Civil War
Soldier Items-Confederate & Union
Seven Pines-Inscribed Stick From Battlefield
Item #: NEW-0016225

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This stick was purchased by me from a dealer who had sold me three Confederate images from a family member in Lithonia Georgia.  He found this stick and spent time cleaning it to find the ink writing which he deciphered to read "cut in the center of 7 pines battlefield where 1500 soldiers were killed May 31, 186- that fought by Lee & McClellan and field officer J E Lyons"  I can agree with some of the translation but not all. My research can not find a likely person by that name.   Better eyes and research may be able to do better.

The woman who sold the images was a direct descendant of only one of the soldiers, who was Elijah Lazarus Anderson.  She also had a powder flask belonging to him so I am guessing that this also belonged to him.  All three images have been sold. 



Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $215.50 USD
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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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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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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: $555.50 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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Bachman's Artillery- SC Confederate Soldier Grouping
Item #: NEW-005597

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Paypal will not be accepted on this lot but payment plans can be arranged. This lot came from a Nashville Tennessee family estate sale. This lot consists of 1. ruby ambrotype of Willis Callaway Watkins from Anderson County South Carolina, 2. Pre-war ruby ambrotypes of Watkins and his first wife Lucretia Wyatt in a decorative thermoplastic double case, 3. 1860 pocket Bible signed by Watkins, 4.A hair ring with Watkins's initials, 5. Brooch with a ambrotype of Watkins in his uniform, 6. a pocket watch, Masonic cuff link. and & 7 Watkins's artillery field glasses. Records obtained from the South Carolina Archives indicate that Watkins was a member of Company B, Artillery Battalion, Hampton Legion. They gave his rank as "artificer". He enlisted in Anderson District S C July 1, 1862 and was on last roll in July/August, 1862 when the Artillery Battalion of the Hampton Legion became independent. Company B became Bachman's Company, S.C. Artillery, also known as German Light Artillery. Watkins was last on this roll in December 1864. He was listed as "Sick in Hospital", McPhersonville, S. C., July October-1864. Capt. Bachman's Co. Artillery (This infomation taken from the following website-thanks) members.tripod.com/mwyckoff/art.html HISTORICAL SKETCH: This unit was formed in 1862. It was also known as the German Light Artillery and as the Charleston Artillery Battery. It was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons from August 1862 to July 1863. On May 3, 1864, it was armed with two 3+" Blakely Rifles and two 12-lb. Howitzers. On January 6, 1865, if was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons. It was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. OFFICERS: Bachman, William K. - Captain BATTLES: Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862) 2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862) South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862) Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862) Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862) Gettysburg PA (1-3 JUL 1863) Tullifinny Station (9 DEC 1864) Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

 Description of items offered: Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype: See scan for condition. Mounted in a half case. Gold gilt on buttons. Ladies Brooch containing a ambrotype of Watkins. Brooch measures about two inches by one and three quarters inches. Marked 14th carat gold. Little dent in upper left field of rim. Appears to be black onyx with a decorative cover. The ambro is loose within the brooch. Tinted ruby ambrotypes of Watkins and his wife mounted in a decorative double thermoplastic case. Sixth plates. See scans to view the condition of the ambros as well as some damage to the case. Velvet backing is loose and needs to be re-glued. Pocket bible is quite worn and looks like it was carried in a war. Both covers are detached as well as front fly page which reads Willis C Watkins "His book bought by his wife August 1, 1860". His initials are also on the gold gilt closed pages. Rest of the bible is still bound together. Contains old and new testaments, from Oxford London England Pocket watch made by the J G Bradley Company, Liverpool England. I have been unable to research the date of this watch so it may not be Civil War, however, I did locate a similar watch by the same company that was dated Civil War. When I obtained this watch the crystal was shattered which I removed. The porcelain has also been damaged with a long crack on the face. It is a lever watch and has a tiny number on the inside cover to the works section which says 453. Engraving on the cover to the works says Patent Lever 15 Jewels and also says Right Five on opposite sides of the slot, which I surmise are instructions for winding. Also says Bradley & Co Hair Ring- Large sized ring made of hair, presumably some of Watkins's ample hair. Gold metal portion has the Watkins's initials on it. As mentioned is a large size but note the ambro of Watkins's wife who is quite large. Two tiny Masonic cuff links. The final item is Watkins's field glasses.  Case is worn and detached.

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Price: $2,500.00 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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Catalog Updated
10/20/2017 3:48:00 PM
Harry S Truman for Judge-Eastern District Celluloid

$2,500.00

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