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 […]
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 […]
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.