TRAVELING WRITING DESK AND 19TH CENTURY IDENTIFIED GENTLEMAN’S WALLET/LEDGER. Writing desk is about 12” x 4” x 9”. Has patriot shield shape escutcheons on top of box. Opens to form writing surface with compartments for ink and writing implements. Billfold is stamped “LORDES PATENT, LITCHFIELD CONN.” and has stencil of owner “Thomas Moore”. Several notes dated 1857 are found in ledger. A partial Confederate stamp is still pasted on inside of cover. 4-56152, 4-56213-24 JS214 (200-300)

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2068

CIVIL WAR CDV ALBUM – 26TH OHIO LIGHT ARTILLERY. Album has 10 pages, and could hold 20 CDV’s. Album has 15 military cards, of which nine are identified soldiers in the 26th. Also included are General Shields, General Grant, and an engraving of Old Abe, the War Eagle in color. Accompanying this lot are printouts from Historical Data Systems listing many of the soldiers here and their military information. CONDITION: Album is in good condition and sound. Cards overall are good and sharp. Some soiling. 4-56154 JS169 (1,000-2,000)

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2069

WASHINGTON ARTILLERY OF NEW ORLEANS GROUPING OF CDV’S AND REUNION RIBBONS. Grouping consists of five Washington Artilleryman Carte de visites. All are photographed by “ANDERSON & TURNER, 61 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS”. Three of the soldiers are identified in period pencil as “Lieutenant A.J. Chaleron”, “Captain C.H. Slcomb”, and “Captain Alexander Allain”, and “Private Ben Bridge”. The fifth card is unidentified but shows a full standing trooper with red trim on his shell jacket holding his kepi and wearing what is probably a Washington Artillery badge. Two silk United Confederate Veterans ribbons, one from Richmond, June 1907 reunion, the other marked “Camp #15, New Orleans”. Also included in this lot is a rnd lapel pin about ¾” across with Confederate battle flag in red and blue enamel with a silver Louisiana pelican applied in center marked “LA DIV”. The CDV’s and reunion ribbons here were featured in a North South Trader Magazine article, Vol. 30, number 1, of which a copy is included. CONDITION: CDV’s are all in very good condition and appear to come from the same album.. All have trimmed corners. Four cards have two-cent tax stamps. Reunion ribbons are frayed, both have loss of fabric. Lapel pin missing stud on back, but enamel is very good. 4-56155 JS168 (6,000-8,000)

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2070

2 DIARIES OF CONFEDERATE LT. JAMES H. POLK, A CONFEDERATE PRISONER AT HILTON HEAD, S.C. James H. Polk was the nephew of President Polk, grandson of Ezekiel Polk of the American Revolution & nephew of Gen. Leonidas “Bishop” Polk. Polk was captured as a Leiut. in the Confederate Army, and became a member of the “Immortal 600” at Hilton Head. A despicable event in the annals of the Civil War wherein 600 Confederate prisoners were placed in a stockade in front of the Union fort at the Siege of Charleston. They were fed starvation rations and essentially meant to be a shield for the fort being exposed to artillery fire from the Confederate ships. Grouping consists of civilian ambrotype of James Polk at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. First diary is about 7” x 5” and contains over 100 pages of entries spanning July 1, 1859 to July 8, 1860. Front page of diary is signed “JAMES H. POLK, ASHWOOD, TENNESSEE, JULY 1, 1859”. Polk here is a student at the University of North Carolina and writes of pre-war politics, fraternity life, and family. Second diary is leather bound, 5” x 3”. Front page is signed “JAMES H. POLK, C. CHASE. OHIO, FEBRUARY 8, 1864”. Confederate Prisoner of War diaries are quite rare. Diary is about half filled out with Confederate poetry and songs, political comments, entries and signatures by other Confederate officers. Copies of pertinent information from various military records is also included. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-56156 JS213 (3,000-6,000)

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2071

WONDERFUL AND RARE FAMILY COLLECTION OF CONFEDERATE MEMORABILIA, CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG, WEAPONS, PERSONAL AND VETERAN OBJECTS ALL WITH WONDERFUL UNBROKEN PROVENANCE TO AUGUSTUS PITT ADAMSON CORPORAL COMPANY E 30TH GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. An incredible collection of firearms, photographs, flags, letters, documents, and personal accouterments, veteran’s memorabilia, uniform items, all with the proverbial family trunk. Strong provenance exists through years of careful family retention to Corporal Adamson. Corporal Augustus Pitt Adamson was the author of the work Brief History of the Thirtieth Georgia Regiment published in 1912 by the Mills Printing Company of Griffin, GA. An inventory and evaluation of the collection is as follows: A spectacular photograph of Adamson in uniform accompanies this group. Photograph is a post-war cabinet card – most likely copied from an ambrotype – measuring 5” x 7” and stamped “Wilson’s Studio/41 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia”. The photograph shows Corp. Adamson in a 3/4 seated pose wearing a battle shirt with dark collar, epaulettes and cuff decoration and holding a large D-guard Bowie knife. This photograph clearly shows the youthful face of a young Confederate warrior, eager to serve the cause. The transcript of Corp. Adamson’s diary details that he was captured toward the rear of Gen. Johnston’s army on the morning of May 17, 1864 by the 5th KY Cav. Taken to the prison camp at Rock Island, Ill. and remained there until his exchange in March, 1865 in Richmond, VA. The Confederate Battle flag of Co. E 30th VA Vol. Inf. as well as the 2 inf. guidons and the United States flag taken from the Warren House in Jonesboro, GA, all a part of this amazing collection, were extensively examined by H. Michael Madaus, America’s foremost authority on American and Confederate flags and his description of these marvelous flag follows: CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG, ATTRIBUTED TO THE 30TH GEORGIA INFANTRY. Adamson Collection. According to the letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson, the flag as well as the other relics were inherited directly from his aunt Faye Adamson E.E. C.I.K., his father’s sister. Also in the trunk of relics was an old copy of a letter dated “December 2, 1865, Rex, Georgia. This flag belonged to The 30th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Company “E”. It was made by the ladies of Clayton county and presented to the regiment by Miss Ella Callaway and accepted by Private J.H. Huie, April 18, 1862. this flag represented the 30th Georgia in the following battles: Jackson, Chickamauga, …A.P. Adamson, 1866.” With letter of authenticity from Les Jensen. This flag was found (falling apart according to the family descendants) in the trunk of “relics” belonging to Corporal Augustus Pitt Adamson, Company E, 30th Georgia Infantry. Close examination of the reconstructed flag shows fragments of the original stitching which was believed to be silk and thus explains the deterioration of the stitching only. The Adamson descendants had the flag “reassembled” by a conservator in the late 20th century using deliberately large stitches and synthetic thread to distinguish any modern re-stitching from stitching that remained contemporaneous to the Civil War. This flag was produced by a “home” sewing group (as opposed to being spec-made at a government clothing depot), very possibly by first disassembling an older, large U.S. flag for its components. The flag itself conforms to the general design of the Army of Northern Virginia battle flag, but measures 54-1/2” on its staff by 57” on its fly overall. The red, wool, bunting field is pieced in each quadrant.. The outside sections measure between 4-1/2” and 6” in width and the inner triangles having a height between 8-1/4” and 9-1/2”. A dark blue, wool, bunting St. Andrew’s cross is inset into the field, 8” to 8-1/2” wide, and pieced from rectangles of bunting 8-1/2” to 9” long (with each end piece about 16” so as to extend fully to the corners). The cross is bordered on each side with a strip of white, wool bunting, 2” to 2-1/8” wide. Each of the thirteen sections of the cross bears a white, cotton, 5-pointed star averaging 8” across their points on the obverse and 7” across their points on the reverse. These stars are sewn to the obverse side with a running stitch with white (yellowed with age) thread. The dark blue bunting behind each star was then cut away and under-hemmed and secured with a whipstitch of a different (black aged brown) thread (a technique for lightening the flags not uncommon during the Civil War and earlier). A 4” wide, white, wool, bunting border (formed by doubling over an 8-1/2” wide piece of bunting) was then added to all four sides. An additional pc of linen canvas, 2-1/2” wide, was then folded and dbld over the leading edge of the flag to serve as a 1-1/4” diameter sleeve for a cord that protrudes into loops at two cuts along the staff edge and at each end of the flag’s heading, which secured the flag to its staff. CONDITION: Flag is in overall good condition, although, as noted, all but the stars have been extensively re-stitched with a heavy synthetic dyed thread to replace what was the orig, (probably silk) and now missing, construction thread. Aside from these distractions, one of the quadrants shows minor separation of the bunting fabric and two of the stars are holed – one with a small hole – the other with a major deterioration due to a contact with some acidic liquid, possibly blood. (Note, the 30th Georgia Infantry reportedly lost a flag at Nashville, Tennessee on 16 December 1864,which was torn into pieces by the capturing unit ( the 5th Minnesota Infantry). However, that flag is not the same flag as described here). HMM PAIR OF CONFEDERATE VARIANT 1ST NATIONAL (“STARS & BARS”) FLANK MARKER FLAGS OF THE 30TH GEORGIA INFANTRY. Ex-Adamson collection. Mating pair of small (12”-12-1/2” on the staff by 17-1/2” to 18-3/4” on the fly – to points) wool, bunting, swallowtail, flank markers. (The “general guide sergeants” at each end of a line of battle to mark the locations of the flanks of the regiment carried these small flags). Design of each is a variant of the Confederate 1st National flag (a.k.a. “Stars & Bars”), which consisted of three horizontal bars: red-white-red, and a blue canton with stars equal to the number of states in the Confederacy. In this case, the stars have been replaced by a single, white, cotton, 5-pointed star, 6-1/2” to 7” across its points & sewn to the reverse side of the dark blue wool bunting canton, which has been cut away on the obverse side to expose the white from the opposite side, in the same manner as the regimental battle flag. This suggests that all three flags (battle flag and pair of markers) were made at the same time and by the same sewing group. Five marker flags have been retained and preserved over the years by the Adamson family. The three remaining flags remain with the Adamson family. CONDITION: Individually framed and in excellent condition with little shows of wear or use. However, the markers have been re-sewn by the same conservator that reattached the pieces of the unit’s battle flag with the resultant, wide, synthetically dyed stitching in evidence. HMM CIVIL WAR U.S. ARMY CONTRACT RECRUITING FLAG, FLOWN OVER REX, GEORGIA (TORN DOWN BY PVT. A. P. ADAMSON IN 1865). U.S., Q.M. Dept., contract recruiting flag that served as headquarters and hospital flag for the 52nd Illinois Infantry during their occupation of Rex, Georgia in 1865. Typical regulation (4’4” by 9’10”) 34 star (1861-1863+) “recruiting flag”, which was flying over the Warren House in Rex, Georgia when Private A.P. Adamson of Company E, 30th Georgia Infantry returned to his home at the close of the Civil War. According to a note attached to this flag, written in March of 1866 and signed by Adamson, “I removed this Union Flag from the Warren House that was used as the headquarters and hospital for the 52nd Illinois Regiment.” Flag has been torn off its canvas heading and, accordingly, now measures 47-1/2” on its hoist by 110-1/2” on its fly. The flag’s field is made from thirteen, alternating, red and white, wool, bunting stripes, all joined by sewing machine stitching. A dark blue, wool, bunting 2-pc canton, 25-1/2” wide and 40-1/4” long, is inset into the upper, hoist corner. It bears thirty four (34) white cotton, 5-pointed stars, set in five horizontal rows: 7-7-6-7-7, each 3-1/4” across its points and appliquéd to each side of the canton by hand stitch. The heading that once secured to its halyards or staff is now missing as a result of Adamson’s actions. CONDITION: In addition to the torn leading edge, the field of stripes shows considerable loss of material, both to typical wear in the field and to post-War insect damage. Canton shows almost no damage other than its separation from its heading and minor mothing, while all stars are intact and in good condition. HMM Many of the smaller items have, for years, been stored in an American made pine wood dome-topped trunk measuring 31” wide x 19” tall x 16” deep. CONDITION: Soft wood trunk, perhaps once covered in leather, shows extensive worm damage to exterior surfaces. Outside has been refinished a number of times and some reinforcement added to the interior. On either side of the trunk are 2 iron bale handles. Bottom portion of the locking mechanism is present, top is missing. Within the trunk, for many years, was stored letters, papers, personal items, and Adamson’s Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver, SN 114229 (all matched). His Colt revolver is a standard Colt Navy .36 Cal. with 7-1/2 oct bbl, iron frame, brass trigger guard and back strap. CONDITION: Very good. Pistol has dark uncleaned patina overall. Cylinder has numerous nicks and scrapes. Right grip is cracked and repaired. Mechanics are very good. Also with group is Corp. Adamson’s musket, being a US Model 1863 Contract rifled musket, manufactured by Bridesburg and dated 1864. The .58 Cal. musket has a 41” rnd bbl on a walnut stock with iron furniture. The lock plate is marked “U.S./Bridesburg” surmounted by an American eagle and dated 1864. Bbl is dated 1864 with appropriate proof marks and an American eagle stamped on the face of the bolster. The iron buttplate is stamped “U.S.”. The musket is accompanied by a brass tipped cork tompion. Attached to the musket is a late 19th C. military leather sling, not orig to the gun. CONDITION: Very good. All metal has a light gray patina. Stock shows moderate to hard use. With the musket is its orig triangular socket bayonet and scabbard. Bayonet has an 18-1/2” blade marked “U.S.” with the inspectors mark “J” near the socket. CONDITION: Very good. Gray uncleaned patina with light surface rust. Scabbard is of leather in US regulation style with 8 copper rivets on the belt frog. Belt loop is stamped “E.A. Crossman & Co./Newark/NJ” within an oval cartouche. CONDITION: Scabbard is excellent. Belt loop is flexed. Group also includes a Civil War period side knife having a 7-1/2”, single-edged, thin blade measuring 1-1/2” at its widest point inset in a walnut hand-carved grip with a brass collar. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has a light gray patina which has been cleaned some time ago. Grip is cracked and the knife is accompanied by a late 19th or early 20th C. heavy leather scabbard, not orig to the knife. Adamson’s percussion cap box is manufactured of black russet leather being of somewhat crude manufacture following the Union regulation style. It is marked only with 2 tool rosettes on the front flap, one on the secondary flap, one on the front of the cap box body and two on the reverse. The Box has dbl sewn belt loops and a brass finial with a somewhat unusual collar at the base. This cap box could be of Confederate manufacture. CONDITION: Very good. Leather is stiff, unclean. Wool and pick are missing from the interior. Corp. Adamson’s Holy Bible and Psalter are included, published in London in 1858 with a tooled leather bound cover and brass clasp. CONDITION: Very good. Small group of Civil War period personal objects attributed to Adamson include: a 3-1/2” tall tin drinking cup, a small oil lamp measuring 3” in diameter with a single wick, a cased straight razor marked “Francis Albert & Co./Baltimore,” a boxed set of Civil War period ivory and ebony wood dominos, a tinned case set of spectacles, an oval mirror in a soft wood case with a swivel lid, a tin of Goldmark’s percussion caps, a Japanned percussion cap tin marked “Eley, London”, 6 American coins including a half dollar dated 1864, a quarter dollar dated 1861, a dime dated 1859, a half dime dated 1861, a 3 cent piece dated 1860, and a 1 cent coin dated 1848, and a wooden cased compass of probable English manufacture. CONDITION: All of the smaller items are in good to very good condition showing moderate to heavy use. An extensive archive of photographs, letters and documents accompany this group which chronicles the Adamson family and Corp. Augustus Pitt Adamson’s service in the American Civil War. Items include 1 orig printing of his history of the 30th GA Regiment. CONDITION: Very good, no wraps. A later printing c. 1925. CONDITION: Fair, front paper wrap present with losses, and of the work. A 1993 reprint. CONDITION: Very good. In addition, there is a copy of the book Sojourns of a Patriot; The Field and Prison Papers of an Unreconstructed Confederate by Abell and Gecik (Murfreesboro, TN, 1998) written around the prison diary and approx. 80 letters of Augustus Pitt Adamson (a number of these letters are included in the archive offered here). A genealogy of the Adamson family dated 1918, numerous identified photographs of Adamson and various family members, a series of war time letters to and from Corporal Adamson, including several written to him while a prisoner at Rock Island, numerous post war letters among family members, hand written recollections of the Civil War, census papers, newspaper articles, poetry, photographs of Adamson’s gravesite, and an original copy of the book, Georgia in the War; 1861-1865 by Chas. Edgeworth Jones of Augusta, Georgia dated 1909. CONDITION: Letters, papers, and remaining pcs of the archive are strong. Some letters are faded but readable. Other papers and letters have tattered edges and breaks at folds. A number of Confederate veteran related items are also included. A 1910 photograph of the reunion of 30th GA veterans at Forest Park, GA, and another taken on July 29, 1894 of veterans from his unit, a certificate from the Atlanta Battlefields Reunion to the Survivor’s Association of the 30th GA, and a couple of “Confederate Veteran” ribbons and a paper ticket to the Atlanta Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg. What follows is an interesting grouping of items that date to the period 1890-1920 that were fabricated during Corp. Adamson’s lifetime in order to replicate his appearance in the c. 1861 photograph showing him as a young soldier ready for battle. Adamson recreated his gray battle shirt style jacket, which is made of lightweight gray flannel with a tabby weave with a 10-button front having a fallen collar trimmed in black wool, 2 shoulder straps and 2 black wool vertical strips running from shoulder seam to the bottom of the jacket. Each cuff has a Brandenburg batwing style appliqué with 3 buttons. The jacket has an exterior pocket below the right breast and is lined in a blue and cream-colored check wool material. Buttonholes are hand sewn. The entire jacket, except for shoulder straps, is adorned with 10 Civil War period general service eagle buttons down the front and 3 on each cuff. The epaulettes are secured with 2 brass coin buttons. The replicated battle shirt is clearly not exactly the same as the one Adamson is wearing in the historic photograph. It is, however, a plausible copy made during his lifetime. Along with the jacket is a low crowned kepi fashioned of the same material as the jacket, approx. 2-1/2” in front, 6” high in rear with a crown that is 4-1/2” in diameter. There is a black band on the base of the exterior, a tarred leather visor and chin strap secured by 2 Indian War period general service eagle buttons. The interior of the kepi has a 1-1/2” wide leather sweatband. The kepi is lined in black cotton. An extensive letter from noted Confederate uniform authority Les Jensen accompanies the jacket and kepi, which pronounces this as a rare post war period reproduction of a veteran’s orig uniform. Jensen states, “It is, so far as I am aware, the only known instance in which a Confederate veteran reproduced his first uniform for wear at reunions and other veterans occasions. As such, it is a unique and important survival”. CONDITION: Jacket and kepi are in reasonably good condition, showing light use. No mothing is present, however some edges are worn and stitching loose. Also in this group is a handmade Confederate style D-guard knife with a 16” dbl-edged spear pointed elliptical blade. There is an oval brass counterguard, cast brass D-guard style knuckle bow with a flat black walnut grip. It is similar but not identical to the one in the photo (which obviously he lost when captured). The knife replicates the one Adamson holds in the historic photograph. CONDITION: Very good. Blade shows small areas of deep pitting. Finally, accompanying this group of post war materials is a copper and brass, cavalry sized bugle with a copper body, applied brass rim at the bell, and an excavated Civil War period mouthpiece. CONDITION: Excellent. No dents or dings. Mouthpiece is not orig. to the bugle but an excavated example. This incredible grouping of Confederate objects all related to the consignor’s family have been gathered carefully over a period of some 100 years by relatives, making this one of the most important groupings of personal and regimental objects related to a hard fought Confederate unit ever to be offered at public auction. 4-56160, 4-56106-1, 4-56160-2, 4-56160-3 CW1 (100,000-250,000)

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2072

GENERAL LEONIDAS POLK’S CONFEDERATE CALVARY OFFICER’S SABER AND OTHER POLK FAMILY MEMORABILIA. This sword is the only identified Confederate General’s sword we know of to ever come to auction with family lineage. Sword and memorabilia listed here descended in the family of Michael Adamson from his mother, Mary Anthony Polk Adamson, with accompanying affidavit stating the sword has never been out of the family’s hands. This grouping contains several editions of Polk biographies, family pictures, pocket watch, and excavated ten-pound parrot projectile, believed fired from the spot of the Union Artillery position that killed General Polk. A couple letters from General Polk to his wife, one wartime, one prewar. Wartime letter from Confederate General William Hardee to Polk and wartime letter from Confederate General A.P. Stewart to Polk. There is also a letter written by Polk to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. General Polk’s sword is a Thomas, Griswold, New Orleans made cavalry officer’s saber. General Polk’s sword has a large hand engraved inscription between the two top scabbard mounts, which reads “PRESENTED TO GENERAL LEONIDAS POLK BY YOUR FRIEND, BISHOP STEPHEN ELLIOT, JANUARY 9, 1863”. General Leonidas Polk was the Episcopal Bishop from Louisiana while Stephen Elliot was the Episcopal Bishop of Georgia. CONDITION: Cavalry saber is excellent overall in as -found condition. Grip is excellent with scuffing and wear to the highs spots. Blade is gray. Marked on ricasso “TG & CO. N.O.”. Brass scabbard is excellent, showing scattered staining. Inventory of related family memorabilia is as follows: 1) A.L.S. Leonidas Polk to his wife Francis, dated May 27, 1864, two and one half pages. CONDITION: One quarter of the letter is torn away, not affecting text or signature. 2) A.L.S. Leonidas Polk to Jefferson Davis, dated August 29, 1861 on printed stationary “Headquarters Department No. 2, Memphis, Tenn.” The content of the letter is a recommendation for Albert Sidney Johnston to an appointment commanding the entire Western Army. CONDITION: Very good. Two oval engravings of Polk and Johnston have been glued to the letter below Polk’s signature. An early typed copy is included. 3) A.L.S. Major General Alex. P. Stewart to Leonidas Polk, Headquarters Fourth Brigade dated December 7, 1861, one page. Content is a request to retain certain companies in their current location in the field. CONDITION: Letter is mounted to a sheet of cardstock, accompanied by a typewritten copy. 4) A.L.S. Major General W.J. Hardee to Leonidas Polk, Headquarters Third Army Corps. dated May 13, 1862. Content requests Polk to send Dr. R.H. Taylor, surgeon, to join his regiment. CONDITION: Left margin of the letter is mounted to cardstock. Corners are frayed. Typewritten copy is included. 5) A.L.S. Alex. P. Stewart to Dr. J.C. Green, Westchester, PA on stationary printed “Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission” dated July 29, 1893. The content of the letter refers Dr. Green to the son of General Polk, Dr. D.M. Polk, in New York City. CONDITION: Excellent. 6) A.L.S. Leonidas Polk as Bishop of Louisiana to the Secretary of the Navy dated July 13, 1849. The content is a recommendation for the Reverend Jno. Buck to be appointed Chaplain in the US Navy. CONDITION: Very good. 7) Four carte de visite photographs of General Polk, two are early war bust views, one identified in period ink “Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk/C.S.A.” both published by E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Another of the same view back marked “Bishop Polk C.S.A” and the fourth, a period engraving printed on the front face “Rt. Rev. Maj. Gen’l Polk. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by M.B. Brady in the ___”. This back mark reads “Published by E. Anthony/501 Broadway,/New York./From/Photographic/Negative,/From/Brady’s National/Portrait Gallery”. A carte de visite image of President James K. Polk signed “Brady, New York, NY” on the front with an E. Anthony back mark CONDITION: All carte de visites are very good to excellent. 8) A pair of framed portraits, one an oval tinted albumen photograph of Francis Polk measuring 4” wide x 5-1/2” tall and a framed period engraving of General Polk all in period oval mats and gilt and gesso frames. CONDITION: Very good with light fading. Both frames are heavily chipped around the edges. 9) A framed period engraving being an oval portrait of Polk in uniform signed “Etched by Charles B. Hall, N.Y.” in a late 19th century velvet frame. CONDITION: Image is very good, frame is heavily worn. 10) The following is a list of books from the Polk family: one two-volume set Leonidas Polk; Bishop and General by William M. Polk, M.D., LL.D. (Longman’s Green & Co., New York, 1893). Leather bound with gold embossing and marble covers. CONDITION: Edges are worn. Light foxing throughout. Edges are dog-eared. A two-volume 1915 edition of the same work by the same publisher with linen covered board wraps, and another set of the 1915 edition that is leather bound and gold embossed. CONDITION: Very good. Leather bound set has loose and separated wraps. Other books include an 1861 Bible, an 1861 Hymn Book, and an 1856 Book of Common Prayer. CONDITION: These three smaller religious books are heavily used with tattered edges and worn wraps. 11) Fine quality officer’s dining utensil set, including an ivory handled folding knife, fork, and corkscrew, a silver-plated folding cup, all mounted in a folding leather case with brass button closure. CONDITION: Excellent. 12) A French, silver-cased pocket watch made by A. Robert Shiffer & Fils/Chaux de Fonde to which is attached a twisted human hair watch fob and key with 14K gold clasp. CONDITION: The watch case is worn from use. It is mechanically excellent. The watch fob is fine. 13) An 1863 dated state of Louisiana fifty-dollar currency note depicting the portrait of General Polk on the face. CONDITION: Very fine. 14) A cased pair of high quality, French made binoculars covered in brown leather. The eyepieces are nickeled silver and the body is covered in brown leather. The case is of soft brown leather with a blue cotton lining. CONDITION: Leather on the binocular body is worn and scuffed. The case lid has been repaired. Overall, very good. 15) Finally, this lot includes a 12-lb parrot shell excavated in the vicinity from which the fatal shell that killed General Polk was launched. CONDITION: The shell has been conserved but remains heavily pitted and oxidized. General Polk was born on April 10, 1806 in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of West Point in the Class of 1827, he resigned his commission several months after receiving it to enter the ministry in the Episcopal Church. Being an excellent preacher and clergyman, he was elected Bishop of Louisiana in 1841 and was ordained by his close friend and colleague the Right Reverend Stephen Elliott, who was the first bishop of Georgia. Elliott (born 1806, died 1916), a graduate of Harvard Law School and the bishop of Georgia, is named as the presenter of this magnificent Confederate sword. Polk, a friend of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, was persuaded to join the Confederate army in July of 1861. Commissioned as a Major General, he was assigned to oversee the fortification of the Mississippi River. He later commanded a Corps under General Albert Sidney Johnston. He fought bravely at Shiloh and Corinth and was promoted to command the Army of the Mississippi when Jefferson Davis reorganized his command in the west. Serving under Lieutenant General Braxton Bragg, Polk led his army at Perryville, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. Polk proved to be a rather unsuccessful strategist at Chickamauga and General Bragg instituted a Court marshal against him. Politically strong, with friendships in Richmond, Polk successfully avoided prosecution and his Army of the Mississippi moved to North Georgia to help protect Atlanta. On June 14, 1864, during a conference with Confederate Generals Joseph Johnston and William Hardee, he was killed outright by an artillery projectile. 4-55779, 4-56159 CW31 (75,000-175,000)

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2073

CIVIL WAR PERIOD APOTHECARY BOX. Attributed to “N.B. DREWRY, 30th GEORGIA”. The case is a 7” x 12” x 9-1/2” hinged wooden box. Contains compartments for various medicine bottles with ground glass stoppers, medicine bottles with corks. Some bottles have indiscernible paper labels. Several are readable from apothecaries in Cincinnati, OH and Savannah, GA. The consignor’s letter of provenance tells of his father finding this medical apothecary in an antique store in Florida in 1986. Some of the medicine bottles are marked as follows: “Quinine,” “Ipecac,” “Syrup Squills,” “Camoel,” “Leptandrin,” among others. Also contained with this lot is a sixth-plate tintype of a young man with hands folded in his lap, presumably Dr. Drewry. Inside lid is written in black ink “N.B. DREWRY, GRIFFIN, GEO., 30TH GEO.” Also in the box is a cased spring-loaded fleam, a glass cupping device, a pestle, ivory spoon, corkscrews, and corks for bottles. The 30th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers lists N.B. Drewry as regimental surgeon in 1863. This unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Later, the regiment moved to Mississippi, forming the brigade of Colonel C.C. Wilson. In November of 1863, the 30th Georgia was assigned to the brigade of General Stevens. Under Stevens, the 30th fought at Atlanta, and through the Carolina campaigns, ultimately surrendering with General Johnston in Goldsboro, North Carolina. 4-56157 CW38 (3,500-8,500)

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2074

IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF RELICS FROM THE CONFEDERATE PRISON CAMP ANDERSONVILLE. All of these relics were collected by Theodore Thomson, who, at 23 years old, enlisted as a Private in Company C 17th Iowa Infantry on March 29, 1862. Throughout his service, he rose from Private to Corporal and was promoted to 1st Sergeant on August 9, 1863 and 1st Lieutenant on January 30, 1864. The 17th Iowa fought in a number of significant battles in the Department of Tennessee. On March 16, 1863, Corporal Thomson was wounded in action at Champions Hill, Mississippi and was taken prisoner as 1st Lieutenant on October 13, 1864 at Tilton, Georgia. The small, but significant collection consists of a large seedpod measuring 16-1/2” in length and about 2” wide with an old paper printed label reading “195/COW PEAS. These were obtained from T. Thomson who ___ confined in Andersonville Prison in 1864, ___ are a part of the identical ____ issued to ____ while in confinement”. 2) A carved walnut whimsy which resembles a vertebra, all carved from a single piece of wood and measuring approx. 15” long. CONDITION: Excellent. One or 2 chips and minor losses. 3) An 8” long pc of Georgia pine taken from the Andersonville Prison stockade, a carved bone ring, a long handmade spike, about 6” long with an old handwritten tag reading “Old spike from the Andersonville Prison from T.L. Thomson in 1864,” a small sliver of wood measuring 2-3/4” x 1/2” with an old handwritten label reading “From Andersonville Stockade,” and a small semicircular wedge of wood with an old handwritten tag reading “From the Oak near Andersonville Prison from which a spring of water gushed.” All in all, a very interesting and rare collection of Andersonville Prison artifacts all collected by a member of the 17th Iowa infantry during his confinement there 1864-1865. 4-56158 CW27 (2,500-3,000)

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2075

US PATTERN 1863 MCCLELLAN CAVALRY SADDLE, SADDLEBAGS, BLANKET STRAP, POST WAR JACKET AND KEPI AND MEMORABILIA ATTRIBUTED TO PRIVATE WILLIAM BURROUGHS BROWNE, 14TH/5TH/15TH VIRGINIA CAVALRY. A nice grouping of material with letters of provenance relating the saddle, documents, and photograph to a Baltimore, MD. estate and the relatives of Pvt. William Burroughs Browne. Browne served in 3 distinguished VA. Cav. units between 1861 and 1865. The saddle was manufactured by C. Prudden of Philadelphia and is so marked with a small brass tag on the left front of the tree. This is a standard 1863 pattern McClellan saddle with rawhide seat. The pommel has a shield marked “11 inch seat” and the appropriate hardware is mounted throughout. Accompanying the saddle is a pair of regulation McClellan saddlebags, blanket straps and stirrups. A letter from R. Stephen Dorsey authenticastes the saddle and indicates it was purchased from a direct descendant of Mr. Browne’s. CONDITION: Very good. Some separation of the rawhide on the saddletree. Skirts are flexed with minor losses. Girdlel straps have been repaired/restored. High quality reproduction stirrup straps have been fashioned and added. Blanket straps are excellent. Saddlebags are strong and original. Entire saddle has been treated with preservative and has a waxy appearance overall. Stirrup straps and shields are reproductions. Saddle was acquired with a color copy of a United Confederate Veterans certificate from the Pickett-Buchanan Camp of Confederate Veterans in Norfolk, VA. made out to W.B. Browne and detailing his service as follows: he entered the Confederate Army on August 1, 1861, Co. F 15th VA. Cav. and participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Spotsylvania, Yellow Tavern, Trevillans, Reams Station, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Beverly, Five Forks, and “in all engagements that Fitzhugh Lee’s Division took part in up to Appomattox C.H”. The certificate states that he was never paroled and is dated January 1, 1890. There is also a copy photograph of a distinguished looking veteran in UCV uniform said to be Browne. In addition, there is a reproduction Confederate cavalry jacket and kepi acquired separately from the saddle and veterans grouping, but attributed, by the consignor, to W.B. Browne. Jacket is made of gray wool dyed to appear aged and dirty. Jacket has yellow wool cuffs and collar. It has a 7-button front with 6 remaining reproduction Confederate “C” buttons. The kepi is crudely fashioned of butternut colored wool. CONDITION: Jacket and kepi are in fair to poor condition. 4-56161 CW7 (3,500-4,000)

