Antietam Relics & Artifacts

Updated November 21, 2016

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We are currently looking to photograph items for our book on Antietam Relics & Artifacts. If you have some items with great provenance, we would like to photograph them for the book. We are open to all sorts of relics. With that being said, we only want items with great provenance including local paper money, artillery, buckles, bayonets, etc.

 

Antietam Field Hospital Museum Items

 

We have been getting several emails about the validity of the items from the Antietam "Field Hospital" Museum that are currently on the market. We have had several people contacting us trying to sell us such items. From the research that I have been doing on local museums for my book, I have found no evidence of this museum ever being in existence. We have tracked down every museum in the area and none of them had a concentration of medical items.  None of the locals have ever heard of this museum as well. The museum is said to have closed in the 1960's. Unfortunately, there is no record of this museum in my area. Until I can confirm the museum with ownership or get a physical address as to where it was located I will leave this up. We will continue our research for our book but will not be photographing items from this museum until provenance is fully secured. While this museum could have existed, the provenance is lacking a lot of detail in my humble opinion.

 

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Z1415     Early Flat Button with Lined Face and Rolled Edges

Description: Nice early civilian style button with plenty of gilt.

Backmark: Laurel Wreath

Measures: 21 mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm

Price: $15.00

Z1382     Federal Rifleman Eagle "R" Button

Description: Dug button with a push to the face and damage on the rear. Shank is still intact.

Backmark: ???

Measures: 14.13mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm

Price: $20.00 Sale Pending!

Z1381     Excavated Iron Heel Plate

Description: Iron heel plates were tacked onto the heel of a shoe in order to prevent wear.

Measures: 2.5" x 2.5"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm

Price: $20.00

Z1360     Early Pattern Zinc Schenkl Combination Fuse

Description: Nice early pattern Schenkl fuse from Antietam. This one still has the brass latch clip on top. These are never in great condition when you dig them. There are no visible numbers on top.

Measures: 3" in length.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm (Hauser's Ridge Area)

Price: $75.00

Z1355     Excavated Puppy Paw Set from a US Buckle

Description: This is a set of hooks that was melted out of a buckle. There is still some lead solder attached to the hook. This particular piece is the early style of puppy paws that had lead capped studs. The lead has been melted out.

Measures: 1.25" x 2.5"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm (Hauser's Ridge Area)

Price: $25.00

Z1354     Federal 3" Dyer Shell Nose

Description: Here is an excavated Dyer nose recovered from the river here in town. This particular piece was fired by Pleasanton's men (positioned at Ferry Hill) upstream from the Ford. There were a lot of shells recovered from this area but the predominate shell was the 3" Dyer. This one has the wide opening at the bottom of fuse and was meant for a shell rather than case-shot. This one still has small river rocks stuck to the bottom.

Measures: 2.5" x 3"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. September 19-20 1862 (Retreat from Antietam)

Price: $65.00

Z1353     General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Nice coat button with a thick woods patina. This one has an early rmdc backmark. The shank is slightly bent. No pushes or cracks.

Backmark: Unreadable

Measures: 19.76mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00

Z1351     Federal Eagle Cavalry "C" Overcoat Button

Description: Here is a very nice button that was recovered near Sharpsburg, Md.. This button has the early rmdc backmark. The shank is slightly bent and there is a small push or shovel mark on the back. There are no pushes to the face or cracks and the stand up shank is intact and bent. This button along with many other relics were recovered in the vicinity of the Smoketown Rd., Mansfield Rd., and the Keedsyville Rd. area. This area was used as the staging area for the East Woods. Every house in the area was used a hospital directly following the Battle of Antietam.

Backmark: Scovill's rmdc.

Measures: 22.63mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland D.A. Collection

Price: $70.00

Z1349    Hand Guard from a US M1840 NCO Sword

Description: Here is an interesting piece. This is a portion of a hand guard from an NCO sword. Judging by the rough edge, this appears to have been ripped off the sword. I guess we'll never know!

