Militaria 

Museum Quality Union Artillery Shell Jacket - Pattern 1851 w General Service Buttons Pattern 1854 Marked by U.S. Inspector E.C. Stephenson Cincinnati Ohio

 

Standard issue dark rich blue wool shell jacket with red piping on collar and cuffs and red trim down the front and along the front and back edges. The jacket's buttons are all original, Pattern 1854 General Service Eagle type and all the buttons are marked / made by SCOVILLS & Co EXTRA. This name was abbreviated to fit on small buttons.  There are 12-buttons at the front and two buttons on each side of the collar and two on each cuff, a total of 20. The lower jacket back center has both belt support pillows fully intact. The body of the jacket is in excellent condition. There are no exterior signs of wear, tears and moth damage. The piping and trim retain their original bright red color. There is also no interior wear except a very small tear opening on the sleeve near the inspector's mark. The dark blue exterior color has not faded at all.

 

All exterior seams are tight. Collar has a single eye closure at the middle. The interior is fully lined with a light brown wool material. Sleeves are also fully lined with white muslin. The left arm shoulder interior lining has a readable ink stamped "E.C. Stephenson US INSP. CIN'TI O" with four (4) Blue Dots. The inspector served at the Cincinnati Depot which was made up of 12 buildings on Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati Ohio. This Jacket is was made during the war years and is very clean overall. It is a first-rate, museum quality example of a Civil War Artillery Shell Jacket. Coat has come from an advanced collector in Louisiana and also comes with an adjustable display stand.    Price $3400

Personal Artifacts of Confederate Brig. Gen. Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls of Louisiana

Group Includes: 1) Right Sleeve of Uniform Coat when Nicholls was a Colonel-some mothing 2) Old English Style Two Piece CS Sword Belt Buckle * 3) Eagle Sleeve Button 4) 1862 $5 LA Note 5) Signature of Nicholls on Misc. Document Fragment. Collection comes from a retired Duke Univ. Doctor purchased 35+ years ago.

* CS Buckle has been examined by well-known Confederate Artifacts Dealer of VA, and was pronounced to be authentic

 

Comes with a frame ready Display Poster 

Born Aug., 20 1834 – Died Jan. 4 1912 -  26th & 30th Gov. of Louisiana / Chief Justice of the LA Supreme Court.  Buried in St. John Episcopal Cemetery in Thibodaux LA

Nicholls graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1855.  After a tour in Florida in the Seminole War, he returned to Louisiana and attended the University of Louisiana (Tulane).  He married Caroline Guion in 1860 and practiced law in Napoleonville until the war started.

He joined the Confederate forces in June 1861 as a Captain, 8th LA Infantry, fought at First Battle of Bull Run and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In May 1862, Col. Nicholls was badly wounded and became a POW at Winchester VA, his left arm was amputated. Prisoner exchanged on Sept. 21 1862.

On October 14, 1862, he was promoted to Brigadier General. Commanding the District of Lynchburg until 1863, he later led a brigade in the Chancellorsville Campaign. During that campaign, his left foot was ripped off by a shell, and he was unable to return to combat service. Nicholls was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department to direct the Volunteer and Conscript Bureau until the end of the war.

 

A nice grouping with a rare buckle. Price: $12,500 Now $10,500 

Replica North Carolina National Flag 

Price $2100  Now $1800

A framed 47" Wide x 43" Tall 10 Star Replica National Confederate Flag probably made in the 1980's - 1990's to represent North Carolina which was the 10th state to secede on May 20 1861.

An 2001 an assessment Email report was issued by the NC Museum of History regarding the composition of the flag, but with no pronouncement was made of its period or source of manufacture.

Recently a review of the flag was made by a NC Civil War flag expert (Will Gorges) from New Bern NC and he stated this flag is a very nice replica.

 

The flag is well mounted and sealed in the wood/glass frame.   

 

A nice opportunity to display an inexpensive Confederate National Flag. Local pickup from Southern Pines NC required.

Museum Quality Union Cavalry Shell Jacket - Pattern 1851 w General Service Buttons Pattern 1854 - Marked by U.S. Inspector F.H. Shafer Cincinnati Ohio

 

Standard issue dark rich blue wool shell jacket with gold piping on collar and cuffs andgold trim down the front and along the front and back edges. The jacket's buttons are all original, Pattern 1854 General Service Eagle type most of the buttons are marked / made by SCOVILLS & Co EXTRA. This name was abbreviated to fit on small buttons. The balance are plain backmark but made by same vendor. There are 12-buttons at the front and two buttons on each side of the collar and two on each cuff, a total of 20. The lower jacket back center has both belt support pillows fully intact. The body of the jacket is in excellent condition. There are no exterior signs of wear, tears and moth damage. The piping and trim retain their original bright gold color. There is also no interior wear.

 

All exterior seams are tight. Collar has a single eye and loop closure at the middle location of the three stripes. The interior is fully lined with a light brown wool material. Sleeves are also fully lined with white muslin. The left arm shoulder interior lining has a partially readable ink stamped "F.C. Shafer US INSP. CIN. O." with four (4) Blue Dots nearby. The inspector served at the Cincinnati Depot which was made up of 12 buildings on Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati Ohio. This Jacket is was made during the war years and is very clean overall. It is a first-rate, museum quality example of a Civil War Cavalry Shell Jacket. Coat has come from an advanced collector in Louisiana and also comes with an adjustable display stand.  The dark blue exterior color has not faded at all.   Price $3400

Very Fine Pattern 1858 US  Flat Brim Cavalry Forage / Bummers Cap w Insignia     Price $2700   SOLD

A handsome forage cap with stamped brass crossed sabres, Co. C letter and 6th Regiment number with consistent patina. A few moth holes in the cloth at the bottom of the back. Full ~1" sweat band with some minor curling and cracking, cloth liner, side eagle buttons with back mark, and strong leather chip strap with keeper / buckle and brim. Cap is made of what appears to be a high grade wool/cotton blend fabric  A great example!

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