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2076

LOT OF PURPORTED CAPTURED NAVAL ARTIFACTS FROM THE CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUNNER A.D. VANCE ALONG WITH US NAVY UNIFORM, CAP, CUTLASS, AND BELT. This lot includes artifacts related to the capture of a blockade-runner by an important US naval officer, O.S. Glisson. The consignor’s provenance relates this group to Capt. Oliver S. Glisson, who had a long and distinguished career in the United States Navy. He became a midshipman on November 1, 1826, a passed midshipman on April 28, 1832. In 1837, he reached the rank of Lieutenant and by September, 1855; commander. The outbreak of the Civil War, he was promoted to Captain in July of 1862, during which time he commanded the ship Santiago de Cuba. At war’s end, he was prompted to commodore and by June 10, 1870 was made Rear Admiral, retiring in 1871. Glisson died on November 20, 1890. During the Civil War, he commanded the 1,568-ton side-wheel steam ship, Santiago de Cuba. The ship was built in 1856 as a commercial steamer but was converted to a cruiser in November 1861. She served in the Gulf of Mexico, enforcing the blockade of the Confederate states and to protect American shipping. During her service, she captured the schooner Victoria. In 1862 and 1863, the ship operated in the western Atlantic, capturing more than 6 Confederate blockade-runners and cruisers. On September 10, 1864 under the command of Captain Glisson, the Santiago de Cuba captured the Confederate Steamer A.D. Vance. The ship was decommissioned after the war and returned to commercial service until about 1899. The A.D. Vance, attempting to run the union blockade in September 1864 and captured by Captain Glisson, was purchased by the United States Navy from a prize court. In October 1864, she was recommissioned as the USS Advance and took part in the assaults on Fort Fisher in December 1864 and January 1865. A number of items in this lot retain brass plaques (made and inscribed within the last 20 years), which are inscribed as follows: “captured from/the rebel blockade runner/A.D.Vance/by Captain O.S. Glisson/USS Santiago de Cuba September 10, 1864.” These items include a brass ship’s bell, unmarked, measuring 12” in diameter and 9” tall, made of heavy cast bell metal. CONDITION: Very good. Outside shows numerous dents and dings where the bell has been struck. Clapper is a replacement. Ship’s compass in a wooden case, measuring 11-1/4” x 11-1/4” being a large brass floating compass with a printed paper face signed “Robert Merrill/New York.” CONDITION: Very good. Wooden box shows heavy wear. Cased telescope, unmarked of probably English manufacturer. 4-section brass telescope with sewn leather cover and original dust cover mounted within a hinged box measuring 11-1/4” x 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” with a maroon padded velvet lining with brass bale handle mounting on top. CONDITION: Telescope is very good with some shrinkage to leather cover. Box shows heavy wear, the interior is stained and worn. Cased brass ship’s octant with ebony frame and ivory insets in a walnut case built to its shape measuring approx. 13” x 13” x 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Walnut case shows light to medium wear with several minor losses. Octant is quite nice with traces of old brass polish. Finally, there is, what appears to be, a cased chronometer marked “T.S. Negus & Co. New York” that while having a plaque indicating its capture from the blockade runner A.D. Vance, does not appear to be old enough. CONDITION: Excellent. Other items in the lot include a steel and German silver compass and an iron compass, both unmarked, a bound copy of the Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey for the year ending November 1850. Also included is a US Model 1860 Naval Cutlass, scabbard, waist belt, and fuse box. The cutlass has a 26” single-edged blade with an unstopped fuller and is dated 1862 and surmounted by the stamp “USN” and the inspector’s marks “DR.” The hilt is of sheet brass formed into a cup and mounted on a D-guard. The counterguard is stamped “12M/312.” The grip is of wood wrapped in leather. Scabbard is of leather with copper rivets. CONDITION: Sword is very good with an uncleaned patina. The last 1-1/2” of the scabbard is separated but retained with the group. Scabbard is mounted in a black buff leather frog hanging on a 2” wide buff leather belt dyed black. Fuse box measuring approx. 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” is marked “U.S.N.Y./Boston” within a somewhat rectangular cartouche. CONDITION: Frog, belt, and fuse box are all quite good. Also with the group, but apparently unrelated is a Naval officer’s frock coat, dating to the post war period 1870-1890, being a double-breasted regulation style Navy dress frock coat with a 12-button front of dark blue wool. The coat is lined with black cotton twill reinforced at the armpits with two interior pockets lined in unbleached linen. Inside the right breast pocket is the label from its maker “Made by/Hackett, Carhart & Co./4001 Broadway, N.Y.” This label is signed in period ink “H.E. Peck/4376.” The sleeves of the coat are lined in white cotton with a thin blue stripe. The buttons on the coat are 2-pc fouled anchor buttons of brass of a commercial variety back marked “S. Appel & Co./New York.” CONDITION: Very good. Minor mothing here and there, several tears have been repaired. Interior lining is good, pocket linings are fragile. The coat is accompanied by a Naval officer’s cap, being of the style used during the years 1890-1920 of dark blue wool. The cap has a flat crown, having a black wool band at the base measuring 1-1/2” wide, gold chinstrap, 2 commercial brass anchor buttons. The visor is of tarred leather with an edge binding. Cap is lined in black polished cotton with a 1-1/2” wide leather sweatband. Mounted on the front of the cap is a small brass die stamped false embroidered fouled anchor. Finally there is a regulation maroon officer’s sash made of silk with terminating in 2 woven tassels and dating to the period 1861-1890. CONDITION: Very good. Cap shows light mildew, fading to black band on outside. The visor is crackled and approx. 1/4 of sweatband is missing. The sash retains its strong color, the tassels slightly faded. 4-56162 (15,000-25,000)

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2077

COOK & BROTHER RIFLE. Cal. .577. 33” bbl. SN 4676 appears on lock, bbl, nose cap, lock screws. SN 777 appears on front band and bbl screw. An indiscernible SN appears on rear band accompanying Cook Bayonet SN 4440. Orig canvas sling with large brass adjustment hook accompanies rifle also. Bbl is marked “PROVED” and COOK & BROTHER, ATHENS, GA 1864”. Bbl shows distinctive Damascus twist in metal associated with Cook manufactured bbls. Lock plate is stamped with Confederate First National Flag rear of hammer. Forward of hammer is marked “COOK & BROTHER, ATHENS, GA” and SN. CONDITION: Bbl is gray, markings are sharp and deep though pitted. Ramrod is pitted. Lock plate marking strong, scattered pitting. Hammer pitted. Stock is very good to excellent for a Cook. Good sharp edges, only a few minor hairline cracks. 4-55780 JS26 (20,000-30,000)

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2078

COOK & BROTHER RIFLE. Cal. .577. 24” bbl. This configuration is sometimes known as an artillery carbine or musketoon. This specimen appears 100% orig throughout, and retains an orig Confederate canvas sling. Matching SN 6237 on all parts normally serial numbered including bbl, lock plate, bands, behind lock and bbl screws, and nose cap. Bbl is marked “PROVED” at back. Top of bbl behind rear sight is marked “COOK & BROTHER, ATHENS, GA 1864” along with SN, though marking is only about 25% readable due to pitting at bolster from use. Lock is nicely marked with a Confederate First National Flag behind hammer. Forward of hammer is marked “COOK & BROTHER, ATHENS, GA 1864” along with SN 6237. This specimen is in as found condition and is a fine example of this popular Confederate rifle. CONDITION: Sling is excellent. Metal surfaces are black with scattered pitting. Stock shows numerous scratches and name “JIMMY LEE” scratched lightly on reverse of buttstock. Hairline crack in stock from rear lock escutcheon forward. Wood loss from burning at bolster. Pitting at bolster. Brass fittings exhibit matching patinas including sling swivels. 4-55781 JS25 (20,000-30,000)

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2079

CONFEDERATE S.C. ROBINSON SHARPS CARBINE. Cal. 52. 21” bbl. SN 376. This is a fine 100% all-original example of a normally well-used Confederate gun. This is a scarce example showing orig Confederate forestock without the half-moon cutout. Bbl is marked “S.C. ROBINSON ARMS MANUFACTORY, RICHMOND 1862”. Lock plate is marked the same. Stock has an old pasted indiscernible label. CONDITION: Metal overall very good with scattered pitting. Markings are crisp and fine. Wrist shows an old repair, which does not affect aesthetics. Brass buttplate and bbl band retain nice matching patinas. Bore is very good. 4-56072 JS32 (10,000-20,000)

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2080

RICHMOND CARBINE. Cal. 58. 25” bbl marked “VP” over “eagle head” and dated 1863. Lock marked 1863 and “CS” over “Richmond, VA”. This gun is as fine an example as can be found, orig ramrod and bbl dates are rarely found on carbines. This gun also has an orig Confederate linen sling attached. Brass nose cap and buttplate, & two iron bands marked with standard Richmond style “U’s”. Orig rear and front sights, all three sling swivels and ramrod appear orig and intact. CONDITION: Stock exhibits numerous dings and gouges. Metal surfaces are mostly pitted. Lock and bbl markings are sharp and crisp. Buttplate has mellow yellow patina. Brass nose cap has scattered pitting. Rear band has old tool marks. 4-56073 JS30 (10,000-20,000)

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2081

CONFEDERATE BILLHARZ & HALL MUZZLE LOADING CARBINE. Cal. 58. 22” bbl. SN 304. The only marking on this Confederate Carbine other than the SN found at breech of bbl is a “P” found on side of bbl at breech. This is a fine example, 100% orig and authentic in every regard and would be hard to upgrade this model. This Confederate Carbine is copied after the US Model 1855 Carbine. This gun has pewter nose cap instead of the US version’s brass. CONDITION: Metal cleaned and pitted at breech. Pewter nose cap exhibits good patina. Swivel ramrod, carbine ring, trigger guard, and buttplate have scattered pitting. 4-56074 JS33 (20,000-30,000)

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2082

CONFEDERATE KEEN, WALKER & COMPANY TILTING BREECH CARBINE. Cal. 54. 21-1/2” bbl. Fixed rear site, blade front sight. Bbl marked with a “P” as is breechblock. Gun appears 100% orig with exception to braised or welded repair to loading arm. CONDITION: Brass frame exhibits nice patina with scattered scratches and nicks. Metal surfaces gray with scattered pitting. Stock is very good with scattered scratches and small dents. Overall, this is a fine example of a scarce brass framed Confederate carbine. 4-56075 (25,000-45,000)

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2083

ENFIELD SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. .577. 21” bbl. Lock exhibits standard London proofs. Lock marked with a crown over “TOWER” rear of hammer. Forward of hammer marked “BARNETT over LONDON”. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bbl retains 90% plumb/blue finish. Bore is very good. Some pitting at the bolster. Other metal surfaces smooth with bright, crisp markings. Brass nose cap, trigger guard, and buttplate uncleaned and matching patinas. 4-56076 JS31 (1,500-2,500)

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2084

MODEL 1860 SPENCER CARBINE. Cal. 52. 20-1/4” bbl. SN 48676. Top of frame marked “SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE COMPANY BOSTON, MASS PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860”. Two inspector cartouches are found opposite lock on buttstock. Stock is also marked with a broad arrow and “AS” twice. Gun appears 100% orig and complete in every regard. CONDITION: Bore is very good. Metal surfaces mostly smooth with small areas of pitting. Stock is varnished with numerous nicks and gouges. Stock shows saddle wear. 4-56078 JS39 (2,000-3,000)

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2085

CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUN ENFIELD RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. .577. 39” bbl. This is a very rare blockade run weapon for the state of Georgia. A large stamped “G” in buttstock denotes Georgia. Georgia attributed Enfields are very rare, probably less than 20 “G” guns of all types are known. Most of these guns show a lot of use and abuse, this gun presents as well of any of this type, though it has been refinished and restored overall. SN 1716 is engraved on buttplate tang and on ramrod. Very few serial numbered ramrods survive with their guns. “F” is stamped in wood forward of buttplate tang. “JS” over anchor is stamped rear of trigger guard and stock. The “JS” over anchor is an accepted Confederate marking on certain English weapons. Bbl is marked with three London visual proofs, which are all worn. Lock is marked “PARKER FIELD & SONS LONDON”. Initials “JDE” are carved into buttstock. These initials probably denoted soldier who carried gun. This is a standard Model 1853 rifle-musket with three iron bands, two iron sling swivels, iron ramrod, long-range rear sight, brass nose cap, brass trigger guard, and brass buttplate. Rifling in this gun is still very good. CONDITION: Brass surfaces are clean. Stock clean. Metal surface is cleaned and gray with scattered pitting. Screw to rear sling swivel appears replaced. About ¼” hole in front tang of trigger guard. Lock firm stampings clearly read “PARKER FIELD & SONS” but only “LON” of London. The bbl has almost indiscernible repair just forward of front sight. 4-56080 JS20 (6,000-10,000)

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2086

CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUN ENFIELD RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. .577. 39” bbl. This is a very rare Blockade Run weapon for the state of Georgia. A large “G” stamped in buttstock denotes Georgia. Probably no more than 20 “G” marked Enfields of any configuration survive. Bbl marked with three London proofs. Lock is marked “E.T. BOND, LONDON”. SN 1508 is engraved on buttplate tang. “JS anchor” is stamped on buttplate comb adjacent to trigger guard. An orig Civil War sling with Pittsburgh makers mark is attached to gun. This is a standard Model 1853 Enfield rifle-musket with three iron bands, ramrod, sling swivels, and long-range rear sight. Brass nose cap, buttplate, and trigger guard. CONDITION: This gun has been cleaned but markings in metal are crisp on bbl and lock. SN on buttplate is strong. “JS anchor” marking is weak but discernable. Leather sling is excellent. Ramrod shows pitting. 4-56081 JS22 (6,000-8,000)

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2087

PALMETTO ARMORY MODEL 1842 MUSKET AND BAYONET. Cal. 69. 41-3/4” bbl with orig WG/SC surcharged Model 1816 Bayonet. Bbl is marked “S.C.” on tang. Breech is marked “VP” over a “Palmetto tree” and “WG & CO”. Lock is marked “COLUMBIA S.C. 1852” behind the hammer and “Palmetto Armory S*C” around a palm tree. Iron buttplate is marked “S.C.” Iron triggerguard and correct 42-style ramrod. Bbl is retained by three orig brass bbl bands and two sling swivels. Stock has three indiscernible initials carved opposite lock. This is a fine example of a normally well-worn Confederate used long arm. The 1816 Bayonet marked “WG “over “SC” is quite scarce also. CONDITION: Metal surfaces all cleaned showing interesting laminated striations in bbl (this would never have passed US inspections). Markings are crisp on bbl, lock, and buttplate. 4-56084 JS28 (8,000-12,000)

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2088

RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. 58. 40” bbl. Bbl marked “VP” over “eagle head” and deeply stamped 1864. Lock is marked 1864 rear of hammer and “C.S.” over “Richmond, VA” forward of hammer. This is a very scarce Richmond model. Few 1864’s were made or survive. This gun appears 100% orig and authentic and is in as found condition. CONDITION: Stock has been varnished. Metal surfaces are gray/brown. Lock and bbl markings are sharp and deep. Pitting on bands and end of ramrod. Ramrod is bent. Trigger guard is pitted. Rear sight is pitted. Brass buttplate and brass nose cap have fine matching patinas. Bore is very good. 4-56085 JS29 (12,000-20,000)

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2089

MODEL 1816 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. Cal. 69. 42” bbl. Lock marked “SPRINGFIELD 1839”. Forward of hammer is stamped eagle with “US”. Bbl is marked “VP” with “eagle head” and tang is dated 1839. Orig leather gun sling is attached to gun swivels. CONDITION: Wood and metal surfaces lightly cleaned and varnished. Two stock cartouches are visible but indiscernible. Orig bbl bands and ramrod are pitted. 4-56087 JS35 (1,000-1,500)

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2090

US MODEL 1841 HARPER’S FERRY RIFLE. Cal. 54. 32-3/4” bbl. Lock is marked “HARPER’S FERRY 1849”. Bbl has various Harper’s Ferry proofs and is dated 1850. Stock is stamped “JHK” inside patch box and is stamped “WCK” opposite lock. Bbl is also stamped “WCK”. Ramrod has brass tip, long-range rear sight. Bayonet stud is missing. CONDITION: Bore is very good. Metal surfaces cleaned and pitted overall. Brass bands buttplate and patch box, though cleaned, match very well. Gun appears to have a new sling marked “S.H. YOUNG & CO, NEWARK, NJ”. 4-56088 JS36 (2,000-4,000)

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2091

REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE. Cal. 58. 33” bbl. Bbl dated 1863 with “VP over eagle head” proof. Bbl also marked “STEEL” and inspected “HSL”. Lock is dated 1863 with “eagle” over “US” and “REMINGTON’S ILION, NY”. Stock has two rectangular cartouches opposite lock. Various sub-inspector letters on various metal parts. US surcharge on buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl retains 90% blue/plumb finish. Bore is excellent. Brass nose cap, bands, trigger guard, buttplate, and patch box retain matching yellow brass patina. Lock retains traces case colors. Breech is pitted around bolster. 4-56089 JS37 (2,500-4,500)

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2092

MODEL 1860 SPENCER RIFLE. Cal. 52. 28-1/2” bbl. SN 23250. Top of frame marked “SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE COMPANY BOSTON, MASS PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860”. Gun appears 100% orig and complete. CONDITION: Markings are excellent and deep. Bore is very good. Scattered pitting on frame, bands, and bbl. Heavy pitting on buttplate. 6” gouged line and crack on reverse of buttstock. Stock burned or water damaged at top of comb abutting buttplate. 4-56090 JS38 (2,000-3,000)

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2093

CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUN ENFIELD RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. .577. 38-7/8” bbl. This is a very rare Blockade Run weapon for the state of South Carolina. A large “SC” stamped in buttstock denotes South Carolina. South Carolina marked Enfields are quite rare. Probably no more than 10 or 15 examples of all types remain. Bbl on this gun is Birmingham proved with gauge marking of 25. Lock is marked with crown, 1862, TOWER. “JS over anchor” is stamped on bottom of buttstock, adjacent to trigger guard tang. Tang of buttplate is engraved 1889. This is a standard Model 1853 Enfield rifle-musket with three iron bands, iron sling swivels, iron ramrod, and long-range rear sight. Brass nose cap, trigger guard, and buttplate. This gun comes with an associated Springfield Bayonet with no surcharge and orig Enfield tompion. SN 1889 is engraved on tang of buttplate. Three initials and the number “3” are carved into buttstock, possibly denoting the owner and unit. CONDITION: Bbl, lock, and hammer gray/black with pitting, especially around breech. Rear sight also pitted. Ramrod is black and shows scattered pitting. Stock is shrunk at buttplate. 4-56082 JS21 (6,000-10,000)

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2094

CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUN ENFIELD RIFLE. Cal. .577. 33” bbl. This is a scarce iron mounted rifle that was run through the blockade. SN 2876 is stamped on bottom of buttplate comb. “JS over anchor” is stamped just forward of the SN. This is a very scarce Confederate pattern Enfield, probably less than 20 examples are known. Bbl exhibits Birmingham proof marks and 25 gauge markings. Lock is marked with crown and 1861, TOWER. Gun has orig Civil War leather sling attached. Bayonet stud is broken off, retaining only its base. Rear sight is missing. CONDITION: Stock cleaned. Metal surface is gray/black. Rear band is pitted, as is breech of bbl. Ramrod is pitted. Gun sling is very good. 4-56083 JS23 (3,000-5,000)

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2095

MODEL 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. .58. 39” bbl. Enfields in 58 cal are all thought to have been imported to the United States during the Civil War because that was the American Cal. Cal. is discerned by the 2nd gauge mark of 24 in the standard Birmingham bbl proofs. Lock is marked 1861, TOWER with crown. The gun has brass buttplate, brass trigger guard, and brass nose cap. Three iron bands, sling swivels, iron ramrod, and long-range rear sight retain bbl. An orig leather sling is attached to gun. CONDITION: Metal overall gray/black with pitting and tool marks. Rear sight has been cleaned and does not match color of bbl. 4-56091 JS24 (600-1,000)

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2096

WARNER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 283. Cal. 50. 20” rnd bbl. Orig. contract gun with solid lifting lip on breechblock and James Warner markings on the left side of the receiver. The initials “E.M.” are engraved on the left side of the frame and stamped up side down on the right side of the frame. No inspector marks or cartouches are visible. CONDITION: Brown patina on the bbl. Dark mustard patina on the frame and buttplate. Sstock is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-56077 FS118 (4,000-6,000)

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2097

SHARPS MODEL 1853 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 22274. Cal. 54. 21” rnd bbl. Standard markings on the bbl and lock. The bbl band is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting and surface rust. Long slivers of wood have been replaced on the forearm. Minor chips and dents on the buttstock and both have been refinished. Priming parts are missing from the lock. Hammer and the screw are replacements. Top of the lockplate interferes with the fall of the hammer. 4-56079 X52 (2,000-3,000)

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2098

RECOVERED RELIC ENGLISH P1858 RIFLED MUSKET FROM THE BLOCKADE RUNNER “MODERN GREECE”. The relic of an English pattern 1858 Enfield rifled musket having a 39-1/2” rnd bbl mounted on a walnut stock with brass furniture. This rifle was recovered off the North Carolina coast from the wreckage of the Confederate Blockade Runner “Modern Greece.” It is accompanied by an oct iron bolt and an Enfield .577 cal. bullet, also recovered from the wreckage. This freight ship was built in Stockton, England and was purchased by Zechariah Pearson. Pearson registered a company and became actively engaged in the West Indies trade with the Confederate States of America through a Bermuda based agent named John T. Bourne. The ship had a depth of 17’, was 210’ long, 29’ wide, and, with her dimensions, was only marginally suitable for blockade running. On May 16, 1862, the US Consul at Falmouth reported “The departure of the ‘Modern Greece’ from that port on the 2nd ultimo with a cargo, it is suspected, for the rebels”. The ship approached the North Carolina coast just below Fort Fisher and was spotted by two US ships, the “USS Stars and Stripes” and the “USS Cambridge”, which immediately opened fire upon her. The “Modern Greece” immediately hoisted the British flag and made full steam to attempt to reach the cover of Fort Fisher’s guns by running parallel to the shore. About a half mile south of Fort Fisher, the ship ran hard aground. Orders were given to abandon ship and both of the US vessels fired upon the stricken “Modern Greece” for several hours. The shelling affectively chopped off the top of the ship so that by two months later, her spar deck was level with the waterline. The Confederates mounted a salvage expedition and begin to recover munitions and supplies from the wreck. A public auction was had of salvaged civilian cargo shortly thereafter in Wilmington, North Carolina. A century later, in the early spring on 1962, a fierce storm with high winds and raging water uncovered much of the wreck from its sandy grave. Several Federal departments did surveys and limited salvage operations, however, private salvage operations recovered some of the cargo as well. Sometime around the mid-1980’s, a number of artifacts from the “Modern Greece” appeared on the public market. Included is a letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson in which he states he purchased this lot from Mr. Troy Church of Winston Salem, North Carolina who obtained it from a friend during the 1950’s. CONDITION: Walnut stock is intact and has been conserved. Rifle is missing one if its brass bbl bands. Tip of the percussion hammer has been eroded away. Orig tompion is lodged in the muzzle. 4-56094 CW53 (1,500-2,000)

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2099

STARR CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 4898. Cal. 54. 21” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lockplate, bbl, and receiver. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting. Slivers missing along the forearm and slight separation at the wrist. Mechanically good. 4-56070 FS119 (1,000-1,500)

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2100

MARTIALLY MARKED STARR DBL ACTION ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 4815. Blue finish with 6″ rnd bbl, dovetail blade front sight with 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of the grip has a crisp cartouche & there are small inspector initials on the various metal parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Probably unfired, overall retains about 80% glossy bright blue with the loss areas flaked to a medium patina. Hammer, rammer handle & pivot retain most of their orig case colors. Grips have a few minor nicks & scratches & retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56095 JR512 (3,000-5,000)

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2101

MARTIALLY MARKED STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 24625. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. Grip has the outline of a cartouche on both sides with large hand-carved initials “GS” on the bottom. There are inspector marks on the various metal parts. CONDITION: Cleaned bright with scattered light pitting, heavier around the forcing cone area. Grips are worn & chipped around the edges with nicks & dings and a small crack on the right side. Trigger return spring is either broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting. 4-56097 JR513 (900-1,500)

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2102

MARTIALLY MARKED SAVAGE NAVY PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 36. SN 7557. Usual configuration with 7-1/8″ oct bbl, 6-shot cylinder, heart-shaped trigger guard with ring trigger & standard trigger and 2-pc walnut grips with the outline of a cartouche on the left side. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains being a cleaned metal color with light to moderate pitting. Grips are missing a chip at the left toe and retain most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-56099 JR514 (1,000-1,500)

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2103

LOT OF THREE FIELD ARTILLERY PROJECTILES. All excavated. 1) 6-pounder solid shot. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 2) US 10-pounder Parrott shell. Disarming hole in the base. Zinc Parrott time fuse and wrought-iron sabot. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting. Corrosion to fuse. 3) US 3” Hotchkiss shell. Disarming hole on side and casting flaw hole in the base. Excellent rifling from 3: ordnance rifle. Brass Hotchkiss percussion fuse (unmarked). CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55831, 4-55864 & 4-55957 JM111 (350-450)

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2104

US 2.6” LEAD WIARD CANISTER. Finest excavated specimen in existence. Formerly of the Charles Jones Collection author of the reference book on Civil War artillery fuses. This canister is pictured on page 66 of Melton & Pawl’s book, Introduction to Field Artillery Ordnance: 1861-1865”. It was excavated from the 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee. CONDITION: Light shovel graze, otherwise in excellent excavated condition. 4-55842 JM19 (2,000-3,000)

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2105

US 2.6” WIARD CANISTER. Non-excavated. Unfired. Stamped in the wood sabot are the numbers “1864”. There is a lathe dimple in the wooden base. From the Charles “Chuck” Jones Collection. CONDITION: In orig and untouched condition. Few small dings in the tin, otherwise perfect condition. 4-55841 JM159 (1,250-2,500)

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2106

US 6-POUNDER CANISTER (RECONSTRUCTED). Excavated. Orig balls put together with epoxy. Bottom plate is original, top plate may be original. Great display unit of a canister. CONDITION: light to moderate pitting. 4-55843 JM128 (200-400)

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2107

US 12-POUNDER HOWITZER CANISTER (RECONSTRUCTED). Excavated. A fired specimen reassembled with hot glue. Has most orig canister balls and the top template rests on the top. CONDITION: Some deterioration around the edges of orig top template. 4-55844 JM129 (200-400)

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2108

US 300-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. One of the most sought-after large caliber artillery shells. Fired with excellent rifling impressions on the high, brass Parrott sabot. This shell was fired from Robert Parker Parrott’s West Point Foundry testing area located in Cold Spring, NY. Mr. Parrott himself may have fired the cannon that shot this shell. The 300-pounder Parrott was the largest rifled artillery projectile fired during the Civil War. Has accompanying large diameter zinc Parrott time fuse unscrews. Having iron rivet on the bottom where the hole left from casting was plugged during manufacture. (Approx. wt. 250 lbs.) CONDITION: Scuffing to nose and hairline fracture along the side from impact. Light to moderate pitting but otherwise very pleasing. 4-55845 JM156 (4,000-6,500)

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2109

US 200-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Brass Type II high-band sabot. Zinc Parrott case shot fuse. The fuse has a small chip out of the rim. Possible case shot. SIZE: 17” high. CONDITION: Light surface pitting. 4-55846 JM162 (1,200-1,900)

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2110

US 100-POUNDER PARROTT LONG PATTERN SHELL. Excavated. The brass Parrott percussion fuse unscrews, lacking the center striker and anvil cap. Has a Type II high band brass sabot. On the base is a rivet driven into the bottom. CONDITION: Moderate pitting. 4-55847 JM15 (650-900)

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2111

US 100-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL TEST ROUND. Excavated. Having a small hole in the nose and was not fitted for a fuse. Having a reproduction sabot cast from unknown material. Manufactured at West Point Foundry and fired on their test range. This shell was an important Parrott test rnd and one of the precursors to the end product that fit the 2-1/2 caliber’s for the length to prevent tumbling. Not pictured in any reference book. It is 2-3/4” shorter than the Parrott manufactured shell. CONDITION: Scrape on side where it hit the rocks. 4-55848 JM175 (500-850)

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2112

US 100-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Rare Parrott variant. Fired by the Union artillery at Fort Sumter, South Carolina and fell way short missing its intending target. This was the most prolonged shelling of a fort in US history. Stamped on the side of the shell body is “PATENTED”. Having a brass Parrott percussion fuse that unscrews but fuse is missing the anvil cap and interior workings. Short pattern Parrott shell with beautiful Type III brass Parrott sabot. Disarm hole in the base. Very exceptional specimen. CONDITION: Light rifling on brass sabot. Fuse does not screw all the way in. 4-55849 JM130 (1,000-1,750)

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2113

US 200-POUNDER PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Non-excavated. Unfired. Appears to have the remains of orig arsenal paint. This would have originally been fired from a 200-pound Army Parrott rifle cannon or 150-pounder Navy rifle cannon. Has a high brass Type II Parrott sabot. CONDITION: Salt and pepper pitting. 4-55850 JM44 (2,000-3,500)

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2114

US NAVY 150-POUNDER PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Only one of two complete specimens known. Fired from an 8” Parrott rifle, often referred by the Navy as a 150-pounder. There are 11 excellent lands and grooves on the brass sabot. This projectile was fired at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina by the Union Navy during the blockade and bombardment of Charleston, South Carolina. If you collect large caliber Parrotts, this is your only chance to own this one! CONDITION: Small chip out of the nose and an occasional pit on an otherwise smooth body. Otherwise excellent. 4-55851 JM136 (2,500-4,500)

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2115

US RIFLED 42-POUNDER PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Non-excavated. Only two known specimens of which this is the finer of the two. Having a Type II Parrott high-band sabot. Stamped, “PATENTED [18]61”. Faintly painted on the side in contemporary paint is, ‘PARROTT 7 IN. DIA”. If you collect large caliber projectile Parrotts, this is your only chance to own one! CONDITION: Traces of orig paint. Light surface rust, otherwise near mint condition. 4-55852 JM134 (2,000-3,250)

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2116

US RIFLED 32-POUNDER PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Non-excavated. Unfired. One of only a few known specimens. It was intended for the rifled 32-pounder smooth bore cannon. Stamped, “PATENTED 1861” in the high-band brass sabot. CONDITION: Light surface pitting. 4-55853 JM25 (2,000-2,750)

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2117

CS 30-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Extremely rare. Remnants of orig wooden fuse still intact. This shell is longer than the normal 30-pounder and has a rare Confederate brass Parrott-type sabot. This is the exact shell pictured on page 282 of Jack Bell’s book, Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance. Recovered from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sabot illustrates the crude construction of Confederate manufacture. CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55854 JM141 (850-1,800)

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2118

US 30-POUNDER PARROTT FLAT NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Fired. This one has distinct impressions of the Parrott rifle on the high-band brass Type II sabot. CONDITION: Lightly pitted. 4-55855 JM34 (300-575)

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2119

US 30-POUNDER PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Fired. Has a brass sabot with nice rifling from the Parrott rifle. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. Casting flaw in the chilled nose part of the shell. 4-55856 JM32 (300-500)

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2120

US 20-POUNDER PARROTT CASE SHOT SHELL. Excavated. Zinc Parrott time-fuse unscrews which allows you to see the interior lead case shot and matrix. Brass sabot has distinct impressions for the 20-pound Parrott gun. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting. 4-55857 JM33 (175-225)

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2121

US 20-POUNDER PARROTT FLAT NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Fired. Has a brass sabot with distinct impressions of the 20-pounder Parrott rifle. This shell was fired from the US batteries on Long Island into the Confederate defenses of Seccessionville, on James Island, South Carolina. The flat top variety in this cal. is rare. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55858 JM35 (500-850)

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2122

US 20-POUNDER PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Fired. Brass sabot with rifling marks on it. CONDITION: Medium pitting overall. 4-55859 JM40 (250-325)

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2123

US 30-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Has a non-excavated zinc Parrott time fuse, which unscrews. Has an orig paper time fuse (not orig to this shell). Type III brass Parrott sabot. Disarming hole on base has been plugged. CONDITION: This shell has very light pitting and almost appears to be non-excavated. 4-55860 JM69 (300-375)

