8 INCH STAMPED STEEL SKILLET
I'm really happy to once again (after a long absence) be able to offer a great stamped steel skillet. This one is 8 inches wide with the total length, handle and all, 15 inches. It's heavy enough for years and years of good service yet light enough to carry on campaign. The quality of this piece is excellent.
ITEM # 2507 $9.95
1858 US BLANKET
We were fortunate to find a small cache of 1858 US Blankets. These are new "old stock", I say that because I have never seen these blankets reproduced in the proper weight until now. Each weights just a bit over 5 pounds. They have been stored for quite some time but there are no moth holes. The moth ball smell is not too strong. A day or two on the clothes line will take care of that as well as the creases from being folded for so long. Grey with black stripe, 60 x 80 inches with stitched edges. I don't think you will be able to match this quality at this price anywhere. These do not have the US stitched in the center.
ITEM # 340 $59.95
This new tarred haversack is of the generic sort. No particular make or model. It is very well made and the 100% cotton material is first class, just the right weight to last for years and years and the tarred coating can't be beat. You don't have to worry about this one pealing or flaking like some compareably priced bags. The shoulder strap is cut for a modern person so the bag does not ride up under your arm. No liner but the buttons are sewn in if you want to add one. I think you'll be very pleased with this purchase.
ITEM # 283-A $19.95
FORREST'S MURFREESBORO RAID DVD
Ed Bearss, National Park Service Historian Emeritus tells the story of Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid. Speaking at the Rutherford Co. Courthouse in Murfreesboro. The same that Forrest's men charged with axes in hand to batter down the door after the Union Troops had barricaded themselves inside. A lively tale to say the least.
ITEM # 2507 $11.95
CIVIL WAR GENERALS OF TENN.
I've owned this book for 2 days and I've already turned to it for information 3 times. Now that's a good book! Short but interesting bio.'s on every Tennessee General both US and CS. Hardback 254 pages not including the notes which are extensive. I would recommend this book to to any student of the war. Well worth the price of admission.
ITEM # 2506 $27.95
NEW STAINLESS STEEL STRAIGHT RAZOR
Here's a super new stainless steel straight razor. Not CW era, not inteneded to be used at living histories. Just a really good straight razor at a great price. I normally would not offer something like this but I've talked to so many guys over the last couple of years who have gone back to straight razors. The reviews on the one offered here have been so good I just could not resist. I really like the weight of this one. It's similar to one of those Wade & Butcher's with the thick blade.
ITEM # 2307-A $11.95
HAT STAR CAST BRASS
Here's a great copy of a cast brass star hat ornament. This item would have been sold by sutlers to the troops in the field. Copied from an original. It measures an one and 5/8 inch.
ITEM # 230-T $9.95
HAVERSACK REPLACEMENT LINER
Here's a replacement liner "bag" for your old haversack. Let's face it, sometimes those things just get to nasty to wash. This will fit any old standard haversack. It fastens in by 3 button holes. The buttons should already be sewn into your haversack. 11 by 15 inches.
Why the photo of the beaver? Because it's really hard to photograph a white cotton bag, which would you rather see? Some old bag or a happy beaver?
P.S. Don't google "happy beaver" if your under 18.
ITEM # 283L $4.95
FOLDING CAMP TABLE
The photo left shows what it looks like when in use, the photo right shows just how small it will fold up to transport. The table top is 28 inches long and 23 inches wide. It stands 32 inches from the ground to the table top. It's made from Tennessee Poplar so it's super light, strong and resist rot. It's even termite resistant. This is by far my favorite piece of camp furniture. The only down side is we can't ship it - you are going to have to stop by and pick these up but they are worth it.
ITEM # 2505 $69.95
THE UNFINISHED FIGHT
"The Unfinished Fight, Essays on Confederate Material Culture" by Craig Berry is the latest in a series of books by this writer. All of which have been very informative and well written. Once again Mr. Berry has supplied the re-enactor and historian with a well informed and well written veiw of the Southerner, his cause and just what he had to work with. A very good read.
