Here is a Beautiful Excavated Silver 6th Corps Badge ! It measures right at one inch tall, by one inch wide, and is still mostly silver color on the front with a bit of modest ground action. The reverse is tarnished a darker color and shows the base where the attachment pin once was. The 6th Corps of The Army of the Potomac participated in most of the action in the eastern theater. Some of their engagements include: Gaines Mill, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor [where it sufferedsevere losses ], Petersburg, and Sayler’s Creek.Unfortunately, the recovery location of this one has been lost. Still, A Great Displaying Example of the Silver 6th Corps Badge worn in the field ! [ L.L. ]
$575 plus shipping
Beautiful Embroidered Civil War Cavalry Officer's Hat Insignia
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Officer’s Embroidered or "Gold Bullion" Crossed Sabers Cavalry Hat Insignia ! The gold embroidered crossed sabers are mounted on a black wool rectangle that measures about 2.75 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. The reverse shows a coarse brown cloth backing that resembles burlap but is a tighter weave. The entire piece is still in very good condition, the black wool still nicely intact with good color, though the “gold-wire” has lost some of its luster. There is a similar example in the book, American Military Headgear Insignia, by J. Duncan Campbell & Michael J. O’Donnell, on page 199, and the authors say that these were often sold in this shape, prior to trimming by the new owner, and sometimes sewn on caps as uncut rectangles.An Uncommon & Fine Civil War Officers’ Embroidered Cavalry Hat Insignia that Displays Great !
$375 plus shipping
Decent Displaying Dug Jeff Davis Hatpin Recovered Brandy Station, Virginia.
Here is a Fair Displaying Jeff Davis Hatpin Excavated at Brandy Station ! It is a little rougher for the wear, and showing its age and ground effects, but still displays decently. It shows missing pieces and several cracks but what is there is still surprisingly intact and displays well enough to show what it is. A Fair “Jeff Davis” Hatpin Recovered at Brandy Station, Virginia, and priced to sell !
$49 plus shipping
Beautiful Non-Dug Civil War Period Crossed Sabers Cavalry Hat Insignia
Here is an Excellent Civil War Cavalry Trooper’s “Crossed Sabers” Hat Insignia ! Although it is Non-dug, it has a wonderful “relic” look to it. The front, except for the lower left grip, has a nice green patina varying from a lighter color near the drags to a dark olive on the lower right grip. The lower left has a nice dark brown color to it. The insignia measures 3.25 inches across at the tips of the saber drag, by about 1.625 inches tall. The reverse shows all four attachment loops still present in good condition and mottled patina, similar to that on the front. Just a Super Nice Displaying Civil War “Crossed Sabers” Cavalry Insignia !
$195 plus shipping
Fine Non-dug US Infantry Insignia/Hat Horn with Both Loops
Here is an Excellent Original Civil War Period Infantry Insignia or Hat Horn ! It has no damage of any kind, and still retains its two original attachment loops on the reverse. The front has toned down to a nice mellow patina and it displays great ! A Fine Civil War Period Infantry Hat Insignia ! [ D.K. ]
$75 plus shipping
Superfine Dug Co. Hat Letter -B- w/One Loop Intact
Here is an Excellent Dug Company Hat Letter B ! It is the standard regulation one inch size. It has no bends or breaks and the front shows a nice plumb patina, with some encrusted dirt still remaining. The reverse shows encrusted dirt with a green patina, the rusted area where one iron loop was, and one ironloop still intact ! Recovery location unknown. A Super Nice Civil War Company Hat Letter B !
Fine Non-Dug Original Civil War Hat Horn Infantry Insignia
Here is another Fine Non-dug US Infantry Hat Horn Insignia ! Made of stamped brass it measures about 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches tall, and shows no bends, breaks or damage to the brass. The front and back retains a large portion of its original gold gilt, but it is not quite as bright as my picture makes it look. The reverse shows both attachment loops still present and tight, though both have been bent over. These were worn on the kepi or Hardee Hat to denote infantry. A Fine Displaying Civil War US Infantry Hat Horn Insignia !
