__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1


© 2019 Historical Publications LLC, All Rights Reserved. Printed proudly and responsibly in the United States of America. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. Directory Format and Title Copyright 2015-2019.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

This information provided is for the sole purpose of dealers advertising to present their wares to consumers. As such the publisher, Historical Publications LLC, makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the information, content, materials, or products included as links from this directory. Historical Publications LLC, disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, to the full extent permissible by applicable law. Nor will Historical Publications LLC, be held liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this directory, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. No arbitration or negotiation services between the dealers and consumers are offered by Historical Publications LLC. We reserve the right to refuse advertising for any reason.

OUR PURPOSE

Websites offering links to dealer sites abound on the Internet. Our purpose is to present you with a large selection of reputable relic dealers and match up the dealer with the collecting area in which you are particularly interested. Of course these dealers are hand picked to bring you the best available authentic merchandise on the Internet.

To Advertise Contact:

Historical Publications LLC Jack W. Melton Jr. Ad Reservation Deadline: Nov. 19, 2019 520 Folly Road Ad Material Deadline: Nov. 27, 2019 Suite 25 PMB 379 Printed once a year in December. Charleston, SC 29412 Phone: 800-777-1862 Email: jack@jackmelton.com • http://www.CivilWarDealers.com

Cover image: The ‘Beef-killers’; Camp Winfield Scott, Yorktown Va.; May 3, 1862. Colorized by CivilWarInColor.com (Library of Congress ). Logo designed by Squeegie Studios.


CivilWarShop.com Offering the Finest Investment Grade Military Memorabilia since 1981

Buy – Sell – Trade Certified Appraisal Services

Lynn and Will Gorges, Proprietors

3910 US Hwy. 70 East New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 636-3039 • civilwarshop@gmail.com

www.CivilWarShop.com

Life Member Company of Military Historians


Long Bay Salvage LLC specializes in the recovery and restoration of authentic Civil War Cannon with an emphasis on 10-Inch Columbiads, offering discerning collectors and museums the opportunity to own what has become a rare piece of Civil War history. Long Bay Salvage also works with historical entities (government and private) to recover and conserve large historical artifacts with a specialty in large field and naval artillery pieces.

www.LongBaySalvage.com

Civil War photograph courtesy Library of Congress and colorized by CivilWarInColor.com

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Glenn Dutton

Rufus Perdue

glennjdutton@aol.com

rperdue1@sc.rr.com

770-351-7565

843-315-9818


Promoters of Quality Shows for Shooters, Collectors, Civil War and Militaria Enthusiasts

Presents The Finest

l

Military Collectible & Gun & Knife Shows

l

Chickamauga (Dalton) Civil War Show

Northwest Georgia Trade Center 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road Dalton, GA 30720

February 2 & 3, 2019

Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show

Richmond International Raceway 600 East Laburnum Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

Middle TN (Franklin) Civil War Show

November 16 & 17, 2019

Williamson County Ag Expo Park 4215 Long Lane Franklin, TN 37064

December 7 & 8, 2019

Mike Kent and Associates, LLC • PO Box 685 • Monroe, GA 30655 (770) 630-7296 • Mike@MKShows.com • www.MKShows.com


ACE Pyro & Fire Art – Black Powder ACE Pyro Saline, MI 48176 Phone: 877-223-3552 Website: http://www.acepyro.com Fire Art Clearfield, PA 16830 Phone: 814-765-5918 Website: http://www.fireartcorp.com Master Distributors of Schuetzen/Wano Black Powder 1FA, 2FA, 3FA, 4FA and Meal-D. Bowling Green Drummer Herman Kinder 14 Clayridge Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 Phone: 270-842-8058 or 270-779-3104 Email: cwbgdlr@twc.com Website: http://www.bowlinggreendrummer.com Bowling Green Drummer buys, sells & trades on quality, original Civil War, Indian Wars, Old West, WWI & WWII artifacts & militaria. This site has quality Civil War & other era militaria including WWI & WWII items. Regular high quality Union & Confederate artifacts are listed as well as items that are not normally seen on most Civil War websites. Brian & Maria Green, Inc. Brian & Maria Green PO Box 1816 Kernersville, NC 27285 Phone: 336-993-5100 Email: bmgcivilwar@triad.rr.com Website: http://shop.bmgcivilwar.net Confederate & Union autographs, letters, documents, diaries, Confederate currency, Confederate postal history, UCV & GAR encampment & first day covers. Our long time experience as dealers and collectors of Civil War material assures you a service second to none. Burnt Hickory Relics David Baity & Jeff Cash Dallas, GA (Atlanta area) David’s Phone: 770-871-8753 Email: csa1864dab@comcast.net Jeff ’s Phone: 678-471-4014 Email: RelicDealer67@gmail.com Looking to buy one piece or entire Civil War collections. Buy, sell and trade. Specializing in quality dug relics such as artillery, bullets, cartridges, Confederate and Union belt buckles, plates and buttons. Will travel to buy collections. 6


Shiloh

.com

Buying & Selling Authentic Civil War Artifacts

Dealing in the Finest Authentic Militaria Since 1995 with an Emphasis on the American Civil War Pistols, Muskets, Carbines, Rifles, Bayonets, Swords, Uniforms, Headgear, Belt Buckles, Cannon, Buttons, Bullets, Artillery Implements Etc.

Rafael Eledge owner

History@shilohrelics.com 731-438-3541 ShilohRelics.com 2405 Oak Grove Road Savannah, TN 38372


We carry all types of relics, dug & non-dug, Confederate & Federal. 100% Guaranteed.

A strong emphasis on dug relics, but also a full line of non-dug relics of all types. Over 30 years experience with a full time, online store since 1997. We also have a shop located five miles from Stones River National Battlefield that is open by appointment.

StonesRiverTrading.com

Tom Hays Proprietor

3500 Shacklett Rd • Murfreesboro, TN 37129 tom@stonesrivertrading.com • (615) 336-2188


Mid West Civil War Relics Museum Quality Civil War Union & Confederate Artifacts! We handle the Best Antique Bowie Knifes, Civil War Swords, Confederate D-guards, Antique Firearms, Dug Relics, Buckles & Belts, Identified Relics, Letters, Documents, Images, Currency, Uniforms, Head Gear & Flags.

Allen Wandling Phone: 618-789-5751 Email: awandling1@gmail.com

MidWestCivilWarRelics.com


The Maryland Arms Collectors Assoc., Inc.

presents

The “Original Baltimore” Antique Arms Show Since 1955

Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, MD

March 16-17, 2019 North of Baltimore, York Road, MD. - Rt. 45 1,000 8-Foot Tables Public Hours: Sat. 9 to 5, Sun. 9 to 3. Admission: $10.00 – Modern Handguns are Prohibited – Complete information on web site: www.baltimoreshow.com Or Call 443-497-9253

Known as the “CROWN JEWEL” of Collector’s Shows!

Our services extend to the treatment of a wide variety of textiles, including: Flags, Banners, & Political Memorabilia • Historic Costume & Military Uniforms Tapestries, Pile and Flat Woven Rugs, and Hooked Rugs • Antique Domestic Textiles Specializing in the restoration and conservation of historic textiles, we provide services to private individuals, collectors, galleries, historic homes and museums.

Jessica Hack Textile Restoration

838 Pacific Avenue • New Orleans, Louisiana 70114 Phone: 504.366.0786 • Email: JHack49@aol.com

www.textile-restoration.com


Civil War Buttons William Leigh PO Box 145 Hamilton, VA 20159 Phone: 703-777-8549 Email: wmleigh@msn.com Website: http://www.civilwarbuttons.com

Collector & Purveyor of American Military Buttons. Our business is founded on the fundamental principle that our customers are our most important resource. Buy with confidence and be assured that the items you order are authentic & accurately represented. Also, interested in purchasing all types of buttons, uniforms, other historical & military items that you may have to offer.

Dixie Relics Steve & Melody Strickland PO Box 17 Cumming, GA 30028 Phone: 770-633-5034 Email: 66thgeorgia@bellsouth.net Website: http://www.dixierelicsonline.com eBay ID: Dixierelics Civil War Firearms, Edged Weapons including excavated and non-excavated relics. Our specialty is American Civil War but we do deal in World War I and World War II militaria. Hayes Otoupalik Militaria PO Box 8423 Missoula, MT 59808 Phone: 406-549-4817 Email: hayesotoupalik@aol.com Website: http://www.hayesotoupalik.com We have been collecting and dealing in American Militaria from 1830 to 1960 for over 45 years. We Buy, Sell, Trade, Appraise. Your satisfaction is always assured. See our website for over 5,000 assorted items for sale.

