Category: american civil war

HARD TIMES — Recipes from times of food …

HARD TIMES — Recipes from times of food scarcity

Toast Soup — A Confederate American Civil War Recipe

from emmymadeinjapan

Presentation sword of General Rufus King, comm…

Presentation sword of General Rufus King, commander of Union forces at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run (Manasas), American Civil War, 1862. Produced by Bailey & Co. Jewelers, Philadelphia, PA.

from Gary Hendershott Antiques

victoriansword: US Civil War era non-regulati…

victoriansword:

US Civil War era non-regulation officer’s sword based on the British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword.

CIVIL WAR SECOND ILLINOIS PRESENTATION SWORD, Sept, 1862.

victoriansword: US Model 1860 Cavalry Saber “…

victoriansword:

US Model 1860 Cavalry Saber

“About 1860 a light saber was introduced for cavalry. in this new model, which did not immediately supplant the heavy saber, the blade was reduced in width, and the entire weapon was lightened. The exact date of this change is not known, but the light saber is mentioned in the Ordnance Manual of 1862, and most of the sabers of the Civil War and later were made of this pattern. The date 1860 has traditionally been given for this change and is used here, although one or two specimens dated 1859 have been encountered.

The light saber can quickly be distinguished from the model of 1840 by the lighter blade with its rounded back and by the shape of the grips, which have a swell in the center. In all other characteristics, however, the light cavalry saber is like its predecessor.”

–Harold L. Peterson, The American Sword 1775-1945 (1965)

victoriansword: Sword Bayonet Made in Germany …

victoriansword:

Sword Bayonet Made in Germany for the Brazilian Light Minie Rifle, c.1860s

This bayonet was made in Germany by Schnitzler & Kirschbaum (S&K) to fit a minie rifle that was being made in Liege for Brazil. They were redirected to the U.S. during the American Civil War. This bayonet could have been used in the U.S. or Brazil, and is often misidentified as a Sea Service Enfield. Brass grip, iron crossguard, steel blade.

Rare Confederate Richmond Armory production pe…

Rare Confederate Richmond Armory production percussion musket, American Civil War.

from Amoskeag Auction Co.

New Haven Arms US Henry lever action rifle doc…

New Haven Arms US Henry lever action rifle documented to the 97th Indiana Infantry Regiment, American Civil War.

from Rock Island Auctions

Food from times of scarcity — Dandelion …

Food from times of scarcity — Dandelion Coffee, A Confederate Army Civil War Recipe.

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US Navy contract Whitney Model 1861 rifle, Ame…

US Navy contract Whitney Model 1861 rifle, American Civil War.

from Rock Island Auctions

Colt Third Model Dragoon percussion revolver b…

Colt Third Model Dragoon percussion revolver belonging to Colonel John Minor Millikin Jr., American Civil War.

from Rock Island Auctions