Category Archives: The Civil War Collector

The Civil War Collector – July 2014

The Civil War Collector - July 2014

The Civil War Collector – July 2014 By John Sexton Q: I live in Syracuse, N.Y., and have these old Civil War invitations to military balls and receptions. I even have a pre-19th century check dated 1799 from the bank of Alexandria. I want to know if you could let me know if they are […]

The Civil War Collector – June 2014

The Civil War Collector - June 2014

The Civil War Collector – June 2014 By John Sexton Q: I’ve been asked to research this sword to find out if it’s authentic. Can you help? JS: This particular sword is a foot officer’s pattern sword, most typically associated with Confederate manufacturers in Memphis, Tennessee, and Mobile, Alabama. The reproductions of this particular pattern […]

The Civil War Collector – April 2014

The Civil War Collector - April 2014

The Civil War Collector – April 2014 by John Sexton Q: Dear John, I stumbled across your website whilst trying to research two sabres I have recently acquired here in England. I am an antique furniture dealer based in the U.K. and was passed a pair of what I think are Confederate sabres from someone […]

The Civil War Collector – October 2013

The Civil War Collector - October 2013

The Civil War Collector – October 2013 by John Sexton Q: John, I have a Civil War dog tag that seems very unique. The dog tag is wonderfully engraved and not stamped like most of the Civil War dog tags I have seen whilst researching. I was wondering what a dog tag such as this […]

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013 By John Sexton Q: Dear Sir, I have this drum—that I’m told is a Civil War Drum—hanging around for several years. Could you confirm that and maybe a little history?  –M. Kantz, US Army (Retired) JS: You have part of a Civil War drum; you actually have the […]

The Civil War Collector – July 2013

The Civil War Collector

The Civil War Collector – July 2013 By John Sexton Q: Hello John, this long rifle has been in my possession over 40 years and was in my wife’s grandfather’s antique shop that closed in 1936. I have no information on the maker or where it was made. It is: a Kentucky Pennsylvania rifle, percussion […]