American Militaria

11


Historical Ordnance Works Thomas J. Bailey PO Box 2236 Woodstock, GA 30188 Phone: 770-928-2298 Email: TBa6518757@aol.com Website: http://www.historicalordnanceworks.com Museum Quality Reproduction & Restoration of Civil War Era Ordnance, Tools and Implements. Cannon carriages built and repaired. Historical Publications LLC Jack & Peggy Melton 520 Folly Road Suite 25 PMB 379 Charleston, SC 29412 Phone: 800-777-1862 Email: mail@civilwarnews.com Email: mail@artillerymanmagazine.com Website: http://www.CivilWarNews.com Website: http://www.ArtillerymanMagazine.com Owner and publishers of Civil War News and publisher of The Artilleryman Magazine.

ANTIQUE AND COLLECTOR WEAPONS

John J.Hayes

Gettysburg, PA

www.jjhayeshc.com

GET SERIOUS ABOUT COLLECTING! “LET’S CHARGE TO VICTORY!”

JOSHUA’S ATTIC

CIVIL WAR WEBSITE Thousands of CW Relics in Stock “One of the biggest & best!”

www.JoshuasAttic.com 12

( 717) 337-3013


LostNFoundRelics Robert & Honey Bushnell 1011 Madison Street Shelbyville, TN 37160 Phone: 931-580-0778, 931-492-4777 Email: quality1@cafes.net Email: lostnfoundrelics@gmail.com Website: http://www.lostnfoundrelics.com We sell artifacts from Medieval, Viking, Civil War, WWII and all ERAS in between. All items are guaranteed authentic.

MidTenRelics/YesterYear Larry Hicklen 3511 Old Nashville Hwy. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Phone: 615-893-3470 Email: larryhicklen@comcast.net Website: http://www.midtenrelics.com Since 1977! Our specialty is museum quality Civil War artifacts for sale, both Union and Confederate items including artillery, swords, rifles, muskets, belt buckles, buttons, currency, images, and documents. Visit us online, at shows and by appointment only. North MS Civil War Relics Tony & Lydia Moore 357 Hwy. 72 E, PO Box 83 Burnsville, MS 38833 Phone: 662-802-0041, 662-665-2290 Email: Tony@nmsrelics.com Website: http://www.nmsrelics.com We offer a wide range of Civil War relics­– always having plenty of excavated items. We are always looking to purchase “New” items. Come by our shop or call/email us and be sure to look for us at most major shows.

Perry Adams Civil War Relics

Ben Greenbaum & Bill Irvin Petersburg, VA Ben’s Phone: 804-310-6098 Bill’s Phone: 804-943-3475 Email: ben@perryadamsantiques.com, bill@perryadamsantiques.com All items are guaranteed authentic. Website: http://perryadamscivilwarrelics.com

Appraisers, brokers, and consultants for historically significant Confederate and Union artifacts, together with American Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Buying and selling militaria for over 40 years. Both Ben and Bill are credentialed appraisers with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). National reputation. Will travel for appraisals, consultations, and purchases of collections.

13


Regimental Headquarters Karen Eubanks PO Box 5257 Falmouth, VA 22403 Phone: 540-455-7691 RegimentalHeadquarters.com Email: regimentalhq@cox.net Website: http://www.regimentalheadquarters.com Ebay User Id: Regimentalheadquarters Authentic American Civil War Artifacts. Dug & non-dug. Specializing in Buttons and ID tags. I setup at many shows and also sell on eBay. Over 30+ years experience. Contact me if there is something you are looking for. Rick Burton’s Civil War Antiques 931-B S. Main St. #110 Kernersville , NC 27284 Phone: 336-830-1203 Email: ccrelics@ccrelics.com Website: http://www.ccrelics.com Authentic Civil War Military Items with emphasis on Confederate. Revolvers, muskets, carbines, swords, knives, pistols, buttons, bullets, belt plates, cannon and artillery projectiles. We sell both non-dug and dug relics, Union and Confederate. We also offer military objects from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Indian War, World War I and World War II.

Civil War Ephemera, Currency, Bonds, Documents, Postal, and Artillery projectiles. All items fully guaranteed. Visit us at these locations at: Heart of Ohio Antique Mall Springfield Ohio, Exit 76 Antique Mall Edinburg Indiana, Centerville Antique Mall Centerville Indiana, and all major Civil War Shows across our country. We have many unusual and affordable items for sale.

Harvey Warrner PO Box 17308 Indianapolis, IN 46217 Phone: 317-979-1808 Email: info@ironbrigaderelics.com www.ironbrigaderelics.com

14


Tim Prince College Hill Arsenal PO Box 178204 Nashville, TN 37217 615-972-2418

www.CollegeHillArsenal.com


Lee Gray Confederate Arms Company Civil War Military Longarms a Specialty Cell: 985-518-1802 • Email: leegray@LHprinting.com

1209 Victor II Blvd., Morgan City, La. 70380

ConfederateArmsCompany.com 16


l Crossroads of America l 9th Annual

Civil War/Political Postcard/Paper Show Beech Grove High School 5330 Hornet Avenue Beech Grove, IN 46107 Exit 52 on I-465

Friday March 22, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Sat. March 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 90+ tables with thousands of Civil War and political items offered. Dealers from 7 states with quality Civil War items. Free appraisals.

$3 admission for both days, 13 and under free!

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT Beech Grove High School Incentive Fund For information contact Harvey Warrner

www.ironbrigaderelics.com

317-784-2617


Fort Donelson Relics Full Line Civil War Artifact Dealer John & Nikki Walsh Buying & Selling: Images Artillery Firearms Dug Relics Edged Weapons Non-dug Artifacts

FortDonelsonRelics.com

PO Box 129 Dover, TN 37058


Two Great Shows! 2019! Collectors Arms Dealers Association

April 27 Sept. 28

facebook.com/cadagunshow

April 27 Sept. 28

facebook.com/chicagocivilwarshow

George Weller Juno Buying & Selling The Finest in Americana

Le Juneau Gallery LLC

11311 S. Indian River Dr. • Fort Pierce, Florida 34982 770-329-4985 • gwjuno@aol.com


FOR SALE

3-inch Ordnance Rifle Dated 1862

FOR SALE

3-inch Parrott Rifle, M1863 1 of 6 in private hands

WANTED Civil War Cannon & Projectiles Fuses & Tools

Contact Glenn Dutton at: glennjdutton@aol.com or 770-351-7565


R A W L CIVI

S E G BAD .com

The Largest Selection of GAR & UCV Hundreds of Memorabilia Items from Rev War through Vietnam Secure & Easy Guaranteed Authenticity of Every Item

www.CivilWarBadges.com Everitt Bowles, Owner • 770.926.1132 1036 Washington Avenue Woodstock, Georgia 30188 22


Franklin Relics Bruce Hohler Proprietor

Specializing in Accoutrements, Edged Weapons, Firearms and Uniforms P.O. Box 342 Thompsons Station, TN 37179 615-585-0115 Email: brubon2@bellsouth.net

FranklinRelics.com

merican

elics

Specializing in Buttons, Buckles, Hat Devices and other Military Artifacts.

Allen Phillips 1014 Reservoir Street, Suite B Phone: 540-476-1969 Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Email: americanrelicsnet@gmail.com

www.americanrelics.net


Specializing in Early Americana, Civil War American Indian, Old West, WW I & II Guns, Swords & Memorabilia

www.YankeeCollector.com

Richard Gersten : (708) 786-8630 PO BOX 56945, Harwood Heights, Illinois 60656

The Union DrUmmer Boy Specializing in Authentic Civil War Artifacts

A Museum Where You Can Shop!

Courtesy Library of Congress

www.uniondb.com

34 York St • Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone: 717-334-2350 • Email: bsynnamon@gmail.com


Please see our website

www.AndrewBottomley.com Mail Order Only • Worldwide Shipping

Calling the UK from overseas: +44 1484 685 234 Calling our UK cellphone from outside the UK: +44 7770 398 270 email: sales@andrewbottomley.com

The Coach House • Huddersfield Rd. HOLMFIRTH, West Yorkshire United Kingdom HD9 3JJ


Vin Caponi

Historic Antiques

We carry a very large inventory of Colt and Civil War firearms including muskets, carbines, rifles and accoutrements. Our inventory of historic antiques and firearms begin at the early collectors level and range all the way up to the advanced collector and investors level.

