Civil War Collectibles Give You a Glimpse of the Past

In the United States, most people can trace their ancestry and find at least one link to the 1860s, and that makes Civil War memorabilia especially relevant. Whether dug from the ground or preserved in an attic, the trail of evidence left behind by this war fascinates collectors.

What types of paper Civil War relics are collectible?

Period pieces like photographs, documents, letters, and maps give a firsthand look at the life and times of soldiers during the Civil War. Newspapers, depending on where they were printed, provided up-close looks at 1860s politics and culture in specific regions, and personal letters shared stories in a way no history book could. Civil War collectibles include photographs, original maps, letters from soldiers and nurses to the folks back home, and documents like these:

Receipts for new clothing and supplies
Military orders
Legal documents
Ship manifests

The selection of Civil War memorabilia at Rocky Mountain Coin covers a wide range of artifacts, including the following:

Uniforms, buttons, and belts
Bullets and artillery gear
Photographs, documents, and correspondence
Maps, atlases, and newspapers
Medals, pins, and ribbons


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