Measures: 1.25" x 3.5"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. Hauser Farm (Hauser's Ridge Area)

Price: $30.00

Z1348     Excavated Lot of Coins from Antietam

Description: Here is a lot of coins recovered from the Smoketown Rd., Mansfield Rd, and Keedysville Rd. area. I can tell they range from the 1700's -1863. However, I can't make out a date on the majority of them.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00 SOLD

Z1333     Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Cartridge Box Plate

Description: Nice boxplate recovered from Antietam. This one is cupped and has some rim damage and freeze cracks. The lead is mostly intact and the iron loops are missing.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $75.00

Z1326     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern (Maker Marked W.H. Smith / Brooklyn)

Description: Nice early maker marked breastplate from the Antietam area. This one has a slight wave near the edge and a few freeze cracks. The lead solder is intact and the loops are missing.

Backmark: "W.H.SMITH / BROOKLYN"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $150.00

Z1317     Federal Eagle Artillery "A" Cuff Button

Description: Small dug cuff button missing the shank.

Backmark: Scovill

Measures: 15.29mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00 Sale Pending!

Z1316      Federal General Service Eagle Cuff/Kepi Button

Description: Nice excavated eagle button with an iron back. This one is missing the shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 14.65mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z1313     Federal General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Nice eagle button from Antietam without any pushes, cracks, etc.

Measures: 19.59mm

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00

Z1311     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Nice and well worn eagle breastplate. This one has a nice patina and most of the lead solder is intact. It's missing both loops which is common for a dug plate. This one is a little wavy on one side.

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $125.00

Z1310     Excavated P1853 Enfield Tompion

Description: Excavated tompion from Sharpsburg. These were used to keep the barrel of a musket free from the elements. The stem would have been covered by cork and would easily keep out the rain.

Measures: 2"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00

Z1309     Excavated P1853 Enfield Tompion

Description: Excavated tompion from Sharpsburg. These were used to keep the barrel of a musket free from the elements. The stem would have been covered by cork and would easily keep out the rain. This one still has a small piece of cork on the inside.

Measures: 2"

Recovered: Sharpsburg, Maryland. D.A. Collection

Price: $20.00

Z1082     Interior Portion of a Zinc Schenkl Percussion Fuse.

Description: Here is the interior portion of a zinc Schenkl percussion fuse recovered from the Hauser Farm at Antietam. This one is still caked with dirt.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $15.00

Z1076     Artillery Shell Fragment from a 4.52" (12lb.) Shell

Description: Here is a nice fragment recovered from the West side of the battlefield. This is a fragment from a 12lb. cannonball. This one still has the opening where the fuse would have screwed into the shell.

Measures: 2.5" x 3.5"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. Sept. 19-20 1862 (Last Battle of the Antietam Campaign)

Price: $12.00

Z1073     Artillery Shell Fragment from a 2.9" Schenkl Shell

Description: Nice long fragment from the Battle of Shepherdstown. This is a sliver of a Schenkl nose. You can see the rebated edge on the bottom where the tail would have been attached!

Measures: 1.5" x 5"

Recovered: Battle of Shepherdstown, Va. Sept. 19-20 1862 (Last Battle of the Antietam Campaign)

Price: $12.00

Z1035     Model 1841/42 Musket Tool

Description: Here is a very nice excavated musket tool for the M41/42 Musket. This one was recovered from Turner's Gap.

Measures: 3.5" in length

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, South Mountain, Turner's Gap

Price: $15.00

Z1032     Model 1841/42 Musket Tool

Description: Here is a very nice excavated musket tool for the M41/42 Musket. The iron on this one is great and could be cleaned up a little better. This one was recovered from Turner's Gap.

