There are a number of good Civil War artefact suppliers, and even today some items can be picked up at reasonable prices.

The LTnion Drummer Boy, which has a correspondence address at 420 Flourtown Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 USA and a shop at 5820 York Road, Lahaska PA 18931, offers a selection of excavated and non excavated relics. Their phone number is 6108256280.

R. Stephen Dorsey, Antique Militaria, at P.O. Box 263, Eugene OR 97440 USA (Phone: 5419373348) has a wide selection of guns and edged weapons.

The Powder Horn Gunshop Inc. P.O. Box 1001, 200 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, VA 22117, USA (Phone 5406876628) also has a wide range of items, including original belt plates.

One of the most famous centres for American Civil War artefacts is the Horse Soldier at 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA, USA (Phone: 7173340347) mailing address P.O. Box 184E, Cashtown PA 17310. A wide selection of goods are on offer and a catalogue is available at $15 for overseas customers. Lawrence Christopher Civil War Relics, 4773 Tammy Dr. N.E., Dal ton Ga 30721 USA (Phone: 8003368894 or 7062268894) has a selection of buttons, buckles, and bullets 3,600.

Civil War Videos & Art

Classic Images Productions International at PO Box 1863, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PD (Phone or fax: 01608676635) offers the entire range of Classic Images battle reenactment videos shot at anniversary events in America and featiuring thousands of reenactors in action. They also have Echoes of the Blue and Gray Volumes One & Two, actual footage of Civil War veterans shot after the war with some old soldiers actually describing their experiences. Gettysburg 15th ¡S63-1938 The last Reunion of the Blue & Gray, also has some rare colour footage of the combatants at Gettysburg meeting for the last time. Classic Images productions has become Britain's largest emporium of videos books and art and a catalogue is available.

Civil War art has become extremly collectable during the past decade and the dean of American artists is Don Troiani, whose limited edition prints are available from Historical Art Prints, P.O. Box 660, Drawer U, Southbury, CT 064880660, USA (Phone: 2032626680). Classic Images Productions International also hope to be stocking his work. The Heritage Studio 2852 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 10912. Stafford VA 22554 USA (Phone: 5406591070 or 5408996675) stocks work by the artist Donna J. Neary who has a particularly vigorous style. Limited edition prints by Don Stivers are available from Stivers Publishing, P.O. Box 25, Waterford VA 3,800 22190 USA. Rick Reeves is another talented artist, whose work is available from Paramount Press Incorporated 1 West Main Street, Panama, NY 1467, USA (Phone: 7167824626) Dale Gallon who specialises in action scenes, often opens his studio at 777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA to the public. His prints are available from Dale Gallon Historical Art Inc. P.O. Box 43443, Gettysburg PA 17325 USA, (Phone: 717 334 0430).

Many businesses trade in Civil War art and one of the best known outlets for buying prints by Troiani and many other artists is Valor Art & Frame Ltd, 718 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. USA. (Phone: 7033723376)

Stan Clark Military Books 915 Fairview Avenue (CWN) Gettysburg PA 17325 USA, (Phone: 7173371728, Fax: 717 3371728) also has a large selection of prints by Troiani and other well known artists.

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