" Vicksburg presented a fearful spectacle, having the appearance of being visited with a terrible scourge. Signs wrenched from their fastenings, houses dilapidated and in ruins, rent and torn by shot and shell, the streets barricaded with earth-works, and defended by artillery over which lonely sentinels kept guard. The avenues were almost deserted, save by hunger-pinched, starving and wounded soldiers, or guards lying on the banquettes, indifferent to the screaming and exploding shells." - Sergeant William H. Tunnard, Co. K, 3rd Louisiana Infantry, C.S.A. - Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 27th, 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 7-25-167-18-16Some Horse Equipmentin the FIRE SALE. 7-14-16Added Some Artillery Items to the FIRE SALE. 7-9-16Nice Period Tin Mess or Table Plate in Mess Equipment.7-4-16Dug Carson City Dime in Misc. Excavated. 7-2-16Nice Non-dug Fuze Gimletin Artillery. 6-28-16Fine Washington Photographer Image of the U.S. Capitol in Cdvs. 6-25-16Nice Colt Model 1861 Special Rifled Musket in Firearms. 6-23-16 Nice Relic Condition Ration Can in Mess Equipment. 6-16-16 Absolutely Beautiful Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 in Firearms. 6-12-16.38 & .41 Rimfires in Cartridges Metallic. 6-4-16Fine NH6 New Hampshire Coat Button in Non-Dug Federal Buttons. 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.
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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Beautiful Smith & Wesson No. 2 "Old Army" Revolver w/Factory Letter
Fine Factory Lettered Civil War Period Smith & Wesson No. 2 "Old Army" Revolver - Shipped June, 1864 - All Matching Assembly & Serial Numbers
Here is A Beautiful Smith & Wesson No. 2 "Old Army" Revolver in .32 Caliber Rimfire ! It has a nickel finish that is probably 90-95% and really displays well. It also has all matching serial and assembly numbers, and a good amount of finish remaining on the wood grips. This is actual Civil War Period Production having been shipped from the factory in June, 1864. It also comes with a Smith & Wesson Factory Letter denoting its exact serial number and date of shipment. Link at left goes to Firearms.
3.8 Inch Caliber Type I James Artillery Shell
Nice Excavated 3.8 Inch James Artillery Shell w/Intact Brass Anvil Cap
Here is A Fine 3.8 Inch Caliber Type I James Artillery Shell ! It has been cleaned and disarmed and is ready for your collection. Though showing moderate pitting the iron is stable and the brass anvil cap is still intact. Mostly found in early war sites these James Shells display very well. NOW $100 off so give it a look. Link at left goes to Artillery !
Wonderful Civil War Era Nine Inch Diameter Tin Table or Mess Plate
Fine Civil War Period 9 Inch Diameter Tin Mess or Table Plate w/Fork & Spoon
Here is A Fine Original Civil War Era Tin Plate w/Lots of Plating still present ! This is one of several I recently acquired after not being able to find one for almost five years. It is a real plate and not a pie pan, and measures nine inches diameter. It has a few small areas mostly around the edges where the plating has worn thin, but really displays great with a period fork and spoon. Give it a look. Link at left goes to Mess Equipment.
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.