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Dan & Teresa Patterson
P.O. Box 2468
Madison, MS



The Civil War Connection
Relics & Detectors
"Where Beginners to Advanced Collectors come to Shop"
February 2021 Catalog

Updated 2/25/21

Additional Pictures Available Upon Request  



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Check out our latest finds in the July/August 2019 Issue of American Digger Magazine- CSA Button, CS Louisiana Button, CS Manuscript Artillery Button, and a Gold Cuff Link with a Script "R" on face.


Check out my recent finds in the March/April 2019 Issue of American Digger Magazine- CS Louisiana Cuff Button, US Marine Button, Three Cent Silver Coin, Seated Liberty Silver Dime, and Plantation Token.

Check out my Article(Mississippi Memories-30 Years of Deep South Digging) in the July/August 2015 Issue of American Digger Magazine.

I am proud to let everyone know that I was one of the four volunteers that helped Police find the gun that was used to kill Jackson Police Officer Glen Agee. Check out the Story by clicking on the Link below.


Above is a pic of Joe Barnett and myself hunting the water where Police Officer Agee and the criminal fought. At first, we were reluctant to check out the creek because many snakes had been spotted in the area and the Police said they had covered it pretty well but I insisted on us getting in the water due to our equipment plus I dont like leaving any area unchecked. With relentless determination Joe found the gun in deep water.

Civil War Connection is proud to have made a contribution of expertise in the newly published Warman's Civil War Collectibles by John F. Graf.   The book's information was obtained from  some of the most knowledgable experts and dealers representing various regions of the country.  It is a superb Price Guide for Civil War memorabilia containing 571 pages with numerous pics & detailed descriptions making it an invaluable and easy to understand tool for anyone interested in Civil War memorabilia from expert to beginner.

Antique Artillery

*All Artillery Shells have been disarmed and rendered inert*

CS 32 pound Wood Plug Shell- very hard size to come by, VG condition  $255.00  SOLD

AR58. CS 10 Pd. Read Parrott Shell- with iron sabot, wood fuse, Good condition  $195.00  SOLD to PA

AR69. CS 12 Pound Cannonball- still has part of fuse which is seldom seen, VG Iron $245.00  SOLD

Civil War Bottles

M128. Rare Glass Roman Pitcher- nice condition, 1700-2000 years old  $155.00

BO18. Large Cathedral Pickle Bottle
-  4 sided, rolled lip, Fine condition, old style Gothic Windows, no cracks or dings, graphite bottom(Rare), 12 inches tall  $245.00  SOLD


Buckles & Plates

BP3. Civil War Puppy Paw Hooks- all three hooks are there but found seperately, only $19.00  SOLD

BP56. US Buckle- with Arrow hooks, Very Fine condition, dug near Vicksburg $195.00  SOLD

BP71. Union Eagle Sword Belt Buckle- Fine condition, with wreath, Initials "AL" on back, L is hard to see but there   $225.00

BP72. "Baby" 1839 US Buckle- with both hooks, non dug, Fine condition  $325.00 SOLD

BP73. Union Eagle Sword Belt Buckle & Belt- VG Leather Belt(Solid), Gorgeous Buckle, #780, with brass keeper  SOLD

BP76. US Eagle Breastplate- looks like sides were taken off by Soldier, pretty green petina, dug near Yazoo City   $45.00 and free shipping!  SOLD

BP80. Union Eagle Sword Belt Buckle with Keeper- Fine condition, with Silver Wreath, Both Buckle & Keeper are numbered, Gorgeous combination  $275.00

BP81. Union Cavalry Carbine Buckle- dug near Vicksburg, Very Good condition, solid buckle  $105.00

BP84. Confederate Wishbone Buckle- Gorgeous green petina, CS Soldier lost his hook and put this one on, Cool buckle   $395.00 

BP85. CS Snake Buckle- with Snake and one Loop, crack in middle of Loop, Rust in middle and evidence of leather or something on that loop, probably used something iron and leather to try to save loop, cool relic, $215.00 and free shipping  SOLD


BU1. Union Massachussetts Volunteer Militia Button - with shank, non dug, loaded with Gold Gilt, Very Fine condition $28.00  SOLD

BU6. Union Patriotic Button - cuff size, with shank, Very Fine Condition  $35.00

BU7. Napoleonic Pewter Infantry Button
-   cuff size, pewter, with shank, B/M- "LYON", found in a Box of French Military Buttons marked 7HUSS and 7REG Grenadiers, Very Fine condition, Rare  $25.00