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2124

US 30-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Zinc Parrott time fuse that unscrews (not orig to this shell). Brass high-band Type II Parrott sabot. Disarming hole in the base that has been plugged. Was fired into the Confederate defenses of Charleston, South Carolina. CONDITION: Some deterioration to surface with light to moderate pitting. 4-55861 JM68 (275-350)

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2125

US 20-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Zinc Parrot time-fuse unscrews. Wrought iron sabot. CONDITION: Light pitting with some spotty pits. 4-55862 JM46 (175-250)

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2126

US 30-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Recovered near the coast. Has been disarmed through a hole in the base and the zinc. Parrott fuse is deteriorating. Has a brass sabot. CONDITION: Medium to heavy rusting and pitting. 4-55863 JM49 (100-150)

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2127

LOT OF FOUR PARROTT SHELLS. 1) Excavated. CS 10-pounder Read-Parrott shell. Wooden time fuse and thin wrought-iron sabot. Lathe dimple in base. Stamped with “2” near nose. CONDITION: Salt & pepper pitting overall. 2) Excavated. US 10-pounder Parrott shell. Zinc Parrott time fuse with paper time fuse inserted (unscrews) not orig to this shell. Wrought-iron sabot. Two disarming holes on side. CONDITION: Moderate to medium pitting. 3) Excavated. US 10-pounder Parrott shell with wrought iron sabot. CONDITION: Light pitting with some deeper pits. Fuse is corroded. 4) Excavated. 3” Parrott shell with brass high-band sabot. Disarming hole on side. CONDITION: Moderate to occasional medium pitting. Parrot zinc time fuse is corroded. 4-55865, 4-55867, 4-55873 & 4-55874 JM116 (400-500)

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2128

LOT OF THREE FIELD ARTILLERY PROJECTILES. 1) Excavated. US 10-pounder Parrot shell. Missing Parrott fuse. CONDITION: Moderate ground action. 2) Excavated. US 3” Hotchkiss shell containing case shot. Brass Hotchkiss time fuse. Some filler on shell body and a piece missing to nose. Disarming hole in base CONDITION: Medium to heavy ground action. 3) Non-excavated. US 3” Hotchkiss shell. War-time production. Has rounded base. Missing Hotchkiss time fuse. CONDITION: Iron body near excellent with minor ground action in one area. Lead sabot with scratches. 4-55866, 4-55958 & 4-55959 JM115 (300-400)

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2129

US 3” PARROTT CHILLED NOSE BOLT. Non-excavated. Unfired. Extremely rare in this cal.. High band brass sabot. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-55868 JM82 (850-1,500)

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2130

US 10-POUNDER EXPERIMENTAL PARROTT SHELL. Non- excavated. Unfired. Only one known to exist. Has an authentic zinc Parrott time fuse (not orig to this shell). This bolt is the exact projectile pictured on page 253 of the book, Introduction to Field Artillery Ordnance: 1861-1865 by Melton & Pawl. This shell came from the former Frankford Arsenal Museum. CONDITION: Near mint condition. 4-55869 JM53 (900-1,500)

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2131

US 10-POUNDER PARROTT FLAT NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Fired. Wrought-iron sabot. Probably recovered from the 1863 Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. CONDITION: Light ground action and a small chip out of the base. 4-55870 JM50 (400-600)

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2132

US 10-POUNDER EXPERIMENTAL PARROTT BOLT. Non- excavated. Unfired. Only two known to exist. Stamped “12” and “10” on the iron body. This bolt is the exact projectile pictured on page 252 of the book, Introduction to Field Artillery Ordnance: 1861-1865 by Melton & Pawl. The lead sabot has three flanges that correspond to the 10-pounder Parrott rifling. This shell came from the former Frankford Arsenal Museum. CONDITION: Near mint condition. 4-55871 JM52 (900-1,500)

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2134

US 10-POUNDER PARROTT CASE SHOT SHELL. Non-excavated. Orig zinc Parrott time fuse unscrews, exposing the inner case shot balls. Accompanying the shell is an orig paper time fuse. It has a brass Parrott Type III sabot. CONDITION: Excellent unfired condition. 4-55872 JM51 (300-500)

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2135

US 10-POUNDER PARROTT BORMANN FUSED SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Has a wrought-iron sabot with small chip. Has an orig Bormann fuse (not orig to this shell) that unscrews from the shell body, which contains case shot balls. CONDITION: Light to moderate ground action. Fuse in fine condition with four out of five numbers visible. 4-55875 JM83 (550-750)

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2136

US 10-POUNDER PARROTT CASE SHOT. Non-excavated. Shot is sectioned to show the black matrix, the lead balls, the tin bursting charge cavity, the powder tube and the paper time fuse section. This is purportedly from the desk of Robert Parker Parrott, the inventor of the Parrott cannon and Parrott projectiles. He was the superintendent of the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York. CONDITION: Museum quality. 4-55876 JM100 (450-950)

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2137

US HANES HAND GRENADE. Non-excavated. This one appears to be an early prototype of the Hanes hand grenade and the only one known to exist. SIZE: 3.5” diameter. Accompanied by a letter from Norman Flayderman who once owned this grenade in which he considers this the Hanes Patent Grenades among the most rare. CONDITION: Museum quality. 4-55989 JM108 (9,000-12,000)

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2138

US HANES HAND GRENADE. Non-excavated. Stamped on the side, “W.W. HANES PAT. AUG. 26 62” and on the opposite side “EXCELSIOR”. SIZE: 3.5” diameter. Accompanied by a letter from Norman Flayderman who once owned this grenade in which he considers this the Hanes Patent Grenades among the most rare. CONDITION: Museum quality. 4-55988 JM107 (9,000-12,000)

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2139

US HANES HAND GRENADE. Non-excavated. Stamped “PELICAN, PAT. [18]62”. SIZE: 3.5” diameter. Accompanied by a letter from Norman Flayderman who once owned this grenade in which he considers this the Hanes Patent Grenades among the most rare. CONDITION: Museum quality. 4-55990 JM109 (9,000-12,000)

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2140

US 1-POUND KETCHUM HAND GRENADE. Non-excavated. Unfired. Rarest of Ketchum hand grenades and most desirable. Having orig plunger, fins and tail. Stamped in ink on the fins, “PATENTED AUG 20, 1861”. Fins are pressed flat and have a slight rounding to two corners. Plunger lacking fine wire that locks it in place. CONDITION: Iron body is excellent, plunger near mint and fins in fine condition. 4-55981 JM184 (2,200-3,500)

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2141

US 3-POUND KETCHUM HAND GRENADE. Non-excavated. Unfired. Having orig plunger and stamped in ink on the fins, “PATENTED AUG 20, 1861”. Fins are pressed flat and one fin has a tear where it attaches to the wood stick and a tear on one corner. CONDITION: Metal body and plunger are near mint and fins are in very good condition. 4-55982 JM185 (1,500-2,400)

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2142

US 5-POUND KETCHUM HAND GRENADE. Excavated (but could pass for non-excavated). Having a reproduction plunger and fins. Makes a great display for a hard to find Ketchum hand grenade. CONDITION: Light pitting to iron. 4-55983 JM186 (500-850)

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2143

CS (TENTATIVE) 2.75” HAND GRENADE. Non-excavated. Only specimen known to exist. Similar to the US Adams hand grenade. Appears to have been picked up in Richmond, Virginia on April 9th, 1865 (according to the contemporary paint). It has a brass side-loading plug that unscrews. The shell completely disassembles for viewing. CONDITION: Museum quality. 4-55985 JM106 (2,000-3,500)

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2144

CS 2.5” SELMA ARSENAL HAND GRENADE. Excavated at the site of the Selma Arsenal, Alabama. Orig wooden time fuse is in above average condition. One of the better examples of a Selma hand grenade in existence. CONDITION: Slightly pitted. Above average for excavated specimens. 4-55986 JM104 (1,200-2,000)

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2145

CS 2.5” SELMA ARSENAL HAND GRENADE. Excavated at the site of the Selma Arsenal, Alabama. Orig wooden time fuse (above average condition). One of the better examples of a Selma hand grenade in existence. CONDITION: Slightly pitted. Above average for excavated specimens. 4-55987 JM105 (1,200-2,000)

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2146

CS 1-POUNDER RAINS HAND GRENADE. Excavated. The hand grenade and fuse were manufactured at the Augusta Arsenal, which was commanded by George Washington Rains, brother of inventor General Rains. Found near the site of the Augusta Arsenal. CONDITION: Very light pitting. Fuse and guide stick are reproduction. Due to the fragile nature of the fuse, it is highly unlikely that any intact fuses have been recovered from the battlefields. 4-55984 JM21 (400-600)

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2147

US 3.4” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Non-excavated. Unfired. Was intended to be fired from a 3.4” Dahlgren boat howitzer rifle cannon. CONDITION: Lacking Hotchkiss fuse. Some shaving to lead sabot, other wise near mint condition. 4-55955 JM73 (350-450)

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2148

US 3.25” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Non-excavated. Only specimen known to exist. Percussion fuse and iron anvil cap unscrew and slider slides out. There are no known US cannons in 3.25” cal. (possibly for captured Confederate cannon). Patent date cast into base, “HOTCHKISS PATENT, OCT 9, 1855” as well as “MAY 14, 1861” and below that “VII” and “3.25”. CONDITION: Museum quality, near mint. 4-55956 JM71 (750-1,200)

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2149

US 3” HOTCHKISS BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. This is a rare Hotchkiss projectile. CONDITION: Light pitting but overall fine. 4-55960 JM114 (500-900)

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2150

US 2.6” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Non-excavated. Iron anvil cap with removable percussion fuse (slider missing). Machine dimple in base. Hotchkiss patent date on base (illegible). Traces of orig paint. CONDITION: Excellent. Lead sabot has a ding on the side. 4-55961 JM112 (750-1,200)

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2151

US 2.6” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Non-excavated. Accompanying is a wooden time fuse adapter and paper time fuse. Three flame grooves. Machine dimple in base. Hotchkiss patent date on base (illegible). Traces of orig paint. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-55962 JM113 (750-1,200)

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2152

US PRE-CIVIL WAR 2.6” HOTCHKISS BOLT. Excavated from Andrew Hotchkiss’ test range in Connecticut. This is a prototype of the manufactured Hotchkiss round. Only a handful has ever been found complete making this an important contribution to the evolution of the Hotchkiss projectile. Rifling on the lead sabot is very good to fine. CONDITION: Light pitting with some scattered light pits. 4-55963 JM95 (850-1,500)

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2153

US RIFLED 6-POUNDER SAWYER BOLT. Excavated. Fired by Capt. P.E. Holcomb’s Second Vermont Battery during the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Holcomb had a battery of four 6-pounder Sawyer rifles during the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. The shell is missing half lead sabot. CONDITION: Moderate to medium ground action. 4-55964 JM65 (450-600)

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2154

US 3” ABSTERDAM SHELL. Non-Excavated. From the legendary “Mac” Mason Collection, author of Civil War Projectiles II, Small Arms and Field Artillery, with Supplement. Stamped “J.P.K.” on side. And stamped into the sabot is “ABSTERDAMS PATENT FEB 23, 1864. Remnants of the orig paint are present. For display a Confederate copper top fuse is screwed into the nose (not orig to this type of shell). CONDITION: Excellent. 4-55965 JM75 (350-650)

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2155

US 3” ABSTERDAM SHELL. Non-excavated. Fired. This shell was test fired and picked up shortly after it was fired (one of only two known). Stamped “J.P.K.” on side. And stamped into the sabot is “ABSTERDAMS PATENT FEB 23, 1864. Has orig brass Absterdam time fuse. Small hole drilled in the side. CONDITION: Small chip in iron and to brass sabot, otherwise excellent. Slick brown patina and iron. 4-55966 JM77 (350-650)

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2156

US 4.5” ABSTERDAM TYPE II/III SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Possibly recovered from late war Richmond-Petersburg lines. “CS” stamped on the upper band, which appears to have been done a long time ago. Stamped on the sabot, “ABSTERDAMS PATENT, FEBRUARY 23, 1864”. Has a brass time-fuse. This shell is a hybrid between the Type II shell that had one upper lead bourrelet and a lead cup sabot and the Type III shell, which had no lead bourrelets, and a brass ring sabot. Like the Type III sabot, there are six saw cuts in the sabot. CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55967 JM12 (650-850)

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2157

FEDERAL ENLISTED BUMMERS KEPI. Standard issue Federal Kepi with 4 1/2” front. Applied infantry bugle over 104 on top of hat. Appear orig to use. No lining. 1 1/2” leather sweatband. Contract paper stamp in top of hat which says “size #6, 7 1/2, US ARMY, TG & Co.” Kepi is contained in old box with fragments of liner. 2 Cards in hat say “Capt John Foley”. CONDITION: Hat has scattered mothing, especially around crown. Sweatband is restored using a more modern piece of leather attached to a piece of old leather. 4-56119 JS271 (2,000-4,000)

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2158

CIVIL WAR ENLISTED FORAGE CAP. Classic civil war bummers kepi, complete with chinstrap sweat band and liner. Top of hat is decorated with Company letter I, Regimental #2 and enlisted crossed sabers. This is a nice example of a popular union piece of head gear. CONDITION: Sweatband is complete except for 1 1/2” section which has been cut away. Lining is complete. Scattered mothing on surface of hat with a couple 1/2” to 3/4” areas of damage. 4-56120 JS275 (3000-4000)

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2159

INFANTRY ENLISTED HARDEE HAT. Hardee hat has blue worsted hat cord. Stamped brass Jeff Davis hat pin. Company letter D/Regimental #2 and infantry horn. Large ostrich feather is stuck in hat band. Hat has paper label in top which reads “US Army extra manufacturer 7 1/8, No. 4” with embossed eagle and patriotic motifs. CONDITION: Hat is very good overall. A few bends near crown. Body dusty and soiled. Sweat band is missing. Approx 2” x 3” is sewn inside hat to support Jeff Davis hat pin. Hat band is torn but intact. 4-56125 JS269 (4,000-6,000)

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2160

CALVARY ENLISTED HARDEE HAT. Hardee hat has yellow worsted hat cord. Stamped brass Jeff Davis hat pin and crossed cavalry sable insignia on hat. Large ostrich plume, sweat band complete. Contract label in top of hat has eagle flying with American flag over 13 stars, US ARMY, No.4 CONDITION: Overall very good. About 3/4” tear if front of hat, otherwise body is excellent. 4-56126 JS270 (4,000-6,000)

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2161

LOT OF 3 MILITARY SHAKOS. 1) VMI 20th C. 2) Late 19th C. shako with UCC device on front of hat with Ridabock label inside hat & white pom-pom. 3) Artillery shako with crossed cannon insignia and crossed cannon side buttons and red pom-pom. CONDITION: All 3 hats are complete minus crazing and scuffing. All hats have complete liners and/or sweatbands. VMI hat has several large dents. 4-56127, 4-56131, 4-56137-1 JS283 (300-600)

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2162

FEDERAL SLOUCH HAT, SHOULDER STRAPS & EPAULETS OF CAPT SAMUEL GRAVES 8TH MASS INFANTRY. This grouping was featured on the front cover of Volume 30, #6 “North South Trader” civil war magazine. Accompanying article gives history of Capt Graves and his unit. Speculations in article states that SG on hat could stand for Sutton Guards. Letter of authentication by Les Jensen accompanies this grouping. This is a rare opportunity to find a civil war slouch hat documented to an individual especially with accompanying shoulder straps and epaulettes. CONDITION: Slouch hat is well worn but still supple. Sewn edge band to hat is frayed. Hat cord worn. 2” Patent Sweat band intact. Shoulder straps are excellent. Do not appear to be used, but do have moth damage and do have large reductions in background on one strap. Epaulettes are cased in tin in Japanned box and are fine overall. An orig tag about 5” x 3” reads “these were used in the civil war by Capt Samuel c. graves Company C of Marble Head, Mass.” 4-56129, 4-56165 JS266 (5,000-8,000)

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2163

CONFEDERATE STYLE ARTILLERY KEPI. This old red kepi is made of red colored linen with cardboard stiffener and cardboard rim. Insignia of crossed cannons and large letters “GA” adorn top. This insignia is a reproduction. Two, flat, coin type buttons hold chinstrap. The sweatband is made of same material as the hat. This hat is most unusual. We have never seen anything like it before. It is old and could easily date from the CW era. There is a letter accompanying from Les Jensen who concludes: “Based strictly on observation with the naked eye and a 10 power hand lens and experience in examining many Confederate kepis over roughly thirty years, this kepi is essentially undatable. It may date from the CW, or it may date 30 years later. Except for the insignia, it does appear to be orig. The insignia has been added, probably in modern times. Unfortunately, there is little to compare it with and such items were available from military dealers for many years in the 19th C. CONDITION: Overall very good. Some crazing and cracking. No liner. 4-56132 (2,000-8,000)

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2164

CIVIL WAR UNION FORAGE CAP. Variation Union bummers kepi. 4” high in front. This is a style that falls way over from Stonewall Jackson’s. Tarred brim with reinforced leather edge. Tarred leather chinstrap with eagle side buttons. 1 3/4” thin leather sweatband. Blue polished cotton liner. Top of hat has enlisted insignia consisting of crossed sabers, company letter K and the number 3. A bullion cord circles top of kepi. Accompanying this lot is a letter from R. S. Dorsey whom Mr. Adamson purchased it from, describing it as a fine original Calvary kepi. CONDITION: Body of kepi is light faded. Scattered areas of mothing and staining. Brim, sweatband and chinstrap are excellent as is lining. 4-56133 JS279 (3,000-4,000)

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2165

INDIAN WAR ERA OFFICERS KEPI. Small dark blue wool kepi with gold bullion decoration. Bullion cord chinstrap with Indian War period eagle buttons. Quilted liner marked “Pettibone Mfg. Co. Society Military & Banned Goods. 268 & 270 Main St, Cin. O.” CONDITION: Overall very good. Brim has some separation. Leather sweatband is chipped, frayed and partially detached. Liner partially detached. 4-56134 JS273 (200-400)

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2166

GAR SLOUCH HAT. This is a fine example of a GAR slouch hat in fine condition. Embroidered device on front has 190/Gar inside a gold wreath. Officer style hat cord is present. White silk lining embossed with trademark “The style club hat.” Written on 2” sweat band is “T Dory Dalton?, NY.” CONDITION: Overall hat is excellent showing little wear. Some loss of gilting on some of Bullion on hat device. 4-56135 JS267 (200-400)

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2167

UNION BUMMERS KEPI. Well made reproduction bummers kepi utilizing orig insignia which includes enlisted infantry horn and Company letter A. Impossible orig brim and chin strap. Letter from Les Jensen accompanies. CONDITION: Overall very good and wearable. 4-56136 JS272 (100-200)

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2168

GROUP OF 4 INDIAN WAR ERA KEPIS. 1) Artillery officer’s kepi with quatra-foiling. Large black band at bottom. Pair of crossed cannons attached to black band. Lining is missing. Sweatband intact but partially detached. 2) Cadet style Chasseur’s kepi with gray body and black band. Leather sweatband has initials “ME”. Black lining. 3) Cadet style Chasseur’s kepi with gray body. Heavily mothed. Black band, black lining with drawstring. Leather sweatband is embossed “New York Clothing House Baltimore”. 4) Dark blue/green wool kepi with Indian War side buttons. Lining and sweatband are shattered. Name on sweatband Geo. A. Farnwell. 4-56137-2 JS286 (400-800)

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2169

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SASH. Standard Civil War era red silk sash over 9’ long by about 4” wide. Terminating in large knots and tassels. CONDITION: Body of sash has a few holes, couple stains. Knots and tassels are complete, scuffed and worn. 4-56230 JS304 (500-1,000)

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2170

CIVIL WAR NCO SASH. Non commissioned officer’s red worsted sash. Over 7’ long with red tassels & knots. CONDITION: Fine overall with scattered mothing. Tassels & knots are excellent. 4-56229 JS301 (400-800)

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2171

LOT OF 2 CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SASHES. Standard CW era red silk sashes both over 9’ long. Both terminating in large knots with tassels. CONDITION: Both sashes exhibit numerous hole and tears. Knots and tassels are frayed and scuffed. One knot is missing its cord wrap showing underlying string. 4-56231, 4-56233 JS306 (800-1,500)

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2172

CONFEDERATE VETERAN FROCK COAT. Late 19th century or early 20th century gray wool dbl-breasted frock coat with “WENDLINGER, RICHMOND, VA” back marked Virginia staff buttons. Coat has no collar or cuff insignia. Shoulders are fitted for epaulets, which are not present. Coat lined in tan cotton material. Sleeves lined in red silk blend. Skirt has internal pockets. This veteran’s coat is patterned after what a Confederate officer would have worn during the war. Coat is missing 3 buttons on front. Tail and cuff buttons intact. CONDITION: Scattered soiling and moth damage. Several seams are opened and held closed with straight pins. Lining is frayed in areas. 4-56246 JS260 (2,000-3,000)

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2173

OUSTANDING AND RARE IDENTIFIED UNIFORM GROUPING OF CAPT ALBERT M. TYLER OF 27TH REGIMENT NY VOLUNTEERS. This grouping consists of Capt Tyler’s frock coat, sash, vest, a signed CDV of him wearing this coat, his officer’s kepi with Havelock and 6th Army core badge. There are 2 pairs of captain straps a pair of major straps. This is a wonderful attic found grouping with no restoration. Frock coat has all classic civil war features including velvet lined collar. Bulbous elbows are 9 1/2” across, cuffs are 5” across. Eagle staff buttons adorn the coat as they do on the vest and the officer’s kepi. Coat is heavily quilted, tails have lined pockets, lining of skirt is typical dark green material. The officer’s kepi here is outstanding. It is the only kepi we have seen with an improvised orig Havelock constructed from polished cotton. Kepi has a padded quilted lining and top with an indiscernible makers mark on top. Tarred sweatband is intact. Chinstrap has 2 eagle staff buttons. An orig embroidered 6th army badge with orig red background sits atop officer’s braid on top of kepi. An embroidered US staff insignia 1 1/2” across in bullion wreath sits on front of hat. Typical dark blue wool vest that would have been worn with Union Officers coat. Coat has 9 extra quality back marked US Staff Officers buttons. Coat has 3 pockets lined with light brown cotton. Same light brown material is used on backing of vest. A 2 prong iron tightening buckle is found on back of vest, dated 1855. Sash is typical red silk faded to purple. The orig straps should be resewn to coat as seen in CDV. This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain an untouched officer’s kepi with orig staff insignia and core badge along with field grade officer’s frock coat, sash and vest. CONDITION: Coat and vest still exhibit rich blue color. Several moth holes, three largest holes being about 1” x 1/2”. Scattered moth tracking over much of the wool surface. Linings very good and sound with some tearing and fraying. Sash is faded with some soiling. Kepi exhibits similar color and moth damage. Havelock is excellent. Sweatband soiled. Lining deteriorated and frayed but still 70% or more intact. Padding still present. Inside top of hat appears to be makers mark but unreadable. 4-56248, 4-56260 JS276 (15,000-25,000)

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2174

CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER’S SWORD BELT. Well made patent leather belt with gilded eagle buckle. Belt is complete with hangers. CONDITION: Buckle is very good overall. Belt has areas of crazing and scuffing. Several folds and cracks in sword hangers. 4-56248-1 JS277 (1,000-1,500)

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2175

CIVIL WAR UNION 1ST LIEUTENANT OFFICER’S COAT. Single-breasted frock coat made of dark blue wool. Nine eagle “I” buttons adorn the front of coat; 8 of the buttons are back marked “WATERBURY BUTTON CO”, one button is blank. Sleeves are sewn in 3/8” at elbow, 5-1/2” at cuff. Cuffs are nonfunctional. Cuffs each have 3 eagle “I” buttons with plain backs. There are a pair of 1st Lieutenant’s shoulder straps made of gold embroidery and blue backgrounds that measure about 1” x 3”. Coat skirts are lined with typical dark green material. Sleeve linings are brownish tan cotton. Shoulders and chest show lots of padding, typical of Civil War construction. Les Jensen, in his accompanying letter of authenticity, states, “All the tailoring characteristics of this piece correspond to the Civil War period. The frock coat is in excellent condition, although the shoulder straps are worn. Conclusion: This is an orig and very fine condition Union officer’s frock coat for a company grade officer. The shoulder straps indicate a 1st Lieutenant of Infantry.” CONDITION: Coat overall is very good. Minor mothing. Several buttons are re-sewn. Brown interior lining and sleeve lining shows considerable fraying. 4-56250 JS256 (4,500-6,500)

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2176

UNION CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SHELL JACKET. Standard single-breasted dark blue wool shell jacket with eagle “A” cuffs on front collar and cuff. The use of eagle “A’s” is a variation, I have not seen on regulation shell jacket before. This coat is in fine condition with an unusual plaid lining. This coat is as fine an example as you can find in this pattern. Only minor damage to a few buttonholes and scattered moth tracking. Red trim is excellent and bright. Les Jensen, in his letter of authenticity, states, “This jacket has all the proper characteristics of a Civil War light artillery jacket. The one attribution that is unusual is the use of a single piece of tape for each blind buttonhole, rather than two. This has previously been attributed to one of the western clothing depots. The lack of markings, plus the plaid lining, may, in fact, indicate a Philadelphia provenance. Although the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia generally marked their items with size dots in the sleeves, this may not always been done, and Schuylkill is know to have used non-standard linings. Conclusion: This is an orig Civil War light artillery jacket, probably made at or under contract to the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.” 4-56253 JS253 (2,500-3,500)

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2177

CIVIL WAR NEW YORK CAPTAIN’S FROCK COAT. Single-breasted dark blue wool regulation Union frock coat. Nine New York staff buttons back marked “WATERBURY BUTTON CO. EXTRA” adorn front of coat. Four of the same buttons on tails, and 3 “EXTRA QUALITY” back marked cuff buttons are found on each cuff. Coat is lined in typical green lining. Sleeves are lined in tan. Sleeves are 9” at elbow, and 5-1/2” at cuff. Captain’s bullion shoulder boards with dark blue backings appear orig to coat. Tails each have a pocket lined in polished brown cotton. This is a fine example of a Civil War Captain’s coat. Accompanying this lot is a letter of authentication from Sumter Military Antiques from Charleston, South Carolina. Also a letter of authentication by Jim Frasca, noted Confederate uniform authority, accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Scattered mothing. Minor soiling. Linings and seams mostly tight and intact. 4-56252 JS261 (4,500-6,500)

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2178

IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE DBL-BREASTED FROCK COAT OF LIEUTENANT LOUIS P. HENOP OF WHITESIDES NAVAL BATTALION. Frock coat is dbl-breasted with eagle staff buttons. Tails also have eagle staff buttons. Coat is gray. Collar is fold down type. Similar coats are seen in photographs of Confederate officers, often times high ranking Confederate generals, though this coat is not regulation. It has no rank insignia and regulation navy coats call for 2 rows of 9 buttons, where this coat has 2 rows of 7 buttons. Sleeve elbows are 9-1/2”. Cuffs are 5-1/2”. The coat is lined with a brown decorated cotton. The sleeves are lined with white cotton. Les Jensen concludes in his letter of authenticity: “Therefore, I have no doubt that this is an orig example of a Confederate officer’s coat. The color, the material, the cut and the buttons are all consistent with Confederate products. I do not believe, however, that it particularly follows Navy regulations. Instead, it appears to be a lapel collar, Army officer’s coat of the type often seen in portraits of high-ranking Confederate generals. It is also possible, however, that a roll collar frock coat pattern was used to stand in for a proper Confederate Navy coat. If indeed Whiteside’s battalion were part of the Navy, this is probably the explanation. In any case, the lack of insignia is consistent with a late war, junior officer’s coat, and the style of button spacing is one of a type often seen on coats produced in the deep south. It is certainly one of the finest orig coats, in terms of condition, that I have ever had the opportunity to examine”. CONDITION: Coat overall is excellent. Minor moth damage. Coat shows very little wear. Some separation at old seams from thread being brittle. 4-56261 JS242 (25,000-35,000)

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2179

CONFEDERATE LIEUTENANT’S FROCK COAT. Dbl-breasted gray frock. Has 2 rows of 7 Virginia staff buttons, which are back marked “SCOVILL MFG & CO, WATERBURY.” Standard stand up collar. Has a single second Lieutenant’s bar on each side. Standard Confederate quatrafoiling is found on each sleeve, made of same gold bullion tape as collar insignia. Each sleeve originally had 3 buttons; one is missing from each sleeve. Coat is lined in typical dark green material. Sleeves are lined in off white cotton. Sleeves are 9-1/4” at the elbow, 5-1/2” at the cuff. Accompanying letter of authenticity from Les Jensen states, “This frock coat is made of a particular kind of cadet gray wool broadcloth believed, from other coats, to be a type made by Crenshaw and Company in Richmond, Virginia. This, plus the straight forward, parallel row button spacing, points to a probable Virginia theater origin. Both characteristics are repeated on other Virginia theater coats. The use of a slit at each end of the collar insignia has also been observed on Virginia theater coats. Conclusion: This frock coat is an orig and very good example of a Confederate officer’s frock coat. Although it has no specific history, enough characteristics exist to point to a Virginia theater origin.” CONDITION: Scattered mothing. One large 1” x 1” hole on face above top right button. 3” wide light stained band across left sleeve. 4-56262 JS247 (25,000-35,000)

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2180

CIVIL WAR RED TROUSERS OF CAPT CHARLES MORRIS 14TH BROOKLYN. Trousers are made of a very fine red wool. The trousers have a standard fly front with 4 Japan black metal buttons. The initials “CHM” are found in block letters in the waistband. The back of the trousers are lined with linen. Pockets are found on the side seams of the trousers. Pockets are made of cotton. There is also a watch pocket on the right side in the seam of the waistband. Letter of authenticity accompanies from Les Jensen. With his conclusion stating “The trousers date the mid-19th century and are officer quality. Provenance ties the to Capt Charles Morris of the 14th Brooklyn. CONDITION: Scattered mothing with one large 1/2” x 2” hole below left knee. 4-56265 JS274 (2,000-4,000)

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2181

HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE ENLISTED MAN’S UNIFORM FROCK COAT, THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE IDENTIFIED TO ONE OF WILLIAM QUANTRELL’S RAIDERS. This is probably the only surviving identified coat from one of Quantrell’s men. James S. Milliken was a private under Quantrell and according to newspaper articles, one of the youngest of Quantrell’s men. Private Milliken was born January 18, 1849 in Floyd, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, and enlisted with Quantrell’s Missouri Minutemen at the age of 14 in 1863. He died at Lake Providence, Louisiana at age 79. Milliken’s father, Richard M. Milliken, was one of the largest slave owners of the period. Milliken, Louisiana is named for him. In a 1926 Memphis newspaper article, Milliken relays much of his war history. Milliken states that such notables as Cole Younger, Frank and Jesse James were “part of my unit”. Good details on the Lawrence, Kansas raid, and the Centralia battle. Milliken states in the included newspaper article “We never took prisoners. It was war to the death”. Coat is a dbl-breasted gray wool frock coat. There are 14 Confederate script “I” buttons on face of coat. Eagle staff buttons are found on cuffs and tails. Sleeves are lined with coarse cotton material as is other parts of the interior of the coat. The skirt of the coat is lined in a dark green/brown material typically seen in many Union and Confederate coats. There are 2 interior pockets, one in each breast. This coat is completely hand sewn. Les Jensen, in his letter of authenticity, states the coat is made of fine material and is of officer quality. The lack of insignia makes it correct for a Confederate Private. Since Milliken was from such a wealthy family, we would expect only the finest quality in his coat. This coat is orig and a very good example of a Confederate enlisted frock coat. This is very possibly the only surviving coat worn by Quantrell’s men. Extensive letter of authentication by Les Jensen, which states, “This frock coat is an original and very good example of a Confederate Enlisted frock coat…it is, to my knowledge, the only surviving coat worn by one of Quantrell’s men.” Accompanying this lot is a group of Milliken post war material, mostly fraternal, including a decorated China shaving mug signed “J.S. Milliken” in gold with a Boumi Temple emblem; a large framed photograph of Milliken, the image measuring 6” x 8-1/2”, in civilian clothes wearing fraternal metals; a 1926 newspaper article, talking about Milliken’s exploits in the war; a United Daughters of the Confederacy document of membership to one of Milliken’s daughters; numerous identification cards for various lodges; a white and red fez; a membership card to the National Republican Club of Louisiana, dated 1927 & a silk white and blue Masonic apron. CONDITION: Coat has been professionally restored. All buttons being replacements. Scattered mothing, professionally restored. Seams tightened. Lining is protected by a mesh material. The complete report of the textile conservator accompanies this group. 4-56310 JS241 (35,000-45,000)

