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    BL03. IOWA ID’ED – BELT & WAIST BELT PLATE, REGULATION 1839 PATTERN, INFANTRY ENLISTED, ca, 1863-1865: This belt is complete and full length. It is strong with the original brass keeper and is marked with the number 42. The belt plate has never been cleaned, has all original brass to include the smaller arrow hooks which indicate a late-war issue. Under the lower hook you can see the stamped initials E. A. Dig. A Civil War data base search identifies only one match: Private Edward A. Diggs: Iowa 45th Infantry enlisted 5/9/1864.

    The 45th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was among scores of regiments that were raised in the summer of 1864 as Hundred Days Men, an effort to augment existing manpower for an all-out push to end the war within 100 days. The 45th Iowa Infantry was organized at Keokuk, Iowa, and mustered in for one hundred days of Federal service on May 25, 1864, as part of a plan to raise short-term regiments for service as rear area garrison duty to release veteran troops for Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. The 45th Iowa garrisoned strategic points on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. The regiment was mustered out at Keokuk on September 15, 1864. Though Private Diggs and the 45th Iowa had a short history, it is extremely rare to find an identified item to an Iowa soldier. $550.00

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    CB01. CARTRIDGE BOX – 1858 MODEL: This is an early Civil War Union Cartridge Box – 1858 Model. It is all original complete with its retention strap, buckles, brass box plate, and tin inserts. There is no visible maker mark.  It is in near mint condition. $450.00

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    SL01. CALVERY CARBINE SLING IDENTIED TO AN ILLINOIS 1ST SERGEANT: This carvery carbine sling is identified to 1st Sergeant Samuel Y Anderson, “G” Co. Illinois 5th Calvary.  Sergeant Anderson had a short enlistment 11/08/1861 to 08/27/1862 and was discharged for disability. The Fifth Cavalry was organized at Camp Butler, in November, 1861, and Hall Wilson appointed Colonel.

    OnFebruary 20, 1862, moved to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. March 3, moved to Pilot Knob. On 27th, marched to Doniphan, and, arriving April 4, had a skirmish with the enemy, capturing their camp, killing 3 and taking 7 prisoners. On April 17, marched to Pocahontas. On 27th June, started on the march for the Mississippi River. Arrived at Jacksonport, on 19th, and joined General Curtis' Army, and arrived at Helena, July 13.

    The leather sling is not full length and retains the original fittings. On the top are the initials S.Y.L and CO. G 5th IL Cav. Identified Cavalry slings are rare, and since Sergeant Anderson had a short enlisted it is still in near-mint condition. $995.00

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    HOL02.CONFEDERATE HOLSTER / LARGE-FRAME REVOLVER: This is a Confederate Large-Frame revolver holster. It will fit a Colt 1860 Army or Colt 1851 Navy Revolver as well as many Confederate large-frame revolvers. The leather is strong and the holster flap is a unique design. The belt strap was pinned and stitched on, but part of it is missing. Overall this is a nice example of a Confederate holster and will enhance the display of any Confederate carried large-frame revolver. $600.00

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    HOL03.CONFEDERATE HOLSTER / LARGE-FRAME REVOLVER: This is a Confederate Large-Frame revolver holster. It will fit a Colt 1860 Army or Colt 1851 Navy Revolver as well as many Confederate large-frame revolvers. The leather is strong and the holster flap is secured with an awning finial. The belt strap is complete and attached with six rivets. Overall this is a amazing example of a Confederate holster and will enhance the display of any Confederate carried large-frame revolver. $650.00

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    IM01. TRIPLE-ARMED CAVALRY SOLDIER - 6 th PLATE TIN-TYPE: This is a rare tin-type image of a triple-armed cavalry sword. He of course is holding his saber, but in his belt is an Allen & Wheelock revolver and hanging from his carbine sling is a Colt Revolver carbine. Triple-armed cavalry images are rare, but this one is made even rarer with the addition of the Allen & Wheelock revolver and the Colt Revolver carbine. The hard case is complete with no blemishes. This image is a little dark, but the contents makes up the difference.  This is an amazing find! $2600.00

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    IM02. AMBROTYPE SIXTH PLATE DOUBLE – IMAGE: This is a very nice ambrotype image of a Union Soldier. It is two different photos of the soldier seated at a table. When you compare the two images you can see slight difference in his hand placement as well as other small details. Both images are intact with no breaks, and each is very clear. The brown hard case is complete with no issued. $750.00

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    IM03. TIN TYPE - QUARTER PLATE – OFFICER OF THE DAY IMAGE: This is a unique quarter-plate image of an Officer of the Day wearing his red sash and hold his Foot Officer’s sword. The case is intact with a silk tap repair on the spine and no issues. The image is strong with a clear image of the officer, his red sash, and foot officers sword. $390.00

