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TL4199 For your consideration one Stelma2 bullet book 05-106 Starr revolver, 0.36 caliber with the small base band. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a motted, slick brown. The base ring can be plainly seen & the solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.40 x 0.615 inches. Notice this is a 0.36 caliber variant of a Thomas HandBook 43B. $30.00
TL4191 For your consideration one cast brass saddle shield/rosette. The condition is excellent dug with a smooth brown patina. Notice the 2 bent over attachments studs on the back. Measures about 1 1/2 inches. Dug near Dandridge, E Tenn. The first winter after Gettysburg CS General Longstreet's infamous Campaign to Nowhere faced US Artillery General Eli Lilly founder of the Lilly Pharmaceutical Company still in business today. Lilly became know as Lilly of the Valley for his fearless performance in battle. $13.00
 
Foot bridge across Rhea Springs-Shiloh National Battlefield
 
TL4182 sold For your consideration one Thomas RBRF#4 381A TMD bullet. See middle photo for an old period scuff near the nose; otherwise I would rate this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. With a near flawless white patina. All 3 rings are compressed, looks to be a nose cast bullet & mold seams can be easily seen on both sides. The cavity is a shallow cone measuring about 0.33 inches deep. Overall this bullet measures about 0.57 x 0.92 inches. If you are fortunate enought to own a Stelma2 bullet book compare to bullets 08-051 & 052 trans-Mississippi Baby Belgians. Are these the same bullets? Compare the skirts? Told by a viewer today a few Baby Belgians are dug in N Miss. A little different mold pattern but the same bullet. $115.00
TL4181 For your consideration one unlisted, plug cavity 3 ring minie'ball. This looks to be a salvaged lead bullet. The patina is a white on grey colors & I do not see a single patina chip. The condition is excellent dug. The 3 rings are all there but partially filled in in places...as if cast in a very worn bullet mold. Measures about 0.575 x 1.03 inches. Dug from the North Georgia area. $14.00
TL4177 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 410 Machined ring bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition...nearly 100% covered with dirt...just as dug. The nose is sharp & the cavity is ellipsoidal. Measures about 0.53 x 0.99 inches. $8.00
TL4172 For your consideration one egg shaped fishing sinker bullet...my best guess. A hole goes completely thru the middle of this weight. Notice one ring can still be seen on this bullet...see middle photo. Measures about 1 1/4 inches long. Like most carved/shaped objects...a one of a kind relic. Not sure how they did this but a real nice relic. $12.00
TL4169 For your consideration one fired salvaged lead 0.69 caliber Prussion bullet. Both rings can still be seen & the nose is pointed. The patina is a brown on white colour with black streaks mixed in with all this...typical of a salvaged lead bullet. I do not see a single patina chip. The bullet retains its overall shape. Dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $15.00
TL4166 For your consideration one unlisted 0.54 caliber Enfield bullet. The condition is very good to excellent dug...with a near perfect dirt covered white patina. Notice the well defined nose cast mark. One mold seam can be seen & the cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.545 x 1.035 inches. $10.00
TL4145 For your consideration one Mason & McKee 435 foreign mold bullet with a cylinder cavity...a M&M cavity type 6. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a splotchy lite white to grey colours & I do not see a single patina chip. Notice the very low base first ring & the nose point is sharp. Measures about 0.535 x 1.00 inches. $28.00
TL4141 sale pending For your consideration one lead finial in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice lite white color. Notice the long tail on this item. Measures about 0.87 inches long. Straight from the digger to you. Dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $16.00
TL4139 sold For your consideration one Trans Mississippi Stelma2 08-076 Dabney Maury bullet. Notice the somewhat compressed middle ring. This bullet is far from perfect & far from being a dawg with a real nice white patina...I checked with acetone. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & the cavity is a fairly deep cone(variant). Measures close to a 0.525 x 0.92 inches. Very little info out there on this bullet except to say this is a rare bullet that seems to be associated with Texas troops. I got this bullet from a digger from Arkansas. Bill Ewing had a Maury bullet in his collection with this same cone cavity. 65.00
TL4137 For your consideration one coat sized eagle button with a square hole straight thru the middle. Beautiful patina. Sun rays can be seen radiating out from around the shank...see back photo. Back & front are firmly attached. Dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. Square nail hole...you tell me. One viewer already has. Straight from the digger to you. $22.00
TL4103 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 537 with the complete rifle barrel scouring device still attached to the base. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. All 3 rings are complete...a very rounded nose bullet. Measures about 0.57 x 1.09 inches. Compare to a M&M 516 bullet. $14.00
TL4098 sale pending For your consideration one variant of a McKee & Mason 449 6 ring re-cut mold bullet. The condition is very good to excellent dug with a nice white/brown patina. The re-cut rings are much more subtle on this bullet variety than a true 449...but it is there. A teat can be seen at the base of the cavity. Mold seams can be seen on both sides...a cool bullet! Measures about 0.57 x 1.12 inches. $45.00
TL4087 For your consideration one Mason & McKee #410 Machined for rifle bullet. Notice the bottom & middle rings are deeper than the shallow top ring. The condition is excellent dug with a real nice patina. The nose is pointed & the cavity is ellipsoidal. Measures about 0.535 x 1.015 inches. $12.00
TL4074 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 339 Machine made for rifle musket bullet. Notice the re-cut/re-tooled effect on all the rings. The middle ring has been very deeply lathed. All 5 rings still have dirt in them. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice light white & the cavity is ogival. Measures about 0.69 x 1.15 inches. $60.00
  Here is some information that was shared with me this week. Reference bullets TL4072 & TL4072a here at TennesseeLead. These 2 bullets are 0.57 caliber 3 ringers that have low side cast marks...both bullets have the side cast mark in the middle & top rings. An interesting place for a 3 ringer to be cast. The mold shown casts a bullet with the sidecast mark just above the top ring. To me this looks like a Georgia troops bullet with a cone cavity & NO teat. The owner of the mold & bullet TL4072a agrees. Notice the sharp nose (ogive) on both bullets. Ken the ogive matches perfectly. The mold handle is marked with a 46 & he suspects this to be an arsenal inventory number. I thought another interesting point is the mold has 2 pin holes that centers the cavity former & when the pins are not used the cavity becomes essentric, see bullet TL4072 cavity. Thanks Mr. J for being so free with your information.  
TL4072 For your consideration one heelcast 3 ring bullet. The cavity is a shallow pointed conical type without a teat. Notice the heelcast mark located on the top 2 rings. This bullet is in very good dropped condition. The patina is a nice white colour with a few black powder stains & there is NOT a single patina chip. Mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides... you can faintly see a mold seam that runs directly thru the center of the heel cast mark. Notice the very sharp nose. The cavity is heavily essentric. Measures about 0.57 x 1.11 inches. Looks like a Georgia troops bullet to me. $40.00
TL4072a sold For your consideration one unlisted I'll call a Georgia troops bullet with a cone cavity without a teat! Most unusual of all is the heelcast/sidecast mark on the top 2 rings.....see 1st bullet photo. The heel cast mark protrudes slightly from the bullet. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a white to tan colour & the patina has that slick waxy feelin' to it. One mold seam can be plainly seen. Notice the nose point on this bullet. The cavity is slightly essentric....more essentric than my photo shows? Measures about 0.57 x 1.01 inches. $65.00
TL4061 sale pending For your consideration one 3 ring bullet with a LARGE skirt cast mark. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a near perfect white color...much of this bullet is still covered with dirt. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides & the nose point is sharp & is slightly bulbed. Measures about 0.575 x 1.01 inches. Looks like a Stelma 06-030 bullet. $10.00
TL4060 sale pending For your consideration one carved bullet that has been made into a fishing sinker. Looks like a carved Burnside bullet. Near flawless white patina. A one of a kind civil war relic. $11.00
TL4059 sale pending For your consideration one 0.58caliber 3 ring bullet carved into a fishing sinker. Flawless white patina. A one of a kind civil war relic. $11.00
TL4058 sold For your consideration one Mason & McKee #223 Enfield bullet with a long cut nose cast sprue. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a motted mix of white to tan & I do not see a single patina chip. The cavity is a conical round tip...exactly as M&M lists for this bullet. Measures about 0.565 x 1.065 inches. Compare to a Thomas RBRF#4 489. $32.00
TL4053 For your consideration one very low base first ring 3 ring minie'ball. This bullet is in excellent dug condition with a real nice, slick patina. Notice the Heavily Eccentric cone cavity. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides & the nose is sharp. Measures about 0.57 x 0.98 inches. Compare to a Stelma2 06-059. $14.00
TL4051 For your consideration one Thomas HB 147A teat base Enfield bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a thick, slick brownish/white color. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & the teat is thick & protrudes. Measures about 0.56 x 1.055 inches. 20.00
TL4048 For your consideration one dug lead cartridge box pull. Looks hand carved. Likely Confederate. Almost 3/4 inch long. Great patina. A personal relic of a civil war soldier. From the Stan Hughes collection. $12.00
TL4036 For your consideration one variant of a tear drop bullet. The condition is excellent dug with bold mold seams on both sides. The patina is a thick reddish brown colour. The nose is sharp & the base looks like the sprue was pinched off. Measures about 0.32 x 0.565 inches. $24.00
TL4032 sale pending For your consideration one unlisted, short 3 ring bullet much like a McKee & Mason 362. The condition is very good to excellent dug with a bright white patina. Notice how the 3 rings are compressed towards the bullet's base. The cavity is an eccentric cone. Measures about 0.575 x 0.99 inches. $10.00
TL4031 sale pending For your consideration one Thomas Ready Aim Fire page 47 bullet 21 probably of C.S. manufacture. The condition of this bullet is excellent dug. The patina is real nice...much of this bullet is covered with dirt. The ring & groove are both crisp & the solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.38 x 0.585 inches. Looks to be a Mason & McKee 498 also. $22.00
TL4028 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 85 Maynard pattern for revolver bullet. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is an exxtra nice white color with a couple black spots which looks like black powder stains. The one groove is clean & an easy to see base cast mark can be seen. Measures about 0.38 x 0.625 inches. I once read that Maynard made no revolvers. That leaves plenty of room for discussion on what this bullet was made for. $40.00
TL4018 For your consideration one variant of a Thomas RBRF#4 481 tall Enfield bullet with a truncated cone cavity too small to accept a boxwood plug. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a slick lite white to grey. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & a faint ring can be seen around the nose. A few cold pour marks can be seen & measures about 0.555 x 1.16 inches. Dug from the Wilmington, NC area. $20.00
TL4015 For your consideration one skirt cast, low base 3 ring minie'ball. The base cast mark can be easily seen. See base photo 12 o'clock position. The condition is excellent dug with a real nice patina. One mold seam can be faintly seen & the nose is sharp. The cavity is an eccentric cone with an errant air bubble at casting at the base of the cavity. Measures about 0.57 x 0.98 inches. $14.00
TL3995 For your consideration one low base first ring bullet with a BIG nose cast mark. This bullet is in excellent dug condition with a real nice "dirty" white patina. Mold seams can be seen on both sides. The cavity is slightly eccentric & is a cone. Measures about 0.57 x 1.03 inches. A variant of a Stelma 06-064. $10.00
TL3988 For your consideration one Mason & McKee #299 sidecast 2 ring minie'ball. The sidecast mark can be easily seen. This is a crudely made bullet that's in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a slick, lite white & I do not see a single patina chip. The nose is pointed & mold seams can be seen on both sides. The cavity is a HEAVILY eccentric cone. Measures about 0.53 x 0.97 inches. Thomas lists as a "Nashville" Tennessee arsenal bullet. I have seen several of this bullet type with a partial cast bottom ring. Also some with mismatching _- mold seams. $21.00
TL3982 For your consideration one variant of a Thomas RBRF#4 "Tennessee rifle" bullet...#165 or so. The condition of this bullet is very good to excellent dug. The patina is a nice white colour. Three rings can be seen & the cavity is a cone. This bullet is labeled something TN. Measures about 0.505 x 0.815 inches. Maybe a variant of a Mason & McKee #425. I would be interested in other opinions. $30.00
TL3979 sale pending For your consideration one lead case shot shrapnel. This is the nipped lead bar type of shot. Great slick white patina. Almost an inch long. Great condition. $9.00
TL3976 For your consideration one teat base Enfield bullet. This bullet is in very good dug condition with a white on grey black patina...maybe a salvaged lead bullet? One mold seam can be faintly seen & a teat can be easily seen inside of the cavity. Measures about 0.56 x 1.04 inches. $14.00
TL3974 sale pending For your consideration one short pattern Thomas RBRF#4 305 Enfield bullet with a well defined nose ring. The condition of this bullet is very good with a real nice white patina. The cavity is a shallow cone. Measures about 0.53 x 0.91 inches. $21.00
TL3966 For your consideration one unlisted 3 ring bullet with a flap tip cone cavity...this is not a McKee & Mason 591bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a near perfect bright white color. All 3 rings are shallow. Notice the slightly bulbed nose & mold seams can be seen on both sides of this bullet. Measures about 0.575 x 0.995 inches. $15.00
TL3950 sale pending For your consideration one Thomas Roundball to Rimfire#4 96 Round shot 0.51 caliber. You will find the condition of this bullet is excellent dug. The patina is a flawless white color. A mold seam can be seen all the way around this ball with a nice, big sprue. This size rifle ball is hard to find. $10.00
TL3934 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 480 Army revolver by Colt bullet. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a very nice, thick white color & notice the deep woods dirt left on this bullet. The one ring is cleanly cast & the solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.45 x 0.66 inches. $5.00
 