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2182

UNION INFANTRY GREAT COAT. This is a standard single-breasted union great coat. It is made of sky blue wool. The lining is brown cotton. Stenciled in left sleeve lining is a partial contract marking dated September 20, 1864. Overall this is a very good complete sound and displayable infantry greatcoat. CONDITION: Overall condition is very good. There has been conservation. A conservation report is included. Several buttons are resewn. Cuff buttons on cape are mostly Indian War replacements. Several open seams have been repaired. There is damage at upper left portion of collar. Scattered mothing. Scattered areas of fading and discoloration. 4-56269 JS280 (4,000-6,000)

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2183

UNION MOUNTED GREAT COAT. This is a standard dbl-breasted Union great coat. Stenciled inside sleeve lining is contract marking “E. Tracy, Phila, Oct. 21st, 64”. Coat is made of sky blue wool. The lining is brown cotton. This is a nice example of a US dbl- breasted great coat that has been well conserved and will present nicely on a mannequin. CONDITION: Overall coat is good. Coat had scattered moth holes over the body, on the cape and around the cuff area. These holes have been conserved and repaired. Several buttons are replaced. A detailed conservation report accompanies coat. 4-56270 JS281 (4,000-6,000)

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2184

CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG (“STARS & BARS”) REPORTED AS CAPTURED FROM THE BILOXI (MISSISSIPPI) COURT HOUSE IN 1861. All cotton, all machine sewn, thirteen star variant of the 1st National flag of the Confederate States of America, contemporaneously called the “Stars & Bars”. 37” hoist by 75-3/4” fly field is composed of three horizontal bars from the top- red (12-1/2” wide)-white (10-3/4” wide)- and red (12-1”2) wide. The final 9” of the lowest bar is pieced vertically. Inset into the upper, hoist corner is a faded,, dark blue canton. 24” on the hoist by 26” on the fly, bearing twelve, white, 5-pointed stars set in a 17-1/2” to 18 1/2” diameter circle around a center star, 5” across its points, all machine sewn to the canton. A blue cotton sleeve, 1-1/2” wide when flat, is sewn along the leading edge of the flag, probably for a cord to attach the flag to a staff or halyard. According to a label appended to the frame: “This flag was found in an old coffee can inside the vault of the Hancock County Courthouse that was being demolished to make way for construction of a new facility”. The label further states: “This First National Flag flew on the Biloxi, Mississippi Courthouse. It was captured by vile, Yankee, invading forces during the capture of Biloxi. The flag was later returned to the local SCV. It was repaired by a ladies group in the area. This flag served the Biloxi SCV for many years. This flag is pictured in Beauvoir during an SCV reunion with President Jefferson Davis just before his death”. CONDITION: Flag is framed flat for display. Four large oil stains appear in the red bars half way to the fly edge, possibly transferred from the coffee can in which the flag was claimed to have been found (folded) when the Hancock County Court House was demolished. Several horizontal splits and tears are evident in the lower bar from mid-way below the canton to the middle of the flag caused by dry rot. Still in very good condition for its age; canton is faded. Ex-Adamson collection with letter of authenticity from Les Jensen. 4-56311 HMM (25,000-38,000)

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2185

CS 4.62” READ SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. This extremely rare shell was typically recovered from Richmond or Petersburg, Virginia battlefields. This 4.62” cal. was in limited use and was intended to be fired from a CS 4.62” rifled cannon. It has a copper time-fuse and copper sabot. Has orig paper time-fuse inserted into the fuse opening. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55877 JM11 (1,500-2,800)

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2186

CS RIFLED 12-POUNDER READ SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. As per The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, Volume XLIV, report number 90 of Colonel William Hawley, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, states that on or around November 22, 1864, Hawley’s troops threw 170 boxes of fixed artillery ammunition into the Oconee River at Milledgeville (the wartime capital of Georgia) and also destroyed the weapons that the Confederates had stored in Milledgeville. Shell has a copper time-fuse and an extremely thick copper sabot. Shell has pronounced lathe dimple in the base indicative of Confederate manufacture. CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55878 JM13 (2,200-3,200)

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2187

CS 6.4” RESABOTED READ SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Has an extremely rare, hand-made copper sabot. As per Jack Bell on page 421 in his book, Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance, “As early as April 1862, Confederate ordnance officers recommended that large cal. Read projectiles be discontinued because iron sabots did not take the rifling well. Correspondence in the Navy OR’s indicate this may have been re-saboted at the Gosport Navy Yard.” The sabot is fashioned after a Tennessee sabot pattern and is bolted to the bottom of the Read base. Has Confederate Navy watercap fuse. CONDITION: Some restoration to the shell body, otherwise good condition. 4-55879 JM120 (750-1,500)

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2188

CS RIFLED 12-POUNDER READ SHELL. Excavated from the site of Augusta Arsenal, Georgia and most likely manufactured at the Selma Arsenal in Alabama. High copper sabot. Extremely rare, only a few known to exist. Missing percussion fuse. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting on half, moderate to medium ground action on other half. 4-55880 JM122 (1,250-1,750)

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2189

CS 30-POUNDER PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. One of at least four complete ones known to exist. Shell has rebated area at the base, which was a Confederate manufacturing design to help reduce the shell chipping when it fired. This specimen was recovered from Morris Island the site of Confederate Battery Wager in Charleston, South Carolina. Battery Wagner was the setting for the movie “Glory.” The brass sabot has been chiseled to help take the rifling. Extremely fine lathe marks can be seen the length of the shell. Confederate copper time fuse. CONDITION: Very fine condition with occasional light scattered pitting. 4-55881 JM123 (750-1,100)

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2190

CS 20-POUNDER READ-PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Has a Confederate copper time-fuse, a thin wrought iron sabot. CONDITION: Moderate pitting. Small chip to back side of sabot. 4-55882 JM43 (225-350)

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2191

CS 20-POUNDER READ-PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Confederate copper time-fuse, wrought iron sabot, lathe dimple in the base and some of the machining marks are still visible on the iron body. Fired from a 20-pounder Parrott rifle. Sometimes referred to as a sleeved Read shell, due to the manufacturing process. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting. 4-55883 JM39 (300-475)

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2192

CS 20-POUNDER READ-PARROTT SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Has a Confederate copper time-fuse adapter with a wrought iron sabot. Read patented the sabot and this was intended to be fired from a 20-pounder Parrott rifle. The base of the shell has a distinct lathe dimple. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55884 JM31 (275-450)

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2193

CS 3.5” READ SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Having a Confederate copper time fuse. Having a copper sabot with two dings to the side. This projectile was found in a cache of shells in a Confederate fort in High Bridge, Virginia in the 1960’s. Accompanying is a paper time fuse. CONDITION: Moderate to medium ground action. 4-55885 JM178 (400-700)

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2194

PRE-CIVIL WAR RIFLED 6-POUNDER READ SHELL. Excavated. Fired. This shell was patented on November 24, 1857 by John B. Read of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is an example of the evolution of artillery projectiles prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. This is an experimental shell with an empty powder cavity with an iron pin driven into the nose of the shell. This method of manufacturing was called a blind shell because it contained no bursting charge. There are six small holes in the base, which would allow the hot gasses of the charge that entered through them to expand the metal sleeve into the rifling of the cannon. Only found on the Fort Monroe, Virginia Test Range. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55886 JM41 (950-1,500)

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2195

CS 3” READ SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Copper time fuse and copper sabot. Typical of the Confederate manufactured Read shells during the war. Having a paper time fuse inserted into the copper fuse adapter (not orig to the shell). CONDITION: Minor pitting overall with occasional moderate pitting. 4-55887 JM143 (350-500)

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2196

CS 3.3” SELMA BOLT. Excavated. As per The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, Volume XLIV, report number 90 of Colonel William Hawley, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, states that on or around November 22, 1864, Hawley’s troops threw 170 boxes of fixed artillery ammunition into the Oconee River at Milledgeville (the wartime capital of Georgia) and also destroyed the weapons that the Confederates has stored in Milledgeville. Having a thick copper Selma sabot and a rounded nose. Manufactured at the Selma Arsenal in Alabama. CONDITION: Light ground action. 4-55888 JM151 (650-1,200)

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2197

CS 3.3” READ SHELL. Excavated. Having a rare Confederate copper percussion fuse and a copper sabot. What makes this one rare is the fact that it is fired from a 3.3” rifled cannon. Disarming hole in side. CONDITION: Shell body lightly pitted with three dings to sabot (from impact) but displays well. 4-55889 JM150 (750-1,200)

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2198

CS 3” READ SHELL. Excavated. Usually manufactured and found in Virginia. Fitted for a wooden time fuse adapter and having a copper sabot with nice rifling impressions. There are three flame grooves cut out in the copper sabot and body. Having two thin distinct bourrelets. The lathe lug still in place, which was usually broken off after manufacture. Small air bubble casting flaw in the base. CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55890 JM145 (350-500)

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2199

CS 3” READ SHELL. Excavated. Recovered at the site of the Augusta Arsenal, Georgia. Having a (removable) rare Confederate wooden time fuse patented on June 5, 1863 by Capt. Isador P. Girardey, C.S. Ordnance Department, Augusta, Georgia. Having a high copper sabot and two thin bourrelets. This shell was probably made in Atlanta or Macon Arsenal. CONDITION: Light to moderate ground action. No marring to copper sabot. 4-55891 JM144 (800-1,500)

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2200

CS 3.3” READ BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. As per The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, Volume XLIV, report number 90 of Colonel William Hawley, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, states that on or around November 22, 1864, Hawley’s troops threw 170 boxes of fixed artillery ammunition into the Oconee River at Milledgeville (the wartime capital of Georgia) and also destroyed the weapons that the Confederates has stored in Milledgeville. Having a high, thin copper sabot. Sabot was not cleaned and some of the orig river sand adheres for posterity. One of the better-excavated examples known to exist. Having almost no pitting. CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-55892 JM146 (900-1,500)

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2201

CS 3” READ SHELL. Battlefield pick up. Accompanying is a copper time fuse that unscrews. Having a copper sabot with rifling impressions. CONDITION: Excellent with great patina to copper sabot. 4-55893 JM147 (400-750)

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2202

CS 3” READ SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Having a copper sabot with 12 crisp lands and grooves rifling impression from a left-handed twist CS cannon. Accompanying is a wooden time fuse and a paper. CONDITION: Virtually no pitting. Small push on copper sabot. 4-55894 JM177 (350-550)

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2203

CS 3” BOLT. Excavated. Almost all known specimens are from 1861-1863 Army of North Virginia battlefields. Having a 1-1/4” tall copper sabot and having spectacular rifling from a Confederate 12 lands & grooves rifled cannon with left-handed twist. Confederate manufactured projectile believed to have been made in Richmond, Virginia area. This shell has been called a “Read” or a Burton”. No definite provenance to date, so it is an unknown example of Confederate manufacture. Several casting pockets present in iron base, one of which that was filled in with lead at the time of manufacture. CONDITION: Lightly pitted. 4-55895 JM152 (1,000-1,700)

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2204

CS 3” “UNFINISHED” READ SHELL. Excavated. Very scarce. Having a thick copper sabot and fitted for a wooden time fuse. What makes this shell rare and unusual was the fact that it was not turned on the lathe or machined. Having two narrow bourrelets typical of the Atlanta or Macon Arsenal Read shells. A small number were found in a well near the site of the Atlanta arsenal during road construction work on the expressway. CONDITION: Very light ground action. 4-55897 JM149 (650-1,200)

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2205

CS 3” READ SHELL. Excavated. Having a high copper sabot with casting flaw typical of the manufacturer. Having only been recovered in South Carolina. Fitted with wooden time fuse. The upper bourrelet and bottom bourrelet are not the same size, which is unusual for Read projectiles. CONDITION: Bottom bourrelet has more ground action than shell, otherwise light pitting. 4-55896 JM148 (500-750)

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2206

CS 10-POUNDER READ-PARROTT SIDE LOADER SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Case shot interior. Having a Confederate copper time fuse and a wrought-iron sabot. Often referred to as a “Read” sideloader and was manufactured for the 10-pounder Parrott rifle. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting and missing lead side-loader plug. 4-55898 JM176 (650-1,250)

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2207

CS 2.65” READ SHELL. Battlefield recovered from Averasboro, North Carolina. Rare Confederate shell. Has a high copper sabot. Accompanying is a wooden time fuse adapter. Made for a 2.65” Confederate gun that is unknown. Machining marks visible on body. CONDITION: Light ground action. Copper sabot very fine. 4-55899 JM142 (1,000-1,700)

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2208

CS 10-POUNDER READ-PARROTT SIDE LOADER SHELL. Battlefield pick up. Fired. Accompanying is an orig type Confederate time fuse with an orig paper time fuse. Often referred to as a lead side-loading “Read” shell; Read patented the shell’s sabot but it was intended for the Parrott cannon. Wrought-iron sabot with large lathe dimple in base. Case shot projectile with lead side-loading plug. This shell was picked up from the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and was engraved by Mr. Woodward, ‘GETTYSBURG 1863” in cursive writing on side of shell. Shells in this condition are hard to find and even harder to find with the provenance from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. CONDITION: Virtually no pitting, excellent condition. 4-55900 JM153 (1,500-2,500)

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2209

CS RIFLED 32-POUNDER SELMA BOLT. Excavated. Fired. Missing sabot. Rare pattern. What makes this shell so unique is the fact that you can completely see how the shell was cast on the base. May not have been cast with a sabot? Probably had a copper sabot and was probably made at the Selma Arsenal. CONDITION: Virtually no pitting. 4-55901 JM155 (500-750)

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2210

CS RIFLED 32-POUNDER READ BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. Having a thing wrought-iron sabot in above average condition for an excavated specimen. Probably from the Confederate defenses of Mobile, Alabama. Often referred to as a tear drop Read. CONDITION: Having light to moderate ground action and some minor dings to sabot. 4-55902 JM139 (850-1,500)

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2211

CS RIFLED 6-POUNDER BROUN SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Purportedly from the Selma Arsenal site; approximately 14 specimens are known to exist. The interior having a star cavity similar to polygonal cavity and having a thin high copper sabot with orig wooden fuse plug (possibly removes). Disarming hole on the side. CONDITION: Moderate to light pitting. 4-55903 JM180 (1,000-1,600)

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2212

CS 6.4” LONG SMOOTHSIDED BROOKE SHELL. Excavated. John Mercer Brooke, a Florida born Annapolis graduate, was formerly a United States Navy Officer. At the outbreak of the Civil War he resigned his commission joining the Virginia State Navy and later the Confederate States Navy as Chief of Ordnance and Hydrography. He helped with the reconstruction of the U.S.S. Merrimack into the ironclad vessel the C.S.S. Virginia. He had charge of the Confederate experiments, with submarine boats, and was one of the contributors to the development of the torpedo. Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond and the Confederate Naval Ordnance Works at Selma, Alabama, produced the Brooke rifles used by the Confederacy. The Brooke rifle is similar to the US Parrott in appearance. Although this shell is not pictured in any reference book to date, the fuse is similar to the examples pictured on page 52 of Charles Jones’, Artillery Fuses of the Civil War. Fuse is orig to shell and has been drilled on the sides for easy removal. Has an orig bolt and copper Brooke ratchet sabot unscrews. Where the lathe dog there is a letter “M” clearly stamped with another symbol above it. CONDITION: Shell is in unfired condition. Shell has light to moderate pitting. Fuse is in excellent condition except as noted above. Sabot has a push. 4-55904 JM16 (2,200-3,200)

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2213

CS 7” BROOKE SHELL. Excavated. Having a copper Brooke ratchet sabot and fitted for a Confederate fuse (missing). From the grounding of the Virginia or the Richmond at Trent’s Reach on January 23, 1865 as reported by James K. Mitchell, Flag-Officer of the James River Squadron per the Navy Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Shells were dumped to lighten the ships. CONDITION: Small push to copper sabot. Light to moderate pitting. 4-55905 JM133 (1,750-3,200)

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2214

CS 7” BROOKE BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. Having a copper Brooke ratchet sabot. From the grounding of the Virginia or the Richmond at Trent’s Reach on January 23, 1865 as reported by James K. Mitchell, Flag-Officer of the James River Squadron per the Navy Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Shells were dumped to lighten the ships. Bolt is original. SIZE: Approximately 14” high. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting and Copper sabot has been over cleaned and has a small push. 4-55906 JM182 (1,500-2,800)

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2215

CS RIFLED 32-POUNDER TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. Having a Type I copper Tennessee sabot. On the top of the shell is the remains of a casting vent and lathe dimple. This is a pristine example of this type of projectile. As a collector’s item it is rare. Purportedly from the C.S.S. Georgia, which was scuttled by the Confederates near Savannah, Georgia. One of the finest known examples, if not the finest example. CONDITION: Light sand-cast pits on the top during manufacture. One side with small light pitting. Most of lathe turning on shell body and on sabot present. Sabot is near perfect. Small electrolysis hole on side. 4-55907 JM131 (2,500-4,500)

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2216

CS 7” TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. Having a copper Type II Tennessee sabot and in such orig shape as to have the bolt from the base is able to be unscrewed. From the grounding of the Virginia or the Richmond at Trent’s Reach on January 23, 1865 as reported by James K. Mitchell, Flag-Officer of the James River Squadron per the Navy Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Shells were dumped to lighten the ships. Intended to be fired from a Confederate 7” Brooke rifle. CONDITION: With the exception of light scattered pitting, this bolt is in excellent condition. 4-55908 JM157 (2,000-3,500)

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2217

FUSE COLLECTION FROM THE CHARLES “CHUCK” JONES COLLECTION. All of the fuses in this display case are from the legendary Charles “Chuck” Jones collection author of the best reference book on fuses; Artillery Fuses of the Civil War. These fuses are the highest quality that Chuck could acquire. The collection consists of the following:

All of the following Frankford Arsenal fuse packs are the exact examples pictured on pages 161-162 of the Chuck Jones book – 1863 dated 4 second pack (slight tear), 1864 dated 5 second pack, 1863 dated 8 second fuse pack, 1864 dated 10 second pack, 1863 dated 12 second fuse pack, 1863 dated 15 second fuse pack, 1864 dated 20 second fuse pack, 1864 dated 25 second fuse pack, 1863 dated 30 second fuse pack (slight cracking of paper), 1865 dated 35 second fuse pack, and a 1864 dated 40 second fuse pack.

The following fuses are the exact examples pictured or similar to the examples pictured in Chuck Jones’s book: Large diameter iron bushing with standard brass water cap fuse pictured on top of page 14; large diameter iron bushing with U.S. Navy water cap fuse pictured on top of page 15 (drill marks on side of fuse); 9-inch Dahlgren incendiary shell brass side loading plug pictured on bottom left of page 14; wooden mortar fuse with original paper cover and label dated 1862 and 5 seconds to the inch (slight tear in paper on side) pictured on the far right of page 4; wooden time fuse adapters pictured on page 2 bottom left, to the right of bottom left and to the far right; wooden time fuse adapter pictured on page 3 top right and in the center left; Sawyer combination fuse pictured on page 34 top right; Archer percussion fuse (has pipe wrench marks) that disassembles and pictured on page 55 on top of page; Archer percussion fuse that disassembles on page 53 bottom left; two Archer percussion fuses similar to the examples on page 56 at the top of the page; Taylor fuse and igniter; CS time fuse adapter pictured on page 45 top right; British shipping plug pictured on page 117 bottom left; British percussion fuse similar to the example pictured on page 116 bottom left; British time fuse for the Britten projectile; Schenkl combination fuse similar to the examples on page 105; Hotchkiss combination fuse pictured on page 96 top left; Hotchkiss percussion fuse; wooden time fuse similar to the example pictured on page 4 left side of page; and Parrott time fuse adapter pictured on page 77 bottom left. CONDITION: Most are in fine to excellent condition. 4-56305 JM (4,000-7,000)

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2218

LOT OF 10 NAVY FUSES. Excavated. Nine are US Navy water cap fuses. The following are dated: (rare) 1857 date, 1862 1863, (2)1864, four are illegible. One CS Navy-style fuse, similar to the one pictured on page 48 (in the center) of Charles Jones’ Artillery Fuses of the Civil War. CONDITION: Some deterioration on some and others in very fine condition. 4-56283 JM217 (500-1,000)

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2219

LOT OF 11 FUSES. All excavated unless otherwise noted. 1) Two brass water cap bushings; 2) a brass driven seacoast water cap fuse (missing the water cap); 3) a Parrott Type I percussion fuse anvil cap; 4) three white metal percussion fuse sliders; 5) a British hexagonal time fuse; 6) a British hexagonal time fuse with the remains inside; 7) a CS Broun concussion fuse cap; 8) a non-excavated British shipping plug for a Whitworth; 9) a non-excavated Taylor fuse igniter. CONDITION: Very good to fine. 4-56283-1 JM218 (750-1,250)

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2220

LOT OF SEVEN US NAVY WATERCAP FUSES. Excavated. Rare 1860 dated, 1861 dated, 1862 dated (damaged to face), (2) 1863 dated, 1864 date complete with lead seal and leather washer (zinc has bushing has corroded), crisp1863 dated for the large caliber balls. CONDITION: Only one having a center plug, most legible. Good to very fine condition. 4-56283-10 JM234 (350-750)

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2221

COLLECTION OF 11 US FUSES. Excavated. 1) three brass Hotchkiss time fuses; 2) a brass Hotchkiss case shot fuse; 3) three Hotchkiss percussion fuses (one missing the center cap and slider); 4) a Navy Schenkl percussion fuse, stamped “J.P. SCHENKL PAT OCT. 16 1861”; 5) early brass Schenkl percussion fuse with rounded lip; 6) a US Bormann time fuse (all numbers legible); 7) US zinc Parrott time fuse; 8) the rim of a Schenkl percussion fuse with date legible. CONDITION: Good to very fine. 4-56283-11 JM235 (400-750)

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2222

GROUP OF FOUR ARTILLERY PIECES. Non-excavated. 1) Very rare brass naval artillery firing striker for the cannon, stamped “701”; 2) carriage hand trail spike hook; 3) carriage worm hook; 4) pendulum hausse mounting bracket for 6-pounder, stamped”6 PDR GUN”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent condition. 4-56283-12 JM236 (1,750-3,000)

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2223

LOT OF 13 FUSE AND FRICTION PRIMER PACKS. Non-excavated. 1) a package of 8-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1863 (missing portion of lower left corner of wrapping); 2) a package of 8-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864 (opened and resealed, fuses missing); 3) a package of 5-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864; 4) a package of 10-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1863 (some discoloration to paper); 5) a package of 12-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1863 (three tabs opened but resealed, fuses intact); 6) a package of 20-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864; 7) a package of 20-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864; 8) a package of 25-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864; 9) three packs of 5 brown-wrapped paper time fuses – two 4-second and one 8-second (both 4-second packages lacking wrapping in places). CONDITION: All in good condition except where noted. 4-56283-19 JM243 (500-1,000)

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2224

COLLECTION OF 18 CS COPPER TIME FUSES. Excavated. Set includes: eight various rifled artillery projectile time fuses and ten cannonball time fuses (various manufacturers). CONDITION: Good to fine condition. 4-56283-20 JM247 (450-900)

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2225

COLLECTION OF FUSES AND MISCELLANEOUS. Excavated (unless otherwise noted). Set includes: three CS Selma-manufactured water cap time fuses for rifled artillery (lead tabs mostly complete on all three); an engineer’s scale; an unknown carriage part; two pieces of artillery shell fragments; a Bormann time fuse (very poor condition) and a pair of (possible) port fire/fuse cutters. CONDITION: Fine to very fine to good condition. 4-56283-21 JM249 (750-1,250)

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2226

CS ARTILLERY GUNNER’S THUMB STALL. Non-excavated. Typical of Confederate manufacture as it has crude construction (possibly pigskin). This was worn on the gunner’s thumb when they were sponging the cannon and ramming the projectile. CONDITION: Very good. 4-56283-22 JM253 (750-1,500)

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2227

COLLECTION OF SEVEN CANNON SIGHTS. 1) stamped “18Pdr. S&G”; 2) stamped, “30 Pdr. RPP”; 3) stamped, “100 Pdr.”; 4) stamped “20 Pdr RPP” and also has cannon serial number stamped “330”; 5) front sight stamped, “12 Pdr. F GUN”; 6) front sight stamped, “12 Pdr. GUN”; 7) front sight stamped, “12 Pdr. F GUN”. Hard to find collection of sights! CONDITION: Light rust to lightly polished condition. 4-56283-6 JM230 (750-1,500)

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2228

US ARTILLERY LANYARD AND FRICTION PRIMER COLLECTION. Non-excavated. 1) unissued artillery lanyard; 2) 10 Civil War and post-Civil War primers with one being an excavated Civil War friction primer (some reproductions); 3) a leather maker tool gimlet. CONDITION: Unissued unless otherwise noted. 4-56283-7 JM231 (250-400)

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2229

ID’D CIVIL WAR IRON CALIPERS. Non-excavated. Stamped, “A. RICHARDS.” These calipers come with a tag that states that these were owned by Sgt. Alfred Richards of Co. D, Michigan Engineers & Mechanics. Sgt. Richards enlisted on September 12, 1861 at Grand Rapids, MI at the age of 27 and served until mustered out on September 22, 1865. Richards (from Walker, now NW Grand Rapids), was mustered as Artificer on October 29, 1861 and promoted to Corporal on November 1, 1863. After he re-enlisted, he was promoted to Sergeant on February 3, 1864 until his muster out at Nashville, TN on September 22, 1865. His company and regiment have an excellent war record! CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-56283-8 JM232 (550-850)

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2230

LOT OF EIGHT EXCAVATED BORMANN TIME FUSES AND AUTHENTIC BRONZE BORMANN FUSE WRENCH. Excavated. Wrench with deep rich, green patina. Also included are four brass and copper Bormann underplugs. CONDITION: One fuse in poor condition, three in average excavated condition and three in better than average condition. 4-56284 JM209 (1,800-3,800)

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2231

US BRASS GUNNER’S CALIPERS. Non-excavated. These were used by the gunner to check the diameter of the cannonballs. Marked, ‘INCHES”, “GUNS” and “SHOT” with the scale easily readable and all numbers are legible. CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-56288 JM226 (2,500-3,500)

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2232

US BRASS GUNNER’S LEVEL. Non-excavated. Stamped with eagle motif and with the words, “WATERVLIET ARSENAL”. Having the glass bubble in level is intact. This artillery tool is what the gunner used to level the cannon before sighting it in. CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-56289 JM225 (1,750-3,000)

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2233

PRE-CIVIL WAR WOODEN CANNON BREECH SIGHT. Non-excavated. This is the only one known to exist. Due to the way it was made and the construction of it, it appears to possibly be from the American Revolutionary War or War of 1812 era. Appears to have battlefield wear but every number on the scale (from 1-4) is readable and in working condition. Possibly made of maple, this breech sight is dovetailed and has a hand-made iron thumb-stop and is made with a lot of craftsmanship. This was used to sight in smoothbore cannons for the proper elevation. CONDITION: Appears to show battlefield use, otherwise in very fine condition for an artifact from this era. 4-56290 JM222 (3,000-6,000)

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2234

LOT OF FOUR NON-EXCAVATED ARTILLERY TOOLS. 1) fuse reamer having a wooden handle, iron body ; 2) a Navy water cap fuse wrench; 3) an iron fuse wrench; 4) a bronze Bormann fuse wrench with some traces of orig paint. CONDITION: All tools in very fine condition. 4-56291 JM213 (1,500-3,000)

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2235

PACKAGE OF FIVE 4-SECOND FUSES, C.S. LABORATORY. Non-excavated. Personally inspected and it is 100% authentic! Box contains all five paper time fuses. Package was opened a long time ago and is missing wrapper on one end and top. All fuses are intact. Label is in spectacular condition and reads, “FIVE FUSES”, “4 SECONDS TO ONE INCH.”, “C.S. LABORATORY,” and “RICHMOND, VA.” Label is hand-dated in brown ink, MAY 1864″. An exceptionally rare find! SIZE: 4-1/2″long x 2-5/8″ x 3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-56292 JM221 (1,500-3,500)

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2236

US ARTILLERY GUNNER’S THUMB STALL. Non-issued. White buff leather. CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-56283-23 JM254 (400-750)

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2237

US ARTILLERY GUNNER’S THUMB STALL. Non-excavated. Made of leather and having a wine wrist tie. CONDITION: Very fine condition. 4-56283-24 JM255 (450-750)

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2238

SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICERS SWORD BELT MADE BY AMES MFG. CO. This is a very rare sword belt, made and marked by “N.P. AMES, CABOTVILLE, MASS”. This is the only specimen known on its orig belt to us, and possibly the only non-excavated specimen period. This belt was probably made for high grade Mexican War Era presentation sword. Each half of buckle is benchmarked #32. Brown enamel is painted on back of buckle, like on most Ames buckles. This exact buckle is pictured in several reference books. Also accompanied by letter of authentication from one of the foremost authorities on Confederate buckles, Steve Mullinax. CONDITION: Buckle tongue has a couple slight bends. Tongue and wreath exhibit 90% plus orig gilt. Belt is in very good condition. Tightening buckle inside belt is missing. Both sword hangers are intact. One of the sword ring clamps lacks spring, but both retain about 50% of their gilding. 4-55785 JS74 (10,000-15,000)

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2239

LOUISIANA ENLISTED BELT. This is a fine example (if not the best), of an enlisted, rectangular, lead-filled Louisiana belt plate on orig belt. This lot is accompanied by letter of authenticity from Steve Mullinax, noted buckle authority. CONDITION: Buckle has pleasant yellow brass patina with black staining. Details of pelican in nest feeding her young are excellent, as is laurel wreath and stars. Lead and hooks on reverse are excellent. Belt is supple and excellent. 4-55783 JS75 (6,000-8,000)

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2240

CSA RECTANGULAR BELT PLATE ON CONFEDERATE SWORD BELT. This is a nice example of CSA belt plate on a rarely seen Confederate made sword belt. Buckle is of the Atlanta variety with small periods. Belt is made of harness leather and this pattern belt is rarely seen. This lot is accompanied by letter of authenticity from Steve Mullinax, noted buckle authority. CONDITION: Buckle has a dark brown/black patina. Hooks on reverse are excellent. Belt is in very good condition, retaining iron hardware to attach sword straps, which are missing. Belt surface retains a majority of its orig black finish, but much has chipped away. 4-55782 JS76 (4,000-6,000)

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2241

CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA SABER BELT. Rare New Orleans made 2-pc Louisiana buckle with concentric rings to wreath and rnd belt keepers. Tongue medallion is die-struck. Buckle is on patent leather belt with canvas core. This particular manufacturer produced three varieties of buckles of different types with different medallions, including a CS and a star. This is only the second buckle of this type that we have noted on its orig belt. This lot is accompanied by letter of authenticity from Steve Mullinax, noted buckle authority. CONDITION: Buckle exhibits fine untouched patina. Belt is complete, though almost broken in back, only held on by about 1/4 of the canvas core. Numerous large cracks in belt, which is very dry in some areas. Both sword hangers are present, but both are broken in half. Sword hangers still retain the orig sword hooks. 4-55784 JS77 (10,000-15,000)

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2242

RARE CONFEDERATE NON-EXCAVATED 2 PIECE G.M. (GEORGIA MILITIA) BELT PLATE. This plate is the only known example to us in non-excavated condition. This plate is in very good condition, uncleaned. Plate exhibits mottled brass patina with scattered brown stains. Finishing file marks are seen throughout construction of this plate. For further history on this pattern, see page 142 of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates, 2nd edition. Buckle is accompanied by letter of authenticity by Steve Mullinax. 4-56273 JS123 (8,000-10,000)

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2243

CONFEDERATE “CS” 2 PIECE WAIST BELT PLATE. This is a fine example of a western theater excavated two-piece “CS” buckle. Letter of authenticity accompanies from Steve Mullinax stating buckle was found in a Louisiana troops camp near the Duck River in Tennessee. Buckle is in fine condition. 4-56274 JS124 (2,000-3,000)

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2244

CONFEDERATE “CS” 2 PIECE WAIST BELT PLATE. This is a fine example of a scarce western theater two-piece Confederate buckle. Letter of authenticity accompanies from Steve Mullinax stating buckle was found near Murfeesboro, Tennessee. Buckle is in fine condition. 4-56275 JS125 (2,000-3,000)

