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 ready to frame 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

Shirt /Blouse Identified to Soldier from 11th Kansas Cavalry

 

A very nice white cotton long sleeve, fluted front shirt with a detachable 3 button collar and four vertical buttons and one button on each cuff. It has a V shape cut on each side. The shirt is signed on the right bottom front in black ink "N.W.Barker". This shirt is in excellent condition with no real issues.

Barker enlisted on Co. F of the 11th KS Cavalry regiment in 1862, but died of disease in 1863.

See data base record below:

Nathan W. Barker

Residence Garnett KS; Enlisted on 8/23/1862 as a Private. On 9/11/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. KS 11th Cavalry He died of disease on 11/13/1863 at Kansas City, MO Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

This shirt is similar in style and nature to a shirt once used / signed by Capt. George Custer. The Custer shirt shown was authenticated by the Custer Battlefield Museum in Montana.

This is a scarce Cavalry artifact from the Civil War.  Price $350

Shirt once owned by Capt. George Custer with ink signature shown below and right for comparison of style and signature mark.

ORIGINAL UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS (UCV) INFANTRY OFFICER FROCK COAT

This coat came out of a Confederate Museum in Greenville SC after residing there on loan for 20 plus years. It was purchased by a lawyer from Ashville NC over 30 - 40 years ago in a Lake Lure NC antique shop. 

The medium weight cadet gray coat is generally in very good condition. The interior body lining (probably wool) has been removed but the shoulder linings and sleeve cuff linings are still present. There is a small hole in the lower front right side and the coat has some soil and light age fading in some areas. But the coat is solid and strong and presents itself well.

 

The double breasted coat has 16 US Staff Officer Indian War Officer buttons, 14 on the front and two on the reverse coat tails. The buttons are marked by either Waterbury Button Co., Scovill Mfg. Co. and Extra Quality. 

 

The gray coat has rich blue collar and cuffs with gold embroidery with a five pointed sequin star on each side of the collar. This coat was once owned by an officer who was a rank of Major. The collar material has slight deterioration near each star which also have some tattering from age. The two coat tails have a matching blue material vertical border stripe on each side. The coat has no label but is probably from the mid 1870's to 1900. Since the coat came from mountains of North Carolina, its owner could have been from NC, TN, VA or possibly GA. 

 

The coat comes with a Model 1851 cast brass Eagle waist belt. A very nice display piece.  It comes with hand built display stand. The two sleeves are filled with a removable polyester fiber to fill them out.  Price $3500 SOLD

Photo on right shows Greenville SC Confederate Museum brochure showing the displayed UCV Frock Coat  

Very Scarce Model 1855 Swallow Tail Artillery Officer Jacket

 

This coat is a US Model 1855 swallow tail jacket. It is a triple breast style with seven horizontal rows of double gold embroidered piping, and is adorned with a total of 37 Eagle Buttons (27 Front - 1 missing in front & 10 Back), Albert Type General Service GI-94 -  20 mm from G.O. Jan. 20 1854.  The buttons are a mix of either Scovills or Waterbury. All buttons are original to the coat.

The coat also has a pair of M 1855 style epaulettes / scales with red artillery cotton tassels and is marked on the back ”Horstmann Philadelphia”. Each arm cuff has three - 14 mm eagle buttons, GI-94 pattern, sewn to a bright red trim sleeve decoration with gold embroidery.

Early in the war a number of mounted officers preferred this style of swallow tail jackets. The coat design was split in the tail allowing an easier mount and dismount. The coat shows very minimal wear from service. There are no alterations from the original form and design. The lining is 100% present with off white / beige color and is made from padded quilting. There are some sweat stains but no deterioration. This early Civil War Artillery Officer’s is Depot Inspected with a circular light red ink stamp on the lining marked "G. A. Cowles & Co. W.R. & M.P / Inspected at Schuylkill Arsenal”.

The coat reverse has rich, beautiful fancy decorative trim on the tails bordered with gold embroidery, and there are 10 GI-94 type 20 mm eagles buttons. Comes with an adjustable display stand.

A great display of a very scarce Officer’s swallow tail jacket for any Civil War Artillery collection.  Price $5500

© 2018  Website created for First Flight Digital