" Day beautiful and pleasant, grand review of both brigades under [Colonel] Weer, who was about 2/3s zonked. The other 1/3 not very sober. Line formed facing the east, 9th Wis. on the right, 25th Ohio Battery to their rear, supported by 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, 19th Iowa on the left, Wisconsin Howitzers to the rear supported by the Iowa Cavalry. Passed in review, maneuvered and then after resuming our original position, officers all went with Weer to Head Quarters to liquor up, while the boys rested at will for an hour." - Private Robert T. McMahan - 25th Independent Ohio Light Artillery - Near Forsyth, Missouri - April 11th, 1863 - From his published memoirs, " Reluctant Cannoneer," - Edited by Michael E. Banasik
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 9-9-14Nice Late War Eagle Sword Belt Plate on Later Belt in Leather & Non-Dug.9-1-14Beautiful US Waist Belt & Plate in Leather & Non-Dug. 8-26-14Wonderful Waist Belt & Plate for the "Washington Greys" in Leather & Non-Dug.8-18-14Fine Dug US Great Coat in Excavated Federal Buttons. 8-10-14Nice Image of Lieutenant General U.S. Grant in Cdvs Page 2. 8-7-14Fine Stoneware Ginger Beer in Bottles. 8-2-14Another Nice Confederate Richmond Block -I- in Confederate Buttons Page 2.7-26-14Another Fine Confederate Richmond Block -I- Infantry in Confederate Buttons Page 2. 7-22-14Nice E.M.L. Richmond Block -I- in Confederate Buttons Page 2.
A couple of years ago, the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Museum received an interior remodel. It looks wonderful now with a mix of interpretive panels full of information, and orginal artifacts, many carried or used by soldiers who participated in the battle. Since I am there once a month May thru September, displaying additional orginal artifacts, thought I would take a few minutes and get some pictures of some of their displays. These few pictures don't cover it all by any means, and if you are in the NW Arkansas area, don't miss the chance to visit the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park & Museum.
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Click the Group of Bullets to read about, "Rounds Of The Razorbacks," courtesy of American Digger Magazine.
Beautiful Maker Marked & US Inspected Enlisted Mans' Waist Belt & Plate
Very Fine Maker Marked & US Inspected, Original Civil War Enlisted Mans Waist Belt & Plate
Here is A Fine Maker Marked & US Inspected Enlisted Man's Waist Belt & Plate ! Both the Sniffen Maker Mark & the US Ord Inspector's marks still show quite well in the belt. The leather has some minor crazing but no damage or repairs. Plate has a beautiful old non dug patina that really makes it stand out, with all lead solder and attachment hooks present. A Fine Enlisted Man's waist belt rig ! Link at left goes to Leather & Non-Dug.
Well Worn But Displaying Beautifully - WC1 Wisconsin Staff Officers Coat Button
Well Worn but Beautiful Non Dug WC1 Wisconsin State Seal Staff Officer Button
Here is A Superb Displaying WC1 Wisconsin Staff Officers' Coat Button ! The front has a beautiful look to it, almost like a heavily gilted excavated example. Details show very well, and the back shows an intact shank, and period correct "Extra * Quality" makers' mark. A Fine Displaying example of the Civil War Wisconsin Button, at a SUPER nice price ! Link at left goes to Non Dug Federal Buttons !
Beautiful Civil War Period Soldered Tin Coffee Pot
Nice Patina on This Old Civil War Period Rolled Iron " Tin " Coffee Pot w/Soldered Construction
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Soldered Tin Coffee Pot ! It wears a nice old patina on the rolled iron that displays very well. It also shows all soldered construction with a flat bottom, and long spout. Pots nearly identical can be seen in quite a few period soldier images. A very nice Tin Coffee Pot, give it a look in Mess Equipment.
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New Song below about Metal Detecting "FEVER" as illustrated by Two Good Friends
"Seek & You'll Find" Original Music, Lyrics, & Performance for a couple of my Good Die Hard Digging Buddies !
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.