Got to do a little digging on Sunday. A 1964 Tennessee dog tag with a lot of character...I think its confederate! Lead slug ball & a big 3 ringer. Notice the bullet to the far right...passed onto me by a viewer. A Mason & McKee #47 post civil war Maynard.
 
TL3932 sold
For your consideration one McKee & Mason 21 Picket type bullet. Notice the rounded (rocker) solid base. The condition is excellent dug with a slick brown-lite white patina. The nose is pointed & the solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.485 x 0.845 inches. Please excuse the glare from my camera flash.
$40.00
TL3931 For your consideration one blob top ginger beer bottle. The condition of this bottle is excellent...vivid contrast between the ginger and a slightly yellowed white. Almost 7 3/4 inches tall. Heavy crock bottle. A faint potters stamp. I am 90% sure the stamp is an arched PRICE...now how could it get any better than that! The rest of the stamp I cannot make out. Crates of full bottles made good ballist on sailing ships. Shipping with insurance is $9. $30.00
TL3922 For your consideration one Thomas Handbook 38B St Louis Arsenal revolver bullet. After looking at this bullet I understand why, for years, this was thought to be a CS bullet. The condition is very good dug, nice patina & a thick, deep woods dirt still covers most of this bullet. The nose is pointed & the solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.39**thick woods dirt x 0.635 inches. $21.00
TL3921 sold Civil war token...with better detail than my photo shows. UNION FLOUR on front. Back REDEEMED ~( BY )~ D. L. WING & CO ~*~ ALBANY NY. About the size of a penny. Notice how clear the outside ring of dots (....) are on both sides of the coin. Great patina. $30.00
TL3906 For your consideration one very nice brass sword mount. The photos shows you only some of the gold guilt left on this item...there is more not shown. The swivel loop moves freely. Measures about 2 inches tall by 3 inch wide. From the John Marks collection & is labeled LM+4 3-12-72. Dug from Lumbkins Mill, Mississippi. $65.00
TL3900 sold For your consideration one Tice LA249 Bellenot New Orleans Louisiana coat button. Albert lists as a LA8B. This button is in excellent dug condition with a to die for green patina. The front has great detail. The back has an upright hook & a faint backmark. In the right light I can make out most of BELLENOT and NO...see back photo. Right beside the hook a small spot of gold guilt can be seen. The back & front are strongly attached & so is the hook. Great eye appeal. $350.00
TL3894 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 428 Confederate 3 ring bullet with a easy to see nosecast mark. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice, slick white. The 3 grooves have an odd look...almost flat grooves in between the rings. The cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.53 x 0.99 inches. $26.00
TL3891 sale pending For your consideration 2 smaller lead carved rivets/fasteners dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. Both appear to be camp carved & both are unique. Both have the same thick white patina still partially covered with a deep woods type dirt. $16.00
 
Shiloh National Battlefield-Cannon & Hay Bales
 
TL3887 For your consideration one partially melted McKee & Mason 416 Extra hi base, English pattern bullet. One half of the bullet is there...top photo. One half has melted away in a camp fire...bottom photo. Unique. Detail is much better with bullet in hand. Dug from the lowland Carolina area. $12.00
TL3886 For your consideration one unusual 3 ring bullet. You will find the condition to be in excellent dug with a real nice patina. The first ring is a slight high base ring. The 3 rings are widely spaced & the cone cavity is essentric. A big bullet! Measures about 0.57 x 1.07 inches. $6.00
TL3871 A Civil War Regimental History of the 45th Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Vol. Infantry book. Cloth bound, 531 glossy pages. MANY period photos. These troops were in E Tenn, at South Mountain, other. Inside cover WRITTEN BY THE COMRADES. Grit Publishing Co 1912. Scarce book. Real nice condition. Shipping $12.00. $75.00
TL3873 For your consideration one unlisted bullet with a sharp trianglar profile. At the bottom ring the diameter is 0.565 inches; the middle ring measures 0.5 inches; and the top ring measures 0.54 inches. The condition is excellent dug with an exxtra nice patina. The cavity is a cone & the bullet's length is 0.97 inches. Compare to a Stelma2 bullet book 06-025. Notice how the bottom ring sticks out from the rest of the bullet. $25.00
  Not a bad way to spend a couple afternoons. One cast I button. The middle Gardner has been chewed on a little & the small piece of lead is a partially melted Gardner...a soilder trying to make a camp fire? Looks like they were there for the night...or two.  
TL3862 For your consideration one 3 ring bullet with 3 very flat grooves...very square grooves as you see in the photo. You will find this bullet ito be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a bright white...a real nice patina. Mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides. The skirt is thin & the cavity is a deeep cone. Measures about 0.58 x 1.015 inches. $6.00
TL3861 sale pending Here's an unusual 3 ring bullet. Notice the shallow, widely spaced 3 rings. This bullet is in excellent dropped condition. The patina is a 50/50 mix of white to grey/black. Mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides & the cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.565 x 1.01 inches. Maybe a salvalged lead bullet. $8.00
TL3859 sale pending For your consideration one 1863 LIBERTY AND NO SLAVERY token. Condition is just as shown. The patina is a rosey copper color. About the size of a penny. $45.00
TL3841

For your consideration one very blunt nosed CS 3 ring minie'ball. A crude bullet that's in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a slick grey/brown & I do not see a single patina chip. The 3 rings are all crisp. One continuous mold seam can be seen up one side of the bullet, across the nose & down the other side. Notice the ring in the cavity wall inside the cone cavity. Measures about 0.54 x 0.97 inches.

