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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 […]

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The Civil War Collector By John Sexton Q: We have two Confederate coins and are unable to identify or attach a value. They are 3/4″ in diameter, light weight metal, whitewash silver in color, seven stars in band on head, stamped “Confederate States of America 1861” and stamped “1/10” on reverse. These were found in […]

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Civil War Collector by John Sexton Q: I have a photo signed by Major General William Vandever that features him, Francis J. Herron and William H. Coyle. It is dedicated to my ancestor Captain James William Towner. (I have his Civil War sword, coat buttons, several Civil War photos and a Bible of those years). […]