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M2 Model 1858 US "Smoothside" Canteen
Smoothside canteen in good relic condition, either an early battlefield pickup or found in an old barn. Light rust with a few dings and pushes, with no holes and all sling keepers present.
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M3 Identified Handmade 6th Corps Badge and Wooden Ring, Captain James Byron Brooks 4th Vermont, Wounded in Action at Battle of the Wilderness
Unique soldier art grouping by James Byron Brooks. Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Vermont on September 12, 1861. Promoted to Captain on April 4th, 1864. The 4th was part of the famous Vermont Brigade of the Army of the Potomac, which suffered the highest casualty count of any brigade in the history of the U.S. Army. J Byron Brooks was severely wounded in the right forearm on the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, and was discharged due to his injuries 3 months later. Brooks 6th Corps badge is hand crafted from an 1851 patent Goodyear rubber button. Brooks sanded down the face of the button and carved a 6th Corps cross, initials "JBB," and "VT." The ring is crafted out of burl wood and inlaid with a copper or brass 5 pointed star. Formerly part of the Marius Peladeau collection. This is a very unique and historic grouping.
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M4 Civil War era Field Glasses with Case
Nice pair of Civil War era field glasses marked "Dubois, Paris." Optics are very clear and in good condition. The Moroccan leather covers are intact but have shrunk somewhat over the years and have separated at the seams. The leather case is fully stitched with no rivets, typical of Civil War period construction. Complete with the original strap, which is uncommon, although the strap is broken in a couple of places and tied together. Nice representative and finctional example.
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M5 Early Battlefield Pickup Bayonet and Scabbard.
Early battlefield pickup bayonet in relic condition (possibly of European origin) with the remnants of a US bayonet scabbard. Verbal provenance is that it was found near Antietam.
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M7 US Officer's Patent December 24, 1861 "Christmas Pattern" Spur
Scarce, non-excavated Union officer's spur. Sometimes referred to as the "Christmas" spur due to the stamped patent date of December 24, 1861, which is visible on the inside of this spur. Nice condition with the original rowel and most of the gilt still remaining.
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M5 US Infantry Horn Hat Insignia
Nice non-dug stamped brass insignia with both loops on the back.
M6 Civil War Period Drumsticks
Pair of Civil War era drumsticks in good condition. A local find from Maine.
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M8 "Memorium" G.A.R. Ribbon ID' d Emlis S. Tozier, 1st Maine Cavalry
Nice silk G.A.R. Memorium Ribbon from S.J. Oakes Post 121, Upper Stillwater, Maine. Owned by Emlis S. Tozier, who served in the 1st Maine Cavalry throughout the war. The ribbon comes with a copy of a 1923 article on him from the Maine Historical Society. Tozier was a charter member of the Oakes post, and became a circus clown and acrobat after the war.
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M9 Handmade ID Disk, Sergeant John Mulvey, 12th Maine Infantry
Very unique, crudely made ID disk made from a hammered out pre-1864 fat Indian Head Cent (some details from the coin are still discernable.) The front has stamped "John Mulvey Co. C 12" and the reverse "Port Maine" for Portland. John Mulvey enlisted in the 12th Maine on November 1861. He was wounded and captured on September 9, 1862 at Ponchatoula LA, and later paroled. He reenlisted and was captured again on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
M10 Civil War Era Shaving Cup
Good condition with a small pinhole on the bottom. Nice piece for a Civil War camp display.
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M11 Civil War Era Fife
Civil War period fife with small brass end caps and a nice, light colored maple or boxwood. Unmarked.
M12 US 1842 Musket Side Plate
Original 1842 Musket side plate. Good condition with light rust.
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M1 Model 1858 US "Smoothside" Canteen
Smoothside Civil War canteen complete with jean cloth cover and cork stopper with chain. The cover has some moth damage with fragile spots but is intact. The sling is the harder to find cotton web type, rather than the sewn canvas version.