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HOLD Woodward Gettysburg Desk Set “Little Round Top”





Woodward Gettysburg Desk Set “Little Round Top

Desirable Woodward Gettysburg Desk Set. Shell fragment engraved “Little Round Top”. Classic style with perched eagle on wood “root”; wood base 6” x 3” and 5 ½” tall with checkered front; 3 bullets/canister embedded in root; root/base wriggles (loose but secure); bayonet point comes out of base but original to set; and grape shot is a replacement. Nice large size and proportions. 

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436 Frame & Forked Tongue Buckles - Dug

 


436  Frame & Forked Tongue Buckles - Dug. I believe these were dug in the 1960s by Bud Murray of Jefferson, Washington County, MD. These are original buckles but believe they were marked with the Antietam provenance sometime in the 1980's; the recovery location is questionable. 
Regardless the buckles are original dug relics. 

#435 Lavish 12 ½ inch Patriotic Etched Bowie Knife.






#435  Lavish 12 ½ inch Patriotic Etched Bowie Knife. Ricasso markings H. V. WILKINSON & Co/ 20 NORFOLK St/SHEFFIELD, ca. 1850s. Single edge clip point blade and opposite false edge. German silver elliptical cross guard and leather sheath mounts. One-piece grip fastened by two pins through pommel cap. Etched designs and slogans fill the entire length of blade. Cross guard wiggles slightly and scotch tape holding sheath tip in place.

From the important Robert Abels Bowie/Knife Collection.

Spread Eagle “E PLURIBUS UNUM” in banner; “AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE”; THE UNITED STATES/LAND OF THE FREE/AND THE/HOME OF THE BRAVE; PROTECTED BY HER NOBLE & BRAVE/VOLUNTEERS; AMERICANS/ASK FOR NOTHING BUT WHAT IS/RIGHT/& SUBMIT TO NOTHING THAT IS WRONG.

Length (inches): overall 12 1/2; blade 8 1/4 and width 1 1/8; guard/grip 4 1/4.

See very similar knifes in The Bowie Knife, Unsheathing an American Legend by Norm Flayderman, page 148, 149 and 409, to include the same mottos/slogans.

$2,450 shipped

#434 Rich 12 inch Patriotic “Ciphered” Clip Point Bowie Knife








 #434  Rich 12 inch Patriotic “Ciphered” Clip Point Bowie Knife. Ricasso marking THEODOR A. MEYER. Made in Sheffield, England for New York City merchant Theodor A. Meyer, ca. 1849. Stag handle with nickel silver guard and pommel cap, clip point blade and deeply stamped with markings:

THE GREAT FAR WEST HUNTING KNIFE in banner; with eagle head, running hound dogs, a bull, a lion with TRY ME, a liberty cap with LIBERTY, a lion, bust of Mexican War hero General Zachary Taylor with OLD ZAK, a Native American with bow and arrows, and a rooster.

Previous owner acquired this bowie from bowie/knife authority Mark Zalesky; noted author, see below.

Length (inches): overall 12; blade 7 1/2; and width 1; guard/grip 4 1/2.

See very similar knifes in A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America by William Worthen and MARK ZALESKY, page 272, to include the same stampings/slogans.

Also see very similar knifes in The Bowie Knife, Unsheathing an American Legend by Norm Flayderman, page 430 and 431, to include the same mottos/slogans.

$1,850 shipped

#431 Cannon Barrel Master for Casting



 #431 Cannon Barrel Master for Casting

 Aluminum master for sand casing; guessing about 30 - 50 years old…?? Approximately 17 inches and 2 ¾ inches in diameter at its largest.

 $95 shipped

#430 South Carolina 1840s Button and Epaulettes - Albert SC3As & Tice SC216As3



#430  South Carolina 1840s Button and Epaulettes - 

Super nice early flat two-piece silvered cuff South Carolina button and remnants of epaulets. Button backmark clearly reading Young Smith & Co NY (photo does not show detail)  Albert SC3As & Tice SC216As3

Acquired in box/case 16 x 18 x 7 inches

$395 without box/case - shipped


$455 with box/case – shipped




#429 Cast Infantry Button – dug and original



#429  Cast Brass Infantry Button – dug and original

Super smooth glassy patina; turned edge as correct. Verbal provenance Dalton, GA. Hard to upgrade on this one. 

$175 shipped

#428 ‘Housewife’ Sewing Kits – 3



#428  ‘Housewife’ Sewing Kits – 3

Three … id is not correct/not original

$155 shipped

#427 Militia Panel Plate 1850s – nondug





#427  Militia Panel Plate 1850s – nondug

Id questionable ?

$475 shipped

#426 New York Militia Panel Plate 1850s - nondug



#426  New York Militia Panel Plate 1850s - nondug

 $475 shipped

 

#425 Eagle Breast Plate 1860s – loop missing - nondug


#425  Eagle Breast Plate 1860s – one loop remaining - nondug

 

$115 shipped



#425 Pair of RARE/SCARCE 1851 Officer Sword Belt Plates, with Eagle Facing Right ! - Nondug








#425  Pair of RARE/SCARCE 1851 Officer Sword Belt Plates, with Eagle Facing Right ! - Nondug

These early Regulation Officer Plates are unique in that the eagle heads are turned to the right rather than the later and widely available plate with the eagle head facing to the left. Also these plates were crafted with multiple pieces being fitted by hand and assembled. 