Vin Caponi, Jr.

18 Broadway Malverne, NY 11565 Store: 516-593-3516 Cell: 516-353-3250 rampantcolt@aol.com http://www.vincaponi.com


Civil War Artifacts ArmyofTennesseeRelics.com Buying and Selling High Quality Images, Belt Buckles and Plates, Artillery Shells, rare Bullets and Buttons!

Nick Periut Proprietor

Phone: 865-693-3007 info@armyoftennesseerelics.com

8895 Town and Country Circle • Knoxville, TN 37923


C.S. Arms, Inc. Fine Antiques & Militaria

Cliff Sophia Military Items 1650-1945 • • • • • •

Armor Swords Firearms Bayonets Equipment Accoutrements

Specialize in U.S. & British Militaria

PO Box 602 9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. Upperville, Virginia 20185 Shop Phone: 540-592-7273 Email: sophiacsarms@aol.com

www.csarms.com


Buying & Selling

THE HIGHEST QUALITY CONFEDERATE ANTIQUES

www.OldSouthAntiques.com 804-543-4597 Old South Antiques, LLC • Hickory Hill Mansion, 9222 Wickham Manor Way, Ashland, VA 23005 29


American Digger® Magazine now has TWO great annual shows!

LOWCOUNTRY CIVIL WAR & ARTIFACT SHOW

Omar Shrine Temple 176 Patriots Point Rd. Mt Pleasant, SC Both shows

Open to Public: Sat.: 9-5 Sun. 9-3 Dealer Setup: Fri. 1-7 PM Sat 7-9 AM

e! ! ad ay Tr spl i D

(Also mark your calendar for next year’s show: Jan. 4-5, 2020)

B Se uy! ll!

January 5-6, 2019

Both shows feature all this and more:

• • • • • • • • • •

Swords & Knives Antique Firearms Dug & Non-dug Relics Civilian Items & Jewelry Bottles & Stone Artifacts Art, Photos, & Books Militaria & Americana All Eras to WWII Metal Detectors Awards & Prizes

CHATTANOOGA CIVIL WAR & ARTIFACT SHOW July 27-28, 2019 For information: Call (770) 362-8671 or (716) 574-0465 Email: anita@ americandigger.com

(Also mark your calendar for next year’s show: July 25-26, 2020)

Camp Jordan Arena 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy. East Ridge, TN

americandigger.com/american-digger-events/


42nd Annual Ohio Civil War Show Including WWI & II 27th Annual Artillery Show

Military Material From 1775 Through 1945

Saturday May 4th – Sunday May 5th 2019 Sat. 9:00 – 5:00 | Sun. 9:00 – 3:00 Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio Location: US-30 and Trimble Road 800 Tables of Military Items, Books, Prints and More For Buy, Sell, Trade & Display

~ SPECIAL FEATURES ~

Artillery Demonstrations & Cannon Firing Demonstrations Civil War & WWII Encampments • Sutler’s Row Field Hospital Scenario • Period Church Service Camp Chase Fife & Drum & 73rd OVI Regimental Band Gettysburg Address Presented by President Lincoln Marlboro Volunteers Traveling Museum & Military Vehicles $7 Admission (includes parking) – Under 12 FREE Handicap Facilities, Food and Door Prizes www.ohiocivilwarshow.com | For Information Call: 419-884-2194 Facebook: Ohio Civil War Show

Ohio Civil War Show, LLC


Michael Simens

Investment quality Antique Firearms, Swords and artifacts for the most discriminating collectors, Union and Confederate.


Historical Antiques Always looking to purchase single pieces or entire collections, consignments welcome.

Sign Up For Our Quarterly Newsletter Catalog at: www.HistoricalArms.com Tel: 440-744-9088 mail@HistoricalArms.net

www.HistoricalArms.com


The e Historical Shop Since 1978 selling rare Americana

Early American items through the Civil War artifacts, autographs, photography, currency, bonds, historical displays, military items, and more‌‌

The Historical Shop

Margaret & Cary Delery Box 73244 Metairie, LA 70033 Phone: 504-467-2532 c.j.delery@att.net www.historicalshop.com


www.mupress.org 866-895-1472 toll-free

mupressorders@mercer.edu


R

OCK ISLAND AUCTION COMPAN THE #1 FIREARMS AUCTION HOUSE IN THE WORLD SINCE 2003! ALWAYS ACCEPTING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS!

Y

$

®

75.5 MILLION IN SALES FOR 2018!

Congratulations to our buyers and consignors, with your support RIAC achieved...

NO OTHER AUCTION HOUSE GROWS YOUR INVESTMENTS LIKE RIAC!

Historic Documented U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine with Matching Shoulder Stock From the Ames Estate

SOLD

$34,500

Historic, Finest Reported Known, Documented U.S. Contract Martially Inspected New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle with History

SOLD

$195,500

Extremely Well-Documented, Historic and Iconic Only Known Original Cased Colt Civilian Walker Percussion Revolver, Known as “The Danish Sea Captain Walker” with Letter from Sam Colt

SOLD

$1.84 MILLION

WORLD RECORD!

Extremely Rare Documented Experimental Briggs Patent Henry Lever Action Rifle

SOLD

$195,500

Extraordinary Martially Inspected Civil War Savage Navy Model Percussion Revolver

SOLD

$48,875

Extraordinary and Historic Cased Deluxe Factory Engraved and Inscribed Samuel Colt Presentation Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Presented to Major Charles T. Baker

SOLD

$460,000

WORLD RECORD!

Exceptional Civil War Presentation Swords Left to Right:

$69,000 $40,250 SOLD $74,750 SOLD $54,625 SOLD SOLD

CONSIGN TODAY

Contact our Acquisitions ® Department by calling 800-238-8022 or Undisputed World Leader for Quality Email: guns@rockislandauction.com Collectable and Antique Firearms

2019 AUCTION SCHEDULE: PREMIERE- May 3-5, Sept. 6-8 & Dec. 6-8 REGIONAL- Feb. 14-17, June 20-23 ONLINE- March 28, May 23, July 18, Aug. 22, Oct. 24, Nov. 21

Class III WWW.ROCKISLANDAUCTION.COM Fully Licensed Auctioneer

7819 42 Street West, Rock Island, IL 61201 ∙ PHONE: 309-797-1500 ∙ FAX: 309-797-1655 ∙ EMAIL: info@rockislandauction.com nd


Coles Civil War Shop.com Come by and see me at the shop or place an order online. email - hmcole2@comcast.net

Mac Cole 13119 River’s Bend Blvd. Chester, Va 23836 wk - 804-681-0945 cell-804-314-9940 Hours Mon - Fri 10-5 Sat - 10-3


Vann Martin United Confederate Veterans, Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Photographs and other Civil War items.

www.VeteransAttic.com P.O. Box 160 • Kingston, TN 37763 Phone: 803-431-1798 • Email: vann@veteransattic.com

David K. Parks Military Antiques

PO Box 180674 Utica, MI 48318-0674 Phone: 586-871-6462 Email: dkpma@comcast.net

Offering a large selection of Civil War and Historical Memorabilia ranging from the Revolutionary War to World War I (emphasis on the American Civil War). On line catalog regularly offers over 700 items from nearly every category of collecting.

www.RelicsOfHistory.com


WANTED: IMMEDIATE CASH PAYMENT Museum Quality Americana Cal Packard – 419-565-4100 – MQAmericana.com BUYING & SELLING THE FOLLOWING: •

• • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • •

Soldiers’ Letters with great content and graphic battle descriptions from the Revolution through the Indian Wars - Our main emphasis is on the Civil War era. We especially desire to purchase Confederate letters and entire collections of letters. War-dated autograph material of famous military personalities - We are constantly seeking Confederate Generals T. J. Jackson, Robert E. Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, and Louis Armistead. High-quality CDV photos with period ink I.D. - We need important Civil War personalities autographed on the front or killed in action Great hard images (ambrotypes and tintypes) of soldiers with their weapons “Souvenirs” or “war trophies” brought back or mailed back by soldiers Soldier identified items, both excavated and non-excavated, inscribed I.D. tags or discs, stencils, and Corps badges Rare buttons and buckles (both excavated and non-excavated) - Excavated buttons that were originally gilted must have a high percentage of the original gold gilt still remaining. Non-excavated buttons must have an untouched, uncleaned patina (Button collectors: DO NOT polish your buttons!). Buckles and plates must have great eye appeal with pleasing patinas. Soldier pen and ink drawings of camp life and maps of battle formations sent home in letters Original Charleston slave tags - Be sure to read our article on the Charleston slave tag that was published in North-South Trader magazine Important documents especially Appomattox Paroles and other paroles issued in the field after a soldier was captured in battle (by Stuart, Mosby, Forrest, etc.) All documents related to Confederate blockade runners especially the bonds issued by company owners and the English suppliers P.O.W. items – including letters with “inspected” covers and autograph albums from prisoners at Johnson’s Island, Camp Douglas, Libby and Andersonville, plus all others. Colorful items including recruiting broadsides, regimental drums, shoulder straps, insignia, uniforms and leather goods Weapons: guns and edged weapons that are complete, not over-cleaned, possessing great eye appeal (both non-excavated and excavated) Any items identified to great regiments or brigades (Iron Brigade, Irish Brigade, Custer’s Cavalry Brigade, Berdan Sharp Shooters, etc.) Anything from early or Confederate Charleston, South Carolina Documents and artifacts from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia including copies of their Virginia Gazette Newspaper Identified New Testaments and Hymnals, especially Confederate Items related to the U.S. Christian Commission and the Revivals that spread through the Confederate Army

www.MQAmericana.com • 419-565-4100 • Cal@MQAmericana.com


Susat Civil War Antiques History you can hold

George & Paula Susat 214-215-7350 http://SusatCivilWarAntiques.com

Carolina Antique Arms Civil War Period Arms & Equipment

Michael Dyches

Phone: 864-871-5325 Email: mdyches.ogma@gmail.com

www.CarolinaAntiqueArms.com


“Reproduction Antique Spectacles to suit all sights�

Spectacles are most overlooked, most obvious way to spoil an otherwise fine impression. Authentic reproduction Civil War era eyeglasses to fit your lifestyle. Historically accurate, ophthalmic quality eyeglass frames suitable for reading, distance, bifocals, progressive lenses, sunglasses & nonprescription tinted lenses. Made for full time wear.

Personalized engraving available for 1800s Flip -Top metal cases - fits all slide spectacle styles. See details on our website.

When you are ready to complete your impression, visit us

www.HistoricEyeWearCompany.com

44

Prices start at $139.95

862.812.4737


North Carolina Civil War Relics Buying and Selling original Civil War Confederate & Union Buttons, Belt Buckles, and Accoutrements.

Allen Gaskins PO Box 2122 • Morehead City, NC 28557 • Phone: 252-671-7770 Email: sales@nccivilwarrelics.com or AGaskins1@ec.rr.com

NCCivilWarRelics.com Yankee Rebel Antiques

We sell original Civil War artifacts, both excavated and non-excavated. There is also a selection of mid-19th century antiques. Proprietor, Robert Jones, is the author of seven books on Civil War subjects: The Civil War Canteen, Civil War Artillery – A Pictorial Introduction, Children at the Battle of Gettysburg – Their Unforgettable Summer, The Civil War Canteen - Second Edition, Battle of Gettysburg – The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs, The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items, and The Civil War Canteen – Third Edition. He has also written articles for North/South Trader Civil War magazine. Order his books online at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/civilwarbooks

Robert Jones • 119 Frances Ave. • Stanhope, NJ 07874 Phone: 973-810-2976 • Email: Bob33rd@optonline.net

www.YankeeRebelAntiques.com


STAY INFORMED! ER : LIGHTHIZ IS ISSUE ELD BY JIM HOLZER JR BATTLEFI BY HAROLD L L. SELL T FAMOUS GROUND TESS BY CAR RICA’S MOS ING THAT LEE’S HOS VING AME AND HALLOW F. WILSON • PRESER ROBERT E. SECRATING EPH MPSON JOS CON THO L BY Y T • MAR ISITED: STIL THE FIGH URG REV BACK IN KI • GETTYSB LVANIA RESERVES: OWS NSY JOE MIECZK K. SHAFFER SHOVLIN • THE PEN RIOTS BY BY MIKE MICHAEL K DRAFT ESTORS BY LE OF GETTYSBURG LLA • NEW YOR G CIVIL WAR ANC ATORE CILE NSPEOP CHIN THE TOW URG BY SALV • RESEAR PRITCHARD FACED BY GETTYSB SHANNON INATION BATTLE OF ERED BY • CONTAM AND THE S REMEMB RY R. WAUD T 4TH TEXA MAS P. LOW LAN • ALFRED THO GAL BY L OF THE TRANSLATED • COLONE YSBURG ts S AT GETT Enthusias • ESKIMO Civil War spaper For Monthly New America’s $3.50 44, No. 4

THE MONTHLY

INSIDE TH

2018

CW N FREE CW N Civil War

News

rust’s Path Civil War T

Vol.

to

CURRENT EVENTS

News April 2018 Civil War

48 Pages,

n Preservatio

PWKDW DWWOHÂżHOGVIUR  ZKLFKVDYHVE LRQ LV DW KH:DURI  FRQĂ&#x20AC;LFWDQGW HOO 7KH FROOHFW EH  ZKHUH KLVWRU\ PLOLWDU\ &DPSEDURUJDQGRQ<RX7X 2018 2Q WKH JURXQG DQG 'RROH\ KÂśV WKH ODUJHVW 48 Pages, January +LFH  LWQRW FLYLOZ KHU FDUH DW WKHFRPPRQZHDOW iasts KDSSHQHG HDFTXLVLWLRQ ZRUOG:HUH ,Q9LUJLQLD Civil War Enthus YDWLRQ )XQG DQQRXQ FHGDDFU KRVSLWDOLQWKH per For UÂśV YLYLG  WKH VL]H Newspa HOG 3UHVHU DQG 3HPEH Monthly PRUH YH VWDWH WKDQ WULSOHV HIIHFWLaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Americ SHRSOH %DWWOHÂż WKH PRVW IRU &KHVQXW HOG QRWH WKDW %DWWOHÂż DQV $3.50 RI PV KLVWRUL WV44, No. 1 SRRUHU RQH EDWWOHÂżHOG JUDQW SURJUD \ RI .HWWOH &UHHN  *D 7KH Vol. DFFRXQ  KDYH D IDU QJWRQ  \ ZDV UHFHQWOLD 3DUN QHDU :DVKL WRGD\ ZRXOG RI WKH QDWLRQÂśV OHYHO WLRQDU\ FRXQWU J LQ WKH HWV D 5HYROX XQGHUVWDQGLQ KW DV WKH 9LUJLQ SDUN LQWHUSU ZDV WKH LFW WKH VSRWOLJ PHQW WKDW FRQVLGHUHG EO\ HQJDJH LD GHDGOLHVWFRQĂ&#x20AC; HHUV RI DQRWKHU LQ :DU $VVHP *HRUJ O  LQ 2S 6RRQ YROXQW LQ WR EHDXWLI\ *HQHUDQDO IXQGLQJ IRU LW VÂś ÂżUVW YLFWRU\ you believe %DUU\ SDWULRW OLQJ WKDW EDFNFRXQWU\ SLWFK Whether or not VRUW ZLOO F VLWHV DGGLWLR LD 'HOHJDWH o \ UHVLVW  IRUHWHO DQG KLVWRUL 'D\ HGV E\ 9LUJLQ the ballroom in the By Joseph Bordonar DWLRQ OHDGHUV ÂżJKWHUV ZRXOG ÂżHUFHO  WKH EDWWOHÂżHOGV 3DUN Penn.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these stories,  W DQG SUHVHUY VXEGXH is an excellent QDWLRQ IRU GETTYSBURG, WLPH .QLJK /LJKWKL]HU DQG .HYHQ %ULWDLQÂśV ELG WR W Gettysburg Hotel DFURVV RXU H 7UXVWÂśV VSULQJ HRIWKHVSLUL believe that spirits banquet dinner QVHYHUDOVWDW ,WZDVDWDVW WR Many people visit the place of place to enjoy a H[SUHVV -DPHV WKH &LYLO :DU era ballRUSHRSOHWR VLWHV :DONHUSXEOLVKHGL WKH IXQGÂśV 6RXWK QFH WKDW ZRXOG OHDG of slain soldiers and participate in 1860â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RSSRUWXQLW\I WKH DSHUV QRWHG WLQJ RI UHVLVWD  RI .LQJÂśV 0RXQWDLQ their wounding or death, and the LDWLRQ IRU The organizers of DQDQG QHZVS O LPSRUWDQFH WR SURWHF a room dancing. WKHLU DSSUHF EDWWOHV :DU WKH nce Day dinner UG &RXUWKRXVH town of Gettysburg, Penn., has $PHULFDEHJ  FULWLFD Remembra OOKRZ *XLOIR WLRQDU\ the QV DPLO\ DW WKDWWH &RZSH sorts devot:DU 5HYROX Nancy NewLFDQYLFWRU\ 7KLV\HDUÂśVI cottage industry of and ball, John and WLPDWH$PHU GHÂżQHGLWVHOI RQ SUHVHUYDWLRQ &LYLO DURIKLVWRULFVLWHV , Penn., and people around town FDQ DQGXO LV ed to taking of these spirits. It bold of Gettysburg Louis, Mo., IULHQGO\ KDQGV IRU 6DWXUGD\ DQG: IDQV RI WKH $PHUL W <RUNWRZQ OHG )RU :DU 7UXVW to hear stories Karen Duffy of St. VW*HRUJLDJR HYHQW VFKHGX  LVl WKH 7KH &LYLO QRQSURÂżW might make more sense, though, their event YHQXHV  WLRQQRUWKHD Nationa PRVW presenting \IURP urg 5HYROX DW been WLVDQ  have $W HEUXDU Gettysb QRQSDU $SULO G WR WKH to visit places where slain solU\² LQ DELJVKRXWRXWLQ) -RG\ +LFH D W DQQXDO HYHQW  ELJJHV¡&HPHWH 6ROGLHUV ]DWLRQ GHYRWH VLWHV FDÂśV likely to since 2003. several other celebra 7UXVWÂśV D UHFRUG 19 '& 86 &RQJUHVVPDQ IRRWEDOO RUJDQL DWLRQ RI $PHUL er  diers would be more in a town There are SULRU \HDU¡V SUHVV WLPH Novemb RI *HRUJLD RememSUHVHUY QJWRQseven LW GXULQJ D Ă&#x20AC;HOG on the Saturday of visit, such as a ballroom DQG :DVKL OHJURXQGV  DQG WKH H 8QLYHUVLW\ score and LQFOXG VWDWHVthree D JURXS SRUWUD  0RXQWDLQ %DWWOH  fought. If this tions Day, including the largest Some  KDOORZHGEDWW  9LQFH 'RROH\ SDXVH IRU  XS 7KH\spotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in  &HGDU where a battle was Mountain ZHUH VLJQHG LQLWLDWLYH Hotel brance  :DU OHJHQG from thisWLRQDU\ 9ROXQWHHUV WKH VFHQLF r Hotel s of Cedar

