Champion Hill Relics


Offering Quality Civil War & WWII Antiquities


New Items Added  Thursday Evening  8/27

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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

 Update Monday Night 7/20

Great PAIN  ...but great PERSPECTIVE...

Greetings and Blessing to all.  I know many of you have noticed that I have NOT been able to "update" the website as often as I used to, or answer communications as quickly, as I did before my hernia surgery.  I DO APOLOGIZE...I am sorry.  The "healing process" of my hernia surgery is not exactly going the "norm".  In fact, it's been EXTREMELY PAINFUL, and has made my ability to work (and just about everything else) VERY PAINFUL and VERY DIFFICULT.  It's been over a month, and the doctors say it's a 6-7 week minimum before truly "evaluating" the hernia surgery, and whether MORE can be done, or what.  All I know is that I have to daily eat prescription pain pills, my office/war room is upstairs and with me using crutches for help just walking at times, going upstairs to my office, let alone take pictures of items on the floor upstairs, is a PAINFUL TASK.  I am told NOT lift anything "heavier than a phone book" for 6-7 weeks after the surgery, thus packing and shipping relics also gets VERY PAINFUL.  But I do as much as I can, and pray God will fully heal me in His time. 

But when I see all the veterans with missing limbs, other people stuck in wheelchairs, to KNOW WHAT MY SON ENDURE for over 5 YEARS of CANCER TREATMENTS and then Bone Marrow Transplant...I am THANKFUL that I have two legs and two feet that I can use, even with pain, and I THANK GOD for learning this patience and "perspective".

It could ALWAYS be we Praise & Thank God for the Blessing it isn't worse.

ALL your faithful prayers over the years have been such an infinite blessing to us, for which we pray for ALL who have done so, and ALL who seek Him and to serve His Will.

Davis...he's as happy as any "normal" boy, despite all hi problems, issues, and disabilities.  He's enjoying a fun summer, as is my precious "daddy's princess", Alexandra.  She'll be turn 6 years old next month, and Davis turning 12 years old.  My birthday is next month, too--just another "tick on the clock" as I grow older.

ANY PRAYERS that you would so kindly and selflessly give on our behalf, it it 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

New Items Added Thursday  Evening 8/27

Stunning 4th Alabama Forrest's Cavalry ID'ed Trooper's Cut-Down CS-Imported Barnett Enfield

Coming Originally from the Entire Family's Collection of their Ancestor, Pvt. James Smelser, 4th Alabama Cavalry

Roman-Numbered CS Arsenal Cut-Down Barnett Enfield, to One-Band Carbine, Has the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company CS-Exclusive Importer's Marking (one of ONLY a HANDFUL  of "Barnett" Enfields to have, vs the "CH/1")

His Full Name and "4 alabama" Carved on Stock

Came With an Original 3rd National Flag, & His Entire BELT RIG of Weapons and Accoutrements (see below!)

1914-Dated Letter by Smelser to a Friend describing in FULL (and barely literate!) Letter (See Below!)


His 1914-Dated Letter, 3rd National Flag, & Belt Rig He DID NOT SURRENDER

The ICONIC WWII British Light Machine Gun

1941 EARLY-Dated Mk I Model Light Machine Gun

100% AUTHENTIC Original Parts & Pieces, Serial #1676!


(Except for the Alterations Made to meet ALL Federal Requirements as a NON-OPERABLE, "DISPLAY" Piece) -- 100% LEGAL--"DE-Mil'ed"/"DE-Wad" (See Descriptions of Alterations Performed to meet ALL Federal Regulations)

Phenomenal 1941-Dated, With PLETHORA of Production Markings, & British MARTIAL PROOFS... PROVING that THIS BABY was ISSUED and SAW ACTION!!!



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Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the history!

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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