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We am pleased to offer the following Civil War relics

All items on this page are for historical reference and education

To further promote the hobby of Civil War collecting, history and preservation of our nations past.



This collection contains Documented Gettysburg artifacts, that are from misc museums or finds in the past that were recovered on private property with the owners permission. I take great pride to be able to be the keeper and guardion of such historic pieces of history.

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Here is a really cool item. A fired large section of a U. S. 3" Hotchkiss shell. Includes the base cup and half of the nose. When the shell was fired, it blew off the sabot and upon detonation only the top of the shell exploded. The base cup is still firmly attached to the base despite the sabot being gone. Has a great patina and shows well. Also barely visible around the edge of the base is some of the lettering from the patent information. Picked up on Benners hill long ago ,and was once part of the well known Lee's Headquarters Museum. Benners Hill was opposite Culps hill and was an artillery position for the confederates. This shell most likely fired from Culps Hill or Powers Hill..
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Here is a real nice belt plate from the Gettysburg battlefield. Found at a time when you could legally excavate on battlefields.This is a 1839 pattern belt plate found on Power's hill. Shows a little wear with the tan/olive patina, the back has the arrow hooks and tongue , with minor lead loss. Very small potion of the leather belt behind the hooks. Found late 50's early 60's by legandary relic hunter Mr. John Cullison.
Powers hill was an artillery position and is located to the right flank of Culp's hill.
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Beautiful battlefield recovered U. S. box plate. Exhibits just a wonderful "chocolate brown" patina, on the face with crisp U. S. markings. The back has both hooks very solid, some light crazing.This plate was found long ago in the days where you could roam around and legally find relics.This plate was found by longtime Gettysburg battlefield hunter/collector/author historian Mr. Dean Thomas. As you can see he found this plate on Power's hill and is so marked, in his hand...
Powers hill was an artillery position and is located to the right flank of Culp's hill.
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Beautiful battlefield recovered U. S. breast plate.This is a US pattern 1826 Eagle Breast plate, with a wonderful condition crisp front, showing the spread eagle. No nicks, dings or dents. Exhibits a wonderful dark olive patina. The back has the full lead back with one hook present. This breast plate was found long ago by Mr. John Cullison, back in the early days when you could hunt the fields. This plate was found at the historic Sherfy Peach Orchard. The second day there saw fierce fighting back and forth during the day.
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U. S. 3" Hotchkiss Shell Fragment

Here is a really neat item, a recovered Hotchkiss shell fragment, that measures @ 4" long and 2.5" high. In overall nice condition. This relic was picked up at the 1938 Gettysburg Reunion, somewhere on the battlefield. At this stage most veterans were very old, and I am sure he was very proud to find it. Marked on front "Great Gettysburg Reunion 1938" It was donated to the Geiselman collection of Gettysburg items. This piece was purchased from Geiselman's Son in law at the Oct 2003 Gettysburg show ( along with a few other fragments)by Eddie Shuman and kept in his collection until a well known dealer recently sold it to me. Has a provenance letter from dealer. Ex. Eddie Shuman Collection

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C. S. Fuse Adapter & U. S. Parrot Fuse Adapter

Found On The Codori Farm
Here are two civil war artillery projectile time fuses, that were recovered from the fields of the Cordori farm. One is a confederate brass time fuse adapter in good condition. This one was made longer to allow for additional burn time for the paper inserts. Measures 1.9" long, with a flange dismeter of 1.24". Also shows two spanner slots with the 12 thread per inch. The union percussion time fuse is made of zinc and was used on the 3" parrot percussion shell. This one is 1-3/4" long and has the two spanner holes. They both show surface dirt from the battlefield, and are both in there original porcelin dish as displayed in the museum

The Codori Farm is located on the east side of the emmitsburg road, and was in the center of Pickett's charge on July 3rd, 1863. It was occupied by his niece, Catharine Codori Staub and her husband John Staub who both hid in the basement of the house. It is said that more than 500 confederat soldiers were buried on the property following the battle. The original farm house stands today.
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C. S. "A" Artillery Local Button

Found Near Benners Hill
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This is a very good dug, CS local Artillery button, two piece, convex. Wide border with the roman 'A' on a plain field. This one was found at or near Benner's Hill in Gettysburg. Most likely dropped along the way to benner's hill, before the attach on Culps Hill. Found in 1981 by a local digger, this button is in good shape considering the time in the ground. Has the brass face and the copper back and shank, which is still attached to the back. This is a wartime local made by and backmarked "E. M. Lewis & Co./Richmond VA." rmdc(23mm).

Benners Hill was occupied by a battery of John Lattimer's CS Artillery that put fire on Culps Hill and East Cemetary Hill. They were shortly thereafter silenced, with Lattimer being Mortally wounded.