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M1 1853 Enfield Tompion
British 1853 tompion, used for keeping water out of the musket barrel. Good non dug condition.
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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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M6 Rare British Import P1860 Haversack, Captured and Modified for Federal use in the Civil War.
One of only 2 known, this is a rare British P1860 Haversack that was likely run through the blockade for Confederate use. The haversack was likely captured and later modified for Federal use by painting it black and adding a leather closure strap in place of the original buttonhole closure. The haversack shows extensive field use, with several repair patches made from oilcloth or gum blanket present. Cloth is very supple and in good condition. The haversack comes with 2 tin plates and a Sheffield table knife, which were originally found with the haversack. This grouping was originally part of the John Henry Kurtz collection, and is published in "North South Trader's Civil War," Vol. 37-1, and "Suppliers to the Confederacy, Volume II" by Barry and Burt.