" The woods about here are alive with bushwhackers. Our foraging party was fired on yesterday and a man or two killed. Col. Weir was so annoyed at this that he ordered a party to go out this afternoon into the neighborhood of the Ozark where the citizens are outspoken secesh and very saucy to boot, and burned all their dwellings, first giving the family time to take out their effects and reserve a small amount of provisions, then fire the house and all the outbuildings and barns, Also to kill every man they could find. " - Private Robert T. McMahan, - 25th Independent Ohio Light Artillery - Camp near Carrollton, Arkansas - April 5th, 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 7-30-147-26-14Another Fine Confederate Richmond Block -I- Infantry in Confederate Buttons Page 2. 7-22-14Nice E.M.L. Richmond Block -I- in Confederate Buttons Page 2.7-18-14Fine Confederate Double Billet Waist Belt in Leather. 7-11-14SUPER Gilted WC1 Wisconsin Staff in Excavated Federal Buttons. 6-28-14Super Nice Civil War Period Coffee Pot in Mess Equipment. 6-17-14Beautifully Crude & Tall Civil War Wine in Bottles. 6-10-14Fine Pontilled Umbrella Ink in Bottles. 6-6-14100 Year Old .22's in Cartridges, Champagne & Whiskey in Bottles.
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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New Song below about Metal Detecting "FEVER" as illustrated by Two Good Friends
I have two very GOOD friends who live about 75 miles south of me and ONLY get to metal detect for Civil War Relics about 2-4 times a year. They are so hard core that they are up at 4:00am, on the road and usually at my house by about 6:00am. After coffee and a tiny breakfast they want to get to the site, where they will detect until it's too dark to see !! I wrote this little song for my friends Gordon and Will, who have a digging FEVER that must be attended to ! Boys, we WILL do it again anytime you make it up here !! Original Copyrighted Words, Music, and Performance by Stephen Lee Burgess.
RARE Cdv View of Kansas General James G. Blunt
The BEST Period Cdv Image of Kansas Union General James G. Blunt - w/Mathew Brady Photographers Imprint
Here is a Superb Cdv View of U.S. Kansas General James G. Blunt ! There are only a few Cdv poses known of Blunt, but this may be the only example with a full standing image. A tenacious commander, his men called him a "Bulldog." He fought Marmaduke at Cane Hill, Arkansas, and shared command at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. May be the best Cdv view of General Blunt you'll see, give this one a look in Cdvs & Albumens.
Superb Gold Gilt - WC1 Wisconsin State Seal Staff Officer's Coat Button Nashville, Tennessee
Outstanding Excavated WC1 Wisconsin State Seal Staff Officer’s Coat Button
Here is A Beautifully Gilted WC1 Wisconsin State Seal Staff Officer's Coat Button ! It retains 70% plus of it's lustrous gold gilt really making the state device stand out. No pushes or damage of any sort, upright intact shank, and period correct Schuyler H & G New York maker's mark. Recovered Nashville, Tennessee. Give it a look as this one is Top Drawer ! Link at left goes to Excavated Federal Buttons !
Nice Confederate Double Billet Waist Belt w/Provisions for Shoulder Strap
Fine Original Confederate Cavalry Trooper or Officer's Double Billet Waist Belt
Here is A Fine Example of the Confederate Double Billet Waist Belt ! These are uncommon enough themselves, but this one also sports tabs and buckles that appear to be for a shoulder strap ! The belt shows all sewn construction with nary a rivet to be found, and crazing to the leather typically seen on a belt this old. All buckles are present, and with the exception of a couple of minor tears the belt appears to be complete. Link at left goes to Leather & Non-Dug.
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.