Thomas identifies this bullet in Ready...Aim...Fire Small Arms Ammunition in the Battle of Gettysburg page 32. Confederate manufacture. ...nose cast, and the sprue removed apparently by hand with a knife.

$22.00
TL3840 For your consideration one Mason & McKee 516 Type I cleaner bullet with the complete zinc scouring device still attached to the base of the bullet. The scouring device was intented to clean a soilder's rifle barrell every 10th shot or so. You will find the condition is very good to excellent dug. The patina is a real nice lite white & all 3 rings are crisp. Measures about 0.575 x 1.09 inches. 12.00
 
Shiloh National Battlefield
 
TL3813 For your consideration one carved civil war bullet. As you can see the soilder carved on the bottom half of this bullet leaving the nose pretty much alone. Nice clean job. $10.00
TL3806 For your consideration one variant of a M&M #400 foreign mold 3 ring bullet. The bottom ring is a shallow cast ring while rings 2 & 3 are deeply cast & are sharply upward slanting. This bullet is in very good dropped condition with a real nice, lite white patina. The skirt is thin & the cavity is a cone. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & where the mold seams intersect the rings there's a slight mis-matching of the rings. A crude bullet...not a regular 3 ring bullet. $8.00
  Welcome to the stone wall at Fredricksburg, Virginia. During the battle at 1st Fredricksburg this wall extended some 500 yards. This is the only section of that wall that is pretty much not been disturbed since the civil war. The Innis house is an original house to this battle...seen in the back of this photo & it is just filled with bullet holes...inside & out. Notice the gingerbread on the roof line.  
 
Fort Fisher, NC State Park
 
TL3801

For your consideration one very tall, dot base (.) Enfield bullet...as you can see the raised dot (.) can be easily seen. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a lite white color, smooth & even. A faint nose cap ring & one mold seam can be seen. Measures about 0.52 x 1.19 inches. Thomas lists as a RBRF#4 299 Vicksburg rifle. Compare the dot base mark to item TL4217 here at TennesseeLead.

A Vicksburg rifle is a Kentucky long rifle rebored to a 0.54 caliber. A good shooter but they did not hold up well.

$45.00
TL3800 sale pending For your consideration one salvalged lead Prussion bullet...A McKee & Mason 285/286. The condition is excellent dug. The patina is a splotchy grey to white...a real nice patina. Both rings are crisp, the nose is pointed & one faint mold seam can be seen. Measures about 0.675 x 1.16 inches. $32.00
TL3795

For your consideration one 0.54 caliber Enfield bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good dug condition. The patina is a real nice bright white. Notice the very rounded nose & the cavity is a small plug/truncated cone. Measures about 0.53 x 0.895 inches. Thomas lists as a RBRF#4 293 Vicksburg rifle.

A Vicksburg rifle is a Kentucky long rifle rebored to a 0.54 caliber. A good shooter but they did not hold up well.

$22.00
TL3787 For your consideration one Mason & McKee 497 CS revolver bullet. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a nice white. The solid base is smooth with just a trace of black powder left. Measures about 0.395 x 0.615 inches. $28.00
TL3785 For your consideration one unlisted, skirt cast, 3 ring minie'ball. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice, thick white. Notice the pointed nose cast mark & low base first ring. All 3 rings are crisp & the cavity is an essentric cone. With bullet in hand the skirt cast mark can be easily seen & it creates a slight low spot in the skirt of this bullet. Measures about 0.575 x 0.95 inches. $12.00
TL3778 For your consideration one iron sword mount. The condition of the iron is excellent dug...one of the nicest piece of dug iron I have seen. Minor surface rust & very little of that. No bends or breaks. Solid. Measures about 2 1/4 inches long. A viewer has posted this information: Dear tennesseelead,  This is not a sword mount and these are always being ID'd as being such but I've never seen any of these on a scabbard. This is a piece of horse harness and went on the bridle. The bridle leather went through the square opening. The large loop hung under the horse's chin. This was used with a link strap, a large leather strap with a snap hook on one end. The hook snapped into the loop and the strap allowed a person to hold more than one horse. These are also seen on horse teams in harness for a wagon or carriage. I dug these and couldn't figure them out. Then in an antique store I noticed the same items on old horse harnesses and bridles. A study of Cavalry equipment identified the connection between these and link straps. These often turn up in cavalry camps and related sites. This is the first iron one I've seen. They are usually found in brass. This a nice piece but an accurate ID makes it more interesting. Thanks for listening. $10.00
 
Shiloh National Battlefield
 
TL3773 For your consideration one unlisted revolver bullet. This looks to be a variant of a McKee & Mason 500. The condition is very good to excellent dug with a real nice patina. A base cast mark can be easily seen...see R photo. The nose is very pointed. Measures about 0.395 x 0.605 inches. $20.00
TL3753 For your consideration one 0.58 caliber paper cartridge. The bullet appears to be a 3 ringer. The paper is tight with no breaks or tears. Nice folded tail & the string can be seen still tied. Real nice cartridge. I got this cartridge from Nick at Army of TN relics. $120.00
 