BU10. Early Naval Button - made of brass, very hard to come by, with shank, Fine condition  $55.00

BU14. Union Staff Officer Button- cuff size, with shank, dug in LA, Gold Gilt on face, Fine condition   $15.00

BU17. Maine State Seal Button- with shank, small push on face & small portion of rim missing, Scovill B/M, loaded in Gold Gilt, Scarce Button  $69.00

BU28. VMI(Virginia Military Institute) Button- non dug, with shank, loaded in Gold Gilt, XF condition, D.Evans in ribbon backmark $95.00

BU76. US/CS Voltiquers "V" Button- Rare, with shank, in VG condition. The Voltiquers were a Special Forces unit that used Light Mountain Howitzers & Hale's Rocket Launchers during the Mexican War. Robert E. Lee and Joseph Johnston both commanded the Voltiquers. Interesting fact is the Voltiquers wore a light grey uniform opposed to the dark blue of the other uniforms. Coincidently, these two future great Confederate Generals donned the "grey" a full decade and a half before the Civil War. These buttons were used by Southern Troops during the Civil War. They were distributed to LA and VA troops for Civil War usage and are found in their Camps. Seldom seen for sell, buy this one while you can at this price due to the scarceness & history.  $225.00  SOLD

BU93. CS Virginia State Seal Button Fine condition, with shank $95.00

BU98. Five South Carolina Buttons- made in 1864, with shanks, non dug, all are nice, all for $325 shipped

BU99. Union Rifleman Button- with shank, Non dug, Gorgeous, hard to find Non Dug  $69.00

BU100. MVM(Mass. Volunteer Militia) Button- Gorgeous with shank, hard to find non dug $45 shipped to your door


Antique Cartridges & Bullets

C1.  Enfield - with remnants of powder in base, from the 'CS Wishing Well' odd bullet, large base that tapers off at the nose - has ring around nose. Drop, Fine condition.    $20.00  SOLD 

C2. 9mm Pinfire Cartridge - in brass casing, non-dug, Very Fine condition   $16.00   

C3. .44 Short Cartridge - non-dug, in brass casing, VF condition    $25.00 

C4. Carved Two-Ring Bullet - Soldier made, he carved this Bullet into a fine point $8.00

C5. Two Poker Chips -  dug near Vicksburg, nicely made, $7.00

C10. Rifled 69 Musket Bullet- fine condition  $12.00

C18. 7mm Pinfire Cartridge - in brass casing, Very Fine condition   $15.00

C20. Sharps Linen Cartridge- non dug, Fine condition, in Linen casing, hard to come by this nice  $95.00  SOLD

C25. Italian Garibaldi(Carcano) Bullet- 69 caliber, drop, Fine condition, seldon seen bullet, dug in Central MS  $35.00

C35. Maynard Flat Nose Cartridge- non dug cartridge, Fine condition, good looking cartridge, hard to find this nice $35.00

C39. 12mm Pinfire Cartridge - in brass casing, Very Fine condition   $16.00

C40. 9mm Pinfire Cartridge
- in brass casing, Very Fine condition   $15.00

C41. US Civil War Billinghurst Requa Cartridge- in brass casing, fine condition, went in early rapid fire gun, Rare Cartridge, Non Dug $105.00  SOLD

C42. Rare Agar Machine Gun Cartridge-
Fine condition, with bullet & Cap, not sure if they were married together or found that way, either way complete and very cool  $275.00  SOLD

C43. Gallagher Cartridge-
in brass casing, dug, very hard to find still in solid condition, preserved with Museum Relic Coating   $45.00

C44. Gallagher Cartridge- in brass casing, dug, very hard to find still in solid condition, preserved with Museum Relic Coating, found close to the one above $45.00


BK1. Gun Collector's Handbook Of Values - by Charles Edward Chapel, 4th edition, Copyright 1958, VG condition, 398 pages, Hardback  $18.00

BK2. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War - Volume III, The Tide Shifts, by Castle Books, 1995, 752 pages, hardback with jacket, excellent condition  $16.00

BK3. Decisive Battles of the Civil War - by Lt. Col Joseph B. Mitchell, paperback, still in original plastic shrinkwrap. Has 35 maps designed by author.  $8.00

BK4.  Shiloh - by Shelby Foote, Copyright 1952, Special Edition for Shiloh Military Trail Hikers, page 226, very good condition, paperback. $10.00 SOLD

