Champion Hill Relics


Offering Quality Civil War & WWII Antiquities


New Items Added  Thursday Morning  10/23

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John E. Spicer  ~   Proprietor


P.O. Box 2112

Brandon, MS  39043

(601) 420-3412

Any Questions, or to place an order, please contact me via e-mail at

NOTE: e-mailing me is the far more effective way of reaching/communicating with me at this time, so feel free to write anytime!  My e-mail address is

PLEASE Pray for Our Son's (Davis Lee) Complete and Permanent Healing From Cancer & Horrible Side-Effects

Davis & Family Update Tuesday, September 2nd

NEVER Take the Most SIMPLEST Things for Granted....

Last August, we truly celebrated the 11th year of our beloved son, "Giggles" Davis Lee, into the world.  And though only 2 years old, he would be stricken with cancer (diagnosed as "high-risk", then "minimal-residual-disease", then TWO relapses and subsequent Bone Marrow Transplant...basically...THE ODDS of LIVING were ALL AGAINST HIM), Our Living God and Son, Jesus Christ--through the FAITHFUL PRAYERS or THOUSANDS of YOU--the Lord HEALED Davis from Cancer forever!  All praise and glory to our Heavenly Father and His only begotten Son, who sacrificed His life and ," by whose stripes we WERE HEALED...". 

I am so often reminded of the great sadness of the now past 7 years of terror, pain, continual stress, and continuing difficulties of raising a God-fearing child who--though free of cancer--is now legally "disabled" and "handicapped," has moderate permanent learning and educational disabilities and problems (years of chemo and radiation literally frying the synaptic connections within the brain), and resulting "behavioral" and "socialization" difficulties.  We spend every day and night with working towards his improvement, and imploring for God's FULL HEALING from these horrific side-effects.  The effects upon ME--my wife and our relationship, my mental, physical, and spiritual negative "issues" and "demons" to fight--it has been a nightmare I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy or any one...period. has been the UNFLINCHING LOVE, SUPPORT, SELFLESS GIVING, KINDNESS, and most of all, PRAYERS that have MADE our SON and our FAMILY so BLESSED...far more than I know I deserve

Please...harken unto these words..."NEVER take the most SIMPLEST things for GRANTED...".  I remember the 5+ years in which I prayed that Davis would just be FREE of CHEMOTHERAPY....ABLE to WALK...ABLE to STAND...ABLE to TALK and use the bathroom...ABLE to READ and WRITE and GO TO SCHOOL...ABLE to have FRIENDS...ABLE to show and express his EMOTIONS.  NEVER TAKE ANYTHING for granted.

For like the fool I was...I didn't realize "how GOOD" I had it...until it was taken away from me.

Thank You for ALL your YEARS of Prayers, Support, and Unflinching Kindness

It has been the LOVE, PRAYERS, and SELFLESSNESS of THOUSANDS--most we never even know or meet--which has proved a GREAT blessing that such true "servants" of our Lord are yet in this evil world, doing and living God's Will and giving Infinite Love.

For "Giggles," we THANK and BLESS YOU ALL !!!!

New Items Added Thursday Morning 10/23

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Excellent "1899"-Dated Georgia Doles-Cook Brigade Survivors Association 3' X 5' Reunion CS Flag AND SUPERB Doles-Cook Brigade Survivors Association PIN!

Inked Writing of "Elliot L. Campbell, 4th Georgia Infantry - Vice-Commander 1899" on Flag Tie-Border


From My Personal Collection....Offered to YOU!

Generals U. S. Grant "vs" General J. C. Pemberton

Framed and Acid-Free Matted CDV's of US General Grant and CS General Pemberton, Opposing Commanders in the Nearly Year-Long Opposition in Mississippi...and finally in the (last) Vicksburg Campaign

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Artillery/Shells Bullets Misc. Dug Relics
Swords/Blades Misc. Non-Dug Images & Prints
Documents/Letters WWII (Updated 7/16) Terms & Conditions
Links (Updated 9/1) Books Customer Testimonials! 

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I am always acquiring new items daily, so please check back often.

I am looking to buy Civil War or WWII militaria, single items or entire collections.

If you have any questions, or need more photographs of particular items, please feel free to contact me, and I'll be happy to oblige.  I will enjoy the opportunity to inspect any items you may have for sale, as I am always looking for new, quality items to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the history!

God Bless

John E. Spicer


The Hill Of Death...

View of the Old Jackson Road, looking northward, at what is known as the "Crossroads"

at the Battle Of Champion Hill, Mississippi, fought May 16, 1863.  At this spot, the Upper and Middle

Jackson Roads intersect, and was the strategic objective for both armies  

during the battle. General Grant's and General Pemberton's forces fought over this ground,

 changing hands three times, until General Pemberton ordered the retreat back

toward Vicksburg.  As one Union soldier observed on this very spot the night after the battle,

"The dead were piled 3 and 4 deep, like cord wood, in every direction..."

Union Brig. General Alvin Hovey lost nearly 33% of his Division in the battle--

the 2nd highest percentage loss by a US Division within one day of battle during the entire war--and poignantly

wrote in his battle report that," I cannot think of this bloody hill without sadness

and pride...It was, after the conflict, literally the Hill of Death..."

This was the decisive Battle for Vicksburg, and is understood by the most astute historians

as one of the most strategic battles affecting the outcome of the entire war.

Post-Battle Sketch of Hovey's Men Assaulting the Botetourt Virginia and section of Waddell's Alabama Battery and Cumming's GA Brigade Atop Champion Hill, where Hovey's Division would lose 1/3rd of his men on the "HILL OF DEATH"!

About The Owner

Major Digger!  Happily bringing a 3.8" Patent-Base Hotchkiss Bolt to light after 141 years in the hills of Vicksburg.

I have had a total passion for the War Between The States since 8 years old, and have been a reenactor for 31 years.  My obsession with all things war-related, whether specific historical information (such as battles, campaigns, strategy, and tactics), collecting militaria, and "relic hunting" (I prefer "battlefield archeology"), has blessed me with a profound knowledge regarding the War.  I am also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Magna Cum Laude, from the School of Business, and had been a Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Manager, and Operations Manager in my previous professional career.  I utilize this background of history and business management to provide you, the customer, with the most accurate, complete, and forthright information, as well as fair business practices, in all my transactions and dealings. 



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