Miscellaneous Non-Excavated

Union Cavalry Model 1858 Forgae Cap 

This forage cap comes out of a North Carolina estate and is in very good condition.  It retains the original cavalry insignia attachment and eagle side buttons as well as the complete lining and sweatband.  The leather strap and brim are pliable and not brittle.  The cap shows definite signs of use.  There is some small mothing in a few places which can be seen in the additional photos.  This cap is a size 7 1/8 and was made by Lewis J. & Isaac Phillips of New York.  It is their Type II model.

This is a very nice example of this type of hat.  If you hold it up to your ear you can hear it play the Battle Hymn of the Republic!

Price: $3,450

Id'd 8th Texas Cavalry Canteen - Terry's Texas Rangers

This is a nice star pattern canteen carried by Samuel Patrick Christian of Company K, 8th Texas Calvary - Terry's Texas Rangers.  He mustered in as a 3rd Lieutenant in 1861 and left as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1865.  Terry's Texas Rangers were prominent in the Western theatre of the war and spent a good amount of time camped nearby in Nolensville, TN prior to the Battle of Stones River.  These troops fought at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, and Chicamauga.  It still has the butternut covering on one side.  The covering for the opposite side as shown in the photo and strap are missing.  This Id'd canteen from a prominent unit is from my father's collection and was purchased from Lary Hicklen in March 2015.

Price: $1,350

Model 1864 .58 caliber Union Cartridge Box with Sling

Model 1864 .58 cal. cartridge box with over-the-shoulder sling and breast plates intact as well as original cartridge tins.  The cartridge box remains pliable with maker's marks on sling and caretridge box.  The over-the-shoulder sling is completely intact with Eagle breastplate though it is missing the two wooden dowels that hold the breastplate intact.  The over the shoulder strap has an old repair where it meets the cartridge box to help reinforce the leather as that is one area that we usually see tears.  This is a very nice example for your collection.

Price $1,195

Confederate Roller Belt with Holster

This is a fine example of a Confederate roller belt and hand stitched Confederat holster.  The belt is intact though there are a few very weak spots on it which I have tried to show in the photos.  The handstitched holster is fine shape though some of the stitching down the side has busted over the years.  This too is shown in the photos.  It has a very old tag on it that says "Seige of Vicksburg - 1863".  The tag is so old, I have been afraid to remove it as it could take some of the leather off with it.  My guess is this piece was taken home by a Yankee soldier as a souvenir from Vicksburg.  This piece has been in my personal collection for over 20 years.  

Price: $1,450

U.S. Army issue Leather Cavalry Carbine Boot/Socket

Original Civil War U.S. Army issue cavalry carbine boot/socket.  Socket of thick sewn leather with leather strap. Very good, solid condition.  These were buckled to the D-ring on the lower right side of the saddle. When riding the trooper carried his carbine suspended from the carbine sling over his shoulder with the barrel pointing down and thrust through the socket to keep it from swinging wildly around while the horse was in motion. This is a basic and key piece to any Civil War or early cavalry collection. 

Price: $65

Non-Excavated Union Eagle Breast Plate

Nice example of a non-excavated brass stamped and lead filled Union breast plate.  Plate is in great shape with both loops remaining on the reverse.  One small rust spot on the front at the bottom as seen in the photo.  The initials B.A. are carved in the lead on the reverse.

Price: $295

Non-excavated Brass Infantry Horn

Nice example of a Federal stamped brass infantry hat pin in excellent condition.  Both wire loops remain intact on the reverse.  a very nice non-dug example.

Price: $110

Non-excavated Brass Civil War Cannon Artillery Insignia

Nice example of a Federal stamped brass artillery hat pin in excellent condition.  All four small wire loops on the reverse remain perfectly intact.  A very nice speciman for your collection.

Price: $195

Model 1859 Cavalry Bridle Bit with Curb Chain

This is a nice Model 1859 US Cavalry Bridle Bit with Curb Chain.  It is in very good overall condition, the iron surface of this artifact bears slight rust pitting and has acquired dark gray coloring in areas.  It has the U.S. brass 'bosses' on the side  and retains the curb chain which displays a rust covering.  The slobber bar on this one is missing which was common so the hroses could graze while on picket.  The inside bar of one of the arms is stamped "US".  A great example of a Bridle bit that would display well with any cavalry collection.

Price: $295    

1820's U.S. Rifleman's Powder Flask Id'd to James H. Walk

This is a U.S. Rifleman's Powder Flask that is copper with a brass top.  The flask has the presumed name of the soldier who carried it on both the front and back inside the bugle horn.  These "Public Property" flasks are seldon seen on the open market.  Because of the copper and brass content I had to take photos without a flash so I am happy to provide additional photos if requested, It is missing one screw at the top where the powder control lever is.  Lever works perfectly.  On the front of the flash the engraving inside the Bugle is "J.H. Walk" and in the bugle on the reverse side is engraved "James H. Walk".  Underneath the bugle on the reverse side is scrawled a date but you need a magnifying glass to read it.  It says "November 12, 1873" along with some type of symbol.  I didn't even notice it, my 12 year old son did but his eyes are a little younger than mine  :)  I didn't spend too much time researching but found the last name "Walk" is not too common.  I found one person from Pennsylvania who showed up in the 1840 census bearing that name who was 30-40 years old and born in Pennsylvania.  He shows up in the 1870 census but does not show up in the 1880 census.  Could November 12, 1873 be a death date?  Still a mystery that needs research and unraveling.

Price: $895

Nice 1840's / 1850's era Powder Horn

This is a good solid example of a pre war powder horn for firearms.  Many Confederates left home in 1861 to join the war effort with their personal hunting rifle and equipped with a similar powder horn.  Great example of a transitional piece that began the war in great quantity and all but disappeared by the end of the war.

Price: $120

.58 Caliber Springfield Bayonet With Leather Scabbard

This is an orginal non-dug bayonet for the .58 caliber Springfield rifle.  The base of the blade is stamped with "US".  The locking ring and screw are also present.  The leather scabbard is in good condition with no flaking.  There is one bend/crease area on the scabbard and a small dent on the scabbard tip.  The inspector mark is stamped into the leather scabbard.

Price: $355