Civil War

D-day landing bell Hemswell Antiques Center

Lost WWII D-Day bell resurfaces after 70 years

One of the last remaining bells from a D-Day landing craft has been discovered after being lost for nearly 70 years. The bell, which even has a bullet dent from the assault on Omaha Beach, is now being sold by England's Hemswell Antiques Centre after it was discovered in a scrap dealer’s yard.

Captured Civil War Confederate Flag

Ownership disputes, controversy accompany captured Confederate flags

This Confederate flag, which was captured at the Battle of Mine Creek, Kans., Oct. 24, 1864, sold at auction June 25, 2011, for $26,290. Heritage Auction Galleries (Dallas) sold the 35-by-50-inch wool flag accompanied by documentation and historical analysis. Photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries Chriss Swaney The Confederate flag is a lightning rod. This...

EXCLUSIVE: $23,000 Civil War tintype returning to Goodwill

The world was abuzz last week with news of a cased Robert E. Lee tintype surfacing on Goodwill Industry’s online auction site. After nearly 40,000 page views and 131 bids, it settled at $23,001. Suzanne Kay-Pittman, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee’s Public Relations and Communications Manager, said the winner, Richard Schaffer of Harpers Ferry,...