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2245

NEAR MINT CONDITION 2 PIECE CONFEDERATE GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUCKLE. This is probably the finest example of the solid cast Georgia tongue and wreath buckle. This lot is accompanied by letter of authenticity from Steve Mullinax, noted buckle authority. CONDITION: It still retains about 100% of its gilt plating. If you wanted the best condition two-piece Georgia state seal buckle, this should be it. This is a great buckle and is guaranteed 100%. 4-56276 JS127 (8,000-10,000)

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2246

CONFEDERATE “CS” 2 PIECE WAIST BELT PLATE. Nice example of a non-excavated two-piece “CS” buckle. Roman numeral VI scratched on back of tongue. Traces of gilt remain in protected areas on both tongue and wreath. For more information on this particular plate, see page 15 of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates, 2nd edition. A letter of authenticity from Steve Mullinax accompanies this buckle. 4-56277 JS126 (3,000-4,000)

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2247

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUTREMENT ITEMS. Lot consists of two-piece lion-headed buckle. Seven sword belt keepers and one belt hook, with various benchmark numbers. Sash buckle with single bar with patriotic motifs, including Lady Liberty, eagles, and an angel holding a ribbon with “UNION”. Confederate excavated two-piece sword belt plate. Back of wreath and tongue exhibit similar patinas. Wreath has been repaired and keeper is broken. Face of tongue has been polished. This is a fairly scarce buckle, sometimes associated with the manufacturer of Leech & Rigdon. Lot also contains post-war CSA button back marked “SUPERIOR QUALITY”. Reproduction cast “GMI” cadet button. Reproduction CSA saddle shield. Reproduction two-piece artillery buckle. Nineteenth century excavated wreath from two-piece sword belt buckle. Rectangular plain convex breastplate. Two US box plates with unusually thin wire loops. 4-56278, 4-56279, 4-56280-6 JS141 (500-1,000)

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2248

US MODEL 1832 ARTILLERY 2-PIECE SWORD BELT PLATE. Interlocking 2-pc US buckle made to go to an 1832 short artillery sword belt. This is a nice non-excavated example with matching patina on both tongue and wreath. 4-56280-1 JS136 (200-400)

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2249

LOT OF 3 NON-EXCAVATED US BUCKLES. 1) Model 1839 small US with three iron wire hooks. Plate is very good. Two belt hooks are bent inward. 2) Surplus large sized US with puppy paw hooks. Buckle is excellent with scattered staining to surface. 3) Standard Civil War belt plate with arrow hooks. Deep, chocolate brown patina. Buckle has several bends at edges. Buckle has initials and “1864” scratched on back in lead. 4-56280-2, 4-56281 JS137 (500-1,000)

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2250

LOT OF 4 CIVIL WAR ACCOUTREMENT PLATES. Lot consists of two eagle breastplates and two eagle sword belt plates. 1) Very good, non-dug eagle breastplate. Good lead back with both hooks. Face darkly patinaed. 2) Unusual, white metal plated eagle breastplate with “US” stamped below eagle. Four nail holes where this was attached to a board, probably early battlefield pickup. One hook missing, other hook flat. One nail hole goes through the “U” in “US”. 3) Excavated enlisted eagle sword belt plate. Only trace of silver wreath intact. Plate is flattened out, well-worn, and very darkly patinaed. 4) Very good officer’s sword belt plate with intricate cast wreath with excellent detail. Narrow ½” tongue on back, benchmark number “343”. 4-56280-3 JS138 (400-800)

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2251

LOT OF 6 EXCAVATED US ACCOUTREMENT PLATES. Lot consists of two US belt buckles and four US cartridge box plates. All appear to be excavated in same area, as all have similar patina and ground action. All plates have varying degrees of lead loss and are missing hooks. One plate lacks most of its lead and has several holes burned through. Other plate’s faces are fairly intact with some edge chipping, cracking, bends, and folds. 4-56280-4 JS139 (300-600)

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2252

LOT OF 7 EXCAVATED US ACCOUTREMENT PLATES. Lot consists of two belt plates, two box plates, and three eagle breastplates. One box plate is very good with both hooks. Another box plate very good, missing one hook. Breastplates are all missing hooks with some lead loss. Two have chipped edges. One has rust blisters bleeding through buckle. One US buckle has arrow hooks, has lead loss, and a couple dings to buckle edges. Other buckle has been cleaned and pounded around edges to make buckle appear more as a rectangle in shape. 4-56280-5 JS140 (500-1,000)

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2253

COPY OF A CONFEDERATE FRAME BUCKLE. The front of this buckle has been cleaned, but patina is developing. 4-56282 JS128 (100-200)

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2254

CONFEDERATE UNIFORM JACKET AND PANTS. This important lot includes a handmade uniform jacket with provenance to Private Matthew Reynolds of GA. Both the jacket and the pants have been extensively examined by noted Confederate uniform expert Les Jensen and a letter from him accompanies this lot. It was Jensen’s conclusion that although the jacket has a number of nonstandard features and postwar modifications, it is likely to have been the jacket worn by Matthew Reynolds. The jacket is a single breasted short uniform jacket made of a jeans-like woolen material woven with a twill pattern in a tan/brown or butternut color. The body is made up of 4 pieces in, generally, a sack coat pattern terminating slightly below the waist. The uniform has a 9-button front of which there are 6 remaining brass coin buttons and 1 US pattern 1889 eagle button. Buttonholes are hand sewn. The collar is of a standing type, fashioned of a single piece of dark blue material. The blue collar facing is crudely hand stitched to the inter lining. There is a hook and eye at the base of the collar on the front. The dark collar material is. most likely, a post-war alteration. Sleeves are 2-pc pattern and measure 7-7/8” at the elbow and 5” at the cuff. The left sleeve is horizontally pieced at the elbow and appears to have been made that way. The coat is lined with light brown cotton as are the sleeves. There is a mixture of hand and machine stitching throughout with the machine work somewhat poorly done. There are no interior or exterior pockets. There are 2 small belt pillows approx. 1” from the bottom of the jacket at the rear. CONDITION: Good. Jacket shows heavy wear and staining. Buttonholes are worn. Right armpit has a heavy tear and has had some crude repairs. Left breast has a L-shaped tear measuring approx. 1-1/2” x 2”. The jacket lining is tattered and torn but mostly present. 2 missing buttons accompany the jacket in a plastic bag. Accompanying the jacket is a pair of wool trousers, also woven in a twill pattern, but yet different from the jacket with a darkish brown color. Pants are fully lined unbleached cotton. Trousers have a standard fly front with 3 buttons, waistband measuring 2-1/4” in front and 1-1/8” in back. Waistband is held together with a single button. 8 suspender buttons mounted to the top of the waistband. 2 front pockets with folding flaps with the pocket bags are made of cotton canvas. There is a watch pocket to the wearer’s right. To each cuff, a reverse chevron of the same material has been made. CONDITION: Very good. Pants retain their strong color. I located 4 holes that have been professionally repaired and backed with a similar type material, very well done. Overall, they have a very nice appearance. There is mothing to indicate that these trousers are distinctly military, but they, presumably, came with the uniform jacket. They date to the Civil War period. This group is accompanied by a somewhat extensive archive of information and provenance through the family to several museums and in the hands of several dealers and collectors over the years. Private Matthew Reynolds was found in the National Archives as a member of Company K, 20th Georgia Infantry in 1864. This is further documentation that he served in a local defense unit. Apparently this jacket, which according to Les Jensen was most likely worn by Reynolds during the Civil War, has had some post war modifications such as the addition of blue material to the cuffs and collar, repairs and replaced buttons. However with the accompanying Civil War period trousers, provides the buyer an excellent opportunity to acquire an authentic Confederate enlisted man’s uniform. 4-56267 CW8 (20,000-25,000)

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2255

IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY MAJOR’S UNIFORM FROCK COAT. Authentic Confederate field grade officer’s frock coat identified to Maj. Robt. Jefferson Betsill of the 18th SC Vol. Regt. A detailed article on this coat and Maj. Betsill done by Andrew H. Lipps appears in the Christmas 1996, “North/South Trader”. The coat has been professionally conserved and restored by Lynn Lancaster Gorges. A full report with detailed photographs before and after also accompanies this lot. Also included are copies of various papers relating to Betsill and his service. It is dbl breasted made of gray wool with a 2/1 twill. The body is made up of 6-pcs, being the two front panels, two side back panels, and two back panels with two long skirts attached. There are 14 large 3-pc US staff officer buttons on the front, all of which are back marked ”Extra Quality” except for three back-marked “Horstmann Brothers & Co. Phil”. All of these buttons appear to be replacements. Four buttons remain at the waist and tail of the coat. All replacements, two are post war tin backs and two back marked “Extra Quality”. The front edge of both breasts have a welt of buff colored wool piping, which goes from the base of the collar to the waist on either side. Mounted on the collar are two gold bullion embroidered five-point stars on a black felt backing. These are replacements as well. The buttonholes are reinforced with gray wool so that no stitching shows. There is a dart on the right and left side of the waist running upwards into the body approx. 6”. The sleeves are of 1-pc with an inset spear-pointed widener from the cuff up to slightly above the elbow. The sleeves measure 9-1/2” at the elbow, 5-1/2” at the cuff. The collar is of the standing type made of 2-pc of the identical material as the coat. On the back of the coat, tail pockets are accessed from the outside and lined with unbleached cotton osnaburg. Piping is present on the rear tail split and on each of the pocket openings where the buttons are mounted. The interior of the coat is lined in a light brown jeans material. The breast is quilted with crude stitching in large rectangles. There is a breast pocket on the wearer’s left lined in unbleached white cotton osnaburg. Sleeve linings are the same as the pocket linings. The textile conservator has relined the tails from the waist to the hem with lightweight olive green wool, presumably to maintain its form and protect remnants of the orig lining. Remnants of the orig skirt lining are dark green polished cotton. This frock coat is sewn completely by hand, showing excellent and high quality workmanship. Letter of authentication by Jim Frasca, noted Confederate uniform authority, accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Good (restored). Coat suffered major losses, particularly on one side of the breast. Numerous holes in the sleeves, skirts, and back have been professionally conserved and backed with a similar appearing gray wool cloth. Buttons and rank insignia are modern replacements. Interior body lining is in tattered condition but about 90% present. Sleeve linings are tattered. Stitching is loose. Skirts have been relined with modern material. Piping on the front and back of coat is present but worn away in several areas. Coat is attributed to Major R.J. Betsill of the 18th South Carolina Infantry Regiment. This regiment was formed in Laurens County, and other areas of the northwestern part of South Carolina. The hard fought unit participated in the following engagements: Malvern Hill, Rappahannock Station, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Jackson, Charleston, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg, The Crater, Fort Stedman, Five Forks, and Appomattox Court House. Major Betsil was wounded in action at the Battle of the Crater in Petersburg, Virginia. This authentic Confederate Major’s frock coat offers an excellent opportunity to obtain an attractive example of a field grade officer’s coat. The restoration on the coat has been sensitively done and it presents a well worn but attractive appearance. 4-56268 CW62 (40,000-60,000)

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2256

MODEL 1850 US FOOT OFFICER SWORD. 30-1/2” unstopped fullered blade, typical of manufacture of Henry Sauerbier of Newark, New Jersey. Blade is lightly etched with various patriotic motifs. Floral hilt with decorated pommel cap with spanner nut, also a typical Sauerbier feature. Leather grip with twisted brass wire. Leather scabbard with brass mounts. Bullion sword knot attached to grip. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright, cleaned with scattered nicks in cutting edge and areas of black pitting. Grip leather and wire are complete with wear to the high spots. Leather scabbard has one large crack between drag and middle mount. Leather is coated with protectorate. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts cleaned. 4-56049 JS17 (800-1,200)

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2257

US MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD WITH RARE TINNED SCABBARD. 32” slightly curved blade. Deeply etched with military motifs including large “US”, spread winged eagle, and ribbon with “E. Pluribus Unum”, along with flags, etc. Hilt is decorated with flowers and cast “US”. Pommel is profusely decorated with cast floral motifs. A European makers mark is stamped on hilt, and blade is also proofed. Metal scabbard is tinned and has three brass gilded mounts and brass throat. Sharkskin grip is covered with twisted brass wire. Accompanying this lot is a letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson stating that he purchased this sword from “the Stephen Dorsey Collection”. Mr. Dorsey states, “…only the most serious collectors are aware that a very FEW 1850 Staff & Field Swords were made with TINNED scabbard bodies – such as this fine specimen.” CONDITION: Blade is excellent overall. Etching retaining much of its orig frosting with scattered areas of black staining. Hilt and brass mounts retain a majority of orig gilt. Plating to scabbard body shows some bubbling and about 10% reduction. Washer is replaced. 4-56050 (1,500-3,000)

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2258

CIVIL WAR US CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER. 34-1/2” dbl fullered blade. Blade is maker marked “W. CLAUBERG SOLIGEN”. Blade is etched with various patriotic motifs, including spread-winged eagle on top of tall column, “US”, flags, cannons, ribbon with “E. Pluribus Unum”, and a circle of stars. Etching is done on a gold background. Sharkskin grip with twisted wire. Decorated hilt and pommel in style of US Model 1840 Cavalry Officer Saber. Scabbard is brass with brass mounts and has large floral and geometric engraved panels on drag and above and below carrying rings. CONDITON: Blade is gray overall with some black staining. Etching retains some frost and 25% of its orig gilt. Grip is worn at high places with about 5% loss. Cleaned brass scabbard and hilt exhibit matching patinas. Scabbard exhibits a few small dents and scratches. 4-56051 JS16 (2,500-4,500)

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2259

AMES MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 30-1/2” etched blade, marked “AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE, MASS”. Sharkskin grip with twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard with brass mounts. Top mount is stamped “AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE, MASS”. This sword is a little higher grade Ames Foot exhibiting finer engraving on blade and blued steel scabbard where normally leather was used. CONDITION: Blade is near mint with about 100% frosting to etching with only several small black and gray stains. Hilt and brass mounts have matching yellow brass patinas. Grip exhibits longitudinal crack through its length. Sharkskin worn at high spots. Scabbard is very good. 4-56052 JS15 (2,000-3,000)

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2260

MODEL 1840 PALMETTO CAVALRY SABER. 35-½” slightly curved blade marked “COLUMBIA, SC”. Blade is gray with scattered pitting and cleaning. Orig protective washer. Patinated brass hilt and pommel. Twisted wire over leather over cord wrapped grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: Leather grip wrap about 80% intact. Bullion sword knot attached to hilt. Even though grip is missing a portion of the leather, this is still a fine example of this scarce Confederate used sword. 4-56053 JS3 (3,000-5,000)

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2261

US MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER. 32” curved blade. Blade mark AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE, MASS. US, ADK 1856. Brass hilt is stamped #12. Has twisted brass wire over leather grip. Orig protective washer is retained. Iron scabbard drag stamped #12 and inspected “JH”. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade shows scattered areas of pitting and cleaning. Scabbard shows old cleaning. Grip leather almost 100%. About 5” crack on either side of grip. 4-56054 JS1 (600-800)

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2262

US MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER. 32” curved blade. Marked AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE, US, AHC, 1863. Brass hilt inspected “AHC”. Has twisted brass wire over leather grip. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with large areas of black staining and pitting. Grip retains most of its orig leather with scattered flaking. Orig protective washer is retained. Scabbard has several small dents and is covered with black paint. 4-56055 JS2 (600-800)

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2263

IDENTIFIED CAVALRY SABER AND SWORD BELT. This grouping consists of several documents pertaining to Henry Shriner of the 2nd US Cavalry, Model 1860 Cavalry Saber and Indian War Era Sword Belt. Sword is 1865 dated, and marked “C. ROBY W. CHELMSFORD, MASS”. CONDITION: Scabbard is white metal plated. Blade is cleaned and either plated or painted. Grip retains 80% orig leather with wear to the high spots and all orig wire. Belt is very good with matching patinas to keeper and belt plate. 4-56056 JS18 (800-1,200)

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2264

LOT OF 3 ITEMS. 1) Model 1840 US Noncommissioned Officer Sword. 31-1/2” blade marked US, DFM 1865 Emerson and Silver, Trenton, NJ. Sword is contained in brass mounted metal scabbard with drag inspected DFH. CONDITION: Sword shows repair at pommel tang. Brass grip is loose and missing ferrule. Scabbard shows soldered repair at top of drag. 2) 31” curved brass scabbard for 19th Century sword. Scabbard has two brass ring mounts, brass drag, and no throat. CONDITION: Several small dents, cleaned. Scattered staining overall. 3) 19th Century knife with 13” dagger-pointed blade. One side of blade is flat; other side is raised to ridgeline with inscribed lines cut into ricasso. Wooden grip with brass ferrules is topped with square urn-shaped pommel. Brass single knuckle bow extends from pommel to brass cruciform cross guard. CONDITION: As found condition. Blade is black and pitted. Brass guard exhibits rich patina. 4-56057, 4-56058, 4-56060 JS19 (500-700)

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2265

“NC” MARKED CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS. Standard 1860 Naval Cutlass probably made by Ames. Stamped “NC” on ricasso, presumably for North Carolina. CONDITION: Blade is gray/black with areas of staining, pitting, and rust. Grip leather is 100%. Hilt and pommel are heavily and deeply patinated with green verdigris. 4-56059 JS10 (500-1,000)

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2266

CONFEDERATE GEORGIA MADE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. 18-1/4” clip point blade. Wood grip with iron ferrules and iron D-Guard with turned-down quillion. Blade has old pasted on brown ink tag that says “In trenches at Atlanta”. This particular knife form is known to have been made at the Armory at Milledgeville, Georgia based on excavated specimens from the armory site. Accompanying this lot is a letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson in which he states he purchased this knife from John Sexton. Also included is a letter from John Sexton stating, “it is my considered opinion, a product of the Georgia Armory in Milledgeville, Georgia. Identical specimens are excavated in the Oconee River at Milledgeville where Sherman dumped and destroyed ordnance.” CONDITION: Untouched as found. Blade is black/brown with areas of pitting and rust. Iron ferrule and hilt also exhibit pitting and areas of rust. Wood grip has numerous small scrapes and nicks. 4-56061 (4,000-6,000)

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2267

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. Made by Cook & Brothers, New Orleans. Fine example in its rare orig scabbard. 20-½” dbl-edged blade with central ridge. Hilt is stamped “COOK & BROTHER”. Leather scabbard with scalloped brass mounts and brass frog button. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with scattered pitting and numerous small nicks to cutting edge. Hilt and scabbard mounts have matching patinas. Leather scabbard crazed overall. 4-56062 JS6 (8,000-10,000)

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2268

CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD WITH “CS” IN OPPOSITE QUILLONS. Fine example of this scarce pattern in orig scabbard. 18-½” dbl-edged blade. Brass feathered hilt exhibits “C” and “S” cast into opposite quillons. Leather scabbard with soldered tin throat and iron frog button, reinforced sewn leather drag. CONDITION: Blade is cleaned and shows unusual puddling on surface. Orig leather washer. Hilt exhibits good patina. Patina worn where sword is handled. Tin throat to scabbard exhibits traces of orig paint. Scabbard body crazed overall, reinforced leather drag has fold but is still complete and solid. 4-56063 JS7 (8,000-10,000)

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2269

CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SABER IN orig SCABBARD. 19” dbl edged single fullered blade. Brass cruciform feathered grip. Leather scabbard is copper mounted with brass frog button. Attached to hilt is orig cloth covered cord. Attached to scabbard is frog with attached belt. CONDITION: Hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit rich patina. Blade is gray/bright with small areas of pitting. Leather scabbard and belt have been coated with protectorate. 4-56064 JS 4 (4,000-6,000)

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2270

NAVAL CUTLASS WITH SCABBARD, FROG, AND BELT. This Civil War Era unusual crudely made sword is possibly Confederate made or used. The tin throat to scabbard is similar to those found on other Confederate edged weapons. The unusual belt and frog have not been noted before. 20” dbl-edged blade with central ridge. Hilt is cast brass with feathered grip with crude eagles cast on either side of pommel. Leather scabbard with tin throat and small brass frog button attached to leather frog and leather belt with forged dbl-tongued roller buckle. Belt is sewn to heavy red canvas with leather ends. Included is a letter of provance from Mr. Adamson regarding this lot. CONDITION: Blade is black and pitted, shows grinding and sharpening marks to cutting edges and point. Hilt is cleaned, and shows puddling on its yellow brass hilt. Scabbard body appears new. Tin throat has areas of pitting. Leather frog and belt are very good overall with scattered crazing. One belt loop appears new. 4-56065 JS8 (2,000-3,000)

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2271

US MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD. 19” blade marked with eagle, “ NP AMES, SPRINGFIELD, UNITED STATES, 1841, WS”. Brass mounted scabbard. CONDITION: Blade about 40% bright, other 60% scattered areas of pitting and cleaning. Scabbard solid with some crazing and is covered with protectorate. 4-56066 JS5 (600-800)

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2272

REMINGTON ZOUAVE SABER BAYONET. 20” blade inspected with “H”, as is frog button on scabbard. Hilt is inspected “BH”. Brass hilt with concentric rings. Bayonet is complete with locking mechanism and orig scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright. Hilt and scabbard mount show matching patina. Scabbard mounts have several small dents. Scabbard body retains most of its orig black finish with scattered scuffing. Scabbard throat missing its pins. 4-56067 JS12 (200-300)

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2273

FAYETTEVILLE ANGULAR BAYONET. 20” angular blade with 1-1/2” ricasso. Locking ring has round-headed screw, which is indicative of angular bayonet associated with Fayetteville rifles. These bayonets are similar to those for certain Mississippi rifles conversions, but those have serial #s and letters. CONDITION: Gray metal overall with scattered areas of pitting and black staining. 4-56068 JS13 (700-1,200)

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2274

LOT OF 9 CIVIL WAR AND 19TH CENTURY ANGULAR BAYONETS. Lot consists of: 1) crudely made model 1853 Enfield which is unmarked. 2) Martini or Snider with numerous marking on blade in orig scabbard with broad arrow and WD. 3-5) Three US 45/70 Bayonets, one in scabbard. 6-7) Two US 58 Cal. Springfield Bayonets. 8) One 1816 style Bayonet stamped “C” on ricasso. 9) Model 1842 US Bayonet marked “US” on ricasso. CONDITION: Overall good to excellent for group. 4-56069 JS11 (400-600)

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2275

BRITISH 6.4” ARMSTRONG BOLT. Non-excavated. Unfired. Exact shell pictured on page 56, figure 31 of the book, Heavy Artillery Projectiles of the Civil War, 1861-1865, by Sydney Kerksis and Thomas Dickey. This shell was imported by the Confederates. Written in old lettering, ‘CONFEDERATE RIFLE PROJECTILE, NORFOLK NAVY YARD, C.S.A.”. On the opposite side is “CSA 100 and stamped in the metal appear to be four letters “_ _ RH”. Having three rows with four brass studs in each row that would correspond to Armstrong’s cannon rifle. This is the only known specimen. CONDITION: Near mint. 4-55909 JM174 (3,000-6,000)

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2276

CS RIFLED 32-POUNDER TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. Having a thick Type II copper Mullane sabot with ding on one side. Purportedly from the C.S.S. Neuse. Having a Confederate percussion fuse with plier marks on edge. This pattern not pictured in any reference book and should be considered extremely rare. All three pins intact on base. Having two disarming holes. CONDITION: Light ground action with few small pits. Copper sabot not attached. 4-55910 JM170 (750-1,800)

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2277

CS RIFLED 24-POUNDER SELMA BOLT. Excavated. Missing most of copper disk sabot. Recovered from port Hudson, Louisiana and manufactured in the Selma Arsenal in Alabama. Most fired specimens have a sabot peeled back or missing completely (as this specimen does). Rare caliber and rare projectile. CONDITION: some light to moderate pitting and flaking. 4-55911 JM140 (400-750)

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2278

CS RIFLED 18-POUNDER TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. Possibly the only complete specimen known; this example is so rare that it is not pictured in any reference book. Having a Type II Tennessee sabot that has 1/3rd pulled back in a 90-degree angle. Having 7 lands and grooves rifling impressions and fired from one of only four rifled 18-pounders manufactured during the war. Copper sabot having beautiful green patina. Accompanying is an authentic wooden time fuse adapter. Recovered from a Virginia battlefield. CONDITION: Moderate pitting with some moderate ground action. 4-55912 JM135 (1,500-2,400)

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2279

CS RIFLED 18-POUNDER TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) TYPE I SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Fitted for a wooden time-fuse adapter, which is missing and a copper sabot, which is also missing. This shell was fired from one of only 4 rifled 18-pounder guns that are known from the war. Cal. of the 18-pounder is 5.3”. This came from the Richmond, Virginia area. Disarmed through the base and plugged. CONDITION: Moderate pitting. 4-55913 JM14 (1,000-2,200)

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2280

CS 4.2” TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Extremely rare, only a handful known to exist and this is probably the finest of the known specimens. Found by Dr. Neal Brown near Vicksburg, Mississippi (only known location). A distinct and clear “G” is stamped on the nose, which indicates Selma Arsenal manufacture. There remains high detail of the machining to one side of the shell. The copper sabot is a rare variant, which has clear impressions of the Confederate rifle cannon as well as an unusual hex-headed bolt holding the sabot in place. CONDITION: Very fine with light pitting in spots and sabot is very fine. 4-55914 JM27 (2,500-3,200)

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2281

CS 3” BROOKE SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Rebated section above the sabot to the center of the shell. Often referred to a rebated Brooke shell. Fitted for a wooden time fuse. Has a copper Brooke ratchet sabot with an iron bolt holding it to base. CONDITION: Medium pitting around the fuse hole, light pitting to remainder of shell. Small casting flaw near the sabot. 4-55915 JM102 (1,000-1,750)

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2282

CS 3” TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Has copper sabot, all three pins and the bolt. Accompanying is a wooden time fuse adapter with an orig paper time fuse inserted. CONDITION: Light ground action. Above average condition for and excavated specimen. 4-55916 JM101 (375-575)

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2283

CS 2.25” TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. This is a rare pattern due to the fact that it has a small Confederate copper time-fuse. This was recovered from near the site of the Augusta Arsenal in Georgia. CONDITION: One pin broken and the bolt is missing its head on the sabot. Light pitting. 4-55917 JM18 (1,000-1,500)

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2284

CS 2.25” TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. Three iron pins on the base and the square nut intact. Fitted for wooden fuse. CONDITION: Light to medium ground action. 4-55918 JM110 (850-1,100)

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2285

CS 3” TENNESSEE SABOT (MULLANE) SHELL. Excavated. In unfired condition with a portion of the orig wooden “shock absorber” disk. Copper sabot is in excellent condition and has orig wooden time-fuse adapter. Part of a cache of shells recovered from a caisson that overturned as the Confederates were retreating across the Big Black River, during the May 1863 Battle of the Big Black River, Mississippi. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55919 JM20 (500-750)

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2286

CS 3” TRANS-MISSISSIPPI READ SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Dr. John B. Read was a surgeon and projectile inventor from the town and county of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In 1856, Dr. Read brought his invention to Robert Parker Parrott, superintendent of the West Point Foundry, located in Cold Spring, New York, where afterwards Parrott purchased from Read the sole right of manufacture of Read’s projectile for the United States government. Recovered from Provencal, Louisiana where a CS caisson was overturned in a creek during Bank’s Red River Campaign. Has a copper sabot (only found in the western theater). Fitted for a wooden time fuse. CONDITION: Light to medium pitting. Copper sabot has two dings. 4-55920 JM103 (650-850)

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2287

CS RIFLED 32-POUNDER HARDING SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Missing wood fuse plug. Having a wonderful Harding copper sabot with seven distinct impressions from the lands and grooves. On the base are two holes drilled during conservation and for disarming. Fired by the Confederates from Seccessionville, South Carolina at the Union batteries on Long Island. Manufactured at the Charleston Arsenal under Harding’s supervision; the only known manufacturing site for these shells. CONDITION: Nose has moderate ground action and the shell cylinder light ground action. Couple chips out of iron body near sabot. 4-55921 JM171 (1,000-1,750)

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2288

CS 6.4” HARDING HOLLOW-SHOT FLAT NOSE BOLT. Excavated. Fired with exceptional rifling from a 13 lands and groove Confederate cannon. Harding type copper sabot 1-1/2” tall. Manufactured in the Charleston Arsenal, South Carolina on Harding’s design. This projectile was fired by the Confederate artillery on Tar Bluff on the Combahee River at the grounded US Dai Ching ship. These projectiles are only found in this area.


Dai Ching was constructed for the China trade in 1863, purchased by the Navy 21 April 1863 outfitted at New York Navy Yard; and commissioned 11.June 1863, Lieutenant Commander J. C. Chaplin in command.


Dai Ching joined an expedition up St. John’s River, Fla., and remained in that area from 6 February to 7 March 1864. She returned to Dai Ching patrolling on the South Carolina coast and in January 1865 patrolled in the Combahee River. She captured the schooner Coquette loaded with cotton on 26 January. Later that same day Dai Ching had to be abandoned after a gallant defense lasting more than 7 hours during which she lay aground under the guns of a Confederate battery. Struck 30 times by shot and shell, her guns disabled, and her machinery destroyed, she was set afire by her officers and men, all of whom escaped safely except five who were absent from the ship on duty and who were later captured by the Confederates.


The steam gunboat Dai-Ching, which has been lying on the Brooklyn Navy-yard for over a week, was transferred to the Navy Department. She was built at the foot of North Second Street, Williamsburgh, for the Emperor of China, by James C. Jewell & Co. Her dimensions are as follows: Length 175 feet, width 29 feet, depth of hold 14 feet, draft of water 11 feet, measurement 728 tons. Dai Ching patrolling on the South Carolina coast and in January 1865 patrolled in the Combahee River. She captured the schooner Coquette loaded with cotton on 26 January. Later that same day Dai Ching had to be abandoned after a gallant defense lasting more than 7 hours during which she lay aground under the guns of a Confederate battery. Struck 30 times by shot and shell, her guns disabled, and her machinery destroyed, she was set afire by her officers and men, all of whom escaped safely except five who were absent from the ship on duty and who were later captured by the Confederates.


To those who have been for any length of time in the Department of the South or in the South Atlantic Squadron, a description of the Dai-Ching and the important service rendered by her while attached to the Squadron would be considered superfluous. She had been in these waters since July 1863, and had taken part in nearly every important naval engagement that had transpired here since that time. At the time of her loss her officers and men numbered about one hundred. All of her officers, with the one exception mentioned above, were saved. She carried seven guns — one 100-pounder, two 20-pounders and four brass howitzers. At the time she was fired, her guns were loaded, and when the heat ignited the powder of the 100-pounder the shell went up into the middle of the rebel fort, so that the enemy thought her men were still at the guns. The rebels fired upon the Dai-Ching until it was evident that no living man could remain aboard her.


