Antietam Relics & Artifacts
Updated April 27, 2019
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.
Buckles & Plates
Bullets & Cartridges
Swords & Blades
World War I
World War II
Civil War Gift Sets
Used Reference Books
Selling Your Items?
Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern Waist Belt Plate (Stud Hooks)
Here is a nice early "puppy paw" buckle dug in the vicinity of the East
Woods at Antietam. This plate remains relatively uncleaned. There are a
few freeze cracks on the face and most of the lead solder remains on the
back. The plate is slightly wavy but still retains it's overall slightly
mm x 88 mm
Sharpsburg, Maryland (East Woods / Antietam)
Grouping of Artillery Fuse Parts
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.
Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.
Brass Antietam Centennial Token (Dunkard Church)
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.
$15.00 Each (Qty. Available 5)
Paper Brochure for J.C. Sargent's "Gardner Monumental Works" in Gardner
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
8.75" x 5.5"
Gardner Monumental Works Factory
$15.00 Each (Qty. Avail. 4)