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#244 McClellan Identification Disc Suspension Pin, dug









#244 McClellan Identification Disc Suspension Pin, dug. Very solid dug pin with raised mark “McCLELLAN” and bust; complete with T-pin and clasp hook. Just a trace of gold gilt. Difficult relic to find. Providence – dug Fredericksburg area.

$545 including shipping/insurance

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243 HOLD O.V.I. Identification Badge, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 177th Regiment, Co. H




 
243  O.V.I.  Identification Badge, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 177th Regiment, Co. H. Exceptional untouched Wartime silver identification badge engraved “John S. Lee, Co H., 177th O.V.I.”  Back “T” pin; approximately 1”x1-1/8”.
 
Born: Orland, Indiana
Resident: West Richfield, Ohio
18 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; 5’ – 8”
Occupation: farmer
 
Records included: Service, Pension and Regimental History– 40 pages
 
Age 18, Mustered in Camp Cleveland, OH: August 29, 1864 for 1 year; mustered-out with company Greensboro, NC June 24, 1865.
 
BATTLES
Siege of Murfreesboro, TN – December 5 – 12, 1864
Fort Fisher, NC – January 16 – February 7, 1865. 
Capture of Wilmington, NC – February 22, 1865
Campaign of the Carolinas – March 1 – April 26, 1865
Advance on Goldsboro, NC – March 6 – 21, 1865
Advance on Raleigh - April 10 – 14, 1865
Occupation of Raleigh - April 10, 1865
Surrender of Johnson and his Army

Organized for one year service during the month of October, 1864, under Colonel Arthur T. Wilcox, it reported to General Thomas at Nashville, and performed garrison duty at Tullahoma until Hood's invasion. In December it occupied Murfreesboro and upon one occasion charged the works of a portion of Hood's army, capturing two guns and 200 prisoners. In February, 1865, it was transferred to North Carolina and engaged the enemy in several battles. At Town Creek it captured a Rebel command with a stand of colors and many prisoners. The Regiment soon joined Sherman's army at Goldsboro, where it remained until June 24th. It was finally discharged July 7, 1865. This Regiment's short term of service was very actively employed in many battles and marches.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 82 Enlisted men by disease.
 
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238 TEXAS Volunteer Image Group – Three 1/6 Plate Ambrotypes













238 TEXAS Volunteer Image Group – Three 1/6 Plate Ambrotypes

TEXAS volunteers group surfacing from the woodwork in East Texas. Armed image of volunteer at the outbreak of the war; and subsequent made image of the same man in uniform and another likely his brother in uniform. The two uniformed images have been together since the beginning surfaced in Mount Pleasant, TX in 2001. Amazingly the lone image of the armed man in civilian clothes, is the same man in the uniformed set, surfaced just down the road in Texarkana, TX in 2017. Battle ready volunteers: doubled armed – 1840s saber, Colt Navy revolver; battleshirt with contrasting cloth trim running vertically, and each has two slash pockets, the same trim. A large five pointed cloth star adorns the breast (hard to see, but there), and also a large Latin cross opposite the star in one image. One wears a rectangular US NCO belt plate while the other man wears a simple belt and buckle. Noting the leatherette case design, all 3 are the same, they all may have been made at the same East Texas gallery. Note 2 of the images are dark however look nice under natural/direct light. The uniformed set spine is split. These images have seen the wear of time, however are a very nice scare Texas group.

PRICE for all 3 images $3,250 includes shipping/insurance

PRICE for each image $1195 includes shipping/insurance

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237 Double Armed Volunteer Militia ¼ Plate Ambrotype









237 Double Armed Volunteer Militia ¼ Plate Ambrotype
 
Large ¼ plate ruby red ambrotype. Full view of volunteer holding his bayoneted musket (appears to be Model 1816 or 1842); crossed white straps/belt with brass plates; sheathed bowie knife slipped in belt; kepi in hand; uniform stripping around collar, cuffs and down pants; cloth backdrop and patterned floor. CASE NOT INCLUDED. Image has great content, large size, and is on the dark side; shows nicely under direct light. Modern tag came with it “J.T. Boilings 8th Ala.”- take this for what it's worth??  
 