Corinth National Cemetery
 
TL3746 sold For your consideration one McKee & Mason 320 Austrian pattern bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good dug condition. The middle photo show light damage to this bullet...all this was well covered years ago with a white patina. The patina is a bight white color & I do not see a single patina chip. The skirt is thick & inside of the cavity a BIG protruding teat can be easily seen...my photo does not really show this. Measures about 0.665 x 1.165 inches. Dug by Stan Hughes from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $60.00
TL3745 For your consideration one partially melted buck N ball. Two of the smaller buck balls are intack. One buck ball is gone but its outline can be clearly seen in the once molten lead...see left photo. Nice white patina. $15.00
TL3734 sale pending For your consideration one McKee & Mason 638 Colt revolver bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition with easy to see serrations on the base. The patina is a flawless white & the solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.45 x 0.79 inches. $18.00
TL3733 For your consideration one Old pattern colt navy revolver bullet...note the faint knife mark showing where the paper cartridge was trimmed. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a thick tan to white...a smooth, even patina. The solid base is smooth..measures about 0.375 x 0.595 inches. $20.00
TL3732 For your consideration one Mason & McKee 429. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice white on black...looks like a salvaged lead patina. The nose is sharp & mold seams can be seen on both sides. The cone cavity is essentric & a skirt cast mark can be seen on the skirt. Measures about 0.54 x 0.92 inches. $8.00
TL3729 sold For your consideration one North Carlina cuff button. The condition is excellent dug. The detail on the front is about as good as it comes. The back & front are strongly attached. The back has a channel back with a upright hook...just bent slightly to one side. The hook is firmly attached. There is gold guilt in the channel back & just a trace on the front. Albert lists as a NC8Dv 15mm button & Tice as a NC210As1 14mm button. $240.00
TL3729a sold For your consideration one North Carolina cuff size button. Notice all the gold guilt! Tice lists this button as a NC210As1 Blank with a depressed channel back. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. A strong button with great detail to the front. The back shows a depressed channel & a stand up hook. The top third of the hook was cleanly sheared off years ago...probably why we have this button today. $180.00
TL3721 For your consideration one Stelma2 01-023 50-caliber Colt Revolving Rifle...short body bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition with a real nice patina. Both rings are crisp & a few cold pour marks can be seen throughout the bullet. The solid base is smooth & the base cast sprue has been cut off flush. Measures about 0.515 x 0.81 inches. $70.00
TL3720 sale pending For your consideration one fired 0.69 caliber 3 ring, plug base bullet. It has faint rings & a very thick skirt. Also a "rammed" GA troops bullet.I see no marks on this bullet that would suggest it had be "rammed" down a rifle barrel. A civil war oddity. Nice teat on top of this bullet & inside its cavity too. $5.00
TL3712 For your consideration one carved civil war bullet. Notice how the bullets nose has been sharpened to a point. The patina is real nice...I do not see a single patina chip. $10.00
TL3710 For your consideration one unlisted Enfield bullet with a very small nose cast mark. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a white to grey to brown to black colors & I do not see a single patina chip. Possible salvaged lead bullet? The cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.565 x 1.055 inches. Dug from the coastal Carolina area. $12.00
TL3701 sale pending For your consideration 2 Confederate three ring minie'balls. Both bullets are in excellent dug condition. Both bullets have large nose cast marks with cone cavities. Both are 0.57 caliber. $14.00
TL3695 For your consideration one ginger beer bottle. This is the style I seldom see. The condition is excellent with a maker mark at the base of the bottle...the makers mark can be seen in the photo. Shipping with insurance is $13.80. $40.00
TL3693 For your consideration 3 LARGE pieces of melted campfire lead. All dug from the same hole. The piece of lead to the extreme left & in the left hand corner of that piece a brass percussion cap can be seen partially melted into the lead. All 3 pieces have small pieces of camp fire embers (charcoal) melted into the lead. Dug from the Picket's Mill, GA area. The largest piece of lead measures almost 4 inches long x 1 3/4 inches wide & is thick in places so shipping is $5.85 USPS Priority. A one of a kind relic! $22.00
TL3692 sold For your consideration one rimless wheel base marked Enfield bullet. This bullet is in very good to excellent dropped condition with a slick brown patina. Very clear rimless wheel base mark. Measures about 0.57 x 1.12 inches. $75.00
TL3689 For your consideration one nose cast 3 ring bullet. Notice the large nose cast mark. Most likely confederate, one strong mold seam. Condition is very good with a cone cavity. Measures about 0.57 x 1.10 inches. $10.00
TL3680 For your consideration one pounded Henry cartridge...hull & bullet. Pounded almost flat. As shown the end cap to the brass hull is still attached & a faint H can be seen. Nice green/white patina. Dug from the Pickett's Mill, Georgia area. Almost 1 1/2 inches tall. A strong item. $12.00
TL3670 sale pending For your consideration one brown crock master ink refill bottle. The spout is pointed so the ink will flow easily from the bottle. The condition is excellent...I see no chips. The color is a dark brown highlighted with a peach/yellow orange...a nice contrast. Stands 5 1/2 inches tall. Maker marked DOULTON LAMBETH. Shipping with insurance is $13.30...actual USPS charge. Excuse the blue glare from my camera flash. $24.00
TL3666 For your consideration one ginger beer bottle...a crock bottle. This bottle is in excellent condition with great color contrasts between the white & yellows. Maker mark can be plainly seen but I cannot make out what it says. A heavy bottle at 8 1/2 inches tall. Most come from Europe/British Isles & I once read they were used as ballast on sailing ships. Shipping with insurance is $13.30...actual USPS charges. Don't want insurance subtract $1.80 from shipping charge. $26.00
TL3664 For your consideration one cut in half 3 ring minie'ball. Cut in half from top to bottom. The first photo shows a round nose CS looking bullet with a false insert effect around the skirt. Notice the flat grooves. The second photo shows one half of a bullet that has been cleanly sliced away. A cone cavity with a nice patina. A cross section of a civil war bullet. This bullet was dug in this condition. $12.00
TL3657 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 598 C.S. Mold bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a lite white to grey...a real nice patina. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides & a large nose cast mark can be seen. The 3 rings are crisp & shallow. The cavity is a flat tip cone. In the base photo you see lead flashing around the skirt. This flashing can be seen almost all the way around the skirt...makes the skirt long in places. Measures about 0.565 x 1.10 inches. Looks like a variant of a M&M 409. $25.00
TL3654 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 227 very rounded nose Enfield bullet. This is a crudely made bullet but the condition is very good dug. The patina is a greyish/white with darker grey striations, a very nice patina. The cavity is a cone. Just inside of the cavity a faint ring in the cavity wall can be seen. Maybe a salvaged lead bullet? Measures about 0.565 x 1.07 inches. Dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $10.00
TL3653 For your consideration one pulled civil war bullet. A tall cone shape of lead (almost spiral in shape) is left. The patina is an exxtra nice brown & the bottom two rings can be easily seen. The cavity is a cone. Sold to me as a phallic symbol...you be the judge on that. About 1.08 inches tall. Labeled 3-19-78 and LG+10... LG is LaGrange, Tenn. Truely a unique relic...professionally coated with polyurethane. From the John Marks collection. $28.00
TL3637 sale pending For your consideration one local Virginia button with a depressed channel brass back. Everything is strong & tight on this button. The front has good detail. Around the border VIRGINIA SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS are all there but hard to make out (typical). In the center of the button is a small push...my photo makes it look worse than it is. The back has an up right shank & well defined depressed channel. Real nice brown patina. Malvern Hill. $100.00
TL3634 For your consideration one partially melted McKee & Mason #108/109 New Austrian bullet. Thomas lists as made by the State of North Carolina during civil war. The front side shows pretty good detail & the back show much less...no doubt what it is. Nice brown patina. $25.00
TL3615 For your consideration one backward fired-rear impact bullet. A sombrero bullet. All 3 rings can be plainly seen. An interesting relic. $10.00
TL3607 For your consideration one carved civil war bullet where the nose has been cleanly sliced off. Notice the plug cavity...most likely a confederate McKee & Mason 409. Great condition...real nice patina all over. A 0.57 caliber bullet. If you are looking for something different. Collectors call this a Fayetteville, North Carolina bullet. $14.00
TL3603 For your consideration one unusual Enfield bullet. The condition is excellent dug with a real nice brown patina. You will find heavy mold seams on both sides...like a bullet that was cast in a worn/loose mold. A nose cap ring can be seen 1/2 the way around the bullets nose...from one mold seam to the other. A nose cast bullet & the cavity is a fairly deep cone. Measures about 0.555 x 1.08 inches. $10.00
TL3578 For your consideration one brass ball button. The condition is excellent dug with a real nice aged green/plum patina. The hook is upright & firmly attached. The back mark is EXTRA RICH $12.00
TL3577 For your consideration one 0.577 caliber 3 ring minie'ball. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition...with a real nice patina. Mold seams can be seen on both sides of this bullet...looks to have been cast in a worn or loose fitting bullet mold. The cavity is a flat tipped cone. Measures about 0.57 x 1.02 inches. Looks Confederate...the nose cast mark is large. $12.00
TL3545 sold For your consideration one confederate fuse adapter for the rifled shell. This is the longer adapter measuring about 1 3/4 inches long. The condition is excellent & so is the green patina. All the threads are crisp. Shipping is $4.50. $60.00
