Civil War
Soldier Items-Confederate & Union
Brass Embossed Flask-Identified
Item #: NEW-0016217

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This powder flask measures 8 inches.  It has been cleaned at some point.  This flask came out of a historic house in Lithonia Ga.  It came with an image of Elijah Lazarus Anderson. I am showing his image as it is so neat but it has been sold.  Another item came out of the house which is a wooden stick cut from a tree in the center of the 7 pines battlefield.  This will be listed separately.  According to a family member cited in the book Gwinnett County Families, the flask was presented to Elijah by the Daughters of the Confederacy of Lawrenceville in 1932 when he received his Southern Cross of Honor medal. The flask has obviously been used however and I wonder if family lore might be in error.  Am offering it for what I paid for it when I purchased the lot.

Shipping Weight: 2.2 lbs
Price: $207.50 USD
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Traveling Match Holder-Matches-Civil War Era
Item #: NEW-0015420

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Neat little wooden match safe which measures 4 by 1 3/4 of an inch.  Civil war matches thrown in.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $47.50 USD
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Presentation Box-Embossed Confederate Note-Memminger
Item #: NEW-0015132

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This item is believed to possibly be an item presented to the first Confederate Secretary of Treasury, Christopher Gustavus Memminger.  The box is small measuring five by 3 and a half inches, possibly made to fit a small New Testament bible.  It is too small to fit most of the Confederate notes, which one would assume might have be made for that purpose.   

The box is wrapped in light tan leather and is constructed of a light sturdy wood.  There is some staining as can be seen in the scan.  There is a separation at the fold but the cover is not loose.  The box bears the impression "Confederate States of America  Richmond  December 2nd 1862” and followed by the embossed signature of Christopher Memminger, Secretary of Treasury” which is a match for most of the Confederate Bank Notes. Across the bottom is the bible verse Hebrews 11.1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  The inside of the box is lined with the kind of paper seen in early Civil War books. 

The box was originally acquired in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from a noted antique dealer between Staunton & Harrisonburg, Virginia.  

Extensive research might reveal that this box was presented to Memminger thanking him for the time of his service in the Confederate White House at Richmond.  If it did not belong to him, it is hard to imagine what other purpose such a box might have been created.  At any rate, it is clearly a one of the kind Confederate item made during the Civil War. The paper that came with the item shows a small box in the photograph.


Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $2,000.00 USD
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South Carolina Civil War Button Hat Pin
Item #: NEW-0013053

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Evidently it was a custom when hat pins became popular in the 1880's for civil war buttons to be used in the construction of hat pins.  You can see a couple of letters in the back mark which was welded to the pin.  I was able to identify this as a Civil War button, probably a cuff button.  The pin is bent but the button itself is in good condition on the front. This would be a neat item for a woman who likes dressing in period clothes for enactment and other events.  

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $67.50 USD
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Horn Powder Measurer
Item #: NEW-0011436

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Age of this item is unknown but I think it is an attractive and unusual powder measuring tool.  Measures a little over three inches.  Note: This was appraised by a  knowledgeable person as being Civil War era.  

Shipping Weight: 1.6 lbs
Price: $150.50 USD
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3rd Ga-Jenkins Holmes Engraved Flask
Item #: NEW-0010056

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This flask was engraved post war with an engraving of a drum and C S on one side and the inscription "Capt J M Holmes Co "A" Third Georgia".  I did find a Jenkins M Holmes, a private of the Burke Guards who was wounded at Malvern Hill and was discharged shortly after but because he was not listed as a Captain I was not sure if it was the same one.  (see last paragraph)

The leather is cracked and worn and the metal is pewter. This item was removed  a year or so ago as I was informed by a potential customer who had consulted with a dealer who told him it was a fantasy item.  This person had only seen it on line but since he is a recognized dealer, I removed it.  I tried scraping off the drum on one side as I had hoped to get some of my money out of it as an original CW flask.  I quickly realized that I would not be able to remove the engravings.  Fortunately, I did begin on the other side.  Since that time, I showed it to a postcard dealer who had been a jeweler for many years.  He said the engraving was very old.  Some months later I took it to a Civil War show and showed it to someone who has an outstanding reputation as a antique appraiser and he said it was old as well and the scrip was Civil War era.  

I am relisting this as I finally was able to find more information on J M Holmes in Vol. 9 of the Confederate Veteran.  J M  Holmes was the son of a wealthy planter in South Carolina.  He had two brothers  who also died in the war.  Holmes served throughout the war but was wounded at the Battle of Malvern Hill and was unable to return to action.  He died in 1901 at Darien Ga.  

