MARCH 24TH/25TH – TWENTY-ONE ARTIFACTS WERE ADDED TO THE CATALOG, INCLUDING RELICS FROM EXCELSIOR FIELD IN GETTYSBURG, MILLER’S CORNFIELD AND DUNKER CHURCH IN ANTIETAM, CHANCELLORSVILLE AND MALVERN HILL!

It is all about the provenance!  When I began collecting Civil War artifacts back when I was a child, I was always much more interested in the recovery location of an artifact than the rarity or value of the artifact itself.  As a historian, I have made every effort to acquire artifacts with solid provenance.  The intent of this website is to offer Civil War relics with a historical connection so that the collector can feel secure in the knowledge that they are getting something from a specific event or place.  Each item includes a provenance letter with all of the details that I know about the piece.

JUST ADDED ON 10/15 - GETTYSBURG / RETREAT ROUTE / FAIRFIELD ROAD - Confederate Friction Primer for a Cannon

SKU GFFRD-09
$12.50
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This is a Confederate example of a friction primer - the item that was placed in the vent in the cannon barrel in order to ignite the powder and fire the round - which are longer than the standard Union version. This one is missing the small piece that went into the cannon and the lanyard wire, and, unfortunately, it is broken in half. It was recovered by a long time relic hunter from an area close to Fairfield on the retreat route of Lee's Army. A provenance letter will be included.

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