Threaded hole in base, which was plugged to close off the hollow cavity and beside it is another hole drilled for suspension in electrolysis tank. CONDITION: Some small chipping between base and sabot with medium ground action. Missing bolt in base. 4-55922 JM132 (1,500-2,800)

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2289

US 100-POUNDER SCHENKL SHELL. Excavated. Large cal. brass Schenkl percussion fuse through which it was disarmed in the center. Disarming hole on the side. This was obviously recovered from a low ground or out of water. CONDITION: Some restoration overall. Hairline cracks in restoration. 4-55923 JM28 (500-750)

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2290

US 4.5” SCHENKL SHELL. Excavated. Has 1/2” diameter disarming hole. Has a brass Schenkl percussion fuse with most of the patent information legible. Battlefield recoveries are from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Mine Run, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. CONDITION: Minor pitting with occasional pockmark, otherwise very good condition. 4-55924 JM26 (550-750)

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2291

US 5.1” SCHENKL SHELL. Excavated. Fired from a 50-pound Dahlgren rifle cannon. Disarming hole has been filled in for aesthetic purposes. Has a large diameter brass Schenkl percussion fuse with the Schenkl patent date stamped on the face of the fuse. The fuse sticks out about 1/4” from the shell body. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting on shell body and fuse is in fine condition. 4-55925 JM23 (650-1,200)

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2292

US 30-POUNDER SCHENKL SHELL. Excavated. Has an orig brass Schenkl percussion fuse (not orig to this shell). From the former Tom Dickey Collection of Atlanta, Georgia. Probably this specimen was recovered from Vicksburg, Mississippi, one of Tom’s favorite recovery sites. CONDITION: Light pitting and some spots of moderate pitting. 4-55926 JM24 (400-575)

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2293

US 20-POUNDER SCHENKL SHELL. Battlefield pickup. Fired. The 20-pounder Schenkl is rare in itself. Having “36” painted contemporary and probably from the legendary Danner Collection of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Having a spectacular Gettysburg battlefield pickup patina. Having a brass Schenkl fuse that may be orig to shell that unscrews. Your chance to own a genuine Gettysburg battlefield pickup shell. CONDITION: Excellent. Two saw cuts where fuse was removed at the battlefield and prior to being put on display. 4-55927 JM163 (1,500-2,500)

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2294

US NAVY 3.4” SCHENKL SHELL. Excavated (looks non-excavated). Recovered from battlefield in Maryland Heights, Maryland. Accompanying is a brass Schenkl percussion fuse that unscrews and stamped on the face is, “J.P. SCHENKL PAT OCT 16, 1861”. Since the US artillery had a problem with the papier-mache sabot swelling up, a zinc covering was fashioned to go over it. CONDITION: Virtually no pitting. Some papier-mache still present. One of the best specimens recovered from this battlefield. 4-55928 JM166 (1,250-1,900)

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2295

US 3” SCHENKL SHELL. Non-excavated. Having a brass Schenkl percussion fuse, which is near mint with patent date stamped, “J.P. SCHENKL PAT OCT 16, 1861”. CONDITION: Excellent example. 4-55929 JM164 (350-650)

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2296

US 6-POUNDER RIFLED SCHENKL SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Brass Schenkl percussion fuse. Centerpiece may remove from fuse, but all letter readable on the percussion fuse, which is near mint with patent date stamped, “J.P. SCHENKL PAT OCT 16, 1861”. Made for 3.67” caliber rifled 6-pounder smoothbore cannon. CONDITION: Extremely light pitting. 4-55930 JM165 (350-475)

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2297

CS 3.8” SCHENKL SHELL W/ORIGINAL WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. Unfired. Probably the best known specimen with orig wooden sabot. Rare caliber due to the fact that they were being made for a captured US James 3.8” rifled cannon. Recovered from Provencal, Louisiana where a Confederate caisson was overturned in a creek during Bank’s Red River Campaign. Orig wood fuse mostly intact. This is the Confederate attempt to copy the Union’s Schenkl shell. CONDITION: Few small cracks to wood sabot and most of tin covering still riveted on the bottom. 4-55931 JM167 (2,500-4,500)

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2298

CS 3.8” SCHENKL SHELL W/ORIGINAL WOODEN SABOT. Excavated. Unfired. Rare caliber due to the fact that they were being made for a captured US James 3.8” rifled cannon. Recovered from Provencal, Louisiana where a CS caisson was overturned in a creek during Bank’s Red River Campaign. Orig wood fuse mostly intact. This is the Confederate attempt to copy the Union’s Schenkl shell. Believed to be manufactured at the Marshall Arsenal in Texas. CONDITION: Sabot mostly intact with some damage. Light pitting. 4-55932 JM168 (1,500-2,500)

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2299

CS 3.5” SCHENKL SHELL (TENTATIVE). Prototype. Having proper dimensions for 3.5” rifled cannon. Not photographed in any reference book. CONDITION: Nice old brown patina. 4-55933 JM169 (250-1,000)

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2300

US RIFLED 42-POUNDER TYPE I JAMES BOLT. Battlefield souvenir – non-excavated. Picked up near Fort Pulaski, Georgia. This is the invention of Charles Tilllinghast James of Rhode Island who was also a Major General in the Rhode Island State Militia. This cal. was used during the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia where General Gilmore’s artillery breached the brick fort – this was the first instance of rifled artillery rendering masonry forts obsolete. CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55934 JM45 (2,500-4,500)

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2301

US RIFLED 42-POUNDER JAMES SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Beautiful specimen recovered from Seccessionville, South Carolina. Having a brass James percussion fuse intact. The iron ribs are in exceptional condition and the conservation job was done with great detail. Disarming hole in base. CONDITION: Light pitting. 4-55935 JM181 (2,200-3,800)

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2302

US 3.8” TYPE I JAMES SHELL. Non-excavated. The brass James anvil cap unscrews and the white metal percussion striker comes out as well. The lead sabot is intact with most of the tin covering. CONDITION: Some of the tin spines are open to expose the ribs. 4-55937 JM48 (650-800)

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2303

US 3.8” TYPE I JAMES BOLT. Non-excavated. The orig canvas still covers the lead sabot. Retains most of orig finish. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-55938 JM58 (1,200-1,750)

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2304

US 3.8” TYPE II JAMES SHELL. Excavated from the 1863 siege of Vicksburg Mississippi battlefield. Small disarming hole. Brass anvil cap still intact and with no imperfections. CONDITION: Light rust to iron. Lead sabot has a small push. Most of tin still intact on lead sabot. 4-55936 JM66 (600-850)

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2305

CS 3.3” JAMES BOLT. Battlefield pick up. Fired. One of the finest specimens known. Most of these specimens have been found at the 1862 Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee. Only 17 of these bronze 3.3” cal. rifled cannons were delivered to the Confederates, making this a hard to find piece of ordnance. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Missing lead sabot. 4-55939 JM57 (3,000-4,500)

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2306

US 3.4” SAWYER SHELL. Non-excavated. Only specimen known to exist. Patent date stamped “PATENTED NOVEMBER 13, 1855” on the base and stamped “14” on the lead nose. Pictured on page 35 of the book, Artillery Fuses of the Civil War, by Charles Jones. Sylvanus & Addison Sawyer patented the shell and combination fuse. Fuse unscrews and is removable. CONDITION: Excellent and museum quality. Copper sleeve retains most of orig black paint. 4-55940 JM62 (2,500-4,000)

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2307

CS 3.3” ARCHER BOLT. Excavated. This shell pictured on page 46 of Melton & Pawl’s Guide to Civil War Artillery Projectiles. Similar to the specimens fired by the 5th Company, Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Louisiana. CONDITION: Light to moderate ground action with small casting depression on iron body. Lead sabot very fine condition. 4-55941 JM81 (850-1,500)

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2308

CS 3” ARCHER BOLT. Non-excavated. Battlefield pick up. One of the few battlefield pick up Archers known to exist. Etched “RIFLED” and “GUNN” into the lead sabot along with other indiscernible writing. CONDITION: Near mint with small casting flaw in the base. 4-55944 JM80 (850-1,500)

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2309

CS 3” ARCHER SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Orig wooden fuse plug, which is removable. Lead sabot intact. CONDITION: Light pitting to surface. 4-55943 JM79 (650-950)

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2310

CS 3” ARCHER SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Wood time fuse is still intact. CONDITION: Moderate to medium ground action. Lead sabot is detached but probably orig to this shell. 4-55942 JM78 (450-650)

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2311

US RIFLED 42-POUNDER DYER SHELL. Non-excavated. Unfired. The only non-excavated specimen known to exist. In contemporary paint on the nose, “DIA 7 IN 42 PDR DYERS FUSE SHELL (remainder illegible)”. Sabot in near excellent condition. CONDITION: Salt & pepper pitting. Fitted for a wood time fuse. 4-55945 JM173 (500-950)

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2312

US 4.5” DYER BOLT. Excavated. Fired with rifling from a 4.5” siege rifle. Complete fired Dyer bolts in this cal. are extremely rare. Most likely recovered from the Petersburg battlefield area. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting on shell and sabot. Sabot has a slight push so projectile does not sit upright. 4-55946 JM125 (650-900)

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2313

US 3.4” DAHLGREN BLIND SHELL. Excavated. Fired from a 3.4” Dahlgren boat howitzer rifled cannon. Brass pin in nose. Missing the lead sabot. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55948 JM84 (275-375)

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2314

CONFEDERATE VETERAN’S FROCK COAT, LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF KENTUCKY. Well-made, dbl-breasted gray frock coat. Kentucky state seal buttons adorn coat in 2 rows of 7 on front, 2 on tails, and 6 cuffs. Two embroidered stars adorn fold down collar. Two stars attribute rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Coat is consistent in style to a civil war Confederate frock coat. Buttons are back marked “MC LILLEY & CO”. Lilley was in business from 1870 into the 20th C. Lilley advertised the manufacturer of reproduction of uniforms in the Confederate Veteran around 1900. Les Jensen concludes in his letter of authenticity: “This frock coat is an orig and very good example of a Confederate veteran’s frock coat dating from c. 1895 to c. 1933. Although it has no specific history, it appears to have belonged to a Kentucky veteran who held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United Confederate Veterans”. This is a fine example of a UCV era coat of the best quality. CONDITION: Coat is soft and supple. Seams are tight. Lining is fine. Scattered mothing with 4 or 5 holes about 1/4”. One large 2” x 3/4” reduction on front skirt corner. 4-56247 JS243 (2,000-4,000)

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2315

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. 8” bbl marked “address Col. Saml Colt, New York US. America”. SN 94896. All numbers match. This gun has been totally refinished to blue. CONDITION: Gun functions well. All parts seem orig and are matching. Wedge screw is missing. Overall good as reblued and refinished. Stocks are sanded and revarnished. No discernable cartouche though metal parts have inspector’s letters. Cylinder scene is mostly visible under new blue color. 4-56098 JS319 (1,000-2,000)

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2316

LOT OF 2 COLT PISTOLS. 1) Colt pocket model 3-7/8” bbl. SN 276046. SN occurs on bbl and trigger guard. SN on cylinder appears re-stamped. No address stamp on bbl. Partial Colt’s patent mark on frame. Gun has been brightly re-blued and case colored. CONDITION: About 100% bright blue on cylinder and bbl has refinished, bright case colors on hammer, frame, and loading assembly. Stocks are worn, misfit, and one chip at toe. 2) Colt pocket police SN 2527. Matching SN’s occur on bbl, wedge, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and back strap. Gun lacks wedge screw. Bbl “ADDRESS COL. SAMl. COLT NEW-YORK, US AMERICA”. CONDITION: Gun functions adequately. About 20% silver-plating on trigger guard and back strap. Metal is black/brown with large areas of pitting. 4-56100, 4-56106 JS158 (600-1,000)

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2317

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PISTOL. SN 84746. 4” bbl. All SN’s on gun match with exception of wedge, which is 800 numbers different. CONDITION: Metal overall gray/brown, scattered areas of pitting. Bbl markings “ADDRESS SAML. COLT, NEW YORK CITY”. Cylinder scene of stagecoach robbery is 90% discernible. Stocks have traces of orig varnish. 4-56101 JS156 (500-800)

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2318

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. 8” bbl marked “address Col. Saml Colt, New York US. America”. Serial number 69652/69965. This mixed number Colt army is martially inspected having cartouches in either stock. Metal parts have small inspector letters. Bbl and cylinder are numbered 69965. Back strap, trigger guard and frame are numbered 69652. This is an attractive Colt Army that was probably mismatched during the CW. CONDITION: Bbl and bbl housing retain about 20% blue finish, especially in protected areas surrounded by gray/brown metal with numerous dings and scratches. Muzzle worn from holster. Frame, loading assembly and hammer have traces of muted case color. Cylinder scene is present with numerous scratches and stains. Stocks are worn. Cartouche outlines visible but inspectors initials not visible. 4-56104 JS318 (2,000-3,000)

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2319

CONFEDERATE USED KERR REVOLVER. SN 3589. Lock is marked “LONDON ARMORY”. Frame marked “KERR’S PATENT” with SN 3589. Stocks are stamped with “JS” over anchor. Bbl is marked “L.A.C.” with two “LONDON” proofs. CONDITION: Frame and bbl are gray/black. Markings are good. Pitted overall. Cylinder, loading lever, hammer, and lock markings good with smooth surfaces with scattered pitting. Crosshatched stocks retain a portion of their orig varnish. 4-56111 JS161 (2,500-3,500)

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2320

PALMETTO ARMORY SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. This is a nice gun, 100% orig with all correct markings. “T.H.R.” is nicely engraved in lock escutcheon. Bbl marked “V” over “P” over a palmetto tree proof and “WM. GLAZE & CO.”. Bbl tang dated 1853. Lock marked “COLUMBIA, S.C. 1852” behind hammer. Forward of hammer is marked “PALMETTO ARMORY, S*C” surrounding a palm tree. This is a hard gun to find in nice condition since they started out life as condemned parts and then saw hard use. This gun shows honest use and presents well. CONDITION: Metal cleaned. Scattered areas of staining and pitting, especially around bolster. Bbl and lock markings all crisp and clear. Stock exhibits scattered scratches, bruises, and nicks. 4-56112 JS159 (6,000-8,000)

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2321

LEMAT TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER. SN 626. Bbl housing marked “Col. Lemat Btes gdg, Paris”. SN 626 occurs on bbl housing, shotgun barrel, cylinder, frame, and stocks. This Lemat has first model features, including bbl catch, spur on trigger guard, and lanyard ring on butt. CONDITION: Metal surfaces cleaned and gray with scattered pitting and staining. Loading assembly is not original. SN on frame and bbl housing has been re-stamped but orig ghosts of same numbers are still visible. Bbll latch is replaced. Stocks retain some of their orig varnish. 4-56113 JS162 (7,000-9,000)

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2322

CONFEDERATE LEECH & RIGDON REVOLVER. SN 328. 7-1/2” half-rnd bbl. Half oct bbl housing marked “Leech & Rigdon” on top flat. SN 328 is found on all major parts including bbl, frame trigger guard, back strap, loading arm, latch, wedge and cylinder. Gun appears orig in every regard. This is a rare early serial numbered Leech & Rigdon with small bbl markings. Only the first 400 or so guns appear with this marking. This gun possibly was made in Columbus, MS, though some published reports state that the production there was not that high and may have been made in Greensboro, GA. Front sight is a typical being about 8” thick brass blade but it appears contemporary to its time of use. CONDITION: For a Confederate hand gun, this gun is in better than average condition. Tight and functional metal surfaces are gray and pitted overall. Orig finishing marks are seen on metal. Gun was cleaned at one time. Probably removing any tracing of orig finish this gun may have had. Edges are still sharp on bbl housing. Safety pins on cylinder are sharp and intact. Bore is sharp. Stocks retain most orig varnish. Latch is possible replacement. But if it is, it is a correct replacement and matches gun very well. 4-56114 JS320 (20,000-25,000)

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2323

CONFEDERATE SPILLER & BURR REVOLVER. SN 1031. This gun appears 100% orig in all regards. Matching SN’s occur on bbl, loading arm, arbor, frame, and stocks. Trigger guard should be numbered internally but trigger guard has not been off gun in a long time. Cryptic on frame under grips is “LL”. Included is a letter from Confederate arms dealer John Sexton which states that this pistol is authentic in all regards and that it was originally sold in 1970 by Richard Bourne out of the Rothschild Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and latch are gray with scattered areas of pitting. Loading assembly, cylinder, and hammer mostly smooth with areas of pitting. Frame has good yellow brass patina worn through where gun is handled. 4-56115 (20,000-25,000)

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2324

CONFEDERATE GRISWOLD REVOLVER. SN 2040. This is a nice solid orig Griswold revolver. SN’s occur on all parts normally serial numbered, including bbl housing, cylinder, and frame. A Roman numeral I is cut into frame, back strap, and trigger guard. Cryptic backwards “G” occurs on bbl just behind the latch, back of cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and back strap. CONDITION: Gun overall is very good and superior condition for brass frame Confederate gun. Gun is tight and action functions well. Stocks have traces of varnish. Cylinder is very good, showing the twist lines characteristic of this manufacturer. Safety pins mostly intact. Cryptic “G” on back of cylinder is easy to read and not worn . Cryptic on bbl well struck and easy to read. Traces of blue finish found on bottom of bbl under loading assembly. Metal surfaces overall are gray with scattered nicks and dings and scattered areas of pitting. Brass frame exhibits nicks and dings. Gun appears 100% orig in every regard, with the possible exception of wedge screw and one back strap screw. 4-56116 JS157 (20,000-25,000)

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2325

GROUP OF 4 GAR ERA KEPIS. 1) Dark blue kepi with GAR side buttons. Medal wreath with 51 on front. Embroidered star on front. Brown cotton lining with drawstring. Leather sweatband. Overall very good with minor mothing. 2) Blue kepi with GAR side buttons. Brown cotton liner with drawstring. Leather sweatband is broken in several places and is marked “Horstman, Bro & Co., Military Furnishers, Philadelphia”. 3) Blue wool kepi with embroidered wreath containing the letters “F&M” Label inside top of cap reads “Wanamaker & Brown”. Kepi overall very good. 4) Blue wool Chasseur’s style kepi with brown/green liner with drawstring. Leather sweatband is intact but has one break and is marked “Horstman, Bro & Co., Military Furnishers, Philadelphia”. This hat contains CW period side buttons on chinstrap. This hat overall very good with some staining and scuffing. 4-56137-3 JS287 (400-800)

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2326

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SASH. Standard CW era red silk sash over 10’ long and 3-1/2” wide. Terminating in large netted knots with tassels. CONDITION: Overall very good with scattered tears and holes. Knots & tassels solid, complete with scuffing and loss of color. 4-56232 JS302 (500-1,000)

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2327

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SASH. Standard Civil War era red silk sash over 9’ long. Terminating in large knots with tassels. CONDITION: Red has turned purple. Soiling and staining. Knots and tassels are complete with scuffing. 4-56234 JS305 (500-1,000)

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2328

CAVALRY OFFICER’S FROCK COAT. Late 19th century single-breasted black wool frock coat. Nine eagle “C” buttons back marked “SCOVILL MFG CO., WATERBURY” adorn front of coat. Two eagle “C” cuffs are found on each sleeve, and 4 Indian War era eagle buttons are found on tails. Tails are lined with black cotton material and each have an intrical pocket inside. Sleeves are lined with bed ticking and are 8” at elbow and 6” at cuff. Cavalry shoulder straps of a later vintage are sewn to each shoulder. CONDITION: Overall very good. Minor soiling and staining. A few small moth holes. 4-56242 JS262 (400-800)

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2329

CIVIL WAR UNION MOUNTED JACKET. Single-breasted dark blue wool shell jacket with 12 enlisted eagle buttons on front. Two buttons on each cuff. Two buttons are replaced and are of the Indian War pattern. This coat was at one time lined with tape. This taping has been removed, as have pillows on back of coat. Ghosts of trim are still visible on collar. Lining is white cotton and left sleeve, in old ink, is contractors mark “R&W – NOV. 64.” Les Jensen in his accompanying letter of authenticity observes, “This jacket has all the proper characteristics for a Federal mounted jacket of the Civil War period. “R&W” almost certainly stand for Rockhill & Wilson, of Philadelphia, who received two contracts, one in February, 1864 and the other in November, 1864 for a total of 33,000 cavalry jackets. Given that they received no contracts for artillery or any other kind of jacket, this specimen was undoubtedly made as a cavalry jacket. When the trim was removed is anyone’s guess. Some jackets were stripped during the war or later, during the Indian Wars period. Conclusion: This is an orig Federal mounted jacket, originally cavalry, made by the firm of Rockhill & Wilson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under a contract dated November, 1864. At some point, the yellow trim was stripped off the jacket. CONDITION: Overall, coat saw little use. A couple buttons are loose. Fraying at edges and buttonholes. Lining is sound and tight. Scattered mothing. 4-56256 JS252 (1,500-2,500)

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2330

CIVIL WAR UNION ENLISTED MAN’S CAVALRY SHELL JACKET. This is a fine example of a union cavalryman’s shell jacket. Jacket is single-breasted, made of heavy dark wool, trimmed in yellow tape. Two buttons on each cuff, 12 buttons on front, 2 buttons are missing on collar. Sleeves lined with white cotton. Body of coat is lined in burlap. Les Jensen, in his letter of authenticity, concludes, “This is an orig Civil War cavalry enlisted man’s jacket, probably made at the Cincinnati Depot.” CONDITION: Overall very good. Minor mothing. Yellow trim is bright. Lining loose in one sleeve. 4-56254 JS255 (2,000-3,000)

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2331

FRENCH ZOUAVE JACKET. This is a very displayable reworked Zouave jacket with a letter from Les Jensen, stating this coat is post Civil War, dating most likely from the 1880’s to about WWI, and being possibly a converted Chasseur’s jacket. A detailed conservation report by Jessica Hack accompanies showing coat in various stages of conservation. CONDITION: Very good as restored. Scattered repaired moth damage. 4-56255 JS246 (400-800)

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2332

IDENTIFIED FEDERAL ENLISTED FROCK COAT OF CORPORAL CHARLES FISK, 11TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS. This is a fine example of a tailor made frock coat with bullion corporal chevrons and 8 infantry “I” buttons. This frock coat is single breasted, made of dark blue broad cloth. Eagle eye buttons are back marked “Extra Quality”. Collar is trimmed with black tape sewn by hand. The sleeves are 7-5/8” at elbow and 5” at the cuff. Coat is lined in typical Civil War era dark green material. Sleeves are lined with an off white cotton. There is a tag sewn in the lining behind collar, which in old ink, says “CHAS. A. FISK”. In the left sleeve is handwritten “C.A. FISK”. In Les Jensen’s accompanying letter of authenticity, he states, “History: This coat is attributed to Corporal Charles A. Fisk, Company K, 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Fisk enlisted June 12, 1861 in Lexington, Massachusetts, was wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 and was discharged for disability March 12, 1864. He was then mustered into Co. B, 13th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps and was discharged from that organization on October 29, 1864. Analysis: All the features of this coat indicate a tailor made, Civil Ware date frock coat for an enlisted man. The chevrons, though added after the coat was made, do appear contemporary to its use. It was typical for many Massachusetts troops to wear tailor made, rather the Federal issue, frock coats, particularly in the lower numbered regiments. The only question on this coat relate to the corporal’s chevrons. There is no evidence in Fisk’s records that he ever held that rank. Also, in most of his paperwork, he signs as ‘Fiske’ rather than ‘Fisk.’ Conclusion: This is a fine example of a Civil War date, tailor made, Union enlisted man’s frock coat which belonged to Charles A. Fisk.” CONDITION: Overall, this coat is in fine condition. Lining is solid. Coat surfaces show minor mothing with only a few small holes. Scattered moth tracking. Good, rich, dark blue color. 4-56258 JS245 (6,000-8,000)

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2333

AMERICAN MILITIA ARTILLERY OFFICER’S COAT C. 1845. Gray wool tailcoat with 10 US eagle “A” buttons down the front. Buttons are “W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS – PHI”. The buttonholes are edged with black braid, which is carried out onto the front of the coat to form a trefoil. Tall standing collar has 4 eagle “A” cuffs and gold bullion facings. Sleeves are 6-1/2” at elbow and 4” at cuff. Cuffs are decorated with gold bullion braid around each of the eagle “A” cuff buttons. This jacket is lined with a light brown polished cotton lining. There is a pocket inside the left tail. Les Jensen, in his letter of authenticity, states, “The tailoring and configuration of this piece indicate an American militia, Artillery officer’s coat dating to about 1845. The ‘Prussian collar’ is seen in American uniforms beginning about 1825, and the waist seam also dates in the 1820’s. The button type is a bit later, leading to the 1845 date for this piece. The use of Artillery officer’s buttons, along with golf braid, rather than worsted, trim likely indicates an officer’s coat. Further research might well identify the company. Most likely, based on the rate of other survivals, it is from one of the northern cities, likely Boston, New York or Philadelphia. One possibility is the Philadelphia Grays. Conclusion: This is a particularly fine condition militia officer’s coatee from an American militia artillery company, c. 1845. It appears to be completely original.” CONDITION: Coat overall is very good. Areas of staining and soiling. Minor moth damage. A few small 1/4” holes. A few seam separations. 4-56259 JS254 (2,000-4,000)

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2334

RARE AND IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SHELL JACKET. Butternut shell jacket with 8 Louisiana state seal buttons on front. Buttons have various back marks of “HORSTMANN, SCOVILL, EXTRA QUALITY, EXTRA RICH”. All buttons were replaced by conservator, according to conservator’s report. Coat has been highly conserved. A detailed conservation report by Jessica Hack accompanies showing coat in various stages of conservation. The body of jacket is totally re-backed. Orig lining is restored. Red collar insignia and cuff trim are new. There is a pocket in each breast made of cotton. There is conservation report accompanying coat, showing over 200 hours were required to restore this coat. Also, a letter of authenticity from Les Jensen accompanies, in which he concludes, “This jacket is a well restored example of an orig Confederate officer’s jacket, very possibly from a Louisiana unit.” CONDITION: Coat has been heavily and very professionally conserved. 4-56264 JS248 (15,000-25,000)

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2335

CONFEDERATE ERA VEST AND SASH. Single breasted gray wool vest with 9 enlisted eagle buttons with “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN-NY” back mark. Buttonholes are sewn by hand. Collar has a black velvet lining, a typical feature on many Civil War coats. The back of the vest is made with brown cotton. This is a typical vest that could have been used by a Confederate officer. Crimson silk sash has faded to a more purple color. Sash is of type worn by officers during the Civil War. Accompanying letter from Les Jensen concludes, “This vest and sash are of types that may date from the Civil War period to about 1880.” Jensen also states that “it is important to remember that sashes were dropped for all but generals (who wore buff sashes) in the US 1872 regulations, and generally, state militias followed the US regulations. Thus, the crimson silk sash tends to be more likely from the Civil War period than later.” CONDITION: Very good overall with scattered mothing, including 3 or 4 1/4” holes. Sash shows fading. Tightening strap in back is broken, but intact. Two-prong buckle is still present. Brown backing has numerous small tears and small holes. 4-56272-1 JS250 (1,000-2,000)

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2336

CONFEDERATE STYLE SHELL JACKET. Single-breasted gray wool jacket with 8 reproduction solid cast “I” buttons down the front. Coat appears made from a cut down cadet tailcoat c. 1880. CONDITION: Scattered mothing, soiling. Sleeve and coat lining is frayed in areas. 4-56263 JS251 (200-400)

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2336A.

CONFEDERATE STYLE ARTILLERY 2ND LIEUTENANTS FROCK COAT. Dating in the period 1890-1920, this uniform frock coat in butternut color that may have been manufactured for a veteran’s organization or a European military organization. It is a finely made coat. The frock is a 3/4 length having an 8 button single breasted front, with a standing collar that measures 1-1/2” high with 2 single bullion bars backed with red felt (indicating the rank of 2nd Lieutenant). Each cuff is adorned with a reverse chevron of 1/2” gilt cloth braid piped with red felt. The color is light to medium brown and is lined with a gray (now turned light purple) open weave cotton material. The rear of the jacket has Brandenburg batwing style pockets containing 6 eagle “I” buttons all made by “D. Evans & Co.” Buttons on the front of the coat are large Georgia 2-pc state seals back marked “W.G. Mintzer/Phila/1861”. 2 of the buttons on the front are bronze cast replicas. Most are attached with pink thread. CONDITION: Jacket shows wear, there is staining to the cuffs and collar. There are several tears, which have been crudely repaired. One pocket lining is missing, the other tattered and torn. Jacket has been relined. This finely made uniform coat has been adapted to look like a Confederate officer’s frock coat. 4-56266 CW5 (1,000-2,000)

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2337

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SASH. Standard CW era red silk sash over 8’ long and about 5”-6” wide. Terminating in large knots with tassels. CONDITION: Red has turned to purple. Scattered staining with a few tears. Knots scuffed and minor fraying. 4-56271 JS303 (500-1,000)

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2338

19TH CENTURY GENTLEMAN’S COSTUME. This grouping consists of highly embroidered frock coat and pants. Coat and pants are made of matching dark blue velvet. Fancy 1/8” flat gold braid decorates pants and frock coat in floral patterns. Accompanying this group is a top hat much later than pants and coat. Marked Young brothers with several address in NY inside hat. Les Jensen in his letter of authenticity writes “Observations: although thought to be a diplomatic set, this group of clothing does not match the know regulations for American diplomatic clothing of the mid nineteenth century. Moreover, of the pieces in the group, the coat and pants obviously belong together, but the hat is much later (c. 1890-1900) and the vest and sash are unrelated and have been dealt with separately. The frock coat and breeches do, however, reflect mid-nineteenth century tailoring, materials and workmanship. The use of the greenish/black lining material is typical of the 1860’s, as is the flat gold braid. The fact that it is all sewn on by hand indicates a relatively early date. Although some parts of these garments are made by machine, the large amount of had work indicates that considerable care was taken in its construction. At the same time, the lack of pockets indicates it was not intended for any kind of everyday or long term wear. Given the general eighteenth century style to the clothing, with obvious gold braid work of mid nineteenth century style, it is most likely that these two pieces constitute a costume; made for a play or some other public event. Although one tends to think of the 1876 Centennial as being the time when such costumes would be most in evidence, there is ample photographic evidence to show that people made and used quasi eighteenth century dress in the 1850’s and 1860’s as well. The “New England kitchen” exhibits at some of the U.S. Sanitary Fairs in the north during the Civil war featured people in colonial dress, and there are photographs of individuals in such costume likely made for tableau vivants or other parlor type entertainment. This particular costume may well date from the 1860’s rather that from the later Centennial periods, and as such, is a rare survival of the social life of the mid nineteenth century.” CONDITION: excellent overall. Has seen little use. Good colors tight stitching. Hat inside has broken sweatband, missing several pieces. 4-56272 (500-1,000)

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2339

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S STYLE FORAGE CAP. Made of dark blue wool broad cloth in similar shape of an enlisted man’s forage cap. The front rises 4-1/2”, back seam is 6-1/2”, crown is 5-1/2” in diameter. The visor is of the duckbill variety, measuring 6-3/4” wide with stitch edged binding. The chinstrap is of tarred leather with a sheet brass buckle and secured by two 3-pc Civil War general staff buttons. The interior is lined in black silk. The crown is quilted with diamond-shaped stitching. The forage cap has a 1-1/2” wide brown leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good. Several areas of mothing in the front folds of the forage cap. There are other minor holes at the base and toward the rear and on the crown. The hat is orig however the sweatband and interior body lining (except for covering on the crown disk) are both replacements. 4-56123 CW17 (3,500-4,000)

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2340

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S DECORATED KEPI MADE BY JAMES S. SMITH, NEW YORK. A foot officer, most likely a captain, would have used this great kepi. The front rises 2-1/4”, the rear seam is 6”, and crown is 4-3/4” in diameter. The kepi is made of dark blue wool broad cloth. The exterior of the kepi is decorated with 1/8” wide black woven braid, of which there are 2 strands at the base and 2 strands rising at the front, the back, and on either side. On the crown and within in a circle made of a single strand of braid are 2 strands of black braid intertwined to form a quatrefoil. Mounted on the front of the kepi is its orig officer’s insignia, consisting of a gold bullion embroidered wreath of laurel leaves and silver embroidered old English “U.S.” within. The visor is of tarred leather with stitched edge binding. The underneath is of tooled green leather. Two US staff eagle buttons are mounted on either side. Leather covered reinforcing wire is present from the bottom of the back of the hat to the top of the crown. The interior lining has been replaced with black nylon mesh, containing remnants of the orig black silk lining. Remains of the orig label are present on the underside of the crown, having 2 standing soldiers with “Jas. S. Smith/564 Broadway/ and/ 15 Dutch St/N.Y”. Bazelon & McGuinn show these addresses listed concurrently for the period March-July 1864. There is a 1-1/2” wide brown leather sweatband. Letter of authentication by Jim Frasca, noted Confederate uniform authority, accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Good. This officer’s kepi has seen heavy use. Exterior is faded. Edges are worn. Braid decoration on the front has frayed away. Orig officer’s insignia is loose. Visor is heavily crackled. Chinstrap is missing. Remnants of the interior remain. There has been an attempt to conserve them. Sweatband is tattered and broken, but nearly complete. 4-56122 CW19 (3,000-3,500)

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2341

EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S CAVALRY KEPI. Finely made of midnight blue wool broad cloth. The front stands 4” tall, the rear seam is 6” long, and crown is 4-1/2” in diameter. Attached to the front is its orig officer’s insignia, consisting of a gold bullion wreath of oak leaves with silver bullion “U.S.” embroidered within. The chinstrap is of tarred leather with a small sheet brass buckle and is secured by 2 Civil War eagle “C” buttons, which appear to be orig to the hat. The visor is of tarred leather with stitched edge binding. The interior is lined in black polished cotton. The hat has a 1-3/4” wide cordovan colored leather sweatband. Accompanying this lot is a letter of authentication from noted dealer Gary Hendershott in which he states the Kepi is authentic and genuine in every respect. CONDITION: Excellent. A few minor moth holes at the base and in the body of the kepi. Color is strong, the insignia original. 4-56121 CW18 (2,500-4,500)

