The Civil War Relicman,
USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).
Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War relics.
Weapon related, powder flasks and horns.
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.
Powder flask, American
This brass flask features an eagle, and is well designed. Many of these powder flasks were issued as accoutrements with revolvers or boot pistols, these are private purchase. Flask is approximately 3.5in plus the spout.
American eagle powder flask.
Powder flask, American eagle.
This brass flask features an eagle, and is well designed. Many of these powder flasks were issued as accoutrements with revolvers or boot pistols, these are private purchase. Flask is approximately 3.5in plus the spout..
Powder flask, sportsman.
This plain powder flask would have been manufactured for a sportsman or hunter well before the Civil War. However many southerners carried their own longarms into the war and were noted for their marksmanship, often referred to as picket sharpshooters. This one is in relatively good condition, a few dings and pushes, top is intact!
Recovered: Kennesaw, GA
Sportsman powder flask.
Powder horn is made from an animal horn, wood cap on the top. No marks, may be military or sportsman, likely predates the Civil War considerably.
Powder horn is made from an animal horn, wood cap on the top,homemade wire attachment. No marks, may be military or sportsman, likely predates the Civil War considerably.