Very Rare Confederate Meerschaum Pipe Dr J R Woods 48th Miss

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Here is the rarest Civil War item I have ever owned

Here is the Civil War era pipe belonging to Dr. John R Woods who was the Assistant Surgeon of the 48th Mississippi Infantry. He had a very interesting history.

 John Randolph Wood left the University of Virginia to volunteer in the  Confederate Army - first, as a private.  After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia where he graduated in the class of 1863.

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In Febuary 1864 he was promoted to Asst Surgeon

and assigned to the 48th Mississippi Infantry which was part of Gen Lee's Army Of Northern Virginia.  He was furloughed a couple of times for chronic diarrhea and received a certificate of disability from Medical Examining Board at Chimborazo Hospital Aug 1 or 3, 1864. But he was surrendered and paroled at General Hospital No. 12, Greensboro, NC on May 2, 1865. 

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This hand carved pipe is truly a RARE relic

and is in excellent condition. The front has the caduceus and one side reads Dr. J R Woods 48th Miss. The other has the CSA with the bottom having a floral pattern. The stem is missing and pipe shows heavy use. 

Confederate Pipe of Dr. John R Woods 48th Mississippi Inf

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This is a very unique piece of Civil War history and would make a welcome addition to any collection.

Confederate Tintype of W Floyd 2nd Ga Cav & His UCV Item

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9th Plate Civil War Confederate Id'ed and Armed Tintype

Here is a fantastic grouping of items that belonged to Sgt W Floyd of the 2nd Georgia Cavalry. The tintype show him wearing a regulation Georgia Cavalry Uniform with him holding an 1841 Colt Root Revolver. The 2nd Ga Cav was part of Confederate General Joe Wheeler's Cavalry.

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This grouping consist of several unique items

Beside the rare tintype, there is a Wheeler Cavalry Corp Association badge & ribbon which was part of the United Confederate Veterans Association. It has the original shipping envelope and mounting card for the ribbon. Elizabeth Crawford who was very big in the Maids of the UCV sent this Col John Prather who was the commander of the Wheeler Cav Association and one of Gen Wheeler's Brigade Commanders during the war. This group also has his UDC Southern Cross of Honor and a Commander In Chief CNC hat badge.

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The card has a note from Miss. Crawford which reads

"Gifts from Will David Floyd Sponsor Wheeler Cavalry Corp and the shipping envelope from the ribbon maker Whithead & Hoag was sent by Miss Crawford to Col Prather in 1916. Why she sent them to him is a mystery that is lost to time. Very interesting group of rare Confederate items with a GREAT History

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Confederate Grouping of Sgt William Floyd

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This grouping consist of the tintype, Wheeler Cavalry Association Camp A ribbon, The Shipping card, Shipping enelope from Whitehead & Hoag, The CNC Commander In Chief hat badge and his UDC Southern Cross of Honor medal.

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History Of The Parkers & Snow Musket

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In January of 1862, James Mulholland, superintendent of the Reading Railroad

received a federal letter order for 58,000 .58 caliber Model 1861  Springfield rifled muskets. In February the order was reduced to 25,000.  In June of 1862, he signed a contract with Parkers’ Snow & Co. to  produce the guns. William H. Miller, with twenty years of gun  manufacturing experience, was hired to superintend gun production, and his younger brother, George W., with ten years gun manufacturing experience, was hired to produce the locks. Converting the Cherry Street  machine making and foundry operation into a gun works took time, and the first 5,502 rifles with “Parker Snow & Co.” and “1863” stamped on the locks were not completed until October 31, 1863. 

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The balance of that contract was not made by Parker

and may have been assigned to Savage Revolving Firearms Co. An additional contract for 15,000 rifled muskets was signed with Parkers’ Snow & Co. on September 28, 1863. All 15,000 guns were completed and are marked identical to the first Parkers’ Snow & Co. rifled muskets, except  that “1864” is stamped on the locks of these guns.

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In December 1864

Charles Parker again renamed the Cherry Street operation. The new name was “Meriden Manufacturing Co.” and, on January 9, 1865, the operation was restructured as a joint stock company with all non-Parker interest being conveyed to Charles, John, and Edmund Parker. Charles retained controlling ownership interest. It was under this name, that Parker’s breech-loading conversion system for rifled muskets (the William H. and  George W. Miller patented system), the Triplett & Scott repeating rifles and carbines, and the first Parker shotguns were made in 1865. There were only 2000 of the Miller Conversions produced and they were all converted from the original 5000 that are marked 1863.

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One Of Only 2000 Parkers & Snow Miller Breach Coversion

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Very Rare 1840's Period University of Alabama Coat Button

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This 25mm coat button is in great dug condition with just a small nick on  the side but is still a solid button. It still retains some of its  original gold gilt and displays VERY well. The back-mark is the early Young & Smith New York. This button is So RARE that there was no known example of it for both Albert's and Tice's button books when they  were published. This would have been the first button ordered for The University Alabama as its in Latin and would date to the late 1830's or early 1840's. I personally dug this button at a plantation site here in Marengo County Alabama. It comes with the wooden case. Roll Tide!