Champion Hill Relics


Offering Quality Civil War & WWII Antiquities


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John E. Spicer  ~   Proprietor

P.O. Box 2112

Brandon, MS  39043

(601) 420-3412

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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 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

Happy 11th Birthday, Davis Lee!

I can vividly remember 11 years ago right about now, my first child, and only beloved son was born.  Being born on the 13th, and my birthday the 12th, I always KNEW he'd be a little version of me!  Not 2 years later, he would be diagnosed with cancer, and face 5+ years battling all the pain and horror of the fight.  But despite the several relapses and final Bone Marrow Transplant, a Loving and Most Merciful God HEALED Davis of cancer.  Basically, almost all his life has been marred and scarred with cancer, but OUR LORD has restored LIFE, LOVE, PEACE, and HAPPINESS to our family...and MOST GRATEFUL to CELEBRATE his 11th Birthday.

My most beautiful family, which a MOST LOVING LORD has blessed me far more than I deserve

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A REAL NAVY Whitney "Navy" Revolver...& ID'ed to the US Navy Sailor "W. L. Lee" in "1864" (read/see inside) !!!

Straight out of the National Archives/Springfield Research Database, Direct Serial Number "HIT"!!!

ALL-MATCHING Serial # 22159, Shown "Inspected at Washington Naval Yard" on 2/12/1864 & Issued to the North Atlantic Blockade Squadron

Labor Day SALE TIME!!!

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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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