$75 plus shipping
Fine Non Dug Pre War Solid Cast Militia Hat Letter for Company G - Silver Plated
Here is a Wonderful Non-dug Pre-Civil War Cast Brass Militia Hat Letter or Company -G- Insignia ! We’ve dug several of these here in NW Arkansas, for different companies, but this is the first time I’ve seen a non dug example, and I did not realize that some of them might be silver plated. This one is cast brass as are most of the pre-war examples, and still retaining 98% of it’s original silver plate. The reverse shows all three long steel or iron pins for attachment still present and undamaged. Most of the time when we dig one of these, the silver plate is long gone and all we see on the reverse is the rusty spots where the pins were attached. This little Pre-War Company Letter -G- Just Displays First Rate !
$55 plus shipping
Nice Excavated Company Hat Letter -B-
Here is a Fine Displaying Dug Company Hat Letter B ! It is standard regulation one inch size and has no major bends or breaks, though there is one very small hole dead center. The front shows a mostly smooth light green patina as do the visible areas on the back. The reverse also shows lead solder remnants where the attachment loops were but no loops present. Recovery location unknown. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter B !
$45 plus shipping
Nice excavated Company Hat Letter -I-
Here is a Fine Dug Company Hat Letter -I- ! It is the Civil War regulation one inch size. The front shows a wonderful mostly smooth plumb patina with a small area of green verdigris at one end, and some encrusted dirt still around the edges. The reverse shows a tiny chip on the edge of one side, and the lead solder and rust remnants where the attachment loop once was. Recovery location unknown. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter -I- !
$45 plus shipping
Likely Confederate Major or Lieutenant Colonel's Stamped Brass Collar Insignia
Here is an Excellent Dug Civil War Period Majors or Lieutenant Colonels Collar Insignia ! The front shows a nice greenish plumb patina overall with no evident damage anywhere on the 8-pointed device. The reverse shows the same nice patina with remnants of the solder where the attachment device would have been. It measures about one inch by one inch. There is an identical insignia in the book, Civil War Artifacts – A Guide for the Historian, by Howard Crouch, on page 162, item number 5. Recovered at a Confederate Camp near Corinth, Mississippi. A RARELY Seen & Great Displaying Civil War Majors or Lieutenant Colonels Collar Insignia ! [ L.L. ]
Beautiful Civil War Campsite Recovered Silver Masonic Pin
Here is a Beautiful Little Campsite Recovered, Soldier Made Silver Masonic Pin for Hat or Uniform ! Recovered in Eastport, Mississippi, some years ago, the little silver badge or pin has four holes in it, for sewing on the hat or uniform, and a sort of lined or crosshatched design on one side. Measuring about .875 inches wide by .75 inches tall, the pin is thin, but still completely intact with no damage. During the war, the bonds of Masonic Brotherhood often bridged the gulf between North and South, with men on both sides going to extraordinary lengths to assist their fellow Masons on the other side. A Very Neat Civil War Soldier Made Masonic Pin !
Original Non Dug Civil War Period Crossed Sabers Cavalry Insignia, Hat Numbers 2 & 0, and Company Letter G.
Here is an Excellent Set of Civil War Period Cavalry Insignia for a Trooper in Co. G, 20th Regiment ! It includes a Standard Cavalry Crossed Sabers, just about 3.25 inches wide, a Hat Letter -G, and the numbers -2 and -0, for 20th Regiment, each about 1 inch tall. All four pieces retain their period correct, thin wire attachment loops, one each on the numbers and letter, and four on the crossed sabers. The sabers, letter G, and number 0, all have a beautiful non dug brown patina, while the number 2 is a much darker brown, almost black. A Super Nice Displaying set of U.S. Cavalry Insignia !
Nice Non-dug Company Hat Letter -G-
Here is a Fine Non-Dug Civil War Stamped Brass Company Hat Letter ! It is the one inch tall pattern and this one is to denote a member of Company G. There are no cracks or breaks and the brass has toned nicely. Reverse shows the single attachment loop still present, though bent over to one side. A Fine Displaying Civil War Company Hat Letter G !