" Old man Adair was there with me. The first shot fired from a piece of artillery struck a tree about twenty feet from where we were standing. Adair ran and picked up the bombshell, and as luck would have it, the cap had come out of the bomb. He remarked that that was the way they did it in the Mexican War . . . picked them up and pulled the fuse out." - Captain George T. Maddox, Hunter's Regiment Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A., - Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, August 10th, 1861 - From his published memoirs, - Hard Trials And Tribulations of an Old Confederate Soldier - Edited by Richard L. Norton & J. Troy Massey.
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 3-7-14More Memphis & Vicksburg Quartermaster Letters in Documents. 3-4-14Pontilled Barrel Mustard in Bottles & Nicely Preserved Ration Can in Mess Equipment.3-1-14Memphis & Vicksburg QM Letters in Documents. 2-26-14MM292 Arkansas Musketoon in Bullets, & Group Kansas G.A.R. Ribbons/Badges in Veterans.2-25-14Several Old, Old, Flayderman Catalogs in Documents. 2-11-14New buttons in both Dug & Non Dug Federal Buttons. 2-7-14Nice Dug Eagle -V- Voltigeur Button in Excavated Federal Buttons.2-4-14Several Kansas Badges/Ribbons in Veterans.1-31-14New Cartridges in Both Cartridge Pages. 1-27-14More Buttons on Both Confederate Button Pages. 1-25-14Couple of North Carolina in Confederate Buttons Page 1.
Before December 7th, became Pearl Harbor Day, here in Arkansas it was Prairie Grove Day. Many Arkansas residents remembered the December 7th, 1862, battle at Prairie Grove, here in Northwest Arkansas. An all day fight involving about 20,000 soldiers of both sides, the battle left almost 2500 killed and wounded casualties, and changed the remainder of the war in the northern portion of the state. Today almost 1000 acres of the park is a well preserved State Battlefield Park, and well worth a visit if you are ever in this area. Click the Sign above for more pictures of the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.
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Here is a NEW SONG for my Good Friend in New Jersey, who thinks I am Too Old to be singing like an "Angry Young Man." By Golly, Tom I think you're right, so I wrote and sang this one. Never promised though, that it wouldn't have a Southern Flavor !
Beautiful Dug Large Size Cavalry Martingale Heart - No Repairs, Some Lead Solder Fill Remaining - Recovered Seven Days
Here is a Wonderful Dug Full Size Lead Solder Filled Heart Martingale ! It has a wonderful smooth green patina on the front, with no major damage, and displays beautifully ! Reverse shows a good portion of the solder fill still intact, and rust spots where attachments once were. Very uncommon to find these anymore that have not been broken and repaired, but this one is just as dug. Recovered Seven Days, Virginia. Link at left goes to Horse Equipment.
Very Nice "Norwich Contract" US M1861 Rifle-Musket
Very Nice "Norwich Contract" US M1861 Rifle-Musket
Here is A Very Nice "Norwich Contract" Model 1861 Rifle Musket ! It's mechanically excellent with most of the metal showing an old cleaning, but toning down now. Lockplate marked with 1863 date, eagle, U.S., and Norwich, and all markings are nicely legible. Wood still in good condition with two visible cartouches on left side of stock. Entire Rifle Musket displays even better in person than in my pictures. Link at left goes to Firearms.
Fine ca. 1750-1830 Wooden Barrel or Rundlet Canteen
Fine Barrel or "Rundlet" Pattern Canteen - Popular from the 1750's - 1830's Including some Revolutionary War Use.
Here is a Fine Condition Early Wooden Barrel or Rundlet Canteen ! This one is in beautiful condition with an old red paint or wash that still displays well. It's 6.75 inches long by almost 4 inches in diameter. This pattern of canteen was popular with militia from the 1750s up thru about 1830, and this one is an outstanding example. Link at left goes to Mess Equipment !
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 !
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 HERE TO VIEW THE ARKANSAS VETERAN'S REUNION IMAGES.
Arkansas Reunion Button at left takes you to the Arkansas Veteran's Reunion Images, I formerly had at the top of the page. Just hate to completely remove those soldier images. Most of the images are of members of the 34th Arkansas Infantry, our NW Arkansas Boys, just got gray beards by the turn of the century !
Nice CS Lined -I- button dug in one of General Thomas C. Hindman's Camps. NOT FOR SALE.