BK5.  The Journal of Mississippi History - Volume XLIX No. 1, February 1987,  contains stories: Poor Relief in Antebellum Mississippi, Riverboat Accounting & Profitability and US Senators & Representatives from Mississippi 1828-1836.  Fine condition, paperback, 80 pages.  $4.00

BK6.  The Journal of Mississippi History - Volume LX, No. 1 Spring, 1998, contains: Lost Chance to Save Vicksburg, fine condition, paperback, $4.00

BK7.  The Journal of Mississippi History - Volume LIV, No. 2, May 1992, contains: Forgiven or Forgotten, the Image of Jeff Davis and The Overthrow of Reconstruction in Mississippi. Fine condition, paperback.  $4.00

BK8.  Plantation Homes of Louisiana - by Pelican Publishing Company, copyright 1989, 128 pages, very good condition paperback.  $9.00

BK9.  Civil War Sites in Virginia, A Tour Guide - by James I. Robertson, Jr., copyright 1985, 100 page paperback, very good condition.  $8.00

BK10.  Musket to M14 - Pistols, Rifles and Machine Guns through the Years,  by C. B. Colby, copyright 1960, 48 page hardback, fine condition.  $18.00

BK11. Report of the Rhode Island Monument at Andersonville, GA - by E.L. Freeman & Sons, VG condition, 1903, hard to come by Book  $65.00

BK12. Decision In Mississippi- by Edwin Bearss, VG condition, extremely Rare and desirable Book, Autograped & dated by Bearss  $115.00   SOLD

BK13. The Public Life of John Brown - by James Redpath, VG condition, published in 1860 in Boston, Rare Book  $55.00

BK14. The Gunboat Series Before Vicksburg- dated 1866, by H.C. Castlemon, VG
condition  $29.00

BK15. Plates and Buckles of the American Military- by Sidney Kerksis in 1987, VG to Fine condition, a must have for Civil War Buckle & Plate Collectors, only $49.00  SOLD



Discount on all images- 10% off

I1.  Andrew Johnson CDV -  no backmark, very good condition, clear image.    $65.00

I2.  John Slidell CDV - engraving, fine.  $18.00

I3.  CDV of George Washington - Fine condition,   $20.00

I4. CDV of Grant Holding his Daughter - clear image, VG condition  $39.00  SOLD

I5. CDV of Union General Wadsworth - by Wm. Ballantyne, Washington DC- period writing under image "Our General", Fine condition  $35.00

I6. CDV of General McClellan  & Wife - clear image, VG condition  $39.00  SOLD

I8. CDV of 4 Women - the Lady in the Middle appears to be an Angel with light around her, the other women are kneeling at her side, dated 1864 by John Soule, VG condition  $25.00

I9. CDV of Jeff Davis being chased in a dress and holding a Bowie- VG condition  $75.00

I10. RARE Half Plate Daguerreotype of Unidentified Gentleman- in Full Case, seperated at hinge, Very Good condition  $375.00

I12. Twelve Female CDV's- all are VG+ condition  SOLD

M1.  Civil War Original Chess Box - wooden, with 1 chess piece, VG condition.  $29.00

M4. Civil War Ivory Game Markers - pair of Game markers, made of Ivory, used by soldiers to pass time  $25.00

M7. Confederate Isaac Campbell Knapsack Hook- made of iron which is Rare, dug at Middle TN    $85.00

M8. Early 1800's- Civil War Period Silversmith's Hammer - with original wooden handle, fine condition, seldom seen Tool  $75.00

M10. Large 1851 Dated Brass Bucket - Fine condition, "H.W. Haydens/Patent/Dec. 16, 1851" on bottom of the bucket, Very Rare, $175.00

M12. Civil War Period Brass ChamberStick- for a Candle, type used by Soldiers in Camp, Fine Condition  $45.00

M13. 1863 Indian Head Store Token- "Grocer" on back, VG condition  $19.00

M15. Civil War Dominos- two Dominos in a Case   $20.00

M16. Eagle Top- made of brass, top of some kind of container, droop winged eagle with Stars,
unique relic  $25.00

M18. Moral Almanac(1863)- made in Philadelphia, 36 pages, VG condition $29.00

M55. Civil War Our Army & Navy Token-  Very Fine condition, hard to come by and highly sought after by Token Collectors   $19.00

