" The combatants watched for each other with the keen-sightedness of an eagle, and the ferocity and vigilance of a tiger seeking prey. Consequently, the least exposure was instantly discovered, and as quickly brought a bullet to the spot. Perhaps volumes could be filled with the incidents of this siege; its grotesque and mournful scenes." - Sergeant William H. Tunnard - Co. K, Pelican Rifles, 3rd Louisiana Infantry, C.S.A. - At Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 20th, 1863 - From the book, "A Southern Record," - Edited by Edwin C. Bearss
Thank You for stopping at the Campsite ! We try to update every few days, so check all the categories that interest you most ! Remember, we're always looking to buy, always consider trades, or Ready to Sell Your Relics for you ! Call 479 - 372 - 2785anytime, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org HH Steve UPDATED 5-29-16 5-27-16Dug Officers Sword Belt Plate w/Gilt in Accoutrement Plates. 5-24-16Nice Non Dug Crossed Sabers Hat Pinin Insignia. 5-20-16Fine .64 Caliber Hall Carbine in Cartridges Paper & Boxes. 5-13-16Prairie Grove Case-Shot & Shell Frags in Artillery. 5-8-16Five Nice Dropped .54 Merrills in Bullets Page 2. 5-4-16Pair of Cdv Views of the Monitor & Merrimac in Cdvs Page 2. 5-2-16Small Group of Iron Cannister in Artillery. 4-29-16New Prairie Grove Relics in Misc. Excavated & More Bullet Groups in Bullets. 4-25-16Just Beautiful Cavalry Picket Pin in Horse Equipment. 4-21-16Couple of Groups of NW Arkansas Buttons in Excavated Federal Buttons. 4-18-16US General Ambrose Burnside Image in Cdvs. 4-11-16Beautiful AY79 Artillery Overcoat Button in Non-Dug Federal Buttons. 4-7-16Nice Image of Missouri Major Charles Zagonyi in Cdvs. 4-5-16 Fine Pair of OC5 US Ordnance Buttons in Non-Dug Federal Buttons.
Having lived in Virginia & Kentucky, it was my good fortune to visit most of the major battlefields of the war. Most of the fields in Virginia, Tennesse, Kentucky, Maryland, & Pennsylvania have been on one trip or another. Surprisingly, I was not able to visit one of the biggest battlefields closest to my Arkansas home until 2012. When I finally did make it to Vicksburg, not for a show, but with time to spend, I was super impressed with the battlefield and took many pictures. This link goes to a page with just a few. If you ever have a chance to visit Vicksburg, by all means go ! The National Park is impressive, the visitor center is informative, the monuments, the field, and the whole area has an auroa that you will love. And if there, do not miss the Old Courthouse Museum either. Amazing history and relics there for a privately run museum. Click the monument link above.
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Just an amatuer's song about airmen, marines, soldiers and sailors who perished far from home, down through the history of the United States of America. - Original Copyrighted Words, Music, & Performance by Stephen Lee Burgess
God Bless ALL those Freedom Loving Souls who gave their lives, so that their friends, family, and the United States of America might continue to show the world the blessings of Liberty. Hope everyone has a Safe & Happy Memorial Day, & remembers to visit those service members who are gone.
Beautiful Dug Officer's Sword Belt Plate w/Gilt
Rarely Ever Recovered Anymore, - US Officer's Gilted Sword Belt Plate w/Considerable Gold Gilt Remaing
Here is A Fine Dug US Officer's Sword Belt Plate Still retaining a good amount of its original Gold Gilt ! The rest of the brass has nice warm green patina and the details of the spread wing eagle show fine. The reverse shows an intact belt tongue as well. Don't often see these gilted plate excavated anymore. Link at left goes to Accoutrement Plates.
Very Nice Non Dug Crossed Sabers Cavalry Insignia
Very Nice Crossed Sabers Cavalry Insignia Hat Pin
Here is A Very Nice Crossed Sabers Hat Pin or Cavalry Insignia ! Though non-dug the brass has a wonderful mellow brown patina. There are no cracks or major bends and all four of the soldered attachment loops are still present on the reverse, though one is bent over. This Hat Pin Displays Fine and would look great in a case with several eagle -C- Cavalry Buttons ! Link at left goes to Insignia.
Nice Hand-Colored Cdv Image - Confederate Flag " In Memoriam "
Excellent Hand Colored Period Cdv Image of the Confederate Flag In Memoriam - w/Tax Stamp
Here is A Nice Period Hand-Colored Cdv Image of the Confederate 2nd National Flag, "In Memoriam." The mount is in good condition as is the image itself. The flags, some of the background, and some of the uniforms have all been nicely hand colored, and the mount has a period double gold line border. The reverse shows no photographer's attribution, but does have a canceled revenue stamp. This image used to be fairly common but has become hard to find now. Give it look. Link at left goes to Cdvs !
ALL Civil War Artifacts at CampSite Artifacts are Guaranteed Authentic ! Any pre-war items, or post-war items, will be noted as such in the Item Descriptions, and Guaranteed to be of the period described. All excavated items were recovered on Private Property with the landowner's permission.
Click the Group of Bullets to read about, "Rounds Of The Razorbacks," courtesy of American Digger Magazine.
Click the Tin Cup Below to read a bit about Tin Cups and See Several Different Examples in Period Photographs !
Click Here to Read About, and See several different types of Tin Cups in Period Images.
Every time I dig a small handful of nice dropped bullets, and maybe a button, if I'm lucky.......when I look up again, I don't see all the cattle, fences, and modern improvements,.. THIS is what I see in my mind's eye !
Nice CS Lined -I- button dug in one of General Thomas C. Hindman's Camps. NOT FOR SALE.