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Updated July 13, 2015

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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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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

Z1080     Excavated Brass Ramrod for Single Shot Pistol

Description: Here is a nice piece recovered from Antietam. This is a small brass ramrod for a small caliber single shot pistol. One end is rounded to fit the palm of your hand. The stem is hollow and threaded on the end. This is where you would affix the remaining rod or brush!

Measures: 1" x 1.75"

Recovered: Hauser Farm Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $35.00

Z1077     Artillery Shell Fragment from a 2.9" Federal Dyer Shell

Description: This is a section of a lead/zinc sabot that would have been attached to the base of a Dyer artillery shell. This one has fragmented from the explosion leaving only this piece. You can clearly see the flame groove on this fragment.

Measures: 2" x 3"

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

Price: $10.00

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

Z1075     Artillery Shell Fragment from a 2.9" Federal Dyer Shell

Description: Here is an interesting fragment from a Dyer Shell. Upon close inspection you can clearly see the cast "X" on the bottom. There was an issue where lead sabots that were attached to the base would come off during firing. The shells were then manufactured with a cross on the bottom which held a sliver of tin. The tin supposedly helped to keep the sabot attached to the shell.

Measures: 2.5" x 2.5"

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

Price: $12.00

Z1074     Artillery Shell Fragment from a 2.9" Federal Dyer Shell

Description: Here is approximately half of a Dyer shell nose. You can clearly see the threaded channel where the fuse would screw into the shell. This was found on the West side of the battlefield.

Measures: 2.25" x 3"

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

Price: $20.00

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

Z1072     Artillery Shell Fragment from a 2.9" Federal Dyer Shell

Description: Here is a nice fragment from a 2.9" Dyer artillery shell. This was recovered on the far West Side of the battlefield near Shepherdstown.

Measures: 2" x 4"

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

Price: $12.00

Z1045     Two Hotchkiss Artillery Fuse Bases

Description: Here are two small interesting fragments from Antietam. These are the base/stem portion of the early war Hotchkiss fuses. Each one of these still has the iron tube lodged in the interior. The iron tube was meant to guide the flame into the lower powder cavity below the base plate.

Measures Approximately 1.65" each

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, Sharpsburg, Md. Corner of Route 65 and Mondell Rd.

Price: $25.00

Z1043     Confederate Nose Fragment from an Artillery Shell

Description: Nice fragment from an early war shell. I would assume this one is from a Parrott shell. There are no fuse threads so this would have had a wooden time fuse adaptor.

Measures: 3.5" x 3"

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

Price: $15.00 Sale Pending!

Z1038     Federal Time Fuse Adaptor for 2.9" Dyer Case-Shot

Description: Here is a very nice fuse adaptor for a Dyer shell recovered from the Ellis Farm. This area was as close to the epicenter of the battle as you can get. This particular fuse has the smaller hole in the base and was meant for case-shot rather than a common shell.

Measures: 1.8" x .980"

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, Battle of Shepherdstown Va., Ellis Farm

Price: $65.00

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

Y349     Field Made Nipple Protector

Description: Here is a very nice nipple protector made out of a .69 Minie. These were made to keep water, debris out of the nipple. This one was created by placing a .69 Minie vertically over the nipple and letting the hammer fall over and over. This one is marked in pencil on the top T-1 for it's recovery location.

Recovered: Maryland 1862 Campaign, Burkittsville, Md., Crampton's Gap

Price: $15.00

Z1022     Early War Parrott Zinc Time Fuse Adaptor

Description: Excavated Parrott zinc time fuse adaptor from the Battle of Turner's Gap. This one shows distortion from the artillery shell exploding. Interestingly this one appears to have remnants from the fuse or perhaps wood through the middle section.

Measures: 1.5" x 1.1"

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

Price: $25.00

Z1021     West Point Foundry Parrott Zinc Time Fuse

Description: Very nice West Point style fuse. This one is clearly marked with a "W" on the top flange. The threads are very nice and a clear mold seam can be seen on both sides.

Measures: 2.40 in Length 1.3" Flange Diameter

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

Price: $65.00

Z1020     Austrian Lorenz Rifle Rear Sight

Description: Very nice excavated rear sight to an Austrian Lorenz musket. This one was recovered at Turner's Gap and the iron is excellent!

Measures: 1.5" x 3/4"

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

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

Z1008     Excavated Brass Kepi Buckle

Description: Nice excavated kepi buckle! This one is flat and doesn't have any damage. These were worn on the chinstraps of the kepi hats.

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $15.00

Z1007     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

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

Z1004     Eagle Breastplate, Regulation 1826 Pattern

Description: Here is another breastplate recovered from the Hauser Farm in Sharpsburg, Md. This one is folded and both of the loops have rusted away. The back is split open but the piece is still sturdy and retains most of the lead solder. The front of the plate is green and there is some rim damage on the edges. There is also a small area on the face where there is a spot of wax.

Recovered: Hauser's Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $45.00

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

Z615    Melted Clump of Lead with Early War Hotchkiss Fuse

Description: Here is an interesting clump for our area. We always seem to find melted bullets but we don't dig melted fuses as large fires are rare in our area. You can clearly see the outline of the zinc Hotchkiss fuse adaptor in this piece. You can clearly see the threads from both sides but they are a little thinner on the back. This is a neat piece of history that you don't see that often. If you are an artillery collector, this one is for you!

Measures: 2" x 3"

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $40.00

Y108     .54 Burnside Cartridge

Description: This .54 Burnside Carbine bullet is in great shape but the cartridge has cracked towards the bottom. The hull is still full of powder and is crushed on the end.

Measures:    L 2"

Recovered: Hauser Farm, Sharpsburg, Md.

Price: $20.00

Z591     Confederate Lead Cartridge Box Finial

Description: This is a Confederate cartridge box finial. It would have been mounted on the bottom and the latch would have slipped over it to keep it closed. The Union ones were made from brass or copper and the majority of Confederate ones were made of lead or pewter.

Measures: .877" in Length

Recovered: Antietam, Md.

Price: $15.00

 

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