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Soldiers with idle time whittled away on the item most plentiful - lead bullets. Some became chess pieces while others were merely patterns of interest. Browse these listings and click on the small picture you wish to view in larger format.

bullets
Two chess pieces carved from Williams cleaners.
These artifacts were recovered at the alleged Siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8067   $29.95



bullets
Two Flattened Poker Chip Minie Balls.
These specimens were recovered near Cold Harbor, Virginia.
Item B8066   $9.95



bullet
Carved .69 cal. bullet.
This bullet was recovered in Central Virginia, possibly a Carcano.
Item B8065   $18.95





lead
Two soldier carved Musket balls made into fishing weights.
There is a groove around for tying the line, the other has both a groove and a hole. These musket balls are approximately .64 caliber, depending on which way you measure them.
Item B8064   $19.95 SOLD




lead
Carved .58 Minie with a Crude Design on the Top.
This .58 caliber Minie ball, excavated in Central Virginia, may have been used as a wax seal.
Item B8063   $18.95 SOLD




lead
Bullet carved into conjoined balls.
This artifact, recovered in Central Virginia, measures about an inch long.
Item B8062   $12.95




lead
Two Civil War Relic Chess Pieces Carved from Williams Cleaner Minies.
These specimens were recovered in the area of the alleged Siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8060   $27.95





lead
Three Carved Minie balls.
These Minie balls were recovered in Cold Harbor, Virginia. One is a Williams Cleaner Type I, and the others are U.S. Swage base Minies (note the rays in the base).
Item B8059   $15.95





bullet
Carved lead look alike.
This artifact was dug in Central Virginia.
Item B8055   $19.95





bullet
Civil War Chess Piece.
Recovered in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. This specimen of soldier's art was found in an area of much Civil War activity. Soldiers often carved such items, sometimes for pleasure, other times to fill a need.
Item B8053   $14.95





bullet
Very nice carved Chess Piece made from a three ring Minie Ball.
Dug recently at Cold Harbor battle area on private land, of course, with permission of the land owner.
Item B8051   $39.95





bullet
Carved .69 Minie Ball.
This bullet was recovered in Central Virginia. This is another good example of soldier's art. Carving items, especially out of lead, was a very common pastime of the Civil War soldier.
Item B8047   $17.95





protector
Nipple Protector for a Musket.
This specimen was made from a fired bullet and was recovered
at a Civil War site at Petersburg.
Item B8045   $12.95





poker
Double stamped lead Musket balls.
These musket balls have been flattened together.
The exact use is unknown.
Item B8044   $14.95





bullets
(3)Carved Minie Balls.
These three bullets were excavated in Central Virginia.The soldier often whiled away his free time by carving pieces. Lead minies were a popular medium. The middle piece was made from the famous C.S. Gardner.
Item B8041   $34.95





bullet
Carved gaming piece.
This carved gaming piece was excavated
in Central Virginia.
Item B8039   $19.95




bullet
Carved bullet.
This unique bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
It has been carved in the shape of a tooth.
Item B8038   $29.95




bullet
Carved Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Item B8037   $25.00




bullet
Carved Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Item B8036   $45.00




bullet
Carved Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Item B8035   $20.00




bullet
Carved Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Item B8034   $40.00




bullet
Carved Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Item B8033   $40.00




bullet
Carved Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in
Culpeper County, Virginia.
Item B8032   $30.00





bullet
carved Chess piece.
This carved three ring bullet was excavated
in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8030   $49.95




bullet
Carved lead gaming piece.
This carved gaming piece was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8029   $29.95




bullet
Carved chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8027   $34.95





bullet
Fishing Sinker Carved From a Minie Ball.
This piece of soldiers art stands about 1-ΒΌ inches tall,
and there is a hole in the upper part where the soldier
would attach his line. The Civil War soldier often carved
things from minies, and sometimes they had a practical use.
Item B8025   $24.95 SOLD



bullet
Carved chess piece from a Williams Cleaner type 3.
This bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8024   $49.95






bullets
(9) Carved and cut off Civil war Bullets.
These bullets were excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8023   $26.95





bullet
Carved Williams Cleaner Chess piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8020   $12.95




bullet
Carved Confederate Gardner.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8018   $29.95




bullet
Soldier carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8017   $49.95






bullet
Soldier carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8016   $39.95





turtle
Soldier hand Carved Turtle.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8015   $195.00





chess piece
Carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8014   $19.95





chess piece
Carved Bullet.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8013   $19.95





chess piece
Soldier Carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8012   $44.95





chess piece
Soldier Carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8011   $19.95





chess piece
Soldier Carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8009   $14.95





chess piece
Soldier Carved Chess Piece.
This carved bullet was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item B8008   $29.95





chess piece
Soldier Carved .58 Caliber Minie ball.
This carved Minie was excavated in Cold Harbor, Virginia.
A soldier carved this to use as a chess piece.
Item B8005   $29.95





chess pieces
Soldier Carved .58 Caliber Enfield.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia.
It was hand carved by a soldier, and makes a
unique and interesting relic.
Item B8004   $19.95





ring
Hand Carved Lead Ring.
This lead ring was excavated in Petersburg, Virginia.
It is hand carved and will display nicely in your collection.
Item B8002   $29.99





bullet
Base Carved .44 Cal. Kerr.
This bullet was excavated in Central Virginia,
and the base has been carved as shown in the
picture.
Item B8000   $45.99



Carved
Carved .58 Three-Ring Minie Ball.
This carved specimen, recovered in central Virginia,
is a nice basic example of soldier's art.
Item B9538   $19.95






Carved
Carved .54 cal. ball.
Hard to discern the exact type of bullet
this is since it has been carved into a
chess or gaming piece. Often soldiers
amused themselves, passing time in camp,
whittling away on the soft lead. This bullet
was excavated by a digger in the Cold Harbor
area (with permission of the landowner).
Item B9537   $29.95



souvenir bullets-s.jpg (4935 bytes)Great Gifting Idea...3 genuine Civil War bullets from the Battlefields of Central Virginia!It is estimated that 65% of the American Civil War was fought in Virginia. A great souvenir for anyone looking for a meaningful representation of the Civil War. The selection includes: one US Three ring .58 caliber, one Musket ball .69 caliber (used by both sides) and one Two ring CS .577 caliber, all excavated in Central Virginia. Nicely displayed in a 3" x 4" Sgt. Riker Display Case (glass top) with an identifying lable, ready for presentation.
Order  B1002   $14.95 (Inquire about wholesale pricing by the dozen!)
1bulletcase-s.jpg (15574 bytes)Great Bullet Case! Slotted, velveteen foam holds lead bullets
of many sizes (including round balls). Use all slots (72 count)
or skip every other row to accomodate your labels. (8 x 14.5 x
1 Sgt. Riker Case with glass viewing window). Available in red,
blue, or burgundy. Case lot count 12. (Bullets not included in
the sale.) Order Bullet Case
Single case price:   $15.50
Order Bullet Caselot   (12@ $10.48 ea.)$125.80