miles :DU 5HYROX a statue of 7UXVWÂśV&DPSDLJQ FOHDQXS RQ is true, then the Gettysburg held at the Eisenhowe ia. The Friend  &LYLO:DU7UXVW Washingto nâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;stands  /HDUQ &LYLO 3DUN 'D\ Since it just the place one, County, Virgin IIRUW  ballroom might be Conference Center. RI  VFHQHV DURUJ G DQG :DULincoln. WKHH in Culpeper departed sol- and Abraham YHU\GLIÂżFXOWWRDWWHQ KHOSDWFLYLOZ one: to seek spirits of SHDUKHDGHG RXFDQ s seek- ZRXOGEH that one; another KRZ\ %DWWOHĂ&#x20AC;HOGV Not night, this W themselve are IRPHQ Lindiers who of QHZV the affairs in one WRR ZRXOG SDUNGD\ Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statue where people all photographs from one -RKQ RU WKH\ 'XULQJ WKH ZDU Thomas SUHVHUYDWLRQ ing a place of joy with DGGHG as story features RWKHU and liberator, a ,Q dancing as Gettysand WLRQ Trust the coln at eating EHHQ OV² War ionDO D UHYROX can be seen O JHQHUD only the one held the Emancipat The Civil DFUHV KDYH to 1863.  clutching have saved WKH ZLYHV RI VHYHUD DHO *UHHQH arm This is not meant &UHHN 1DWLRQ they would have in :LOVRQ WKH ion,ÂśVthe otherULextendin 1797, burg Hotel. are our membersin 24 states!  1DWKDQ E\ WR tavern which a Proclamat as .QR[ d  balls, ZHUH Establishe +HQU\ the other lifting a shackHOG LQ 0LVVRX the tavern slight 48,000 acres H :DVKLQJWRQ² DQG ed%DWWOHÂż in a blessing, ÂśV &UHHN 3HUKDSV LQ WKH :LOVRQ DQG *HRUJ at the time of the Battle American YHU\ ÂżQH DIIDLUV African DQG WKH HQFRXUDJLQJ HG led, will Brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Trust â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DWLRQ half-naked LQ 7UXVW O stories War )RXQG additional was called McClellan RI DV KHOSIX %DWWOHÂżHOG DQG ZRXQG from From the Civil knees. SDUN his DO then-current future,  WKH GHÂżQLQJ ZDUV  FDULQJ IRU VLFN V RI 1DWLRQ them. In the meantime, fundafter the name of its it was LWLRQ DOORZV WKH VSRXVH ,Q WKH WKUHH DFTXLVbecause \ ZRPHQ ghosts are, in feature enjoy the accompanying Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique 7KH SRVLWLRQ V DV ZHUH ÂżUVW FHQWXU owners. Several American WKH LQLWLDO HW African UROHV VROGLHU the 1890â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s please $PHULFDÂśV LQWHUSUby LHUV entirely 6LJHOÂśV edWR enjoying the  SOD\HG NH\  WKH HYHU\GD\VROG fact, now said to haunt Douglass ODUO\ WKH photos of dancers &RO )UDQ]  old Frederick the W SDUWLFX of KDYH DOZD\V 8QLRQ site freedmen. RI Hotel ball. UVW KLVVLJQLÂżFDQ IURQW RU EHKLQG 7KHVH ZDUV² hotel built on the UYLQJWÂł)RUWKHÂż G ZRPHQÂśV KLPVHOIGH GLFDWHGLW include Gettysburg SUHVH ZKHWKHU RXW &LYLO :DU 7UXVW PDMRU :DU²FKDQJH ÂżUVW that tavern. These ghosts nursed J WKHP WURRSV declared DSH RIheWKH QVXFK &LYLO VFHQHV 7KH PHV HQDEOLQ time in history,â&#x20AC;? at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebecca,â&#x20AC;? a woman who EDWWOH 7KH OLQHFRQWHQWR WLRQ OLYHV VRPHWL SXUVXHG ODQGVF had â&#x20AC;&#x153;unveiled color:DU solthe annual oration &LYLO Q of people ZLWKULFKRQ SUHYLRXVO\ ZHVWHU Dancing  VRXWKZ WKHday, of en-HVWLincoln scholar Harold Holzer delivers U\RQ1RYHPEHUWKH wounded soldiers, a woundedbeen IURP WKH 5HYROX&LYLO WR WURG SDWKV monument 1XUVLQJ LV HOG a ORFDWHG LQGLYLGXDOV page 27 WKH [and] set apart WKHofÂżUVW RQ dier, and a woman who has O6ROGLHUV¡&HPHWH  E\ PHQ feature &ODUD EDWWOHÂż . . . . . . . . . . . see RI  WR LV ZKHUH in every ÂżHOG UJ$GGUHVV/RRNLQJ *HWW\VEXUJ1DWLRQD bronze, WR WKH :DU KWHG VLJQLÂżFDQW ODUJHO\ RZQ H[DPSOH ZLWK during6SULQJ in the ballroom. LHO /\RQ ng I/LQFROQ¡V*HWW\VEX 6DOO\ RI the JHQHUD after-comi of 1DWKDQ  +HQU\%DOORQH  seen dancing men O WKDQQLYHUVDU\R  :DU KLJKOLJ F HYHQWV DQG EHVWNQ VHH SDJH   which VV U 8QLRQ something read YLO:D UHDFWRU*HRUJH%X W 7XEPDQ are creats mayWKH&L RI %DUWRQ ÂżJXUHV KLVWRUL HQWO\LV/LQFROQ hereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that all men FHOHEUDWLRQ  7RPSNLQV DQG +DUULH OXQWHHUgeneration  ZDVNLOOHGLQ great KDVUHF all and LQ above U7UXVW promise character here VLWHV a RXVYR exalted YLO:D We gather WV UHODWHG equalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;remained \ 0RQWK GXULQJ EHLQJ WKHPRVWIDP  WKH &LYLOof the7KH&L HZVWDWHVWRL country. Lincoln.â&#x20AC;? speech on a ed of Abraham DYDULHW\RIQ works  :RPHQÂśV +LVWRU GXULQJ 6WDWH to remember a great DGGHG XQIXOÂżOOHG LRQHUV Âł<RXU not  is Douglassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often SUDFWLW an in today, RI RQOLQH IRU But LRQ 0DUFK sacred spot. But Gettysburg Now we are engaged FDQ :DU RVIHDWXULQJ forgotten. LRQV FROOHFW nt DFHIRUWKRVH U´YLGH has been ,Q WKH $PHUL &RNLH :DU WKHFRQWULEXW endorseme warâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a day of reckoning RQO\DÂżQDOUHVWLQJSO LQWKH&LYLO:D VWDWHV 7KH\ of fashionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;  KLVWRULDQ &RQVLGHUWRR QD PHPRLULVW lives that the uncivil is outWKRVH n which some statue IURP TheSHRSOH ,QGHSHQGHQFH HUV WKHVH ZRPHQ who here gave their &DUROL WR WKH UROH an out- long comingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;icondemned, civic RI 6RXWK incorrect. WXWHREVHUYHU D EULHI JXLGH might live. It is  politically H have 5REHUWV FRQVLG 0RWKHUV´ H&LYLOnation Lincoln KHVQXWDQDV ofGLQWK DQG ToSURYLG too, with historians the image HSOD\H Âł)RXQGLQJ some,FKVWDW -RKQ 0DU\& V KLJK VRFLHW\ H sculpture gallery, removed, and activists RXU WKDWHD  LQFOXGdoor  ZLIH RI as SROLWLF a kneeling HQWULHVslave hundred mon- leaders ceremony. above ODWHVW 3HPEHU DQ looming Creek Today, defaced, more than thirteen $ELJDLO $GDPV FHG SROLWLFV DV RI itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s N\ Kettlestatues. :DU 7KHCriticsDQD .HQWXF believe H 3KRHEH Q-

