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 and BLESSINGS to ALL throughout these many YEARS with US!

Spicer Family Update Sunday  3/22

My Basal Cell Carcinoma MOHS Surgery Complete Success!

I can say I am CANCER-FREE

 AND Davis Latest Update!

It is DONE!  Everything went MOST BLESSEDLY WELL, even the doctor and nurses--and several people who have had the MOHS surgery before--admitted.  As expected, I knew I should get there WAY early (hour and a half before my appointment--they didn't wait 5 minutes to pull me back), and it was almost all-day.  Painful....not terribly.  It was surprising how good/experienced the Doc was--one who people actually come from states around to get their MOHS procedure, as he studied under one of the PIONEERS of MOHS procedure.  BOG HOLE he had to dig--even to one corner touching the skull-bone!  About the diameter of a Quarter!  AMAZING how he could take a "chunk" out above the big hole, put it in, stitch it all up, suturing and applying the pressure-bandage juuuust rigth--no need for skin-graft (that's usually reserved for those losing MOST of an EAR or a NOSE--much more complicated process).  By the time I got home, it was bleeding through the compression banadage--had to turn around and go BACK to get re-bandaged!  THEN it really was hurting.  But got some pain meds to keep at bay.  Next day, the stupid bandage came LOOSE, and had to GO BACK again!  Doc looked at it, with nurse, and both said, "'s healing and 'setting' perfectly....minimal swelling, no bulging or don't need the compression bandage--we want it to STAY like it is."  Of course, my eye and cheek swelled-up NICE and BLACK!  But it's going away, and today, was able to take all bandaging OFF, and it's really not that bad!  But..."it'll leave a mark" FOR SURE!  So "Brad Pitt" nose-job for me...but also no "butt-face" either, as they didn't need any "filler" chunk from my rear!

As for the rest of the's ALL BLESSEDLY WELL!  Davis still has his issues, but I am HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that his Occupational Therapy year-long treatments have come to an end, BECAUSE he was doing so least improved enough that the Doctor and Medicaid said no further therapy needed FOR NOW.  He still has his "tightening" issues, and thus continues with multiple physical therapies.  Otherwise, he's as HAPPY as ANY BOY COULD BE!  My darling "Little Princess"--Alexandra--holds an ever tighter grip on her daddy's heart.  As usual...things could be better--Davis ALWAYS NEEDS PRAYERS and HEALING--but the Spicer home is a happy, blessed home--thank to your faithful prayers and our Loving, Living Lord and our Savior.

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

May you ALL be blessed 10-Fold in Return

New Items Added Thursday Night 3/26

Excellent 17th Virginia ID'ed Rig of Accoutrements

Exclusively ID'ed to Pvt. John William Leary, Co. I, 17th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Wounded in the Critical Battle of Frazier's Farm, June 30th, 1862

"J W L 17 VA" Carved on Inside Flap of CS-Made Cartridge Box

Yet Another "First-To-Market" Amazing, Historic Offerings Coming from Renowned Richmond Collection

Two Depictions of the Fight for Randol's Battery at Frazier's Farm -- the Period Sketch of the Charge, and Troiani's MASTERPIECE "Southern Cross"


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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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