  Here's the longest fired Spencer bullet I have ever dug. Measures about 0.49 x 1.10 inches & should measure 0.54 x 0.86. Shown beside a MM#67 for size compariason. What was this bullet fired thru?? Dubbed a strechie by Mr Spencer himself; dug from the Lick Creek Valley of NE Tenn.  
TL3541 Here's something a little different. The first 2 bullets are CS 0.37caliber pistol bullets (M97) & ther last is a CS "Merrill" variant" 0.54caliber (M67). All are products of the Richmond Arsenal. Notice on the bases of the 3 bullets the punch/centering mark. On all the punch mark is centered on the solid base...on all the punch mark enters the bullets base at an angle? Manufacturing error/bullet casting method?? Whatever it is it has happened at least at 3, now 4 times, on two different bullet patterns. One of those things that makes you say hmmm. Has anyone seen a T&T #35 with a base like this?  
TL3540 For your consideration one carved 3 ring minie'ball. Notice the nose has been cut off blunt & then a star has been carved into the blunt nose. The star has better definition than my photo shows. You will find this bullet to be in very good dug condition with a BRIGHT white patina. The cavity is a cone. $15.00
TL3532 For your consideration one carved civil war bullet. Notice the nose has been sharpened like a pencil & the bottom ring has been completely carved away. The middle ring has had some carving done on it too. The condition is excellent dug with a real nice, thick brown patina. The cavity is a shallow cone. As with all carved bullets...Unique. $12.00
TL3521 sale pending For your consideration one of the smaller iron saddle stirrups. The condition is excellent...maybe a barn find. The iron is smooth & a thin coat of polyurethane has been applied..so this is a clean relic to handle. About 3 inches wide. Shipping is $7.15 USPS Priority. Please excuse the shadows. $23.00
TL3497 sale pending For your consideration one 3 ring minie'ball with an exxtra well defined nose cast mark. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice BRIGHT white. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides & where the mold seam intersects the 3 rings there is a slight mis-matching ( __- ) of the rings. Its hard to photo but both mold seams near the nose cast mark are slightly sunken & the bottom 1/2 of the bullet the mold seams protrude slightly. The cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.575 x 1.045 inches. **The nosecast mark is more pronounced than my photo shows. $12.00
TL3495 For your consideration one carved 0.58 caliber CW bullet. The rings have all been "professionally" carved away...except for the cone cavity. It looks like an overgrown Dragoon bullet. The patina is exxtra nice & mold seams can be seen on both sides. Measures about 0.565 x 1.01 inches. $14.00
TL3494 For your consideration one carved 3 ring minie'ball with a cone cavity & a real nice white patina. This looks like a pulled 0.57 caliber bullet that has been cut into an equal 1/3 wedge. The cavity, 3 rings & the pull mark can all be plainly seen. Who ever-How ever this is an excellent dug relic. $20.00
TL3493 sold For your consideration one 0.50 caliber Dimmick rifle bullet. Notice the protruding teat & the slant cut \ nose. You will find this bullet to be in very good dug condition with a nice white patina. The one groove is crisp...a nice bullet! Measures about 0.50 x 0.965 inches. This bullet is labeled 27 $85.00
TL3483 sold For your consideration one caliber variant of a Stelma 05-048 Colt pattern bullet with an ellipsoidal/conical truncated flat tip cavity. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice white to lite white. The nose is pointed. Measures about 0.325 x 0.45 inches...the second one of these I have had. $40.00
TL3483a sold For your consideration one variant of a Stelma2 05-048 Colt Army revolver bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice bright white & I do not see a single patina chip. Notice the very deeep paraboloidal cavity. The cavity depth is about three fourths of the bullet's length. This bullet has a rebated base, one ring & groove & a pointed nose. Measures about 0.45 x 0.67 inches. $100.00
TL3473 For your consideration one pinfire shotgun cartridge listed in Thomas RBRF#4 pg 220. The headstamp is easy to read E.B. (my best guess is Eley Bros) LONDON 12 (12 gauge). The letters ND has a slight smudge thru them. Notice the very small capital C just above the 12...I do not know what this means nor the exact age of this cartridge. The backside is packed with a course burlap/paper wadding with a brass iginition system in the middle of the wadding. The pinfire mechanism/stem is strongly attached to the hull. All seems complete. The patina is drop dead nice! $30.00
TL3465 For your consideration one railroad boxcar lead seal. Notice the unusual seal with a tab/ear attatched to it. The tab is marked in raised relief 13. The seal on one side shows raised letters ELDRUN (I think) plus more & the backside shows imprints of setting the seal. The patina is a slick, slick brown colour...real nice for a seal. About the size of a nickel but thicker; plus the tab. $15.00
TL3450 For your consideration one unlisted Teat nose bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a very nice tan. This bullet has a distinct nose cast mark & mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides. The cavity is a cone & just inside of the cavity a lip or a ring in the cavity wall can be seen. Measures about 0.57 x 1.055 inches. $10.00
TL3449 sold For your consideration one blunt nosed 0.40 caliber Dimmick rifle bullet. The is a slick, very nice bullet with one mold seam plainly showning, a small teat inside of the cavity can be seen with a real nice white patina. The one ring is crisp & clean. In the middle photo shows one small errant air bubble during casting mark with two others that are pin hole sized. Measures about 0.405 x 0.82 inches. $45.00
TL3443 sale pending For your consideration one unlisted Georgia troops bullet. The cavity is a stepped type plug with a hole in the base of the cavity...no teat. You will find this bullet to be in very good dug condition with an exxtra nice white patina. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & notice the sharp nose point. Measures about 0.575 x 1.09 inches. $16.00
TL3437 sold For your consideration one Enfield bullet with an easy to see "wheel" base marked plug cavity. This exact 6 spoke pattern is shown in the back of the Stelma bullet book. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dropped condition. Much of this bullet is covered with a deep woods type dirt...the patina is a nice white colour. Measures about 0.57 x 1.145 inches. $70.00
TL3437a sold For your consideration one wheel base marked Enfield bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition...a real nice bullet! The patina is a smooth, even, white on black colour & I do not see a single patina chip. The cavity is a deep plug & a wheel pattern can be easily seen. Measures about 0.565 x 1.12 inches. The original boxwood plug is included...straight from the digger to you. $90.00
TL3433 For your consideration one carved Enfield bullet. Looks like the soldier was trying to carve a whistle. A precise V has been cut into the side of this bullet. The cut V intersects with the cone cavity. The nose has been carved to look as if it is a nose cast bullet. Good piece-unique. $22.00
TL3430 For your consideration one brass trigger guard. This is a heavy piece of brass with a real nice green  patina. The iron swievel is complete but is frozen into place. The guard has a slight bend & a whole lot of character. Better than 3 inches long. Shipping is $4. $18.00
TL3429 For your consideration one side cast Enfield bullet.....the side cast mark is easy to see. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a smooth tan color. A well defined sprue mark can be seen in the center of the side cast mark. One mold seam can be seen & the cavity is a shallow cone. Measures about 0.57 x 1.005 inches. Thomas lists as Side cast below nose. $21.00
TL3427 sale pending For your consideration one unlisted, early pattern, revolver bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice white colour. The bullet's nose is sharp & a base cast mark can be seen. Measures about 0.44 x 0.675 inches. Possibly a variant of a Thomas RBRF#3 800 Colt sugarloaf bullet. $24.00
TL3422 For your consideration one carbine sling hook. You will find this hook to be in excellent dug condition. The iron is strong & stable...with minor surface rust only. The hook is frozen in a partially open position. Better than 8 inches long. $110.00
TL3414 For your consideration 2 civil war bullets. The Enfield is an odd one. A BIG, TALL nosecast bullet with several cold pours marks. The condition is very good to excellent with a real nice dark brown patina. The cavity is a cone type with a step/ring in the cavity wall near the base of the cone. Mearsures about 0.565 x 1.13 inches. The 2nd bullet is a confederate 3 ringer in very good condition & a real nice white patina. It has a cone cavity & measures about 0.565 x 1.065 inches. $14.00
TL3408 For your consideration four Tice CSI243A1 confederate infantry buttons. All 4 buttons have intack"depressed channel" iron backs...as described by Tice. All 4 are strong, front & back, all have good detail. For this button type all are in very good to excellent dropped condition. Looks like all were dug together. The 1st button to the left has a complete hook & the 2nd has most of the hook. Shipping is $5.20...small riker case included. $360.00
TL3405 For your consideration one brass rein tip. Made from a fairly heavy gage brass with an iron attachment pin on the back which has long ago rusted away. About 1 inch long. A nice way to dress-up your horse reins...dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $12.00
TL3400 sold For your consideration one Mason & McKee #426/415 CS cap nose bullet. This bullet is in excellent dug condition...with a real nice patina. Notice the large nose cast mark & mold seams can be seen on both sides. The skirt is thick & the cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.54 x 0.91 inches. Dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $46.00
TL3397 sold For your consideration one unlisted navy revolver bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is an exxtra nice white colour. The nose is sharp, the solid base is smooth & mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides. Bullet is labeled 90 in black ink & measures about 0.38 x 0.49 inches. $30.00
TL3390 For your consideration one pewter keg spout with a nice white patina. The spout is not broken & is about 4 1/4 inches long. Completely filled with red clay dirt. Don't see many pewter ones that aren't broken. A real nice civil war camp relic. $12.00
