Champion Hill Relics


Offering Quality Civil War & WWII Antiquities


 Updated  Thursday  2/4

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John E. Spicer  ~   Proprietor


P.O. Box 2112

Brandon, MS  39043

Phone: (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!

Davis & Family Update

 NEW UPDATE for Thursday Night 1/21

All is MOST BLESSEDLY WELL, indeed.  YES... WE  ARE  OK  from the storms/Tornados that came VERY CLOSE this very evening.  I prayed Hours Before to God that He Shield us with His Mighty Right Hand, and His Word, His Promise, and His Protection has NEVER  FAILED. 

My wife got "rear-ended" coming home from her work last Tuesday Evening...Praise God AGAIN that NO ONE was hurt at all.  Praise God I was wise enough to order the Ford Explorer she mainly drives, with the special-order 4X4 addition (better suspension/shocks/chassis) AND with special-ordered Towing Package...since she was merging onto the Interstate during Rush Hour, everyone was at LOW SPEED, and the small Toyota that smacked her from behind...the Toyota was like a "Toy" all right, it was TOTALED!  The BEEFY 4X4 and special-ordered Tow Package/Hitch on our took over 90% of the impact.  My wife didn't even know she was hit!  She said she felt a "big bump" and when trying to accelerate, she felt "something was hitched to me..." and it was the car that SMACKED her!  Both she and other driver BLESSEDLY not injured.  "Things" can be repaired and replaced...not people.  YES, it's all the legal, insurance, repair-shop, rental car "jazz" and hastle...but I know many people who've en "rear-ended" and seriously maimed/injured for life

Davis is now doing "water therapy" for his "physical therapy" and making some progress.  He's doing GREAT in school, and as HAPPY as any "normal" child 12 years old can be, Praise God.  And Daddy's Little Princess...she ALWAYS owns my heart!  God has blessed me infinitely with such a beautiful and loving family...far more than I am worthy of.

We would like to THANK Y'ALL for your YEARS of faithful business, infinite loving-kindness, Fellowship, and truest friendship.

ANY and all PRAYERS that you would so kindly and selflessly give on our behalf--especially for our son Davis Lee and his cancer after-effects-- it is appreciated and returned beyond measure of our gratitude.

I most humbly THANK YOU and BLESS YOU ALL !!!

May you ALL be blessed 10-Fold in Return

 Updated  Thursday Morning 2/4



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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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