Nice Little Pre War or Civil War Period Civilian Spur w/Remnants of Original Strap - CV19 in Crouch's Book, "Historic American Spurs" - Often dug in Civil War Campsites
Here is a Fine Pre-Civil War or Civil War Period Fancy
Brass Civilian Spur ! This pattern is noted in Howard
Crouch’s book, Historic American Spurs, on page 14, as
CV19. I have personally excavated pieces of this pattern
in Civil War Camps here in NW Arkansas, though never
fortunate enough to dig an intact one. Spur measures about
4.5 inches long, by 3 inches across the strap slots. It has a
long curved neck, “vaguely resembling an eagle head,”
and a sixteen point iron or steel rowel that is frozen in
place. Most of the brass has a wonderful old green/brown
patina, except on the outside of the right leg, which looks
like someone polished an area to see what it was made of.
Just remnants of an old leather strap remain on this non
dug example. A Nice Different Period Civilian Spur,
Often recovered in Civil War Camps !
$90 plus shipping
Nice Dug CS21 Confederate Spur
Here is a Nice Excavated Confederate Cavalry Spur ! It’s a known pattern more commonly associated with the Western and Trans-Mississippi Theaters, and nearly identical to CS21 on page 61, of Howard Crouches book, Historic American Spurs. The example in the book has one side of the rowel neck broken, but this one is still intact. Spur has a very long squared rowel neck, with iron rowel rusted away. Both ends where the strap slots are have been bent to one side, possibly on purpose but spur still displays well. Entire spur has a nice smooth green brown patina, with no cracks or breaks. Inside of strap slots and heel band show lots of file finishing marks, and casting imperfections. Spur measures about 5 inches long by 3 inches across the strap slots. If those strap slots weren’t bent this would be a $250 spur ! A Good Dug Example of a Known Confederate Spur !
$170 plus shipping
Excellent Dug Period Spur w/Raking Rowel- Pre-War or Possibly Confederate
Here is an Excellent Dug Non Regulation Spur that Shares Similarities with Many Pre-War Patterns, and One Confederate Pattern ! The body and rowel neck are brass showing a nice plumb patina with a few green highlights. Remnants of the rowel and the attachments studs are iron which has mostly deteriorated, though one stud is fairly intact. The arrangement with studs instead of strap-slots is much less common and seen more often in early 1800s examples, though there is one Confederate Pattern that is very similar. That is CS15 in Howard Crouch’s book, Historic American Spurs, on page 58. That spur is very similar to this one, also having studs instead of strap-slots, and a horizontal or raking rowel like this one, but having a longer rowel neck. Whether Pre-War Civilian or Trans-Mississippi Confederate, this one was likely being used by a Confederate Trooper, as it was recovered in Texas. A Nice Unusual Pattern of a Civil War or Earlier Brass Spur !
$95 plus shipping
Very Nice Civil War Period Horse Curry Comb
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Horse Curry Comb !
It has a violin shaped top attachment for the wood handle,
often seen on early patterns. Handle is peened onto the iron
tang, with an iron ferrule at the front. Comb is actually in
good enough shape to still be useful, with all parts present.
It measures about 7.5 inches long, by 4.25 inches wide. The
iron and wood has the appearance of having long been in
a barn or outbuilding. A Fine Displaying Civil War
Period Curry Comb !
$55 plus shipping
Nice Non Dug Confederate Spur w/Rowel
Here is a Nice Larger Spur that Certainly Looks Confederate ! The non-dug spur measures just over five inches long, by 3.125 inches across the strap slots. The ends of the strap slots are unevenly finished with one being quite curved, and the other more squared off. Rowel neck is very squared off except for tip, with iron 12-point rowel still intact and spinning freely. The spur resembles, but is not identical to CS22 in Howard Crouch’s’ book, Historic American Spurs. At some point somebody has hand scratched the number 11 & ½ on the inside of one of the strap slots. Just a Nice Period Spur that May Be of Confederate Origin !