TL3388 sold For your consideration one very detailed, carved civil war bullet. Notice on the bullet's ogive (nose) there are alternating 2 scalloped sides & 2 flat sides that are hard to photograph. Just above this pattern the tip has a 4 flat sided pattern alternating from the pattern below...alot of work here! This is a 0.58 caliber bullet with a conical cavity & truely a one of a kind relic. $25.00
  The bloody pond at Shiloh National Battlefield. A favorite place for a crisp March morning walk. Just thru the tree line you will find yourself at the Peach Orchard. Both are a must see.  
TL3381 For your consideration one unlisted navy revolver bullet. Notice the base ring/tie ring around the bottom of the bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent condition. The solid base is smooth. The red/orange you see on the bullet is...my guess...part of the original paper cartridge. This appears to be an attic find bullet. Measures about 0.375 x 0.435 inches. $14.00
TL3379 sold For your consideration one Thomas HB #200A "English P-51 rifled musket" bullet...this is the long, tall Tower bullet. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a nice brown colour all highlighted with areas of white. Notice the easy to see nose cap ring. The cavity is a deeep plug type. Measures about 0.67 x 1.125 inches. A bullet not seen very often. $95.00
TL3375 For your consideration one Mason & McKee #46, in the cartridge section, "for calvary pistol" paper cartridge with a double tied ball. Condition is excellent. Everything is tight. Everything is solid, no tears at all. Nice tail. About 1 1/2 inches long. For the Model 1836 single-shot flintlock pistol & the Model 1842 percussion conversion of the 1836...many saw civil war service. See Guns & Ammo November 2010 for a great article on both of these pistols. Shipping by UPS is $6.00. $115.00
TL3374 For your consideration one unlisted Enfield bullet. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is an exxtra nice white color...about 50% still covered with dirt. Notice the elongated nose with a nose cast mark sitting atop that. The bullet's nose is slightly angled to one side. The cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.57 x 1.08 inches. A interesting bullet. $12.00
TL3372 For your consideration one low base first ring bullet much like a Stelma 06-064. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a white on lite white colours with what looks like a few gunpowder stains...a real nice patina! Heavy mold seams can be found on both sides & notice the very distinct nose cast mark. The cavity is a cone with a pin N cone at the base of the cavity. The pin does not look like an errant air bubble at casting to me. A partial "ring in the cavity wall" can also be seen. Measures about 0.57 x 1.01 inches. Dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. $16.00
TL3371 sale pending Here's a bullet I have had for sometime, trying to figure out what it is. My first reaction was a Mason & McKee #450 that has a plug cavity carved into it. The base of the plug shows some "rough lead"...possibly from carving? The problem there is the sides of the plug & the skirt itself shows absolutely no signs of being carved smooth, smooth & smooth. The slope of the sides is dead on too. 2) In the bullet photo note how the base flares out slightly & how thin & uniform the skirt is. Reminds me of an 0.57 caliber Volcanic (RocketBall) with the iron/brass base nozzlel gone...can't be that. What is it? Condition is excellent. $20.00
TL3368 For your consideration one railroad boxcar seal. Please note the U.S. marking...see 1st photo...its faint but its there. The condition is dug with a nice white patina...this is a lead seal. On the back a D10 can be easily see along with other markings. This seal is about the size of a nickel. $32.00
TL3364 For your consideration one unlisted, crude, bullet with a distinct nose cast mark ( nose point). This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is an interesting motted mix of white to black. An exxtra nice patina. Mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides & note the 3 shallow cast rings. The cavity is a cone. Also...this bullet has a few "pleasing" cold pour marks. Measures about 0.575 x 1.08 inches. A BIG 0.58 caliber bullet! Looks like a salvaged lead bullet to me. $27.00
TL3363 For your consideration one very blunt nose 3 ring minie'ball. In the center of the blunt nose...in the right light...a faint sprue nip/pinch mark can be seen. You will find this bullet in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is an extra nice, slick lite white colour. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides. The cavity is a cone with a pin N cone/errant air bubble during casting at the base of the cavity. Measures about 0.57 x 0.965 inches. This bullet is labeled 289. $11.00
TL3355 For your consideration one sabor bayonet scabbard tip. This tip is in very good to excellent as dug condition...still with dirt on & in it. It retains its original shape, everything is tight. Great patina. Very small crack where the ball & brass body meet & I mention this only to be accurate...see bottom photo. Shipping is $4. This may be a scabbard tip for a 1860 naval cutlass...someone out there will know for sure. $45.00
TL3352 For your consideration one McKee & Mason 551 buck and ball bullet. This buck N ball has partially melted together...a high cool factor. The profiles of all 3 smaller buck balls can be seen. The motted putty white patina highlights this bullet with a tan color mixed in. $25.00
TL3346 sold For your consideration one of the slightly larger caliber Dimmick rifle bullets...a caliber variant of a Mason & McKee #282. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a lite grey to lite white colour...very nice also. The one ring is crisp & the nose is blunt. Inside of the cavity a BIG teat can be seen...that protrudes down flush with the skirt. Measures about 0.50 x 0.965 inches. $60.00
TL3342 For your consideration one very low base first ring bullet...this type of 3 ringer is listed in the Stelma bullet book. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition with a real nice patina. Notice the nosecast mark & mold seams can easily be seen on both sides. The cavity is a cone with a clear step at the base of the cavity. Measures about 0.575 x 0.995 inches. This bullet type is listed in the Stelma2 bullet book 06-064v. $24.00
TL3335 For your consideration a one piece brass sword mount. Very nice plum patina. A smooth surface all over...with a slight bend...this is a dug relic that saw service. About 2 1/3 inches long. $10.00
TL3326 Here's a large brass belt buckle. The body of this buckle is made from brass...real nice green patina & the tongue is made from iron. The tongue is strong & moves freely on the brass buckle-up & down. Measures about 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. $12.00
TL3311 For your consideration one unlisted Enfield bullet with a faint nose cap ring & a plug cavity. This bullet is in excellent dug condition with an exxtra nice white patina. Notice the vertical cut line in the body of this bullet...see 1st photo. Thomas Handbook states slits made in the cartridge so it could be torn. The vertical line can be easily seen on the side of this bullet. Very nice bullet...measures about 0.57 x 1.025 inches. $12.00
TL3306 For your consideration one unlisted, very low base first ring bullet.....partially covered with dirt. You will find this bullet is in excellent dug condition...notice the very pointed nose. The patina is an extra nice white to light brown. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & the cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.57 x 1.01 inches. $10.00
TL3296 Here's an unlisted 0.54 caliber bullet...a Stelma 07-017 variant. For your consideration one 3 ring minie'ball with an elongated nose. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is an exxtra nice white speckled with a brown deep woods dirt. The 3 rings are crisp & mold seams can be seen on both sides. The cavity is a cone. My photo does not really show the ring which goes all the way around the skirt...you only see part of it. Measures about 0.535 x 1.04 inches. $18.00
TL3287 For your consideration one carved 6 spoke swage base bullet...a Mason & McKee #344/345. This bullet has pretty much been carved on all over & all of the bottom ring has been removed. The patina is a BRIGHT white colour. $12.00
TL3274 For your consideration one carved civil war bullet. Photo 1 & 2 are showing different angles of the same side of this bullet...2 very deep slices into this bullet & 2 that are not so deep. The cavity is still open & the bullet retains it original shape. A very cool item. $12.00
TL3268 For your consideration one Thomas HB 138F "Southern manufacture" bullet with 3 shallow cast, oddly spaced rings. Note the low base first ring. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & notice the large nosecast mark. This bullet is in excellent dug condition with a real nice patina. The cavity is a cone & measures about 0.535 x 0.995 inches. $20.00
TL3267 For your consideration one shorter pattern unlisted 0.58 caliber 3 ring bullet. Notice the slight high base first ring. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a bright white colour with heavy traces of gun powder black...there is NOT a single patina chip. The 3 rings are all crisp & clean. The cavity is a cone with a shallow pin N cone at the base. You will find traces of black powder inside of the cavity. Measures about 0.575 x 0.955 inches. $14.00
TL3264 For your consideration one carved civil war bullet. One ring has been left & just a very small amount of the second ring is there. The patina is just great...a bright white colour. $11.00
TL3261 sold For your consideration one Thomas RBRF#4 525/514 (154) "Side cast near base, shallow cavity" heel cast Enfield bullet...glad this bullet is finally listed. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition with a well defined, protruding, heel cast mark. A raised mold seam joins with the heel cast mark...see middle & right photos. The patina is a real nice white colour. The cavity is a shallow pointed conical type with a small "step" as Stelma describes a "ring in the cavity wall" nearer the base of the cone. Measures about 0.565 x 1.025 inches. $80.00
TL3245 For your consideration one Thomas HB 174B "Southern manufacture" 3 ring minie'ball. This is an excellent display bullet...one side very good the other complete with an old cut mark. About 1/3 of these bullets I see dug are a skirt cast bullet with a pin N cone type of cavity...this is one of those bullets. Dug from an old burley patch NE Tenn...one of CS General John C Breckingridge's men. This bullet is as dug with none of the dirt removed. A rare bullet! $12.00
TL3241