Reduced $575 - $675 includes shipping/insurance
 
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236 Union Insignia, nondug



236 Union Insignia, nondug 
 
Artillery Cannons, ca. 1855 – 1865. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 296. One wire missing. $65
 
Rifleman, enlisted, ca. 1850 – 1861. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 484. One wire missing. $95
 
Horn Insignia, ca. 1858 – 1875. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 370. $35
 
Company Letter M – lead filled. $15
 
Company Letter R – one wire broken. $15
 
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235 Virginia Button Coat, Canfield Baltimore, Silver Plate, nondug


235 Virginia Button Coat, Canfield Baltimore, Silver Plate, nondug
 
Pre-Civil War No pushes with significant silver plate remaining.
 
$245 includes shipping/insurance
 
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233 Scarce Militia Plate Variation, ca. 1815 – 1825, nondug




233 Scarce Militia Plate Variation, ca. 1815 – 1825, nondug

Early and unique construction, a thin rolled copper skin which is layered over a thick copper backing; a heavy plate. Exceptional die work on this untouched plate; very nice patina and traces of silver visible. Possibly the earliest example of this classic design plate that spanned some 20 years of production, and use continuing through the Civil War. See American Military Belt Plates by O’Donnell & Campbell, Plate 157. Just can’t find this one.

$695 including shipping/insurance

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232 NCO 3-hook Eagle Breast Plate, nondug





232 NCO 3-hook Eagle Breast Plate, nondug

Nice nondug example of a NCO plate with untouched patina, exceptional die, work, solid hooks, and bump on edge. Compared to standard 2 hook beast plate, the availability of the 3- hook to the 2-hook is 1 in 100.  

$385 including shipping/insurance

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230 Navy Buckle & Belt Officers Rig, ca. 1852 -1861 with Providence





230 Navy Buckle & Belt Officers Rig, ca. 1852 -1861 with Providence
 
Solid Civil War period Navy rig. Gilt cast brass with die struck tongue disc. Exactly the pattern drawings published in the 1852 regulations. Believed to be a product of Ames Mfg. Co. military supplier, with its distinctive oak-leaf wreath. Matching benchmark “44” on both the tongue and wreath. Not a common style and is an officers plate. See American Military Belt Plates by O’Donnell & Campbell, Plate 1003. Most other Civil War period Navy plates are general service and span the war years up to 1875/1900; this one does not...it is a Civil War plate/rig. Belt is in worn condition with one repair, broken sword strap has been stitched at the grommet, but all there.

Note: per Steve Mullinax’s Belt Buckles and Plates,Expanded Edition, Plate 374 South Carolina plate ca. 1850 – 1861. “Distinctive oak-leaf design with scalloped leaf pattern on belt loops; one of several styles marketed by Ames Mfg, Co, beginning in the 1850s.”
 
There is a good providence on this plate…I’m working to get the info…more to come.....here it is:

U.S. Civil War Model 1852 Navy Belt & Buckle that belonged to John Wycoff Lyons who was in the U.S. navy during the War Of The Rebellion & served on four different U.S. Ships including the USS Winnibago. The belt & buckle are all original & complete. This belt & buckle was separated from the 1852 Navy Sword that it was found attached to; the sword had John Wycoff Lyons name engraved on it in two places.

$1,050 including shipping/insurance

226 HOLD 1/6 Plate Ambrotype Cavalry Trooper Image



226 1/6 Plate Ambrotype Cavalry Trooper Image

Nice 1/6 plate of close-up posed cavalry trooper with partially un-sheathed saber. Good content, contrast and clarity, and a glass ambrotype. Housed in solid case with flag design; no repairs.

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225 Artillery Insignia, ca. 1835 – 1850, nondug




225 Artillery Insignia, ca. 1835 – 1850, nondug

Artillery cap Insignia, 1834 pattern volunteer militia; measures 2 3/8 inches; die-struck brass. Sized for forage caps and militia headgear. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 259.
 
$135 including shipping/insurance

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224 Horn Insignia, ca. 1858 – 1875



 
224 Horn Insignia, ca. 1858 – 1875
 
Die-struck brass, 2 1/4 inches. Nice patina. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 370.
 
$45 including shipping/insurance
 
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220 HOLD SNY Buckle, ca. 1863-1865, Nondug


 
220 SNY Buckle, ca. 1863-1865, Nondug
 
Good Wartime State of New York “SNY” waist belt plate. See American Military Belt Plates by O’Donnell & Campbell, Plate 549.
 
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