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $550.50 USD
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Civil War Double Bullet Mold
Item #: NEW-0010004

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Nice patina on this bullet mold.  One is for a round ball and the other for a minnie ball.  There is a manufacturers mark but I can't read it.  Some pitting in areas and a screw missing.       

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $86.50 USD
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Powder Flask for an Antique Pistol
Item #: NEW-009870

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This little only four inches vertically.  A couple of small indentations. This would be a nice pick up for someone with a gun case which is missing the flask.

Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Price: $77.50 USD
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15th Tn Infantry-Private Patrick Rooney
Item #: NEW-009868

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 This grouping consists of two items identified to Confederate "High Private” Patrick Rooney who was in B Company 15th Infantry (listed in Tennesseans in the War.)  The grouping consists of a carved horn cup, measuring over four inches in height. Drawn on the cup is "Pat Rooney 15 Tenn Inf CS 1863, a drawing of a Confederate flag and also a drawing of what might be a harp (common Irish symbol) along with the words "Go where glory waits you."  He has used the word where to build the other words).  Condition is shown in the scans taken from every angle which includes some cracks.  Also included in the lot in a ninth plate ambrotype in a full leather case.  See paper insert in the back of the case as seen in the scan.  It was cut down to fit in the case with the word together which I think refers to the horn cup.  Rooney appears to be in civilian clothing.  Ambro is in excellent condition.  

Note:  Rooney’s unit went into winters quarters in 1863 at Dalton Georgia, remaining there till the resumption of fighting in May 1864.  I’m guessing that the cup was Rooney’s project during that long wait.  


Rooney’s company was organized in Memphis and was a very active unit, including the battle of Franklin and Nashville.   A brief history of his unit follows which is summarized from the 15th history in Part I of Tennessean’s in the War.

This grouping was purchased from a dealer who stated that it was found in an estate in Nashville Tennessee.

The Fifteen Tennessee Infantry Regiment was organized in June of 186l and totaled 744 men.  Its members were from Shelby, Weakley, Lake, and Madison counties.   The unit fought at Belmont, Shiloh, and Perryville.  The unit was then assigned to Bate’s Tyler’s and Palmer’s Brigade in the Army of Tennessee.  In June of 1863 it was consolidated with the 37th Regiment.  It was active at Hoover’s Gap, then participated in the campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta returning to Tennessee with Hood in then participating in the Battle of Franklin.  Following that they saw action in North Carolina.  In Sept the regiment was consolidated into the 20th commanded by General Shy, participating in the Battle of Nashville.


Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $857.50 USD
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14 K Gold Watch-Owned by Confederate Soldier
Item #: NEW-008140

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Very high quality pocket watch by the Hampden Watch Company http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/histories/hampden.html. According to the serial number this watch was produced in 1889. The pocket watch was owned by Samuel B Palmer, a Confederate Soldier who was from Knoxville Tennessee and enlisted with W C Kain's Tennessee Light Artillery Company. Palmer was a prisoner of war confined at Camp Douglas. He was released on March 13th 1865. Palmer was a gifted artist and drew buildings and the surrounding places at Camp Douglas. I was fortunate enough to find an old reproduction of the article in a childrens magazine which told of Palmer and showed some of his drawings. I will include a copy of his remarkable drawings with this listing. The papers relating to Palmer's war time service were unfortunately sold apart from his watch. I have copies of some of the papers, one copy being his release from Camp Douglas. Palmer settled in Macon Georgia after the war and worked as a tax assessor. Please view the scans of the watch which measures 2 inches in diameter. His full name is engraved as well as Macon Georgia. The watch is not in working order. The pictorial scenes on the cover are quite worn. I do not see any problems with the face of the watch and don't know how to view the works.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $425.50 USD
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Confederate Artillery Button
Item #: NEW-007928

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Nice dug specimen. I found this small sized button on page 221 of Tice's Button book. I have identified it as being CSA 203As1. There are lines in the letter A on a plain surface. Please correct me if I'm wrong. There are markings on the back but I can't make it out. This was dug in Georgia in the exact area of Stoneman's Raid into Central Georgia.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $415.50 USD
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Civil War Wallet
Item #: CIV-003203

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Lots of wear to this little wallet which had some Conferate notes in it but the seller took them out before selling the wallet. See scans.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $35.50 USD
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