at the Lee; Long- have RUD]R LO:DU7UXVW QDQGKLVÂż  &LY is degrading. uments: Meade andDooley speaking $GDPV LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQ :DUUHQ ZLIH RI ZDUIDULVWUDWRU RI &KLPE ZHUHPHP  EHU/LQFRO )ORULGD it/RXLVL &DOLIRitUQLD and erase on to down  2WLV Buford; Wadsworth  DQG to takeFWLFXW RQG KDG  DGPLQ Coach and Vince  time &RQQH a speech that went V street 5LFKP GLG 0HUF\ hour, :DUUHQ  est  popDW IHDWXUH and DO  -RVHSK  XQGHU the cityscape bothODWWHU of its own, we face  VWDWHÂśV YLGHR  -RKQ fromWKH and Warren. %RVWRQ SDWULRW ODGLHV´ LQ WKH +RVSLWWKDQ  VROGLHUV Douglassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time inspire statues other HVVPDQ Despite WKH &RQJU ular memory. These statues recall values, a challenge to countless YLVHG PRUH Âł5HPHPEHU IRUPHU 86 long endure, than HQW$ELJDLODG hopes, it may not W and to collective memory when valor, more QHZJRYHUQP G)LJK it, issue: statuesDo²7 onto it, revise thispedestals, KH8QĂ&#x20AC;QLVKH e subjects embrace after all. we elevated Insid itself. DQG That ÂżWWLQJ admit, theU real letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ,W LV DOWRJHWKHU it?â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This And /HQV ULWLF¡V&RUQH and or erase20 contested and when, K7KH ²& Thomas KURXJial ignited secession s Section proper to recall such controvers That ²7 Index can- issue that 41 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eventinto theARMS tiserWe shad-! Talk-Trivia and now. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adver here 35 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Small recalls an age when iser rebellion18receded sculpture47 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Inspection, hallowed was RJBall Lincoln this Appra title Cause&:%O ate The the 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ask the Lost DQNV¡ not re-consecr held the undisputed r, White Smokewhen ²-RKQ% of motion as he guides acknowledg- ows; e , and Lincoln retrievable 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Black Powde Poretsky is a blur s ground without still considered  -RH%RUGRQDUR

12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sourc echoed Review yâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Floor Master Jeff  controvers 32 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Book Lincoln r that DWHĂ&#x20AC;JXUH ing the statue Holze words the HGV the GDQFHUVLQDQLQWULF w roiling 9 ²&ODVVLĂ&#x20AC; memory crisisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no . . . . . . . . . see page

Lincoln Scholar â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harold Hoh lzer Anniversary

t Away Dancing the Nigh Hotel at the Gettysburg

Oration at the 154t Address of the Gettysburg

+

ww

New ilWar w.Civ

s.com

+ ..

Inside this issue:

²&ULWLF¡V&RUQHU Index 47 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Advertiser 39 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Events Section 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ask The Appraiser Smoke 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Inspection, ARMS! White :%ORJ 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Black Powder, ²-RKQ%DQNV¡& 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Book Reviews 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Source ²&ODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGV

)LJKW ²7KH8QĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This And That Lens 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Through The News 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Roundtable 33 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Small Talk-Trivia

NEWSPAPER -FOR-

CIVIL WAR ENTHUSIASTS SINCE 1974

12 ISSUES PER YEAR

PRINT & DIGITAL EDITIONS AVAILABLE

INSIDE EVERY ISSUE

UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE â&#x20AC;˘ PRESERVATION NEWS â&#x20AC;˘ BOOK REVIEWS SHOWS, LIVING HISTORY AND REENACTMENTS â&#x20AC;˘ HISTORICAL ARTICLES MONTHLY COLUMNS â&#x20AC;˘ CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CALLOnly OR$38.50/One SUBSCRIBE ONLINE TODAY! Year â&#x20AC;˘ $66.00/ Two Years

Historical Publications, LLC Civil War News â&#x20AC;˘ 800-777-1862 520 Folly Road, Suite 25 PMB 379 Charleston, SC 29412

www.CIVILWARNEWS.com


41st Annual Southeastern

Civil War and

Antique Gun Show Cobb County Civic Center 548 S. Marietta Parkway, S.E., Marietta, Georgia 30060 Free Parking $6 for Adults Veterans and Children under 10 Free

August 10 & 11, 2019 Saturday 9–5 Sunday 9–3

Over 230 8 Foot Tables of: • • • • • • •

Dug Relics Guns and Swords Books Frameable Prints Metal Detectors Artillery Items Currency

Inquires:

NGRHA Attn.: Show Chairman P.O. Box 503 Marietta, GA 30061 terryraymac@hotmail.com

www.NGRHA.com


Nashville

Civil War Relics Preston Bain

Nashville, TN (615) 397-5186

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old times there are not forgottenâ&#x20AC;?

www.NashvilleRelics.com


Civil War Relic Show Brandon City Hall

June 8th, 2019 S a t u r d a y | 9 a m- 5 p m J u n e 9th, 2019 S u n d a y | 9 a m - 4 p m Dealers Selling:

Exhibitor Displays:

Antiques

Reenactors

Books

Weapons

Prints

Relics

Currency

Uniforms

Documents

Period Food

Photographs

Period Music

WWI & II Militaria

World War I & II

MS Authors & Artists Native American Artifacts

Cannons on Display Naval Display & much more!

Free Genealogy Research & Door Prize Drawings

$7.00 Admission - Kids 12 & under are Free CIVIL WAR RELIC SHOW Brandon City Hall June 8th & 9th, 2019

$1.00 Off Admission

For More Info: Tim Cupit at 769-234-2966 timcupit@comcast.net or visit www.scv265.com

*Coupon applies to each member of your party

SPONSORED BY: VISIT MISSISSIPPI & THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP #265 BRANDON, MS


By Jack W. Melton Jr.