ITEM # 2502 $24.95
THE UNFINISHED FIGHT II
ITEM # 2502-A $24.95
HUGE 4 DRAW TELESCOPE
This is the most powerful telescope we have ever offered! This is not a "prop." If you want to see what the enemy is up to then this is the telescope for you. It measures 34 inches long and that's before you extend the sun shade. The tube at the large end measures 2.5 inches and yet it collapes down to just 11 inches. That will fit in any haversack. I can't tell you the exact magnification but it is noticably better than the 4x32 scope I'm using for comparison. Here at the store we've been using one for a spotting scope on our small caliber shooting range. Not only do they work great but they look super. The leather covers are very well done. Just the thing for officers or any artilleryman but just imagine how great this will work for the Signal Corp!
ITEM # 2503 $79.95
TAPESTRY CAMP STOOL
Here's the same great camp stool that we have sold for years but with a colorful tapestry seat! Very similar to carpet bag material in weight and patterns.
Tapestry colors and patterns may vary.
Ballistol multi-purpose wipes, lubricates, penetrates, cleans, protects, preserves firearms, leather, knives, wood, tools, marine camping and fishing equipment. That's what it says on the package but here's what I say about Ballistol. Everyone I know who deals in firearms for a living uses this product. You can wipe your rifle down and put it away for 6 months and not even have to think about it. It is simply the best. This new "single serving" wipe is great. Just put one in your haversack and it will last the whole event. Everyone will be asking, "Can I use that when your through?" I keep them in my glove box, at the house, shop and barn. They really are great for everything you want to protect from the elements. If you want to keep you weapons looking like new this is the only product you'll ever need.
SMALL WOODEN CHEST
WHITE COTTON LACING
#2206-L $1.95 per yard
CS LOCAL 13 STAR BUTTON
CS LOCAL 13 STAR BUTTON CUFF SIZE
COMPASS WITH HINGED LID
DALLEY'S MAGICAL PAIN EXTRACTOR
Our reproduction measures 2 inches across and 2 inches tall. The lid fits tightly and simply pulls off just as the old snuff cans used to. You can look at the photos above and judge for yourself whether we did a good job of reproducing them or not.
Notice at the bottom of the poster the distributor list two location - New York & New Orleans - so I'm guessing this product would just as likely to be found in a US camp as a CS.
HERE'S A NEW'S PAPER AD FROM THAT SAME YEAR.
The Scranton Republican January 13, 1859
Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor which promises to, "...cure the following among a great catalogue of diseases: burns, scalds, cuts, chafes, sore nipples, corns, bites, bunions, strains, poison, chilblains, biles, ulcers, fever sores, felons, ear ache, piles, sore eyes, gout, swellings, rheumatism, scald head, salt rheum, baldness, erysipelas, ringworm, barber's itch, small pox, measles, rash, &c."
Well that cures just about everything I've got!
"SNUFF BOX" STYLE TIN
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But these aint cheap, they are top notch European made wool blankets and there is a very limited supply. THE QUALITY IS OUTSTANDING! There is a lot of variation to the patterns so it's best if you call your order in or use the comments box on the order page to let us know which you prefer. I suggest you give us a second choice as well.
They are all 60 by 80 inches or there abouts. Some are 100% wool others are blends but they are all great.
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L. VIRGINIA FRENCH'S WAR JOURNAL
Anyone who is familiar with the History of Tennessee, and, more especially that of Middle Tennessee, knows the name of McMinnville native, L. Virginia French. A lady who's life and fortune seemed to change as often as the direction of the winds.
If you want a clear in depth look at life during the war, here it is. It is unsurpassed in clarity. Mary Chestnut can not hold a candle to read this book by. Her career as a professional writer and editor make Virginia the most qualified person for this job. Thank goodness it was preserved long enough to finally be published.
I have only briefly touched on the life and times of L. Virginia French here, there is so much more to tell. I'll say no more other than Virginia records her conversations with both common soldiers and Generals, both north and south, some of which reveal details of battles and how they affected the men who fought them, that would otherwise have been lost to history. Even though you may have heard the names of the participants, Generals Morgan, Forrest, Rosecrans, (and many names you have never heard) Virginia French's Journal brings them back to life as no other has before.
#2320 $19.95 BUY NOW!