" I am now living in a house, have a table, brick fire place, straw bed, etc. I slept last night for the first time since the 9th of June under a board roof and as my new bed was so soft and pleasant, I enjoyed some ecstatic dreams in which blue eyes, blushing cheeks, and silken curls were conspicuous." - Lieutenant James P. Douglas, Goods/Douglas Texas Battery, C.S.A. - Writing to his sweetheart Sallie Susan White - Jan. 1st, 1862, - From Winter Quarters Near Fayetteville, Arkansas - From the book of his published letters entitled, "Douglas's Texas Battery, CSA" - Edited by Lucia Rutherford Douglas.
Glad you stopped in the Campsite ! We try to update every few days, sometimes daily, so check all the categories that interest you most ! Remember, we're always looking to buy, always consider trades, or Ready to Sell Your Relics for you ! Call 479 - 372 - 2785anytime. HH Steve UPDATED 4-26-154-24-15Fine Relic Condition US M1863 Bridle Bit in Horse Equipment.4-16-15Fine Non-Dug M1859 Spur in Horse Equipment.4-10-15Excellent Pair of Relic Epaulets/Shoulder Scales in Misc. Excavated. 4-6-15Fine 12-Pound Solid Shotin Artillery. 4-3-15Nice Tin Coffee Pot in Mess Equipment. 3-30-15Kansas & Missouri Badges/Items in Veterans. 3-25-1510-Pound Parrott & 3 Inch Hotchkiss in Artillery. 3-22-15Nice 3.8 Inch James Shell in Artillery. 3-21-15Fine 1862 Production Smith & Wesson No. 1 Revolver in Firearms. 3-15-15Fine Civil War Period Tin Cup in Mess Equipment.3-12-15Nice 1860s Storage Tin in Mess Equipment. 3-5-15Another Nice Relic Condition Civil War Condensed Milk Can in Mess Equipment.
Celluloid Button w/stickpin from the 38th Annual Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans at Little Rock, Arkansas, May 8th-11th, 1928. Click on the button to see images of several original Confederate Reunion photographs of soldiers from Arkansas. Most of these guys served in our area and were still attending reunions until they day they died. If we could only have asked some of these old gray bearded vets about their war experiences we'd learn so much.
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Some time back I got to see the "Wreaths Across America" program in the Fayetteville, Arkansas, National Cemetery which has 7100 Soldier Graves from all conflicts. Seeing the 3-400 Unknown graves gave rise to this song. I am a poor maker of videos but click here to see the You Tube video and hear the song. Original Copyrighted words, music, and performance by Stephen Lee Burgess.
Nice Excavated 3 Inch Confederate " Virginia " Pattern Read Artillery Shell
Nice 3 Inch Confederate "Virginia Pattern" Read Artillery Shell - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Here is A Nice Excavated 3 Inch Caliber Confederate "Virginia" Pattern Read Artillery Shell ! The iron shows minor to moderate pitting but the shell has been cleaned and coated and is completely stable. It has a very nice copper sabot still intact that allows it to stand on its own, and a copper fuse adapter. Recovered at Fredericksburg, Virginia, it displays very well. Link at left goes to Artillery.
Super Nice Excavated US Waist Belt Plate w/Beautiful Patina & Full Lead
Super Nice Excavated US Waist Belt Plate
Here is A Simply Beautiful Excavated "US" Waist Belt Plate ! It has super smooth deep chocolate brown patina, with no damage on the front. The reverse shows full lead solder fill and all three attachment hooks still present. This plate displays perfectly and will be a high grade addition to any buckle/plate collection. Link at left goes to Accoutrements !
Beautiful "Federal Purchased" French Lefaucheux 12mm Pinfire Revolver
Here is a A Fine M1854 12mm French Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolver ! It shows a generous amount of its original mirror blue finish on the metal that looks beautiful. All original parts are present and mechanical function is excellent. Best of all, this revolver is in the serial range of those known to have been purchased by the Federal Government, for issue to western cavalry units. Give it a look. Link at left goes to Firearms.
ALL Civil War Artifacts at CampSite Artifacts are Guaranteed Authentic ! Any pre-war items, or post-war items, will be noted as such in the Item Descriptions, and Guaranteed to be of the period described. All excavated items were recovered on Private Property with the landowner's permission.
Click the Group of Bullets to read about, "Rounds Of The Razorbacks," courtesy of American Digger Magazine.
Click the Tin Cup Below to read a bit about Tin Cups and See Several Different Examples in Period Photographs !
Click Here to Read About, and See several different types of Tin Cups in Period Images.
Every time I dig a small handful of nice dropped bullets, and maybe a button, if I'm lucky.......when I look up again, I don't see all the cattle, fences, and modern improvements,.. THIS is what I see in my mind's eye !
Nice CS Lined -I- button dug in one of General Thomas C. Hindman's Camps. NOT FOR SALE.