Hidden Evidence A Look Inside Civil War Artillery Projectiles

"Through Jack’s superb photography; the collector and professional can now view an extensive exposure to sectioned projectiles. This is new for the average person in that for the first time since radiography; one can examine the internal makeup of a shell." CWO4 John D. Bartleson Jr., U.S. Navy EOD Author of Civil War Explosive Ordnance 1861–1865

ree –

ter Th

Chap

rical

Sphe

Half

s

Shell

Civil War Artiller

y Projectiles –

e ot derat e Sh Confe erical Cas sionald occa lls, iles, (an small she Sph of project t

under 6-Po

bo charge of our tation the bursting nry L. Ab h s in imi al He federate t bullets wit.5 – Gener the con ske lets tried by mixing mu in the bul edient ght ,) of The exp own men want of wei by our from ly used irely futile ent was

The Half Shell

Book

Federal 3.8-Inch James Type I Shell

shoe Horse er train powd

Anvil cap Iron nipple

ann Borm fuse time

Zinc plunger Fuse powder train

Brass g rt plu

Bursting charge cavity

suppo

liber bu .69 cal of the 3-ring th sides d did llets, bo James iber bu rsunk on This metho rare. s. .58 cal nte percussion fuse t are 3-ring that is coud the bullet case sho located site g) d as luding un Ring base ial inc (underplu loose aro bullets use War dump g il in h t mater e sho support plus poured s filled wit post-Civ The James percussio cas n fuse consists of as the rmann charge wa Projectile s, from the diameter than the a bronze anvil cap Bo lized James percussion with a zinc plunger re uti a brass bursting fuses out. projectile the fuse visible on we the ring s fitted with previous extendin ion llet It has powder the the projectile’s ribbed g below the base of the projectilepage. This sub-pattern is common a nipple. Both are smaller in wing ck rifle bu bullets. and Un ly called a tie-ring body, were develope body. The visible mple, Sharps el. The bla ded in blo nfederate James due to Woodprojectile body during small s exa ail rial: .31 inch firing. This pattern d in an attempt to improve the chances notches, located in the raised chann only succeeh other Co orgia. In thi . ring-t James projectile is : portion of t Mate U.S nication en wit ta, Ge less common than of the lead sabot remaining attached Sabo hickness l: None lets, and commu ll and oft red, along in Augus the flat based James rs to the Wall T Materia ial: Lead d calibe projectile. ann flame’s rk very we s recove er Works trix Borm alloy wa Mater eter: Varie 74 wd e, Ma ot Po tin not wo cimen Sh : Tim ate spe Case Shot Diam Diamete ystem Lead and inches nfeder This r: 3.72 inches se sing S aterial: eter: 1.65 the Co r Ca Fu Bore Di nea h Construction: Shell iam g M ameter: 3.80 inches Fusin Thread D th: .75 inc Gun: 14-pounder Fusing System: ng Sabot: Ring or band, se James Le Percussio Rifle Fu le n, lead James Length: 6.75 inches (missing) Fusing Material: Ho inches Sabot Height-W Brass 3.58 3.67 inches Fuse Cup idth: 2.62 inches Weight: 10.0 pounds Fuse Thread Dia t: eter: ore r: Wall Thickness: meter: .90 inch Sabo Diam Diamete Smoothb .62 inch Fuse Hole Lengt Matrix Material: h: 1.56 inches Bore 6-pounder ds 259 N/A un Case Shot Mater Gun: t: 5.2 po ase shot ial: N/A Weightruction: C Cons

s ring Sharp bullet tail

• • • •

392 pages of full color photographs with descriptions Covers projectiles, fuses, canister, grapeshot and more 850 photos, drawings, radiographs, patents and maps A must for every serious artillery enthusiast

$89.95 for the Standard Edition • $125 for the Deluxe Limited Edition Published by Historical Publications LLC Order your copy at: www.ArtillerymanMagazine.com

Chapter Three – Spherical Half Shells

Chapter Three – Spherical Half Shells

Chapter Four – Rifled Half Shells

Confederate 24-Pounder Spherical Case Shot

Federal 12-Pounder Spherical Case Shot

Bormann time fuse Leather washer Communication channel

Iron support plug

Hotchkiss brass time fuse plug has 12 threads per inch, thread diameter of 1.01 inches, flange diameter of 1.18 inches and overall length of 2.47 inches. Hotchkiss brass time fuse plug

Iron tube joining the fuse and powder chamber

Lead case shot balls

Bursting charge cavity Iron square nail in the base of the nose that held the sand core centered Lead ring sabot

Sulphur matrix

Sulphur matrix

One of four flame grooves

Cast iron case shot

Base cup

Lead and tin alloy sabot

Diameter: 4.50 inches Bore Diameter: 4.62 inches Gun: 12-pounder Smoothbore Weight: 9.6 pounds Construction: Case shot

Fusing System: Time, Bormann Fusing Material: Lead and tin alloy Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.65 inches Fuse Hole Length: .81 inch Sabot: Cup

Diameter: 5.68 inches Bore Diameter: 5.82 inches Gun: 24-pounder Smoothbore Weight: 14.3 pounds Construction: Case shot

Sabot Material: Wood Wall Thickness: .50 inch Matrix Material: Asphaltum Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .65 inch

49

50

This case shot has a brass Bormann time fuse support plug (underplug) that is .35 inch thick and 1.25 inches wide, wider than the support plug on the previous page. The weight of the complete ball is lighter than normal due to deterioration of the exterior iron surface. The support plug has the top center hole countersunk. This spherical projectile does not have a side loading hole. This example was recovered from Selma, Alabama. The shot having been cleaned, the balls are put in. A stick with a less diameter than the fuze hole, and having a groove on each side of it, is inserted and pushed to the bottom of the chamber by working the balls aside. The shot is then placed; in a sand-bath or oven, and brought to a proper temperature to receive the sulphur, which in a melted state is poured in to fill up the interstices between the balls; the shot is allowed to cool, and the sulphur to harden, when the stick is withdrawn, and the sulphur adhering to the sides of the eye and the surface of the shot is removed.37 See pages 103-108 for information regarding the Bormann time fuse. Fusing System: Time, Bormann Fusing Material: Lead and tin alloy Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.65 inches Fuse Hole Length: .96 inch Sabot: Cup

Sabot Material: Wood Wall Thickness: .50 inch Matrix Material: Sulphur Case Shot Material: Cast iron Case Shot Diameter: .71 inch

The projectile on the left above is unfired and has four flame grooves cast into the sabot. There are no tin cross straps on either bases. It has the original faded red paint on the base of the zinc alloy cup indicating case shot. The diameter of the Dyer fuse at the top is .98 inch and has 12 threads per inch. Note: The shell version of this size weighs 7.8 pounds. The sabot on the example on the left is 1.53 inches high. The sabot is made of an alloy of two-thirds lead and one-third tin. Antimony was added by 1863. The sabot is detached on the example on the right. The shape of the mandrel that formed the bursting cavity is easily seen. This pattern has been recovered from numerous Virginia battlefields, the 1862 Shiloh battlefield, and the 1863 Siege of Vicksburg. The 3-inch Dyer case shot fired with a 1 pound service charge at 7° elevation had a range of 2,325 yards and 8 second flight time. With a 1 pound service charge at 16° elevation the projectile had a range of 4,180 yards.35 Diameter: 2.94 inches Bore Diameter: 3.0 inches Gun: 3-inch Ordnance Rifle Length: 7.0 inches Weight: 10.6 pounds

67

Construction: Case shot Fusing System: Time, Dyer Fusing Material: Lead and tin alloy Fuse Thread Diameter: 1 inch Fuse Hole Length: 1.75 inches

Lead case shot Tin cylinder that contained the bursting charge

Air bubble Expansion gap for base cup

Tinned iron base

Located under the Bormann time fuse is an iron support plug (underplug). This plug sealed the hole used to load the case shot and matrix. The soft Bormann time fuse needed support during firing so a support plug was necessary to prevent the fuse from deforming during the cannon’s discharge. A leather washer was often placed under the Bormann time fuse to help seal the fuse threads to prevent flame from the propellant charge from prematurely igniting the black powder and also prevent moisture from contaminating the powder. The wall thickness was averaged due to the off-set inner core casting. The bursting cavity was formed by inserting a mandrel into the loose case shot balls and pouring in the liquefied matrix as indicated by the lack of an auger drilling into the lead case shot. After the matrix cooled and hardened the mandrel was removed leaving the space for the black powder bursting charge.