First Plate, can be considered rare. See American Military Belt Plate by O’Donnell & Campbell, Plate 604 Regulation 1851 Pattern, Officer. Ca. 1852-1855. Note the die-struck silvered metal eagle motif and rectangular background set in a brass frame. Silver wreath, a separate piece is attached with wires that pass through to the back of the plate. Plate and its original keeper have been together since the beginning, both stamped with benchmark “14”. Applied tongue. This plate also came with the pictured black ribbon bow. About 10 years ago the Gettysburg National Museum displayed General Reynold’s uniform with an exact same example of this plate. Just a killer plate.

Second Plate, is certainly scarce. Finely hand crafted plate with bright gilt, pre-1856. Again, multiple pieces, and hand fitted and assembled. The fine detail die-struck brass eagle and rectangular background is bordered by a separate frame and belt loop piece. Wreath is 4-piece applied silver. Applied tongue.

It takes years or even decades to stumble across these earliest and hand fitted/assembled Regulation 1851 Officer Plates. 

Pair $2,975 shipped

#421 Buckley General Service Button – Dug


#421 Buckley General Service Button – Dug

General service button with S. BUCKLEY & CO. BIRMINGHAM backmark and in dug condition; large 23mm. CS81 and Tice’s CS203A1. This backmark and the fact that it is dug makes it a harder button to find. Smooth patina with push to face center and shank bent; in solid condition.

$375 shipped

 

#418 Identification Tags – 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry - Wounded Savage’s Station





 #418  Identification Tags – 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry - Wounded Savage’s Station

#418A. JAS. EATON   CO D.   5TH REG. VT. VOLS.   MORRISTOWN. Joseph C. Eaton age 18 enlisted 9/9/61; wounded at Savage’s Station June 29, 1862; promoted to corporal; discharged to due wounds 11/21/62. Died 1886 and buried at Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA. Widow Achsah A.

Disc photos – stamped top left and eagle bottom left.   #418A - $1,350 shipped

#418B. SERGT. S.A. MARVIN   CO C.   5TH REG. VT. V.   SHELDON. Squire A. Marvin age 22 enlisted 5/2/61 private Co. C 1st Vermont Infantry. Enlisted 3/26/62 private Co, C 5th Vermont Infantry; wounded at Savage’s Station June 29, 1862; promoted to corporal; discharged to due wounds 10/4/62. Died 1917 and buried at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Widow Elvira.

Disc photos – stamped bottom right and eagle top right.   #418B - $1,395 shipped

Hard fighting 5th Vermont is identified by Col. Fox in his "Regimental Losses" as one of the "three hundred fighting regiments" and is one of the Union Armies regiments which lost over 200 men, killed or mortally wounded in action during the war. At the battle of Savage Station, Va., June 29, 1862, the regiment is said to have suffered the heaviest loss in killed and wounded of any one regiment in a single action. The regiment brought around 400 men to the field and in one half hour lost 188 officers and men; in total 209 – 52%, 31 killed; 147 wounded, 31 missing. Total deaths of regiment 338.

Historical photo below provided for information - Wounded at Savage's Station.

The Battle of Savage’s Station, fought on June 29, 1862, was the fourth major engagement of the Seven Days’ Battles during the American Civil War (1861–1865). After Union general George B. McClellan‘s Peninsula Campaign—an attack on the Confederate capital at Richmond from the southeast—stalled at the Battle of Seven Pines–Fair Oaks on May 31–June 1, 1862, Confederate general Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Joined by Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson‘s forces from the Shenandoah Valley, he attacked McClellan first unsuccessfully at Mechanicsville (June 26), then successfully at Gaines’s Mill (June 27). McClellan withdrew his troops south over the Chickahominy River to consolidate them near a new supply base at Harrison’s Landing on the James River. Lee pursued and his troops engaged the Union rear guard at Savage’s Station. Confederates won a victory, but the bulk of the Army of the Potomac managed to escape. The next day, June 30, the armies would meet again at White Oak Swamp.

5th Vermont Infantry. Organized at St. Albans and mustered in September 16, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., September 23-25. Attached to Brook's Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.

At Camp Griffin Defences of Washington till March 10, 1862. Moved to Alexandria March 10, thence to Fortress Monroe March 23-24. Reconnoissance to Warwick River March 30. Young's Mills April 4. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-24. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Pass September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Hagerstown, Md., September 26-October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Detached from Army for duty at New York City and Kingston, N. Y., August 14-September 16. Rejoined army at Culpeper Court House, Va., September 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 6-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania Court House, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 18-19. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Strasburg till November 9 and at Kernstown till December 9. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, before Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville Station till April 23. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there till May 18. Moved to Manchester, thence march to Washington, D. C., May 24-June 8. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out non-veterans October 14, 1864. Regiment June 29, 1865.


#415 Rifleman Enlisted Buckle, ca. 1855 – 1862 – nondug



 

#415 Rifleman Enlisted Buckle, ca. 1855 – 1862 – nondug

Civil War Rifleman Enlisted Buckle, ca. 1855 – 1862 – nondug; untouched condition and nice patina. See American Military Belt Plates - Plate 902.

 $245 shipped  

#410 T-Pin Insignia L. A. 2nd Regt. Co H


#410  T-Pin Insignia L. A. 2nd Regt. Co H

This may be a veteran pin possibly Light Artillery 2nd Regiment Company H, if you take it further it may be the 23rd Army Corps badge shield and blue enamel for the 3 Division?? Remnants of T-pin and small 11/16 “ x 11/16”.   I don’t know.

Reduced $85 .... was $125 shipped 

 

#407 Soldier Large ¼ Plate Tintype – very nice Thermoplastic Case



#407 Soldier Large ¼ Plate Tintype – very nice Thermoplastic Case

Large ¼ plate with good contrast and detail; bayonet; waist belt plate; shoulder sling and breast plate.  Very Very nice thermoplastic case, matt and frame. 

$418 with case - shipped

$318 without case - shipped