" The tall, stately trees rear their huge bare trunks to a great height before the limbs branch out, while above, the thick, wide spreading boughs often form a canopy so dense that even an August sun never penetrates; beneath, the ground is strewn with a soft covering of the leaf of the tree, or what is generally termed pine-straw. Our route lay a considerable distance through these woods. " - Confederate Private Ephraim McDowell Anderson, 2nd Missouri Infantry, Missouri State Guard, C.S.A. - On the March from Van Buren to Des Arc, in North Arkansas, About the end of March, 1862 - From the book, " Memoirs: Historical & Personal; Including the Campaigns of the First Missouri Confederate Brigade " With Notes by Edwin C. Bearss
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With Summer approaching I'll be getting ready to display a couple of table of artifacts once a month at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. With a superb museum, friendly staff, and about 900 acres of the battlefield preserved, Prairie Grove is definitely worth a visit if you are ever in NW Arkansas. On December 7th, 1862, almost 11,000 Confederates commanded by General Thomas C. Hindman met approximately 8500 Federals here commanded by Generals James G. Blunt & Francis J. Herron, in a battle that started at sunrise and ended at sunset. Beautiful battlefield and beautiful small town.
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Excellent Painted ca. 1840's-1850's Tin Drum Militia Canteen
Nice ca. 1840s-1850s Painted Tin Drum Militia Canteen
Here is A Fine ca. 1840's-1850's Painted Tin Drum Militia Canteen ! It is black with yellow letters DG and a six point star, and I have a good idea what unit it belonged to. Still retains all three sling loops and its tin spout and displays wonderfully. Just a superb piece of pre-war American Militia goods. It's fairly priced and Displays great. Link at left goes to Mess Equipment.
Fine Detailed US Great Coat Button w/Shank
Fine Detailed US Great Coat Button w/Shank
Here is A Sharply Detailed ca. 1820-1830 US Army "Great Coat" Button ! It has a wonderful smooth brown patina that really lets the design show. The "United States" mark on the reverse is still mostly legible and the shank is nicely intact. This button displays great ! The link at left goes to Excavated Federal Buttons !
Very Fine .50 Caliber Smith Carbine Cartridge - Paper & Foil by Poultney & Trimble
Excellent Condition .50 Caliber Smith Carbine Cartridge - Paper & Foil by Poultney & Trimble
Here is A Very Fine Original Paper & Foil Cartridge for the .50 Caliber Smith Carbine ! This is in just excellent condition with no tears or major stains on the paper and bullet still tight in the cartridge. It displays great and will make a nice addition to any Civil War Cartride collection, or look good with that Smith Carbine. Linkat left goes to Cartridges Paper & Boxes.
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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.
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