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American Civil War

The American Civil War took place across the continental United States from 1861 to 1865. The war began when eleven Southern states seceded from the Union to form the Confederate States of America in protest of the emancipation of slaves. The division of the states led to a wide range of weaponry, uniforms, and currency that are now items for collectors.

Historians with an interest in the American Civil War are some of the most avid collectors. These antiques allow collectors to reconnect with a unique part of American history.


Quick Facts

  • The American Civil War had a death toll of over 600,000 men, the most costly war in terms of human life in American history
  • The Confederate 1,000 dollar bill is the one of the rarest pieces of currency ever created, as only 607 were ever printed
  • Both armies that fought in the Civil War utilized rifles from around the world, including French, Austrian, Prussian, and Belgian firearms

Recommended Items at Auction

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CIVIL WAR DUG PLATES FROM VARIOUS BATTLEFIELDS US & EAGLE (3 FLAT TRAYS )
Jun 02, 10:30 AM EDT
CIVIL WAR DUG PLATES FROM VARIOUS BATTLEFIELDS US & EAGLE (3 FLAT TRAYS )
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$2256 Bids
Civil War Artillery Sponge Bucket
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Civil War Artillery Sponge Bucket
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$706 Bids
Two Sterling Silver Civil War Era Cane Handles
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Sterling Silver Civil War Era Cane Handles
by Nye & Company
Est: $50- $500
$606 Bids
CIVIL WAR DRUM
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
CIVIL WAR DRUM
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$3255 Bids
CIVIL WAR BOOKS
May 30, 4:00 PM CDT
CIVIL WAR BOOKS
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$165 Bids
(3) Assorted Civil War Tokens
Jun 01, 10:00 AM MST
(3) Assorted Civil War Tokens
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids
1927 Civil War Banquet Veterans Ticket
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
1927 Civil War Banquet Veterans Ticket
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$403 Bids
Civil War Brigadier General Shoulder Straps
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Civil War Brigadier General Shoulder Straps
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$403 Bids
Civil War merchant token. Thomas Falvey Reapers and Mowers
Jun 09, 10:00 AM CDT
Civil War merchant token. Thomas Falvey Reapers and Mowers
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$112 Bids
CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER & NON COMMISSION OFFICER BELT WITH BELT PLATE
Jun 02, 10:30 AM EDT
CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER & NON COMMISSION OFFICER BELT WITH BELT PLATE
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$602 Bids
Civil War Military Field Chest
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Civil War Military Field Chest
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$302 Bids
*Civil War Date!* 1863 Indian Head Cent **AU+**
Jun 01, 7:00 PM EDT
*Civil War Date!* 1863 Indian Head Cent **AU+**
by Big Dog Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$162 Bids
Civil War - Early Indian War Major General Shoulder Straps
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Civil War - Early Indian War Major General Shoulder Straps
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$502 Bids
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Lot of Antique Civil War & Other Coins, Tokens & Badges
Jun 09, 1:30 PM CDT
Lot of Antique Civil War & Other Coins, Tokens & Badges
by Worthington Galleries
Est: $100- $300
$152 Bids
1863 Civil War Token- The Flag of Our Union
May 30, 5:00 PM EDT
1863 Civil War Token- The Flag of Our Union
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$22 Bids
Civil War Generals Tobacco Cards
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Civil War Generals Tobacco Cards
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
CIVIL WAR LOT
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
CIVIL WAR LOT
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$201 Bid
(2) Civil War Era Crutches
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(2) Civil War Era Crutches
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
EARLY CARTRIDGE POUCH
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
EARLY CARTRIDGE POUCH
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$201 Bid
Stamped Brass Rooster Badge
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Stamped Brass Rooster Badge
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
Pair of Lieutenant General Shoulder Straps
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Pair of Lieutenant General Shoulder Straps
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid

Sellers Who Sell American Civil War


Hindman

Hindman

Early American History Auctions

Early American History Auctions

Holabird Western Americana

Holabird Western Americana

Carlsen Gallery, Inc.

Carlsen Gallery, Inc.