Champion Hill Relics


Offering Quality Civil War & WWII Antiquities


New Items Added  Tuesday Night  1/20

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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

THANK YOU and BLESSINGS to ALL throughout these many YEARS with US!

Spicer Family Update Saturday  1/14

Immediate PRAYERS NEEDED my friends...

The Red Area of "Infection"/"Reaction" on my leg has NOT Healed--It Presents Itself as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Look-Up Stevens Johnson Syndrome, & You'll See why THIS was THE REASON I Rushed to the Hospital!

That Hospital trip lead to the confirmed Basal Cell Carcinoma on Nose, with now Body-Wide Testing to be Done All Over for other Possible Skin Cancers...

My many dear friends, you have LONG been infinitely kind in all your help--prayers, offerings, greatest selfless generosity--throughout these now 7+ years since our son was fist diagnosed with cancer.  We could have NEVER have IMAGINED such an outpouring of loving-kindness, for which we are infinitely gracious for, and could never repay.

THIS TIME...they PRAYERS are NEEDED for ME.  Y'all know I have never asked for anything for "me"--my son and family, of course.  BUT THIS is I who face some SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUES.  I DO HAVE SKIN CANCER.

Confirmed today from the Biopsy, I do have Basal Cell Carcinoma on side of my nose.

Now...I have to be tested/screened all over for MORE.  Pray no more is found--especially FAR WORSE forms of Skin Cancer.

Obviously, I have researched it--it's NOT "the end"'s rather benign (I've had the spot for well over 10 years, not uncommon), slow-growing.  I must be checked ALL OVER for other possible spots, and to ensure no spreading.  Otherwise, a BIG face-job under the knife (as if I wasn't ugly enough!)  At least you can call me "Scarface" and I'll smile!

The REAL CONCERN is what is going on with my leg.  I had a Quarter-Sized blood-blister appear overnight, with a large surrounding area of red splotchyness.  They took the blister and "chunk" of skin underneath for biopsy--but biopsy came back "complicated" as the Doc explained it, and not sure WHAT is the cause, or cure.  Waiting for more testing to be done.

  PLEASE PRAY that I shall be CANCER-FREE, and WHATEVER is ailing my leg be HEALED--not for MY SAKE...but for my FAMILY, for I do not want to be yet another "problem" or "burden" to be added atop all we face and endure. already greatly restricted time will be more taxed...PLEASE BEAR WITH ME as I fight my fight with cancer--I'll keep posting new killer pieces, updating, and shipping/communicating as BEST AS I CAN.  Thank you for your patience.

I most humbly THANK YOU and BLESS YOU ALL--may you be blessed 10-fold in kind.

New Items Added Tuesday Night 1/20

VERY RARE Frank Wesson 24" Barrel Military .44 Cal. Rimfire Carbine WITH The "B. Kettredge & Co./Cincinnati, O." Famous Retailer Stamping (see excerpt from Flayderman's Guide Below)

Has Old Tag in Barrel, reads, "Found in a Barn in Harrisonville, MO" -- Kettredge & Company SOLD Missouri Military Order for these Carbines (see Flayderman's Guide Excerpt Below)

Only around 4,500 of this "Military Carbine" Ever Made (1859-1862) & Only Around 2,000 Kettredge-Marked

Awesome 5th Ohio Independent Co. Sharpshooters Direct Serial # 2345 HIT/Listed in the SRS ID'ed Spencer Rifle !!!

AND...Initials "O R" Carved Into Back ID's this Spencer Rifle to one of TWO Sharpshooters of the 5th OH Ind. SS -- Pvt. Oliver Rockwell or Pvt. Oren Richards (see below)

A Most Historic, Rare, Revolutionary Rifle of the WAR

100% Beautiful, Original, Complete, Fully-Functional


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God Bless

John E. Spicer

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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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