Asphaltum matrix

Iron separator

Bursting cavity, small

Lead case shot

Leather washer

Brass support plug

One of three flame grooves

Asphaltum matrix

Bursting cavity

Bormann time fuse

Tapered paper time fuse hole .60 inch lead case shot balls

Tapered fuse hole for a paper time fuse

Bursting charge cavity

Federal 12-Pounder Spherical Case Shot

Federal 3-Inch Hotchkiss Case Shot

Dyer time fuse plug for a paper time fuse

Bormann time fuse location Copper support plug

Civil War Artillery Projectiles – The Half Shell Book

Civil War Artillery Projectiles – The Half Shell Book

Federal 3-Inch Dyer Case Shot

Confederate manufactured Bormann time fuse recovered near Selma, Alabama

Sabot: Cup, lead and tin alloy Wall Thickness: .37 inch Matrix Material: Sulphur Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .65 inch

Charles W. Smith, G. H. Babcock, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, and Charles A. Hotchkiss, patented on April 28, 1863, United States Patent No. 38,359, an improvement employing an iron plate, to prevent the mixture of the case shot balls and matrix with the bursting charge.51 This plate enabled the case shot to be thrown forward with greater velocity when the projectile exploded. The iron square nail in the base of the Hotchkiss nose was placed into the mold to hold the sand core centered in the small nose. Notice how the bursting cavity is slightly larger as compared to the Hotchkiss on the previous page. The additional powder caused a greater dispersion of the shrapnel and case shot balls. The lead band on this unfired example is 1.87 inches wide. Hotchkiss projectiles have been recovered from numerous battlefields such as: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, the Atlanta Campaign, and many Virginia battlefields. Diameter: 2.94 inches Bore Diameter: 3.0 inches Gun: 3-inch Ordnance Rifle Length: 7.0 inches Weight: 9.1 pounds

137

166

Construction: Case shot Fusing System: Time, Hotchkiss Fusing Material: Brass Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.0 inch Fuse Hole Length: .62 inch

Sabot: Ring or band, lead Wall Thickness: .37 inch Matrix Material: Asphaltum Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .60 inch

Note the tin cylindrical tube containing the bursting charge inserted through the fuse hole. This tube separated the black powder from the asphaltum matrix and case-shot to prevent contamination. This method was patented by Sylvanus Sawyer, United States Patent No. 34,041, on December 24, 1861 (see pages 117-118). The Bormann time fuse is complete with a brass Bormann support plug (underplug). The Confederates did not use the tin cylinder in their spherical case shot projectiles. Rifled Federal Parrott projectiles employed a similar method of a tin cylinder for containing the bursting charge that prevented contamination of the case shot and matrix with the black powder.

Diameter: 4.50 inches Bore Diameter: 4.62 inches Gun: 12-pounder Smoothbore Weight: 9.4 pounds Construction: Case shot

48

Fusing System: Time, Bormann Fusing Material: Lead and tin alloy Fuse Thread Diameter: 1.65 inches Fuse Hole Length: 1.0 inch Sabot: Cup

Sabot Material: Wood Wall Thickness: .50 inch Matrix Material: Asphaltum Case Shot Material: Lead Case Shot Diameter: .65 inch


Civil War Artillery Projectiles The Half Shell Book By Jack W. Melton Jr. Purchase Online at

www.ArtillerymanMagazine.com

or fill out this form and mail to the address below. Name: _____________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: __________Zip Code: ___________________ Phone: _________________________Email: ______________________________________ ☐ Standard Edition $89.95 + $8 shipping* = $97.95 ☐ Deluxe Edition $125.00 + $8 shipping* = $133.00 (100 limited edition copies) *Shipping via USPS Media Mail. USA Only. International orders email for shipping quote. If you wish to have the author inscribe the book beyond signing and dating it (on the title page) please indicate your preferred text below: Custom Text: ________________________________________________________________ U.S. Dollars Only Check or Certified Funds Check# _______ Make checks payable to: Historical Publications LLC ☐ Discover

☐ Mastercard

☐ Visa

Card#: ______________________ Exp. Date: __________ Security Code: _________ Name on Card: ______________________________________________________________ Billing Address: ______________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: __________Zip Code: ___________________ Signature: __________________________________________________________________ Historical Publications LLC 520 Folly Road, Suite 25 PMB 379, Charleston, SC 29412 800-777-1862 • mail@artillerymanmagazine.com


Invest In The Best

Brokers of Fine Military Antiques Jay Teague Phone: (859) 270-8446l:

Email: HistoricAntiqueArms@gmail.com Website: HistoricAntiqueArms.com Offices Located in Maysville, KY

A uthe ntic In ve stme nt Qu ali ty H ist oric al Art ifact s


Steve Munson Watch the Civil War Guru on youtube.com

l Rev-War thru WWII l Artwork lCannons lAirplanes l Classic Corvettes l Free Verbal Appraisals l 50+ Years of Collecting

Special Interest in Civil War

CivilWarNMore.com Box 1042 • Bardstown, KY 40004 Phone: 502-294-0873 • Email: stevemnsn@yahoo.com

l

Promoters of Quality Shows for Shooters, Collectors, Civil War and Militaria Enthusiasts

Chickamauga (Dalton) Civil War Show

February 2 & 3, 2019

l

Middle TN (Franklin) Civil War Show

December 7 & 8, 2019

Capital of the Confederacy Military Collectible Civil War Show & November 16 & 17, 2019 Gun & Knife Shows Mike Kent and Associates, LLC • PO Box 685 • Monroe, GA 30655

(770) 630-7296 • Mike@MKShows.com • www.MKShows.com


THE REGIMENTAL QUARTERMASTER

For the best in Civil War Uniforms, Equipment, Accouterments & Supplies, Both Original and Reproduction

We strive to supply the Best Products available at Reasonable Prices combined with Great Service! Like Us on Facebook or contact us through our website or phone (717) 338-1850

WWW.REGTQM.COM


Journey’s End Antiques SELLING CIVIL WAR MILITARIA journeysendantiques.com

Antiques • Collectibles Paper Money • US Coins Furniture • Glassware Old Toys, Dolls & Trains

Paul Brill apbrill@earthlink.net

Home: 910.725.0466 | Cell: 910.638.4542 Southern Pines, NC 28387


Consignments Now Being Accepted Firearms & Militaria Auctioneers

March 30, 31 & April 1, 2019| Fairfield, ME

The Tradition Continues - New Facility, Same Family and Great Location

We are pleased to announce the purchase of our neighboring auction facility - the former Auction Facility of World-Renowned Hall-of-Fame Auctioneer James Julia

This acquisition will give us one of the largest firearms auction compounds in the industry with nearly 50,000 square feet of climate controlled and secured space dedicated to the promotion, presentation and handling of fine firearms collections.

Our Fall 2018 Premier Firearm Auction was a huge success, generating $3.8 Million in sales with over a 96% sell through rate!

Scarce 1st Model Griswold Revolver (est. $14,000-18,000)

Sold for $16,450

Civil War Field Desk with Orig. Documents (est. $4,000-6,000)

Sold for $5,875

Contact us today to be a part of our Spring 2019 Auction | Deadline Jan 25, 2019 199 Skowhegan Rd | Fairfield, ME 04937 207-453-2114 civilwar@poulinauctions.com poulinauctions.com Stephen Poulin, ME Lic # 1115

Confederate LeMat Grapeshot Revolver (est. $17,500-22,500)

Sold for $24,675

0

Sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commission

% or Better! On Expensive Items and Valuable Collections


Buying, Selling Purveyor of Original Artillery Items Let me help connect you with a buyer or seller. I specialize in cannon, projectiles, fuses and wrenches, implements, sights, gunnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equipment, tools, and other artillery related equipment. From single items to collections. Finders Fees Paid.

Jack Melton 520 Folly Rd, Suite 25 PMB 379 Charleston, SC 29412


and Brokering

jack@jackmelton.com 843-696-6385


JJ Military Antiques

Buying and Selling Original Rev War – WWII Guns, Swords, Bayonets, Molds, Flasks, Tools and Accoutrements. Specializing in all Civil War Union & Confederate Artifacts.

PO Box 18 • Mt. Bethel, PA 18343 • Phone: 610-599-0766 Email: jjmilitaryantiques@gmail.com

www.jjmilitaryantiques.com


THE FINEST HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILITARIA

www.csacquisitions.com Wallace Markert info@csacquisitions.com 16905 Nash Road • Dewitt, Virginia 23840 804-536-6413 • 804-469-7362


AUTHENTICATION SERVICES FOR VALUABLE AMERICAN HISTORIC ITEMS OF ANY GENRE

Over 40 years experience I authenticate and evaluate for collectors and museums. I attend most major trade shows and auctions nationwide. Confidential appraisals and consultations Consultations as to best monetize valuable objects or collections in current markets.

John Sexton ISA-CAPP

770-329-4984 â&#x20AC;¢ CivilWarAppraiser@gmail.com

Certified Member of: International Society of Appraisers Appraisers Association of America

Profile for Historical Publications LLC

MK Shows Civil War Dealers Directory  

Mike Kent and Associates, LLC was founded in 1990 to produce the Nashville Civil War Show, which has grown to become the largest Civil War S...

MK Shows Civil War Dealers Directory  

Mike Kent and Associates, LLC was founded in 1990 to produce the Nashville Civil War Show, which has grown to become the largest Civil War S...