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2342

FRENCH MADE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SHAKO. Several Pennsylvania infantry units were known to have worn these shakos during the war. Of French manufacture, this shako has a molded leather body, rising 5” in the front and 7-1/2” at the rear with a separately applied crown 5” in diameter. At the base is a 3/4” wide band of sewn tarred leather. Another one is sewn at the top of the shako around the crown. There are 2 tarred leather sewn bands forming a “V” on either side. Mounted on the front is a die stamped brass plate with a laurel and oak leaf wreath surrounding an infantry horn mounted on a blue painted panel surmounted by spread-winged American eagle having a painted American shield. Behind that and mounted at the top of the shako is a red, white, and blue tin, painted rosette. There is a blue and yellow wool pom-pom (which are additions) and accompanies. Each side of the shako body has a brass air vent. The interior is without a cloth lining, having several adjusting straps, and a wide leather sweatband, measuring 3-1/2” in the rear and 2-1/2” in the front. The visor is of patent leather, the underside painted green with an embossed “E”. CONDITION: Excellent. Body of the shako is extremely strong, small areas of paint are peeling from the shako plate and rosette. Sweatband is scuffed. Straps inside are somewhat loose. 4-56128 CW21 (1,500-2,500)

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2343

CIVIL WAR PERIOD-STYLE OFFICER’S SLOUCH HAT. This slouch hat appears to have been altered from its original state. The slouch hat is of black felt with a 2-3/4” brim having a ribbed silk edge binding. Crown rises 3-7/8” high with the crown being tucked around the perimeter. One side is turned up and secured with a wonderful, small, brass, die stamped acorn. On the front is a re-strike officer’s stamped brass false embroidered infantry horn with a stamped silver false embroidered “3” mounted in the center. At the base of the crown is a silk ribbon 3/8” wide and tied in a bow on the left. Mounted on the exterior of the hat is a genuine Civil War period black silk and gilt officer’s hat cord. The interior is unlined, however there are the remnants of the orig orange printed label which reads in part “___LITARY GO____ RESS_, EPAULETS, __ AND ALL KINDS OF EQUIPM___ THE NATIONAL GUARD OF ____ STATES CONSTANTLY _____ AND MADE TO ORDER AT SHORT NOTICE _____”. CONDITION: Excellent. Felt has faded in various areas. There is one cut to the front of the hat, which is very minor. Sweatband is missing. Overall, a nice looking Civil War period-style infantry officer’s slouch hat. 4-56130 (1,000-1,500)

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2344

HIGH GRADE INDIAN WAR PERIOD-STYLE NEW YORK STAFF OFFICER’S FROCK COAT. Wonderful example of a privately tailored officer’s frock coat dating to the period 1875-1885, being made of black wool in regulation style with a 9-button front for a junior grade officer. The coat has a pair of gilt embroidered 2nd Lt. staff officer shoulder straps (black). The coat has 9 extra quality New York State seal 3-pc staff officer buttons down the front. Each of the cuffs has 2 extra quality New York buttons each and 1 US Staff Officer button each. The back of the coat has 4 extra quality New York State seal buttons. The interior of the coat is lined in black polished cotton with a welt of light blue silk down the interior front of each side. The breast is quilted with light blue stitching in a diamond pattern. Collar is lined in black velvet and the sleeves in white linen, cream-colored with a light blue strip and green zigzag design. The interior of the coat has a left breast pocket, a left watch pocket at the waist, and tail pockets are accessed from the interior. CONDITION: Excellent, however I can not positively guarantee the coat was originally made for military purposes; my question relates to the crude stitching on the shoulder straps and buttons. No mothing is present. All the seams appear to be tight. Shoulder straps are somewhat crudely stitched and may have been added later. Interior of the coat is very good. Right sleeve lining has come partially loose and there is a snag on the interior velvet covering of the collar. 4-56244 CW2 (1,200-1,500)

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2345

CIVIL WAR/INDIAN WAR PERIOD COLONEL’S UNIFORM FROCK COAT. Dark blue wool 3/4 length regulation field grade officer’s frock coat with 14-button, double breasted front and staff colonel’s silver and gold embroidered shoulder straps. Coat is finely made of dark blue finely woven wool broad cloth with a dbl-breasted front and standing collar 1-1/4” high. There are 14 eagle “I” buttons on the front, all back marked “D. Evans & Co.” except 2, one of which is back marked “Scovill Mf’g Co.” and the other “Waterbury Button Co”. The nonfunctional cuffs each have 3 buttons, all with a variety of back marks. The rear of the coat has 3 buttons, 3 by “D. Evans”, 1 by “Scovill.” The sleeves are seamed front and back with an exceptionally high double horizontal stitch line 5” above the cuff. The interior of the coat is lined in green polished cotton. 2 tail pockets lined in dark brown polished cotton are accessed from the interior. Breast is not quilted. The sleeves are lined in white polished cotton with a lightly printed narrow 4-striped pattern. CONDITION: Very good. Buttonholes are well worn. Some buttons have been replaced. A few seams at the collar and shoulder are separating. There are a couple of minor holes here and there, some repaired, some not. Interior is well worn, mostly intact with later repairs. Shoulder straps are in very good condition with a dark patina. All buttons are replacements. Frock coat most likely dates to the last days of the American Civil War, but could well have been made during the post war decade. 4-56249 CW6 (1,500-2,000)

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2346

CIVIL WAR STYLE INFANTRY ENLISTED MAN’S FROCK COAT. An extremely well made frock coat conforming to the 1855 regulations for an infantry enlisted man’s full dress uniform. The material is black wool, finely woven, that presents an almost a shiny appearance. The coat has 9-button front with a tall standing collar measuring 2-1/2” high with a welt of sky blue piping at the base and around the top edge. The functional cuffs have 2 buttons each and have a welt of sky blue piping in a reverse chevron on each. Sleeves are seamed both at the back and the front. The interior of the uniform coat is partially lined in dark brown polished cotton. The breast is lightly quilted. 2 deep tail pockets are accessed from the interior. 2 buttons are present at the rear waistline. Buttons on the coat are Civil War period, general service eagle, buttons, many with illegible back marks. The sleeves are lined in unbleached, roughly woven linen. At the back of the collar is a paper tag crudely in-sewn which reads “Size, 2” through which two X’s in period ink are present and “Lot 4”. Buttonholes are machine sewn. A black metal hook and eye is present at the bottom front and bottom rear of each tail, enabling the wearer to turn back the skirts of this frock coat while worn. Accompanying this lot is a letter of authentication from Sumter Military Antiques from Charleston, South Carolina. CONDITION: Excellent. Coat shows very little or no wear. Various edges of the piping appear to have been worn away from poor storage or perhaps nibbled on by moths. This example of a regulation Civil War period infantry enlisted man’s dress frock coat is unusual. It is obviously not a production pc, but rather crafted at the hand of a fine tailor. There are aspects of this coat, which have caused me some question as to authenticity and I cannot positively state this was made during or after the Civil War or whether it was altered after production. 4-56251 CW4 (5,000-6,5000)

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2347

INDIAN WAR PERIOD FIELD GRADE OFFICER’S FROCK COAT. This post war officer’s frock coat is unusual in its construction, being made of a heavy dark blue wool Kersey material. Very well made with a dbl-breasted 18-button front, as per US Army regulations for a field grade officer c. 1864. The stand up collar measures only 1” tall at its highest point. The interior is lined with a green polished cotton. The breast is quilted and sewn with a diagonal pattern with black thread. Two tail pockets, lined in ribbed brown polished cotton, are present on the interior. Sleeves are lined with cream-colored cotton with red and blue stripes and numerous stampings “A.M.Waas & Son/Costumers/Philadelphia/Pa.” The buttons are 2-pc eagle “I” buttons with a mixture of back marks including “Waterbury Button Co.”, “Scovill”, and “D. Evans & Co”. There are 9 buttons on the front, 4 on the rear, and 3 on each cuff: An interesting army officer’s frock coat, at some point in its life relegated to a commercial costume house. In their care, it has seen many minor repairs and alterations. The costume company markings are present in each sleeve near the shoulder. CONDITION: Loose and resewn stitching is found all over. Sides show evidence of size alterations. Numerous minor holes and tears on front have been repaired. Lining is tattered and worn. 4-56257 CW3 (800-1,200)

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2348

LOT OF 12 ARTILLERY FUSES. Excavated (except where noted). Set includes: three zinc Parrott time fuses for field artillery; a short Parrott time fuse for the late war Parrotts; a zinc Parrott percussion fuse (complete); a lead Dyer time fuse; a reproduction brass Parrott percussion fuse (incomplete); two reproduction large cal. Parrott time fuses; three brass land mine filler plugs; an iron carriage bolt; one post-war (non-excavated) time fuse; lead case shot balls w/a piece of Bormann time fuse; three McEvoy fuse igniters and two zinc Parrot time fuses. CONDITION: Good to very good condition. 4-56307 JM248 (500-1,000)

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2349

CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY WHEEL. From the Bo DuBose Collection in Atlanta, Georgia. Found in the 1940’s in Forest Park, Georgia. CONDITION: Several spokes missing, several spokes broken, remainder intact. 4-56306 JM196 (1,500-2,500)

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2350

CS PENDULUM HAUSSE CANNON SIGHT W/LEATHER CASE. Non-excavated. Wonderful rare pendulum hausse cannon sight produced by the Confederacy for one of their 3″ rifles. Stamped. “3 IN” and “RIFLE”, this wonderful brass sight features a one-piece construction of the pendulum and scale, iron trunion bar and brass slider. File marks are easily discernable on the reverse of the pendulum. Pouch is brown leather with a neck strap all intact. An excellent Confederate cannon sight, authentic in very regard! SIZE: (pendulum) 9″ long. CONDITION: Sight has great patina and all numbers are legible. Pouch has some crazing and usage wear, otherwise all is in excellent condition. 4-56303 JM224 (3,500-7,500)

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2351

US WOODEN GUNNER’S QUADRANT. Non-excavated. Stamped “JOHN LOCKE” in uppercase letters on the handle. The scale is legible and wood has lots of overall finish and a nice patina. CONDITION: Lacking string & weight, otherwise fine condition. 4-56304 JM246 (650-1,000)

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2352

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS REPRODUCTION FUSES AND WRENCHES. Includes: 1) two CS percussion fuse (missing inner workings); 2) two Bormann fuse punch; 3) two US Parrott percussion fuses (missing the inner workings); 4) one large diameter US Parrott time fuse for the large cal. Parrotts; 5) two CS time fuses; 6) two CS Bormann replacement time fuses; 7) two British shipping plugs; 8) one Bormann fuse wrench; 9) three friction primers (fired). CONDITION: All in very fine condition. 4-56300 & 4-56302 JM212 (300-500)

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2353

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS REPRODUCTION FUSES AND WRENCH. Includes: 1) a Bormann fuse punch; 3) a US Parrott percussion fuse (missing the inner workings); 4) a CS time fuse; 5) a CS Bormann replacement time fuse; 6) a British shipping plug. CONDITION: All in very fine condition.. 4-56298 JM219 (250-500)

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2354

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS REPRODUCTION FUSES AND WRENCHES. Includes: 1) two open packs of Frankford Arsenal 1863 paper time fuses – one 5-second & one 8-second; 2) a “US” marked (marked with backwards “S” Bormann time fuse (unpunched) with damaged threads; 3) two US Parrott percussion fuses (missing the inner workings); 4) two large diameter US Parrott time fuses for the large cal. Parrotts; 5) two CS time fuses; 6) a CS Bormann replacement time fuse; 7) British shipping plug; 8) two Bormann fuse wrenches. CONDITION: All in very fine condition. 4-56295, 4-56299 JM210 (400-600)

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2355

LOT OF CONFEDERATE PERCUSSION AND TIME FUSES. One excavated, the rest are reproductions. One time fuse and seven percussion fuses with six of them being complete. CONDITION: Excavated fuse in poor condition; the rest in very fine condition. 4-56294 & 4-56297 JM214 (500-700)

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2356

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS REPRODUCTION FUSES AND WRENCHES. Includes: 1) two CS percussion fuse (missing inner workings); 2) one Bormann fuse punch; 3) two US Parrott percussion fuses (missing the inner workings); 4) three large diameter US Parrott time fuses for the large cal. Parrotts; 5 ) three CS time fuses; 6) two CS Bormann replacement time fuse; 7) three British shipping plugs; 8) four Bormann fuse wrenches. CONDITION: All in very fine condition. 4-56293, 4-56296 & 4-56301 JM211 (600-1,000)

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2357

COLLECTION OF 8 PARROTT AND SCHENKL FUSES. Excavated. Three brass Schenkl percussion fuses, one large cal. Schenkl percussion fuse with legible patent date (complete – anvil cap unscrews), three zinc Parrott time fuses and an “1878” dated water cap fuse for rifled artillery. CONDITION: Good to fine condition. 4-56286 JM245 (300-600)

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2358

TWO CANNON SIGHTS. Non-excavated. 1) Brass breech sight is a reenactor’s cannon sight (not authentic). 2) Brass pendulum hausse cannon sight (possibly not authentic) with leather pouch stamped “US”. CONDITION: Pouch is re-dyed and one strap is broken, otherwise in very fine condition. 4-56285 & 4-56287 JM223 (250-500)

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2359

LOT OF THREE ARTILLERY RELATED ITEMS. Non-excavated. 1) 20-pounder sponge cover for the sponge rammer; 2) a Bormann fuse punch; 3) a pair of spectacles with light blue tint w/case. CONDITION: Large tear to sponge cover, otherwise all in very fine condition. 4-56283-9 JM233 (200-400)

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2360

LOT OF 2 CIVIL WAR ERA SHOVELS. These are the style shovels seen in CW photographs that may have been used by a CW engineer or artillerist. First shovel blade is about 11” x 7-1/2” with 9” languets held by three rivets to wooden handle. Reinforced iron top bradded to top of blade. Wooden handle is about 27” long and flares to an open handle. A 3/4” high US is stamped or branded into wood. Overall condition on this shovel is very good. Blade of course is pitted and brown. Wood is very good with several age cracks to handle. Second shovel is nearly identical to first, except blade is only about 10” now from hard use. Handle on this shovel is very weathered. Blade is very rusted and deeply pitted. Similar shovel blades and languets are commonly excavated in CW sights especially around forts and artillery emplacements. US marking on first shovel is possibly spurious. 4-56283-99 JS321 (50-100)

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2361

US NAVY 6-POUNDER ARTILLERY SHELL RING GAUGE. Non-excavated. Stamped “US” over anchor motif on wood handle. This was used for a rnd ball gauge that inspectors used to verify a shell being the right size. SIZE: 3.51″ (inner ring). CONDITION: Very fine. 4-56283-3 JM227 (350-750)

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2362

LOT OF FOUR ARTILLERY-RELATED ITEMS. 1) lanyard for pulling a friction primer on a cannon (which set off the cannon); 2) a reproduction Bormann fuse punch; 3) a box of friction primers from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864; 4) a box of 8-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864. CONDITION: Both boxes are unopened and in very fine condition and the lanyard is in unissued condition. 4-56283-4 JM228 (350-650)

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2363

LOT OF 6 GUNNER’S ARTILLERY PIECES. 1) US artillery lanyard (rope has been cut and re-tied); 2) an artillery hammer (excavated); 3) two gimlets (one excavated); 4) set of dividers (excavated); 5) a priming wire (possibly reproduction). CONDITION: Medium ground action to hammer, otherwise good condition overall. 4-56283-5 JM229 (250-400)

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2364

LOT OF 14 WOODEN TIME FUSE ADAPTERS AND PAPER TIME FUSE BOX. Non-excavated. 1) Seven small wooden fuse plugs for field artillery projectiles; 2) six medium sized wooden fuse plugs for heavy artillery; 3) a long range wooden time fuse; 4) a box of Frankford Arsenal 10-second paper fuses (opened and resealed). CONDITION: Fine to very fine condition except for the box which is in good condition. 4-56283-2 JM220 (200-500)

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2365

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS. Non-excavated (unless otherwise noted). An assortment of priming wired, leather gimlets, and fantasy fuse wrenches. Nineteen pieces in all. CONDITION: One excavated and remainder non-excavated and in fine condition. 4-56283-15 JM239 (250-500)

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2366

LOT OF ARTILLERY RELATED IMPLEMENTS. 1) a large modern friction primer (large scale – for display purposes); 2) a heavy artillery vent punch, stamped, WATERVLIET ARSENAL US 12M”; 3) a heavy artillery vent punch and reamer; 4) three excavated artillery shell fragments; 5) a port fire cutter. CONDITION: Fine to very fine condition. 4-56283-16 JM240 (350-750)

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2367

LOT OF EIGHT FUSE AND FRICTION PRIMER PACKS. Non-excavated. 1) unmarked paper time fuses; 2) a box of 4-second fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1863 (opened but complete); 3) a box of Frankford Arsenal 5 second fuses, 1864 (unopened some foxing to back of package); 4) package of five 12-second brown-wrapped paper time fuses; 5) a package of five 5-second friction primers from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864 (some orig blue color remains); 6) two reproduction friction primers; 7) two authentic primers; 8) a package of 8-second paper time fuses from Frankford Arsenal, 1864; 9) a package of 10-second paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1863; 10) a package of 5-second fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864 (crumbling and losses to paper on package). CONDITION: Good unless otherwise noted. 4-56283-17 JM241 (350-750)

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2368

LOT OF SIX FUSE AND FRICTION PRIMER PACKS. Non-excavated (unless otherwise noted). 1) a package of five 5-second friction primers from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864 (most orig blue color remains on the front); 2) ) a package of 8-second paper time fuses from Frankford Arsenal, 1863 (missing some wrapping in the back and small foxing on one corner); 3) a package of 20-seocnd paper time fuses from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864 (mint condition); 4) two packages of brown-wrapped paper time fuses, 8-& 10-seocnds each; 5) one loose 8-second paper time fuse; 6) an excavated paper time fuse; 7) a box of two brown paper time fuses stenciled, “U.S. 1864”; 8) a friction primer (non-excavated) and three aged reproduction friction primers; 9) excavated inner piece for a Broun concussion fuse; 10) a package of 5 friction primers from the Frankford Arsenal; 11) a variant of previous package set of 5 cannon friction primers from the Frankford Arsenal, 1864. CONDITION: All in good condition except where noted. 4-56283-18 JM242 (300-600)

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2369

LOT OF FIVE ARTILLERY RELATED ITEMS. Non-excavated. 1) a Bormann fuse punch; 2) an unknown tool; 3) a old lock (unknown use/origin); 4) re-enactor’s thumb stall; 5) a brass manufacturer’s carriage plate (reproduction). CONDITION: All items in very fine condition. 4-56283-13 JM237 (200-400)

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2370

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS ARTILLERY ITEMS. Non-excavated. 1) orig artillery tow hook, used for unpacking ammunition crates and tightening the straps on fixed ammunition; 2) two authentic wooden-handled gimlet and punches; 3) four reproduction fuses; 4) one small brass-headed hammer; 5) a reproduction pendulum hausse sight (unfinished); 6) a carriage hook; 7) a wrench (unknown origin). CONDITION: Fine to very fine condition. 4-56283-14 JM238 (500-800)

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2371

CIVIL WAR REGULATION REGIMENTAL EAGLE DRUM. 15-1/2” tall with 16-1/2” diameter. Painted ribbon reads “__ REG. U.S. INFANTRY” held in beak of painted eagle with patriotic shield. Maker’s label inside reads “MANUFACTURED BY HORSTMANN & BROTHERS & CO. MILITARY FURNISHERS. FIFTH & CHERRY STREETS, PHILADELPHIA”. This is a fine, untouched drum and it would be hard to find a better one. CONDITION: Drum overall very good, all parts appear original. Painting is very good with some crazing. 4-56226 JS179 (4,000-8,000)

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2372

SNARE DRUM IN CUSTOM MADE BOX. 11-1/2” tall, 16-1/2” diameter. Label inside drum reads “BOSTON DRUM FACTORY, 61 COURT STREET, BOSTON, ELIAS HOWE AGENT”. Drum has restored ropes, heads, and snares. Drum fits nicely in custom box. 4-56227 JS197 (500-1,000)

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2373

19TH CENTURY CIVIL WAR STYLE DRUMMER’S BELT WITH BREASTPLATE TO HOLD ACCOMPANYING PAIR OF DRUMSTICKS. 1) Pair of drumsticks with brass tops. 2) Drummer’s belt with breastplate to hold drumsticks. 4-56228-4 JS314 (100-200)

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2374

19TH CENTURY CASED CORONET. Coronet in hinged wooden casing. Small manuscript music book that could be from Civil War era. 4-56228-5 JS315 (100-200)

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2375

19TH CENTURY BANJO WITH PATRIOTIC EAGLE AND SHIELD HEAD TIGHTENERS. Wooden neck and brass body, well used. Missing strings, still retains three tensioners. Brass body has 12 cast brass eagle and shield-shaped tensioners. 4-56228-1 JS225 (100-200)

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2376

CIVIL WAR ERA CAMERA & CAMERA STAND. Wooden face of camera is about 9-1/2” x 8” and contains about 3” diameter lens in brass telescoping body. Wood body telescopes into tarred linen bellows. Back of camera which holds photographic plate is marked “GORDENS, PAT. OCT. 19, 58, EXTENDED 72”. Included with camera is a wooden photographic stand with 3 legs fit into cast iron piece with telescoping center post that holds camera. Camera fits on this base and balances well. But camera is about an inch smaller than the mortise in this stand. Tripod base fits onto another wood and iron piece with steel rollers. CONDITION: Wood on stand is worn. One leg on tripod may be replaced or repaired. Aluminum washers are used to tighten legs. Cast iron base is unmarked. No markings seen in wood. Camera body is very good. Tarred linen bellows have insect damage and several large holes. Lenses are dirty. Break in glass viewing window in back of camera. This group also contains a CDV of a photographer using a similar camera and stand. 4-56224 JS290 (1,000-2,000)

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2377

19TH CENTURY CIVIL WAR ERA PHOTOGRAPHERS HEADSTAND. This rarely encountered device was used by antique photographers to help hold a pose while the photographic emulsion was exposed. This particular device is unmarked. Has a cast iron base with orig traces of greenish blue paint. A thumbscrew holds a telescoping rod, which holds adjustable cast iron implements. To hold head or neck. Often times these devices are actually seen behind photographic subjects of the mid to late 19th C. These devices are quite rare and this one appears complete and orig in every regard. CONDITION: Device appears untouched with orig surfaces. Some paint remains on base. Heavy patina, pitting overall. 4-56225 JS311 (1,000-3,000)

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2378

IRWINS PATENT CAMP MEAL CHEST. Made by the Warne Cheevers Co., St. Louis. A letter of provenance from Mr. Adamson accompanies this lot which states, that the chest “…was found in the Warren House on Highway 54, in Jonesboro, Georgia. The Warren House was in the center of the Confederate Lines during the second day fighting in Jonesboro. After the battle, it was used as the hospital and headquarters for the 52nd Illinois Infantry Regiment. My Father, Frank Adamson, found this meal chest in the 1960’s. it was a Christmas present to Michael Adamson in 1979.” 21” x 15” x 12-1/2” hinged wooden box with iron reinforcements with various wooden segments. Remaining in segments are five empty fitted tin containers, two large clear square bottles. In one compartment is stoneware cup, tin cup, and wood spigot. In case also are ironstone plate, three forks and two knives. Stenciled inside top lid of chest reads “WARNE. CHEEVERS. CO., 125 NORTH 4TH STREET, ST. LOUIS MANUFACTURERS, IRWINS PATENT, DEC. 17TH, 1861”. Also accompanying this lot is a copy of information relating to the history of the 52nd Illinois Infantry as well as a copy of a newspaper article about the house’s history and a photo of the house. CONDITION: Exterior box still has 50% orig blue milk paint with lots of scuffing and staining. Iron handles missing. Box sound. Interior soiled. One hinge and several reinforcements are loose. 4-56218 (2,500-5,000)

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2379

ATLANTA ARSENAL WOODEN SPONGE BOX. Stenciled, “ORDNANCE OFFICER – M.H. WRIGHT” and “25-20/12 Pdr. SPONGES WOODEN”. Missing two-thirds of the lid. SIZE: 38-1/2″long x 19-1/2″wide x 21″high. CONDITION: Normal wear around edges and corner, stenciling somewhat faded with normal use and handling marks overall. 4-56215 JM257 (4,500-6,500)

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2380

CIVIL WAR ERA SURGEON’S KIT. Large three-tiered kit contains 27 tools. Kit has spots for three or four more small tools. Tools include saw and large knifes for amputation along with a tourniquet, hays saw, trephine, tweezers, and small knives. Most major tools fit well in their pre-cut slots and appear to be orig to the kit. Tools are marked “KUEMERL” or “TIEMANN”. Small scissors are replaced, don’t fit well, and are marked “SHEPARD & DUDLEY”. Most cutting tools have crosshatch cut ebony handles. There are two Civil War fired mini balls in one compartment. Kit retains its orig key. CONDITION: Escutcheon plaque on top of case is loose. Tools generally are excellent. Large knives have mirrored surfaces and bright cutting edges with little staining. One of smaller knives has a few chips and staining on blade. Amputation saw has scattered staining and pitting. 4-56220 JS122 (3,000-5,000)

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2381

RARE CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR CAVALRY CARBINE SLING. In a letter from noted leather authority Stephen Dorsey, he states that, “the sling has been vetted by Paul Johnson, an author of a book on CW leather, and Fred Gaede, recent past editor of the Company of Military Historians Journal and an upcoming work on the American cap pouch. The three of us are “critical mass” on leather, I think, and we all agree that: 1. It is a Confederate-manufactured carbine sling and, 2. It is the only one known. There may be others, but they are, to date, unsung.” Mr. Dorsey goes on to state that while the piece was in his collection, a stamp “7 VA” could be found on the leather. It was a “flat stamp” and over a period of time, after treating the leather with oil, the mark “disappeared”. This Cavalry sling is similar in construction to standard US issued type. This, however, has a cruder carbine hook, tip, and buckle. The tip is attached with 4 integral studs. Sling buckle similar to US. CONDITION: Leather body is sound with some insect damage. Crazing and protectorate on leather. Brass tip has red coppery patina. Sling buckle has yellow brass patina. Sword hook is uncleaned with gray/brown surfaces. 4-56212 (5,000-10,000)

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2382

PAIR OF MILITARY STYLE 19TH CENTURY POMMEL HOLSTERS. These were possibly made for Colt dragoon pistol or large military single shot. Large leather flaps with sewn edges. Inner flaps reveal cartridge containers about 3” x 2-1/2”, possibly could hold packs of Colt cartridges. Holster tips have large medallions with floral wreath surrounding a five-pointed star on a lined background. The brass ferrule holding one star device is gone but the rosette with star still remains. The other holster tip is complete with ferrule and star rosette. Overall, holsters are in good condition. Most black finish remains. Scattered scuffing and crazing. Stitching is dry and broken in areas. Several cracks and tears to leather, but this is still a usable and displayable set of holsters. 4-56210 JS195 (700-1,500)

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2383

PAIR OF MILITARY STYLE 19TH CENTURY POMMEL HOLSTERS. These were probably made for large military, single shot pistols. Well-made holsters are about 15” long, attached by sewn leather strap. Holster flaps are bordered with sewn leather edge and tarred surfaces inside. Holsters appear complete, including attachment tabs and brass finials. Small leather straps with roller buckles are attached to back of each holster. Overall condition is good. Most of black finish remains. Holsters are supple, some crazing and cracking to surfaces. Under flaps there is a cartridge compartment, consisting of five tin tubes, leather sewn with leather flap. 4-56209 JS194 (700-1,500)

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2384

PAIR OF CIVIL WAR ERA, POSSIBLY SOUTHERN MADE, SADDLEBAGS. Saddlebags are entirely sewn. Each bag is about 14” x 12”. “Crows foot strapping” (typical Shenandoah Valley feature on some known Virginia used saddlebags). Bags found in as found condition, dry in areas. Bags still retain much of their orig finish, crazing, chipping, scuffed and nicked. Bags retain orig roller buckle and strap closures. 4-56206 JS193 (500-1,000)

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2385

19TH CENTURY CARBINE SLEEVE FOR SADDLE. 20” long, 7-1/2” wide, bound by four leather straps with roller buckles. Iron reinforced plate on back painted black. No discernible markings. Overall very good condition. Scattered scuffing and marring to leather. 4-56207 JS202 (100-200)

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2386

PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY SADDLEBAGS. Bags are about 14” x 12”. Attached to each other by large leather strap. No discernible markings. One roller buckle and one handle remain. Closure tabs both missing. Leather surfaces covered with protectorant. 4-56205 JS192 (200-400)

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2387

STATE OF NEW YORK CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE BOX WITH “SNY” BOX PLATE. Box overall is very good and complete. Indiscernible maker’s mark is on inside flap. Box plate is held in place by use of two nails. CONDITION: Surface is crazed. Some loss of finish scattered. Protectorate over leather surface. Tins are bright and appear new. 4-56204 JS86 (500-1,000)

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2388

US CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE BOX AND SLING. Box is marked “LONGLEY & Co. LEWISTON, ME, 1862”. Box retains lead-filled US box plate. Sling retains lead-filled eagle breastplate. CONDITION: Box and sling both very solid. Crazing to surfaces. Covered in protectorate. Plates both in good condition, small bend to edge of eagle breastplate. Tins are bright and appear new. 4-56200 JS92 (500-1,000)

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2389

CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH AND BELT. This is a fine example of a fuse box brightly marked on outside flap “U.S. WATERVLIET ARSENAL”. This is an unusual box with brown leather surfaces. CONDITION: Box and belt are complete with very good surfaces. Box and roller buckle belt have areas of crazing and loss of finish. 4-56194 JS99 (500-1,000)

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2390

CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY HAVERSACK. 14” x 14”. Leather flap is stamped “US WATERVLIET ARSENAL”. CONDITION: Leather strap is attached with roller buckle, strap has one bad tear almost breaking strap into two pieces. Haversack itself has three large tears, 4” to 5” each on flexible sides. Several holes. Markings very good. Missing sewn tab closure. Leather surfaces covered with protectorant. This is a scarce bag and still very displayable. 4-56196 JS191 (500-1,000)

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2391

ARTILLERY PASS BOX. Non-excavated. Having a wooden block in the bottom. Very well made with brass rivets. SIZE: 8-1/2″ high x 4-1/2″ wide. CONDITION: Very fine. 4-56195 JM244 (350-650)

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2392

US CIVIL WAR MODEL 1850 SWORD BELT. This is a nice example of an enlisted Cavalryman’s belt rig, complete with over-the-shoulder strap and sword hangers. CONDITION: Buckle with applied silver wreath shows wear to high spots. Leather is sound. Two tears to one of the sword hangers, but remains intact. Over-the-shoulder straps utilizes roller buckle. Over-the-shoulder sling is worn, has a few creases, and loss of finish, but intact. Belt loop on belt appears origin, but from another belt. 4-56176 JS109 (700-1,500)

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2393

CIVIL WAR MODEL 1850 SWORD BELT. Sword belt is complete with both sword hangers and over-the-shoulder strap. Buckle is enlisted style US eagle with applied silver wreath. Belt is maker marked “J. CUMMINGS, SPRINGFIELD MASS” and inspected. CONDITION: Leather very good with some crazing. Protectorate covering surfaces. 4-56177 JS102 (700-1,500)

