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 Tuesday  2/10

Good News and Blessings!!!

It is with ALL BLESSINGS and GLORY to God--and ALL your faithful prayers and most infinitely kind regards-- that I am able to report such GOOD NEWS!

My Stevens-Johnson Syndrome got WAY WORSE--to the point it was spreading over my entire leg, and I knew it was either God's healing, or the hospital--but the next morning (last week Wednesday)....IT WAS ALMOST ALL GONE!  And over the weekend at the Dalton went ENTIRELY AWAY...VANISHED...HEALED!!! 

As for my Basal Cell (actually two "spots" that had grown side-by-side), I shall have the MOHS procedure performed next week Thursday, February 19th.  I can still see the black root of the Basal Cells...they will have to dig some more--perhaps very deep--but of ALL the skin is the "one you want" as it won't metastasize, and over 50% of Americans have, had, or will get it (many get it, never knowing, and no biggie....but if left growing, as mine did DOUBLING in a year's time-frame, can cause skin-rotting).  The MOHS procedure (many of you know, as you've already had it done), will ENSURE that ALL of the Basal Cells are REMOVED and it will NEVER re-grown in that spot. usually means having to get plastic surgery, skin-graph, or taking a "chunk" of flesh from somewhere else and "filling-in" the "hole" where it was removed.  So...what the hey...give me one of them fancy "nose jobs" like the Hollywood stars and rich folks...I'll take the Brad Pitt nose, Doc!  LOL!  I've hit my annual the insurance is paying the bill! 

As for the rest of the's "steady as she goes"....Davis still has his "tightening" issues, lots of physical and occupational therapy, and always working so hard with his schooling.  The missus and my "Little Princess" are all doing well.  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 Monday Morning 3/2


SPECTACULAR CS Arsenal Conversion 1818-Dated Harpers Ferry Musket w/Georgia "G" Bayonet

TEXTBOOK Example, right out of the Dr. Murphy & Madaus CS Reference Book, w/CS Exclusive Roman Numbering, "Dots" & "Slash" Marks

"The Experts" Believe it is a Conversion by Clapp, Gates & Company, Cedar Hill Foundry, North Carolina

Roman Numbered "LV" &  "VII" w/"Dots" and all!

100% Original, Fully-Functional, GORGEOUS Condition, Complete w/Georgia "G"-stamped CS-Shortened Bayonet!


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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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