Champion Hill Relics


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John E. Spicer  ~   Proprietor


P.O. Box 2112

Brandon, MS  39043

Phone: (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!

OH BOY, "when it rains, it pours!"

 Update Tuesday Night 3/31

I've got an Inguinal Hernia...just realized it tonight (can't miss that classic "lump" down there!)  Heading to Doc/Hospital.  Life is NEVER BORING around this house!  Your faithful prayers are always most humbly beseeched.  Might not be shipping/answering as fast--I'll keep y'all posted!

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

May you ALL be blessed 10-Fold in Return

New Items Added Thursday Night 5/21

 Memorial Holiday SALE TIME--Everything Marked Down

Check Top of "New Items" Section for The DEALS

NEVER FORGET...lest as General MacArthur so noted, "a MILLION Ghosts, in olive drab, in brown khaki, blue and gray, would rise up from their white crosses..." 

CS "JS/Anchor" w/Buttplate # 9553, and "J" Maker-Stamped for C. W. James, One of the Most Prolific Enfield Makers for the Confederacy (Reference the NEW, MUST-HAVE "English Connection" Civil War Importation Book!)

"Attic MINTY" Condition, "Tiger-Striped" Stock Finish, Fully-Functional, Complete, Original--Spectacular!!!


CS Arsenal Clapp, Gates & Company of North Carolina ALTERED and MARKED, Shortened Barrel by 3", Used a Clapp, Gates & Co. Brass Nosecap, CS Roman Numbered "LXVI" and 5-Dot "X" MATCHING on Barrel and Stock, with SAME "16" Inspection Numbering on Stock & Barrel

Literally "TEXTBOOK" Clapp, Gates & Company, as seen in the Murphy & Madaus "Confederate Rifles & Muskets" Seminal CS Weapons Reference Book (same "16" Stamping and 5-Dot "X" SHOWN IN THE BOOK!)

Oh...and ONE MORE thing...IT IS LOADED !!!!

Look 14" Down from Muzzle-There's the Classic Enfield Rounded Nose Minnie' .577 Ball STUCK, Look at Pics!

"Holy Grail" of ALL CS Weapons...Georgia...ANYTHING!

Georgia "G" Stamped M1854 Austrian Lorenz Rifle !!!

Minty/Best Specimen of the MERE HANDFUL of Wartime GA State Ownership-Stamped "G" Surviving Today

From THE 25+ Year Lorenz/Austrian Collector & Authority, Mr. Randy Portell's Personal Collection!!!

This "G" Stamping is NOT from Importation Stamping (i.e. JS/Anchor, Buttplate-Numbering, "G"-stamped Enfields)

THIS was done BY SPECIAL ORDER of the State of Georgia (Governor Brown & the State's Adjutant Inspector General in January, 1864, right before the Atlanta Campaign) to Mark All Longarms with the Small "G" Stamping to Ensure it's Ownership to Georgia

THIS Specific order/information as to "when" and by "whom" in Georgia will BE REVEALED shortly in Publication...but as ANYONE intimate in the CS Importation/Marking Arena already knows...there are several of these Well Noted (College Hill Arsenal recent specimen, I've had FOUR, myself), & not Just Lorenz's, but Several Myriad of other Long Arms marked w/this small "G" Ownership Stamp

100% Original, Complete, Fully-Functional, "MINTY"!

TRULY Museum-Quality, Best Condition Specimen IN EXISTENCE, for the Hardcore GA/CS Collector


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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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