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2394

HISTORIC PRIVATE PURCHASE OFFICER’S SADDLE AND VALISE ATTRIBUTED TO CONFEDERATE GENERAL A.R. LAWTON. A beautiful example of a McClellan style officer’s saddle made by a high quality saddle maker and in marvelous condition. The entire seat, pommel, and cantle are covered in black bridal leather. The pommel has a stamped brass shield reading “11 inch seat”. The leather on the saddle’s tree is hand tooled and decorated with fancy lines and a scalloped type decoration terminating in various points. The hardware on the saddle is typical of those used on US regulation saddles. Screwed to each side of the seat are extremely short skirts measuring 5-1/2” at their longest point, each one having a large five-point star atop a radiating tooled decoration. The decoration is identical on both skirts. The cinch and straps are held to the saddle with a combination of copper rivets and iron screws. The stirrup straps, stirrups, and hoods are all orig to the saddle. Two orig black bridal leather blanket straps accompany the saddle to which are attached a cloth and leather valise. The valise has a yellow leather edge binding and brass tacks on the body. It is lined with unbleached linen and each end has a gold bullion embroidered six-point star. The features of this saddle are of the general pattern of an 1858 McClellan saddle, being adapted in this custom made piece. While many of the components generally follow Federal standards, there are a number of unusual features, which may indicate that this saddle was made in the Confederacy. The saddle and valise are accompanied by a gray felt Chevrac, which is bound in yellow felt with a five-point star in the lower right hand corner of each side. The saddle and valise are attributed to Confederate General Alexander Robert Lawton. A letter of provenance from Michael Adamson states, “the saddle was purchased directly from the family estate which descended from Alexander Robt. Lawton who was commanding officer to the Georgia Brigade. Also included is a note from the lady from whom Mr. Adamson purchased the saddle, dated July 1999 also indicating that Lawton had owned the saddle. CONDITION: Saddle is in very fine condition with all orig parts. Some seam separation is apparent in the center of the seat. There have been some early repairs here and there. Leather surface on the saddletree is exceptional. Skirts are crackled and flexed but the decorations are clear. Cinch, stirrups, and stirrup straps are all flexible and strong. Blanket straps are heavily worn, but intact and strong. Valise, once black, has faded to a gray appearance. Edges are a bit tattered. A closing strap is missing. Chevrac or saddle blanket was obtained with the saddle and valise, however is not contemporary with it. General Lawton was born on November 4, 1818 in Beaufort, South Carolina. A graduate of West Point in 1839, he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1842. Settling in Savannah, he became a notable attorney, railroad magnate, and dabbled in state politics. Active in the state militia, he commanded state troops that seized Fort Pulaski in Georgia. On April 13, 1861, he accepted a commission as a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army. Assigned to Lee’s army of Northern Virginia, he took part in the Valley Campaign, Seven Days Campaign, and the Second Battle of Bull Run. In September 1862, he was wounded in action at the Battle of Antietam. As a result of his wounds, he accepted the position of Quartermaster General in August 1863. Moderately successful, he was frustrated and unable to solve the Confederacy’s problems of war material shortages and poorly organized railroads. Following his service in the Confederate Army, Lawton became an important political figure in Georgia, eventually losing his attempt at election to the US Senate in 1880. He was elected president of the American Bar Association in 1882 and appointed US Minister to Austria in 1887. Returning to his foreign service, he took up residence in Clifton Springs, New York, where he died on July 2, 1896. 4-56142 CW48 (20,000-30,000)

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2395

RARE US MODEL 1847 GRIMSLEY DRAGOON SADDLE. A rare opportunity to obtain a Mexican War period US cavalry saddle scarcely offered to the public. The saddletree measures 17-1/2” front to back. The tree is leather covered with a quilted seat stitched with vertical lines. Pommel has a shield embossed with an intertwined “USA,” the opposite side with an identical shield embossed “11-1/2 inch seat.” The front and back edges of the saddle are bound in sheet brass. Attached to the tree are two long bridal leather skirts measuring 17” from the base of the tree. Orig cinch straps remain. Complete with a pair of “incorrect” brass stirrups, both stamped “Rock Island Arsenal U.S.” on reproduction stirrup straps. A letter of provenance from Michael Adamson states that he purchased “this outstanding example of a Model 1847 Grimsley Dragoon/Mounted Rifleman’s Saddle was purchase from the Stephen Dorsey Collection.” CONDITION: Very good. Seam across the top of the seat is separated. Leather is crackled across its surface. All orig hardware is in place. All leather surfaces have been treated with preservative. 4-56145 CW58 (8,000-10,000)

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2396

RARE REGULATION US MODEL 1859 JENNIFER SADDLE MADE BY DEMAREST & SONS. A wonderful, scarce US Regulation Jennifer saddle having a fully leather covered seat. The cantle is of rawhide. The saddle measures 20” front to back. The front and back edges are bound with sheet brass. Pair of bridal leather skirts, which are original to the saddle, are present on either side of the seat. Tree has regulation iron hardware throughout. Attached are the original wooden stirrups, hoods, stirrup straps, and cinch strap. This rare saddle type was much preferred by Confederate officers and many copies of this style and configuration were made in the south during the war. Demarest & Sons were contractors to the United States Government, producing the largest of amount of these during the American Civil War. On the right left corner of the rawhide cantle is the original stamped brass label reading “D. Demarest & Sons/Makers/Newark, N.J.” A letter of provenance from Michael Adamson states, “This outstanding example of a Model 1859 Civil War Officers Jenifer Saddle was purchase from the Stephen Dorsey Collection. This saddle was manufactured by the well-known period saddle maker’s firm of Demarest and Sons, of Newark, New Jersey, and bears their maker identification plate on the rear extension on the left side.” CONDITION: Very good. Losses to the stitching on the rawhide cantle in a couple of places and beneath the leather-covered seat. All of the leather components are flexible with surface cracking throughout. Belts and straps are strong. Entire saddle has been treated with a leather preservative. 4-56146 CW 70 (10,000-12,000)

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2397

US MODEL 1859 MCCLELLAN SADDLE MADE AT THE ALLEGHENY ARSENAL. US Arsenal made regulation Model 1859 McClellan cavalry saddle, having an oval brass tag affixed to the left rear of the tree, which reads “Allegheny/US/Arsenal/1864”. Rawhide split open seat with black bridal leather skirts, brass shield at pommel stamped “12 inch seat,” complete with stirrup straps, stirrups, hoods, and carbine socket mounted on left side straps. A pr of regulation black leather McClellan saddlebags are attached to the rear. A rolled green wool blanket attached with two orig blanket straps and one replacement strap. CONDITION: Excellent. Saddle is complete in every way. All leather is orig and unrestored, having surface cracking all over. Orig rawhide seat is in top condition with no losses to orig stitching. Saddlebags show heavy wear and some mildew. Blanket is a reproduction. Two of the blanket straps are old but probably not orig to the saddle. One is a modern replacement. All leather has been treated with preservative. A fine opportunity to own a fairly complete arsenal made Civil War period saddle in very good to excellent condition. 4-56143 CW56 (5,000-7,000)

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2398

US MODEL 1859 MCCLELLAN SADDLE MADE AT THE ALLEGHENY ARSENAL AND DATED 1861. US Arsenal made regulation Model 1859 McClellan cavalry saddle, which has been restored. The brass shield on the saddle pommel reads “2/Allegheny Arsenal/1861”. Rawhide covered split open seat with black bridal leather skirts, complete with stirrup straps, stirrups, and hoods. A pair of regulation black leather McClellan saddlebags are attached to the rear. Attached to the back of the saddle is a cylindrical valise with wooden circular ends covered in tarred canvas and a leather roll attached with hand cut iron nails. CONDITION: Rawhide seat is good with one fracture to the leather in the rear of the tree and some loss to stitching. Skirts are black bridal leather and orig to the saddle, as are the cinch straps and iron and brass furniture. Stirrups and hoods are orig but attached with reproduction stirrup straps and leg shields. McClellan pattern saddlebags are heavily worn and in almost relic condition with heavy leather scuffing, crackling, and tears to the bags. One is missing its outer flap. Valise is attached to the saddle with two orig blanket straps. Valise is in god condition with the tarred canvas ends coming loose and its closing straps missing. An early war arsenal made saddle, which has been sensitively restored. It displays very well. 4-56144 CW57 (4,000-6,000)

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2399

INDIAN WAR IDENTIFIED PENNSYLVAMIA MEDICAL OFFICER’S SADDLE BLANKET. This wonderful military chevrac is made of fine, tarred canvas bound in black bridal leather and covered with midnight blue wool with a 1” wide border of fancy woven gilt braid. In the corner of each side is a sewn blue leather keystone positioned on a 45-degree angle to the skirt, above which is a die-stamped medical caduceus of brass. Painted in large white letters on the inside of the right skirt is “Dr. C. Shultz/Danville, PA.” This saddle blanket dates to the period 1880-1900. CONDITION: Very good. Minor scuffing to the leather edge binding. Wool exterior is in very good shape, however dirty. Much of the interior inscription has been worn away, but is still very readable. 4-56151 CW49 (2,000-3,000)

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2400

COMPLETE UNRESTORED US MODEL 1859 ARTILLERY VALISE SADDLE. A nice, completely orig example of this saddle made to carry equipment, not men. Saddletree measures 15-1/4” front to back with an embossed US shield at the pommel and a blank shield opposing it. The edge of the saddletree is bound in sheet brass. The orig leather seat is padded and stitched. The cantle is entirely covered in leather. The orig skirts and straps remain. Mounted on top is a US regulation valise. One end is stamped “US/Watervliet Arsenal” made of black bridal leather with three closing straps. The valise is attached with two straps having iron roller buckles. A letter of provenance states, “This outstanding example of a Model 1847 Grimsley Dragoon Artillery Valise Saddle was purchase from Tom Bailey in Woodstock, Georgia. Mr. Bailey is a well know collector of Artillery and accessories as well as a restoration specialist for all types of artillery.” CONDITION: Very good. All orig and unrestored. Stitching on the seat is loose and areas are split. Surface of the skirts is crackled. Generally leather is stiff, but all intact. Part of the cinch straps are lost. Valise is heavily worn, restitched in several areas. Llined in a cotton pillow ticking. Three straps are missing. 4-56148 CW55 (8,000-10,000)

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2401

US MODEL 1859 ARSENAL MADE ARTILLERY VALISE SADDLE. This example was made and is marked “1/Allegheny/Arsenal/1862” and is so stamped on the brass pommel shield. The brass shield on the opposite side of the tree has the initials “E.H. ‘B Co.” scratched crudely on its face on its face. The saddle, made to carry equipment and not a person, measures 15-1/2” across and the tree is 10” wide. Front and back are bound in sheet brass. The seat and cantle are covered in black bridal leather with iron hardware throughout. Accompanying the saddle is a brown leather valise, having two straps and a brass tack decoration around each end. The interior of the valise is unlined, and the valise is strapped to the saddle with two reproduction blanket straps with oval brass buckles. CONDITION: Saddle has been heavily restored. Stitching has been reinforced on the cantle with new leather added. Skirts, cinch, and straps are reproductions. Orig leather on the tree has been glued, restitched, and has a crackled surface overall. Valise is in good condition with some scuffing and flexing to leather, which remains flexible. One strap is a replacement. 4-56147 CW54 (1,500-2,000)

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2402

CONFEDERATE CEDAR WOOD CANTEEN WITH LINEN SLING. 7-1/4”diameter x approximately 2-1/2” cedar bodied canteen bounded by iron bands and three iron straps. Canteen has turned wooden spout. It is rare to find one of these with the orig wood spout. CONDITION: Canteen appears in as found condition. Wood has numerous scratches and small nicks. Linen strap is soiled but very sound with a couple small areas of possible insect damage. 4-56044 JS115 (2,000-3,000)

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2403

LOT OF 2 CIVIL WAR CANTEENS. 1) Regulation Bulls eye canteen with linen sling. Soldier’s initials “JJM” carved on pewter spout. Canteen lacks cover. Canteen is in as found condition, with scattered rust. Sling has an old stapled repair. 2) Excavated, smooth-sided Union canteen excavated at Port Hudson, Louisiana by Tom Dickey. Canteen is fairly intact, missing 2-1/2 carrying rings. Several small holes and one large 2” x 2” hole. Pewter spout and canteen are very rusted and are fragile. 4-56045-1 JS116 (200-400)

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2404

UNION CIVIL WAR REGULATION CANTEEN COMPLETE WITH SLING AND CLOTH COVER. CONDITION: Overall, canteen is very good. Cover is worn at high spots. There is some indiscernible stenciling on one side of canteen. Stopper is attached by chain from one loop. Sling is sound but has lots of areas of wear and several areas are weak. 4-56045-2 JS118 (300-500)

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2405

UNION CIVIL WAR REGULATION CANTEEN COMPLETE WITH SLING AND CLOTH COVER. CONDITION: Overall, canteen is very good. Cloth is worn or moth-eaten at high spots. Several rust stains through cover. Indiscernible stenciling on one side of canteen. Sling is solid, has a couple weak areas next to carrying loops. 4-56045-3 JS119 (300-500)

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2406

LOT OF 2 UNION CANTEENS WITH COVERS AND SLINGS. 1) Regulation Bullseye canteen with wool cover. Pewter spout is marked “RH GRATZ & Co. PHILA”. Sling and cover are excellent and show little wear. Sling may be later addition. Orig stopper still present. 2) Regulation flat-sided canteen with tin spout. Wool cover is heavily stained with areas of rust showing through. Sling is soiled, otherwise excellent condition. Sling may be later addition. An orig stopper with glued repair accompanies this canteen. 4-56045-4 JS120 (500-800)

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2407

LOT OF 2 CIVIL WAR KNAPSACKS. 1) Well-made reproduction soft knapsack in very good condition. 2) orig knapsack appears to be surplus but poorly stored. Straps fairly complete. A couple straps are almost broken through. Two roller buckles broken loose from pack but still remain on straps. One 10” tear in canvas at crease. 4-56045-5, 4-56047 JS167 (100-200)

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2408

UNION CIVIL WAR CANTEEN WITH SLING. Smooth-sided canteen a bit thinner than the standard regulation issue canteen. Spout is also smaller. Canteen is about 8” in diameter. Three standard carrying rings like on most contract canteens. Some collectors believe this style to be Confederate. Linen sling is thinner and flatter than on most contract US canteens. CONDITION: Overall very good. Sling is solid, though soiled. Some rust to carrying rings and to metal portion of stopper. A string from one ring holds stopper on canteen. 4-56046 JS117 (500-1,000)

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2409

CIVIL WAR BOX KNAPSACK. Knapsack is 15” x 14” x 4”. Wood frame is covered with tarred linen and leather straps. Large 4” number “13” painted on back. Side of knapsack has “G” over “58” painted in white paint. CONDITION: Knapsack retains probably ½ of its orig strapping. One roller buckle and one hook broken off box. Tarred linen flap is crazed and scuffed on edges. Leather trim on edges chipped and scuffed. Surfaces coated with protectorate 4-56048 JS166 (300-500)

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2410

US 30-POUNDER HOTCHKISS SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Hotchkiss patent date is illegible on base. Accompanying is a wooden time fuse adapter. CONDITION: Few dings in lead sabot and hammer marks with otherwise light to moderate pitting. 4-55949 JM124 (600-750)

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2411

US 30-POUNDER HOTCHKISS SHELL. Excavated. Fired by the Union artillery’s 30-pounder Parrott rifled cannons at the 3rd Louisiana Redan during the 1863 siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. This was the site of where the Union troops tunneled under the Redan, set charges and blew up the fort. The Union concentrated artillery fire aimed at the Redan. This is one of the shells that was fired at the 3rd Louisiana Redan. CONDITION: Wooden fuse plug present not orig to shell, shell body in excellent condition. Lead sabot has a few dings but there are a nice couple of rifling marks left by the rifling of the cannon. 4-55950 JM99 (750-1,200)

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2412

US 3.8” HOTCHKISS CASE SHOT SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. Hotchkiss lead time fuse. Most of Hotchkiss patent date legible on base. Slightly rare pattern than most Hotchkiss shells in this cal.. CONDITION: Very light pitting, some scratches to lead sabot. 4-55951 JM98 (375-475)

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2413

US 3.8” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Excavated and fired. Has two small disarming holes. Has iron anvil cap percussion fuse. Probably from the 1863 siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. CONDITION: Light to moderate ground action. Lead sabot has two small dings. 4-55952 JM70 (300-375)

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2414

US RIFLED 6-POUNDER HOTCHKISS SHELL. Excavated. Has brass Hotchkiss time fuse. Fired from a James rifled cannon with ten lands and grooves rifling. Possibly contains case shot. CONDITION: Very light pitting. Rifling evident to lead sabot. 4-55953 JM97 (350-550)

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2415

US 3.4” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Non-excavated. Unfired. Percussion fuse & iron anvil cap unscrew and slider slides out. Was intended to be fired from a 3.4” Dahlgren boat howitzer rifle cannon. Cast into the base is “HOTCHKISS PATENT, OCT 9, 1855” as well as “MAY 14, 1861” and “JULY 24, 1860”. Has lathe dimple in the base. Most of orig linen cover remains attached to lead sabot. CONDITION: Museum quality, near mint condition. Two minor dings. 4-55954 JM72 (650-750)

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2416

US POST CIVIL WAR 2.5” DYER BOLT. Non-excavated. Unfired. CONDITION: Near mint, hard to find condition. 4-55968 JM74 (200-375)

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2417

US 3” EUREKA SHELL. Non-excavated. Unfired. Has a brass sabot. Stamped near the nose are the letters “JH”. Has a Navy watercap fuse dated 1864 that unscrews (not orig to this type of shell). CONDITION: Very fine. 4-55969 JM76 (200-350)

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2418

BRITISH 7” BRITTEN BOLT. Excavated. Unfired. 1/2” diameter hole drilled into the lead sabot during conservation. Similar to the exact specimens what were found on the C.S.S. Florida. This cal. Britten Bolt is one of the rarest Britten’s ever manufactured. CONDITION: Exterior of iron body professionally conserved and restored. 4-55970 JM29 (2,000-2,800)

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2419

BRITISH RIFLED 32-POUNDER BRITTEN SHELL. Excavated. One of only two known specimens in existence. Accompanying is a wooden time fuse. The only two known battlefield recovery places are Wilmington, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. Imported exclusively by the Confederates. CONDITION: Light ground action with a small pit. Small ding in lead sabot. 4-55971 JM172 (2,000-3,500)

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2420

BRITISH RIFLED 24-POUNDER BRITTEN SHELL. Excavated. Only a few known specimens and this is one of the rarest Britten projectiles that were manufactured and imported by the Confederates. Having a lead sabot and fitted for a wooden time fuse. This specimen was excavated by William Smedlund at a Confederate cannon emplacement on Rose Dew Island near Savannah, Georgia. Still retains one screw used to hold wooden disk on base of lead sabot that was there to cushion base of sabot. CONDITION: Iron body in excellent condition with some contemporary dings to sabot and a few marks where the Confederates tried to remove the lead, which was much needed for bullets. 4-55972 JM154 (1,750-3,000)

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2421

BRITISH 3.5” BRITTEN SEGMENTED SHELL. Excavated. Unfired. The brass Britten percussion fuse unscrews. This would have been fired out of a 3.5” Blakely rifled cannon. CONDITION: Iron is lightly pitted and the lead sabot has a small ding where it was dropped during the Civil War. 4-55973 JM96 (600-700)

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2422

US 3” DYER SHELL. Excavated. Fired. Has a zinc time-fuse and a lead sabot. Impressions of the 3” Ordnance rifle can clearly be seen on the lead sabot. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting. 4-55947 JM47 (275-375)

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2423

BRITISH 2.9” BRITTEN SEGMENTED INTERIOR SHELL. Excavated from the Helena Arkansas Battlefield. Bashley Britten patented this projectile’s segmented interior construction dated March 8, 1861. CONDITION: Beautiful lead sabot with crisp rifling from a 3” Ordnance rifled cannon. Missing the fuse. 4-55974 JM64 (650-850)

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2424

BRITISH 2.5” BRITTEN BOLT. Excavated. This projectile was used exclusively by the Confederates for their imported British 2.5” Blakely rifle cannon. Most specimens have been recovered from the Manassas battlefield, Virginia. The Blakely rifling is evident on the lead sabot. CONDITION: Unusual good condition for an excavated specimen. Some damage to rifling on lead sabot. 4-55975 JM63 (1,000-1,750)

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2425

BRITISH 12-POUNDER WHITWORTH BOLT. The Whitworth cannon had the longest range and was the most accurate cannon produced during its time. CONDITION: Weathered. Light to medium pitting. 4-55979 JM42 (650-950)

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2426

BRITISH 1.7” WHITWORTH SHELL. Non-excavated. This was intended to be fired from the 1.7” Whitworth rifle cannon, one of the most accurate rifles produced during the Civil War. Often referred to as a “Baby Whitworth shell”. CONDITION: Missing its shipping plug, otherwise near mint condition. 4-55980 JM126 (1,100-1,900)

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2427

LOT OF CROSS-SECTIONED ARTILLERY PROJECTILES. 1) US 3.67” Hotchkiss nose (cross-sectioned). Having a brass Hotchkiss time-fuse and lead case shot balls. 2) 12-pounder Bormann fused cannonball. Cross-sectioned with reproduction lead balls and a reproduction wood sabot. Disarming hole opposite cross section. 3) US 12-pounder Bormann fused cannonball with a Braille Bormann time-fuse and iron underplug that has not been cross-sectioned. Braille Bormann fuse is unpunched and above average condition. Lead case shot balls inside a matrix. CONDITION: Balls uncleaned, light rust. 4-55995, 4-55997, & 4-55999, JM36 (300-600)

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2428

LOT OF CROSS-SECTIONED ARTILLERY PROJECTILES. 1) CS 6-pounder Bormann fused cannonball with case shot balls. CONDITION: Light pitting. Bormann fuse is deteriorated. 2) US 12-pounder Bormann fused cannonball. Cross-sections. Has sulfur matrix and lead case shot balls. CONDITION: Heavy pitting. 4-55996 & 4-55998 JM208 (200-500)

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2429

US 13” MORTAR BALL. Excavated. Fired. Broken in almost a symmetrical half when it exploded or perhaps when it struck the ground. Great display. From West Point test range in New York. CONDITION: Lightly pitted. 4-56003 JM188 (500-900)

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2430

CIVIL WAR JUNIOR OFFICER’S KEPI OR INDIAN WARS OFFICERS CAP. A fine example of an officer’s kepi, typical of those used by 1st and 2nd lieutenants. An excellent, privately made example. The front stands 3-1/2” high. The rear is 6” tall. Crown is 4-1/2” in diameter. The body is made of dark blue wool broad cloth and the exterior is decorated with a single strand of black braid measuring 3/8” wide applied to the base of the kepi. Single strands of identical braid rise from the bottom band to the crown at the front, back, and on each side. The crown is decorated with a single strand of this braid intertwined to form a quatrefoil. A single strand of braid circumscribes the crown. Visor is of tarred leather with stitched edge binding. The chinstrap, also of tarred leather, is held in place by 2 cuff-sized eagle “I” buttons. The interior is lined in black silk with a lozenge shaped stitched decoration on the underside of the crown. There is wool batting between the interior lining and the blue wool broad cloth. The kepi has a 1-3/4” wide light brown leather sweatband. some of these details mentioned above are present in Indian War officers caps and in Civil War officers caps. CONDITION: Very good. 2 moth holes on the right front side of the kepi. Chinstrap buttons are loose but attached with their orig thread. Visor is slightly crackled. 4-56140 CW16 (4,000-4,500)

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2431

INDIAN WAR PERIOD GEORGIA OFFICER’S CHAPEAU DE BRA. A wonderful and rare, late 19th C. Georgia state guard officer’s full dress chapeau with its orig box. The chapeau is made of beaver skin, measuring 5” tall and 17” across with 2 silk 1-3/4” ribbons going from the base angled out toward each side. They terminate with a silk ribbon bow. Each corner of the bicorn hat is decorated with a gilt cloth and wire tassel. Mounted on the front is a magnificent rosette of black silk 5” tall, 3-3/4” wide, having a gold embroidered oval containing the Georgia state seal on a black velvet background. The embroidered Georgia state seal is 4” tall x 2-1/2” wide. The interior of the hat is lined in crimson silk with a 1-1/2” wide brown leather sweatband marked size “7” and with the name “Harrill” written in period ink. Inset across the top of the hat is black ostrich plume. The chapeau is contained in its orig pasteboard box with a brown stippled finish. The remnants of its orig label are on its face but illegible. CONDITION: Very good. Beaver skin is worn at the base. Silk ribbons are lightly faded. Ostrich plumes are falling apart. Pasteboard box is cracked and broken with minor losses but remains mostly intact. 4-56141 CW23 (2,000-2,500)

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2432

FRENCH WOOL KEPI. A mid-19th C. French army kepi made of red wool, having a welt of blue piping around the crown and a single strand up the front, down the back, and down each side. Kepi has a blue wool base and tarred leather, narrow visor. The interior is unlined with a donut shaped black leather appliqué sewn to the crown. Accompanying this lot is a letter from conservator Jessica Hack detailing her conservation on this item. CONDITION: Poor. Body of the kepi is faded. Visor is severely curled. Sweatband and lining are missing. 4-56124 CW22 (300-400)

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2433

WHITNEY POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 18770. Usual configuration with scarce 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass trigger guard & 2-pc walnut grips. It has 5-shot cylinder. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Cleaned bright with heavy wear & heavy pitting over most of the metal surfaces. Grips show moderate wear with most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with a ring about 1-1/2″ from the muzzle. 4-56105 JR518 (400-700)

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2434

ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MILITARY PISTOL. Cal. 58. NSN. Usual configuration with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl, captive rammer, brass furniture with 1-pc walnut stock. It has usual markings with “1850” dated tang & tail of the lockplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal cleaned a long time ago with the brass now having a fine patina. Stock has a crack near the butt and is missing a large sliver. Mechanics are fine, moderately pitted bore. 4-56107 JR509 (750-1,250)

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2435

ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 54. Usual configuration with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl, captive rammer, brass furniture with usual markings and an “1846” dated tang with “1849” date on the tail of the lockplate. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock. There are large initials “HC” on the bottom of the stock. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains, cleaned a long time ago with a light brown patina. Stock has several cracks with nicks & dings and shows heavy wear. Mechanics need adjusting, worn dark bore. 4-56108 JR515 (500-1,000)

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2436

LOT OF 30 EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE BUTTONS FROM GEORGIA BATTLEFIELDS. Lot consists of 21 solid cast “I”(infantry) buttons. These buttons were made in Atlanta and issued on coats to troops camped in winter quarters in north Georgia prior to Atlanta Campaign. All these cast “I’s” are in fine condition with various patinas, some still have dirt on them. There are two script “I” buttons, both with “Isaac Campbell” back marks. Back marks are hard to read because of ground action. Both buttons retain shanks. There are three block “I” buttons, one being an English import, the other two being Confederate locals with brass backs. All three of these buttons are fine with shanks. There are two South Carolina state seal medium sized buttons. Both buttons exhibit 10%-20% gilt on faces. One button is back-marked “HORSTMANN”, the other “EXTRA QUALITY”. Both buttons retain shanks. The last button in this group is a North Carolina starburst button. Button has nice smooth face, lacks shank. This is a great group of excavated Confederate buttons, all in better than average excavated condition. 4-56028 JS129 (2,500-4,500)

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2437

LARGE GROUP OF UNION CIVIL WAR BUTTONS. This group consists of 24 flats of various Civil War Union and State buttons and miscellaneous post-war and civilian buttons. Lot contains 34 eagle “A” buttons, 23 eagle “I” buttons, over 30 general staff buttons, numerous general service eagle buttons, including three hard rubber Berdan sharpshooter’s buttons. Many more buttons in this lot, including state seals, wartime and post-war buttons. 4-56027-2 JS178 (1,500-2,500)

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2438

GROUP OF 4 CONFEDERATE CAST “I” BUTTONS DUG AT BATTLE OF GILGAL CHURCH, GEORGIA. These buttons were found together and are in excellent excavated condition, still retaining dirt. Tag with buttons reads “Found on Kemp Property behind Carl Harlow H.S. in spring and summer of 1992. U.S. Forces attacked and overran Confederate trenches of Patrick R. Cleburne’s Sharpshooter, facing Davis Crossroads ( Battle of Gilgal Church found by Steve Porter)”. 4-56027-1 JS177 (300-500)

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2439

LOT OF 12 NON-EXCAVATED CIVIL WAR GEORGIA COAT BUTTONS. Lot consists of seven buttons back-marked “VAN WART, SON & CO”. There are three “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” and two “W.G. MINTZER & CO. PHILa 1861”. CONDITION: All buttons are excellent. All have shanks. All buttons exhibit most of their orig gilding. 4-56029-1 JS130 (1,000-2,000)

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2440

LOT OF 8 CONFEDERATE STATE SEAL BUTTONS. Lot consists of two coat-sized South Carolina buttons, one being “VAN WART”, one being “HORSTMANN”. One piece Virginia coat-sized button back-marked “YOUNG, SMITH & CO., NEW YORK”. Another Virginia coat button back-marked “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN”. Two coat-sized Louisiana state seal buttons, one being “SCOVILL MFG CO, WATERBURY”, the other being “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN”. Two Louisiana cuffs, one being “SCOVILL”, the other being “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.”. 4-56029-2 JS131 (1,000-2,000)

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2441

LOT OF 2 RARE GMI (GEORGIA MILITARY INSTITUTE) COAT-SIZED BUTTONS. 1) Coat sized GMI cadet excavated. Back mark is “FINE GILT”. Excavated button in fine condition with 60% bright gilt, such that “GMI, CADET, 1851” reads beautifully. 2) Rare one piece GMI button. Convex coat-sized button has eagle with shield with “CADET” over eagle and “GMI” below eagle. Button is in fine non-excavated condition with 100% gilt on back. No gilt on front, front is polished and appears to be shellacked. 4-56029-3 JS132 (1,000-2,000)

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2442

SOLID CAST “CSA” BUTTON. Rare solid cast “CSA” coat-sized button. Excellent button with fine patina. This is a difficult button to find non-dug and this is an impeccable example. 4-56029-4 JS133 (500-1,000)

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2443

LOT OF 8 CONFEDERATE SCRIPT “I” (INFANTRY) BUTTONS. Three buttons are back-marked “ISAACS CAMPBELL & CO., 71 JERMYN, LONDON”. Two of these buttons are polished and bright, the other is untouched and has traces of gilt wash. The other five script “I’s” have blank backs. Two are polished front and back, the other three are untouched. 4-56029-5 JS134 (1,000-2,000)

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2444

LOT OF 7 CONFEDERATE INFANTRY “I” BUTTONS. Six of these buttons are Superior Quality” and are all in excellent condition. The last button in this group is a Confederate local, having a tin back with a copper shank. Rim of button shows a crack where brass face was lapped over to fit rim. 4-56029-6 JS135 (1,000-2,000)

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2445

LOT OF CIVIL WAR AND 19TH CENTURY STIRRUPS. Lot consists of one excavated iron stirrup, two pairs of iron stirrups, a pair of unmarked Civil War brass artillery stirrups with leather still attached, another pair of Civil War brass artillery stirrups, one stirrup is stamped with large “US” on bottom, and a pair of iron stirrups with florally decorated sides with leather straps still attached. 4-56149-1 JS163 (400-800)

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2446

LOT OF 3 CIVIL WAR ERA HORSE BITS. 1) as found, 1859 pattern Cavalry bit with brass “US” bosses. Curb chain and orig bridle leather still attached. This bit exhibits nice untouched patina, iron surfaces pitted overall. 2-3) Two civilian iron bits, one with bridle leather attached with lead-filled USA intertwined rosettes. Leather is reproduction. 4-56149-2 JS164 (300-500)

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2447

LOT OF 6 CIVIL WAR CAVALRY AND LATER RELATED HORSE GEAR. 1) Iron picket pin complete with forged loop to attach reigns. 2, 3, 4, 5) Four girth straps. One stamped in leather “RPP”. Three others are unmarked. One is all leather, three are canvas with leather ends. All have roller buckles. 6) Canvas feed bag with stenciled “US” on canvas. 4-56149-3 JS165 (300-500)

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2448

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 29727. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, partially obscured bbl address, 5-shot cylinder, brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains with sanding marks on the bbl, heavy pitting on the cylinder & frame with refinished grips. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-56109 JR510 (300-500)

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2449

ALLEN & WHEELOCK POCKET SIZE PEPPERBOX PISTOL. Cal. 32. SN 165. 6-shot bbl cluster without ribs, screwed on nipple shield with light engraving, bar hammer, dbl action only, with smooth bag shaped wood grips. Accompanied by an early, non-factory, hand carved, walnut box, red felt lined and compartments for the pistol, cleaning tools & lead balls. Lid of the box is very nicely carved with deep relief leaf & vine patterns and curious button patterns. Base has a band of identical leaf & vine carving. CONDITION: Pistol is good to very good. No orig finish remains. Frame & nipple shield a dark patina with the bbl cluster a mottled silver to brown patina. Grips retain about 75% of an old applied finish. Mechanics are fine. Box is fine. 4-56110 JR508 (400-600).

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2450

CASED COLT 2ND GENERATION ULYSSES S. GRANT COMMEMORATIVE 1851 NAVY. Cal. 36. SN 1428USG. Blue & case colored with silver-plated brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by its orig walnut presentation case, blue velvet lined, containing the revolver, a Dixon bag flask, a brass 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold with sprue cutter and a reproduction Eley’s cap tin. CONDITION: New in the box. One partition in the case is loose. 4-56117 JR507 (400-600)

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