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    Rushville, Ohio, USA
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    Avid collector of Civil War items, especially those tied to specific person or units.
  1. This is a detailed photo of the hilt.
  2. I found this sword not too long ago. It was being sold as a Civil War sword but it doesn't look like any Civil War sword I've ever seen. The blade's girth is too big and looks much older than mid-1800s. It looks like a sword from the War of 1812 or around that time. The blade is 30 inches long and still has a bit of an edge to it. The sword as a whole is actually quite light in weight. I'd say about the sane weight as a civil war musicians sword. I can't seem to find any makers marks either. If anybody can ID this then I'd greatly appreciate it!
  3. I got this jacket not too long ago and I am in need of some help in identifying exactly what jacket this is. I bought it as an Indian war era jacket but it looks later. To be honest it might even be a British jacket but I have no idea. This is a British Artillery Gunner's fatigue blouse. It looks vaguely similar.
  4. Awesome piece! I like how its one that was altered by the soldier. Shorter collar.
  5. Gotcha. I figured it was something like that but wasn't sure. Thanks though. Every little bit of information is important!
  6. I acquired these a few years back. I don't know if they are civil war period or not so I anybody can ID these then I'd appreciate that. I don't know what the prong in the middle is for. I know that most spurs were tied around the back of the boot.
  7. Picked up these today. A pair of civil war artillery epaulettes for first lieutenant. They were made by Tiffany and Co. New York and all the parts are there. They are my first pair to be in my civil war collection. They have some condition issues but I'm happy with them. The only thing I don't know about them are the T.B. in the red circle patch.
  8. Thanks. The back hook just seems too large for a civil war piece but its not made like a m1872 buckle either, so I don't know.
  9. Hey! I recently picked up this officer's fatigue blouse. I believe that it is a m1892 but I thought the m1892 had trefoils along the front, not frogs. If somebody could clarify this for me then I'd appreciate it. Thank!
  10. This is a buckle that I've had for a while but it was only until recently that I've had worries that it was a post war plate. The hook on the back seems to large for a civil war period plate. There's also a matching 53 on the buckle and on the other belt attachment. If any body can confirm or ID differently please let me know! Thanks!
  11. Here are a few other details and that British jacket reference.
  12. Hello all! I'm new to this forum. I am a collector of Civil War period items and have a decent collection of artifacts both dug and bought. I don't have a whole lot of knowledge on Indian War pieces so I am in need of some identification help. This is a jacket that I got not too long ago but the problem I have is that I can't figure out exactly what era or country that it is from. It was labeled Indians War era so that why I'm placing it into this category. It has the appearance of a fatigue jacket. It has 5 eagle staff officer buttons on the front, 2 cuff button on each sleeve and 2 on
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