For your consideration one 0.58 caliber 3 ring bullet with a square nail driven, very precisely, into the nose. The nail is firmly embedded in this bullet's nose & otherwise is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a bright white. Looks like a fishin' sinker to me.

A very nice piece of civil war lead.

$30.00
TL3240 sale pending For your consideration one Thomas RBRF#3 812 "Poor casting" 0.32 caliber Colt pocket revolver bullet. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a nice brown colour. A base cast mark can be seen. Measures about 0.32 x 0.47 inches. $12.00
  The Rohrbach/Burnside's Bridge near Antietam. This is a similar view Toombs Georgia troops had that day of the Union crossing.  
TL3232 sale pending For your consideration one skirt cast 0.69 caliber 3 ring bullet. The skirt cast mark can be seen...see the base photo 1:00-2:00 o'clock position. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition with an exxtra nice white patina. Notice the sharp nose point & the cavity is a cone. Measures about 0.68 x 1.06 inches. Not an easy bullet to find. $22.00
TL3226 For your consideration one brass clip style sword hanger. This hanger is in excellent dropped condition with a very nice green patina. Everything is complete...a very strong item for its size. About 2 inches long. The spring clip is frozen in place. $22.00
TL3221 sold For your consideration one Mason & McKee #134 "Unknown" revoler bullet. Notice the higher base first ring. This bullet is in very good to excellent dropped condition with a nice white patina. Both rings are crisp & one mold seam can be seen. The solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.435 x 0.66 inches. $28.00
TL3200 sold For your consideration one local Georgia coat button. The front of this button has excellent detail & great eye appeal. The patina is a slick/shiny brown...a flawless patina. The back is a depressed channel type & it has a real nice greenish/brown patina. The back & front are strongly attached. The hook is strongly attached & is upright. There is a small push to the back where the hook connects to the button. All is very strong. $165.00
  Welcome to the lost state of Franklin(land)...shown is it's capital building. This new state was to be created from the western portion of colonial North Carolina in 1784. The "new land" streched from the western side of the Appalachian Mountains clear to the Mississippi River...some 700 miles long & 250 tall. North Carolina attempted to donate this land to a debt ridden continental congress just after the Revoluntionary War. The fledgling congress did not accept the offer (??)...hence the idea emerged to create a new state from part of this new land....just about the same time North Carolina had decided to resend its land offer to congress. The Franklin legislature, led by John Sevier, "challenged the authority of North Carolina by passing laws to levy taxes, raise a militia, establish courts and open a land office". The republic of Franklin lasted about 4 years...never actually became a state and the land later became Tennessee. One birth right to the state of Franklin was David Crockett. This replica building now stands near its original site at Greeneville, TN...the capital city of Franklin.  
TL3191 For your consideration one Alberts CS177-2/Tice CS215B3 script I button. You will find this button is in excellent dug condition. The front has great detail. All is strong & tight. Upright shank & the button has a great domed shape. A coat sized button with no back mark. $150.00
TL3184 For your consideration one partial shoulder scale...this is the end piece, measures about 3 3/4 inches wide & both sides are still firmly attached together. Great dug patina. I guess we have everything except the scales. The turn key is included & was dug with the eppaulett. Shipping is $4.00. $14.00
TL3183 For your consideration one unlisted 0.36 caliber navy revolver bullet. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is an extra nice white colour; much of the bullet is still covered with dirt. The one base ring is crisp...all the way around. The solid base is free from damage & shows a base cast mark. Measures about 0.37 x 0.495 inches. $16.00
TL3180 For your consideration one smaller style saddle shield/bridal rosette device. This shield is in excellent dug condition. An unusual teardrop shape made from a fairly heavy sheet brass. The front was silver plated with about 25-35% silver plate still showing. On the back both attachment pins have been cleanly sheared off. The back has a very aged green patina with dirt still on it. Measures about 1 1/2 inches long. $18.00
TL3177 For your consideration one unlisted 3 ring minie'ball, probably a variant of a Mason & McKee #362. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. This bullet has a nice white patina. Notice the heavily essentric pointed conical cavity. The 3 rings are compressed towards the base which makes for a bullet with a long nose. There is a faint ring around the nose. Measures about 0.575 x 1.01 inches. $22.00
TL3171 For your consideration one BIG 0.58 caliber 3 ring bullet with an easy to see false insert type skirt. The false insert effect can be seen in both photos. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition with an extra nice white patina...all highlighted with a deep woods patina. This bullet has a very long nose & a sharp nose point. Heavy mold seams can be found on both sides & all 3 rings are somewhat compressed towards the bullet's base. The cavity is a pointed conical type. Measures about 0.57 x 1.05 inches. $18.00
TL3169 sold For your consideration one Mason & McKee #280 Dimmick rifle bullet....this is the shorter pattern. This bullet is in very good to excellent dropped condition. The patina is a nice brown colour. Notice the slightly protruding teat shown in the first photo. The one ring is crisp & clean. Measures about 0.44 x 0.835 inches including the teat. About 0.80 inches long not including the teat. $70.00
TL3168 For your consideration one unlisted short pattern Enfield bullet. This bullet is in very good dug condition with a "deep woods" brown patina...a very nice woodsie patina. This bullet has a well defined nose cast mark & a pointed conical cavity. It looks like a bullet worm/screw was inserted into the cavity & was turned about 1 turn...just enough to show the marks from the screw with basically no other damage. About 0.575 x 0.90 inches. Something a little different. $9.00
TL3166 For your consideration one 3 ring minie'ball with an easy to see nose cast mark. This bullet is in very good dug condition with a nice brown patina. The patina has that slick waxy feelin'  to it & all 3 rings are widely spaced. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides. The cavity is a pointed conical type. Measures about 0.565 x 1.075 inches. $13.00
TL3164 sale pending For your consideration one Thomas RBRF#3 735 "Centering "dimple" in base" probably a Watervliet arsenal bullet for Colt revolver. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is an exxtra nice bright white colour. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides & notice the very sharp nose point. The one ring is easy to see... a very nice bullet. Measures about 0.445 x 0.795 inches. $14.00
TL3162 For your consideration one Albert's CS41A "Army Officer" confederate droop wing eagle button with the eagle standing on a circular wreath...see middle photo...its faint but its there. Also listed in Tice's CS284A1. As stated the wreath is faint. The button's front shows honest service but there is still alot of detail here. The 11 stars are faint but all can be seen on the outside edge. Gold guilt can be easily seen in many of the protected areas of the eagle & around the edge. The back is blank with a depressed channel. The hook has been cleanly sheared off. The button has a great domed shape with no pushes, pin holes, cracks...etc. A Nice Button! A Rare Button! $300.00
TL3154 sold For your consideration one "really odd looking" Enfield bullet. This bullet is in good dug condition...I have pictured the best side of this bullet. This bullet is complete with a couple gouges, a rounded nose & a really odd base. Notice the small opening at the base of the bullet & just inside there is a larger hollow cavity but I cannot tell what kind it is...my best guess would be a flat bottomed cavity possibly a plug/cylinder type. Measures about 0.56 x 1.04 inches. I see nothing that would suggest this is a fired bullet. Looks to be a Thomas RBRF#4 633 possible "Austin, TX" bullet. $10.00
TL3152 sale pending For your consideration one crudely cast Enfield bullet with a slightly stepped type cavity. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a nice lite white colour. The bullet's nose is blunt. Measures about 0.565 x 1.075 inches. $10.00
TL3143 For your consideration one carved 0.69 caliber 3 ring minie'ball. An unusual bullet with the 3 rings all shaved away but you can still see the base of the cone cavity. The patina is a verry nice white colour & I do not see a single patina chip. The nose is cut at a steep angle. Truely a one of a kind relic. $12.00
TL3142 For your consideration one carved cleaner bullet Type III...my best guess. Overall an unusual bullet profile with a ring carved out at the base of the bullet...but just above the zinc scouring device/pedastal. Truely a one of a kind relic. $15.00
TL3140 For your consideration one plain horse bridal rosette. The front is made from a thin sheet brass, no damage & an exxtra nice brown to dark plum patina. The back is lead filled with a nice white patina with 2 much heavier gage brass attachment "pushes". Both of the "pushes" are bent over in the same direction...which is probably the reason this rosette was lost. Measures about 1 inch across. $22.00
TL3137 For your consideration one unlisted foreign mold type bullet. Notice the heavily essentric cone cavity. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice white colour highlighted with some deep woods dirt. The 3 rings are spaced wider. Measures about 0.57 x 1.02 inches. $14.00
TL3131 sale pending For your consideration one cuff size Virginia button. This button is in excellent dug condition. The front shows honest wear, has a slick brown finish & actually there is more gold guilt left on this button than my photo shows. The hook is upright, strong with just a minor tilt to it. There is a faint backmark. Nice button. $85.00
TL3114 sale pending For your consideration one Mason & McKee #157 "Sugar loaf picket" bullet with a slightly rounded-rocker base. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is an extra nice lite white colour. The nose is pointed & the solid base is smoooth...a faint base cast mark can be seen. Measures about 0.43 x 0.76 inches. $27.00
TL3111 For your consideration one unlisted 3 ring minie'ball. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a very nice lite white to grey colours. Most interesting to me is the "false insert" ring that can be plainly seen 360 degrees around the skirt...notice the base photo makes this bullet look like a 4 ring bullet. The nose is very blunt & the cavity is a flat tip conical...blunt on the nose & inside of the cavity. The 3 rings are all crsip. About 0.575 x 0.97 inches. Likely a post civil war bullet. $20.00
TL3105 For your consideration one unlisted 3 ring minie'ball with a fairly large progtruding teat inside its cavity. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a lite white color & near 100% of this bullet is covered with dirt...you can see in all 3 rings. The nose is slant cut & mold seams can be faintly seen on both sides. Notice inside of the cavity a faint "ring in the cavity wall" can be seen. Measures about 0.575 x 0.985 inches. $40.00
