" At present amid confusion and the scarce ceasing conflict of arms, I am unable to make any definite minutes of the battle of today. From the chaos of excitement attending a severe battle & while holding a portion of the field on which the engagement of today has taken place, groups of soldiers are sitting around each telling his story of the transactions of the past six hours. Half our regiment are absent at the call of the roll." - Lieutenant Benjamin F. McIntyre - Co. A, 19th Iowa Infantry, U.S. - On the Battlefield of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Sunday, December 7th, 1862 - From his published memoirs, "Federals On The Frontier."
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 12-10-13One US Soldier Ambrotype & Two Tintypes in Hard Images. 12-7-131800's Miner's or Axle Grease Canteen in Leather & Non-Dug. 12-4-13Nice Pair Brass & Leather Binoculars in Leather & Non-Dug.11-27-13Nice Lord's Prayer in Cdvs. 11-24-13Medal of Honor Style Type III G.A.R. Badge in Veterans. 11-20-13 Couple of Civil War Period Champagnes in Bottles. 11-9-131863 Dated U.S. NCO Sword in Edged Weapons. 11-5-13Nice M1831 French Artillery Sword & Scabbard in Edged Weapons. 11-2-13Fine Group of Badges, Photos, etc., from ID'd 50th New York Engineers Soldier, in Veterans. 10-30-13Nice Gaylord Percussion Capbox in Leather.
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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OK, The Heck with Political Rants, Nobody listens anyway ! Here is a Philosophical Song about what in my opinion is our "status" as tiny, little specks of flesh and blood, living in an immense universe. We are not near as important as some of us think we are !!
Beautiful Dug Confederate CS2 or "Brandy Station" Pattern Spur
Beautiful Excavated Confederate CS2 or "Brandy Station" Pattern Spur
Here is a First Rate Excavated Confederate "Brandy Station" Pattern Spur ! This is the pattern identified in Howard Crouch's book, Historic American Spurs, as CS2. It has no breaks, no bends, no damage of any sort, and no repairs. The Entire Spur has a wonderful mostly smooth green/brown patina too ! Only thing to note on this one is the iron rowel rusted away as is common on dug examples. A Fine Dug Confederate Spur of a Well Known Pattern. Link at left goes to Horse Equipment !
Nice Early Type III "Medal Of Honor" Pattern - G.A.R. Member Badge
Nice Type III or "Medal of Honor" Pattern G.A.R./Grand Army of the Republic Membership Badge
Here is A Nice Early Pattern Type III G.A.R. Membership Badge, with Eagle having Upswept Wings that very much resembled the Civil War Period Medal of Honor ! The bronze has a nice mellow patina, and star drop has the 1869 Patent on the back. Ribbon is a replacement, but the correct type and well done. Don't see many of these early badges, as they were only used from 1869 to 1876, and there were many thousands more of the later patterns manufactured! Link at left goes to Veterans.
Fine French M1831 Heavy Artillery Sword w/Scabbard
Fine French M1831 Heavy Artillery Sword w/Scabbard
Here is a Fine M1831 French Heavy Artillery Sword & Scabbard ! The blade is in very good condition with some salt & pepper color, but no major pitting. Maker's marks and date are very legible, and brass has a nice color. Best of all is the super nice leather scabbard, sometimes in rough shape. But this one has no breaks, cracks or repairs, and both throat and drag are nice and tight. Link at left goes to Edged Weapons.
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 !
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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.