• 8
    Nov

Auction Report: Gettysburg Cannon Tops Dancy-Polk House Auction

DECATUR, Ala. — An authentic Civil War cannon, fired by Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg, dated 1855 and complete with documented provenance, sold for $86,250 at an on-site sale of the contents of the Dancy-Polk House Inn on Oct. 12. The Dancy-Polk House Inn, constructed in 1829, is one of only four buildings […]

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  • 9
    Oct

Battle of Gettysburg Cannon, Drum Part of On-Site Dancy-Polk House Inn Auction

DECATUR, Ala. – A battlefield cannon and drum from the Battle of Gettysburg, plus other Civil War items, will be sold alongside antiques from the historic Dancy-Polk House Inn in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at 9 a.m. (CST). The Dancy-Polk House Inn, constructed in 1829, is one of only four […]

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  • 5
    Apr

The Collector’s Minute: Civil War Regulation 1860 Naval Cutlass

One of the work-horse weapons of the U.S. Navy since before the Civil War was the Regulation 1860 Naval cutlass. They were made by the Ames Company first in Cabotville, and later in Chicopee, Mass. It replaced the earlier, 1841 design, which was a short, heavy broadsword also made by Ames, but not really suited […]

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  • 10
    Nov

Man killed by Civil War artillery shell

By MARK BOWES
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER

The artillery shell that exploded Monday and killed a Civil War relics dealer outside his Chesterfield County home was a cannonball about 8 to 10 inches in diameter, a federal official said yesterday.

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  • 15
    Apr