M94. Extremely Rare 1860 Cherokee Bible- Fine condition, seldom ever seen, written in Cherokee, Dated 1860, Museum Quality, one of the Rarest Bibles from that era  $1250.00

M99. Union Cartridge Box- with both tins which are nice, Cartridge box is in good condition   SOLD

M108. Civil War Era Sewing Needles Dated 1857- Packet of Civil War era sewing needles. Larger size crewel needles. Perfect for display with soldiers sewing kit, clothing and personal items. Picture of a clipper ship on the label. H. Milward and Sons makers. Over half the needles still present. Very Fine condition.   SOLD

M111. Lefaucheaux 9mm Cartridge Box- made by UMC, Rare Indian War Box, Fine condition  $55.00

M122. 1893 Dated Bible- Good condition, Indian Period, cross on Front  $29.00

M127. US Navy Fuse Box- marked USNY Boston, good shape for age, leather is preserved  $115.00

M147. Silver 1857 Love Token- Fine condition, Fancy Letters, holed for wearing, Cool personal item, dug in Civil War Camp Site $20.00  SOLD

M151. Rare 1850's Dollar Gold Coin Love Token- Fine condition, excellent engraving, cool relic  $139.00  SOLD

M155. Clay Pipe & Alex Finlay/New Orleans Toothbrush- dug together in New Orleans at a Plantation Site- nice pair of relics  $55.00

M174. Unique 1848 Bible/Hymnal- owned by Ada Clark, her name on front, Bible is in real good condition to be so old, envelope inside from family member with a postcard which has a picture of her. $49.00

M176. Civil War NYE Danish/Norwegian 1864 Bible- VG condition, dated 1864, cool Bible  $45.00

M177. Civil War Period ID'd Straight Razor- "David Antoine" on horn handle, not sure if he was civilian or Soldier, Fine condition, part of trademark visible, length 10 3/4's inches  $35.00

M181. Large Antique 1863 Wallet- Fine condition, Gold lettering, 1863 dated   $45.00

M182. 1841 Monitorial Reader for Youth- used at Academies & Schools, Good condition  $39.00

M186. CS "Iron" Knapsack Hook- VG condition, dug near Vicksburg in Osterhaus Camp, hard to come by made of Iron  $45.00

M189. Eley London Percussion Cap Box- fine condition, highly used by both sides during Civil War  $39.00  SOLD

M190. New Orleans 1860 Seated Liberty Half Dollar- only coin made early war for Confederacy at New Orleans Mint. Very desireable and collectible $65.00  SOLD

M191. Infantry Bugle Hat Pin-
Fine condition, hard to come by this nice $125.00

M192. Four sets of Civil War Matches-  all 4 sets for only for $29.00

M193. Seated Liberty 1853 Half Dime- dug in a Union Infantry Camp near Vicksburg, holed so Soldier could wear it, VG condition


Paper Items

P1.  Gettysburg Centennial Stamp (1863-1963) - fine condition.    $4.00

P2  Wilderness Centennial Stamp (1864-1964) - fine condition.    $4.00

 P5. (1857) Summons from Madison County, MS - signed by William Priestley who was the Confederate Postmaster and well known Mississippian, fine condition  $10.00

P6. "Confederate Green" 10th Tennessee Regiment Print - Limited edition, #327 of 750, with Certificate of Authenticity, Rare Print, by Michael Gnatek, Excellent condition, already Professionally Framed and Matted with pocket for Certificate on back,  $250.00

P7. "Letter from Home" Army of Northern Virginia Print - Limited Edition, with Certificate of Authenticity, Rare Print, by Mort Kunstler(Famous Artist), #567 of 1150, Excellent condition, already Professionally Framed and Matted with pocket on back for Certificate $250.00

P8. Rare CS Sheet Music- "Rock me to sleep Mother", a ballad published by Julian A. Shelby in Nov 1862. Two pages in fair condition.  $49.00

P9. Natchez Receipts- 1850's receipts for printing jobs performed at the Office of the Natchez Courier. Four are available. VG condition $10 each

P10. Way Bills for Fort Apache two way bills for supplies delivered to the famous Fort Apache. Both are dated 1904 and are in excellent condition. 7 X 8.25 inches in size. $25.00 each

P22. Confederate New Orleans Newspaper- printed before Union occupation, March/13/1861, Very Good condition, lots of interesting reading  $95.00

P23. Confederate New Orleans Newspaper
- printed before Union occupation, March/2nd/1861, Very Good condition, lots of interesting reading  $95.00

