The Civil War Relicman,
USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).
Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War relics.
This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational
purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the
relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other
collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in
this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items
offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to
them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be
regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I
will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me.
All items listed are believed to be original and authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.
Any artillery or ordnance relics have been disarmed and rendered safe.
Any weapons are pre 1898 antique weapons, and are exempt from Federal regulation, no licenses or permits are required.
This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.
These carvings seem to have been made by hammering out bullets into a thin mass, then rolling it. Perhaps to produce a smoking pipe or ink pen or no particular purpose, just idle hands in camp. Carvings all recovered, Manassas, Virginia.
Ridgeway collection, Old Court House Civil War Museum.