LEESBURG ARSENAL

Purveyor of Fine Civil War Re-enactment Equipment and Supplies

Miscellaneous

Rank and Insignia

US Cpl..............................$ 11.00

US Sgt .............................$ 13.00 

US 1st Sgt ...................... $ 14.00 

US Sgt Major....................$ 17.00

US Ord. Sgt......................$ 18.00

US QM Company.............$ 17.00

US QM Regiment.............$ 17.00


Other Chevrons are available. Please Inquire                

Confederate chevrons are unavailable at this time.

Pencils and Notebooks

 

Natural Wood Pencils  (ea.)........................$0.75 

Bundle of 1 doz. Pencils   ..........................$6.50        

Notebook ...................................................$6.00  


Period Reading

  Reprint of Manual, Rifle M1855 or M1863.........$  5.50

  Signal Officers Manual of 1864..........................$  5.50 

  A System of Target Practice...............................$  5.50

Religious

   

   Hand-crafted Rosary by "JG Designz"  Blackstone..........................$40.00 

   Hand-crafted Rosary by "JG Designz"  Pearl..................................OUT OF STOCK

Consumables

Matches are very useful in a soldier's impression.  Used for lighting candles, cigars, pipes, or even a campfire.    Our selection gives you a choice of period or fabricated labels.

Frederick Zaiss Matches

Here is a recreated "package" of safety matches, presented by Frederick Zaiss of Philadelphia. Zaiss opened his business in Philadelphia in 1861. The only example of this package I have seen is open and devoid of any matches.  Sand was glued to the bottom of the pack as a strike surface. (This was not recreated).  The label picture was not readily visible, so we made a substitution. The match tax stamp is a profile of Benjamin Franklin, which this company used from 1864 to 1878. Zaiss died in 1873. The matches in our package are "Strike Anywhere Matches" when available......  $3.50 (package of 100)

 (This product is currently undergoing revision and may not look like the photograph).

Gates' Improved Blue Matches

William Gates established a match factory in Frankfort, NY along the Erie Canal. Gates was making matches sometime before the war began. He employed 300 people in the mid 1850's passing the company to his sons upon his death in 1877.  Here we have an offering of Gates' Improved Blue Matches. The original matches had blue heads. Ours do not. Inside, one will find 10 individual boxes of 32 matches. A tax stamp from March 1865 completes the product. The stamp is a 3 cent stamp: Matches were taxed at 1 cent per 100 matches. The original was a small paperboard box covered in blue paper containing 300 individual matches with sand glued on the lid for striking. (This was not replicated).

Various Smoking Tobaccos

Tobacco was a large part of the soldier's life. Northern and Southern soldiers alike often bartered with each other for this specialty.  Each package is 1 oz of pipe smoking tobacco.  Brand is the same regardless of label and varies from season to season.  We may increase the size of the contents over time.


Label shown is just one of the many we have.

Only available at events.

Corks.  Charles N. Rossell was a manufacturer of machine and hand cut corks, established in Philadelphia, PA in 1842.


We provide a variety of sizes of corks which are close in size to the label on the box (actually a trade card, the reverse of which would have measured sizes of various corks),  to replace that worn out cork for your canteen, bottle or other period container....$ .50  each

Personal Items

We have a variety of personal items to compliment your kit, and are adding more everyday.

Gayetty's Medicated Paper.  The original was Manila grass paper impregnated with aloe. Each sheet was watermarked with Gayetty's name. 1000 sheets could be had for a dollar.

Ours is a commercially available facial tissue, whatever brand is available at the time locally. Our wrapper is not separate from the label but is the label with a front and back printed directly on it. The unopened pack of tissues are wrapped with a period advertisement from J. Russell Spaulding, one of several dealers in the product. The reverse of the package is an abridgment of an original advertisement from the New York Daily Tribune, dated Feb. 3rd, 1859. It has a deliberate spelling error to denote it being ours.

While ok for display, it's not something you would want to open in view of the public. You could however, open it, & remove the modern wrapper inside and replace the tissues back in the packaging (tissues may have modern printing on them).

Heintzelman's Tooth Powder. Heintzelman's was a pharmacy in Philadelphia during the war.  It is now an empty lot.  Rush B. Heintzelman served as hospital steward of the 72nd PA Vol. Infantry.  Tooth powder packaged in a glass bottle topped with a cork, wrapped in brown paper. Great taste........................$  6.50

Genuine Yankee Soap.  A recreation of a period shaving soap.  The Williams & Brothers Company of Manchester, Connecticut began manufacturing soaps in 1840. 


This product was copyrighted in 1857.  Our product is Williams Mug Shaving Soap presented as it might have appeared during the War.............$  3.50

Housewife Made from wool and homespun materials.  Hand-sewn.  Comes stocked with 2 colors of thread, sewing needles, pins, wool patch material, tin/mother of pearl/bone buttons, thimble and folding scissors................$ 35.00

(as these are hand made, some variations will be expected).

Handkerchief Homespun cotton, various colors............................$5.00 

Canvas purse.  Not based on an original, but a
nice compliment to your leather wallet.  Carry
coins, paper money, registration cards, or calling
cards.................$ 3.50

Poke bag.   Bags are of various materials and sizes.   Priced each.............$ 3.00

United States Sanitary Commission Ration Bags.
 Bags are 8 inches tall and rectangular in shape  with draw tape or cord ties. Stamped USSC.    Come natural or black.  Priced each..........$ 6.50

  "Country Gent" Tooth Powder, 2 oz tin.....................$  6.00

   Tooth Brush, bone handle, and boar bristle..............$11.00 

   Wooden comb, 6".....................................................$  6.50 

   Mason's Challenge Blacking Paste, 2oz tin.......... ....$ 3.25 

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