Battleground Antiques has been actively engaged in the collection and trade of antiques, coins, fine arts, and collectibles since 1981.

As a nationally-known specialist in antiques and original American Civil War-era Union and Confederate memorabilia, we have actively consulted to the industry for decades, on both the private collector and national institution levels. Will is currently retained by several national museums as an authenticator and certified vendor.

We offer a wide range of appraisal and authentication services. While our field of specialization is the American Civil War, our militaria and artifact expertise spans from the 1500’s to modern times – including the recent appraisal of artifacts found on the Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge!

We have experience in estate settlements and giving expert court witness testimony, and can travel to accommodate your needs!

Sell or Trade Your Item

We’re always on the lookout to buy great antiques. We’re also not opposed to a good old-fashioned barter! Shoot us a note if you have something you think might be of interest!


Want access our extensive buyer network to sell your item to select buyers?

Let us know and we’ll let you know how our success-based brokerage process works!

Research & Appraisals

We provide expert research, consultations and valuations of your antique items. Will Gorges holds the following appraisal certifications:

  • Member, International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
  • Member, Asociation of Online Appraisers (AOA)

Textile Restoration & Conservation

Historic Textiles Studio houses an 80 square foot stainless steel wet tank serviced by a deionized water system.

We offer fiber analysis, fabric dating, stabilization, exhibition mount construction, wet cleaning, and storage evaluation / consultation.

All fees are negotiated at the time of contact, and most do not require formal contracts. Larger collections and long-distance travel are performed under legal contract with set fees. All information exchanged is strictly CONFIDENTIAL and treated as such. Neither our client base or mailing list is ever made public nor sold or released in any manner. All employees, regardless of position, must sign legal contracts to that effect. If we may assist you in any manner, please do not hesitate to contact us!