Measures: 3.5" in length

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, South Mountain, Turner's Gap

Price: $20.00

Z1012     Grouping of Artillery Fuse Parts

Description: Here is a small grouping of parts of artillery fuses and fuse adaptors. These are all lead or zinc. This group includes the parts for a parrott fuse, hotchkiss, and Boremann fuse.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $15.00

Z1009     Excavated Brass Toe Tap

Description: Here is a nice brass toe tap. These were tacked on to the toe of a boot to prevent wear and tear. This one is a nice condition and isn't overly tweaked.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $15.00

Z1006     Federal General Service Eagle Button

Description: Excavated eagle coat button recovered from the Hauser Farm in Sharpsburg, Md. The face is smooth on this example! The backmark is unreadable but the stand up shank is still intact.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $25.00 SOLD

Y284     .58 Three Ringer

Description: Nice dropped .58 three ring bullet

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $12.00

Y283     .52 Carbine Bullet

Description: Here is a nice dropped .52 Sharps carbine bullet. This one has the flat base.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $12.00 Sale Pending!

Y270     .58 Six Pointed Swaged Cavity Bullet

Description: Here is a minty swaged cavity bullet with the six spokes. These machines were pressed in a machine and the bases were swaged.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $15.00 Sale Pending!

Z826     Brass Sword Hanger

Description: Nice excavated brass sword hanger from the Hauser Farm in Sharpsburg. This one is just as dug and still has the dirt on it.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Maryland

Price: $35.00

M8     Brass Antietam Centennial Token (Dunkard Church)

Description: Here is an interesting item from the Centennial era here at Antietam. These tokens, along with a few other types were produced for the Antietam centennial. The face has a photo of the "Dunkard Church" in the middle and is surrounded by "Battle of Antietam" / Sept 17, 1862." The back states, " Good for 50 Cents in trade at any cooperating business or redeemable at any Washington or Frederick county Maryland bank on or before 2:00 PM Aug. 1, 1962." These tokens were produced for the bicentennial of Hagerstown, Md. as well as the centennial of the battles of Antietam & South Mountain. We have five of the Dunkard Church tokens available and will pick the best ones first. We also have a few of the other types so if you are looking for a particular one, let me know.

Measures: 33.85mm

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $15.00 Each (Qty. Available 5)

Y172     Bent .69 Three Ringer

Description: Here is a nice .69 three ringer that was a good drop but it appears to have been stepped on. The bottom cavity is closed with some dirt inside.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md

Price: $14.00

M19     Paper Brochure for J.C. Sargent's "Gardner Monumental Works" in Gardner Massachusetts

Description: Here is an interesting piece of history that is related to Antietam. This is the paper brochure that was used in marketing for the Gardner Monumental Works. J.C. Sargent owned and operated the monumental works for several years. He was a Civil War veteran and was the one who designed and produced the monuments that were on the ends of the Burnside Bridge. Below the brochure is a photo of J.C. Sargent standing by one of his monuments. This photo is not for sale and is only pictured as reference.

Measures: 8.75" x 5.5"

Recovered: Gardner Monumental Works Factory

Price: $15.00 Each (Qty. Avail. 4)

M18     Image of the Antietam Cemetery from the Tower by J.H. Wagoner, Photographer, Hagerstown, Md.

Description: Here is another very nice image taken from the top of the tower at the National Cemetery at Antietam. This is a great image of the cemetery in it's younger days. You can clearly see several people in the yard and "Simon" is standing tall in the background.

Measures: 8" x 5"

Price: $75.00

Z616     Excavated Federal Bormann Fuse

Description:  Here is a complete Bormann fuse from the Hauser Farm in Sharpsburg, Md. Although this one is complete, it is pushed forward on one side from the explosion. I cannot make out any of the numbers on the fuse but you can see the second lines. This one appears to be punched at about the 1.5 second mark. Most of the ones found further up the ridge from MD65 are punch at the 5 second mark.

Measures: 1.75" x 1.5"

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $65.00

 

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