$120 plus shipping
Nice Dug US M1859 Cavalry Spur w/Foliate Design
Here is a Good Displaying Excavated US M1859 Cavalry Spur ! It’s the pattern with the foliate design just under the neck of the rowel and squared off strap slots. The whole spur has a wonderful smooth brown/plumb patina with very little ground action. The rowel neck was broken on one side, probably when lost or discarded, and iron rowel is gone but spur still displays beautifully. A Good Dug Example of the US M1859 Spur !
$70 plus shipping
Very Nice Non Dug US M1859 Trooper's Cavalry Spur
Here is another excellent non-dug M1859, Union Cavalry Trooper's spur ! It's the pattern with squared off strapslots, and cast in floral decoration on the back of the heel-band. The iron rowel is missing, but all the brass has a beautiful old brown patina. There are no cracks, breaks, or bends anywhere. A nice displaying example of a Civil War US Spur ! $75plus shipping
Nice Original Civil War Period Artillery Horse Hames
Here is a Nice Original Set of Civil War Period Artillery
Horse Hames ! During the Spanish-American War, the Rock
Island Arsenal pulled many of these out of storage and made slight
modifications, in order to press them into immediate service. This
is one of those sets, with the Rock Island Arsenal stamp on
both sides in the leather. There is a set almost identical to these
on display at the Gettysburg National Park. These are in very
good condition, with much of the original black paint remaining
on the metal, and leather in decent pliable shape. Each side
measures about 26-28 inches long, and I'm just guessing total
weight at about 20-25 pounds. Everything still swivels and
pivots like it should, and the only damage I see anywhere, is
the upper stitching on what would be the horses right side,
torn about 3 inches. All the iron appears hand forged.
Here's a Super Nice Cast Brass US Rosette ! It's the pattern often seen on M1859 US Bridle Bits, with the swirled sort of stippled pattern in the background. This one has no damage other than a few minor dings, and sports a beautiful dark green patina. Definitely an excavated piece but recovery location unknown. $50plus shipping
Very Nice Dragoon Rosette - Harper's Ferry
Here's an excellent dug condition, Dragoon Bridle Rosette ! It's got a nice smooth brown patina on the front, with one small area of rust-thru from the iron attachment bar. Unlike many dug examples, reverse shows nearly 100% of the lead-solder fill intact, with remnants of the iron attachment bar. Very tight rosette, often recovered in Civil War sites, as was this one. Recovered Maryland Heights, Harper's Ferry. $45plus shipping
Very Nice Entwined USA Artillery Rosette or Martingale - Lead Solder Filled Reverse
Here's an Excellent Dug Condition Entwined USA Artillery
Bridle Rosette ! Often seen in non-dug condition, these are
uncommon in excavated shape. This one was flattened some,
perhaps run over in the road by a wagon, and evidentally when
that happened it pushed the attachment bar thru the front of the
brass. Attachment bar is missing now. Front has a wonderful
smooth brown patina that highlites the USA very nicely. Back
shows nearly full lead solder fill still remaining, and where the
attachment bar was located on both sides. Approximately
1.75 inches diameter. A Real Nice, & Uncommon
Excavated Artillery Bridle Rosette !
Beautiful Excavated Confederate CS2 or "Brandy Station" Pattern Spur
Here is a Beautiful Dug Confederate Brandy Station Spur or CS2 in Howard Crouch’s book, Historic American Spurs ! All the brass has a wonderful mostly smooth dark brown patina with a few areas more green. Iron rowel has rusted away, but entire spur shows no cracks, breaks, or digger damage, and still retains its shape very nicely. Very long rounded rowel neck, and strap slots with clipped corners. There is still a tiny bit of dirt in the strap slots. You don’t see these for sale too often anymore, and as dug examples go, this one is definitely First Rate! A Fine Excavated Confederate Brandy Station Spur! Recovered Northern Virginia.