Here is a piece of the USS Barataria, a union "tinclad", which patrolled the lakes and bayous around New Orleans. In 1862, it ran aground in Lake Maurepas. Quickly set upon by Confederate guerrillas, its crew was forced to spike its two brass guns and blow up the Barataria.
The matted and framed piece measures 8x11 inches. Also framed is a copy of a picture of the Barataria, as published in Harper's Weekly. (Kb0032) $115
Battlefield dug camp made silver star. Dug on Port Hudson battlefield. Most likely a Mississippi Star as there were several Mississippi units and only one Texas Sharpstooters battalion there. Could have been made as a hat pin
but there arre no attachment points
on the reverse. Definitely Confederate. Measures 5/8" from the point of each star to another (kb20017) $295
.36 cal bullet mold, may be a colt...if this is not dug it is an early pick-up. metal has minimal corrosion, hing works well. the cutter's loop is broken
at the apex of the loop.(bs00145) $95
CS knapsack hook, Isaac and
Campbell, brass is in excellent condition, hook moves freely. Inexpensive Confederate item.
Toe plate, recovered Port Hudson, (bs0050) $25
Campsite lead made in the form of a hook. Possibly soldier made pencil.
Dug on the Port Hudson battlefield. (bs00503) $15
Small campsite made lead pencil,
(bs 554) $12