Antique Weapons

W1.  Civil War Double Barrel Boot Pistol - percussion firing system, looks like a small shotgun, action works, Very Good condition, used by North & South Troops during the Civil War  SOLD

W130. Civil War Boot Pistol- Fine condition, used by both sides during the Civil War, Percussion Firing System, action works, popular concealed weapon back in the day, Marked "AA"  $265.00

W148. Civil War Smith & Wesson Old Army #2 Revolver- Fine condition, Gorgeous Rosewood Grips, 32 Rimfire, Well marked/nice stampings, Serial #29203, Six inch Barrel, Civil War manufactured in 1864,  action works, Rare Revolver, popular with Officers during the Civil War  SOLD

W149. Allen & Thurber Dragoon Size Pepperbox- .36 Caliber. 6-Shot, engraved nipple shield, and engraved frame. Bar hammer marked Allens Patent. Barrel rib marked “Allen & Thurber 1837 Worcester/Cast Steel. Grips are nice with only a few slivers missing around screws, Fine overall  condition, action works. Dragoon size Pepperboxes are Rare & hard to find especially in fine condition such as this! SOLD

W153. Remington Beals 1st Model Pocket Revolver- made 1857 to 1858. Only 5000 produced. 31 caliber. Barn Find/Relic. Toughee to come by $375 shipped to your door  SOLD

W155. French Artillery Short Sword- well marked, with Scabbard, Fine condition, hard to find Leather Scabbard this old and in this condition, great addition to any sword Collection  $465.00

W156. Allen & Thurber Pepperbox- .32 Caliber. 6-Shot, engraved frame, and percussion. Bar hammer marked Allen's Patent. Barrel rib marked “Allen & Thurber/Worcester. Grips are nice, Fine overall condition, action works. 4 inch Barrel. SOLD

W161. Allen & Thurber Pepperbox- .32 Caliber. 6-Shot, engraved frame, and percussion. Bar hammer marked Allen's Patent. Barrel rib marked Well marked, Grips are very nice, VG overall condition, Action works. 4 inch Barrel  SOLD

W164. Whitney Pocket Model Revolver- made 1850's to Early 1860's. Only 32,500 produced. 31 caliber. 5 Shot Cylinder. You can still faintly see Whitney markings on barrel. Barn Find/Relic Condition. Tough Tough Tough to come by $525 shipped to your door  SOLD

W165. US Model 1842 Percussion Pistol-
H. Aston & Co, Made 1851. The Model 1842 was the last single shot smoothbore pistol issued by the U.S. Army. It remained in service through the first years of the Civil War. Manufactured by Henry Aston of Middleton, Connecticut. Has all 3 cartouches which is seldom seen, Action works, VF+ condition, clear markings and all are there, I have never seen one better then this one, Museum Quality  $975.00  SOLD

W166. 1864 Emerson Silver Cavalry Sword- with Scabbard, VG-Fine condition ON HOLD

W167. Civil War Boot Pistol in Frame- Very Cool Display with Ramrod, Pistol, and 2 Roundballs. Action needs TLC, nipple missing, Serial #75  $255.00

W168. Civil War 12mm Pinfire Revolver- action almost works, needs tlc, tip of hammer broke off, nice grips, overall VG condition, 6 shot 12mm cartridges, very popular with Civil War Officers, ELG marked on cylinder, Serial # 1046, hard to come by ON HOLD

W169. Civil War Smith & Wesson Old Army #2 Revolver- Fine condition, Nice Rosewood Grips, One Grip has a tiny chip on corner, 32 Rimfire, Well marked/nice stampings, Serial #34087, Six inch Barrel, Civil War manufactured in 1864,  action works, Rare Revolver, popular with Officers during the Civil War ON HOLD

W170. Richardson & Overman Gallager Cavalry Carbine- action works, stamped "Gallager's Patent/July 17th 1860", Fine condition, Stamped "Manufactured by/Richard & Overman/Philada/21073, with patchbox, issued to Federal Cavalry 1861-1865.  ON HOLD

W171. 1856 Enfield Sword Bayonet- manufactured by J.E. Bleckman, Good- VG condition, "W" Stamped on guard, faintly see JE Bleckman Stamp

Post Civil War

PW1. Rare Original 1894 Biedenharn Hutch Coke Bottle- Biedenharn was the First Bottler Of Coca Cola. VG-Fine condition, still has stopper inside, dug at Vicksburg, MS.    $395.00  SOLD

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