TL3104 For your consideration one 0.58 caliber 3 ringer bullet with a very well defined, protruding, teat inside of its cavity. You will find this bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a bright white color. The bullet's nose has been nipped off at an angle...a faint sprue "nip" mark can be seen on the blunt nose. The 3 rings are all in cleanly cast condition....a real nice bullet! Measures about 0.57 x 0.975 inches. $45.00
TL3093 sale pending For your consideration one heelcast Enfield bullet listed as a Thomas RBRF#4 513/514. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a very nice lite white colour. Mold seams can be seen on both sides. The sprue "nipper" mark, in the heelcast mark, can be seen at a slight angle to the mold seams. The cavity is a shallow cone type. Measures about 0.565 x 96 inches. The heelcast mark can be seen in all 3 photos. $50.00
TL3090 For your consideration one side knife scabbard tip. Made from iron it still has it original shape. The inside of this tip is full of dirt with some rust mixed in. Almost 1 1/2 inches long. $10.00
TL3089 sold For your consideration one "Colt Holster" revolver bullet. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is real nice white colour. Mold seams & a slightly protruding base cast mark can be seen. Measures about 0.445 x 0.725 inches. Stelma lists as a 05-038 & this is the same bullet Tom photographed for his book. $22.00
TL3085 For your consideration one Louisana cuff button with the Pelican facing to the right button. You will find this button to be in excellent dug condition. The front shows great detail with gold guilt showing in the lined background. The back is very solid with an upright shank. A strong, high quality button. I see no trace of a backmark. $270.00
TL3083 For your consideration one side cast Enfield bullet dug from the Corinth/Shiloh area. The side cast mark can be easily seen. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a very nice BRIGHT white. The cavity is a shallow cone which is typical of this bullet type. Measures about 0.57 x 1.04 inches. $21.00
TL3082 For your consideration one carbine sling hook in excellent dug condition. This sling hook is complete & strong. The hook is frozen in the open position. I see only minor surface pits from being in the ground a long time. Just as nice as my photo shows. Covered with a coat of polyurethane. About 9 inches long. Shipping is $6.00 USPS priority. $105.00
TL3081 sale pending For your consideration one Thomas #84 .50 cal., Colt revolving rifle bullet. You will find this bullet to be in very good to excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice brown. Both grooves are crisp & notice the high base first ring. The solid base is smooth. Measures about 0.515 x 0.905 inches. $85.00
TL3080 For your consideration one unlisted 3 ring minie'ball with a round tipped cone cavity. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a real nice bright white colour. Mold seams can be seen, in the rings, on both sides of this bullet...see bullet photo. The skirt is thin. Measures about 0.57 x 1.015 inches. $12.00
TL3072 For your consideration one heelcast Enfield bullet...Thomas lists as a RBRF#4 513 or 514. The heel cast mark is easily seen & in the base photo you can see the severe angle the heel cast sprue was cut at. You will find this bullet to be in excellent dug condition. The patina is a splotchy white to grey & the patina has that slick waxy feelin' to it. The cavity is a shallow cone. Measures about 0.56 x 0.96 inches. $50.00
TL3070 sale pending For your consideration one dug civil war era stirrup. The condition of this stirrup is excellent dug. The stirrup is complete & strong with no breaks. There is just enough surface pitting to let you know its been in the ground a long time. The iron looks to be stable & this stirrup appears to have been electrolysised & lightly coated with polyurethane. Measure about 5 x 4 1/2 inches. A civilian stirrup dug from a civil war camp site. Shipping is $5.35 USPS Priority. $20.00
TL3069 sale pending For your consideration one block I confederate iron backed coat button. The front has great detail & the patina is a to die for greenish/black-blackish/green. The iron back is in excellent dug condition. It seems to be strong, durable & stable. The iron hook can be seen as a rusted circular pattern in the back of this button. For a dug iron backed button you will be hard pressed to find a better one! $85.00
TL3055 For your consideration 2 bullets that have melted together. The first bullet shows most all of the 3 rings & the bullet is pretty much intack. The 2nd bullet...as you can see...is just a blob of lead. Both are strongly attacted to each other. A neat/one of a kind relic. $20.00
TL3035 For your consideration one unlisted 0.54 caliber bullet. Notice the pointed conical cavity with a small "step" at the base of the cavity. The step is small but its there. This bullet is in very good to excellent dug condition with a real nice patina. Mold seams can be seen on both sides & the 3 rings are all crisp & clean. Measures about 0.535 x 1.025 inches. $14.00
TL3031 For your consideration one carved Spencer bullet. This one, deep groove has been carved all the way around this bullet...making what looks like to me a great pawn for a chess game. This piece has a white patina & a smooth solid base. $16.00
TL3029 For your consideration 2 three ring bullets that have melted together. The 1st photo shows it most clearly...the "seam" where the 2 bullets stuck together in places is raised 1/4 of an inch. The rings show plainly around a large part of these 2 bullets. The 2 cavities have merged together in an interesting way. With this relic in hand it is easy to see exactly what has happened. A one-of-a-kind relic. $23.00
  Here's a relic that just came to the light of day. This pistol was excavated by a farmer, using a horse drawn plow, in the 1930/40's on a local farm. This farm has produced many relics over the years...one of the best was a period brick with a 3 ring minie'ball shot into it. Here's a Smith & Wesson Model 1 second issue 7 shot basically an under powered 22 short cartridge...notice that there are 3 of the original cartridges left in the cylinder. Spur trigger. The brass frame has a nice aged patina with a clear serial No 21866 or 21886 stamped into it. The iron cylinder is rusted & will not move. The iron barrel is hinged to the frame in two places & one is broken. The barrel will not lock into position but will tip up showing the front side of the cylinder...showing the 3 white bullets. The hammer is made from iron & has aged better than the cylinder & barrel. The hammer also has crude serrations on it. Overall about 8 inches long. This farm had a few CS relics but was mainly a "running" camp of the 13th Tenn Vol Calvary Reg USA...these are the guys who shot & killed CS General John H Morgan.  
TL3021 For your consideration three Mason & McKee #323 "Foreign rifle" musketoon type bullets. All 3 bullets show significant erosion from salt water...all the bullets are pretty much complete. All 3 from a large, very Southern coastal defense. A great show & tell on the effects of salt water & civil war bullets. Shipping is $3.50. $16.00
TL3019 sale pending For your consideration one high base ring variant 3 ring bullet. The condition is good to very good with a real nice white patina. In the first photo, top ring, you will notice a double arrow/double pointer design <>. What my photo barely shows is a mold seam running thru the middle of this double arrow dersign. Middle photo, top ring, you can see each pointer of this double arrow design one to the extreme left of the bullet > & one to the extreme right < ...I don't recall seeing this on a bullet before. The cavity is a pointed conical type. About 0.57 x 1.09 inches. $14.00
TL3017 For your consideration one unlisted 3 ring minie'ball with an "odd" paraboloidal/conical truncated round tip type cavity. This bullet is in very good dug condition. The patina is a very nice white to lite white colours. Notice the elongated nose & mold seams can be seen on both sides. Measures about 0.57 x 0.995 inches. $12.00
TL3016 sold For your consideration one Dimmick rifle bullet with a heavily nipped nose...a Mason & McKee #277 variant. This bullet is in excellent dug condition. The patina is a BRIGHT white colour...a very nice patina. Mold seams can be easily seen on both sides & the one ring is cleanly cast. Inside of the cavity a big teat can be seen. Measures about 0.47 x 0.84 inches. $60.00
  Let me tell ya a story most will not have heard...a little local flavor from me. The time is November 1861 in Confederate controlled NE Tenn...Pottertown/Mohawk communities. "Tenn voted for secission on June 8, 1861, with residents of eastern Tenn voted 2 to 1 against secession but losing the vote to the state's large western population." In response a plan was hatched by a Presbertian minster William Blunt Carter to burn 9 railroad bridges from Virginia to Georgia.....the complete length of E Tenn-Bristol to Chattanooga. This plan was personally approved by Abraham Lincoln, General George McClellan & Secretary of War William Seward. This action would completely disrupt troop & war supply traffic from Richmond to the deep South along the E Tenn & Virginia railroad.....Richmond's only direct railroad to Atlanta. Also, immediately after the bridges were burned the Union army would invade E Tenn via the Cumberland Gap & protect the Union loyalist. One of these bridges spanned Lick Creek (Crik) about a 5 minute ride from my home at Mosheim. A party of about 60 loyalist men assembled at Pottertown & were secretly sworn into the Union army. After midnight on Nov 9, '1861 the raiders set out on horseback for the 2 mile ride to the RR bridge. They captured several CS troops guarding the bridge. About 1/2 of the loyalist guarded the CS troops while the other 1/2 burned the bridge down to the waters level...mission accomplished. The CS troops were given the choice of swearing loyality to the Union or be shot on the spot. Not surprisingly they swore loyality to the Union. Less than 24 hours later CS authorities had tracked down 6 of the conspirators. Jacob Hinshaw, Alexander Haun, Jacob & his son Henry Harmon, all 4 were local potters. Captain David Fry a Greene Co farmer & veteran of the Mexican War & Harrison Self. Two of these five men were hanged within a week...an interesting point here both men were hanged from the same tree at the RR depot at Greeneville, Tenn. Their bodies were left hanging for about 2 weeks as a warning to other loyalist here. Another died in jail before he could be hanged. Fry escaped a CS prison, shot 3 times & spent much of the war in the mountains as a Union pilot guiding loyal men to Kentucky to be sworn into the Union army. Self was pardoned by Jefferson Davis. The promised Union invasion never occured & five of the nine bridges were actually burned. "William Stringfield wrote This...was the beginning of great troubles in East Tennessee. This made my home a military camp for the balance of the war". In a nutshell this is just one of the stories I grew up hearing & I hope you enjoyed hearing it too. A side note in 2008 NE Tenn was at the end of a severe drought. During this time the water level in Lick Creek dropped by about 2 feet & the burnt off original bridge posts could be easily seen sticking up out of the water.  
page 2   Dear Lord be good to me. The sea is so big & my boat is so small...pre Kindergarden student.  
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