Champion Hill Relics


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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 -- It's Summertime...and ALWAYS more "interesting" Issues & Blessings

 Update Sunday Night 6/24

Greetings and Blessing to all!'s been a while...and I am ALWAYS having to apologize.  You will please forgive me for my lack of updating--those of you who "know us" and always ask about us KNOW there's "never a DULL MOMENT" in the Spicer home!  The summer has ARRIVED!  Both children got out in mid-May (yes, the Deep South ends EARLY, and starts EARLY...know idea why), and it's been Bible-Schools/Camps, Birthday Parties, Davis' "Camp Rainbow" for "Mississippi's Toughest Kids" foundation put-on annually.  We've had our bouts with "walking pneumonia," with the "cold," my hernias (yes, PLURAL....but my left is a true INGUINAL hernia, the right-side only slightly herniated).  Davis and Alexandra both still have daily schoolwork we have for both of them, let alone what their school's have assigned--in this world, all the education one can acquire and consume surely isn't a bad thing--but their SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE increasing is always primary.  Davis is as happy as ANY BOY in the WORLD!  Except, of course, when he comes back from one of the many "Camps" he's been to--with a couple more to go!  He still ever-fights the "tightening" of all his ligaments, especially in his fingers, hands, arms, legs---whole body, basically--and is legally 35-40% "disabled",  He still gets weekly Physical Therapy from the hospital, and has two different exercises at home nightly to help with this.  He's been having some problems with his vision (has already had cataract surgery in both eyes, thanks to all the chemo, radiation, etc, doing their TOLL on his body), and also with his teeth (again, the chemo, radiation, high-dose steroids all have destroyed so much calcification in all his bones, and resultantly in his tooth-formation and enamel....or lack there of, so several permanent teeth "crowned" from the decay/lack of enamel.)  But you'd NEVER hear him complain about it, and again, is a happy as ever--PRAISE GOD!

My Hernia Operation on the 19th of June was GOOD--taking LONGER than I was hoping, but Praise God I am healing MORE each day!

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

May you ALL be blessed 10-Fold in Return

New Items Added Friday Night 7/3

Rare & Beautiful Hewes & Phillips of New Jersey Percussion Converted & RIFLED M1816 M.T. Wickham Musket

Only 8,000 EVER Converted for the State of New Jersey

CRISP Markings, Great "H &P" Stamping, "NJ" Stamping on Barrel & "NJ" Cartouche w/1861 Style Rear Rifle Sight

Original, Complete, Fully-Functional, BEAUTIFUL Piece

A RARE Example of the Desperation in 1861 that BOTH sides faced, trying to get RIFLES into the field of Battle


Sunday Night 6/28: My Last Grandparent Has Passed...

Last Night around 7:30 pm Eastern Time, my 99 year-old Grandma had peacefully passed away.  She was in Sarasota, Florida, with the rest of my family and kinfolk.  She would have been 100 years old this November.  As still sad and hard to take, she had lost the "love of her life" back in 1976, to a heart-attack, and has been a faithful, sad widow ever-since.  She has WANTED to "go" for over a decade now...all her friends/family dying-off, can't drive or have physical abilities/mobility she used to have but now gone, and then Alzheimer's set-in about 7-8 years ago.  My TRUE Grandmother was already "gone" as of 5-6 years ago--she could barely recognize her only child (my mother).  So PRAISE GOD that her spirit is FINALLY RELEASED from the old vessel that she longed to be freed of.

I'm doing better, as far as healing from the hernia operation...and now this...trying to see what arrangements are to be made (she will be taken back to be buried at her husband's gravesite in Cincinnati)--Lord have mercy on us all.

 I'll keep y'all posted--thank YOU and BLESS YOU ALL !!!

Pray Y'all have a GREAT Independence Day Weekend !!!

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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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