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    IM04. AMBROTYPE - UNION CORPORAL, MUSKET, BELT US BUCKLE & CARTRIDGE BOX:  This is a sixth plate ambrotype is of a Union Corporal. He stands proud wearing his uniform and cap while holding an early period musket and wearing his belt with the US buckle and cartridge box. The image is very clear and complete and not cracked. There is a scratch across the cap above the head, but again not cracked. The case is complete with the original red pillow and gold trim around the inside of the case. It also retains the two original latches. $460.00

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    IM06. CDV – ARTILLERY SOLDIER WITH M1840 NCO SWORD: This CDV is an artillery soldier wearing a M1840 NCO sword complete with the belt & sling. It has been colored to show the red pipping on the uniform and the gold on the brass. The back is marked for Philip Wight’s of Philadelphia, which is a good indication this is a Pennsylvania soldier.  $125.00

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    IM07. CDV – CAVALRY SOLDIER WITH M1840 HEAVY CAVALRY SABER: This CDV is a cavalry soldier wearing a M1840 cavalry saber complete with the saber knot. The red numbers on the images were used when the individual in the picture did not return to pick it up and it was posted in the hopes of locating the soldier. $125.00

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    IM09. CDV – OFFICERS HOLDING A SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS’ SWORDThis CDV is an officer holding a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field officers’ sword. If you look closely at the hilt you can see the distinct shape of the guard and leather grip associated with Sauerbier. Additionally, the officer is holding a Burnside sloch hat with a black feather (blurry) with the number “7” bugle insignia. The back side is marked “Photographed by E. M. RECHER Hagerstown, Md. With a little research, you may be able to identify this 7th regiment officers. $120.00

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    IM10. CDV – INFANTRY SERGEANT WEARING A M1850 FOOT OFFICERS’ SWORDThis CDV shows an infantry Sergeant wearing a M1850 Foot Officers’ sword, which is unusual, and holding is cap. $120.00

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    IM11. CDV – NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY OFFICERS HOLDING A HIGH-GRADE STAFF & FIELD SWORDThis CDV shows an infantry officer holding a high-grade Staff & Field sword. The back of the image identifies a New Hampshire photographer, thus the identification of an officers from that state. The bugle cap device is not clear to identify the regiment; however, it is possible there may be exist another image that is ID’ed. $100.00

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    CN04.  UCV (UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS) CANTEEN - ARIZONA MADE: I do not normally purchase UCV or GAR items, but this was very unique and tied to the state of Arizona, and being that my site is located in Arizona it just make sense to bring this back to the state where it was made.  Hopefully, there is a collector here in Arizona that would like it.  It is a United Confederate Veteran (UCV) canteen made for a Confederate reunion.  It is a miniture copy of a Confederate tin canteen, measure 4" x 4" with a tin screw top, and a linen sling.  Large enought for whiskey or tequila.  On the front you can see the faint outline of the letters "UCV" and on the back you can see the makers information: "O K" "Angel Contreras" "Wickenburg." The 1880 US Federal Census records show A. Contreras listed as a Tinsmith, and Wickenburg is a town in Arizona just west of Phoenix.  He most likely made this canteen for one of the few Confederate reunions held in Arizona.  Arizona play a small part in the Civil War, but after the war many veterans ended up in the state because of the gold, silver & copper mines.  The canteen is in outstanding condition!  Here is a unique piece of American history tied to both the Civil War and the state of Arizona.  $395.00

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      CN06. CONFEDERATE CANTEEN – CAPTURED DURING THE PORT HUDSON CAMPAIGN: This Confederate wood-drum canteen captured during the Port Hudson, LA campaign by Musician Daniel B. Estes, K Co. 38th Massachusetts Infantry.

      Pt. Hn.
      carved for Port Hudson at the top of the canteen
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      D. B. ESTES Co K 38. Rg M.V.
      carved at the bottom.

      Also carved on the canteen are the original Confederate soldiers initials ADP.

      A search of the Civil War data-base for Confederate units involved in the Port Hudson Campaign identify three possible Southern solders to which this canteen may have belonged: Alfred D. Pigford - MS 1st Infantry / A. D. Pender - AR 2nd Infantry AR 11th Infantry / Anthony D. Pullin  - AL 6th Infantry

      The canteen is complete with original bands, but one cross strap. Where the other two straps would have been are period nails to hold the band together. You can see from these nails the canteen has not been apart.

      Daniel B. Estes was not only a musician, but a private and he survived the Civil War. Here is a great Civil War Confederate canteen captured of the battle field of Port Hudson by a Massachusetts soldier. $3800.00

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    SB01. INDIAN WARS COLONEL’S SHOULDER BOARDS – STATE of MARYLAND: Indian War period Colonel’s staff shoulder paddles with bullion eagles and Maryland state buttons, and dark back ground representing a staff officer. No makers mark. $625.00

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